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breaking overnight. arkansas carries out its first executi in more than a decade. a lethal injection using a controv drug. the supreme court clearing the way by rejecting a series of last minute appeals. will it ft my. do mess with us. northor threatens the u.s. with a, quote, supermighty preemiv strike. heading home, the tennessee high scht who was allegedl kidnapped by her teacher. fouaf thousands of miles away in california. that teacher now behind bars. this mog the
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helped g the surj to an end speaks out. >> someone showed me a picture, i wasik tt's the guy. and want weed with that? the world's first dry food marin shop opens in colorado. businessmmly booming. we have an exclusive look inside. t's friday, april 21st, 2017. >> live from studio 1 a. >> and good morning. welcomto "today" on this friday morning. it's a busy news morning. we want to get to breaking news. that's a controversial execution in arkansas overnight. taking afr a week of legal battles that went all the way to th supreme court. pete willia has the latest on this for us. pete, good morning.
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>> rert good morning. the sta planned to execute two death r inmates last night. the court spared one man. the other was pronounced dead after supreme court rejected the las minute appeals. convicted murderer will er wim was put to death just before midnight. lee's death followed last-minute legal battles over the state's right to use midazolam as part of its injection process. lee, who is 51, was sentenced to death in 1995, for
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deborah reese. arkansas looked to execute lee and several other men decades ago, over an 11-day period because its supply of midazolam expires on april 30th. >> this is significant because at no point in modern american history, has any state attempted to carry out so many executions in a short period of time. >> reporter: as usual, in the last-minute appeals, the u.s. supreme court did not explain why it rejected them on a 5-4 vote. but one of the dissenters, justice stephen breyer, says the state's rush to use midazolam as a determination for who will be executed and who will not, is close to random. >> pete williams, thank you. we're learning more about the gman who opened fire in
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to rock that city. richard engel is there. >> reporter: such a taraji to be back in this city talking about terrorism. authorities have identified the shooter. he spent multiple years in prison in this country for shooting at police officers in the past. they say he's from a intushsubu the east of paris, but was not on an official french terrorist list. this . clues. paris was hit by a terrorist attack, this time, on paris' most famous street, the champs-elysees. the shooter may not have acted alon >> shoot the police and kill one of t pe and one is inju >> investiga are focusing on this car
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last night tourists and locals we fleeing for their lives. >> we we ten feet from the shoo saw the shooter get out of e car. he had a gun. he started popping audiotape like this. >> the attacker using an assault rifl killed one police ofr and critically injured who ot until he was shot dead by retu fire. in indonesia, mike pence cod t violence. >> this is the latest reminder tem c strike anywhere at any time. we will not relent in our effort presents.rorism and the t >> r it's become all too two days ago two men were ar suspected of planning an family me to disrupt the fi elections this weekend. explosives and guns were seized. in february, a man
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police, as he tried to target soldiers gourding the louvre museum. and in 2015, multiple gunmen killed 30 people across paris. france has been in an official state of emergency ever since. this morning, for right candidate, marine le pen, warned that further attacks are possible. and french security forces here are on high alert, fearing just that possibility. president trump tweeted on this morning, quiwriting, another terrorist attack in paris. the people of france will not take much more of this. this will have a big affect on the presidential election. if it does have a big effect, it could help the far right candidate, marine le pen. we'll see what happens when the french people goes to the polls on sunday. >> a big weekend there. richard engel, thank you. we want to ta
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united states and north korea. the pentagon is looking for a nuclear test by the north koreans, amid threats from that regime. andrea mitchell has the latest. >> reporter: u.s. o u.s. officials are closely monitorior korea. china is on high alert today. the question this morning, how will president trump respond. as north korean media threatened a super mighty preemptive strike, u.s. and south korean forces signalled they're ready in a show of military strength. in israel james mattis this morni. thei word is not proven honest. it'en provocative. i wou just take their word at the same value we've always given them as we'vear
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>> as far as north korea is concerned, we are in very good shape. we're building our military rapidly. a lot of things have happened over the last short period of time. >> reporter: intelligence officials tell nbc news they expect a nuclear test or at least another missile test over the next few days, after last saturday's failed missile launch. specially equipped sniffer plans are monitoring for radiation. seismic equipment would sense a nuclear blast. the key is china's president xi, whether he would shut down the economic lifeline, coal. >> some unusual moves have been made over the last two or three hours. an i really have confidence that the president will try very hard. >> reporter: president trump also focusing on iran and that landmark nuclear deal he's long criticized. >> they're not giving up to the spirit of the
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i can tell you that. and we're analyzing it very, very carefully. and we'll have something to say about it in the not too distant future. >> reporter: the president did not explain what he means by spirit. and tuesday night, his secretary of state wrote congress iran is complying with the deal, although he denounced iran for other abuses. if the white house seems to be preparing a new package of sanctions against iran for its terrorism. although, critics say president trump should focus on north korea right now. >> andrea mitchell this morning. the former tennessee high school teacher accused of kidnapping his student will face a judge today. todd cummins was arrested on thursday. and the girl was recovered safely, after a tip helped bring an end to a search that lasted more than a month. joe fryer has the latest on all of it. joe, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. tad cummins is behind bars at e
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will go to court later today. he faces a federal charge of crossing state lines, as well as charges in tennessee, including aggravated kidnapping. this morning, 15-year-old elizabeth thomas is heading home to tennessee. her alleged kidnapper, tad cummins, a teacher from her high school, three-times her age, is now behind bars. a tip led authorities to this cappen in the woods near cecilville. a tactical team surrounded the cabin in near-freezing temperatures. cummins, believed to be armed, was inside with thomas. deputies waited for them to come out early thursday morning. they did. >> short >> shortly after 9:30 a.m. he exited t cabin. the female victim exited the cabinnd was walking behind him. the victim appeared to be in good h health. and mr. cummins was cooperative with law enforcement authorities at the scene. >> reporter: police recovered two loaded handguns. >> mr.
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spontaneous statement to me at the time that we took him down, that i'm glad this is over. >> he said they were from colorado. >> reporter: griffin berry is the caretaker at the cabin. he met the couple a few days ago. he let them stay. >> he talked. she was shy, timid or something. he said she was 24 and he said he was 38. >> reporter: he helped them out. gave cummins $40 and some gas, eventually figuring it out. >> that's the guy. >> reporter: berry called in the tip to police. in an exclusive statement to nbc news, tad cummins sister said, we're thankful they have both been found safe. and we're incredibly grateful to the tipster who is responsible for finding them. >> i'm happy. >> reporter: in tennessee, 39 days after she vanished, elizabeth's family was elated by cautious. >> we need to figure out what state of mind she's in, of course. and probably get her help. maybe a long road. but at least we got her back now. >> reporter: as of right now,
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california. as for cummins, authorities say they found two maps in his suv. one for san francisco and one for baltimore, suggesting he may not have had a firm plan before taking elizabeth on the run. savannah and matt? >> a lot of relief, for sure. joe, thank you very much. josh devine is the public information officer for the tennessee bureau of investigation. mr. devine, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. >> tell us what aboutly how she's doing. how is elizabeth thomas doing? >> as you heard in the piece from joe fryer, every indication is that elizabeth thomas is doing just fine physically. however, there are still a lot of questions that we have, obviously. we want to make sure she's getting the best care and make sure across the board, she's in the best state possible before she gets home to tennessee. >> you talk about questions. a lot of people may have the question, what was her reaction when law enforcement closed in on them?
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her reaction is, matt. since the start of this, we've had questions as to whether she knew she was a victim in this case. and so, we're going to be talking with her. we want to know exactly what the set of events look like before they left the state of tennessee. what happened over the past weeks? and most importantly, what she needs right now to move forward. >> as we understand it, when mr. cummins was approached, he surrendered peacefully and made a statement to the officer, i'm glad this is over. is he talking to investigators now? >> i'm unaware of that, savannah. you know, he's in custody right now, in the state of california. presumably, there will be conversations that will happen. it's important to note, we very much have an active criminal investigation. as you have heard, there are federal charges at play, as well. >> i think it's important to note that the tennessee bureau of investigations put a lot of time and manpower on this. i'm sure you want to comment
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situation like this. >> absolutely, matt. this is a huge success for the amber alert program here in the state of tennessee. and really, it's a great example nationally of the power of the public. this is why we have the amber alert system. so, when we have a situation like this, with a missing child in imminent danger, the public knows what to do. as we said from the start of this, it takes one tip to turn this entire thing around. and thankfully, we're gratified that's exactly what has happened. >> josh devine. mr. devine, thanks very much. >> thank you. we're learning more this morning, meanwhile, about aaron hernandez's death in a massachusetts prison cell. officials say they are certain the former nfl star and convicted killer took his own life. nbc national correspondentlmagu following this all week. >> reporter: his legal team suggested this was a
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declared it a suicide. the family says the former football star wants his brain to go to research. the official cause of death, asphyxia by hanging. this morning, prison officials say they are certain aaron hearn do hearn does was alione in his cell. now, revealing hernandez left behind three handwritten notes. but authorities would not disclose what he said. according to "the boston herald," the notes were to his fiancee and 4-year-old daughter, saying he loved them and would see them in heaven. the new details come as hernandez's legal team raised the possibility, the former patriots tight end may have suffered from cte, a degenerative brain disease, caused by head trauma. a condition affecting some football players is being studied at bosto
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has decided to donate aaron's brain to the study. >> reporter: appealing his life sentence for the execution of his friend, odin lloyd, those close to hernandez said he was upbeat. a week ago today, the 27-year-old was acquitted in a double-murder. news of the suicide was stunning, say friends. hernandez found with john 3:16 scrawled on his head. a reference to a biblical verse. prison officials say he used cardboard to jam his door shut. >> the cell is about 8 feet by 10 feet. i've been inside the cell. you live a very limited life. >> reporter: the former patriots superstar, who scored a $40 million contract with the nfl's greatest franchise, leaves behind a fiancee and a 4-year-old
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the question, now, what money, if any, could they receive from his nfl pension after he played three years in the league. the rise of aaron hernandez, as dramatic as his downfall. investigators are now reviewing surveillance tape from inside the prison and interviewing inmates. hernandez was not on suicide watch. and at least one corrections officer is reportedly facing disciplinary action after missing a walk-through, just an hour before hernandez's body was discovered. >> tragic circumstances all around. migu miguel, thank you very much. let's get a first check of the weather from mr. roker. >> good morning, guys. a lot of wet weather. not just here in the northeast, but back through the plains. a severe thunderstorm watch from texas tall way into oklahoma. we have enhanced risk from northern texas into central
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we're talking anywhere from 4 to 6 inches toy as you get into the plains. to the ea by sunday upwards of 4 inches more so there's a flood risk there. we'll get to your forecast in the nexec.
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i'm chuck bell. it's a mostly cloudy art to the day. we will get sun shine j especial la this morning. no hea rain yet. a couple of sprinkles. temperat a in the low to mid 60s now. you'll ne the umbrella later today. a 40% chance of rightlight rain. dry at noon. after 4:00, a risk of shower or thunders. keepha in mind. for tomw for sunday, cloudy wi chances of rain. >> that'urttr. latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you. just ahead, the massive payout heading bill o'reilly's way, despite being fired by fox news. and what sarah palin is saying about the culture at that network. also ahead, the infamous laci peterson murder case back in the spotlight 15 years later. what we're learning from just-discover eed tapes unearth by nbc news, of her husband's investigation. but first, on a friday
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talk to your advisor about a brighter financial future. 7:26 is your time on this friday, april 21st. good morning. >> in t news right now. there in inmate on the run this morn cnt police put out an arrest warrant for timothy powers after he walkeou of the hospital last night. police sey looked for him but they don't know where he is right now. they don believe he had access to a car. powers is a minimum securi inmate. >> in nore virginia today, family friends say good-bye to a soldier killed when a black hawk helicopter crashed. jeremy tomlin was
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let's check your commute this morning >> belty looking better than it wathmorning. right now most of it is dry. rain is moving through inner loop and outer loop ne river road. southd 70, light for this friday commute. near 80, we have the crash on the right shoulder this morning. rigs ad utility repairs. a look at 66. lookine d westb.
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cloudy skies. areas of light rain across northern maryland. we cod sprinkles over the next hou o so in the city. mainly d late morning into early aer before a round of thundershowers develops later on.
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70s for highs today. high chance for rain late saturday and early sunday. >> anothat 2 minutes. >> back tth"taysh.
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♪ welcome back. 7:30. friday morning, a rainy one. nice day, april 21st, 2017. we say hello to folks on the plaza. hoda's here. we should tell matt what happened yesterday. >> which thing? >> do you know what happened? >> barry manilow was here. >> he wasn't going to sing copacabana. >> we started a hash tag. it was trending. and he sang it. >> just because you did that? >> because of us. yes. >> it was amazing. and we, of course, sang with him. and it was awesome. >> a bonus song from barry. simply because of a hash tag.
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>> it happened. >> that's cool. very cool. >> reliving the glory days. >> wish you could have been out there dancing with us, matt. >> that probably wouldn't have happened. let's get a look at today's headlines. the white house budget director says money for president trump's long promised wall along the u.s./mexico border has to be included in the spending bill congress is preparing. the white house says funding for immigration agents has to be included. but in capitol hill, talks over the bill have stalled. and the deadline to avert a government shutdown looms. eli manning firing back at allegations that he knowingly provided fake game-used memorabilia to collectors. on thursday, he addressed that issue publicly for the first time. >> i've done nothing wrong. and i have nothing to hide. i know when this is all done, everybody will see it the same way. >> this all stems from a 2014 lawsuit by a sports memorabilia dealer that claims that manning
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equipment. former president george h.w. bush recovering from pneumonia in a houston hospital. bush 41 tweeted a photo of him with his son with the caption, big morale boost from a high-level delegation. no father has ever been more blessed or prouder. doctors say the former president is gaining strength and is in good spirits. >> wishing all the best. >> absolutely. also this morning, more is coming to light about bill o'reilly's firing from fox news, as a familiar face is weighing in on recent scandals that have rocked that network. stephanie gosk is here with that. >> reporter: good morning, guys. bill o'reilly may be off the anchor desk, but he's in for multimillion-dollar payout as many years as the top star. this as allegations hang
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no-spin zone. >> reporter: bill o'reilly is gone. but the scandal is only widening. former fox contributor and vice presidential nominee sarah palin took on the network's corporate culture. >> corporate culture has to change. >> reporter: when asked if she witnessed sexual harassment, she didn't answer the question. >> was that part of the reason you left? >> you can ask them why i'm no longer with fox. i'm not going to speak for them. my contract wasn't renewed. that's the line. >> i tonight want to be a jerk. but it sounds like you experienced something. >> i just -- it was just time to part ways. >> reporter: fox news and governor palin did not respond to today's request for comment. overnight, there was no mention of o'reilly on the show he anchored for years. his last name ripped from its logo. his photos stripped from the walls. the former anchor who denies multiple allegations of sexual harassment
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empty-handed. >> a lot of people are asking questions, if bill o'reilly was fired for these allegations, why was he, you know, handed such a lucrative golden parachute. >> i'm bill o'reilly. >> reporter: sources familiar with the investigation, say o'reilly is getting $25 million in severance. not even close to the 40 mill$4 million his former boss roger ailes talked away with last july, after similar allegations, which he denied. both men getting more money than gretchen carlson who first stepped forward to accuse ailes. her settlement, $20 million. that's an $85 million price tag for the two separate scandals. in the last year alone. so far, o'reilly's publisher is sticking with him. his multiple books remain wildly popular. "old school" and "killing the rising son," sit atop the national best seller list. and "killing patten" is in early
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but the pressure may build on supporters. >> hey, hot chocolate. >> reporter: thursday, burgess came publicly at her time working with o'reilly. >> he said, looking good there, girl. he's leer agent me. he is standing around my desk. he has no business being there. >> reporter: gretchen carlson has been named one of "time's" topmost influential people. katie couric yoet wrote about her. fox news is trying to figure out how to recover from this firestorm. >> stephanie, thank you very much. now, over to mr. roker, right behind stephanie, with the maps. >> that's a nice place to be. looking at the jet stream, taking a dip. cooler highs across the northern part of the country, unseasonably mild to the south. look at this. ahead of the warm front, it's 48 in
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weather this weekend, check out our friends on the weather channel on cable. >> thank you, al. just ahead -- >> that's a moment. >> the newly discovered tapes giving fresh insight into the infamous murder case of laci peterson, 15 years later. we'll have that. first, pot on the go. inside the nation's first drive-through marijuana shop. and the concerns some are raising, coming up right after this
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we're back, now, at 7:41, with our special series "pot nation." this morning, a very unique drive-through that just opened up in colorado. >> nbc's gabe gutierrez is all over this one. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. just when you thought you've seen everyone, someone takes the pot industry to a higher level. this is the first drive-through of its kind. there's security cameras everywhere. you have to wear a security badge to
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and supporters say this is not that much different than a drive-through liquor score. keep in the rockies, off i-70 in western colorado, there's a sight like none other. >> not every day you see a drive-through weed shop. >> reporter: and it has the small town of parachute, population 1,500, seeing green. >> it's an uplift for our town. our community. >> reporter: this is your idea? >> yes. >> reporter: mark smith is the ceo of tumbleweed. and he's opened what is believed to be the first drive-through marijuana dispensary in the world. you decided to open this on 4/20. >> yes. >> reporter: it's a far cry from fast food. what strain is this? >> this is durban haze, which is a sativa. this includes chocolate. >> i'm going to
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headband hybrid. >> reporter: the drive-through used to be a car wash. not one a certain meth king bin used to launder money in "breaking bad." >> there's no car wash in the world that could do this kind of business. >> reporter: this business is heavily regulated. customers line up, order outside. >> this is a menu of our offerings. a door opens. they drive in, pay up, and drive out. >> this is our frequent flyer program. trying to get people through fast because they know what they want. >> reporter: colorado raked in close to $200 million in marijuana taxes and fees last year. the drug made up almost a third of parachute's revenue. the town manager says the collapse of the oil and gas industry here was devastating. now, the pot traffic has other businesses booming. >> last summer, we had a record summ summer, with marijuana traffic. we are tickled to death w
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this. >> happy times. >> reporter: but not everyone is in such high spirits. rick is a pastor at a local church. >> i worry about the impact of kids who want marijuana and can't buy it legally, asking others to buy it for them. we turn 21-year-olds into miniature drug dealers. >> reporter: mark smith sees things differently. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: the budding industry becomes more mainstream. >> we always had people who are going to be critics. we always have a certain segment of the population that will look down at you. but you know, we've been good for the town. it's been a win-win. >> reporter: smith stresses that it is illegal to get high while driving. no one under 21 is allowed on this property, not even in a customer's car. in a walk-in dispensary across the street, there's 60 to 80 strains of pot. here at the drive-through, 10 to 12. there really is a l
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the starbuck s barista, it's right here. this is the unicorn frappuccino. and to say it's popular, would be a big understatement. look at instagram here, littered with photos of this beverage. not pictured are the photos of the baristas who are overthis unicorn craze. frustrations being taken out online. the place we got from ours, the lady ordered ten of them. others like this guy sharing war stories. this is his hand after he made a bunch of the uniforeign frappuccinos. this is an employee tweeting, it was truly one of the most horrifying shifts. we were so relieved when we ran out of product. then came the yelling. also frustrated are the customers. after a starbucks barriista abo the uniforeign frappuccino, it's
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, heading . a high school student safe this morning after she was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher more than a month ago.afe that teacher appearing in court today. we're live with the plus diet soda dangers. a new study highlights the risks of the popular drink linking ita tond stroke and dementia. what dr. oz is here with what you need to know. big >> and today's next big thing.. who will it be? we'll reveal the winner and send them on their way to qvc to sell their product to the world. today, friday,
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>> you want to say hi to >> hi, somebody? >> what are you tam guys doing? >> celebrating birthdays from texas. >> where are you guys from?h >> who do you love?louisi >> louisiana in the house. >> we're back now. 8:00 on this friday morning. it's the 21st day of april, 2017. and if you had to rank this one weather wise on a scale of one e to ten, this would be -- >> a nine. >
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chilly temperatures. >> i'm the going to stay betweea them with a hat on. >> all right. that's good. coming up, are you a regular drinker of indict soda? >> i used to be. >> there are new warnings about the potential risks.risk. and dr. oz is here to talk aboue it.o g >> we'll get good information on that. we have good information on that. first, headlines. here's your news at 8:00. >> reporter: good morning. i'm richard engel in paris. unfortunately talking about another terrorist attack that has taken place here. this one, yesterday. a police officer was killed when a man opened fire on a group of police officers. and injured two others before he himself was shot dead. french officials are telling us a lot more details about the shooter this morning. describing him not so much as a master terrorist, more like a serial criminal who had a long hatred of police.
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using a vehicle to mow down a group of people, including a police officer. then, while he was in custody, he managed to grab a weapon off of a police officer, fired five shots at him. for that, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. then, after he got out of prison, he was later arrested, served more time behind bars for armed robbery. there have been ongoing searches in this city, as they're looking for more accomplices. they say in one home that was searched, they did find jihadist literature. isis claimed responsibility for the attacks. but the name that was used did not core respond with the name that was given by the french prosecutors. >> richard engel, thank you very much. arkansas is moving ahead with plans to execute three more prisoners this month, after b t putting an inmate to death for the first time in a
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51-year-old ledell lee was sentenced to death for the murder of a woman in 1993. he had always insisted he was innocent. the u.s. supreme court declined to hear last-minute appeals. arkansas is pushing to carry out executions in a short period of time because one of its lethal injection drugs expires at the end of april. a 15-year-old tennessee girl is safe this morning after a bizarre coast-to-coast kidnapping saga we followed a lot here on the show. nbc's joe fryer is in yreka, california, where the former teacher is being held. joe, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. tad cummins is behind fwars here at siskiyou county and will make a court appearance later today. as for elizabeth thomas, she's in the care of fbi agents and today will likely return home to tennessee. relief for the father of elizabeth thomas, whose been waiting for her return since she was abducted last month. >> i'm just very happy vy
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that came in wednesday night, police tracked down aarested totad cummins in this unfinished tabben, where they had been staying in the remote mountains of siskiyou, california. >> maybe a long road. at least we got her back. >> reporter: cummins surrendered peacefully. two loaded handguns were found in the cabin. >> mr. cummins made a spontaneous statement to me at the time we took him down, i'm glad this is over. >> reporter: griffin berry says he let cummins and thomas stay on the property. when they learned who they were, berry called 911. >> i was telling them, that's the guy. >> reporter: authorities say fbi agents were talking to the teenager, their main witness against cummins, before allowing her to fly back to her family. >> like any crime perpetrated against a teenager this one is a difficult one, and will plague the
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and law enforcement officers and agents involved for years to come. >> reporter: the two disappeared after cummins was investigated for inappropriate contact with thomas. they were spotted once between southern tennessee and northern california at this walmart. now, the teen and her family begin the process of healing, while cummins faces multiple felony charges and many years in prison. >> at the end of the day, she's 15 years old. she's is a years old. she's a young girl that's with a grown man that's 50 years old. he needs to be held accountable for kidnapping this girl. >> reporter: cummins faces federal charges that comes with crossing state lines, including aggravated kidnapping. it's possible he will face charges here in california. matt and savannah, back to you. >> thank you so much. coming up, newly discovered interrogation tapes of scott peterson. what they reveal about the er
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the pain that began on christmas eve 2002, with a phone call from her sister-in-law, scott. >> close to 6:15 and he called. he said she was missing. >> reporter: and that's how it began, the search for laci peterson. the one the whole country heard about. >> we're still actively out trying to find a missing female alive. >> reporter: but we didn't see back then was -- >> tell me about the morning. >> um, oka>> um, okay. i don't know what time we got up. probably -- laci got up and fed the children for breakfast. >> reporter: here's scott peterson being questioned by the first detective on the case. 1:00 a.m., christmas day, 2002. >> when did you realize you were going to go fishing? >> well, that was the morning decision. it's -- >> that was a morning decision. >> go play golf at
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go fishing. >> okay. what you're telling me, scott, is there's no -- you have no idea where laci is? >> none. >> never once did he say, oh, my god, where is laci? where could she be? i hope she's okay. i hope she's not harmed. never, ever. >> reporter: you were feeding that panic. even as you talk about it, you can see a little bit of it left. >> yes. >> reporter: he did not seem to have that sense? >> he did not have it. >> reporter: the police suspected scott from the beginning. but laci's mom did not. refused to believe it, until she turned up. >> first of all, i met scott peterson november 20th, 2002. scott told me he was not married. we did have a romantic relationship. >> reporter: she was amber frey. amber secretly helped the police by recording her calls with scott. >> as soon as i plug in her little recorder, the phone rings. >> he ca
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>> amber? hey. are you there? >> i'm here. >> i can barely hear you. >> they were like, i can't believe he's calling you right now. >> i'll be in paris tomorrow. i'm flying to normandy right now. and hopefully the phone will be better. >> reporter: amber frey, her recordings, her testimony, were the key. and with the whole country watching, scott peterson was convicted of murdering his wife, laci, and their unborn son, conner. >> i'm never going to get over this. i don't see how any parent will get over it. you just have to get through it. >> i remember covering that story. >> absolutely. he's on death row to this day. >> he is. you can see much more of this case on a two-hour "dateline nbc" special. that's 9:00, 8:00 central time. let's go to al with a check of the weather. "today's weather"
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it's looking pretty high for free pollen today. we're looking at a high from the southwest into the mid mississippi river valley. also an enhanced risk of storms to northern oklahoma extending to the mid atlantic states. tomorrow from the mid atlantic coast back down to louisiana, 23,000 square miles with damaging winds, hail, and isolated tornadoes. rainfall amounts, flash flooding today possible. 6 to 8 inches of rain from alaska to southern illinois. as we go into the mid atlantic states, a flood risk with up to 4 inches of rain or more. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> a lot of clouds. breaks of sun shine to finish the morning and get into the afternoon. chances fr
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again later on this afternoon. low to mid 60s. low to mid 80s for highs. a chance of thunderstorms later this afternoon. for your weekend, most of the rain late saturday and early saturday. don't plan on seeing much sunshine tomorrow into early next week. and that's your latest weather. >> it's time for a segment we call what's trending today. >> what is trending? >> i love this one. they say a picture is worth 1,000 words. i want to show you this. this is maybe worth 1001. a teenager from california tweet third down photo. her mom has thyroid cancer and has to be isolated in her bedroom during radiation treatments. what did her dad do? he set up his desk outside her door, opened the door just a crack so he could look in, do his work and keep her company the entire time.
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the heart warming photo going viral, receiving an outpouring of love and support. >> that's amazing. >> that's beautiful. >> it's a window into their relationship. >> it's like when you see the picture, you get the bump in your throat. it's beautiful. >> i love it. >> we'll shift gears. when you were kids in the olden days when we were kids, were you a wiggler of a loose tooth? >> yeah. >> did you ever hear about tie the string to a tooth and shut a door? apparently people are still doing it. take a look at this. >> there's only one more little string left. as soon as we close this door, it's going to go ping, and it will be gone. we'll have candy and movies and everything. it's ready. one more little drop. >> be brave. >> okay. >> oh, my god. >> is that not
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>> little brother for the win. >> he did him a big favor. one flick of the wrist. it's perfect. >> that's like the shock. >> my mom used to do that. she would go let me see. >> i didn't think people still did the string. >> the little kid goes man up. >> how about another hilarious kid stunt video going viral. this is from a letter that one parent received from their child's school. here is what it reads. dear parents, nathan has been doing good in all his classes except one, the video game class. if he doesn't stay up all night playing video games, he'll get kicked out of school. start letting him stay up all night and start tonight. from the school. >> i love it. >> this led to a lot of these types of letters and notes being shared online. this was my favorite. students name has been
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makes it so when she does homework, it slowly kills her. please don't send home any homework. >> so many of these are good. >> a student forging a note from his teacher. ronnie can bring his play station to class all the time he wants to. i'm his mom and i say so. >> this one, this child nailing the signature. look a lot of time. check it out. mommy. >> and the hearts. >> cute. >> mr. daly, how about pop start. >> bet mid ler receiving a standing ovation and rave reviews. it's been nearly 50 years since she was in a production of this scale and scope. a woman of many talents gets many flowers. weighing her down and taking a bit of a fall on stage there
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show. >> i've done a lot of shows. i've been at this for 50 years. i've never lived through anything like this. i'm surprised i'm still standing. i wasn't standing. i fell over at the curtain call, but it was great. >> opening night. many stars. all in attendance. now to the royals, they sat down to talk about mental health. they've been taking strides with their mission to advocate the importance, and now will and kate opening up about the challenges of becoming first time parents. >> the first few days, you have no idea what you're doing, no matter how many books you read, nothing can prepare you for it. >> there's no rule book. you hope you can translate it into what you want to do. >> the closest you g
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william and harry talking about losing their mother at such a young age. they also discussed charity work surrounding the marathon this weekend. finally, serena williams on her exciting pregnancy announcement. she shared this photo. the caption reads with great power comes great responsibility. we're wishing them nothing but the best. let's head over to mr. matt lauer. nearly 30% of americans drink at least one can of soda every day. many think diet soda is a better option. it suggests a drink with sugar substitutes increase your risk of dementia and stroke. dr. oz is here with what you need to know. people do this becaus
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choice. sometimes it's on doctor's order. >> a big study. thousands of people followed over years. they found people who drink diet soda have accelerated brain aging. they looked at how often they had strokes, three times more likely than normal. they looked at their brain, it was shrinking. as it shrivels you use cognitive function, and it leads to dementia. >> you mention it's a big study. i want to also mention that during the study they did not ask the people participating which of the sugar substitutes they were consuming. why not? >> because there are lots of different ones. it's hard in these kinds of studies. you're asking what do you remember having done. how much did you drink? >> it might be inaccurate. >> right. but the bigger reality is that diet sodas are only part of the puzzle. did they switch from regular soda to diet
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but the reality is is it good enough switch? >> why is there a connection between one of the substitutes and things like stroke and your brain? >> i called the study author. he doesn't know either. this is an important issue. it could be that it's affecting the way your brain perceives sweetness. you put something hundreds of times sweeter than sugar in your mouth, and your brain says i tasted sweet j, but i didn't get sugar, so go back for more. and it changes our gut floor. >> important i do this. the beverage association said in a statement according to national institute of healths many risk factors can increase the individual's likelihood of developing stroke and
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hypertension. they're saying there are a lot of possible reasons. >> the researchers control for many of the factors that the association mentioned, the reality is the it's not a good enough transition. i have better ideas. first, if you can go cold turkey, good for you. coffee and tea. if you want a beverage, the it's a way of getting around it. take sparkling water and mix it into your soda, you'll be surprised. the fact that it still tastes good enough. this option of diluting your soda with seltzer should be tried. they're going to watch this, hear it, and go pack to regular so soda. >> there's no debate. we know why sugary sodas are bad for you. they increase all the things i talked about. do g
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stop saying switch to the diet stuff. they're going to say get off it or find another option that works. there are all kinds of sparkling waters. they don't have artificial sweeteners. try them. >> dock, thank you. you can watch him on the dr. oz show. he'll be back with us next week with a new weight loss series. >> matt, thank you. i'm here with the winners of our first two rounds of today's next big thing. coming up, we'll meet our third finalist and crown or champion. first, your local news and weather. find ping-pong. find your awesome with the xfinity x1 voice remote. that's amazing!
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this is a news 4 today newsbreak. >> 8:26 is your time on this friday, april 21st. good morning. we want to check on your commute. >> good morning. right now beltway is okay here. some of that earlier rain we were seeing is just really off to the east. 270 southbound, montgomery and village avenue, pretty good. volume headed southbound on 270 overall. evening bell at connecticut, crash reported there. >> we'll check the forecast when we come back.
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good morning. a patch of rain coming our way. don't leave home without the umbrella. it will be a mild afternoon with a rumble or two of thunder. low to mid 60s now. afternoon highs in the 8
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today. but only in the low to mid 60s for both tomorrow and low to mid 60s on sunday as well. pretty high rain chances much of the weekend. >> chuck, thank you. get the latest news and weather any time in the nbc washington app.
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♪ >> we're back. it's friday morning. it is the 21st of april. it's rainy day, but the crowd is happy. >> yeah. >> ready to start their weekend. >> we love it out here on a day like today. by the way, coming up, the grand anially of "today's" next big thing. we'll reveal the winner of round three. they will join the other finalists and then the big moment. we'll find out who is going to qvc. >> it's going to be big. >> also ahead, supermodel karli e kloss is here.
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sound intimidating, but we have tips to help you create a restaurant worthy dish. >> the voice of "today" show radio, jessica, she created our channel three years ago. she's leaving us today. she got a great new job. >> i am going to cnbc. i'm staying in the family. >> good. >> jess, no one works harder and does it more with a smile. you're awesome, and we'll miss you. >> thank you. i miss you already. thanks for going on the radio with us. >> we've had fun talking to you over the last three years. thank you so much and good luck. >> and now over to al. >> good a couple of special guests here. tomorrow is the 23rd annual parkinson's disease walk in new york city. to talk more about it is the lawy daughter of
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ali and the ceo of the organization. good morning. >> good morning. >> when we still all mourn the loss of your dad who is a hero to so many around the world. how is your family doing? >> my family is well. my father lived with parkinson's for years with a lot of grace and colonel. we want people to know about the disease and have courage and be proactive. >> carol, this walk is so important. how does it help families? >> it's incredible. unlike a lot of other diseases, we have a lot of therapies for parkinson's, but the key is now need to see a movement disorder specialist, not your primary care doctor. you have to have someone that knows how to mix the cocktail of medications to really make sure you have the best quality of life. exercise, by the way, is the best prescription any doctor can give you. >> which is why the parkinson's walk this weekend is so important. in new york
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the country. you can check our website and we'll have more information. thank you both. >> thank you. >> that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning. we are mild and humid. even a little bit of fog around this morning. 65 right now in the district. the low clouds around for a while. and we're watching that area of rain and thunderstorms off to our west. some of that could get here close to lunchtime or shortly after. otherwise once we see a break with sunshine, we'll be warming up into the mid 80s. then afternoon thunderstorms still possible. the weekend will be cooler. a lot more in the way of cloud cover and a rain chance saturday night and sunday morning. ♪ >> mr. roker, thank you very much. now we're about to crown the winner of today's next big thing. we'll send that champion over to
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product on the saturday morning q show. our judges will get to decide this whole thing. anna baker is here, qvc's director of global merchandising. today contribute jill martin, creative director for qvc's lifestyle brand g.i.l.i., and mr. al roker who is mr. al roker. now to our finalists. first up, tuesday's winner. >> hi. i'm from brooklyn. my product is the frywall. the it's today's next big thing because it tackles the mess. you can cook anything and keep your stove top protected from spills and splatter. >> all right. come on out. >> i love those doors. i do. nice to see you. take your place. thank you very much. hang on one second. now it is time to introduce or reintroduce wednesday's winner. >> i am
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north carolina. my product is the sock dock. it saves time, money and most importantly, saves relationships by keeping socks in pairs so you never have to sort, match, or search for socks ever again. >> yes, it does save relationships. kevin, come on out. how are you? >> good. >> nice to see you. take your spot right here. and now finally, let's reveal for the first time, our finalist from thursday. >> hi, i am krista. i live in queens, new york. my product is bootband. it is today's next big thing because it is the only removable boot expander in the world. i want you to zip into bootband and connect to your style. pull it, pop it, clip it, and zip it. >> all right. come on out, krista. congratulations. >> thank you. >>
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right now from thursday. nice to have you here. >> thank you. >> you guys all already? -- all ready? >> congratulations on being here. our viewers are loving your products. i have a question for frywall and a lot of viewers are asking this. a lot of people have splatter screens. how is this different? >> a splatter screen is decent on the pan, but to flip a burger, you can't get in without taking it off. and the splatter screens capture steam. you can't reduce sauce or get a good sere. and you can't use it to toss spinach because you can't get into the pan. that's the difference. >> any other questions? >> i think they're good. it looks great. >> no? >> sockdock, yes. you lk
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real premium. where else can you use this? >> you can hang it pretty much anywhere. it has a hanger that will hang on a doorknob, in the closet. if you hang it on a closet, it saves space by no longer needing a sock drawer. my three-year-old uses it. i can't get her to put her clothes in her hamper, but she'll use the sockdock. she thinks it's fun and cool. we're happy just to get her to do that. >> here's what we're going to do. we're going to give our judges time to deliberate. you start to do that. krista, how does it feel? have you been kind of an entrepreneur all your life? >> i have. i've been inspired by my mother and grandmother. i was actually running another business when i got this inspiration for the boot band. i immediately closed that business and began working on a three-year process to invent thisro
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be changed with a quick trip right over to qvc to sell one of these great products. so judges, jill, why don't you stand up? here is our "today" trophy. i'll let you do the honors. >> thank you again. we're honored to have you all here, but we have to pick one winner, and it is the frywall. >> bway to go. >> congratulations, everybody. >> you're the next big thing, and we'll see you tomorrow selling live with us on saturday morning q. >> congratulations. >> we'll follow all of your progress. you have bright futures. and to our producers, you could have warned me about the confetti. and thanks to our judges as well. again, tune in to qvc tomorrow to watch saturday morning q. up next, super model karli e
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stick with zyrtec® and muddle no more®. karli kloss is best known as the world famous supermodel walking the runway for some of the biggest designers in the world. off the runway she's a role model thanks to her role with code with klossy camp. good morning. >> i loved finding this out about you. i had no idea that you were into coding and technology and science. >> oh, yeah. >> you say you're a big nerd? >> i'm a total nerd. i'm proud about it. >> and how did you get into coding? >> i've always been really curious about math and science, and about three years ago i took a coding class for the first time. and i realized how code is this secret language that powers all of
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on a daily basis. >> and so when you went to that class for the first time, were people looking at you like aren't you the one from -- >> i think i recognize you. yeah. it was probably a little unexpected for a lot of people. it's amazing what you can do with it. >> tell me about these camps, because you fell in love with coding and then you had the idea, wait a minute, i think other young girls could get a lot out of this. >> it's incredible how the skill can be applied. i work in fashion, and i really realized that every industry is being transformed by tech. and what i really wanted to do was offer these opportunities to young women to learn how the to code. it can open about any door you want in fashion, in -- i mean, you can take it in so many creative ways. and so -- >> so you've got this summer, is it 15
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we have an exciting summer ahead. we have 15 camps. we'll have over 300 students. applications are open now for the next two weeks. as many young women between the ages of 13 and 18 who want to be in our camps. >> that's a hard age. you said it was even for you. which i can't imagine, because i see a super model before me. >> 13 to 18, i i feel like is a tough age for any girl. i think i was six foot plus at that age. that made it harder. >> it's good to have girls cling to and get excited about something substantive. >> and it's amazing to watch them come alive in the class. they all have different interests and passions. but this kind of self awareness that happens and they realize they can learn these skills and unlock, like i said, their own potential to really use it in creative
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>> you're a student at nyu. you were in a relationship with josh kushner. his brother is jared kushner who is a senior adviser to the president, and ivanka trump who is his wife. has that been strange to suddenly have that kind of spotlight on the family? >> not for me. my focus, really, i keep busy with my modelling career, and this has been a big focus for me, the code with klossy camp. we have a busy summer. >> 10 years from now, could you see yourself doing something in the science field? >> i feel like i already am. you don't have to wait. learning these skills now has opened my eyes to how even though i don't work in the tech industry in my day job, it helps me understand how it works. and i think that's what this is.
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earlier you can understand it and learn how to code, you can use it in any way you want. and so that's what i want to tell to all the young ladies out there. >> and i like how you call it a super power. >> it is a super power. >> thank you. and if you want to learn more about code with klossy camps, go to up next, meet the dad who found a creative way to own the kid's school dropoff. first this is "today" on nbc.
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we are back with a really feel good friday story. >> the creative way one dad makes sure his daughter communicates with him on the drive to school. here is nbc's kerry sanders. >> reporter: the it's a struggle families know all too well. >> he embarrasses me all the
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>> reporter: bradley hurs, father of two, did not realize his regular clothes were humiliating his 14-year-old daughter. >> one morning she was being a typical teenager and said you cannot wear that to school. all it was was shorts and a the t shirt. >> reporter: so dad came up with a better way to embarrass his daughter. >> i dressed up, i think in a wig, and an outfit, and it took off from there. >> that's a good option. >> i like it. >> i was completely embarrassed. i would duck down under so no one could see me. >> dad and daughter negotiated a deal. no texting, no social media while he drives her to school, or he gets out of his car dressed in costume. >> i have to turn my phone off and put it away in my bag. and if it's on, he will get out of the car and walk me into school. and i have never had my phone on, ever. >> reporter: the joke snowballed into a weekly tradition. >>
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during the inauguration. i was pharaoh for passover. i've been richard simmons. >> that was the worst one. everyone enjoyed it accept me. >> reporter: her teenage stare immortalized in every photo. >> let's see the look. >> i can do it. ready. it means i'm annoyed. >> and i'm going to do it more. >> yep. >> reporter: dad's creative costumes captivated fans on social media. >> each week the number of likes and friend comments and how happy it made people feel was really cool. that's what's nice. people from all over the country now are sending me ideas. i won't ever run dry. >> sadly. >> reporter: on friday morning, the big reveal. >> who's ready to rock and roll all the way to school today? >> oh, my god. >> oh, stop.
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for social media, and then it's time for school. >> it's jailhouse rock to school. >> reporter: but for dad the drive was about much more than embarrassing his daughter. >> what are we studying in history today? >> yesterday we took a test on the beginning of the civil war. >> maybe i'll dress as abe lincoln next week. >> no. >> it's hard with a 14-year-old to talk to them. they come home, they're on their phone. this is the way i found i get my time with my little girl. >> oh, my god. there's a teacher. >> excellent. >> reporter: you really like this, don't you? >> i do. i hate to say it, but i do. >>. >> reporter: when she admit she loves this -- >> it's everything. it's what it's all about. >> reporter: and these special times creating unique memories one costume at a time. >> whenever we're together, we'll have fun. and you're creating memories for a lifetime. >> have a good day at oo
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by sid. i love you. >> reporter: kerry sanders, jacksonville, florida. >> just right. >> cute. >> up next, we're cooking up delicious -- do you know what noodie is? >> yes. >> i do, but i feel like you're talking about something different. >> yeah.
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to create restaurant favorites at home. scott conen is here with us. your grandmother's maiden name is your new restaurant name? >> yes. i need all the help i can get. you're making gnudi today. >> gnuchi is made with potatoes but the it's like a dumpling. that's what this is. the gnudi is like the interior of a ravioli. >> what do we need to make it? what if you don't have double zero flour? white flower is fine. >> just the yolks of the egg? >> yes. mix it until
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we don't want to mix it too much, because we don't want to get it too tough. then i always like to test a little bit of it and just make a little ball and test one. i've done it before where i make one, i make them all, and they don't work. >> if you test this and it comes out right, you know the consistency is good and you can keep going? >> exactly. we put them on a bed of flour. and then i'll put them overnight in the fridge for a few hours. >> when you take them out, you butt them -- put them in boiling water? >> yes. with salt in the water. let's skip ahead. we have them cooking. >> we have a little bit of the reserved pasta cooking liquid, a little bit of butter. when i add butter inside here, that's going to create the sauce. it's going to take these gnuchi,
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cook them together with the liquid. >> we have people downstairs ready to taste this. how is it? >> we love it. we have karli kloss and willie geist. >> good morning. >> we're loving it. >> crossing your pasta for breakfast. >> peas go in now. how long does this cook? >> about two minutes. it awill reduce. the sctarches with cross with te butter and thicken. put chives and basically this is it. the final product, we put that nice butter sauce with parmesan cheese. >> you made it two different ways. we have the asparagus on the side. >> and i made it with ragu and mushrooms and sausage. >> that is fantastic. congratulations on the new restaurant. willie, you're a gnudi fan. >> i'm an expert in gnudi,
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>> that's another story. >> coming up on sunday today, one of scott's buddies market samuelson, the great chef in harlem takes me on a walking tour of the food of harlem. we hit italian, puerto rican, mexican. he also has an incredible story. that's coming up on sunday "today." >> fantastic. scott thank you. much more of "today" after your local news. this is a news 4 today newsbreak. >> good morning. let's get a quick check on the roads this morning. >> good morning. right now between the dell if i and metzerott lanes closed. it could last a couple hours. beltway looks good.
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southbound new hampshire at lockwood, a lane closure. >> thank you. we'll have a look at the forecast when we come back. 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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good morning. temperatures are still mild at this hour. 66 degrees. areas dealing with fog. the rain back off to the west. could see some shortly after lunch. by this afternoon we expect thunderstorms. temperatures will be in the mid 80s. tomorrow mid 60s, late rain lasting into early sunday. >> thank you. you can get the latest news and weather any time on the nbc washington app.
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this morning on today's take, get on your feet. gloria us steph fan is with us. and our freebie friday give away, and you can win big from home. and a super simple chicken pot pie we guarantee your kids will love coming up right now. >> it's a big friday. it's only is it freebie friday. by the music, conga, this is so cool. we have gloria
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>> i'm thrilled to be here. i love being with you. >> good morning. >> this is great. and so many people, they know your music, but then they get your story, your broadway show is killing it every night on broadway. on your feet which is the perfect title. your music gets everybody on their feet. >> i hope so. that's the plan. >> and then you see this. what was it like the first time you saw this actually on the broadway stage? >> i cried like a baby. >> did you? >> years ago right after my accident, i had a dream that was kind of prophetic. amelia walked in and i said i dreamed an entire broadway show, but i was watching it from the second row. when we had our first full on complete rehearsal right before the previews in chicago, i was sitting in the second row, and i go, here it is. and i told him, i wish i could remember some of the music, we had not yet written a lot of it. the it was very strange, but wonderful. >>
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like to see the story of your life playing out. and it's through music. >> the music part is easy. seeing yourself and your family portray second down kind of weird. ami emili so in the story. we sit in the back row so we don't interrupt. it's great. >> was any of your family like shouldn't you have somebody better looking? >> emilio's brother who is not in it was like where am i? i tried to put my daughter in the play, but she doesn't born yet during that time. and then my mom, i said mom, we're going to share our stories, so buckle your seat belt. and our writers said you guys are a nightmare to write for. he said why? he said you have no
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i said let me introduce you to my mom. he fell in love with her. >> talk about cool, our freebie friday will get people on their feet. in fact, it is the biggest freebie friday we've done for folks at home. we don't want to forget about you at home. >> there's so many people around the country who want to see the show. it's just -- >> and the show is going to be going to them too after october. >> the touring companies, it will be on broadway, but the touring company will be starting, i think buffalo is the preview and then miami is the official open. >> miami? >> can you imagine? >> it's going to be nuts. i'm already getting hit up for tickets left and right. >> i was thinking miami, you could probably set up another permanent company. >> that would be nice. they have places to go, and they plan it in advance. >> a party. >> it's a party. we like to play a game we call here, we're calling this
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these are facts we pulled off the internet. you tell us if they're true. >> my daughter wrote a song for "on your feet" musical. that's a yeah. >> okay, we're playing a game later. >> how does this work? who is winning? >> it's just for information. but later we're doing a game. >> i found out this year my 22-year-old daughter has been singing the wrong lyrics to "conga" forever. she thinks once the music hits your sister. i said your sister. she goes, come on shake your body -- there was something about
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mother, is it getting stronger. i'm like what? it's feel the rhythm of the music is it getting stronger. i'm like only women. why would it just be the women? i worked as an english spanish french translator at an airport. that was my first job ever. i worked and i saw interesting things. because i was the only one that worked on sundays between 1:00 and 9:00. and it was the 80s. a lot of drugs coming in. in interesting places. we found an 80-some-year-old lady with a hair dryer fully loaded. we found out because they would plug things in to see if it worked. it was embarrassing for me. or when i had to tell a
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remove her clothes because she was smuggling a salami under her robe. and i went to an all girl catholic high school. that was particularly very disturbing for me. >> i would say so. >> sister, could you please take it off? >> my full name is actually -- >> that's right. >> actually, it's missing a couple names. >> you killed my father. >> you know what happens in latin culture? nobody wants to be excluded, so you include the grandparents on both side, but you don't actually go by that name. >> you could trace your lineage that way. >> there's a lot of garcias. >> really? >> a lot. >> are there
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>> emilio and i first met in a wedding band? >> that's yeah. >> i would be willing to bet your music is probably played more at weddings -- >> conga for sure. and in spanish, there's a romantic song e meal emilio andd together. last one. i've only had one boyfriend in my life. >> yes. >> the only remaining virgin in the 70s. the 70s because wild time. >> from salami to that. >> it's already past 9:00, so we can do that. >> the next top snick. >> i think so. >> we're going to call this fraud versus t
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no. >> i think al would look nice. >> here's the think. what lengths would you go to avoid getting the flu? there's nothing worse. >> it's bad. >> would you kiss a frog to avoid getting the flu? we asked this, because a new study from emory university discovered a compound found in the slime coating in the frogs has cured mice of the flu and could be turned into a remedy for you. >> but would you have to lick the frog? >> actually, yes. yeah. >> kiss it on the lips? >> you have to lick it. >> if it was cute like this, but frogs are slimy. >> i don't mind frogs. >> i remember in high school i refuse toddy
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frogs. >> i don't have problems with frogs. i think they're cute. i don't know if i'd like it. i might kiss it on the lips. >> would you kiss it? >> if it made me feel better, probably. >> but i think the flu shot might be easier. >> or maybe they could put the slime in a vessel. >> a frog. kiss it and it turns into a prince. >> well, there you go. >> that never happens. >> and you've only dated one. >> he was a prince already. not a frog. >> if you love amy schumer, you're going to love her even more. wait until you hear what she did for a complete stranger. she kissed his frog, right after this. we gave people cottonelle® to try and asked "how clean do you feel after going to the bathroom?" (laughter) (laughter) then we asked the experts i feel as clean as a little, white tiny kitten.
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bathroom. apparently she asked the employee, what is the best mattress in here, what would you like to have? apparently it was $2,000. amy schumer bought it for her. >> come in my store. i have something i'll show you. >> i always wonder when you're on stage, has that ever happened. >> for singers, you have to hydrate before you sing, but there's magic that happens when you're on the stage that you forget all about it, but you better believe the second you're off, it changes. we did a concert in mexico city. a stadium. they said you have to go from the stage to your car and to the airport because you'll get stuck there for hours and we had to get the plane out before the flying time was done. i stopped at the toll plaza. i made them stop the car. i got out and i asked the toll, please, is there a bathroom
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all the security guards following me to the bathroom in the toll plaza. that was an interesting bathroom. >> is that one of the craziest places you've had to go? >> for me, yes. for emilio, he ended up in the bathroom in the vatican with the pope. we were waiting in line to meet the pope. i performed for him. e memilio had not been able to for security. and we get in line for the pope, and he said i have to go. i said you can't. we're in the pope line. he said, i'm sorry. i have to go. he escapes and asks somebody for directions. he turns the wrong way and opens the door and who's waiting there, the pope. he said he didn't know what to say, and he said god bless you. i said i think he's got that covered. >> he wins. >> that's a good one. >> all right. do do you ever wonder if
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yourself, smell? like -- >> there have been times when you workout and have to run somewhere. you're going somewhere. >> it's one of life's biggest challenges. we have a challenge being able to tell whether we ourselves smell. we get used to our own scent. >> sometimes my husband will take out the boys to play soccer and they come in smell like puppies. >> i call it sun smell. >> i say you stink, and they can't smell it. >> i only wear one perfume, so i can't the tell how much i'm putting on. >> if you want to be able to hack a cleanse for your smell, try coffee beans. >> it's like cleansing your nasal palette. >> do you shove them in your nose? >> no. it's a reset to your scent reseptembr
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recepto receptors. just keep coffee beans under your armpit. >> it works. i smell my perfume. i never can. >> when you go and test perfume in certain places, do they give you something to smell between? >> like wine when you're supposed to spit it out in a wine tasting. that's not happening. just give me a little shot so i don't have -- >> a medical team responded with can medicine say there's evidence saying coffee will help you smell your own stink better? no, but we like this answer. just ask your spouse. they know. >> or they'd better not tell you the truth or they're in trouble. >> how about you do the weather. >> okay. weather doesn't stink. let's show you what we have happening. clear skies along the west coast. strong storms in the central plains. wet weather south of miami. we have wet weather through the northeast as well. we have a risk of strong storms today.
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northern texas to oklahoma. tomorrow it moves east. we'll look at a risk of strong storms through the central mississippi. 23,000 square miles. and look at the rainfall. 4 to 6 inches today through the central plains, and then as we get to sunday into the alleghenys, the appalachians upwards of 4 inches of rain possibly causing flash flooding. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> the it's cloudy. there are rays of sunshine out there now. bright enough to at least cast a shadow. rain out across parts of western maryland and northern west virginia coming in our direction. don't stray too far from your umbrella. you'll likely need it again for early this afternoon, and probably both days over the weekend. most of the steady rain is late in the day saturday and early on sunday. 70% chance of rain and cooler over the weekend. >> that's your latest
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we want to continue celebrating all the amazing volunteers you know in your community. >> we've teamed up with state farm for an exciting series called neighbors helping neighbors. we're looking for all of you to submit someone you know making a difference in your community. go to to tell us about someone special you know. and we may feature their story on the show. you meet people from all around the country who don't want any recognition. maybe there's a woman doing something. >> and they do so much. it's amazing. >> this country runs on volunteerism. >> absolutely. >> calling all you gloria estefan fans. we have a freebie friday give away that's music to your ears. folks at home, you'll get the biggest bootbooty. that's right. >> what? >> the biggest bounty in the
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from neutrogena we're getting the party started. >> i think you're taller. >> i'm 5'0". i lost two inches in the accident. >> thanks to gloria's musical, we're giving away three pairs of tickets as well as cd signed by you. >> that's right. and don't forget we have something big for all of you at home if you're 18 or over. stay tuned. >> let's see who wants to win. i'll let you give them all out. >> but you're holding two of them. >> i'll hold them. these folks have been out here. it was raining a little bit earlier. >> they're hard core fans. >> they are. >> uh-oh. is it still raining? maybe not. >> okay. are we ready? i don't want you to have to run in those heels. they're killer heels.
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>> look at this. >> okay. good morning. >> hello. >> uh-oh. okay. here we go. >> good morning. >> hi, everybody. it's friday. >> hello. >> how are you guys? >> gloria is giving tickets away to her musical. >> how's it going? hello. >> all right. let's see. who wants two tickets to "on your feet"? >> what's your name? >> chris the campbell. >> where are you from? >> ohio. >> congratulations. >> she's so nice. she shakes everybody's hands. all the way. >> you want to see the show? all right.
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well, here >> one more. >> thank you so much. >> congratulations. >> from ohio. >> ohio is in the house today. >> what about our viewers at home? >> this is so exciting. it is our biggest give away ever for our fans for you watching at home. thanks to the folks at "on your feet" the musical. we are giving away 45 pairs of tickets to "on your feet" on either tuesday, april 25th, wednesday, april 26th, or thursday, april 27th. you just got to get here. visit
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♪ gonna be a bright, sunshiney day ♪ good morning. it's almost 9:30. the search continues for a missing inmate in howard county. police put out an arrest warrant for timothy powers after he walked out of the hospital last night. police say they looked for him but they don't know where he is. they do not believe he had access to a car. and in northern virginia today, family and friends will say good-bye to a soldier killed when a black hawk helicopter crashed. he died earlier this week. he was just 22 years old. he was on a routine training mission when his helicopter crashed. his service is being held this morning.
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app. ♪ >> it is a party here this morning. when you gloria estefan as your co-host, you have to play her music. >> and we're going to play a game. >> we have been paired up with people. gloria is going to bring up a song. the first one of the teams that knows how to finish it will stand up, get on our feet and belt it out. >> i am really on the spot. >> yes, you are. >> literally. >> are you ready? all right. play the song. ♪
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>> what's happening to you. ♪ through ♪ ♪ >> the rhythm is gonna get you. >> oh, my lord. she took a piece of the arm with her. they are excited. i have a feeling everybody is going to win. >> not to mention you've bipartisan playing my muse -- you've been playing my music for them the whole time. ♪ ♪ turn the beat around ♪ love to hear percussion >> i'm taking you on the road with me. >> al, you win that one. >> thank you. >> are we ready for song number three?
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♪ ♪ get on your >> this is too easy. give me something harder. all right. are we ready for song number four? hit it. ♪ when i look into your eyes ♪ ♪ one two three four come on baby say you love me ♪ >> here we are for song number five. ♪ ♪ ♪ i'd do anything for you? ♪ >> no. >> get off your feet, al.
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it's if i could >> i don't know that one. >> okay. how about everlasting love. >> now we're getting requests here? it's like karaoke. no. song number six. >> da da da da. >> no, the rest of it. >> feel the rhythm is it getting stronger. >> congratulations. >> yeah.
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>> congratulations, ladies. and you all get to get on your feet, "get on your feet" tickets. >> up next, a recipe that is as easy as pie. chicken pot pie, and above all, the it's tasty. what's not to love. right after these messages. hey s are you one sneeze away from being voted out of the carpool? try zyrtec® it's starts working hard at hour one and works twice as hard when you take it again the next day.
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this is a spedup step by step. we have gloria and friends joining sheinelle. >> makayla and sam. >> she just lost a tooth and said she got $50 from the tooth fairy. i'm going to start knocking my teeth out. >> why don't i have an apron. >> we need an apron for gloria. >> come back, al. >> all right. you're going to get store bought pie crust. you melt butter in here. then you saute carrots, chopped up, celery, and onions. >> it helps to have them all the same size, and it also helps to get them in the pot. >> that's right. >> so they cook evenly. >> that's right.
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they saute and you let saute until they're soft. >> that's amazing. >> you're going to sprinkle in flour. this is a thickening agent. >> can you use whole wheat flower? >> i would think you could. >> you're a pretty good cook? >> i grew up in the kitchen with my grandmother. >> you get that going and then take whole milk. >> and you put it in slowly, the liquids. should i be stirring for you? >> that would be fantastic. >> put the liquids in slowly, not too slowly because we're on tv. >> then you have the chicken broth or stock. now you've come to this point. to save time, buy ro ttisserie chicken. shred it. >> you put the peas at the end so they don't get mushy? >> yeah. salt and pepper. stir it up. it will cook.
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now we come up here, and -- it would be great. >> you basically take a store purchased already made pie crust. you have your lined dishes. >> i want to cut one of those. my grandmother would make amazing chicken pies. i would eat the dough raw. i love it. then you get it and throw it like a frisbee across the kitchen. >> wouldn't it be fun to have gloria at your party makayla. >> they love it. >> the circles are so cover it. you buy your store bought pie crust. and when you put in the crust, if you make the crust, take the fork and decorate it. and then you take your floured tops, and like you said, you can
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crimp them. youn them. you can just decorate them. when it bakes, the steam escapes. pop it in the oven at about 350. it's fantastic. it's interesting. you have this great pot pie. one of our camera people said this should have been for yesterday since it was 420. anyway -- >> oh. >> do you want to try? >> give it a try. what do you guys think? >> it's really good. >> sam, what do you think? >> too good. >> too good and awesome, like i can't believe it. i can't believe that i am eating it. >> and i like you're prepared. you have your own shoe horn with it. >> have you ever heard of an agent? tell your daddy i'm going to be yours. >> no. i'm going to be the weather man.
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>> i'm in trouble. >> do she cooks that it's delicious food she makes? >> yeah. >> makayla, you like it? >> yeah. >> thank you. good job. >> an amazing chef, you are. >> sam and makayla, thank you. to get this recipe and more make ahead recipes, and to customize your own junior cook book, head to your weather for the weekend, for tomorrow strong storms making their way. could be flooding in the mid mississippi and ohio river valleys. beautiful weathers in the plains. rain into the pacific northwest. sunday look for more flooding possible among the mid atlantic and south eastern atlantic states. if a few showers along the pacific northwest coast. that's what's going on around the country. good morning. still mild.
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mostly cloudy. some breaks of sun shine out 66 degrees in the district. a few showers around winchester and 81. some of those get here around lunch. for today, 84 degrees. through the afternoon, a chance for afternoon thunderstorms. into the weekend, more clouds around. cooler temperatures. higher rain chances late saturday and early sunday. temperatures only around the mid 60s saturday. near 60 on sunday. dryer and hot next week. >> that is your latest weather. thank you so much, guys. >> thank you. >> polite. >> a challenging role.
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in more than 50 more than 50 films and tvs. >> now he's playing a complicated guy in "aardvark" alongside jon hamm and jenny slate. >> let's talk about "aardvark." what was special about this role. and talk to us about it for people who don't know. >> i liked the relationships in this movie. it's essentially the story of three people who are lost to themselves, and who ultimately find their way through each other, and to brothers and a therapist. that's always a good dynamic. >> one of the brothers is a brother i play struggling with mental health issues. which i thought was both relevant and interestingly dealt with this n this story. and there's levity and humor and love in the story. i thought those were all -- and it's well written by a good
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friend of mine who wrote and directed the film. it's his feature debut. i produced the movie as well. >> jon hamm plays your brother, and you see him in other people. >> that's right. >> we don't really know the character i play is called josh norman. we don't really know whether some of the relationships he has in the movie are real or a figment of his imagination. that's part of his struggle and part of what he's dealing with in his mental illness. he's been abandoned. his brother left years ago and is a successful actor. he sends money. josh is left to fend for himself in a lot of ways. so part of that manifests in these relationships with people that he might be making up as projections of his brother who he's really looking for and looking to bring back into his life.
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>> you must hav >> yes. i did. and it's not specific what he's suffering from because he doesn't have the resources. when we look at our society, people are struggling in ways to find the resources to be able to diagnose and treat properly because many different mental illnesses have many different manifestations. one of the things we're exploring in this film is that josh doesn't know exactly what he's up against, but he's someone who's holding on. he's somebody who is doing his best to be productive and be a relevant member of society in many ways. >> it's going to be fascinating. >> i was going to be a psychiatrist. i studied psychology. these things fascinate me. you're right. it's hard to diagnose these things. a lot of blurred lines. >> that's another segment. i want to hear that. >> i was telling him it's always good when gloria is a fan. what was your fair? >> when you did "asylum".
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i'm a of course, i watched "heros" as well. that's where i first really loved your characterizations -- >> a lot of dark energy in these charkts. >> a lot of layers. >> and you've also played one of the legendary characters, spock. i don't know word on what's coming up? >> i don't know. i know they're working on the script for another one. we'll see how it plays out. the nice thing about that experience is the time inbetween the big films allows us to go off and cultivate a lot of different creative experiences for ourselves being back on stage, doing independent films and things like that that i love that i'm able to do. i'm hopeful we'll do another one, but there's no guarantees. >> there are a lot of people hoping with you.
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silver lines only between wheelie rest and east and balsam. an emergency response drill at navy yard. yellow line trains only between hunting ton and the square. >> temperatures warm out near 70 for much of the area. 68 in the district. mostly cloudy but some peeks of sunshine. some of the rain moving in around lunch. otherwise mid 80s for today once we get into the afternoon. chance for thunderstorms. cooler with rain across the weekend. >> all right. thank you. coming up on news 4 midday, the
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