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good morning. taking aim. the donald trump/ted cruz rivalry rises during a heated presidential debate. trump once again questioning cruz's eligibility to run. >> there's a big question mark on your head, and you can't do that to the party. >> but cruz is ready with a sponse. >> the constitution hasn't changed. [ laughter ] but the poll numbers have. >> and carly fiorina appears to take a very personal shot at hillary clinton in the earlier debate. health alert. a dangerous untreatable virus posing a big risk to women and babies. the cdc now considering a first of its kind travel warning to
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america. could it spread to the u.s.? nbc news exclusive. imal clooney opens up about the mission that brought her to capitol hill and balancing her passion and fame. >> if there's more attention paid for whatever reason for that -- >> oh, you know the reason. >> then i think that's good. and is this the winning ticket? and are these tennesseeans the first winners to come forward in that record-breaking powerball lottery? they have not even gone to officials yet because they want to make their announcement right here in studio 1a today, friday, january 15th, 2016 >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie alongside
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fair to say there's a little buzz. >> take a shot at that ticket again. that could be one of the three winning tickets right there. >> unbelievable. >> those are the numbers, and they are here. >> that's the ticket, says john and lisa robinson. they are from mumford, tennessee. they have not even gone to the lottery officials yet. they say they bought this on wednesday night. we're going to talk to them. they have told just a few members of their family. lisa called her office manager, take a listen. >> i have a big favor to ask. i need you to watch the "today" show, and i won't be in today. please. today. i'll call you and i'll probably be in monday. okay. bye. >> might go into work on monday.
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at the moment. it's politics, republican candidates for president clashing in their first debate of the new year, a night dominated by the growing rivalry between donald trump and ted cruz, the two front-runners. we've got complete coverage, and we'll start with nbc national correspondent peter alexander. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. immediately after the debate donald trump himself may have put it best saying the bromance is over. with the days ticking down to iowa, no-no mr. nice between between trump and cruz, the two guys engaging in a fierce back and forth. the clash in carolina. >> so you should go out, get a declaratory judgment, let the courts decide. >> and why are you saying this now? why now, why are you raising this issue now? >> because now he's doing a little bit better. no, i didn't care before. it's true. >> reporter: dominated by a pair of bitter exchanges between donald trump and ted cruz, one over canada, the other about new york. first on cruz's eligibility to
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>> my friend donald said that he had his lawyers look at this from every which way, and there was noish uthere. there was nothing to do this birther issue. now -- [ laughter ] since september, the constitution hasn't changed. [ laughter ] but the poll numbers have. >> and trump, with a powerful defense of what cruz criticized is his new york values. >> not a lot of conservatives come out of manhattan. i'm just saying. >> when the world trade center came down, i saw something that no place on earth could have handled more beautifully, more humanely than new york, and i have to tell you, that was a very insulting statement that ted made. >> cruz also fended off questions about the "new york times'" reporting that he failed to properly disclose a loan from goldman sachs in 2012. >> if that's the best hit that the "new york times" has got, they better go back to the well.
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rubio collided over immigration. >> you used to support people here legally and now you are saying. >> i appreciate you dumping your research folder on the debate stage but at least half of the things marco said are flat out false. >> rubio and chris christie butting heads, both men trying to consolidate establishment support. >> you had your chance, marco. you blew it. >> here in south carolina trump embraced the state's governor nikki haley w days ago urged gop voters not to be tempted by the angriest voices. >> i'm very angry because our country is being run horribly, and i will gladly accept the mantle of anger. >> but once again the night's biggest target, barack obama and the democrats trying to succeed him. >> on tuesday night i watched story time with barack obama, and i've got to tell you, it sounded like everything in the world was going amazing, you know. >> if she gets elected her first
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agenda, she might be going back and forth between the white house and the courthouse. >> we're going to win every state if bernie sanders is the nominee. >> with just two and a half weeks till iowa the trailing heard. >> well, i'm very happy to get a question this early on. i was going to ask you to wake me up when the time came. >> reporter: main debate stage is now whittled down to seven candidates, but in that undercard debate carly fiorina came out swinging. in her opening statement with a clinton. take a listen. >> the truth is i've had and been blessed which a lot of opportunities to do a lot of things in my life, and unlike another woman in this race, i actually love spending time with my husband. >> reporter: just one more republican debate before the first nominating contest in iowa. savannah and carson. >> all right. peter, thank you so much. chuck todd, nbc's political
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and early with us. >> that's what we all do now. >> this seems like more and more a trump and cruz race. >> it is, and i thought last night what was interesting, i'll throw rubio in there. i feel like those three they had the debate, and jeb bush and christie tried to get involved, but you can really feel the top tier there, because if you look at it, the three of them all had -- all had some moments. i thought cruz did really well in the first part, rubio really well in the last part of the debate but trump, not many people came after him other than cruz and he actually -- this was date. i don't think you could say he won, but i might argue that because he was touched the least that he's overall going to get gained the most. times. interesting. if it wasn't for the crowd, i don't know if ted cruz would be seen to have done as well. >> they were for cruz. >> that was very pro cruz. that helped him early. he sort of fed off of it a little bit. trump i thought it rattled him early and then he sort of got
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not for me. issue. that. must have been a blow to him from trump. >> well, it is, i think, you know. iowa. my late father, he grew up in iowa and he who say oh, those new yorkers, he would say that's better than us. that can actually help cruz in a place like iowa, but i think having this intensity, and the way donald trump handled it, i have to say that was one of those, like this is a guy who is growing as a candidate. that answer on 9/11, and he did it without sort of an in your face aspect. >> taking the high road when given the opportunity to counterpunch on nikki haley. what about the eligibility for cruz? did cruz end it? is it still out there or is this going to float out there and be an issue for trump? >> there's reports that somebody actually filed the first lawsuit. it has unnerved cruz. what got him to attack trump, he avoided it for six months.
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we're now on day seven where every day he's had to answer questions about this, so, no, i don't think it's going away. >> chuck todd, thank you very much. >> all right. now to the frenzy over the three winning tickets sold in wednesday's record-shattering powerball jackpot. as we said, we have in our studio a couple who claims to hold one of those winning tickets from tennessee. we're going to talk to them in just a few minutes but first nbc's miguel almaguer has more on the search for the other two winners. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. here's what we know is fact. the 7-eleven behind me is three stores that sold perfect lottery tickets, the other one in florida and tennessee and so far this morning there's no official winner. just as fast as the frenzy, there was the farce. as soon as crowds rushed the store that sold the winning ticket, stories surfaced from those who claim they hit it big. >> i'm excited for them, and i don't even know who it is. >> reporter: in florida, reporters chasing rumors. one woman from her home forced
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i am not the powerball winner. on instagram, this ticket of a man with the winning numbers, dismissed as a phony, all photoshopped. >> reporter: and then overnight just miles from the store where someone's dream did come true. helicopter in the air and news cruise on the ground at this nursing home, headlines claimed a mother of seven in her 60s working the night shift won it all. >> if she did win, hey, that's what we want. >> reporter: the story read like a novel, a son calling his mom who said she had won when like everyone else she had just lost. >> she's like the sweetest person, and i don't know -- that would really be a terrible joke. >> reporter: a joke for someone but not all. 73 tickets nearly hit the jackpot, good for $1 million in cash. one shared by a group of kentucky teachers, a lesson in economics, a doze of good faith. >> this was actually the very
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>> reporter: but this morning there is still that million dollar question. who won that billion dollar jackpot? lotto officials say they don't know who hit the jackpot, if they are couples or if they were part of pools. they say they are checking surveillance tapes at stores like this one to try to confirm but only way they will have an official answer is when folk walk through their doors with an authorized ticket. savannah and carson, back to you guys. >> miguel almaguer. >> that brings us to the lucky couple who say they are holding the ticket one held in moneyford, tennessee. they are here with their daughter tiffany and their attorney and his daughter. good morning, guys. >> can we see that ticket? you keeping it nice and close to your heart. >> it's not going very far. >> sleeping with it under your pillow. far. >> from the outset, guys, you haven't gone to the lottery officials yet in tennessee. >> no.
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officially verify that you are the winners. we have done a lot of work to verify your employment, where you live. you live right next to the grocery store, we've done a lot and talked to lawyer and that's why we're bring you guys are claiming to be the winners. it's official yet so i just wanted to get that out. why though did you decide not to go to the lottery officials yet and come to us first? >> well, actually it was his idea. >> your lawyer's idea. >> you didn't -- you were worried about going public right away. >> right, right. >> and what was your thought, joe. >> >> the american public wants to hear from them are and even though they want to be private after this is over they want to, you know, let the public know that they are the winners. >> okay. >> and so -- we'll get back to the story because it's kind of interesting how you found us. we didn't find you. you found us, but, first, let's just talk about wednesday night, powerball fever. >> okay. >> it's almost 7:00. the deadline is in two hours. you decide to go to the grocery store. what happened? >> actually i was on my way home
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>> and she had called me and she said are you going to stop and get a couple lottery tickets? i said -- i really didn't feel like stopping that night. i was like, yeah, i'll stop and get them. so when i stopped and i buy my lottery tickets, i always buy four at a time because there's four members of my family and i always do a quick pick single ticket. >> okay. >> so i went and got my lottery tickets at the grocery store and came home and i wasn't feeling good and i handed the tickets to her. i said i'm going to go lay down. >> take us from there, lisa. you're watching the powerball and the numbers are coming out, you're holding your ticket and walk us through that. >> i wrote them down because i had other tickets -- his other three to look at, so i was like, i'm going to write them down. i wrote the numbers down and i got to looking and i saw it and i was -- i looked again. there's the same, and the third time i went running down the hallway, john, john, you've got to check these numbers and i started him because he was
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>> what did you think when you first woke up. >> did you believe it. >> she said check these numbers and i said objection i looked at them and i said, yeah, they look like they are the numbers so i checked them -- actually four times and i said i'll believe it when the news comes on in the morning and, hey, there's a winner in mumford. >> did you stay up all night? >> well, we were up all night. we didn't get up late and he didn't feel too good anyway. >> that story is verified. sure enough. >> we don't leave our house. >> well, we started seeing the news -- the local news networks there hanging out in mumford. they already knew that it was in money munford. >> and the media was at every store but the store. >> where i bought the ticket. >> what have the last 48 hours been like for you and your family? i mean, are you sitting there dreaming about what we're going to do? are you excited? are you scared? are you elated? are you nervous? how do you feel?
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because i didn't know exactly what to do. i knew that i wanted to get an accountant. i knew that i wanted to get a lawyer and -- and try to follow the -- the procedures. you know, that they tell you to follow. >> my eyes can't go off your right hand, john. you're holding a ticket that could be worth north of $500 million in your front pocket. you're walking around new york city. i'm nervous for you. >> now i'll be nervous because everybody knows. >> when will you go to the lottery officials in. >> we're leaving straight from here. >> lisa, have you let yourself dream about what this means for you and your life? >> a couple of things. sally mae paid off. >> good-bye, no more loans for you, tiffany. >> other than that we really haven't had time -- >> i do plan on hoping to work for a little while.
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>> you must love your job. >> actually i do. >> it's so funny. we heard one end of that conversation where you just called and your office administrator and said i'm not going to be in today. >> she's like what did you say? did y'all win, did y'all win? >> she's watching right now. >> i hope she is. >> well, your story is extraordinary, and i want to say that something else really remarkable happened which was you were brought into touch with joe, your lawyer who then said, you know, it would make sense to call national media outlet because then that way you have control over the story. that was your thinking, right, joe? you called your daughter eileen who happens to be a reporter in memphis and tell us now, eileen, how you got in touch with us, because it's a story, too. >> well, i goggled how do you call nbc, and i called and got passed up the line and eventually talked to a producer and they were rightly had a little bit suspicious and we talked through it it, and
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>> wow. >> you called our switchboard. >> we're giving a raise to everybody who answers the knowns to nbc. >> who in your world? >> just our immediate family. >> everybody now knows. >> just your immediate family knew up until a few minutes ago. >> well, when we verified it that morning at 4:30, i tried to get her over to the house. i tried to tell her, hey, i need -- there was some advil or something. i need you to bring them over -- she's lives down the road from us, and i says i need you to bring them to the house. well, she didn't bring them to the house. she got somebody else to bring them to the house, so i had to stop what i was doing and i had to go over to her house, and me and her mother said sit down, listen, we've got to talk to you. >> tiffany, what did you think when you heard this? >> i was excited and they are vows at the same time. >> did you google how much are private jets. >> >> no, no. i didn't -- i didn't actually know anything really at that point.
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day. >> must be hard to be -- munford is not a huge town. >> i hope not to move. >> we've been there forever. >> have you had friends say going on, i wonder who won the lottery. >> we had to ignore a lot of calls and we didn't want to have to -- >> a lot of texts. >> yeah. >> extraordinary story. >> well, i have to tell you i do have some family in tennessee. so it's possible we're fourth or fifth cousins. >> you may need them to hide out then. >> john and lisa, congratulations to you. joe and eileen, thank you for bringing us the story. keep you us posted and we'll try to get you out of here. >> thanks for having us. >> thank you so much. >> get a check of the weather now with al. >> mom, dad! google adopt a weather man. anyway, congratulations, guys. good for you. >> thank you.
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about this cold air coming. remember a cole years ago when the polar vortex got in. well, this is the difference between what's happened then and what's happening now. stronger vortex, compact, it's always up there. the cold air is contained. two years ago it all shifted down and that's why we got such brutally cold air. we've got a weak polar vortex right now so it's a little more wavy and that lets little lobes of cold air break off and that's what we're going to be seen over this weekend and here comes the cold air. look at the next three days. minneapolis, you're 1 above and dropped down to 7 below on sunday. new york city, 48 tomorrow. by monday it's 30. 14 in cleveland and monday thrown in indianapolis, and it gets all the way down south. look at raleigh. 58 tomorrow. 37 on monday, and knoxville, 45 saturday and monday 32 degrees. that cold air really sets in for at least the next several days.
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>> chris: good friday morning, everyone. a milder day overall with temperatures rebounding into the mid-30s to lower 40s after starting off in the 20s this morning. about 36 to 40 on average. a couple towns south of boston clipping the 40-degree mark. tomorrow morning we track rain in here. this could happen after midnight tonight. could be patchy freezing drizzle tonight. higher terrain wet snow mixing in.
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snow showers working in her that's what you heard is lisa's phone blowing up. >> thank you, al. still coming up, a call to boycott the oscars. there's a growing backlash against the all-white acting nominations for a second straight year. >> plus, an nbc news exclusive. amal clooney, a rising star in the legal world, and, yes, wife of george clooney, opening up about her career, her celebrity and what drives her, but, first, this is "today" on nbc. new day for america is responsible for the content of who do you like in this election? something done. we've gone from eight billion in the hole, to two billion in the black. we've cut taxes and we're growing from a loss of three hundred fifty thousand jobs, to a gain of three hundred forty-seven
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>> christa: good morning. we have a listening holiday weekend if store. how is the weather shaping up this morning? here's chris lambert? >> chris: temperatures not as cold and wind not an issue. right now mostly cloudy skies, but the weather overall working out okay through the weekend. we'll contend with some rain tomorrow. no rain this afternoon. upper 30s to near 40 degrees. but tomorrow morning we do get the rain, about half an inch to an inch of it. some mix of wet snow in there, northern worcester county into new hampshire. heavier precipitation tapering off in the afternoon. >> christa: police are searching for a gunman who opened fire in dorchester, narrowly missing a mother and her young son. she says she pulled over on to the side of geneva avenue when the shots rang out. that hit her car and nearly struck both she and her six-year-old son in the head. luckily neither of then was hurt. stepped-up security at chelsea high school today as police investigate a bomb threat. the threat said this would all unfold today during school hours. police did a full search of the school. they believe the threat is likely a hoax.
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we're back now at 7:30. it's friday morning. 15th of january, 2016, and we're following breaking news this morning. the u.s. coast guard leading the search now for two marine helicopters after reports of a collision near oahu, hawaii. nbc's jim mick chefs can i is on this at the pentagon. jim, what can you tell us. >> reporter: security officials tell nbc news that the two marine helicopters with a total of 12 marines on board were on a nighttime training mission off the island walua in hawaii when they crashed, a mid-air collision. coast guard helicopters have
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debris field in the water and an empty life raft, but so far no sign of any survivors. obviously the cause of the crash not known. the search and rescue efforts continue, but, according to u.s. military officials, again, apparently no survivors spotted so far in the crash of those two marine helicopters overnight. savannah? >> all right, mick, i know you'll keep an eye on it. >> reporter: you bet. in other news this morning, the cd c-section pected to warn women who are or hope to become pregnant to avoid traveling in certain parts of latin america and the caribbean, the concern it a mosquito born virus that's spreading form. nbc's tom costello is talking to the country's health experts. >> reporter: experts are calling this a pandemic in the making. the cdc individualsing this is a really strong action in response to the virus which poses risk to adults but for babies in the womb it can be devastating. the photographs capture
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babies born in brazil with abnormally small heads and brains who often die. health experts believe mosquitos are spreading the zika virus, infecting pregnant mothers who then pass it on to unborn babies. now with the rio summer olympics just months away the military has been called out to dump stagnant water and warn women to protect themselves from mosquitos. what is the zika virus? it's believe to have originated in uganda and quickly spread to other warm humid climates, and now more than a dozen countries in the caribbean, central and south america. in adults it's usually nothing more serious than a short lived headache, joint pain and fever, but in unborn children, researchers believe the zika virus can lead to microcephaly which in many children is fatal. among the world experts, dr. peter hotez at baylor college of medicine. >> babies having a very small head and also having lots of neurological complications. this is a very serious birth defect, and what's so impressive
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perhaps thousands of these birth defects across latin america but particularly in northeastern brazil where it's been most heavily concentrated. >> reporter: now, oxford university researchers have mapped out where the virus could spread if left unchecked. eventually into southern coastal states, though cold weather should limit its spread. >> i don't expect at all that there will be a major outbreak of a mosquito-born disease like this in the united states mostly because we have a climate issue in our favor. >> so far, no known cases here in the u.s. of mosquitos spreading zika but mosquitos love hot humid area with stagnant water with trash piling up. those areas along the gulf states in particular are of concern. one woman in texas was recently diagnosed as having the zika, texas and is thought to have contracted it while visiting latin america. >> scary. let's take a turn and get a
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we've got a nor'easter coming which normally everybody kind of worries about snow. well, not necessarily this time. here it is. it's starting to push already through the southeast. a lot of rain in florida. southern georgia and on into the southeast, in the carolinas. it pushes up during the day today. the southeast will see heavy rain, 2 to 3 inches. rain and snow showers for the great lakes and then for late friday into saturday, rain from washington, d.c. up into boston. snow in new england, but the good news, that is if you don't like snow. all the cold air is back up in here so there's nothing but warm air here and all the moisture so we see rain. however, once that moves through we are going to see cold air filtering in across the great lakes and that's going to bring a lot of lake-effect snow. meantime, heavy rain down through florida, storm after storm, going to the bahamas, forget about it. it's going to be a mess but look at the snow that will be generated from northern new england, that's from the system moving through. this is lake-effect snow making its way into western new york
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lakes, up to a foot or more from marquette, michigan, on into western n >> chris: good friday morning, everyone. a milder day overall with temperatures rebounding into the mid-30s to lower 40s after starting off in the 20s this morning. about 36 to 40 on average. a couple towns south of boston clipping the 40-degree mark. tomorrow morning we track rain in here. this could happen after midnight tonight. could be patchy freezing drizzle tonight. higher terrain wet snow mixing in. but for the most part this is a rain event. and that's your latest weather. savannah. >> all right, al. thanks. coming up. we'll check in with our powerball couple. their phones have been blowing up, mostly from calls from al. how their lives have changed in the last half hour after coming forward with what they say is one of the winning tickets. >> also, coming, an interview
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we're back at 7:40. nbc news exclusive. amal clooney, the smart, savvy and stylish lawyer and, yes, wife of george clooney is speaking out. >> she sat down with nbc's cynthia mcfadden who joins us now. cynthia, good morning. >> good morning. well, she's been practicing law at the highest levels for the past 15 years and last year, of course, she married one of the most famous bachelors on the planet, but amal clooney had never sat down for a network interview until now. this week in washington she let us sit down with her and watch her at work as she pushes for action on a case she hopes she can get all of us to care about. when hollywood's favorite
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couldn't get enough. >> amal, whatever alchemy it is that brought us together, i couldn't be more proud to be your husband. >> it clearly wasn't just her looks and style that grabbed george clooney's attention. >> amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the enron case, was an adviser to kofi annan regarding syria and was selected for a three-person u.n. commission investigating rules of war violations in the gaza strip. so tonight her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award. >> oxford educated, she is a member of an elite group of top flight international human rights lawyers working often for free under some of the most challenging of circumstances. like her trip to the maldives in september to meet with her client, mohammed nashid, the country's former president, now a prisoner, sentenced to 13 years for a terrorism conviction the u.n. says was bogus. >> so before you went, your co-counsel was stabbed in the head. do you worry about your safety?
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comfortable position to be in, but, you know, i was determined to go. it meant a lot to me to meet nashid who i had read about and considered a hero, and i was inspired by his leadership on climate justice, his leadership on human rights. >> if we do not act now, my island nation will be submerged by the rising sea. >> reporter: after a coup that forced him from office nashid was eventually dragged into court where he wasn't allowed to call even a single witness. >> it's very clear that this was just a sham trial designed to get him out of the political scene and in prison. >> and while the list of world leaders now calling for nashid's release is impressive. it is one of his lawyers, a reluctant celebrity, who may be getting the most traction. >> many years ago angelina jolie said to me that she understood that she was going to get attention and if she could use all of that light and energy that was coming towards her and turn it around, i mean, is that how you feel about the celebrity?
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celebrities would choose to spend their time or energy or, you know, spotlight that they have to -- to raise awareness about these causes. i don't really see myself in the same way because i'm still doing the same job that i used to do before. if there's more attention paid for whatever reason to -- to that, then -- >> oh, you know the reason. >> then i think that's good. you know, i think there is a certain responsibility that comes with that. i think i'm exercising it in an appropriate manner by continuing to do this kind of work. >> clooney was in washington this week urging congress and the administration to get tough on the mounting human rights abuses in the maldives. she and co-counsel jarred genzer are pushing for travel restrictions on the country's leaders and a freeze of their bank accounts until her client is released. >> the u.s. values are at stake, democracy is at stake. >> and perhaps even national security. >> the maldives has the highest
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>> what was the reaction when you're walking through the halls of congress in washington with amal clooney, were heads turning? >> heads were turning, yes. everyone is too restrained to say and how is george, but, you know, you can tell, and there were lots of photographs taking operation. >> but to her credit she's continuing to do this work that means so much to her. >> listen, she's not doing this has a celebrity. years. yes, she's dedicated. >> cynthia, thank you. social media. how you're reacting to the robinsons telling us that they
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on social media after the big revelation from john and lisa robinson at the top of our show. hey, tamron. >> hey, guys. not just keeping an eye on social media, keeping an eye on john and lisa. i'm their bodyguards, right now. step aside, everybody. they are just adorable, and their good vibrations and everything being felt all over social media. you ready to see what people are saying. >> yes. >> here we go. >> i love, love, love this tennessee couple. they love of the lottery, great interview. this is my favorite #grounded. another sweet one from laura lynn. loved seeing the lottery winning "today" show. those are the kind of people who hope will win. now you work in an office about 55 people, but your phone has rung a 500 times. number? >> obviously we're listed. >> not anymore. >> we will be going private. >> guys, i asked john what was his ring tone, and you said it's just like a whistle. >> but it's on silent now.
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>> and we're debating what we should change the ringen to to. >> i think i'm going to leave it like it is because it's vibrating on my hips, just let it keep on buzzing. >> all right. we've got a few more tweets and things coming in, guys. this one said @todayshow, those people have the winning ticket, are they nuts traveling around with the ticket? it's not like somebody is going to run and grab you, on national tv like the "today" show. >> nobody knew at this point and now we have our bodyguard coming around. >> and you're going straight back to tennessee to properly authenticate and hand it all over. authorities. >> we wish you the best as do our viewers on social media. this one says i'm truly happy for this family from tennessee that won the powerball. these folks will know how to enjoy around use that money. so congratulations, again. feeling good? >> yes. >> feeling nervous still?
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>> this is 7news now. >> christa: good morning, everyone. 7:57. let's go to 7's chris lambert with a look at your holiday weekend forecast. chris? >> chris: good morning, christa. good morning, everyone. 30 in boston. iwill the of clouds around, but mid-20s to near 30 degrees. one of the more comfortable mornings we've had over the past several. mostly cloudy skies. mid-30s to lower 40s this afternoon. as we look further into the wick, it does rain. rain developing after midnight tonight. the heaviest in the morning tomorrow. >> meaghan: patriots' fans hoping tight end rodriguez will will -- rob gronkowski will be ready to go for saturday's playoff game against the chiefs.
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yesterday. according to reports, he was in the hospital to receive treatment for his injured right knee. the injury report also list his back as an issue, as well. a cleaning crew will spend today in the rest of the long weekend disinfecting timony grammar school. the virus spread quickly and led to a large number of absences on thursday. hope you have a great weekend, everybody. and we're certainly back here with you if you're sticking around with the "today show" in ab she's always stood strong...
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, remembering rene. the outpouring of support for celine dion this morning after the sad passing of her husband and manager of over 20 years. what celine is saying about his long and courageous battle with cancer. then, best cleanse ever? how about tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the unusual new diet craze that's taking the internet by storm with a wink, a nod and a side of gawk. i can't believe it >> and as the deep freeze sets in, it doesn't mean your style has to suffer. we'll show you how to wear some
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>> his posse and public. >> you'll definitely want to add this recipe to your dinnertime rotation. >> sounds good. >> the four js are here as we reach the halfway start of our cape to make 2016 happy and healthier, questions from them to finance, fashion or anything head to "today's" facebook page and we'll get those answers coming right up. >> first to natalie, this morning's top stories. nat, good morning. >> once again, a developing story. the coast guard is leading a search for survivors this morning after two u.s. marine helicopters crashed during an overnight training mission over oahu in hawaii. aboard the two choppers. the coast guard says crews have spotted an empty life raft and also reported seeing burning debris on the ware. the u.s. navy and honolulu fire department are helping with that search.
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until the iowa caucuses republicans front-runners donald trump and ted cruz held nothing back in thursday night's presidential debate. trump shot down cruz's criticism of new york values after somers pointing to the spirits after the 9/11 attacks and cruz who was born of an american mother in canada and his eligibility to run. >> there's a big question mark on your head, and you can't do that to the party. >> since september the constitution hasn't changed. but the poll numbers have. >> in another clash, senator marco rubio said cruz had changed his stand on key issues, especially immigration. cruz answered back by claiming that at least half the things rubio said were false. and this morning i asked senator rubio if he was accusing ted cruz of shifting positions with the changing winds of politics. >> on issue after issue what you find is he's campaigning as some sort of consistent conservative
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consistent about is political calculation on the issue of the day. >> and senator rubio also told me that the main immigration issue right now is preventing isis from using the system to slip terrorists into the united states. life could change in unimaginable ways for a tennessee couple claiming to have one. three winning tickets for the record powerball jackpot. john and lisa robinson appeared with us exclusively this morning along with their daughter and attorney. nbc has not been able to verify that they won the billion dollar jackpot. >> i wrote the numbers down and i got to looking and i saw and i looked again, and they are the same, looked again, and the third time i went running down the hallway, john, john, you've got to check these numbers and i startled him because he was asleep on the couch. >> john said it was his wife who urged him to buy a ticket on his way home from work even though he said he wasn't feeling all too well. the husband and manager of
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after a long battle with cancer. 73-year-old rene angelil died at home in las vegas, his wife singing his praises until the very end. >> dear rene, when we choose to get married five years ago we promised before men and god to help each other and to be totally committed and devoted. through the good and bad times, in sickness and in health. the first time >> celine dion expressing what those vows would come to mean in the marriage with her manager rene angelil shortly after doctors first diagnosed him with throat cancer in 1999. >> my love, i'm promising again that i will aelts be there for you, no matter what had. i love you more each day and forever. >> together in harmony, their show business relationship eventually blossomed into an
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the 38-year-old rene discovered celine at age 12, mortgaging his home to finance her debut album. the pair tied the knot in 1994 as celine's career headed towards titanic size success and then came rene's first health scare and the couple's public struggle to have a child. >> it's just life telling you, well, you guys have been together for a while. we're going to give you a little challenge to see how good you are. >> celine and rene welcomed a baby boy, rene charles in 2001 and a set of twins nelson and eddie in 2010. the woman with the powerhouse voice would have to become her husband's rock once again. rene's cancer returned in 2014. >> he's my hero. >> in sickness and in health, those vows turning into rene's last wish, to die in his wife's arms. >> when somebody falls and needs help, it's not time to cry.
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because you loved me >> and rene would have turned 74 tomorrow. he also leaves behind three children from previous marriages. celine, meanwhile, has cancelled all of her vegas shows until further notice and we're all thinking about her. >> all did interviews with her over the year. >> a power couple, all by each other's side. >> natalie, thank you. turn to some health news and this is surprising, a diet that's definitely gotten attention across the country. >> tamron is here with more on that. that. >> of course, this is the time of year people look for ways to stay fit. this one is caught our eye because it's simply called the taco cleanse. >> yes. >> savannah's smile is so broad. called taco cleanse, pretty much what it sounds like you eat tackos for breakfast, lunch and dinner which has to make you wonder is this really real? to diet. or to detox? that is the question now that
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ways to stay healthy. with impressive names like master cleanse and the blueprint, they often involve drinking your meals, but all of that could go down the drain thanks to a new craze. it's called the taco cleanse. it's the brainchild of four self-proclaimed taco scientists. >> we're wearing lab coats. that means we know what we're talking about. >> yeah, you can trust anybody in a lab coat. >> in their new book of vegan and healthy recipes already sold out on amazon the team pokes fun at the cleanse trend. >> whatever it is that ails you, there's a taco that can cure it. >> vowing that a taco only diet will help fertility, beard growth, weight loss and -- >> all right. >> all around good humor, especially if eaten for 30 days straight. >> 100% of our research subjects, tacos have helped with either ailments that they were
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>> yes, cleanses are even glamorous with celebrity supporters, for beyonce, to sarah jessica park, gwyneth paltrow and salma hayek. the taco cleanse is not quite there yet but jennifer aniston reportedly goggled it once saying, quote, i can see that being something. >> we're just happy she loves tacos as much as we love tacos. >> that's a taco. >> jokes aside, diet experts say traditional cleanses can be an important jump start to a healthier life. >> there is no such thing as a taco cleanse. a cleanse is all about getting the junk out of your diet and fueling your body with healthy food, but, hey, if the taco is made with all healthy ingredients, sure, it can fit right into your program. >> as for tacos 24/7, don't run south of the border just yet. our health experts say balance is key. >> but you can always try juicing that taco. >> disgusting. >> oh, my gosh. >> that was just cheesy to show that.
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all the outrage over this. it's not i guess a real thing. >> not real. >> but tacos, joy is somewhere nearby, i mean, you can have a healthy taco. depends on what you put in it. >> if you had only one, i mean -- >> i've never had just one taco. >> and what got into it. >> what goes into it, absolutely. i wouldn't recommend eating tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and it's not going to help you conceive a baby. did i hear them say that? >> it was a joke. it was a joke. >> maybe we should give disclaimer. >> i don't think people quite got the joke. >> not for real. >> can i have a taco for lunch or not, let me know. >> you can have a taco for lunch. it's moderation. it's like with yogurt that's healthy for you. can't have that all day every day. >> tamron, thank you very much. >> learn about that at "today".com. coming up next, the worst
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>> the lawyers wanted me to say he did sign the back of that ticket. >> okay good. >> a behind-the-scenes look at the 2016 political campaign. it's a documentary show called "the circus" on showtime. >> appropriate. >> right. this morning we have exclusive clips. the series covers a trump rally in a new way that's never been done before. you see it with multiple cameras to show you what donald trump actually sees, and then there's also this off-the-cuff moment with ted cruz. take a look. >> the bush 2000 campaign, eight marriages that came out of the campaign, and this campaign, we only have two couples dating. i'm like what's going on here. we're having fun. i think people can tell if you're having a joyful campaign. >> that's so refreshing. >> theish issus premiers this sunday on showtime network. >> interesting. all right. the next story is all about kids and kindness. blair walls, is the kicker for the minnesota vikings. over the weekend he missed a field goal that ended up costing his team the game and ended the
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defeat. lots of fans blasted blair on social media but some first did something else. they wrote him letters. him up. here's one. the crowd goes wild. we still think you're awesome, blair. another says keep on trying. puppies are cute. >> i love that. >> blair surprised the students on thursday and thanked them for their kindness. >> thank you from the bottom of my heart, seriously. that cheered me up a lot and the fact that you guys would do that for me, somebody you have never met and don't know that's huge and it can help in attorney times like these. >> that's cool. >> afterwards, blair posed for pictures with the kids and was signing autodwrafs. >> love that. >> we need more stories like that. >> remember, puppies are cute. >> they are cute. >> keep on trying. >> we know, we have one, seriously. >> now to hillary clinton's job interview on "the tonight show" and leonardo dicaprio explains what really happened in that viral moment with lady gaga. carson, "pop start." >> first up, hillary clinton is running for one of the toughest
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fallon put her through a little bit of a job interview. down. >> my pleasure, thanks for having me. >> how did you hear about the position? >> fourth grade social studies. >> is there an e-mail address we can reach you? >> jimmy poking fun at hillary's e-mail controversy there. next is an update on the "friends" reunion everyone is talking about. earlier this week nbc announced all six cast members would appear in a tribute to legendary comedy director james brought, the comedy set to air on nbc. nbc said it would be hard to get all of them in the same room and now we know for sure at least one cast member will not be able to be there in person, matthew perry because he's in london rehearsing for a new play, but matthew still could appear in the special, maybe on tape as a part of the show. forth. >> sweet al roker.
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one of the most shared moments from the golden globes, leonardo dicaprio caught off guard as lady gaga passed by him to accept his best actress award. that clip went viral, and now the two could reunite at the oscars where they are both up for awards. on a british morning show leo was asked federal there could be another viral run-in. >> if lady gaga was to walk past you and to brush your arm, whether you would look quite so surprised this time around. >> we were laughing about that afterwards. i actually had no idea who was passing me or what was going on but that was a funny little bit that went around. >> were you surprised that it went viral? >> yeah, i was. it's -- it's amazing what goes viral these days. i guess i'm of a different generation now because i have no idea where this stuff comes from on how it's even captured. >> there you go. that is your "pop start." >> i love when leo acts like he's an old man. >> crazy kids. >> isn't he our age?
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weather. >> oh, that leonardo dicaprio. he and i are going to go get some metamucil. it will be great. anyway, here's what's going on. low pressure, a big potent storm system will be pushing into the pacific northwest. that comes in saturd, but in the meantime more ranges, more snow and especially out through the rockies, but as we watch this one storm bring snow to the rockies, that next one how the in the pacific is going to arrive late tonight on into tomorrow and so tomorrow you've got that unsettled day of rain and snow, and this is going to be the pattern over the next several days. some places in northern california could see seven inches plus, so we are talking about flash flooding is a very good possibility, especially in northwestern >> chris: good friday morning, everyone. a milder day overall with temperatures rebounding into the mid-30s to lower 40s after starting off in the 20s this morning. about 36 to 40 on average.
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clipping the 40-degree mark. tomorrow morning we track rain in here. this could happen after midnight tonight. could be patchy freezing drizzle tonight. higher terrain wet snow mixing in. but for the most part this is a rain event. >> and that's your latest savannah. >> oh, hi, al. you're right there. thank you. now to start today as we help you stick to your new year's resolutions this time around. last week the financial editor jean chatzky talked us through how to earn more and today the other part of that, spending less. >> happy finance friday. >> good morning, yay. >> let's look what's in our budgets. what do we spend our money on? >> the big five are taxes. about a third of all our money goes to taxes. housing, transportation, food and healthcare, and if you can tackle these big categories and really make a dent, you don't have to worry as much about the little stuff. >> shopping spree, doesn't crack the top five. >> no shoes, i know, surprise.
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mind set in the right place before we do any of your tips. >> right. >> i want people to adopt the personal policy statement where there are certain things that you just don't buy. maybe you don't go out to dinner more than two times a week. maybe you don't spend more than $7 on lunch. it's easier than saying i can't because people have trouble arguing, when you just say this do that. >> so if you say i can't it seems a little more wishy washy. >> wishy washy, and the more you say i don't, the more you start to believe it yourself. >> okay, great. let's start with taxes, right. how do we spend less on taxes, if you can figure that one out. >> aim for higher deductions and more credits, so you increase your deductions on retirement by just putting more into your retirement plans, helps you save more in general. these are your tax-deductible i.r.a.s and your 401(k)s, bump it up by 1%. the saver's credit is a fabulous benefit that only about a quarter of a people know about. >> i've never heard that have.
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less than about $60,000 a year or a single earning less than 30,000, can you get a dollar-for-dollar credit against your tax bill for putting money into a 401(k) of about $1,000 to $2,000, so that's huge. if you're hunting for a job this year, we know the job market is a little bit better. make sure you save all the information, all the receipts for every dollar that you spend because if it gets to 2% of your income threshold you can write it off. >> okay. and when it comes to doing your taxes for most people tax software is great. first of all, it's cheap and all these credits and deductions that you don't want to miss. >> okay. let's talk about housing, a huge spending item. >> huge spending. first of all, you may want to think about downsizing, but we know that moving is hard, so let's tackle the other things that are related to housing. proper tax bills, the national taxpayers union believes that about a third to two-thirds of all properties are overassessed and yet people don't go through the process of challenging their bills. >> because it's intimidating.
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you, a local lawyer. they will take a portion. money that they save you so it's a win-win all around. also, reduce your utility costs, the best weapon is a programmable thermostat to lower the temperature while you're out of house or while you're sleeping, and when it comes to homeowners insurance, the same source of policy, same deductibles, same benefits, vary widely, even in the same location so we want to make sure every time your policy is up for renewal on the internet or shopping around. >> let's talk about transportation. >> again. cheaper car the next time around. buy it used and drive it into the ground. that's the cheapest way to own a car. this year we're expected to save $100 over last year on gas alone, according to aaa. make sure you're putting that money automatically into savings so you won't spend it. >> saying calculate what you're saving and then just put that money away. >> it's not in your checking account, the chances that you spend it go down tremendously.
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addicted to uber, addicted to lift. they have uber pool and lift line and via where you share these rides with somebody else that can reduce your costs by 60%, and, again, on the car insurance, a good score means 10% lower rates on car insurance. >> forward, a lot of us spend food eating lunch out at restaurants. >> and we waste. when you cook and you should be cooking, make sure that you are putting the leftovers away in individually portioned packages so that you don't have to cook as much layer. use that personal policy about not eating out all the time. >> i don't order takeout every night. >> exactly, i don't. it's not i can't, because i can't is flexible and shop your pantry before you go to the grocery store. >> and then our final category, prescriptions and healthcare. >> prescriptions don't cost the same at every pharmacy. "consumer reports" did a huge story and fond the same prescription can cost ten times as much as one local pharmacy than another so make sure you're
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ask the pharmacist if they have any coupons, and if it's cheaper if you don't use insurance, and when you're sitting with your doctor and they say i'd like you to have x, "y" and "z" tests and make sure it's necessary. >> okay. >> big takeaway, personal policies, downsize where you can an always ask questions and shop around. >> jean, you're awesome, a financial machine. thank you very much. if you want to have more questions get on facebook, and you guys are online today. let's go over to carson with the rest of the four js. >> jean, make your way over here, if you wouldn't mind. questions are pouring in for a start today. if you've got one for our experts head to our facebook
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college education. will they like me? no. will they begin to play by the rules if i'm president? you better believe it. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. >> this is 7 news now. >> christa: good morning, everyone. 8:27. we have officially made it to friday. here's chris lambert with your forecast. >> chris: light winds and temperatures a little milder. wow, relative for this time of year. mostly cloudy skies for the day. we're above freezing this afternoon. temperatures, in fact, upper 30s to lower 40s. 7 on 7 forecast, wet start to the weekend. drying out late in the afternoon. drier on sunday. >> christa: patriots' fans hoping that tight end rob gronkowski will be ready to go for saturday's playoff game against the chiefs. yesterday he missed his second practice this week. according to reports, he was in the hospital to receive treatment on his injured right
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lists his back as an issue, as well. and a mother and a young son nearly hit by stray bullets driving in dorchester. three bullets hit the car when they took a wrong turn on the to geneva avenue. police searching for that gunman. security stepped up at chelsea high school today as police investigate a bomb threat. the threat says this could all unfold today during school hours. police did a full search of the school last night and they believe the threat is likely a hoax. now 8:28. we'll send you back to the "today show," but don't forget to come back for 7news beginning at 9:00 a.m. if not, if you're headed out the
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it's 4:30 now. friday morning. 15th of january, 2016, and it's a nice morning out on the plaza. we've got an energetic crowd getting ready to start the weekend, feeling good. we've got our matt lauer fan here today. good morning to you. nice to have everybody.
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check in with our four js as they take questions on today's facebook page about sticking to your resolutions this time around. >> speaking of resolutions, doesn't have anything to do with it, but we'll cook up a good brisket recipe and this does get the stamp of approval from nutritionist ellie krieger. >> we love her and fashion star megan is here reminding us you can look stylish. >> i love that hat, i don't know that. >> i can see you wearing that. >> i'll get one for all of us when we talk to her. of the weather. >> let's see if you need a hat like that starting with your weekend outlook. saturday, wet and snowy in the pacific northwest and snow around the great lakes and look for some rain in the gulf coast and then sunday, sunday, we are looking at more lake-effect snow around the great lakes. heavy rain and wind in the pacific northwest with snow in the interior sections. rain will continue through could be some flooding. we'll be w567g that.
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southwest into the gulf coast. bitterly cold but clear on sunday as you get into the plains as the core of that cold air starts to sink south. that's what's going on around >> chris: good friday morning, everyone. a milder day overall with temperatures rebounding into the mid-30s to lower 40s after starting off in the 20s this morning. about 36 to 40 on average. a couple towns south of boston clipping the 40-degree mark. tomorrow morning we track rain in here. this could happen after midnight tonight. could be patchy freezing drizzle tonight. higher terrain wet snow mixing in. but for the most part this is a rain event. my goodness. look who is turning ten. what's your name. >> >> ela. >> ela, and you're turning 10, what's your name? >> isabella. >> and you're turning 10. just kidding. >> 45. >> there you go, all right. that's what's going on. now let's go back in to tamron. >> very cute, al.
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well, our stars today four jas questions. it's a special day because, did now on -- >> where have you been? you're officially on facebook. >> thank you, thank you. you know, there were some people that said they were me on facebook but it wasn't the real me. >> so now you can actually communicate with the real. >> i've resisted this for a long >> okay. >> and so you're answering some things. >> well, i'm answering some things and i'm checking out what facebook is all about. >> okay, you know. i got -- >> this new thing they call facebook. >> crazy kids on facebook. >> a big day for one of our viewers and jill what can you tell bus that? >> i'm going to move over here. yesterday when we did the steals and deals we asked you to tweet in photos with a really clever caption. >> okay. i want to tell you all the deals that our viewer is going to win,
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marika fitness wear, zunammy, dynapro and a treadmill, it sold out. winner? thing. hold on. >> touch that. drum roll. uh-oh. >> here we go. >> julia johnson. look at her caption. i lift babies. relate to. >> so many adorable things in diaper peeking out. >> two kids. >> oh, that is a kid in motion. well, congratulations, julia. enjoy the treadmill so good stuff planned here. they will hop back on the facebook and answer more of your questions. a reminder you, too, can get goals. head to today's facebook page where jill, jenna, jean and joy will be answering your questions and carson or johnson, whatever.
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now to a new docu series on the history channel called "live to tell" which gives you a rare look into the u.s. special operations forces in the war on terror with raw and revealing stories from u.s. fighters themselves. >> i've been shot, broke my back, it was fractured and my shoulder busted up and my face was busted up real bad and bit my tongue in hit and broke my nose, head injuries, knocked myself out multiple times. >> we asked marquez where are the bad guys, and he says they are all around us. they are everywhere around us. >> peter berg is the executive producer of "live to tell" and marcus latrelle, special forces. >> both military families, between battleships and "lone survivor" and "live to tell." what inspired you to do this. >> when i got to know marcus and did "lone survivor" i got to
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heard so many stories and "lone survivor" and the movie we were able to make was a very important story and there were hundreds of these stories and we wanted to tell more of them so that's the genesis for this show. >> this series airs on history channel,ation episodes each, telling a new story. this particular story sunday rather is your story. my grandfather was a green berest as a teenager i remember talking to him. he didn't want to tell his story. >> sure. >> how difficult is it for you to tell your story? >> well, it's tough. every time i get into it. i don't rehearse into, everything that comes out of my mutt regurgitates from memory. kind of one of the things that overlooked because the rescue was crazier than anything i had gotten into to get in there, and when the green berets and the rangers found me, i mean, they walking death. they were beat down and they were still coming to get me, and that's one of the things that saved my life and the only thing i held on to is i knew someone was coming to get me, dead or alive, they were coming to get me and they did.
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is it still hard to relive that? >> i mean, i get up in the lake and paying it all the time. doesn't rule my life if that's what you're wondering. not like i get stuck in it and can't get out of it. it was a tough time and we got through it and the guys who saved me i've forever grateful for that. >> pete, tell me about shooting this thing, do such a good job whether it's you putting us, the viewers, right into the heart of high school football in texas or at war. how did you shoot some of these things? >> these are actually are. >> it's interviews with real operators and it's like they are telling war stories and what's cool about it is the guys who did the interviews and the guys that kind of produces the show under me were all veterans so what you got was a case where these veterans were talking to veterans so the stories are really quite inter imate.
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i didn't have to do the work. it's letting these great men tell their stories. >> peter and marcus, "life to tell" airs suntsds night on the history channel. when we come back, how can you pull off winter's coolest trend, but, first, this is "today" on
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we are back at 8 40ek. just because it's cold outside that does not mean your style has to suffer. megan markell is here with the hottest trends and plays the fashionable rachel bands on usa's "suits" and runs your own fashion and live still website. >> good to see you. >> "suits" is on hiatus. >> and coming back on air january 27th. >> we're not doing suits today, doing warm winter trends. >> yes. >> the first one is our high shine and rivets. actually, a lot of celebrities have been doing both of these trends, we've seen julian moore, melissa king.
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so much about that. take a nice sort of metallic shiny element, right, sorry here we have this great skirt and the flats have the nice metallic elements and the rivets right there. you can get a great accessory with a piece of rivets and put it on in your wardrobe. >> you call them rivets. i would have called them sequins, the same idea. >> and right there at the top at her neckline so we have both of those at play, and i think what's so fun is that you can combine them. you don't have to stick with one trend solei, and can you just make a really fantastic and fun outfit. >> i see you've got morgan modeling here and has a few different pieces of metallic stuff. okay to mix and match a little bit? >> that's the fun of it and still looks so beautiful because i think the tones are complementary which is part of what's helping it look just completely pulled together. she looks great. >> morgan, thanks so much. >> our next trend is winter blooms. we saw this on rachel mcadam, kate hudson. >> winter blooms right here. >> now we have our model hide.
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we see florals in some way, shape or former season. >> exactly. what's so great about winter blooms is you're having a navy or black, more muted background as with both of our dresses it's it's a lot easier to pep near your wardrobe and doesn't seem quite as bold of a choice and pair it with polka dots or textured tight. don't be afraid to mix and match the florals. >> florals are wintry colors in the florals as well. >> looks so classy and elegant and still playful as opposed to just having a little black dress. have a winter floral dress. >> i like it. >> heidi, thank you very much. >> next up, sweaters. i mean, this is like southwest explosion right here. this is ola, our model, and we've seen this look on a lot of different celebrities, jessica alba, alexis chung. tell me about ola's look. >> ola looks amazing, and just so fun. the great thing with sweater dressing is that what you have to remember is keep it looking polished. you really want to have some
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with it and then can you have a sloppy top with a looser sweater. >> i'm always afraid with a sweater i'll look frumpy or something. you know what i mean, like how do you make it so it is a tailored look. >> it is streamlined so the skirt has a nice fitted silhouette. if have you that chunkiness, still has it tucked in a little bit to give her a shape and then be playful with the great beanie she has on and the pom-pom, school sneakers. >> the sneakers are cute, makes it look really coziy. >> ola, you look fabulous, thank you. >> and our last look is shearling, rihanna wearing this, kendall jenner and mary kate is rocking it in our studio. >> faux shearling is the warmest of the synthetic furs so this is completely affordable and not like an old school bomber jacket. it's that material but in a more fitted and sleek silhouette. pair it and layer it on top of things. just has an extra texture that makes you look really current.
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you have going here. >> that hasn't gone away. the red develop set boots and still the pant, real re, if you're peppering in all these trends that we saw cross over from fall and adding in these elements like the shearling you are on top of your game. >> and you've got the sweater going with it, too, so you can kind of have two chunky fabrics together. >> and it still looks streamlined. looks amazing. >> thank you so much. >> we'll see you on "suits" that wednesday, january 20th. >> coming up a recipe for a healthy and hearty meal on a cold winter's night but first,
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all right. we're back at 8:46 with today's food and more of our week dedicated for making favorite dishes a little bit later. ellie krieger is author of the new book "you have it made." there's a look at the book.
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thanks for being here. look at this beautiful slab of brisket wondering how you're going to make it lighter. >> really not that hard. it's surprising. >> cut, trim and portions. >> let's tell you about the ingredients at home so that people can make the beautiful dish today. >> like every recipe in my book. more than 140 all make ahead so that makes it easy on a busy week night and have it ready already. >> you have a lot of spices. a lot of great spices. most of you probably have -- you might not have chinese five spice which is kind of almost like cinnamony a little bit. >> okay. >> you can maybe even replace it with cinnamon if you wanted to, onion powder, a little bit of sugar to -- >> is this a rub you're creating. >> a little cayenne pep per, a sweet, spicy, savory thing, salt and pepper and that's easy. you can just whisk that up, and you can rub it in and i can tell
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>> it's a flat half of the brisket which is already naturally lean when you buy this particular part. >> you have the flat half of the brisket. >> the first cut or the flat half. and then you trim it, so you make sure all the extra fat is trimmed off and you basically have a really lean piece of meat. >> okay. you get this all rubbed in there, and then it's all about building flavor in a healthy way and spices is a great way to do it. not a lot of salt on here. really amping up the flavor with spices. >> all right. got the team downstairs eating, by the way. >> hello. >> i know, they are loving it. >> and you were eating, first. >> i like being right here. i want to make this at home. you brown this and you get a nice sear on there, and that's already down there, and basically you brown it. >> you seer it and turn it over and seer that side, today. >> make sure it's brown on both sides. you want it the to stick to the pan because you're going to use all the flavor in the sauce.
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process for the brisket. >> you just seer it. >> that's the start. brisket is like had a long cooking meat. get it brown and cook it for two, three hours which is why it's perfect to make ahead. do this on a sunday and can you freeze it or fridge rate it and then i have more flavor. sauce, mustard, again, thinking about savory, spicy. i have ginger, garlic, a little bit of soy sauce, some sesame oil. so this is really a blend of kind of western spices. it's called my east-west brisket, okay. a little oil. so you've got some tomato paste and there's going to be onions in there, too, which is maybe a more european flavor profile, but then i also do -- add these wonderful asian flavors. >> you're preparing that sauce while this is searing. >> yes. that gets seared. >> guys, a lot of flavors up here. >> amazing. really unbelievable. >> melts in your mouth. >> once you sear that off. did you do that in a slow cooker?
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slow cooker. i'm doing it on the stove. also can do in oven and absolutely do it in a slow cooker. i have sesame oil and the chili garlic sauce and a little bit of water so it has that kind of east-west flavor profile. >> saving the sauce for later or is this what you're going to cook it in? >> this is the seared one already. >> right. >> you did really well on that. >> thank you. >> i already have one prepared and in here is beautiful caramelized onions so that's also a ton of flavor. i put that in with a sauce, and if you want to pour that water in, got it, with the water. >> all of it. >> and now this meat -- this is how it becomes super tender. this cooks low hand slow. let that go. set it and forget it. >> how long? >> two and a half, three hours. >> comes out, you pull it, and you slice it, look at that. >> i like to slice is thin.
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>> it's super lean, and the thing is when you slice it thin you can have a reasonable portion of meat, a sensible portion of meat but it's spread out and you feel like you're getting a lot. >> and you've got more for sandwiches the next day. what do you serve it, a little cabbage salad? >> a great asian slaw that i love and it's a whole make-ahead thing that will make you be able to keep your resolutions when life is crazy. >> this is that healthy portion that you're talking about. >> that is for a few people. you. >> would you like -- i think you get to eat, too, i'm going to try, it absolutely. >> here. >> i love it. >> east meets west. >> it's delicious. >> ellie, you hit it out of the park. this is amazing. >> still falls apart in your mouth, it's just delicious. ellie, thank you so much. you can get these recipes and more at today.com/food and we're back in a moment, but, first,
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we're back at 8:53. we've got andrew ross sorkin here, a colleague and cnbc anchor around "new york times" reporter and co-producer of "billions." >> paul giamatti is a u.s. attorney trying to bring this hedge fund manager down. take a look.
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action, not some county or even state. it's the united states versus. >> give me a reason. >> i know who breaks in action. and i know what you feel about your perfect record, too. you can't afford a mark in the loss column. >> a lot of people talking about this show. god to have you here, andrew. obviously you wrote in 2009, hoyly qualified in this area. what was the inspiration for "billions?" >> the the inspiration is what's going on around in the country right now and money and power and influence and what it all means, and i hooked up with two amazing film-makers, one friend of yours, brian kaufman and dave levine and we got together and really wanted to create a drama that captures what's really happening, and to do it both with these two amazing actors and also to show their families. it's also about marriages and families. >> it's about a lot. >> i saw the premiere, i did, and i know there were people there who were thinking was this ripped from the headlines? know?
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though i know obviously there are famous hedge fund managers under a lot of scrutiny. >> and famous prosecutors. >> trying to do the same and we also try to play with that and right. we have sort of black and white notions of that, but i think we're trying to play and get into the gray, and you'll see bobby axelrod, may love him at certain points and hate him at certain points but chuck who is obviously the prosecutor working for the public good, he'll also do awful things in the name of doing right so how do you think about all of that. >> people see the larger than life characters, damian lewis's character in this and they think the story is about them and so much what's great about "billions" is the nuance and the reaction and how the workings really affect the family. >> it is about the family, by the way, two really powerful women in thi story, i think, who have real marriages, i mean, i think almost plays against type in some ways, and you realize that we think about business and finance and money as, you know, these -- about numbers, it's about people and their families and the big decisions that get made
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conflicts that happen. that's about the little gran often miss. >> got a real heavy hitting cast. >> andrew ross sorkin, congrats on the show. catch "billions" on showtime.
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>> after the star tight end misses practice for the second time this week. plus a family caught in the crossfire after bullets fly right into their car. young son. security stepped up at one local school as a bomb threat leaves officials on alert. and we're highlighting a student helping make some children's day a little brighter in this morning's class act. dry. not as cold either. but we're tracking a storm for
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