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good morning. free for all. the republican presidential debate gets heated in a hurry. candidates taking repeated shots at the moderators and the media. >> the questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the american people don't trust the media. >> ting shots at each other. >> someone has convinced you that attacking me will help you. >> marco rubio taking on his one-time mentor. marco rubio joins us. the out of control journey of the run away army balloon. >> chase it down.
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hours and left a path of power outages in its wake. the military sent fighter jets to track it. $1 million blimp and a monumental blunder. the prince of washington. >> prince harry. >> harry delights the crowds and trip to the u.s. what he revealed about the moment he says changed the direction of his life. today, thursday, october 29th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. usually, you and i track through the debates. we couldn't keep up. >> my thumbs aren't fast enough. there were different moments. fiery, intense, heated. pick any of the words to describe the republican's third debate. while the candidates have issues with each other, they shared a collective target.
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last night, it was the media. we'll break it down and talk to the man who many people think won the night, marco rubio. first, peter alexander has the highlights. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. among the night's winners, two ambitious senators, marco rubio and ted cruz, chris christie, rise. jeb bush gave a poor performance contentious night. call it the rumble in the rockies. donald trump and ben carson faded to the background. the biggest clash, between marco rubio and his one-time mentor, jeb bush. after rubio was pressed about missing dozen of senate votes and bush called him to resign. >> when you signed up for this, this was a six-year term. you should be showing up to work. literally, the senate, what is it, a french work week, you get three days you have to show up? >> rubio turning in what many
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campaign, blasted that as a convenient criticism. >> the only reason you're doing it now is because we're running for the same position, and someone convinced you that attacking me will help you. here's the bottom line -- >> reporter: john kasich didn't mince words, tearing into trump and carson. arguing both men are unkwaul qualified to be president. >> folks, we have to wake up. we cannot elect somebody that doesn't know how to do the job. >> he was such a nice guy and said, i'm never going to attack. then his poll numbers tanked. that's why he's on the end. he got nasty. you know what? you can have him. >> reporter: the candidates cheered on by the colorado crowd were united in their contempt for the moderators and the media. >> the questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the american people don't trust the media. >> nasty question. >> propaganda. >> all the mainstream media. >> reporter: the chairman spoke
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after the debate. >> it was one gotcha question, other. >> executives at cnbc, nbc's sister network, shot back. people who want to be president of the united states should be about to answer tough questions. on stage, chris christie showcased his tough personality. >> we have people out of work, isis and al qaeda attacking us, football. >> reporter: carly fiorina acknowledging a weakness. >> after the last debate, i was told i didn't smile enough. >> reporter: all night, bush struggled to seize the spotlight. >> you find a democrat that's for cutting spending $10, i'll give them a warm kiss. >> reporter: how bad was the night for bush? the nomination isn't going to be decided after the course of one debate in october, but a republican operative tells me
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is now on life support. his one job last night was to show he could own the stage. savannah, in his operative's words, he didn't. >> peter alexander, thank you so much. senator marco rubio is with us now. senator rubio, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> you were up late. you have an early morning to join us. has that blow softened, by the fact that most viewers thought you had the breakout performance of the night? is that how you feel about it? >> we feel good about it, and it's just a debate. we've already done two others and felt good about those, as well. there's more to come. we have another one in 13 days. for us, every time i get a chance to do the debates, it's an opportunity to hopefully talk to the american people about the future of our country and what i would do if they gave me the chance to be president. i felt good about that chance last night. we're looking forward to the next one, as well. >> everybody is talking about the moment between you and governor jeb bush, your former
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there were a lot of comparisons to the young jedi taking on young obi-won i can kenobi. there was another analogy, when your kid whips you in one-on-one for the first time. you have that relationship with governor bush. what was it take like, taking him on like that? >> i have admiration for him as a person and what he did as governor of florida. i won't talk bad about him. my campaign isn't about him. i'm not running against him on anyone else. i'm running for president. what i'll continue to do, and what i hope more candidates will do, is we'll talk about who we are and let the voters decide. if there are policy differences between them, we were engage on those policy differences. that's how i'm going to run my campaign. everyone can run theirs. i won't change how i run my campaign based on what other people decide to do.
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>> your communications director last night told reporters your phone is already buzzing from and join the rubio train. is that true? supporters. it cost money. if the media stops charging for the money. missage age -- message out. >> once and for all, answer this question, should you resign, would you resign? why not leave your senate seat and just remove this issue from your opponents, remove it from the discourse? >> well, for me, it's an incredible honor to serve in the united states senate. i enjoy very much to serve the people of florida. we serve real people every day. the veterans who has to fight for his disability benefits and
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prove he's disabled even though he's missing both legs, or the elderly couple who experienced tax fraud. we're going to continue to do it. >> senator rubio up early with us this morning. appreciate your time. >> thank you. >> let's bring in chuck todd, moderator of "meet the press, yts press," and nicolle wallace, former communications director for president george w. bush. let's start with a quick, one second, who won? >> ted cruz. >> okay. timing seemed to be the biggest player in the room. timing that donald trump lost his national lead. timing that ben carson took the national lead, he didn't want to mess up. and timing that jeb bush seems to realize his chances are slipping away. >> yeah, jeb bush didn't have the night his campaign acknowledged he needed to have. afterwards, jeb bush said, i'm not a performer.
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the people who admire the way he governs, you have to become a performer to win the job. >> it was not a good night for jeb bush, and people are saying, how much longer will he stay in the race? his people are constantly saying, we're in it through the early states. we have the money, the organization. but is there kind of, for lack of a better term, a death watch? >> it felt like a wake. other campaign operatives were not gloating about this, they were like, oh, my god. is jeb not going to actually make it to the starting line? that is this air in there. look, he has $100 million in the super pacment , he has the safety net. the first president bush getting whipped in the primaries didn't get out until may. there is no way -- >> the second bush was whipped by mccain, he didn't get out. >> that said, they'll have to throw something to the wolves. he has to publicly do something up.
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stage there, did anybody do or say anything, anyone like kasich, chris christie or numbers? >> chris christie has strung together a magical moment in the debates but it's not showing in the polls. i thought trump was subdued, but he had the town hall demeanor. he seemed to be holding back and only engaging where he had to. i say cruz was the winner because of his indictment of the moderators. republicans are desperate for someone who stands up against what they feel is a rigged system. >> that's the elephant in the room we haven't talked about. the media was the opponent not on the stage right with them but, clearly, a big part of this debate. fairly or unfairly, this is a winning strategy for candidates. >> well, it is. cruz capture td moment d the moment better than anybody. there had been leaked ideas that, you know, beforehand, they were going to go after the
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moderators and say, hey, the democrats didn't get questions like this, and they determined this before the debate started. boy, cruz captured the moment. he actually came across as the guy that supposedly everybody secretly doesn't life, but he was the guy that defended everybody on the stage. maybe an important moment for him, if he does what he's trying to do, which is vacuum up trump and carson's support if, not when in my book, but if they falter. >> chuck todd, nicolle wallace, thank you very much. jeb bush will be chuck's guest on "meet the press." the paul ryan era is underway on capitol hill. the congressman was nominated to the the next speaker of the house, and they're making it initial with a full house vote this morning. ryan said the republican party lost its vision and he intends to begin a new day on the house of representatives. let's turn to the drama in
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an unmanned military balloon breaking free and drifting 115 miles from maryland to pennsylvania. fighter jets had to be scrambles. the balloon's long tether causing destruction on the ground. tom costello is in money uncy, pennsylvania, where the balloon came down. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. power has been restored to people in p.a., and a military team teamed off this area. it's behind this tree line, described as having as lot of holes in it. it was impossible to control and very difficult to catch. >> reporter: it's a top secret project with a price tag of $2.5 billion. pa. a system that's supposed to watch the skies along the
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>> this is supposed to detect cruise missiles, probably from russian aircraft, and drones. >> reporter: on wednesday, the unthinkable. this military balloon broke free in rain and high wind at a military base in aberdeen, maryland, and floated out of control to pennsylvania. in the east coast skies, air traffic controllers routed passenger planes around the balloon, while f-16s went to intercept it. >> they're working very, very -- as fast as they can. >> reporter: for four hours, cable news and social media followed its soaring to 16,000 feet, then skipping across the pennsylvania countryside. the size of two football fields, the balloon dragged a heavy cable, hitting utility lines and knocking out power to 28,000 people. >> here we are, no power, after the blimp knocked out the power
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>> reporter: finally, the balloon fell to the ground amid amish country. there's been correspondence about -- controversy about the project. meanwhile, they're hoping to pull it out of the woods sometime today, and it will be a military operation to do that. meanwhile, the people here in central pa who had property damage were told they can file a claim with the army. back to you. >> tom costello covering what was a bizarre story. tom, thank you. sentencing day for a former student at a prestigious new hampshire prep school convicted of sexually assaulting a younger classmate. he's asking for probation instead of prison. stephanie gosk is at the good morning. >> good morning. from the rainy concord, new hampshire, this case gained national attention because of where to wen labrie, the a accuser, went to school.
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one schools in the country. today, labrie's attorney will ask for probation, arguing his enough. >> reporter: hours from now, to wen labrie will learn whether >> guilty. >> he was convicted of sexual assault and endangering a child. the accuser, a 15-year-old classmate, alleged the sex was not consensual. we're con sale cealing her identity. >> i was raped. i was violated in so many ways. >> reporter: it revealed the ritual known as the senior salute, where seniors asked out freshman, sometimes for sex. labrie denied the charges. >> it wouldn't have been a good move to have sex with this girl. >> reporter: now, the
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behind bars and would have to register as a sex offender. his lawyers filed motions with family photos. the harsh truth is that own will be penalized every single day from here on out from what he did as a high school student. friends wrote, he's the model gentleman. stunningly brilliant, a role model. from his father, it would do no good to incarcerate own. his mother pleading, own has already been hurt far beyond what anyone might ever know. a spokeswoman for the victim's family says the victim was harmed, too. >> this was sexual violence, and it was an egregious case. i'm hoping the sentence reflects what we heard in trial. >> the accuser and her family will be in court giving statements. it's not the end of the case.
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labrie's attorneys are against the charge of a minor. a 10-year-old boy has been injured in an apparent shark attack in hawaii. natalie has that story. good morning. >> good morning, guys. this marks the seventh attack in hawaii this year, and the third on the island of oahu, in the last three weeks. >> reporter: this morning, a 10-year-old boy is recovering from wounds he suffered after an apparent shark attack off the coast of hawaii on wednesday. police say the child was bitten on the thigh while body boarding 30 feet from the shore. >> when i looked up, i saw the life guards pulling the young boy to the quad and took him under the trees and did their thing. >> he had three gashes on his leg. had a sty, which was opened. >> reporter: this is the seventh shark attack in hawaii this year, the third on oahu this month. on october 17th, a 44-year-old man was seriously injured after a shark attack off of the beach. >> heard him, turned and went. my dad got him, and i understood
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that and went to get his friends. it was just go, go, go. my dad just kept him talking to keep his mind off the giant holes in his legs. >> reporter: a week earlier, a 25-year-old man lost his left leg and some fingers in an attack on oahu's north shore. it comes amid a series of recent shark attacks off the mainland waters this year, from california to north carolina. due to the unusually high spike in incidents, experts in hawaii this morning are warning swimmers to stay out of dirty water. don't go into the ocean at dusk or dawn. never go out alone. >> ocean safety officials posted temporary shark warning signs and they're strongly recommending that people stay out of the water there in oahu for today. >> don't have to convince me. >> get me out of the water. >> thank you. >> mr. roker, what's cooking? >> we've had wild weather overnight, and we have more coming. let's show you, first of all, in minnesota, the snow is out. they've broken out the snowplow snowplows, getting things going.
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had a couple inches on the ground, so they're watching that. now, we go to wisconsin, and you can see more snow falling there overnight. the winds were whipping, and they picked up about three inches of snow there, as well. here in the northeast, we had big storms move through, and that caused a lot of problems. take a look. this is connecticut. power outages, flooding in front of homes and businesses. a real mess. in fact, about 10,000 people without mower power this morning in parts of connecticut. we're also looking at more flooding and heavy rains out west, as low pressure develops. jet stream is to its south. we look at more heavy showers and thunderstorms, firing up where they don't need them, throughout parts of texas, louisiana and on into oklahoma. in the southwest for today, we're looking at heavy rain. could be severe storms later on tonight. then we move to tomorrow. look at the heavy rain developing. one to two inches per hour locally. four to five inches more rain. as we get to saturday, it moves into the central gulf coast.
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and it's windy and i >> that's your latest weather. matt? >> thank you, al. coming up, prince harry takes washington by storm and gets personal. the moment he says changed the direction of his life. the utility worker knocks on your door, would you let them in? on a new rossen report, how criminals are preying on unsuspected homeowners. jeff goes undercover to see if people would open their doors to
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morning and a power outage is forcing one school, the bristol-plymouth regional tech school to close for the day. take a lack at this scene in jamaica plain a few hours ago. the wind brought down a large tree across the road and into someone's from the yard. it hit some power lines on the way down, but there weren't reports of damages or injuries. let's head over the j.r. where it's still raining right now. >> reporter: worst of the rain and wind moving out of the city of boston. still heavy rain on the cape and the islands. winds may gust over 40mph as this plume of heavy rainfall works across the cape. metro boston, you still need the rain gear until the back edge of this rain. worcester, holyoke, hartford sweeps east of boston. that probably does not move through until after 9:00, so at that time then we'll start the see skies brighten up and get some sunshine back here in afternoon. windy and warm this afternoon. low 70s. >> anchor: hopefully in time for the game. we're back in 25 minutes with
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if you're in the area, put on your best costume and join us so you can take part in the celebration. with #halloween today. headlines. the third republican debate was filled with fireworks. candidates taking aim at each other and the media. marco rubio pushing hard against fellow floridian jeb bush, who went after rubio for missing votes on capitol hill. major story out of china. the ruling communist party decided to end that country's controversial one-child policy. they'll allow couples to have two children. that one-child policy was put in place in the '80s to control population growth. the kansas city royals are two wins away from a world series title. they topped the mets again last night, 7-1. game three is set for friday at citi field in new york.
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we'll begin with prince harry's visit to the u.s. to promote his work with wounded service members. he met with president obama. good morning. >> i was with harry last night for an exclusive party after a stunning day, in which prince harry said he was moved to tears from a tribute by the first lady. she called him a real guy who cared about veterans. she couldn't help point out what every female in the room was speaking. something like this, that's prince harry. >> ladies, prince harry is here. don't act like you don't notice. come on. come on. >> reporter: they noticed. >> prince harry! >> reporter: prince harry bringing his passion across the pond. >> to him, our wounded warriors aren't just a distant cause. to him, they're brothers and sisters in arms. >> reporter: joined by first lady michelle obama and dr. jill biden -- >> welcome his royal highness, prince harry.
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>> reporter: the 31-year-old who retired from the british army in june opened up about his time in the forces during his visit to wounded members. >> my two deployments in afghanistan changed the direction of my life. >> reporter: saying he first felt a need to help while sharing a flight home with injured servicemen and women during his first deployment. >> from that moment, i knew i had the responsibility to help all veterans who had made huge personal sacrifices for their countries, to lead healthy and dignified lives after service. >> reporter: harry created the games for wounded warriors. first held last year in london. next may, it'll be in orlando, florida. word of advise to the states? >> you better bring it, usa. >> reporter: the prince learned early about the importance of service and humility from his mother, diana. now, fifth in line to the british throne, seen ditching his motorcade to walk into the
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oval office to meet with president obama wednesday. >> i've had opportunities to spend a lot of time with so many of his family members, but this is the first time that we had a chance to talk directly. >> reporter: once known for his wild ways, a prince now trying to make a difference. >> hanging out with prince harry at the party last night. it was me and about 100 -- >> come on. >> me and 150 others. what's amazing is he comes into the party. it takes him half an hour to say hello to everybody. then he spends half an hour leaving again, saying good-bye to everybody. he's there for about an hour. >> he didn't get jig gi gy with it? >> no. >> thank you. mr. roker, got a forecast for us? >> i was with ronald macdonald last night. >> were you?
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>> three years ago today, hurt hurricane superstorm sandy making landfall. 115 miles per hour winds in cuba. makes its way up the coast to new jersey october 29th, 2012, 7:30 p.m. 80 80-mile-per-hour winds, as the superstorm. it went on to cause a storm tide of 14 feet at the battery. 41 deaths, $50 billion in property damage and, of course, as we remember, sandy and breezy point, over 130 fires. homes destroyed. thankfully, no deaths, but a storm surge of o >> reporter: and fur years ago today we had a monster snowstorm, especially western and central new england. warm tropical air. temperatures near 70 degrees. heavy rains still on the cape at this time. some frequent lightning, as well, just off shore. this will begin to wind down over the next couple hours, also
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40mph as that wand of rain moves through. metro boston, you still need the rain gear for this dash of showery activity, but the sunshine is back at noon, warm >> track your weather any time. weather channel on cable and weather.com online. >> mr. roker, thank you vur mch. we talked about the standing desks, keeping people active. coming up on trending, wooem e'll talk about the opposites. on rossen reports, who is knocking on your door? country. thieves dressing up like public utility workers. all, tricking their way inside your home. this morning, i'm going door to
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we are back at 7:41 this morning. on rossen report, thieves tricking their way inside your home. >> jeff rossen is here to show you how they do it and what you should do about it. jeff, good morning. >> hey, guys. good morning. we have all been there, right? someone knocks on your door, and you open it without thinking twice. what if that person was dressed as a utility worker, telling you there's a gas leak in the neighborhood or another emergency, and they need to come in and check it out? would you let them in? crooks are posing as workers to steal from you, even attack you, inside your own home.
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they'll playing on your trust. how trusting are you? i'm going undercover. would you let me in? >> reporter: i'm hitting houses in the suburbs. showing up with news. >> hi. how are you? from the gas company. >> reporter: there's than emergency. >> can i come in? >> reporter: once inside, i could do anything, and the damage is here. violent attackers dressing up coast. you invite them in, and they pounce. in new york, this man wearing a phony uniform distracts the homeowner while his accomplice sneaks in, stealing money and jewelry in minutes. in colorado, a rash of recent attacks. one fake utility worker even robbing this woman blind. >> i thought he was honest, and i let him in. >> reporter: a bogus water worker targeted this family. >> who would do this to elderly people? >> reporter: it's easy for criminals to do it. watch this.
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worker outfit for under $100. >> hidden cameras on. >> reporter: now for the real test. would you fall for it? my team wires me up, and i slip into the uniform. >> good to go. >> reporter: they drop me on this suburban street. i look legit. clipboard, walkie-talkie. the police watching it all from this suv parked across the street. i walk up to the first house. hi. how are you? from the gas company. we're checking people's homes to make sure there's no gas in the water. >> okay. >> can we come in? >> how do i know you're from the gas company? >> reporter: right away, this man is suspicious. >> you should give me identification or something? >> you don't believe me? >> no. why should i? >> reporter: he won't let me? >> that's what we'd want a resident to do. >> reporter: things are about to take a turn at the next house. >> hi, ma'am. had a gas leak down the street.
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have you noticed a smell of gas? >> no. >> you haven't? you water? can i check it? >> come in, sure. >> reporter: she invited me right in, no questions asked. >> i want to check all the faucets. >> come on in. >> she let him right in, unfortunately. >> reporter: before going inside, i come clean. i'm jeff rossen from nbc news. >> i know. i shouldn't have let you? >> you shouldn't? >> no. >> we're in your home. >> you look official with the hard hat and the outfit. where i live, i feel safe, so i'm maybe too trusting. >> reporter: in fact, at house >> come on? >> certainly. >> reporter: -- they invite me >> from the gas company. >> what happens at this home is stunning. >> gas leak down the street. we're checking people's homes. it was next to a water main. >> sure. >> the homeowner is in another seeing me. when she comes to the door -- >> can i check everything?
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>>sists i come? service. >> my name is jeff rossen from >> oh. >> she realizes how dangerous this could have been. >> you actually could have come in and do whatever you wanted to do. >> that's what the criminals are doing. >> yes. >> reporter: on this block in new jersey, a wakeup call, courtesy of this fake. >> it's a good message and lesson to learn. >> thank god you're a good guy and the officers were watching. >> i appreciate it. see you later. >> your rare, friendly fake. police were shocked at the number of people that let us in. in fact, after seeing our results, the police department in new jersey now issuing an official warning to everyone in their town to watch out for this crime. the things you can do and the take away and advice here, always ask for a real id from every utility worker. they should have one. >> like that one man. >> he did the right thing.
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carson is in the orange room. >> getting us ready for >> oh, yeah. >> ready, carson? >> let's do this. the anticipation is building for our kas everybody excited? >> yeah. >> it is throwback thursday. we'll look at hits from years past. feel free to chime in. back to '97. barney and fred. j.lo and p diddy. >> only one matt as a woman. >> that's right. those were the pre-gender bending years. >> hadn't made the commitment yet. >> savannah, prince charles. >> speaking of gender bending. >> natalie as eddie munster. >> too perfect. >> love that. >> that's my favorite. >> that was a good one. >> here we all are, tv stars a couple years ago. last year was all about "snl." here's your clue for this year, the one and only clue you'll get. this is al roker.
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>> there you go. >> our friend louie over in the "snl" effects makeup department. there's al. >> relaxing in there. >> you found it relaxing? >> i loved it. >> did you take a nap? >> yeah. >> i thought i was bury aid r y ied alive. >> come down to the plaza tomorrow. it is our prom at the "today" show. we go all out and we're excited. tomorrow will be fun. >> drive around in stretch limb moe -- limos. >> exciting. sandra bullock will talk about h we thought we' d be ready. but demand for our cocktail bitters was huge. i could feel our deadlines racing towards us. we didn' t need a loan. we needed short-term funding. fast. our amex helped us fill the orders. just like that. you can' t predict it,
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>> this is 7 news now. >> anchor: good morning, everyone. lock at that weather out there causing quite a bit of trouble for thus morning, jeremy. >> reporter: jadiann, showers around the metro back into worcester. you'll need the rain gear boston worcester until about 9:00 a.m. on the cape now, heavier rain, thunderstorms. right between the uprights. this will move across the cape over next 30 to 45 minutes. brief heavy rain. winds may be gusty, over 40mph. it does settle down through first half of hour. this evening, the patriots tailgate.
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warm, windy day. temps in the 60s. this afternoon low 70s. >> anchor: thank you so much. to our top stories, police are investigating a stabbing ins be. it happened near the bell and hand on hanover and marshal streets just after 1:00 a.m. according to boston ems, one person was stabbed in the neck and was taken to mgh with non-life-threatening injuries. another person was injured from an assault and was taken to tufts medical center. and an uxbridge man is set to appear in court after making an
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, homework head ache. the right answer to the third grade math problem might not be what you think. how the question went viral and reignited the debate about common core standards in schools across the country. in tune. a surprising study revealing the best way to make new friends quickly. and sandra in the city. we'll talk to one of the biggest stars around. oscar winner sandra bullock, about bringing her own brand of crisis to her movie.
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>> i thought you retired. >> what happened to your hair? >> you have a great sense of humor. >> today, thursday, october 29th, 2015. >> go royals! >> let's go mets! >> we're from kentucky. >> married for 40 years. >> skipping work to celebrate my birthday on "today." >> wild! >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today." it is the day before the day before halloween. or the day before our halloween celebration. we already have people dressed up on the plaza. they're getting ready. we can't wait. >> we do look forward to this every year. gets nerve racking toward the end, but once it all starts to unfold, we love it. >> you worry about if your high heels will be comfortable.
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>> exactly. does my butt look big, that whole thing. throwback thursday song, a a good one. >> moby, remember this, the '90s, coffee shop. feeling the '90s today. i loved this record. >> things are about to get scary around here. time. once again, the men of "today" will put down the razors to raise awareness about men's health issues. we want you to grow with us. >> that's right, al. all month long, #no-shave today to share your pictures and tell for. at the end of the month, we'll have a shave off on the plaza. for more information and to rsvp, go to today.com. >> it is a great cause. when you see us in the beards, think about the issues that men deal with, in terms of health on
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>> we encourage you to grow a beard. >> i was going to not shave my legs. otherwise known as winter. >> oh. >> it's terrible. let's go inside to natalie for a check of the top stories. >> good morning. once again, the republicans running for president picked up the pace, sharpened their attacks in debate three. the media also took some hits. nbc national correspondent peter us. good morning. >> good morning to you. a lot of sharp elbows last night. a breakout moment for two senator senators, marco rubio and ted cruz. overshadowing the front runners donald trump and ben carson. it was a bad night for jeb bush. >> reporter: the battle in boulder proved not to be between front runners trump and carson, but between mentor and mentee. jeb bush calling on marco rubio to resign for his poor record. >> this was a six-year term and you should be showing up to work. >> rubio dismiss td attack.
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it now is because we're running for the same position and someone convinced you attacking me will help you. >> kasich blasted trump and carson has being unqualified. >> folks, we have to wake up. we can't elect somebody who doesn't know how to do the job. >> trump accused kasich going desperation. >> he was a nice guy and said, i'm never going to attack. then he got nasty. you can have him. >> reporter: carly fiorina tried to regain momentum. >> i may not be your dream candidate just yet, but i can tell you i'm hillary clinton's worst nightmare. >> reporter: the candidates found a common enemy in the moderators and the media. >> donald trump, are you a comic book villain. ben carson, can you do math? how about talking about the substantive issues? >> if you want me to answer, you answer. even in new jersey, what you're doing is called rude. >> reporter: mike huckabee d the opportunity to tee off on trump. >> i love trump. he's a good man.
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i'm wearing a trump tie tonight. get over that one. >> the democratic front runner hillary clinton was a frequent target for the republicans. called out by name last night a total of 23 times. clinton remains unfazed. tweeting out this clip showing her at the benghazi hearing last week, where she's brushing it all off. natalie? >> peter alexander in boulder, colorado. thank you. despite the exchange last night, senator marco rubio told savannah this morning he has represent for jeb bush and won't speak badly about him. he was asked the point of bush's criticism. >> our constituents service is unaffected, and it's as vibrant as it has been. we miss votes, we hate to. i don't like missing vote, but what i would hate more is to wake up on the first wednesday of november of next year to the news that hillary clinton has
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been elected as president of the united states. >> when asked if his campaign is getting calls from bush supporters who want to jump to his side, he said they are candidates. a suspect was accused of shooting at police in two states. cook is wanted for shooting a tennessee police officer and shooting at a kentucky state police trooper. wednesday night, two of cook's known associates were arrested after a violent confrontation tennessee. when officers attempted to stop their vehicle, the two suspects took off and struck two vehicles. eventually, they were apprehended. the army is investigating how a $1 billion top secret surveillance balloon broke away from maryland wednesday and floated over neighboring pennsylvania for three hours. fighter jets trailed the unmanned balloon, which contained sensitive defense technology and radar equipment, as part of a missile early warning system.
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its dangling cable pulled down cable lines until it came to a rest in trees. all mistakes should be as lucky as this one. a california man went into a store and asked for two mega-millions tickets. the clerk mistakingly pressed the button powerball ticket instead. he couldn't cancel it so the man accepted the tickets. guess what? the ticket matched five of six numbers, good for $380,000. gosh, i wish i had that luck. >> shared with the guy who gave the ticket to him by accident? >> thank you. a third grade homework assignment that's reigniting the debate on common core standards. >> sheinelle has the story. >> good morning. there's no question, we all want our kids to succeed. to put it simply, common core was intended to create a standard for how our kids learn at a young age. for math, a way to visualize what they're learning and not
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memorize answers. as good as that may seem, it has been difficult for parents and teachers, even the ones who believe in common core. turns out, sometimes the right answer can also be the wrong answer. >> reporter: how would you answer this third grade math question? what is 5 times 3? this student wrote this. 5 plus 5 plus 5 equals 15. the teacher marked it wrong. not because of the answer, but the way the student got there. have also added five 3s. confused? you're not alone. this test gone viral sparked the common core conversation again. >> they want you to use the upside down method, which i learned. >> reporter: hanley is a former teacher who works as a private tutor. for her, keeping up with the new math methods is like going back to school. >> i absolutely had to relearn a lot of things. not even just relearn, but learn in general, these new methods i had never learned before.
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>> reporter: even parents are asked to take classes to help kids with their homework. >> when my kids need help, i'm unable to help them, which is very frustrating. >> reporter: this new math is a response to the common core standard standards initiative launched in 2009 by the national governors association, and now in use in 42 states. the focus, more on critical thinking and less on memorization. with standards more relevant to the real world. >> as the information age continues to blossom, kids are going to need those skills. we're preparing kids for a future that isn't here yet. >> reporter: not everyone agrees. >> here's the problem with common core. >> reporter: now, the debate over common core spilling into the political arena, with some calling for it to be dismantled, while others defend their support of it. >> if we're going to compete in this world we're in today, there's no possible way we can do it with lowering expectations and dumbing down everything.
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core has become pop culture when louie c.k. takes on today's homework assignment. >> i look at the problems and it's like, bill has three goldfish, buys two more. how many dogs live in london? >> reporter: love it or hate it, common core is here to stay, for now. >> adding fuel to the fire, the latest annual national testing of 4th and 8th grade math skills just released this week shows a decline in scores for the first time in 25 years. supporters of common core say federal testing isn't keeping up with the more rigorous standard of common core. >> scary thought, not being able to help your kids with homework. >> it's hard. they ask for help, we come up with the right answer, but i can't tell them, based on what they're being taught, how to come up with the answer. >> there's also criticism a lot of the teachers or parents feel like that kids are spending too much time prepping for the test.
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it's a hot topic. >> thank you. next, big music news. the legend who says he's ready to come out of retirement. carson? >> matt, it's always a great morning when oscar winner sandra bullock stops by. has a new movie, we'll chat about that. halloween and more. i love you. love you too. one minute. hi. hi dad. we need to do this, yes. you be good.x alright. letting go... don't say a word. it's a little easier when you've saved for college, with state farm. nexium 24hr is the new #1 selling frequent heartburn brand in america. i hope you like it spicy! get complete protection with the purple pill. the new leader in frequent heartburn. that's nexium level protection.
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here's a different take. how would you like to work at something that looks like this? a desk that literally lets you lie down on the job. this is from a company where magnets keep everything in place. >> i would be asleep in 30 seconds. >> i would think i'm at the dentist. >> i'm not getting work done. that's for sure. >> costs $4,000, almost. the company says the desk is designed for high intensity computer users. to me, looks good for nappers. >> yeah. >> might be good for your back, >> yeah. >> the treadmill desk. walk on the treadmill. >> i do. >> there you go. >> do you find it hard to make new friends? >> yes, i do. >> okay. researchers at oxford -- that makes it true -- say they found fast. take a singing class. weekly singing lessons were found to bring people close together, faster than art classes or creative writing
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courses. singing encourages people to bond, something we know very well. >> there they are. >> this morning. >> i'd make a lot of enemies in a singing class. people wanting to tune me out. >> makes you put your inhibitions aside. >> it's cute. >> good bonding experience. >> we had a good time. >> we did. definitely. siri and i like to sing songs together, your fiance. >> definitely. >> did you hear about this drama surrounding the run away blimp yesterday? seemed like a fake news story. the army aircraft went rogue over pennsylvania, drifted for four hours. of course, the internet had to have its say on the topic. there were funny ones. hello, is it me you're looking for? another likened the blimp to free willie. the blimp befriended a young boy. a ghostbusters reference, maybe
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>> way to go. the music legend coming out of retirement, george and amal clooney clooney's new addition to the family. >> first, the music legend coming out of retirement. phil collins. four years ago, he was stopping his career to be a full-time dad to his young son. now, phil says they want to see him in action, so he's planning a new album, prepping for a tour. he said, i'm no longer officially retired. the horse is out of the stable, and i'm raring to go. that's what parenting will do to you, get you out of retirement. >> is he doing a live album? >> studio album, to answer your question. genesis reunion. solo stuff first. michael jackson's neverland ranch, 12,000 square feet. earlier, it was listed on the market for $100 million.
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this week, a chinese company put the property up fn auction or auction. they started the price at $78 million. hundreds set up alerts for the bid and thousands viewed the property. guess what? not one bid. >> wow. interesting. >> we did a show from there once. >> really? >> inside? >> beautiful piece of property. >> creepy though, right? >> we stood at the wall. >> like we're above it. >> we toured the house. >> really? was michael jackson there? >> no. he was already deceased. >> oh. did you see the secret rooms and things? >> yeah. >> that's maybe why it has no bidders. george and amal clooney adopted a rescue dog. george is holding her in the picture. out in front is their other dog, also a rescue, by the way. millie has been a rags to riches story. the shelter found her skrouj looking for food outside of a restaurant. george and amal find her online. now, she's living the high life.
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>> good for them. >> there's your pop start for today. >> great, carson. thank you. >> mr. roker? >> let's get to it. show you what we have going on. we have some cooler weather coming in. that's right. ahead of this front, it's fairly warm in the northeast. as we move through thursday, look at the temperatures. minneapolis, 49. 51 in chicago. that's six degrees below normal. minneapolis, 53. on friday, just in time for halloween, 48 in rochester. charleston. saturday, the cool down continues. tomorrow, the breeders' cup world championship. we're looking at a 1:00 p.m. coverage. it is going to be in kentucky. we'll be watching this very, very closely. the weather is looking good >> reporter: good morning. heavy rain on the cape departing over next 15 to 20 minutes. metro boston lighter showers on the way. this will move through metro boston by about 9:30, 10:00 a.m. an then we are dry for several hours.
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late this afternoon and early this evening, including patriots tailgate, but a warm day. temperatures now upper 60s. this afternoon 70 to 75. still windy this afternoon, but not damaging wind. patriots' forecast again, an isolated sprinkle. otherwise >> that' your latest weather. matt? >> al, thanks very much. we're happy to have one of the biggest movie stars in the world paying us a visit. sandra bullock won the academy award for her role in "the blindside" and was nominated again for "gravity." in her new movie, "our brand is crisis," she's a campaign strategist hired to help a struggling candidate in bolivia. >> did you hire me? >> no. i hired you. >> nobody hired me. i cannot be hired. unless you mean in the technical sense, then yes, i probably was hired. >> i am the one in charge. >> oh, no, no, no. see, you're not? charge. >> what did you say? >> nobody is in charge.
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we're all rolling down a [ bleep ] hill and nobody is at the wheel. how can you not say what you're supposed to say? >> because i'm not just a puppet. >> of course you are! of course you're a puppet. we're just pawns. >> sandra, welcome back. good to see you. pry to this prior to this movie, when was the last time you mooned somebody? >> excellent question. probably within the last year. >> really? >> if i was going to be honest. >> not a croissant kres crescent moon, a full moon. >> when i go, you have to shine all the light you can on the subject. if you can find something to basically have the light bounce off of, which would be the mooning, it'd be great. find a light source. >> were you sceptical about that scene in the movie? >> absolutely. i'm the most modest person. for some reason, that day, i had no problem doing my job. person?
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you did all your own stunts in this case? >> i did not say there was not a stunt person. i'm just saying that i had no problem being in character that day. >> let's move on. >> please. >> tell me about jane bow dine bodine. tough as nails, rough around the edges, yet, she has this vulnerable side. >> yeah. >> one designed to hide the other? >> i think one is exacerbating the other. she's brilliant at what she does, but she struggles with addiction, mental illness, and she's a brilliant strategist. you don't realize at the beginning that one might be affecting or exacerbating the other. >> did you find her to be a likable character, or is it depending on which scene you're in in the movie? >> i liked her a lot. >> why? >> she's truthful about who she is. in terms of her level of being broken, she's not pretending to appear to be someone else. she's just doing her job and doesn't mind looking ugly at it. >> much has been said about the fact that -- george clooney and
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you are executive producers of the movie. much has been said about the role had been originally written as a male character. what made you read it and say, this should be a woman and i should play this person? >> it's that when i read it, i heard the voice and i knew how to play it. some roles are inherently ly ly male and female. this one didn't have to have that. it was a human role, and it was one that i was very familiar with. i know some people that are like that, in that struggle, and that are complex and irritating and aggressive and just powerful but, yet, incredibly broken. >> some people say not only was it written for a man, but george clooney was going to play the character. i haven't heard anybody confirm that. >> no. well, i'm here to confirm -- >> thank you. >> -- that he, at the time, was not attached to this film, to
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play the role. >> you didn't steal a role from one of your best friends? >> i'll steal something from george, just not this role. i'll steal other stuff, like maybe a house in italy. >> take that. >> in a heartbeat. >> i would, too. >> can we talk about billy bob thornton? >> yeah. >> he plays bad so effortlessly. >> yeah. >> what's it like to play opposite that guy? >> you know he's going to kill you, maybe eat you along the way. but you're okay with it, oddly. you go, okay, if anyone is going to do it, it's going to be you and i'm okay with it. what i think it is, is billy is truly one of the nicest people and the most honest person you will ever meet. that's always going to shine despicable he is. you're watching him going, i know he's going to kill me, but i'm entranced right now. >> enjoy the process. >> exactly. >> you shot in bolivia, new orleans. >> yeah. >> close to home. >> yeah.
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>> 5 3/4s . >> what will he be for halloween? >> ninja turtles. >> you okay with that? >> yeah. >> what will you be? >> he chose inappropriate batgirl. >> he chose it for you? >> should i be flattered or disturbed. i said, i don't want to wear that around your friends. >> he goes, you have to. >> i go, i don't have to do anything. mom got backup. >> it is a problem for a lot of women's costumes. they tend to move in that direction. >> but i'm always in awe of the women who can commit to the naughty nurse at preschool. >> yeah. >> i can't. too early. >> this movie is great and you're great in it, as usual. >> thanks. >> nice to see you. >> nice to see you. >> "our brand is crisis" opens tomorrow. >> thank you.
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>> this subpoena f 7 news knew. >> anchor: good morning, everyone. it's 8:27. we have a rainy start to our day, jeremy. >> reporter: jadiann, showers moving into the city of boston. heavier rain from this morning moving away from the cape. we'll have this risk of showers up until about 9:00, 10:00 a.m. sunshine back by noon. and then a few sprinkles possible for the evening commute. a windy, warm day. temperatures this afternoon heading for the low 70s. >> anchor: thanks, jeremy. now to the day's top stories, an uxbridge man is set to be many court today after making a bomb threat on a flight leaving logan airport. police say the 55-year-old made comments that led others to believe there was a bomb in his
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people who lived in medford say a parking enforcement officer had to go to the hospital after he was allegedly attacked by two men last night. one man says police told him the officer was checking cars on chapin street around 9:30 last night when he was jumped. no word on that person's condition now. and later this morn, the state gaming condition will discuss the issue of daily fantasy sports web sites. boston-based draft kings and rival company fan duel have been the subject of several recent lawsuits following allegations that insider information was used to help an employee win money. "today in new england" returns at 9:00, everyone. hope you're staying safe and dry.
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we're back at 8:30 on a thursday morning. it's the 29th day of october, 2015. a day away from halloween. morning long. if you can't get down here tomorrow to join in our party on the plaza, don't worry, you can still join the party online using #halloween today.
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coming up, martha stewart will be here. she'll get in the halloween spirit, as only martha can. this morning, pumpkin projects you can pull off today. plus, a special warm and cozy steals and deals, including a bargain on cashmere card gals s igans that usually go $500. we'll get more of that coming up. >> i like when you do the, let's make a deal voice. >> i'm ready. >> how about a check of the weather? >> as far as your forecast is concerned, halloween night, well, friday night, a lot of trick or treating will be going on. rain. mummy pass in colorado, light snow. pumpkin center, south carolina, 59. on the actual night, halloween night, sleepy hallow, new york, fair skies, 55 degrees, heavy rain through the gulf. northwest. spook city, colorado, looking good, with temperatures in the 50 >> reporter: good morning.
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rain moving out of here over next couple of hours. then sunshine works into metro boston around lunchtime today with windy, warm conditions. temperatures throughout the 70s. tomorrow mostly sunny skies. upper 50s. halloween, lots of sunshine. temps saturday afternoon, low 50s, then saturday evening, the numbers will dip back into the middle and upper 40s. sunday mostly cloudy skies. coul >> don't forget, check your weather any time, weather channel on cable, weather.com online. us. >> may i call you al? >> you may. what's the occasion, besides halloween? >> it's our favorite halloween. holiday.
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the people of cozy tv will run a marathon of the munsters from 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight. it features a special epitoday, auto tune the munsters. >> what is that? >> they've taken "a man from maryland," and brought it through a fancy device and we've come out singing. >> it's a rock opera, al. >> musical thing. >> indeed. >> this is your new home, on cozi tv? >> correct. >> you can see us weekday afternoons. cozi loves us. >> i played grandpa one year for halloween. >> come by for dinner. >> i think i will. >> we are making history, because no one has ever auto tuned a tv show before. >> leave it to the munsters to do it. guys, thank you so much. >> thank you. let's head over to -- >> al, we're across the plaza. we've got a brand-new steals and deals this morning with special guest carson daly. >> with fall in few swing, we
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have six, count them, six bar bargains you are guaranteed to love. >> today contributor jill martin is here to reveal thebargains. do you like the game show vibe? >> thank you for the voice. it's a comfy and cozy edition. something for the men. it retails $225 to $250. there's six styles. we show three here. this one has a detachable scarf. >> nice touch. >> it comes with the scarf? >> yeah. >> nice touch. lovely. >> retails $225 to $250. the deal is $69. >> that's a great deal. >> 72% off. >> whoa. >> that's a screaming deal. >> love that. >> what about for the ladies, jill? >> women's coats. $225 to $275. now, you see all the different options here. some are downfilled, wool, on trend colors. carried at macy's and other fine retailers nationwide.
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the deal is $68 to $78, up to 72% off. off. four more deals to go. >> that's right. i like this system here. >> can i top it? the classic leather gloves. cashmere lining. retail, $140. ten colors to choose from. the sizes, extra small to large. i'm a medium, if that helps you. carried in saks fifth avenue. it's 70% off. >> it's in the voice. >> really nice. furry lining inside. >> the poncho or cardigan. 100% italian cashmere. seen on angelina jolie, sharon
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the deal, $79, 86% off. >> oh, my goodness. what's the percentage? >> 86% off. >> you're practically giving things away. blanket. >> i'll buy that for you, so >> thank you. get online now. jill, what's next? it is either/or. you get the poncho or the cardigan, just so you know. >> nice. >> do you like it? >> i'll buy both. >> moving on, the collection set. retail, $120. you get two kand dahls here. it's a set. the 7 ounce and 12 ounce. five scents. sold at saks fifth avenue. >> smells good. >> retail, $120. the deal, $36. 76% off. >> look at that. both for $36? >> yeah. >> what a deal! >> you're killing me. >> doesn't he bring -- you bring
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enthusiasm. >> these are popular now, the they're expensive. it's the holidays. you'll have house guests over for thanksgiving and christmas. get this deal. $36, both candles. over 70% savings. you have to get on this. >> carson, would it make a good hostess gift? >> excellent thing to bring to a >> good to know. >> this is something we love. alpaca throw. retail, $398. choose from 34 colors and patterns. retail, $398, the deal, $89. 78% off. you don't need this today, but you can also wear it as a cozy wrap. >> could you wear it as a wrap? >> yeah. >> sold. did you tell us how much? >> yeah. >> can you tell us again? >> $120 -- no, that's the wrong one. we'll put it up. $89. 78% off. >> okay. let's go through the products again.
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>> these are steals. steal edition. >> the men's coat, we have the women's coat. >> both options. >> the gloves. >> right. >> also -- >> we have the poncho you saw there. we have the candles from dayna decker, and these throws from alicia adams. great options today. >> yeah. if you have any questions about orders, call carson. he's into this. or go to the steals and deals page at today.com. thank you, jill. >> thank you. >> great stuff, jill. thank you. coming up next, a woman who embodies the spirit of pink power. she proved it with a hrcut that went viral. first, this is "today" on
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we're back at 8:40 this morning on pink power today. the pillars of strength that help people fighting cancer every day. >> today, erica hill finds out sometimes the greatest inspiration is found in the patients themselves. erica, good morning. >> good morning.
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this is something we can all take inspiration from. janet is now battling breast cancer for the second time. while that news might make most people feel like curling up in a corner, for janet, it was another reason to laugh and embrace the life she's been given. >> normal isn't good anyway. >> reporter: for janet, humor is the key to living. >> you need to learn to laugh at yourself. >> all right. >> whatever you do, i think you need to find fun in it. just don't be stuck in a situation. >> reporter: in 2000, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. she was cancer free for 15 years. diagnosis. >> i don't know how you do it. >> reporter: the 62-year-old knew chemo would take her hair, like it had the first time. she decided to get a head start. >> it was a spur of the moment, just off the cuff thing. spontaneous, like a lot of things i do. >> reporter: calling in daughter sarah for help, they crafted a
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new do. >> we shaved the sides, spiked up the middle, colored it pink. it looked cute. i loved it. >> reporter: the result, a bright pink chemo hawk. >> i wanted to do something for grins. just for fun. then unbe without my knowledge, sarah posted pictures on read-it. >> i thought it was funny. >> i couldn't understand why mtv and buzzfeed and these young web sites were cashing in from that. why do they care? then i figured out, like when i was young and loved spunky old people, that's still the same today. >> you are remarkably positive for a woman who is staring this down for the second time. >> you work with what you have, and you're grateful for it.
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as i see it in life. these x experience these experiences can make you bitter or better. >> reporter: a message she's passing on to her own children, encouraging them to join her, as she makes the most of every day, with or without cancer. >> i'm going to ride this body into the ground. a life without scars, you know, is hardly a life at all. >> what do you think the most important lessons are? >> to have fun. her humor and optimism always gets anybody through anything. you're feeling ing ing awful. with mom going through what she's going through, still has a laughing. >> reporter: a gift they're now offering in return. >> they have kept me laughing during this last battle. they've just been there for me this time, and i'm very grateful. >> i love you forever.
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i like you for always. as long as i'm living, my mommy you'll be. >> they all had us in tears when she recited that part from the book "i'll love you forever." >> she's doing well now. in janet style, she's doing it with a smile and a laugh. her positivity is reaching people beyond her family and friends. she was asked by the american cancer cancer society to speak in washington earlier this month as part of their breast cancer awareness activities in october. >> she does. >> thanks. by the way, if you would like to purchase a pink power "today" t-shirt, savannah is holding it up, net proceeds go to the susan g. komen foundation. online. >> thank you so much. coming up next, martha palooza. you can do these.
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look, i know you're a cow and all. and you may not know what i'm talking about, but, uh. the yogurt made from your milk, is delicious. milk, fruit, cultures.
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martha on today is brought to you by macy's. >> this morning on martha on "today," last minute diy halloween decor. three great halloween projects. martha, good morning and happy halloween. >> happy halloween. i hope you've be peruse ing the issue. >> mine don't come out looking as good as yours. >> these are easy projects. you know funny gourds are everywhere. >> i love these. >> these little gourds can be transformed into creatures like that. you can just put them on the dinner table to make the kids laugh. i mean, these are weirdos. >> don't paint them, just use the coloring of the gourds.
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>> pipe cleaners, you can buy them in different colors at the craft store. gourd. be careful. use an ice pick. you have to use elbow grease and make the hole. >> choose gourds that aren't so big, the pipe cleaner can't support the weight. >> exactly. then you stick them in like that. little feet. anything goes. it's very charming. >> start to finish, that's a 20 minute project. >> yes. no more. looks like the canada manufacturers -- candy manufacturers are making candy to decorate pumpkins. >> no carving, knives or anything. put the candies out. you have to monitor the little pins. we put these out for you to decorate this. now you make eyes and stick the straight pins in. goes into the skin of the
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there are the licorice, circus peanuts. i love these. >> big tic-tac looking things. >> stick the teeth in. make them happy or sad. it's a very cute project. >> what i like about the no carving thing, because you can make them and when you get to halloween, the openings are not going to be rotten and stinking and shrunk. >> another hint, put a little vaseline on the cuts. >> around the openings? >> yes. >> okay. >> it does help a lot with the deterioration of the flesh. >> all right. again, a wide assortment of candies. be creative. what are these? are these real? >> raspberries. haven't you had those? >> these are like hard as a rock. >> they're good. they're gummy. >> okay. really good. >> black mouth and teeth. very good. >> that's all right.
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>> this is cute. you unravel these licorice pinwheels. >> makes hair? >> unravel it. comes off like that. that's for trick or treating. >> look at the one where you made a cooler. >> this is for ice, for whatever drinks you're serving at the halloween party. you want to give the parents a beer when they come to the house. trick or treaters with kids. >> in case people can't see at home, you've lined this with -- >> plastic bag. put in ice and your soft drinks or wine or whatever. now, this is such a nice way to use a pumpkin. when turn this into pumpkin pie for thanksgiving. than you. >> i don't think you. >> great to see you. hall we're taking you to transylvania and dracula's castle.
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hi. we're back with today's ees 's fear factor. while you were hanging out with prince harry last night, this is the home of your favorite monsters. >> we'll need garlic for this. >> and a wooden stake. i was chilling with the pope last year. prince harry is nothing. be afraid, guys. in the mountains of romania is a
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count dracula. was he a figurement ment of a story teller's imagination? we took a trip to transylvania to find out. >> reporter: set in a strange place. >> welcome to transylvania. >> reporter: the land beyond the forest, threw mountains deep into this dark country. even the graveyards seem morer eerie than back home. >> there's a sub perstition, if you have a damaged grave like this one, someone or something may pop out. >> reporter: >> you say it's superstition and, yet, they found bodies with stakes through the heart. >> yes. actually, it's the proof that superstitions have. >> reporter: superstitionsrr ed the creator of "dracula." >> i know what you're thinking. don't go up there.
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>> reporter: this is the castle where he imagined dracula lived. a perfect setting for a even secret passageways. close to the castle, back in the 15th century, just like in the movie " dracula untold," lived a war lord, named the impaler. his name really was dracula. >> dracula is the son of the devil. killer. he impaled his enemies. >> nickname came later with the brutal habit. >> reporter: the description of impaling is so, how can i put it, vivid. you really don't want to hear it on morning television. >> would you like to know more? >> not really, no. >> reporter: 500 years later, the king family from michigan are safe, in the day, anyway. >> is it scary here?
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[ squealing ]. >> reporter: at night, according to stories, dracula searches for innocent victims. vlad the impaler lived in the medieval town. this is where dracula was born. >> he was feared. though he was a ruthful ruler, someone left flowers here. >> he's popular in romania. everybody loves him. >> reporter: perhaps truly scary are the romanians today who look at their politicians and ask, where are you, vlad? >> vlad the impaler, dracula, is their preferred politician? >> everyone would answer with yes here in romania. >> reporter: despite his unquenchable thirst for blood,
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>> it's tomato juice. isn't it amazing to think the creator of dracula never went to transylvania? i don't blame him. i don't really feel the same since i got back. >> you need to get back to work. >> you are a geek. >> i like it. >> it was fun. next time, more dramatic music. >> it wasn't enough, right? >> exactly. thank you. coming up, part of the breast cancer awareness month, our pink power month, natalie and al and tamron and willie are going to be dunked in the tanks
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for the girl scout meeting. okay. for the soccer team. for the girl scout meeting. how many meetings are you having? stop & shop just dropped prices on thousands more items. which makes the checkout lane, victory lane. my stop & shop. it's a wet and windy morning.
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