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good morning. breaking overnight. two members of that group of protesters occupying a federal building in oregon shot by police during a traffic stop. one man dead, seven others behind bs, cliending ing cluding the leader. the protest isn't over. donald trump says he's going to switch tomorrow night's debate on fox because he doesn't like one of the moderators. >> they can't toy like me like they do everyone else. >> ted cruz calling his rival scared and challenging him to a personal dual.
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right now to engage in a one on one debate with me any time between now and the iowa caucuses. >> with five days to go, with a trump-free debate make a difference? super controversy. the nfl investigating broncos quarterback peyton manning over allegations that a performance-enhancing drug was shipped to his home. how will the scandal impact the super bowl and denver's biggest star? honoring abe. acting legend abe vigoda, roles in "the godfather." >> it was always business. i always liked him. >> bar "barney miller." he dies at the age of 94. we'll say good-bye to a friend 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer
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studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. abe, abe, abe. abe vigoda has died. 94 years old. amazing actor in movies like that, the "godfather." on television, shows like "barney miller." that face, who could forget that face and that sense of humor? >> what about that big heart? so many times he came to stud joe owe 1a, one of our favorite guests. you don't kiss anyone on the head, matt. we'll look back shortly. our top story, one protester in oregon shot dead, eight others arrested at the fbi and police look to end the siege at a wildlife refuge. joe fryer has the story. >> good morning. 25 days into this occupation, authorities decided it was time to make some arrests, but things turned violent. the confrontation turned out not
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highway 50 miles away. some members of the anti-government group were driving to a community meeting. >> reporter: along a rural highway, the fbi and oregon state police stopped the occupying vehicles to arrest members of the group when authorities say shots were fired. though they would not elaborate on two fire ed who fired. lavoy finicum was shot, who was a spokesperson. >> there are things more important than your life, and freedom is one of them. >> reporter: nbc spoke by phone with finicum's daughter. >> i want to know why. i know my dad. he would never put someone's life in jeopardy. he would only defend his life. >> reporter: another was injured, treated at the hospital and turned over to the fbi. in all, eight anti-government occupiers are behind bars, including the group's leader, bundy and his brother.
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we saw her making soup shortly after the occupation began. >> we are setting ourselves up to help them reclaim their land back. >> i have to go again. >> reporter: another arrest happened in arizona, where john had returned home. he posted a video on facebook, hugging his kids before turning himself in. the armed protesters took control of the wildlife refuge on january 2nd. they're calling for local control of the federal land and demanding freedom for two oregon ranchers convicted of lighting fires on government land. many county residents wanted the group to leave, but authorities made no forceful attempt to stop the occupation until now. >> some armed militants remain at the refuge. the occupation isn't over, though some left this morning. those arrested face felony charges of conspiracy to impede officers. >> thank you.
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morning. donald trump's decision to pull out of tomorrow night's republican presidential debate, which comes just days before the iowa caucuses. we have complete coverage, beginning with nba national correspondent peter alexander. good morning. >> matt, good morning. we're live this morning from iowa. barely 100 hours out from caucus day. this, of course, is farm country, which is fitting given the fact that donald trump is locked in a high stakes game of chicken with both fox news and ted cruz. >> reporter: taking a page out of his art of the deal play book, donald trump is walking away from the table. abruptly announcing he'll skip tomorrow night's republican debate. >> let's see how much money fox is going to make on the debate without me, okay? let's see. >> reporter: a trump aide telling nbc news it's not under consideration is and his word is bond. rival ted cruz immediately challenged trump to a one on one, 90-minute debate dual, and hit the billionaire for backing
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>> donald is a fragile soul. if someone did that, didn't show up at the interview, you know what you'd say? you're fired. >> reporter: trump's latest fox news feud escalated after the network criticized trump and he again slammed megyn kelly for being unfair. their dispute dating back to the last debate when they went head to head on her questions about women. kelly responded to the air last night. >> trump has repeatedly brought up that exchange as evidence as alleged bias. it was a tough but fair question, and we agreed to disagree. >> reporter: the network fired back overnight, with a statement charging trump's campaign manager with threatening kelly. we can't give into ter ter ter terrorizations with any employees.
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touting the endorsement, with another evangelical packing cruz. iowans are urged to vote for anyone but trump. trump's past comments on "meet the press." >> i'm pro choice. >> in 1999, you said you were pro choice in all respects. >> what did i say? read the full statement. >> are you a trustworthy. >> very trustworthy. more than you because you didn't read the question. >> i'm pro-choice. i hate the -- >> why didn't you say, when you asked the question before, that i hate the concept of abortion? do you apologize? >> i -- >> do you apologize? >> do i apologize for reading your words? >> for not reading my words. >> i'm very pro choice. >> do you apologize for not reading my words? >> of course, we never apologized. for skipping thursday night's debate, you decide if it's a bluff or mistake. donald trump isn't letting up.
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calling megyn kelly a lightweight reporter. he plans to hold a simultaneous event on thursday to support veterans and wounded ware ed ed warriors. >> thank you, peter. let's turn to michael, who is in des moines this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> it's always been an article of faith in republican campaigns that you tiptoe around fox news or don't antagonize fox news. that's the republican electorate. is donald trump smart or will he live to regret this one? >> i think he's on track to dominate the news. we've moved from the silly season here to tension city. days to go before the voting. fox news put out a very provocative, confrontational statement. they showed donald trump one finger, and donald trump showed them one finger and then punched them in the face. he has thrown the debate into chaos in the closing days in iowa.
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his brand, and he's got some endorsements and other tricks up his sleeve to do what he's done the whole campaign, dominate. >> let's talk about this. you talked about the punch and counter punch. this seems to have set trump off. a fox news spokeswoman gave this statement, we learned from a back channel the ayatollah and putin plan to treat donald trump unfairly when he becomes president, and trump has his own secret plan to replace the cabinet with twitter followers the meetings. what was the strategy there? was that smart of fox, to spoke the bear? >> no. journalistically and tactically, it wasn't a good move. a news organization sponsoring a debate should treat all participants with respect and let their journalism speak for itself. fox decided to continue to go after donald trump. they have a right to have megyn kelly be a moderator.
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but putting out that provocative statement, they gave him not just an excuse but, i think, a genuine rational to say, i'm not going to show up by an organization that's taunting me. >> ted cruz wasted no time. he jumped in and said, look, i'll challenge you, donald, to a one on one debate with no moderator, seemingly taking away the obstacles. how can trump duck that? >> well, it's going to be an interesting question, to see whether cruz keeps that up and if it becomes an issue. ted cruz must win iowa more than donald trump. the stakes are higher for him. trump leads in the other 49 states effectively. trump, i don't think, will do a one on one debate with cruz. make no mistake, right now, trump has a lot of momentum going on in iowa. a lot of organization. trump is trying hard to win. cruz has to stop him. i'm not sure fighting about
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donald trump. >> mark in des moines, thank you. for the democrats, bernie sanders heads to the white house today for a sit down with president obama. the president remained neutral for months but this week in an interview, he heaped praise on hillary clinton, saying she was, quote, more experienced than any non-vice president has ever been seeking the office. we will be live next monday for complete coverage of the caucuses. dangerous situation in california. we showed you this video on tuesday. costal erosion leaving several apartment buildings teetering on the edge of a cliff. incredibly, some residents are fighting to stay in their homes. nbc's gabe gutierrez is there. good morning. >> matt, good morning. city officials plan to be out here twice a day to inspect this land. there are 20 apartment units here, and a few of the residents are refusing to budge. >> reporter: it's the cliff cliff-hanger that's drawn
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this morning, residents insist it's safe. >> where else can you live along the coast for $1500 a month? it's a poor man's malibu. >> reporter: mark isn't ready to say good-bye to the view, so he filed an appeal, challenging the evacuation order. >> if you're not living on the space. >> reporter: michelle has lived in pacifica five years. >> i love it here. i'm not willing to leave. >> reporter: she's among the few still spending the night here, ignoring the yellow signs. >> to say, oh, we have to get out, why? if it falls, it's not going to fall in ten seconds. plenty of time to get out the front door. >> reporter: the erosion blamed on a ferocious el nino. strong storms pacifica has battled before. city council members approved an emergency declaration, allowing them to ask for state and federal money. residents are allowed in the units to pack during the day,
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deadline for them to finish moving out. >> do you feel safe here? >> at this point right now, yes, i do. >> reporter: still, he says he's evacvation evacuation order. packing up his closet and figuring out what's next for him and his dog. >> things happen for a reason, but i think they're making more be. >> this area has dealt with this before. two other apartment buildings nearby were evacuated in 2010 and sat unoccupied since then. more rain is expected here later this week. matt? >> gabe gutierrez, thank you very much. there are new developments on the toxic water crisis in flint, michigan. the mayor says it could cost $1.5 billion to fix the lead-contaminated water system there. nbc news learned from water officials there are currently no lead pipes being replaced. plumbers say they haven't done any work since the october
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also on tuesday, health care workers conducted hundreds of checks on children for lead exposure. the testing is offered to children 6 years of age and younger. by the way, rachel maddow will host a town hall with the residents tonight at 9:00. two major airlines said they'll offer refunds to passengers with tickets to the affected regions of zika. american airlines policy is restrictive. it says the airline will offer refunds to pregnant women if they have a doctor's note saying they're unable to travel to five specific cities in central and south america. the zika virus has been linked to birth defects in brazil and thought to be spreading to other regions of the world. the case of the affluenza teen is in the news. 18-year-old ethan couch has officially dropped his bid to stay in mexico, which means he
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the next 48 hours. couch and his mother, as you remember, fled to mexico late last year after a video surfaced which appeared to show him around alcohol at a party. that would have been a violation of his probation. they were later arrested in mexico. his mother remains free on bond. there is big news from the tech world this morning. apple bracing for its biggest sales, decline in 13 years. the tech giant said revenue could fall 8% this quarter compared to a year earlier. analysts say the latest iphone models aren't providing the boost apple needs to match the massive sales growth it enjoyed last year. apple's ceo cook points to global economic uncertainty saying, quote, we're seeing extreme conditions, unlike anything we've experienced al joins us. what's going on in the weather? you've been busy? >> not as busy as we've been,
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the el nino jet. it continues today. more heavy showers and thunderstorms. there is a risk of storms from campa tampa to the keys. we could be looking at tornadoes, damaging winds and spotty hail as the front slides south. we're looking for somewhere from about an inch to three to four inches of rain, especially in federal central florida. rest of the country, showers in the pacific northwest. also, a storm could be coming on maker. wet weather through the southeast and lake-effect snow showers around the great lakes. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up day with a perfectly balanced mug of... i've got this.pmom! to be on top of your mom game...vnailed it! thanks so much. you need a balanced coffee you can drink throughout the day. good girl. blend.
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for his roles in "the godfather" and on television in "barney miller." he was special to us, lighting up the studio whenever he dropped by. >> reporter: he was the character actor with the unforgettably expressive face, that made him look world weary and wise, to a career that spanned almost 70 years on stage, screen and television. >> you can't do that it. it screws up my arrangements. >> reporter: when you saw the face in "the godfather," you knew he was going to get >> i always liked him. >> i know. you loved me. >> reporter: it was the face that defined the character of the detective with the dry sense of humor on "barney miller." >> emergency, you'd be the first one i would call. >> you should call me first. i need time to put my teeth in. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: babe was
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friend on "today." when they projected what i might look like in the future. >> the similarities are striking. >> reporter: there was the face again. >> abe vigoda, ladies and gentlemen. >> reporter: he would always play along. >> what did you think when you heard about this comparison thing? >> i was excited. >> okay. >> is that your excited face? >> there it is. >> reporter: he even laughed at the reports that he had died, started by a "people" magazine reporter in 1982. >> she said that we're sorry that the late abe vigoda is not -- in fact, i must be dead. >> look at this. >> he looks like my grandson. >> we adored him. >> thank you, abe. >> reporter: and that face.
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always remember about "barney miller" the television show is they'd have jokes where the punch line was a look by abe vigoda. i marvelled at him. we loved him. >> what a great sense of humor. so gracious. just adorable. i can see why everybody will miss him so much. >> 94 years young. our condolences to his family. peyton manning facing an nfl investigation over human growth hormone claims. what the league is saying about that this morning. the oprah effect. a tweet about losing weight on weight watchers that made her richer. first, this is "today" on nbc. at wegmans we believe the best way to help you is to provide choices that offer you the best prices, quality and selection choose wegmans family pack 1,2,3 you can save 30% or more. from the freshest
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35 in worcester. raindrops down across the cape and the islands. a bit of a breeze out of the west at 15mph in the city of boston. breezy today overall. and the showers that we have down through buzzards bay and the cape and the islands thereby with us through about 9:00 or 10:00 a.m. otherwise the pattern over the next couple days quiet with temperatures enter the low 40s. >> christa: chris, thank you. now to your headlines, man is dead after he was shot in dorchester. no word if any arrests have been made in this case yet. mansfield police also investigating an early morning crash after an apparent high-speed chase on route 106. according to the "sun chronicle," 25-year-old man was thrown from his s.u.v., suffered several injuries after crashing be a bridge abutment. he was taken by medical helicopter to the hospital. the paper also reports the vehicle was traveling about
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i'm gonna stand by you back now at 7:30 on this wednesday morning, the 27th of january, 2016. we would recognize that shot, the empire state building. we have great folks on our plaza. happy birthday to my mom, nancy. >> happy birthday. >> will you see her? >> no. i was going to -- i don't want to tell you because she'll watch it and know. >> sending her a hug. >> taking a look at the headlines. a shooting on an oregon highway during a confrontation between the anti-government protesters
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police it ended in the death of one member of the group. arrests including the brothers leading the occupation are behind bars. another member responded to the incident overnight. >> peace and resolution and then you kill one of my friends, and say you can say freely but arrest someone who isn't here, what do you believe anymore? over. several armed protesters remain at that refuge. tomorrow's republican presidential debate following complaints that news anchor megyn kelly would be a moderator. >> let's see how much money fox is going to make on the debate without me, okay? all right? let's see. >> trump's rival ted cruz was quick to pounce. >> if he's unwilling to stand on the debate stage with the other candidates, i'd like to invite donald now to engage in a one on one debate with me any time
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>> trump says he plans to hold his own event in iowa during that debate and raise money for wounded veterans. good news, the nation's capital slowly returning to normalfter the blizzard. schools and government offices reopening today for the first time in nearly a week. also this morning, nfl star peyton manning is facing more questions about a claim that hgh was sent to his home as his broncos prepare for the super bowl. today, craig melvin is here with the story. >> good morning. with days to go until football's biggest game, word this morning the nfl is investigating one of manning. we're told the investigation records, interviews and coordination with other agencies. >> reporter: back in the super bowl and under investigation. the nfl announcing tuesday they are conducting a, quote, ongoing and comprehensive review of
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this following allegations he received shipments of hgh or human growth hormone. the league says the review has been going on for weeks. they will not have results before manning taking the field again in 11 days for super bowl 50. that makes any potential punishment unclear, since the investigation could stretch beyond manning's career itself. in footage released tuesday, the qb seemed to confirm speculation he'll hang up his cleats after the super bowl. "inside the nfl" captured to him talking to patriots coach belichick after sunday's afc championship. >> this might be my last rodeo, so it sure has been a pleasure. >> reporter: the broncos would not comment on the league's investigation. last month, al jazeera named manning, along with other pro football and baseball players, as linked to the guyer institute in indianapolis, where one intern claimed they mailed thes
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drugs to manning's wife. >> we'd be sending ashley drugs everywhere. it'd never be under peyton's name. it'd be under her name. >> reporter: the intern never said directly that manning was doping and later recanted his statements about shipment. manning himself strongly denied al jazeera's report and ever using hgh last month in comments to espn. >> it's fabricated, trash, garbage. more adjectives i'd like to be able to use. it really makes me sick. >> a manning spokesman and former white house spokesman told me last night that manning welcomes the league's investigation. this marks the second straight year that there has been some sort of controversy as the super bowl approaches. this time last year, we were talking about deflated footballs. >> thank you. now a big announcement from
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she tweeted about her weight watchers success and the company sear sored. natalie has more. >> oprah's endorsement seems to be the best thing since slice bread, which she proudly admits to eating every day on her mission to lose weight. >> this is the joy for me. >> reporter: oprah winfrey's winfrey's carb expression posted on her twitter feed tuesday in a video to her millions of followers. with a 10% stake, oprah's partnership and investment with weight watchers caused shares in the company to rise more than 20%. >> i lost 26 pounds, and i have eaten bread every single day. >> reporter: the single tweet causing the company's market value to rise by nearly $150 million. >> starting the year off right. for me, it's a healthy
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seven minute egg over a bed of greens. >> reporter: her own struggle with weight well documented over the years. >> this is what 67 pounds of fat looks like. >> reporter: put front and center in this video released last month for the company. failed. every time i tried again. every time i tried again. it's brought me to this. >> reporter: analysts expect the oprah effect to up profits 3%, making more dough for the queen of talk. >> she lost 26 pounds, but the tweet also netted her $19 million because of the stock price going up 20%. >> yeah, absolutely. >> as you would say, a lot of dough. >> lot of cliches. >> nat, thank you. let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> if you can make a statement and a million per pound, it's not so bad. >> not that she needed it. >> still nice.
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a warmup. we are looking today at temperatures anywhere from 5 to 20 degrees above normal in the central plains from business ismarck to dallas. then houston, 66. after in 56 in birmingham. friday, it extends into atlanta, chicago, north platte, all the way to houston. 10 to 20 degrees above average. that's >> chris: good wednesday morning. a few showers across the cape and the islands. otherwise quiet tart to the day. cloudy started. mild start. temperatures really not going anywhere throughout the afternoon. upper 30s to lower 40s. breezy wind out of the northwest; 12 to 18mph. occasionally gust 120g to 30mph. clear and colder tonight. know melt refreezing. maybe some icy spots in the driveways starting off tomorrow morning. otherwise tomorrow mostly sunny skies. a few clouds late in the day. temperatures be the 40s.
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this morning on rossen reports, we're kicking off a series on workplace emergencies. >> on tuesday, we saw an active shooter scare in san diego. experts say if it had been the real thing, new technology could have saved lives. jeff rossen is here to show us how it works. >> good morning. an important story for all of us. the latest case happening at a naval medical center in san diego. reports of an active shooter spread like wildfire. you can see the dramatic video here. employees walking out with hands up. described chaos inside. this was a false alarm. somebody heard gunshots, called it into police but, thankfully, everything was fine. this case showing us how scary it can be. we're on edge at work. what would you do if a shooter came into your office? this morning, new technology that can spot a shooter and alert police before you're in danger. away. somebody got shot. i got shot.
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>> male with a shotgun. >> reporter: too often, it is real. >> multiple shots fired. multiple people down. >> reporter: workplace shooters caught on camera. this one inside for an hour before police finally locate him. what if you and police could know exactly where the shooter is the moment the first shot is fired? these new, high-tech sensors can do it. called the active shooter detection system. >> this is the sensor here. normally, it'd be installed up and down the hallways. how does it work? >> when the gun is fired, there's a flash of light, followed by the bang of the bullet being fired. what the sensor does is looks for the flash with these infrared sensors in the bottom. we have highly sensitive, tuned detection microphones on top that listen for the bang in the gun. >> reporter: the system can pinpoint the shooter's location within inches. >> let's check it out. now, i'm inside an office building where the sensors have been installed and set up. we have a weapons expert
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as our active shooter today. he's going to walk around with the big gun and fire blanks and see if the sensors get that. meanwhile, i'll be inside this office, like so many of us are, sitting at my cubicle. we're going to see if it works. will i get the alerts? will it tell me where the shooter. >> shot detected. >> it popped up on my computer. it was in the lock bby. >> reporter: the shooter goes upstairs, going inside this conference room. firing again. >> i'm getting a text alert. shots fired. executive office, floor two. there was another shot right here. i know he's close. >> reporter: but the system doesn't only alert employees. it automatically triggers an emergency call to local police, the moment the first shot is fired. >> first shot detected.
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>> reporter: police would be on their way. he keeps firing. >> walking down this hallway. >> reporter: the system tracking his every move. >> another alert. >> reporter: as the police are watching it all in real time. >> shots fired outside room 209, second floor. >> another one. he's over here. this is when we can run out and go this way. now that i know where the shot was, he's passed me. we can run out of here. come on. >> reporter: it could be my only chance to get away. within seconds, i'm out of the building. >> we were able to get outside safely because i knew exactly where the shooter was, where the shots were being fired and the best escape route out away from the shooter. >> it's a game changer and it's going to save lives. >> reporter: that's ed davis, boston's legendary police commissioner. at the helm during the boston bombings and countless shootings, now working for the company. >> when a situation like this unfolds, it's chaotic. no one knows where to go or what to do.
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information we need to go directly to the threat. >> the company says this technology is already installed in dozens of buildings from coast to coast. they don't like to broadcast exactly where, but they will tell us it's not just offices. it's also in schools. what is the cost? anywhere between $50,000 and a few hundred thousand dollars. for a big company, could be worth it. >> lifesaver. jeff, thank you. coming up on pop start, the beloved tv classic is about to get a long awaited reboot. you won't believe who was just cast to play michael jackson in a new movie. first, these m skincare now becomes skinactive. new garnier skinactive introducing clearly brighter. a new active daily moisturizer to brighten dull skin. packed with antioxidant vitamin c, e and active lha. it does more than moisturize, it actively smoothes, boosts radiance and protects with spf 15. clinically proven. see brighter skin
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>> this is 7news now. >> sarah: good wednesday morn, everybody. it's 7:57 as you take a live look over boston. let's send it over the chris lambert with more on our forecast. >> christa:. >> chris: good morning, sarah. cloudy skies. we'll get some sunshine back in place this afternoon. still some showers down in place through the cape and the islands, otherwise drying out. temperatures holding steady, upper 30s to lower 40s this afternoon. gusty winds at time gusting 20 to 30mph. a couple of flurries around on friday, but no major storms in the seven-day forecast. >> sarah: police in peabody are investigating a murder-suicide. officers found the bodies of a man and woman on a porch outside
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i'm gonna stand by you 8:00 on "today." jamie-lynn sigler speaks out. the star opens up in her first live television interview since revealing she has ms. why she's finally sharing her story after keeping her battle a secret for 15 years. plus, tech overload. why it's so hard to resist scrolling, liking and checking for those updates. the toll all that connecting with can take on our brains. and it's a family affair. super stars angelina jolie and jack black talk about working with their kids in the latest
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>> did you have to convince them to do it? >> we forced them. get out there and do your job. earn some money for this family. today, wednesday, january 27th, 2016. >> we're sisters celebrating our graduation in new york. >> we're from oklahoma. >> shout out to my friends back in texas. i could use a little bit of your sweet kiss, your lips >> good morning, texas. >> shout out to hurt our kids. we love you. >> jacksonville, florida. hi, mom! we are back now. 8:00 on a wednesday morning, the 27th of january. this month went fast. >> it did. >> 2016. nice people out. it's kind of a damp morning here in the northeast.
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by the way, you mentioned the month is almost over. meaning, start today is almost over. jill is here with one more steals and deals, hoping yo e ing ing to break you out of your style rut. >> we look forward to that. let's start by heading back inside. natalie has a check of the top stories. >> good morning. once again, officials are sorting out details of a deadly confrontation between police and armed protesters who occupied a federal wildlife refuge in oregon. gunfire broke out after the fbi and oregon state police stopped the protesters car on a rural highway. a spokesman for the group, lavoy finicum was killed, and another member wounded. eight suspects are under arrest, including ammon bundy. some protesters remain at the refuge, so the month-long occupation is not over yet. ted cruz is criticize ing his rival donald trump for pulling
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debate. trump complained that fox against him. cruz called trump a fragile soul and challenged him to a one on one debate. a prayer vigil is being held today for an indiana school principal who died heroically on tuesday. principal jordan pushed students out of harm's way when a school bus jumped the curb. two children were injured. jordan added personal touches, often cooking breakfast and handing out student birthday crash investigate ors say there is no early evidence that drugs or alcohol were involved. there's an important new health recommendation for women. the u.s. preventive services task force says all primary care doctors should screen pregnant women and new mothers for signs of depression. nbc medical director dr. azar joins us now.
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this group saying that this is preventive care and needs to happen during pregnancy and after. this is a big move. >> it is a big move, natalie. according to the american psychological association, 1 in 7 women experience the postpartum depression. 50% of those, it's their first episode of depression ever. the same percentage start to experience these symptoms during pregnancy. it's not just the postpartum period, which is why screening is important. >> women experience so many hormonal changes. how do you differentiate between the usual baby blues and depression? >> the baby blues should last up to two weeks or so. again, it's not a deficit, like day 15, you should be okay and if not, you have it. the symptoms would be the same as you can experience during regular depression. that is sadness, crying, depressed mood, loss of interest in doing things that normally would make you happy. there are, of course, unique symptoms to postpartum, such as fear of being left alone with the baby. feeling guilty.
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doesn't take long. it's a good screening test for postpartum, ten questions, takes a couple minutes to answer. if you screen positive, you should be referred for more care. >> thank you. a frightening scene on tuesday after a national gas power garbage truck smoldered on a new jersey street. a neighbor was recording as this truck explodes. fortunately, nobody was injured, but two houses had to be evacuated and inspected for damage before the residents could return. a little boy's reaction was priceless when the canadien, white, slid the puck to him on tuesday night. a grown-up caught the puck but handed it to the young fan. the way his face lights up there, simply adorable. he's hugging the puck. probably put that one under the it. >> cutie. >> sweet, love that. >> natalie, thank you.
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sparking outrage for holding his baby while riding a bull. what he's saying about the controversy. plus, the choice to play michael jackson in a new movie is raising eyebrows. first, "soprano" star jamie-lynn sigler is here for her first interview since what it can' t do. your calculus homework. what it can do. make you peanut butter happy. it' s a whole new kind of joy you get when you bite into a new jif bar made with real
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we're back now at 8:08 with actress jamie-lynn sigler. perhaps best known for her role on "soprano." sigler revealed she's been living with multiple sclerosis nearly 15 years. she's with us in her first television interview since making the anounment. nouncement announcement. how are you? >> good. i feel relief. you know, i lived with this secret that caused me to have so many feelings of shame and guilt and fear for so many years. i think to finally sort of feel like i'm claiming my power back and being confident with the person that i am, i feel a great weight off my shoulders. >> you told me when you immediately made the
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>> i was surprised to hear you say shame and guilt. why would you feel shame? >> it sounds crazy, but when i think, you know -- when you hold a secret, the feelings just come along with that, especially when you hold a secret as long as i did. you know, with something like ms, you know, you lose control over things that you once had. it slowly is taken away from you. it can chip away at your self-worth, and you can feel lessened. a lot of negative feelings. you have to ask for help sometimes, which is something i'm not good at doing. but you have to be able to reach out. when you have a good support system, like i have, i think it helps a lot. it took me this long to be able to do this. >> your diagnosis came 15 years ago. your symptoms at the time were what? >> at the time, were minimal. it was heaviness, tingling in my legs. then i went symptom free for
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then during a stressful time in my life, i was going through a divorce at 24, 25, things started to happen. my symptoms now for the past five years have been hard, and they are weakness on my right side, little bit of coordination, high heels are hard for me. i love high heels but, unfortunately, it's limited. i cannot run. can't dance the way i used to. you know, things that are hard. >> you got the diagnosis. i believe you were shooting the fourth year of "sopranos." you didn't tell anyone for a couple of years. you mentioned guilt and shame. were you worried about how it would affect your career? >> yes, very much. one of the first people i told was an industry professional, and i know they were looking out for me at the time, but they said, i'm going to pretend you didn't tell me that. i don't think you should ever disease. people will limit you. people will judge you. they won't hire you. i took that advice. i was 20 years old. i was scared, and i thought that was the best thing.
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tell some of your cast meat ates on later. you know what i liked? they kept it a secret. >> they did. >> these friends, co-workers, never leaked it. nobody, not once. >> them and my friends and my family, they have fiercely protected me over these years. they've wanted me to come out and encouraged me, and i just wasn't ready. i was afraid. but i'm not anymore. >> you know, what was the reason to say now? >> yeah. >> you told me something in the commercial break, that you had actually prepared a post that you wanted to release when you made this announcement. it had been on your computer about six months. >> yeah. i feel like motherhood really changes -- changed me. it changes everyone. i didn't want to bring my son up in a home where he felt like he had to hold this secret for me, too. i wanted to be an example of
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despite what i have or my limitations, that everyone is deserving of opportunity and love and respect. you know, sometimes we have to work a little bit harder for it, but maybe it'll be a good example for him. >> you released a couple of tweets on that day, and you said, this is a hard but liberating day for me, and i hope together, we can help others and fight on. you said, i'm overwhelmed with all of you today. thank you from the bottom of my heart. i don't feel so alone. >> i was so overwhelmed with -- i didn't anticipate the level of responsibility that i now feel, of representing a group of people that suffer in silence. maybe don't feel represented. ms is different for everyone. it looks different in everyone. it's a hard thing to diagnosis. it's a hard pill to swallow. it's a frustrating disease and, you know, i know there's a lot of people that are better off than me and a lot of people that are worse than me. i really hope i can change people's idea of what the disease is.
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told this to years ago, who said, don't ever tell anyone else this, do you feel differently now? do you want to work more? >> yes. >> do you think you'll be received with open arms? >> i hope so. i'm excited about the future. i'm excited to go back to work without feeling this -- that i have something to hide. i feel like i'll be a better actress now. i can show up and be me. i've been working with this disease. i've been working all these years. it was hard, but i'm really looking forward to the future. i understand that some people people may. i'm open to it. i have every intention of continuing my career. >> if people don't want to hire you, their loss. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> i appreciate it. jamie-lynn, great to see you. >> you, too. al, let's get a check of the weather. >> lot of bravery. storm system will be coming on shore in the pacific northwest over the next several days and another behind that.
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some places in northern california, southern oregon, upwards of 6 to 7 inches on the slopes of the olympics. then we've also got a lot of snow going into the rockies, making its way into the cascades and down into the sierra, which is good news for the snow morning. a few showers across the cape and the islands. otherwise quiet tart to the day. cloudy started. mild start. temperatures really not going afternoon. upper 30s to lower 40s. breezy wind out of the northwest; 12 to 18mph. occasionally gust 120g to 30mph. clear and colder tonight. know melt refreezing. maybe some icy spots in the driveways starting off tomorrow morning. otherwise tomorrow mostly sunny skies. a few clouds late in the day. temperatures be the 40s. a savannah? >> al, thank you so much. now, it is time for trending. >> here we go.
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extremely controversial. extremely dangerous. well, add a little more controversy. one matador is taking heat for juggling two tasks at once. his name? >> bob francisco rivera. >> one of the most famous matadors in spain. he's holding his daughter while fighting a bull. the instagram post garnered thousands of likes but also a lot of critical comments. child pektive rotective services is investigating. francisco said this is part of his culture and his daughter couldn't be somewhere safer, other than his arms. he claims bullfighting is a family tradition. he posted this picture of him on his father's shoulders when his dad was a bullfighter. what do we think?
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francisco was gorged last year, nearly died. his father was gored to death. not the family history -- >> there are safer places. >> i know. i think you want to be culturally sensitive but there's just -- >> at home in the crib. >> animals are unpredictable. >> ever send an embarrassing text to an ex, wished someone stopped you? >> never. >> there is an app that will stop you. it's called drunk mode. when you turn it on and try to text or call someone, the app prompted you to solve a math problem. if you solve it correctly, it'll let you text. if not, you're out. it also has a bread crumb feature. this is weird. it tracks your movements from the night before, allowing you to retrace your steps if need be. >> so you blacked out? >> that takes it a little far. file it under things i wish existed when i was 25.
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app developers, that is it right there. >> i know. i need a breathalyzer on the twitter account. people send you nasty grams. on saturday night, i'll be like, listen! step away. >> don't do it. >> look at this. >> couple weird posts from her, texts, no question. a bill is being proposed in the washington state senate to revive an ancient form of writing. any guesses? >> high ro cave and a marker? >> no, cursive. if passed, it requires all students in washington grade schools to learn to read and write in cursive. the bill's sponsor said she was inspired to get behind the bill after learning her grandson couldn't read a note written by one of her constituents. it's a topic that's been debated before. anyone feel strongly about this subject? >> it's a loss.
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leads to your signature. >> nothing nicer than a handwritten note. >> you don't like it in all block letters? >> i wouldn't mind it. newspaper letters. >> what do you think? you have a beautiful cursive hand. >> i have a combination hand. i do some script letters and block letters in the middle of words. >> you have a lot of swirly. >> john hancock. >> some want to not teach it anymore. that's the debate. >> a look from behind the scenes of a fuller house and a casting choice that has people going, huh? tamron has pop start. >> more than huh. first up, we have a little less than a month from the "fuller house" release. the new series will focus on dj tanner fuller asking her sister stephanie and their friend kimmy to help her raise her three boys.
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netflix released a feature of the cast on the set. >> it's crazy to be back here again. we are >> we are a family and have been since we started this show 28 years ago. we've only gotten closer. >> the first time we were all together as a cast again was at the table read, and it was kind of like we'd never left. >> circle the calendar. "fuller house" comes out on february 26th. next up, the 1970s classic "little house on the prairie." it's getting a reboot. the iconic show is going to be remade as a movie. it's interesting. by paramount pictures. it's based off of laura's popular books. gilbert became popular as her role as laura on the show. no word on who will be cast as the family. >> that's bigger than "fuller house" for me.
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"fantasy island?" >> yeah, then i went to -- >> are you doing your grocery list in your head? >> yeah, i never watched it. >> you missed out. >> "fantasy island". >> yeah. >> white suit, it was good. controversy that we were talking about. joseph fiennes has been cast to play michael jackson in an upcoming movie. he's british and known for his role in "shakespearean love." who is black. the casting concerns haven't been addressed but the role is called a challenge. i guess michael jackson, after 9/11, went on a road trip, and
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>> i thought it was the start of a joke. >> they walk into a bar. >> well, the casting has gotten -- >> it's supposed to be -- this is a serious casting choice? not some -- >> keenan thompson is going to play -- >> marlon. >> yeah. >> tamron, thank you very much. now, we're launching a new series that we're calling "today's digital divide." we spend a lot of time jumping between computers and smartphones, constantly connected to updates in our work and personal lives. >> occasionally drunk texting, as well. we decided to look at the effects it's having on us, beginning with our brains. >> reporter: from the moment we wake up, we are connected. the dawn of the digital age has brought efficiency and convenience, but digesting all that information can feel overwhelming. to see what it's doing to our
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finest minds around at the massachusetts institute of technology. dr. mill ser er is a professor of neuro science. we asked how the human mind is adapting to multi-tasking, using the digital tools. >> the brain has difficulty processing multiple bits of data at once. we're single minded. >> reporter: to demonstrate, we put volunteers through a couple tests. >> something is different between these scenes. skoons you notice, tell me what it is. >> reporter: with the pictures switches two seconds, she misses the disappearing trees. >> i don't see anything different. >> she didn't do better with the moving railings. >> your brain has limited capacity for simultaneous spots. second. your brain is taking in information and your brain pieces it all together into an more than it can.
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how we can stumble white switching tasks. >> no one can multi-task well, and below the line, write, the numbers 1 through 20. now switch back and forth. >> reporter: more difficult. it takes twice a long, and mistakes. >> if your brain could multitask, you wouldn't have problems switching between numbers and letters. >> reporter: even though our brains aren't built to handle the information, we can't help ourselves. >> your brain evolves to find information rewarding, to find new information rewarding. the information might be very important for your survival. >> reporter: we're hard wired to check that latest e-mail or tweet, while also trying to carry on a conversation or read a book. what are all these distractions really doing to our brains? we asked dr. bob and his researchers at mit. they're using tube magnetic imaging scanners to map out what
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the subject is asked to focus on the faces or the houses, as images of both flash by in this video. >> when you're recognizing faces region. when you have the distraction from the houses, the signal for the face processing can be reduced. there's just not as much neural signal there, when you have the distracting information around. >> reporter: how does that translate to juggling your tasks? >> you simply cannot be as good in processing the task at hand when you have to also filter out all the distraction. people are kidding themselves. >> reporter: for all of us self-proclaimed masters of multitasks, it looks like the joke is on us. >> i have trouble single tasks. >> right? >> i do. >> it's true. dr. miller says our modern devices are great tools. we need to focus on a single task when we use them. try to limit your distractions
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by definition, you're doing one thing, and the text message pops up. >> then you get lost in thought. coming up, angelina jolie and jack black open up about working with their families in
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>> this is 7news now. >> sarah: good wednesday morn, everybody. it's 8:27 as you take a live look over boston. let's send it over to chris lamb weather now with more on your forecast. >> chris: a lot of clouds in the city of boston. 41 in town. 40 in norwood. 40 in plymouth right now. a few showers still across the cape and the islands through about 10:00 a.m. otherwise it will dry out and we'll gradually see clouds breaking through some sun this afternoon. temperatures topping off this afternoon boo the lower 40s. >> sarah: a 25-year-old man is seriously injured after crashing his s.u.v. during an apparent police chase in mansfield. according to the "sun chronicle," the chase reached 100mph. the driver was ejected from his s.u.v. and suffered multiple injuries.
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route 106. he was flun to the hospital for treatment. boston police are investigating a deadly shooting in dorchester. man died after being shot in the head on washington street in dunbar avenue early this morning. there's no word yet if any arrests have been made. hundreds of people lining the streets in hingham to show their support for the family of fallen marine. welltives of corporal christopher orlando returned from miami last night. orlando was recently lost at sea following a chopper crash. "today in new england" returns at 9:00.
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8:30 now on this wednesday morning. 27th of january, 2016. chilly day out on our plaza. we are smack dab in the middle of winter, and we say hello to the folks who decided to come out. >> yes, we do. thank you. >> do you ever feel like you're in a style rut? jill martin is about to make one lucky couple feel great with a
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the best part? you can get it, too, because their outfits are part of a >> fantastic. also, angelina jolie and jack black talk about their new movie, "kung fu panda 3," their kids' parts in it and if they want their kids to be in hollywood. it's casserole time. coming up, a one-dish dinner from one of new york city's hottest chefs. casserole or cassulae? >> what's the difference? >> one is french. >> check of the weather, al? >> let's see what we have for you. that's right. very nice. rip currents down along the southeastern coast as the cold front brings showers and thunderstorms through florida. more high surf and heavy rain in the pacific northwest. lake-effect snow around the
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advisories along the southern california coast. tomorrow, more lake-effect snow around the great lakes. the rain continues down in florida with some showers along the carolina coastline. some sunshine breaks out in the northeast tomorrow with chilly temperatures. slowly warming in the plains. plenty of sunshine all the way down >> chris: good wednesday morning. a few showers across the cape and the islands. otherwise quiet tart to the day. cloudy started. mild start. temperatures really not going anywhere throughout the afternoon. upper 30s to lower 40s. breezy wind out of the northwest; 12 to 18mph. occasionally gust 120g to 30mph. clear and colder tonight. know melt refreezing. maybe some icy spots in the driveways starting off tomorrow morning. skies. a few clouds late in the day. temperatures be the 40s. a >> that is your latest weather.
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>> all right, al, thanks. now our today series. jill martin has been very busy this month, helping us cleanse our minds, fitness routines, took on this horrible room in my house. you've outdone yourself. >> this has been an exciting month for all of us. so many of you asked me, help me get out of my style rut. this week, we decided to whip your wardrobe into shape. we searched for a deserving couple who wanted to add sparkle to their marriage. let's meet diane and paul. >> i'm diane. i've been marry ied to my husband paul six years now. we have a 10 month old daughter, liliana. i'm a stay at home mom, so my days consist of chasing her around the house, diaper changes, laundry. it's not a glamorous life. >> my wife literally spends all of her time taking care of our daughter, especially when i'm not home. so she really deserves to have
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her. >> every morning i wake up, i put on the same mom outfit, yoga pants and a t-shirt. i brush my hair into a ponytail and that's my look. >> i'll spend long hours at work often, so when i am off of work, i'm just anxious to get home to my beautiful wife and daughter. so i don't spend much time shopping for clothes or doing my hair. i kind of run some mousse through it at the beginning of the day and that's it. >> it's a new year and time for me to focus more on myself. >> she deserves it, and i'm really grateful that i get to be a part of it. >> they are adorable. so this is diane before. now, diane, come on out. let's see your style makeover. wow! you look gorgeous. >> doesn't she look great? >> how do you feel, diane? >> wonderful. i can't believe this is me. i haven't looked this way in probably over a year and a half. >> you look like a million
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>> you excited to see paul? you haven't seen each other yet, right? >> absolutely. can't wait. >> she's seen herself but not her husband, as you said. we have him hiding right now in the green room. i think it's time to bring -- look at him. >> there's paul. >> don't look at the monitor. >> i'll cover your eyes here. >> they just got back. we want to thank louis and igor. they went separately this morning, so they separated at 4:00 a.m. now, it is time for them to see each other for the first time. ready? >> i'm ready. >> one, two, three. >> wow. come on in, paul. >> you look beautiful. >> you look great, too. >> awe. >> did i get lipstick on you? no, you're good. >> how did you get roped into this style makeover? you look great. >> thank you. i'm grateful, and she looks beautiful. >> thank you.
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i love the flowers. they're gorgeous. >> you're adorable. the best thing, people can see this and do this themselves? >> this is great. we got to spend the day yesterday together. this is so nice because we never get to do this for ourselves, they did. a lot of the items they're wearing are steals and deals items so you can get them, too. >> all right. >> i'll use you as the model. come over here so we can show you off. let's start with the jeans. this was the first pair of jeans we put on her. these are $167 to $207 retail. celebrity fans are kristen swift. there's boot cut, skinny. today.com, you can find them. retail, $167 to $207. deal, $49.99, 76% off. and all colors, right? >> ripped, no rips, yeah. all on today.com. great deal on designer jeans.
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a little sparkle in your life. retail, $275. it's a four-piece set. you get three of the necklaces and then you get earrings. three lengths. we layered them on diane. you can see how pretty they look. retail is $275. deal is $49. 82% off. they come in platinum or 18 karat yellow cold. >> cc,. >> we have the beautiful designer bag that retails $550. it is an investment piece. four colors, made in the u.s. parker and demi moore. the deal is $79. 86% off. >> you can put your mom stuff in there, too, and it's cute. >> diapers. >> baby is so gorgeous. >> absolutely. >> let's talk about paul.
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we had so much fun yesterday. he's wearing two of our deals, too. oxford shirts, $69 to $82. we put him in the shirt and the sweater. you get a choice of one. all the versions are on today.com. the retail, $68 to $82. deal is $24. great to layer urn nder a suit you already have. if you're a little more formal or need ties or a gift that comes in a gift box, salt and dapper ties, $165. ven ties. the deal is $39. 76% off. >> great. what's the next one? >> last one -- i'm going to steal these and have you model to embarrass you a little more. i know how much you're loving this.
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the portoland accessories, retail $225 to $235. you can get the cashmere hat and scarf set. i'll put this on you, too. i'm really doing it all here for you, paul. so the retail is $225 to $235. deal is $65. up to 72% off. >> great. we have great deals. today.com to get them. you have another thing going on. >> i have two more things going on. the first one is we have a special web deal on ted pont oday.com. also exciting, if you want to revamp your style for 2016, send us a photo of the oldest most out of date thing in your closet. uh-oh. using your #start today contest. you'll have a chance to win one of each of the deals. you have 24 hours starting now. i cannot wait. you probably have good things. >> exactly. the oldest, most out of date, crazy thing in your closet. >> picture. >> you'll pick a winner. >> and announce it, yeah.
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big thank you to both of you. you look fabulous. hope you had fun. >> thanks so much. >> let's run through the products. jeans from jane's jeans. jewelry from kenneth jay lane. beryl bag. oxford golf shirts. salt and dapper ties and portoland accessories. thanks, guys. up next, angelina jolie and jack black. first, this is "today" on nbc. congress doesn't regulate wall street... wall street regulates congress. it's a rigged economy that sends most new wealth to the top 1%. and it's held in place by a corrupt political system where wall street banks
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we've been watching up with the stars of the "kung fu panda" franchise. >> it's angelina jolie and jack black's turn. we sat down with them to talk about the movie and their special co-stars. >> drop this!
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we'll have two justice platters. did you want extra sauce? >> on the side. >> on the side. >> what is it about these films that makes them so special? >> i think anything that comes special. the intention of this is to do something for children. you know, it's relatable for everybody. really, it's for children and it has beautiful messages of embracing who you are, being a family, loyalty, understanding all different types of family, all different types of beings and finding yourself. >> reporter: this time around, it's a family affair. four of the jolie-pitt kids and black's son samuel had roles in the movie. >> how was it working with your kids? >> it was so much fun. >> they took it seriously. i'm not sure i can do this. you know, to talk them through it, simple things, but they really took it seriously as a job. getting it right and not doing a bad job.
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did you have to convince them to don't, or were they excited to have a part? >> we forced them. it's like, get out there and do your job. earn some money for this family. my boy wanted to don't. when i told him, we're doing "kung fu panda 3," he was like, can i be in it? i was like, i'll see what i can do. i'll try to get you a line. >> do we have acting bugs on our hands? >> i hope not. >> why? >> if they're going to be actors, i hope they do something and then be actors. >> i encourage them, when they want to be in a thing, want to act, i say, what are you going to write? you have to write it. i try to steer them towards writing and directing, things on the iphone. iphone video films. >> i bet yours are great. >> good stuff. >> reporter: dustin hoffman and
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and a few new voices you might recognize. >> these are your coins, dim and sully. >> welcome back. >> how you been, man? >> whose the panda? >> you the panda. >> you the panda. >> it's like the best job in the world. if you can get a cool animated film -- >> that works. >> it's so fun. and it's sort of lower stress than a live action film, where you have to wake up at 5:00 a.m. and go through the hair, makeup and costumes every day. you show up in your pjs and let it go for a few hours. it's a really fun job. >> because he can only be stopped by a master of chi. >> again with the chi. >> jack, should we expect a number 4? >> i think these things -- the natural progression is three. the beginning the middle and the end. the big finish.
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when we started off, that was the hope, in my mind, is man, maybe this will be a huge hit and we'll do another one. >> i think there's a hunger for pandas. people want more panda, and it's a good sign. >> reporter: for "today," los angeles. >> my kids want more panda. they're excited. >> your son was watching -- >> my little one was watching the first one last night, getting ready. tonight, we'll watch the second. >> cute. >> "kung fu panda 3" opening on friday. ahead, a recipe you need to have.
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ffered women a mystery beauty treatment. right now? that sounds great! uld they guess what it was? ich and smooth. really creamy.
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hat had we used? what?! wait! st water was added to this? nitely feels much more radiant. of having like smooth dewy skin e has 1/4 moisturizing cream ther, more radiant skin. ve, your daily beauty eatment for radiant skin. this is going to be good. 8:48. back with "today" food. it's all about casseroles this week. chef michael white is here with a one-pot recipe. michael, i'm going to say off the bat, i'm a fan of yours and your restaurant. this is going to be fun for me.
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>> we're making cassoulet? >> cassoulet, casserole. cassoulet is actually the pot in which we're going to cook it in. it is a mixture, very much like we have baked beans, pork and ham. we have smoked bacon, sausage. we're using chicken because it's healthier. you can use whatever you so desire. >> this is like getting a personal cooking lesson. we're going step by step. first thing is sofrot ito. >> this is a sauce, basically. >> what we're going to do is drain it. we're going to saute this, and this is the foundation for the sauce. >> how long does it take to brown? >> five to ten minutes. don't burn it. we could puree it.
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what we have is the bacon. we preroast third-degree -roasted this a bit and we'll have a little bit of fun on the bottom. deglaze this. >> never know. >> unbelievable. >> deglaze with white wine. we'll reduce this down. add the meat and put it inside of here. now, these are large, creamy beans to saute. then we have an aeromatic bouquet. >> why? >> i don't want the needles and things inside the sauce. >> makes sense. >> meat goes in, we cover it and braise it. >> how long does it cook? >> two and a half hours. very, very slowly. >> all right. >> length of time is important because it becomes very creamy. this is the thing that a lot of times -- >> i want to interrupt for a second and check in with my tasters.
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>> cassoulet. >> i always use great terminology. we were poking an egg and doing a vortex the last time. remember that? >> i do. >> what i'm going to do is i put bread crumbs on top. >> can you show down in there? look how beautiful that looks. >> that is not finished. it could go back in the oven a little bit. you know how we talk about casseroles the next day? it really, really absorbs the flavor. >> when this is done, the idea, the chicken will basically fall off the bone. >> literally fall off the bone. again, it could be, tra something else, but we're doing chicken here. your team has a bit of this downstairs that we made. >> down the line, tamron? >> i can just pour this bowl down my mouth right now. it's amazing. >> she's planning to bathe in the bowl later.
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my first time with chicken, perfection. >> i've not anything like this in a long time. spectacular. >> so good. >> nat and savannah? >> mouth full. >> casserole and cassoulet, are they the same? >> yes. tip from wisconsin, knows everything about casseroles, right? >> late at night, i'm walking down the street in new york. michael is standing out there, grabs me and says, i want to show you my new restaurant, here. hasn't opened yet. gave me a tour. it's kind of close to my house. it's like the greatest kitchen -- >> lunchroom. >> -- in your backyard. fantastic. you plated it up. >> little bit of the juice. again, the caramelized -- you see this golden liquid. listen, this is perfect. on the snow day the other day, it would have been amazing. just as good today. and i will -- tuesday, this is on the menu.
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the street, my friend, and it's cold out, you know where to go. >> can you freeze this? >> absolutely. it's a great meal ahead, day ahead, put it in the fridge, back in the oven, slow cooker. >> start to finish, it's a fairly time-consuming thing. you have to cook it properly. >> the results are worth it. >> yummy. >> michael white, nice to see you. >> thank you. >> go to today.com/food for the recipe. back in a moment.
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