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10 app for up to the minute breaking news, weather and traffic. thanks for watching. the "today" show is next. we'll see you for local updates in just minutes. have a great day. good morning. breaking overnight, a new round of destructive storms in the south, now sweeping east. hail, flooding rains and accidents piling up. team hillary? vice president joe biden raising eyebrows with this comment about the presidential race. >> i would like to see a woman elected. >> an aide quickly cutting him off. >> that's it. >> no, no, no. it's all right. >> biden clarifies he's not endorsing. while donald trump weighs in on the democratic front runner. >> her whole life has been a big, fat, beautiful lie. it's been a terrible, terrible lie. everything about her is a lie. >> this morning, the new poll showing both trump and clinton expanding their leads in new york. sounding the alarm.
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>> everything we look at with this virus seems to be scarier than we initially thought. >> new concerns over zika in the u.s. this morning, the urgent plea for more action and more money to stop the spread. what lies beneath. a father and daughter's quiet day of fishing taking an unexpected turn. >> oh, my gosh! that's a big [ bleep ]. >> why they were happy that one got away. today, tuesday, april 12th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. willie is in for matt. can we recue the alligator video? wow. i think i heard a bleep. i don't blame that dad for that. >> i like how he starts peddling away. it's like a scene out of "jaws." >> we'll have more on that in a moment. let's get to the top story.
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the threat of severe weather is expanding. storms are pounding the south and it's heading this way, as well. >> for a third day in a row, we're looking at severe weather down south. just outside of ft. worth, texas, it looks like a jacuzzi gone wild. look at the winds and the trees, just being blown. amazing. 70 miles per hour winds tearing off the roofs in wiley, texas. we're in for more of the same today. this line stretches from new england and down into the southwest. it is going to be another day of strong storms pushing through. we look for today, a risk of strong storms. del rio, texas, down into southern and central texas. we expect to see isolated tornadoes. super cells with large, damaging wind. as the front rushes through, locally heavily rain develops across south central texas. it continues to the east, moving through houston. tomorrow morning -- or this morning -- right on into the texas and florida panhandle. next three days, we expect
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anywhere from three to five inches of rain from houston to the panhandle. damaging winds. this is going to be another day of active weather, guys. >> al, we'll get the full forecast in a few minutes. now to the battle for the new york primary one week away. our nbc news poll has donald trump at 54%. >> hilalary clinton holding on o a commanding double digit lead, as well. up 55% to 41% for sanders. we'll start with hallie jackson. good morning to you. >> good morning. seven days out from his home state contest, donald trump will want to stay above the 50% number. if he does, he will sweep new york, making it easier for him to lock up the nomination. trump looking strong, but still taking aim at the system, which he insists isn't fair. ♪ you all ready for this >> reporter: on message. >> it's a rigged, disgusting,
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dirty system. >> reporter: on repeat. >> we're not going to take it anymore. it's a corrupt system. >> reporter: donald trump railing against the rules and his rivals, insisting the system is stacked against him. >> when everything is done, i find out i get less delegates than this guy that got his -- kicked, okay? >> reporter: the head of the republican party responding. >> this is an organizational process that candidates have to be involved with from the very beginning. day by day, contest by contest. there's nothing mysterious about this. >> reporter: our nbc news analysis shows trump benefits from the system as it stands now. he's won 37% of the popular vote but has 45% of the delegates because of how the rules work. still, trump's tie rytyriad is sparking outrage. >> why does the democratic party
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have voting booths? this system is so rigged. >> reporter: trump's competitors argue rules are rules. >> donald, 65,000 people voted in the state of colorado. they just didn't vote for you. they voted for our campaign. >> reporter: ted cruz campaigning in california. >> because we know, and the state of california, wine is something best served with cheese. >> reporter: trump is on the trail in new york. his rally interrupted yet again by protests that turned physical. >> i'll snatch anybody up if you yell in my face about anything. i have my personal rights to my personal space. >> reporter: campaigning in his home state today, trump will have to win without the votes of two of his top surrogates. neither ivanka eric registered in time to vote.
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>> they feel guilty but it's fine. >> are you cutting off the allowance? yes, no allowance. >> he's suggesting he likes the former and current rivals, marco rubio, john kasich and scott walker. >> preview of things to come, perhaps. >> remarkable, given all he's said about them during the course of the campaign. hallie, thanks. hillary clinton has a big lead in her adopted home state. kristen welker is covering that race for us. good morning. >> willie, savannah, hallie, good morning. as clinton looks to lock up a win in new york, one of her top aides tells me expect them to paint their attacks against sanders. they're going to argue he's not strong enough to take on trump. sanders, ready to return fire. >> hillary! hillary! bernie! bern bernie! >> reporter: fighting for the
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next state, hillary and bernie campaigned late into the night. >> clinton supported virtually every trade policy. >> under the spotlight and scrutiny in new york, senator sanders had trouble answering questions. >> reporter: clinton leading sanders by double digits and picking up what seemed like all but an endorsement from the vice president. >> would you like to see a woman elected? >> i would like to see a woman elected. >> reporter: biden's aides jumping? >> that's it. >> no, no, it's all right. i'm not getting into that. >> reporter: they say because it went too long. >> the president and i are not going to endorse. >> reporter: white house officials stressing the vice president didn't enforcing anyone yet. meanwhile, clinton's top surrogate ramping up his presence on the trail. >> we have to win new york on april 19th with a big victory. >> reporter: on monday, casting his wife as the strongest candidate to take on the gop. >> she always finds a way to make something good happen. >> reporter: and mocking donald trump. >> i'll put up a wall.
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>> reporter: but trump is already gearing up for a general election fight. >> everybody knows that she is guilty as hell, okay? >> reporter: casting clinton as a liar over her use of a private e-mail server. >> her whole life has been a big, fat, beautiful lie. it's been a terrible, terrible lie. everything about her is a lie. >> reporter: the slam comes as the candidate is coming under fire after she and new york mayor bill de blasio made what some saw was a racially charged joke at an endorsement dinner. >> thanks a lot, bill. took ya long enough. [ applause ] >> sorry, hillary. i was running on cp time. >> i don't like jokes like that, bill. >> cautious politician time.
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>> reporter: cp time also referring to the slang term, colored people, that african-americans are usually late. the skit was later explained. >> every actor involved, including hillary clinton and leslie thought it was a joke on a different convention. it was the whole idea. i think people are missing the point. >> this morning, the clinton campaign telling me they agree with mayor de blasio, there was no intention of offending anyone. we'll be covering this. >> thanks so much. zika in the spotlight with the urgent new warning from u.s. health officials. they say zika is proving to be, quote, scarier than first thought, with the mosquito that carries the virus active in at least 30 states. they're asking congress for emergency money to fund the fight. nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: if there is a ground zero in the fight against
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zi zika-carrying mosquitos in the u.s., it's miami. >> i'm looking for anything that macon tan way contain water. >> reporter: an urgent mission to keep pregnant women in the u.s. from contracting zika. already responsible for thousands of babies born with deformed heads and brains in latin america and the caribbean. researchers believe it may cause brain damage that doesn't show up for years. >> we've also learned that the virus is likely to be a problem at much of the pregnancy period. not just probably the first trimester, but potentially throughout the pregnancy. >> reporter: so far, the mosquito has been identified in 30 states further north than first thought. while it doesn't mean it's carrying the zika virus, health experts are concerned pregnant women in southern states, from texas to florida, could be at risk, as temperatures begin to rise. >> i'm very worried about the poor neighborhoods on u.s. gulf coast cities and very worried
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we're going to see microcephaly cases in the coming months. >> reporter: most at risk, people living without air-conditioning or window screens, near standing water where mosquitos thrive. researchers hope to have a v vaccine ready for trial in september, but the rollout is a long way out. cdc and nih is asking for nearly $2 billion in funding. it's suggested the white house use the expossess money used for ebola research first. the clock is timing. tom costello, nbc news, washington. breaking news from brussels. authorities charged two more men in connection with the terror attacks. belgium officials say the suspects were involved in renting an apartment that served as a hideout for the bomber who attacked the brussels subway as well as the accomplice. 16 victims died in the attack. 16 more were killed when suicide bombers carried out an attack at the brussels airport. also, our first look at
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salah abdeslam from the paris attacks. he was captured last month after spending four months on the run. dramatic ending of an amber alert. an abducted baby is rescued by police in new mexico. the 9 month old girl was found in the back of a car parked in a neighbor's driveway. officers broke the window to get the baby out. she was dehydrated and had an elevated temperature. the police say the suspect knew the baby's mother and the two were in an argument when he drove away with the baby in a car. controversial prison release in california. the son of a former lawmaker was freed after his manslaughter sentence was reduced by then-governor arnold schwarzenegger. >> nunez is home after serving just shy of six years at a prison outside of sacramento. as one family welcomed their son home, another just 70 miles
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away, is reminded once again of the son they lost and the justice they say abates them. >> it's just like a wound being ripped open over and over again. every time it starts to heal, you get another phone call, something else happens. >> reporter: the family's wounds goes to 2008, their 21-year-old son luis stabbed to death in a fight on his way home from a party near san diego state. it was a brawl between two groups of young men. one armed with a knife was nunez, the son of former assembly speaker, a friend and political ally of then-governor arnold schwarzenegger. the politician's son and another young man faced life in prison for santos' murder. before the trial began, they pleaded guilty to lesser charges and were both sentenced to 16 years in prison. just six months into his sentence, nunez received a lifeline that shocked many. in his final hours in office, governor schwarzenegger commuted
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a number of sentences, including that of his friend's son. reducing it from 16 years to 7. in a 2014 interview with the l.a. times, nunez conceded he'd asked his friend for a favor. i used my relationship with the governor to help my son. i'd do it again. it was just two fathers. >> it's strange that they could make up their own rules to benefit one of their own. >> reporter: sparchwarzenegger denied favoritism. saying, i happen to know the kid really well. i don't apologize about it. there was no warning for the santos family about what had been done. only a letter after the fact from the governor, acknowledging the pain his actions caused them. as a father, i believe there is no sentence too harsh for the death of your son. but our system of justice demands that the facts of this case be weighed without the passion of a father's rage. i understand why you may never comprehend or agree with my
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decision. >> there was no remorse. there was no feeling. there was no compassion in that letter. it was a deal maker. it was not two fathers talking. because i'm a father, also. where am i in this equation? >> nunez is out on supervised parole for the next three years. his family says he is committed to continuing the work of healing, self-reflection and spiritual growth. governor schwarzenegger did not respond to a request for comment on nunez's release. >> understandable, where the family is coming from. natalie, thank you. we're learning more this morning about a tragedy off the coast of florida. three people died, including a 9-year-old boy, when their boat cap toosized in rough seas. a fourth man survived by clinging to the side of the boat. kerry sanders has the story. >> reporter: 45-year-old robert stuart, seen on a deserted stretch of a florida beach, raving to rescuers, is recovering this morning. the lone survivor of a weekend
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fishing trip that turned tragic. >> it was very rough out there. from what we learned later, the boat was underwater almost immediately. >> reporter: it was supposed to be a fun day on the water, along with stewart were palm beach cherif deputy jones, his 9-year-old son jaden and a third man, willis bell. when they didn't return, rescuers started a search that went on through the night. >> if they're adrift they might have come even up this far. look further south. >> reporter: early monday morning, three of the missing boaters were found, along with their capsized 24-foot sea ray. stewart was found later, telling rescuers he survived by clinging to the submerged boat all night. watching as his friends could no longer hold on. he tried to cling to jaden, wearing a life vest, but the rough seas pulled them apart. michel -- michele jones,
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grief-stricken for the loss of her husband and son. >> everybody loves him. >> reporter: kerry sanders, nbc news. >> heartbreaker. the ford f-150 did best in a test that shows what happens when the front of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or object. five got a rating of marginal. find the list at today.com. back to the video we were showing at the top of the show. a man and his young daughter on a catphishing trip they will not soon forget. >> be careful. oh, my gosh! that's a big gator. >> oh, my goodness. it was not a fish. his 11-year-old daughter was
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fishing with him. it was not harmless. it was a ferocious alligator. look at him. see if you can hear the daughter saying, it's bigger than a boat. friendly advice, maybe don't show the video to mom. don't mention the friendly fishing trip turned into an alligator. >> lazy day on the river with father and daughter. >> something to share. >> exactly. we're looking at more wet weather in the pacific northwest. they could use it there. looking at snow showers make -- or showers through the northern plains. sunshine through the upper midwest and the upper mississippi river valley. we'll get to your olay regenerist renews from within... plumping surface cells for a dramatic transformation without the need for fillers. your concert tee might show your age... your skin never will. olay regenerist,
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♪ live my life 7:30 now on this tuesday morning. yes, those are spruiapril showe. yes, that is a spirited crowd standing in them. we are going to step out and say hello. i think al will have a better forecast to share with them in a couple moments. >> poncho day outside. >> it is. let's check the headheadlin. donald trump is blasting the delegate system used to take the presidential nominee. ted cruz responded at a rally last night in california. >> it's a rigged, disgusting, dirty system. it's a dirty system. >> donald, it ain't stealing when the voters vote against you. it is the voters reclaiming this country and reclaiming sanity.
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>> in the meantime, our new poll on new york's primary shows trump with a big lead. police officer in san antonio shown slamming a 12-year-old to the ground has been fired. administrators say the officer's actions are, quote, absolutely unwarra unwarranted. his statements about the incident were inconsistent with the video. u.s. health officials say zika is scarier than initially thought and are asking for more money to stop the spread. the mosquito that carries the disease can be found in 30 states. now to a rare look into the private lives of america's first ladies. a new book is offering insight into what it is really like to be the president's better half. nbc's andrea mitchell is with us in new york with more. good morning. >> morning to you. this new book out this morning gives us a revealing look at the lives of the women married to the most powerful men in the free world. america's first ladies, connected to each other in ways that may surprise you.
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for the first time, considering how a man, bill clinton, may fit into their elite, charmed circle consider it is a unique sister hood that mirrors the president's club. first ladies whose friendships can cross party lines. but also deep rivalries that linger. >> aides told me when michelle looks at hillary clinton, she looks down her nose. there is the sense that the clintons do anything for power. the obamas see something unseemly with that. >> could be the criticism she endures during the campaign in 2008. >> hard for mrs. obama to forgive that. she hasn't forgiven things hillary clinton said about her husband in 2008. >> reporter: it's reported mrs. obama is closer to laura bush than hillary clinton, and doesn't relish being first lady.
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>> michelle obama doesn't love being in the white house and hillary clinton can't wait to go back. >> reporter: jackie kennedy. >> jackie told her, don't let the white house staff spoil your children. they'll do anything for them. chelsea had a bunch of friends over and there was popcorn everywhere. hillary said, clean up every kernel. that was summoning jackie kennedy. >> if she taught us anything, it was to know the meaning of responsibility. >> she was almost brought to tears talking about the friendship. she admires jackie, especially. >> reporter: clinton would be the first first lady to move her office to the president. >> she was regretful with the west wing office and blamed herself, in part, for the 1994 mid-term election. >> stun ning amount of republicn wins. >> thinking she'd gone too far and overstepped. >> with health care.
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>> health care. >> reporter: if elected, the first first man. >> what do you do with a former president? >> i think he'll go out of town a lot. he's a good negotiator. >> reporter: she writes, there are times empathy trumps politics. >> laura's chief of staff said, can you believe this? she said, you have no idea what it's like. >> reporter: how would a different kind of first lady, melania trump, fit in? >> she'd be the third first lady to have a modeling career. nixon and ford did modeling. that'd be the third wife of a president. >> the clinton campaign had no comment. in the obama's office, assertions were said to be false. at least one private couple dinner, to prove that hillary clinton and mrs. obama have a
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warm relationship. >> the first ladies many history. >> tiny, exclusive group of living americans who can understand what it's like. >> it's like the president's club, the parallels. >> andrea, thank you. let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> guys, we're going to see finally some changes in our temperatures. we've been on the cool part here in the northeast and the mid-atlantic states. the good news is, change is coming. look at what we've got out right now in the plains. salt lake, 73. north platte, 72. it's chillier, cooler than average in the northeast. tomorrow, hey, hey, minneapolis, up to 68. kentucky ci kansas city, 71. the cooler temperatures in the mid-atlantic and southeast. finally as we get on into the weekend, look at this. albany, 63. cleveland, 65. moving into the weekend, you're going to see temperatures into the 70s in new york. 80s in richmond. charlotte.
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good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. don't forget your umbrella this morning. you'll need sunglasses later today. the morning rain will be clearing out and it will become breezy. that will keep temperatures in the upper 50s and low 60s today. colder tomorrow morning, 37 to start with but sunshine and back up to 60 in the afternoon. a little bit warmer for thursday and friday and look at the weekend, 60s saturday, 70s sunday and monday. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. don't forget, check us out any time on our sirusxm channel 108. >> do you need to relax? stare at this every day. >> it works. rachel dolezal opens up about the racial identity about the racial identity turns out lemon juice doesn't cure pink eye. hi. how are you doing today? that's how i am.
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herself as a black woman. we'll talk to rachel in a moment. first, her story. >> reporter: it was this local news interview that started it all. >> are you african-american? >> i don't understand the question. >> are your parents, are they white? >> reporter: setting off a fire storm. many asking questions about the life story dolezal presented for years. born to white parents, she was accused of faking her black appearance, a claim she strongly denied. instead, saying she self-identifies as a black person and lives her life that way. >> i definitely am not white. i -- nothing about being white describes who i am. i'm more black than i am white. that's the accurate answer from my truth. >> do you feel you've been deceptive at all? >> i feel there have been moments of some level of creative non-fiction, where i have kind of had to explain or
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justify some of the timeline and logistics of my life in a way that made sense to others. >> reporter: for most of her adult life, rachel dolezal worked on issues of equality. after the awkward interview and questions about her background and ethnicity, she was surprised at the public reaction and anger directed her way. >> much of this discussion has been at my expense recently, in a very viciously inhumane way. >> rachel dolezal joins us now. you've been watching that tape. what's it like to see that? >> difficult. yeah, for sure. >> hard to relive? >> yeah. yeah, it is. i feel like i kind of have relived it enough times by now. ready to move on and think about the new year. >> what's the last year been like for you? we met a year ago. you were under all of this scrutiny. then you went back to your life.
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what did that look like? how had it changed? >> it was challenging, for sure, but also wonderful in some ways. i welcomed a new son into the world. >> you had a baby. >> right. that was -- you know, he's perfect and precious in every way. it's just been, you know, some work to rebuild and get things kind of, you know, back on track with our lives. me and my two older sons and my sister. yeah, we're doing well. we're looking at some new opportunities going into 2016. >> what's it been like to spend this last year living with this, for lack of a better word, no notoriety? do people recognize you on the streets? do they talk to you, say anything? >> people take pictures. it's hard to go to the grocery store, be in public. that part, you know, sometimes you put on your sunglasses and go about your life, you know. try to not sweat it too much. just stay focused.
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>> have you done any reflecting since we first talked a year ago on just how this all happened? do you feel now that you have any regrets about some of the things you said about yourself that have now been revealed to not be true? >> i'm not sure what you're referring to with that, but definitely, i don't have any regrets about how i identify. i'm still me. nothing about that has changed. >> i guess i meant, the fact that over the years, you had allowed people to believe that you were born black, which you now acknowledge you were born white but you clearly identify as a black person. in the light of day, looking back at it now, do you feel like, i wish i had been more up front about that? it would have saved me a lot of heartache. >> you know, not necessarily. i do wish that i could have
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really owned -- given myself permission to really name and own the me of me earlier in life. i mean, it took me almost 30 years to get there. certainly, i feel like, you know, it's a complex issue. how do you sum up a whole life of kind of coming into who you are in a sound bite? i mean, you know, for those conversations, you know, i feel like moving forward. i don't have any regrets about that. >> you'll be writing a book, and you'll be talking about and having an opportunity to really get into some of the complexities of racial identity. >> yeah. >> what are you hoping to say? what are you hoping to explain? what are you hoping to shed light on? >> savannah, a lot of people have reached out to me over the past year, which has been another bright spot in this. i've heard a lot of stories from people around the world about their lives being somehow caught between boundary lines, of race, culture, ethnicity.
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this larger issue of, if you don't fit into one box, and if you don't stay there your whole life, being identified from birth, you know, as who you are. what does that look like? because race is such a contentious issue, because of the painful history of racism. you know, race didn't create racism. racism creates race. i think it's important to think through those topics and questions that people have. that's why this became kind of so visible. because it really challenged people to think about identity and what is race. is there one human race? why do we still want to go back to that world view of separate races? >> this has been a year of rebuilding and rebuilding your life. what do you see for yourself? what do you hope for yourself? >> i'm really excited to write the book and really get into
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we're back at 7:51. tamron is filling in for carson in the orange room. >> hey, guys. good morning. this is a great story. we'll put a smile on your face. 93-year-old owns one of mumbai's most iconic restaurants. he also calls himself the royal family's number one fan. when he learned prince william and duchess kate would be making a trip to india, he started a social media campaign to see if he could meet them. #will kat meet me took off online, as people pushed to make his dream come true. well, word certainly did spread. it eventually reached the royals. tah-dah. prince william and kate invited him to their hotel in mumbai for a very special meeting. he called it the happiest day of his life. on social media, people agreed,
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nbc 10 stuz narcotics now. good morning, i'm vai sikahema. it is just before 8:00 a.m. on this tuesday morning. let's get our tuesday forecast from nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley. >> it's a rainy start but it's not going to be all-day rain. cape may, a light rain is falling. that's a live view from marquis de lafayette. just offshore it's heavier but those showers are trending offshore. in philadelphia, steady, light rain, moderate showers moving through chester county. already starting to clear out in central pennsylvania. we'll see that clearing during the day today. it is warm. 60 degrees with rain in philadelphia, 53 in allentown. temperatures dropped a bit there with the rain. a steady rain this morning tapers off this afternoon and sunshine later today, back near 60 degrees. >> thank you, bill. let's check and see if traffic is clearing out especially in south jersey. let's check in with jessica
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boyington. what do you see? >> we are still seeing delays. this is pretty much what all of the majors look like in parts of new jersey and pennsylvania as well. here's the 42 freeway around deptford at route 41. big delays, almost at a standstill right now, headed northbound towards the philadelphia area. here's the boulevard. this is right around fox 3. rain clearing falling in this area. slow going northbound or southbound, vai. today philadelphia will officially get a new fire commissioner. his name is adam thiel, the former deputy secretary of public safety and homeland security for the state of ç virginia. before that thiel was the fire chief in alexandria, virginia. thiel will replace commissioner derrick sawyer, then mayor michael nutter appointed sawyer two years ago. also, lawmakers in harrisburg could be close to a final vote on pennsylvania's medical marijuana bill. the senate committee made changes yesterday. the measure would let patients who suffer from a list of ailments use marijuana for therapeutic purposes. i'm vai sikahema. another update coming up in 25 minutes. see you then.
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♪ number is no it's 8:00 on "today". passing on the test. why parents are pass on state-standardized tests and opting out. >> it's our way of saying we do not agree with the way our kids are being educated right now. >> does it help or hurt? ♪ i'm gonna stand by you plus, modern day maternity leave. >> i set my goal at $5,000. sure enough, large donations started pouring in pretty quickly. >> expectant moms talk about why they're turning to crowdfunding and the internet to afford to take more time off. behind the music. ♪ look in my heart and let love keep us together ♪
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>> toni tennille of the grammy-winning duo captain & tennille stops by studio 1a to talk about her memoir, music and marriage. today, tuesday, april 12th, 2016. >> it's my birthday bash, and we were first in line for the "today" show! >> no kids, no husbands. >> i'm 60 today on the "today" show. ♪ come along with me >> we're playing at carnegie hall together. >> let's go, red wolves. >> bring home the trophy! good morning, everybody. it's tuesday, april 12th, 2016. rainy one out here on the plaza. we're all watching our steps so we don't sprain any ankles. carefully walked out here like an elderly couple. >> we did. >> we did.
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>> just taking our baby steps toward spring, al. at least it's warm. get rid of the rain and we'll be set. >> this weekend, it'll be spectacular in the northeast. >> i hate to remind you, tax season. how to tackle the taxes, even if you haven't thought about them again. jean is here with a last-minute guide. >> i feel better just looking at her, you know? we're going to give you something to feel good about, too. we'll cook up a classic this morning. a restaurant-worthy recipe for the ultimate spaghetti and meatballs. >> i don't think there is anything i love as much as spaghetti and meatballs. >> in our 9:00 hour, it's national grilled cheese day. >> we could do both. >> two classics. >> carb loading this morning. natalie is at the news desk for the top stories of the morning. >> one week until the new york state primary, republican donald trump expanded his lead in the empire state. our new nbc news/wall street
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journal/marist poll shows trump could win 50% of the votes, enough to claim all of new york's delegates. trump is insisting the primary delegate system is dirty and rigged against him. rival ted cruz campaigning in california accused trump of whining about the established rule s rules. our new poll shows clinton with a double digit lead over sanders in new york. while campaigning in albany, sanders demanded clinton release transcripts of the paid speech she made at a wall street function. in an interview monday, vice president biden said he'd like to see a woman elected, though he added it was not an endorsement for clinton. disturbing story out of seattle. the search for a mother reported missing a of a date this weekend has ended tragically. >> reporter: a gruesome discovery in seattle. human remains recovered from a
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recycling bin saturday afternoon are of ingrid lyne, a nurse and mother of three, who disappeared after going on a date friday night. at a press conference monday afternoon, seattle police said it now looks like both cases are connected. >> we're very confident the victim is the one that has been identified. >> reporter: lyne went to a seattle mariners game on friday night with a man she met online, but never returned, prompting family members to report her missing next morning. police say that man is 37-year-old john robert charlton. this is a mug shot from a previous arrest of the only man with the same name and age living in washington county. charlton arrested monday morning, suspected of killing lyne. >> we have forensic evidence dealing with telephone calls and cell towers. we were led to a suspect early on. >> reporter: the heartbreaking news shattering those closest to her, who say she was a devoted mother. >> she loved her children really
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much. loved being a mom. >> charlton is being held in the county jail in seattle while police investigate his background. warmer weather is raising concerns about the arrival and the spread of the zika virus in southern states. the nation's top health experts warn that pregnant women from texas to florida could be at risk from zika-infected mosquitos. they're asking congress for nearly 2 billion in emergency funding. the cdc believes zika may be scarier than first thought, causing brain damage in babies that doesn't show up for years. we've all felt the frustration of flight delays but one mother traveling with her daughters to a disney cruise in miami couldn't hold back during what turned into a 12-hour delay at laguardia airport. >> if there's no flying, just say, there's no flying. say there's no flying! we have to get what we want. i'm waiting for this. >> the video of the mom's rant
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has since gone line spokesman s flight was delayed due to bad weather. we have all been there. >> not quite there. >> not quite there. >> i've never been there. >> the daughter was in tears, in front of all those people. yeah. >> wow. natalie, thank you. now to the debate that's raging right now over standardized testing in schools. should you let your kids take them? morgan radford has more on that. >> good morning. quite the debate. in a movement that's sweeping the country, parents are opting their kids out of state exams, saying schools are focused more on routine tests than their child's actual education. but is opting out even legal? some school officials say these parents are making a big mistake. >> reporter: it's that time of year again. students across the country sharpening their pencils. gearing up to take their standardized tests. >> you have to do this for homework, too? >> reporter: but if you're like
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jeanette, your family might have opted out. >> my older son only took it in third grade. he is now in seventh grade. my younger child has never taken the test. >> reporter: all across the country, moms like her are keeping their kids from taking state-mandated exams. >> i will not let my children go anywhere near any test. >> reporter: but why? >> these tests are actually harming children. refusing to test is our way to really say that we do not agree with the way that our kids are being educated right now. we're saying we won't participate. >> reporter: protesting parents say state testing takes time away from other experiences, like art and music. doesn't measure real learning and is a waste of teachers' time. >> not my child. >> reporter: it's ha. >> it's hard to balance it all. >> you're talking about 8 year olds, sitting for six hours a day. >> reporter: many officials talk about the benefits of testing. the state department said tests
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will have fewer questions and no time limit, but they're still an important yardstick. >> i don't believe in opting out. i think it's really important that we see what we're capable of. >> reporter: some experts agree. >> what testing teaches us is how to measure and diagnose where kids are, so we can adjust our teaching technique. we can figure out how to help them. >> reporter: critics of the opt-out movement say it's created by affluent families who can't stand to see their children fail. but the opposition is rising, even from teachers. >> it's part of a corp are tora agenda. >> if you can prove public schools are failing, you can replace them with private institutions that aren't held to the accountability. >> reporter: 20,000 students opted out in illinois last year. is it legal? it differs from state to state. california, parents can opt their children out as long as
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they write a letter. in louisiana, students risk being held back a grade if they don't take state tests. now, as the school year comes to a close, more parents are making a stand for change, saying enough with teaching to the test. >> testing should be to determine who needs more support. not who needs to be punished. >> the department of education reminded states they needed 95% test participation or were at risk for losing funding. the schools hold exams over the next few weeks and will be facing tough questions themselves. >> al, you've been through this. we're starting now, natalie. >> interesting debate. >> for sure. you're trying to weigh it out. does it really benefit your kid? does it benefit their education? >> i like the idea of no timing. it's stressful on kids. when they know, they have to get the pencil down at a certain time. >> big debate. morgan, thanks so much. coming up, anything for the shot. how far one man went for a photograph at one of the world's
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here's one fan who had no reason to be calm. at a baseball game on monday, his name is bill, and he was in the stands watching his detroit tigers. along the first baseline. caught a foul ball. excited. good for him. he got the crowd whipped up. then he threw the ball to a little kid. that's just the beginning of our story, friends. then he caught another foul ball. >> magic hands. >> then he caught another foul ball and another and another. >> he's giving them all away. >> you're lucky if you catch one in your life. bill caught five foul balls. >> that's got to be a record. >> he gave every single one to a kid he saw in the crowd. >> we love bill. >> good dude. >> we salute you, sir. >> love that. in the age of twitter and instagram, we know people will do just about anything to get the great photo. check out this tourist in st. bart. might have gone a little too far. photographing a plane landing at the airport. it whizzed right past his head.
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>> oh, my gosh. >> almost grazed him. he's not bathered. turns around and takes the pic. >> does it appear closer than it is, like the rear mirror? >> we hope. >> talk about a buzz kill. >> that's also one of the world's most dangerous airports. i think it's part of why he was there. >> they let people on the runway. >> that might be part of it. >> i don't know. let's stay on the topic of tourism. talking about cuba this time. president obama visited that country last month, signaling an end of travel restrictions from the u.s. it seems a lot of americans are following his lead. how many? reuters is reporting this morning that cuba is now running low on beer. >> oh, my fwogosh. >> the country's main brewery is drying up and they're blaming american tourists. one brewing executive said the company is opening up a new plant. perhaps a great piece of
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marketing by the brewery. i don't know. >> maybe. >> i like it. i'm proud. proud to be american. >> bring your own. >> byob. >> usa! now to scarlett johansson on the pitfalls of marrying another celebrity, and the tv star looking for love on tinder. >> scarlett johansson revealing what could have ended her marriage to ryan reynolds. you might recall they divorced in 2011 after two years of marriage. here's what scarlett says. the logistics of being with another actor are challenging. there has to be a real understanding of how you share your time, especially when two people's careers are going at the same rate. or even if one person is more successful than the other. that all proved challenging. there may be a competitive thing. interesting. since then, scarlett married a journalist. while ryan wed actress blake
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lively. >> interesting. >> people often say the balance of career, and when someone is having more success -- you talked about that in your book with deborah. >> yes, we did. it ended okay, but it was a little dicey. >> the book is on amazon right now. >> barnes & noble. >> plug for al. fantastic family book. make sure you get it for everyone you love. we get 10%. next to eric stonestreet, proving "modern family" stars are just like us, if you're singl single. eric is single and looking for love. you may not expect where. >> you're now on hinder? >> well -- >> aren't you? >> i was. i am. the way i justified it, ellen, i shouldn't be, because i'm on tv, i shouldn't be eliminated from participating in, like, what's going on in the world. >> how many have you met? >> hmm? >> that's the best, hmm?
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eric was a little shy about revealing the number of people he's met in person. he did say he's had varying degrees of fun. the full episode of "ellen" airs today. willie, what are you looking at? >> i love eric stonestreet. charming and a great guy. >> tinder has been this secret club and now everyone is admitting they're on it. i love it. chris pratt teaching his son to do a thing or two during a weekend fishing trip. here's a cute moment. >> now? >> yeah. go back a little bit on the side and over the top and let go. >> yes! >> nice. >> oh, look at that. look at that. chris posted this picture of jack showing off his pride. chris captioned the photo, just like his daddy. that is your pop start. that's adorable. thank goodness it wasn't a crocodile. >> i can't forget that.
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>> that is so cute. >> tamron, thank you. mr. roker, chec good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. you will need sunglasses this morning. it will become breezy with temperatures in the upper 50s to lower 60s today. colder tomorrow morning, 37 to start with. but sunshine and back up to 60 in the afternoon. a little bit warmer for thursday and friday. and look at the weekend, 60s saturday. 70s sunday and monday. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you. now to working women getting creative to afford their maternity leave.y leave. nbc's olivia sterns is here to tell us about this. >> as you know, the u.s. is the only developed country that doesn't mandate paid maternity lever. that means we have no guarantee we can actually afford to take time off to spend with our newborn babies. now some expecting moms are
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taking matters into their own hands with a decidedly modern solution. >> reporter: when nicole richie found out she was pregnant with her first child, she was thrilled. >> oh, that's cute. >> reporter: the 24-year-old from virginia thought she and her husband had done everything right. they made a budget, worked out the cost and got some help from friends and family. >> these were given to us by our co-worker. >> reporter: the closer she gets to her due date, the more she worries about money. >> it's, yo you knu know, three away. it's getting close to the finish line. there are still some things that i worry about financially. >> reporter: as a hair stylist as a small salon, richie doesn't get any paid maternity leave. when she heard about women who raise money for their leave on crowdfunding sites, she decided to start a gofundme. >> your goal is $1,200. >> mm-hmm. >> how many weeks of work would that be? >> six weeks. >> reporter: richie isn't alone.
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a self-employed musician in virginia found herself facing maternity leave with no income. when she was pregnant with her fourth child. so she turned to crowdfunding. >> why not raise money for my maternity leave with this platform? i set my goal at $5,000. sure enough, large donations started pouring in pretty quickly. i think we had our first $250 donation within hours of posting. >> reporter: it's a problem that almost all women having a baby must confront. the family medical leave act ensures pregnant women can take up to 12 weeks off without losing their job, but it doesn't promise you'll get paid. according to the department of labor, 12% of women who work in the private sector receive any salary while on leave with their new baby. >> we're one of three countries in the whole world that doesn't offer paid maternity leave for mothers who just had babies. this affects 88% of american
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women. >> reporter: liz is deputy editor of "self" magazine. she interviewed women turning to crowdfunding for help. >> i think it could catch on. any time a mom finds a creative solution to prostrivide for her and new baby, it's a win. >> reporter: there are 1,200 moms asking for financial support. gofundme reports 6,000 campaigns mentioning maternity leave or child care, which together raised $9 million. richie hopes he' s she'll recei enough money to enjoy her baby worry free after he's born. >> it's expensive. >> reporter: time at home with her newborn though, that's priceless. >> many of the women who set up the crowdfunding sites have gotten a lot of backlash. critics say if they can't afford to stay home with their baby, maybe they shouldn't be having one right now. >> what? >> any other mothers i spoke to said it's not about their personal finances. it's about a system that penalized them.
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>> interesting reaction that some people had. i don't agree with that. little harsh. >> terrible. >> i like seeing that moms are resourceful. companies also have stepped up in this space. >> particularly tech companies because they're trying to be competitive. for example, etsy announced they're going to offer up to six months leave for mom and dad. companies like facebook, apple, amazon, twitter, they're offering 20 weeks. netflix has gone so far as to offer up to one year of family leave. >> good for them. >> good story. if you want to weigh in, read more at today.com and join the conversation on our facebook page. tamron has an extremely exciting guest over there. >> i'm excited. coming up, one-half of captain and tanennille. toni tennille is talking about music, marriage and
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good morning, i'm vai sikahema. it is just before 8:30. we'll get the forecast from first-alert meteorologist bill henley. it is raining? yes, it is raining across the area. when we started on the air at 4:00, it was completely dry in philadelphia international. and it was warm. it is still warm but now the rain has moved in. 61 degrees. that's rain falling. a view of terminal f. the showers will be here this morning and will be gone this afternoon. a line of showers, a little bit steadier north and west of the suburbs. already drying to it in lancaster county. we'll see that happen this afternoon. temperatures very mild with the rain, 59 in northeast philadelphia. 59 also in wilmington.
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56 in south philadelphia and rocks borough. we will see skies clear this afternoon with winds out of the northwest to 14 miles an hour. warming back up to 60 at 4:00. all right, thank you, bill. we'll check in with jessica boyington. it looks like there's an accident to tell us about. >> the best bet all across the board this morning is to leave early no matter where you are. right now we are watching an accident scene out in south jersey. this is actually on dels ea drive headed northbound. all lanes are closed right now west to woodland avenue in deptford township because of this accident scene. i wish the majors would look better to give you alternates but they don't. pretty much everywhere looks like this. this is on the 42 freeway headed northbound past the accident scene. toward the philadelphia area around 295, that's making it really slow headed northbound and add ten minutes to your trip in.
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8:30 now. tuesday morning, the 12th of april. the showers are still falling on our plaza. these are the die hard fans that are still out there in their ponchos, still smiling. we're happy to have them. this is a dangerous umbrella. >> thank you for hanging with us. so sweet. >> one more shoutout to the crowd because it's ugly out here. >> thank you, everybody. coming up, toni tennille
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from captain & tennille is here. she's out with a powerful and revealing new memoir. she opens up about their music, marriage and what led to its end. >> a lot of excitement in the studio. >> big fans. >> with the clock ticking down to tax day, we have help for your procrastinators. jean has fif thing five things u need next week's deadline. a recipe for the best spaghetti and meatballs. >> good day for that. al made his way across the street. >> we're here on fifth avenue. i passed this thing. i didn't know -- i thought, was it a swimming pool? what's the deal? it's, again, one of those installations they do here, inspire at rockefeller center. it's called van gogh's ear. here are the artists. what is this? is it a swimming pool?
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what is it? >> it's an abstract sculpture on the rockefeller plaza side. on fifth avenue, you see it has the shape of a garden pool, as we know it from california. it's standing vertically. >> why is it called van gogh's ear? >> normally, pools have the kidney shape, as you know, the '50s style fopools. this looked like a bit of an ear. what is the most famous ear in the world? van gogh's ear. >> it's a beautiful sculpture. how long is it here for? >> it's here six weeks. hopefully, it'll get sunny days, as well. this is here to remind us about sunny days, lazy days at the pool in california. everything that the weather is not showing now. >> thank you so much. it's really very cool. van gogh's ear until june 3rd.
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good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. don't forget your umbrella this morning. you'll need sunglasses later today. the morning rain will clear out and it becomes breezy. temperatures in the upper 50s to lower 60s today. colder tomorrow morning, 37 to start with. but sunshine and back up to 60 in the afternoon. a little bit warmer for thursday and friday. and look at the weekend, 60s saturday. 70s sunday and monday. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you so much. toni tennille is well-known as one-half of the popular grammy-winning duo captain & tennille. rose to fame in the '70s with their version of the hit song "love will keep us together." away from the stage, the relationship between toni and darrell dragon was complicated and led to toni filing for divorce after nearly 40 years of marriage. for the first time, toni is revealing details about her life in her book, "toni tennille, a
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memo memoir." good to you here. >> great to meet you. >> so much excitement in this studio because so many of us grew up with you, loved you, admired you, and so many people felt invested in this couple, captain & tennille. >> i know. i know. that's one of the reasons why it took me very, very long to make up my mind, what i was going to do. i spent the last eight years of my life in prescott, arizona, keeping my head down. not doing interviews. trying to figure out where i was going with this. then when i finally made up my mind, it was hard. i thought about all the fans and what they would think. but with the help of my family and great women friends and a wonderful therapist, i was finally able to make the decision. i had to. >> let's go back to the beginning. you tell this story of 39 years together. it starts in an odd way because, as we learn in this book, it was announced by your record company that you and daryl had gotten married. you want to tell everybody what happened?
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>> well, yeah. because we were living together when we first had "love will keep us together" out. everyone thought we were married, and we weren't. it was okay with me. my southern mother was worried. when are you going to get married? you know. oh, boy. i think the record company was uncomfortable with it, too. they had a publicist put out a piece that we were married on valentine's day. >> they put a press release saying you were married and you were the last to find out about it. >> we didn't know until we got letters from fans saying, that's cute. you were married on valentine's day. we went, what? >> at that point, you decided what, we might as well? >> actually, we had an accountant who said, you'd do better with your taxes if you were married. it's silly, but that's why we did. that's why he did. >> because you -- and this is important to the story -- you truly love daryl dragon. >> i still do. i loved him with all my heart.
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what i was projecting on to him was something he could never be. i didn't know that at the time. >> let's go to the wedding. you got married in nevada, not las vegas. there are no traditional wedding photos of the day. tell us about this. this is essentially your wedding photo. >> well, yes. we wanted to get married quietly. we hadn't been on television that much at that time. it was in november of 1974. so we went up to virginia city, a mining town in northern nevada, and found the judge in one of the bars. he told us to go down to the silv silver queen saloon and he'd meet us there. we were married in the saloon, a tiny chapel. we walked out the door to the sunshine and i went, is that real? it was. he said we get the certificate in the mail, which we did. we thought, well, we should have some picture. the only thing we could find was a tourist photoshop where you could wear old time clothes and
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that was it. daryl's got a rifle in his hand. >> you write movingly of the 39 years you spent together. you said you felt all this time you were auditioning for daryl's love and not getting it. you write, i can say he showed no physical affection for me during our long marriage. >> well -- >> what was it like to live with him? >> i need to explain. people think we didn't have any sex, which we did. but sex is not love. sex is not intimacy. to me, it's something very precious and very special. but he just couldn't be affectionate. he couldn't give me a hug. he couldn't sit down and watch tv with our arms around each other. he just couldn't do it. i don't blame him because he came from a very, very difficult family. he had kind of a famous but overbearing father. he was raised differently from the way i was. none of this is his fault. it's my fault for trying to make
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him into the image i saw. >> a lot of people who will read the book will wonder, why did you stay so long if it was so unsatisfying for you? >> okay. because i kept trying and trying and thinking i could bring this man, who has so much to give, into the light. i wanted him to experience the joy that i had with my loving family. i just couldn't do it. eventually, i was in it and people were saying, oh, we love you, captain & tennille, perfect relationship. i felt bad because i knew the truth. it took me a very long time, with the help of a therapist, to be able to say, it's not that. i'm going to try to find some joy in my life. >> i don't want to give it away, but there is a scene in the book when you talk about that turning point and when you decided, i need to walk away. what does daryl think about you writing the book? we reached out to him, and he said, let's double the sales. >> i told him at the beginning when i was going to write it. i said, you know, daryl, it'll
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be from my point of view of the relationship. feel free to write your own story. write a blog, anything, to tell your side. he said, i'm not worried. you've always been a straight shooter. he knew i am. i think he won't be unhappy when he reads this. >> toni tennille, it's a pleasure to speak to you and catch up with you. the memoir, of course, people look forward to reading. >> there's an audible version, too. i read it. you can hear my voice. >> any singing? >> no. >> toni, thank you so much. >> thank you, savannah. up next, taking the stress out of the tax deadline if you're one of the millions panicking about the deadline looming. first, this is "today" on nbc. for years, i was a laboratory chemist, developing drugs to fight deadly diseases. as a scientist, i know there's more that washington can do to help families. i'm running for congress to protect planned parenthood funding so more women get cancer screenings and treatment...
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if you're one of them, financial editor jean is here to save the day. good to see you. >> nice to see you. >> something important. tax day is not april 15th, as it's been traditionally. it's april 18th. >> you can thank washington, d.c. for that. they celebrate emancipation day which, today, falls on a saturday so they're doing it on a friday. we get three extra days. >> good news. let's begin with going electronic. >> you have to file electronically. doing it by hand takes too much time. secondly, when you file electronically, you can watch the flow of paperwork going through the irs, which is great. you get your refunds faster, which is also great. and you make fewer mistakes. you file electronically, 1% of returns have mistakes. 20% of those done by hand. >> for me, it's a matter of convenience. it's easier, right? >> right. if you make less than $61,000 a year, you can do it free through the irs at irs.gov. >> next tip, get organized. >> i mean, get all your paperwork together.
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the biggest problem people have is that their 1099s and w-2s don't match with what the employers tell the irs. that'll get your return kicked back to you. pull out last year's tax return and use it as a guide. it'll make you clear if you're missing documents that you had last year, or if you had income -- investment losses last year and didn't get to write them all off, you can take advantage of them this year. also use your life as a guide. if you have kids, look for kid-related deductions and credits. if you've got a kid in college, you want to look for education-related deductions and credits. there are millions and millions of dollars in deductions and credits that go untapped every year. don't miss things. >> this is a big one. last-minute retirement contributions. >> can save you so much money. if you're a low to moderate incomesaver's
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credit is worth $1,000 to $2,000 a year. it's a credit, not a deduction. it is a lot of money straight off the tax bill. contribute to an ira. if you've got an ira, you can contribute up to $5,500 a year. you get a tax detduction if you're over 50. contribute another $1,000. roth ira, no tax deduction but if you haven't maxed out the contribution, do it anyway. finally, once you do that, make sure you set the wheels in motion for next year so you don't have to play catchup with your contributions going into next year. >> quickly, the next one is kind of a no-brainer. avoid an audit. how? >> make sure, again, the paperwork lines up with the irs. if you have charitable contributions over $250 you need a receipt. you want to make sure if you itemize your deductions, don't look out of whack with the income. if you're self-employed, of course, you should write-off your entertainment and your travel. but you want to make sure that
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you do it correctly and give real numbers, not estimates. >> if you think you can't make it to the 18th, file for the extension. >> you'll get an automatic six-month extension. people do it but it is an extension to file. not an extension to pay. if you owe the irs money, you have to write them a check. if you don't file, there are big penalties. even bigger than not paying. >> six days away. thank you so much. >> yeah. >> appreciate it. we post more tax tips on our website, today.com. up next, spaghetti and meatballs. the best you've ever had. first, this is "today" on first, this is "today" on nbc. joe sestak supports a plan that the new york timesfactreported makes cuts to social security benefits. and the plan raises the retirement age.
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we're back at 8:48. this is today food. all this week, we are recreating your favorite restaurant recipes. mike maroney and his wife, maria, are transforming takeout in the new york area. the meal, hearty spaghetti and
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meet ma meet balls, are served in these red pots. mike to here to share the secret family recipes. >> live on tv. >> this is a standard list, isn't it? >> pretty standard, yes. >> what do you have? >> the amounts make the difference. >> we have the bread crumbs, all this stuff. take me through your process. >> my specific mixture, my flavor profile, is chuck, ground chuck, ground pork, not too lean, eggs, bread, parsley, b e basil, onions, garlic, cheese, milk. >> love it. >> pretty much it. >> i love how you said, not too lean. not a time to be skimping on that. >> plenty of eggs and cheese and bread and basil. >> what do i do?
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>> first, we'll take parsley, pay si basil and garlic. >> we have a group of tasters downstairs already diving? >> it's amazing. >> the meatballs are incredible. >> i'm assuming i mix it all up? >> mix it up. cram it in there. >> this is fun, actually. >> put a little bit of onion. >> onions, is that something often in meatballs? >> not necessarily. >> i like it. >> my grandma used to put onions in it, and some people say, if you put onions in it, it's a lot like meatloaf. tough. we put onions? >> no criticism here for that. eggs. any bread crumbs you like? >> we're using dried ones today, but it doesn't matter. the dried bread crumbs has less moisture than a fresh bread crumb. we'll put these in. we're going to moisten it with
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some milk. you know, some people pour the mill income and squeeze it out. there are a hundred different ways of making meatballs. >> are you doing bit by bit, little milk, little bread crumb? >> yeah. >> do you feel it out or what? >> feel it out. i'll put the cheese in. a lot of romano. this is from the milk of the sheep, so it's sharper than a parmesan. >> could you switch it out if you wanted to? >> is that feeling good? >> i think it is. it was liquidy but now we're getting a consistency. >> getting tighter. >> how is my technique? >> you're rocking it, doing good. making it happen here. >> people don't tune in to see my cooking skills. am i right, gang downstairs? >> you're doing a great job. >> you'll have to do ring cleaning, savannah. >> we'll watch an expert. >> perfect. this is what we're going to do. >> i'm going to wash my hands.
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>> thank you very much. >> show us so we don't run out of time how you make the perfect meatball. you have a good technique. >> the meatballs at maroney's are approximately 2 ounces in size. what we're going to do to make it easy for everybody, get a 2 ounce ice cream scoop or iball -- eyeball it. to make it consistent, use an ice cream scoop. >> professional. one minute left. i want to get to the sauce. >> the sauce is another extremely, very simple production. onions, garlic. onions in first, slightly browned, put in your onions. then we're going to put in our crushed tomatoes. >> nice. looks good. >> it's like we're hanging out at his house. amazing. >> basil. >> this is a little sugar. >> interesting.
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i didn't see that coming. >> a lot of times, tomatoes when picked, they really come from a field and they are harvested. sometimes there are two or three picks from the field. sometimes the sun is not as strong and the tomatoes don't produce as much sugar. sometimes a tomato can be not too -- so if it needs sugar, add sugar. >> i was going to say, we love the meatballs but we love mike a little more. >> yeah. >> we want to visit mike at home. >> we want to come to his house. >> this is the finished product, which you have been enjoying, and i can tell you enjoy it. the full recipe, today.com/food. we're back in a moment. mike, thank you so much. >> thank you. maroney's hot pots. got to love it. got to love it. this is "toy" on da modres: the cost of living the pay stays the same. i have to work extra hours just to make ends meet. it's a big struggle. one person that really gets this is katie mcginty. she came from a working-class family. she was ninth of 10 kids. she gets it. she'll fight for equal pay for equal work.
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in the delaware river basin to preserve our clean water, and to always protect medicare and social security. i'm shaughnessy naughton and i approve this message. how good were the meatballs? >> oh, my gosh. >> back at 8:54. >> stole my heart. >> mike, i love you and your meatballs. let's do birthdays. >> we want to celebrate these folks. happy 104th birthday to james hot,inger of prescott, arizona. huge dodgers fan. went to opening day 12 years in a day. saw his favorite team play in the 1955 world series. look who we have here. this is a first. we've got the wallace twins. >> wonderful. >> amazing. marry belle and may belle wallace of symsonia, kentucky.
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100 years old. they can't get enough of each other. not only are they roommates, but the sisters taught right across the hall from each other at their local grade school for 42 years. >> that's a good story. >> amazing. >> ms. hattie ferry, retired nurse from toledo, ohio. when not shopping, she loves getting her hair done and hitting the slot machines. >> go, hattie! >> happy 100th to bill holzgrefe. worked in an ally garden every day over 50 years. his secret to longevity, fruits and vegetables from his garden. hay hello to naomi washington of tyler, texas. this popular lady, 103. she is working that hat. love the hat. gets dressed up for church every sunday. love is in the air. happy 75th anniversary to russell and nadine, sweethearts
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from clinton, iowa. they say never go to bed angry. calling all 90 year olds. you're sharing your birthday month with queen elizabeth. head to today.com/celebrate. happy 100th to beverly cleary. >> i love when you say, calling good morning, i'm tracy davidson. just before 9:00. conditions will change later today but right now we're dealing with rain. nbc 10 first-alert meteorologist bill henley has that. be i bill? the rain is coming down, the wind is picking up. there's the cloudy view from center city. right now mainly light rain
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across delaware and south jersey. already starting to taper off. allentown seeing very light rain showers. showers move through. the wind will stay steady. it's a 12-mile-an-hour wind in philadelphia. it's shifting to bring in colder air tonight but not really during the day. we'll stay pretty steady, 55 degrees at 1:00. back up to 60 this afternoon. rain is making for a wet commute. let's check the roads with nbc 10 first-alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. you are seeing quite a few problems out there because of the rain. not just slippery spots. a lot of delays and backups on route 309 near norristown road headed northbound right in here. you can see the accident scene just up ahead. police officers are there on the scene as well. a big backup heading northbound approaching the scene. also delays at the philadelphia international airport and cancellations. check before you go. today becomes official, philadelphia is getting a new fire commissioner. jim kenny will announce that adam steel will take over the city's fire department. he was virginia's homeland
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security prior to that. the nation's top officials say the zika virus is spreading much faster than first thought. they say the mosquito that carries the virus is in 30 states including pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware. the national institutes of health and cdc are urging congress to approve emergency funding to protect americans. i'm tracy davidson. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. you can get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 app. thanks for watching. this morning on "today's
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take," kerry washington taking on another scandal in her new film "confirmation." from "mother's day," timothy olyphant talks about playing jennifer aniston's ex. plus, a celebration of national grilled cheese day. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on tuesday morning. april 12th, 2016. a drizzly day with hearty souls on the plaza. we're grateful to them for sticking around. i'm willie with al, tamron and
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natalie. this is the morning jam, "work" by rihanna and drake. >> she's catapulted to the top of the charts with eight weeks at number one. rihanna tied the beatles for the artist with the second most weeks at the top of the charts. her songs combined have spent 59 weeks at the top. she's on tour. seems like she never stops touring. friends of mine saw her when she was here and said it was phenomenal. the question is, who holds the all-time record? my guess was michael jackson but i was wrong. >> it's wrong? that's what i was going to say. >> elvis. >> that was my second and they also said it was wrong. >> it'll be something you don't expect. >> the baja men. >> mariah. >> me and mariah go back like babies and pacifiers. >> you do? >> 79 weeks. >> wow. >> interesting. i mean, let me tell you -- >> i guess she has had a lot of
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big hits. >> download mariah carey's greatest hits. it's a day of fun. i also made a special request we show elmo dancing to "work." >> what are you looking for, al? >> the "o" is missing. >> t-day. >> do we know where the "o" is? >> i'd like to buy an "o." >> we love the "o." >> how is that possible? >> is that an omen? >> oh! >> work, work, work, work, work, work. >> you were proud of that one. >> you're not so pleased with yourself. >> work, work, work, work. >> she takes it to a whole new level. >> what are you doing there, the king of the hudson? that, th nah, nah, nah. >> we found the "o." >> i was thinking about elmo
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dancing to rihanna's "work." >> right. >> why can't we show it? >> legal says i can't show it. >> don't listen to them. >> they say i can't. google elmo dancing to "work." >> music rights. >> we played the song though. must have been elmo. >> i think it's the -- >> elmo of it all. >> i bow down to sesame workshop. >> as a, i would say, consolation, we give you vice president joe biden. >> for elmo? >> i'm not sure how that -- >> they're lovable characters. >> sure. >> biden was getting attention yesterday. he was with a reporter, hilton. they were talking about front runner clinton and whether or not she is qualified because she's a woman. here's the exchange. >> held to a higher standard.
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>> i don't think she is. this country is ready for a woman. there's no problem. we'll be able to elect a woman in this country. >> would you like to see us elect a woman? >> i would like us to elect a woman. >> that's it. >> that's all right. i'd like to say -- i don't mind it. i'm not getting into it. >> i'd like to ask one more question. >> the president and i won't endorse. we both, when we ran, said let the party decide. but, gosh, almighty, they're both qualified. overwhelmingly qualified to be president. >> she didn't ask if she's not qualified because she's a woman. she was talking about the criticism with sanders, construed as sexist, saying she's not qualified. that was the exchange. vice president biden's aides say they jumped in because the interview was going too long. we saw the moment where they said, wrap it up. he said, no, i'm good. a white house official told nbc news the vice president is not yet endorsing anyone, despite
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the fact he said, generally speaking, i'd like to see a woman president. >> hypothetically. >> i would hope, generally speaking, we all would one day, no matter your political affiliation. >> gender doesn't matter in this race. it shouldn't anyway. let's move on to some incredible video. this is -- you take your daughter out for a fishing trip. you can sometimes expect the unexpected. nothing quite like this. this is fisherman lance who posted this video. he was apparently catfishing with his 11-year-old daughter and friends in louisiana. they were fishing in kayaks at a state park. they saw a pool noodle. it's used to catch catfish. >> it's a bobber. >> they thought there was a giant catfish on the other end because it was bobbing up and down. when he goes to pull it off the line, look at what happened. >> oh, my god! that's a big [ bleep ] gator.
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that is a big gator. >> i'm glad his daughter is laughing. i would have been petrified. he's paddling as fast as he can. >> look at that again. >> the size of the head alone was about 3 feet by 1 1/2 feet. the size of the head is about 3 feet, you know how big the body is of that gator? >> what movie does this remind of us? >> "lake placid." >> thank you, willie. >> one of your favorites. >> betty white, my favorite movie, load up mariah carey's greatest hits and watch "lake plac placid." you have yourself a night. >> when fishing, take a grilled cheese sandwich on the boat. because it is -- >> national grilled cheese day! thankfully from our friends at the melt shop in new york city, we've got some grilled cheese. >> who designates this national grilled cheese day? >> i don't care. >> isn't there national
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everything day? >> did velveeta do it? >> you have your classic american cheddar on white. bacon, cheese spread and maple glazed on white. truffle melt with -- >> where is that? >> between the cups. >> fried chicken. >> oh, the chicken one looks real good. >> is it grilled cheese when it has grilled chicken? >> no. >> classic. >> i like plain white great and american cheese or a little velveeta. i've never had a grilled cheese with cheddar. >> natalie on the other hand -- >> have you tried the truffle one? >> i'm not a truffle guy. >> i tweeted this out. do you like a simple sandwich like tamron and al, or more gourmet? >> we have a hashtag battle. >> mario batali agrees. like the truffle. >> #simple sandwich. #gourmet cheese. how do you like your grilled cheese sandwich?
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#simple sandwich. #gourmet cheese. also, guys, this is genius. in honor of today, we have its, what kind of grilled cheese do i want.com. it'll tell you what grilled cheese is right for you. tons of recipes. willie, do you want a grilled cheese sandwich? >> yes, please. >> now, are you okay with meat? >> yes. >> no. >> are you fancy? >> no. >> you want a pepperoni pizza grilled cheese. >> no, i don't. i don't at all, no. >> no? >> not even a little bit. >> clearly not. >> is this scientific? >> it is scientific, absolutely. it's from our scientist zoe marcus at today.com. >> okay. >> britney, let's find out. do you want a grilled cheese? >> sure. >> are you okay with meat? >> yeah.
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>> you are fancy? >> yes. >> do you want to get your funk on? >> absolutely. >> there it is. >> grilled fontina and blue cheese with sourdough on -- >> i'll take it. >> fancy. >> that's pretty good. >> we totally missed the tomato soup with this. >> that's important. the grilled cheese and tomato soup. what kind of grilled cheese do i want.com. check it out. now, we've got this frontal system pushing through. it stretches from new england all the way down to texas. there's heavy storms again firing up from louisiana right now into the panhandle of florida. we do have a risk of strong storms today. western texas to galveston, we're going to be watching this. supercells with large hail, damagie ining winds, isolated tornado tornadoes. will be the third day in a row of severe weather. locally heavy rain will develop across southeastern and south central texas. makes its way to the panhandle
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later today. and there's going to be a flood threat. look at all the rain we're talking about. some areas the next three days could pick up three to five inches of rain, especially around new orleans. at's what's going on athro good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. don't forget your umbrella this morning, but you'll need sunglasses later today. the rain will be clearing out and it will become breezy. these temperatures will be in the upper 50s to lower 60s today. colder tomorrow morning. 37 to start with. but sunshine and back up to 60 in the afternoon. a little bit warmer for thursday and friday. and look at the weekend, 60s saturday. 70s sunday and monday. have a great day. >> let's check the hashtag battle. >> so important right here. >> how do do you like your gril cheese? simple sandwich, 66%. >> easy. >> gourmet. natalie, going down. >> little american cheese, grit,
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supreme court justice clarence thomas and anita hill are backlines thanks to "confirmation," of the senate hearings, premiering this week on hbo. kerry washington plays anita hill and executive produced the film. i talked with her and her co-stars, greg kinnear and wendell pierce. >> takes an expert in phycology to explain how that can happen, but it can happen because it happened to me. >> i think the hearings had always held a special place for me because it was one of the first times that i was really confronted with different aspects of my identity. this was one of the moments where i remember my parents being at odds because my mother held a certain set of beliefs as an african-american woman in the workplace and my dad as an african-american man in the workplace had different beliefs about the dynamics of what was
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happening in the hearings. >> i can't not care. i'm not kennedy. i'm a black man in america. this is a different thing for me. >> a man at the pinnacle of his career, about to mount the summit, and something from his past comes and haunts him. >> reporter: wendell pierce and clarence thomas come from similar backgrounds, which is something the actor drew on. >> do you have a different opinion of lawrence thomas now that you have to portray him? >> i want to meet him because of what we share in common. i actually want to see where our paths kind of separate, you id. >> reporter: greg kinnear played joe biden, who was at the center of the controversy. >> ultimately, he voted against
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the confirmation of judge thomas. at the same time, he's been criticized for not letting certain things happen during that process that might have changed the course of history. >> reporter: many americans, especially the female half of the population, objected to the way hill was treated by the all male senate panel. sparking a national conversation about sexual harassment, which permanently changed the culture. >> if what you say this man said to you occurred -- >> if what you say this man said to you occurred, why in god's name would you -- >> one of the most dynamic, fascinating visual aesthetics of the film is to see the judiciary committee be all older white men. to know now, in the year following the hearings, that the committee became more inclusive. more americans feeling inspired to participate and to call out harassment when they see it. >> reporter: washington says she
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consulted with anita hill early on in the process and met up with her again at the film's l.a. premiere. >> how does she feel about the movie? what does she think? >> i think she's -- she has a range of opinions. she doesn't agree with every moment in the film, but i know that she is wroproud of how we' struggled with the issue, to flush out the story and be fair. she feels like i did an okay job being her. >> okay. >> which i'll take. which i'll take. >> "confirmation" premieres this saturday on hbo. al, thanks a lot. up and coming actor jack remember yoreynor is here. he'll tell us about "sing he'll tell us about "sing street" and will addressyou tot. nobody's hurt, but there will still be pain. it comes when your insurance company says they'll only pay three quarters of what it takes to replace it. what are you supposed to do? drive three quarters of a car?
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boyfriend. >> who? >> evan. he has a car. what's this? >> you're good. get better. how do you know it's her boyfriend? >> seemed like it. pulled off in a car with music bla blaring. pretty cool. >> what does he listen to? >> phil. >> he won't be a problem. >> why not? >> no man who listens to phil collins will be a problem. >> was that actually your hair? >> it wasn't. i regret to say, it wasn't. i would love to be dedicated enough to grow hair like that for a film. >> quite a wig. >> the magic of hollywood. let's talk about the film. people recognize you from other big films. back story on the plot here? >> okay. the film basically is set in the 1980s in dup lyblin. it's about a young kid going to a new school and he meets a girl
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who he is really into and decides the only way he'll get her is if he starts up a band. it's kind of a coming of age story where he's developing his culture and his own family is falling apart. his older brother, who is kind of a burnout, tries to help him along his path. in a way, he lives vicariously through him, but ultimately, give him direction in his life. it's a great little movie. i'm very proud of it. it's got moments of hilarity and, yes, it's great. >> i know it hits close to home with you, as well. you're into the music scene. i think you said this movie is almost about family. >> absolutely. >> right, being from ireland. >> absolutely. absolutely, yeah. obviously, to be home in ireland again, to make another irish film is fantastic. >> yeah. >> and like you say, yeah, massively into my music when i was younger. i had a little band of my own growing up. my buddies used to jam.
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when a house would be free, we'd drink our beers and jam. >> and play phil collins, i'm sure. >> of course. >> you were born in colorado, moved when you were 2 years old to ireland. that's where you get the accent. >> yeah. >> you were inspired to be an actor by one of my all-time favorite move views, "die hard." >> true story, age of 5. >> 5-year-old watching "die hard." >> i knew i liked you. >> i watched it with my grandfather when i was 5 and it blew my mind. from that point on, i wanted nothing else but to be an actor. i remember one time very clearly, we had like a freezer come into the house and there was a big box leftover. my grandmother found me cutting a big square out of the box. i put it over my head and would do the news and weather for her. >> would you really? >> yeah. >> you can help me do the news in a second. we can find a card board box. >> there's a lot of people that want to know about the "star
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if the last 3 letters were p22, that's me! and now in delicious chocolate. good morning, i'm tracy davidson. let's get your wet first-alert forecast this morning from nbc 10 first-alert meteorologist bill henley. it will be changing throughout the day. it will be rain, mainly light rain, and it's steady across south jersey, philadelphia and into the area. it will continue to dry out. temperatures that have been mild all morning will move into the low 60s. right now 59 degrees in philadelphia. the clouds will be thinning out. umbrellas will be going away. you'll need your sunglasses later today. the wet roads are slowing traffic in some areas. let's find out where with first-alert traffic reporter jessica boyington.
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>> we are seeing slow speeds everywhere and some dealing with accidents. this is route 309 right near norristown road. still watching the accident scene with only the right lane getting by. we have the penndot crews there and police officers there with a vehicle over in front. and also wet roads out in new jersey on 295 around the black horse pike. over in belmar, no real problems in either direction but definitely slow north and south. jessica, thanks. nbc 10 is expanding its exclusive investigation of a national epidemic heroin addiction. the leading authority will be at the national constitution center with a one-time community forum today. you can watch it live streaming today at 2:00 on nbc 10 and the nbc 10 app. lawmakers in harrisburg could be close to a final vote on pennsylvania's medical marijuana bill. a senate bill said patients who suffer from a list of ailments may use marijuana for therapeutic purposes. i'm tracy davidson. you can get the latest news and
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taking a look at the headli headlines. the cdc believes the zika virus may be scarier than first thought. causing not only brain and head birth defects, but also brain damage that may not show up for years. meantime, warmer weather is raising concerns about the arrival and spread of zika in southern u.s. states. the nation's top health experts are warning pregnant women from texas to florida could be at risk. they're asking congress for nearly $2 billion in emergency funding. a new study shows more than 40% of retired professional football players have signs of traumatic brain injury. scans were used on 40 former athletes who played 2 to 17 years in the nfl. 43% had significant damage to the white matter, the matter
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which connects different regions of the brain. the same percentage scored low on memory, learning and attention tests. those who played the longest had the highest risk of brain trauma. new crash test results are out and only one large pickup truck earned the top safety rating by the institute. best performer overall in a small front crash was the ford f-150 super cab. three others tested received a marginal rating. you can see the list on today.com. if you're looking to fly first class without breaking the bank, think about leaving on a wednesday. according to fare.com, you'll get the best first class rates on that day. the site says to take advantage, book your ticket at least seven days in advance. the most expensive days to travel in first class are fridays and sundays. hero police officer pulled off a double play, sort of, during the philadelphia phillies home opener.
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in january, the officer chased down an alleged isis-inspired gunman who shot him three times. good ending to the story. monday, he threw out the ceremonial first pitch at citizen's bank park. then he pulled a ring from his sling and proposed to his girlfriend lily in front of the crowd and philly question nofan course. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> for today, we have a front stretching from new england back to texas, where there is a risk of strong storms. wet out west, as well. another front approaching the pacific northwest. sunshine around the great lakes. little cool. for tomorrow, the warm weather in the plains makes its way to the northern plains and the upper great lakes. more wet weather continues along the great lakes. showers in the pacific northwest. the sunshine returns to the northeast. it is national grilled cheese day. let's see how our hashtag battle is doing. how do you like your grilled cheese? simple or fancy like natalie. simple rules the roost.
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yeah. that's what's going on good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. don't forget your umbrella this morning, but you'll need sunglasses later today. the rain will be clearing out and it will become breezy. that will keep temperatures in the upper 50s to low 60s today. colder tomorrow morning, 37 to start with. but sunshine and back up to 60 in the afternoon. a little bit warmer for thursday and friday. and look at the weekend. 60s saturday. 70s sunday and monday. have a great day. >> that is your latest weather. day. tuesday. must be time for a trend. >> yes, you're right, mr. roker. it's tuesday trends. i just tweeted out this. bye tight, tight jeans. i'm obsessed with the look that reminds me of something you might go to bed in. we're not suggesting you wear
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your pjs on the street. we'll show you inspired outfits that fit the trend. selena gomez, we love her. look at her in her pj-inspired outfit. rihanna, work, work, work, work, work. there she is right there. without elmo. in her inspired outfit from this trend. here to explain how we pull it off and don't end up on a fashion blog calling us a don't is lifestyle editor at guilt.com. good morning. >> good morning. love sleepover chic, tamron. >> is that what it's called? >> a lot of things. we're taking it from the sheets to the streets today. >> okay. >> we're going to show you how to sort of get this pajama style trend. we're seeing it everywhere. without looking like you rolled out of bed. >> selena gomez, rihanna, they can wear just about anything. >> anything. >> we walk out and someone might say, what do you have on, right? >> who doesn't want to walk around in their pajamas. >> i made a sledge, ipledge, i'
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wearing jeans this summer. what can i wear? >> let's start with a literal translation of the trend. this is pajama style epitomized. this look is actually made for the streets, tamron. >> this is an outfit? >> not a bedroom outfit. >> i'll be honest here. before someone tweets it, it looks like hugh hefner designed this for me. >> worn together, it is pushing the envelope of the trend. break it down. the separates, we have a robe-inspired blazer with a belt. we have the lace camisole and wide-legged pant. comfortable. >> i have this jacket on here. i wouldn't wear it formally with this outfit. but t-shirt and jeans, this and you're great. >> kimono inspired. first, let's start with jacqueline. as you know, it's all about the pant with this trend. what most people take away. incredible pair of slouchy
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pants. pair them with the white sneaker. >> again, i know victoria beckham says she's not wearing heels, but i've not been wearing heels outside of work. i've been obsessed with sneakers. >> the white, classic sneaker is the shoe of the season. >> of the summer. >> everybody has a pair. $75. >> trench coat on with it. pants are long. >> it's our take on the robe. belt, the long, lanky, easy look. >> next model coming up, this is so good. >> isn't this great? >> so good. >> this is a matching set, like a pajama top and bottom, but meant for the resort rather than the bedroom. here, we've got a great paja pajama-style pant from zara, just $49. high waisted with the tie. instead of the pajama top, we went with a ruffle top. >> not a one piece? >> it's a two piecer. >> wow. >> what we love about it, it's roomy. nothing binding and constricting
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like -- >> it's national grilled cheese day. you can have ten grilled cheeses and not know it. you can separate it and wear the pants. >> that's right. thank you so much. >> talk to me about the length. all the models have long -- is it for long lengths? >> all about the long lengths. depending on the shoe. >> last up? >> lastly, we have our most literal translation. here, we went for an evening pajama. we started with this great tunic top from eloquii, $89. if you wear it with a wide leg pant, it gives you pajama top vibe. >> i love the flats she has with it. >> the wide leg pant, fantastic. bringing us down to the shoe. it has the sparkle. even the shoes are pajama trend. >> don't feel compelled to put on high heels with it. rock it like that. >> it's like the smoking slipper. a lot of glamour.
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i got salmonella just thinking about it. me too. you want clean, get a cleaner with bleach in it. clorox means clean. timothy olyphant spent six seasons on "justified" as a tough u.s. marshall carrying out his own brand of justice in kentucky. >> now he's hanging up his cowboy hat and boots for his new role in "mother's day." >> he plays jennifer ananiston' ex-husband navigating wife with his younger wife. >> are the passports up to date? >> passports? >> we're going to paris. tina has never been. >> paris, france? >> uh-huh. >> i got to go. bye. >> so? how'd she take it? >> like a champ.
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>> oh, you've got to be kidding me! >> that's just the beginning of that rant. >> yeah. >> she goes on and on. >> tell us a little bit about the movie, tim. it's really the romcom. lots of little stories interwoven, right? >> gary marshall film. he did "valentine's day" and "new year's day." >> yeah. >> they're great. all the lovely intersecting stories. this one is fantastic. jennifer aniston, she's amazing. >> what's the genius of gary marshall? so many people look to him. >> if anybody knew, they'd bottle it. he's something special. it's amazing. it was a pleasure to be on one of his sets and to be able to work with him and just sit and spend time. i mean, that guy tells you stories about working for the "tonight show" and he's not talking about leno or carson. >> yeah.
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>> and it's a really special thing. it was very special, just to be around him. >> a movie like this has a lot of moving parts, a lot of stars. you haven't seen the finished movie yet. >> no. i even mhaven't even met some o stars. hopefully i can make it to the premiere. julia roberts is pretty special. kind of hoping to at least say hello. >> i'll tell you this -- >> we're in a movie together. >> you are. >> you were great in the movie i haven't seen. >> that has to be strange. to have the huge stars you've never met. >> yeah. >> you're in the same film. >> i mean, it's all strange, even when you do meet them. this one is particularly strange, yeah. it's true. >> your stories are so different. >> right. >> different couples. it's not necessarily integrated in the whole thing. >> i saw sudeikis for about a day. we intersected there for a minute. >> you're like, hey, man.
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>> he was fantastic. very good. i saw one of his days in person -- >> very good. >> look out for it, yeah. >> you should definitely go to the premiere. sounds fun. >> a lot of big stars. >> meet new friends. >> exactly. it'll be the whole experience. >> you have a new series coming up on netflix with drew barrymore. >> yeah. >> what can you tell us about that? >> have you met her? >> no. >> have you met anyone? >> i'm pretty sure our scenes are together. >> excellent. >> i got that going for me. >> yeah! >> i refuse to meet with anyone i'm in a movie with. >> no, no, no. that can be fun. we play a married couple. things kind of get dark and twisted. it's pretty good. it should be special. >> oh. >> dark, i'm in. >> diabolical wife. >> it's like a friday on our
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show. >> so on a lighter note, you have three kids, is that -- three? >> last i checked, yeah. >> have you met them? >> i've been in new york. when i left l.a., there were three of them. >> given the film "mother's day," have you planned out anything? what's going on? >> no. that's one of the -- there's so many great things about this movie. one of them is it's going to be -- there's no way i'll forget mother's day this year. >> boom. >> you jinxed yourself. >> what's the date? >> well, here's what i know -- >> here's what i know. >> the film comes out on the 29th, right? >> mm-hmm. >> that means mother's day is close. >> so you're in the ballpark. >> i'm in the ball mark. when the movie comes out, i think i got a week. that's the gift i'm giving everyone here. >> is it may 10th? >> buy yourself a little time. >> may 8th. >> 8th. >> give gifts on the week of, every day gifts. >> i know when the movie comes out, i'm like, we've got to get serious about this.
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very talented and gorgeous a alice eve appeared in "star trek" and has had a role in "entourage." >> now, alice, in "criminal," is a cia hacker, trying to track down a criminal that could change the world. you deal with memory transfer in this film. what is that? >> i don't know. if we could do it, we would. my grandmother has alzheimer's and the loss of memory is a serious thing. interestingly, you hold on to the love. you remember the romantic moments or the family moments. i guess this is almost like a high concept superhero movie idea. there is a frontal lobe you can transfer into someone else's head. science is moving at a pace, so
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it's probably not a pipe dream. >> that'd be interesting. >> protect your frontal lobe. >> whoa. >> i always do that. you have kevin costner, ryan reynolds, gary oldman, tommy lee jones. you have heavy hitters you're working with. >> you know, i saw it for the first time last night. there he is. he's such a lovely man, gary oldman. i loved the film. i was just saying to you that kevin costner is just the last cowboy in america. he even wears cowboy boots. you just melt when you watch someone, you know, who is as good as him. i really enjoyed it. watching them all do their thing throughout the experience was -- i just caught myself -- there i was watching costner -- was incredible, actually. i learned a lot from gary, who takes it all in stride. >> you play a cia agent. >> i do. >> next to gary oldman. what was it like working with him? >> amazing. just investigating the idea of being a cia agent was fascinating.
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the level of secrecy they have to maintain in their lives. you know, they can't go home and be like, this morning the thing fell off of the front of the thing. >> saw that, didn't you? >> you have the giggles. oh, look, they're having fun. but you can't share your life. that must be very alienating. it was interesting to investigate the phycology of a cia agent. >> fascinating movie. we'll get you a grilled cheese, as well. >> i had one last night. >> you can catch "criminal" in theaters this friday. back in a moment. back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. joe sestak supports a plan that the new york timesfactreported makes cuts to social security benefits. and the plan raises the retirement age. it's true. the a.a.r.p. opposed the plan, citing dramatic cuts to medicare benefits. the plan sestak supports means higher out-of-pocket costs for millions on medicare. any way you spin it, the truth about sestak is gonna hurt.
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narendorsed katie mcgintyent obama afor us senate? nt biden because she's a "champion for working families." katie mcginty will take on the republicans and protect social security and medicare. and mcginty will work for equal pay for women - because families depend on it. for the april 26th democratic primary, president obama supports katie mcginty. katie: i'm katie mcginty and i approve this message, because it's your turn to get ahead. hello, everybody. >> hi, ladies. we mentioned out of time earlier. jack reynor's movie "sing street" premieres on the 22nd. >> you forgot that? >> we were the world a president has to grapple with. sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job. and she's the one who's proven she can get it done.
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in fact, we'll get some sunshine this afternoon. 60 degrees later today. so wet roads if you're heading out. we'll check the roads with first-alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. >> it's a little bit of a nightmare everywhere you go on the majors this morning with rain and accident scenes clearing out of the way. right now we are looking at the schuylkill expressway near the boulevard. slow go in both directions barely moving eastbound toward center city or westbound right now toward the king of prussia area. we are also watching construction in philadelphia on passyunk avenue. near 31st and 28th street they are reduced to two lanes. major jim kenny in philadelphia will announce that adam teal will become the new fire commissioner. teal was virginia's deputy public safety of homeland and security. he's replacing derek sawyer. you have one more chance to run the blue cross broad street run on may 1st. nbc 10 is giving two viewers a bid for the race. go to nbc10.com and click on the comcast tab.
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i'm tracy davidson. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. you can get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 app. thanks for watching. have a great day. ight find it harder and harder to get by, you're not alone. while our people work longer hours for lower wages, almost all new income goes to the top 1%. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultrarich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message because together, we can make a political revolution and create an economy and democracy that works for all and not just the powerful few.
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