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good morning. breaking news. anti-trump protests break out again in cities coast to coast overnight. one demonstration in portland, oregon turning violent. police calling it a riot using flash grenades on the crowd. donald trump back to tweeting. at he's saying about the protesters this morning. making peace. >> if you succeed, then the country succeeds. >> the president and president-elect meet for the first time in the oval office. >> i very much look forward to dealing with the president. >> the first lady and first lady to be sitting down over tea. this morning, what was said behind closed doors. and nbc news exclusive. who could fill key positions in
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the trump transition team submits dozens of names to the federal government to be granted the nation's highest security clearances. an inside look at a list with more than a few surprises "today," friday, november 11th, 2026. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." it is a friday morning. not just any friday morning, it is veterans day. happy to have lester here for matt. and our plaza is filled with some wonderful members of our military. we've got navy, air force, marines. we'll hear from the west point band in a little while. >> great to have them here. thanks to all our vets. let's begin with our breaking news this morning. new protests erupting against donald trump just hours after he spent his first day in washington since being elected.
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we're so happy to have andy card here. of course, he was involved with president george w. bush's transition team, served as his chief of staff and he'll tell us about what it is like to plan a government in a few short days. but let us start with nbc national correspondent peter alexander. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah and lester, good morning to you. the anger still boiling over after an oval office visit that donald trump described as a "really good meeting" with great chemistry. still, trump's election remains ja americans. thousand is of protesters overnight chanting, among other things, "we reject the president-elect." >> reporter: a second night of protests across the country. tens of thousands taking to the street in at least 25 cities with some demonstrations held outside trump properties. the out west in portland, oregon where police publicly declared a riot after protesters smashed car windows and hurled objects at officers. overnight, donald trump tweeting, just had a very open
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election. now professional protesters incited by the media are protesting. very unfair." earlier in the day, president-elect trump who won the white house by campaigning against washington as an o outsider has become the ultimate insider. >> we now are going to want to do everything we can to help you succeed. because if you succeed, then the country succeeds. >> reporter: welcome to his new office by its current occupant, president obama. after a fierce rivalry that was amplified during ait campaign, their first ever visit face to face lasting 90 minutes. >> mr. president, it was a great honor being with you and i look forward to being with you many, many more times. >> reporter: siftting for tea ad touring the residence, first lady, michelle, and melania trump, first foreign born first lady in more than 190 years. and walking the south lawn, jared kushner, trump's son-in-law and one of his closest advisors. after a presidential salute
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what it is like to be at the center of the nation's capital and the leader of the free world with the senate's top republican, mitch mcconnell. earlier, getting a view from the capitol where he'll be sworn in as the 45th president. h his guide -- house speaker paul ryan. >> i think we are going to do some spectacular spectacular things for the american people. we can't get started f >> reporter: ryan during the campaign refusing to defend trump. now praising him. >> the donald trump we saw at 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning on tuesday night was a president. >> reporter: among the issues topping president-elect trump's to-do list -- immigration, health care and job creation. still, trump may face strong democratic opposition. bernie sanders on twitter pledging, if trump takes people's anger and turns it against muslims, hispanics, african-americans and women, we will be his worst nightmare.
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trump. >> what good does it do now? you know? the election is over. >> reporter: less than nine hours after atasbeingttacking t protests as unfair, president-elect trump struck a more conciliatory tone -- love the fact that the protesters have great passion for our country. we will come together. one of president-elect trump's toughest immediate challenges ob comfortable that he will be the president of all americans. >> peter alexander at the white house, thank you. meantime, nbc news is learning more this morning about the people being considered for key positions in the trump administration. some of them, high-profile. others highly controversial. nbc's hallie jackson is in washington with more on that. hallie, good morning. >> reporter: hi there, lester, good morning to you. today the transition team will be narrowing down lists of top
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administration post, and then getting ready to present them to president-elect donald trump. it means that starting today, we'll start to get a better sense of who he will pick to run this city and this nation. donald trump's white house taking shape. his transition team working fast to figure out who goes where. multiple campaign sources tell nbc news high-profile people are in the mix for high-profile positions. like chris christie, newt gingrich, and didn't rule out attorney general rumors. >> i certainly have the energy and there is probably nobody that knows the justice department better than me. >> reporter: former congressman mike rogers giving a "no comment" to word he could be cia chief. all on a specialist for special security clearance. nbc's cynthia mcfadden reports exclusively that the president-elect's team has named nearly 30 people to whom they'd like to give access to the most sensitive details of american foreign policy.
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the military, like senator jeff sessions and retired general mike flynn. maybe not outsiders, but some are outspoken. like john bolton, an ambassador to the u.n. under president bush. political insiders hunting for clues in trump's every move. like his decision to bring son-in-law jared kushner to the white house thursday walking the south lawn with president obama's chief of staff. kushner won't get that job. federal law prohibits relatives from taking paid staff positions. that rules out ivanka, donned junior and eric, too. but overnight, trump staffers submitting ideas for other names as the transition team puts together a list of up to five options for each cabinet position. aiming for geographic diversity, not all from new york or d.c. trump values loyalty and that will likely be rewarded with steve bannon, his controversial campaign ceo, reportedly one
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another, rnc chair reince priebus. >> i would be honored to continue to help him in any way that i can. >> reporter: trump's transition team has an official government website, greatagain.gov. not only intended to try to draw in some folks for names for political appointee positions, but also, in true donald trump fashion touts his many trump properties, hotels and golf courses around the world. >> hallie jackson, thanks. andyar george w. bush's chief of staff. of course heavily involved in the bush team's transition to the white house. mr. card, good morning. you are the perfect guest to be here this morning. let's talk about the tone of transition before we get into the mechanics. you were there. the outgoing president really sets that tone. we've seen how president obama has responded. and he gave a lot of credit to your boss, former president bush, for setting a proper tone as well. >> president obama did a wonderful job yesterday kind of
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are awkward. i happen to think we celebrate our democracy by best showing that we can transfer power without being ugly. president obama certainly did a good job. president bush created the good precedent. he allowed for the transitions to be done actually before the election. there was a lot of work done. president obama continued that tradition and actually got some support from the congress. so this year, both teams that were competing -- trump and clinton -- had transition teams that had been working since done for this transition than any time in history. >> i know you believe that the chief of staff job is the first one he should address. tell me why. >> well, the chief of staff -- the only bureaucracy in washington that is not kind of dictated by congress happens to be the bureaucracy at the white house. the president gives definition to the country and certainly to the world who about the united states is. but the chief of staff gives
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president to name a chief of staff very, very early on. president clinton when he came to office, about the last person he named to be on his inner circle meant most of the people in the cabinet or the white house had already been identified and a matt didn't really have the gravitas given to him to help manage the daily operations of the white house. so i think it is important to name a chief of staff very early. it should be someone who can speak candidly to the it should be someone who is there not to please the president, even though they serve at the pleasure of the president. they've got to tell the president what he needs to know, no the necessarily what he wants to know. even though the little piece of paper that is fancy that hangs on your wall that you all brag about, it says that you serve at the pleasure of the president for the time being. it is redundant and it is insecurity on purpose. but your job is not to win the president's pleasure.
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he needs to know to do the job. >> a lot of people have observed that this time of transition before january 20th and the days and months after, in some ways the country is at its most vulnerable because you have new people coming in and learning these jobs, and everybody thinks about national security. tell me what's done -- give some reassurance about how the new administration will be ready. >> the new administration -- first of all, they will be very organized and planned. they'll probably have a 100-day plan and expected to happen click, click, click, perfectly. but the reality is the world doesn't follow the 100-day plan. something bad will happen and someone will test us, one of our enemies will think they have a vulnerable opportunity for the united states to expose it efse and they will do something. you have to be ready for that. you have to plan for it but you don't have to broadcast it. but yes, on day one, the president is the president. it's not like the transition to be president is a process.
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the responsibility and you have to be prepared for bad things to happen. >> president bush even implemented -- they called it a table read, almost a drill to have that new team meet with the old team so they'd be ready for anything. >> president bush, george w. bush, did a great job of preparing the obama incoming team with real kind tabletop exercises about a disaster. and it was very helpful. >> andy card, great to have you here. when it became clear on election night that donald trump would be elected, there were street. but thursday the dow surged more than 200 points to close at a record high. ali velshi is nbc's chief business correspondent. he's at the stock exchange. ali, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. good morning, savannah. important to note that the dow was actually doing pretty well, so the idea it hit a record has a lot to do with the idea that markets generally go up. they don't go up in a straight line but they go up in fits and
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starts. the concept of a trump presidency combined with the senate and house is making a lot of industries think they'll do very well. industries like coal where donald trump says he will bring it back and banking and finance. it is not really market, it is investors finding companies and industries that are likely to do well under this administration and buying up lots of it. futures this morning indicate that the dow may open lower but again, it is not a sign of larger sentiment. it waiting to sell some stocks and now that the market is at a record, they'll do so. that's basically what's going on on markets today but i'll be here to follow it. >> ali, thanks very much. hillary clinton meantime getting much needed peace and quiet after a long, grueling campaign. take a look at this photo. a woman actually spotted her out on a hike on thursday near clinton's home in chappaqua, new york. man behind that shot, former president bill clinton. margot says secretary clinton
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brings clinton supporters some hope or some comfort. newly released video shows the horrifying moments from inside and outside the pulse nightclub at orlando during the shooting rampage in june. body camera video shows police storming the building. you can see officers running in all directions with their weapons drawn looking for survivors and for the shooter, omar mateen. disco lights are still on. you can hear cell much of the video was blacked out to protect the victims. 49 people were killed, 53 others wounded during that rampage. erin shock was indicted on thursday on 24 counts, including wire fraud and theft of government funds. shock was criticized for spending thousands of dollars redecorating his capitol hill office in the style of the television series "downton abbey."
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never intentionally did anything wrong and that he is eager to defend his name and reputation. secretary of state john kerry has gone where no high-ranking u.s. official has gone before. he's in antarctica for a two-day trip to talk about scientists about the impact of climate change. during his visit, kerry is going to a research station that the u.s. government operates near the south pole. that's kind of a cool adventure. >> and a nice transition to al and the weather. good morning. >> good morning, guys. ad nino earlier this morning. now we are talking about la nina. that is when we start to see a cooling of the pacific waters, cooler than normal as you get closer to the equator. we get la nina. it pushes the polar jet stream up to the north. from december to february we're looking for cooler, wetter weather from the pacific northwest into the great lakes. warm and dry through the southeast, gulf coast and the southwest. not good news because we've got a really strong drought going on
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three cities. birmingham's gone 53 days without's appreciable rain. wildfires going on from tennessee on into the carolinas. that smoke making its way all the way down into central georgia. we're going to get to your lo >> wren: your veterans day day forecast is going to be breezy.
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push enter our northwest. that's going to bring some very breezy conditions throughout the state of massachusetts, especially across the cape where a video advisory is in effect through this afternoon and late tonight. your veterans day day forecast, again, still keeping things sunny as you head out to the veterans day parade. temperatures falling throughout the afternoon. highs late morning, early afternoon, in the mid-50s. take a look what happens as we head into the later >> and has that's your latest just ahead, first ladynd a the first lady-to-be. and why was donald trump a businessman from new york city so successful with voters in the heartland? what they are saying about the message behind their ballots.
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mid-40s in the n worcester. 48 in boston. 49 in norwood. temperatures today are going to be mild here during the morning hours. but as we do head enter the afternoon, we've got a different scenario headed our way. to our northwest, a cold front, you can see those showers breaking up as this front continues to track further to our southeast. but it's going to usher in some windy and cold air. >> andy: man and woman are now facing charges after a wild chase from connecticut to worcester. state police say the suspect stole two vehicles and stabbed a pair of women in connecticut thursday afternoon. in worcester. police say the women who were stabbed should be okay. an mbta driver under investigation. police say he crash entered a vehicle in melrose and left the scene on thursday. passengers were on board but no one was hurt. officers caught up with the bus in stoneham. according to investigators, the driver was under the influence of prescription drugs.
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it's 7:30 now on this friday morning. it is not just any day. it is november 11th, 2016. it is veterans day. we see the flags flying on our plaza as our nation pauses to honor the brave men and women who democracy possible. we have a number of veterans here with us on our plaza this morning. operation men which is a great organization that helps wounded warriors. we've got marines, we've got air force. we'll hear from the west point band in a little bit. we're feeling so thankful and grateful this morning and happy to have lester here. >> you did an all-nighter for me on tuesday with the election. the least i could do is come and get up early. >> i made you. i said promise me you'll be here friday. let's get a check of the
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protests over the election of donald trump erupted in cities across the country. a rally in portland, oregon became so heated, police describes it as a "riot" with objects being thrown at officers and a number of cars damaged. president-elect trump is back on twitter this morning responding to those demonstrations. two tweets. last night he wrote, just had a very open and successful presidential election. now professional protesters incited by the media are protesting. very unfair." but then he tweeted again this morn tone. he said, love the fact that the small groups of protesters last night have passion for our great country. we will all come together and be proud. >> of course that all followed mr. trump's visit to the white house where he met with president obama to begin the transition of power. their oval office meeting lasted for 90 minutes and they spoke with reporters when it was over. >> we discussed a lot of different situations, some wonderful and some -- >> i believe that it is
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regardless of party, and regardless of political preferences, to now come together, work together, to deal with the many challenges that we face. >> while the president and president-elect were meeting, their wives got together for a chat of their own over tea. nbc's kristen welker is at the white house. she's got more on what was discussed there. hi, kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. like their husbands, michelle obama and melania trump had never met until yesterday. the first lady vigorously against donald trump. but also, like their husbands, they tried to bury a bitter past and look to the future. >> reporter: the first glimpse -- two women with two very different backgrounds about to share one famous title -- first lady of the united states. a cordial tea to break the ice after a bitter battle. >> he demeans and hue mill yates women as if we're objects meant solely for pleasure and entertainment rather than human beings.
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ground touring the white house and discussing their number one priority -- raising their kids. >> i'm a full-time mother to our son, barron. an incredible boy. >> reporter: 10-year-old barron trump is the first young boy to live at the white house since john f. kennedy jr. michelle obama all too familiar with challenges of raising a child that young at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. >> i will never forget that winter morning as i watched our girls just 7 and 10 years old all those big men with guns. and the only thing i could think was -- what have we done? >> reporter: mrs. obama got advice from her predecessor, laura bush, during the transition in 2008. kate anderson brower author of "first women" says children are often the ties that bind. >> i think the fact that michelle obama and melania trump are both mothers makes it easier for them to kind of understand
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the vitriol in this campaign. >> reporter: they are also both reluctant political wives. the first african-american first lady, michelle obama, was a chicago-born lawyer with working class roots who brought a new perspective to the white house. melania trump is a former model and the first foreign born woman to fill the role since john quincy adams' wife, and like their predecessor, a fierce defender of her husband. >> i said to him, you cannot just. you need to go and run and if you run, you will win. >> rep spouses, she wants her husband to kick his bad habits. >> what's the one habit you wish he'd give up? >> let's see. tweeting. >> reporter: melania has even said she admires michelle after coming under fire for lifting parts of her 2008 convention speech. >> you work hard for what you want in life, that your word is your bond and you do what you say. >> reporter: michelle obama has made children's health and
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staying away from thorny policy fights. melania trump has already talked about her desire to focus on cyber bullying. >> we have to find a better way to talk to each other, to disagree with each other, to respect each other. >> reporter: in one of president-elect trump's tweets last night he indicated the meeting went well, writing, "melania liked mrs. o a lot. white house officials say michelle obama agrees with her husband, a smooth transition is democracy. savannah? lester? >> kristen welker at the white house, thank you. al roker is here with another check of the weather. >> that's right. they had a nice warm meeting. we have a chilly start this morning for parts of the country but it will warm up as well. big area of high pressure pushing in cooler temperatures. look at this, we've got some frost and freeze advisories out for the midsection of the country. chattanooga, 33. then a big warm-up coming,
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from portland, oregon all the way down to san diego, tulsa, nashville, chicago, four degrees above average. as we get into the weekend, minneapolis, will see temperatures 11 degrees above average. denver, 69. boise, idaho, 64. as we head into next week, look how warm it is from new york all the way across to phoenix. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your >> wren: temperatures are mild thisni we're actually going to see temperatures drop as we head into your veterans day forecast. so these mild temperatures are short lived for us. we do have a cold from the that's pushing in from the northwest. you can see some showers associated with that actually breaking up as this front continues the track to our southeast. for your veterans day forecast, we're also looking at very breezy conditions and a wind advisory in effect throughout the cape this afternoon. until we just exercised our right
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donald trump's stunning victory came as a surprise to a lot of pundits and pollsters. >> he managed to win several battlegrounds once consider locks for a democratic ticket. one reason -- big voter turnout in small towns. nbc's gabe gutierrez is in canton, ohio with that part of the story. >> reporter: lester, good morning. this is stark county, ohio, about an hour south of cleveland. back in 2012 the vote was split about evenly here between mitt romney and barack obama. but this year donald trump points. >> reporter: this morning across the heartland, there is one word hanging in the air. >> a change. >> it is time definitely for a change. >> reporter: change. a word no longer whispered but shouted in rural america. >> out of a revolt. just tired of the government the way it's been. >> reporter: president-elect donald trump flipped much of the rustbelt, the same voters from supported barack obama four years ago. pennsylvania, ohio, wisconsin and iowa, all unexpectedly
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democratic michigan still too close to call. >> of its small vehicle production to mexico. >> reporter: trump's message on jobs and trade resonated here in starke county. who are the voters who propelled him to the white house? this man is a republican, a retired city worker who is now an entrepreneur. >> a lot of the things that i've seen happen in this county here in the last 20 years, 20-plus year has been business leaving. obviously nafta had a to do with that. >> this woman is a retired teacher who volunteered for the trump campaign. >> he's a people's candidate. he's not the establishment. >> reporter: trump won over small towns by much wider margins than the previous republican nominee. in rural michigan, a 19-point victory compared to mitt romney's seven. in small town wisconsin, trump was up 29 points. romney again just seven. in pennsylvania's rural areas, a
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christine dye is a life-long democrat. a steel worker for 30 years who lost her factory job in 2015. >> manufacturing in the northeast ohio has been decimated. mr. trump is really great with finance and busy persiness pers. i think he will help turn this country around. >> reporter: another reason they feel their voices are being herd, the rise of social media. facebook saying it had more than 700 million elect related facebookpo tweets on election day alone. lester and savannah, this is an area where many people had deep concerns about free trade and immigration. they long those thought concerns had fallen on deaf ears. not anymore. >> gabe gutierrez, thank you. just ahead, an icon lost. tamron's in the orange room remembering the remarkable life and music of the great leonard cohen right (vo) maybe it was here,
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we are back at 7:49. this morning we're remembering the life of a legend, singer/songwriter leonard cohen who passed away last night. tamron is in the orange room with more on that. >> good morning. some beautiful tributes coming in, guys. the news was cohen's official facebook page saying we've lost one of music's most revered and prolific visionaries. the canadian artist best known for his poetic and lyrical music penned a number of popular songs including, of course, what you hear in the background -- the often cover and coveted "hallelujah." people are taking to social media to remember cohen's influential work.
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artist's music felt or sounded like leonard cohen's. >> justin timberlake. and one of our favorites around here, lin-manuel miranda wrote this is heartbreaking. can't help but feel grateful for the tower of song he leaves behind. cohen just released his 14th album a few weeks ago, a memorial for the artist will take place in los angeles a reading and talking over this song almost seems blasphemous. it is just beautiful from kindergarten students who might sing it in front of their parents at the end of their year, to a famous celebrity. it is just one of those songs. we talked about it, there is no bad cover of it. >> i bet you if you ask any major musician the song they wish they wrote -- they'd say "hallelujah." sting is right over there. >> i was thinking of him, too. . it is just beautiful.
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cohen. tamron, thank you so much. coming up, the valiant effort to save bald eagles trapped in a storm drain. and then we'll take a turn and ask the question, do you ever wonder what is your pet really thinking? on "rossen reports" we'll lighten things up and talk to some psychics who claim they can talk to animals. and we're gearing up for a live concert from sting. after your local news. yeah, so d hashtag "stuffy nose." hashtag "no sleep." i got it. hashtag "mouthbreather." yep. we've got a mouthbreather. well, just put on a breathe right strip and ... pow! it instantly opens your nose up to 38% more than cold medicine alone. so you can breathe ... and sleep. shut your mouth and say goodnight mouthbreathers.
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>> this is 7 news now. >> kris: good morning. it's almost 8:00. live look outside on this sunny start to friday. let's get over the wren clair with a peek at our forecast. it's windy out there, wren. >> wren: it is. but not a bad veterans day forecast at all. plymouth 592. 54 in new bedford. despite a mild start, above average temperatures this morning, we have cooler weather headed our way. a cold front sitting to our northwest will push further to our southeast, causing temperatures to drop into this afternoon. >> kris: now for a will be at you top stories today. police are investigating after an infant died in marlborough. officers say they found a child and two adults unresponsive inside a home thursday morning.
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in the hospital. and police in bourne searching for man who they say assaulted a teenager who was walking to her bus stop. according to the officers, the girl was grabbed from behind around the neck and thrun to the ground by an unknown man. a witness saw the incident, began screaming, and that allowed the girl to escape. we're back in 25 minutes with another update.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up -- >> hey hey ho ho donald trump has got to go! >> anti-trump protests erupt again across the country overnight. thousands marching in the streetsn after president obama and president-elect trump sit down together for the first time. >> my number one priority in the coming two months is to try to facilitate a transition that ensures our president-elect his success. >> we discussed a lot of different situations, some wonderful and some difficulties. plus, ever wonder what's on your pet's mind? fear not, there are psychics who
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>> very happy. >> and she's telling you all of this right now. she looks like she's sleeping. >> i'm do telepathic communication. >> our hidden cameras are rolling as we put their skills to the test. and he's all we want. ? >> sting joins us live in studio 1a. the music icon kicking off the weekend with his brand-new album. he'll perform his new music and his friday, november 11th, 2016. ? when you dance dance dance ? >> good morning, minneapolis! >> go holy cross! woo-hoo! >> all the way from montgomery, alabama celebrating our big ten in the big apple! ? can't stop feeling ? ? so just dance dance dance ? ? i can't stop the feeling ?
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>> thanks to our veterans! >> army! >> navy! >> air force! and good morning, everybody. it's veterans day, guys. it is 8:00 today on november 11th. presence of some of our great veterans this morning. i've said it before, our democracy is great and this is who makes it possible. we just want to say thank you so them. so happy to have them. and we have lester along for matt this morning. >> who's not growing out the facial hair. >> i mean you can see by al's growth, the men are almost two
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campaign. >> we've seen pictures of you with a mustache back in the day. >> that's right. i used to have a 'stash. >> it conjures up other images but we won't go there. according to our state of men 2016 survey, 58% of guys say they only go to the doctor when they actually have symptoms. of course that makes it harder to catch certain diseases before they become major issues. so it is really important to get those yearly check-ups. >> absolutely viewers joining in along with the beards in the making. please keep the pictures coming. to share them just use the hashtag "no-shave today" you
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moment that only a few days ago seemed unimaginable, donald trump describing his first visit to the oval office with president obama as a really good meeting with "great chemistry." trump appearing notably subdued even as new protests erupt in reaction to his election. >> reporter: overnight, more outrage over the election of donald trump. across the country, tens of thousands taking to the streets in at least 25 cities. the worst in portland, oregon where protesters smashed car windows and hurled objects at riot. trump tweeting in response, "just had a very open and successful presidential election. now professional protesters incited by the media are protesting. very unfair." this coming after the handshake seen around the world. president obama and president-elect trump face to face for the first time. their meeting surpassing expectations lasting 90 minutes. >> we're going to want to do everything we can to help you
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>> mr. president, it was a great honor being with you and i look forward to being with you many, many more times. >> reporter: among topics discussed, foreign policy and domestic issues, a far cry from the fiery attacks they exchanged during the campaign. >> donald trump is temperamentally unfit to the commander in chief. >> you're lucky i didn't run last time when romney ran because you would have been a one-term president. >> reporter: now president obama vowing to a smooth transition to a man who once legitimacy. >> he may not have been born in this country. >> reporter: a country trump will become running in less than ten weeks. another meeting with a former pli political adversary, house speaker paul ryan. >> we had a fantastic meeting about getting to work, rolling up our sleeves and going to work for the american people. >> reporter: and a tour and view from where he'll be inaugurated.
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transition team is forming a list of three to five names or each open cabinet position but sources say the list hasn't been presented to trump. they could include retired general mike flynn for national security advisor. texas congressman michael mccall for homeland security. newt gingrich for secretary of state. senator jeff sessions for department of defense. reince priebus or chris christie for chief of staff. and mike rogers, former chair of the house intelligence committee, for cia director. those just a handful 4,000 positions that now need to be filled. and far from washington in chappaqua, new york, hillary clinton taking a break for a walk in the woods. this photo of her and a surprised hiker thursday shot by none other than bill clinton. a striking contrast to her rival's photo-ops in the place the clintons used to call home. in less than nine hours after attacking those protests as unfair, president-elect trump struck a more conciliatory tone.
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love the fact that the small groups of protesters last night have passion for our great country. we will all come together and be proud. savannah? >> peter alexander at the white house, thank you. thousands of firefighters in the southeast are struggling to control raging fires burning from mississippi to north carolina, and firefighters are battling at least 18 fires in western north carolina alone where a state of emergency has been declared. there have evacuations. severe drought conditions are making the difficult fire situation even worse. an american eagle store was where the wild things are on thursday. a deer got inside the store last night in stillwater, oklahoma. it wandered the aisles for a while, men made its escape by smashing through a window. shocked bystanders caught the whole thing on camera. once it got outside, they say the buck just kept on running. >> he went antlers first.
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coming up next, the first lady tries her hand at the manikin challenge with an assist from some pretty famous faces. then, meghan markle, prince harry's girlfriend steps out. where she was just spotted in london. and can people really talk to animals? >> hi, good morning. i'm jeff rossen. coming up, ever wonder what your pet is thinking? turns out there are pet psychics out there who say they can read your pet's minds and tell you all about it. ? what if an insurance company wasn't only there because for every tornado... there's a twister. for every crash... an even bigger collision. and for every tailspin... well, tailspins. state farm understands that getting the most out of life doesn't just mean being there when things go wrong. it's about being here... in all of life's moments. when things go perfectly... right.
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dogs bring out the good in us. pedigree brings out the good in them. feed the good. we're back, 8:11. i'm out of words. i'm like t the rail. let's look at a great video perfect for veterans day. a navy dad from connecticut coming home early to surprise his sons. take a look. this is senior chief petty officer. look at his son's reaction. he's saying no way, this is not true. the officer has been stationed in africa for the last eight months. usual lip just sends in a video for the veterans day ceremony at his son's school but this year
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willie says this and i think it is so true. if there was a channel that only showed veterans homecomings, i would watch it all day long. >> beautiful. let's show you the unusual scene that captured the attention of social media on thursday. two bald eagles trapped in a storm drain near orlando. officials believe the birds plunged into the drain after having a mid-air fight over territory. one bird was able to eventually escape but the other one be freed after spending 90 minutes in the drain. online some people call this situation a metaphor for america getting back on its feet after a bruising election. i call it a bird that got stuck in a drain. but that's me. whatever works! >> you see a bird in a drain. as we know, president obama has just a couple of months left in office now. you know what he's probably going to miss -- one of the best
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having all-star athletes to the white house. this is cool. the president got one of his last opportunities to do that on thursday. cleveland cavaliers visited celebrating their world championship. the team gave the president a personalized jersey and the cavs did not leave the white house -- >> that's amazing! >> -- doing the manikin challenge. this is lebron james, first lady michelle obama, whole team freezing their moment in time. >> that would be the best one i've seen. >> that's a 3-d experience. >> i was afraid al was going to do his frozen face again. we lost him for a good ten minutes the other day. lester, we love having you here, you know that. especially when you get into the spirit of the "today" show. you read the morning papers. you go for show notes. and you plank with the staff.
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>> what? >> here's the story. "nightly news" is on the fourth floor. "today" is on three and i have to go down the stairs every day to shoot headlines for "nightly." they've been saying, hey, plank with us. apparently a group of folks on the "today" show like to plank. we do a three-minute plank. this is about an hour before "nightly" last night. >> this is a trend. i worked in our los angeles newsroom a lot and they do it out there as well. come on, everybody, let's go plank. >> you know what's weird, lester? they never ask me to plank. >> little difficult for you. >> not lately. they don't believevy a strong core. >> i can tell you something? i know exactly how long i can plank because i try it every day. you know what my best is? 45 seconds. and i start shaking. so the fact that you do three minutes -- that's crazy, lester. >> i can do a minute and a half.
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involved. >> we should have planked for this whole segment. >> is there time? >> if i was in charge of this show. >> is there time for lester to plank for all of -- >> let's go plank. >> they're going to plank while you read "popstart!." >> here we go. >> start the clock. >> let's do it, my friend. >> i'm watching you, too. >> and, go! >> he's amazing on "the voice." she just released a hot album. now the grammy winner is giving us the first look at her brand-new music video, all about bringing people together, thankfully. it is called "blended family." "what do you do for love." >> keep plankin'. you're at ten seconds. you're doing great. ? ? >> oh, al! ? zblk.
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personal journey as a mixed family. she hopes to showcase other families of different races, genders, cultures and beliefs. to see the whole video at today.com. al roker had surgery recently, disclaimer. prince harry and meghan markle. she was spotted wearing his hat and doing a little grocery slopg do shopping down the road from she's staying in a cottage once shared by prince william and kate. >> the timing is 1:15 seconds. >> no one thought to clean this floor. >> take it from jennifer lawrence said on ellen. >> -- jack came to the set. right? >> how great is that little
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and his son is a genius. >> he is. >> and anna is nice and hilarious and they're like in love. they look like a nicholas sparks novel. you know when you see people like that? just makes you miserable. >> okay. they're at 1:36 seconds. that is your "popstart!"! >> oh, no, you don't. >> you guys are >> i just can't get up. >> you're supposed to do the weather. >> all right. >> do you want me to do it? >> no, that's okay. >> all right. hold on. hold on. no, this could be good. >> al roker! >> all right. looking at some wetter with moving in the pacific northwest.
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gorgeous day, great lakes all the way into the mid-atlantic states. sunny in the southwest. nice and warm, look at these temperatures -- 80s throughout much of california into the southwest. 70s texas into the gulf coast. 30s in northern new england. in fact, you may see a little bit of snow this weekend. tumbling temps -- ? tumbling temps ? sunshine through the great >> wren: we've got a pretty pleasant veterans day forecast here. it is going to be a still plenty of sunshine. as we head enter the afternoon, we do have a wind advisory in effect throughout the cape. that's in effect until late tonight, but everybody is looking at breezy conditions. wind gusts up to 30 or 30mph. as you head out the parades today, definitely add on a couple layers. temperatures are going to drop as we head into the afternoon. temperatures by 1:00 here in boston in the low 50s. but you can see as we head in the afternoon, temperatures are going to fall in
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weather. >> okay, studs. that's like roker-thon 3 and lester, at 8:30, we're going to bounce a quarter off your ass. time for "rossen reports." have you ever wondering what's my pet really thinking? >> i have, as a matter of fact. "today" correspondent jeff rossen found special psychics that claim they can read your pet's mind -- for a price. >> lester, you will love this. go home to your pet and know everything that's going on. out with our "today" puppy, charlie. what are you thinking right now? do you like me? probably the same for your pet at home. do you like me? turns out there are pet psychics who say they can talk to animals and tell you exactly what they're thinking. this morning, you know how we do it, we're putting them to the test. our hidden cameras are rolling and you're about to see them in action. >> reporter: meet jolene.
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and healthy life with my producer, josh. at least that's what josh thought. >> i also want to ask her how she's feeling. a sadness. she needs a cleansing and she needs to wipe away all the negative energy. >> reporter: hoping to get a glimpse into jolene's mind. we book appointments with pet psychics and wire this house with hidden cameras. we're watching it all from a secret control room in the basement. right away read jolene's mind. >> jolene had a past life. that's why she's a very old soul. there's a sadness. >> is there a feeling of loneliness or emptiness? >> she thinks that i'm lonely? can i that uk to jalk to jolene through you? >> yes. >> i love you and i care about you and i want you to be happy. >> she's saying that she loves
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connected to you but she wants you to be aware that she's aware. >> hi, i'm jeff rossen from nbc news. we're actually working on a story about pet psychics. why are you able to communicate with animals? >> because i was born with the gift of intuition. my purpose is not to make nonbelievers believe in my work and in my ability. >> reporter: this next psychic takes it up a notch, using teina >> she's a lover. >> like a boyfriend? >> yes. play dates are fun but she's ready for more than that. >> jolene, i had no idea. >> but this reading quickly turns dire. >> well, i know she wants help to be healed to be better, to be more positive. >> should i be worried about that? >> yes. she needs a cleansing and she needs to wipe away all the negative energy. >> reporter: and it doesn't come cheap. this session is already costing us $100.
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and then mold the wax into the form of that person or that animal. >> so what does that cost? >> it's $130. >> reporter: she later told us she doesn't care what people think. those who believe in it believe in it. but no one spoke to jolene quite like this last woman. susan calls herself an animal communicator. price tag for our reading -- $250. >> think of it like she speaks dog. i can understand do zp really. >> so i'm going to translate it to you. >> okay. >> reporter: okay. she speaks dog. now she's tuning jolene in. >> i'm asking her what she wants me to tell you about herself. >> yes, please. >> she sees the beauty in almost everything. >> what does her voice sound like when she talks ow? i've always wondered. >> let's see. >> reporter: she's listening to jolene again.
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from "saturday night live." >> really. >> yeah. >> so she's funny. >> yes. >> is she a happy dog? >> yes. >> very happy? >> yes. she's telling me you're not a bad guy. she says there are a few things you into ed to grow up on but you're growing into your own very nicely. >> she's telling you all this now? she looks like she's sleeping. >> i'm doing telepathic communication mind to mind. >> hi, how are you? >> myam going on. >> how do you communicate? >> you can do it. we are born with these innate abilities and those innate abilities help us communicate with the world around us. >> some would watch this and say this is hocus-pocus. >> some people would say this is just bs. >> and you're just trying to get money out of pet owners telling them what they want to hear. >> you're going to have a skeptic. it is not an easy concept to grasp. i didn't believe in psychics until i knew i had the ability.
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so jolene is either really happy or really sad. or maybe she's thinking -- can i just go home? happy to report jolene is resting comfortably at home this morning. by the way, speaking to your pet doesn't come cheap. we found prices anywhere from $100 up to $1,200. >> wow! >> we have a statement from jolene. jeff, thanks. > sting is here for a live concert in studio 1a. >> can't wait to talk to him about his new album. and we have the west point band out on the plaza on this special veterans day morning. ? ? ?
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>> this is 7 news now. >> kris: good morning. it's 8:27. beautiful start to our friday. the only issue is, wren, there's some wind out there. pretty fierce. >> wren: but we'll take it. we're seeing plane testify oy sunshine for veterans day. we'll keep it that way. cold front moves in through our northwest. that will usher in some cooler and breezier air. right now very comfortable. temperatures 50 degrees in bedford. 51 degrees in boston. we've only warmed up a couple degrees. we had a pretty mild start. you can see this front, these showers breaking up as this front continues the track further southward and we'll have more details on that coming up in the 9:00 shower. >> kris: wren, thanks so much. top stories this morning, police investigating after an infant was found dead in marlborough. officers say they found this
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unresponsive inside a home thursday morning. right now those two people are still in the hospital. a man and woman are facing charges after a wild chase from connecticut into worcester. state police say the suspects took two vehicles and stabbed a pair of women in connecticut thursday afternoon. the suspects eventually crashed in worcester. police say the women who were stabbed should be okay. an mbta bus driver under investigation now. police say he crashed into a vehicle in melrose and then left the scene on thursday. passengers were on board, but officers caught up with the bus in stoneham. according to investigators the driver was under the influence of prescription drugs. 7news "today in new england"
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? ? ? ? ? good morning, everybody. we are back. it is veterans day morning. what a treat we have, a special performance from the west point band as we honor the veterans and service members who are here on our plaza stationed all around the country and the world. we say thank you. >> definitely, thank you.
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charlie, is working one day to become a service dog for a veteran. so just ahead, we're going to talk about the big strides that he has made this month toward that goal. also ahead, we've been talking about him all morning. his big moment is almost here. sting is in our studio getting set for a live concert. and we have thanksgiving and football on the brain in "today's kitchen." a game day featuring turkey. not just sliced >> talking turkey subs. the good stuff. but first let's get a check of the weather. let's look at the weekend ahead. we have unseasonably warm weather saturday through the plains, wet weather in the pacific northwest. eastern two-thirds of the country looking darn good. as we go to sunday -- sunday -- we are looking at more heavy rain in the pacific northwest. look for showers making their way through the southeast and gulf coast. wet weather making its way in southern texas. rest of the country looking
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>> wren: right now we're tracking a cold front that's headed southeast. you can see a lot of those showers breaking up. we're really going to stay dry for your veterans day. we are looking at some very breezy conditions. a wind advisory in effect across the cape. that starts this afternoon. that wraps up for us late tonight. so as you head out to the veterans day parades that are starting today, you're definitely going to want the layer up. it's going to be chilly, breezy throughout the day with temperatures falling into the afternoon. >> announcer: "today puppy" is created with our sponsor, pedigree. dogs bring out the good in us. pedigree brings out the good in them. feed the good. ?
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>> woo! >> loving having the west point band on this special veterans day. by the way, the last time the west point band was here we were welcoming our good friend, charlie, introducing him to the world. >> we were. he arrived when he was just 8 weeks old. now charlie's 5 months old. he's gained about 30 pounds and stolen everyone's heart around here. >> we remember that day. it's been a big month for charlie. he made his first visit to central park. he took his very first train de trip to the united states naval academy in maryland. he even got a chance to tour the "sunday night football" bus, al roker. >> charlie's living the dream. olivia is charlie's puppy razor. she's with america's vet dogs. it is also our honor to introduce two military veterans. we met you before, joe. and marine sergeant anthony
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olivia, start with you. i know have you a progress report on our charlie. >> he's doing amazing. all of these environments and modes of transportation that he's been doing will help him to exude confidence to his veteran. >> learning new things like touch? >> yeah, he is. so when charlie does learn to retrieve in a couple of months when his adult teeth are in, he's going to have to bring that item all the way to my hand. one thing is he learning how to do is target my fist with touch. yes! good boy! good job! charlie, touch. yes! very good! >> you know what's fun? >> this is lps foundation for like pushing buttons, pushing closed doors, getting on and off lights. >> what's fun about charlie is he so fun to cuddle with for us. but when you turn on the vest and things, he becomes a different dog. >> yeah. he gets really focused and he just takes all of his enthusiasm and transferred it to me as
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around. >> ant he is being raised to be service dog for a veteran. i adore amos and benjie. what does it mean to have amos in your life? >> went from living restricted to go anywhere. stairs. walking distance. wherever. he actually helps me with my gait. up and downstairs is not an issue where it used to be little bit rocky. but it is an amg, really is. >> incredible to see how much of a part of your life. joe, tell me your dog, how much it's meant to you. >> he's a part of my family. he's a part of my support system. he's helped mitigate my disability to the point where i'm a completely different person than i was when i first got him. i got him back in 2008. this has just been dedicated my entire time since then to helping america's vet dogs. it's just something i believe in so strongly. game changer. >> we love having you here.
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it came to be. >> it is amazing. we know your service dogs are such a big part of your lives and as a thank you for your service, our friends at pedigree are donating $25,000 to america's vet dogs. olivia, we'll ask you to hold on to that. and also, you guys are going to get a little something extra. pedigree is giving you each one year supply of and -- and they're doing the same for the entire america's vet graduating class. we are really, really happy to help facilitate that. >> thank you to pedigree. joe and anthony, thank you for your service. thank you for being with us. we really appreciate it. olivia, keep up the good work. you too, charlie. good job! coming up next, the ultimate football food for sunday night's game between the pats and
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we are back. it is 8:39. we've got "today loves football." come on in. sunday night is game day here on nbc. it is a great one. we've got the new england patriots and seattle seahawks mixing it up for the first time since super bowl 49. it's like i've been planking. >> you're planking for two. >> here are some because thanksgiving is almost here. missy robbins and chef ryan har hardy. >> what are we making? this is like awesome football food. >> we have a couple different ways to do turkey today. it is really fun, it is thanksgiving and that's a key thing. we're going to make some ragu,
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we've got sausage, turkey, little bit of tomato paste, vegetables. >> what is this? >> this is fennel. you know, it is a vegetable. >> i'm not known for my culinary expertise. >> some kale, some wine. we're going to cook all of this together -- we do it with homemade pasta at the restaurant. dried pasta. whatever you like. start by browning the meat. turkey and sausage are in here together. put in the oil, cook that a little bit. remove this to a side plate. we're goi vegetables. >> you just are browning right there. >> yeah. just browning the meat. takes about ten minutes to brown the meat. we put in the oil. little bit of extra-virgin olive oil always. chopped vegetables. >> you want to use the bits and parts that are at the bottom of the pan that adds the flavor. >> exactly. we'll get that going. that's going to cook for about -- come on, lester. >> i just want to see. >> we get that going for about
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everything turns translucent. over this side we have the vegetables that have cooked down with all the little meat trimmings. we're going to add saffron to this which gives you terrific fragrance. little tomato paste. kale which i love this time of year. it is great in farmer's markets. >> i into you that was kale. just to redeem myself. we put some wine in there, cook that down. >> want t the sauce. >> vegetables, everything is cooked together. put the meat back in. we're going to put the tomatoes. we're going to add our stock. we're going to let this cook for about 45 minutes until we get it down to a little ragu. toss with our fresh pasta which we have here. >> beautiful. we got our tasters downstairs. >> can't tell you how good this is. >> this is bread that's been
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to very, very, very tender, tender meatballs. this is just turkey meat which is a little healthier than some of the rest of the meatballs we see out there. to make it taste awesome, we do pecorino, parmigiano r-reggiapa. the egg. that's the key to meatballs. here. you can do this with your hands, too. >> tasters, what are you thinking down there? >> and then, you just go -- ball them up here. they can pop in the oven, 450 for ten minutes. once they're cooked, we have a pot of very spicy tomato sauce and they just go right in here. finish cooking for another ten minutes or so. >> this is very quick. >> well, i mean we're doing it a
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minutes here. >> ten toasted hero bread. chilies, basil, pecorino, and you are good to go. >> tasters loving it? >> we love it! >> when they respond mmm, that's always a good sign. missy and ryan, thanks to both of you. for the recipes, head to today.com/food. again, patriots host the seahawks sunday night on nbc. coverage begins with "football night in america" at 7:00 p.m. eastern. this was delicious. st now it is concert time. sting is live in our studio. but first, this is "today" on nbc. this year, i want the best bird for my family and my wallet. nature's promise fresh turkey is only 99 cents per pound with no antibiotics ever. everything for thanksgiving.
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i want to go really big with my appetizers. we can do it without blowing our budget. oh yeah, this is great! everything for thanksgiving. that's my stop & shop. >> announcer: citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. sting has ten grammy awards, a golden globe, an emmy and nearly 100 million albums sold.
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rock roots with the album "59th and 9th." but first, classic sting. take it away. >> thank you. ? ? ? ?
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? all i want is to be next to you ? ? all i want is to be next to you ? ? all i want is to be next to you ? ? all i want is to be next to you yeah ? all i want is to be next to you ? ? all i want is to be next to you ? ? all i want is to be next to you ? ? next to you ? ? next no ? next to you ? >> woo! yes! >> do not go anywhere. sting is just getting started. but first, this is "today" on nbc. dunkin's sweet black pepper bacon sandwich is back with twice the crispy, caramelized peppered bacon.
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>> announcer: we are so happy to have sting here celebrating the release of his 12th solo studio album. 9th." >> i love that. that's the intersection you walk by all the time on your way to the studio and where i'll be moving now. this is a real return to your rock roots. >> it really is, yeah. for the past ten years i've been making kind of esoteric records kind of just following my curiosity and my whim. i like to surprise people. everyone that's heard this record said, wow, i didn't expect that. so already it feels like a
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here to paris. it's been a year since the terrorist attack in paris. >> i've been asked to re-open on the anniversary of the attack the bataclan theater. that's my job. i wanted to do that. we will honor those people who lost their lives and also celebrate that wonderful historic venue an bring it back to life. >> what are you going to sing to us? >> my new single wbl of course. it's called "i can't stop thinking about you." >> she thinks you're talking her. ?
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? ? ? ? i can't stop thinking about you ? ? i can't stop wanting you this way ? ? i can't face living without you that's why i'm searching night and day ? ? this heart's a lonely hunter ? ? these hands are frozen in
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you ? ? do i hear laughter in the night ? ? what are you hiding from in winter ? ? ? ? i can't stop thinking about you i can't stop wanting you ? i can't face living without you that's why i'm searching night and day ? ? this heart's a lonely hunter ? ? these hands are froze in fear ? ? i can't stop thinking about you i don't care if you exist ? ? do i hear laughter in the silence ?
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frozen winter ? ? that night church bell tolls ? ? i can't stop thinking about you ? ? i can't stop wanting you this way ? ? i can't face living without you that's why i'm searching night and day ? ? this ? these hands are froze in fear ? ? i can't stop thinking about you i don't care if you exist ? ? i can't stop thinking about you i can't stop wanting you this way ? ? i can't face living without you ?
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>> all right! >> sting! thank you so much. the album is called "57th and 9th." >> that was awesome. we can't stop thinking about you. >> we'll hear some more music later on. >> and the baby was kicking all through that. hey, willie! >> sting is so good, the unborn child was bans idancing. coming up on sunday "today," we'll talk about the voters who
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jook anti trump anger turning violent. the president-elect getting
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house meeting with president obama. >> disturbing discory in marlboro. a baby dead and two in hospital after found unresponsive inside a home. nbta bus dyer under investigation after police say he crashed into a car and just kept on going. we're tracking a cold front pushing into new england. will it bring us wet weather.
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another night of donald trump anti donald trump protest taking a vie length turn in the state of oregon. police using pepper spray to clear the streets. a baby is dead and two adults in the hospital this morning after police in marlboro say they found them unresponsive inside a home. racing to the res the pair of bald eagles end up getting stuck in a storm drain. good morning, everybody. welcome back to 7news "today in new england." thanks for joining us. i'm sarah french. >> we'll have all of your top stories coming your way in a moment. first it's veterans day. so salute to all of our veterans and also friday. that means the weekend is here. let's send it over for your forecast. >>meteorologist: mother nature

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