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good morning, dead on arrival? republicans rebel against their own healthcare plan. >> we are united on repeal, but we are divided on replacement. >> the president puts it on the line for the plan as conservatives lash out and the proposal officially heads to capitol hill today. tragedy on the tracks. >> we need an ambulance headquarters, we're going to need some ambulances. >> an investigation underway after a freight train slams into a tour bus. why couldn't the bus get out of the way? scorched earth, wildfires raging from colorado to texas, killing at least six people and forcing thousands to evacuate. this
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to control those planes? hearing the love. a special winter concert from one of the hottest superstars of music ed sheeran is here. wednesday march 8th, 2017. good morning, everybody, welcome to today. it's a wednesday morning. we've got willie in for matt. usually i can confidently say i woke up everyone on our plaza. not today, they were out early because everyone wants to see the concert. >> going to do a full set for us a little bit later this morning. playing every piece of his own orchestra. >> he is incredible. >> also,
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waves releasing what it claims are stunning cia secrets for hacking into your phones, your tv's and what are supposed to be secure messaging apps. >> this is having a lot of ripple effect. people are wondering do the bad guys have access to this information. we'll get more on this in a moment. we're going to start with politics. formal debate over the new healthcare reform bill is underway. it's facing strong opposition from democrats and republicans. hallie jackson, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, today the president will meet with conservative leaders here to talk about healthcare with the white house emphasizing this is really the start of a process to figure out what's in and what's out of that new bill on capitol hill. lawmakers today will start making changes. from the gop it's far from a united front. >> this morning, republican rebellion with the white house working to avoid wh
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mutiny brewing against a new bill to repeal and replace obamacare. >> we're going to have something that's going to be much more understood and much more popular than people can even imagine. >> reporter: so far it's not popular with some in his own party. some conservatives concerned about different parts of the plan. there's those on the far right, including outside groups, worried about it costing too much and not going far enough. >> this is instead, a step in the wrong direction. >> obviously, we have some serious concerns. >> we are united on repeal, but we are divided on replacement. >> reporter: more moderate republicans are focusing on saving medicaid expansion. and for others, saving planned parenthood funding might end up a sticking point. the administration reassuring everyone this is still a work in progress. a starting point as vice president pence explained . the white house wants to focus on healthcare, it's fa
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explosive tweet. accusing president obama of ordering the wire tapping of trump tower. >> do you have any evidence of that? >> no, i haven't -- >> i have not seen the evidence. >> reporter: the white house providing no proof of his claim, but press secretary sean spicer pointing to the need for a congressional investigation. >> why would the president want congress to investigate for information he already has? >> there's a separation of power. >> talking about wasted time. >> it's a question of appropria appropriateness. >> reporter: the chairman defeine president. >> the president is a neophite to politics, he's been doing it a little over a year. a lot of the things he says, you guys sometimes take literally. >> reporter: congressmen nunez is announcing the first public hearing of his house intelligence committee.
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under president obama have been invited to testify on march 20th. and so has former acting attorney general sally yates. if the new healthcare plan is enacted how could it affect your costs? we have been looking at the numbers and focusing this morning on three groups that could see big changes. >> good morning. >> let's start as we see here with the sick. a 45-year-old woman who perhaps has diabetes. >> 9.3% of the population has it. guaranteed coverage. you can't lose the coverage if you've already got it. her premiums will stay put. the same thing is matched under obamacare. your premiums can't go up for a preexisting condition. this is how health insurance companies get around premiums, an increase in the amount you're
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costs likely to move up. >> we're looking at the poor medicaid, a lot of questions around that. let's look at the example, 55-year-old in financial distress. >> this person would have had subsidies to pay for healthcare. at this point they can stay on medicaid they may be eligible for tax credits. january 1, 2020, the grants from the federal government to the states that have medicaid are going to change. they're going to become block grants and be stuck at 2016 levels. the states may slash the benefits you get if you're on medicaid. for those who are poor, but not on medicaid, if you let your coverage lapse because you just don't have the money to pay for it, when you go back to get it you'll pay a 30% penalty on top of your premium. this is to encourage people to keep buying insurance. >> that medicaid expansion, a sticking point for some bl
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budget. >> this is before you get into medicare, let's say you're 60 years old, the credit in exchange for the subsidies under obamacare, the maximum credits you'll get is $4,000. you cannot get a proper policy for $4,000. you might be able to get a catastrophic policy which means if something very bad happens you'll be cover. these premiums are likely to go up. as i said, the only coverage you're going to get is the basic coverage that if the worst thing happens. if you want insurance to pay for your normal ongoing medical care, that's going to be -- you'll be out of pocket. >> as you pointed out, young adults up to 26, people with preexisting conditions. >> they get to stay -- again, as hallie pointed out this is initial stage sas a lot may cha. thank you. now to the story we talked about at the top, the explosive new document dump from wikileaks. it's hitting close do home for mins
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it claims to reveal how the cia hacks phones, televisions, and other devices not in the u.s. but all over the world. peter alexander has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. wikileaks released thousands of documents and it claims how the cia can crack open devices by apple, samsung, microsoft and google. it reveals the hacking techniques to penetrate the systems around the world. this morning growing fallout in the wake of wikileaks. the most sweeping collection of u.s. spying documents ever. >> it's a very, very serious issue and congress has got to pay more attention to it. >> reporter: wikileaks posting nearly 9,000 pages of documents that it claims comes from the cia's hacking arsenal. the cia isn't commenting about them. secret techniques
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security vulnerabilities in phones and smart tvs. the documents expose software tools designed to break into any iphone or android and by-pass secure apps. weeping angel, reveals how to eves drop on conversations on samsung tvs when they appear to be turned off. samsung acknowledged privacy concerns about its smart tvs. the company issued a clarification, saying the sets do not monitor conversations. but they do collect voice commands, when a user pushes a button to make a search request. many of the nation's top tech companies say they're investigating the documents. the spying tools intelligence experts say would have been used exclusively for foreign su
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americans. >> when you see something that is billed as internet connected, a car, you know, a home, a light switch, whatever, just remember that that also potentially means hacker connected. >> this is the ultimate swiss army knife of hacker tools. anyone can take a tool, decide what to attack, and they can turn anybody's electronic devices into surveillance devices. >> reporter: wikileaks isn't revealing its source, but the documents had been circulated among american contractors. it puts president trump in an unusual position. after attacking the intelligence community, and during the campaign, praising wikileaks. >> wikileaks, i love wikileaks. >> reporter: the white house has declined to comment. late tuesday, apple said it has already addressed many of the issues described in the documents. it posted a statement, while our initial analysis indicates many of the issues l
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operating system, we will continue to work rapidly to address any identified vulnerabilities. what they're doing right now is urging people to make sure you download the latest operating system to make sure you have the most updated security updates available. >> peter alexander, thank you. investigation is underway this morning into a deadly crash involving a freight train and a charter bus in biloxi, missouri. it's not the first time there's been a crash on those same tracks. gabe gutierrez is there for us. >> reporter: at least four people were killed, 40 others were rushed to the hospital. overnight crews removed the wreckage from the tracks. this is another train passing through. right now a team from the ntsb is on its way here to try to find out what went so horribly wrong. this morning federal investigators will begin the grim task of sorting through the
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mangled remnants of a terrifying crash. police in mississippi say a freight town slammed into the charter bus tuesday at a crossing in downtown biloxi. dragging it 300 feet down the tracks. >> just a tragedy, there's no easy way to put this. there's a lot of families that are hurting. >> reporter: authorities say 48 people were on the bus. many of them seniors on their way to a casino in biloxi. >> it was like something out of a movie. >> reporter: eyewitness craig robinson said the bus had gotten stuck and several elderly passengers were trying to escape when the train barrelled through. >> i guess the bus driver, he seemed like they were in a panic they were trying to get off the bus and they got flung off. >> reporter: every year more than 200 people are killed when a train hits their vehicle. there are 240,000 railway crossing around the country. most don't have gates or stop signs, this one did
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posted warning of low ground clearance. in january a train hit a pepsi delivery truck on the same tracks. the senior center outside austin, texas, had organized the casino trip. melissa flores'mom is one of the survivors. >> joy to my heart, so thankful. thankful that she's alive and that for the most part she got away with just minimal injuries. >> reporter: again, local authorities say they've had issues with these tracks before. that's now part of the investigation. at last check, eight passengers remain in critical condition. >> sunch a tragedy, gabe, thank. this morning, yet another round of bomb threats against jewish community centers and schools is under investigation. 14 across ten states on tuesday alone. nbc's kerry sanders is at a school in davie, floridaha
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had to be placed on lock down. >> reporter: this morning there is a heightened vigilance to security here at the jewish day school. in just the last nine days there have been two threats taken seriously, seemingly aimed at the 650 students who attend the school here. this morning, police say it appears that the threats here and across the country are targeted and perhaps coordinated. this morning, the jewish community on edge. demanding protection and answers. yet another wave of bomb threats tuesday, targeting jewish centers and schools across the country. from portland, oregon, chicago, milwaukee, all the way to upstate new york where jewish centers went on lockdown. here near ft. lauderdale, parents in panic mode when a bomb threat forced this jewish school to evacuate for two hours. >> i'm upset that the kids are being targeted simply because they're
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anti-defamation league offices received threats, including the one in new york city. >> it's scary situation. >> reporter: following a meeting with jewish leaders, new york city mayor bill de blasio called the rash of threats unprecedented. >> we've never seen such a period of concentrated threats against the jewish community. >> reporter: since january there have been 135 threats directed at jewish facilities by phone or e-mail. the alarming number, prompting president trump to include the intallerab issue in his address. >> we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all of its very ugly forms. >> reporter: lawmakers now calling on the president to take swift action. all 100 u.s. senators signing a letter, addressed to the nation's top law enforcement officials. >> we'll continue to condemn them and look at ways in wh
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>> reporter: so far, the fbi has made just one arrest in the recent out break, a st. louis man accused of making only a few of the threats. to falsely implement an ex-girlfriend. this morning investigators say they're getting closer to arresting others responsible. hopefully bringing an end to this wave of fear, for a community under attack simply because of their faith. somewhat confounding to investigators, the threats by e-mail and phone appear to be cloaked by a computer. so investigators still are not sure whether these calls and e-mails are coming from within the united states or from overseas. savannah? >> disturbing. thank you. here in new york, the statue of liberty went dark for more than an hour last night. the lights went off before 11:00. her torch and crown remained lit. many people on social media speculated the outage was related to today's a day without a woman strike. but officials have now said it was due to work being
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new emergency generators and that is the likely cause. as for the strike, organizers are calling for women to take today off and not to spend money to show their economic strength and impact on american society. schools may feel some of the biggest effects, roughly 3/4 of u.s. teachers are women, some schools across the country canceled classes. it coinsides with international women's day. with the deadly wildfires. firefighters are battling fires that have killed six people. officials say the powerful winds that are fanning the flames in kansas, colorado, oklahoma, and texas should diminish today, giving firefighters the break they need which brings us to mr. roker, how you doing? >> we're looking ahead at maybe another last gasp of winter the way it's shaking up right now. thursday, friday, a chance for snow on the east coast. wet snow will be on friday morning during the morning commute.
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slick roads. we'll be watching that closely. and then you can see basically very light snow, one to three inches as we get into friday afternoon. we're watching a vigorous storm over the weekend. saturday, swath of snow in the midwest, storms into the south. depending on the track of this storm, we're talking about anywhere from three to six inches of snow from missouri all the way into the mountains of west virginia and even norfolk seeing upwards of one to three inches of snow over the weekend. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
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good morning, a lot of clouds around this morning but most of the rain is confined to southern maryland. most of the rain finished with us here in the d.c. metro area and points out to the west, shenandoah valley, you're all done with the raindrops for today. current temperatures in the upper 40s to around 50 right now. with a return of sunshine and a gusty west northwesterly breeze. afternoon temperatures today, well up into the mid 60s. but turning way colder, just in time for the weekend. now to the star. thank you so much. just ahead, wow, what a story. a shocking poaching case, a rhino shot and killed at a zoo for its horn. this morning, the desperate search for those responsible. on rosen reports, a convicted mother reveals who makes a good target and the surprising places where you're most
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7:26 is your time on this wednesday, march 8, 2017. good morning i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. in the news this morning, a day without a woman. women staying home from work and wearing red today across the country. there will also be marches to advocate for women's issues. 11:00, women plan to march from freedom plaza to the white house. 3:30 this afternoon, supporters plan to march down c street from the department of labor to john marshall park. several schools are closed. prince georges public schools are closed today. 1,700 of their teachers requested leave. alexandria public schools are close. in
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schools will be closed because of staff requests for time off. let's check on the roads with melissa mollet. good morning. >> good morning, brand-new problem here in northern virginia. georgetown pike at bell view road, all lanes shut down. we may have a bit of a fire there because of the hot wires that came down. 95 southbound and 619 triangle everything out of the way. one mile back up there. outer loop near bw parkway, crash reported there. you can see a little bit of a slow down on the east side of the beltway. thank you, we'll take a quick break and check your forecast next, stay with us.
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rain falling across much of southern maryland, but it's drying out from frederick to martinsburg. current temperatures upper 40s and low 50s. don't be fooled. skies will be clearing, we'll be back to
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breezy today and mild, highs into the 60s today and tomorrow. in fact, near 70 tomorrow. chuck, thank you. another local news update in 25 minutes. >> back to "the today show" after this short break.
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♪ we're back at 7:30, wednesday morning, march 8th, 2017. gearing up for our first big plaza concert of the year. i'm so excited for ed sheeran to take our stage. do you think he'll bring that gadget he uses on stage? >> i think it's called the loop pedal? >> that's it. >> he does his own music, guitar, drums, backup, vocals the whole thing in one package. >> awesome one man band. we cannot wait to have him. first a look at the headlines. republicans' new plan to replace obamacare will be debated today by two house committees. some of the strongest opposition coming from republican lawmakers and conservative groups who feel it will cost too much, among other things and it's too simir
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affordable care act. republican leaders say they're confident the bill eventually will pass. hillary clinton says she's ready to get back up after a series of set backs. she received an award here in new york and pushed women to keep fighting. >> i've had my up and my downs. in the last months, i've done my share of sleeping. a little soul searching and reflecting. and in those moments, i am thankful for my own village, my community of family and friends who have supported and encouraged me. >> clinton encouraged women to look for ways to mentor and support each other. memorial service is being held today to mark three years since the disappearance of malaysia airlines flight 370. it vanished on a trip from kuala lumpur to beijinbeijing.
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the search was suspended in january. officials say they do remain hopeful at some point the plane will be found. the search is on this morning for a brazen group of poachers who broke into a zoo near paris and killed a rare white rhinoceros all for its horn. nbc's kelly cobiella has the latest on the investigation. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, yeah, a real shock and loss for the animal caretakers who knew their animals were at risk. we all know these rhinoceroses are being targeted and poached at alarming rates in africa. but this is a real first, targeting a zoo in a european capital. the zoo should have been a safe haven. the young males were brought here in march of 2015. sometime monday night poachers broke through a fence and several doors and
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four-year-old vince for his horn. his caretakers found him tuesday morning. he had several bullets in his head the zoo director said, his horn sawn off. trade in rhino horn is banned. on the black market it can go for tens of thousands of dollars. so valuable gangs have broken into museums to snap them off. some reserves in africa horns are sawn off to protect them from poachers. >> we're losing the animals at an alarming rate. >> reporter: numbers have plummeted to 29,000 in the wild. prince william and kate drawing attention on their royal tour of india last year. conservationists say they're being killed at a rate of three a day in south africa. >> it's escalated. the demand has grown where any rhino and any rhino horns, even antique ones are a target.
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rhinos at a heavily protected zoo. two of the rhinos outside paris, a 37-year-old gracie and 5-year-old bruno are still alive and unharmed. caretakers aren't sure why those two were spared. they speculate that maybe the chain saw the poachers were using to remove the horn stopped working or they were scared off. there is surveillance video. police are reviewing it. they don't have any suspect yet but they believe this could be the work of a very well-organized professional gang. savannah? >> and determined as well. kelly cobiella, thank you. let's get another check of the weather now from al. today's weather is brought to you by dove shower foam, it's light, it's different, it's foam. well, looking ahead toward the weekend, we've got some brutally coal ald air. it's going to be making its way to the south. chicago, above
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memphis, oklahoma, 73. charlotte, 72. new york city 61. look what happens thursday. the temperatures start dropping in fargo, billings, still warm in indianapolis. philly and knoxville. by the weekend, the northeast and great lakes is going to really cool down, subzero wind chills throughout new england on saturday, boston will be 22. 30 in new york city. d.c., 38. and then look what happens on sunday. washington, 21. philadelphia, 14. boston, 9 and wind chills will be well below zero. hopefully the last blast of winter before we hit spring. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. the rain is clearing out this morning. the only spotty showers are near fredricksburg. the rest of us clearing, we'll see more sunshine coming up soon in the next couple of hours with the wind around. we're mild, 51 in the district, 46 gaithersburg. 50 in leesburg, 51
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fredricksburg. windy but more sun developing, highs in the upper 60s. we go into the weekend, much colder, 30s return. get that forecast anytime you need it, check out our friends on the weather channel on cable. all right. thank you. still ahead, wait till you see what this guy did after being pulled over to prove he was sober. first, a new rosen report to keep you safe. good morning, i'm jeff rosen, coming up how to protect yourself from being mugged. when do the thieves strike? how do they pick their targets? the spot right outside your home where you're most vulnerable. this morning, thieves tell all from behind bars, sharing their secrets. next. old. so i really navigate the world by touch. i think dove asked me to try out this body wash... because i am so in tune with my hands and how things feel to me. when i pumped it out i was like, oh this is different. the foam was really light, fluffy , weightless. and it feels really moisturizing, not sticky. i have never tried anything like this as a body wash before.
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back now. we're back now, 7:40. thieves tell all. monday we heard from a convicted burglar. this morning, convicted muggers are revealing their secrets. >> jeff rosen is here with us. >> i'm head today prison to talk to these criminals. we hear about it almost every day, people getting mugged, riding buses and trains on the morning commute and even getting out of their car in their driveway. is there anything you can do to protect yourself? this morning i am going back behind bars to hear from an expert. a man convicted of robbery, admitting to mugging more than 100 innocent people. and what he told me could save you from becoming a victim, too. no matter where you live. terrifying muggings caught on camera. thieves approaching innocent victims, stealing everything they have. >> the entire time i remember i was screaming help. >> how
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doesn't happen to you? to find out, we're inside this maximum security prison in upstate new york. meeting david salano serving 25 to life for robbery. hopefully we can help some people. >> that's what we're here for. >> have a seat right over here. today he's telling all. first, how muggers strike. walk me through a typical robbery. you walk up to me on the street and do what? >> i would look to see if you had a watch and ask you for the time. at the moment you're looking down you're at ease and you're vulnerable so i can grab your risk and reach in your pocket and grab your wallet and let me get all your money. >> if someone asks for time or directions, what should i do? >> you can give it to them from a distance or keep walking. >> don't break my stride. >> don't stop. >> it's harder to grab me if i'm
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walking. >> absolutely. >> who is a target? >> whoever is alone. you know, it's a person that's going to give you the least resistance. >> does age matter? >> it doesn't matter. you would want a weaker person. >> elderly? >> yeah, elderly people. >> how awful it sounds, to target an elderly person. >> it's insane, it's crazy because why you under the influence and you're in that life, you know, you have no remorse, you have no feelings. >> and they're often armed. wnbc, our station in new york sent out surveys to other convicted muggers, over 70% saying they either sometimes or always carry a weapon. did you target men versus women? >> for obvious reasons a man would rather target a woman because she's weaker. in my experience, women scream, so i sort of preferred men. >> that's an interesting tip. if you're a woman or even if you're a guy, make noise. >> a woman one time had a whistle. that's a great idea.
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that makes noise. >> he says the most effective weapon, comes in a can. >> mace is a great thing. >> have you been sprayed with mace? >> absolutely. >> that got you out of there? >> yeah, i took the flight. because, you know, it was painful, it was uncomfortable. you need to have mace in your hand, not your purse. the mace is not going to deter me while it's in your purse, it's going to deter me while it's in your hand. >> carrying it in your hand, not in the purse. >> not in the purse. >> no time to go get to it. david says the one thing you should never do, physically fight a mugger. >> i've seen women carry keys in their hands unless you're a good fighter that's not a good idea. >> a struggle doesn't deter you. >> actually it might make a person angry. give it up, it can be replaced you're more valuable than anything. >> you're not trying to hurt somebody, but you would. >> absolutely. >> and you have? >> unfortunately, yes. some men fight back, y
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knock them out. >> david tells us he's attacked in the city and suburbs. so where are you most vulnerable? in the burbs his answer may surprise you. >> in your driveway. because you have the garage in front of you and two houses on the side of you. there's only really one place you have to focus on as far as anybody viewing you, seeing you. i tell my family now when you pull in your driveway look on all sides before you open the doo door. >> in the city you're most at risk in the subway platform. where should i be standing to lower my chances of being a target? >> in the middle, around people. crowds deter robberies. we want to be around a lot of people, even if you don't know them. >> important tips from a convicted thief who is trying to make things right. >> this is my way of repentance. you know, my way of giving back to society. my way of telling everybody i'm sorry. who knows i might save a
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>> david also told me there's a day of the week you're most likely to get mugged, friday because it's pay day. so many people walking around with extra money and thieves know it. you want to be cautious towards the end of the week. >> it's an interesting perspective, thank you very much. just ahead, too much steak, not enough nuts. dr. oz breaks down the ten foods that have the biggest impact on your risk of heart disease. carson is in the orange right after this.
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carson? >> yes, we do. we're excited to reveal people magazine's newest cover featuring hoda kotb and her beautiful daughter haley joy there on the cover. isn't that beautiful, hoda calls her her dream baby. take a look at the photo. the two of them next to hoda's words i waited so long for her. you notice her emmy there by her face. nice placement there. in the article hoda opening up about longing to be a mother with haley saying she didn't know that this kind of love existed. haley has met our family members, jenna bush holding her down there. great stuff has been seen on social media. she's been swearing gifts, sweaters and rocking chairs, giant stuffed animals. we couldn't be happier. the special issue of people magazines hits on friday. we love you so, so much, congratulations. >> i was choking up when itid
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>> i hope she doesn't mind me reading a text. she laying on my lap with a bottle in her month i love this minute. coming up, ed sheeran, getting ready for live music and greeting his fans. first your local news. all eyes are on olay ultimate eye cream. allure best of beauty and marie claire's most wanted. eyes show emotion, not your age.
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7:56 is your time now on this wednesday, march 8th, 2017. good morning i'm eun yang. we'll have a check on the roads right now with melissa mollet and your first 4 traffic. >> right now, georgetown pike at bellview road, all lanes blocked because of a crash that took down wires as well. 95 south at 619 near triangle. we look much better there. southbound, no problems northbound. inner loop, had a crash earlier there that's out of the roadway. inner loop, you can see as you're crossing the woodrow wilson bridge and outer loop approaching georgia a little bit slow. we'll check your forecast next, stay with us.
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good morning, well, temperatures are mostly on the mild side, 52 in the district, 46 gaithersburg. 50 quantico. the rain is starting to move out of the area. 68 for our high temperature today, clearing and windy. tomorrow upper 60s. colder, much colder as we go into the weekend. another update for you in 25 minutes.
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it's 8:00 on today, coming up on life support? republican rebellion over the new healthcare bill. party leaders trying to rally support, others say it's more of the same >> this is instead a step in the wrong direction. >> as the white house doubles down, but offers no proof of president trump's claim that then president obama tapped his phone at trump tower. plus, the dangers in your fridge. dr. oz breaks down a new study on heart disease including six that lower the risk and four to avoid. ed sheeran on our plaza, we have a huge crowd ready to hear his new song topping the charts. today wednesday, march 8th, 2017.
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♪ we're your biggest fans! ♪ >> we love you ed sheeran! >> woo! good morning, everybody, welcome back to today, it's a wednesday morning. we've got willie in for matt. we got ed sheeran right here. no offensie, but we're so excited. we have a huge crowd. are you excited to play.
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did you have a show last night? >> yeah, i playedi hea i heart theater. i went to harlem and i had a good night's sleep. >> so glad. we cannot wait and we're looking forward to it as is our crowd. >> we're excited to hear you sing. >> we'll begin the half hour with the morning's top stories. here is the news at 8:00. i'm peter alexander at the white house, many republicans are rebelling against their own healthcare plan. senator rand paul put it we are united on repeal but divided on replacement. the president and vice president are presenting an optimistic front insisting it's a work in progress. this morning, republicans at odds over their new healthcare bills. the president and house speaker trying to build
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>> it's a complicated process. but actually it's very simple. it's called good healthcare. >> the nightmare of obamacare is about to end. >> but not everybody's on the same page. >> this is instead a step in the wrong direction. and as much as anything it's a mixed opportunity. >> dead on arrival. president trump is hopeful they'll get on board. i feel my friend rand paul will come along with a great healthcare program because he knows obamacare is a disaster. conservatives argues the bill doesn't go far enough because it phases out medicaid expansion by 2020. they added it contradicts president trump's central economic message and lacks transparency. >> this it too important to rush through. >> on capitol hill, an explosive exchange at the hearing of rod
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rosenstein. >> al franken was blasted. >> i consider what senator franken asked sessions at that late moment that that story just come out as a gotcha question. >> it was not a gotcha question. >> it was from the standpoint he didn't know what you were asking about. >> i said that -- sessions who denied meeting with russians officials during his confirmation recused himself from any investigations involving the trump campaign after revolutions he did meet the russian ambassador twice. sean spicer is doubling down on president trump's accusation that former president obama secretly wire tapped trump tower during the 2016 campaign. but still did not provide any evidence. this exchange with nbc's hallie jackson. >> why would the white house want congress to investigate for information. >> there's a separation
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powers here i think there's a difference between directing the department of justice which may be involved in an ongoing investigation and asking congress as a separate body to look into something and add credibility to the look. >> back here at the white house, president trump and the first lady are scheduled to host former rival senator ted cruz and his wife for dinner. it could make for interesting conversation. you remember almost a year ago, then candidate trump retweeted a glamorous pho glamoro glamorous photo of his wife plae melania next to cruz' wife. workers had to dodge debris after a collapse at los angeles. security video from a strip mall shows the roof and wall of a clothing shop crashing on to the sidewalk. the store manager says the building had suffered water damage from the recent storms. everyone got out safely. city inspectors wll
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coming up next, dr. oz is here. he'll help us help our heart. al gets his head out of the cloud. we'll find out how his attempts to go digital free are going. we're less than 30 minutes away from our live concert from ed sheeran. where is he? >> ed? ed? ♪ heart was so cold all over my arm ♪ >> thank you for having me on. >> thanks for coming. appreciate it. we asked girls what they wanted to change in the world i'm really passionate about climate change i'm worried that there won't be enough fresh water for everybody my interest is to find a cure for cancer because my mom had it and we shared some inspiration woah! oh, woah! the cracks are probably where the water is
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heart disease deaths. what should you be heating and what should you avoid? here is dr. oz. can you explain what the study did? it seemed like they rounded up the information and came to some conclusions. >> they took a lot of information the government gathered about our habits when we heat foods in particular. looked at why people die and connected it by looking at studies trying to figure out how are the different foods. six foods were really pornimpor for us to eat and four that we shouldn't eat. if we do it right, out of all the people who die of heart attacks and strokes, we can cut it down 45%. >> without further ado, what are the good foods? >> in the fat category there is oily fish, salmon, sardines, you know, fish of that nature,
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important for those fats allows our brain to work better. nuts. one serving of salmon's enough. but you need a serving a day of nuts. >> a serving is a handful. >> you count 20 if you're really anal. these are tree nuts. >> walnuts, almonds. >> researchers call them vegetable oils but they're seed and nut oils, flaxseed oil, olive oil wasn't in the study but probably belongs in that category. >> leafy veggies. >> you need about four servings, about three servings, three pieces of fruit. very important to feed the get in your body. they're important for other reasons. they replace a lot of bad habits. >> healthy carbs, like whole wheat. >> you can have four servings, four pieces of bread or four servings of cereal, a
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you want to try as much as possible to eat those and not these. >> okay. please let wine not be on this list. >> wine is not here. there is something else that's surprising. salt drives up blood pressure. sugar sweetened beverages. these are major drivers. processed meats because they're rich in nitrates. >> salt sometimes. >> salt as well. here's the surprise, red meat is on the list. barely made the list. it was least important of all the ten thing s i mentioned. one serving a week. i want to emphasize, out of all the things on here, it's the least important. i'm going to push the least on red meat. everything else is pretty important. i was watching this morning, you talking about the healthcare budget. if you want to change healthcare in america, this is how you do it. this is probably $40 billion of savings, which makes any plan you design worth while. this study, critically important. >> before you g
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dr. oz, thank you so much. get more of his advice on the dr. oz show. now we'll go to al with a check on the weather. another storm coming on in to the pacific northwest. northern california, we've got mountain snows, lots of heavy rain, again in the sierra nevada looking at much more snow. also in the pacific northwest anywhere from two three inches of rain could be locally as much as five. high wind alerts from the dak a dakotas to western pa. power outages, downed trees got to watch out for this. winds are gusting over 35 miles per hour, 45 miles per hour during the day across the great lakes into the midwest. the afternoon hours, it will move into western new york, western pa. airport delays are going to be a real factor. that's what's going on around
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woods. and a good wednesday morning. we got sunshine starting to break out here in northwest washington. areas out into the shenandoah valley already in sunshine. a few lingering raindrops, southern maryland over the lower parts of the bay. that will be ending here very quickly. meanwhile, temperatures, we're in the upper 40s and low 50s. it's cool but not cold. it will stay breezy all day long. this rain chance is just about done with us. mild weather today and tomorrow, turning way colder, a little hint of winter returns just in time for your weekend plans. >> that's your latest weather. savannah. now it is time to trend. we love talking about self-driving cars around here. we can kind of see how they've been integrated into our society. do you like them? >> i've been in one, yeah. >> some people are intimidated about them? >> i'm waiting to see it come to fruition. >> i don't feel so good about it. >> not really sure. al, this is for you. how would you feel about a self-driving car? >> much better. >> that flew. >> far better. >> take a look at
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they're calling a part up. part self-driving car and part flying machine. >> whoa. >> what could go wrong? >> i know. >> it's all air up there, perfect. >> until it's not. >> hail a ride from your smartphone, it has all the bells and whistles. you can't buy it right now. i know, look at that. it's a concept. but -- >> sucker, i'm up here in the sky. >> until you're not. >> look at her, she's not afraid. >> she's a cartoon. >> i know. i know. >> i watched with my 7-year-old, i thought is this part of his world? will he see it in his lifetime? >> i think it's fun to glimpse into the future. >> baby steps, perfect the self-driving car and not have it run a red light. >> you're going to love this, a college student in arkansas drew a round of applause for being pulled over by the
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here's what happened as was recorded on a dash cam recorder. he was pulled over for a dui check. his license plate red juggler. he put on an impromptu performance in the parking lot. >> if it was uber he can't do that. i think they should add that to the test. >> look at his little spin, showing off. >> and he's in a barbecue parking lot. >> i'm always like that when i've had a couple. >> did you have a gold fish when you were a kid? did you take care of them. >> yeah. >> okay. one teen decided to put his sister to the test. he swapped the gold fish for a baby carrot to see if she noticed. it's been three days since i replaced my sister's
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notice. she still hasn't noticed they're carrots not her gold fish. no fish were harmed. here are the real goldfish, they're swimming in their brother's tank. >> if she's up. >> if she sees it now. >> she runs to the bowl. >> the carrots were moving more than the gold fish. >> let's do pop start. >> it's a good one, pop start this morning, dedicated to mr. ed sheeran, come on over. where are you. what's up, brother? he's going to be performing his hit songs from his new album. come on. come on. there you are. >> i didn't know you'd be doing this this morning. it's the first tv show i did in america. >> is that right? >> is he not the nicest guy ever? >> definitely. the greatest man right here. this is the
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did he make the big announcement? is that out? >> i don't know. let's make it now. >> let's do it. >> what do you want to tell us about the tour? >> i'm spending four months in america and playing -- it's the most time i'm spending in any continent at all. and then -- yeah, we'll put the tour on sale and see how it go and maybe come back next year. >> how big are the venue, stadium, big time? >> next year is the stadiums, this year is going to be arenas. >> on tour, four months. you're so great intimately. >> from june till october. >> june to october. will you look to create that kind of intimate. >> it's all about the crowds and whether the crowds get on board with it. if someone connects it doesn't matter how far away you are. >> shape of you out, basically the same day. they represent two polar opp
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that must have made you feel real good when this thing came out. >> it's an old message to do. but i think it gives people a wider view of what the album is going to sound like. having one song out, you don't actually know the album's going to be like something you might like. i'm glad that -- >> you gave the bookends. >> can i ask a dumb question? this one is divide, your others were plus and multiply. it's a math thing. >> it's a math thing. but this album's divide because every song is very divided and eclectic. as soon as you skip a song it's completely different. the sound of it is -- i'm trying to cover all genres. >> making the band, ed announces he's creating a boy band. he wrote the songs, he needs singers, he's holding auditions to create a group. ed what can willie and i do? >> what's the -- >> what are you looking for? >> the certain
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>> i just -- i have a bunch osoof songs i think that are good boy band songs. >> why don't you sing them yourself? >> they're pop pop pop songs. there's one called like south of the border that's a bit like -- you know, funky. >> he wrote for justin bieber, number one hit for justin bieber. you have written for so many other people. >> yeah, do you know what? i have a big platform which is this tour that's going to be coming up this year and next year. and i have the songs and we've been given a record label by warner i have an infrastructure to do something quite cool. do it my way, you know. >> i love you're forming a boy band. we should do like, a documentary of ed casting the boy band. >> that's the last thing -- >> why? >> it might go really
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it might go really wrong. >> that's why we'll love it. >> i could do in the next ten years and it would be fine. if it's a documentary it's like it has to come out. >> we'll see how that works out. thank you for being here today. we'll have you on the plaza in a little bit. >> this morning we're wrapping up a special series that we call al checks out. he's checking out vinyl and old school photography, could mr. technology last on a digital free diet? >> i've been trying to cut down. put my smartphone on hold, i've been using my file a fax. and i discovered a new appreciation for things that don't live on a screen or in the cloud. ♪ i've never taken a polaroid selfie before. you get your picture almost instantly in two
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>> let me know how that turns out. ♪ >> let's take a polaroid. really close, up close. it will take about two minutes for you to realize it. i'll be long gone by then. >> i know where you live. >> yikes! here's what kicked off my drive to go analogue. i found this, it was a file a fax, a gift when i got my first job and decided you know what? i'm going to start using this thing again. all right, digital detox, i know you always try to reach me. you will not be able to reach me on my smartphone. no e-mail, no text, either this bad boy, a home phone, carrier pigeon, no digital. i am going analogue, baby! for 24 hours, i'm staying off digital.
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hello. when this book came out, revenge of analog and i read it and a light bulb went off. as part of my drive to go analog i have vowed to write a note or a letter to somebody every day. all of a sudden, there's this return to the real. my daughter is 18. she came home all excited, dad look what i found, she had a copy of thriller on vinyl. i thought, that's kind of interesting, you know, she's excited about this. and we don't even have a record player here. so we went out and got one. but today, to be able to pick up an
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at that. the beatles. pictures. you know. the lyrics are on the back. it's fantastic. ♪ the idea that you can flip through a music collection as opposed to it being in the cloud. i mean, vinyl out sold streaming music in the last couple of years. so there's something going on. hello. hey, andy. so what's going on with the show tomorrow? because obviously i can't access the rundown. any e-mails or anything i need to know about? rigs rigs! i'm too old for this stuff. >> patty cake. >> one of the things i have been doing lately is making albums. >> thank you so
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oh. >> there's so much more emotion about flipping through and holding -- you don't get that with digital. >> put it on your coffee table and people would look as opposed to let me whip out my phone. >> it generates more memories. all right. well, chalk one up. we're done, baby. >> this has been so fun. we ought to keep it going. >> like i said, i've been trying to cut back. and be more in the moment. because i think sometimes with digital you tend to block everything out because you're focused on that. >> i love the photo album. we were talking about you're such a good letter writer. you send old fashioned notes in the mail. >> i got one from you a couple days ago. always the hand written note. i like that. >> thank you very much. glad we could turn you on to a little analog. now we want to of course do something special here. okay. there you go. >> hit it on
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>> come on. there you go. much better. by the way, we want to dial back to digital. check out what's on our today app, new check it out. good morning, 8:26 on this wednesday march 8th. let's get a check on your first 4 traffic with melissa mollet. >> good morning, still have this problem in northern virginia, we're talking about georgetown pike at bellview road, all lanes blocked because of a crash. and a pole and wires that are down. northbound 95 crash. eastbound 50 after graham road a car into a bus there. new crash and beltway overall looking pretty typical i would say in general. inbound 295 from the south headed north, a little slow. >> all right. thank you we'll get a check on your forecast when we come back. stay with us.
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good morning, everybody. here's a check of storm team 4 radar. showers now, southern and arundel county through st. mary's county. the raindrops are m
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fast. it will be another mild day, plenty of sunshine. a little on the breezy side. highs today into the mid 60s. mid to upper 60s coming up for tomorrow. some spots might even touch 70.
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♪ i'm in love with the shape of you ♪ 8:30 now. i was just singing. ed, i hope you don't mind, i was singing your song. march 8th, 2017. we are just moments away from ed taking the stage. it is going to sound a lot better when ed sings that song. i got busted singing the lyrics to this. >> busted. >> i was busted. ♪ i'm in love with your body >> she plays guitar. watch out. >> suddenly, it got awkward. >> it really did. >>
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of the crew. >> that's charlie. >> he's in training to be a vet dog. >> puppy with a purpose. >> like these people, he's here to see you today. we'll get to ed in a moment. first, al has a quick check of the weather. >> starting wit showers move out of the northeast. going to be windy throughout the great lakes and midatlantic states. high fire damage, with the winds continuing, more wet weather in the pacific northwest which will continue tomorrow. plenty of snow, mild temperatures in the midatlantic states, showers through the central gulf look for sunshine through the southwest. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. a very mild day today. the rain is quickly clearing out, even leaving annapolis with a few sprinkles. temperature, 52 in the district, most of the area around 50 degrees right now. as we go through the afternoon, we're looking at the upper 60s. clearing through the day, a lot more sunshine. winds gusting close to 30 miles per hour. it's going to be windy
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day. friday we're cooling in the weekend. we're in the 30s. >> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. now to the moment we've all been counting down to. this is our first plaza concert of 2017. so we thought we'd do something big. ladies and gentlemen, ed sheeran. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ the cloud isn't the best place to fall in love ♪ ♪ but the bar is where i go ♪ me and my friends sat at the table ♪ ♪ you come over and start up a conversation with just me and trust me i'll give it a chance ♪ ♪ take my hand ♪ and then we start to dance ♪ i'm singing like, girl you know i want your touch ♪ ♪ your love was meant for somebody like me ♪ ♪ coming down falling on me ♪ i may be crazy don't mind me ♪ boy let's not talk too much ♪ grab on my waist and put that body on me ♪ ♪ coming down follow my lead coming down follo
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♪ i'm in love with the shape of you ♪ ♪ you pull like a magnet too ♪ my heart is full in two ♪ i'm in love with your body ♪ last night you were in my room ♪ ♪ and my bed sheets smell like you ♪ ♪ i'm in love with you body ♪ ♪ i'm in love with your body ♪ ♪ i'm in love with your body ♪ i'm in love with your body ♪ we're discovering something brand-new ♪ ♪ i'm in love with the shape of -- ♪ ♪ we can eat, looking back and i fill up the plate ♪ ♪ we talk for hours and hours about how your family's doing okay ♪ ♪ even getting a text, kissing in the back seat ♪ ♪ the driver make the radio play ♪ ♪ girl i know you
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me ♪ ♪ coming down follow my lead ♪ i may be crazy ♪ don't mind me ♪ boy let's not talk too much ♪ grab that waist and put that body on me ♪ ♪ coming down follow my lead ♪ i'm in love with the shape of you ♪ ♪ you pull like a magnet too ♪ my heart is full in two ♪ i'm in love with your body ♪ last night you were in my room ♪ ♪ my bed sheets smell like you ♪ something brand-new, i'm in love with your body ♪ ♪ i'm in love with your body ♪ i'm in love with your body ♪ i'm in love with your body ♪ every day i'm discovering something brand-new ♪ ♪ i'm in love with the shape of you ♪ ♪ come on be my baby
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♪ come on be my baby ♪ come on be my baby ♪ come on be my baby ♪ come on ♪ come on be my baby ♪ come on ♪ come on be my baby ♪ come on ♪ i'm in love with your body ♪ last night you were in my room ♪ ♪ and now my bed sheets smell like you ♪ ♪ every day i discover it's something brand-new ♪ ♪ i'm in love with your body ♪ come on be my baby ♪ come on ♪ i'm in love with your body ♪ now now now ♪ i'm in love with the shape of you ♪ [ applause ]
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ed sheeran, just getting started. a lot more music straight ahead. but first, on a wednesday morning, this is today on nbc. o.
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grammy winner ed sheeran has sold more than 22 million albums. that number is on the way up with the release of his brand-new album "divide." >> came out last friday. it's been at the top of the itunes albums chart ever since. >> if that is not enough, ed just announced with us this morning he is going out on tour this summer. he's going to hang out on our continent for a few months. ed, good morning. >> good morning. >> ed, first of all, what is it like to get up at 4:00, 5:00 in the morning, step on to a stage and see this many people staring back at you? >> i'm always very, very grateful at the amount of love
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new york but in america in general. thank you all for coming out. >> it is not just the people you see. it is the people you don't see who are down the city blocks and just here to listen. >> it would be awkward if i turned up and there'd be one. the first time i came here, it was like that. there was a line of girls. >> i remember the first time you came here. it was very intimate. i think you sang the "a team." >> i sung it inside because nobody was outside. >> ed, a lot of people watch you perform. they're hearing the drums, backup vocals, a keyboard and seeing you sing. how does it work? tell us about this. >> i'll put this on it. basically, this boom channel is the drums. you record drums. like that. >> just building the song. >> and i loop it. then you can do the guitar. then on
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>> can i press one? >> layer it all in there. >> i want to -- ♪ >> uh-oh. >> oh, no. >> hear that? >> i do. >> oh, no, you really -- i hear it now. >> they really came to hear you sing. ed sheeran, you're a good sport. thank you. >> that song just went to number one. amazing thing. >> thrill of a lifetime. grammys, we're available. >> look for the remix on that one, coming to itunes. >> what will you sing now, ed? >> i'm going to sing "castle on the hill" for you. >> ed sheeran, take it away. >> thank you very much. if you guys do know the words to this, sing
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♪ when i was 6 years old, i broke my leg ♪ ♪ i was running from my brother and his friends ♪ oh, i was singing "thinking out loud," wasn't i? ♪ when your legs don't work like they used to before and i can't sweep you off of your feet ♪ ♪ will your mouth still remember the taste of my love will your eyes still smile from your cheeks ♪ ♪ and darling i will be loving you 'til we're 70 and baby my heart could still fall as hard at 23 ♪ ♪ and i'm thinking 'bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways maybe just the touch ♪
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oh me i fall in love with you every single day and i just wanna ♪ ♪ tell you i am so honey now take me into your loving arms kiss me under the light ♪ ♪ of a thousand stars place your head on my beating heart i'm thinking out loud ♪ ♪ maybe we found love right where we are when my hair's all but gone and my memory fades ♪ ♪ and the crowds don't remember my name when my hands don't play the strings the same way, mm ♪ ♪ i know you will still ve
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'cause honey your soul can never grow old, ♪ ♪ it's evergreen baby your smile's forever in my mind and memory i'm thinking 'bout ♪ ♪ how people fall in love in mysterious ways maybe it's all part of a plan i'll just keep on making ♪ ♪ the same mistakes hoping that you'll understand but baby now take me into your ♪ ♪ loving arms kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
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place your head ♪ ♪ on my beating heart i'm thinking out loud that maybe we found love right where we are, oh ♪ that maybe we found love right where we are, oh ♪ ♪ we found love right where we are ♪ [ cheers and applause ]. >> ed sheeran just getting started. more music straight ahead. this is "today" on nbc. ♪ take me into your loving
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ when i was 6 years old i broke
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and his friends ♪ ♪ and tasted the sweet perfume of the mountain grass i rolled down ♪ ♪ i was younger then, take me back to when i ♪ ♪ found my heart and broke it here, made friends and lost them through the years ♪ ♪ and i've not seen the roaring fields in so long, i know i've grown ♪ ♪ but i can't wait to go home ♪ i'm on my way, driving at ninety down those country lanes ♪ ♪ singing to "tiny dancer" ♪ and i miss the way you make me feel, and it's real ♪ ♪ we watched the
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castle on the hill ♪ ♪ 15 years old, smoking hand-rolled cigarettes ♪ ♪ running from the law through the backfields and getting drunk with my friends ♪ ♪ had my first kiss on a friday night, i don't reckon that i did it right ♪ ♪ but i was younger then, take me back to when ♪ ♪ we found weekend jobs, when we got paid ♪ ♪ we'd buy cheap spirits and drink them straight ♪ ♪ me and my friends have not thrown up in so long, oh how we've grown ♪ ♪ but i can't wait to go home ♪ i'm on my way, driving ninety down those country
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♪ and i miss the way you make me feel, and it's real ♪ ♪ we watched the sunset over the castle on the hill ♪ ♪ we watched the sunset over the castle on the hill ♪ ♪ one friend left to sell clothes, one working down by the coast ♪ ♪ one had two kids but lives alone, one's brother overdosed ♪ ♪ one's already on his second wife, one's just barely getting by ♪ ♪ these people raised me and i can't wait to go home ♪ ♪ and i'm
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remember ♪ ♪ these old country lanes, when we did not know the answers ♪ ♪ and i miss the way you make me feel, it's real ♪ ♪ we watched the sunset over the castle on the hill ♪ ♪ we watched the sunset over the castle on the hill ♪ ♪ we watched the sunset over the castle on the hill ♪ [ cheers and applause ]. >> thank you very much. >> hear more from ed sheeran and all our "today" concert artists at applemusic.com/today. >> ed sheeran going on concert tour this summer. a lot more music
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first, this is "today" on nbc.
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time ♪ ♪ darling, just kiss me slow, your heart is all i own ♪ we're back. it is 8:54. just, guys, look outside. ed is doing a special song just for the crowd. >> he said specifically to the crowd, i want to do one for you once the cameras are off. he doesn't know we're on now. that's the kind of guy he is. >> he said he'll be late for t
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thank you, ed. >> "divide" is incredible. >> going on tour, announced here. check it out. let's do birthdays. >> he'll sing happy birthday. fantastic. amazing folks for you to meet. happy 100th birthday toester loeb. a football fan. retired model. still looks beautiful. bruce arndt from al. serving his country in both world war ii and the korean war. we doubly salute you for your service. happy birthday to john from indiana. he became a certified emt when 76. way to go. >> wow. >> sam of california. celebrating 100 years. owned his own construction company for 60 years. he did not retire until he was 90. i like that. jesse williams from north carolina. 100 years old. enjoys westerns and eating chocolate.
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a retired cook. secret to longevity, red wine. you know somebody celebrating a milestone birthday or anniversary, tell us about them. >> thank you so much. ed sheeran has more music. first, let's look at your local news 8:56 is your time now on this wednesday, march 8th, 2017. good morning i'm eun yang. a check on your first 4 traffic with melissa mollet. hey, melissa. >> good morning. taking a look at this problem hanging around georgetyke pike at bellview road crash with all lanes shut down. we talk would police, this could be several more hours before it's totally cleared.
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highway, crash reported there. north gw parkway, crash reported there. 270 southbound. we're going to take break, we'll check your forecast next.
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well, clearing today, high temperature will be in the upper 60s. sunny and windy, winds could be gusting near 30 miles per hour at times. cooler friday, colder for the weekend. we'll be down in the 30s. >> all right. thank you. get the latest news and weather anytime in the nbc washington app. we'll see you in 25 minutes. stronger is rebuilding a newborn's heart... and restoring a father's faith. it's standing tall after one surgery... not six. stronger is being a typical kid... despite a rare disorder. stronger is finding it earlier... and coming home sooner. stronger is seeking answers... and not giving up, until you find them. because we don't just want your kids to grow up. we want them to grow up stronger.
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thi this morning, grammy winning superstar ed sheeran, taking over our stage with a huge concert in the plaza. hollywood's hottest celebs reveal diet and workouts. jamie alexander is our co-host coming up now. it's hump day, march 8th, 2017. huge crowd, ed sheeran finished performing for the 8:00 hour. he'll come back during our show and do another song which is pretty cool. >> very excited about that. >> good morning. >> we're very excited
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jamie alexander. our blindspot star. >> thank you, thank you, thank you. >> once again. >> yeah. >> how are you? >> great. i can't believe you wanted me to come back. >> please. >> you bring the fun. i'm surprised you were able to come. what happened yesterday on the set of blindspot? >> i broke my face. almost. i actually got to have a cool fight scene with ronda rousey. she's a sweet girl, really talented and also a pretty good actor. >> i've seen her muscles and i can't imagine pretend fighting. >> no, i couldn't feel my legs for most of it. i have no idea what happened. >> are you like -- >> she was flipping my double, mainly because there was a concrete floor and i mean, i was like, i will break in half. some of the punch combos and that good stuff was great. and yeah, i mean, there's one point i have to grab her arms and her biceps are the size of my waist. so awso
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i've really enjoyed work ing with her. >> we worked on our punch combos. >> did we? >> yeah, right. >> really? picking up my hotwater, that's about it. >> i work on my punch combo. >> i feel like if i had a conversation in a restaurant i would get arrested at some point. you know that playground scene where i shot up all those people. >> if anybody else says they're sore, if you're sore the rest of us would be -- wouldn't be able to walk. >> man, that's happening right now. >> how long did you have to work out the fight scene before you did it. >> i had like, five minutes. >> that's it? >> we do little sections of at a time i have no time to rehearse. one rehearsal but without ronda. we'll do five cuts, regroup, tape up the wounds, go again. >> insane. >> i've never seen a human being throw themselves so hard on the ground in my life. she's a brick. i was so in awe of
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she's so just genuine and kind and generous. the whole crew loved her. she was having a good time. >> i have to say something, last time you were here, kate upton was here. you guys share a personal trainer. >> yes. >> you guys -- look at her. we have a treat today. their trainer is here and we're going to have him on this morning. he'll give us sips. eating, working out. i feel like secrets to the stars. >> that's right. >> it's going to be awesome. >> can't wait to see the episode. new episodes return wednesday march 22nd, 8:00 eastern. so last time you were here, we played a game jamie on the spot and learned wacky things about you. you once kissed an alligator. our crew found some more fun facts. there you go. here we go. true or false you once waited on leonardo decaprio at a restaurant? >> oh, my gosh, i did. i was
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it was in -- i remember in la, and it was like, the barbecue -- tony romo's. sorry tony roma's. he was so kind, so sweet. way taller than i thought. very good tipper. very like, please and thank you and just like, so kind. and i thought i'd be nervous to wait on him and he was cool. >> that's the life out there in la when you're, you know, folks come in. oh, i was like, jack! >> anyways. >> here's another one. you have a motorcycle driver's license and a harley-davidson iron horse 883. >> i gave it up when i came to new york because i don't think i'm good enough to ride it on the streets of new york. i'm very accident prone. i can do a back flip on a motorcycle and fine. if i walk down a flight of stairs i'm screwed. terrible. i can sneeze and throw out
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you were already a bad mama jamma. >> i mean, yeah. >> seriously. how about this one. is this true you hate the color pink? >> i don't like it. i look weird in pink. lately, i tried on some shades of pink i was like, okay i could rock this. i thought, why not. and then, you know, i mean, in my closet i own a pink hat. that's it. but like, if the dress fits and make me look buff and awesome. >> bring on the pink. >> pink would be good. are you a baseball fan? >> sometimes. >> all right. >> that's a good answer. >> growing up in texas, yeah. i was a rangers' fan. >> on monday we announced an exciting contest. today's take me out to the ball game. see our show is today's take, take me out to the ball game. we're looking for the biggest baseball fans. we'll pick out three of our favorites where the fans will compete for the ultimate spring training vip
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free tickets to a gim. >> it's like the works. this is more than you get to go to a game and see the team. this is behind the scenes,i. if you want to enter, submit a photo that shows why you're the team's number one fan on today.com. share your photos on our today's took facebook page wit with #mlbtoday. >> joshua's mohawk. loves the rockies. okay. >> that's a good one. >> a very cute baby wearing a minnesota twins' gear this is submitted by mom, caitlin. >> see how easy this is? >> this tattoo, she got it when she turned 50 to commemorate derek jeter's retirement. how did that compare to your tattoos? i know you wear them on the show. >> that's aggressive man, that's deep. that's commitment. >> that's love. >> good luck getting that removed. it will take a couple sessions, i know.
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>> i had a giant double fish all the way up my arm. i got a pisces symbol. i can go ahead -- i wasn't sober when i got it. sorry mom. she's going to kill me. anyway, i didn't like it so i've been getting it removed for years. when you get removal you can't put anything over it. it's swollen, and so on my show i have to stick tattoos, it's the gift that keeps on giving. >> how many tattoos do you have? >> 11. >> really? >> yeah. >> it's amazing you have 11 and we don't see anything. awkward, sorry. >> network. >> that's the way to do it. >> mine are like, on my hips or rib cage. >> that's right. >> rib tats. >> it says -- i don't know if you can get it -- where is it? >> there it is. >> it's still there, right? >> is that for our producer adam miller. >> cat's out of the bag. why i'm back again. i do what
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>> gavin is jealous. >> well, in fact. >> it's a fake, right here. >> right on the left cheek. >> oh, my gosh. >> yes, well. man. >> i have a tramp stamp of our producer -- >> al. >> people never knew that. >> pull that out. >> we got to reveal that. >> in that case. have you heard about this? i love the fact that mark zuckerberg will be giving the commencement address at harvard. >> didn't he drop out? >> 11 years after dropping out he's going back to school. he made the announcement on his facebook page. this is how he turned up the volume. he made the announcement with bill gates. didn't bill gates drop out? that's kind of a -- that's great. let's take a look. >> whoa. i just got invited to give the commencement address at harvard this year? >> amazing. >> i remember you did it ten years ago when
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graduated i was there. >> 30 years later than i was supposed to. i enjoyed it. >> they know we didn't actually graduate, right? >> oh, that is the best part. they actually give you a degree. >> you don't have to go to class? >> no. no. put that degree on your resume and it looks great. >> can you help me figure out what i'm going to say? >> we should work on it together. let's go get some more snack. >> oh, my. >> yeah. yeah. you know, they can do a lot. >> but they did memorize the lines. i feel like that -- >> i am jealous of their brain. >> coming up, one of the biggest movie franchises ever. coming back. we're going to reveal all the details after these messages. it's huge. >> that's your tattoo. break through your allergies. introducing flonase sensimist. more complete allergy relief in a gentle mist you may not even notice. using unique mistpro technology,
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first one came out i had the hat, the jacket. i had the look. i was into it. >> what happened with the fourth one? >> it was horrible. just horrible. >> i think you have to like, make whatever it is, like a sequel that far apart it has to be it's own thing. it's like trying to re-create lightning. >> and shia lebeouf didn't help. >> what do they need to do? >> there he is, right there. >> awkward. awkward. >> i think he would admit it. but it was -- i don't know what happened. they lost their way. i think they're going to atone for it in number five. >> here's to number five. >> you never -- >> i haven't seen one two three or four. one day we'll have a movie night of jones. >> and your last name is jones. >> exactly. usually i embrace all things jones related. >> which was your favorite? >> the first one. >> first one -- well, a tie between the first
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>> last crusade. >> i used to dress up for movie night. >> who was temple -- the -- temple of doom. >> yeah. >> sean connery, maybe we'll go to scotland, we'll find him and talk to him. >> dan stevens is still dealing with the devastated downton abbey fans upset about his car crash. he said the way his character exited the show was out of his hands. a lot of folks upset. >> that's true. >> we were thinking this morning about shows that were -- i guess the most upsetting tv losses, if you will. i'm trying to think of one that shocked me. can you think of one? >> denny on grey's anatomy. i had anger issues after that. why? why i know he -- that's worse when you know he's going to die but it's still shocking. >> good writing. >> exactly. >> what about you? >> for me i picked a
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we know on this is us, william, we knew he was going to die. this was a couple -- two weeks ago. traumatic for me. i was crying like a baby. everybody was. it was just his acting was just so good. so much good acting on the show. last night -- >> you knew he was going tie do. >>even milo, his character, you know he's going to die. last night i was watching like, no. >> i know. >> he's in the car. >> because well then milo told me everything that's going to happen. >> you know? >> yeah. >> tell us. >> i'm not i'm not i'm not. yeah. >> she's going to get the deep. >> the premier of the second season of house of cards. zoe barnes. when frank underwood pushes her in front of the subway. i was like, i did not see that coming. >> wait a minute. >> what? >> i was watching it on my ipad, i'm looking for somebody to
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after. let's show you what's going on as far as your weather. nobody dies, nobody dies. so we've got snow for the east coast thursday into friday. it will be during the morning commute. no big problems, but probably slick roads that the morning commute may be a bit of problem from cleveland into the northeast and parts of new england. then we've got another system coming across causing stormy weather to the south. from kansas into the midwest we're looking at decent snow, strong storm risks to the south of that. this could leave anywhere from three to four inches of snow stretching from missouri all the way to the midatlantic states and into parts of virginia. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. for snow lovers that part of virginia that may get some snow on sunday is likely to be towards virginia beach and tidewater, not around here. today, still deal ing with the last of the raindrops moving off the southern tip of st. marys county it's full sunshine here in
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something i'm concerned about, swim suit season. of course, we're months away, but plenty of time to get into shape. we'll help you start now. >> ben bruno has whipped countless celebs into shape. kate upton, kate middleton, and he's also my trainer and friend. >> he'll walk us through a diet and workout for his clients. ben, good to meet you. >> great to meet you. >> start with breakfast. >> yo. >> and over. >> before breakfast, i want to give a general template for meals so people can pick and plug according to their tastes. >> mm-hmm. >> so each meal, i want to base it around protein, vegetables and then a moderate amount of healthy fat and unprocessed carbohydrates. things like fruit. >> yeah. >> so the breakfast, we have
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there's a lot of misconceptions about eggs being unhealthy. the nutrients come from the n k yolk. the egg white thing is a thing of the past. >> yes! >> also a pain in the butt. what do you do, waste it. >> they're all so dry. so we have whole eggs. veggies. feta cheese in there and avocado for healthy fats, some fruit. coffee and milk, sugar. >> awesome. >> a lot of people stress about what to put in their coffee. i say put what you like. it is not going to make or break the diet. >> it is real. >> do what you like. >> what if you don't want to eat a veggie omelet? >> i actually really enjoy oatmealtein powder mixed it. >> you can make it sweet or salty. >> how about lunch? >> here, we have a salad with chicken. i think the easiest recommendation at lunch when you order out is to get a salad in stead of a sandwich. >> okay. >> simple, easy. >> with protein? >> withpr
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here, we have pumpkin seeds. you can go avocado. this is an oil-based dressing. >> pumpkin seeds, good magnesium. you can do tofu, too, right? >> of course. >> if you get tired of salads? >> the main thing is be careful on the dressings. vin vinaigrette, oil, stuff like that. >> let's move to dinner. >> lunch and dinner are interchangeable. >> right. >> this could also be a lunch and vice versa. here, we have salmon, veggies, sweet potatoes. again, healthy fat. >> we'll see after the workout thing. but when you finish working out, what do you do to kind of build back up again? >> to build back up, make sure to get protein. i personally like drinking a shake. a lot of people find they're just not hungry after a workout. it is still important to get something in you. a good protein shake. >> yeah. >> find one that tastes good. i use, if people are looking, one called metabolic dry. >> i've had that, yeah. >> it is
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>> these are cold cuts. people want to know what is a good snack. instead of crackers and chips, cold cuts. >> protein. >> awesome. >> for dessert? >> i have ice cream. it is my personal favorite. but this is mostly -- i really think most people try too hard to -- yeah, exactly -- to be too restrictive. it is important to have some fun, too. >> all right. >> can i eat this? >> you want to mention phil rosenthal. >> he lives to eat. >> i know he does. >> people look at kate upton and think she starves herself. she eats doughnuts. >> don't look now but chuck norris is right behind you. i heard superheroes read chuck norris comics. i heard at night, the boogeyman checks under the bed for chuck. i heard cats say they have chuck-like reflexes. do you think he's still got it? i bet you a buck he catches this salt shaker. you're on! hey! chuck!
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good morning, 9:26 on this wednesday march 8th. several marches planned for today, a day without a woman. two events having noticeable impacts on the district. women plan to march from freedom plaza to the white house. at 3:30 this afternoon, supporters plan to march from the department of labor to john marshall park. and because of a day without a woman, many local schools are closed today. prince georges county public schools tweeted out these skills will serve lunch from 10:00 until 12:30. 1,700 teachers and other staff members requested leave. all six center city public charter schools in the district
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rain quickly coming to an end across parts of southern maryland t. temperature wise, things are warming up nicely. we're in the low to mid 50s around the d.c. metro area. hourly temperatures up up and away. should make it into the mid, perhaps even the upper 60s. a little brezy
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tomorrow, though, another mild day. mid to upper 60s tomorrow, too. thank you, get the latest news and weather anytime. open the nbc washington app. now back to today.
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we are back with personal trainer to the stars, ben bruno. we have our shirts on. mine looks like a dress. he's a man behind the most fit stars in hollywood. and today, he's going to help you look like them -- just kidding. >> but better the best part is anyone can do the exercises. >> my mom goes really hard. >> crowd around the tv. what do we need to know? hulk it up. >> go for it. >> we're going to do five quick moves, if we did it in a circuit it would be a good full body workout. you go here, i'll go there. >> monkey in the middle. >> we're going to show
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this is the one we do all the time for abs. it's a side plank. i'll have jamie go on her side. you're off the hook for this one. >> not fair. >> off the bench, this actually looks really funny but it's no joke. super serious. >> this is what happens if i misbehave. >> you need a partner for this. i'll have jamie go up -- >> that's no joke. >> step one, hold it and step two like jamie is doing is go up and down and step three is move your arms out. >> you do this? >> sometimes. >> i'm telling you it is no joke. hands down. my favorite butt exercise which is called hip thrusts. >> this is the one that kate upton does. >> kate is probably the strongest hip thruster i've ever trained. >> hold on. >> wow. >> what we're going to do. back on the bench. hands on your stomach. jamie, face me. t
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this, come up, squeeze your butt, come back down. so butt almost on the floor. >> my pack's in the way. >> i don't want you on your elbows, two things people screw up. elbows on the bench and head up. that makes you arch your back. up, we can -- >> it's so uplifting. >> usually i say no eye contact. but here, we'll look right into each other's eyes. >> if i'm at home and don't have a fancy bench, what can i do? >> use a chair or a couch? a couch is even more comfortable than a bench. >> done. >> typically we do about 20. i don't want you to hate me, so we're good. >> really quickly, how many times a week or how long? >> three to four times a week. 30-45 minutes. >> really? >> it works all the small muscles that you have. you tone up fast. i've lost ten pounds in a month. >> seriously? let's do another one. >> we're going to go squats.
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squat. hold the dumb bell. jessica does the advanced version. >> don't give me that. >> chest like this, squat down, you can do it facing a bench, tap the bench and up. >> zoom in so you can see my -- >> step one to the bench like you're doing. step two is like jamie's doing. here. >> hiny out. >> this is globlet squat. jessica is jump squats. i'm glad she's showing them instead of me. she can jump higher. >> jamie just did it. >> just jump with it. >> oh, my gosh. >> exactly. i tell -- i think jessica probably enter the contest. >> for sure. join the ufc. >> what's the split squat? >> you're going to stand a couple feet from the bench. jamie face
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foot on the bench and kneel down, get situated. start from the bottom position. hold the dumb bell here and pop up. just like this. so this is probably the single most hated exercise. >> i hate it. >> with my clients. and because it's just really hard, but it's one of the best exercises for your legs and butt. >> have like 30 seconds left. we want to get the arms in. >> yeah. real quick, what we're going to do for the back of your arms, lie back, elbows out. >> uh-huh. >> come up like this. >> cool, so you don't come up like this. >> okay. >> cool. >> easy enough. >> if i do this we'll be ready for my trip to scotland in a couple days. >> absolutely. >> is it cold? >> thank you so much. okay, ben is going to answer any questions you have right now about diet or exercise on facebook live. how nice are you? go
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by our plaza is full of ed sheeran fans this morning. here to help him celebrate the release of his third studio album. here he is with a new song called what do i know? o i know." ed? ♪ ♪ ♪ ain't got a soapbox i can stand upon ♪ ♪ god gave me a stage, guitar and a song ♪ ♪ my daddy told me, son, don't you get involved in politics,
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injury struck. >> i was in constant pain. 24/7. this went on for months. i had suffered a handsprain. a year later, developed a frozen shoulder syndrome. >> reporter: doctors were recommending a physical therapy regimen. a busy mom of five, she went online for other options. she found a fitness instructor who also had chronic pain. >> i had rheumatoid arthritis and other problems out of my problem. i learned the anatomy raw and in a new way. the second i saw inside a body, i was like, how can we not wonder what all of this white stuff is? >> reporter: the white stuff is real. >> it is part of the soft tissue connecs
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to me, it is the difference between being in blinding pain and in bed to surfing. night and day, life-changing difference. >> this all falls in the category, can't hurt medicine. meaning, try it. it can't hurt you. if it helps, it is a grand slam home run. >> well, here to talk more about this, nbc news medical contributor natalie azar. >> good to see you guys. >> it would seem you wouldn't need to suffer from chronic pain to benefit from this. almost anybody could. >> yeah. it co treat localized pain and more generalized pain. as was said in the clip, this is facia. this is your connective tissue that basically attaches and stabilizes your muscles and all of your internal organs. when it is loose and hydrated, you are mobile, flexible. you're stable. but because sometimes because of injury or inflammation or trauma or sometimes just from sitting in one position for too long, the
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tight and compresses the nerves and vessels running through muscles and can cause pain. the idea behind it is that you need to relube -lubricate the f. you can hydrate, so drink water. think of it as a cinch in the hose. the water doesn't get to it unless you can get the kink out. the way you apply it, ashley does this in an easy to under video. use it with oil, not on the bare skin. we oiled up jamie ice skin. for three to five minutes per zone -- and there are like 29 areas in the body -- and you can do this for yourself. >> how much pressure? >> i can't quantify, but you have to get in there hard enough. >> my arms are really sore from yesterday at work, and this isn't -- i can bare this. it isn't too bad. this is great. >>
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you can expect and anticipate bruising. it is not abnormal to do that. she has a regimen for before and after. >> is there anybody who shouldn't do this? >> not really, no. >> really? >> some people with a low pain threshold. >> what about foam rolling? >> interestingly, we do advice before and after exercise. i think it is great to sort of destress the muscles so to speak. people who really believe in the philosophy of facia blasting don't believe in foam rolling. they say it compresses more. rather, you want to get in there and loosen things up. i don't know. i have to tell you, this is another example of one of these segments that we do that i feel like could apply to so many, certainly of my patients, and people at home. everybody with chronic tension and pain and things like that. >> i've got to get one. >> do it yourself. there are certainly therapists who are trained in this kind of therapy. you can ask your provider about them. >> natalie, thank you so much. we're back in a
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zdid you swallow it? >> oh, nice. >> nicely done. >> don't tell on me. >> oh, man. >> i'm going to throw it away afterwards. >> wow. it is like a chia pet was trying to eat gum. by the way, we want to remind everybody, next monday and tuesday, sheinelle and i will be in scotland. >> so excited. >> don't miss that. >> really fun. >> and we want to thank jamie alexander for coming. >> thank you. >> look who we are here. >> it is willie g. >> yeah, mr. bourbon. >> am i kathie lee or hoda? >> you're kathie lee. >> in this chair. >> we have ed sheeran. we have samuel l. jackson. joy is here.
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9:57 is your time on this wednesday, good morning i'm eun yang. starting at 11:00 this morning, day without a woman events will have a noticeable impact in the district. first women plan to march from freedom plaza to the white house. 3:30 this afternoon, supporters plan to march down c street from the u.s. department of labor to john marshall park. now let's check your foreca
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down? >> it's going to stay breezy today, gusty earlier this morning though. for today it will stay breezy and sunny, 68 for a high temperature. so milder outside today. tomorrow, we're in the upper 60s, friday we're cooling into the upper 40s. upper 30's saturday. snow chances are looking much less. the system way down to our south. we spring foarho sunday, so we have more daylight in the afternoon. >> all right. thank you. coming up on news 4 midday, a psychiatrist will join us to talk about the common misconceptions when it comes to substance abuse. see you at 11:00. ♪
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from nbc news. this is today. with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 11a in rockefeller plaza. >> it's international women's day i'm jenna bush hager alongside a blond that's not kathie lee. >> i'm the kathie lee to your hoda. >> we've got willie geist, and you're listening to grammy winning superstar ed sheeran. this is his big hit song, shape of you. he performed it earlier in front of a huge crowd on our plaza. he's going to be singing another song for us, a little later on. >> he was so good already today.

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