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good morning. playing nice. >> i cannot believe how civil it's been up here. >> the republican for spresiden hopefuls abandon nasty insults and stick to the issues at last night's debate. while donald trump addresses accusations of growing violence at his campaign events. is he doing enough to discourage it? states of emergency. rescues in the south as the death toll rises from the flooding. rivers swelling to all-time highs. no relief in sight. final farewell. nancy reagan's funeral being held in california today. the former first lady
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remembered by friends from washington to hollywood, as she's laid to rest next to her beloved husband. o canada. a star-studded affair at the white house honoring the canadian prime minister. the most talked about guests, the first daughters, malia and sasha, making their state dinner debut. friday, march 11th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> i'm matt lauer with tamron hall filling in for savannah. do you like basketball? >> i love it. and i love the plaza. this is a great crowd today. >> got the tournament over in brooklyn and the big east tournament at madison square garden. they came to play, literally and
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show. let's start this friday morning with the presidential race and the surprising display of civility at the republican's final debate before next tuesday's high stakes primaries. it was a striking turn around from their 11 previous clashes. we have complete coverage, including a new controversy for donald trump. let start with nbc national correspondent peter alexander. good morning. >> hey, matt and tamron, good morning. it was a kinder, gentler gop on display last night, and may have been the last opportunity for most marco rubio and john kasich. big week ace hes ahead in their states. no lying ted or little marco. >> reporter: for the republicans, the 12th time is the charm. >> i cannot believe how civil it's been up here. >> reporter: finally, a substantive battle over immigration, trade and foreign policy. following his controversial comment that islam hates the west, donald
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all muslims. >> i mean a lot of them. i mean a lot of them. i don't want to be politically correct. i like to solve problems. we have a serious, serious problem. >> reporter: his challengers looking to capitalize. >> i'm not interested in being politically correct, but being correct. looking at the challenging we face, we have to work together with muslims who are not radicals. >> the answer is not simply to yell, china, bad, muslims, bad. you have to understand the nature of the threats we're facing. >> reporter: donald striking a conciliatory tone. >> we're all in this together. i think i'll have the delegates. >> reporter: even writing off kasich and rubio's chances. >> there are two of us that can, and there are two that can't. >> we have beaten donald in eight separate states. >> i listen and watch television wh
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he said, i'm the only one that beat donald in contests but i beat him in 13. he never mentions that. >> let's not get ahead of ourselves. >> reporter: try telling that to trump. >> i beat hillary in many polls that have been taken, and each week, i get better and better. believe me, i haven't even started on her yet. >> reporter: but that's not really true. clinton has beaten trump head to head in all but three polls since last november. cruz squeezing in a last shot. >> incredible nation we have that the son of a bartender, mailman, dishwasher and a successful businessman can all stand on this stage. >> donald trump is expected to pick up another endorsement today. the former presidential candidate ben carson will back the billionaire, describing him as authentic and an outsider. >> peter alexander, thank you. another issue b
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the debate, the violence we've seen at donald trump's recent campaign events, including this one in north carolina, where a man sucker punched a protester. nbc's hallie jackson has that part of the story. good morning. >> good morning to you. this morning, donald trump is on defense. not just about his rallies, but about accusations his campaign manager roughed up a reporter. overnight, trump is standing by his top aide with concerns growing about the tone of his campaign events. >> reporter: it's this shot caught on camera that has donald trump facing new fire. you can see the supporter, the 78-year-old mcgraw, sucker punches a protester at a rally, saying -- >> he deserved it. the next time we see him, we might have to kill him. >> reporter: mcgraw later arrested for assault. the protester, 26-year-old jones. >> as soon as i turned, he hit me dead in the eye. >> reporter: trump addressed the issue head on in last night's
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jake. >> reporter: trump's campaign telling nbc news, we are not involved in the incident and it takes significant measures to ensure the safety of all attendees. at the often wild rallies, trump said this -- >> you know what would happen at prior rallies like this? taken out on a stretcher. we have protesters that are bad dudes. they've done bad things. they are swinging. they are really dangerous. >> reporter: now, new questions about what happened between a reporter for conservative website and crump's campaign manager, accused of grabbi inbir arm. audio witnessed by a "washington post" reporter. >> you
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>> holly [ bleep ]. >> reporter: tweeting a picture of her bruises telling abc news -- >> it's hurtful. nobody wants to be touch and had violated like that. >> reporter: trump standing behind his campaign manager. >> i have secret service all over, cameras all over, nobody saw it happened and nobody complained. i know this guy, and he's a fantastic guy. >> reporter: questioning the reporter's account. >> i wasn't involved but the secret service was surrounding everybody and they said nothing happened. perhaps she made the story up. i think that's what happened. >> new this morning, trump's campaign manager, is again accusing fields of making it all up. in a tweet, calling her delusional and claiming not only has he never touched her, he's never even met her. matt and tamron? >> hallie, thank you. chuck todd is nbc's political director and moderator of "meet the press." he's in ohio ahead of tuy'
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>> good morning. >> i want to talk about the alleged altercation in a second, but let's start with last night's debate. a week or so ago, there was a republican debate that looked like wrestle mania. last night looked like woodstock. who benefitted most from the civil tone? >> well, what happened was if you looked at our polling and everybody else's polling in that week, marco rubio's personal ratings took a nosedive. ted cruz saw his ratings go down. donald trump was even hurt by this. individually, and the only guy that benefitted in the last week had been john kasich. individually, i understood why marco rubio laid off. why ted cruz laid off. obviously, this worked for kasich. matt, i have to say, i have stunned because this race, donald trump is four days away from putting this race away. to see cruz and rubio just sort of take a pass -- again, i get what kasich is doing. it's been working for him. but the other two, while i understand they didn't want to go in the er
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overcorrected here. >> rubio, they say this is his last stand before florida's primary. did he do anything, in your opinion, that would help hurt his fortunes around? >> i don't know. i question whether any of the debates are going to have any impact on trump. it's not about him. i think marco rubio did fine. it was whether -- did anything happen with trump where he would come down? that's what rubio has to do. he has a lot of ground to make up. it's not just him getting to 35. he has to bring trump down. that's what i didn't see last night. i didn't see anything that trump did that made him come back to the pack. >> this issue of violence at some of the trump's rallies, the protester being punched, the alleged altercation between trump's campaign manager and this reporter, you know, did trump say what he had to say when asked about it? isn't the only answer, chuck, i will not tolerate any
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at my events? >> not only is that the only answer, he needs to tak it to another level. remember what john mccain did toward the end of the '08 campaign? the mccain-palin rallies were exciting, rowdy and a little over the line, a little on edge? mccain stepped up and calmed it down himself. the candidate himself, donald trump at these events, needs to not talk about punching people in the face, singling out the media the way he does. >> needs to set the tone. >> creating this hostile atmosphere. it is on him to calm things down. he can't -- he's not responsible for how people act. i understand that. but he can set a different tone. he's going to have to have a moment where he does that, like john mccain did. it helped mccain. i think it would politically help trump if he did it. that's the irony. it would be in his political best interest to do this, not just in the safety of people that are there. >> chuck todd out in ohio, good luck and have a good
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now to the relentless rain that soaked parts of the south this week, causing deaths and leading to widespread evacuations and even more rain is on the way. we'll get to dylan in a moment, but first, janet shamlian. >> the sheriff and national guard staged outside of a flooded neighborhood. this community reeling after three days of drenching rain. what officials are calling historic flooding. >> reporter: the rescues don't stop. life-threatening conditions everywhere, from memphis to mississippi. for residents of this floo flood-ravaged region, it's likely to be days before they're allowed back to see how much damage was done. >> last time, it was two weeks. probably going to be longer than two weeks this time. >> reporter: some decided to ride it out andow
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danger. >> the water came so quick. you don't -- people don't understand that. i've learned a lesson. >> reporter: this is the work of the national guard. they're doing wellness checks in the gooded neighborhoods to make sure people who decided to stay are safe. national guard truck rs ts are only way out in louisiana. each time a truck rolled through, stranded residents begged for a ride out. >> you have to wait a little longer, okay? >> reporter: you can drive for miles and it all looks like this. >> devastating. it's devastating. nothing you can do. keep going. >> reporter: tens of millions lost. >> i have two refrigerators floating around the kitchen. >> reporter: and possessions for which there is no price tag. >> it's my grandfather's bible, my mother's father's bible. it means a lot to me. >> with the water reseeding in some neighborhoods, residen
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stock of what they can salvage. some cases, it's not very much. back to you. >> your heart goes out to these families. janet, thank you so much. >> dylan is in for al. what can the folks expect? >> unfortunately, more rain. there's going to be more like 12 inches coming. there are several rivers at major flood stage. the most ever had was 78 feet of water and is now at 53 feet of water. we are breaking records, as far as river levels are concerned. naturally, we have flood watches and flash flood warnings in effect in red. that's where we're seeing the significant flooding. with additional rainfall and for the time it takes all the water to stream into the rivers, we are going to see delayed flooding, even when the rain stops. as we go through today, the rain will start to push east, we'll get a bit of a
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streak in from the gulf of mexico. some of the pockets of rain could produce heavier downpours. even though we'll lose the threat of torrential rain for long periods of time, heavier downpours could be exacerbate the problem. the bulls eye will be near new orleans, along the coast of alabama and mississippi where we could end up with 10 to 12 inches of rain. >> thank you. on to former first lady nancy reagan. she'll be laid to rest in california today. among the invited dignitaries who will attend, at least one relative of every u.s. president since john f. kennedy. natalie is at the reagan presidential library in simi valley. good morning. >> good morning to you. the service is going to begin in a few hours. it has been meticulously planned for years by nancy reagan herself. it'll include classic hymns, readings from the bible and reflections from some of those
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>> reporter: about 10,000,000 v guests will be on hand. most selected by the first lady herself. eulogies will be delivered by former chief of staff james baker and tom brokaw, a close friend. her children will speak, as well. davis opened up about their complicated relationship and says she plans to speak about it honestly during the service. >> i have poignant memories in there that were loving. i do acknowledge that we had a challenging and sometimes contentious relationship, because it would be foolish not to acknowledge that. >> reporter: form er canadian prime minister will read a letter from the president to mrs. reagan. other political figures include former presidents george w. bush and jimmy carter, and first ladies michelle obama, laura bush and rosalyn carter. hillarcl
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attend, but in her role as former first lady, not current presidential candidate. every detail of the service, says her daughter, planned by nancy reagan herself. from the flowers and the music to her final resting place. >> my mother would always -- when she came up here on the anniversary of my father's death, she'd said, now, what side am i going to be on? every time. >> now, as we've reported, president obama will not be attending. the first lady representing the white house instead. while some criticized that decision, it's not, in fact, that unusual. when he was in office himself, president reagan did not attend the funeral of truman. and there's no real formal protocol when it comes to first ladies' funerals. tamron and matt? >> natalie, thank you very much. we should mention, lester holt will anchor live coverage of the funeral on many of the nbc
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eastern time. also this morning, new numbers on the zika virus. nearly 200 cases have been reported in the u.s., all of which are traced to travel abroad. the threat has alarmed health officials, who are asking congress to provide nearly $2 billion to fight the virus in latin america and help prevent it from spreading. some of that money would go to puerto rico, where the head of the cdc fears we could see hundreds of thousands of cases by the end of the year. capitol hill republicans are reluctant to grant the request, suggesting the use of the leftover funds for the ebola virus. canada's new prime minister justin trudeau honored at the first state dinner for a canadian leader in 20 years. it was the first to be attended by president obama's daughters. ron allen is at the white house for us. ron, they were the buzz of social media. >> indeed, tamron. dreamy is a word often heard to describe justin trudeau,
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political rock star. even president obama seemed to take notice saying, it's been a long time since so many americans have been so excited to see a leader from north of the border. >> reporter: a glamorous evening. the president, the prime minister and their first ladies lighting up the white house. >> to the great alliance between the united states and canada. ♪ say what you want to say >> reporter: the young family stunned canada, with his victory last fall. former known as a boxer and drama teacher before politics. family business, his dad, one of the nation's most famous leaders. also honored in his day at the white house. now, they seem lost in a political bromance. i wish someone would look at me the way that trudeau looks at obama. trubama hashtag
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the anti-trump, inviting americans who say they'll flee if trump wins to come to canada. >> it's lovely, all times of the year. >> reporter: this was a night to put politics aside. on the guest list, famous canadians. michael j. fox, mike meyers, ryan reynolds with wife blake lively. celebrating two leaders, seeing a lot of themselves in each other. >> may the special connection between our two countries continue to flourish in the years to come and may my gray hair come in at a much slower rate than yours has. >> mr. trudeau, the son of a former prime minister, also paid tribute to special guests. first daughters sasha, now 14, and malia, 17 and heading off to college soon. trudeau praised their strength and grace, growing up in the constant glare of the public spotlight. >> thank you very much, ron. you have three kids.
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and now they're young women overnight. how do you handle that? >> after a weekend sometimes. yeah, it is good for them. i hope they had a good time. it was a nice event. >> beautiful. dylan? >> stillth the rain down south it's warm in the northeast. that's a look at the weather across the country. your local forecast is coming up in 30 seconds. good morning, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell mostly cloudy sky awaits you. we've had a little bit of light rain.
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are falling apart as the cold front drifts through our area. the front should be through by 8:00 this morning. thereafter skies will clear out just a bit. we'll start out cloudy temperatures in the 50s and 60s. turn breezy with the increase of the sunshine. temperatures back into the mi >> that's your latest forecast. >> thank you very much. coming up, security lines at airports across the country, longer than ever. can anything be done to fix the problem heading into spring break and the busy summer travel season? and a controversy tied to the sat. why your family could be charged more for online prep courses because of where you live, even your race. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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7:26 is your time on this friday march 11th, 2016. good morning i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. in the news this morning we have breaking news in fairfax county. police are in lorton trying to figure out how a man died this morning in what they believe is his own home. they found himself with trauma wounds to the upper part of his body. he died at the hospital. officers think someone else in that home at the time of the man's death. but they're not saying who the person was. let's check in with melissa mollet on your first 4 traffic. >> good morning, so right now inbound massachusetts avenue at observatory circle police activity blocking all lines. trying toig
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we're making calls on that. you can see we're slow here in our normal spots. no major other worries at this point. you can see top of the beltway is a little bit slow. southbound 270 typically slow. looking better bottom of the beltway they we were before. >> thank you. >> we'll check yourorecast fw
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good morning, everybody. skies are very cloudy here this morning. we've seen a little bit of light rain over the last couple of hours. these are showers are drying up and falling apart as they come southbound. i couldn't rule out a sprinkle or two over the next 60 to 90 minutes. a lot of clouds and a few sprinkles for the next hours. lunchtime, turning breezy. temperatures will stay in the 60s today through the day light hours. fall into the 50s for this evening. back into the mid40s for tomorrow morning. clouds increasing tomorrow. r
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7:30 now on a friday morning. it's the 11th day of march, 2016. yeah, that's the rolling spring break, continuing out on the plaza. throwi ining in a few basketbal fans from the tournaments being held in new york, and you have a nice day in new york city. by the way, the only thing standing between us and a great concert from coldplay is a weeke weekend. because on monday, they will be here to perform some of their biggest hits live on the plaza. we are expecting another huge crowd. >> add to the cool factor, if you're coldplay's number one fan, we want to hear from you. share a photo and a message for the band using the #coldplay today. your tweet may be featured during the concert. it's kind of like, you are
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>> exactly right. >> like a roadie. republicans running for president had a showdown in miami unlike the rest last night. focused more on policy than personal attacks, and a call for unity from front runner donald trump. >> we're all in this together. we're going to come up with solution. we'll find the answers to things. so far, i cannot believe how civil it's been up here. >> trump said he only sees himself and ted cruz as having a chance of securing the nomination at this point. he's confident it will be him. the funeral for nancy reagan will be held at her late husband's presidential library in california today. 1,000 invited guests are said to attend, including current first lady michelle obama, former president george w. bush and his wife laura. lester holt
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stations. health official s are out with new numbers on the zika virus in the u.s. 200 cases all traced to travel aboard. the cdc is raising concerns about the situation in puerto rico, fearing there could be hundreds of thousands of infections there by the end of the year. if you're planning a spring break trip in the coming weeks, be warned. tsa checkpoints are maxed out across the country. lines are long, tempers flaring. tom kcostello covers aviation ad is at reagan national airport. tom, people want to know, what's the problem here? >> things are moving well at reagan, but nationwide, we've seen an increase in the number of travelers. the tsa admits it simply doesn't have enough screeners to get everybody through checkpoints in a timely manner. now, the tsa chief is under pressure to fix it and fix it fast. >> reporter: just in time for spring break, bottlenecks,
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checkpoints nationwide. from atlanta -- >> at the end of the day, too many people going through too small of channels. >> reporter: -- to chicago. >> they could open more lines or have more staff available. >> reporter: at newark airport, the lines so long, passengers posted photos and complaints on social media. to here and minneapolis, where it can take up to an hour to get through the redesigned tsa checkpoint. without enough screening officers, passengers are missing their flights. the man who runs it is fed up. >> if you have children or older folks traveling, come to the airport two to two and a half hours early. >> reporter: what's the problem? more passengers. the volume is up 7% over last year. more carry-on bags are slowing checkpoints. as the agency works on spots weapons after failing audits. 2600 guns
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staffing level in five years. >> we're doing our job as effectively as we can. i'd ask them to have patience with that. this is a much more challenging threat environment than it was a year ago. >> reporter: minnesota senator says it's not good enough. >> none of that is an excuse for not having enough tsa screeners at our airport, especially when we've worked so hard to get the budget money that they asked for. >> reporter: the tsa says it's putting more officers on overtime and staffing up. raining 192 officers each week and hoping to be ready for the summer travel season. the advice for spring break, get to the airport early. >> really early, two to two and a half early. by the way, you can always join tsa precheck, and that'll help speed you through the process. some airports like kansas city and san francisco opted out of using tsa. they have private screening forces to move things along. however, they must
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protocols and procedures. back to you. >> thank you. how many times do you go to the airport and hold your breath as you're walking around the corner to see what security looks like? >> are you a person that gets there early? i play it close. >> i do, too. the pre-check line is even longer than the regular line. >> you're there early, three, four hours? >> no, no, i don't like to spend a lot of time at the airport. let's get let's get a check weather. it's going to stay warm through the weekend. we're looking at above average highs from the northern plains to the northeast down south. we won't be in the 70s and 80s in the northeast. we'll take some 60s in new york city on today it's going to be 63 on saturday also 63. sunday 61. raleigh have another day in the 80s and in the 60s for saturday. down to tallahassee temperatures in the lower 80s. bismarck weekend you're looking at temperatures in the lower
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chicago upper 50s. memphis in the mid to upper 70s. monday we're looking at highs to be about 15-25 degrees above average. not as warm as it has been. washington, d.c. should make it up to 65 on monday. we're focused on the area of low pressure producing heavy pockets of rain near new orleans on the coast of mississippi and alabama. we have a big storm system making its way into the pacific northwest. that could produce a lot of rain and mountain snow. that's a look at the weather across the country. good morning i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. a little cold front drifting by. wringing out one or two lonesome raindrops this morning. we will not be 80 this afternoon. we're in the 50s and 60s. we'll stay in the 60s for highs today. still well above average but not quite as warm as it has been. cloudy skies here this morning. clearing out, turning breezy. temperatures staying in the 60s for the afternoon. here's a peek
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installment of our series, "under covered." you pick the stories you think need more attention. >> new version of the sat was rolled out this month, aiming to better reflect what kids learn in school. many students are preparing for that test online. before you pay, nbc news investigator correspondent ronan farrow has a story you're going to want to see. good morning. >> good to see you. that's right. we know families all over the country spend a lot of money prepping their kids for the sats. but are all families getting charged the same price? in so many industries now, companies use technology to decide who you are and what you should be paying. turns out, test prep is no different. in this digital age, the price of education can be anything but equal. >> reporter: 16-year-old brittany of flushing, queens, and triplets from pennsylvania are among the 2.5 million high school students getting ready to take the
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today, they're checking prices on princeton's tutor package. you can work with a person or onli online. >> up to $6,600. >> reporter: that's per person. >> would you assume that that's the price everyone would get? >> yeah. >> reporter: when brittany types in her zip code, she's offered a different price. >> wow. $8,000. >> reporter: $8400, 22% more than the $6600 she'd pay in the other zip code. >> getting charged a different price depending on where you live, is that fair? >> no, it's not fair. you're buying the same product. we shouldn't be charging more just because of location. >> reporter: it was actually a group of students at harvard who stumbled on the price differences. >> we thought, this is weird. >> reporter: here's what they found. darker shades are higher
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some of the prices seem, well, inexplicable. welcome to albin, wyoming. population, 181. residents have to pay more for online princeton review tutoring than people in dallas, seattle and phoenix. you can get a coke here for 50 cents. a lot of shuttered shops. a lot of abandoned places. >> maybe they feel like they have suckers, you know. captive audience, kind of, and there's no other place to go for it, except online. they can charge more. >> do you think it's fair? >> probably not, but what in life is fair? >> reporter: an investigation by pro publica showed the pricing could have troubling effects. >> we analyzed the zip codes to find out who is getting the higher prices. asians got the higher prie eer . even in rural, lower income areas. >> reporter: asians are almost twice as likelyo
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higher price. >> kpecompanies need to think o the ethical outcomes of their situations. >> reporter: kate walker says it takes into account the cost of tutors, which can be higher in some big cities. >> we're only looking at geographic areas. it's the determinant of the price. >> you're saying the fact that asians are more likely to pay more is a coincidence? >> i know someone who lives in one of our higher priced geographic zones will receive a higher price. >> if you pick an asian family at random from anywhere in this country, they're almost twice as likely to pay more. even if, as you say, it's unintentional, are you personally comfortable with that unintentional effect of your pricing system? >> i'm comfortable that our pricing is reasonable and thoughtful and is working for families.
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>> it's easy for them to say it because they're not the ones paying. in the end, it's students who are greatly affected by this. >> i think it's discrimination. it's shocking. >> experts say this kind of variable pricing is now the new normal. the white house actually recently put out a report, warning when you're charging different people different prices, there's always the potential for discrimination, even if it's inadvertent. >> i bet there are a lot of people running to their computers this morning, curious at what they heard. >> you know, look, it's a tough question in a lot of areas. housing, employment, even if you have this inadvertent discrimination. >> my home state, texas, you see this one dark shade and wonder why that community. it seems random. >> ronan, thank you very much. send in the clown. what had madonna dressing like that last night? and no more theaters?
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7:56 is your time on this friday march 11th, 2016. good morning i'm eun yang. let's check your commute with melissa mollet and your first 4 traffic. >> good morning, brand-new problem inner loop at san barnabas road. this is a crash that popped up. bottom of the beltway inner loop as you're going across the wood row wilson bridge looking better than it did. a reminder, camden line we have a signal issue slowing things in both directions. you might want to try your alternate this morning. we'll take a quick break
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good morning, last little rain showers coming to a quick end. we'll stay mostly cloudy for the next couple of hours. temperatures mid 50s. it will be breezy. northwest winds 15-20. temperatures will recover back to the mid and upper 60s. dry for most of the weekend but there could be showers second half of the sunday afternoon. thank you. anther news upoda
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it's 8:00 on "today". coming up, cover girl. opera winfrey shows off her weight loss as she drops nearly 30 pounds since joining weight watches. is her investment in the company really paying off? think you can't negotiate a discount at a major retailer? think again. we show you how to save big money on big ticket items. ♪ you're the one >> reporter: our big fat today wedding. we will reveal the lucky couple saying i do live on the show. today, march 11th, 2016. ♪ what i wouldn't do to get up next to you ♪
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♪ talk to me baby ♪ dance with me baby >> good morning, tennessee and alabama. >> good morning! texas loves today. >> i'm a small town girl and a big town fan. >> tcu is wreaking havoc in the big apple! we're back now at 8:00 on a friday morning. it's march 11th, 2016. it's school spirit time in new york city. got the big east tournament and the folks behind us, those are the vcu fans, getting our crowd in the mood. they've been driving around new york in that very cool bus. let mel
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that band though, they don't only play fight songs, they were parked outside my dressing room at about 5:30 this morning. these guys can play anything. listen. ♪ >> i love bands. our thanks to vcu. good luck in all the tournaments to all the teams. >> my dress is a little wind challenged this morning. so coming up, we'd like our finalists back for the big fat today wedding, and we'll find out who will be getting married here live on "today". voting closes at 8:30 eastern time. >> few more minutes. >>
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first -- >> let's head inside to sheinelle who is in for natalie. you want me to talk? >> quite a party out there. good morning. with key primaries in delegate rich states like florida and ohio four days away. the republican candidates changed their tone during thursday night's debate. hallie jackson is in miami with a recap and what comes next. good morning. >> good morning, sheinelle. the issues at the debate included everything from trade to climate change to education. with the gop civil war taking a more civil tone. >> reporter: at the republican deba debate, substance trumping style. >> so far, i cannot believe how civil it's been up here. >> reporter: a mostly serious night focused more on policy than personality. >> the answer is not simply to yell, china, bad, muslims, bad. >> reporter: ted cruz trying to show this is now a two-man race. marco rubio hoping to prove it's
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time. his must-win florida primary just four days away. >> i'm not interested in being politically correct. i'm interested in being correct. >> reporter: rubio playing to the hometown crowd on issues like cuba. >> i don't know where cuba is going to sue us, but if it's in a court in miami, they'll lose. >> reporter: john kasich also facing a home state showdown with trump on tuesday. >> it'll be a new ball game. >> reporter: looking ahead to ohio and looking to build momentum. though he's dead last in delegates. >> math doesn't tell the whole story in politics. what's true today is not necessarily true tomorrow. >> reporter: also fighting for upset wins in ohio and florida, bernie sanders. trying to extend his michigan momentum. >> i'm getting the feeling that what we saw in michigan, we're going to see here in florida. >> reporter: hillary clinton, meanwhile, racking up some high-profile endorsements. >> our characters are on television, but the real world. >> the real world has
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>> reporter: debuting this ad from the stars of "scandal," ey get away with murder." the front runner hoping for hollywood help. >> more endorsements on the republican side. ted cruz will pick up support from former jeb bush backer and missouri congressman ann wagner. donald trump is rolling out an endorsement from a former rival. ben carson. a person close to carson saying he believes trump is authentic and an outsider. >> hallie jackson, thank you. today, hundreds will attend the funeral of former first lady nancy reagan at the presidential reagan library in simi valley. among those expected, politic n politicians and celebrities along with close friends and family of mrs. reagan. natalie is in simi valley ahead of the service. >> it's here at the ronald reagan presidential library, just a few hours away. we're expecting 1,000 people to be here toel
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influential first ladies, nancy reagan. among the dozens of dignitaries expected, we have former presidents george w. bush and jimmy carter, as well as four of america's first ladies. including michelle obama, laura bush, hillary clinton and rose ly -- rosalynn carter. all of the details were planned by nancy herself over the last couple years, from the program participants to the flowers. peonys were her favorite. to the scripture readings as well as the hymns. she'll be eulogized by her two children, and davis would like to share the poignant memories and funny stories of what she called her sometimes complicated relationship with her mother. also sharing their reflections, some close friends including tom brokaw and former white house chief of staff during the reagan administration, james baker, as well. there will be an emotional moment when a close friend to
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prime minister, during the reagan era, is going to read one of their love letters, between nancy and ronnie. no tribute would be complete without their love story to be shared here, as well. she'll be buried next to ronald reagan here at sundown later today. >> thank you, natalie. some of the most popular names in frozen foods are being recalled. nestle is recalling the digorno pizzas and lean cuisine meals. no injuries have been ported. a list of box codes and dates can be found on nbc guys? >> goodness. >> sheinelle, thank you very much. appreciate it. look who is here, hoda. >> hi, hoda. >> talking about one of our favorite people. >> oprah. >> oprah, that's right. her partnership with weight watches is six months old and appears to be paying off in a
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>> reporter: oprah is showing off her new figure in the latest issue of "o" magazine. >> i lost 26 pounds, and i have eaten bread every single day. >> reporter: last fall, oprah announced her involvement with weight watches, tweeting, i believe in the weight watchers program so much, i decided to invest, join the board and partner in the weight watcher family evolution. a shrewd financial decision for oprah. the stock was sent through the roof, nearly doubling her 10% investment in the first day. the stock's future appears tied to oprah's own weight hoss. >> when the news came out she bought the stock, it jumped. when she lost 26 pounds, the stock jumped a ton. she's made over $2.5 million in profit for every pound of weight she's lost. >> reporter: the media mogul is joined by nine other women on the april cover, a first for the magazine that only ever featured
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healthy. >> it was my idea to share the cover with other women who are on the same journey that i am. >> reporter: in the issue, oprah writes, my own struggles with the scale are well-known. i've never believed in hiding them. what i do believe in, strength in numbers. >> oprah absolutely feels that all the best things in life are shared. this is really nothing new for her, to want to get her arms around the experiences of other people. >> reporter: each woman is following her own weight loss program. >> this is what 67 pounds of fat looks like. i can't lift it. >> reporter: oprah's weight struggles have been well documented over the years. >> every time, i tried and failed. every time, i tried again. every time, i tried again. >> reporter: this time, she says, is different. >> see you on the cover! >> as for the business side of things, weight watchers stock rose slightly on thursday but
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past year. seems to keep going up and down. as oprah would say, like her weight does. but she seems to be on a roll, and i saw her friend gail not long ago. she's down 20 plus pounds, too. >> we're rooting for them. >> it's something people identify with. i saw oprah with ava duvernay. she had on suede leather pants. >> she looks good. >> we enjoy a fit club thing every week. 1 of 3 does weight watchers and drops weight and keeps it off. >> thank you, hoda. up next, any reason for a party. how guys are inching in on a celebration that was once reserved for women. and a tricycle and a clown suit. what was going on with madonna last night? we've got that on pop start. plus -- >> good morning. i'm jeff rossen. coming up, shopping secrets revealed. think you can't save onig
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8:15. we're back with what's trending today. these people, or people today are used to writing online reviews for just about everything. restaurants, hotels, doctors, dog walkers. one man took that idea a little further. that is christian willoughby. after getting a room in the uk, he called the staff pleasant. >> nice. >> boasted his room came with a butler. >> oh. >> what was he reviewing? it was a jail cell. willoughby took the photos using an ipad he had with him. he was in custody for a
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all in all, he gave the jail four stars. though he wasn't impressed by the breakfast. >> okay. >> you know who is not impressed? >> i can imagine. >> the authorities. they're treating the post as a serious breech of security. you might not want to give him an ipad in the cell them. >> right. >> apparently, he was allowed to have it in the cell with him, so he took pictures. >> did he talk about the view? >> no room with a view. >> clean lines, modern. ladies, mothers to be traditionally have a baby shower. a growing number of men are apparently getting in on the action. daddy showers. that's what they're -- it's popular. the trend is now -- i don't know why i said it like that. anyway, enjoyed a spike of popularity. pinterest has ideas for guy showers. it jumped 149% in the last year alo alone. some call it dadchelor parties or
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who feel disconnected from their partner's pregnancy. i like the blended showers. the ladies change when the guys come? >> i had a friend that did it for the dad to be and his friends. they had a good time. they had beer and, you know -- >> just a saturday night. >> i was going to say, it's not called a shower. >> no games like we play? >> no games. >> you threw a shower for a young lady who worked here and i delivered a cake and never felt so out of place. i love her but couldn't wait to get out of there. felt like i was intruding. now to the animal incrudtru interested in a different kind of green on the golf course. check out this fox in ireland. went through a player's bag. apparently he was hard up for cash. he took the wallet. when the guy realizes it, he takes after him. i'm not sure you're supposed to get that
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>> i know. >> they're vicious. do you run after a fox? >> i don't, no. >> nothing with wild before it. >> how did he know to take the wallet? >> maybe somebody trained it. >> new pet. >> you can train a fox, right? >> oh, my turn again. i love the look, like, can you read? a stunning look at the white house state dinner and madonna's emotional confession. dylan has pop start. >> we'll start with mic start. here we go. we start with first lady michel michelle obama stole the show. mrs. obama going strapless in a midnight blue address with a floral print. and the other fashion knock outs. blake lively and ryan reynolds. blake a standout in a russo
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>> yes, played it down. playing it straight. next to madonna and what people are calling one of her most bizarre performances yet. she made a grand entrance at a concert in australia riding in on a trisicycle and dressed as clown. it mixed music and comedy. madonna discussed her custody battle for 15-year-old son rocco and dedicated a son to him. the show did get off to a rocky start. fans had to wait four hours in the rain. they seemed happy when they left. two of carsons friends, the couple is expecting their first anniversary.
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[001:19:56;00] gw gw gwen stefani. what about a romance with blake sheldon. she said never in my wildest dreams would i have ever seen this coming. we're all saying that. >> they're really happy. good for them. >> that's your pop start. thanks very much. now your other job. for more information. got a check of the weather. >> and here we've got the weather map switched. we're talking about the west coast storm. a series of storms. you see the lines packed close together, that means there's a lot of wind with the rain that's if we focus on san francisco we have heavier down pours moving in from the south. that's going to continue through most of the day. we have flash flood watches, we could end up with two inches of rain in some of the foothills of the mountains. we could end up with two to
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three feet of that system will continue to move on today. we'll get a break. another moves in saturday and another one as we start off the work week. here's a peek out your window. good morning i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. skies are mostly cloudy over washington. looking northbound in frederick county there's a clearing sky out across parts of northern maryland. that clearing sky will arrive in the metro over the next couple of hours. as a cold front slides further down to our south taking the a little bit of rain chance out with it. your hour by hour forecast for today, a few sprinkles left for the next little bit. on the blustery side this >> that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you very much. now, to more of our special rossen reports series. shopping secrets revealed. >> this morning, the hidden savings you could be missing at major retailers. national investigative correspondent jeff rossen is here with that. good morning.
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>> you love a deal, i know. can only haggle and get a better deal at mom and pop shops. the big name retailers, out of the question. the price just is what it is. nope. get that out of your minds right now. turns out, there are secret ways to get a deal, even at the big storiey stores. we're going undercover to show you the tricks that'll save you a boat load of cash. >> i like that one. >> reporter: she looks like your everyday shopper. >> can you give me a better deal than that? >> reporter: what the stores don't know, she is a retail expert. today, our secret shopper. armed with hidden cameras and tricks to save you money. >> you're saying there is a way to save big money on big ticket items? >> yes. people don't know what to do. >> reporter: first up, lowe's. her first tip, the price match. >> how are you? >> reporter: she's got her eye on the dishwasher. >> i was going to price check them against other retailers. >> we do price check. >> reporter: the salesman goes
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online and finds another store selling it for $44 less. >> you match for that? >> reporter: sold to our secret shopper. you can even price match yourself. >> we're using a free app that is simple to use. called shop savvy. enter in the product details and it gives you a price comparison list on the same product. >> reporter: we try it out at best buy. inside the store, she checks out this expensive del laptop. she doesn't pay retail. check out her savings app. >> i found it for a better price at walmart. >> reporter: it's $90 cheaper. >> we'll match the price. >> reporter: another steal. >> thank you for your help. >> reporter: think that's good? wait until you see the next tip. called the open box. >> i think it's an insignia 55 inch whatever smart tv. >> reporter: an item turned to the store in good condition, maybe missing accessories, like this tv. >> can you throw in a free
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remote or free stand or additional discount? >> reporter: he checks with his supervisor. good news, they'll do it. knocking off $280. >> thanks so much. >> reporter: but the biggest savings of the day was yet to come. >> where to now? >> next, p.c. richard and son. this tip is bundling. the more you buy, the more you can haggle and save. >> i'm looking for a washer and dryer. >> reporter: she's set on this duo. maybe if she buys a fridge at the same time, there's money to save. >> if i bought all three, do the deal now, you can help me out? >> reporter: they sure can. the manager knocks the price way down by $349. >> i cannot believe how much you saved today. >> yeah, and it was so easy. people don't realize how simple it is by just asking. don't be afraid. it's your money. >> here is an extra tip from our expert. could be the easiest of all. just be nice. our expert says employees at the
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es if you're nice and polite, they'll give a better deal. >> can you share what i just said? >> no. >> you don't have the nerve. you said you can't. why can't you ask for a savings? >> i'm uncomfortable doing it. the price is there. >> you go to the flea markets and they tell you to haggle, i feel like i'm insulting. >> i'll make it easier for you. when you go to the big name retailers, it's not the salesman's money. he gets paid the same whether you get a good deal or not. it's a big company. >> on the spot though. >> they look at me like, no, we're not lowering the price. >> the extra money i save. >> i think you're right, if you're pleasant, there's wiggle room in there. >> i feel less bad about the big name store than the mom and pop store. >> that's true. >> thank you, jeff. >> get gutsy. coming up, who is it going
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to be? we'll find out which couple you "today". first, your local news. good morning, it's 8:26 on this friday morning. i want to get to your forecast now with chuck bell. >> good morning, skies are still mostly cloudy onow. there are clearing skies toward the shenandoah valley and pennsylvania border. low 50s and 60s now. it will be a breezy afternoon. temperatures will go back up into the mid and upper 60s. a lot of clouds this weekend. best chance for rain comes sunday afternoon and sunday evening. all right. thank you. we'll have a check on the roads
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with melissa coming up next. i'm melissa mollet with your first 4 traffic. inner loop at gw parkway crash blocking the two left lanes. still have the problem at the bottom of the beltway inner loop at st. barnabas road. outer loop as you're coming off
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of 95 from our earlier ise. good. we have delays on camden because
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of the signal issue from earlier we're back at 8:30. friday morning, it's the 11th day of march, 2016. want to see something a little scary? >> what? >> look at the big heads over here. did you get a shot of those? >> al, savannah, natalie, here in spirit and in head. >> you don't want to get close to those. not at all. >> get one of those and put it in your home. >> there you go. >> i have one of those.
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don't they call those fat heads, when you put them on the wall is >> yeah. >> i like those. >> you can have the bod dy attached, too. we'll have one of the biggest bands in the world, coldplay, live here on monday morning. >> if you share a photo and a message for the band usinusing #tol using #coldplay today, your tweet may be featured during the conce concert. coming up, naomi watts. the two theaters she has h-- mo she has hitting the theaters and her look at the oscars. >> she's beautiful now. >> and stars standing by, anxiously waiting to see who will be our "today" wedding couple and tie the knot live on the show. the big reveal is almost here. first, al is off today so dylan has a check of th weather. >> we're treating 70s and 80's in the northeast. temperatures are nice up and
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down the east coast. 70s across the we're looking for heavy rain to continue through eastern -- eastern coast of louisiana through mississippi and alabama. it stretches into parts of illinois as well where we could see isolated thunderstorms. mountain snow in the pacific northwest two to three feet of snow possible in the northern sierra. on sunday, the storm still continues out in the pacific northwest. we will see some rain, finally move out of most of the gulf coast. it switches to the southeast with scattered showers and thunderstorms. mild in the northeast. boston, temperatures should be 56. that's still above average for this time of year. that's a look at the weather across the country. >> good morning i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. mostly cloudy sky out there for now, don't you worry these clouds are moving out. we'll be back to sunshine by later on this afternoon. temperatures are cooling into the upper 50s and low 60s. we were near 70 at midnight last night. once we get the sunshine back, the day will improve.
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there will be breezy. northwest mid and upper 60s and stay in the upper 50s >> that's your latest forecast. >> thank you very much. we are wrapping up our series, add an hour, with your productivity at home. >> sounds good, doesn't it? how can you get it all done, juggling the kids, errands and chores and carve out time for yourself? we gave a busy mother a productive makeover with strategies we can all use. ♪ >> my name is sarah, and i am a children's book author. i'm the mother of three children. when it comes to productivity, i almost feel like laughing. my life feels like i am in a hole, and everything is constantly just falling in. i am just grabbing these things
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and trying to claw my way out. >> what i want to teach sarah out how to regain control over her life. >> reporter: in his book "four seconds," peter reveals the secrets to maximizing productivity. >> there's this sense that people have, that if i work harder, if i was more efficient, i could get everything done that i need to get done. that's simply not true. hi, i'm peter. >> reporter: he's about to give this mom's hectic routine a makeover. >> i want to learn how to do it in a way where i am not stressed out, where i'm not constantly in crisis mode. >> reporter: to start, peter says, write down every task you do at home. >> car pool. i spend a lot of time grocery shopping. >> reporter: his first tip to better productproductivity, out pile, choose five tasks that bring you joy and make them a priority every day. >> start being intentional about what it is we really want to get done that'll add value to our lives.
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>> reporter: for sarah, that's with family and friends, taking self-time to exercise and doing fewer chores. how do those things still get done? >> can i pass it off to someone else? i feel like i'm not being a good mother because these are things i'm supposed to be able to do. >> reporter: tip number two, peter says, let go of the guilt and delegate. sarah could gain an hour every day if her kids did their own laundry and school lunches. >> i'm good with it. >> it's good that it makes it easier for her, so we have more time to do other stuff. >> makes me happy. it was unexpected, but i am really proud. >> reporter: even with extra time, sarah often gets sidetracked by things like facebook. that's why tip number three is critical. treat your home tasks like work. put everything on a calendar, down to the minute. >> schedule e-mail checks, schedule pickups, schedule reading time, if you have it. that's how you know you're going
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to end up >> reporter: the final tip, know when and when not to multitask. our expert says multitasking only saves time when it brings people together in a common goal. sarah can combine tasks by exercising with friends and cooking with her kids. giving her more time to cuddle with her husband and recharge for the next day. >> thank you so much for coming in and helping me be more productive and more time with my family and for work and the things that i love. >> it's been a great series. >> i'm inspired. i am. >> do you make lists at home if. >> lists, never-ending lists. i've never seen an empty hamper, ever. it keeps coming. >> you have three kids. >> and a husband. >> it's a lot. i make lists and check them twice. i do try -- and sheinelle and i were talking about it -- i try to declutter as much as possible.
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i and i had so many cold medicines that were expired. you have to declutter and it helps. >> for more tips to get organized, check our website, something else we love.
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the busy naomi watts. first, this is "today" on nbc. 8:39 and we're back with naomi watts. she joined the divergent series franchise in last year's "insurgent." now, she's back for the third installment, "allegiant." this time, she's not as nice. take a look. >> i was forced out of my faction. i gave up my life, my child, everything. >> i understand your anger, evelyn. i do. but the way forward -- >> the way forward has already
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begun. i know i said i'd be alone, lie and fight if i have to. >> good to see you. >> hi. >> we were just about going into that clip, you made this -- what was that? >> that is an exercise, a vocal exercise i use to relax my mouth. >> share it with the viewers, will you? >> okay. just that. >> i thought maybe i had inspired that. how are you? >> very well. >> last time we were together, weren't we on a rooftop here? >> that's right. >> you were doing "king kong." >> that's right. it would have been very cold, i think. >> exactly. welcome back to the studio. you're really busy right now. do you plan periods like this, or is it purely a coincidence, when you have two movies coming out at the same time? >> it's a coincidence. i think they change release dates often. i certainly didn't expect this to happen. >> do you like it like this? then you can take a break? >> yeah. you can just do it all in one
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go. about two things at once. >> let's talk about "allegiant." we weren't sure in "insurgent" if evelyn was naughty or nice. >> right. >> she does terrible things in this movie. how do you feel about her now? >> i always knew that she was going to head in that direction. i personally always thought it would be fun to play a villain-type character. certainly as you get older, there are great ones out there that have inspired me over time. i thought, that would be fun to do. >> it's a big effects movie. do you like that? >> yeah, yeah. it makes things a little challenging. not too much effects. great sets. there's one moment at the end of the film where we're looking out at the city and what's taking place, and we were actually looking at nothing. you do tend to get the giggles sometimes. but, yes, it's definitely -- the end result is fantastic.
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>> in a movie like this, there is a l in the other project you're in, demolition, i understand the director took a different approach. it was organic. >> yeah. no lights. no makeup, which is not easy for a woman of my age. >> oh, please. >> no, i mean, there's something very freeing about it because you just take away all vanity and let yourself be, you know -- give yourself over. >> you play a single mom in that movie? >> single mom, yeah. not doing the best job of mothering at that point. she has a wakeup call and changes throughout the course of time. >> as i said, you're very busy. also someone who likes instagram, don't you? >> i'm finding my way with it, yeah. >> you know what i loved? you pick a picture on instagram recently, and it was of your two kids. they were reading "harry potter." >> with their cousin, yeah. >> i love to see kids reading. i do. it doesn't happen enough.
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>> i know. there's a lot these days, and they get addicted too easily. books are very important. >> i think j.k. rowling is responsible for inspiring a lot of kids to read and she should get credit for that. >> absolutely. >> last but not least, we teased this a little bit and everybody wanted to know about your beautiful look at the oscars. in fact, it was picked out, that dress, by -- >> liam shriver. >> your husband picked it out? >> yes. i had two dresses. one was an elegant, black dress. tried both on just before. he went, that's the one. >> well, he has good taste. obviously, he has good taste. but he has good taste in clothing, as well. always nice to have you here. >> thanks for having me. >> come back soon. do it one more time. there you go. done. >> "allegiant" march 18th.
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april 8th for "demolition." up next, trying to tell you about your health. first, this is "today" on nbc. three questions for the us senate: congress voted to label genetically engineered salmon; why not other foods? gmo crops are doused with heavy doses of herbicides the world health organization says probably cause cancer. isn't that reason enough to label? 64 other countries label gmos. why don't american shoppers have the same information? instead, congress might permanently block our right to know. we deserve clear, on-package labeling. tell senators kaine and warner to stop the dark act. ♪
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are you taking a zumba class? we are back at 8:45. we all have a few bumps and lumps on our bodies. sometimes, those imperfections are actually subtle signs that something might be wrong. nbc news/medical distributor dr. natalie azar is here with five things your body may be trying to tell you. >> good to see you. >> we take for granted sometimes the little things that go on. >> yeah. >> we should listen. >> yup. the first one we'll talk about, the first two diseases or conditions have to do with the eye. >> okay. start here. >> let's say you're looking at somebody or your own eyes and they seem to be protruding. both of them. you see more of the white of the eye. seems like it's coming out of the orbit. could be a condition called hyperthyroidism. it's your metabolic center of the body.
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one side, get checked out immediately. if it's both sides, you'll see your doctor. another thing about the thyroid and the eyes has to do with the eyebrows. in hypothyroidism, your hair can be coarse, dry and brittle. the eyebrows toward the outside of the eye, you start to thin and lose that. that was one of my medical board questions in 1999. a picture of somebody. >> interesting. next up, the tongue. >> the tongue. just like areas of the body like the skin and the nails, the tongue can also be a little clue to some medical problem. the normal tongue is a pink color. has little bumps on it. if the tongue suddenly becomes ve very pale looking, it could be a sign of anemia. also, a smooth tongue could be a sign of iron deficiency, as well as folic acid and b12 deficiency. the b12, it can be shiny and
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beefy red. it's a very, v deficiency. >> the first category, if it's off color, we're used to being told that. but the shine is interesting. >> contour, all matters. >> next up, the neck. >> this is interesting. this focuses on the back of the neck. if you start to see a discoloration, meaning more pigmepi pigment and a dark texture, that's a condition. >> would you notice it easily? >> it's easy to detect. it's a very, very well-known physical exam finding. can be seen in people with obesity, but also in type 2 diabetes. i want to point out, other endocrine problems like thyroid and adrenal gland problems can give rise to this, but also underlying malignancy. always have it evaluated by a health care professional. >> i ran track my whole life.
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my knewnknew hear the popping and creeking. >> we'll talk about that next time, but this is yellow bumps. the yellow bumps that can be seen on the surfaces of the elbows, the tendons, and the knees. they can be over a lot of joints. they can represent lipids and seen in people with high cholesterol, as well as other conditions like pancreatitis. your cholesterol may be too high. >> is it easy to spot? you're using to hearing creeks and sounds. >> these are on the surface of the skin. they can sometimes be 3 inches but be in clusters or little individual lesions. fleshy or red, but typically yellow bumps. literally fat pockets. >> we're out of time but feet. heart failure. >> swelling of the ankles and feet should be evaluates.
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heart failure is cause. if you're short of breath, especially at night, lying on pillows. >> don't assume it's because you've been on your feet. great advice. find more on okay, your votes have been tallied. the results are in. up next, we reveal the lucky couple getting live here on the "today" show. which couple will it be? the answer.
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first, this is "today" on nbc. 8:51. all week, we've asked for your help to pick our lucky couple from our big fat today wedding. we've gotten to know our lovebirds and hoda has crashed their dates which was weird. >> very weird. sorry. >> the altar has room for one bride and one groom. >> we are going to reveal the winners in a moment. first, our finalists one more time, everybody. we have kaitlyn and john from chicago. megan and john from l.a. lara and david from new york city. hi, kids! >> you all nervous? everybody excited? >> yeah. >> you have a huge family, right? >> yeah. >> little bit like "my big fat greek wedding." >> yeah. >> how have the relatives responded to you being on the show? >> everyone is excited. texting and everybody is supportive.
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>> megan, which is your b month. what is the actual date? >> 29th. >> you're saving money for your wedding but you've also been enjoying yourselves here in the city, right? >> yeah. >> tell us about that. >> honestly, considering we couldn't -- originally we weren't going to spend any money because we were going to save, this has been an awesome exploration of the city. >> it's like a countdown for my birthday. >> all about you. >> yes, every day. >> in november, it's his month. this is mine month. >> lara and david, i love what you told our producers. the wedding process inspired you guys to write your love stories. tell me how that came about. >> well, when we applied, to be part of the contest, we were asked to write down our love story, how we met. it was amazing to do that. it's not something you do every day. he wrote down what he loves about me, and i just cheered up reading about it. >> it was cool to reflect on all the events that led to this point for us. it was like, wow, we've had such a great time with each other. we just look forward to living
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th more great moments. >> sometimes you write things down and it takes on a new meaning. >> makes us feel more ready to be married. >> we can't have everybody up there. >> so sad. >> at the altar. it's time to figure out who our viewers chose as the "today" wedding couple. ready? >> yeah. >> yes. >> the answer is in this box. one couple was leading as of last night but we'll see what happened with results. see if they held up. >> i'll take the cover off. >> i'll dig down. you ready? >> yeah. >> hold on. ready. look at the ring. so exciting. the winners are -- kaitlyn and john. >> congratulations. >> congratulations, crazy kids. here's your ring. >> thank you. >> so cute. >> oh, my gosh. >> how do you feel? >> it's a dream come true. the ultimate fair lfairy tale. >> a lot of stuff will happen. all the viewers will help choose
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your dress, the don't feel bad. we have something for you guys, too. because you guys are great people and we want to help you out, we wanted to give a prize. this came from macy's. make sure you have everything you need for your wedding, too. here is a -- over there -- $2,000 gift card toward macy's wedding and your gift registry. >> wow. >> you guys will get 2k toward your wedding. congratulations to you guys, too. >> oh, boy. >> thank you so much. it's been a pleasure getting to know you. you're wonderful. >> i love all your love stories. thanks again, so much. >> thank you. >> ready, america, to choose everything about the wedding? >> oh, yeah. >> it's going to happen. >> congratulations. for more on the winning couple, they'll be streaming live on facebook in a bit. and all next week, you can vote on everything from their rings to the wedding dress leading up to the big event, which happens here on march 24th.
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>> it'll be fun. than, darius rucker. ♪ i only want to be with you >> yeah, that's a wedding. >> darius is our co-host and the wedding singer. i'm trying to recruit. congratulations. he'll be the co-host in his anchor man seat. >> we're getting slimed. >> tan tafantastic. >> back after your local news and weather. r. 8:56 is your time. we're staying on top of breaking news in fairfax county. police are on the scene of a death investigation. fairfax county police say officers found a man with upper body trauma wounds in lorten at
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this home on river drive. megan mcgrath is on t
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we'll have your weather and traffic up next. a lot of clouds in our sky for now. that's not going to be the case the rest of the day. the clouds will move out by 10:00 this morning. we'll go back to partly to had mostly sunny. temperatures will go from the upper 50s and low 60s to the mid and upper 60s this afternoon. maybe a quick shower chance on sunday. we have a problem before the beltway slowing folks down just a bit inbound. southbound you're fine. prince georges county no major
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issues. no other major problems this morning on "today's take," we're rocking with darius rucker as the homegrown honey is our co-host. it's not a party until someone gets slimed. plus, the secret to making the most mouth watering fried chicken you'll ever eat. all that and more coming up now. announcer:"today's take" with roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. look at that huge crowd out on the "today" show plaza on this friday morning, march 11th, 2016.
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good morning to you on the plaza, at home, in the i'm tamron hall and dylan. we have our special co-host with us, grammy-winning musician darius rucker. and you picked this song. >> "brick house." when i was a kid, it was our get up and get moving song. >> you woke up in the morning for school? >> absolutely. >> fired up. >> picturing a 9-year-old darius jamming. >> i was kicking it, you know. back then, the dancing was easier. it was the rock. >> no nae nae. >> easier then. >> we have our own pick. might know this artist. ♪ i only want to be with you >> i know that guy. >> do you like hearing yourself sing? i hate listening to myself, but i only talk. but you have an amazing voice. >> at the beginning when we first got on the radio, i'd turn it every time.
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now, i'm turning it up. on the radio, do you remember? >> yeah. we were driving around in dean's blue station wagon. it came on the radio. "hold my hand" came on the radio, and we were like, wow, we're on the radio. we didn't want to hear ourselves. true story. >> amazing. true story about you, as well, because we've been in the commercial break before the show, playing this get to know darius game. you wanted to be a broadcast journalist, which is why you're in your full tom brokaw -- >> absolutely. i went to school for it. i went to south carolina as a journalism major. >> how did that work out for you? kidding. >> i'm here. >> boom! >> worked out great. >> i'm excited about it. >> when you picked this out this morning, because matt lauer passed darius and said, i didn't know it was you because we thought you'd be in your rock star swagger clothes. >> yeah. >> you came anchorman on us. >> my wife picked this out
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before i left >> very good. she did a great job. >> i was like, i have to wear a suit. i'm hosting the "today" show. >> are you nervous? >> very but i'll have fun. >> no way. you can't be nervous, really? >> absolutely. >> we won't harm. >> okay. >> then you go back to your comfort zone later tonight. you're performing at the houston romeo. >> i'll catch a plane ride and go to houston for the romeo. >> when you said today owrodeo, houston, this is the biggest deal in town. >> i try to explain to people. a bad night at the rodeo is 50,000 people. >> no pressure. we'll warm you up. >> we'll have a lot of fun, absolutely. >> your kids, we were asking if they're in the area. they have to be in school. >> beautiful family. >> i live for those four people. they make me get up every morning and smile. i love them. >> i said you have two young women in your home, and we
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showed the picture of sasha and they went from little tots to grown women. what's going on there? anybody dating in the house? >> my oldest is dating. i'm glad they had their mom. i mean, she's awesome. i don't have to worry about my girls because she handles all that. >> just in case -- >> just in case, i will hurt you. >> as a dad, you have to say that. >> i will hurt you, yeah. >> is it hard, i know you're kicking off the tour in june. is it hard to leave your family? do they ever travel with you? >> in the summer, my son is with me every minute. >> that's great. >> it's tough. it's the hardest thing about my job, having to leave my family. it's a pretty good job, so they understand. >> i know they're proud of you. we're happy to have you with us. we'll have fun with you today. >> we'll have a good time. absolutely. >> this popped up, i should read it. it says here, darius has a tattoo. >> yes.
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>> kate wants us to discuss it, one of the producers. you don't have to talk, just show your face. i don't feel that i should have to read what you put in the prompter. she's in the witness protection. you read it, darius, about yourself. >> i have a miami dolphin emblem tattoo, yes. >> so classy when you say it that way. >> the mason-dixon line. i had one on my arm, thought it was a peace sign. my wife goes, darius, that's not the peace sign, that's the mercedes-benz sign. so i have the mercedes-benz sign on my arm. >> do you get paid for it? >> no. >> you're not going to change it. >> no, there it is. >> we'll have more to learn about darius. meanwhile, this is interesting. >> we talked about this earlier today. you have a crazy man room, i hear, with multiple tvs.
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would you, if that streamed movies the day they came out in the movie theater, the device costs $150. then you pay $50 to rent the movie for 48 hours. it's brand-new in theaters that day. would you do it? >> i would do it for some movies. >> right. >> some movies, you know. but like "the hobbit" and stuff -- >> you need the movie theater experience. >> yeah. >> i would have been glad to buy "spotlight." >> it's intimate and you need to pay attention. >> my tv is 150 inches. >> we'll rent movies and come watch it at your place. >> 150 inches, that's a theater? >> it is. it's awesome. >> it is. are you territorial about your man room? >> not at all. anybody can come in. my kids are always in there doing something. it's a place to hang out. >> road trip.
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>> only room i gotn do you get decent closet space with your wife? >> yes, i do. i don't need it though. i'm not a real clothes guy. >> just this suit? >> two suits and a tux. it's all i have. >> we were also talking earlier about age. you look as young as you did the first time we saw you. >> oh, thank you. >> in the band. >> thank you. >> whether or not we're embracing our -- i'm 45. you are -- >> i will be 50 in may. >> dylan is still in her 20s. give her life advice here. >> thank you. >> jennifer aniston is in her 40s, 47 now, and took a stunning photoshoot for "bazaar" magazine. she said, i feel better in my 40s. not only do you feel better in your body physically, but you're mentally better because say in your 20s, you didn't know [ bleep ]. she said in her 30s, she was trying to figure it out. when you hit 40, you're like,
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okay, i got this. i'm not but i do feel like, i feel better and feel like i look better. mentally, physically, in my 40s. >> the confidence is higher. >> in my 20s and 30s, working out was the last -- >> drinking out. >> exactly. being in hoodie and the blowfish, you know. i feel like i'm getting it better now. >> i had someone recently tell me that i should stop saying my age. you're in television. as a woman, you should stop saying your age. that it's a detriment. this was actually somebody i kind of respect, a tv person. i'm like, have you googled? tamron hall's age. tamron hall's dating. sadly, those are the list of things that come up. i was like, i'm not going to -- i'm cool with us, yeah. >> i think that's it, if you're
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co i have a friend in new york who turned 50 and she's like, if you tell anybody, i'll kill you. she didn't want to party or anything. but if you're cool with it, it's great. >> people sometimes talk about age-appropriate dress for women. i've had people occasionally tweet in or say, it's not an -- one lady once tweeted me and i deleted her, but she said, dress your age. you have a dress on like my granddaughter. i was like, what does that mean? it's about how you feel. that's why i love the jennifer aniston thing. it's about how you feel. and jamming at the rodeos. >> i'm in my 30s and figuring it out. it's like a giant fishbowl in front of me and i don't pull anything out of it. celebrity fishbowl. we have some questions. >> music for it. >> questions from the audience, the fans. >> first one, angie on twitter asks, any chance hoodie and the blowfish will make music again? >> absolutely.
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m carolina. charity shows that are important to us. we'll do another tour again sometime. probably not next year, but sometime. >> the charities, keeping it close to home. >> always. >> again. >> most embarrassing concert moment. this is great. we were playing in san antonio and killing it. i'm rocking in front of the stage. everybody is great. i'm killing it. walking back saying good-bye, and i didn't know the monitor was behind me. i just go, i tumble over, break my guitar, fall and, you know, all i can do is get up and go -- that's definitely the most embarrassing. >> what did the audience do? >> people just laughed. >> before viral video? >> way before. >> so it's not online? >> probably before the internet. >> one more, come on, come on. >> twitter asks, are there more collaborations coming up we should know about?
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i'm in the middle of making my new thinking about doing with friends of mine in nashville. it'll be great. adele, if you're not busy, give me a call. i'll do whatever you want to do. >> can you imagine that? country remix. >> i'm being told one more. we're shortening the weather. >> who needs weather? >> what would you bring with you if you were stranded on an island? i would bring my wife with me. >> oh, so sweet. >> you are the sweetest. >> absolutely. >> you should give a love class. >> definitely not do that. >> darius's love class coming soon to "today's take." we're going to check the weather because we have more fun planned for planned. okay. >> make it quick. >> no. >> we want to get back to darius. let's talk about the rain down south. this is going to be a concern through the day today. we'll see a bit of break as we go into tonight. this starts to push a little further to the east. we're looking at scattered thunderstorms that will only
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make the flooding worse. all of those red that's where we have rivers in major flooding stage. they're well above their banks. it will still continue to be a problem even after the rain stops. we have flood warnings in effect in red here. also flash flood watches in effect. rain will continue to stream in. again, it will start to move to the east. as we go into tonight and scatters thunderstorms could lead to heavier pockets of rain especially across southeastern louisiana. that's a look at the weather across the country. here's a peek out your window. good morning i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. outside, temperatures have dropped into the upper 50s and low 60s behind a cold front. that front is clearing our skies with an all overcast before. now lots of blue starting to show up. we'll see more and more sunshine as the morning turns into the afternoon. little on the cool side, compared to yesterday. temperatures today getting back into the mid and upper 60s. no more 80s for a while. tomorrow starts out sunny and dry and ends up cloudy and in
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reactions like i've never gotten forth career. i can't walk any dog without people stopping me about the show. immediately, i got e-mails from oregon, atlanta, new york, of course, california. it just -- it's a hugely popular show. the people, they mustave stayed up all night, watching the whole season in one night. >> have you watched it? >> i watched it from start to finish. there's already so much buzz about the emmys for you. must be rewarding to step in and people already going, your character is so great. >> buzz about emmys already? >> yes, there is. they're already talking about emmys. i mean -- >> that's good. i only have two. >> then the oscar and the tony. >> what about a grammy? we have a grammy winner here. what about a grammy? >> i need a grammy. >> i'll produce whatever you want.
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we can make i >> you deserve a grammy. yes, ma'am. >> i was nominated for one once. >> you were? >> a spoken word, yeah. i haven't won so -- >> you have your partner right now. >> good. >> you were telling us, and darius pointed it out, the cult-like love for this show. it's revolutionized how we've become addicted. does it compare to anything you've ever done? >> no. i did do "downton abbey" one season. >> show number two. >> show two for darius. >> i did it once for the season. mostly, i don't watch a lot of television because i have to watch so many shows for voting. but i did watch a few of these shows and liked it very much. but i had no idea it was what it is to people. which is astonishing. >> you've six decades.
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>> wow. >> are you l or does it get old? >> i have a script that i love, and i want to act in it and direct. it's a new challenge i'm looking forward to. in the process of raising money, which is the hardest thing i've ever done in my life. >> that'll be one more thing to check off your impressive list. ellen, thank you for being here. "house of cards" season four is streaming now on netflix. up next, karaoke showdown with darius and a few lucky ♪ ♪ you can help prevent blindness in undernourished children all over the world. when you get your vitamins at walgreens, you help give life-changing vitamins to kids across the globe. get vitamins here. change lives everywhere.
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ask your doctor about xarelto®. we have one of the best singers ever co-hosting the show. take full advantage. >> absolutely. we're playing a game of rocking with rucker. not with roker. don't tell him i said that. we pulled fans off the plaza and they're going to try to finish the lyrics to a classic. darius will begin it, and they'll have to finish it. our first team is from texas. >> love your tie. >> the whole family. >> you're all singing together? >> yes. >> the song you're singing is "only wanna be with you." ♪ nothing i can do, only wanna
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be with you ♪ ♪ sometimes i wonder >> did he go to a different song? ♪ when i go out with your friends ♪ >> i'll give you that. >> oh, my gosh. >> meanwhile, your backup did nothing. >> who is the character in this family? >> i don't know. >> darius gives it to you. next up, sam and becca from alabama and tennessee. your song is "hold my hand." ♪ take you to the place where you can be anything you want to be ♪ ♪ hold my hand >> i'll give you that. beat boxing. that's right. i'll give her that one. >> best karaoke. >> come on up now. >> last but not least, stephanie and laci from virginia. >> you'll be singing "wagon
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wheel." ♪ rock me mama like wheel ♪ ♪ rock me mama any way you feel ♪ ♪ hey, momma rock me. >> absolutely, absolutely. >> everyone is a winner? >> everyone. >> come on in! >> you get a signed darius rucker cd. you get to take it home with you. >> i thought we'd have a little music. that's tough. >> that means you have to come back. >> i'll be back. >> regular series, we'll have more fun with darius coming up. someone here will be slimed. >> i have a feeling you're bailing out. >> local earning unlimited cash back on purchases. that's a win. but imagine earning it twice. you can with the citi double cash® card. it lets you earn cash back twice. once when you buy and again as you pay. it's cash back then cash back again. and that's a cash back win-win. the citi double cash card. the only card that lets you earn cash back twice on every purchase
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>> you and i have to get up early sunday morning fhe this weekend. we have a little rain still affecting areas across the gulf gulf coast. it won't be as intense as it has been. up and down the east coast, sunny and in the 60s and 70s. maintaining the 70s in the northern plains. two to three feet of snow possible in the northern sierra and a slight risk of storms through arkansas on sunday. here's a peek out your window. good morning, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. outside of our window an improving weather picture. skies are mostly cloudy. these clouds will be thinning out for the remainder of the morning. it will be breezy, northwest winds today 10-20 miles per hour. temperatures recovering back to the mid and upper 60s. tomorrow we start dry and sunny, ends up with a lot of clouds tomorrow afternoon but staying dry. sunday a risk of showers late in the day. our next best chance of rain
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arrives on monday. mild all t >> you have to get it going. >> if you're -- sorry. there's a lot going on right now. if your plans for the weekend include watching the nickelodeon kids choice awards saturday night, in honor of that, we thought we should get slimed. >> yes. >> basically is the moral of the story. >> kind of. we pulled two lucky fans from the plaza. 10-year-old lauren from charlotte, north carolina, team dylan. 13-year-old riley from virginia is on darius's team. they'll toss balloons and the attempt is to catch the balloons in the helmet. i am the moderator because i have a show on msnbc after this. i look like the chef right now from ratatouille. i'm the moderator. 30 seconds. >> come on, d.
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>> ready? >> three, two, one, go! >> oh! >> we are dominating. we're dominating. >> come on, teams! come on, ladies. step it up, ladies. oh, team darius. oh! [ buzzer ]. >> i can't see anything. >> i don't even see dylan's face. team darius dominated. i'm so nervous. you did a great job. because you took one for the team, everybody is a winner. bring out the gift baskets. from our friends at nickelodeon. also provided with toys "r" us gift cards. the kids choice awards saturday night. uh-huh.
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oh! slime s slimed? >> that was fun. >> you hug dylan. >> i'll go over there. >> champion. >> there's one not slimed. it didn't do anything. come on, dylan. one -- where are you? darius, you do it. oh! just a little on the back. >> it's all in my face. >> you won't believe this. one lucky mom gets a style makeover. oh, going down my back. >> you're worried. ♪ shake it off, shake it off and at progressive, we let you compare our progressive direct rate... great deals for reals! ...and our competitors' rates side-by-side, so you know you're getting a great deal. saving the moolah. [ chuckles ] as you can see, sometimes progressive isn't the lowest. not always the lowest!
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get your penny's worth jcpenney. >> where is dylan? she's supposed to be in the segment with me. the winner of the soundtrack of style. we brought mindy away for a makeover. mindy was taken shopping. dylan is getting cleaned up from the slime. >> this was from new kids on the block in 1990, the outfit that caught our attention. mindy loves going to contests, and so does her daughter, reagan. i sent them shopping for their next bigot i outing. >> reporter: i'm at jcpenney in new york city and about to meet up with mindy and her daughter reagan. i can't wait to meet them.
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i see you guys. very nice to meet you. >> you, too. >> reporter: i have a feeling we can upgrade your concert style. what do you think about that, reagan? >> good. >> mom? >> sounds good to me. >> let's get shopping. i think concerts, leather jackets. >> i love that. >> one of my favorite women in music, beyonce, loves a jump suit. mindy, do you love a jump suit? >> i would try it. i've never tried one before. >> the key to any successful makeover is incorporating an element of your style you wear day to day. if it's too far from who you are, you'll never wear it. i was thinking this concert tee? >> i like it a lot. >> feel more like you? >> yes. >> i think we saved the best for last. no peeking. see you later. >> now that we have the perfect look, it's time to do your
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makeup. nothing is hotter than i brought in david. >> hello. >> he's incredible. you're in very good hands. ♪ i think you are more than ready for a concert. >> i'm ready. i'm ready for a concert. >> let's go. >> she's ready. reagan, who is so cute, is with us now. we're going to bring out mindy in a second. >> should we bring her out? >> yes. >> ready to see her? >> yes. >> come on out! >> look at mom. >> oh, my gosh. >> how gorgeous does she look? >> you look so good. >> i think so. think she's ready for a concert? >> yeah. >> come on over. she looks absolutely beautiful. you know what's interesting, is if you look at the original new kids photo, she was wearing jeans and a t-shirt. we gave her a look that was easy to do. she's comfortable in jeans and a tee. we upgraded it for now, for 2016. >> i'll go fan girl on you. these jeans are amazing on you. >> thank you.
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>> the shoes are great. i love the >> yes. >> feels modern and white jackets, to me, make everything pop. the entire head to toe look is all from jcpenney. >> do you feel hot because you look hot? >> i do. >> you can easily transform it for different occasions. we'll do a long tassel necklace. every woman needs a clutch. >> good concert clutch because you don't lose it. >> can't forget about reagan. >> maybe a little crossbody bag for five seconds of summer when you're going? >> yeah. >> adorable. >> i love it. >> you're going to be able to go to a special concert, of course. we'll answer your fashion questions on"today's take." we have special things planned for you monday. we'll have a good time. you look great, reagan. you have good dance moves? >> yeah, i do. >> this kid.
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all right. >> ado how to dance, it is fried chicken friday. darius is in the kitchen. he does it all.
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discover magnum chocolate pleasure. >> announcer: today's food is brought to you by magnum ice cream bars. double dip for double ice cream pleasure. this week on today's food, our chefs have been choosing their favorite meals to make. >> today, we'll make a southern favorite. fried chicken. >> this is going to the chair meal. >> chef and owner of tiger mama in boston. i love boston. i loved fried chicken. let's get to it. >> a few secrets in here that not everybody knows about. this is good chicken, take the tie off kind of cooking. >> absolutely. >> we'll start with ingredients. cornflakes, chicken bouillon, pickle juice. >> i was wondering about that. >> neon green. this is buttermilk with spices. pickle brine in there. hot sauce, tabasco. >> all of it?
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>> absolutely. we mix that up a l our chicken is in the fridge. >> how long do you leave it in there? >> overnight. s let it sit. we have cyan, smoked paprika, onion and garlic powder. >> a little? >> you have to get it in there and season it up. >> sorry. >> no problem. the other secret, chicken bouillon adds a little umami, adds the flavor in there. grab the chicken in the flour. you don't need all the bowls. it's done over time. don't be afraid of the dishes. put it in a brown bag and shake it up. this chicken was taken out of the flour. put this in the refrigerator overnight and leave it alone. >> this is a two-day process. >> if you want. you could do it for an hour. no problem. >> okay. >> take that out of the refrigerator. put it back into the brine. the buller milk brine. reserve the brine. >> the same from yesterday? >> exactly.
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is sifted. save it all. >> you refrigerate all this? >> absolutely. it's been touched by chickchick. add the cornflakes in here. >> all right. >> cornflakes add crunch, texture, we love that. get in there. >> little sweetness but not too much because you don't want the chicken to burn. >> let it sit again or good to go? >> you want peanut oil, adds more flavor. have it sizzling right away. >> should be a little hot. >> little hotter, for sure. but don't want it too hot. 325, 350. one of the biggest mistakes is people are like, let's get it cooking and crank up the heat. you burn the chicken. >> how do you know when it's done? >> when your beer is empty. >> what rate are we drinking the beer in boston? >> true. >> bad rap, probably deserved. >> 165 on the inside is how you
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know it's done. take it out, put it here. if it feels warm all the way through, you're pretty much done. >> okay. >> it's delicious. i've been silent long enough. it's ridiculously good. >> silence is the mark of a good deal. >> look at these biscuits. what is your secret? >> size, obviously. >> great thing. >> it is a good biscuit. we serve them with honey butter, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. >> why aren't you guys eating? >> i know. >> dig? >> thank you. >> we don't care about the -- >> the salad is just there. >> darius said, thanks for the salad but i'm here for the chicken. >> oh, my goodness. >> that is amazing. thank you so much for being here. little kick, too. the recipe is at before we go, we want to give a shoutout to our today food club member standout.
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holly from massachusetts, who made thesefa
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we'll be back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. darius didn't know the dinner was his compensation for hanging out with us. >> i'm excited about it. >> you've been tremendous. outstanding. >> shoutout to the golf course. i was supposed to play but this came up. thank you, guys. >> fantastic in here. you'll love weekend "today" this weekend. we have the story of an incredible man. he went from football to corporate job to a very unexpected career choice. i'll tell you, morris robinson is an opera singer. we'll talk about how he went from the field to the stage. i like it because he didn't start until he was 30. that's important. >> it is. never too late. >> you have a passion. you can use it. >> darius rucker, major points there. >> i was nervous about it.
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♪ i only wanna be withou these biscuits are bigger than my face. >> will you come back? >> whenever you ask, i'll be back. this was awesome. >> it was fun. >> love it. >> thank you, guys. >> we'll bring you more chicken next time. don't miss hoda and andy grammar. we don't have chicken for andy, but we have hugs. we love you. >> biscuit. anything? >> it's so good. >> chicken. >> hoda. thank you, guys. you're awesome. we love you. have a great weekend. more of your local news and
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weather after this. hoda and andy! it's about taking a stand. for too long, wall street banks had their way. they crashed our economy. but democrat donna edwards won't take their money because she stands up for us. as a single mom, she knows the challenges our families face. she'll be our voice. tightening regulations on the big banks
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and fighting to keep dark money out of politics. we have breaking news right now at 9:57. a man killed in lorton in fairfax county e. police say an 83-year-old man was killed. they're killing this death a homicide. and just in right now, another killing d.c. police say someone shot a man in northeast washington on 44th street this morning. they have not released the man's name.
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it's time for a check on your forecast with chuck been. we tied records yesterday. will be 10 or 12 degrees cooler today. highs mid to upper 60s. clouds out there now. mostly sunny and breezy later this afternoon. tomorrow we start out cool and dry. good weather for running the rock and roll marathon. chance of rain late sunday. best chance of rain shows up on monday and tuesday. no cold air in sight.
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>> we'll have the latest updates on any breaki newsng from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> it is try day friday, march 11th, 2016. you know he ththis song. it is friday. good to be alive right now. do you know who this man is? i want him to be up on the screen the whole show. andy grammer is here. he's co-hosting while kathie lee is off. >> good to be alive. how are you? >> look at you. >> this is new for me. >> you're co-hosting a television program. >> mom, i'm real! >> you have your cards. you have your drink.


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