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the day is fine thursday. just increasing clouds. friday is a different story. showers around, upper 50s. then turns colder temperatures fall to the 50s and only 40s for the highs on sunday. >> still on a roller coaster. "today" show is next. that's what's happening "today in new york." good morning. breaking right now in egypt, airjet hijacked and forced to land in cyprus. passengers and crew members being held hostage. 50 others safely released. are the eight americans on the flight among them? we're live as the story unfolds. the fbi breaks into the iphone of one of the san bernardino shooters.
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apple about the weak spot in its security? blown away. high winds battle the northeast. 50 miles per hour gusts knocking down trees, damaging homes and delaying flights, with more on the way today, tuesday, march 29th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. we've got breaking news. we want to get right to it. that is a live look at the hijacked egyptairplane, sitting on the tarmac. the hijacker is reportedly carrying explosives and making demands. rah ehema ellis has the latest. >> this situation has been unfolding all night and into the morning.
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motive appears to be of a personal nature, not terrorism. nonetheless, officials say they can't take any risk and they're proceeding with extreme caution. >> reporter: egyptair flight ms181, from alexandria, was hijacked. an early hopeful sign, most passengers, including women and children, were allowed to get off the plane, leaving the hijacker, plane crew, one security officer and three foreigners on board. eight americans originally on the flight, according to egypt's civil aviation. not clear if they are among the three still on the plane. and the motive for the hijacking, it appears to be personal. the president ruling out terrorism, saying, quote, it's all to do with a woman. he added, the hijacker is not a terrorist, but an idiot.
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affairs identified the hijacker as seif eldin mustafa. thlie else stranged wife is reportedly from cyprus and the hijacker wants to speak with her. this incident puts egyptian airport security back in the public eye. last october, a russian passenger jet crashed after taking off from , and isis claimed responsibility for downing the jet. raising questions about how explosives made it on board. >> again, there is no confirmation of the nationality of the passengers that remain postage. aviation safety network is reporting this is the eighth hijacking involving an egyptairplane going back to 1976. flights are being diverted from that airport in cyprus. savannah? >> rehema ellis, thank you. >> to be clear, we believe at this moment, there are at least
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on the plane. nbc news analyst clint is a former negotiator with the fbi. good morning. this is your area of expertise. what are they saying to the hijacker now? what are they telling him? what are they asking him? >> i don't want to get ahead of the power curve on this one, but this is the type of situation authorities should feel pretty good about. if it is a domestic situation, he's demanding to talk to his ex-wife, supposedly he has children there by her, he's written a four-page letter that he threw out, demanding she come. these are demands, these are situations law enforcement can deal with. they have to be careful not to introduce the wife into an environment where she could be hurt, they could have an else being injured. i would think negotiators are fairly comfortable if, in fact, it stays a domestic situation
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of political prisoners, as some international media is suggesting is also included in this. >> i'm curious, clint, what the negotiator does in a situation like this. where you have this hijacker reportedly saying he wants to speak to the ex-wife. do you as the negotiator put her on the phone or does that, as you mentioned, potentially escalate all of it? >> you need to know a lot about the ex-wife. i've done this exact same thing before with a relative. you have to get the relative, in this case the ex-wife, debrief her, find out what the relationship is. is it stormy, fiery? you know, are they really upset with each other? you know, the big question, of course, is why didn't he buy an airplane ticket to cyprus if he wanted to see his ex-wife? there's something else involved other than, put her on the phone and let me talk to her. again, these are all things that can be resolved. the positive thing is upwards of
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part of the reason is why that's such a logistic nightmare for one hijacker. it's a wise thing to let a lot of people off the plane. he's kept just enough to probably guarantee his own safety. of course, there is a question, does he actually have an explosive belt? when the fbi looked at these over a lengthy period of years, we found out that most people who threaten a device don't have it. but, again, you can't bet your life or the life of a dozen or a hundred people on that statistic. >> how long do they let something like this go, clint? i mean, how long are they willing to talk to this guy before they think they've reached some kind of a dead end and do something more aggressive >> they're in a good position right now, matt. cyprus is about six hours ahead of east coast time. there is plenty of daylight. you know, cyprus is small enough. they could have got the wife. they could have got her, debriefed her. the question is, do you let her go on the plane?
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matt, we had a hijacking one time in the fbi, an individual had a plane full of passengers. we eventually talked him out for a pack of cigarettes. there is a lot of things, a lot of reasons, that a good negotiator can use to get somebody out of the situation. >> clint, always good to have your perspective because you've been there and done that, as they say. thank you very much. we'll have the latest from the scene throughout the morning. we'll move to politics and the next battleground in the presidential race. the candidates are barn storming wisconsin with that state's primary one week away. hallie jackson is there. good morning. >> hi there, savannah. good morning. donald trump will be in wisconsin for what he says will be a week of campaigning, with the state's pivotal primary on tuesday. later, scott walker is expected to make an endorsement announcement, all setting up a badger state battle. for donald trump and ted cruz, the fight is far from over. >> reporter: donald trump now insisting the war over wives
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>> i never want to go there. i never started it. ted cruz started it. >> reporter: the front runner refusing to back down as the republican race gets more personal. >> ted is a very concerned puppy because he's losing big. >> reporter: in wisconsin, ted cruz still forcefully denying unsubstance tiated article claiming extramarital affairs. >> donald trump is a serial flanderer. >> if the answer is i have always been faithful. >> i realize you want to go into the gutter. it was a total lie planted by donald trump's henchman. i don't think the people of wisconsin or people of america have interest in tabloid trash. >> reporter: cruz instead
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demands to take on trump one on one tonight in milwaukee. >> donald, show up and debate like a man. >> reporter: wisconsin, a battleground, with trump planning to spend the next week here, he says. starting in jamesville, where protests have already begun. john kasich looking toward november. >> what good does it do to win a primary in a narrow way and get your brains beat out in the general? >> reporter: hillary clinton taking aim across the aisle. >> it'll set the republican party back if donald trump is their standard bearer, but donald trump didn't come out of nowhere. >> reporter: president obama taking on the tone of 2016. >> i know i'm not the only one who may be more than a little dismayed about what's happening on the campaign trail right now. the often vulgar rhetoric that's aimed at everybody, but often is focused on the vulnerable or
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>> and new this morning, our nbc news surveymonkey online poll shows clinton leading bernie by six points, which is the smallest gap. donald trump is still on top for the republicans. if he were to go up against hillary clinton in a general election matchup, the polls show 30% of republican voters would seriously consider a third-party candidate. >> hallie jackson on the trail, thank you. let's turn to chuck todd, moderator of "meet the press." >> good morning. >> wisconsin is important because of the momentum issue. >> it's not a delegate fight in many cases. it is about momentum for both sides. about whether sanders can win another state, a primary. wisconsin is sitting there by hits itself. it's like iowa and new hampshire, by itself. it'll get extra attention. the winners of the primaries
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states on the calendar later in april. >> because it's a stand alone contest, chuck, the candidates have a chance to spend time there. >> they will. >> where will they go? >> what's interesting, all the shares places will go. for instance, i love this, donald trump is going to be in jamesville. why do we care? >> hometown. >> hometown of paul ryan. this is the home of the reagan democrats when you think about places like the midwest. that's a place where trump wants to be. little awkward if he carries the district. also a place bernie sanders is going to be. if you're ted cruz or kasich or the not trump movement, you're hoping sanders does well because he can take trump voters away. it's a new hampshire all over again. >> let's talk about wisconsin as you come to the desk. republican radio in wisconsin, donald trump really ran into a buzz saw yesterday. >> the not trump movement. >> several hosted pretty tough interviews with him.
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charlie, the local conservative movement guy. look, this is what wisconsin is about. donald trump versus never trump. it's not about ted cruz. both sides desperately need to win wisconsin to prove they have the juice either in trump's case, that he's going to be able to do this without a contested convention, or the not trump case, that they can stop him. wisconsin is that pivotal in the momentum factor in that story. >> chuck, thank you very much. let's now turn to the investigation into the terror attacks in brussels. this morning, the only suspect charged directly in connection with the massacre has been released. belgian authorities admitting they had the wrong man. keir simmons has more on that and the rest of the investigation. good morning. >> good morning. this morning, belgian investigators do not appear to know the identity of their prime suspect, the man seen in the airport security video. a lawyer for the man you mentioned, who was arrested and
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doesn't look like the suspect, leaving police here with the question, who is the man in white? >> reporter: a week since the security video was recorded, police are still hunting the man in white, seen at the airport with the two suicide bombers. in a stunning setback, officials releasing the only suspect charged with terrorist murder in connection with the brussels attacks. prosecutors saying there is insufficient evidence to keep him in custody. one belgian terrorism analyst telling me the man in white could have concealed his identity. >> the fact he's wearing heavy glasses, a cap on his hat, might even use a fake beard. could be this guy was always meant to escape the attack. >> reporter: seven days since this subway station was targeted by a suicide bomber, commuters and employees struggling to make sense of zblit do it. >> did the authorities do enough to protect you? >> i don't know, to be honest.
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expected to reopen today but remains closed. airport workers given a standing ovation at a service for the victims. as they, too, now are asking searching questions. >> when it happened in france, we knew it would happen in belgium. the only security they put there was a few army people. it was not enough. it was terrifying because we knew the security was so bad. >> reporter: this morning, a minute of silence. brussels and paris standing together, while critics of the authorities increasingly speaking out. >> the authorities do still seem to have crucial clues to follow, matt. look again at a still from the security camera footage. there, you can see, the two suicide bombers are wearing gloves on one hand. that, the analyst i spoke to told me, might be to conceal a detonator. the man in white is not wearing gloves. that raises many questions.
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away? did he leave fingerprints? matt? >> keir simmons in brussels for us this morning. thanks so much. charges have been filed against the man who pulled a gun at the u.s. capitol's visitor senator and spot by police. the incident leading to a frightening scene as the building was placed on lockdown. peter alexander is there. good morning. >> good morning to you. we just hung up with capitol police and they tell us the visitor center, just behind us here beneath this plaza, will reopen as planned this morning. shot and in critical condition this morning. the terrifying moments playing out at one of the busiest times of year, the heart of the cherry blossom festival, with tons of tourists in the area. >> reporter: panic inside the visitors center, police drawing their guns, tourists rushing for
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>> we heard yelling, stop, stop, and leave running, as fast as they could, ten of them. running by with guns. >> reporter: new details about larry dawson. the 66-year-old was shot when he approached the screening area at the visitor sen center. >> the weapon was pointed at officers. an officer fired and struck the suspect. >> reporter: a woman was also injured by flying shrapnel. dawson was rushed to the hospital. the suspect's weapon was a realistic looking pellet gun. dawson's neighbors were stunned. >> he has two lives that he leaves. >> reporter: dawson, listed as a pastor as a community church in antioch, tennessee, was arrested for this outburst last october in the gallery, overlooking the floor of the house of representatives. dawson was ordered to stay away
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this map highlighting the no-go zone. >> i'm larry dawson. >> reporter: a tennessee state board denied him application for a funeral certification. dawson had violated a protection order, after telling an underage girl that god told him he was supposed to sleep with her. the visitor center in the capitol was built in part to a shooting where two officers were killed. >> there is no reason to believe that this is anything more than a criminal act. >> congress, of course, was in recess at the time. no lawmakers were ever in any danger. ironically, this happened a matter of hours after an active shooting drill here at the capitol. >> unfortunately, something they're ready for. peter alexander, thank you. there is a growing backlash over a controversial transgender law in north carolina. several u.s. cities are vowing not to send their workers there.
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state to enact a measure requiring people to use bathrooms in public facilities that matched the gender on their birth certificate. a controversial issue in the transgender community. some businesses are threatening to cut ties with the state, and the nba might move next year's all-star game out of charlotte. in georgia, a similar controversy with the opposite outcome. where the governor on monday vetoed a divisive religious rights bill. frightening moments on monday after a chain reaction crash that sent a car careening into a bus. this happened in south los angeles. two cars collided with each other, and then one slammed into a bus and exploded into flames. two police officers and a good samaritan jumped into action, pulling two people from the burning car. >> it was crazy. a lot of people coming. they were trying to help. i was talking to him and trying to get the knife.
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trying to cut the belt for the driver. >> the bus driver was the only one aboard at the time. some witnesses believe street racing may be to blame for the crash. like the swallows returning, al roker is returning after a few days back. >> i feel much refreshed. >> good to have you back. >> we have some winds at our back causing big problems. this suffix cient taking down power lines and winds, and they'll last through today. we have the high pressure over the midwest. low pressure out over the canadian maritime. so we have high wind warnings, 20 to 30 miles per hour. gusts of 50, look for that. cooler air is also around this high pressure system. temperatures from 5 to 10 degrees below normal in the northeast. the return flow of air brings temperatures 10 to 20 degrees above average, through the midwest.
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a snowstorm in the rockies into wyoming. some places will get a foot or more of snow. this is the all-new 2016 chevy malibu. wow, it's nice. let's check it out. do any of you have kids? pi do yes. this car has a feature built in called teen driver technology, which lets parent's see how their teens are driving. oh, that's smart. it even mutes the radio until the seat belt is fastened. will it keep track of how many boys get it in the car? (laughter) cause that could be useful. this is ahead of what my audi has for sure. wish my beamer had that. i didn't even know that technology existed. i'm not in the market for a car but now i may be. gusty winds out there. wind advisory through noon, the suburbs and up through long island and connecticut. gusts of 40 to 50 miles per hour cannot be ruled out. be careful out there. look for sunshine. seeing gusts. notice again in the 35 to 40 mile-per-hour range from the city on east.
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bright, sunny, high, 54. 34 tonight. upper 50s, sunshine tomorrow. warmer, 70 thursday. look for rain thursday night. rain is likely on friday, upper 60s. >> that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you. still ahead, the fbi hacks into the iphone used by one of the san bernardino suspects. what will it reveal? should the government tell apple how they managed to unlock the device? also ahead, more on the hijacking of an egyptair jet. hostages still held now. we'll have the latest from the scene. first on a tuesday morning, this
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good morning, everybody. 7:26. 44 degrees out on this tuesday morning. march 2 th. i'm darlene rodriguez. investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire that badly damaged two houses in queens. firefighters were called to the scene on 91st street in east helmhurst around 2:00 a.m. they found two homes and three garages covered in flames and heavy smoke. took firefighters more than an hour to get the fire under control. they tell us the fire may have started in one of the garage where some auto repairs were being done. everyone got out safely, but six firefighters were treated for minor injuries. let's look at the morning commute. here's emily west. >> thanks. we'll start on long island. southern state parkway eastbound at nassau road. crash here, this is some of the backup getting in. also on the fdr southbound at the brooklyn bridge. the exit ramp, an accident also cause something delays. hudson river crossings, 30 minutes at the george, 40 at the
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new jersey southbound at fishhouse road, a crash, one on 78 westbound. this is disabled around exit 54, causing problems. and trees down this morning. a lot of delays, 1 20 both ways between douglas to kip street. >> we'll be right back. it will be a bright, sunny day. brisk and chilly out there. upper 30s for northwest new jersey now. in the mid 40s in the city 467894. then again, the wind advisory
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to land in cairo. was forced to fly to cyprus instead. eight americans were on board. we don't know whether any of them are still on board. >> rehema ellis is keeping an eye on the unfoild lding situation. anything new happening? >> matt, we should tell you that moments ago, it appears as though someone was coming from the cockpit of this plane. i don't know if we have pictures of that that we can share with the viewers. as you mentioned, there have been 55 passengers on board the plane. the majority of them, the good news is, the majority had been allowed to get off the plane. many of them women and children. seven people remained, including the pilot, a flight attendant, one security officer. we're told three passengers. we do not know the nationality of the passengers. we were told there were eight americans on board. we are also told the identity of the hijacker is seif eldin mustafa. his nationality is not known. authorities say his motive is
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nonetheless, they are behaving and proceeding with extreme caution. authorities say the hijacker is estranged from his wife, apparently from cyprus, and that he has requested to speak with her. again, most of these passengers have been allowed off the plane. only seven people remain. three of them passengers. don't know the nationality of them yet. >> don't know if you see the video, but one person came down the stairway and another climbed out of the cockpit window and escaped. >> it appeared several people, maybe two or three, came down the stairs. then somebody, as you mentioned, seemed to come out on the left side of the airport there. now we're seeing it. >> through the kok cockpit window. something is happening. this is a story, rehema, we'll continue to follow. >> absolutely. i can see it happening now. what happened just a few moments ago. thanks, matt. >> rehema, thank you. also this morning, the legal
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and apple is over. the fbi says it has managed to access data on a phone used by one of the san bernardino shooters without that tech giant's help. the question, what did they find? pete will jams iams is nbc's justice correspondent. what are you hearing? entract en extracted data. it'll take a while to uncode it, but the battle is over. >> reporter: in a statement, the we have more answers than we had before. the justice department had been demanding apple write software to help the fbi unlock the de avice. >> created zones of complete privacy, which sounds awesome until you think about it. those zones prohibit any
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>> reporter: apple fought back hard. the company's ceo tim cook said it would undermine the security ofon all iphones. >> we need to design cide as a nation how much power the government should have over our data. >> reporter: last week, the justice department said an unnamed third-party came forward with a possible alternative for unlocking the phone, and the idea worked, allowing the fbi to extract die that from syed farook's phone. apple says the government shouldn't have brought the case in the first place. saying, people in the united states and around the world deserve data protection, security and privacy. sacrificing one for the other puts people and countries at greater risk. >> the government won't say what the method was or who suggested it, and whether it works with only iphone 5cs, like this one, the kind that farook left behind. the fbi is likely to use this
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nationwide trying to unlock iphones that contains important evidence. >> they can classify this technique to use again, or share the technique with apple. is it likely they'll do it? >> not in the short run. there are lots of these locked iphones. the fbi will probably try to see if this will work again. one question is, does it work only with 5cs and the ios 9 operating system on his phone, or is this a master key that can unlock phones? i think the fbi will want to continue to try to use this before it eventually probably will tell apple how it did it. >> pete williams, thank you. let's turn to grant, a senior vice president at the senior advisory firm. good to have your expertise on this. who might be the person that helps the fbi unlock this code? are you talking about a retired software engineer?
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>> if you read the government's statement, it's intriguing. they talk about, it could be a foreign government, potentially friendly to the united states. it could be a cyber security firm. a lot less likely, but sometimes hackers finding vulnerabilities and sell them to governments. >> go ahead. >> we don't know that. what we do know is this is what apple was afraid of all along. that if you gave access to this iphone, it would create a backdoor that would make all iphones accessible to data, putting all our personal data at risk. >> i can barely retrieve my own e-mails, but i've read perhaps the way they went about this -- you and nod your head -- they create a digital copy of that iphone and then they use that digital copy to try to crack the password. they crack it until the nine wrong passwords, where it would shut down, and create another copy. >> there is this digital self-detrukt
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self-destruct system in the iphone. if you get ten passwords wrong in a row, you're locked out of the system and it erases your data. the reality is no system is impenetrable. what the government has done with this system is that -- the belief is that they are creating -- and by using this technique, they sliced over ed d ed d open the iphone and copied it an unlimited number of times. you go through all the possible combinations out there until you find the right pincode to get into the system. >> let's bring this back to earth for those of us not proficient in technical stuff. if i'm worried about being hacked, what is the best security? should i use the fingerprint technology technology? >> we recommend at rsa not to use the simple pin numbers. there are great authentication methods that are stronger, such
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biometric systems based upon who you are, not just a four digit passcode. >> grant, thank you very much. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> good to see you. let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> guys, thanks so much. we're looking at severe weather from des moines, houston, new orleans. upwards of 30 million people, 34 million people at risk for severe storms. large hail, damaging winds. that goes on into thursday, for alexandria alexandria, new orleans, panama city, into georgia. 12 million people at risk for severe weather and strong storms. can't rule out isolated tornadoes or heavy rain, from little rock to atlanta. some places picking up 3 to 4 inches of rain. locally, could be up to al, thank you very much. still dealing with wind here. a wind advisory in effect across a good portion of the area through noon. gusts of 40 to 50 miles per hour. still a possibility to at least early this afternoon. in the meantime, skies are clearing.
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tell be a bright and sunny day. just brisk and cool with a high of 54 this afternoon. colder yet tonight. low of 34. tomorrow, upper 50s after a chilly start. lots of sun. increasing clouds thursday. warm at 70. rain late thursday and friday. back to chilly weather over the weekend. >> that's your latest whether. >> al, thank you so much. up next, we're saving you money on your next vacation. >> good morning. i'm jeff rossen. vacation under cover. ever book a trip and wonder, will i get a better deal if i go all-inclusive or if i pay the normal rate? my producer lindsey and i are going to the same there it is... this is where i met your grandpa. right under this tree. (man) some things are worth holding onto. they're hugging the tree. (man) that's why we got a
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>> reporter: the food is delicious. >> really good. >> reporter: already, the bills begin. the buffet cost me $37. >> they get you for breakfast. >> mine is included. >> reporter: then it's straight to the pool. >> yes, yes, yes. >> reporter: margaritas. for me, $12 a piece. plus tax and tip. for lindlindsey, it's included. of course, more drinks at lunch. >> they give you these guest identification cards. charge everything to your room on this. you feel like you're not spding money, but you are. >> reporter: we try to capture the full vacation experience, doing all the things you would do. >> harder than it looks. >> reporter: we do kayaking. >> hey, no fair! >> reporter: $20 for me, included for her. we go snorkeling. it'll cost me. included for lindsey. >> it's so pretty down there. >> reporter: we splurge at dinner.
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with lasagna and live music. >> reporter: they don't know we're not a couple. for three days, we george orge ourselves. >> i'll have the margarita pizza. >> i also will have the margarita pizza. >> reporter: identical food, drinks and activities. >> we just checked out. here are the final bills. time for the moment of reckoning. who got the better deal? >> i paid the all-inclusive rate. $1,996.80. for the all-inclusive. i. >> i paid as i went. $1,621.20. boom, i got the better deal. i win. >> reporter: that's right. even though i paid as i went, i saved $375. just think, for two people paying as you go, you could save
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it. >> it was a tough job. we reached out to the resort. they say many guests enjoy the simplicity of the all-inclusive. we were stuffed. we were not thirsty. let's put it that way. >> five drinks a day. >> five drinks a day. a few ott the at the pool, few at dinner to mimic a real vacation. >> natalie and i will volunteer for the next experiment. >> i was just there. i'm glad we missed each other. >> too close for comfort. >> that's a vacation you were hoping for. >> that's the real rossen reports. how do you get to do this? >> we'll get to that after the break. ahead, we'll do pop start.
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run down by a car in jersey city said she was insensely hit. exclusive video shows the chases on after the woman was struck near martin luther king drive and union street. walker had just gotten into an argument with the driver that hit her. both the driver and walker are still in the hospital. family members say walker needed surgery for life threatening injuries. and police have released surveillance video of a man wanted for robbing a brooklyn bodega at gunpoint. it happened yesterday at fulton street in cypress hills. police say the robber got away with about $400 and a worker's cell phone. let's look at the morning commute. emily? >> a slow ride on the long island expressway westbound. near exit 61, an incomes on nassau near nassau road. the inbound upper level of the george washington bridge, 30 minutes and building there. 50 at the lincoln. a half hour at the holland. darlene? >> thank you.
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high of 5 had 4. windy in most of the area. tonight, cold, 20s in some suburbs. tomorrow, bright, sunny, 59 the high. thursday, increasing clouds with a high of 70. a chance for evening showers. coming up on the "today" show, new beauty products that will give you a glamorous look
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it's 8:00 on "today". coming up, they're still there for us. >> how you doing? >> would you believe one of the most-watched shows on television in 2016 was "friends"? why the show remains must-see tv. plus, serenity now. >> the breeze, the birds, just coming back to that feeling. >> how modern meditation can be
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welcome to "full frontal," i am samantha bee. >> natalie goes one on one with the comedian breaking barriers and busting up the late-night boys' club. >> what is it like being a woman in the late nightclub? >> what is it like to be a question female woman? >> today, tuesday, march 29th, 2016. >> my wife's 60th birthday. we're going to 60 cities and starting here in new york! >> from louisiana! >> good morning, sam cramento, california. >> bella, will you go to prom with me? >> good morning. it's 8:00 on "today". it's tuesday, march 29th, 2016. we've got a pretty spring day on the plaza. we have a great spring break crowd.
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starting to warm up a teeny, tiny bit. >> little breezy, so it feels chilly. we have a loud crowd. coming up, tired of always making the same go-to meal? you have a great repertoire so you don't do this. a lot of people get in a rut. we'll give you the culinary courage to tackle recipes that sound hard but really aren't. >> they're hard to pronounce in some cases. >> yes. first, natalie has a check of the morning's top stories. >> good morning. we'll start off with the breaking news, hijacking of an egyptian air flight that ended with an arrest. rehema ellis is covering the story for us from london. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. it was about seven tense hours this unfolded. now it is over. a tweet coming from the cyprus ministry of foreign affairs saying they've arrested the suspect. a while ago, we saw a picture of
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just before that, there were imjuages of two people coming down the plane stairs. this was an incident that began with an egyptair flight, domestic flight, bound from alexandria to cairo. a man came on the flight, saying he had an explosive belt and diverted the flight to cyprus. authorities said it was not a terrorism incident but a personal issue. the man wanted to speak to his estranged wife. early on, he let off most of the passengers from the plane. three foreigners remained on with some of the crew members. then as we said, just moments ag po, a tweet from the cyprus ministry of foreign affairs saying this is over. after we saw images of someone coming out of the cockpit and down the stairs. at this point, there is no information that anyone was physically harmed. all of the passengers are safe, as we understand it. the suspect has been arrested. natalie? >> thank goodness.
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a tense situation. new fallout this morning over president obama's historic trip to cuba last week. fidel castro responded with a letter, recounting a half century of alleged u.s. aggression against the comeau munist island nation. president obama did not meet with the former leader but met with his brother raul castro. fidel critiqued obama's remarks and said, quote, we don't need the impyre to empire to give us any presents. california will be the first state to boost the minimum wage to $15 an hour. it would gradually raise the $10 an hour minimum to $15 by 2022. the measure does allow some flexibility in case of a recession or budget problem. young basketball fan wasn't going to miss the chance to meet
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the boy rushed on to the court and hugged carmelo anthony during a game in new orleans on monday night. carmelo was shocked until he saw it was a child. the knicks lost. at least there was one amusing moment for the team to remember. carmelo anthony gets the great hug. >> you should see the shot when the kid walked back to mom. >> not happy. >> happened on the road. not a lot of people hugging the knicks these days. >> oh. >> sorry. now to some proof that "friends" will be there for you. the beloved sitcom's finale aired in 2004. 12 years later, ross, rachel, chandler, monica, pheobe is as popular as ever. hoda is here. >> "friends" made the debut in 1994 and instantly became must-see tv. now, it's available on netflix. the people tuning in now may
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no one told you life was gonna be this way >> reporter: they were america's favorite friends, and we spent a decade getting to know that. >> look at me. i'm chandler. could i be wearing any more clothes? >> we were on a break. >> reporter: though it's been 12 years since fans have been able to see a new episode, that i have taken no such break. "friends" still draws 16 million weekly viewers in syndication. a more than a million people watched every episode that aired this last week alone. >> it's about a sort of experience that, i think, a lot of us associate with a pre-internet age, which was just getting in a room with a bunch of people and hanging out with them face-to-face. >> reporter: it's those who have grown up with facebook friends who are diving in now. many watching on netflix, rumored to have paid around $120 million to stream the series. >> we've seen every episode and seen them probably hundreds of times. >> reporter: super fan sisters
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>> it's a nice way to wind down and chill out. >> it's like a hug. >> reporter: born after "friends" made its debut in 1994, they started watching a few years ago. >> the lack of cell phones and computers, that's the only thing that feels outdated. i kind of wish i was living at that time. the engagement picture, be sexy. do the sexy pose. >> people take pride in knowing about "friends," not just loving it. >> reporter: christy, a 26-year-old writer for "buzzfeed," says where of her popular posts and quizzes have been about "friends." >> people aren't tired of it. it really hits home with these overarcing themes and topics and story lines that a lot of people encounter and go through in their lives. >> reporter: even if for most, the circumstances are unrealistic. >> there are things about the show when you watch it now that are striking. the new york that was depicted on the show was a fantasy new york.
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afforded the apartment? i know this is something -- >> inherited. >> reporter: we can dream. that's exactly why so many of us still turn to our familiar friends. >> it was never accurate portrayal of actual life. i think for people watching it now, the fantasy element has taken on a larger feel. very emotional. people still have a strong connection to it. >> some 20 somethings were asked if they could recreate the phenomenon again. they said, there's no way to fit six people on a couch without a device. never work. >> we do it every day. >> until the commercial break. >> by the way, are you ready? >> i am so excited. i get to fill in with hoda today. >> are you ready? >> did you get your drink order? >> i did. >> se you e you in a bit.
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food has been left longer on the ground. if the surface is more prone to containing germs, like a carpet. let's go through some scenarios. why are you laughing? >> did we need a scientific study for this? >> you'll pick up a doughnut that's covered in fuzz and eat it? >> no. >> if it was a clean kitchen floor, and let's say it was a cheerio. >> you're sitting around the dinner table or the lunch table and your child drops a cheerio on a linoleum or stone floor, he wouldn't pick it up if he can get it quick? >> maybe they have more cheer rohs. >> cheerios. >> it boosts their immune system. >> no. >> no three-second rule? >> we have a dog. first of all, the food is gone. the dog is walking on the floor. no. >> the hard surface, you can grab it and do it. if the cheerio falls into the carpet and you grab it, you're
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>> what they're saying is e. coli, whatever doesn't care if it's a hard surface. >> ravioli, i wouldn't. >> no ten-second rule there. >> i don't know,saying. now a story that has some parents angry and others impressive. mila completed a 24-hour race designed by navy seals. ran 36 miles, competed in hundreds of obstacles. you can see her training. she trains 18 to 20 hours a week. mila's dad said competing in the racing helped her being bullied at school. some parents were upset, thinking this course is way too intense for a young child. >> she's a phenom. >> not being forced into it. if she enjoys it and got something out of it -- >> spending time with her dad. >> bullied.
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somebody told me you shouldn't have him run long distances because their legs and bones are still developing. i don't know. i don't think i would do that. >> my kid won't run to his room. nine miles. impressive. we should have "american ninja warrior" kids edition. there's your winner. the dating app, plenty of fish, polled 800 participants and 80% health care ad been ghosted. >> what does that mean? >> halloween, kids bring candy to your -- >> no. >> this is where you start to talk to someone on a social app and they drop you like this. >> i love when you speak millennial millennial. >> like in olden days when you'd go on a date and that person would never call you after the first date. >> okay. >> how about when you put something in the text mail? >> don't you know on facebook if
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do you get an alert. matt lauer rejected me. >> i think it's in the chat types of things. you're in the middle of chatting, and all of a sudden, you think it's going well and poof, they're gone. >> i don't think it's a new thing. isn't it like you go on a date and the person never calls you again? they call it ghosting. i think we're all familiar with the experience. >> just not that into you. >> otherwise known as my 20s. anyway, go ahead. now to a celebrity relationship that actually never was. and something about brad pitt. monday t internet was abuzz with what appeared to be a new romance in hollywood. 90210 actress jessica lowndes has been teasing on instagram she has a new man. showing off an engagement ring. then actor john lovitz tweeted a photo of jessica and him tweeting, easter with my bunny.
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most believed it was a hoax with april fools' day around the corner. jessica settled the rumors once and for all. >> i know it's the last week in march, but is it too early to say april fools'? >> see what you saw on her laptop was this music video. the actress is launching her singing career. john lovitz stars in it. their relationship was indeed a hoax. sorry, john lovitz. the annual white house easter egg roll was on monday. the obamas participated. of course, it'll be the last time they host the event. however, the first family of politics was upstaged when the first family of music walked in. beyonce, jay-z and blue ivy made an appearance. they enjoyed the ar fternoon, as did the other 38,000 employees. melissa addressed rumors
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wirled around the identity of the father of her children. many believed it was brad pitt. melissa said, actually, it was a good friend of mine. we considered it. i looked and saw how badly he wanted children and i thought, i don't want to share this with someone who really, badly wants to have children because they have two. my teenagers now are like, i could have had brad pitt. my son said, i could have been handsome. it was david crosby. he already had a family of his own. >> now you know the rest of the story. >> that's right. way to go, carson. thank you very much. mr. roker? >> page two. let's show you what we have going on. ready for a little more cold air? >> no. >> yes, you are! >> no! >> guess what? the polar vortex fled to two areas. one is about to drop cold air into here.
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will be 10 to 20 degree bes low s below average. the frost will show up around april 30th. it's not that bad. don't worry. things will warm back lot of sunshine for today. still windy, though, until noon. chilly feel throughout the day. winds could gust to 40, early on in the day, high of 54. cold tonight, winds subside. 20s in some of the suburbs. chilly start to the day tomorrow, but plenty of sunshine into the upper 50s. we're near 70 by thursday. rain thursday night, into friday, maybe a thunderstorm upper 60s, then chillier but drier through the weekend. >> that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. more of our start today spring forward series. >> in january, jenna bush hager set out to help us reach our
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she enlisted lots of help trying various workouts. this morning, she's exploring another way to improve your body and mind. medication meditation. >> reporter: in a hectic world full of distractions, sometimes escape is hard to find. >> might be able to make out the blue sky above. >> reporter: i found it meditating. >> notice any sounds. there's the breeze, the birds, just coming back to that feeling of the breath. >> reporter: who was this mystery guru? andy, co-founder of headspace, a meditation app that's been downloaded over 5 million times. >> you look at a setting like this and think, wow, so easy to meditate that. the truth is, you can meditate anywhere. in the middle of a busy city. doesn't really matter. >> reporter: think of headspace as uber meets mindfulness, bringing hundreds of hours worth of meditation exercises to the
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some ten minutes long, narrated by andy himself. >> sit back, relax and be present in the world. i can do this when i arrive at work. you know, in the car, parking my car. or on the subway or the way to work. >> reporter: he was introduced to meditation at a young age, but his real journey began in college after tratragedy. >> i was standing with a group of friends, and a drunk driver came down the street. lost control of the car and crashed into the group. three months after that, my stepsister was run over in a car accident. she was cycling and a driver fell asleep at the wheel. those two things together created this sense of, there has to be more. >> reporter: he decided to become a buddhist monk. spending ten years in places like burma and nepal, moving on to teach meditation in russia and the uk. >> people come to the sessions
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what do i do when i go home? no one is there to hold my hand when i go home. >> reporter: from that, the idea of headspace was born. launched in 2012 and now riding a surge in popularity of all things mindful. nearly 18 million american adults and 927,000 children meditate. one market research figure estimated the meditation and mindfulness industry made close to $1 billion last year. but just what is mindfulness? >> the mindful sns ful fulness is a way to help us step out of the busyness and actually being present. we need a way to actually train the mind to be more present. that's what meditation is. >> reporter: studies have found that meditation may have tangible health benefits, from reducing high blood pressure and anxiety, to boosting the immune system and getting a better night's sleep. oprah credits meditation for her dramatic weight loss. >> so often, we go and eat because we're upset. or we're bored or frustrated.
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if we have a mechanism and a tool that we can use, to actually be comfortable with that as it is and not need to go to the cookie jar, then, of course, we'll lose more weight as a result. >> here we go. >> reporter: one place uncovering the benefits, carnegie mellon university, where i volunteered my own brain for snapshots. >> we'll move to the functional scan. >> reporter: before heading off to meditate. here. >> reporter: an afternoon of mindfulness and it was back to the machine, where the results were clear. after a couple of hours meditating, activity was firing up in the parts of my brain that cope with stress. >> what we're seeing is mindfulness training seems to be increasingly coupling with these important stress management regions of the brain. >> reporter: if you're thinking you don't have the time to meditate all afternoon -- >> consistently, the research has shown it's more about frequency.
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the length of time. it's more about the quality of time. we pause for long enough, we experience happiness. happiness isn't out there. it's here in our mind. >> reporter: for "today", jenna bush hager, nbc news. >> if you want more tips on meditation, go to today.com. >> i'm fascinated by that. i have to try that. up next, natalie catches up
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live, this is news 4 new york now. >> good morning, everybody. 8:26, 44 degrees. tuesday morning, it's march 29th. i'm darlene rodriguez. the suspect wanted in the shooting death of a staten island mother and her son is in police custody. a fugitive task force caught 49-year-old anthony morales in pennsylvania. police say morales killed 21-year-old anthony rivera and his mother. no word when morales will be returned to new york. a look at the morning commute, here's emily west. >> accident on the lower level brooklyn bound, also delays at the george washington bridge inbound upper level in the right lane. 40 minutes at the george, 50 at the lincoln, and 30 at the holland. another accident at the deegan
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sunny, high of 54. wind advisory in effect until noon in most of our area. tonight a cold 34 degrees in the city and 20s in some suburbs. tomorrow should be bright and sunny with a high of 59. coming up on the "today" show, al and natalie take the stage in one of broadway's biggest hits.
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we're back at 8:30 on this tuesday morning. it's the 29th day of march, 2016. we've got a really nice, big crowd outside on the plaza. they're having a hard time holding on to their signs because the wind the whipping
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supposed to get really breezy by this afternoon. >> it is a little breezy. by the way, if you need help getting out the door in the morning, and who doesn't, we have something wild. we'll teach you a four-minute beauty routine to help you put your best face forward. plus, i got to go one on one with samantha bee, the only woman conquering late night. why she said she never wanted jon stewart's job and why she's happy where she is, doing what she's doing. >> she's hilarious. >> really funny. we were flexing our muscles in the kitchen. we'll show you easy they are to >> love them. weather. >> looking ahead toward today, we have wet weather making its way through the northern plains. a lot of snow through the rockies, inner mountain region, eastern two thirds of the country looking good with plenty of sunshine. tomorrow, we have the risk of storms from the gulf coast into valley.
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northwest into southern california. sunny in the northeast. temperatures mild. then they will drop over the next 48 hours. that's what's going on around the coun wind advisory continues in the city, northeast and jersey, hudson valley, connecticut, long island until noon today. gusts today, so be careful throughout the day. the winds will subside tonight. 54 the expected high, good deal of sunshine, bright and sunny throughout the day. clear, cold tonight, less wind. tomorrow, lots of sunshine in the upper 50s. 70s on thursday with increasing clouds. rain, maybe thunderstorms friday, then clearing and colder by the weekend. >> got a little girl trip going on. where are you from? >> michigan. >> nice to see you, ladies. >> nice to be here. >> don't forget, make sure you check out the "today" show on
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stretching it out so we can show you more people. guys? >> al, thank you very much. now more of our women entertaining change series. we're highlighting people forging their own paths in the world of entertainment. >> natalie introduces us to the woman who is crashing the late night boys' club. bee. for 12 years, she was a correspondent on the "daily show" with jon stewart. now, she's breaking ground with her late night show on tbs called "full frontal with saman samantha bee." >> "full frontal" in swing. >> we did it. >> you did it. >> yup. we set out to create a show we'd want to watch. >> i am samantha bee, finally here in my studio for the very first time. >> reporter: 46-year-old samantha bee started hosting full frontal in april.
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you, you'd flinch. >> r eporter: unlike other late night shows, she's not behind a desk, and there are no guest or celebrity interviews. it's satire. >> this calls for a celebration. >> in your face title, right? >> that's what we meant it to beca. >> welcome to "full frontal." >> enjoy performing the show for those 21 minutes. i am in heaven. >> there's no crisis. all hands on deck. >> reporter: late night has been dominated by men with few women. the staff is 50% female. from writers to co-executive producers. >> what is it like being a women in late night? >> how can i watch the show as a man? >> what is it like being a female woman? >> you have lots of women on your team. >> yup. >> does that give the show a more distinctive voice? >> i think it definitely has broadened the point of view. i think we've carved out our own
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>> this is it. this is our stage. very simple. >> we're full frontal right now. >> this is my little perch. >> i do think our show is different from the other shows. i think that it's a testament to the women and all kinds of people working on the show. >> reporter: bee was raised in toronto and performing with a comedy sketch troop when she got her break with jon stewart. >> burned in the usa. >> that had everything. >> it was amazing, increed dible moment. >> i've done my job. >> reporter: bee was the correspondent on the show for 12 years before leaving last april. >> i imagined such a great relationship and support for you. >> yes, he gave me the platform with which to teach myself. watching him work was an amazing experience. >> did you think when jon stewart announced he was leaving
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>> no, i really didn't. i'm really amazed and gratified that it worked out the way that it did. this is better suited for me and the way i want to live my life. >> reporter: including spending more time with fellow daily show cast member, actor and producer, jones, and their three kids. >> i'm the question female mother of female daughters. >> who thinks you're the funniest? >> they don't think i'm funny at all. i get the eggs in the morning, which is objectively true. >> reporter: while bee's gender does not define her show, as a woman, she is making her mark on late night. >> do you look forward to the day when you are not singled out as the only female late night host? >> i do, actually. i think that day is coming. i don't think it's that far away. i think that other shows will crop up very soon, and i do absolutely welcome that.
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>> you've forced me to do it. the show is over, folks. >> guys, the reviews on her show haurve all been amazing. people raving about her. it's a smart, funny, witty show, and very much political satire. in a year where there has been a lot of great comedy. >> lots of material. >> exactly. >> meanwhile, tomorrow on women enustertaining change, we'll talk to lisa kudrow about what it is like to be a woman in hollywood. >> loving the series. thood ank you. coming up, four minutes to fabulous. the beauty routine you need in to your life to get out the door in a hurry. first, behave, our former boss is here. we'll talk to bob wright about
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our former boss bob wright. he also co-founded autism speaks, in an effort to help families like his own dealing with an autism diagnosis. bob refligts s flects on it all in his new book "the wright stuff." >> it's terrific to be here. i think one of the last times i was here, we had burrow and caesar arguing. >> i remember that. when i read portions of this book, it seems to me that what you seem to be the proudest of nbc. >> well, that was something we did not intend to do. that came to us, autism, came to us and it was something we made tackle it. i had help from marcus, bill
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fine people that said, we'll put this together and work hard on it. >> let's make sure people understand. when your grandson was diagnosed, christian -- >> he was 2 1/2. >> right. there wasn't a place to turn back then. people weren't talking about autism the way they talk about it today. partly, they talk about it today payoff because of work you've done. how did you know where to turn? >> we couldn't believe it. the diagnosis took three or four days at colombia. i was on the board and it cost me $12,000. they said, i'm sorry, we really don't treat autism. we don't have any tools, and we don't have, quite frankly, any reimbursement from insurance. you really can't get treated here. you have to go out and find therapists. >> you're on your own, basically is what they were saying. >> you're on your own. >> i've known you a long time and your wife, susan, for a very long time. you call her your north star. >> right.
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remember when christian was diagnosed. susan went on a mission. i mean that in the best possible way. >> yeah. >> what did having someone like her in those early days mean to this effort? >> oh, it was critical. couldn't have done it without her. she was the empathy, the face, the passion face, and went out and did all the work with andrew robertson to create this autism. she was the one that went to the schools, and she was the one that went to a lot of people, to involved. >> help me with this controversy that's come up again in the last couple days, about autism and childhood vaccines. there is a film out now. wakefield is behind it, who has been discredited by scientistic
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the question, do childhood vaccines cause autism? as a man who has done so much to educate people, what is the definitive answer? >> there is no definitive answer but we have not been able to determine that autism is caused by vaccines. however, there are lots of issues having to do with the vaccine safety program that i got into very deeply with, you know, no agenda early on in autism. we propoise ed sed, along with a series of doctors, changes that can be made. vaccine safety sa is a passive program. if it was an active program, it would be better for everybody. as far as the -- there's no tie, direct tie, to autism and -- but there is $100 million a year that the vaccine court pays out to people for damages with vaccines. not specifically autism. but a lot of them. there's always going to be an issue with vaccines.
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s are same, and all people receiving them are different. >> i mentioned susan a second ago, your wife. in many ways, the book is a love letter to susan, who is now battling cancer. >> she has pancreatic cancer. october 29th was the worst day of my life, last october, 2015. she was diagnosed right here in new york with pancreatic cancer. it's stage four. has many, many -- most of the diagnoses are, it's metastasized. that gives you a life span, without chemo, of maybe three to five months, and with chemo, maybe a year or so. it's a terribly difficult thing. i'm now pouring myself into this because it's her. >> right. >> it's just very difficult. >> will you do me a favor and tell her we love her? >> i certainly will. >> and we're thinking of her. >> i will. >> good to see you. >> thank you. >> the book is called "the wright stuff."
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we're back at 8:46. time for a beauty routine to get you out the door faster. today.com style editor is here with the products you'll need to achieve a fabulous look in four minutes. good morning. >> good morning. >> no makeup on right now. >> zero makeup. >> you are naturally gorgeous. let's get four minutes on the clock and take it away. >> first, we'll start with a tinted moisture. i would look for one with an spf so add extra proprotection. chin, cheeks, nose, forehead and mush it in. it'll even out your skin tone. it's going to keep you looking fresh faced. >> okay. >> next up, concealer. i like a touch up pen. it's easy for accuracy. >> okay. you do concealer last? i wondered if you do it before the foundation.
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you're dabbing it on. >> that way, i like to make a triangle under the die eye. make sure you get blemishes or spots you need to cover. use your ring finger to mush it? >> why the ring finger? >> it's the weaker finger so it'll avoid causing wrinkles. >> bronzer. >> put it on your cheekbones, forehead and jaw line. >> not the all over thing? >> exactly. make a backwards three and blend it in well. >> at the hairline, the edge, not in the front part of the face. >> it'll contour a little bit. moving on, next, we have these eye shadow sticks. cover the entire lid like that. >> instead of doing a shadow in a crease, you're doing one-stop shweopping here. >> it's easier than dealing with a million brushes. you're going to really cover the
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take a darker color and get the outer edge. >> okay. >> see how this is a really pigmented color? >> yeah. >> use your finger again and mush it? >> smudging it in, okay. ring finger again. >> exactly. >> i'll let you do the other eye. >> exactly. >> are you going to do mascara, too? >> absolutely. you need mascara. i don't have time to curl the lashes. i'll show you what we're going to do. >> blend, blend, blend. >> before that, i love this trick. the nude eye liner. just on the water line. it's going to make you look so much more awake. mascara, look for a curved brush and literally roll it on to your lashes. >> okay. >> it'll really push them up and make them look super long. >> you don't do the squiggle squiggling -- or people say shake it or whatever. >> i make a mascara face but
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>> the bottom lashes? >> sure, a little bit on the bottom lash. was. >> why not? >> okay. >> even if you do a dark color, >> yeah. i like a lot of gothy black makeup. >> yup. >> next. >> brows are often forgotten but they're important. they're going to help you look polished and finished. just like a simple brow to keep everything in place. >> you have a one-minute warning. >> oh, boy. >> will we get this done? >> i think so. filling in the brows. >> brushing and filling in in one stop. >> exactly. one minute left, i'll make sure i don't have makeup all over. >> you have lipstick to do. >> actually, it's one step. you're going to put this on your lips like that.
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see the apples of your sheiks. s cheeks. just like that. mush it in and go upwards. >> 30 seconds, what's your hair secret? that takes me an hour. >> do it the night before. put it in one of these hair ties that doesn't make creases. >> ten seconds. >> taking off the robe. >> ready for work. before and after, you look gorgeous. >> thank you. >> look at that. very, very impressive. you want to look at the step by step instructions and 31 additional tips to get out the door faster, check today.com/style. i'm impressive. the how-to for a restaurant-quality dish that's easier than you think to make at home. we're making muscles this morning.
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8 :53. easier than you think. we're serving recipes that just sound hard to make. this is the author of "quick six fix." he has a recipe for muscles. good to zee see you. >> thank you. >> these aren't hard, right? >> they're not. >> potatoes resemble fries, have
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olive oil. >> finger link potatoes. >> that's it. the key is having the pan hot for a nice sear on the potatoes. >> they go in the oven. we talk about them later. >> exactly. >> let's move around here and talk about the muscles part. you got the broth or the sauce going here. what's in there? >> garlic and butter. >> that's it? >> yeah. then we'll add in some white wine. parsley parsley. that's the basis for the broth for the muscles. >> good and hot. let's talk about the muscles. that are we looking for when we buy them? >> smell really fresh. if they smell off, ask your fishmonger, as well. if they're clean, saves you time in the kitchen. >> how do you clean them? >> run under cold water with something course, like a plaster ic sponge. pretty good. >> those go in the boiling baht? g ing broth?
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takes three to four minutes and that's it. >> perfect. seal that up. >> move over here. now, this is what you get. >> talk to me. look at these things. >> people order them in a restaurant all the time. it's easy. pretty much one of the easiest recipes in the book. >> guys? >> i love muscles. >> good to see how easy they are to make. >> these things literally open right up. if one doesn't open? >> chuck it. >> get rid of it. >> you do not want it. >> take them out of here and plate them up for me. >> okay. i like to serve them in a big bowl like this. >> the reason for that is when you dump them in, it's really important that you get a lot of the broth in there. >> yeah. hit it with fresh parsley, chopped garlic. you have the fingerling potatoes
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toss them in parmesan. >> you have to have great bread, right? >> we are dipping our bread as we speak. >> i'm going to do that as you speak. start to finish, this meal should take you how long to prepare? >> like six minutes prep, six minutes cleanup and ten minutes to make total, cooking time. >> you think it's difficult but it turns out easy and fills your entire home with the smell of that broth. this is really good. stewart -- >> thank you so much. >> -- thank you so much. for this and our recipes this week, head to today.com/food. after trying brookside crunchy clusters, @carlybeyar tweeted:
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chocolate ambassador. well, i am sorry, carly... it' s something you earn. brookside. talk about delicious. live, this is news 4 new york now. >> good morning, 8:57, it's tuesday morning, march 29th. looking at the george washington bridge, i'm darlene rodriguez. there's a chance for strong winds to blow through the area this morning. the wind was powerful last night to knock down trees all across long island. some trees tore out power lines, others crushed cars in yonkers a car was smashed by a tree near yonkers avenue. more downed trees blocking other streets in yonkers and nearby mount vernon. wind advisory until noon in most of the area, but we should see sunny skies with a high of 54.
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city, 20s in some suburb tomorrow bright and sunny, 59 is the high. thursday increasing clouds with a high of 70. it's 8:57, the "today" show is coming right back. ahead, the stars from oxygen's new docuseries "quit your day
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this morning on "today's take," professional wrestler john cena and navy seal commander rorke denver show their trit. natalie and i go behind the scenes on "aladdin" on broadway. tamron has tips for spring break travel. all that and more coming up now. >>nnouncer: from nbc"today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from
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hey, hey, welcome to "today" on this tuesday, march 29th, 2016. i'm al, along with natalie, tamron. willie is off. our pal john cena -- >> i'll be with you guys for the day. >> days in a row. we hit the jackpot. >> we need a bigger table. >> we do. >> my man. >> natalie, your morning jam, "best i ever had." >> gavin degraw, who i adore. he is a cool guy. got to see him in concert and do a backstage with him once. >> cool. >> it's a fun song. >> it's a good, positive fun. >> absolutely. >> happy song. >> speaking of positive, we're so happy you're here, john. you are so busy. debe sides besides the movie career, you have a tv show coming out. >> aside from playing willie geist today, i have a show on fox, april 14th, 9:00 p.m., "american grit."
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decorated military heros. the heros will act as mentors, passing on the knowledge they received through military training to guide the civilians on a path to try to get the most they can in a race for up to $1 million prize. april 14th at 9:00 p.m. it's going to be a special event. i'm happy and fortunate to be part of it. >> there is a push to remind corporations to hire our vets because they do lead the military with these skills that are unmatched. >> not only that, we'll talk later on with one of the individuals with the skills, and he will say you get so much experience. there needs to be a transition. there needs to be some sort of passing on of the knowledge. this is a great vehicle. this show is a vehicle for that. >> you launched this other campaign called show your grit, as well. >> it's inspirational. life. it's not just a super human, biggest, fastest, strongest tab tabitha there is a mother of
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we launched #show your grit. through social, i want people -- they say that everyone you meet in life is going through a struggle you know nothing about. >> so true. >> i want to know the struggle. i want to know if you got out of surgery. if you challenge yourself to become more fit. or if you study something everyday. what drives now? what inspires you? to me, i have a post, a picture this morning, of a young man i met in detroit. amputee from a blast, he gave me his purple heart. i try my best to keep my composure. he was awarded a purple heart for his incident. >> yeah. >> this is what he got. he said, you inspired me through this. i want you to have this. >> what an honor. >> very safe place in my home. they asked me to bring it in today, and i would not. i don't want to risk it getting lost.
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>> the sergeant is an inspiration to me. people like him drive me. use the #show your grit. >> you have the biggest heart. we've always said that. i mean, i'm so glad somebody like you is perfect to do a show like that. >> i couldn't be more fortunate. wait until we talk to rorke later on. >> and we'll do an obstacle course. >> i'm worried what we'll do to your hashtag, show your grit. >> i love it. >> someone said you'll have us do a front flip roll in the show your grit obstacle. >> there are trips. we'll get you through it. it'll be all right. >> show your grit, hashtag. >> these are not the things you will see on hollywood game night, which is a fantastic sh tow. >> show your grit there, too. showed my grit. >> you were on there. >> exactly. it was like girls day on hollywood game night.
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julia styles. >> you played popped quiz. >> i'm not even going to set it up. you have to see it. >> let's see. >> natalie morales, my dear, who is older, dr. drew or dr. dre? >> dr. dre. >> look up, natalie. >> oh, no. >> natalie, kiddo, which was launched first, the sony playstation or the international space station. >> the international space station. >> there you go, girls. confidence. >> no, no, no. >> confidence. >> is it the international space station? >> better not spit at me. >> own version of what came first.
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>> "frazier." >> "friends." >> "frazier," so you don't get popcorn. >> he said "friends." >> there you go. >> jumped the gun. >> what was the answer? >> "frazier." >> which came first, "achy break i can break breaky heart" or "total eclipse of the heart." >> "total eclipse of the heart." february 1983. okay. what came first, ben affleck or matt damon. >> matt damon. >> in birth? >> birth. >> correct. >> that's right i'm correct. >> which one is it? >> i don't know. >> popcorn in the face. al didn't get any in his face. >> that was mature.
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sunday on nbc at 10:00/9:00 central. >> yup. >> is this popcorn stale? >> it's big, bold and savory. >> better when you eat it. >> sorry, guys. >> you have to clean it up. he's not happy. jerry. sorry, guys. popcorn in the face game. >> political campaign, natalie started it. >> it's fine. >> he'll own it. >> that'll be the whole show, starting a fashion trend. don't touch the popcorn. >> there it is. >> this is my thing. you go to vegas and see all the slot machines, right? i'm always like, who is the one -- the person who feels like, i have to get off the plane and go to the slot machine. that or the people leaving vegas is like, i have one more shot. somebody won $1 million. they were at the jackpot, slot machines there in the las vegas
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a local woman reportedly upon $733,000 tuesday. she was playing the wheel of fortune slot machine. >> which drives me -- we love pat and vanna. but you're in the airport, "wheel of fortune." it's all you hear at the airport. >> the funny thing, dylan dreyer told me last time she was in vegas, she was on her way out and played the slot machine. she left with a couple hundred bucks. >> won? >> last chance to enjoy. not like playing when you get off. >> when you're leaving. >> i'm playing the slot machine every time i -- >> have you ever won? >> not at a slot machine. >> i don't play them. >> i'm terrible at blackjack, whatever. >> $25 and i'm good. >> have fun and you're out. >> i'll play the slot machines from now on. >> how much did she put in to get $1 million out?
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>> study the strategy. >> go big or go home. >> speaking of going home -- >> this story, we talked about this, i think, last year. there was a home in jersey, right? >> yup. >> called it the spooky home. apparently, the home was -- or the family in the home, i should say, stalked by an anonymous letter. the person identified themselves as the watcher. >> beautiful. >> the watcher claimed his father had been, you know, stalking the home and the family for years and now he's taken on the family business. >> wasn't there a letter in the -- >> letter in the mailbox. the house, apparently, is back on the market for $1.2 million. the current owners, married couple, have three kids and bought the home in 2014 when we did the story. they refused to move in because of s the eerie letters. they sued the family who lived
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because they said, you should have disclosed it. it should have been a part of the sale of the home. the couple claims one of the letters said, do you need to fill the house with young blood? once i know their names, i'll call to them and draw them to me. >> they're going to lose money on the house. >> well, that i have already -- they bought it for $1.4 million. they're only taking off $200,000 which, i mean -- >> the legal fees they've had to incur and sue that family. >> when you sue someone, you say, if i win, you'll pay my we don't know if they have a case at this point. the question is, would you buy the house? six bedroom, three and a half bathrooms bathrooms. 25 miles west of new york city. would you buy the house? >> worth so much more than -- >> would you buy it? >> i have popcorn on my head, but i'd buy the place, sure.
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up. >> i'd socially send the watcher messages. you leave an envelope. hey, man, "american grit" is on. you're the watching. are you watching? >> best plug flipped in i've ever seen on the program. >> ah-ha! >> big, bold and savory. >> you still have residue -- >> you touched it. >> you slipped that one in. just like on a banana peel. >> i'm not looking for a house in jersey, but i would try to flip it and make it something like that. >> you'd go in as a businessman. >> if you had kids though, would you move in? >> i don't know. >> i don't think we've ever been able to -- police looked into it. i don't think they found out who this watchman is. >> they don't know if it's a hoax or real. they don't know. >> freaky. >> creepy, right? >> i would never. >> you did bring up this banana peel challenge. have you heard about it? the new internet sensation for the teenagers out there looking to do things that parents should
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>> don't try it at home unless you're on carpet. >> slipping on a banana peel. are they really? it's the banana peel challenge. you see the teenagers testing it out. i've been told that john -- >> bananas are slippery. >> john wants to try it. >> i do. >> we do not condone this. >>se all right. >> why are we showing it? >> i've lost. my plan was to peel the bananas and have the banana be fun, and i lost my own challenge. >> i'd glad you didn't demo it. if you fell, it would cause a seismic event here. >> that's one of the things, cover your arm in fire ants challenge. >> the other one, kids were getting sick with the cinnamon challenge. >> can't
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chilly feel throughout the day. winds pick up to 40, high of 54. cold tonight, wind subsides. 20 in some of the suburbs. chilly start to the day tomorrow. plenty of sunshine. nice rebound into the upper 50s. near 70 by thursday. sutn gives way to clouds. rain thursday night, into friday. thunderstorm upper 60s, then chillier but friday through the weekend. >> that's your local weather. up next, natalie and i discover a new world on the great white way. "aladdin "a this is a vanilla bean. i see vanilla specks. a little crushed vanilla bean. twenty hundred vanilla specks. breyers has fresh cream, sugar and milk. breyers natural vanilla. milk and fresh cream... and only sustainably farmed vanilla. here's my ice cream dance. ever spin on your head?
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to mark the occasion, al and i received not three wishes but an invite to take center stage. he is updating right now. here's how it went. >> here we go! >> reporter: eight times a week, the disney musical "aladdin" comes to life on broadway. >> before natalie and i hit center stage, goit i got a backstage tour from james monroe. >> we have 150 light effects, 84 special effects in the show. all of our swords are real. >> man, if you get in a fight with somebody -- >> oh, no. we're all friends here. >> i was going to say. >> this is the one thing i'm jealous of. aladdin gets to sit in this seat. i'm out there sweating, and he rides in this. all these fabrics come from all over the world. >> the costumes are a melting pot of cultures. >> these are the pants the men wear in "friend like me."
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this, to me, is broadway. >> they designed this special number for al. >> is this my microphone? >> it is. >> just like the bob barker microphone. >> tell them what they've won. >> exactly. >> finger, shimmy, down and up, yes! friend like me >> yes. >> reporter: next was my turn. i had the fancier foot work. >> careful now. >> reporter: maybe it would help if i looked the part. >> i'm ready. i've got to nail it. you only get one shot on broadway. >> reporter: we each got words of wisdom from our teachers. >> what do you have to do, al? just be you. >> yes. >> you know you can do it. it's all we have to think about,
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>> you've done it now. >> bam. it's a whole new world >> i'm nervous. perfect. >> rub the lamp. what's your wish? >> i get all my steps right. >> i wish i don't blow my line. >> we wish nobody throws tomatoes at us. never had a friend like me >> come? >> morales. >> i'm freaking out. >> look at you. >> reporter: we couldn't back out now. >> al, it's filling up. >> it is. >> it was show time. >> our announcer, mr. al roker. >> thank you, genie. what's behind curtain number one? >> brand-new washer and drier. >> turn all your laundry into 1,001 arabian whites. curtain two? >> the only ganache you needed to know. >> now curtain three.
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>> you and king tut have something in tooting common. you ain't never had a friend like never had a friend like me wasn't he wonderful? genie! [ applause ] never, had a, friend like me [ applause ] >> reporter: three words to describe it. >> shining, shimmering, splendid. >> do you know what it means to have your names on top? it's always you. no understudy for al roker and natalie morales. >> it was a magical night. i was a little left shark in my steps. >> what did your son say?
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mom. >> you did great. >> special thanks to "aladdin." the whole cast and crew, they signed for us. so sweet. al, by the way, was updating for the west coast and couldn't share in this magical moment right now. >> wonderful experience. >> we had a great time. >> did he keep the suit? >> i don't think so. i think they'll repurpose that. he looked charming. coming up next, we were talking about it this morning. a navy seal commander is now commanding attention. he teamed up with john cena in their new reality show challenging some of the country's toughest men and women. one can of bush's beans. well this a predicament. homestyle sounds good. but country style, not without it's charms. brown sugar hickory. who says no to hickory? single-serve vegetarian? sure! there are no rules here. no rules on aisle four! with 17 delicious flavors
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and your family on your spring break. tamron's tuesday trend, the carry on items i'm obsessed with. natalie and john? >> we're coming. talking officer and a gentleman, right? >> we are. rorke denver is here, telling us about his role in the reality show host bid y me. y, you forgot the milk! that's lactaid. right. 100% real milk, just without the lactose. so you can drink all you want... ...with no discomfort? exactly. here, try some... mmm, it is real milk. see? delicious. hoof bump! oh. right here girl, boom lactaid . 100% real milk. no discomfort and for a creamy and delicious
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live, this is news 4 new york now. >> good morning, a live look at the brooklyn bridge. it is 44 degrees outside, 9:27 on this tuesday, march 29th. i'm kerry barrett. an investigation to an early morning house fire in queens. this fire badly damaged two homes and three garages in east elmhurst. six firefighters were treated for minor injuries. told the fire may have started in one of the garages, where there were some auto repairs
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taking a check of weather, today sunny with a high of 54. wind advisory in effect until noon in most of the area. tonight cold in the city, 20s in some suburbs. tomorrow bright and sunny, 59 is the high. thursday increasing clouds, high of 70 degrees, chance for evening showers. coming up on the "today" show, meet elvis duran's artist of the month. see you in 30 minutes. it's the little moments that make the biggest waves. kalahari resorts & conventions the world's coolest indoor waterparks. for the spring break adventure
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taking a look add the headlines. federal government is dropping its case against apple after previously ordering the company to help access to phone -- the iphone of san b rdsyed farook. the justice department now says it has successfully gained access to that iphone. investigators had gotten a court order that compelled apple to write new software to disable password protection. now it is no longer needed. campbell's soup will stop using a chemical in his canned producted by the middle of next year.
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the commonly used chemical known as bpa, raising the risk of cancer, brain damage and hormonal problems. the drug administration maintains bpa is safe at the current levels used in food. researchers say they've taken a significant step toward developing a simple blood test for concussions which can be hard to detect. they took system amples from hundreds of patients at a hospital treated for concussions as well as non-head injury cases. in the head injury cases, two proteins had leaked into the blood. one protein was still detectable up to a week after the concussion. erupting volcano prompted the cancellation of dozens of flights in alaska seems to be settling down. the eruption from the volcano declined significantly overnight. it erupted and an ash cloud stretched more than 400 miles.
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airlines cancelled 41 flights because of the ash. let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> let's show you what we got going on. this storm system is making its way out of the west, bringing snow across the rockies, moving into the plains. as it does, we're going to be looking at strong storms firing up tomorrow from kansas city, houston, new orleans. in fact, we're talking about the risk of severe weather from des moines, omaha, oklahoma city, alexandria, down to west of new orleans. we're talking 30 million folks at risk. isolated tornadoes. the risk will continue on thursday from alexandria, new orleans, to the panhandle of florida. 12 million folks at risk. can't rule out after isolated tornado. heavy downpours and wind out of this thing. the rainfall amounts, anywhere from 3 to 4 inches of rain from new orleans into atlanta. some folks could see rainfall amounts up to 4 to 6 inches. that's what's going on around
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the wind advisory continues in the city, northeast new jersey until noon today. still gusts possibly, 40 to 50 miles an hour. be careful throughout the day, the wind will only subside by tonight. 54 the expected high. bright and sunny throughout the day. clear, cold tonight, less wind. 34 in the city, 20s in the suburbs. tomorrow sunshine in the upper 50s. 70 thursday, clearing and colder by the weekend. >> that is your latest weather. tamron? >> thanks, buddy. a navy seal commander and best-selling author rorke denver has run every phase of training for the u.s. navy seals and has led special forces missions in the middle east and latin america. >> now he's running a different show. fox's "american grit," featuring 16 of the country's toughest men and women. competing in a variety of military grade and
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rorke is a mentor on the show, hosted by our good friend, john cena. >> pleasure to have you here, man. >> so proud of you. keep kills it. >> like a statue. never waivers. >> how heavy is your bag? >> don't address this clown. >> don't do the head games. >> keep it up, jim. >> jim, starting to tire many. >> i ain't going anywhere. >> it's burning. >> it's not burning at all. >> not me, them. >> oh! freaky. commander rorke, good morning. how are you? >> good morning. >> this show has been called one ofth the most intense competition challenges out there. was that the goal going into production? or was it sort of inherent? >> it was the goal to have military-theme and had inspired challenges that would put civilians through some of what we've experienced in our military training. >> you are a mentor on the show, and i got the best seat in the house. i could sit back and watch you
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your new book, "worth dying for," it's loom almost like you take the mentoring role, as well. comes out april 5th. >> in a week. >> it seems you use the same philosophy to send your message in the show as well as the book. explain about the book. >> "worth dying for" is hopefully a thinking ware your ing in g warrior's perspective on a decade of combat and what lessons can we bring back to the from the battlefield and help folks move forward. >> you use the same philosophy in your mentor position on "american grit," where you picked your team, and helping them function as a unit. first time leading normal civilians. >> leading seals, you have a focused and driven group of folks that require different levels of motivation, making it really fun. >> what was your biggest challenge? >> figuring out how to lead people differently.
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very different set of leadership and guidance and mentorship from i had to balance that. >> what was your biggest reward? >> seeing them buy into each other and take care of one another. i felt if they worked together as a team and took care of one what they would be. they delivered. >> april 14th, when people watch "american grit" on fox, what do this? >> what has made in country great is toughness. what makes our military great is not the tactics and the training and the things we use on the battlefield technically. it's the grit, the toughness we bring to the fight. if we can import that or give that to the rest of the folks, it's going to be time well spent. >> speaking of grit, ladies, we have a course for you. make your way to the starting line. >> we didn't have time to change from our clothes. we put on sneakers. >> what are the obstacles?
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high knew through the tires, army crawl on the matts. >> what's the army crawl? >> i'll do it. >> watch the shoulder, john. you're injured. >> use your knees? >> you are going to walk along the highly suspended balance beam. final task will be a bean bag toss in the cornhole target. >> what does that teach us about army grit? >> focus. >> you can claim the prize. >> ready? >> who calls it? >> go! >> good luck. >> now the bean bag toss. who will be the first -- oh! >> still in it. high knees. >> america! >> tamron hall. cleaning?
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thank you, rorke. great show, john. >> we are america. >> there it is. >> usa! tamron has her travel tips. >> from that to beauty, really? >> go for it. >> grit to first class. thank you. we love the show, john cena.
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it's time for the latest in swallment of tamron's tuesday trend. i've been traveling a lot ate lately on the road covering the campaign. maybe you're getting ready for spring break or summer break later. we called in our buddy, lifestyle expert and founder of lady and the blog, to help us explore some of the latest and greatest things to make our travel much easier. good morning. good to see you. >> thank you for having me. >> you put together items for us, as i mentioned. been on the road a lot and there is nothing worse than trying to stuff everything. if i had a kid, i'd pit the kid on top of the suitcase and try to close it. let's start with the clothing. beauty, as well. >> some of the tools i like to bring along are a mini steamer because i tend to travel with a lot of delegate s >> right. >> mini flat iron.
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>> steamer, do we need to pack one when most hotels have an iron? >> i don't like -- even the sound, the screeching sound of me opening the table board. i can handle my silks and everything. i don't have an iron in my house. i only use steamers. that works for me. >> the flat iron here, which this one is awesome, you looked and explored travel irons. i'm testing out one lately. wet'll talk about it later. it with you. >> amazing. >> size matters. pack this? >> comes with the top, to keep it -- for the heat. >> good to go. >> put it to the side. i keep my clothing neutral. if i need to rewear -wear the shirt, no one can tell you have the black shirt on twice. >> i swear by this. we were away for 14 days
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i only took neutral clothes. >> i do this a was el. s well. >> wore them over and over. >> use delicates containers to keep them separate. i love makeup sticks. foundation, lip, cheek and eye makeup. if you're a powder girl, bring it along. i suggest two cotton rounds for added protection. if it breaks, don't worry about it getting over your stuff. here's a representation of all the products i use in my house. what i like to do when i travel is i buy everything i need again. i keep it in a compartment, travel compartment, and they travel with me. this is from wish beauty. so great. it has suction cups, place for your brushes, a mirror that lights up.
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was on the campaign trail. i got into a conversation with another woman who travels. we were commiserating over the bad light in every hotel you stay in. this mirror, because i do my own makeup, saved me. i love this. >> i love this. if you don't want to rebuy everything you own, stowaway cosmetics have kits on their site. it's a full face. choose your color and you can purchase the kit. >> real quick, the last thing. >> celebrities like lady gaga and chrissy teigen do face masks when traveling. no water needed for your makeup remover for nails or face. >> okay. >> if you want a microdermabrasion, use this. >> sadly, we're out of time. the plane is delayed. we havish shoo e ish sues.
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we've all had moments where yes thought we had the next big thing. >> new series on oxygen called "quit your day job," following entrepreneurs working with investors to get the ideas. randi zuckerberg is one of the private investors. good to see you. >> i'm excited for our show. >> you have these investors on the show. unlike other shows, you don't fight? >> that's right. we're all strong minded but we have to agree to invest unanimously. all in or all out. >> elevator pitch is very big. >> it is. >> we have an elevator here. what's crucial in an elevator pitch? >> first, you can fit one or two points in. i don't want someone all over the place. i want data. i want stats. i don't want emotions. like i'm working really hard. i deserve this. i want real stats.
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me on both their industry and on them. >> in fact, squeezing in for an elevator pitch. >> i'm? >> you're the founder of lime green skin care. you have 15 seconds, go. >> hi, i'm the founder of lawn green. with one of our all natural, multi-use skin care products you can shampoo and moisturize hair, gently wash your face and body. men, women, whole family uses it. can we schedule a time to demo our full line of products? >> that's great. a few things i liked ability that. -- about that. you got into it and asked for a follow up. one thing i would have loved to include, where i can find you on social media for more information. >> okay. >> maybe one tidbit about why you. you sold me on the skin care. why you as an entrepreneur? we have one other entrepreneur. great job.
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>> let's bring in the next one. >> delicious. >> popsicles here. >> real tight elevator. >> 15 seconds. >> let me introduce you to all natural pops low sugar, big flavor. at most, 50 calories. less sugar than an apple and contains nutrients. lick to live well. >> love the title. >> one thing that was great, you showed me how it differentiated from other products on the mark etc. this is a crowded market. i would have loved for you to talk about how we can follow up with you if we wanted more information. >> he had time. >> could have included that. >> this is great. can i have one? >> please. >> very tasty. >> cheers. >> usually i avoid people in elevators. >> can't now. randi, thank you so much. to our entrepreneurs, "quit your
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we want to thank mr. s cena. >> big, bold and savory. >> look who is your fill-? >> already on the glass. >> we have tony robbins. elvis duran has a singer. >> keep going. >> other thingious s you don't have to worry about. >> i don't have to participate. we don't have any notes. >> all right. all coming up after your local news.
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live, this is news 4 new york now. >> good morning, a live look at the new jersey turnpike new newark liberty airport. it is 44 degrees outside, 9:57 on this tuesday, march 29th. a long awaited bus station finally opening today.
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will have 14 bus platforms, expected to serve about 1,600 passengers every day. the station is opening ten months later than planned, but the project came in under budget. a plan to raise tuition at state colleges and universities would raise tuition at universities by 5% to a little more than $10,000. tuition at connecticut's community colleges would go up to 3.5% to a little more than $4,100. mostly sunny, high of 54. tomorrow 59 is the high. thursday increasing clouds, high of 70 degrees and chance for evening showers. friday thunderstorms are possible. 69 is the high. coming up on the "today" show, from dusting your book shelves, to wiping down your coffee table.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> oh, yes. it is booze day tuesday, march the 29th. that only means one thing. isn't. >> i'm so excited. >> just for a second before we start, don't you feel a little teeny bit liberated? >> i feel liberated but i feel

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