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full day of sun again tomorrow. it is cooler. only at 50 for a high. clouds roll in wednesday, 57. a little drizzle at night. the wet day this week will be thursday, especially thursday afternoon and thursday night. it's mild and in the low 60s. then we're back to sunshine on friday. looks like the weekend is seasonably chilly. typical fall weekend. temperatures in the low 50s. enjoy today. >> working out nicely. the "today" show is coming up next. >> that's what's happening today in new york. good morning. breaking news. authorities identify the alleged mastermind behind the paris attacks. the 27-year-old belgian believed to be in syria. as france launches a fierce response targeting isis in syria, and police carry out more than 168 raids all across europe, intensifying the manhunt for a key suspect who we've learned was questioned by police but slipped away.
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stories of survival. >> i want to tell all the people i love i love them. that's it, because i almost didn't have the opportunity to do it. >> paris and the world pausing to honor the victims today, monday, november 16th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," terror in paris with matt lauer live from studio 1a and savannah guthrie live from paris, france. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to a split edition of "today" on this monday morning. i'm matt lauer in new york. savannah is in paris, and savannah, as i say good afternoon to you. i'm always stunned by the silence standing at the sorbonne
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standing in a moment of silence, more moving than any words. >> that's right. not only a moment of silence, you think there's a kwai tote this city right now. yes, people are going back to work, but there is something different. there's a feeling in the air of something that's changed, but also, matt, i would say a resilience, a feeling among the preeshiens and larger people while so much was shouted on friday night, that the way of life and thing they treasure here can never be attacked and i really feel that sense of defiance from people after their moments of grief which they are still experiencing. they want to say to the world we're here and we're not going to change. we're here at the place de la republique, a meeting place for hundreds of years, just down the street from the bataclan theater where the massacre unfolded and where they gathered after the attacks in january after "charlie hebdo" and so much worse has mentioned. >> you mentioned "charlie hebdo," the people of france have been through this before. let's get to the overnight developments. as we mentioned, french officials now believe the
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suspected mastermind is a 27-year-old pell jan man linked to previous thwarted terror attacks in paris, and an international manhunt is now under way for possible accomplice accomplices, among them a 26-year-old brother of one of the gunman who apparently rented a car used by the other attackers. >> and just two days after france's president called this an act of war, france launched air strikes in racca. we're told they were carried out in coordination with the u.s. forces. all of this is covered for you this morning from across europe to president obama overseas right now. we'll also talk to former republican presidential nominee mitt romney who is urging the obama administration to step up its strategy against isis. i want to start here in paris with nbc's chief global correspondent bill neely. good morning, good to see you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. as you were saying, there's a somber nervous air in this city
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the french prime minister is warning more attacks and the mastermind behind these attacks has been named. france, there is revenge in the air, both here and abroad. france, it seems, is striking back. the raids were extraordinary. at least 150 targeting known islamists, guns seized, a rocket launcher found. france vowing this is only the beginning. but its prime minister also warned maybe only the beginning of more attacks, more, he said, are being planned in france. raids of a different kind blitzed isis in syria. a dozen french warplanes hitting their stronghold in raraqqah, u.s. forces also involved. among the targets trucks carrying the oil that fund the isis war chest. isis claims eight men carried out the attacks.
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they believe was the mast mind, abdelhamid abaaoud who they believe was in syria and they are still looking for this man salah abdeslam, an accomplice they believe, also in belgium. police say he's dangerous and do not approach. they had stopped him at a checkpoint after the attacks but let him go because he had no criminal record. new video has emerged of the deadliest massacre filmed by an eyewitness. the gunfire clear, an injured man on the sidewalk, bodies on the street, crying all around. this was the moment it began. the band playing to a sellout crowd when suddenly gunfire. most were trapped. the faces of the dead stare out at the places where they died. many here can't put their grief into words. >> my best died here.
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>> reporter: paris today is braced for more attacks and still traumatized by those it's seen. french police have just given more details of those raids carried out across the country this morning. 127 people either formally arrested or being questioned. 31 guns seized. remember, the prime minister saying you've got to expect more attacks. we'll have to live with this, he said, for some time. >> we're seeing such an aggressive response here, bill. thank you very much. as you mentioned, an international manhunt is now under way for a 26-year-old belgian man whose brother was among the attackers. he was stopped by police in the wake of that violence but then somehow let go. let's go to nbc's keir simmons in brussels with that part of the investigation. keir, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. there are ongoing raids across this bruce els suburb. the prime suspect that you talk about that police are hunting for, his family lived across
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this square. i've just been talking to the local mayor, and she tells me they are looking for him in this very community. police raids this morning in a suburb of brussels that a suspected isis mastermind behind the paris massacre once called home, according to the associated press. the same community where police have been hunting salah abdeslam who was stopped at the border with belgium but freed. early this morning a man came to the door of salah's family apartment but would not come out. two others watched us from a nearby window. in these streets, heavily armed police arrested suspects through the weekend, raiding homes on saturday, sunday and this morning. police believe two brothers from one family are connected to the terrorist attacks in paris. one died detonating a suicide vest and another is salah, a third was arrested in the past few days. a man who claims to know them will only talk in our car.
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they will kill you, if you find them, he warns. you think his brother will put a bullet in our head. >> i walked past the best. >> reporter: back in paris a witness to the shooting tell me paramilitary. >> he was jumping, putting his machine gun over his head. >> reporter: those who escaped were tracked down to here, the heart of europe, a small country that's said to have sent 500 extreme lifts to syria and isis, a community linked to a series terrorist attacks, madrid in 2004 and the massacre at the french magazine "charlie hebdo" and now friday's killings. i don't mix with the people here, this mother tells me. the attack in paris was not good. but a minority here believe the men who murder in cold blood are martyrs. and the belgian prime minister says they are putting in extra security at key venues, key events, because as you can imagine, matt, they are worried
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for their own security in ts country. >> keir simmons, keir, thanks you very much. sean henry is former deputy assistant director for the fbi. good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. >> i want to start by talking about this alleged mastermind abdelhamid abaaoud. they know allotted about this guy, one of the isis executioners in syria, reported to be from the molenbeek district of brussels and they know this guy. he brings together these radicalized muslims, form these three teams and they carry out and plot the attack and no intelligence alarms go off. how could that be? >> you know, matt, there's disparity of information across multiple countries here. you're talking about syria, france and belgium. thcae attackers here have coordinated clearly off the radar. there was aninability to intercept communications apparently. we don't have any of that
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ability to coordinate across multiple countries is difficult for intelligence agencies to look through these disparate organizations. >> you're thinking if something could have hipd intelligence off they have carried 168 raids all around france. they have made these arrests and seized all these weapons. you would have to think if they had had that information earlier they may have been able to prevent something like this. >> well, matt, i think we've got two things going on here. first of all, since these attacks there's been a lot of inte igwoce that's been developed as they have identified who the terrorists were, so they are following .esthey are executing searches, and they are developing information from that, but there's also, i'm certain here, people who were under investigation who might not have risen to the level of being able to be arrested. the french authorities, the belgium authorities and even re in the u.s., we're likely to see, going out trying to disrupt these types of attacks to prevent others from doing copycats, et n?tera, so they are not all connected.
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all these arrests and searches are not all connected to this weekend's attack >> right, but so much attention being focused on belgium right now, shawn. they have a big problem with radicalized muslims. do they have the intelligence apparatus that can keep up with it, or are they a weak link s.considering they are centrally located? >> you know, matt, i think the weak link is across western europe and even here in the united states. the p te numbers of people that ha thve become radicalized the, those who have the intent to harm innocent civilians is so large. law enforcement and the intelligence agencies do not have the resources to keep up with all of this. they are doing everything that they can. they are trying to sort out the leads and be as thorough as possible, uncovering every stone, but, still, the number of people that have come in to these western european countries and those looking to harm innocents is too large really to cover all of them with 100% certainty, matt. >> shawn, thank you very much. as i'm about to throw it back to savannah, i want to put a picture up right now.
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this is the man that officials believe is the mastermind of these attacks. this is this 27-year-old abdelhamid abaaoud believed to be in syria and with roots in belgium said to be one of the chief executioners of isis. you're looking at the face of 27-year-old abdelhamid abaaoud and with that lets turn i neck moto savannah in paris. >> we'll be hearing a lot more about that face and that name, and these terror attacks have more or less taken over the g-20 summit in turkey where president obama is joining world leaders. let's get the latest on that from nbc's national correspondent peter alexander. he's at white house this morning. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. what will the u.s., what will president obama do now? there is no indication the white house is changing its strategy towards isis. instead, vowing to do essentially what they have been doing and to do it weather and harder and stronger. senior administration officials
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with a to be obama adviser saying we don't believe u.s. troops are the answer to the problem. it's the question now dominating the g-20 summit, how will the u.s. and its allies respond to isis' most brutal attack yet? president obama vowing to hunt down those responsible. >> it's an attack on the civilized world. >> reporter: high stakes underscored by the president's impromptu hallway meeting with russia's vladimir putin, the global rivals at odds over how to defeat isis and end the syrian war looking to bridge their differences. under fire at home, the administration strategy blasted as ineffective by critics who point to the president's comments just hours before friday's attack about successfully halting the spread of isis in the middle east. >> i don't think they are gaining strength. what is true is that are from the start our goal has been first to contain, and we have contained them. >> reporter: over the last year the u.s. has been dragged deeper into the fight, sending advisers, and then launching air strikes, and last month
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announcing up to 50 special forces would go to syria, america's first boots on the ground there. the white house now conceding the u.s. must do more. >> clearly there will l have to be an intensification of our efforts. >> reporter: the president's former secretary of state hillary clinton is coming under fire by republicans for her refusal to say the u.s. is in a battle with radical islam. >> i don't think we're at war with islam. i don't think we're at war with all muslims. i think we're at war with jihadists >> reporter: republicans' 2012 nominee mitt romney arguing in an op-ed we must wage the war to defeat the enemy, not merely to harass it, a message echoed by the top gop contenders. >> this is a threat to western civilization and we should consider it that way. >> this evil, radical islamic terrorism, needs to be called out. >> this is a clash of civilizations, and either they win or we win. >> reporter: in another significant point of contention here, the president's plan to accept 10,000 syrian refugees next year.
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the white house rejects the idea that the refugee exodus is to blame for these attacks with advisers saying we can't just shut our doors to those people, but republicans are strongly blasting that position. they call it a huge mistake. savannah. >> all right. peter alexander at the white house, thank you so much. governor mitt romney is with us exclusively this morning. governor romney, it's good to see you. >> thanks, savannah, good to be with you. you wrote in the "washington post" that the president should wage war to defeat isis, quote, not merely to harass it. that is pretty tough language. let me be direct with you. are you saying the president is dabbling at war with isis?nd>> well, it's clear that he's pulled his punches there. he laid out a tactic now a couple years ago. it's very obvious that his tactics there have not worked. he said that isis had been contained. it is obviously not contained. paris is evidence of that. libya evideice of that, lebanon, north africa. we recognize that it has not
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isis has become stronger, and they have metastasized. it's a cancer that's metastasized much more broadly in the world, and if we don't change our course and take this seriously and go to war against isis, we're going to see what happened in paris happen in the united states. >> you wrote we must do what it takes, and you said that m ht include u.s. boots on the ground, so let's be specific. how many, lindsey graham has said maybe you need 10,000. i've seen military experts say 50,000. if you were sitting in the oval office, would you be ready to commit a significant amount of u.s. combat troops, tens of thousands? >> well, the answer to that is yes. i think you don't take things off the table at the beginning. when you're fighting a war you say we're going to win. we're going to do whatever it takes, and the president has not been willing to do that. he needs to sit down with top advisers in our military as well as leaders from nato and their militaries and lay out an effective strategy that encompasses not just our capacities but also the capacities of our allies within
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nato as well as our friends in the region, put together a complete and comprehensive approach to taking down and eliminating isis. look, he calls afghanistan the good war, and that's what happened. we went after afghanistan and took them out. >> what do you say to those who say we do not want to see the u.s. sucked into another huge conflict, huge intervention in the middle east that potentially has no end? >> that's the last thing we want to have done, but what we're seeing right now is the u.s. being attacked and our friends being attacked, and it's going to get worse unless we recognize, just like the president said, by the way. he called isis a cancer and when there's a cancer you if at it heavy and hard at the beginning. if you don't, and if it metastasizes like this has, the consequences can be very, very severe for decades. so it's time for us to get serious about this, for us to come together as nato and finally eliminate isis.
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we're at war with radical islam. hillary clinton rather pointedly did not use that terminology over the weekend. is that a mistake? do these words matter? >> well, the words do matter because this is not just a military conflict. it's also an ideological conflict. and we have to understand that there are people in the world who don't think the way we do. the president keeps talking about our shared values throughout the world. that's not the case. these radical islamists, they do not share our values. they have very different values, and this means we're going to have to rely on the world of islam, the major islamic nations, to take the lead in helping promote a very different view of islam, peace and understanding as opposed to the radicalization that's going on. the saudis and uae and qatar and others are going to have to take a leading role changing hearts and minds in the world of islam. >> governor, perhaps once a presidential candidate, always a presidential candidate, the fact that you wrote this op-ed, the fact that you're talking to us
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this morning, a lot of people will wonder do you want to be in this race. i'm going to put it as bluntly as i possibly can. would you run in 2016 under any circumstances? >> savannah, i've said it -- and i'll say it again today. i'm not running. i'm not planning on running. this is an issue of great consequence, and the fact is i care about the country. when you run for president as i have and you lose, it doesn't mean you stop caring. i care very deeply, and i'm concerned that what the president is doing is not conducive to america remaining safe, and we have to change course. this situation is not acceptable. >> and how do you feel about the slate of candidates running on the republican side? you have two front-runners who have no foreign policy experience whatsoever. are they ready to be commander in chief? are they credible commanders in chief potentially? >> you know, i think we have with the 15 or so republicans running, among them maybe two or
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become our nominee and also win the general election, and i think those people will be found to have the experience necessary to lead our country at a very, very important time, both domestically and internationally. this isis thing is a major issue, and hillary clinton is wrong on it. she was wrong over the period when she was secretary of state, and that's going to harm her candidacy quite significantly. >> who would be petter on isis, donald trump or hillary clinton? who would be more experienced? >> well, i'm -- there's no question that hillary clinton has a lot of experience. she just has very bad experience. she's the one that press the the reset button. she's the one that called assad a reformer. she's the one that has helped lead with decisions that have established isis. she didn't do that on purpose obviously, but she's just been wrong time and time again. i like to see a new direction taken to make sure that america's interests are protected and that we are able to know that isis has been eliminated.
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>> governor, i'll let you go, but i have to ask you. is there anything that would change your mind about running? >> no. i'm -- i'm very much engaged in the political battles, but i'm doing it as a supporter of republicans and conservatism rather than as an active candidate. >> appreciate you getting up early and speaking with us this morning. governor mitt romney, thank you very much. >> thanks, savannah. >> and matt, we'll send it back to you in new york. >> savannah, thank you very much. in other news this morning, we're following the threat of some very severe weather, joined now by natalie and. a what's going on? >> well, we'll get to that in a little bit. let's take a look at what's happening in this is more than just a town. this is our home. and small business saturday... is more than just a day. it' s our day... to shop small at the places we love... with the people we love. for stuff we can' t get anywhere else. and food that tastes like home. because the money we spend here... can help keep our town growing. on small business saturday, let' s all shop small. for the neighborhood,
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the town, the home we love. on november 28th, shop small. it's a sunny morning for all. but a big range in temperature. 53 in the city. 20 degrees chillier in westhampton. poughkeepsie, sussex and bridgewater at 33 degrees. the suburbs get to 60 or better this afternoon. chillier weather tonight. partly cloudy. 41 in town. 20n a s and 30s in the suburbs. tomorrow, back near 50. that's it. the sun is with us all day. drizzle late in the day ar aught light wednesday. back to sunshine friday and dry and chilly for the weekend. let's take a look at what's . >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> thanks very much. one of the chilling aspects of the paris attacks. there was no chatter pointing to them ahead of time. coming up, the apps, even a video game system, that may have helped the terrorists stay below the radar. savannah? >> yes.
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from here in paris, we'll also talk about the powerful reach of radical groups like isis, their ability to attract young followers. why is that happening? we'll talk to a man who was once drawn in himself and is now
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good morning. 7:26. looking at the l.i.e. on a monday morning. stepped up security in response to at tax in paris. we've seen canines patrols around penn station. authorities will likely be seen at grand central terminal and the port authority bus terminal. police commissioner bill bratton says there are no specific threats against our area, but security will be increased in places where there are large crowds, like sometimes square. let's look at the morning commute with emily west. >> darlene, we have delays on the 7 trains this morning. some trains are in times square in both directions due to switch problems. to the roads. the southern state westbound, central avenue, right lane blocked with a crash. disabled vehicle l.i.e. westbound at the cross island. van wyck, at jackie robinson
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tappan zee is slow at the palisades southbound with a crash off to the side. before 439, this accident still there with a downed pole. back to you. we'll take a quick break and be right back with chris' forecast. we're starting out in the low 50s in the city. a lot of 350s and 40s in the suburbs. sunup to sundown, by noon feels nice at 61 degrees. forecasting a high of 63. settling into the 50s and 40s overnight. we got a shot of colder air tonight.
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41 the low in the city. 20s and 30s in the suburbs. full day of sunshine tomorrow. high of only 50. 57 on wednesday. drizzle late in the day and at night, rain likely on thursday. especially afternoon and evening. 62 back to sunshine on friday. the weekend looks dry. low 50s with a mix of clouds and sun. thank you, chris. coming up on the "today" show, stories of the victims and survivors of the attack in paris. we'll have another local update in a half hour.
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. we are back now at 7:30 on a monday morning. it's the 16th of november, 2015, and you're seeing some of the poignant images from here in paris. this is another day of mourning, another day in which the country is in a state of emergency. 129 people were killed friday night, hundreds of others injured. these terror attacks that have changed so much here, tributes large and small pouring in. we eve seen makeshift memorials
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grow in front of the restaurants, cafes where this terror struck. also here at this public square where people have met so much in times of joy, but now also in times of sadness and, matt, as i was saying to you at top of the show, there is this feeling of resilience and solitude and also there are very frayed nerves, that it's just right under the surface. i have to tell you. just in this they place, last night we were here. i had just done an interview with someone, and i had just left, got in a car to go back to the hotel when something alarmed the crowd, and people started running. they -- they looked like they were running for their lives. our producers were still here. our camera crews were still here. i heard about it. i called and was worried things were okay. in the end it was a false alarm, perhaps a firecracker, but in an instance people standing there quietly coming out to mourn the victims suddenly feeling that terror themselves, matt. >> well, savannah, have to remember there's precedent for
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a day after the "charlie hebdo" attacks there were further attacks in that city, so anybody might be suspecting that there could be a situation where this comes in waves so you understand exactly why those nerves are frayed. we'll get back to you in paris in just a moment. some other stories making headlines today. the fbi searching for weapons stolen from an army reserve center in massachusetts. that discovery was made after a break-in at the lincoln army reserve center. it's in worcester. officials say terrorism is not suspected. every effort being made to recover the weapons immediately. and a manhunt is under way for three inmates who escaped a juvenile detention center in texas. one of them who was in custody for capital murder attacked a guard, then let out the other two. the beaten officer who received stitch nez his face has been released from the hospital. and the rare tornado in central california touched down sunday damaging several homes, a church and downed some trees.
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no injuries were reported. want to now go back to the attacks in paris. one thing investigators are trying to figure out is how did these terrorists go undetected as they planned the attacks? "today" national investigator jeff rossen has been looking into that side of the side. good morning. >> good morning to you. it's a new battlefield for sure and a challenging one, too. this morning intelligence officials tell nbc news isis is using everything from the deep web to video games to plot their attacks. when we grew up, it is a atari and nintendo, but video games today are a whole lot different. you can chat with your friends hidden messages live. now isis may be using sony playstations and even iphone encryption apps to plot attacks off the grid, including this latest siege in paris. intelligence sources tell nbc news the french were caught completely off guard. their agencies seriously weak at
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detecting terrorist chatter online. today investigators are honing in on this gaming system, playstation 4. isis has been known to use it. this accused isis militant now in jail for downloading bomb plans on his ps4. so did isis use it to plan the paris attacks, too? officials believe the plot may have been hatched in belgium. just days ago the interior minister spoke at political forum. >> the most difficult communication between these terrorists is the playstation 4. >> reporter: cyber security experts agree. why playstation? >> it's a playground where you can hide in plain sight. can you literally put together a work group of members such as terrorist organizations, communicate on your plans and dissipate and it's gone. >> reporter: let me show you how this works. i'm on a playstation right now and i'm inside of a game. i'm connected directly to the internet which means i can play live with anybody anywhere in the world privately. i have to invite them to the game or they have to invite me
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you can text on the playstation 2. my producer stephanie is on another playstation in another section of the building. hi, stephanie. >> hey, jeff. >> reporter: show me how this texting works. >> all right. i'll send you a message. hi, jeff. how are you? and remember, this doesn't go through your phone company. okay. sent. >> reporter: there it is. i just got it. and it's literally that simple. >> >> sony, the maker of playstation telling nbc news we take our responsibilities to protect our users extremely seriously, and when alerted to suspicious conduct we are committed to taking appropriate actions, and experts say it's not just playstation. terrorists can chooserom any of the private messaging apps out ther apps including wha tsa pp, significant familiar and silent phone. there's also an app called telegram and stephanie and i have downloaded it. you hit new secret chat and then you click on this little self-destruct timer and set it to - i'll have my message
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self-destruct in five seconds. done. i write hi, stephanie. send. >> got it. >> reporter: count it down. five, four, three, two, one. >> it's gone. >> the secure privacy platforms encrypt end to end which means only the terrorists can see them and they self-destruct. >> reporter: what's the takeaway here? what need to change. >> information sharing aisoss our allies and the world. >> reporter: it will take days, even months before we know how isis pulled this off but the old way of gathering intelligenc alone doesn't work, monitoring communications, hoping to catch wind of something ahead of time. now those experts say it's usa all about going undercover and getting inside and infiltrating the private message groups on these games, on these secure apps to make sure you're a part of it instead of looking at it as a third person. >> technology is a two-way street, helps law enforcement track down people and plots, bpu the criminals stay one step ahead of the game. >> or two or three. >> jeff rossen, jeff, thanks
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paris. >> all right. mae tt, thank you. i'm joined by the co-founder and chairman of the quilliam undation. he spent part of his youth as a member of a radical islamic group and is now a leading voice against extremism. good to have your perspective. >> good morning. >> you have said fully blown jihadism is a fact of life in. your mind is it worse than ever? is this form of extreme ism more virulent than it's been before? >>re yes. i think we've gone through three phrases when it comes to terrorism. ck in the '80s terrorism was probably -- had state backers, rogue states like iran and others that were backing organizations for specific purposes through funding, and it wasn't as easy for thbse organizations to function on their own right. thbaey needed diplomatic smuggling routes toet through and smuggle explosives and whae have you. in the '90s terrorism moved to another phase which i call the hierarchal model, a bit like organized crime. there were terrorist or nizations.
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we knew who they were, al qaeda. they had a central command and control structure and we knew that they needed a base, needed a headquarters from which to operate. the phase we're in now is the phase in which terrorism is atomized. it's spread across the world and, of course, there's ally's little sis but there are other groups as well. you no longer need that hierarchy to be drawn to these organizanions. >> and why are they finding such willing participants in western capitals? you yourself were a part of a group like this, albeit a nonviolent one as i understand it, but what is appealing about the message? >> well, i think it's reached a stage where it's become a brand, and the new zeitgeist of anti-estabrvnt youth has come, unfortunately, jihadi extremism, and i said this is a new norm a. i'm fully expecting more attacks such as these, and, unfortunately, we've allowed the problem of islamist propagandizing within and among communities across europe to continue for decades. i mean, isis didn't just emerge from a vacuum. 6,000 european born and raised citizens to join the worst
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known unless there's been a support for that ideology and grass roots. >> as so often discussed you can't h kill your way out of this. >> absolutely. >> iomething you've often id. you can't kill an ideology. wh at do you think the responsibihoty is within t e muslim community, if any, to deal with this extremism that exists it is. >> so, i think all of us have a responsibility. you don't have to be african-american to care about racism. you don't have to be gay to care about homophobia and you don't have to be muslim to care about islamist extremism. all of us which also includes our muslim communities have to stand up in solidari. 's not enough for me to say i don't want anyone to be urlled. i don't supaort isis. i don't deserve a pat on the banack to say i don't want kill you. see how low the bar has sunk. we need to take the conversation beyond that to the level of ideas that is appealing to the young people, notions of islam er society, notions of a caliphate within the mosques and across europe these are the conversations we need to, have
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liberalism means to us today and secularism a nd, unfoowunately, o few people areble to have the direct conversations and it would also involve talking about religion and talking about islam even if it makes us uncomfortabl >> it's a conversat n that we need to have. thank you for that v ce in that conversation. appreciate it. send it back to you, al in, new york. >> savannah, thank you so much. we're watching a snow storm develop in the rockies, but 're also watching severe weather that's going to be making its way through the ce.ntral and southern plains. slight risk, 30 million people at risk for severe storms snd we also have an enhanced risk from oklahoma city to dallas, tornadoes possible. large hail, amaging winds. we're going to be watching that. tomorrow it moves to the east. we've got an enhanced r fk down through southern louisiana, up to 20 million people at risk for severe storms, damaging winds. the primary threat, and look at flood threat. we've got a lot of moisture. this storm system is closer to the south, so it's bringing up all this moisture from the gulf,
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anywhere from 2 to 5 inches of rain, cop upwards al, thanks very much. beautiful start drday. ts of sunshine and stays with us all day long. turning noticeably milder this afternoon. chilly early on but low 60s this afternoon. chillier arrives on the north and northeast wind tonight. 41 in in midtown. 20s and 30es in the suburbs. no rain. it stays dry. lots of sunshine tomorrow. big difference. only a high of 50 degrees. clouds roll in wednesday. could be drizzle at night. rain is likely thursday. especially later in the day. back to sunshine on friday. low 50s for the weekend with someone. >> get that weather any time you need it go to the weather channel on cable and weather.com online. matt? >> all right, al, thank you very much. coming up, the paris attacks reigniting a debate over how to deal with the refugee crisis in europe and here at home. we'll talk about that, but first these messages. people don't have to think about where their electricity comes from. they flip the switch-- and the light comes on. it's our job to make sure that it does.
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we're back at 7:45. friday's attacks in paris are raising new concerns across europe and also here at home over the syrian refugee crisis as migrants stream west. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel has more on that side of the story. richard, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. if these attackers managed to use that mostly unregulated migrant trail from the middle east to europe to sneak in one or two or more of the gunmen, it would link this attack to the migrants and that would have huge implications for the people who are legitimately trying to find safety, trying to find shelter. already officials in this country say there aren't adequate controls in place. today the french prosecutor revealed that the deadly paris attacks were plotted at least to a degree in syria, and greek officials say that a passport found near one of the attackers was presented by a migrant who
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thousands of asylum seekers who wash up every day on europe owes shores. french authorities have questioned the authenticity of the passport. we were just in greece last week and saw boats filled with iraqis, syrians and others arriving from nearby turkey. some had no passports at all. greek coast guard cutters do patrol the waters but aren't allowed by international law to stop the boats or turn them around. instead, the coast guard merely provides assistance so people don't drown. the link between the vicious terror attacks and this stream of migrants and refugees is going to further inflame an already growing tide of anti-migrant sentiment in europe. >> anyone imagines -- >> reporter: a video posted online by a user who called himself the death of nations got over 2 million views on youtube before being taken down. it depicts the refugees and migrants as a horde rushing into europe, bringing hatred and violence with it and aiming to
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change europe forever. >> we're not them. >> reporter: that as human rights groups worried. >> there se are people that need protection. they are not leaving syria or leaving parts of iraq because they want to become terrorists. they have been victims of terrorism. >> reporter: but as paris counts the dead and europe struggles to deal with an unprecedented influx of migrants, the argument is increasingly being drowned out. while most of the tens of thousands a week who are arriving in europe do go unscreened, they are forced to register, the migrants at the united states and the refugees at the united states has said it will take in will go through a much more elaborate screening process so they are really two completely different situations. >> all right. richard engel joining you go this morning from paris. thank you very much. coming up we'll if back to live savannah for more on the twists in the investigation and what we're learning about some
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bridge. it's 53 degrees out on a monday. i'm darlene rodriguez. plans have just been announced for a ceremony this afternoon at the memorial to remember the victims of the paris terror attacks. on the upper east side, a makeshift memorial continues to grow outside the consulate general of france. flowers, candles and messages of support have been placed there under flags that are flying at half-staff. in other news, the corruption trial of new york state senator dean skelos begins today. he used his influence to get his son a no-show job. both are facing charges of bribery, extortion and conspiracy. let's take a look at the morning commute with emily west. >> darlene, we have delays on the 7 train. some trains end at queensboro plaza. be aware of that. the roads, we have delays this morning on palisades parkway southbound by exit 11. there's a crash there. also on the tappan zee, that earlier disabled did clear. but one on the new england thruway through cross
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westchester expressway and bronx parkway, a disabled in the right lane. cross bronx near third avenue, another crash there. thank you very much, emily. today, bright, sunny and mild afternoon. 63 is the high. tonight, 41 degrees in the city. 20s and 30s in the suburbs. tomorrow, still sunny about you cooler. a high of only 50 degrees. coming up on the "today" show, country music superstar chris young performs his hit song, "i'm coming over." another local update in a half hour.
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it's 8:00 now on a monday morning, a moment of silence across france. this morning as that nation mourns the victims of friday's unprecedented terror attacks after several days of a lockdown. schools, museums, some other landmarks like the eiffel tower reopening today for the first time since the violence, but a state of emergency does remain in effect.
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and i'm matt lauer along with al roker and natalie morales here in new york. savannah made her way to paris over the weekend. savannah, good morning to you. >> good morning, everybody. it's good to see you guys. as you can imagine, every newspaper, this is the front page story. "le monde" and several of the weekly magazines decided to publish early, all special issues talking about these attacks. there's so much going on. the investigation moving very quickly on several fronts this morning. i'm joined now by nbc's bill neely, and now we know the suspected mastermind has been identified, but we don't know where he is. >> no, we don't, and there's a somber and they are vows air in this city this morning. the french prime minister warning this morning of more attacks to come, attacks he said that were being planned in syria but also being planned here and the possibilities that there might be attacks in other countries. also raids this morning. france is striking back. 168 raids on homes across
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france. 23 people arrested, 104 others being questioned. 31 guns seized so this really is quite serious. and france naming the mastermind behind these attacks, a man called abdelhami abaaoud, a belgian, involved in some kind of event in january in brussels. police have been hunting him. ever since then it's believed he was in syria last year so clearly an isis leader, france saying he's the mastermind. he's also hunting an accomplice. someone who drove the car away from paris just after the attacks, a man called labd slabd-salah abdeslam, a man they are warning not to approach because he's canning rouse and france fighting back, warplanes hitting the isis stronghold of raqqah. 12 planes involved and u.s. forces also involved.
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they hit amongu thers some training center and oil trucks, oil, of course, providing the lifeline and the war chest, if you like, for isis to carry out attacks like this, but this is france striking back. revenge in the air, but as i said in the beginning, savannah, it's a nervous city as well, and a somber one today. >> we remember what the french promising that the response would be merciless and we're beginning to see some of it. bill neely, tha you so much. we're also learning a lot more about the victims of these attacks. at least 129 lives suddenly cut short, including at least one american. other lives changed forever. this morning in paris tributes are pouring in for the victims as we learned more about the harrowing stories o hof those who managed to survive. thomas tran dinh was inside the concert hall at bataclan and before the shooting started he worked his way to the front of the crowd to hear his favorite song by the band which likely saved his life.
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row you were clor to an exit? >> yes. >> you could make a run for it. >> yes, and i was there because of that and the chorus of that song you have to hear it. it's save me. you get to save me. that's what it says. save me. you get to save me and i was there. i was there. >> another survivor from the bataclan said the kunmen killed anyone who phone rings as loved ones called to check on their safety. >> every person who had his phone calling was -- was killed. >> denis plaude hid under a table for three hours. >> there ould be everal sounds of machine guns shooting and then silence and then again oo ing and then silence, and this for one hour and a half, >> when you walked out and you
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you see? >> and with them all the body and blood, everything at every stage. it was war zone. >> among victims inside marie moseil, a native of nic who worked in entertainment and also technically killed a native of mexico who announced her engagement and asta diakite was a niece of soccer player diarra who mourned her on twitf r. he was playing in the soccer game that a suicide attacker attempted to attack. one account of the brutality friday night has gonestrida a night. isabelle vividly deseribed the horror inside the bataclan along the picture of her bloodstained shirt writing in part as i lay down in thst blood of strangers and waiting for my bullet to end my mere 22 years i envisioned every face that i have ever loved and whispered i love you
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on sunday the loved ones of american victim nohemi gonzalez held a vigil in her honor, just one of the many lives lost ist e acts of blind hatred,s ut thomas told us he wants the survivors to trsisend that and help others. if anyone has reason to be angry or want revenge. >> it should be me, right. >> it should be you. >> i don't want that. i don't want revenge. i'm glad to be alive. i'm -- i don't wanth revenge. i wish i can influence people to love people and not to hate people. >> and matt, gu , we heard a lot of that sentiment from people who nearly lost their lives, survives i've spoken to in the last few days who came so close to death, who saw it firsthand and who really want to tell the world that the soul of this city is intact, and they want people to remain positive.
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>> yeah, generally speaking,ing goal is for hatred to breed more hatred and that's not what the people of paris have shown. a wonderful image, savannah, in one. newspapershahis mll tng on a wall near one of the restaurants where the attacks took place. just someone had drawn a simple heart on that wall as a message of hope, but it's a difficult time no, question about it. yeah. >> savannah, thanks very much. >> go ahead. >> i was just going to say i talk a walk by the river, and i al w those tourist shops with the on signs and the t-shirts that say i heart paris and i felt suddenly tha little bumper sticker phrase felt so, so profound. >> certainly does. savannah, thank, vs y lch. >> back with you in a couple of minutes. natalie is here, a lot of other stories making news this morning. former republican presidential candidate mitt romney is blaming president obama's policies for letting isis spread. in an exclusive interview earlier here on "today" he told savannah that more u.s. ground troops should be sent to the
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middle east if that's what it t takes to crush the islamic state. >> when there's a cancer, you go at it heavy and hard at the be tgiing. if you don't, and if it metastasizes like this has, the consequences can be very, very severe for decades. so it's time for us to get serious about this, for us to come together as nato and finally eliminate isis. >> romney said he is speaking out because he's concerned about this countyo and insisted he has plans to seek the republican esidential nomination in 2016. the fbi is searching this morning for some weapons stolen frtaom an army reserve center in worcester, massachusetts. officials haven't revealed exactly what type of weapons were taken during the break-in or how many. however, the fbi says there is nothing tut to tie the theft to any specifico terror threat. police in the houston are are pressing their hunt for three teenagers who escaped from a juvenile detention center on sunday. one of the fugitives, 16-year-old anna faris coby is accused of killing a man during
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a carjacking in march. all three are considered very dangerous. a probation official says one of the teens tricked a guard into opening his cell door and then beat him and took his keys. two visitors got to see a bit of philadelphia before they were safely corralled about an hour into their adventure. this pair of z brass somehow broke away from the university verse sol circus performing downtown and they prout traffic to a call as amused police officers followed them in a slow speed pursuit. not hard to spot them running arceound. >> natalie. yeah, something you don't see every day. >> nope. >> coming up, hoda will kick off our season kindness which we could all use right now with extraordinary events celeb ting the good things in life. plus, on trending the rarely used function on facebook turned to by millions of people in the aftermath of the attacks on paris. and a live performance from country star chris young on a monday m
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8:12 right now. good time to take a little breath, change of pace, something we could all use this morning, a season of kindness, big or small. we're encouraging everyone to share some acts of kindness throughout the holiday season. and hoda is here to get us started. hello. >> hi, kids. >> hi. >> we really do need this today, don't we? we officially launched the season of kindness on friday, national kindness day, but lucky me, i was able to get the party started early when i participated in the fourth annual dance for kindness. it was an extraordinary day. why is being kind important? >> because if you don't respect people it would be bad, and if you respect people it would be really good. >> more than 10,000 people. >> smallest act of kindness can help the world so much.
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>> jaden, can you fell me what kind of a super hero you are. >> a fast super hero. >> fast. >> gathering worldwide in 100 cities in more than 50 countries for a free mob flash mob dance in celebration of kindness. why did you come here? >> because it inspires other people to be kinder. >> kind of message of dancing instead of just speaking. >> showing not telling, right? >> inspiring people is exactly what orly waba, the organizer for dance for kindness and the founder of the nonprofit life vest inside had this with this video "kindness boomerang." it's been viewed by an astonishing 80 million people and shows when you're kind it do have an effect and spread. >> small moments that leave the biggest impact. >> her positive moment came out of one of the darkest point in her life. when she was 15 a fire destroyed her home sending her into a deep
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depression, unable to go to school. >> what hurt me the most was that, you know, being home from school those couple of months, not one person called. not one person came to visit. >> but she turned her misery into a mission hoping to make sure no one felt the way she did. >> what i realized was that the more i gave, the more i healed and i became obsessed and in love with this whole idea and concept of giving. >> no surprisingly according to the nbc news state of kindness poll most americans we asked agree. nearly 9 in 10 americans say they are happier when they have helped someone. today she spreads kindness daily through her nonprofit, and once a year for the fourth year in a row she gets the world to dance. >> the purpose of dance for kindness is basically to show people regardless of the differences in race and religion, ethnicity and culture and background, kindness is a common thread that unites us all, and kindness being so universal, universal language, dance is also very much a universal language.
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>> yes, it is. >> so this year i had the honor of gathering in new york city's times square along with thousands of others around the world to spread that message. >> each and every one of you today have put out more and more light into the world. oh, yeah. >> now that dance was not simple to learn, but we had it down, and there was some poll that said new york was one of the unkindest cities. >> i don't believe it. >> not true at all. especially after this day. >> this has been your man tracks been practicing this pay it forward mentality for a while. >> we we all love. need it. >> tamron is over in the original room with more on our season of kindness. tamron, good morning to you. >> natalie, we all need that, so we've kicked off our season of kindness campaign online by asking you at home to share a photo of the kindest person that you know. you've tweeted out muhammad ali writing always has been, always will be.
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mr. leo watts, one of my junior high school teachers is one of the kindest people i know. i think a lot of people can relate to a teacher changing their lives. >> and chanel said one of the kindest sweetest spirits i've never known, i love my mannyman, very dapper, and bringing a smile and today asking by bringing a little kindness into the world by giving someone a compliment, telling them that you love them, share it with them and using the the #sharekindness. i'm sending one out to my nephew isaiah in college and still calls his aunt every sunday to say hello. >> that's nice. >> oh, sweet. >> i'm going to do it here also. >> al, i'm digging the mustache and goatee look for you for no-shave november. >> thank you very much. >> and natalie i like that little top you have cooking right there. >> i want to compliment your dress which is stunning. >> which digress.
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and we are back now. it's 8:22. let's talk about something that is trending today but in a bit a different way. the talk of social media. those terror attacks in paris prompting an about face from facebook. the site just reactivated a rarely used feature that was first used last year. it's called safety check.
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>> and it allows users in paris to notify friend and family if they were okay. now in the first 24 hours alone, more than 4 million people marked themselves as safe. the tool, of course, winning praise across the web. some are wondering why it wasn't used after other recent terror incidents. >> facebook said the feature was intended for natural disasters like earthquakes, and the paris attacks convinced it to change its policy. sounds like a good idea. >> i think they should keep it because you never know when something is going to happen, a natural disaster or, you know, an attack like this. >> think about when we were younger, if something had gone wrong, we had none of this technology. we had phones and they were land lines. had you to rush and people would have to line up and make a phone call to try to tell their loved ones that they were okay. this is where technology certainly is a huge improvement. >> absolutely. >> brilliant idea. >> tamron is over in the original room with how other companies are responding to these attacks. tamron. >> good morning again. matt, great point. think about technology before when you needed a helping hand
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and if you didn't have a cell phone available what would you do? well, this time around several websites and apps made an effort to reach out to those in paris who needed help. this is a housing rental william aramonybnb. we talked so much about it, launching an disastrous tool asking people to open their home free of charge to anyone stranded. i'm controlling up and there are several homes asking for nothing. they want nothing but to help you get to safety. by the way, the car service uber joining in to help. they cut out their surge pricing in the area. google offered free calls to france and several purposeful hashtags trended on twitter, some helping people find lodging and others useful in locating loved ones, similar to what we saw with facebook and this is something if you were on social media over the weekend, likely saw this. beautiful. this sketch shared hundreds of thousands of times on social media. the french artist behind it said
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it was a raw and spontaneous response to the need for peace, and it says so much. obviously this is what we also say. pray for pairis. people placing flowers, candles. you talked about, earlier, matt, that heart that said so much and it speaks to where people are right now, but the app that we're reaching out to people find housing, that did not exist, you know, ten years ago. >> i know. >> so necessary, too. >> tamron, thank you very much. coming up, we will change gears, rising -- not rising, he's a bona fide country star. chris young will perform live in
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we have finally come outside on this beautiful mondayhe morning to say hi to an enormous crowd gathered on our plaza. andy the way, it's going to be a really cool musical week around new york city, and especially here on the show. tomorrow night adel is going to have her first concert in the united states in four years. it is a one-night only sold out performance a block from us here at radio city music hall. it's being recorded for an nbc special that will air next month and in honor of her new album 25, guess what? >> what. we have 25 pairs of tickets to hand out.a>> cool. h>> and i think we have some fans re. you say i'm adele's biggest fan.
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not sleep in because i wantedtics. >> yes, i'm so excited. she's amazing and fabulous and we're just going to see her. >> congratulations to all of you. congratulations. 25 fans there. >> all right. wait, there's more because we've lined up another huge surprise. wtomorrow morning and all we're going to say about this is if you think you're adele's biggest fan come down to the plaza right here tomorrow and prove it to us. >> that's all we're going to say. >> that's all we're going to say. >> but it's going to be huge. >> so that concert is tomorrow and then on wednesday justin bieber is back for another concert live on plaza. that is wednesday. this time he's bringing some friends with him so we look forward to that this week as well. >> and don't forget we've lined up some great music for "today" as well from country star chris young. >> all right. let's get to an importabr question. do you have a favorite cookie? yes. >> good assortment here to help us make another big announcement
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that the "today" food team is on the hunt f t the country's best cook toe showcase in our "today" food holiday cookie swap. you're supposed to show them, not eat them. >> i'm all about the plain sugar cookie myself. >> really. >> i'm a chips ahoy girl. where's the chips ahoy. >> we want you to cast your vote for your safe, most delectable cookie, and we might ust taste them right here on our show and head to today.com/food for more information, and while you're there don't forget to join the "today" food club. >> why do you say we might just taste them. we're going to commit t them. >> you might say where is one of r chief cookie eaters al roker? he's across the street with a very special guest. al? >> i decided to tryalo take myself away from the temptation. i'm standing in front of this beautiful 78-foot norway spruce getting r tdy fsr next month's lighting ceremony and supermodel
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this morning's swarovski star. >> good morning. how are you ing? >> great. >> and this year we probably need the star more than ever. >> aim poll of thoughts and peace and y thoughts and pr gayers go o to all those being affected. >> right now there's 25,000 swarovski crystals on that. >> and it w i eighs 550 pounds. >> man. >> heavy. that's a heavy star. >> we can't lift it ourselves. nof no. in fact, we've got this giant grain here. you'll be involved with the ceremony topping -- topping the tree ooday.h >> i ow, and what an honor to be a part of that for this nliday season, the start of this holiday season. >> it's a really special time, and when you -- when this thing gets up there, are you up tn re th nt, or are you staying down here? >> that's a very good questionouin>> i'm prettyf sure i'm down here. >> they are not putting me on g e top. >> that would be two stars up there, miranda kerr, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> c'sch the tree lighting right
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christmas bn rockefeller center. well, good start to the workweek. sunny. turning mild, afternoon high temperature, shot of chilly air arrives. partly cloudy. midtown 20s and 30s in suburbs. autumn chill remains in the air. clouds roll back, maybe some drizzle at night. . ral in is likely, specially later thursday and thursday night. back to sunshine, iday, 56. some clouds, low 50s for the weekend. >> don't forget get your weather any time you need it weather chfoannel on cable and weather.com online. miranda, thank you so much. >> thank you o much. >> back to you guys. >> you now i know why you pass on the cookies, al. nice job. with the tree and star here it's officially the holiday season. >> and that also means holiday movies, and i recently sat down with the all-star cast of the new movie "love the coopers"
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together to face the ghosts of christmas past, present and future. christmas dinner, where families come together and the place where we met the cast of the new movie "love te aoopers." it's a phenomenal cast. must have been so mucho uo and so much joy on set. >> it was. >> yeah. >> we bring our own misery to the party. >> for me, you know, that really wasme what was so great about this and the fact that, yeah, because we're all just -- we're part of this familyes >> john goodman and diane keaton play a struggling couple hoping for memories of one last perfect christmas with their dysfunctional family. >> well, you know what, you can just leave now! >>eb olivia wilde plays their daughter eleanor and jay glacy is her surprise guest. >> merry christmas. >> mom, dad, this is joe. >> olivia, how would you describe the cooper famiee. totally dysfunctional and very loving. you get older and you realize you don't have to go home for christmas.
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at that table. they all are struggling with what the movie coins the antisapoint ment ment of christmas. what does it mean? emma is everything about her. >> i don't think she's even trying to make it towards tisappointment. >> you spend a lot of quality time in a police car together. be i'm the gyost of christmas past, present, future and incarceration. >> thanks for the ride. >> anthony mackey doesn't make christmas dinner in the movie, but he was able to join us here. >> so this is your first christmas feast with the cooper family. >> it is, it is. >> and the star of the sequel so that makes up for it. >> tha s right it. the cooper goes to the jets. >> how did yvu eve end up here today? >> that's a great question. that's a very good question. i have no idea. >> we are family. >> we unre talking about this
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film being about the pressures of family. do any of you feel that still to this day? >> when i was younger. >> yeah. >> they used to bring a great deal of resentment to the table and now that i'm older and wise ter feels a lot better. >> we're missing a member our family though. come on in, rag s s. >> yay. or>> good boy. >> the only actor in hollywood that eat on screen. >> isn't that the truth. >> i want to go around the table to see if any of you hav any family holiday traditions. >> we usually change stories while we ice down our fresh holiday tattoos. >> my folks both have stockings from when they were kids. >> amazing. >> my mom's is 6 inches longer than everyone else's so it's huge, laughbly large. >> story of my life. >> it's about the family, and i think sort of the last line in is film says a lot about it. it's all right there in front of
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>> it's a complete movie, and the fact that it's not focused on any one in particular. it's focused on family and all the ups and downs and, you know, thaeg that's really the core of everything in all of our lives. >> it really is such a great cast, and they had such a fun time shooting it last winter in pittsburgh. it was sub zero temperatures and blizzards, but they were in a hotel all together, so they really bonded, they said. >> i'm an animal lover. i'm not sure i like dogs eating from the table. >> that's acting. >> the idea maybe "today" show holiday tattoos. >> we'll ice them down. >> turkey on the arm. >> "love the coopers" in theaters, by the way, next. >> up next, chris young performing live in studio 1a with the gang. they woke up early for us. we appreciate that. first this is "today" -- maybe they stayed up late.
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now it's 8:41. country star chris young joins us now. he's known for that classic baritone, romantic ballads and is out with his fifth studio album called "i'm coming over" and is gearing up for a big u.s. tour. chris, good morning. nice to have you here. >> hey. >> what a pleasure. >> pleasure is all mine. happy to be here. >> fifth album, i know you're excited about t.is it different, a different feel and sound? >> it is. it's a little bit different sonically for me and i co-produced this one with a buddy of mine cory crowder so first time i've been in the producer's chair as a project. had a lot more guests on this album, vince gill, cassadee pope on the track, and -- and it's just a lot of fun for me to get actually into a fifth record. i mean, it's hard to believe this is my fifth album. >> and you are about to head out on a tour. "i'm coming over" is a great way to kind of inirspy you to get out on the road and you know what else, chris.
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morning became the number one song on the billboard country charts. did you guys know that? >> there it is. >> you didn't know, that did you? >> no idea. wondering about this all night long and no one would tell me anything. i hate all of you. i love you, but i hate all of you. they wouldn't tell me. >> because they told me, that's why. >> so i could tell. >> you congratulations. >> thank you. >> it would be really good if you did that song now. >> we should probably sing it. >> ladies and gentlemen, chris
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i'm coming over on every red light and save it for another time trying not to think about you, but it ain't working why put out a fight when it's still burn just when i think moving on is getting closer i'm combing over i'm all alone, burr you're on my phone telling me you miss me and that you're at home who knows what we are in the morning all i know is i want you so i'm combing over, running every red light to hell with the closure, save it for another time try not to the think about you but it ain't working why put out a fire when it's
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just when i think moving on is getting close i'm combing over oooh, i'm combing over yeah, we said that we're done and i know that it's late but you already know i'm on my way i'm combing over, running every red light to hell with the closure, save it for another time try not to think about you, but it ain't working why put out a fire that's burning i'm combing over, running every red light to hell with the closure, save it for another time try not to think about you, but it ain't working why put out a fire when it's
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just when i think moving on is getting close i'm combing over i'm combing over >> chris young. chris, thanks very much. he's going to have more music coming up with kathie lee and hoda, but first on a monday
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following some great music how about some nice birthday wishes from our dear friend mr. willard scott. willard, scott. >> good ole "today" show with the birthdays and everything else happening. virginia geist, what a wonderful lady, from naperville, illinois. 100 years old today. a breast cancer survivor. hallelujah. god bless. good old myrtle. myrtle hazelton of charleston, south carolina. she loves to sing. she's 100 years old today. herb donald, we love you, and in the great state of florida, lovers butterflies. quite a hobby down in florida. hey, happy anniversary lester and lillian thompson, an they have been in love since grade school. isn't that romantic. how about that. we hear that every once in a while. happy anniversary, 78 years married. okay, gang. we'll send it back to new york pause we love new york so much we're going to share our show with you. >> oh, thank you very much.
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>> good to see you. >> still to come this morning, keeping our ultimate thanksgiving rolling. a pumpkin recipe out of this world. bread pudding, caramel mix, can't wait. >> i hear it makes a great gridled french toast as well so it's kind of like a two-for. >> i just had a cookie, i may have to make room. >> save yourself some room. >> you'll gain ten pounds during this thing.
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pretty morning here in new york. this is a special split edition of "today" on a monday. we're going to go back to savannah right now in paris. >> guys, good morning to you. it's hard not to be moved by the parisienne spirit here in the wake of such an unspeakable act of terror. people are out and about, they are resolved to live their lives. they have heavy heart, no cut and won't succumb to fear and "today's" erica hill spent the weekend here and you've been out and about. >> i think you said really well. the resolve not to let this get to them and when we went out this morning we weren't sure what we'll find as people are moving back to work and while they are determined to move forward we learned this morning they are also cautious. at bustling san lazar station a kwai iter commute but a sense of duety. >> we have to be strong and to show that we're still there, and there is nothing that we can
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stop us. >> what can we do? we have to go to work and we have to be very careful. >> on this third day of national mourning there is a different feeling in the streets. flags remain at half staff. police and soldiers on patrol. christine left australia just as the world was learning about the attack. and why did you want to come? >> i think i wanted to kom come to say to the parisiennes, we're still going to come and still think your country is a beautiful place to come. i don't want the terrorism to take over. >> 32 million tourists visit paris every year drawn by the promise of a sidewalk cafe, an iconic sight like the eiffel tower and the lovre, france's culture minister on sunday stressing the importance of reopening these areas for the city and for its visitors, feelings shared by brian and ellie from l.a. who planned their vacations months ago.
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this feels like so it's such a tragedy, so sad for the french people. >> our hotel mentioned that there is a lot of cancellations, and we're so sad because the more people cancel the more the terrorists win. we're not going to let that stop us. we are going to move on, and we're going to show that this fear they are trying to instill in people is not going to stop us what doing what we want to do in our lives. >> and in the streets signs that life is moving forward, a morning jog, back to school, back to work. the bus, the metro, signs of routine on a day that feels like anything but. savannah, one woman said to me there were two things she was sort of concerned about. a little late. just dropped her 3-year-old off at day care, and that was hard, the first time she had left him, but she was nervous about going into the office because she didn't know what the conversation was going to be and didn't know what she would find and thought after she got through this first day it would definitely be easier and she
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would feel a little bit more relieved. >> haven't you been so struck by the spirit here? >> it's incredible. >> and there really is a connection i think when it comes to this american ideal that so many have of freedom and liberty and your rights, that's very much something that's very french and so we've seen that a lot today, and i think over the weekend you've seen a lot of people, too, reference that, that camaraderie as well. >> i think a lot of us are feeling that connection with france, matt, as we're here. i kept thinking i could put my arms around this city whent's hurting which it clearly is right now. that will do it for us from paris this morning. we'll send it back to you guys in new york. >> all right, savannah. nice job there today. erica, great to see you there as well. spent a lot of time in paris and to go for that unique feel, it's just hard to see the people there suffering the way they are. we'll have much more of "today" on a monday morning coming up, but first let's take a look at
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terminal. a team will head to paris to explosives used in friday's attack. 63 is the high. cooler. high of only 50. wednesday, cloudy with a late 57 degrees. just ahead on the "today" show, a tasty thanksgiving recipe. that's good.
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welcome to "today" on this monday morning. it's november 16th, 2015. m willie along with al, natalie and tamron. we're thinking this morning about our friends in france, about the victims, including at least one toamerican, and how now
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the world will respond to this horror in the streets of paris. it was the deadliest day in france since world war ii. at 9:20 p.m. on friday an explosion rocked a soccer match at stade de france, the country's national stadium where french resident francois hollande was among the spectators. shortly after in a popular paris neighborhood shots were fired. at 9:30 a second explosion at stadium. two minutes later, gunfire on another busy stree andtt en a shooting at a nearby bar. the terror continued as gunmen stormed the bataclan concert hall where american band eagles of death metal were playing, the assailants held hostages for hours. back at stadium, a third suicide bomber kills himself and finally just after midnight security forces launch an assault at the concert hall, and three of the attameers are killed. >> more and more gunshots
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we were set up against the glass window. the glass was coming in and hitting people lying on the floor. >> the trorist organization isis has claimed responsibility, and france has declared revenge.ndfrance's justice minister told c news all seven fu attackers were dead. >> no one who participate in the attack is still alive. >> but she said the manhunt continues for their accompliceic france put out a special alert for salah abdeslam means news l onrned he signed the rental papers for one cars used by the attacker. it appears the plot was launched from nearby belgium where multiple arrests were made over the weekend. at least some of the attackers had arrived in france after joining the mass wave of refugees arriving on europe's shores. e borders of france remain closed. on sunday french warplanes mastruck islamic state militants in syria. at a meeting with world leaders at the g-20 summit in turkey,
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shoulder to shoulder with the french. >> the killing of innocent people based on a twisted ideology is an attack not just on france, not just on turkey, but it's an attack on the civilized world. >> families in more than a dozen countries mourn loved ones, among them an american colle,e student nohemi gonzales. >> she wanted to have a career and a family. >> u.s. authorities say there's no known threat to the american homeland, but cities across the country are taking ecautions. in new york city the nypd has creased its presence. across paris vigils in memorials grow. sunday a reminder of just how agile the city remains. the sound of firecrackers sent mourners running in what turned out to be a false alarm. but the eiffel tower still shines bright, a sign of
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honors its fallen and the world econtinues to pray for paris. talk a lot about the geopolitics and what the response will be, but this was in the end a human, human horror. lorent lafond batiste sitting in the balcony in the concert hall an here's laurent's account of what he saw on friday night. >> first the sound of explosions, maybe it was in the show, i thought, and people around me were mor and more afraid. because i was close i followed all the people who were there by e chairs on the floor, very slow slowly going to a door and then we can hear the sound of some screams and weapons and the smell of -- >> gunpowder. >> sometimes i feel a bit guilty because i'm alive and some
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people are not. why me? why me? but i know i'm wrong, i know i don't have to be guilty to be alive. >> several accounts from insooitd side thar concert hell. climbing over bodies, hidin under dead bodies, playing dead, hanging from wdows to try to avoid being attacked. >> gosh, and the survivors' guilt that you're hearing as well, some of the people talking about what they are feeling today as well. we do want to get caught up on the very latest w ch erica hill at the place de la republique in paris. erica, goo frd morning. >> hey, guys, good morning to you. so we can tell you there has been so much activity. it's obviously a developing situation as we've learned more. fresh police are carried out more than 168 raids and we're told from the interior minister those raids inslust 48 hours, 23 arrest, 32 guns were seized in those raids, and there have also been air strikes, as we've been he iaring a lot about. a dozen french warplanes targeting raqqah, which is
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believed to be an isis aonghold in syria. specifically targeting some of the oil trucks there. this is important, it's that oil at funds the chest of isis, so you can imagine why they wanted to take the trucks out. isis said there were eight attackers. we know seven are dead. meantime, there's been much activity north nf paris here in belgium, and that is because we are learning more about the man who is believed to be the mastermind of these attack. his name abdelhamid abaaoud, believed to be from belgium, to have been in syria in the past year. our even keir simmons has spent time in the area where there out. it was believed to be an area in the suburb of brussels that he once called home, and you're also hearing the name salah abdeslam, another person that they are looking for, and this is the man who was apparently stopped at the border with belgium and then let go. he's believed to be an accomplice. he signed for that black rental car which authorities were looking for aunltd mattingly
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found. there's a lot of attention on th man this morning as we try to try to get more clues and officials, okay, try to piece together exactly how this attack was pulled off. back to you. >> all right. thank you, erica hill there in paris for us. >> yeah. >> an shawn henry is the former directive assistant for the fbi and now chief security officer at crowd strike, a private cyber security firm. shawn, thank you for joining us. obviously, good morning to you. there's so many questions here. you heard erica talk about the multiple raids happening in france and in belgium, also the air strikes over the weekend as well. all of that information coming in in 48 hours. so many are wondering if all of these people were arrested and detected, was it an intelligence failure that it seems as if the world was completely surprised by the events that played out in paris. >> you know, i don't know that it was an intelligence failure. certainly there are a lot of innocent people who have been killed. let me talk a bit about the complexity here in an
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investigation like this where you've got multiple countries. you've got hundreds of operatives that are in western europe, that are sympathetic to the jihadi cause. the arrests that we've seen are not all necessarily related to the specific events of friday. these are likely, many of them, are disruptive type attacks that french authorities have had people under surveillance and people who they believe are involved in potential plotting or planning but didn't necessarily have enough to arrest. some of these searchesethat they have executed they have found weapons and then they have arrested people and are likely disruptive. some of them certainly are connected to what happened on friday, but i think that many of them are actually other types of arrests and law enforcement actions to stop future attacks. >> hey, shawn, it's willie guy. let's talk about some of the ways these terrorists, particularly isis, communicate with one another thrghapps,
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we've even heard, talking earlier this new york city police commissioner bill bratton who said many times snowfally is working against us in law enforcement we need them to open up a little bit and help us keep track of these guys. what's your assessment of that relationship between law enforcement and silicon valley it is. >> yeah, willie, we've known for a number of years about people using gaming devices to communicate going back at least five years. organized crime groups and gangs using the various communications channels inherent in those games. i think what law enforcement is looking at is the increased capabilities of these groups to communicate below the radar, successfully intercepting these communications, have help to disrupt the attacks in the past. the fbi and other law enforcement agencies have really got a big blind spot now, and they are trying to coordinate recognizing privacy and civil liberties, how important they are. they are trying to coordinate with silicon valley and the makers of applications to see how they might be able to get
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that's an issue with privacy groups and civil liberty groups. as a country we're going to have to decide what the balance is between civil liberties and privacy and security. you're not going to have 100% of both at any time. >> shawn, speaking of this country, what about this happening here? how concerned do we have to be about this -- this foreign terrorism making its way to our shores? >> i think we have to absolutely be concerned. we've got people who have made efforts to come into the country. director comey of the fbi, said that there's active investigations in all 50 states. we know what their intent is. we know what their motivation is. the only thing that's stopping them is their capability to set up the protocols, networks that will allow them to do what they did in paris. we're talking about refugees coming into this country. i heard an administration official say that there's a vetting process in place. i think that that's misguided. you're not going to have 100% vetting of people that are
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coming in to this country and have 100% security, so this is something that the american public has to be aware of. we have to be on full alert at all times. lawmakers and the intelligence agencies are very vigilant, but the private sector, public will have to be aware, looking for indicators of these types of attacks because this is something that could happen here without a doubt. >> yeah, and to your point, there is in fact reports of videos surfaces and purportedly to be from an isis source threatening that washington could be next. of course, there are no specific threats that we know of, but i imagine the intelligence community is going to take a good hard look at that and try to connect the dots and see if there is any -- any truth to this new take. >> that's right. intelligence is the key word here in disrupting any of these attacks. being able to look forward. who are those indicators that will allow us to intercept and
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disrupt the people that are engaged here i? worked in washington, d.c. with the fbi, very collaboratively with the park police, the capital police, metropolitan police and other federal agencies. law enforcement intelligence communities are aware that these types of attacks, for last decade, that they would happen, certainly since mumbai in india. they are working to be responsive, but it's all about looking forward and detecting. intelligence is the key piece here. we've got to the have visibility into these networks. >> shawn henry, former executive assistant for the fbi. thank you for your insight this morning. >> thank you. >> and, of course, memorials and reflections all across the globe, for example, folks in london singing the french national anthem. we've had vigils in washington, d.c. and in new york city, and, of course, we all mentioned nohemi gonzalez, the 22-year-old american student at cal state university at long beach, of course, losing her life.
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she was there for a semester abroad, and just -- >> heartbreaking. >> your heart goes out to her family, and, you know, it's just -- it's really difficult when you consider that -- and there's -- it goes all the way back to the revolutionary war, the relationship between this country and france. >> our longest ally, oldest ally. >> we've known them and we've helped them and they have helped us and for this to happen there's a visceral reaction to something like that, not that the it wouldn't be for any place that it happened around the world but for some place for paris which is the city of light for such darkness to happen. >> many people are reminded that this is a global threat, a threat to humanity. willie mentioned the lebanon, the unsolved situation involving the russian airliner, 200-plus people on board that airliner and the countless other deaths as a result of that syrian civil war, so it is certainly our eyes and attention on paris because of the fact that you're in a movie theater or you're in a concert theater, you're at dinner, and how vulnerable we are.
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the experts call soft targets, but we all are soft targets. we all go somewhere and enjoying dinner on a friday night and that's why this is such a visceral painful thing for the world. >> big reaction now. we'll see what the united states does. do they send troops in? this is going to open up all kinds of new things. let's turn and get at quick look at the weather, al. >> got a lot going on and going on into the middle of this week, so let's show you. first of all, got a big snow storm getting itself together in the rockies. in fact, denver under a blizzard warning tonight. we've also got severe weather. 30 million at risk for severe storms, damaging winds. large hail, and, in fact, we've got then happensed rusk from central oklahoma into central texas. we're going to be watching that and then tomorrow it moves to the eve. 20 million at risk and especially as you get into central and southern louisiana, an enhanced risk. look at rainfall amounts. it's already saturated in these areas. this gulf moisture coming on in. 3 to 5 inches, upwards of 8 inches in some places with the ground already saturated.
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flooding is going to be a real risk. that's wha it turns milder by this afternoon. high, 63. chilly tonight. low 41. 20s, 30s, suburbs. tomorrow, high temperature of 50. clouds roll in on bens. some drizzle at night. 57. looks like thursday is the wet day. high of 62. we are right back to sunshine on friday. high, 56. over the weekend, a mix of sun an clouds saturday and sunday and chilly. temperatures, low 50s. >> that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. coming up next, oscar winner susan sarandon is teaming up with her son for a special project. we'll talk to her about that and with my moderate to severe ulcerative colitis, the possibility of a flare
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. during the holiday season there's one sobering statistic we need to keep in mind. as many as 3.5 million people will experience homelessness this year. nearly half of those children. >> to help raise awareness academy award winning actress susan is aroundon and her son jack teamed up on the documentary "storied streets." >> my mom abandoned me at end of my freshman year of high school. i was living on bleachers of my school for maybe like four or five months. i go down to the water fountain and i brush my teeth. put water in my hair, you know, to make it look a little snazzy. go to class. couldn't tell the difference at all. >> geez, one of the heartbreaking stories there. susan sarandon, so good to have you here. >> thank you for having me. >> such an important issue. we talk about homelessness and the problem. we see it in our city a lot more these days, it seems, and what was about t about homelessness
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that you and your son real wanted to shine the light on? >> it's important to me and one of the reasons i wanted to raise my kid, privileged kids in new york, was that they could see they are privileged because they see so many people and have done a lot of outreach and so when the opportunity from tom morgan who is a producer of this came about, jack was just graduating from usc and he took his crew and they went across the united states, just kind of to dispel the myths of who is homeless and how they get there and what it's like to live there and this year has been really you have to in the criminalization of homelessness, so our jails are full and we're not really solving the problem, you know. people can't sit down. they can't, whatever, and so many are women and children, and people think, that you know, the homeless are just all drug addicts or something and actually the leading cause of homelessness is a lack of affordable housing and the second is the lack of a living wage and the third is health care and the fourth is domestic violence and then all these veterans coming back and then you have, you know, mental
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health issues which, of course, if you're on street chronically for like a year and a half that usually is really serious. >> you have a special connection with so many of these stories including the young man that we saw in that situation. i can't imagine going to school, sleeping on the bleachers and trying to keep it together alone, and he's working with you now. >> he's working with us, yes, a great, great kid and he's actually doing something and is going to stay on the street and get his story and something that he's trying to do to raise money that he thought of recently and some people turned against him on the internet, and i don't know why, but i think it's just important to understand that there's so many hidden homeless now. you know, everyone is getting all upset about whether there's snow flakes on coffee cups. they should start thinking about who is going to be hungry on the holidays and where they are going to be staying and we've got some serious heartbreaking situations now. we're so lucky. if you have a roof over your head and meals and your kids are clean, i mean, when you're a woman that has a bunch of kids
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and you're staying in a shelter and it's a chronic thing where, you know, each generation can -- with become homeless so you're mother lived in a shelter, you live in a shelter and trying to go to school committee it's just something that really all of us have to care about for our own city to be healthy. >> amen. >> amazing. >> and you can see "storied streets." we have to talk about that. >> yeah. >> we're streaming it free. go to www.storiedstreets.com i guess and -- >> we'll put it on our website. >> and you can get a group together and watch it. >> important message, especially as we think about everyone during the holidays. thank you, susan sarandon. >> t i was out in the dining room, you know, meeting the residents and i had a gentleman stop me and ask me if i made his dinner. he had lost his wife recently, but i didn't know that. he made a remark to me about not sure he wanted to be there anymore, but he said something to me that has stuck with me to this day. after having your dinner, i think i want to stick around a while and that really meant something to me. i never had an experience like
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more than 100 gathered to say prayers. a moment of silence was held fore the opening bell was rung at the new york stock exchange. >> wanting to check the weather. bright, sunny, miltd d, 63, high. tomorrow, sunny, cooler, high, 50. wednesday, 57. thursday, 62, friday, sunny and breezy, 52. a look at how one small act is touching an entire community.
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taking a look at headlines. french police raided more than 165 targets overnight as they searched for suspects after the friday night terror spree in ies that killed at least 129 people. about two dozen suspects were arrested and weapons were recovered. belgian police also conducted a major terror sweep in brussels. officials believe the mastermind behind the paris bomb and gun attacks is a 27-year-old belgian
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let's get a check of the weath off to a nice, sunny start. a little chill why in some of the suburbs. temperatures climbing into the low 60s. should be the nicest day of the week. sunny tomorrow. we struggled to about 50 or so. a wet day this week looks like thursday when rain is likely. here is your seven-day forecast. chillier tonight, 41. 20s and 30s in the suburbs. 50s tomorrow. clouds roll in wednesday. maybe some drizzle at night. rain is likely thursday, thursday night. clearing up for friday, sun and clouds over the weekend in the low 50s. >> all right, al, thank you. we've all had people along the way in life who make a lasting impression. for me one of those people was my high school basketball coach jim stroker who has coached hundreds of us teenage boys over the years and raised three of the most remarkable kids you'll ever meet. one of them is 28-year-old alley stroker who has overcome a trauma that shook our new jersey
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she's making broadway history. i've known alley stroker for most of her life, but i've never seen her quite like this. hi, superstar. how are you? >> how are you? >> alley is the first person in a wheelchair ever to star on broadway. >> first of all, i'm so incredibly proud of you. when i walked down that aisle and there is little allie stroker who i've known she was zero up on the stage. that's it like for you to look ou at a full house on broadway? >> it's amazing. it's a dream. >> when amelie was just 2 years old a car accident in her hometown of ridgewood, new jersey, left her paralyzed, and her older brother jake was permanent inju ed. as the town rallied around jake and alley i was lucky enough to watch them up close. their dad was my coach, coach stroker. >> at our basketball practices you were 5 years old, your brother jake was 7. >> yeah. >> jake had to shoot his free throws.
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jake had to reason his sprints. you were doing your sprints as well. so clearly. >> yeah. >> you grew up in a house where your parent said hey, shoot big. >> exactly. and i'm so thankful for that because i think having a disability is an interesting mind game because the world can tell you no, but my parents didn't do that. we weren't going to talk much about the fact that i couldn't play soccer but i could sing. >> alley plays anna in the revival of "spring awakening" and she's not the only marvel on stage. the play is produce ed d by deaf west theaters and many of the actors are deaf and the entire show is done in sign language which alley had to learn. >> the deaf actors are really special for me and i think i found my people, people doing things differently and not worried about what they can't do. >> like an amazing collaboration
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between two communities. >> being handed a you have to situation when you're young you sort of get good at like, you know, ral egand becoming the sunshine of everything, but, you know, at the same time there were some really tough moments. >> sure. >> and feeling different and feeling excluded and just wanting to be like everyone else so badly for so long, and then, you know, every day, you know, hearing at home, you know, you are the greatest girl in the world. my dad has told me since i was a kid that i was a superstar and then you start to believe it. >> speaking of the devil. >> oh. hey. >> how are you. >> so good to see you. >> how are you doing. >> look at you. >> i could have used this when i was playing, right? >> we always knew she was a superstar, right. tell me about the dad emotion when you're out in that audience. >> to sit out there and just think of the journey as i always wanted to be part of a miracle, to feel a miracle really happening, and that's what it
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is. it's one of those as a dad you could die tomorrow and everything is okay. >> we were talking about in the early years when i was on your team, in fact, we have a team photograph where -- there's alley in her chair. >> and jake is holding willie's hand. >> and jake is standing next to me and we're holding hands and i have it in my house. i remember so vivid lit expectations you had to your children and that they weren't going to be different from other kids. >> my mindset was the same, you know. we're not going to get beat. we were going to find a way to turn this thing upside down. >> watching you with jake and alley and storing that away somewhere and now that i'm a parent, i owe you something because i watched that unconditional love and the expectations you had for your kids so i thank you for that and what a great role model. >> why, thank you. you guys gave a lot to us, too. >> and now he cries. >> i know. >> that is a remarkable family.
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you've moved it to animation. >> yeah. >> kind of a cool look to it. >> we have creature power suits, too, which is really cool because animals have all these amazing creature powers. >> and in the christmas special all the baby animals that we ever met in our cartoon adventures will be in the christmas special. >> that's so awesome. you brought some pretty interesting people including joffrey, not the ballet but a joffrey cat. >> the it will only growth size of a domestic cat but they are pretty spunky and she's a little fireball. >> have to be brave to be such shawl cats and survive in the amazon. >> tiny package in the amazon so what arms her to defend herself and to get her food in. >> well, she's got sharp claws like any cat, retractable claws. one really interesting thing that these cats do that a lot of others don't is she can stand up on her hind legs because she
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lives in the brush land so she can lift herself up and look over the brush. >> this is the eastern kangaroo. >> kind of a bigger animal. >> canning roads love to stay in pouches until their moms kick them out. >> right. >> this is an orphan kangaroo so she doesn't have a mom, but she still likes to go into pouches when she has a chance. >> chris will show you that. >> yeah. >> obviously she would never go into a pouch in the wild of this size, but it's kind of like a kid living in the basement, right? >> who won't get out. >> there she goes. >> and how old is she? >> she's 3 years old. >> she doesn't want to go into the pouch. >> there we go now. >> there's a view. >> reich. let's to get right in there and snuggle in. >> good for her. >> and she's pretty heavy, too. >> looks like it. >> and this is beautiful.
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report. here's lester holt. >> good day from paris. president obama is about to hold a news summit. obviously, the events in paris have been on the minds and part of the discussion at that summit. the president expected to take questions on the impact of this in regards to the war on isis which claimed responsibility for friday's attacks. yesterday france struck back with hitting some 20 bombs on racca in syria. it's islamic state strong hold. acting on the notion this is an act of war. the terrorist attacks killed 129 people here on friday. i'm joined by richard angle. things have been moving quickly on the front. a lot of folks on the investigation in belgium. >> this seems to be a combination of home grown
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france, belgium and a connection back to isis in syria. so france has had a long problem with domestic terrorism, the issue of foreign fighters, people who have been leaving europe going to fight in iraq and syria now that they've been energized, financed by isis. they've been able to come back and not just have the war in the middle east but bring it back. isis is saying it's going to do much more of this. >> looking at the pictures from a number in belgium today, no major arrest today. they are looking for the, we're going do going to go to the president right now. >> i want to thank by thanking the president and people of turkey for their outstanding work in hosting this g 20 summit. it's beautiful and the
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hospitalitylegendary. to our turkish friends, i've been practicing that. at the g 20 our focus was on how to get the global economy growing faster and creating more jobs for our people and i'm pleased that we agreed growth has to be conclusive. the address arising in a quality around the world. given growing cyber threats we committed to a set of norms drafted by the united states where our governments should conduct themselves in cyber space including a commitment not to engage in the cyber theft of property for gain. as we head into global talks, all countries are targets and we pledge to work together and pray for successful outcome in paris. of course, much of our attention
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attacks that took place in paris. across the world, in the united states, american flags are at half staff in sol dare with our french allies. we're working closely with our french partners as they pursue investigations and track down suspects. france is already a strong counter terrorism partner and today we're announcing a new agreement and streamlining the process in which we share intelligence and operational military with france. this will allow personnel to pass information to your french partners. we need everything we can to protect against attacks and protect our citizens.
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we've seen outrageous attacks by isil last month and routinely in iraq. shared at the g 20, our nations send on unmistakable message. we are united against this threat. isil is the face of evil. our goal, as i've said many times is to degrade and ultimately destroy this barbaric terrorist organization. as i outline this fall at the united nations we have a strategy using all elements of our power. military, intelligence, economic, development and the strength of our communities. we have always understood that this would be a long term campaign. the terrible events in paris were obviously a terrible and sickening set back.
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french friends, we can't lose site there has been progress being made. on the military front we're taking out isil leaders, commanders, their killers. we've seen when we have an effective partner on the ground, isil can and is pushed back to local forces in iraq backed by coalition air power recently and iraqi forces are fig ing to take back. in syria isil has been pushed back from much of the border region in turkey. we're cutting off supply lines to isil's strong holds in and around rocca. isis controls less territory than it did before. i made the point to my fellow leaders if we want this progress
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need to step up with the resources this fight demands. of course, the attacks on paris remind us it will not be enough to defeat isil in syria and iraq alone. the nation has therefore committed to strengthening bordering patrols and prevents the fighters in and out of syria and iraq. as the united states just showed in libya, isolators have no safe haich anywhere and continues to stand with leaders in muslim communities including safe leaders for the best voices to discredit isil's warped ? ideology. on the humanitaria front, our nation agrees we have to do more individually and collectively to address the ag i ony of the syrian people. the united states offer aid to
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$4.5 billion in aid so far. as winter proaches we're donating clothing and generators through the united nations. the u.n. appeal for syria still has less than half the funds needed. today i'm giving a c ling on the resources and demands. in terms of refugees, it's clear countries like turkey, lebanon and jordan which ai re baring an extraoinary burden cannot be expected to do so alone. at the same time all of our countries have to insure our security. that's why even as we accept more refugees including syrians, we do so only after subjecting thyoem to rigorous screening and security checks. we also have to remember that many of these refugees are the victims of terrorism themselves. that's what they're fleeing. slamming the door in their faces
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would be a betrayal of our vls. our nations can welcome refugees safety and insure our own security. we can and must do both. finally, we've begun to see some modest progress on the diplomatic front which is critical because a political solution is the only way to end the war in syria and unite the syrian people and world against isil. the vienna talks mark the first time all the key countries have come together. as a result i would add american leadership and reach a common understanding. this weekends talk, there's a pass forward with the syrian opposition and regime. a transition toward a more conclusive representative government and a new constitution followed by free elections and alongside this political process a cease fire in the civil war as we continue to fight against isil.
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