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update at 7:25. >> don't forget to join us we are back midday, nbc bay area news at 11:00. we will see you then. tomorrow: s good morning. under fire. the sheriff of broward county, florida, on the defensive for what law enforcement did and didn't do in parkland. >> i don't think there's a man or woman in this county that could keep broward county safer than i can. at the white house, the president set to hold what could be a con tro verseial meeting on guns and safety. and a growing boycott of the nra with corporations. nbc news exclusive one-on-one with ivanka trump. the president's daughter speaking out about his idea to arm teachers, putting pressure on north korea and if she believes robert mueller can be trusted with the russia investigation. >> i do. slammed. the death toll rising after days of severe weather, stretching
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from texas to canada. flooding, a major concern with a new round of heavy rain on the way. all that, plus monica lewinsky talks #metoo. how she say that is movement is redefining the clinton scandal. caught on camera, the freightening moment a bag catches on fire in an overhead bin. and spectacular sendoff. ♪ a colorful closing ceremony filled with pomp and pageantry wraps up the olympics in style today, monday, february 26th, 2018. >> from nbc news, this is "today," with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." thank you so much for joining us. monday morning, 7:00 a.m. it's 9:00 in pyeongchang. but who cares? we're home. we're so happy to be here. >> we are. a long trip of fun but it's nice
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to be back. >> it was. let's start with the news. the battle over guns starts our show. the debate is intensifying in washington and across the country, in the wake of the tragedy in florida. for the first time since that shooting, students have now been allowed to return to campus. we're going to go there live in a moment. but first, let's start with nbc chief correspondent, hallie jackson. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. think gun debate is taking center stage when the president meets with state leaders. they're not meeting eye-to-eye on all of the president's proposals on gun violence, and that means florida governor rick scott. a white house official telling me, they may not be on the same page, but they both care deeply about this issue. after mingling with governors overnight, the president will meet with them today. school safety, is a top priority. >> i think we'll make that first on our list. >> reporter: those conversations could get confrontational.
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some governors, like florida's rick scott, do not agree with the president to arm some trained teachers. it puts the power of the pocketbook against the nra, pushing a boycott of businesses linked to the gun rights group. delta and united are adding their names to the growing list of companies cutting ties and ending benefits for nra members. the nra, in response to getting dropped, defiant. quote, the loss of a discount will neither scare nor distract one single nra member from our mission, to defend gun rights. some 5 million members back the group's second amendment. some nra members call for a counterboycott, president trump is asking for a narrow change of his own, raising the age to legally buy semiautomatic weapons from 18 to 21. >> it doesn't make sense to get a pistol. but, to get a gun like this maniac used in the school, you
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get that at 18. >> reporter: the nra is reiterating it does not support a new age limit for semiautomatic guns. >> nothing has been supposed. >> reporter: that's dana loesch she created controversy after these comments lately. >> many in legacy media love mass shootings. you guys love it. i'm not saying that you love the tragedy. but i am saying that you love the ratings. crying, white mothers are ratings gold. >> reporter: from parkland shooting survivor, david hogg, frustration and fury. >> they act like they don't own the politicians, they do. it's a republican controlled house senate and exec tef branch. they can get this stuff done. >> reporter: lawmakers start getting back to washington here today after a week-long break. but even with that public pressure building from parkland survivors, like that young man, from parents, there's no
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guarantee congress will act and no timeline for when debate might begin. the likely measure to see action on the senate floor is a bill to strengthen federal background checks. as for a proposal to raise the age richlt for buying a semiautomatic, no bill has been formally introduced. >> hallie jackson on capitol hill. thank you. as for the investigation into the parkland shooting, there's controversial over potential warning signs about the confessed gunman and how officials handled them. and during the rampage, some sheriff's deputies did not act aggressively enough. kerry sanders has that part of the story. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, hoda. broward county sheriff's deputy here, sat with me for a one-on-one interview. and this morning he says there's an internal investigation into the missed warning signs by his department, as well as how the officers who responded to this crisis acted and reacted.
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this, as the florida governor launched an investigation from the state level. the florida department of law enforcement how to do it. students and faculty return to the classroom later this week to what was a killing field. this morning, preparations under way at majory stoneman douglas high school. parents and students returned to the school for the first time. counselors and emotional support dogs on hand to help. >> i don't think there's any way to prepare for this. we're scared and emotional. >> reporter: as this community struggles to heal, troubling new details emerging that suggest two deputies may have missed warnings that confessed gunman nikolas cruz was a ticking time bomb. one caller said cruz planned to shoot up the school. then there was this call, two and a half months ago. he could be a school shooter in the making.
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how can anyone miss -- that's not a clue, that's a excuse me. >> all i can tell you, the caller, as you know, came from massachusetts. she told the deputy that the subject, the eventual killer, was somewhere in palm beach county. >> reporter: how is it that basic piece of information was not pursued? >> we are looking into, did he follow up? did he send it over? >> reporter: and indications are? >> indications are that he did not. >> reporter: law enforcement sources tell nbc news that police from another department witnessed three arriving deputies take defensive positions outside. >> i'm not going to tell you that other broward sheriff's deputies didn't go in when they should have. but i'm not going to say the opposite, either. we're going to investigate. we're going to do it thoroughly. >> reporter: the sheriff says he has video proof that shows 54-year-old deputy scot peterson did not pursue the gunman. sources tell nbc news, internal affairs investigators believe
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before deputy peterson arrived at the building where the shooting was taking place, ten people had been killed and nine wounded on the first floor. but, in the crucial four minutes while peterson was outside, six more people were gunned down on the third floor. >> we know peterson knew there were shots fired and chose not to go in. >> reporter: peterson resigned eight days after the shooting. nbc has tried to reach him for comment. now, sheriff israel is under increasing pressure to resign. nearly every republican on the florida house of representatives has signed a letter to the governor, calling for sheriff israel, an elected democrat, to step down or be removed. >> i don't think there's a man or woman in this county who could keep broward county safer than i can. i'm proud to be the sheriff and i plan to continue on being the sheriff. >> reporter: in the wake of the investigations, there's a little good news for the folks here in parkland, specifically for the marjory stoneman douglas students.
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they're now the state champs, winning over the weekend, that title, on the ice. as you will see, the players not only celebrating, but their hair died yellow. that was for one of the victims, joaquin oliver. some good news amid some tragic, painful difficultly here. >> thank you so much. this morning, new fallout over the long awaited release of a controversial democratic memo connected to the russia investigation and fbi surveillance. nbc white house correspondent, kristin welker is following this one for us. good morning. >> reporter: hi, savannah. good morning to you. president trump begins the week on defense yet again over the russia investigation. this time, over the dueling memos over whether the fbi crossed the line in ordering surveillance of a trump campaign aide. the president is defiant, while democrats insist their memo proves there was no wrongdoing. this morning, new fallout, following the release of that democratic memo, rebutting republican claims that the fbi
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abused its powers in conducting the russia probably. mr. trump calling into fox news over the weekend, to once again insist, he never colluded with the russians. >> i had no phone calls, no meetings, no nothing. there is no collusion. >> reporter: and while the president acknowledged there was interference in the election, he blamed a familiar target, his predecessor, for russian meddling. >> obama was the president. he's the one that was supposed to take care of this, and he didn't. >> reporter: earlier, attacking the democratic memo on twitter, as a political and legal bust. still, the democrats' heavily redacted memo, challenges an earlier memo from house republicans, who accused justice department officials of political bias when they asked a fisa court to order surveillance on former trump campaign aide, carter page. democrats calling the memo, an effort to undermine the justice department and fbi. insisting officials carefully outlined for the court a multipronged rationale for
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surveilling page. >> it's important that they see the facts that the fbi acted appropriately. >> reporter: and while the republican chair of the house intelligence committee said in a statement that despite the new information, it's still clear the fbi used political dirt paid for by the democratic party to spy on an american citizen from the republican party, democrats insist officials accurately told the fisa court that former british spy christopher steele was hired by politically-motivated persons. all this as the russia investigation shifts into high gear with special counsel robert mueller bringing 100 charges against 19 people and three companies, to date. five of the people have pleaded guilty, including three trump associates, rick gates, george papadopoulos and michael flynn. over the weekend, the president called for democrats to be investigated for quote/unquote bad things that happened. saying, quote, somebody should look into that.
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and by somebody, i'm talking about you know who. that, of course, a reference to another frequent target, his own attorney general, jeff sessions. the president is still frustrated by sessions' decision to recuse himself in the russia probe. it's a complicated backdrop while the question still remains -- will the president and robert mueller meet face-to-face? savannah? hoda? >> kristin welker at the white house, thank you. on this busy monday morning, the search is expanding for a missing cdc scientist who left work sick two weeks ago and hasn't been heard from since. sheinelle jones has more on this mystery. >> it is quite the mystery. good morning. as investigators look for leads, timothy cunningham's parents are searching for answers of their son's last-known whereabouts. nbc news sat down with them in their atlanta home. a mystery at the cdc, after a rise zing official at the nation's top center to prevent the spread of disease goes missing. timothy cunningham vanished without a trace 14 days ago,
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leaving behind his wallet, keys, cell phone and his beloved dog, beau. according to his father, cunningham, who has worked on ebola and zika outbreaks, told a supervisor he was not feeling well and heading home. >> we are not aware tim making contact with anyone since that time. >> reporter: his parents were concerned after having what they described as unusual phone and text conversations with him the night before. >> i will say that we, as a family, were aware of some personal issues that were going on with tim. there was also some work issues that had occurred. >> reporter: the cdc issued a statement, saying that cunningham is a highly respected member of our cdc family. when he didn't return his family's repeated calls and texts, his parents frantically drove from out of state and
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foupd his car in the garage and the windows to his home wide open and his dog locked inside. >> where i'm really praying that something would jog his mind and whatever state he's in, he would come back to us. >> reporter: his family wants him to know that whatever has happened, he can always come home. >> nothing ever stops the love of a parent. we are hopeful that our son will be found. >> so far, police have not given any indication there was foul play involved in the disappearance. but crime stoppers is offering a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest in this case. >> sheinelle, thanks. heartbreaking for the parents. >> thank you. we have more to get to this morning, including a big, spectacular closing ceremony to end the 2018 winter olympics. and nbc's miguel almaguer is in pyeongchang for us. hi, miguel. good morning. >> reporter: hey, savannah. south korea is still abuse after
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a closing ceremony on sunday. >> the 23rd winter olympics coming to an end, but going out in style. >> we bid farewell to the pyeongchang games and the celebration gets started. culture and pageantry on full display in pyeongchang. mystifying lights captivating the crowd. fireworks lighting up the sky. athletes from nearly 100 nations soaking in the spectacle. ivanka trump on-hand representing the u.s. delegation. for the olympians, a chance to reminisce on a remarkable experience. >> it's so much fun to see the enthusiasm and the success our teams had. i'm happy to be a part of it. >> reporter: enthusiasm became the calling card for a historic u.s. men's curling squad. the americans bumping off top-ranked sweden over the weekend for their first-ever gold in the event.
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>> the pinnacle of coaching is to be able to watch athletes achieve their dreams. i got to do that today. that's a pretty great feeling. >> reporter: out on the big air ramp, snowboarder kyle mack snagged silver. >> i was really excited to land my two runs and be up here on the podium. >> across for duvev. he shoots! he scores! >> reporter: meanwhile, an epic men's hockey final, ending in controversy. the olympic athletes from russia defeating germany and making their voices heard. the russian players drowning out the olympic anthem during the medal ceremony, belting out their country's national anthem, which was prohibited because of the massive doping scandal that forced russians to compete as neutral athletes in pyeongchang. those russian sanctions, also an apparent catalyst for a cyber
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attack during the opening ceremony, citing u.s. intelligence, "the washington post" reporting, russian military spies hacked several hundred computers, used by authorities in pyeongchang and tried to make it appear north korea was to blame. the hacking reportedly disrupting broadcast systems, the internet and the olympics website. some fans were even unable to print their tickets to attend the opening ceremony itself. here's our final look at the medal count. norway finishing on top with a record 39 medals. the usa finishing in fourth place with 23. and we should point out that the paralympic games are set to start in a week and a half. the u.s. announcing its team today. back to you guys. >> miguel, thank you so much. coming up in our next half hour, we're going to hear from ivanka trump, exclusively in a
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wide-ranging interview. experience to the president's controversial idea to arm teachers, as well as the crisis with north korea. let's get a check of the forecast. al, it's shaping up to be a busy week for you in the weather department. >> it actually is, guys. and of course, the big problem has been the flooding throughout parts of the midsection of the country. this is louisville, kentucky. the ohio river flooding its banks. 35 feet above flood stage. it normally would be about 12 feet. now, the good news is, the heaviest rain has moved through. we've got this dry area, stretching from the great lakes all the way down to texas. these areas in red, these are river flood warnings. however, we have an area we have to watch as we get into the earlier part -- later part of this week. rain returns in the saturated area. a risk of severe storms and flood watches throughout this region. it continues to push to the north. a secondary storm will form off of the southeast atlantic coast. we're going to be looking at
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snow in the northeast. this is where we're concerned about, tuesday night into thursday, locally up to five inches of rain, already on top of those really soaked areas. that could cause some more flooding. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. now, you have more power at your fingertips than entire generations that came before you. but it's not really about what technology can do, it's about what you can do with it. we are living in the future we always dreamed of. we have mixed reality that changes how we see the world, and ai empowering us to change the world we see. so what will you do with it? good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. rain now moving into san jose, while we've seen the rain in the east bay, the peninsula and san francisco for over an hour now
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and it is starting to clear in the north bay, so we will have this round of rain quickly moving from north to south, san francisco about to get a round of some heavy rain around the richmond district and that will continue to extend to the south as we go into the next hour or so. then over the next couple days a bit of a break and more rain in the forecast for the middle of the week. >> i got to catch my breath. that was a long walk. >> all right, al. thanks so much. just ahead, monica lewinsky speaks out. her new take on the clinton standal in light of the #metoo movement. and does she >> and we have an exclusive interview with traung banka trut iv
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tell your doctor about all the medicines you take and if you're pregnant or planning to be. ♪ otezla. show more of you. breaking news right now: an good morning to you, it's 7:26. i'm marcus washington. we begin with breaking news right now. a victory for dreamers facing the end of the daca protections. within the last hour the supreme court turned down a white house request for a quick ruling on president trump's push to end daca on march 5th. the justices say the case still needs to be heard by lower courts. this will keep current protections in place at least for the time being. commuters are waking up this morning to wet roads out there. rain moving through the bay area right now. meteorologist kari hall is here to tell us just how long that rain is going to stick around. >> it's going to be for a little while, the next couple hours, but it will be clearing from north to south with a brake for late morning early afternoon and then another round later today. we are seeing pockets of heavy rain right now moving through
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oakland, extending toward much of the east bay. we starting to see the rain closing in on san jose. the rain will take a break from areas farther to the north in san francisco. right now once again the rain is just starting to come down so the roads will be wet here within the next couple of hours and then we will see some scattered showers by the next couple hours until about noon and then we will take a break with thunderstorms possible later on today. we will be watching that moving through parts of the bay area nor this afternoon. let's get an update on the commute from mike. looking over here, wet roadways, the blue shows the soaking that went over through rich ronald. the rare row is the crash approaching the richmond-san rafael bridge slowing you down before you get to the span. eastbound 24 that's the arrow direction away from the maze around maybe just over where the slowing is under the 24 shield that may be where the crash is, a number have been reported but no exact location. looks like it's slowing
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lafayette. back to you. i will have another local news update in half an hour.
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february 26, 2018. it's our first day back in studio since we were in pyeongchang at the winter olympics. and while we were gone, they did a little work. >> we have a new video wall, that brings us everything we need to know to start your day. we'll do that right now, with a check of the headlines, including the battle over guns that's heating up. growing debate. >> we'll make that first on our list. >> president trump set to meet with the nation's governors today to talk guns and school safety, as students in parkland, florida, return for the first time. >> we're emotional.
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dangerous storms. rains and tornadoes tear through the south and midwest, leaving five team dead. as millions in the nation's midsection brace for more flooding. >> we're going to be watching new storms developing, with raining in tennessee, kentucky and the ohio valley. the weinstein company set to file for bankruptcy after a last-minute deal falls through. paying their respects. mourners flock to north carolina to honor billy graham, as a viewing is held at the late preacher's library in charlotte. and scary sight. a passenger's bag bursts into flames in the overhead bin on a flight to shanghai, as flight attendants and passengers cramibcra scramble to put it out. monday, february 26th, 2018. >> not what you want to see. now, to an nbc news exclusi exclusive, ivanka trump sitting
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down for a wide-ranging interview. >> reporter: she's america's first daughter and team usa's most recognizable cheerleader. >> it's really just amazing to watch the raw emotion when they win, when they lose. it's very raw and very real and very honest and really very beautiful. >> reporter: ivanka trump's visit here, just 40 miles from the dmz, also intended to improvise the u.s. and south degr korea's shared commitment to put pressure on north korea. on robert mueller's investigation, that just days ago, the president dismissed as a legal disgrace. miss trump is standing by her father and the administration. >> consistently we said there was no collusion. there was no collusion. we believe that mueller will do his work. >> reporter: you think he can be trusted? >> i do. >> reporter: have you been interviewed by the special counsel yet? >> i have not. >> reporter: the mother of three
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says school safety should be a top priority, but stops short of supporting her father's controversial session that some teachers should carry guns. do you think arming teachers would make children safer? >> to be honest, i don't know. i think having a teacher who is armed who cares deeply about her students or his students, and is capable and qualified to bear arms is not a bad idea. but it's an idea that needs to be discussed. >> reporter: on accusations of sexual misconduct against president trump, accusations he's denied. do you believe your father's accusers? >> i think it's an inappropriate question to ask a daughter, if she believes the accusers of her father, when he's affirmatively stated that there's no truth to it. i don't think that's a question you would ask many other
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daughters. i believe my father. i know my father. so, i think i have that right, as a daughter, to believe my father. >> reporter: miss trump touts her role advocating for the new tax cuts, now focusing on paid family leave and infrastructure, including job creation. >> this is an area we can and must do better. we need to ensure that the skills being taught in our classrooms and the skills being taught to the american workers align with the jobs that are in demand in the modern economy. >> reporter: this working mom, now representing america. for "today," peter alexander, nbc news, pyeongchang. we shift gears now. al has a check of the weather. what's happening on that map? >> well, my golly, even though it's the end of february, it feels like april in the east. staying mild. look at these temperatures. new york will be 55. atlanta, 66.
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little rock, 65 degrees. new orleans, at 74 degrees. tomorrow, the heat continues. 52, boston. 76 in mobile. chicago, 58. look at the temperatures, they stay mild until towards the beginning of the weekend, very nice. out west, where the jet stream takes a bit of a dip, it's unseasonably cold. we're looking at temperatures, portland, only 45. that's eight degrees below average. bakersfield, california, three degrees below average. and it stays cool right on into the cool with some rain this morning as we are tracking the showers rolling through. this is the first round of rain for the week, there will be several more as we go into the next few days. some of the heaviest rain now moving through antioch and extending toward oakland down to half-moon bay, and we are getting a closer look at san francisco where the rain is moving off towards the east with some of the heavier downpours in san mateo and belmont. some really heavy rain there and
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a steady light rain for san jose. and this will taper off with another round of thunderstorms possible later today. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you. lots to get to, including controversial new guidelines when it comes to your children and screening for depression. also ahead, reunited and it feels so good. our gold medal homecomings. first, there was wrangler, then, we had charlie. now, this morning, our new puppy with a purpose is about to bound into studio 1a. first, monica lewinsky on first, monica lewinsky on the #metoo movement
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always go for 100. bring out the bold™ we're back, 7:41. a new voice weighing in on the #metoo movement. >> monica lewinsky using its impact to relate to her relationship with then-president bill clinton. kate snow is here. >> reporter: in a lengthy and almost academic piece, monica lewinsky reinterprets all these been through, saying you cannot run away from who you are. she says she associates her affair with president clinton with the gross abuses of power making headlines today. this morning, the most famous white house intern ever is saying mrt msay ing #metoo. lewinsky, who admitted to an affair with then-president bill
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clinton in 1998, says she suffers from ptsd. she writes, for two decades, i've been working on myself, my trauma and my healing. because of the #timesup and #metoo movements, she doesn't feel alone. she is hoping some will view her through a different lens. acknowledging, some feel my white house experiences doesn't have a place in this movement, as what transpired between bill clinton and myself, was not sexual assault, but it constituted a gross abuse of power. >> i did not have sexual relations with that woman, miss lewinsky. >> reporter: lewinsky was just 24 years old when she became a household name for the sexual relationship with clinton, which led to his apeaimpeachment and acquittal. >> i was patient zero on a global scale instantaneously. news sources plasters photos of me all over, to sell newspapers,
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banner ads online and to keep people tuned to the tv. >> reporter: in an essay for "vanity fair," lewinsky wrote, i will always remain firm on this point, it was a consensual relationship. any abuse was in the aftermath, when i was made a scapegoat to protect his powerful position. she writes, i see how problematic it is that the two of us got to a place where there was a question of consent. continuing, the road that led there was littered with inappropriate abuse of authority, station and privilege. adding, he was my boss. he was the most powerful man on the planet. he was 27 years my senior, with enough life experience to know better. he was at the pinnacle of his career while i was in my first job out of college. note to the trolls democratic and republican, none of the above excuses me for my responsibility on what happened. i meet regret every day. now, at 44, lewinsky is saying she is grateful to all those speaking up about sexual assault
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and harassment. lewinsky ending her piece with the words, they tried to bury us. they didn't know we were seeds. spring has finally sprung. lewinsky addresses the financial strain that hits many women affected by the #metoo movement. she says it's often the privileged who can afford legal and therapy costs that come with speaking out. she hopes that that will change. >> thank you, kate. just ahead this morning, a sight for sore eyes. carson. >> hey, carson. >> hey, guys, welcome back. coming up next, while one school's women in math club is
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♪ so, why don't you just meet me in the middle ♪ - there's a common thread i see every time i'm in the field. while this was burning, you were saving other homes. neighbors helping neighbors and strangers alike. - this is what america's about. - sometimes it's nice to see all the good that's out there. bringing folks out, we have seen it in community after community. it is great to be back here in new york city. and it's equally great to have carson daly back in the orange room. >> stop it. >> missed you. >> "the voice" is on tonight. kelly clarkson is downstairs. brigham young university facing backlash after this poster surfaced. they are promoting an event, women in math club. this event features four male speakers, not a single woman.
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here's victoria writing, is this a joke? mindy writing, that looks strange featuring four men on a poster. it was led by a student organization, not the university itself. it was the women in math group that put the posters around campus. it was not meant to demean women or be satirical. we value women and work to promote opportunities for women to succeed in mathematics. the speakers were chosen by the students in the women in math club. and the group ensures there are plenty of events that feature women speakers. but the optics on this is not looking so hot. >> i thought it was on purpose. we need more women in math. coming up, your buddy on "the voice," kelly clarkson is here. she's going to join "trending" she's going to join "trending" and she's my name's dustin. hey, dustin. grab a seat. woman: okay. moderator: nice to meet you. have you ever had car trouble in a place like this? (roaring of truck)
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good monday morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. right now at 7:56 tracking some rain moving across areas south of san francisco where we are getting some pockets of some heavy rain as well. we've seen the rain in the north bay earlier this morning, that has since cleared and light rain in south san francisco, that will be clearing as well here soon. as you head down the peninsula, redwood city, where we see all the yellows and reds really intense rain at this point and that extends over toward the east bay from san ramone town down to livermore and also approaching fremont within the next few minutes. rain is light right now in san jose, but will get heavier within the next few minutes. then we will see the rain tapering off within the next couple of hours for the south bay. a little bit earlier for areas north -- to the north and then we will see another round of some rain that will be developing for this afternoon, that could produce some thunderstorms along with potential of some small hail. we will be tracking all of this as the morning goes along.
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mike, how is it looking on the wet roadways. >> it's wet. san mateo bridge, this bring and it will increase slick conditions. we're talking about that span where the arrow is, the dumbarton bridge also slows down for the morning commute but the green all over meets wet roadways. 880 a new crash. also hitting the blue areas over off the peninsula and over into the east bay as well. back to you. happening right now, a victory for dreamers after a decision that this morning by the supreme court. justices turned down a request from the white house to make a quick ruling on president trump's end of daca protections next month. more details on our twitter feed including what it means for dreamers in the long-term. immigrant rights groups are bracing for more possible i.c.e. detentions after reports this weekend of raids in at least three bay area cities. links to the full story on our
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homepage including advisory from mayor libby schaaf. film festiva bay businesses are hoping to see. plus: scott mcgrew fact- checks the president. a first look - and analysis - of the headlines you )ll wake up t. join us for today in the bay. 4:30 to 7 a-m.
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it's it's 8:00 on "today." coming up top priority. president trump set to hold tense talks today with governors about school safety as the nra refuses to back down as more companies cut ties with the organization. >> the position is you do not want to raise the age. >> that's what the nra came out and said. that's correct. >> so what happens now? we're live in washington. then reunited today. >> i cannot wait to crack that door open and listen to those squeals. >> dale and charlie i miss you every minute. >> after two weeks at the winter olympics we're back and we take
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you home for our happy homecoming. plus our new puppy with a purpose. first there was wrangler and then there was charlie. this morning we'll meet the newest member of our "today" family and find out how he's lending a helping paw today february 26, 2018. >> we're here from the university of michigan for spring break. >> this is my first time in new york and my first time on tv. >> good morning. >> good morning from the jmu football moms of harrisburg, virginia. >> welcome home savannah, hoda. >> it's so good to be home. it's monday morning. we clicked our heels and here we are.
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>> and kelly clarkson is playing in the background. >> yes. lots going on this morning. new pressure in washington to address gun violence after the florida school shooting. but the nra is already distancing itself from the president's proposals. hallie jackson joins us with more details. >> reporter: here on capitol hill lawmakers are starting to get back work today under pressure to do something and so is the president. after last week's parkland school shooting, today he's going to meet with governors all across the country. some who aren't seeing eye to eye with him on that proposal to arm teachers. ahead of the meeting with governors a message from president trump on school safety. >> i think we'll make that first on our list because we have to end our country of what's happening with respect to that subject. >> reporter: but now the nra is reiterating it does not back a
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presidential proposal on gun reform. to increase the age to legally buy semiautomatic weapons from 18 to 21. >> the position is you do not want to raise the age? >> that's what the nra came out and said. that's correct. >> reporter: some republicans agree. >> the vast majority of 18 and 21-year-olds are law-abiding citizens who aren't a threat to anyone. so i'm skeptical about that. >> reporter: but the president seems steadfast. >> to get a gun like this maniac used in the school you get that at 18. >> reporter: the gun debate a cultural and political flash point. delta and united airlines the latest big name companies to cut ties with the nra and end benefits to its members. in a fiery response the nra calling that a shameful display of political and civic cowardice. members of congress return to washington today. and as they do new fallout after democrats released a ten-page
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memo to counter a republican accusation of partisan bias at the justice department. democrats worry that claim is an attempt to undercut the special counsel. >> they're trying to put the fbi on trial and indirectly put bob mueller on trial. >> reporter: some republicans dismissing the democrat's document. >> what you're not going to see is anything that actually rejects what was in our memo. >> reporter: as for the debate on guns the president's senior advisor and daughter ivanka trump is sharing her thoughts in that exclusive interview with our peter alexander. she said she believes she doesn't know yet if arming teachers would actually make kids safer. she said it's an idea that would need more discussion. a political snub this weekend for diane feinstein. fellow democrats failed to endorse her for their party's primary at their annual convention. just over a third of the delegates voted for feinstein.
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some said they want a candidate who will be more aggressive in confronting president trump. there was strong support for her challenger but not enough for the endorsement either. that means neither candidate will get the party's seal of approval or extra cash heading into the june primary. now to the growing effort to help the teenagers dealing with depression. now there's a new plan to add pediatricians to the front lines. nbc's kate snow is with us about that. >> a well-known psycholaulgs sa says this generation of young people there's been a sharp increase of teens feeling lonely, anxious depressed. now there's an all hands on deck approach. pediatricians are the doctors kids see most, so they said it's time for them to routinely look for signs of depression.
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>> it has to start with their pediatrician and these changes really point in that direction. >> as many as one in five teens experience depression at some point in adolescence ranging from mild to moderate to severe. but research shows right now two out of three teens with depression go undiagnosed and fail to receive any kind of care. the new guidelines out today say any child age 12 and up should be screened for signs of depression during their annual check up. teens with history of depression may need more frequent monitoring. >> i imagine what they're going to do is give a more detailed screener. which would be more than i feel sad from 1 to 15 5 so we we can more specific in our diagnosis. >> it comes two weeks after
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nikolas cruz opened fire killing 17 in parkland, florida. >> we knew he was depressed. we didn't realize he was this lost, though. >> part of what the american pediatrics recommends today is a safety plan for teens who have depression or become actively suicidal or dangerous to others, including having an adult agree to remove lethal means like medications and firearms. it encourages to talk with young patients alone. and experts say conversations at home are as important as ever. >> don't be afraid to point out the things you've seen that are different and then say these don't seem like your normal behaviors. i'm just concerned about you, let's talk. leave it open ended. validate you notice differences and let them come to you. >> the american academy of pediatrics encouraging patients to get more training and urging them to collaborate are mental
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health resources in their community. part of the issue always around mental health is reducing the stigma and making sure that families feel comfortable, talking about this. saying to the pediatrician -- you know, just as comfortable saying, hey, my child might have a mental health issue as they are when saying my child might have strep throat. >> kate, thank you. there was a rare sight this morning in rome that gave locals and tourists another reason to linger over their espresso. snow had fallen overnight. the unusual weather did close schools and disrupted inair travel. but there's no denying that extra level of beauty did bring something extra to the city. this rome's first snowfall in six years. >> a pretty sight to watch from a cozy studio. what you got for a boost? >> this is the sweetest moment you're going to see by a rescue
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pet. look at what she does while she rides to her car on her way to a new home. she keeps putting her paw on her new owner's hand as if she can't believe this has happen. looks like they're about to start a beautiful life together. holding hands in the car. >> okay, that is just adorable. we're going to keep the adorable going because coming up next we're going to talk about your joyful homecoming. getting to see our little ones after our long time away at the winter olympics. first let's see what's coming up on megyn kelly today. >> a woman goes with her friend to a casino. it was nothing until it was something. this college professor soon found herself lying, law breaking and in a desperate downward spiral. see you at the top of the hour. >> all that plus the great kelly clarkson. we're going to have some fun
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♪ we'rere back. it's 8:12 and we're kicking off a special series reunited today. >> first we want to start with our own happy homecomings. >> hi. >> hi. >> what you doing boo-boo? >> hey, little girl. >> hey, bud. how you doing? i love you. >> two weeks is the longest i've ever been away from bale or charlie. where's mommy going? >> to south korea. >> it was really hard to say good-bye. i felt very emotional about it. >> i was packing and i was letting her pack with me.
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come on. put it here. put it in the bag. >> i'm packed, stacked and ready for the olympics. i left early in the morning, so everybody was asleep. >> i think good-bye was the hardest part because just seeing calvin one last time before i shut the door and walked away, it was -- it was very heart breaking. >> we're 14 hours ahead in south korea. so nighttime is daytime there, and i say it's sunny here and it's nighttime there so i'm going to send my sun to you and you'll get it later today. and she says okay, i'll send my moon to you, mommy. you want me to show you where i am? i miss them like crazy. i miss them every day. face time is amazing. hey, charlie, blow a kiss. >> haley, hi. >> i face time her when she gets
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up, and i face time her when she's having her dinner, and those are the best moments ever. >> hey. this one's been more difficult because of the time change. >> i think it's been a lot harder on me than him. but every time i see him and facetime him i want to reach through the phone and grab him. i miss him more than i ever thought possible. >> just the other day my mom sent me this video because we've been waiting for haley to say mama. i think i could cry just listening to her say that. >> mama. >> listening to my mom teach her how to say mama, it makes me want to bawl a thousand tears. >> mama. >> hi, little haley.
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i cannot wait to crack that door open and listen to those squeals. >> brian, calvin, even bosco, i've been thinking about you ever second. >> dale and charlie i miss you every minute. and daddy, you've done a great job. >> hi. oh, my gosh, i've missed you so much. >> hi. >> dad's right there.
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>> oh, you see him? >> hello. >> that's a lot of luggage. >> yes, it is. >> i missed you, mommy. >> hi, i missed you. >> and i've missed you. >> hi, little girl. >> hi, big boy. >> hey, buddy boy. good to see you. >> welcome. >> hi, honey. >> mama. >> mama. >> there it is. >> yes. did you say mama? >> our family's together. >> did she just say our family's together? i can't handle it.
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>> isn't it so nice to be home? we had a great time but, gosh, there's nothing like walking in that door and seeing this. >> man, my other two, one working and the other in college. they came to the airport, that's right. debra actually drove and picked me up. >> that's a love actually moment. >> should we do the weather? >> i think so. try not to get a little misty. i love that boy. as you look at monday the mild weather continues through the midwest. wet weather making its way into california. santa barbara they've had? voluntary evacuations. wet weather in the southeast. and mild and dry along the east coast. heavy rain unfortunately returning to where they've had some bad flooding. new storm moving into the pacific northwest. towards the end of the week
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we've got a coastal storm developing. widespread snow throughout the northwest. plenty of sunshine through the that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. the rain is starting to clear san francisco and oakland and as of now, moving further off the south and east. but we are still seeing some light showers from the bay view district and further to south. we get some heavy rain from belmont to redwood city and approaching palo alto. we've also seen some heavy rain around livermore, freemont, san jose. we will take a break from the rain late morning. but another round of rain possible later on this afternoon. >> and that's >> and that is your latest weather. guys? >> it is time to trend. and this one is especially great because we have the one and only, our pal kelly clarkson. >> i'm the one and only. >> an op-ed writer was curious
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why certain songs resonate with us and why others don't. and he said the year you hit puberty directly correlates with the song you love. we went and found the most popular songs around the time each of us hit puberty. let's share. al roker. >> jacky wilson, higher and higher. ♪ >> is this song still important to you? >> yes, yes. it was just like -- >> it's happy. that's why you love happy music. it's from childhood. >> yes, i always liked to up beat songs rather than the bal said. >> mine was '87 bon jovi. they still feel very important to me when i hear them. probably because of what the study is saying.
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beasty boys i like to party, too. says a lot. >> mine, i'm a tlc fan, and that's where it came from. "waterfalls" i remember it being my first like message song. it wasn't just a fun song. it was like wait, what are they singing? it was the first time i started to write as well. because oh, you can sing and have an awesome message. >> when you sang in the shower it sounded good. >> obviously i love singers, those big kind of singers. so mariah and one sweet day. i remember being there in the studio and was like please, i want that life. >> savannah? >> "careless whisper." >> i should do a cover of careless whisper.
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>> it's such a good song. remember the video? >> what if i just pushed the table to the side. >> yes. i don't know about this one, but this one struck me who i was a kid. "if i can't have you." you remember this one? >> i think every generation here -- >> it's good. it brings you back. >> you should cover all those songs. we have pop start to get to. we're months away from the wedding of megan markle and prince harry. here's who will portray the royal family. maggie sullivan will be playing the monarch queen elizabeth ii. it's unclear how princess diana will be portrayed in the movie.
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perhaps in a flashback or dream. harry and megan the royal love will premier. and miss piggy and kermit the frog have weighed in. have a look. >> are you planning on being here a little early for the royal wedding? >> oh, absolutely. i think that's a wonderful idea. i'm going to try and get invited and, you know, who knows. maybe i'll meet, you know, some handsome royalty there and we can have another royal wedding next summer. >> you know, i'm happy for both harry and megan, and they seem like a great couple. and i wish them better luck in their relationship than i've had in my mind. >> as you can see still maintain a very successful working relationship.
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the muppets, by the way, will be visiting the u.k. for their first full-length live shows in europe. people still talking about the u.s. men's curling. the big win they got there on saturday when they won the u.s.'s first gold medal in that sport. but did crow know that this win had been predicted to happen? eight years ago on the simpsons, they played an episode. even more surprising they played against sweden in that episode. guess who the real u.s. team beat out for gold? yes, sweden. finally, the kardashians are getting their game faces on. the family filmed on episode of family feud behind the weekend. >> the audience doesn't know who the family is today on "family
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feud." >> rumor has it that the game was supposed to be the hilton family versus the kardashian clan but the hilton family backing out at the last minute. the group played for charity. that episode is going to air later this year. did the kelly clarkson family also do that? >> we did. we played amy schumer. i'm actually a really big fan. i'm a nerd. whatever. time now for your daily click. nothing is going to get in the way of a toddler and her little snack. the bird swoops in. >> no, you're not taking my cracker. >> give me that. and takes it out of the bird's mouth and puts it right in her mouth. the bird quickly getting the message here, don't mess with me. >> but the bird was left with
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the bill. >> that is incredible. >> she grabbed the neck. she was going to wring her neck. >> and her mom's like ah, the germs. >> stick around because the voice is on tonight. you're going to give us a live performance. first get a check of your local news and weather. - there's a common thread i see every time i'm in the field. while this was burning, you were saving other homes. neighbors helping neighbors and strangers alike.
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- this is what america's about. - sometimes it's nice to see all the good that's out there. bringing folks out, we have seen it in community after community. good morning. it's 8:26. marcus washington. taking a live look outside in downtown san jose. you can see right now that rain rolling through. let's get the last conditions right now from meteorologist kari hall with a look at how long this is going to stick around. >> it's going to be a little longer for san jose but we're getting clearing in san francisco as well as the north bay. this rain continues for east bay and the peninsula as well. here's another view of san jose. this, as rain drops continue to come down. and those roads are wet. as we go through the next couple of hours, still by 10:00, we have rain in the trivalley and the south bay. it does clear further to the north. there will be a break today with some sunshine. but then storms will start to pop up, moving from north to south and some of these storms may have some brief heavy downpours and some small hail.
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we'll track all of that right here. let's get an update on how things are moving with mike on the roads. >> kari, san jose, palo alto, backed up with the headlines coming through the rain there at around university. the map shows you where the arrow is. the blue, ponding. a little more rain there. all over the bay, green highlight, ponding and puddling over there. south bay not too bad. but jammed up, the bay bridge, oakland hills, just had that rain. 580 and 880 westbound, and really slow getting into the city. >> we'll have another update in half an hour.
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more & less - that's the power of &. ♪ we're back. 8:30 now on a monday morning, the 26th day of february 2018. we are so so happy to be back at our plaza with all these wonderful folk. we're even happier because inside our new and improved studio 1a is kelly clarkson. >> kelly is christening this new studio area we have. we're going to talk to kellyu e also about her big debut on the voice tonight. >> first since we are back at home we thought it'd be fun to treat everybody who came here this week to something special.
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it's all about music. so you guys ready? you want to know what you're going home with? every single person. you're going home with bose sound link microsoft speakers. everyone is going to get one of these. they're bluetooth, waterproof and they're cool. so every single person is going to get one. but that's not all. >> but there's more? >> there's more. there's more. i have one question. where is carmine and karen mcfaren. these guys are huge kelly clarkson fans. you're going home with a $500 gift certificate to live nation. you can treat yourself to any live concert. >> thank you. >> thank you, you guys. thank you for spending time with us. all right.
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how about that? how about that? >> and another thing we're excited about that's going on this morning we're about to meet our new puppy with a person. >> yes, very excited about that. got to get a check of the weather. all right let's see what we got. starting off today mild weather continues. snow into the pacific northwest and the cascades and mountain regions. tomorrow above average. temperatures in the great lakes and southeast and northeast as well. rain returns to texas and the lower gulf coast the snow that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. still some rain affecting much of the peninsulpeninsula, the e and south bay. starting to clear in san francisco. but a very soggy commute for some. and we'll still have some rain in the south bay through about 10:00, then we'll see the activity tapering off. a little bit of a break for a little while. then we'll start to see storms
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popping up for parts of the north bay into parts of east bay for this afternoon. some of these cells moving through will continue into this evening and may drop some heavy rain and some hail. >> and that is your latest weather. >> it sure is, al. thank you so much >> and that is your latest weather. >> coming up let's get ready for some super cuteness. our new puppy with a cuteness is getting ready to bounce into our li
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"today puppy" is sponsored by pedigree, feed the good. >> we're all right, we're back with the moment we've all been waiting for this morning. it is almost time to meet our new puppy with a purpose. but first let's get you caught up on the other two new puppies we've welcomed in our family. >> we all remember wrangler
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training in our studios day in and day out and eventually becoming a guide dog for professor bill stevens. he's back in connecticut where he's currently a police detection dog. >> and there's charlie. he's now working with a u.s. air force veteran helping her with her daily battle with ptsd. >> we love both of those puppies. we're going to meet our new puppy in a moment. but before we do a look at the job he's training for and the impact he'll have. man's best friend and so much more. >> for 22-year-old samantha her dog is her guardian angel, her guiding eyes. >> when yes, i was 6 months old i was diagnosed with a rare retinal condition. i from birth was legally blind. >> by her teenage years her vision took a turn for the worse. >> now i have no useable vision in my left eye and i have tunnel
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vision in my right eye. >> samantha decided to apply to the guide dog foundation. >> i was listening to voice mails and i had one from someone at the guide dog foundation inviting me to come to the august class. and i dropped the phone and started crying because i was so in shock because there was so much that came with that voice mail. there was so much of they life that was going to change. >> samantha's guide dog laurel led the way through some of the biggest milestones graduating high school, college and walking down the aisle at her wedding. >> having a guide dog is a confidence booster and life changer because now i can run errands or i can go to work independently or i can go to school and not have to worry about navigation and safety. >> guide dogs enable a person to live their life without obstacles. it opens up lots of
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opportunities to travel on their own without human assistance. it improves their life in many, many ways. >> just six months ago the organization introduced 21-year-old matt lipsy to his dog patrick who helps him navigate the busy university of maryland campus. >> big crowds. kind of make me feel nervous or uncomfortable, that i'm going to bump into somebody i can't see. >> matt can only see objects up to a foot away, but with patrick he feels right at ease. >> after i got him things had completely changed. he's kind of like an aggressive driver but in a good way. he seamlessly weaves in and out of people. >> with his guide dog came newfound confidence. >> i can walk with my shoulders back and head higher. >> i've come to trust her with my safety and life. and i wouldn't trade that for anything in the world.
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>> patrick is more than just my working companion. he has become my best friend. >> now a familiar face is back with us. our dear friend olivia. you're going to be joining us to train our new puppy, so we're excited about that. >> all right, olivia. you ready to meet the new puppy? okay, let's open the door. let's see our new puppy. ♪ >> hi, little one. >> hello. >> what can you tell us about the puppy? >> wait, there's more. >> how many do we have? >> okay, this is something i've been meaning to tell you guys. not only do we have this little puppy, that's our boy in the orange. all these other puppies, the rest of the litter are going to
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go to nbc local stations around the country. >> you're kidding? >> yes, that's right. the class of 2019. and olivia, what do we have in store for these guys? >> well, over the next 16 months the "today" family is going to help nurture our puppies from the sweet happy little guy like now to an intelligent enthusiastic working guide dog for someone who's visually impaired. and mobility is moving freely, and that's exactly what our puppies are going to be. they're going to provide mobility to somebody. >> look at this little guy. >> for the next 16 months i can't wait to so you guys training exercises that you've never seen before as we prepare to improve somebody's life. >> i can't handle it. i can't handle the love.
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cutest thing ever. >> and we've also got some great news from our partner pedigree. they are providing a $25,000 donation to the guide dog foundation and for pedigree a one year's supply of pedigree dog food to a class of 20 dogs, which is pretty cool. >> you know what we need to do. we need to name this puppy. >> oh, we do? >> yes. so let's all pick a name and people at home will vote on the name. >> kelly clarkson. >> all right, noted, kelly. >> here's my recommendation. in the orange i'm going with lucky. >> al, what's yours? >> i'm going to go with sunny. >> all right, i went with mic, like microphone, m-i-c. >> and since we just got back
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for the olympics i'm going with goldy. >> go to and pick the name for our puppy. >> and kelly for kelly clarkson. >> just ahead kelly clarkson's back and how she's changing the game on the voice. she's also going to perform for us live. but first this is "today" on nbc. ♪ (door bell rings) (cell phone vibrating) hello. hello. hello. hello. hello. hello. hello. hello. hello, i got your package. you can just leave it, thanks. (cell phone vibrating) hello, can i help you?
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the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> we had so much fun with kelly clarkson on "trending," it's time to talk more with this superstar. >> her latest album "meaning of life." and tonight, she makes her debut as a coach on "the voice." look at kelly. >> what made you go for country music? >> reba mcentire, i was obsessed
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with her. >> that is so weird. oh, my god. i'm just saying. do y'all know reba mcentire? >> you were so -- >> what move was that? >> that's my supermove. i apologize to america right now. like, i was -- i was trying to be funny and it didn't come off. and it looked like i was being serious. >> your wit, it's like amy schumer. you're so funny. >> i want people to know, that was a joke. i can dance better. i was just being funny. >> when you watch "the voice," tonight, you'll see our new coach, kelly clarkson. she adds so much energy to this show, in our 14th season. she is such a great addition to our family. >> i think we need all of the contestants. >> it's pretty even. >> is it fun? >> it's so fun. you think you know what's going to happen. >> when you're this way and a
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singer is that way, what makes you press your buttton? >> honestly, believability. even above pitch, i want somebody to be believable and soulful. >> you came from a music show. >> i know it sounds cheesy and i say it in interviews, it really is. i had this conversation with my mother and my sister, it's a cool thing to do something possibly for someone that was done for me. it's a great door. and it's a really cool avenue to get in the business. i think, especially on "the voice," it's so cool. you're based for your talent. noasthreatics or favoritism. >> what are you going to sing for us? >> my single, i don't think about you. i'm going to do a big ballad in the morning. ♪
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♪ when you're lost in the moment you can't see where you're going ♪ ♪ i didn't know who i could trust ♪ ♪ so, i put all my faith in us oh, you tore me to pieces ♪ ♪ turned my strength into weakness ♪ ♪ i didn't want it all to fall apart ♪ ♪ so, i decided just to play the part ♪ ♪ but honestly i'd do it all again ♪ ♪ putting up with all your bull it made me strong enough to do this ♪ ♪ it used to bother me thought i would never leave ♪
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♪ after all i've been through nothing left to prove ♪ ♪ no, no, no i don't think about you ♪ ♪ weighing down on me i lost my sanity ♪ ♪ and now that we are through nothing left to lose ♪ ♪ no, no, no i don't think about you ♪ ♪ i feel freedom when i stand now ♪ ♪ and i feel proud of who i am now ♪ ♪ yeah, i learned a lot along the way ♪ ♪ i love the woman that i became ♪ ♪ i was patient but not anymore ♪ ♪ respect back in my hands and you swore i'd never do it ♪ ♪ but it's your turn to face the music ♪ ♪ it used to bother me thought i could never leave ♪
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♪ after all that i've been through ♪ ♪ nothing left to prove no, no, no ♪ ♪ i don't think about you ♪ weighing down on me i lost my sanity ♪ ♪ and now that we're through nothing left to lose ♪ ♪ no, no, no i don't think about you ♪ ♪ it was hard to hold on days and nights i thought i'd never make it at all ♪ ♪ couldn't make it at all ♪ now, i stand strong ♪ feeling like myself again, no worries at all ♪ ♪ breathe no one can stop me from ♪ ♪ living this moment for me i found my heartbeat ♪ ♪ after all that i've been through ♪ ♪ no, i don't think about you
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♪ it used to bother me that i could never leave ♪ ♪ after all that i've been through ♪ ♪ nothing left to prove no, no, no ♪ ♪ i don't think about you ♪ weighing down on me i found my sanity ♪ ♪ and now that we are through nothing left to lose ♪ ♪ no, no, no i don't think about you ♪ ♪ i don't think about you no, no, no ♪ ♪ not anymore ♪ no, no, no i don't think about you ♪ >> that's how you do it. >> oh, wow.
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did you just do that? >> you were all by yourself. >> miss capitol hikelly clarkso. >> nothing she can't do. kelly, thank you so much. you can catch the season premiere of "the voice" tonight at 8:00, 7:00 central. >> watch "the voice" tonight. >> we're back in
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these puppies. this little guy is going to stay with us. we have these other dogs that are going to nbc stations around the country. this guy is going to baltimore. >> my guy is going to atlanta. >> mine is going to boston. >> mine is l.a. this is "the voice" dog. >> kelly, you are so awesome. >> thank you. >> let's do some birthdays, al. do we have time? >> i'm delighted.
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let's bring on the smucker's jobs. happy 101st birthday to eugenia henry of georgia. she loves spending time in her garden. love that hot. joanna waterman spending 102 years. a retired schoolteacher from shreveport, louisiana. she has 7 grandkids, 11 great grandkids and 1 great-great grandkid. happy 101st birthday to elwood. he rides his exercise bike for 15 minutes a day. clifford grand of omaha, nebraska, 103. the secret to her longevity, get ready for this, carson -- a bud light every night with dinner. >> yes. >> bradley more seniore sr. he's worked as a businessman for more than 50 years. happy 100th birthday to virginia stevens of portland, maine. she worked as a children's librarian for 44 years.
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>> love it. >> i know. that's like a meltdown session. kelly, are you ready to co-host with hoda and kathie lee? >> i'm always onboard. >> you are. >> you get to drink on their show. >> i know. >> heather graham is going to be with us. we'll have some fun. we'll have a blast. >> so fun with these little puppies. megyn kelly is coming up next. we'll see you after a check of local news an, weather and thes messages. i )m ...
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a live ok good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. tracking some rain moving through. much of the east pbay, the peninsula and the south bay, really coming down from freemont to san jose, morgan hill and gill roy. we will see this for another hour or so. by 10:30, we're going to see the rain tapering off. and much of the north bay clearing as we get a look at what's going to happen this
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afternoon. some skacattered showers poppin up. there could be downpower pours north to south, with small hail and brief heavy rain. i'll be tracking that. we'll have update on, marcus. >> all right, thanks. happening now for you, a victory for dreamers, after a decision by the supreme court, justices turned down a white house request. lawyers had asked for a ruling on president trump's plan to end daca protection march 5th. more details on our twitter feed including what it means for dreamers in the long term. an immigrant's rights group bracing for more detention after reports of weekend raids in three bay area cities. on our homepage, advisories the oakland mayor is send to immigrants. i'm marcus washington. more news in an hour. >> stay connected to your world wherever the world takes you. fi
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bay businesses are hoping to see. plus: scott mcgrew fact- checks the president. a first look - and analysis - of the headlines you )ll wake up t. join us for today in the bay. 4:30 to 7 a-m.
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good morning, everyone. good morning, everybody. thank you so much for being here. welcome. i'm megyn kelly. we begin, today, with a first of its kind gathering that took place in south carolina over the weekend. one many there hoped they would never have to go to. people like debbie smith. debbie lost her 21-year-old son in a fraternity hazing incident. now, she is working with other parents to make sure this never happens to another family. here's debbie's story. >> we're so excited. we've been crying for the last three days. >> reporter: a gathering of friends who had never met in person. >> very nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you, too. >> reporter: coming together to


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