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good morning. snow-m-g. the nation's capital gets ready for what could be one of its worst storms ever. this as an inch in washington last night brings the city to a stop. commuters stuck for hours. even the president delayed. how will they deal with the two feet that could be ming? another day, another drop. the dow plunged again, losing 550 points. will it rebound today? taking no prisoners. donald trump unloads on his rivals, from fellow republican ted cruz. >> he's two-faced. >> and bernie sanders. >> he's a wacko.
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>> palin piles on. is the one-two punch helping or hurting? mountain of trouble. a snowborder causes an avalanche. he makes it out alive but will he dip g himself out of the legal trouble he could be facing today, thursday, january 21st, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a. >> good morning, everybody. when we played that video, with the sound up, it would have sounded like, beep, beep. preparations underway for what could be a historic storm. the nation's capital got a small taste of what's to come last night. if this was a trial run, its did
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here's a look at the traffic on morning. our weather team, al and dylan, have it all covered. dylan, let's start with you. good morning. >> good morning, matt. you know, it's been 94 years since washington, d.c. has had a two foot snowstorm and we're weekend. the salt depot here says they're ready for it. this is what 22,000 tons of salt looks like. add that to dozens of trucks and more on standby, you think we're good to go as we await the weekend's potentially historic blizzard. last night, just one inch, shows d.c. has more preparing to do. >> reporter: call it the storm before the storm. a small taste of what's to come. people stuck on d.c. high highways s highways for hours. >> cars are abandoned and
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>> reporter: the traffic report sounding like rush hour into overnight. >> many drivers still caught up in the volume, which has come to a stop. >> reporter: not even president obama's motorcade could avoid the wintry mess. slipping and sliding with everyone else on the roads. hundreds of crashes reported in virginia. navigation systems showing a travel nightmare after an inch of snow. a historic storm is less than 48 hours away. >> could have top two, three of all time. >> if this is what a single inch does, how can we handle a blizzard? the mayor of d.c. asking drivers to stay off the roads. 2,000 volunteers ready to help those in need. >> we haven't had a forecast that stormed 24 inches in my memory. >> reporter: last time d.c. saw something this bad, 2010, shutting down the city for days. bad memories for taylor of this
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>> people were grabbing shovels. >> reporter: preparations already underway. >> home depot is out of everything. >> reporter: at a costco, shelves empty. lines ominously long. >> i need the eggs. >> we're picking up extra wine and beer. >> reporter: at reagan airport, travelers trying to escape early. several airplanes waving fees for passengers to switch flights. >> even the uber driver was like, get ready, man. >> reporter: residents along the east coast are bracing for the winter storm. >> get ready, everybody. >> yesterday at reagan national, it wasn't much better. we landed fine. we were delayed more than an hour for a gate. there's only one deicer, and it's at the gate. there was nowhere to go. people are happy this is hitting on a saturday. maybe everybody stays home. >> thank you very much. >> al, what do you expect?
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down as you get north, but we still feel like it'll be a major deal for our friends in the washington area, virginia. 80 million people plus affected by some sort of winter storm watch, warning, blizzard watch. we have blizzard watches in the new york city area, washington and baltimore area. a blizzard basically means for or more, you have sustained winds of 35 miles per hour or greater. falling snow and dropping the than 1/4 mile. here's where we have the system now. it'll cause severe weather for florida, possibility of tornadoes, but snow from memphis all the way to starting later today. as we get into early saturday, we're looking for blizzard conditioning dropping in the mid-atlantic. costal low will carolina, it'll move off the coast. saturday, it starts to strengthen. heavy snow from philadelphia to washington, d.c.e in new york city. costal threats, we're looking at wind gusts of 60 miles per hour.
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flooding, and that'll bey the fact there is an astronomical high tide. island to new jersey. as far as accumulations, the big number is going to be somewhere in west virginia or western for example, harrisonburg, snow through saturday, 24 inches or more. we go to our nation's capital. snow to start sometime friday afternoon. there's blizzard watches that rush hour. 18 to 24 philadelphia, city of brotherly love, the snow will begin sometime late friday through early saturday morning. heavy, wet snow. look for power lines coming roofs. the snowfall forecast, 10 to 16 inches. here in new york city, look for about 5 to 8 inches of sn gusts of 50 miles per hour,
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that'll also bring problems. blizzard watch saturday and sunday. then move to boston. lucked out. you're going to only see, maybe, two inches of snow through saturday afternoon into sunday morning. by sunday afternoon,re. but there's a lot of moving parts to this system, which we will continue to cover. >> after last year, the folks in boston could use a break. >> al, thanks very much. let's talk about the rough ride on wall street. the worst a start to a year in history. at one point in onthe dow dropped more than 550 points before a late rally to close down about 249 points. drivingunge ing oil prices, at the s is at the new york stock exchange. low oil prices are a good thing, generally speaking, but they're falling so fast, they're sweeping up not only energy good morning.
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about chevron and exron xonexxon, it'snergy industry overall is a big piece of the american economy. when these big energy companies have to slash their plans for ve to lay off thousands of people, all the companies and communities that support these big oil majors that's exactly what we've seen already happening in places like north dakota and oklahoma. a few years ago, these boom towns on the back of shale ey're now hurting, matt. >> after what starts in the day, we go down 500 somethingwere we seeing panic selling? >> indeed. wall street is a herd mentality, so momentum is in and of itself. in a selloff and a rally.the selling seems to be stronger. people down here joke that wall street predicted nine of the last five recessions. the truth is, we did go an y long period without a
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we went four years until last year. that's unusual. now, the fed raised rates and every time the stock market starts to wobble and say, don't worry, we'll keep rates lower for the truth is, matt, this is an economy that has been producing 200,000 jobs now for four straight ye growing at about 2.5%. that is not an economy on the brink of recession. >> olivia stearns, thanks very much. i like that joke. >> me, too.all street humor for your day. let's talk politics. the presidential race, 11 days left before the iowa caucuses. the feud between republionald trump and ted cruz is really escalating. the candidates trying out new jabs as new trump backer sarah palin hits the with jabs of her own. we have complete coverage, beginning with peter alexander. good morning. >> good morning to you. with that friendship now giving
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the next republican nominee. donald trump still on the offensive. ted cruz aggressively trying to unify co that supporting trump means siding with the washington establishment. >> reporter: donald trump zeroing in on his number one target, ted two-faced. >> reporter: railing at his rival with the ultimate insult for any republican. >> worse than orter: cruz casting himself as the true conservative. >> we're seeing the washington establishment abandoning marco rubio and unifying behind donald mr. trump's pitch to the washington establishment is he's a deal maker. >> reporter: that rebuttal after bob dole told themes" the gop would suffer losses if cruz becomes its nominee. sarah palin talkingt personal. >> it's the elephant in the room. >> reporter: the former vice presidential pick addressing son,
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violence against his girlfriend. >> my son, like so many others, they come back a bit different.k hardened. it starts from the top. the question though, it comes from our own president, where they have to look at him and wonder, do you know what we go through?now what we're trained to do? to secure america. >> reporter: cruz securing his own reality tv star power, with an endorsement from "duck nasty." >> they kill a duck and make a good duck gumbo. >> reporter: with trump and cruz slugging it out, the establishment candidates eyeing an ew this morning, jfk's grandson is diving into the debate. ted cruz is no jack kennedy.uncing on cruz's claim that kennedy would be a republican today. he wriets, tes, i find this suggestion that cruz is taking up my grandfather's mantle absurd. >> peter, thank you.
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now with bernie sanders surging. hillary clinton's campaign is pulling out all the stops to try to slow his growing momentum.s andrea mitchell is in iowa with more on that. hi, andrea. good morning. >> good morning, matt. hillary clinton is crisscrossinging to prevent bernie sanders from sweeping both iowa and his neighboring new hampshire. >> thank you. >> reporter: hillary clinton in ff a bernie sanders surge. >> it's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up. i've gotten back up time and time and >> reporter: touting her experience in a new ad, invoking 9/11. >> the senator who helped a city rise again. of state who stood up for america. >> reporter: sanders unleashed his own ad, showcasing his vote against the iraq war, which she supported. >> i voted against the war int was the right vote. >> reporter: clinton is relying on her husband to make her case. >> this has turned into an
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criticizing sanders without naming him. >> her opponent says, hillary's opponent says, the one place she disagrees with her is -- are the clin >> reporter: the clinton campaign says they want to run against a hey want to use the term socialist to frighten people away from bernie sanders. i'm not saying it would be fair. i'm saying it would be a >> reporter: clinton's fear, losing iowa and new hampshire, where one poll shows sanders 27 points ahead. even sanders' nk it's closer than that. 14,000 volunteers. a new bus to get to rural areas. enough money to go the distance. >> bernie sanders how to win build build winning campaigns. he'll bring people in who wouldn't be there unless he's the nominee of the party. >> sanders is in new hampshire
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to iowa, where the critical caucuses are a week from monday.avannah? >> andrea, thanks. chuck todd is here, "mod moderator of "meet the press." i wonder why it took so long for the socialism argument to long to be front and center. you can imagine republicans running a hammer ad. is this a winning strategy for clinton's campaign? >> right now, i don't know. long run, when you start getting more states involved, yes, it's possible, when you focus the electorate on that. the iowa democratic poll asked democrats whether the word "socialist" or "capitalist" described them. 43% said they're identified as 38% identified as capitalist. this isn't a winning argument in iowa right now. >> let's go to the republican side. ted cruz ing ing out a new strategy. after months of running against
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splitting the vote, he said, wait a minute, the establishment of the republican party isome around to donald trump. he's now the establishment candidate. is it effective? >> i don't know yet. i think it's hard to sit there and say that donald trump, his new pal sarah palin, are part of the establishment. ted cruz is partially right. the establishment is going, if make us pick between trump and cruz, we'll take trump over cruz. but i think that to sit here and say he can somehow makeon to voters to say, donald trump is part of the establishment, i don't know if the average voter is going to believe that. >> meanwhile, one of the polls i saw in new hampshire had cruzcond. usually, new hampshire is the place where moderates and mainstream candidates have their chance to do well. what do you make of cruz in new hampshire? >> cruz is on his own. we talk about the lanes.
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no one is fighting for the cruz libertarian, evangelical vote. it's not the dominant electorate in new hampshire, but if he's the only guy going for it -- wins iowa, i think he will be second. we're looking at trump-cruz. i don't know how the establishment breaks through, if they don't take cruz down in >> chuck todd, thank you very much. in other news, the obama administration could announce today new visa requirements for some europeanral officials want to make it harder for europeans who have fought for isis to enter the united rules would affect europeans who are dual nationals of iran, iraq, sudan or syria, who visited those countries in the last five years.apitol hill, senate democrats blocked a bill that would crack down on syrian refugees coming to the the flint water crisis in
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president obama to reconsider the federal s it's an imminent and long-term threat to residents there. $28 million be pay for bottled bottled water, nurses and testing. the buffalo bills made history on wednesday, hiring the league's first full-time femaleach. catherine smith was named quality control special teams coached. previously served as a assistant to rex ryan during his days at the jets. ryan said smith has proven she's ready for the next step.e video we showed you, the california snowborder who could be facing criminal charges for his alleged role in avalanche last year. 29-year-old christian was wearing a body camera when he
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the video shows him buried under do the cascading active avalanche area, closed to the public. they say he put himself, friends, ski patrol and skiing public at ews is, you survived. bad news, you may have committed a criminal offense. >> you know why there are so many expletives on the roker, you're busy these days. >> in the pacific northwest, heavy rain, strong wacific northwest into california. look for an icy mix in the central part of the country. memphis may see a blizzard warning for them out of the severe risk of strong storms
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we'll get to your local >> al, thanks. just ahead, was it approved by vladimir putin? the bombshell report out this
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russian spy, poisoned with a cup the navy seal who helped kill osama bin laden is under investigation. did he take an unauthorizedthe raid? first, this is "today" on
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7:30 on a thursday. it's the 21st day of january, chilly morning here in new york city. lots of parts of the country, especially here in the east coast, getting ready for some nasty ready over the next couple >> good morning to you. >> on that happy note, let's look at the headlines. the weather is the story. up and down the east getting ready for the monster storm that's expected to hammer this region in the coming days. the nation's capital is in the cross hairs with up to two f expected there. last night, d.c. got a little taste of what's to come, a thin coating.
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president obama's caught up in the gridlock. the affluenza teen could return to texas. ethan couch has been fighting deportation from mexico, where missing a meeting with his parol officer. couch's u.s. attorneys say paperwork has been filed to end the ongoing immigration . oregon's governor calling on federal authorities to stop the ongoing siege by armed a wildlife refuge. the tense situation that began on january 2nd is causing fear among local residents and must let's start with explosive new allegations tied to the fatal poisoning of a former russian spy. nbc's chief global correspondently has the story. good morning. >> good morning, matt. vladimir putin, as we know, is a former spy himself, and a man with athat's according to a british
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probably approving the murder of another former russian spy, ae in london. it's a report and allegation that threatens to sour relations even more between russia and the >> reporter: alexander litvinenko's tea has been poisoned by two russians he met at a hotel. today's report named the men as the likely killers, accusedian state of ordering the hit, and accused russia's president. >> the operation to kill mr. ko was probably approved by head of the fsb, and president putin. >> reporter: litvinenko was a former russian spy with explosive allegations about
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mafia.witched sides to work foryens ligence made enemies. two russians, the report says, were sent to london to kill him. they met litvinenko at thisnd poured him tea, which he drank. it contained a radioactive liquid that likely came from actor in russia. he took three weeks to die. they left a trail of clues but again, today, d the killers. litvinenko accused putin of ordering his murder. the kremlin denies involvement. his wife calls hisact of nuclear terrorism. britain wants the suspects extradited to ready refused. one of the men is now a lawmaker. the killing may be involved.
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this report political and rejected its conclusions. the british government said this was a state sponsored on't help the already strained relations between russia and the west over syria and other issues. but the murder case itself almost certainly ends th no one ever likely to face trial for litvinenko's death. >> bill on this bizarre story. thanks now to two investigations connected to the killing of osama bin laden and one of the former navy seals who played a key role in the raid.k is here with the story. >> good morning. best-selling book, former navy seal matthew bissonnette claims he not only shot bin laden, also took pictures of the body. a new report alleges bissonnette kept one of the photos for himself. >> reporter: not long after thed that left osama bin laden dead, a top pentagon
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the body destroyed or turned over, amid concerns themight be used as anti-u.s. propaganda. a new report says there might have been one photo still out there until recently. an article that sites who unnamed sources close to the probe, matthewssonnette kept an image of bin laden's remains. >> the idea that there are no photos of bin laden running outside of government control is a silly orter: following the release of his best-selling account of the raid "no easy day," and this interview on "60 minutes," while in disguise, was under investigation for revealing investigate ors suspected he may have a photo on his hard drive and struck a deal, they wouldn't arrest bissonnette if he voluntarily turned it over. according to the article. >> what we don't know isas a particular one of a
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we do know it was unauthorized.ard drive may have stirred up more trouble for the former seal. the report said the drive triggered a separate investigation, saying bissonnette may have been using his position as a navy seal toteer business to his privately owned companies. >> though those businesses in theory were okayed by the lear that the command had a full understanding of what he was doing on his side businesses. >> nbc news did noty verify the details of the report, but bissonnette's lawyer did tell nbc the investigation into the alleged release of classifie ended last august. he would not comment on the existence of a photo. >> so many stories coming out of that raid.nk you very much. let's turn to mr. roker for a check of the weather. >> we have weather to talk about as far as the west coast. they are seeing more el nino
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pacific northwest and northern california. going to get hit hard over the next several days. today, another system stretching from seattle all the way intoo. heavy rain and costal gale. a lot of wind coming on in there. saturday morning you'll get a next system adds to the total. the snow in the sierra will increase, great news for the snow pack. four to five inches of snow.cally, could be six inches in the olympics. the snowfall, we're looking to
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21st, 2016. >> we came from alaska to see al. >> celebrating my sweet 16 at the today hello to friends and family. >> georgia. >> and alabama. >> good morning. >> mother-daughter trip from good morning, everybody. it's thursday, january 21st, 2016. nice day out on our plaza. the storm. the snow is coming to the east, and we're getting ready. we have everybody out on the plaza, present and accounted for.ob on the throwback thursday song. another win for natalie. or another." >> finally. >> after that glee selection. >> i was the glee selection. coming
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was partying it up in las vegas. >> jennifer lopez. >> she was auditioning to be a backup it go, hoda? >> oh, my gosh. it was like a dream. hurry up and get to the spot! it's so fun. >> did you go to sleep, i had an hour, and that's all you need. one hour. >> you wear it well, sister. we'll talk to you soon. also coming up on food, we're making lasagna the lighter and easier way, thanks to our slow cooker. >> that's the lighter way? sign me up. first, for the top stories. we're talking about the east coast bracing for the massive snowstorm expected this weekend. the washington, d.c. area already dealing with anf what's to come. dylan dreyer is there. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. yes, we are awaiting a potentially historic blizzardat will arrive this weekend. it's been 94 years since washington, d.c. has been hit by
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yesterday, we had 0.7 inches of n, d.c. and it wasn't the most successful test run. cars were spinning out. hundreds of accidents were reported. even the president's slipping and sliding along with everyone else. this morning, we are still dealing with the residual effects of that. cars are still stuck on the side of the e are backups more than five miles long into and out of the city. several school districts are closed this morning. it's a good thing this arrives late friday and lasts through saturday. most folks will be home. they are preparing, clearing out the shelves, stocking up. of tons of salt here, ready to go. new trucks on standby. we'll see how it plays out when the main event >> fingers crossed. dylan dreyer, thanks. al will have the complete forecast in a little bit. all eyes on the stock market today after another day.
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dow was down 550 points before it closed with a drop of half thdow is down about 9.5% this year. analysts blame falling oil prices and a cooling economy in china. republican donald trump is holding a rally today invegas after doubling down on all of his opponents. on wednesday, he called democrat bernie sanders a wacko and called ted cruz two-faced.h palin, speaking for trump, spoke about her son, accused of domestic violence. >> my son, like so many ome back a bit different. they come back hardened. it starts from the top. the question though, it comes from our own presey have to look at him and wonder, do you know what we go through? >> jfk's grandson is jumping into the ted cruz's claim that kennedy would be a republican today.
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among democrats,n is crisscrossing iowa today, hoping to fight off a surge by bernie sanders. she holds a slim lead in iowa polls and is hoping to prevent sweeping iowa and new hampshire. where sanders has a big lead in the polls. she criticized sanders, saying he wants to start overth care. the iowa caucuses take place in 11 days. two people are recovering after a frightening crash on wednesday when a fire truck a dairy queen northeast of dallas. the fire truck had been in a repair truck and wasack by a repair worker when it slammed into the building. one pe queen was hurt, along with the driver. the world of high school basketball. take a look. the pass goes into the player under the basket. the ball hitse it, on the temple.
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probably not a shot you want to try when playing a t the temple. >> didn't drill for the head shot, huh in. >> no. do you loathe a trip to the mall? >> >> sometimes. >> parking is an issue. >> with the rise of online shopping, we're witnessing the death of department stores as we know them. has more on that story. good morning. >> good morning. since the start of 2016, a number of major retailers have announced plans to close hundreds of stores. experts say department stores aren't about to go away entirely, but they are changing. >> reporter: this is the way more and more of us shop now. we click up more than ion in sales every year, and that number is growing. for many shoppers, driving to the mall and fighting the crowdsry anymore. >> i no longer find department
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>> online shopping is the way of orter: two traditional department stores already struggling with declining sales, the attitudes are chilling. 5 years, we've seen fewer department stores. >> reporter: macy's plans to close 40 stores this year. jcpenney closed the doors of 31 and plan on 7 more this year. >> we have to make it more productive. >> rep some of the backstage discount stores in locations to compete with tj max.ey is hoping customers who buy their clothes will think about washing and drying them. >> department stores reinventedtiple times and that's what we're seeing. >> reporter: critics on social media may not be easy to convince. >> it takes 47 seconds in are for me to
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department stores. another, i still hate malls and large department stores. #2 items took 2 cnbc, macy's cea o says, don't count out the big guys yet. >> has the death of thent store been exaggerated at this point? >> i sure do. grossly exaggerated. >> reporter: experts agree, traditional department stores are not going away. >> i think we will still havent stores, and i think they're going to get better over time. because as the millenials age, they're learningthat new demographic. >> it's no longer just about shopping. it's now about the experience. they're offering restaurants, fashion shows, massages, things you can't get online. all designed to bring you and your money back into the store. >> we were reminisce ing. what would without the mall? >> my mom would drop me off, and
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at the arcade. >> still like walking into a great department store. >> they're fighting back. how amy schumer is reacting to allegations she's stealing jokes from other plus, the force delayed? why you'll wait longer than you thought for the next "star wars" movie. on consumer confidential, what you need to know from booking a hotel room to the bedding in the room. first, these message roc retinol. it's up to two times stronger than imitators
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bigger than closest point is about 20 billion miles away from us. get this, one orbit around the somewhere from 10,000 to 20,000 years. which is, as natalie pointed out, a wide span of time. you might want to narrow that on twitter, someone wrote, quote, breaking. pluto spotted driving slowly past planet nine's home, still ver the past. >> bad sci-fi movie. >> exactly. >> i love it. people are posting pictures of the death star, callingnine. hilarious. what is the strangest thing you buy? i'm going to suggest the "washington post" did a newaid perhaps it is the q-tip. >> why? >> the article points out, the strange life of q-tips, it is the one thing that you buy where it clearly the thing you buy it for is prohibited.
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cleaning, but let's be honest, don't you use it to clean your >> it says, don't insert it in your ear canal. in other words, isn't that deep? >> do? that's where the wax is. >> the near part of the ear. >> then you use it to polish. >> i use it for arts and crafts all the ti you use q-tips? >> yes. >> every day? >> i dive right in there. i know you're not supposed to, but i'm like, get in there. >> i'll modify my answer.ore after i get out of the shower to soak up the water with it, as opposed to diving in there. >> why not a towel? >> your ear. >> i put it in like this. >> exactly. >> doesn't run into anything, so it'se you ever had this happen to you? you feel your phone vibrating in your pocket, go to pick it up ask you realize it's not vibrating at all the time.
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phone in your pocket. if you felt that, you're not alone. scientists call this -- there's a name -- phantom vibration. it happens because phones become so integrated in our lives. you can read more about this at i thought it was like an electrical thing with my heart. i got nervous. is that a rhythm? >> do you have a heart? heart. >> he started it! >> new right. >> oh, not inserted in your ear canal. >> this is a tough room, man. for parents, i hear my -- i hear london crying sometimes but she's not at all. it's a phantom baby sometimes savannah hears a
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>> wishful thinks. news fans ofll dread hearing and why amy schumer is ready to take a lie detecter test. r the next installment of "star wars" wars". epis episode episode viii will come out on december 15th of 2017. it'll set up an epic battle at the box office. "avatar 2" will be released theg week. this might be having to do with the script rewrite. many argue that episode vii has done so well in the holiday release, they want next one to that window. >> everything was on schedule. >> what date, >> 2017.
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>> start with four. amy schumer is accused of comedians. she set the record straight with jim norton. >> i would never do that, and i never have. i'm literally going to take ah test and put it on my show this season. i promise, whatever the results are, i won't let them go. amy said this happens when you find success. people tend to try to tear you down. >> she's so funny. tole it. >> i agree. rare reunion of a beloved band. abba hasn't been together in the same room in seven years. sday night. all four members of the swedish pop group turned up to celebrate the opening of a dinner theater event called ma mia the party.
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>> >> abba. >> abba. >> i used to say abba, but i don't know. carson is my guru on music and he went with r. roker? >> let's show you what's going on. again, we're talking about this monster storm. over 80 million people under some sort of winter weather advisory. from arkansas to new york. we're going to be watching this. we, in fact, have a blizzard watch in effect for the washington area, up into we also have one for the new york city area, as well. blizzard defined as a sustained winds of over 35 miles orfor three hours or more. visibility less than 1/4 mile. boston to saturday night. harrisonburg, virginia, you'll see snowfall 24 inches plus. could be three feet. friday through saturday.
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this is the biggest city that will see the most amount of snow. up to two feet of snow. snow begins friday during yourh hour. city of brotherly love, we're looking for philadelphia seeing snow late friday through early sunday morning. 10 to 16 inches of snow.ity and new jersey, all going to be looking, basically, at about five to eight inches of snow. with wind gusts of 50 hour, plus costal flooding along the jersey shoreline. boston, you deserve a break and
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but you'l >> top three snowstorms forshington, d.c. january 27th, in 1922, 28 inches of snow. we will come very, very close to that, guys. back to you. >> al, thanks soare wrapping up our consumer confidential series this morning. with an inside look at hotels. >> jacob is the man who is thethor of "heads and beds." good morning to you. >> good morning. >> separate rooms, please. >> no problem. >>. >> ends of the hotel. >> what are some of the weirdest things you've seen in the industry? >> takes a lot to explain it.ns in hotels. newlyweds, recent divorcees,
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>> perhaps because of the weird things people do in rooms, a study found there is a lot of bacteria, germs in hotels. >> absolutely. >> even four and five-star >> certainly. >> what are the dirtiest places? >> one of the things i point out immediately is the they're difficult to clean. you can't spray it. it's difficult to clean, those things. one thing i'd recommend, usually there isu can wrap it in that. be a little safer. avoid the drinking glasses. if it's wrapped in plastic, it's fine. if it's one of the solid epers don't have the tools to clean it so they use what is available, shampoo or sometimes furniture polish. it takes the >> we're checking out. >> bye. peace out. >> please, stay. >> my wife gets to a hotel, she grabs the bedspread and takes itts it in the corner of the room. smart? >> absolutely.
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it goes on the floor andping picks it up. >> you know it's a fancy hotel when you're in the bathroom and the toilet paper is arranged in a ch out. that's usually one of the last things the housekeeper does before they leave the room. they're fondling the tissue paper. it's been touched, compromised. get rid of that. >> if it looks like it's been arranged, pull that out and throw it away. >> speaking of the bathroom, they have the lovely products in there. >> do you steal them? >> am i supposed to steal them? >> absolutely. these areit's a memory. you remember your stay, use them later. there's a lot of things you can get at hotels people don't know. slippers. if they don't put it in the shoe shine kits. >> people try to steal it though, right? >> it's for the guests. >> what if you are walking down
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>> if a housekeeper catches you, you're ruining her supply. just call and ask for what youll bring it up. >> does the way i book my room impact the way i'll be treated by the hotel? >> absolutely. almost everything does. i book third lot of people, you save. if you book at the hotel, they'll take more priority with your suite. call two or three days speak to the front desk and say, i booked my reservation. is my room ready? now there's a connection between beings. when you're checking in, it's a busy job, offer a gratuity sometimes. >> you feel like the front desk agent is kind of the key to the be nice to him or her, and your stay could change for the better. tip them or what? >> just courteous is good. >> tip good, too? >> yeah.n 250 people a day. this is for you, whatever you
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it's an underrated job. all the typing means something. they know every room in the maybe we're not upgrading you but i can give you a late checkup. >> the housekeeper, you say it's appropriate to tip the how much? >> i usually do $5 a night or $20 for the stay. it's a difficult job, as a housekeeping manager. it's ever see them. it's a magic trip. you always put it in a envelope. there are a lot of people that come in and out of the room and, sadly, the money go to them. put it in an envelope, write housekeeping on it, and even bring it to the frontot to get the cancellation fee if you call. >> not if it's prepaid but if it is a regular reservation, say i want to move the reservation until call the next day to cancel and you're within the bounds. >> sneaky. >> thank you very much. >> appreciate it.
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las vegas residency and hoda has the backstage pass.
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on this thursday morning. it's the 21st day of january, say hi to some of the people who have come on down to rockefeller plaza on a chilly morning. actually, not too bad. not a lot of wind, blue sky.back, everybody.
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>> little j.lo music to get us going. >> she had a big night in last night. her show -- hoda is lucky -- she went behind the scenes. saw how it came together and didrs with hoda's backup dancers -- sorry, i mean j.lo's dancers. hoda thinks it's her dancers. we'll help you find theath it all. the fashions you wear beneath your clothes, including what is a one size fits off bra. >> i'm wearing one right now. it's on our today food week, we're cooking up a classic. a luscious and lazy lasagna. first, let's get a checkweather. >> let's look at your weekend outlook. tomorrow, we've got a mess in the southeast. mid-atlantic states, snow, ice, heavy thunderstorms in nshine, middle of the country. saturday, the storm system makes
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to the northeast and expandsst and the rockies. sunshine in the plains and gulf coast. sunday, the system is out in the east. we have sunshine for the eastern two thirds of the country. look for snow in the the rockies. more wet weather moves into the pacific north latest weather. when you need your weather, go to the weather channel on cable and online.
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our pal savannah's hometown. what school are you from? >> junior high. >> tuscan or the trips? >> trip. >> going home tomorrow? >> beat the snowstorm. >> let's head back inside to >> yay, tuscan. >> al, thanks very much. huge event in las vegas. >> jennifer lopezshow on the strip last night. hoda was on the red carpet. got to meet the stars turning out. hoda, was it the night of your life? >> oh, my gosh, you guys, much fun. i'm losing my voice. i slept for an hour. all i can think of is -- i'm still, i'm still jenny block you know her from "american idol" and "shades of blue." somehow, she managed to find time to channel old bring new life to her greatest hits. it was a spectacular night. guess what?
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the scenes look. >> reporter: viva miss lopez. jenny from the block has moved to the stock. don't stop, keep it moving eporter: all bets on j.lo as the pop star tries her luck in las vegas. with her first residency show called "all i have." a 90 minute, sceptical, sizzling on stage and planet hollywood's theater. jennifer says she spent her entire life waiting fors like a fantasy, to have a show in vegas. you know, the name of the show is "all i have." i wanted to give everything thatut me. >> reporter: the show is packed with an intimate display of masterful set design, along with dazzling costumes and electrifying
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appearance by mr. worldwide himself, pitbull, unleashing even more excitement on the >> got flowers. i want to leave her a note. >> reporter: hours before the show, a much quieter scene, when jennifer granted us an all access backstage check it out. look right here. matt lauer. i'm still jennyk used to have a little, now i have a lot i know where i came from >> j.lo's dressing room, i heard a rumor, is that one let me touch everything because she's been in here. i'm still jenny from the block >> reporter: you never know who you'll run into enter j.lo's vocal coach. la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la could be worse, right? the answer is yes. they want me to learn the moves,
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how hard could it be? after all, i have >> get over here. bring it back. dance the night away >> reporter: time to get on the floor. a quick lesson before giving itn center stage. la, la, la, la tonight we gonna be hit on the floor >> reporter: not bad, but i guess what happens in vegas will have to stay in vegas. i think i'll leave this to the the 46-year-old age-defi ying beauty, perhaps finding the fountain of youth by balancing her a career that shows no signs of slowing down. >> when the confetti was falling, the end of the show, what were you feeling inside? >> so good.
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hour and a half of cardio. it's a high. it's a great moment. a great moment. by the way, jennifer is going to perform 40 shows a year for the next three years. get your tickets because i have a feeling they're going to sell >> i'm coming back. >> we're doing the 10:00 show from here. i'll show you one picture that was weird from last night. kelly osborne was there and and justin bieber. look at the photo. >> somebody else. >> look at the photo bomb. >> i see guys. i can do one better. this is a little taste of what jenna and i have coming up in our show. >> nice. a tooth in vegas? >> that's great. >> remember the "hangover"? >> the tattoo. >> lucky, i went to anal appointment, but everything is fine. there was a moment of panic. >> where's the tiger? in the bathroom.
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don't you worry. >> he's love the dance moves, hoda. >> yeah. >> inside, i felt like if j.lo needs the night off, they're lucky to have you. >> you add the enthusiasm, hoda. >> it was a blast. >> can you forgotten it now. it's gone away. bit. >> all right. bye, guys. way. how to put your hard to work for your future. first, this is "today" on
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we're back at 8:40 with more start today's solutions, to help you achieve your goals in 2016. last week, today financials how to spend less. this morning, it's all about investing for tomorrow. we're taking the money we're
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>> that's right. ess and investing it for our future. before we go any further, does anything you're going to recommend today get impacted by what's been happening on the the last two weeks? >> absolutely not. >> no? >> this is your long-term investment strategy. long-term, not short-term. we'll talk about the let's talk about 401(k)s. most people sign on to their company plan. >> other way. >> there you go. sign on to their company plan. if your employer doesn't plan, what do you do? >> if your employer doesn't offer it -- we like 401(k)s because they have watching dollars. but iras are available toy. or the new myra. it's a starter roth ira. you can put up to $15,000 into no minimums, no fees. you're not going to lose money because the money is in treasury. >> how do you figure out what money should go into savings andd be invested? >> any money you're going to need in the next three years to
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covered by social security, to make a down payment on a y for college tuition, does not belong in the market. it never did. >> let's say i want to rebalance. maybe i have too much in the market and i should be saving given what's happening in the markets, should i sell some stocks now, even if i'm going to take a loss? >> yeah. if you need that money i years, you want to get it out of there. things could get worse before they get better. you don't want to put your living expenses, the money you >> what's the best way to do the al theal allocation? >> it should get less riskier as you're older or closer to your goal. if we're talking about retirement, take 100, age, that's act the percentage you should have in stocks. you want to rebalance that every year. >> you look at this and you make it look real simple, with these. but it can feel complicated for a lot of people.
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if i don't have you sitting across from me, how do i get many solutions to help you. you can basically put your money in a target date retirement day fund. every 401(k) and ira has l keep you focused on the retirement date. a managed account is another option retirement accounts have these days. you're paying somebody to do theu. people who have these save more. robo advisers is new. it's a computerized soou like these? >> they put together your i like them. a lot of millenials love them. they're less expensive thancial adviser on your own. >> when people are going to start making investments, they're going to find there are fees involved with those how do you keep the fee down, so it's your money not going to someone else? >> in a general way, there's aween a passive
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a passive investment is an index fund, or etf. where a computer is tracking an it's less expensive than paying a fund mass jer to do nager to do it for you. passive investments beat ak ty -- active investments consistently because the fees are lower. any money not going to fees goes to your pocket. >> that's what you want. >> and you want to save, save, 15% of everything you earn. hard for a lot of people but it's your target. >> it's your target. if you're not there, ratchet it up by 1% or 2% a you very much. as always, more start today's strategies on our website. up next, beauty underneath. how to make your clothes fit and feel better from the inside out. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back.
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we'll help you find the beauty underneath it all. the latest bras, underwear and we have a beauty and lifestyle expert with us. a whole segment about unmentionables. >> yes. >> how do you care for you bra?nto the washing machine. is that a no-no? >> it is. especially if it's made from a delicate material like lace. hand wash with a mild and let it hang dry, air dry. don't put it in the washing machine. >> we'll talk about the trends in bra. the first is getting rid of the backfat. how do you do that? >> there are bras that combat back bulge and side fat. one is from look at the side, they have panelling. it's from the inside. this panelling is really going to help, again, to smooth out the underarm area and toour back so your clothes fit nicely. >> you don't want it to tight, your skin is hanging over it.
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>> no side effects, an elastic band. it gets rid of under armpit it helps you not feel paranoid. >> this next bra is a one size fits off, which we're going to demonstrate in a minute. this? >> yes. it's one size fits most. 32a to 36d can wear this. it's seamless, no models demonstrating. >> we do. on the right, we have an a. on the left, we have a d. they're wearing the exact samethe orange room. >> isn't that fabulous? >> it is. i notice carson is in the orange room, too. >> he has a good view. >> models, thank you so much. what about this one over here? >> this is from gap. this has moisture wicked properties, meaning it'll keep you sweat. it's great for the active girl
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>> let us talk about underwear. this, apparently, is all the rage. the brand is called commando. >> it almost feels like you're going commando. look at the lace. it's airy, breathable,at's wonderful is it gives you good coverage but a little bit of glamour, too. >> spanx has a version of >> it gets rid of muffin tops and makes you look more slender. >> is it all thes fun is you're not getting the visible panty lines, which is a no-no. >> out here, we have the shaper outside the brief. how does this work? >> this is basically a thong, has median compression shape wear built in. if you want your waist to look smooth, or your tummy to lookat, this is the thong for you. >> okay. over here, you call this the woman on the go panty. >> yes.
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>> not that kind of on the is made for moisture wicking. it's for people who are athletic, keeping you nice and dry. it has a built-in panty liner, which you know what it helps it keeps you dry in the active moments, as well. >> men in the control room having a heart attack right now. let's talk about robes. >> these are my at the moment. the one i'm wearing is from eberjey. it's soft. >> very light, too, in case you get hot when you're blowyour hair. >> yours is from splendid. >> cozy, perfect for the cold, winter mornings andne, i think, is versatile and perfect for day time and nighttime. >> looks good with your outfit now. you can wear that as a cardigan. if you want to check out more coming up next, we're calling it lazy lasagna. how to use your slow cooker to whip up an italian
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back at 8:52 with more of our slow cooker week on "today food. nutritionist wendy is here. >> good to be with you. >> we're making it lasagna in a slow cooker.
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very familiar. i call it lazy lasagna. mostly because it's easy. but it's significantly lighter. >> how do you get some of the >> well, we use classic ingredients. we have all our classics. we have the noodles, the cheese, the sauce. then we add layersnutrient rich veggies and lighten it up. >> get me started. by the way, we have our tasters downstairs. who i think have been lining up for 40 min on this one. >> very good. >> how is it going? >> delicious. >> right on. >> wendy, let's go. >> this recipe0% less calories than a traditional lasagna. you'll make a tomato mixture and cheese mixture. >> canned totomatoes? >> yes.ave time by using a tomato sauce, as well. you can add the garlic. >> into the tomatoes?
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traditional ingredients. thyme, oregano, salt and pepper. if you remember your science classes, we learned about enzymes and if you chop the garlic and let it sit at room temperature, it boosts the nutrient levels healthy properties. >> i mix this around. that's done. >> you can make that in advance. here's the is ricotta, a lighter cheese, and has protein. we had parmesan, parsley and this is very cheesy. it's lighter but we're not going to miss anything here. then we use our noodles, which are traditional la sagna noodles. >> don't cook them first. >> it's last century, to cook our noodles.
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>> we'll cooker recipe from there. i butter the dish at the bottom so it doesn't -- it's a little bit so it doesn't stick. >> perfect. >> then we add a little of the bring that over. >> you can put it? >> little bit of the sauce. we're going to start the layering. the layers, there's 11he sauce. >> guys, how is it tasting? >> good. >> enjoying it? >> yes! >> wonderful. then we add u use raw spinach. you can use frozen if you want. >> great. >> easy. let's add one single layer of noodles. >> cross ways? >> yeah.t to fit. one layer of noodles. if you make the -- here's the cheese mixture we made with the parmesan, pepper and rah cot tee kot ricotta. >> pastry bag. >> we use half of it, pipe itong. >> that simple. back to the sauce now? >> back to the sauce.
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here. little more sauce. >> go ahead. >> then finish it off here. >>t's swing over here and look at what it looks like after. how long does it cook? >> it cooks on high for two and a half hours or low for four you keep building the lawyers. you get the savory yuma umami from the mushrooms and the protein.hat should i do? >> hold this and i'll dump what is left.
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2016. i'm willie with natalie, tamron philadelphia. the critics are all about her. i love this song, "chasing she's 39 years old and bursting on to the scene. while. >> she has been. she's huge. jam, and i thought it sounded caribbean, too, krrg considering what we're facing. >> we have snow coming, al. d.c., in particular, bracing for a potentially historic d bring up two feet of snow. up to 50 mile an hour winds. let's just say, i'm a little our friends in washington, based on the performance last night. there was one inch of snow and everybody was thrown for a loop. president obama's motorcade was stuck in the traffic, slipping along.
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panicked. >> people go to buy stuff like snow shovels. shelves of bottled water. >> right. >> shovels. i mean, just crazy. here's the deal, yes, it's going >> it's not the end of the world. give a perspective. >> you are not going to be trapped in your home for weeks. >> they haven't had a snowfall like this in 90 years. >> they have not -- the last had snowfall of more than 20 inches in one day was in 1922. >> what was this? >> this was an inch of snow. it was a clippes coming could be -- >> what we saw last night -- >> historically, washington cannot handle snow. i worked there in 1976. my first winter there,cast was for three inches of snow. i didn't go -- i didn't tell the newsroom. the news director chewed me out. he goes, this is armageddon. this place will lose their minds. i was like, these are flurries. i came from syracuse, new york, to washington, d.c.
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it got worse. >> perspective last last night was an inch of snow but they didn't pretreat the roads. boom, it became an ice rink out there. that was the mess. 80 million people are under some form of weather -- winter weather advisory. from winter storm watches and to here in washington, d.c. d.c., fredericksburg up to baltimore, blizzard watch. same for new york city out to longa blizzard is designed as having three hours or more, sustained winds of 35 miles per hour or greater. drops your visibility to 1/4 friday evening, snow for memphis to d.c. severe threat, we could have tornadoes down in florida. this system early saturday morning, off the coast of snow from nashville to washington, d.c. up the coast, it strengthens. heavy snow from philadelphia,
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boston right now, you're okay. then we get along the coast, and we've got this major problem. wind gusts of 60 miles per hour. costal floodius, an astronomical high tide on saturday. it'll add to the flooding. we're looking for one to three inches from nashville, south of here is the money. this is where the big stuff is going to be happening.virginia, 24 inches or more. washington could see that. the heaviest snow will be friday afternoon through saturday. now, we move and parts of maryland. look at this, we're talking about 18 to 24 inches of snow.hrough saturday. snow will begin after rush hour tomorrow. we move up into the delmarva peninsula. a good part of southern and central new jersey, includingphia.
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heavy, wet snow. this snow is going to be very heavy. we could be looking at power 10 to 16 inches. here in new york city, new jersey, long island, we're talking about 5 to 8 inches but wind gusts of 50 and costal flooding. finally, boston, you deserve a break after last winter. zero to two inches saturday afternoon to stal flooding will be an issue. that'll be the big problem. not only will we be seeing -- the only thing we have to talk about, it's going to be a heavy, dense snow. it's going to put stress on ll sorts of things, power lines. folks shoveling who aren't used to doing this, it puts the most strain on your heart of any you have to be very, very careful. >> that's a good wrap up. it's a storm we'll be keeping this picture out of ontario, canada. an 80-year-old man was ticketed for driving his car, believe it or not, because it was covered in snow.
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>> didn't finish the >> the 80-year-old man said he was too old and weak to brush off the snow. he couldn't do it. he got out the part of the see and drive far enough. >> where are the good samaritans, to help the elderly gentleman out? >> didn't the policeman have a let me help you. >> absolutely. >> ticket served? come on. >> canada. >> canadians are supposed to be most are. >> i thought maybe someone -- i thought maybe they did offer and he didn't accept it. >> we don't know. >> we love our friends to the >> and we love our canadian law enforcement. just that one guy needed to show compassion. >> d reminder, if you see an elderly person who is shoveling, help them out. >> like me. >> yes! like al. >> p him.
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it, this headline, i just -- >> oh, i 's the "post" for you. >> the new york tap loids bloids have been on a roll. >> they have been. >> a lot of >> this picture, get ready for your heart to melt. maybe the snow, too. if we showed you this yesterday, it would have melted the inch of snow they weet video of premie twins holding hands while cuddling their dad and mom. jackson gave birth to these tworlings in australia. she gave birth earlier this month. christian and christiane were 29 weeks. they weighed two pounds. the couple shares this sweet moment on their facebook page. the video has been viewed 10 times and counting.
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you see them holding hands there. when the mother held them, as well, the babies were clasping o. just so sweet. little brother holding on to little sister's hand. >> so cute. >> two of them are going to be pals for the rest of their it starts right there. >> so cool. >> the mom said she posted that and was reluctant at first. but knowing that they were having putting this out, it would help somebody else, another couple going through this, as well. >> so true. you need the hope. >> around the world, thehey've made in premie care is actually stunning. there's several great hospitals here in the united states. but that's the remarkable part. you think about it, two pound now thrive in this way. that is an inspiration. >> they're doing well, by the way. >> that's right. >> beautiful video. another nice video. french tennis over the crowd when he interrupted his match to help a
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may have been hit by a ball.o retrieve a ball when he noticed she was having trouble. >> she got hit in the face. >> he helped her, arm in off the court. good for him. >> can you come by? this is a touching moment. come here. she says to me, that he's a hottie. >> is that what this was about? >> show your face. >> so sweet, the girl was hurt, but he's a is australian. >> there you go. works out well. >> we saw humanity and you saw hottie. >> you're blushing. >> bright >> al? the rest of the weather?
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hat is your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. up next, the actress who is grandpa grandpa." y plaza tells us about seducing de niro's character in the movie, and what she's doing with the cool cane. that'll be next. h and somewhere to go, and clean and real and nowhere to be, and warmth and looking good,wich and soup and inside jokes, and dan is back!
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to seduce "dirty grandpa." >> you're a hard man to track down, professor. >> are those my pants? >> yeah, these are your pants. i found a original in the pocket and have been sucking on it all morning. >> you know i'm not a professor, right? >> yeah, i know. you're just a dirty, dirty >> i like when you said it again. >> say it one more time. >> you're just a dirty, dirt i like to be in movies where you say the title. i improvised that. >> do you get royals for that? >> the werther's hilarious. you had some of the best lines. can we deal with the injury you sustained not during the shooting of the film but on a basketball court? what ore my acl. i have been hobbling around, using a cane. i had surgery on my knee. >> you were part of thisague.
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>> love the name. >> thank you. i'm on the pistol shrimps. we play in's recreational league, i guess, you'd call it. >> what position? >> i'm point guard, was point guard. i've been told mcareer is over. >> no, no, no. >> no, it's not. i'm going to get back out there. >> all right. >> somebody was coming at you because you're the star of the >> people are always coming at me, man. i have to watch my back. >> the point guard, you take it. >> yeah. >> we have to talk about this movie. first of all, de niro in this hink most of us have seen de niro this way, but your relationship with him, explain a little bit. we got a little taste, whatng to de niro in the movie. >> my character is on spring break, andhis thing where she wants to sleep with
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he was not scared and not shy. >> i don't think a lot of peopleway, that you were a page here at nbc many moons ago ago. >> that's right. >> look at you know. awesome. >> check it out. de niro. whoo! >> you work with zac efron in thise with him in another movie. >> i'm riding the efron train to the top. there's no getting off for me. >> that's a t-shirt. >> e his own. >> thanks so much, aubrey. >> thank you. >> "dirty grandpa" is in tomorrow.
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surveillance cameras and dna analysis, why did we becomes? >> because we hate working and we love money. >> we can steal the mona lisa, snatched the hope diamond before it was this is everything we got into thieving for in the first place. >> wentworth, good i love it because you were originally on "the flash ch " and played a villain. they moved your character. >> right. together. >> the basic idea, we have superheros and villains teaming up to take on a how do they play together? do they play well together, the good guys and the bad guys? >> no. we're constantly butting headses great tv. as an audience member, i don't want to tune into people getting along beautifully. this is the opposite of that.
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expert. he can name pretty much every major. did you have a favorite growing up? >> i wasn't allowed to read comic books. i was supposed to beating on my studies. >> wow. >> this is new for me. >> al also on studies. >> parents couldn't enforce it. >> there's a lot of action in this show. >> yeah. >> is that something you like? >> absolutely. i think of the arrowflash in "legends of tomorrow," it's all part of the same universe. we're meant to be the most comic book show out there. it's a lot of fun.ction adventure, sci-fi, special effects. it's a treat. but it's also for the family. essentially, at its heart, it's a family show. >> well, another show that are looking forward to, once again, "prison break" is coming back. what's it like to get that going again? >> thank you. i think a lot of the fans aree where the characters are now. especially mine, since i died
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original. >> how did that work out for >> few unanswered questions. i'm curious, too. >> did you feel like when you wrapped it, that this was it, it was over, or did you suspect you might e character? >> i never imagined we'd be coming back to revisit the characters. it is a treat and privilege. >> it's interesting, the fandomhe two shows. you're in two projects where the fans will chase you down the street, and on twitter, excited. how do you balance thehe projects? >> it's nice to have work back to back. i certainly can't complain. it's nice to be employed. but i'm also working with dominique rom "prison tomorrow." it provides a touchstone. >> it's throwback thursday. we've decided we wanted to show
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cleared off the rest of his windshield. of course, i still think he could have not given the ticket,er story. anyway, let's look at your weekend outlook. friday, the blizzard making its way up the mid-atlantic coast. plus, we have severe weather in heavy rain, wind moving in from the pacific northwest into central california. including san francisco. saturday, blizzard makes its way up to the starts to affect the northeast. in between, plenty of sunshine. seasonable weather. rain,w across the cascades. sunday, sunday, the storm is out. we've got clear skies for the eastern half of the country. another system makingfrom the west to the east will bring snow from the northern plains, cascades and into the
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>> that is your latest thank you. now to the broadway show that has people around the world offering their first born children for a pair of tickets. "hamilton," an american musical, is ad a phenomenon phenomenon. >> it is mixing history with hip hop. the show is a brain child of miranda, who we'll talk to one of the stars in a moment. first, the hottest ticket in town. >> reporter: the hottest ticket in town, "hamilton," an american modern spin on history. it tells the life story of
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getting started. >> with us now, chris plays george washington in "hamilton." can we fawn over you and ? phenomenal. revolutionary is an understatement. how did you describe it before thet was difficult to come up with the words. it's like, alexander hamilton, treasury secretary, don't you know all this happened? we're deep into the story, you ing the books. they're like, who are you playing? george washington. the look on people's faces, like what? >> a rapping george we're good, trust me. yeah, it's been surreal. it's a difficult thing to explain. soundtrack is out and people are playing it. >> you obviously never, ever, in your wildest dreams, could have imagined what this was going to turn in into in such a short you deserve all the praise you're getting.
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about what it's meant to make history so accessible to people re not students of history, maybe they didn't know much about alexander hamilton. when you sit there two and a half hours, it's your entree, at least to learn more about it. it's accessible. >> we have the most incredible source material. the book on washington, they're great. it's great to know that theater is, and always has been, but continues to be such great vehicles to allow people into a world normally wander into. >> how did you -- you researched this. we all think we know george washington. but what did you find out that surprised you? >> i was resilient he was. this is a man who lost more than he won. you get three bases out of e in the hall of fame.
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>> balsamic? >> no, just guessing. i'm throwing myself off. >> don't worry. we'll look up the >> myself and the person with me looked at each other and said, we never seen that before. that was sort of like the way, when you do weather, you say coming. well, it doesn't come at once. it starts in a trickle. >> i also, you know, felt like, this is that had never happened to me. so while, you know, i was thinking about it, going to do about this? i kept trying to figure out what to do. i went to some of my doctors and, you know, people who me well enough. >> we had to find the right doctor. >> it is such an open and honest book, but it is a love story but it's a call to action. it is a fantastic book.ds to read the book.
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>> b. smith and dan gasby, always great to see you. >> we love you. >> love you, too, man. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. the book is "before i forget." we're back in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc. look, i know you're a cow and all. what but, uh. the yogurt made from
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you thought this hour was good, wait until you see next hour. hoda tearing up vegas. what's going on out e going to have some fun. went to see a little j.lo last night. hey! >> hoda is basically part of the >> i feel it. we did a few pictures. i got to say, my favorite picture, we have a couple of them, but my favorite may have been a picture i photo bombed. justin bieber was the center of the picture.
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spot hoda in the back? >> justin is sticking his tongue out. we'll go behind the scenes with >> i jumped off a building. natalie, where were you? >> i would have loved to have joined you, my dear. >> wow. >> can't wait to seeant to point out our very high tech signage. >> look how beautiful. vegas. >> you blew the budget on that e. >> what is that, another convention in town, ladies? >> we know nothing about it. >> adult entertainment get it straight. >> so much better. >> thank you. >> just like the oscars. a few minutes. all right. that does it for us. we, of course, will update on the impending nor'easter and blizzard coming this way. >> weather always for information.
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