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oin us for "nbc bay area news" at midday. see you at 11:00. thanks for joining us. have a great day. . good morning, victory lap. president trump bat ksks in the spotlight after robert mueller finds no evidence of collusion. >> it was a false scenario. it was a terrible thing. we can never let this happen to another president again. >> democrats setting a deadline for the justice department to release a full report. is there any hope of lawmakers working together in the wake of the investigation? avenatti accused. high profile attorney michael avenatti released on bond overnight after being charged with trying to extort million nike. >> i will be fully exonerated morning him and the other well-known attorney linked to it. breaking overnight, widening launching
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its own investigation into that massive college admissions scandal. the tough new questions now facing the elite schools named in the scheme. all that plus demanding answers. officials now asking why the cruise ship in that nightmare at sea ever set sail in the first place. edibles and the er, the dramatic spike in hospital visits due to legal recreational marijuana. and apple's new core. >> apple! >> inside the tech giant's sweeping star-studded plan to take an even bigger slice out of your daily life and your wallet today, tuesday, march 26th >> announcer: from nbc news this with studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. "today" on this tuesday morning. thanks for joining us. you are back from a busy day in washington, d.c. >> i know, and i think we're going to have a lot of busy days
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in washington. that's our top story this morning. >> president trump and republicans are now taking aim at the people behind the investigation while democrats say they still have a lot of questions. nbc's kristen welker has the very latest on this one. hey, kristen good morning. >> reporter: good morning to both of you. it is a full court press as the president and his allies look to build momentum and seek political revenge with the mueller report now finished but democrats aren't letting up in their demands to see the full report and to keep investigating, but will that strategy backfire? this morning the calls are growing louder to release the entire mueller report. in a letter to attorney general bill barr overnight, six house committee chairs demanding barr release release the full findings no later than april 2nd. monday mr. trump saying he's okay with releasing it. >> it wouldn't bother me at all. >> when asked by a reporter if mueller acted honorablies, mr.
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trump responding yes even while blasting the investigation itself. >> it was a false narrative. it was a terrible thing. we can never let this happen to another president again. >> reporter: the president and his team taking a collective victory lap. >> they know there was no collusion. >> blanketing the air waves during the day and overnight at fox news. >> this was the greatest farce ever perpetrated on our democracy. >> but the president's also striking a vin digdictive note without naming names. >> hopefully the people that have done such harm to our country, we've gone through a period of really bad things happening, those people will certainly be looked at. >> in his summary, attorney general bill barr said mueller's report determined no one in the trump campaign conspired or coordinated to interfere with hile
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mueller didn't draw a conclusion on whether the president obstructed justice, barr said he and the deputy attorney general determined the president's actions did not amount to a crimement. the president's attorney weighing in on that line from mueller not exonerating trump for obstruction of justice. >> for a prosecutor or not. >> this is unprofessional. >> now decision department officials tell nbc news mueller told barr three weeks ago he would punt on the obstruction issue. some democrats are calling on both officials to testify. >> i think mueller and barr should appear. >> robert mueller, i think he should sit before the judiciary committee and the senate. >> republi special couns how the fbi and justice department h investigation from the start. >> going forward hopefully in a bipartisan fashion we'll begin to unpack the other side of the story. >> kristen, there are democrats running into a problemers
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hoda avenatti who gained notoriety for representing stormy daniels in her lawsuit against the president finds himself on the wrong side of the law. he's been arrested and charged with a number of crimes including trying to extort more than $20 million from nike. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer with the details this morning. >> good morning. avenatti one of the country's most high profile attorneys is now facing multiple charges in
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new york and california after appearing in a manhattan courtroom monday he was released on $300,000 bond. when prosecutors say the allegations paint an ugly picture of lawless conduct and greed. >> reporter: overnight, attorney just hours after his arrest. >> i am highly confident that when all of the evidence is laid in connection with these cases, when it is all known, when due exonerated and justice will be done. >> reporter: on monday u.s. prosecutors on both coasts charging avenatti with a number of serious federal crimes. prosecutors in new york say avenatti tried to extort up to $25 million from nike allegedly threatening the shoe giant if they didn't pay up he would release information he claimed would damage the company. on monday just minutes before his arrest avenatti tweeting that he planned to hold a press conference to disclose a major high school college basketball
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scandal perpetrated by nike that we have uncovered. >> avenatti used illegal and extortionate threats for the purpose of obtaining millions of dollars in payments for himself. >> reporter: nformation that is relevant to a government investigation. according to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter avenatti's unindicted co-conspirator is another high profile defense attorney mark geragos. he's known for representing quarterback colin kaepernick and actor jussie smollett. geragos's attorney telling nbc news mr. geragos has not been charged with any criminal conduct whatsoever. avenatti is also facing unrelated charges of bank fraud and wire fraud in california. prosecutors say he embezzled $1.6 million of a client's money to pay off his own debts. avenatti rose to fame representing adult film star
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stormy daniels against president trump becoming a frequent critic of the commander in chief. >> we elected the wrong man to america. >> mr. trump's 2020 campaign manager firing back tweeting about the arrest, wow, what an amazing last 48 hours. >> so it's early in the case here myiguel, but how much prison time potentially could avenatti be facing if he were convicted? >> if he were convicted on all charges, both indictments, up to 97 years in prison. stormy daniels cut ties with avenatti. he must appear in federal court here on april 1st. >> thank you. craig joins the table now, we have more on the latest college admissions scandal. >> good morning. there's word of new investigations while the first wave of defendants charged in the scheme appeared in court, coaches charged with taking bribes test proctors accused of helping wealthy students cheat on admissions test.
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joe fryer is there for us good morning to you. >> reporter: craig good morning, reports are emerging that the department of education is opening investigations into eight universities impacted by the some defendants make their first court appearances here in boston, and no parents but six of them coaches in the case known as operation varsity blues. inside federal court in boston pleas of not guilty outside a series of no comments. >> are you innocent of these charges? >> a dozen defendants appeared in court monday including coaches and athletic directors and test proctors indicted and charged with racketeering conspiracy appearing before a judge three at a time all pleaded not guilty. the attorney for wake forest women's volleyball coach bill ferguson says his client is innocent. >> no one, no one was admitted to wake forest who didn't earn it as a student and as an
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athlete. bill ferguson does not belong i $100,000 bribe to designate one student as a volleyball recruit. wake forest says it does not plan to take any action against that student because there's no evidence she knew about the scheme. other universities have taken a harder line. yale announced monday that it has rescinded the acceptance of one student linked to the scandal. this as court documents show that yale's women's soccer coach rudy meredith has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors and plead guilty to fraud-related charges. >> any comment at all? >> reporter: also entering not guilty pleas, two once respected members of the university of southern california, assistant athletic director donna heimel and the water polo coach, winner of 16 national titles. usc has denied admission to six applicants because of their connection to the scheme. the university has not yet taken action against current students including actress lori loughlin's daughters. usc writing a case by case
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review of current students who may be connected to the alleged scheme is also underway. but court documents identify many of those accused, some prosecutors. the payment has been referenced in court, but it's not included in the charging documents. prosecutors say the investigation is ongoing. >> joe, you mentioned a few of the parents there. when can we expect to hear from them? >> reporter: yeah craig, 33 parents are charged in this case. most are expected in court later this week some including felicity huffman and lori loughlin are scheduled to appear in court next week. back to you guys. >> joe fryer in boston for us thank you. now to several recent deaths that are rocking communities whose names we know all too well, newtown, connecticut, and parkland florida. three people who survived the initial tragedies have now taken their own lives. nbc senior national correspondent kate snow is covering this sad one. >> good morning, guys. these suicides are causing a lot
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of pain and concern putting a new spotlight on survivors guilt. two students who survived the attack at high school apparently took their own lives last week, and now the father of one of the 20 children who died at sandy hook elementary is gone too. >> reporter: this morning two communities that have already suffered unthinkable loss are hurting again. jeremy richman whose 6-year-old daughter avielle who was killed at sandy hook elementary was found monday morning. in the years since sandy hook richman left his work as a neuroscientist to become a full-time advocate. last week he was in florida talking with parkland families and others about access to mental health care. he addressed the personal challenges he faced losing a shock to the system that you just feel displaced like you're -- like the world is spinning and you're not, and you're going to get thrown off of it and you have to find something to grip onto.
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>> for richman, that something was the avielle foundation created to support research into brain abnormalties that could be linked to violent behavior. the foundation said in a statement about richman, tragically his death speaks to how insidious and formidable a challenge brain health can be. nine days ago, sydney aiello who survived the shooting at margekynl ri stoneman douglas high school also died. it's unclear if the two had any link but the two suicides in succession shocked people to the core. >> how are you guys doing? >> mostly just shock and slight anger just at like how we could help better support people going through these types of situations and going through these internal battles. >> sam grady was grazed by bullets and hit in a classroom a year ago. she talked with savannah and
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hoda the next morning. >> and i know your best friend was shot right next to you. do you know how she's doing? have you been able to hear what happened to her? >> yeah unfortunately she didn't make it. >> sam and her friend em are seniors now with plans for college. they wonder if sydney aiello struggled because she was no longer surrounded by people who had a common experience. >> i think the problem is when we leave the school because now that's gone and that might have been what she was dealing with. >> after an emergency meeting on sunday the parkland community, the school district now offering counseling and several wellness centers, guys for people to get help. this is suc think about. i was thinking back to other shall? do kids tak we saw it after columbine, for example, everybody's so concerned that thise asking all of us to check in with our loved ones. as sam and em told me don't take i'm fine as an answer. probe deeper. if you're worried about someone we've got a list that the
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columbia light house project came up with of questions you can ask. it's at today.com. there's also the suicide prevention lifeline. we say it all the time 800-273-8255. >> thank you, kate. other headlines of the morning include the investigation into that cruise ship disaster that happened off the coast of norway. officials now want to know why this stranded storm tossed luxury liner with 1,300 people on board ever set sail in the senior international correspondent keir simmons has got the latest for us this morning. hi, keir, good morning. >> reporter: this morning we're learning the ntsb has sent two investigators and the u.s. coast guard sending officials to help in this inquiry into what happened. savannah you know the rescue operation has been widely praised but the investigators are looking at why the ship sailed at all. nbc news has spoken to passengers who themselves have multiple questions. this morning passengers on this nightmare cruise now questioning
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how this luxury ship was stranded in a storm and how the emergency was handled. among the more than 600 americans thrown around as the ship listed from side to side danielle and shannon from connecticut, daniel in a wheelchair this morning. >> a huge wave hit, and suddenly both of us went this way, rolled onto the ground and down to the next level of steps, and i cut my knee open. the only person who came around who was able to help me was another passenger. >> reporter: as passengers huddled in halls and on floors the couples say it took five hours to be seen by an on board medic. >> he said well we got people dying on this ship. you're not a priority right now. >> reporter: they claim the cruise struggled to locate bandages and dressings and even life jackets. >> it took them probably a half hour to get enough life jackets. >> 30 minutes. >> reporter: they waited 18 hours to be winched off the ship
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by helicopter. >> we said to each other i don't think we're going to die today, but we might. >> reporter: alexis shepherd live tweeted terrifying videos. >> one man fell and hit his head on a chair. he was completely covered with blood, and the medical staff took care of him very quickly. >> reporter: the viking sky was heading south hitting a cyclone in an area notorious for shipwrecks many asking why it sailed into a storm never reaching its destination. >> i don't know why they decided we're going to continue on. >> reporter: the company telling us in a statement its procedures were implemented to the highest standards and that the route was decided by a very experienced company. it says it's deemed safer to keep life jackets in central master points, and it says it's launched its own investigation. its chairman tonight personally a frightening end. there even appears to be confusion about how many people
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were injured. norwegian officials say the number hospitalized was a spokesperson told us they think that number is 25. those passengers they told us they think more people could have been injured than the numbers suggest. seven people still in the hospital one person severe but stable. >> guys. >> keir simmons, thank you very much. let's turn now, get a first check of the weather. we've got mr. roker in the house. hey, al. >> good morning. thank you for getting your first weather to us. we're looking at changing temperatures. we've got warmth growing in the to ten degrees temperatures start to warm up a little bit. boston's going to be below 71 degrees, denver 73, amarillo 75, and take a look later this week if you're here in the northeast, new york city saturday 73 degrees, 81 in atlanta. i should say 75 in atlanta, 81 in orlando, and even warming up to 62 in indianapolis. we're going to get to your local fore (vo) parents have a way of imagining the worst... ...especially when you r easily distracted teenager has the
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car. at subaru, we're taking on distracted driving [ping] with sensors that alert you when your eyes are off the road. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. first storm moving out, while another one will be moving in later on tonight. we're in between right now, and there still will be a slight chance of rain today but overall, we are going to see a mix of sun and clouds. by 9:00, we're starting to see showers moving through, and it will be off and on throughout the day tomorrow and then gradually tapering off on thursday. and for the weekend, we are looking at some sunshine warming temperatures inland valley also reach into the low 70s by sunday and a mix of sun and clouds even as we go into next week. we just have to get through this next storm. n the plains. >> thanks al. still to come this morning, pot problems the alarming results of a new study. how eating edibles could land you in the e.r..
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interesting show. just one of the surprises at apple's big events yesterday. no drama on a morning show whatsoever. i don't know what they're going to talk about. >> zero. there's nothing to discuss. >> that news conference or presentation apple wants to just be everywhere. >> they want to dominate a little bit. let's start with a check of today's headlines. the calls are growing louder this morning for the release of the entire mueller re in a letter to attorney general bill barr six house democrat committee chairs are demanding barr release the full findings to congres 2nd. president trump said it wouldn't bother him at all if the full report was released even while blasting the entire investigation itself. >> it was a false narrative. it was a terrible thing. we can never let this happen to another president again. >> on sunday barr submitted his four-page summary of mueller's report which said the special counsel did not find proof of collusion between the trump
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campaign and russia but provided no conclusion on whether the president had obstructed justice. boeing conducted test flights of several 737 max aircraft monday in seattle. the 737 max planes are grounded around the world while boeingame plane. boeing will host more than 200 airline pilots, technicians and regulators in an informational session tomorrow as the company works to get those 737 max planes back in the air. ufc super star connor mac gregor announced he is retiring from mixed martial arts. he posted a staying saying he's decided to call it quits without much explanation. mcgregor joined in 2015 and became the first fighter to hold title belts from two weightusly. he is boast knownest known for his bout against mayweather. new concerns over the push to legalize marijuana nationwide.
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a study revealing an alarming spike in pot-related er visits in colorado, which is the first state to lowlyallow legally selling marijuana for recreational use. gabe good morning. >> reporter: hi savannah good morning. colorado has long been a pioneer in this budding industry. researchers here at uc health say they're seeing more and more patients coming through these doors and edibles are making up a disproportionate share of the problem. this morning colorado's high stakes gamble on legal marijuana is taking a serious health toll. a new study finds pot-related emergency room visits tripled between 2012 and 2006 at the uc health university of colorado hospital. many of those visits connected to issues with edibles, candies or foods that are infused with cannabis. >> people will take them. they'll expect to feel the effects relatively soon. if they don't feel them rapidly,
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they'll often take another dose stack up and people end up much more edibles make up less than 1% of sales visits. symptoms include repeated vomiting racing heartbeats and psychotic episodes. the study follows three deaths tied to edibles and comes two decades after the state's voters first green lighted medical marijuana use. recreational weed sales started here fiver years ago. >> welcome, welcome. >> and while many celebrated the move there were also concerns. >> it is a big experiment and unfortunately our kids are sort of the barometer. >> 79-year-old arlene g a, lsays she took an edible for pain but she became so disoriented her husband called paramedics. >> i just felt out of my body and i didn't know what was going to happen next and i was really
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frig warning for edible users. >> start low and go slow. slowly increase that dose over a few hours to make sure you're not getting too much of that effect. >> reporter: supporters of legalizing marijuana argue that tax revenue from drug sales have steadily increased over the past few years, about a quarter billion dollars here in colorado in 2017 alone, guys. >> meanwhile, new jersey was just trying to legalize marijuana, recreational marijuana, but that appears to be on hold for now. gabe what can you tell us? >> reporter: yeah yesterday lawmakers in new jersey were supposed to vote on marijuana legalization. that basically fell apart when the governor couldn't get enough support. it is not clear when that issue in new jersey might be revisited. >> all right, gabe gutierrez in colorado for us. thank you. >> my favorite part of that story was dr. john >> start low, go slow. that. thank you dr. slow. our friends in the flood zone the midwest flood zone are
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and we're back with in depth today. the new and surprising ways that apple is now creeping into our lives even more. >> that's right. as we talked about yesterday, the comp compete with amazon, hulu, and netflix. but that is not all. gadi schwartz is at apple's headquarters in cupertino, california. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, guys. this is going to be a massive shot across the bow in the battle for getting people glued to their screens. apple now creating their own content and putting it right in the middle of one of the biggest distribution networks in the entire world. >> it's going to be a very different kind of event. >> reporter: this morning apple aiming to take a bite out of netflix. >> apple tv plus. >> reporter: the tech giant leaping into the streaming wars. an already crowded battlefield apple tv plus promising to bring original shows, movies, and docs
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to over a billion screens. >> i'm officially an apple girl. >> reporter: hollywood a-listers out in force in a spinning elevator. >> this is great. >> reporter: oprah winfrey and steven spielberg, just two in the lineup of superstars as apple moves into streaming. >> reese and i are so proud to be part of this exciting launch with apple. >> reporter: octavia spencer and big bird also signed on to create new programming for screens that users around the world already own. >> apple! there in a billion pockets, y'all. a billion pockets. >> reporter: and a billion dollar bet. apple also working to cook up more than just tv. the apple card looks to gameify spending and revolutionize the way we use credit cards. the card will track spending while eliminating fees and give apple is also turning to news feeds and video games to create new ways for subscribers to get
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unlimited access to magazines and apps for a monthly fee. >> we really think you're going to love apple arcade. question, how much will you pay? apple news plus will cost $9.99 a month. as for arcade and apple tv plus, apple remains tight lipped saying more will be announced in the fall. for an event apple teased for weeks, plenty of hype but not a lot of detail and not a single stand alone trailer for any of their streaming productions. keeping customers and competitors at the edge of their seats. and apple hopes more stars will align to put them on top. guys, i want to show you this building behind me. this futuristic spaceship looking building. this is the steve jobs theater. that is the elevator that rotates. that is the one oprah winfrey was on yesterday. this morning people already talking about clips of the shows we've seen saying they look pretty familiar. jason momoa's project looking like "game of thrones" meets "bird box." and the morning show looking a little bit like the newsroom
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meets nbc's great news. which means jennifer aniston and reese witherspoon will be playing you, savannah and hoda. craig, sounds like you're going to be steve carell. back to you guys. >> that's great. great. we're going to bring in jacob voorhies, our tech correspondent. they're going into the movies, the tell us why they decided to jump in with both feet. >> what's crazy is you go to a place like that and until you sat in the cupertino campus, you don't realize how much money that company has. they are -- you know, they are so liquid. it's like $245 billion in cash they just have kicking around. the gdp of vietnam is less than that. right? so to be in that spaceship environment where everything's taken care of. even the banisters blow your mind. you realize they can afford to do anything. in this case they're just revealing all of this stuff that's just marketing to get you to buy more phones. >> they're practically like in the vacuum and blender business
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at this point. why wouldn't they pile all that cash into more technology? reof analysts say maybe they've sold all the iphones they're ever cing existing iphones. they have more room to grow, but what they're trying to do to all walled garden so we will for every $1,000 phone you buy. as long as they can keep you coming back by offering you a credit card or movies or in this case journalism which they've announced a whole portion, it keeps you coming back. >> all a gateway to buy more phones? >> yeah. >> what about the credit card? >> this is the part -- i'm a pretty jaded guy. i can usually sit through them but this one blew my mind. they're going to have a credit card that doesn't have any fees and where they say the interest rate won't change if you miss a payment. which is like the core of how credit card companies make money. that's crazy. so the fact they're sort of giving away is one way to say it. another is to say eating the credit card industry as marketing, that's a powerful company. i mean, that's a company that
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can -- when it throws its weight, defies gravity. >> there weren't a lot of details on the arcade, newsstand. what do we think all of this is going to mean for the consumer? how much is it going to cost or do we even know? >> we don't totally know. the fine print in the apple announcement on the credit card was that somewhere between a 13% and 24% apr which is not a low apr, by any means. but then, you know, they have -- they were vague on the details on the new entertainment service, the rest of it. as a former magazine editor, i was alarmed they're going to be charging $10 a month for open access to over 300 magazines which to me really sinks the business model of a lot of -- >> but not all but for me that thing of just seeing how many different places they can choose to go with all of their money is incredible. >> what they did to the music industry is making it difficult for artists to make money. they're going to probably do to the magazine industry and possibly even television. >> that's right. and you see these weird
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partnerships where the companies -- the credit card companies, for instance, they originally partnered with to make apple pay possible, they're going to compete directly with those companies. it reminds me of the same way with netflix partnering up with studios. now they're competing with studios. these partnerships seem to end badly for people that go into them. for me, again, it's the weight of it and the effect of it that's amazing. >> it's weird to think about one company controlling so many different aspects of your life. but that's another story for another day. because we're out of time. we could talk to you all morning. >> that was great. >> appreciate it. staying on the subject of tech, still ahead, y'all heard of tiktok? no you haven't? no because you're not a teenager. why after these messages. no fees or minimums. because that's how it should be. you can open one from right here or anywhere in 5 minutes. seriously,
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rain and possibly even a few thunderstorms with some gusty the day on thursday with some scattered showers before it moves out just in time for the weekend. so our seven-day forecast shows that it will be wet going into tonight, throughout the day tomorrow as well as thursday. bytry, we have sunny skies and of the weekend, and that dry weather continues into the start of next week with san francisco mostly temperatures staying in the 50s the next few days. let's head over to mike for an update on the commute. >> kari holding steady peninsula, south bay, over the last half hour. dumbarton bridge getting crowded after the crash, cleared over at the toll plaza. this shows you recovery mode westbound 80 off the carquinez bridge past the earlier crash and traffic alert cleared about 40 minutes ago. we have a slow drive down the east shore freeway and northbound route throughout san jose 101 and 85 specifically show a lot more slowing over the last half hour. and there is a look at the sun you'll encounter, the damp roadways are more of a concern and may be a little puddles. back to you. happening now, rescue crews
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are combing the waters off pacifica looking for a man who disappeared during a swim before dawn with friends. our news we'll have more on our twitter feed. pageor league baseballt larry baer through the end of june. he and his team issued responses. go to our home page for a link to the latest. more news coming up in 30 minutes. i'm marcus washington. being tested in the east bay tomorrow- and how it could help save lives. plus: our consumer unit has an important reminder before you book your next vacation on a cruise. tomorrow morning from 4:30 to 7.
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it's 8:00 on "today," coming up, far from over. president trump again declaring victory after robert mueller finds no evidence of collusion. >> it was a false narrative. it was a terrible thing. >> while democrats set a deadline for the attorney general to release the entire report and for ms. >> i think he should sit before judiciary committee in the senate and he should go as well
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as te th w plus, tiktok you don't stop, a look at the wildly popular app that has adult hundreds of millions of short videos. ♪now before your kids log in. and gaines in the garden, the "fixer upper" star opening up about his first children's book. >> let's get dirty. let's figure it out. >> why she says her garden is teaching her family lessons about life, today tuesday, march 26th, 2019. >> kid free spring break! hey ricky, hey ella! >> we're celebrating my beautiful wife's 50th birthday. >> hi grandma and grandpa in mora, minnesota! >> i'm watching the "today" show in fredericksb>> and charleston, south carolina. >> hello wisconsin, cheese! >> what a beautiful crowd. we appreciate you coming out so many great people.
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we saw a whole bunch of girl scouts out there. >> i love this time of year, it's spring but also the sun is shining out on the plaza. i love to see that. >> you know what though, if you can't make it to our plaza, fear not. you can still get in on the fun. take out the phone, record that shoutout. you can share it with us by using the #on the bottom of your screen, #mytodayplaza. put it on twitter, put it on instagram. it's a very busy hour starting with your news at 8:00. the end of the mueller investigation has president trump taking a victory lap, and some democrats demanding the full report. nbc's kristen welker has the very latest from the white house. hey, kristen, good morning. >> reporter: hey, hoda, good morning to you. president trump and his allies are feeling emboldened and aiming to capitalize in the wake of the mueller report, and now democrats are on defense scrambling to determine their next steps as they demand to see mueller's full f are growing louder to release the entire mueller report. committee chairs demanding barr release the full findings to congress no later than april
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2nd, next tuesday. earlier monday, mr. trump saying he's okay with releasing it. >> it's up to the attorney general, but it wouldn't bother me at all. >> reporter: when asked by a reporter if mueller acted honorably, mr. trump responding yes, even while blasting the investigation itself. >> it was a false narrative. it was a terrible thing. we can never let this happen to another president again. >> reporter: the president and his team taking a collective victory lap. >> they know there was no collusion. they know there was no obstruction. >> blanketing the air waves during the day and overnight on fox news. >> this was the greatest farce ever perpetrated on our democracy. >> reporter: but the president's also striking a vindictive note root of the inquiry without naming names. >> hopefully the country, we've gone through a period of really bad things happening, those people will certainly be looked at. >> reporter: in his summary, attorney general bill barr said mueller's report determined no one in the trump campaign
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conspired or coordinated to interfere with the 2016 election, and while mueller didn't draw a conclusion on whether the president obstructed justice, barr said he and the deputy attorney general determined the president's actions did not amount to a crime. the president's attorney rudy giuliani weighing in on that line from mueller not exonerating trump on obstruction of justice. >> this is a cheap shot. he either makes a prosecution or not. this is unprofessional. >> now justice department officials tell nbc news mueller told barr three weeks ago he would punt on the obstruction issue. some democrats are calling on both officials to testify. >> i think both mueller and barr should appear. >> robert mueller, i think he should sit before the judiciary committee in the senate and he should go as well as to the house. >> reporter: but republicans are another special counsel to investigate how the fbi and >> going forward hopefully in a bipartisan fashion, we'll begin to unpack the other side of the story. >> reporter: now, overnight house speaker nancy pelosi told reporters the mueller report is
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quote, clear the president was not exonerated on obstruction of justice. still, there are growing concerns within the party that a singular focus on mr. trump will backfire in the leadup to 2020. talk of impeachment has largely number of congressional committees investigating president trump. freedom did not last long for most of the inmates who escaped monday from a county jail in north carolina. officials say five prisoners managed to squeeze through a hole in the fence in the jail's exercise yard. they h charges ranging from assault and drug possession to burglary and car theft. four of the men were recaptured overnight. the fbi had been helping in the search for the remaining fugitive. brit apologized to its passengers whose monday morning flight to germany ended up in scotland by mistake. it was supposed to fly from london straight over the english channel to düsseldorf germany, but instead the plane went north and landed in edinburgh scotland.
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a staffer typed in the wrong airport code and nobody noticed so passengers were surprised to say the least, when they were told to prepare for landing in scotland. after a couple of hours on the ground, they took off again, this time for the correct destination. >> wow. >> can you even imagine. >> that's got to be one of those things maybe someone should check. >> maybe double check. >> triple check. don to brussels when the cast turned anng station. o'connell couldn't resist joining him for a magical viral hit. take a listen ♪ somewhere over the rainbow, bluebirds fly, birds fly over the rainbow, why then oh why can't i ♪ >> o'connor says she was overwhelmed by the social media response but she of course says the real star was her friend, that minnesota whoan who played the piano
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next to instagram and snapchat. it's called tiktok. a social app that lets users watch and create short videos with fun effects set to music. in just two years, tiktok's climbed to the top of the global download charts and become a real competitor among its billion dollars counter parts. >> tiktok is one of the fastest growing apps we've ever seen on social media, and it's been reportedly downloaded about a billion times, which makes it bigger than twitter, bigger than snapchat. almost as big as instagram. the app owned by chinese company bite dance boasts 500 million monthly active users worldwide compared to twitter's 321 million. its target user base kids 13 and up, a generation known for its fleeting tastes in what's hip and what's not. how has such a young app managed to capture and keep the attention of half a billion people when similar apps have failed. >> there's not a lot politics. there aren't a lot of ads. most of the stuff is sort of
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just goofy and weird and fun, and i think for that reason it's sort of become a lot of people's kind of safe haven. >> the most popular videos on the app are typically a bizarre mix of dancing, visual stunts and comedy, but for all of tiktok tiktok's charm, there are still some serious privacy concerns about an appds under 12 have limited access to tiktok's features but profiles of kids 13 and over are public by default, meaning anyone including adult strangers can contact them. parents should take advantage of all privacy settings for accounts kids are using, so only people you know can see your content. turn off allow others to find me and turn on private account. also make sure all those safety features are set to just friends. common sense media, a popular parenting resource for kids and technology also suggests limiting time and inappropriate content under the digital well being section of the app, which you can do with a pass code so kids can't change them back but are these protections enough for
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worried parents, or is the clock ticking on tiktok? >> so the privacy settings are obviously big. was there somesettlement? >> there was, there was. it was actually a $5.7 million settlement an early iteration morphed into tiktok was allegedly collecting names, e-mail addresses and personal information of users under 13 illegally. anyone within a 50 mile radius could see their pages and send them messages. in a statement tiktok said they understand the concerns that arise around younger users and they have quote, implemented changes to accommodate younger u.s. users in a limited separate app experience that implements additional safety and privacy protections. as long as you've got your privacy guards up and use the app responsibly, users say it's a great place to go for entertainment. >> just when you think there's an app for everything. there comes another very simple >> which is the largest in a child privacy we're moving to different types of social media.
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we are now on tiktok. we're using the app to tell news stories in sort of a fun way. we're doing some syncing, stuff like that on there. >> you're in it. >> doing the news with karaoke? >> yeah a little bit. >> how are you delivering a news story with music? >> for example, there was that story a while ago where the guy like survived on hot sauce packets from taco bell in his car, and there was this other tiktok challenge going on with chugging hot sauce. we started with the -- just kidding i'm not going to chug the hot sauce. here's a story. >> here's what's going to happen. >> that was my brother, by the way. >> all the moms are going to get on it and all the kids are going to get off of it. >> we are trying to tell the news in a fun way so there's to it. >> thanks, savannah. we switch gears now get a check of the weather if al. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by vaseline clinical care body lotions, rescue your hard to heal dry generation had arrow a few showers.
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next system will move in on wednesday bringing more rain more snow especially into the pacific northwest, and then as we get into the central part of california we're talking anywhere from one to three inches of rain in the upper elevations. snow upwards of 24 inches above good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. as we take a live look outside in san jose nice and dry. good to see the sun out. we will see some filtered sunshine throughout the day with partly cloudy skies. later tonight we'll see the radar filling in tomorrowslight chance of thunderstorms. heading into the weekend we will start to see our weather drying weekend. >> and that's your latest weather, guys. >> carson time for >> you lie like a rug. >> pop start. >> the mighty pop start. >> i love >> i love a daly click and a morning boost off. you get some of the greatest videos. >> a boost off. >> we're going to start with joanna gaines exciting news
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today marks the release of her first children's book we are the gardeners. here's exactly why that garden is important to her. >> gardening has become a really big part of what we do together as a family. you know i think it's something that i wanted my kids to learn early on. even though we don't know how exactly to do something, let's get in this. let's get dirty. let's figure it out, and yes, we're going to have a lot of failures along the way, but the reward and every failure, every setback. >> the video features four of the five gaines children baby crew not ready to jump in quite yet. for more information on "we are the gardeners" you can go to today.com/shop. mandy moore received a star on the hollywood walk of fame. it was this is us creator whose speech brought down the house. >> what can i say about mandy moore that has not already been said. how about this? she is a monster.
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she is the worst person i know. she haircut. she is darth vader with a better publicist. she is the worst person i have ever [ laughter ] but sure lets put her name on a star. she was destined for a star on this sidewalk long before today, but we do her a disservice if we think of her just as a star. she is a talented force of nature and she is just simply not messing around anymore. there is a line in the first season of the show when jack played by milo fighting for his marriage tells mandy that their story is just getting started. mandy moore's story is just getting started as well. i'm honored to be a very small part of your journey. i'm crazy about you, and i hope nobody peases on your star. >> mandy's co-stars came out to support her. we want to wish mandy a congratulations. i met mandy in 1999. she came and saw us at the teen
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store on times square. she had a single called "candy," came in with her parents. i've been rooting for her ever since. she's wonderful. gwyneth paltrow's daughter apple not very happy with mom. paltrow sharing this photo of appl lift getting feelings clear with a comment writing mom, we've discussed this. you may not post anything without my parow responded you can't even see your face. sounds like a mom, teen able daughter -- teenage daughters. snoop dogg and martha stewart are teaming up for their pot luck party challenge, the duo parodies a famous scene from the titanic. take a look. >> how splendid to see you. ♪ ♪ you're here there's nothing i
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fear ♪ ♪ and i know that my heart will go on ♪ open your eyes. >> i'm trying. >> i it over? >> that was so fantastic. >> that's the best. i'm frying. >>assed? you can watch martha -- the hand was getting weird for a second. >> martha they're so great. they have such good chemistry. martha and snoop's pot luck challenge. >> you got it. >> do i still have time? >> here's a dad determined to just go right at it. he's at the arcade. he's on baby duty. that's not going to stop dad from playing hoops. check it out. he strapped the baby to the chest, bottle in his back pocket. jumps right into action. >> he's totally balanced. he has the baby in the front and the backpack in the back. >> the baby kept lunch down. that's all that matters.
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>> his wife saw that video, he'd never hear the end of that. >> thank you, carson. just ahead, the how-to for a quick and easy dinner from the man behind the popular no reciperk times" all coming up right after this.
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breaking news right now: nbc is confirming prosecutors in illinois have . good morning. it is 8:26. breaking news. nbc confirming prosecutors in illinois have dropped all charges against actor jussie smollett tied to what police believe was a fake racially motivated attack. some of it may be tied to a check investigators believe smollett used to pay off two men accused of being tied to that incident. it is believed the if ibfbi is still investigating the case. san francisco giants president larry baer will be suspended until july first.e here caught on camera last night involving his wife which they called a family member. ever since he'sthe team issuing a statement, as did larry baer baer saying in
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part unacceptable behavior fell well short particularly someone in my position and role in the community. baer also says he is now seeking professional advice. let's switch gears now and check the morning commute with mike. >> some overnight rain and a lot of moisture in the air. fog not necessarily an issue but definitely misty in the area. we're looking at more rain later in the week. right now a smooth drive for most of the bay. back to the "today show."
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good morning, everybody, it's 8:30. it's tuesday, march 26th. nice morning out on our plaza.
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beautiful spring day, a little chilly. great crowd. nice to say hi to everybody. you know what? i know it's going to be warmer this weekend, al but it's not feeling too warm right now. >> that's going to make it feel so much better on saturday. >> you're getting the evil eye out here. >> can i introduce you to a couple of cute folks from wisconsin? >> yes. >> somebody's celebrating their second annual 39th birthday. good morning. >> good morning. >> what's your name? >> my name is heidi, this is my husband jared. >> it's your second annual 39 -- so it's kind of like your 40th. >> it is my 40th thank you. you're holding hoda's book, which is so cool. >> hi. >> i love you! >> there's a special reason you're holding these lovely books. >> yes, we're adopting two, yeah so we wanted to bring these. >> do you know when it's going to happen? >> no we're waiting. it will be right on time.
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>> thank you, hoda. >> thank you. >> congratulations. happy birthday love. nice to have you guys here. >> thank you. >> i'm so excited for you guys. it's going to be the best thing you've ever done. >> it is. come >> god bless >> wow. just ahead, better understand their relationship with money. the crucials, your 40s, your 50s and beyond to keep you on the right track. we're cooking with one of my all time faves food editor from "new york times" says you don't need a recipe to make outstanding dishes. he's going to share his revolutionary approach to meal time. coming up on the third hour of "today," two of the biggest stars from the pyeongchang olympics we'll catching up with kikkan randall and. >> that was amazing, the whole newsroom exploded. >> went crazy.
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>> how manyther for us buddy? >> yes, i do. back in the day. let's take a look at the spring chill here today, but it's warming up out west. some rain making its way through the cascades, sunshine through the southwest, and into the gulf coast. for tomorrow we are looking at that warmth moving into the midwest, normally that'd be good, but that's going to be melting the snow pack causing more flooding in the mississippi and missouri river basin. cold start to the day in new england, sierra snow in the pacific northwest, and also in northern california. look for sunshine through the gulf into the southeast and around the great lake good morning, i'm sun and clouds over the south bay and and that's what we'll see until the afternoon. we'll see our next storm system arriving bringing off and on rain throughout the day tomorrowy we've got sunshine temperatures starting to warm up. the weekend is looking very nice with sunny skies and highs >> don't forget you can check
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out today show sirius channel 108. a big fan of today show confidential and off the rails. that's good listening, baby. >> hoda. >> thank you. coming up jean chatzky is here. she's got a new book out. she's going to talk about the one thing women should be asking about their finances right now no matter how old you are. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back with the complicated issue of women and money. >> yeah in america 30% of women earn more than their partners 50% of women are single and by 2030, 66% of the country's wealth will be controlled by women. >> women are starting to re-examine their relationship with money and how to get what we want. today financial editor jean chatzky is the author of a new book out today, it's called "women with money." she's here with questions women need to ask themselves. >> such an interesting topic. >> we're in the midst of this huge sea change power change
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and over the last two years through my her money podcast i've been hearing from thousands of women who say i know i've got more money than ever before, but whether they've got a thousand dollars or $100,000 they don't feel in control, and they don't feel confident, so this is all about putting that confidence back in their hands. >> i think at different phases in our life we want and thingk we need different things. why don't we start with our 20s. you might have a job, you might have college loans. what should you be thinking about in your 20s? >> you should be thinking about if you're getting paid what you're worth. every single salary you're going to get the rest of your life hinges off this first sa of college negot leverage do you have in your 20s? you're right, it starts there and everything feeds off of it so it couldn't be more important. >> you've got more than you think. >> yeah? >> the job market is really good. people with credentials are wanted. you need to know what your number is and you need to ask for it. even if you don't get it you
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need to ask can we revisit this in six months, and i want you to practice in front of a mirror. >> guys do it they do it much better. i don't think i ever asked for anything until later like in my 40s or later than that. >> even then it's so uncomfortable. >> it is. but a little practice makes it better. >> okay, we want to move to our 30s. i think we have a special guest questioner on our plaza, don't we? is mallory with us? >> hey, mallory. >> hi i'm mallory. i'm 35. i'm single. i'm saving up to buy my first house, but i work on tips and commission. i'm a hair stylist, i was wondering if you had any suggestions. >> yeah. absolutely. this is great, and it taps into something that's going on. we are seeing more single women buying homes than ever before. the trick to making this happen is trying to get to the if you can do that you will have enough moneyretirement. don't try to get there all at once. it will feel like a crash diet and you will just implode. nudge it up by about 2% a year until you get there, and she needs to separate her tips.
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put it aside so she doesn't touch it. put it somewhere separate. >> tips and commissions can be changeable. you can't really plan around that. >> right. and it's cash. it's easy to spend. put it away, and then put it in a high interest rate savings account. >> let's move to our 40s. a lot of people i think just have like a checking accounting and a savings account, and they think that's fine but your money could be working for you. >> this is so important for women. on needs to be -- >> or under the mattress. >> or where it's safe. >> now we know. >> it needs to be invested. you need to put it in the market. i know it feels risky, but you're losing money when it's in the bank at 2% a year. >> what should you be investing? >> you need to be investing in a diversified portfolio. investing doesn't mean trading. we don't all have to be a fast paced trader. we just need to buy index funds. >> it feels like las vegas if you don't really know and it's kind of scary. >> make it simple. make it boring. put it in a target date
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retirement fund that lines up when you want to retire and call it a day. you've got to make sure the money is going in and 90% of women tell us they want to invest, just get started one little step. >> who would you call first if you didn't know how to do it? would you call one of those -- >> if you've got a 401(k) at work i would call whoever administers that. if you don't, open an ira, fidelity vanguard schwab any of them they're all fine. >> all right. let's get to our 50s now. by the way, the usa today had an interesting article saying the job market is so strong that some women in their 50s are actually going back to work. >> and that article also said they're feeling great about the fact that they've got money coming in and it's theirs to control. which is really really important. in your 50s you need to pay attention to whether or not you have stepped out of your financial life. >> right. >> because now is the time when you need to know where everything is. you need to know what your
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investments are doing for you. what your plan is for retirement, and whether you are going to have enough to last you long-term, and if you don't know it's time to check in with a financial adviser, maybe with a spouse if you've got one or a partner, make sure it's all buttoned up. >> you talk about women, they start as girls. our final thing has to do -- we're thinking about our little girls. what is it about how we teach our kids about money, but also how we teach little girls about money and frankly, teaching them just how to relate to the world, how does this like come into play? >> sadly, we daughters short sh rift compared to our sons. we teach our daughters about budgeting and we teach our sons about investing. >> is that true? how does it play out? >> it's the conversations we have with them over life because that's how we were taught but your daughters need to know they are capable. they can do this and just start by talking about your money at the dinner table. hey, mommy did this today.
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and when you take them to get some money out of the atm make sure you tell them how the money got in there to begin with. >> yeah. i can remember when atms came around in the '80s and we would go with my dad and we'd go daddy did you win? we tation. >> pick up jean's book it's called "women with money." you can find out more abouttoday.com/shop. al, over to you. sam sifton he's cooking chicken two ways one for now, one for leftovers, and the best part no recipe. unbelievable. ho first this is "today" on nbc.
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the response from readers has been unbelievable and i'm one of those stuff to ice cream? >> we wanted to have i didn't want to go hunting and pecking for a cookie in my cookies and cream. >> and the real recipe? >> it is not rocket science. i think all the mixings, make them have scratch and putting them into our own ice cream, i think that is the thing that just are sort of takes to the next level. >> is it true you are making something special for us? >> we are. >> stay tuned. i have my little spoon. and i switched it out for a big spoon. here is the newest flavor for #third hour today just for us. >> we have our own ice cream? >> it is called #third hour today. >> thank you, vivian. >> it is chocolate ice cream with chocolate doughnut pieces inside. how awesome is that. for more on ample hills creamery head to today.com/food. >> we fed your soul with ice
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cream and up maggie rose is in the artist lounge. take a listen. ♪ you got me because you get me re maggie. their own. tomorrow he went from 300 pounds to navy s.e.a.l. to endurance athlete. the man who pushes the body to what it can do. he's here to share the lessons he's learned about reaching any goal. >> arugula. >> a little watercress would be nice if you're feeling frisky. we'll add that on there. you want two chicken thighs? >> yes aboutsolutely. >> ask you've got dinner. >> what do you think? >> it's delicious. >> i love it. >> you make a couple extras. >> simple, delicious, rustic. awesome. >> we got extras. always have leftovers. so now the next 'm adding that in there. i'm going to get that nice and crisp, okay? while it's cooking, getting crisp, get all excited. when it's done i'm off t torisp chicken.
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i'm going to take some aromatics, ginger garlic, scallions, add them to the wok. i'm a whatever you like. and then as it is cooking, open ll mix that. and mix it and keep stir frying until it is set. and is good. >> kathy lisa here too.
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>> you know what i realized i only have ten more days to get a free meal. i smelled chicken when i walked in. >> you guys don't -- >> craig didn't leave anything on it. >> here. when you have kathyie lee coming in from another show -- >> and you'll love it. >> i post a lot of my recipes on instragram. and -- because i cook a adapted it and cooked the onions in the leftover chicken fat and everything. and your sloppy joean recipes and no recipe recipes. >> thank you so much. guys you like it? >> yeah. look at that. >> unprecedented. >> to get the new recipes, check out today.com/food. we're back in a moment. but first this is "today" on nbc. t this is "today" on nbc.
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that was some good chicken. >> timehas right. folks. happy 100th birthday to mildred
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dien seven grandkids and six great grandkids. florence evans isfirst stahometown. happy 100th birthday to tom franklin of madison, georgia. i like that chapeau. he says the secret to longevity, a strong work ethic. shirley of heartsdale, new york, is celebrate brating 100 years. there are few things she loves more than devouring an ice cream sundae. yes, shirley. elizabeth grassel from appleton wisconsin, a green bay packers fan, 104. >> nice. >> that's right. she's married to the love of her life over 50 years. and last but not least we've got phillip basser from scarsdale, new york a viral sensation. i love the backwards baseball cap, celebrating 101 years. you may remember phil here his face was everywhere last year when he was honored for being the oldest philadelphia to this morning as we wrap up this hour of "today".
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one simple knee pain. plus how often you should clean your microwave. we're going to let you know. you can find it all at today.com/allday. straight ahead, third hour fresh off p performing with kelly clarkson maggie rose is going to be in the artist's lounge for a very special performance. her voice is -- >> silky smooth. >> guess who's going to be joining us at 10:00? >> guest celebrity co-host joe mchail. i'm a little scared. kath is terrified. >> it's going to be great.
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breaking news right now: nbc is confirming prosecutors in illinois have
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good morning, 8:56. breaking news, we continue to follow nbc news confirming prosecutors in illinois have dropped all charges against actor jussie smollett tied to what police believe was a fake racially motivated attack. some of it may be tied to a check investigators believe smollett used to pay off two men accused of being tied to that incident. smollett was also accused of sending a fake threatening letter. the fbi may still be investigating that part of the case. rescue crews combing the waters searching for a man who went swimming early this morning with friends at rockaway beach. rescuers say they're looking for a 28-year-old man last seen in the water near the lighthouse hotel. the coast guard has helicopters in the air searching for him and our news crew saw a group of friends consoling each other along the coast. happening now,e're awaiting an update from rescue crews. we'll have it on your midday
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live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza, this is the third hour of "today." >> such a nice voice. >> oh well thank you. >> good tuesday morning, craig melvin here along side al roker, dylan dreyer sheinelle enjoying the week off. maybe catching up on one of her new shows. soon there will be a new way to watch. >> i see what you did there.
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>> apple jumping into the streaming business. in typical apple fashion they announced it with a big splash. oprah herself is on board, a slew of other hollywood a-listers took part in thatve carell was there, reese witherspoon, jennifer aniston as well just to name a few. this is actuall
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