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identify a husband and wife as the two shooters who opened fire at a holiday work party in san bernardino, california, killing at least 14 people, wounding 17 others. the suspect then killed in a gun battle with police. [ nsts ] investigators not ruling out terrorism. >> based upon what we have seen and based upon how they were equipped, there had to have been some planning that went into this. >> new video of the moment first responders led survivors to safety. >> i'll take a bullet before you do. that's for sure. >> as america mourns another mass shooting today, thursday, december 3rd, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," shooting in san bernardino, with matt lauer, live from san bernardino, california, and savannah
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rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to a special split edition of "today." it's thursday morning. i'm savannah guthrie here in the studio in new york. matt has traveled to san bernardino, just a few blocks away from where this shooting occurred. matt, good morning to you. i can only imagine, this is a community in shock. >> i mean you can't imagine anybody actually fell asleep last night here in san bernardino, but if they did, they're waking up, yes, in shock. savannah, i was just watching the open of the show, and i got a glimpse of the rockefeller christmas tree lit this morning. this is supposed to be the most joyous and festive time of the year. you and i were supposed to be part of that tree lighting ceremony last night. instead we're waking up this morning and covering another mass shooting in this country. i don't often start coverage of an event like this by talking
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it, but a commentator with the bbc said, just another day in the united states. another day of panic and fear in the city of san bernardino. these are the latest overnight developments. police confirmed there were two shooters involved. some thought there were three involved throughout the day. a married couple, 28-year-old syed rizwan farook and 27-year-old tashfeen malik. relatives tell us they had a 6-month-old daughter. they left their daughter with the grandmother before going on the rampage. >> the san bernardino police chief says they're not ruling out terror. some planning. >> that's right. syed farook was a county employee, attending a holiday party down the road behind me here. according to the police he left
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anger. then a short time later, he returned with his wife. they were heavily armed, and they were wearing military-style or swat-style clothing. that's when the couple opened fire. >> reporter: dressed in black and armed with assault rifles and handguns, the suspects attacked a holiday event for san bernardino county health workers. authorities identified the suspects as syed rizwan far rook and tashfeen malik. the couple were married and had a 6-month-old daughter. both were later involved in a shoot-out with police. >> mr. farook is a county employee. he works as an environmental specialist in the public health department. has been employed there for five years. >> reporter: police say farook left the event after some sort of disagreement, before coming back with malik. both armed with assault rifles and handguns. explosive devices were also used in the attack. >> i think based upon what we have seen and based upon how they were equipped, there had to have been some degree of
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we have not ruled out terrorism. >> we have at least 20 victims. >> reporter: it all started shortly after 11:00 wednesday morning at the inland regional center in san bernardino, some 60 miles least of los angeles. >> male in black clothing. he's still firing rounds. >> reporter: chaos quickly followed. the triage scene outside like the aftermath of a battle. with some of the wounded being loaded into pickup trucks before being raced to local hospitals. with the gunmen at large, lines of workers were escorted out with hands in the air. family members who'd rushed to the scene waited anxiously outside for word. you see your wife? >> reporter: several tense hours later, police located the suspects as they tried to flee in a black suv. >> they are shooting out of us. they are shooting at us, from the suv, eastbound on
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>> p.d. has shots fired. they're being shot at by unknown suspects, referencing theed a. a.d.d. all units copy. >> suspect down, in the westbound lane. >> reporter: both suspects were killed at the scene, both heavily armed. an officer was wounded in the shootout but is expected to be okay. syed farook was a native born citizen who attended local schools. overnight, his brother-in-law apologized to the victims, but gave no indication of a motive. >> on behalf of my family for the victims, it's unbelievable what happened. i am very sad, like deeply sad and shocked. >> reporter: as investigators comb crime scenes for leads, some families reunited with loved ones. this woman's sister survived being shot in the back. >> the doors opened, they began shooting. everybody hit the floor.
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paused for a moment and started again. then they were gone. didn't say anything. >> reporter: you know, this city is clearly reeling. i'm looking across to the mayor of the city off our camera. he's going to join me in just a second. the crime scenes are still very active. not only the one just behind me down the road, the inland regional center, but also the street where the suv was eventually stopped. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer joins us with dramatic images inside the ordeal as survivors speak out. manuel, goodout. rang out. they hid in clo miguel, good morning to you.sets and ran for >> reporter: it started like a normal day at work. some were on their way to a holiday party when the gunshots rang out. they hid in closets and ran for
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no one was sure they'd make it out of the building alive. >> reporter: this was the terror, the fear inside. the panic, huddled in a hallway. >> try to relax, everyone. >> reporter: police ordering everyone, keep their hands up and heads down. >> i'll take a bullet before you do. that's for sure. >> reporter: family waiting anxiously for word. tensions building with the shooters still inside. >> any other units available have them respond. closed unit. >> reporter: it took police four terrifying minutes to arrive. >> we have victims, multiple victims. >> reporter: as officers poured into the building, word came out. many were dead and more were wounded. >> we have several down in the conference room, several down. >> it's just a moment that makes you not want to take life for granted. it's just -- it was horrific. >> reporter: belinda revis was in the building. she heard the gunfire, witnessed the terror. >> people in a panic, frantic, all over the place, screaming and yelling. just like a bloody warpath. it was just crazy. >> reporter: as the walking wounded staggered from the building, shelby simpson was still hiding inside. >> i need to see you're alive, you're okay, that nothing is wrong with you. take a photo and text it to me. she did, thank god.
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least 17 wounded. the lucky escaped the gunfire, but not the memory of what happened inside. >> reporter: even with the suspects dead, they'll have to relive this whole thing, matt. they'll have to talk to investigators in detail about what they saw. of course, many of them knew the gunmen. >> miguel, thank you very much. i want to turn to nbc's justice correspondent pete williams. he's been talking to law enforcement sources throughout the night. pete, what are you hearing? >> they say they still don't know what led syed farook and his wife to carry out such a brutal and deadly attack, matt. authorities say it was well planned. not only were the two heavily armed, they had prepared and brought some homemade bombs. at least three devices have been found, though none went out in the attack. federal officials say a check of border protection records showed farook recently traveled to
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pilgrimage that religious muslims are to make at least once in their lives. authorities will look through the couple's computers, looking for clues. they'll examine farook's employment records, talk to his co-workers, to see if they can shed any light. authorities say some people who knew farook told them his personality began to change six months ago. this morning, investigators cannot say what this attack was. was it a workplace dispute that spun so strangely out of control? terrorism, or was it a combination of the two? matt? >> but, pete, i've known you for years and years. you're one of the most careful journalists i've ever met. you have to think that, at this moment, it's looking less and less like any kind of simple workplace dispute, and more and more like the nightmare we've all been fearing. someone blending into our
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>> it certainly does. that is why, i think, there is so much puzzled, trying to find an explanation. they can't interview both of the people in involved in the shooting. both are dead, the man and the woman. they have to see if there is any other indication. did they leave a message on social media, something in their computers? no one they've talked to yet can give an explanation. >> reporter: pete williams. pete, thank you very much. with us now is carey davis, the mayor of san bernardino. thank you for joining us. condolences to you. i'm sure the police department and your office were swamped overnight, with calls from people who were scared, shut in homes and businesses, wanting to know if it's safe to come out. as the city prepares to rise this morning, is it safe? >> first priority has been and will continue to be public safety. our police department responded as efficiently as they could.
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concern for our community. the city, overnight, has been on high alert. we will continue until we hear from the police department, following their lead. >> all throughout the day, we heard there were possibly three shooters actively involved in the massacre inside the inland regional center. are you confident now, after talking with police and atf and fbi, that everyone who was actively involved in that shooting has been killed? >> matt, as you know, this is an active investigation. we're not going to compromise any information. the police department is controlling. we're deferring all of our information to our police department. >> i was just talking to pete williams in washington, our justice correspondent. are you waking up today to the fear that there may have been a cell, albeit a small cell, living in plain sight in your community? >> again, matt, this is an active investigation.
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enforcement, to make sure they conduct it. when we find out more information from them, they will be releasing that information. >> i know you had a chance yesterday to stop and talk to some of the people who were inside that regional center at the time this happened. also talked to family members of people who were inside. what kinds of stories were you hearing? >> our community is very saddened by this event. the crime that took place has certainly impacted san bernardino. you could see the emotions that they were dealing with, the shock, the desperation that they must have felt during those moments of unknown and panic. but again our police department did the best that they could, surrounding neighboring . surrounding aneighboring agencies
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the fbi was here, as you kno it was a massive effort to make sure that they secured that facility as quickly and as well as they could. >> as the mayor of a city of a couple hundred thousands people, i'm sure you've watched the coverage of other mass shootings across the country. did you watch the coverage of those events with the thought in the back of your mind that it could happen just down the street? >> well, i think in the world today, with the heightened level of violence that's taking place, i don't think any community is immune. certainly we don't anticipate that kind of thing happening here. it was a shock. certainly a shock to hear the information when i was notified. >> i mentioned a colleague of our on the bbc in reporting this story said, just another day in the united states, just another day of guns, chaos, and panic. this time in the city of san bernardino. >> it's unfortunate we have to deal with these things. we always need to be cautious.
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at the same time, we don't want to be paralyzed by the incidents. we need to move on. we also need to recognize and be aware that those victims will need some support, ongoing support. we will do all we can to provide the support. >> as you carefully point out, ongoing investigation, active crime scenes. mr. mayor, i appreciate you joining me this morning. >> you're welcome. thank you. >> our thoughts with you and your people here. let's go back to savannah now. >> let's turn to sean henry, executive director of the fbi and now the chief security officer for crowd strike. sean, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> this is a perplexing case. some aspects you might this is, maybe this is a disgruntled worker. went to the holiday party where he works, got mad and left. there are other aspects of it that strikes it as terrorism. what strikes you? >> there are more questions than answers. we know it was a workplace violence issue, certainly, but what caused that to happen? when you start to look at and assess, is this terrorism or
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they used long guns. they had bulletproof vests. they had improvised explosive devices. these are telltale signs. for me, the sign is traveling to saudi arabia. if we're thinking it's terrorist-related, and there's going to be a lot of investigation done through saudi intelligence, trying to determine what happened there when he traveled, when he met his wife there, and what happens with her family. >> that jumps out. so does the fact we have two >> that's right. that's also -- in many of the shootings that we've seen historically, where we've had cases of mental illness in movie theaters and schools, typically, you've got one person that's involved. when you've got two people here in a coordinated effort, again, the type of weapons that they're using, this was very well planned in advance. this didn't just happen walking in. >> and they leave a baby with
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baby. think they apparently had no plan for escape. i mean on the one hand they get way, but on the other hand, they're still in the area hours later. what do you make of that? >> that's right. they had an opportunity to get away. in the past in some of the situations we've seen internationally, terrorists have stayed on site to fight with police. to continue until they've -- what we saw in paris, detonated suicide vests. in this case, law enforcement, fbi, joint terrorism task force, local police will be scouring through search warrants at the location through vehicles and the exploitation of media because there will be some trail. urls, web browsing history, e-mail communication, social media, et cetera. this is going to be a long-term investigation here to try to piece this together. >> a lot of work to be done. sean henry, thank you very much. matt, back to you. >> savannah, thank you. the shooting. hospital, he is with us now. >> good morning. >> how is your wife doing?
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>> she was shot three times, is that correct? >> yes. >> once in one arm. >> yes. she had shots on this one arm. it went through and out. and one here, and one passed the abdomen, barely didn't go inside. >> i know there was talk for a few hours yesterday that she might need surgery. is that now a possibility she won't need that? possibility she may not need that. only the bullet fragments are inside her body. >> what did she tell you? you got to the hospital. you were out of town, flew back in to be by her side at the hospital. when you got there, what did she describe? >> she was -- we became very emotional and its like thank god she survived with this kind of situation. my kids, they reunited with her. still we have a small baby. she hasn't reunited with her yet. in the morning, i'm going to bring her to the hospital. >> did she tell you what she saw, what she witnessed inside the center? >> she couldn't see who was the
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bullets were flying all over the place. she was -- she crawled into the bathroom and realized her hands were bleeding. >> is it true that some of your family members were actually watching the coverage of this tragedy on television and saw your wife being treated in the triage? >> yes. actually my son told me that his friend told him that they saw her on television inside the triage, you know, treating. >> you've heard what we've heard about the two suspects who are now dead after carrying out this attack. what do you think inspired them? do you have a gut feeling? >> i think -- yeah. i think any killing of any human being should be an act of terrorism. i think we need to control our gun law in our country. >> so whether this was political or ideological, you'd label it
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what. >> any killing of human beings should be active terrorism. >> i appreciate you joining us. my best to your wife. our thoughts are with her. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. let's go back now to savannah in new york. >> matt, we'll check in with you in a bit. we'll take a turn and get a check of the weather. it's getting warm here. >> it is. right now, we do have winter weather to talk about. icy mix making its way through the northeast. we're also looking at northern new england with some fairly decent snows through there, also lake-effect snow. lots of sunshine making its way through the gulf coast. heavy rain in florida could be significant. series of storms coming into the pacific northwest, bringing a ton of rain. the good news is mountain snow to the sierra. we'll get to your local forecast in the next 30 seconds. is mountain snow to the sierra. we'll get to isn't it funny that the people you're closest to are also the hardest to shop for. but if you know where to look for inspiration, you can find the perfectgift for everyone on your list.
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walmart >> that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you so much. a big ruling out of south africa this morning. oscar pistorius is heading back to prison. an appeals court convicted the 29-year-old former olympian of murder. that decision overturns the lower court's conviction on a
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homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. that case will now be sent back to south africa ee high court for sentencing. pistorius could face at least 15 years in prison. coming up, we'll get reaction to the decision from reva reeva steenkamp's mother when she joins us. plus, more from matt on this rampage in san bernardino. a married couple identified as the shooters. the response from washington and elsewhere to yet another mass shooting in this country.
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morning, in the "today" on nbc. still to come as the investigation move forward in san bernardino, we'll take a closer look at the staggering number of mass shootings in the u.s. this year alone. but first on a thursday morning
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7:30 now on a thursday morning, third day of december, 2015. as you would imagine, it is an extremely somber morning here in southern california. the city of san bernardino, 14 people killed, 17 others wounded in a mass shooting that took place at a holiday party in a building just behind me. i'm matt lauer in san bernardino this morning. savannah is back in new york in studio 1a. good morning again to you. >> good morning, matt. there was initial confusion, but police have revealed that there were two shooters. it was a married couple, 28-year-old saeed rizwan farook and tashfeen malik. syed was at the holiday party, left and came armed. was this workplace violence or terrorism? >> left with his coat still
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a guy sitting at the table with him saw him leave. he got up to go to the bathroom and a couple minutes later, felt bullets flying through the walls of the bathroom. it didn't take long for him to return with his wife. at least 14 people killed. this is the deadliest mass shooting in the united states since sandy hook three years ago. unfortunately, it is far from the only incident like those we've had to cover in recent months. church massacre. nine people killed when a man opens fire at a charleston church. the rampage that ended with many dead. >> killing two, wounding nine others. >> in memory and grief. the shocking murders of two colleagues during a live broadcast. >> face of a killer, the gunman who killed nine people at an oregon college.
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man behind bars after a deadly shootout at a planned parenthood clinic. >> it's just sickening how often we've had to start a show like this. nbc's tom costello is taking a closer look at the staggering numbers. tom, sadly, this has become hauntingly familiar. >> matt, you know, yesterday was the second mass shooting of the day. there was one yesterday morning in georgia. four people shot, three wounded and one dead. consider this, what we saw in san bernardino is the sixth mass shooting in the u.s. in a week, including the man who killed three week and wounded nine others at a colorado springs plan it parentned parenthood. that same day, black friday, evidence that guns are still big sellers. more gun background checks last friday than any other single day on record. 185,000, up 5% from black friday last year. there are roughly 300 million firearms in the u.s. that would mean one for every man, woman and child.
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millions of americans don't own a gun. the majority of the guns are used legally. in 2015, the u.s. has already seen more mass shootings than days we've had so far in the year. 20 days with four or more mass shootings, in which at least four victims were shot. we have a map showing it is a nationwide problem. with 5% of the world's popular, the u.s. sees almost 1/3 of all mass shootings. 50 times more americans died from gun violence than terrorist attacks since 9/11. the fbi has studied mass shooting 160 of them. now, san bernardino is burned into our minds, along with places like virginia tech, columbine columbine, new town, the washington navy yard. the list is so long, it goes on and on and on. i could be reading names and locations probably for at least an hour. matt?
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from washington for us. tom, thank you very much. let's send it from san bernardino back to new york and savannah. >> matt, thank you. striking when we see it all together like that. now monitoring our weather. how is it looking? >> we're looking at wet weather down in florida. it's going to be very interesting to see what happens. they are basically going to see a ton of rain. you can see it all now starting to stream up from the south. what's going to happen, we've got this weak front that's going to kind of stall out as it moves south. there's this rich supply of moisture out of the tropics. as we get into friday, saturday, we're going to look at this storm across southern florida. heavy thunderstorms are going to continue. december, you get about two inches of rain in miami. for the average for the winter, they get almost six inches. they're going to get that almost in the next three days from the beach. flood watches and warnings mostly will be going up in the
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that's what's going on a >> get that weather any time at weather channel on cable, weather.com online. >> thank you. oscar pistorius heading back for prison. an appeals court in south africa found him guilty of the more serious charge of murder in the
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we're back now. 7:40. we have major news out of south african overnight. an appeals court found oscar pistorius guilty of murder. that overturns his original conviction on a lesser charge in the shooting death of reeva steenkamp. we'll talk to her mother in a moment. jeff rossen, good morning. >> oscar pistorius is inside his uncle's mansion behind me, as he
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he's here on house arrest. it's a big headline here. oscar pistorius, now a convicted murderer. the appeals court this morning blasting the original judge, saying pistorius should have been convicted of murder all along. what this means, the former olympian will be going back to prison for a long, long time. >> reporter: overnight, the appeals court judge delivering the bomb shell ruling. oscar pistorius had been convicted of manslaughter, not murder, for shooting and killing his model girlfriend reeva steenkamp in his bathroom. reeva's mother in court to hear it herself. >> the accused conviction has been replaced with the following. guilty of murder. it's referred back to the trial court to consider an appropriate sentence. >> reporter: the appeals court saying the original judge made fundamental errors, ignored evidence. her ruling, confusing. >> i have no doubt that in firing the fatal shots, the accused must have foreseen and
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behind the toilet door might die. >> reporter: the appeals judge declaring it was oscar's only version of events that brought him down. nbc news was granted access to pistorius' house, the crime scene, during the trial. >> he was standing in this spot in the bedroom when he heard a noise from down the hallway. around the corner is the master bathroom. thought there was an intruder. prosecutors say if it's true, why wouldn't he walk two reeva up and escape? it's not what he did. pistorius said he came to this side of the bed, took the gun out and drew his weapon, holding it in his right hand. he was walking on his thumbs, no prosthetic legs at this point. he was using his arm to walk down the hallway of cabinets to the bathroom. that's when pistorius said he heard another noise.
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the intruder was coming at him, so he fired four shots. >> the appeal court judge slammed oscar pistorius, saying they couldn't believe a word he said and he was a terrible witness. >> he's been convicted of murder. how long has he got in prison? >> could be sentenced to 15 years in prison. >> the dispistorius family releasing a statement, saying their legal team will look at the ruling and decide where to go from here. they could appeal, guys, to the constitutional courts, south africa's version of the u.s. supreme court. unclear if that court would even take the case. all eyes now are on this house behind me. do police re-arrest him? does he have to surrender? this is us presnprecedented here. his sentencing will likely happen in a month or two. pistorius himself could speak there, making a personal plea for a light sentence. >> jeff rossen, thank you very much.
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us exclusively. mrs. steenkamp, good morning to you. >> good morning. good morning. >> you just received this news, that the conviction has now been upgraded to murder. that oscar pistorius is, in all likelihood, headed back to prison. what was your reaction when you heard that news? >> well, the anticipation was tremendous this morning because we didn't really know what was going to happen. i want respect for my daughter's life, and that's what i got today. the conviction of murder. this is the result now of investigation and the justice system. i feel so proud now that she's got some respect. she hasn't lost her life for nothing. she'll be remembered. >> it looks like oscar pistorius will be headed back to jail. as i understand south african law, the typical minimum sentence is 15 years in prison.
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>> it doesn't really matter the amount of time. it's got nothing to do with me. wouldn't make any difference to my life. reeva won't come back. she's gone now. i don't want revenge against him. but he can pay for his crime. that's all. that's all it amounts to. doesn't matter what the time is, how long it is. it's got nothing to do with the justice. >> i read that as part of his parole, he was required to reach out to you and your husband and offer a meeting, if you desired it. did that meeting ever happen? will it ever happen? would you want to meet with him? >> i don't really think it's necessary now, but we don't know. he asked for the meeting. that meeting hasn't taken place yet. i can't really say whether it will happen or not.
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him, if anything, or hear from him? >> i think all i would say is, to explain to him what he's taken away from her life, her career, her wedding, her child. that's what he's taken away. he's taken away all the joy in my husband and i's life. he's taken away from us, what he's taken away from her. that's all i would want to say. >> june steenkamp, thank you so much for being here on this momentum day. i hope that this decision gives you some measure of peace. our best wishes to you. thank you. >> thank you. thank you so much. coming up, the unfolding investigation into the shooting cam rage rampage at an office holiday party in california. matt talks to a man who
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coming up, the shooting rampage in california. >> male in black clothing, he's still firing rounds. >> the suspect, a young married couple, unleashing gunfire at an office holiday party, killing at others. >> it's just a moment that makes you not want to take life for granted. it was horrific. >> that couple later killed in a dramatic shootout with police. [ gunshots ] a stunned community searching for answers. >> is this terrorism? i am still not willing to say that we know that for sure. >> as the nation comes to grips with another mass shooting, matt is live in san bernardino with the latest. today, thursday, december 3rd, 2015. good morning again, everybody. welcome back to this special split edition of "today." matt is in california this morning. he has the latest developments on this shooting. matt, i guess so many of us are waking up and saying, here we go
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>> you know, and you just heard that that law enforcement official said, is this terrorism? i'm not willing to say that yet. we talked to the husband of one of the shooting victims, a woman shot three times but survived. he says, i don't care whether it's ideology or politics, you walk into a room and take that many lives with assault weapons, it's terrorism to him. police say there were two shooters, not three, as we thought for much of the day yesterday. a young married couple, both killed in the gun battle with police. today, national correspondent bernardino. investigation. good morning. >> matt, good morning to you. police are learning more about that couple who had a 6 month old daughter. she was left with her grandmother hours before the shooting. the suspects later killed in a shootout with police. >> reporter: this morning, shock and disbelief after gunfire range out in this residential
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>> they are shooting at us, out of the suv. watch your crossfire. >> reporter: heavily armed suspects paralyze the city of san bernardino wednesday, turning quiet streets into war zones. >> we have two suspects that are dead at the scene. one of them, male. one of them, female. they are both armed with assault rifles. they are both armed with handguns. >> reporter: police say the suspects are 28-year-old syed farook, a u.s. citizen, and his malik. >> why would we do that? why would he do something like i have absolutely no idea. i am in shock myself. >> reporter: the shootout coming hours after the couple opened fire at the inland regional center, killing 14 people and injuring 17 others. officials confirm that farook, a county employee, was at an event being held inside the building before leaving reportedly in an angry state and returning later, opening fire.
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secure the facility after suspicious devices were discovered inside. six miles away, investigators searched farook's home, and robots were used to deal with any potential explosives. authorities caught up with farook and malik in redlands, a short distance from where the shooting took place. the two were ultimately killed by gunfire. after a day marred by violence, police are beginning to put the pieces together. trying to figure out just why this happened. >> i know one of the big questions that will come up repeatedly is, is this terrorism? i am still not willing to say that we know that for sure. >> now, federal authorities have determined that at least two of the four weapons used by the suspspts were legally purchased. there's a news conference that will start 9:00 local. perhaps we'll have more of an answer to the why question. this is the third mass shooting
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>> i know. >> there's never, so far at least, there's yet to be a question. >> no way to explain it.. craig, thank you very much. savannah, coming up, we're going to talk to a young man who found himself in his home a couple of doors down from where that suv was stopped and that shootout occurred that killed the suspects. he'll tell us his story when we come back here. first, back to you. this. in the wake of the mass shooting, the president is reiterating his call for more gun control reform. many of the candidates running for president are adding their voices to the issue, as well. andrea mitchell is on that part of the story this morning. andrea, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. once again, president obama reacting to a mass shooting and the failure of congress to pass his gun controls. >> reporter: as the shooting was still unfolding, the president, visibly frustrated. >> we should come together in a
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of government to make these rare, as opposed to normal. >> reporter: coming less than a week after the attack on planned parenthood. >> this just doesn't happen in other countries. >> reporter: time after time, the world's most powerful leader, feeling powerless to stop the killing. >> somehow, this has become routine. the reporting is routine. my response here at this podium ends up being routine. >> reporter: all presidential candidates, except marco rubio, responded with comments or tweets. republicans opposed to new gun laws offered prayers and praise for police. >> they do one hell of a job. when you see these shootouts. >> hatred and evil. we need to be able to combat these things. >> reporter: only hours after the shooting, ted cruz invited supporters to a second amendment event at an iowa shooting range, tomorrow.
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an angry tabloid headline in the daily news. god isn't fixing this. frustration echoed by hillary clinton, who made gun control a central campaign issue. tweeting, i refuse to accept this as normal. we must take action to stop gun violence now. now voiced by a gun supporter, bernie sanders. >> we have to move aggressively in terms of gun legislation. >> the president said on october 1st, somehow, we've become numb to all of this. he's also said that his failure to enact what he calls common sense gun laws is the biggest frustration of his presidency. savannah? >> andrea mitchell in washington, thank you. we'll send it back to matt in california. >> savannah, thank you. as we said, the suspects were eventually located and chased to a residential area before being killed in a shootout with police. several witnesses capturing that dramatic scene on their cell phones. brian lives nearby and saw
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you were a college student, in classes when the initial shooting took place at the regional center down the road. did word spread through college, what was going on? >> yes. i was actually on break at the time. i received phone calls from my aunt, letting me know what happened. it was hectic because my school was down the road a bit. we weren't sure. >> the timeline, the shooting behind us started about 11:00. >> exactly. >> you made your way home, not far away from the regional center. got home about 2:00, 2:30, and started to watch the coverage on the news. what happened? >> as i was watching coverage on the news, i was talking to my family about what happened. we started hearing gunshots outside. we were a bit confused about what was going on, couldn't believe it was so close. it sounded like it was in our backyard backyard, across the street. >> as it turns out, they were a couple houses away. that's where police found the suv with the suspect inside. describe the volley of gunshots
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>> it was -- i could hear automatic and different weapons going on. sounded like gunfire for a couple minutes or so. it was going back and forth. >> you ran back inside, i would imagine. i understand you also drew the shades or the curtains, so nobody could see in the window. >> exactl once we started hearing things, my mom called everyone inside to be more protected. there were cop cars going down the street and different army vehicles. >> at one point, didn't you look out in another direction and see police actually apprehend somebody? >> i did. as we turned on the tv to see what was happening with the gunfire, to see how close it was, i -- you see cop cars looking in our front yard. the cops just apprehended someone, the suspect. >> this is someone we initially thought was a shooting suspect. at the moment, unclear what, if any, connection he had to this incident. can you describe how surreal it
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television set in front of you, see the aerial views of what's beginning on that the rest of the country is seeing, and look out your window and see the same thing? >> it was a surreal moment. i thought it was out of a movie or something. you saw a dozen or so different police officers or swat numbers going down the street in methodical order, checking houses. i couldn't believe it, that the whole united states was tuned and, like, on our neighborhood. it was crazy. >> we're happy you're all right and the suspects were stopped in your neighborhood. we thank you for telling us your story this morning, brian. >> thank you so much. >> brian radut, thank you so much. savannah, back to you in new york. >> we want to check the other top stories fty sies of the morning. >> good morning, everyone. a major turn of events for oscar pistorius. south africa's top appeals court ruled that he is guilty of
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death of his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. the judge has overturned a lower court conviction on the lesser charge of culpable murder. he faces up to 15 more years in prison when he is sentenced. the secret service is an agency in crisis. this according to a new report from congress. the report documents more than 140 security breaches or attempted breaches at facilities secured by the secret service in the last ten years. in one previously undisclosed incident, four young adults went fishing in vice president joe biden's backyard. neighbors alerted authorities. the report also accused the current head of the secret service and his two predecessors of giving false information to congressional investigators. officials found no evidence of foul play in the sudden death of the newly elected mayor of juneau, alaska. mayor greg fisk died of natural causes. the report said the 70-year-old
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falling or stumbling into objects. fisk was found dead in his home on monday. he'd just been elected in october. a wild story out of new jersey. five fifth graders were arrested for planning to set off an explosive device at the high school. they're 10 and 11 years old. officials at the school learned about the plot and called police. they say the students had written plans and had a suspicious device, but it did not contain any actual explosives. the students were suspended and released to their parents. the stars were out in new york city last night in more ways than one, on a lighter note. tens of thousands of people gathered here for the 83rd lighting of the rockefeller center christmas tree.
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joy to the world, the lord is come >> just like that, the tree was illuminated with 40,000 l.e.d. lights. the festivities televised on nbc included entertainers like michael buble, james taylor, mary j. blige and sting. it'll stay lit until january 6th. i think we all need a little peace and brightness after the darkness yesterday. >> beautiful moment. >> joy to the world for sure, natalie. i see you're looking at weather in the northwest. >> we're looking at a big system. we talked about this yesterday and we have more coming. heavy rain, showers, also back into the cascades, we're going to be looking at snow, as well. the sierras are going to get involved, as well. we start off this morning. you can see the next storm moving on shore. mountain wind gusts of 60 miles per hour. snowfall in the sierra is good news. rain moving inland by tomorrow morning. another storm comes in on saturday. look at the rainfall amounts in some areas.
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of rain, and could be more. snowfall in the sierra, generally 1 to 2 feel in the >> that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you so much. the deadly rampage in san bernardino is the 355th mass shooting in the u.s. just this year. harry smith has been looking and reflecting on that this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning.
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murdering people celebrating at a holiday party. no reasoning for gunning down children and their teachers in the classrooms, or people crammed into a movie theater on opening night, or worshippers gathered in prayer. this morning, like so many other mornings, we are searching for answers. let there be peace on earth >> reporter: on a night like last night, who doesn't think about the places we go? >> two, one! >> reporter: the streets we walk down. the malls we shop in. is the subway safe? what about our schools? our churches? the worshippers at a prayer meeting at the emanuel ame church thought they were safe on a wednesday night last june. the students at an oregon community college thought they were safe this past october. as did a reporter and camera man
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a movie theater in colorado, an elementary school in connecticut. the events come and they go. and then they come again. ho ours is the only nation in the civilized world where these events happen with this kind of numbing regularity. the bbc reported wentz's shooting as. >> just another day in the united states of america. >> reporter: president obama after the shooting in oregon, in october. >> our thoughts and prayers are not enough. and it does nothing to inflict this some place else in america. >> there is something wrong with a society where the recipe for murder and hayhem is so easily concocted. if we learn the perpetrators are religious terrorist, then we'll be enraged. we will have someone to blame. but what of all the other shootings, the ones so often that fill our newscast, where, we wonder, does it end? you know, it is like we are
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waiting to find out what is the motivation behind this, no matter what it is. it's not going to be good news. >> and doesn't explain it or justify it. >> not at all. >> or give solace harry, thank you. we are back with much more on "today" on a thursday morning right after this. [phone ringing when you've got a house full of guests on the way. and a cold with sinus pressure. you need fast relief.
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infant deaths if subsequent pregnancies. dr. natalie is here. good morning. how do we end up in this study? it's saying weight gait in between pregnancies is the issue? >> yeah. that's kind of what sets this study apart from many other studies. we know from a wealth of leicester, maternal overweight in obesity complicates pregnancies period. some studies having looed at whether gaining 28 between the first and second pregnancies increase cans risks and stillbirth. some studies have found that in the past. not that many studies have looked at infant mortality. that's what separates this study from ones previously done. >> are we talking weighing gain like you can't lose the last ten pounds? are we talking more weight gain than that? >> that's exactly the question we want to talk about. it's actually a small amount t. number they found significant was 4 bmi units, which roughly
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which is around 6 pounds. for example hello, i think every woman pregnant says i'm six pounds more than the first one. >> the medical stories this week a all important in terms of interpreting them in the context of how they were done statistically. meaning that if you look at the actual number the absolute risks for the mom, the number was two in a thousand pregnancies resulted in still birth. if you gained weighing between pregnancies. and that increased only to one extra one per thousand pregnancies. >> so what you are saying is yes, there is an increased risk. yet, it is exceedingly rare? in there the risk went up 50% t. absolute rick was one more pregnancy in a thousand. that's really important. a few other take home points was if you lost weight between pregnancies, it decreased your risk. >> so what's the take home? it's something we have been saying a lot, okay, is that maintaining a healthy weight between pregnancies is important
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weighing after the first pregnancy is very important in terms of the health of the sec pregnancy and the second baby. but i think most experts who interpret it or looked at these results feel it's very important that that number is communicated very carefully. >> that this is not an astronomical or spectacular risk to women. it's still small. but at a population level that does amount to, you know, quite a few pregnancies. it's still very important. >> another reason to try to keep a healthy weight between pregnancies? >> exactly. it's not shocking. still. >> natalie, thank you so much. we will send it over to our other natalie. >> thanks, savannah. on wednesday, which reveal that oscar winner sandra boll lock is a mom of two, adopting a daughter. her "people" magazine cover getting a light shed on a foster system latest overlooked. >> reporter: the latest celebrity face behind adoption. >> one of the things shy said to me is, love is something we all have and we have endless
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hoard it. we should really give it out. >> reporter: sandra bullock announcing there is a new mem member of her family adopted from the louisiana foster system. putting foster adoptions into the spotlight. hoping to inspire others like angela jolie pitt has done with international adoptions. >> the idea that somebody with her celebrity can bring this personal decision she has chosen public we owe a great deal of gratitude. >> reporter: bullock who adopted her five-year-old son louie wanted to find him a sibling the same way. >> i think the top line is sandra bullock thought it was an important article to do. there are thousands of children in the united states who need homes. her point was you don't have to be a big intricate you don't have to be rich anna mus. >> reporter: she also said part of the reason she is going
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will follow in her footsteps. last year, some end up going to their biological parents or living with a relative a. quarter of them waiting to be adopted. 7-year-old shay was one of the lucky ones. she's adopted from foster care in february t. dill lar. the gillardos. it was made official. >> it is the most amazing feeling in the world in my lifetime. >> reporter: there are so many kid out there who so badly want to have family, says bullock. she says the process can be long and life changing. >> she said at one point she felt like she grew another heart. >> they say this is my home. it's a home i'm going to stay in. >> that just the sigh of relief. >> well, when asked about the challenges of adopting a child
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bullock told "people" magazine you have to be prepared to psychologically educate yourself to the steps you need to repair any damage that may have taken place before your arrival and adding it is our journey, not just theirs. >> she means her family's journey. such an important voice she is adding and sharing. there are so, so many kids stuck in the system. >> so many continue in a loving home. thank you. coming up, how'd you like a million bucks in the bank? or maybe to be able to retire much earlier than you thought. coming up, what we can all learn from super savers, jean is here to share the secrets after your
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[ cheers ] [ cheers ] >> this holiday music from the talented show choir from uniondale. they are rippinging in the holiday spirit along with our newly lit tree across the street, which looks so great. coming up, john cusac focuses on his hometown chicago. we are not worthy, the barefoot contessa cooking up a storm. coming up her no-brainer recipe for classic roast chicken. it smells like heaven. >> tonight is the big event live on nbc, "the wiz." you can catch that live at 8:00, 7:00 central right here on nbc. >> looking forward to that. now, let's get a check of the weather.
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is broughtlet brought to you by a mazda. >> let's show you what we got happening as far as your weather is concerned. for today, a lot of wet weather in the pacific northwest. mountain conditions, heavy rain, icy mix. look for heavy rain down through southern florida. tomorrow that will continue. snow through the cascades the bitter root and the inner mountain region, look for sunshine through the gulf coast into florida.
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woods. and that is your latest weather. during last night's christmas tree lateing. i got to meet stephanie fraser brim. she won thousands of dollars from her charity the confetti campaign, stephanie joins you us. good morning. >> good morning, thank you for having me. >> tell us about the confetti foundation. >> it's a non-profit i started for children to celebebte their birthdays. >> that's awfully sweet. where are you based out of? >> newport, rhode island. we give a birthday in the box, all the supplies are available for them to throw a sweet birthday party in their hospital room. >> people want to help at home, how do k you do that? >> you can be a birthday fairy or girl and drop it off at the local hospital and make birthday cards and we always need birthday supplies. can you go to confetti
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about it. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> let's go back pence to savannah. [cheers and applause ] >> all right, al, thank you so much. now to our hassle-free holiday. we have been covering bad spending habitens and credit card debts. how does having a million in savings by 35 find? meet people the "new york times" calls super savers. >> my name is darlene orlov. >> i am anne houston, i live in stillwater, oklahoma. >> i was able to retire at 52. i started a business at 30. i had the help of a brilliant strategist accountant. together, we set a plan, that made all the difference. >> even though i have not had a raise in ten years, i have no debt. a financial adviser i totally trust and a life plan to help me manage finances. >> i was able to save seven
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i was able to decrease my spending by over $10,000 a year simply cutting out everything that wasn't important to me. now i have the goal to retire well before the age of 40. >> here to break down tear secrets to savings is jean chatski. le. >> good morning. >> i love the supersavers, they are not living the lifestyle of a monk? >> they are not. they line their spending up with their values. >> that means they want people to travel. but they'll cut back on eating out. it's all about what's important to you. if you don't know what that is, keep a spending diary, where you write down what you bought, how much you paid for it. how you feel about it. go back a week later, find out how you feel again. eventually, you will see how they line up. first, cut out the big thing, which seems like duh. >> except we are always talking about coffee.
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how much of a difference that can make? let's look at the big stuff. we spend 80% of our money on 20% of the stuff, rent or your mortgage and transportation. so if you downsize where you are living a little bit. you not only shrink the size of your mortgage, but insurance, taxes, utilities. it all reverb brights. same thing you get rid of one car. maybe you live with one instead of two. >> did you explain the 80-20 rule? >> you spend 80% and focus on that. >> set goal. >> not just set goals, but make sure that those goals are really specific, make sure that there are steps that you can fulfill to achieve those goals and write them down. research says we are 42% more likely to achieve our goals if we write them down. make sure you know what you want. you got steps to go for it. >> and you are accountable oyourself. >> yes. >> the next one doesn't involve too much.
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>> once you have your goals, you have to make it happen. you don't have to think about it all the time. when you know how much you want to save every single time you gaiv save, funnel it into a planned savings account so when you go to the atm, you don't see that number and think, oh, there is money for me to spend. good one. leave your investments alone, once you save that money, don't touch it. >> the ting that can really kill you along the way is the market tumbles. you think, oh my gosh, i got to get my money out of the stockmarket. big mistake. you will never be able get it back into the stock market at the same time. >> even if you are older and close to retirement? >> you got different asset allocation if you are older and close to retirement. you still want to stick with your plan. >> that means not moving it out. retirement is a really long time. so when the markets tumble, focus, instead, on accumulating more shares in your investment, instead of the price.
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you can buy more shares and a keeper price. can you feel good about that. >> one thing, you get a fire sale. focus on your income. what do you mean? >> a lot of people haven't got an raise in a very long time. if you are not being paid what you are worth. can you go to websites like salary.com to figure out what you should be making, now is the time to ask for a raise, if you don't, the answer is always. >> nothing ventured, nothing campaigned. >> thampg so much, for more, let's go to today.com. coming up next, johnsack live in studio. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we are back at 8:41. actor, producer and screenwriter john suecusack has been in movie mrs. than three decades.
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he stars in "chi-raq" about gun violence in chicago. he plays a pastor and activist, deeply involved in the community. >> first of all, when a murderer walks free, we are all in danger. [ applause ] multiple witnesses. what makes someone a target is not the shooting. what makes someone a target is the community. that surroundenders to fear. you. >> nice to see you. >> this seems timely, what's been happening in chicago and our world. this movie takes on gun violence and violence in communities in an interesting way. >> yeah, it's a retelling ofless les estrada.
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>> what i pretended to read. >> it's a satire. the culture wants to go to war and keep going to war. the women start a sex strike. actually, it's been -- happened, i think, in liberia and happened some places. it's a saftire. it's not a comedy, in the sense that, it's about serious things. network and other satires, it's a way to put a lens on things that are tragic and we become numb to. >> it's an interesting rhetorical device. the women of this community ban together and say, you know what? here's how we're going to get the attention of the men we love. we're going to withhold sex. now, your character is a minister, based on a real person. >> michael flager. he, like a lot of other people in churches, synagogues, mosques, do this work, this incredible work, every day.
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trying to keep their neighborhood safe. even as we speak right now, from -- father mike gave me this site, hey jackass.com. it's the site of local -- the community that keeps track of this stuff. there's been 198 people shot in shove so far november so far. since the video was released, of the young man who got killed, there's been 45 shot and wounded. total shot, 55. 12 homicides. how many people do you think have been shot and wounded in chicago this year-to-date? what would your guess be? >> i don't know if i could venture a guess. >> 2,2. >> this is your hometown. >> 465 homicides. these are really sobering numbers. communities are living with this every day. desperately asking for them and attention, and for some sane
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>> the movie really brings to light those issues. separately, you have another project called love and mercy. >> yeah. >> tell me about that. are you playing brian wilwilson? >> yeah. and paul plays him when he was a younger man, in the beach boys. two portraits of brian we hope harmonize together. >> were you a fan, brian wilson? >> oh, yeah. high fidelity, these record store owners. the only thing snobs could agree was brian wilson was in everyone's top five. he was a real -- he's a true genius and pioneer. it was an honor to play him. >> great to have you here. you have two interesting projects. sorry if i want to see you still in a romantic comedy. >> i'd love to do one. you have to get offered one. >> are you listening, hollywood? john cusack, congrats on these projects.
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up next, we'll do some cooking. one-plan recipe for the perfect roast chicken. first, this is "today" on nbc. it's been her fight for twenty years. something is wrong with our healthcare system and it needs to be fixed. then, it was about health reform and getting eight million kids covered. now, it's about stopping republicans from repealing
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>> announcer: today's food is brought to you by walmart. stop by a store or visit us at walmart.com to share wonder every day. >> we're back. it's 8:47. today's food and more of our week of no-brainer recipes. i like the sound of that. >> ina garten, the barefoot contessa, is here, and her new cookbook, "make it ahead." >> it's the holidays and everyone wants something easy. i love things you can make ahead. >> what are we making? >> a chicken with arugula salad. it's all in one platter. chicken, obviously, and roasted
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with a mustard vinaigrette. it has arugula and the whole thing in one. the bredad you roast it with is chopped up with croutons. >> everyone can make this but when you make it, it's magical and special. >> thank you. >> i want to get all the details. >> i take a raw chicken. to give it flavor, i separate the skin from the breast and put chopped garlic underneath. >> you have the spoon trick. >> there is a wooden spoon trick. sometimes i use my fingers. you can do it with a wooden spoon so you don't break the skin. what i do is put thyme underneath. take the stem, not the leaves off, and put it right underneath. under the legs and then all you have to do is -- people trust these chickens like it's in bondage. you don't have to. tie up the legs, simple. i tuck the wings under. that's it. no big deal. first, you have to be able to tie. that's a critical detail. tie them up like that. >> great.
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is salt it. it's really important. you salt it in advance, just like that. let it sit in the refrigerator for about 24, 48 hours. >> okay. >> then you clean your hands. these wonderful sanitizing wipes. very important. >> so viewers don't write? >> what i do, too, is put thyme in the cavity so it flavors it. >> great. >> the next day when you're ready to cook -- are you in charge? >> i am. >> bread on the bottom of the chicken chicken. >> sure. >> bottom of the pan. >> any oil or anything or straight? >> just like that. then we put the chicken on top. my hands have been in the chicken. >> you like thick, crusty bread. >> i do. >> you do this the nigh before,t before, pull it out and put it right on. >> doesn't have to be room temperature. add olive oil so it gets brown. >> what's the oven preheated to? >> 500 degrees. surprisingly hot.
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is, all the juices in the chicken get into the -- this is what it looks like after. >> yum. isn't that gorgeous? >> looks beautiful. what you >> what you end up with, the chicken is perfectly done. that goes here. >> aren't you impressed with carson? he seems to know what he's doing. >> no one uses tongs on television better than me. >> everybody says, the croutons are burnt. that's the point. you cut these into squares, just like this. >> they have to taste delicious. >> they're so -- really. these are incredible. >> how long does the chicken cook? >> let me check in with the people downstairs. >> i love the burnt croutons. >> who is in charge of the vinaigrette vinaigrette? >> savannah knows how to ard erorder. >> i'll put in the scallions. >> what's in the vinaigrette?
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that goes over the salad. >> all of it then. >> watch this. carve the chicken, cut up the croutons and which is what you end up with. isn't that gorgeous? >> it's a plate of love. >> my wouldn't look like that. >> exactly like that. >> if ina garten burns something, it tastes delicious. the rest of us, not so much. >> everyone remembers their mother burning things. they know what it tastes like. >> how is the chicken, guys? >> oh, my gosh, heaven on a plate. >> perfect. >> yummy. >> eat, have a bite. >> i have to get a bite. i have to get a crouton. >> you first. >> okay. i'm not going to argue. >> i love that you put it -- >> are you kidding me? >> the chicken melts in your mouth. the lemon zest is fantastic. the crouton is ridiculously crunchy crunchy. >> put it in the middle of the table and everyone helps themselves. >> i fell in love with your croutons. >> we have family coming into our house. put this in the middle of the
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>> roast chicken with the volume turned up. are you coming back to make cocktails? >> we are making cocktails. >> my better half -- siri is in love with this lady. i'll have a hug for her. bingo! gotcha. >> bingo, one for you, too. all these recipes are at today.com/food.
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carson has made his way to the orange room to get us ready for what is a yearly tradition around here. >> i could have sat up there with ina for a long time. i made it down here. "time" magazine will reveal their pick for person of the year next wednesday on "today." we'll give you a short list. there's speculation about who it might be. here's the reveal, who is it going to be on wednesday? more recently, last year in 2014, the ebola fighters were the person of the year. let's go back in history here. the first ever on the magazine cover. charles lindenberg for the sole flight across the atlantic. then many people had the cover two years, but one has been on it three years. fdr in fdr. going back to 1962,
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endangered earth in '88. the digital user in 2006. again, on monday, we're going to give you the short list. you can start your guessing using #orange room. we'll give you the first look at the short list and the reveal will be here on wednesday. any guesses? >> i know leading in their reader poll was bernie sanders and malala. >> i would like to nominate the crouton by ina garten we just ate. >> you have a little crouton. >> do i? >> we wanted to bury our heads in it. >> wouldn't you feel bad if you lost to a crouton? >> that would be a bummer. >> what do you think, carson? >> maybe the pope. how about the pope? >> oh, yeah. >> pope's journey this year, coming to the states. >> could be a non-traditional choice again, the isis terrorists. certainry ry >> person of the year isn't always a good thing. >> in the past, they've done many. >> what's next hour?
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the shooting. wayne brady.
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by to scenes from san bernardino, california, as we welcome you to "today" on a thursday morning. it's december 3rd, 2015. i'm willie with tamron, al and natalie. there was a mass shooting in san bernardino. let's go to matt for the latest. >> good morning. i'm looking at you guys sitting around there and i said this earlier in the morning, we were all supposed to be lighting the christmas tree last night in rockefeller until events called us elsewhere. i'm standing in san bernardino. joust down the road is blocked off from the police by the inland regional center, where
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11:00 yesterday morning, two people walked into a holiday party and began to shoot. >> reporter: dressed in black and armed with assault rifles and handguns, the suspects attacked a holiday event for san bernardino county health workers. overnight, authorities identified the suspects as syed rizwan farook and tashfeen malik. the couple were married and had a 6 month old daughter. both were later killed in a shootout with police. >> mr. thatfarook is a county employee. he's an environmental specialist in the public health department. has been employed there five years. >> reporter: farook left the event after a disagreement, before coming back with malik. both armed with assault rifles and handguns. explosive devices were also used in the attack. >> i think based upon what we have seen and based upon how they were equipped, there had to have been some degree of planning that went into this. we have not ruled out terrorism. >> we have at least 20 victims.
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shortly after 11:00 wednesday morning, at the inland regional center in san bernardino. some 60 miles east of los angeles. >> male in black clothing. he's still firing rounds. >> reporter: chaos quickly followed. the triage scene outside like the aftermath of a battle. with some of the wounded being loaded into pickup trucks before being raced to local hospitals. with the gunmen at large, lines of workers were escorted out with their hands in the air. family members who had rushed to the scene waited anxiously outside for word. >> what are you going to do when you see your wife? >> i'm going to hug her. >> reporter: several tense hours later, police located the suspects as they tried to flee in a black suv. [ gunshots ]. >> they're shooting at us. shooting at us out of the suv. eastbound on richardson. crossfire. >> pd has shot fires. they're been shot at by unknown
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>> suspect down in the westbound lane, not conscious. >> reporter: both suspects were killed at the scene. each heavily armed. an officer was wounded in the shootout, but is expected to be okay. syed farook was a native-born american citizen who attended local schools. overnight, his brother-in-law apologized to the victim but gave no indication of a motive. >> on behalf of new family for the victims, it's unbelievable what happened. i am very sad, deeply sad and shocked. >> reporter: as investigators comb both crime scenes for leads, some families reunited tearfully with loved ones. this woman's sister survived being shot in the back. >> doors opened, gunmen started shooting, everyone hit the floor. it lasted for, she said, probably, roughly, 30, 40 seconds. it paused for a moment, then started again. then they were gone.
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>> guys, we have been hearing survival. throughout this day, undoubtedly, we'll learn more about the victims. 14 people who were together to celebrate the holidays. we've got. back to you in new york. >> you'll hear many more of the stories over the next few days. we're also seeing chilling cell phone video from police as they evacuated that building in san bernardino. >> keep your hands where i can see them. all the way to the deputy. make a left where the deputy is at. thank you. thank you. try to relax, everyone. try to relax. i'll take a bullet before you do. that's for sure. be cool, okay? >> that's the level of professionalism, first of all, in a terribly tense moment, where you don't know what's around the corner. the courage to remind the people and keep them calm, i will take that bullet.
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earlier on this morning, matt spoke with the husband of one of the victims inside the building. she was wounded but did survive. >> she could not see who was the shooter because everybody ducked down. the bullet was flying all over the place. she was -- she crawled into the bathroom and realized her hands were bleeding. >> gentleman also said his wife likely will not need surgery, so case. >> he also made an interesting point in matt's interview. when he said -- when matt said, do you think this could be terrorism? he said, it doesn't matter. any time someone is murdered, it's a terrorist act. >> absolutely. >> it doesn't really matter to this is -- >> it's an act of terrorism. >> we're hearing also from other family members of those who were
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>> she was not wanting to be heard. they were out in the hall. didn't want them to open the door. someone turned off the lights. they locked the door. >> i need to see you are alive, that you're okay. nothing is wrong with you. take a photo and text it to me. she did. thank god. >> her co-workers were all like screaming. i told her, stay calm. everything is going to be okay. i didn't know what to say because i was trying to drive. >> we want to turn now to find out more on the investigation side of this. nbc news justice correspondent pete williams has been following all the details. pete, what can you tell us about the shooters, a husband and wife team? they had just gotten married six months ago. tell us more about what perhaps we're learning about them. >> couple of things. first of all, going back to the cell phone video of the people being led out by authorities, they didn't know it at the time, but at that point, the two
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already gone. at first, the witnesses at the inland regional center said that they thought three people came in firing guns. overnight, investigators said, no, the number was two. farook and his wife. police say each carried an assault-style rifle and a handgun. authorities believe farook bought the handguns legally. they're working to trace the assault rifles, which were initially sold three or four years ago. the couple, authorities say, threw three homemade explosive devices. none went off. farook knew the people at the center holding the holiday party. he'd worked for the county, was a health inspector. witnesses say when he arrived at loan at first yesterday, he got into an argument. then he came back 10 to 30 minutes later with his wife. both dressed in black and heavily armed. based on the witness description of farook's odd behavior that morning, police staked out the
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miles from san bernardino. when this suv was seen leaving the house, police followed it and the couple began shooting vehicle. when the shooting was over, the two were found dead inside. farook's brother-in-law says the couple had a 6 month old daughter, which they left with farook's mother wednesday. claimed that they had a doctor's appointment. now, investigators are delving into farook's luf. they're -- life. they're looking for a motive. he recently went to saudi arabia last year, it appears. based on the timing, their initial assumption was he was there for the pilgrimage for devout muslims. for the motive, that's a mystery still. authorities say this was clearly well planned. not only were the two heavily armed, they also had prepared and brought the homemade bombs. at least three of them were found. none went off. investigators are now going to search through the couple's computers, their phones, any
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looking for clues. they'll be carefully examining farook's employment records, talking to co-workers to see if it can shed any light. if morning, they say they still cannot say what this attack was. was it a workplace dispute that spun out of control and led to some sort of grij thatudge that caused this planning? was it jihadist inspired terrorism? was it some combination of the two? natalie? >> pete williams, thanks so much. so many questions but the pieces will start to unfold and this mystery will, in the next couple hours, we'll learn more. >> you think about the mentality of two people who are able to drop off their 6 month old child, under the guise of a lie with their mother, knowing they'd never come back to see that child again. they'd either die or go back to prison. that's something about their phycology, their commitment to whatever it was.
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on this program, the morning after one of these shootings, and expressing grief, sort rerow, outrage. cbs news spoke with president obama yesterday after this. you could see that same frustration and hear it in his voice. >> may be aware of the fact that we have a no fly list, where people can't get on planes, but those same people who we don't allow to fly could go into a store right now in the united states and buy a firearm. there's nothing that we can do to stop them. >> the president went on to say, thoughts and prayers aren't enough. here's the headline of the daily news. a lot of people talking about this. #thoughts and prayers. people saying, god isn't fixing this. a lot of politicians tweeted out last night, our thoughts and prayers are with the folks in san bernardino.
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thoughts and prayers, this isn't fixing the problem. we need to do more to do that. that's the intent of that editorial in the daily news. and other people are echoing that. >> we're watching "morning joe," the program that willie does on msnbc, and you watch people go to their political corners. gop candidate carly fiorina was on, as well as the speaker of the house paul ryan, both republicans. both said, there are laws on the books right now that aren't being enforced. they believe that the country should focus more on mental health issues. then you see some of the progressive bloggers, democrats on capitol hill, site simcite similar things on common sense gun safety, as they describe it. there's a clear political divide you talk about mass shootings by the numbers. it's almost three years that we sat here with the children and families of new town, sandy hook, and said, everything will change. i vividly remember watching
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brian williams was on and said, will anything change now that we watched children be massacred? here are the numbers. mass shootings happen almost each day of the year. 355 shootings versus 336 days of this year. this is the sixth mass shooting in the u.s. in a week, including yesterday in savannah, georgia, four people were shot. one woman died and we were saying in our meeting, had it not been for the massacre in san bernardino, many people would never have heard about the shooting in savannah. it came up as part of the conversation by the numbers. that's how, outside of the local market, people even knew that there was another mass shooting in this country. bbc, the headline from the british broadcast, said, just another day, another shooting in the united states. it was after the last mass shooting, the president said, we've all become almost like rote memorization.
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whether it's the thoughts and prayers line. whether it's, how did we get here? we're all journalists, we know that and know our responsibility and every person here takes that role seriously. we're also human beings and we also live in this country. and are a part of the conversation on what can happen next that is reasonable. that doesn't make people -- i live in texas. my dad -- i'll tell you this, when i turned 21 and got my first apartment, my dad gave me a gun. i grew up in a home where guns exist. the home that is my family home, there is a shooting range that's packed on any given day. my family members, they hunt. many of them see an assault weapon and say, how can someone own multiple assault weapons? but they are also people who want to own their gun. what is the reasonable conversation here? >> you know though, that this conversation that we continue to have day in and day out, with six shootings this week alone, sadly, doesn't seem like it's
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this country either. what is engainrained now is a sickness. what's happening around us is a sickness. that said though, i understand people talking about thoughts and prayers not being enough. i do think though at a time where we are all feeling somewhat lost and need something, perhaps faith is what people need. >> the point of that, and i remember there was an interesting -- some years ago, there was a tornado. the reporter said to the woman, my prayers are with you. she said, i don't believe in god. not everyone pivots to that. i am a person of faith. we are. that's our choice. is faith legislation? there is a separation. should there be, yes, a faithful conversation with prayer, but what is the legislative -- if there is a legislative conversation conversation, that makes us all uncomfortable. my hands are shaking because you
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something that results in an onslaught of attacks. >> we live in a free country where people choose to believe. there are freedoms and the freedoms are preserved by our constitution. given all of this, there were some peaceful moments last night to mark the events of the day. during the pregame of the pacers-clippers game, there was a moment of silence there. as you see, they darkened the court and people just send theirt their thoughts. obviously, it is the holiday season. speaker paul ryan pausing during the annual ceremony to light the capital christmas tree in washington, d.c. here in rockefeller center, our tree is now beautifully lit. last night at the rockefeller center christmas tree lighting in new york, there was a beautiful rendition from the new
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there be peace on earth." it struck us all to the core. take a listen. let there be peace on earth and let it be here with me >> the new york youth choir. that wasn't supposed to be the way the show would open. given the events of the day, they felt hearing children's voices and the innocence was such an important reminder to all of us, that the peace and the innocence of this holiday needs to be preserved. >> i thought it was a moving way to open the program last night. to give people, at least for an hour or so, something to celebrate before they got back into the news. >> the voice of children, that's the beauty. >> we'll stay on top of this
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that song, "the boy is mine," the duet from brandy and monica, off the album, "never say never." you can hear the multi-platinum recording artist on a new album, "a classic holiday." brandy, welcome back. always love when you visit us. >> i love it here. thank you for having me. >> thank you. "one voice" is a song you have a good relationship with. >> it was a song i recorded when
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it's on the "never say never" album. i felt it was one of those sole judge -- songs that gets lost in the shuffle on an album. i felt the holiday album was the perfect place to put it and for people to hear. >> what else is on the cd? >> alicia keys. really great artists on there. i think it's inspirational, and people can really get into the holiday spirit. >> especially this holiday, we need it. >> do you have a classic you love to sing every year? >> i love "santa baby." "silent night," as well. >> there's a span. there. you've had an incredible year. broadway, film. the show. how do you keep this going, and how do you describe your year? >> i think my year has been magical, honestly. all my dreams are coming true with broadway and the new show premieres in january. i love sitcoms and it's a
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it's been a phenomenal time for me. >> we want more brandy all the time. visit us again real soon. >> definitely. still ahead, act just head around the corner to walgreens when you're searching for that perfect little something. walgreens has great gifts like toys, beauty gift sets and photo gifts, and it's all just a hop, skip and a bark away. walgreens. at the corner of happy and healthy. this week, save 30 percent on photo gifts. if you struggle with type 2 diabetes, you're certainly not alone. fortunately, many have found a different kind of medicine that lowers blood sugar. imagine what it would be like to love your numbers. discover once-daily invokana .
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a des moines man facing first degree murder charges is due in court this morning. 39 year old michael wanchanic surrendered after a four hour standoff tuesday night. police say he
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are trying to find a motive for wednesday's shooting rampage? san bernardino, california. terrorism. the suspects, a husband and wife, were killed in a gun battle with police. they left a 6 month old with her grandmother hours before the rampage at a holiday event for county health workers. the house passed a bill to replace a no chieldld left behind education law. it leaves in place the math and reading test criticized by educators and parents, but would restore the power of individual states to decide how test grades will be used in assessing teachers and schools. the measure would end federal efforts to promote academic standards such as common core. a new study suggesting when it comes to medical procedures, your mood matters. researchers at emery university studied the emotions of hundreds of patients before they
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angioplasty. they found patients who were nervous or irritable had almost twice the risk of complication, such as high blood pressure or bleeding after the procedure, compared to those who had a positive outlook about their procedures. orlando, florida, will be home to the world's tallest roller coasters. zoning approval has been granted for the $500 million sky plex orlando project. the developer can begin construction on the 570 foot skyscraper coaster and surrounding entertaining 2018. it'll be a lot of fun. let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> you and i have a different idea of fun. sign me up. >> we'll see. we're looking at snow make its way through northern new england today. a lot of wet weather beginning in south and central florida. northwest. windy and wet in northern
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the good news is,sierra. >> that's your latest weather. willie? >> al, thank you very much. jay jason schwartzman's resume reads as a list of the coolest television shows and movies. " "rush
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budapest hotel." christmas." good to see you. for us. >> thanks for having me. >> you came bearing gifts. >> yeah. >> tell me about this sweater. >> i'm in this christmas special called "a very murray christmas," starring bill murray. to celebrate it, we got some sweaters made with bill on them. i mean -- >> this is a collector's only four in the world. >> there are only four, yeah. bill has the other one. >> ebay. >> i mean, i don't know about you, but i would wear a sweater with bill's face on it. >> absolutely. >> every season. doesn't need to be the winter. >> light summer sweat even. >> yeah. >> subtlety of the branding on the back. >> netflix. >> football jersey on the back. >> tell us about the show. the cast is incredible. you're there, bill murray. what can we expect when we
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>> it's a christmas special. basically, bill is supposed to give a christmas special in the show. because of a weather storm, all his guests have to cancel. he's alone in this hotel and stuck in it. that's when our show kind of unfolds. a bunch of guests come in to join him. chris rock is -- gets stuck in the hotel and ends up singing a song. there's a bunch of people. >> rashida jones. >> maya rudolph. michael cera. there's a few i can't say. miley see miley cyrus, george clooney. >> i love how you dropped george clooney. >> he was like tenth on your list. >> i can't go three, it'll seem obvious. thank you for catching that. it's a musical. it's full of musical numbers. bill, he can sing beautifulfullyly. what can't he do? >> the bill murray the guy that say, i'm doing a project and you
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you have a good relationship with him. >> we've worked together many times. i mean, the truth be told, i'm still blown away every time i see him. >> are you nervous when you see him? >> yeah, kind of. he's the nicest guy in the world. it's just me being -- he's a legend to me. even when he says my name, he'll say, oh, this is jason. if he introduces me. i just -- he just said my name. he knows me. he remembered. he remembered me. it's amazing. >> he remember mess me. >> the effect he has on probably everybody is the effect that, you know -- it doesn't ever wear off, the bill murray power. >> before you go, what's your definition of an awesome holiday party, including, of course, bill murray being the guest? outside of that. >> definitionaffinition of an awesome holiday party? yeah. >> we said there'd be trick questions.
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together, that's the ultimate thing that makes a party good. when you don't have to feel like the pressure to -- you can just be yourself. the holidays are really about bringing people close. this show, for instance, it's about making people come together and, hopefully, you can sing along and get into it. that's what a christmas special should do. that's what the holidays should do. >> you can come any time here and be yourself. >> really? >> yes. >> we don't lie, jason. >> i don't think you do. >> we love gifts. >> we love the christmas gift. >> truly is yours. >> thank you. >> happy birthday to your sweet daughter tomorrow. >> thank you very much. i appreciate that. >> "a very murray christmas streams on netflix tomorrow. up next, wayne brady kicks up his heels in these boots.
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emmy award winning entertainer wayne brady is what snow business types call a triple threat. actor, singer, dancer. wowed us on "who's line is it anyway," and has been hosting the game show "let's make a deal" since 2009. he also makes hats. fantastic guy. guess what? now, he's showing off not that skill but others. broadway playing low inging lola in "kinky boots." good morning. >> before we go any further, yes, i'm here for "kinky boots." i have my own hat line. i'd love to give this to you.
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>> it fits. oh, man! >> wow. >> al was just named the hat wearer of the year. >> according to the head wear association of america. >> you beat outry ryihanna. >> i won. >> where does wayne rank? hats. >> it's fantastic. >> this is a question no, ma'amphenomenal show. i love this show, and you in it makes it that much more fun, too. >> i have to say, i think i'm killing it. not to pat myself on the back -- >> killing your feet in the heels? >> billy porter, bless you. to step into the role of lola is, for me, the role of a lifetime. even in the promo, comedian wayne brady. i don't consider myself a
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i'm an actor who does improv. basically, i'm a hustler. you do everything you can do to get in there. i learned as a youth, learning to perform, sing, dance, act, comedy, instruments, whatever you can do to get the gig. this job is the perfect confluence of all of those things, and it lets me just be. lola has given me this new life. >> how hard was it to learn to walk and dance in the boots? >> i just got to be point where i don't feel like i'm going to fall over and break everybody's legs. >> everybody's, not just yours? >> not just my legs. timber! the cast is so amazing. big shotoututout to andy. everybody is loving. angels, these big, brawny men dressed in drag and killing it. it's the role of a lifetime. >> the way you look as a drag queen, you say it's a cross between --
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bit like michelle obama, which is not a slam to her. i think she is gorgeous. i've heard that other people have said that i look like her. i also look like my mother. >> you have great arms like the firstlady. >> do you do leg exercises? >> i do now. >> the dancing on broadway. do you have any special cream to make them -- >> we've gone a little too far. wayne brady, thank you so much. "kinky boots." where can they get your hats?
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i guess i never really gave much thought to the acidity in any foods. never thought about the coffee i was drinking having acids. it never dawned on me that it could hurt your teeth. my dentist has told me your enamel is wearing away, and that sounded really scary to me, and i was like well can you fix it, can you paint it back on, and he explained that it was not something that grows back, it's kind of a one-time shot and you have to care for it. he told me to use pronamel. it's gonna help protect the enamel in your teeth. it allows me to continue to drink my coffee and to eat healthier, and it was a real easy switch to make. these are my dogs dusty and cooper. i work for the dogs twenty-four seven. i am the butler. these dogs shed like crazy. it's like being inside of a snow globe. it takes an awful lot of time to keep the house clean. i don't know what to do. (doorbell)
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we're in the homestretch of our 16 to 16 series, where we've challenged three view skpersers and you at home to get healthy by 2016. our team lost more than 55 pounds. now comes the hard part, the holiday parties. you bauer, our good friend, will show us how to burn off the extra calories. ken couldn't be here, so natalie joined them. >> mary jean, in the last two weeks, is down another four pounds for a total of 29.5 pounds. >> awesome. >> amazing. >> that's with thanksgiving. >> rochelle another east four pounds for a total of 23 pounds. >> during thanksgiving, how did you pull this off? >> they're amazing. >> ken is not here. he stayed the same but he's down a total of 25 pounds.
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let's get to your iz, joy. >> question one, in order to burn off five bigs in a blankets, how many minutes of aggressive yard work, raking leaves, moewing the lawn, how much would you do to buy 300 calories. a, 90 minutes. b, 60 minutes. >> 60. >> i'd say, 60. >> i'm going, 90. >> 90. >> the answer is 60 minutes. you have to increase the speed on your treadmill. >> number two, how many miles would you have to run in order to burn off a typical holiday plate at a buffet with primed rib, mashed potatoes and gray cere -- gravey.y. 8 miles or 14?
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speed it up. how long do you have to aggressively holiday stop at the mall to burn off the calories of a piece of pie. 640 calories. two hours or, b, 150 minutes, two and a half hours? >> a. >> i've gotten every answer wrong. i'll say, a. >> four hours. >> a! you all got it. number four, to burn off the calories in four small holiday cookies, you'll boogie down to how many songs. is it, a, ten songs? b, eight songs? >> b. >> last question. >> ten songs. >> ten songs. >> the answer is b, eight. >> we'll run. >> come on, go for a job. >> mary jean wins the game. keep up the good work. thank you very much.
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>> we'll be back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. it's called a rigged economy, and this is how it works. most new wealth flows to the top 1%. it's a system held in place
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this year, the direct marketing company initials is donating more than $8080,000 gifts to our toy drive. the executive director is here with her kids. you have awesome gifts to donate. tell me about your donations. >> we absolutely do. weaver we're so honored to be back for the third year. personalized is what we do. this year, tote bags, purses, organizers, all types of products. >> why is it important to be part of our toy drive, as you mentioned multiple times, many years. >> absolutely. we believe that god has blessed our family on business so much, that it is such a beautiful opportunity for us to come back and give and bless others. >> did your coach your children to stand in place like this? did mom coach you to stand here? >> no.
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>> no, ma'am. >> how does it feel to give someone else a gift around the holidays? >> it's great. since we're blessed, we like to be a blessing to others. >> great. this is beautiful. merry christmas? >> merry christmas. >> your kids are beautiful. all the folks at initials, thank you so much. you have until tuesday, december 22nd, to donate. check today.com for the details. kathie lee and hoda after your local news and weather.
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des moines residents are moving closer to getting their franchise fee refund... letters began going out this week explaining how to file a claim for a share of the refund. the city is paying back about 40 million dollars in fees that it illegally charged years ago. but... the refund isn't really a refund... the money residents are receiving is from a bond... that in turn is paid for by a legal increase in the franchise fee. there's still no word on
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