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good morning. breaking overnight, dead on arrival. house democrats immediatelyass a bill to reopen the government etterng back the gavel, but with no money for theen press wall -- >> i have nev h so much support as i have in the last ek. >> it's wall between reality and his constituents. >> the latest on the showdown and the cross comment from a new congresswoman raising eyebrows overnight. >> we are going to go in there and [ bleep ]. >> just ahead, what will happen when congressional leaders meet again w the president at the white house this morning. fiery crash. the death toll rising to at least seven overnight in that horrific collision between two
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tractor-trailers and two vehicles on a florida highway. why policere now investigating the crash as a homicide. change o har >> don't let those people win. host the oscars. >> ellen degeneres tells kin ha she is fighting for his return as oscar host amid new reports the academy wants h back. what he has to say about possibly taking the stage on hollywood's biggest night. the suspect sketch released in the death of a 7-yr-old texa girl. the latest on the massivet manh just ahead. s.a.t. scandal. a student fighting back after she was accused of cheating to improve her score. >> i worked so hard and did everything that i could do to get ready and prepared. wildcard weekend. after a regular season ratings spike,he nfl gears up for the start of heplayoffs. today is friday, january 4th,
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2019. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with santa ana and ho - with savannah and hoda kotb live from studio 1a. thank you for joining us on a friday morning. i know what we are doing allen we watching football. how about you? >> yes,th indeed. is a huge weekend. you are pulling for your eagles. i'm pulling for my saints. >> we have plenty of time to work that out. >> to our top story. this power shift on capitol hill and howt's impacting the government shutdown now entering the third week. nbc white house correspondent krist welker is on the sto for us. >> good morning to you. in just hours congressional leaders are headed to the white house aiming to hash out a deal to reopen the government. it is a bitter backdrop to an herwise history-making day on capitol hill thursday filled with firsts and all the id hallmarks of d government.
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the government shutdown careening towards a third week as democrats who control of the house thursday passed legislation to reopen it overnight. >> the bill is passed. >> reporter: but with no new funding for the president's bo mer wall, trump already vowing to veto it. >> you have no border security without a wall. we will have no deal without a wall. >> take yes for an answer. ophe up government. >> reporter: and it's not just democrats. the first cracks are beginninghe to show in republican party. gop senators cory gardner and c susan collinsalling on the president to compromise. collins saying overnight that an agreement should not be held hosta hostage to this debate over border security. a jarring contrast to celebrations on the house floor after an historic day on capitol hill. after becoming the first woman to get the gavel over a decade ago, nancy pelosi taking the title of house speaker onc again.
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>> i now call the house to order on behalf of all of america's children. >> reporter: at the white house president trump making a surprise appearance. >> hello, everybody. >> reporter: as a new reality sets in. >> i want to start off by congratulationsing nancy pelosi. >> reporter: on capitol hill a number of firsts. the new class becoming the most diverse in history with more people of color, members of the lbgtq community, and more than 100 women sworn into the house. a record. , >> good morni everyone. it is the day. >> reporter: at 29, alexandria ocasio-cortez becoming the youngest woman in conaess. rash tall leiofb ooerzghib firse co-authored in "the detroit free press" writing in part, the time for impeachment proceedings is now. and later at a partyhere she was caught on camera apparently
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using a expletive in reference to the president. all as washington braces for divided government. democrats vowing moreeli inasked about impeachment by savannah. >> are you willing to rule it out? >> w to wait and see what happens with the mueller report. we shouldn't be impeaching for a political on. we shouldn't avoid impeachment for a political rreason. orter: the white house firing back. >> i think it's unftunate that you've got an incoming speaker already talking about indictments and impeorhment. >> rr: we reached out to congressman talib's office aut thideo of her talking about impeachment and far no response. will lawmakers and the presidet deal today? both sides are still vermuch deadlocked. >> kristen welker, thank you.
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>> chuck, just as kristin said, both sides are dug in, not giving any way. how do you think this thing finally ends? >> that's a great question. usually in washiton when y are at an impasse you do a .ouple of thin somebody folds because the political heat is too much, or you make the deal much bigger. right? so in an instance liis, suddenly we are having this fight over, this small fight over some small wall funding. suddenly dreamers, does daca for the wall become a deal? i don't see how this ends. democrats don't have any politicalen ive to somehow compromise with the president. right now it's republicans that are breaking ranks wit the party. so i don't see how the president is someh going to give in yet. that's just not his style. i do think we will be here for a while.k, >> and, ch i was reading a quote from senator lindsey graham. he said if president trump gives n on the shutdown, his
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presidency is probably over. so if he is hearing that from the right flank, what incentive does he have to deal? and the democrats have madecl r they don't want to deal. >> i think that's right. look, the president, it's funny. remember chuck and nancy, the first time he almost cut a deal with chuckn nancy, pelosi and schumer, the legislation to protect dreamers, kids brought here by their parentswh illegal. the president appeared to support that for a couple of days, hisenase crazy. i don't think he thinks he can move. so the president is convinced with what laindsey graham said. it's onl true if you believe it. in this case the president believes that. if that's what he is believing, you tell me what his incentive is tehow compromise. >> no, no, we ask the questions here, cck. you're the "meet the press" go. >> his ego is too much in the way hkee. he t about it himself. he said i can't take a
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compromised dealt ike that, will make me look bad. that'sn the posit are in right now. >> of course, you will have a lot more on sunday on "meet the press." this morning investigators in flori are trying t piece together the cause of that fiery interstate crash near gainesville. east seven people were killed when two trucks and two passenger vehicles collided. nbc's kerry sanders is at the scene for us. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. it has been more t 15 hours since the ghastly accident. a portion of interstate 75, one of the threees heading south, remains closed. investators hoping that the daylight hours will give them an opportunity to bette assess the scene so they can determine who was at fault.ti overnight invtors on the scene of a horrifying crash, trying to piece together what happened. the accident thursvoy afternoon ing two tractor-trailers, a passenger van, and a midsized sedan. >> and the fire was so big and
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so strong and so, so bad. >> reporter: all of the vehicles catching fire after 50 gallons of diesel fuel spilled and quickly became a terrifying inferno. >> when you have a truck involved and that much metal scraping each other and that tyol ofsion, there is a highba pty rot>> t rlieportehar: t yhe col gainesville shutting down interstate 75 in both directions for hours, backing up traffic as far as the eye could see. >> we're early in the investigation. we got a lot of vehicles up there. so we're trying to figure that out, trying to piece it together. >> reporter: at leasteven ople dead, eight more injured, many of the injuries critical. a local sheriff's office tweeting the emergency required all hands on deck. terrifying footage showing the huge fire enguflg the vehicles. thick black smoke pouring from the wreckage. social media users capturing the crash from multiple angles.
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many first responders caring for the injured in the middle of the gaad surrounded by debris. overnight invesrs coming to the wreckage looking for clues, hoping to figure out what caused this tragic accident. the accident so gruesome, the florida highway patrol is yet to identify all of those who died here. savannah. >> what a traged thank you. now to houston, texas, where police have released a setch of uspect wanted in the killing of a 7-year-old girl. we are also seeing new surveillance video and we're hearing from the victim's older sister for the first time. nbc's gabe gutierrez has the latest on this story. hey, gabe, good morning. >> reporr: hoda, good morning. the reward is now up to $100,000. one of the you witnesses inside that car is now telling us about her terrifying glimpse of the gunman. this morning authorities in houston hope this new comsksite ch will help lead them to jazmine barnes' killer. yat will miss most about
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your sister? >> her mile s >> reporter:he was with her mother and three sisters on a sffee run early sunday morning when investigato a man in his 30s or 40s opened fire, killing 7-year-old jazmine in the back seat. >> he was white and he had blue eyes. th it. because he had a hoodie on. >> reporter: sheriff's deputies just released this surveillance video of a red pickup truck zmine's family said switched lanes behind them and pulled up to the driver's side. >> he had enough tim to know that it was a woman with kids in the car. >> do you remember how many gunshots? >> no, but he finished his clip. he emptied out his >> reporter: investigators have not determined a motive. jazmine's mother, w in the arm, has her own nearly. >> i believe it was a hate crime. >> repter: authorities are looking into whether this was connected to an unsolved a shooting in tha in 2017 where a white suspect fired inty a vehicle carg african-americans. >> it's a whodunit right n.
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once i determine who did it and where this vehicle is, thener we'll uand motive a little bit better. >> reporter: now the hashtag justice for jazmine is drawing national anbention. a hall of famer shaquille o'neal has offered to help pay for her funeral. wide receiver deandre hopkins says he will donate h paycheck from this saturday's playoff ga in her honor. that won't bring back a person, but it's the least i coul do. >> reporter: investigators here at the sheriff's office hope that new composite sketch will lead to a break in the case. atf agents are analyzing the multiple bullet casin found at the scene to try to match them with other crimes. a community rally is planned for tomorrowmi and j's funeral is set for tuesday. hoda and savannah. >> thank you. we move on now. lots to get to this m aning. there ew twist in the oscars hostingov conersy. could kevin hart be back in the running? the overnight developments on this. good morning. >> a lot of people will be
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talking about this today. weeks after facing a backlash over his pastho homc rmarks, hart is evaluating whether tourn after the comedian's raw conversation with ellen degeneresho said she producers telling him to tathem him back. >> i called the academy todea because iy want you to host the oscars. >> reporter: ellen degeneres kevin hart to once again host this year's academy awards. the talk show host and comedian not just showing f her suppo hart, but actively campaigning on his behalf. >> they were li, oh my god, we want him to host. we feel like maybee misunderstood or it was handled wrong or we said the wrong thing, but want him to host. whateve we can do, w would be thrilled. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: hart opening up about his initi excitement. >> oscars is withe one of thf highest o highs because there hasn't b on a lotf african-american comedians able to do it. >> reporter: the controversy
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surrounding his abrupt decision to step do, bowing out over critics condemned search past tweets and comedy routines as homophobic. >> i he yet to go back to that version of the immature comedian that onceed was. i m on. i am a grown man. i am cultured. i am manufactured. i am a guy that understands now. i look at life throudi a erent lens. because of that, i live it a different way. i don't want to step on that stage and make that night about got d my past when you people that have worked hard to awep on that stage for the first time and receive ad. >> reporter: she is calling their conversation incredible and honest. >> i think it's perfect that all of this happened because there has to be a conversation about homophobia and whatever brought up, whatever they did and whoever is trying to hur you, it brought up you reminding people that you are a bigger person, that you have already yoapologized. u are apologizing again.
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>> initially stepped down, he apologized to the lbgtq community, but his appearance alongside degeneres, one of the most promint figures in the g gay community, perhaps speaking bigger volumes. >> you are apologizing again right now. don't let those people win. host the oscars. [ cheers and applause ] ellen tweeting overnight saying, look at this, i believe in i believe in second chances. and i believe in kevin hart. >> wow. >> this is something he wanted sh do -- i remember interviewing him, seven, eight years ago. i said what's one of the one things you want to do? this is whate named. hosting the academy awards. we will see if it happen >> to hav someone like ellen have his back pod make such a t of portisu it will be interesting to see if it works out. >> yeah. we will keep you posted. you can see that whole interview on "ellen" today.
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let's talk football. the nfl playoffs aki k off this weekend while the league is gscelebrating a big ratinrowth after years of decne. ratings are up 5% over last season. streaming views up a staggering 86% in the wake of the national anthem controversy that dominated the headles last year. after a grueling 17-week regular schedule, it is finally playoff time. there areour games this weekend. we call it wildcard weekend s you can one of them right here on nbc. the bears host the defending super bowl champions. who are they, savannah? >>ag the eles! >> that's sunday at 4:30. >> eagles nation will be m at house on sunday afternoon. al's got a check of the st fore. good morning. >> hey, good in guys. let there be light. >> it will happen. >> many people have sai have been in the dark before. well, just imagine -- ahhhh! looking at a pretty good line od
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showershunderstorms making their way through the south. in fact, this line could spawn tornados through florida in the next few hours. heavier showers and thunderstorms in the west. the good news iss snow sending there. asday here comes this storm system up thecoast, a threat for flooding rain. the rain moves into the northeast into new england on saturday and then out by sunday. we are looking at much nicer weather. here are the travel delays today. atlanta, ts morning, charlotte, raleigh-durham, even d.c., and along i-40 from memphis to raleigh, i-85 atlanta to tampa, and i-95 richmond to jacksonville. tomorrow the new york airports wboston andhington, d.c., i-95, portland to bomber, and albany to boston, rainfall amounts generally one to two inches. some of theseainfall rates upwards of a half-inch to an inch and aalf per hour. some of the streams can't handle that, there could be localized we will get to your local forecast coming up in the next
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60 secont . no, make t. well, we have got some cloud cover out there right now, but we do have rain on the way, and that rain is moving in from the deep south headed right into the mid-atlaic this afternoon and evening. currently, it's chilly. those temperatures are in the 20s and 30s across the board, and we are i headeo the upper 40s to low 50s today. now, we do have plentyf cloud cover. rain will start to move into our southe suburbs after 2:00,
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spreading to the d.c. area after 5:00. r >> that's y latest weather. >> thang. comin up, can you do too well on the@? the high school honor student who claimshe is being accused of cheating. what the woman being questioned in that mysterious missing mom case in colorado. first, this is "today" on nbc. tahead. first,s is "today" on nbc. >
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oh, that wasn't in the note. should have sent a text. for a powerful clean in one step, it's got to be tide. this is a news4 today newsbreak. >> 7:26 is your time on this iday, january 4, 2019. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrihi. developing morning, cleanup is underway after someone rammed a u-haul truck into a t-mobile store. n this happened theast d.c. policesy no one was in the truck, but there are surveillance cameras that could help them find whome dr this. police say a man secretly recorded at least 60 women in area malloo dressing rms and police are worried there may be more victims. we posted a list of the currently known dates and locations in the nbc washington website. now a check on your commute with melissa molett and your first4 traffic. a mess on the inner loop?
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>> that's right. big problem in prince george. coun this is inner loop before 450, over turnedr, tractor-trai chopper 4 showing that to us. we have just three lanes getting by. we have some major delays in each direction. take a loot.at t if you are headed out to that section of the beltway, definitely take your favoritete ate this morning. guys. >> all right. thank you. we will check your forecast when we come bac stay with us
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good morning. i'm meteorologist lauryn ricketts. we are looking at a dry morning but rain is on the way. all off this moisture headed into the mid-atlantic. we are starting in the 20s and 30s right now, but again rain arriving in our southern suburbs after lunchtime and then after 5:00 here in the d.c. area expect rain through at least the first part of your saturday. breezy for this weekend.
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dry andut bul on sunday. next chance of rain tuesday. >> thank you. another local news update in 25 minutes. >> for now back to "the today show" after this short break.
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♪ >> oh, yeah, that is bradley cooper, lady gaga in the hit moviestar is born." it is one of the favorites fora sunight's golden globe awards. natalie has a sneak peek of the big night in hollywood. i think that is going to sweep a bunch of awards. >> i am mesmerized. i want to watch the rest of tit we can't. we have to get to the headlines. congressional leaders are headed awayk to the white houseda another attempt to hash out a deal to reopen the government. there is no new funding for the
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president's border wall for the president. v is vowing too it. by the way, it is not just democrats. republican senators cory gardner, susan collins calling on the president to compromise. stocks regained ground after it was confirmed the united states and china will hold a round of trade talks in beijing next week. pey have been locked in a trade war for the bettet of a year. the announcement comes hours after another rough day on wall street. one dow industrial lost 660 points on thursday. that's nearly a 3% slide. at coming after apple warned its sales in china are slowing dramatically, blaming america's trade war with china. a wning streak tha lasted more than four years is finally over this morninghefter baylor women's basketball team upset top ranked uconn thursday night. in happened in waco, texas. final score 68-57. it ended an incredible run for the huskies.as before lt night this team had won 126 straight games in
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regular season. the streak back to, dates back to nov >> wow. . now to the controversy that is erupting ove a student's score on the s.a.t.'s. >> high school senator camila campbell did what a lot of college-wou college-bound kids do. she took the s.a.t. for a baseline score and took it again. her 330 point improvement launched an investigation and deemed her score now campbell and her lawyer are claiming racial bias. >> my name is camila campbell i did not cheat. i studied and focused to achieve my dreams. reporter: this morning florida high school sore camila campbell figing for her future after testing officials questioned her dramatically improved s.a.t. scores. >> i worked so hard and did verything i could do to get ready. >> reporter: when the
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18-year-old honor student took the s.a.t. she got a 900. she took it again seven months later and received a 1230. a 330-point improvement. camila credits diligent studying and prep courses but tes officials called it time proved, citing substantial agreement between her answers and other test takers marking her scores as invalid. she felt like she was being accused of cheating and is working with a civil rights attorney. >> this little girl did everything she could. she had followed all of the rules. and then she still is told she is not legitimate. >> reporter: crump is calling on the college boardnd the private company that administers the test to validate her scores within two weeks so that she can meet college application deadlines. >> if they don't release her test score, we are goingo explore every possible legal remedy, including but not
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limited to a violation of her civil rights. >> reporter: the college board tells nbc news they cannot commen on individual cases but added, we do not cancel scores based on a score gain alone. we will only cancel after we e confident there iev substantial ence to do so. the incident for camila is an attack on her intelligence and inteity. >> to have your effort taken away from ym with the saying, oh well, we think you're cheating, it's n fair. >> t naacp is expected to hold aews conference today to increase credit on the college test scoreke the available to use it to apply to colleges. >> all right. thank you. in the meantime, new developments to te t you about he case that have missing colorado mom who police believe was murdered by her own fiance. his morning we have g information, it's new, about a woman being investigated as part of this case.
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nbc's pet nbc's steve patters is in colorado. >> reporter: authorities have been tight-lipped about what lea them toe patrick frazee with first-degree murder, but they may be closer to answering how exactly berreth's cell phone ended up t moren 800 miles away in idaho.k patricrazee appeared for his daughter's custody hearing on thursday, made questions about his relationship wit a woman from idaho. law enforcement forces say they are looking at a 32-year-old nurse who possibly disposed of kelsey berreth's phot. the l sign of life from the missing colorado mom who was last seen thanksgiving day shopping with her 1-year-old daughter. the woman in question is reportedly from twin falls, idaho, not far from whererr h's phone pinged on november 26. the twin falls sheriff's office confirming to nbc news that they have served search warrants in the case. >> some evidence was directed and processed. >> reporter: prosecutors suggested others could be
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involved. >> there potentially could be other people arrested in this case. >> reporter: a bod has yet to be found, but authorities no longer believe that the 29-year-old is alive offering two theories about berreth's death, each one represented by a count of first against berreth's fiance patrick frazee. one allegesth ber was killed deliberately. the other she died during a robbery he commissioned. frazee also faces three counts of t solicitat commit murder in the month leading up to berreth's disappearance. court documents n giving any details about who he approached or insight as to why prosecutors think frazee is responsible for his dfiance'seath. >> i can't really speak as to what mr. frazee hasdo . >> reporter: most facts in the case are still under seal. s investigatorll pursuing any and all information in the case. >> they have got a lig of investive leads, a number of interviews they want to do, a number of items they havello coect. >> is there anything you want to say? >> reporter: frazee and his lawyers aren't commenting on the
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case. hetes exp to enter a plea later this month. still behind bars this morning questionsen it to swirl about whatelxactly happened toy berreth. >> steve, a lot of people wondering about the little child here. know there was a custody hearing yesterday. what did the court epdecide? >>ter: so the court ruled the couple's #-year-old daughter will remain with kelsey's parents who were awarded temporary custody. meanwhile, frazee is back in court todayng for a heabout his upcoming murder trial. back to you. >> thank you very much. we are going toh gears. get a check of the weekend ather from al. >> normally, we have a lot of snow in the northeast,ight? albuquerque, new mexico, since december 1, 5.3 inches of snow. thanks to el nino, bostonceince er 1st, .10 inch. .03 in philly. that means we have had more snow
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in firework than all five big noheast cities combined. why? because we are talking about el nino bringing in storms into the west and keeping things warmer ere in the east. that's what'shappening. we have today through sunday storms moving onshore int the pacific northwest and much of california. storm watches in the sierra nevada. rainfall amounts anywhere from 1 to 2 to 4 inches of rain through the pacific northwest into northern california. the good news for them, they are getting a good snow pack. so right now that's going to add to the mountains in the sierra and the pacific northwest. othat's what's going around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woodhe well, you head outside the sun just came up. it's hard pressedo see it considering the cloud cover. rain pushing into the area later on this afteron and through this evening. you walk outsideet gonna be on the chilly side. 20s and 30s right now on our way to 50 degrees today. however, afternoon we are looking at the rain to move into our area in our southern suburbs
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ings could be a little bit lighter. they are r this year's golden globe red carpet. it's expected to look very different from last year when female stars and #metoo #timesup activists showed up together dressed in black as a statement of unity against semifinal xual misconduct in the entertainment industry. there are no known organized actian year. don't expect hollywood to ignore the topic, including this ar's hosts andy samberg and someita h oh. >> a year ago everybody was dressed in black, making aem stt. will you talk about is that? >> yes. i feel like that rm has changed. >> the fact that i am going to be up on stage, something has changed. the thing that i am really interestedn is to find some rey, and i think that's what andy and iere to offer. ♪ ik reporter: this year's
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music-driven filmse bohemi edohemian rhapsod and "a star is born" are nomin for best motion picture drama. they join "blackkklansman," if beale street could bltalk, and k panther. look for "green book" and the favorite to duke it out. "vice," "mary poppins returns," and crazy irish asians are there is in the running. netfli could also score big with 13 total globe. nominations they lead houle lieu and amazon. melissa mcconsider that, can you aer forgive me, rosamund pike in "a privatear." john david washington and "blackkklansman," william de foe in "at eternity's gate" vying for the trophies.
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while bradley cooper who stars in and directed a star is born has early buzz, rami malik has edged closer for his role in "bohemian rhapsody." u had a chance to talk to the hosts there, sandra oh and andy samberg. how do they get readyor this kind of thing? >> there is a lot of meditation, according to sandra oh, and using all tactics. as i sat down with them, they said they hope the tone will be are joyore of a celebration, as you heard sandra oh say, all that has happened with the diversities this year, diversity o film and actors and television. so they are hoping to reallyce brate what has happened and changed over the past year. i willave more of my conversation coming up in the third hour of "today." guys. >>s. you can watch the golden globes right here sunday night on nbc. >> right after the eagles. speicing of still
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this is a news4 today newsbreak. >> 7:56 is your time. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. right now we want to check in with melissa molett in your first4 traffi >> still quite slow here through prince george's county. this is the beltway. right here is the inner loop. still several miles worth of backups because of that earlier overturned tractor-trailer. they are still trying to get it out of the way. the right side of theeltway pretty nasty this morning. 95 south on the inner loop being affect. llege park before the beltway an accident, too. >> all right. thank you, melissa. we will take a break and check your forecast next. stay with us.
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well, we are looking for some rain to push into the area as we head into the afternoon and evenin unfortunately. no rain out there right now. it is just chilly. temperatures are in t 20s and 30s right now. we are on our way to around 50 degrees for daytime highs today. we wil have rain moving in after lunchtime tand that continues through the orp and then rain through at least the first half of tomorrow, becoming breezy sunday is theet day to outside. our next chance of rain, sprinkles tuesday morning, mil out the way through next week. >> lauryn, thank you. another localews update in 25 minutes. for now back to "the today show" after this short b.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up,n will it end? house democrats passing a bill to reopen the government, but with no funding for the fwaul the president vows toe eto it. >> tyes for an answer. open up the government. plus, resolution revolution. fitness expertilaria stopping by studio 1a with moves to help you get in shape this year. and boy oh boy. >> it's a boy! after five girls, it's a boy. happy new year. >> andrea canning made a bigme announcent that has a lot of people talking. shend her family will join us live to share their happy news,
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today fridjanuary 4, 2019. ♪ >> senior trip from coleman, alabama, woo! >> mother/daughter trip from iowa. >> twins from houston, texas. woo! >> from pearson, florida. >> cel 2rating our8th anniversary. >> hi to ourilin texas. >> we are the green family. hi, papa! woo! >>ood morning, everybody. it is friday. how good does that sound? >> awesome. >> yes, nice to have youlong th us. it's the 4th of january. the rockefeller christmll tree is s up. if you have your christmas tree up, like i do, guilty. >> don't feel bad. it has to be down by monday. that's the rule. lots it get to. congress put tew pressure on president today to make a deal to end this government shutdown. nbc white house correspondent
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hristian kristen welker witre. >> reporter: lawmakers are head here to the white house in hours for another high-stakes meeting withmp president t the goal is to reopen the government, but both sid are still very much deadlocked. overnight democrats, who officially took contr the house thursday, passed legislation to reopen it, but with no new funding for the president's border wall mr. trump already vowing to veto it. the first cracks are beginning party.n the republican they are calling on the president to compromise. the growing gridlock is a jarring contrast to the celebrnions the house floor we witnessed after a hisry making day on capitol hill wednesday. the new class becoming the most verse inistory with more than 100 women sworn into the house. that's a record. it was not without controversy though. congresswoman rashida tlaib of michigan, the first palestinian
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member of congress blasting the president overnight in "the detroit free press" wtingn part, quote, the time for impeachment proceedings is now and apparently using anet exe to talk about the president. >> we are going to impeach [ bleep ]. >> reporter: we reached out to congressman tlaib's office and so far no response. >> thank you. something that is happening tonight. house speaker nancy pelosi will join nbc's joy reed with a live audience, a special town hall it's 10:00 p.m. eastern on nbc. police have released a sketch of a gunman wantedn the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old houston girl. they hope thi leads them to jazmine barnes 'killer. e was in the car with her mom and sisters sunday when a man drove up next to them and opened fire. officials released new surveillance video of a red
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pi tup truck suspect may have been thriving. investigators have not uncovered a motive. they are looking into any possible links to an unsolved shooting in the same area in 2017 that involved a white suspect and black victim. a florida woman who was trapped inside her flipped over water-filled car on new year's day has been reunited with h rescuers. at a news conference on thursday 20-year-old amanda a and her family hugged thedeheriff's puties who pulled her to safety and got to meet the 911 dispatcher who kept er calm, talking on the phone throughout that entire ordeal. amanda said dispatcher cheyenne allen was the first angel she encountered that night, and she says she sent everyone to save her. >> awesome. a little morning boost. would you like to see it? a chicago teen had been dreaming of getting into hvard for years. so recently when he went online to see if he was accepted, the thout of not getting in was just too much to bear. >> i can't on it, dude. i can't. >> what do you mean you can't?
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coming up, didhey call you? they didn't call me. beyonce and jay-zar apptly sneaking around rock center right h here. cars and that and more. after five girls getting orady their first boy. we are going to share in their happy news coming up right after this. w you do it. spray and scrub anything with a stain. soak your nasty jersey. it stinks! wash the really dirty clothes separately. remember -hard work builds character! new tide pods with upgraded 3-in-1 technogol aww, you did the laundry! but you didn't fold it. oh, that wasn't in the note. should have sent a text. for a powerful clean in one step, it's got to be tide. well, how ari dunno.ssage chairs woi'm still a little stressed about buying our new house. well, it's a good thing we don't have to worry about homeowners insurance.
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>> in 2019, i'm having a baby! will it be a boy or a girl? let's find out. ooh! it's a boy! after five girls, it's a boy. happy new year. >> reporter: happy fans poured out support with congratulations from near and f. what a sweet way to kick off 2019. congrats. nd, our queen is having a prince also, your little one will be so loved by all his sisters, he won't know what to do. one comment is in reference to andrea's age, i'm happy for you, but is it a good idea at 46 in is andrea's reply, sure is. the boy is due in june. in april, this couple were on today to talk about the arrival of their 14th boy. yes, 14 kids, all boys. >> we kind of held out a little hope for a girl, but she was a boy again. >> reporter: their advice, teach
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them well and have patience. >> teach manners, humility. so spend as much time with them as you can. try to raise the perfect young man knowing he is going to be somebo's husband someday. >> and have a sense of humor. >> right? eporter: come summer, a kingdom full of sugar and spice and everything nice will be welcoming a prince. >> ooh! >> andrea and tony are here with their darling girls. could we go one by one? what's your name? >> anna. >> charlie. >> kiki. >> georgia. >> elle. >> theang's all here! i mean, where do we start? this is so excitino andrea, you you feel like in my heart i know we have a boy in this family? >> it was like just eating away ated us that we wa boy so badly. we always have. it was the window closing ande e like, let's just do it. let's just try.
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honestly, iidn't thinkt would work, but we were like, let's try. >> tony, you are among a sea ofa girlea of pink. when you heard the news that in factin you guys were ha boy, what did that mean to you? >> i am w just happy that are having our sixth child. was actually more happyhat we hav,two foursomes for golf right? >> you are thinking about the team? >> right. >> girls, are you ready b for a litty brother? >> yes. >> what are you excited about? >> it's going to be a boy in the family. >> it's going to be a boy. how do you different with a boy? >> maybe not as many barbies? >> we have five helpers here. i think about you and i am like, you have five kids, you areo going t have six. s is ou like, wait, t happening? >> i mean, itd starts to f off
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itself. as they get older, they start to he help the other ones and it gets easier. i remember pulling my hair out when they were little, it was so hard se days. now it's like, hey, can you get this? can you get her a bottle? and theyjust, you know, they start to do things for each other. >> i find it fascinating that you do this big job at "dateline." y i didn't reali had all these kids until we were at one the macy's parades. i am like, who are these people? i know it's not effortless, but i f you seem to have figured out th r how did you come to that? >> yeah, we definitely have a rh'thm. you hav seen me when i am pulling my hair out. we have a great nanny who isin with us d the day. tony is the most hands-on dad. he is the dad doing everything at night when i am falling asleep. he is mr. energizer bunny. >> all that military experience has got to -- i mean, you are a former fighter pilot, right? >> yes. >> so you just like, you can do the drill sergeant thiet and
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them into shape? >> pretty much what he does at night when i'm losing steam. so, yeah, the rhythm is important. things aren't perfect, you know. nothing ever is. but i you get a routine, it is your life. and it just works. when is thi little one going to come? >> june. >> in june? well, w cl youe back? >> celebrate again. >> you don't have to say what it is, but do youave a name? >> he is george anthony bankrupt ii. so george anthony bankrupt iii. >> what will it be really? >> thanks for getting up early, you guys. thanks, girls. congratulations. >> by the way, we should mention all new "dateline" 1bc tonight 9 central. over to mr. roker. just rea had a have a boy for that promo. worked out nicely. so, looking at all this snow finally ending in oklahoma, oklahoma city, ty had 4.5 inches of snow yesterday. that makes it the snowiest jan
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since 2010. now vewe shift into the southea as this p storm systemhes in. we have warm air, unseasonably warm. nneapolis today 41. that's a temperature you would normally see in mid-march. 4 indianapol that's where it normally would be in early march. new york going to get to 48 degrees. again a mid-marcheading. we go into saturday, mid-march for saturdaylate february tulsa, philadelphia early march, and the heat ctinues into next ek. look at this, cleveland 50 degrees, 60 on monday in raleigh, tallahassee sees 71 onl tuesday ands monday you're at 71 degrees. the rest of the country today we have thi flood risk in the southeast as this system comes up and into the mid-atlantiri states ands heavy rain intohe talking sabout, big sto coming into the pacific northwest and we have got winter storm watches up for a goodortion of interior sections of california. that's whas goingn around
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the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. > as al was showing y that area of low pressure moving into the mid-atlantic. we will pick up 0.25 to 0.5 inch here. we will have rain through the first part of your saturday. the good news is, lking better by sunday. here is that rain right there, an area of l b pressure wi moving up here. it's chilly right now. 20s and 30s. however, temperatures around 50 aygrees t so we're just talking about plain rain. no snow. no freezing rain. just plain rai lat weather. yguys. >> tha. carson is over in the orange room with something singles need to know heading into the big weekend. >> look at this. i haven't been here in ahile. if you need cupid waiting in thv wings fentine's day, according to dating websites, the best day of the year to meet your match is this coming a reported 50% to 85% more singles are going to log on to fi love, which has a lot of
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people referring to this sunday as the super bowl for. singl experts saying that the surge may have to d with singles maybe being lonely ver theholidays, maybe part of their new year's resolution. so come sunday who are you going to find on these apps? according to match.com, half of americans 18 and older are single. 1 out of 3 relationships start online. app usage among ages 18 to 24 has trip undled in recent years. social media readers looking forward to the day. melissa saying here's to love in 2019. and carson here saying, i heard it referred to as the super bowl of dating, meaning 50% of us will go home sad without rings. experts sayhat's the glass half empty. experts say you can improve your chances of meeting your match by logging on at night, not in the morning, at night. that will help you.
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and reachin out with more than just a hi. you know, maybe be a little bit more, you know, aggressive. >> don't just say hey >> yeah. >> all right. you have "popstart" for us? >> i dav we more from kevin hart. we saw a sit-down with ellen discussing the controversy surrounding the oz kearse and whether or not he is going to host it. he also shared how his family spent the holidays which included a trip to aspen, colorado. apparently, he is not the best skier. >> a ski fall isnef the most dangerous. i fell one time. aim a gget freak. i have the guangdong provino pr going and i fall and i'm going. boom, boom, boom, boom. you can look a it on your phone. when i looked at the footage from m fall,t was the most horrific thing i have ever seen in my life. i could see, like, m face is this way but one of my legs kept coming in and out ofin a t oheu.
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you can hear my son, dad! dad! i am trying to be a father. down! >> hart reassured everybody he was not injured. if you wan t watch the interview with "ellen" check your local listings. justin timberlake, in december he announced that doctors ordered h to be on rest for a month for a bruised vocal chord. that was going to postpone the 2018 shows. yesterday he anmiunced he is back. >> first ofal happy new year. i hope everybody had a great holiday. second of all, d.c., we're a he. back. can't wait. y'all ready? y'all ready? >> yeah. >> let's go. first of nall, hap year. >> glad he is feeling better. it's on a loop there. it's been a while. that show is happening, he returns to the stage tonight, as
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he mentioned, in d.c. and beyonce and y-z, 2018 was a big year for the power couple. not only did they release a joint album ando on a world tour, they made a music video in the historic louvre museum in paris. they believe that's the reason behind the record-breaking visitors to the louvre, attracting 210 million people. beyonce released a year-end video featuringroighlightsm the year. it appears they visited to our rock center tree in disguise. researchers slowed down the y video wheou can see a shot t of thee followed by beyonce and jay-z. there thed from head to toe. un yes!dl >> the byre made the visit at n, which explains why they didn't swing by the studio. maybe next year we'll get them. you have a click? >> i do. for more than three s,ye you might remember pizza rat.
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he has been, you know, pizza rat is new york city's mascot. this went viral, this rat carrying a piece of pizza down e subway stairs. that's us. that's new york city. most social media users know of pizza rat. now there is a furry fd lover challenging pizza rat's title. >> what is it? >> i present to you egg roll squirrel. egg roll squirrel, he brought up the who thing. look at that under that tree. rumor has it he ordered the regular roll and brougegg roll and brought t tree. nearly one million views. egg roll squirrel has found a place in internet fame. i don't know. the pizza rat versus e roll squirrel. >> how did he get it up there? >> put it in his eeks. >> like a boss. that's how he did it. marched right up there. >> i love it.
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all right. in just five short years, margot robbie, we all know her, she has d a resume of coveted rolls from "the wolf of wall street" to her oscar nominated turn in "i, tonya." >> and now she is earning praise for queen elizabeth i in "mary queen of scots." willie geist chatted with her about the movie and what it's olike be a powerful woman in hollywood in the wake of the #timesup movement. >> what have you pro diced in yourn troubles i our kingdom? discord? war? death? >> when you first come out, you go, wow, okay, that's margot robbie. you look in closely -- >> doesn't she lookorgeous? >> sas lived some life. when somebody came to you with the idea of this iconic role, the role played mang of your aceroes, what was your reaction? >> no, absolutely not. i was just like, i really want
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to do it, but i can't play elizabeth. i can't play queen elizabeth i. it wasn't being scared of doing something that other people had done. i didn't think i had any common with her. i am like, who am i to play a queeot i am classically trained. i don't know anything about the timeeriod. like must have skipped class when we rernd about the renaissance period. i don't deserve it. >> what chand your mind? >> josie did. she is likeon i want someone to play a queen. i want someone to play a woman.i i knan deliver that. >> you would do well to watch your words. >> i will not be sldled by my inferior. >> this airs on the golden globes on sundaye it will hav been a year since you and 300 women signed the #timesup letter. a year later, do you think
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hollywood has sat up and taken notice? have things change today yr eye in the last year? >> they have. i am promoting a film direct the by a woman. i have just wrapd a film where most heads of the department were female roles, female-leaden semable piece. i am in prep for a second-time female director with a wig budget behind it. i thinkec think untilt times saying that and getting people to put their money behind that t was two diffe conversations. it's easy to say, yes, wouldn't that be nice? to say i will sign off on that decision. >> such fascinating conversation. >> niceo hear concret evidence of the evolution of what happened in the last year om an acclaimed actress. >> i want to see that movie. >> you can see more of willie's conversati with margot robbie on "sunday today.." straight ahead, y feeling limber or what? >> no. >> stop it! only on!
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>> it's not fair, hilaria baldwin doing a head stand. she will tell us about a routine we can do anywhere. and a stew recipe that is taking over yhe internet afterr local news and weather. you okay? amazing.
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this is a news4 today newsbreak. >> good morning. 8:26 on this friday, juary 4th. i'm aaron gilchrist. let's get a check on the morning commute withis m molett. >> good morning. taking a look at the beltway inner loop hered at g luck road we are jammed. a six-mile backup around thee right s of the beltway from 95. outer loop slow as well. a two-mile backup there. herndon northbound fairfax county parkway at west ox road a e ash with the right s blocked. we will have a check on the forecast when we come back. stay with us. >
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t's a chilly start out there this morning and rain is on the way. we are dry right now,ut after about 2:00 down in fredericksburg you will see rain, and four or five around the d.c. area and rain continues into the first part of saturday. it's mild. temperatures around 50 today 50 f the weekend and breezy
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good morning, everybody. good morning. 8:30 on this beautiful friday morning. it is january the 4th, 2019. we are heading into t first weekend of the new year. by the way, we have an awesome crow right here on our plaza, and i have a crowd moment. >> yes? >> all right. so i am looking for, where are rachel and elise? rachel and elise? ooh! okay. carson, hold on. rachel and elise are from
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arkansas. all right. so you guys have been fans of whose? >> carson daily sclap. >> sits since how long? >> carson, by the way -- oh, my gosh! whoa! that could not -- carson, they ca here three years ago to ee >> i don't know what do with thor legs. get in here. get in here. >> yes. >> i need hilaria baldwin for that. >> thank you for coming. >> thank you for having us. >> you guys like trl? >> yes. >> isn't it crazy, the backstreet boys are touring, just is playing. >> i will see justin in a few weeks. >> hetarts back tonight in d.c. how is the trip? r> fabulous. >> did you e go to times square? >> yeah, last night. >> beco?ack in the d >> no. >> you can relive it right now. let's just scream. ready? three, two, one!
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that's what it was. all rht. back to you guys. >> carson, how are you going to get back? >> i don't know. >> remarkably limber. >> he needs hilaria baldwin. she ishere, right? ronald reagan roll resolu revolution rolls on. easy exercises. should we just have -- we will keep the tease gng to dylan and sheinelle can keep going. is it feeling, girls? >> plus, allison roman beyond a popular cookie recipehat went viral in 2018. she is going to share her latest recipe for something healthier taking the internet by storm once again. >> good. you have some stuff on the third hour? >> more of natalie interview with golden globe host andy samberg and sandra oh as theydy get r -- can i have that? they get ready to host thold's
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party of the year. >> i need hilaria baldwin immediately. let's show you what we have got. ke a look. we are looking at rainy, breezy weather here in the ntheast tomorrow. mixed precip in new england. a west coast storm bringing big snows in t sierra. and then sunday, sunday widespwaad th. we are looking at coastal rain along the pacic northwest and into northern california, and some mountain snows as we get into the rockies. that what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. we are looking at some rain, but later on through the afternoon and into theni e. now, that rain will continue overnight and through at least the first part of tomorrow, tapering off tomorrow mornin breezy eigsaturday and sunday. sunday beautiful. money quiet with sunny skies. nre is that rhat's going to be moving into the mid-atlantic. it is chilly out there. temperatures are in the mid-to-upper 30s, topping out around 50 degrees.
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2:00 moving io theouthern suburbs after 5:00 p.m. in the d.c. area that rain will move in. right now everybody is very excited about sunday. why sunday? because it's not just "football night 's america." it playoff "football night in america"! it's a big one. go to the graphics. yes! hold it up there.pi stop there. what i can tell you, the eagles flying into the bears. it's going t be big. it's going to be gruesomo it's going t be a bear versus an eagle on sunday nightt "football ni america"! be there! guys. >> all right. al thank you. now to our special series. we call it resolution volution. one goal, of course, so many people make, get in shape. >> it is one of those goadw. hilaria b is here to show
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easy moves to do awhere throughout the day. first, how she is using social media to help people reach theis fitngoals. >> here is one small thing. >> she is a woman on the go. author, yoga structor, and mom to four kids under 5 with husband alec bawin. >> push-ups? >> while jug ring a career with mmy duty, she finds time to stay active, sommiimes with fa in tow. even taking to her instagram page to give tips on everything from stretching. >> finrs behind your head, arch the back. >> to strengthening. >> little by little, e wry single dill get lower and lower. >> that be done almost anytime anywhere and almost in anything, proving it only takes a few minutes a day to work towards a healthier welcome.le. you said a few minutes a day. is that for real?
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>> yeah. abefore kids i wase to go to the gym for long periods of time. now i can't. so io like little minutes throughout the day. i do them on my instagram. all of it adds up. l good. you stay active throughout the day. it's great. >> you have three to show us, right? >> three exercises, three guinea pigs right here. all right. what's the first one? >> the first, hips are a big deal. whether you are super active like me or sit all day at a de, working your hips in the morning is important. you have your hip flexors. ac connects to your lower if you have lower back pain, this can be the reason why if you have theight hips. don't do it in your heels at home. my socks aren't very cute. if you lean forward, do you feel that in your back hip? >> yes, i went to the gym f the first time in a long time, and i'm very sore. >> day four.dy we are alr doing it. >> yes. >> you can hold it for about
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anve seconds. you notice, youlay around a little bit. you can come out of it a little bit. if you tuck your pelvis under you c get into your quad a little bit more. make sure that youo both sides. >> is this a strengthening thing or a stretching thing? >> it's mostly a stretching thing. if you are going to go for a run, go tohe gym, you want to make sure you stretch out as well. and then again play in the stretch a little bit. go a little forward, go a little higher, if you goack -- >> holdwe are like watching. keep. oing >> all right. the next young man? >> all right. hello, young man. >> carson is very busy. >> are we gonna b doing this one? >> i am in excellent shape. this >> we are working our butts. >> i usually work butt in a air >> you can do five of thesear g nd to the back and do these?
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>> a glute stretch? >> no, we are building our butts. can you feel it? how many? >> do like three sets of ten. you should feel it in your hamstring. if you are at the office xeroxingn the break room, like making a cup of coffee. >> yeah. he like putting donut down. yeah. definitely>> subway. ou don't realize how important the glute is to the totality of the strength of your body. >> it's all about the butt. this might be the year of the butt. >> what? >> maybe your butt. not mine. >> and sheinelle? >> what am i doing? >> winding down. end of the day. focusing on your breath. how many of you guys at home are hunched over whether you are on the computer on or on the phone. pipgck t uohe this. enter lace the hands behind the head. tuck the chin. and then arch the back look
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upward. i know. so glamorous. bring your shoulder blade a togeth then tuck and press out. and then inhal up and then out. >> we are like, guys, you can do it. yes. thank you.. thank y very good. all right. thank you. now that we are exercising -- >> let's out order. >> we need to eatight as well. ahead, a recipe for a crowd pleasing stew. it going to f right into your new year's resolution. how about that? firs this is tod on nbc. thank you, hilaria. it's time for our lowest prices of the season on
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all right. today food.with do these pictures look familiarh chocolunk shortbread cookies from allison they went viral last year. she stopped by studio 1a.
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we made them. we loved them. this is back in april. this i a new recipe, a chickpea stew. since the day it was published thousands of people have been making it at home and posting their versions online using the #thestew. another raze adding viral recipe to allison's resume. we are s excit is here, right, owhoda? >> yes. 'tople post recipes all the time and they d go viral. you have had two so far. what is it about this stew that did that? >> i don't know. somebody posted it and said i'm calling it the stew. i can't take credit for that. as a joke i started promoting people that would post it. think people just, i snowballed and -- >> so is it a stew or a soup? there is a debate going on. >> you tell me. it's very thick. >> what do we onions, garlic, g. becae it's a stew, you don't have to worry about getting
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anything perfect. cook it down until it's soft. add up? >> yeah, the sufficspices pack ? >> yeah, i like my food spicy. you can add as much as you want. ing at my house, it's probably pretty spicy. then salt and pepper. this is kind of the most i think step where people, you know, get very excited. >> ouah. >> thendd the chickpeas. this is two cans. rinsed and drained. >> you have to dry them off first? >> no. >> there has been a lot of debate about wondering if chickpeas are cspy or not. some people put them in the oven. i am going for a frizzell frazle chickpea. a technical stor >> why don't you call it that? >> hashtag viral. >> yeah. it's a mouthful. you are lookingo brown and get
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the outside skin of the chickpea crispy for extra texture. easy?s pretty >> yeah. once they get to that stage, you take them out. that's just for the top, you know? and then from there you crush them. that's what makes the stew so creamy and that's what makes it stew, not a soup. >> you crush them with a wooden >> ah. real technique. it's not like a lot of withouter and cream? >> here comes the cream. >> no. >> what? >> i know. it's vegan. >> there if you. >> rllht. so, yeah, then you add, yeah, your coconut milk. it's two cans. i think if you try to skimp o the cans of coconut mull i can, which some people do -- >> what's that? >> chicken broth. >> it's a full fat coconut milk. yeah. >> is this on a mediterranean diet? >> it's the chickpea diet. that's the only diet i add here
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to. >> how long? >> 30, 35 minutes. you will see it's extremely h k thickened. >> it looks like a dip, too. >> i know.om there you add greens. you can use kale, swiss chard, mustard greens, whatever. >> how long do you keep the greens in there? >> like 30 seconds. >> what is that?am is that sour c >> yogurt. >> that's delicious. dlirs. >> thank you yes. d then put these little crispy chickpeas on top. you can use anyort of herb on top. i like mint because i think mint and yogurt and turmeric are great together. >> awesome. no wonder it went viral. >> is it still vegan if you put bacon chunks on>> is? 100% no. i think it's kind omf like t food, but vegan. >> you know, that's very easy.
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>> this is something you eat at a restaant and say, my god, i can't make it, but it's easy. only two spices, with the turmericndhilake >> and you don't need an insta pot. no, you don't. h head to today.com/fo w for more. wel be back after this. today.com/food. so you finally got fios, huh? yep, and wanna know what the best part about it is? gaming with less lag? nope. watching movies in 4k? nope. the best part about it is, right now,
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all right. welcome back. well, this is normally the time we love to celebrate those folks on the smucker's jar. >> right. >> would you mind? we have somebody else celebrate this morning. >> it is our peloved senior stage manager. it is his last tay before he hits the beach and, i don't know, goes to sleep and gets to sleep in before he heads into retirement. >> our buddy h been part of the "today" family for 35 1/2 years. heed here at nbc as a page
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1983. joining our team in in case you are wondering, mark, we did some math. that's roughly 9230 early morning wake-up calls. >> but who i counting? we were. while we get to see him every day, you at home hear mark. he is the guy with the l infectiogh we know and love. >> we are not the only ones who laugh.ng to miss that some familiar faces, i think you will recognize, wanted to wish you the best of luck. >> hi, mark. i don't know what we are going to do without you. well, we are going to look at the wrong gmera. weoing to talk at the wrong time and laugh a lot less. >> when i think of mark, the that laugh. that comes to is >> real actors. >> regan! >> who is the guy behind the laugh? the guy behind the laugh is mark. and he makes us a feel funnier than we are. >> you have been a part of this
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show. you one of our cast members. the other thing is, i am not going to b anywhere nearly as funny as i seem to be without your laugh. >> this is my information source. this is my google. >> oh, my goodness, 35 1/2 years? i cannot believe it. i'm just grateful tt i was there for 15 of them. i cannot imagi "the today show" without you. >> i don't know what i am going to do when i come to "the todhe show" and is no one there to tell me whereo sit and what to say, which he has been doing all these years. >> i knowow hd you worked. i have seen you. i have seen the friendships you have made, the respect you have earned. i am thrilled for you, my started at i first "today" i was a nervous wreck. you made me feel so comthrtable made "the today show" feel like homfor me. >> mark, you're leaving us. say it ain't so. are you sure you want to sleep rs?after all these y isn't sleep overrated? >> it won't be the same without your laughter and positivity.
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>> if you decid to make a comeback, inow a singing competition that can use you. >> happy retirement, mark. >> mark, i look forward to seeing you in town. dude, you earned this. >> mark, i hopehat on the very first day when you open your m eyes the nexning you realize, oh my god, it's not dark out. that is going to behe most awesome beginning. but know this. know that at 30 rockefeller plaza there is an entire show of people who will be missing you. >> we love you, mark! [ applause ] >> well, how do you feel? >> i feel very nervous. this has been the only place i have known as home for two-thirds of my life. >> wow. >> i said earlier today, ilk into that building when i was 5 years old for the first time, and i said that's where i want to be.
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that's where i want to work. and my life's dream came true when i was 21 years old. and it's just been amazing to have the opportunity to be aom part ofhing that is so vital to this countrys this show is. >> how does lisa feel bout? >> i think she is excited. she is taking care of our little dog whoom had surgery. but it's, a i love her i'm so happy that we have been together all theseears. >> i wish folks at home could see the people that are surrounded behind t cameras to give you applause, mark. you are mved! you are h a part of the heart and soul of this place. i think every single one of us has a story about how you made useel like we were okay and we belonged and we could be here, an that is huge. and i don't know what we are going to do without you. i guess we will have to google
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thgs because he like knows everything about everything. >> and we couldn't let you leave without a proper good-bye. bring out the cake. >> thank you, sheinelle. >> ooh! >> let's standan up. this is our photographer nate colinson, took this cool picture of you in your element. >> thank you so much.at great. >> yeah. you will be very missed. >> thank you. >> 35 more? >> yeah. >> what are u going todo, is the question? >> i am going to learn how to sleep. that'something that has been broken for several years now. and i am going to watch you guys every da >> we are going to miss you. >> we love you. >> you know the way home anytime. >> hey, mark, can you smell that cake. >> oh, sure! because way, we don't know how usually you count us down. >> we are back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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>> by the way, we don't know how
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okay. trying to get roker to work. t>> we are jus loving up on mark traub. >> look at all t people that came here in the studio. >> thank you, guys. thank you so much. >> we are going to mis you, man. thank you so much. >> love you. >> now the rest of your life, my friend. this is a news4 today newsbreak. >> 8:56 is your time now on this friday, january 4th, 2019. i'm eun yang. a checkor on yourng commute with melissa molett and your first4 traffic. >> good morning. stil have this problem prince george's county inner loop of the beltway jammed, six-mile backup inner loop at good luck road. ouop a three-mile backup because of that overturned
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tractor-trailer t95 south on th inner loop. southbound rock creek parkway near the memorial bridge two right lanes blocked there because of an accident. we will take a break now. we will check your forecast when we come back..
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well, rain chances will incrse through the afternoon into the evening. rain overnight and for at least the first part of tomorrow. sunday, monday dry and a small chance of a passing shower. rain after 2:00 p.m. in the southern suburbs after 5:00 p.m. around the d.c. beltway. it will scoot out of here tomorrow afternoon. sunday looking gorgeous. >> loong forward to that. get the latest news and weather anytime in the nbc washington app. art about it is? gaming with less lag? nope. watching movies in 4k? nope. the best part about it is, right now, my mom is streaming classes... ...my dad is streaming games... and because the fiber-optic network gives you insane speed and capacity... ...they don't have to ask you to get offline. you owe me so big time. exactly. 100% fiber-optic network. 100% phenomenal. get fios internet for just $39.99 per month and get a $50 amazon gift card when you switch.
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>>, from studio 6a, this is "today." >> good morning, everyone. welcome. i'm dylan, here with sheinelle, al, and -- >> he won't be joining us. he's not used to making the trip from 1a to here. >> you masteredit. you left two minutes before. >> it is part of the routine. >> it is part of the routine. what's your morning routine s like? >> tha question. >> do you have a routine? >> i don't drink coffee. i wish idid. that could get me going. >> that'se. part of your rout >> a drink hot water and a lot of honey.

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