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>> good morning. signs of terrorism, growing evidence the couple behind the rampage in san bernardino had become radicalized. the attackers in communication with jihadist sympathizers leading up to the shooting. this morning the brother-in-law of the shooter speaking out. >> you left that behind. what did you achieve? >> as the community comes together to remember the victims. fear and lotting on wall street, the dow dropped sharply amid concerns the fed is about to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. is that a foredpoen conclusion? >> dead at 48. rock star scott weiland the former lead singer of stone temple pilots found dead on his tour bus overnight. motown miracle green bay packers stun the detroit lions
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final play. the epic ending earning a place in history on "today," friday, december 4th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, welcome to "today" on a friday morning. they are calling that football play the motown miracle, people in the motor city not waking up feeling that way. >> there's a reason they do those hail mary passes because sometimes they work. >> every once in a while. if you were sleeping we'll show you. >> we'll begin with our top story. the shooting rampage in san bernardino, california and officials trying to answer the question why was this terrorism? this morning investigators are following the trail of clues left behind by the attackers. but there's no clear motive.
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beginning with craig melvin. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. law enforcement officials here on the ground tell me that they are looking very closely at this couple's digital footprint, including cell phone communications. thursday night law enforcement officials revealed that the couple had amassed nothing short of an arsenal, 6,000 rounds of ammunition, 12 pipe bombs in the garage, materials to make more bombs. there are two central questions in this investigation right now. had this couple become radicalized, and were they planning more attacks? >> we have at least 20 victims. >> reporter: one of the first officers to arrive, san bernardino police lieutenant thursday night describing the horror of the mass shooting for the first time. >> it was extremely loud. the fire alarms were going off. there were people who were obviously injured and obviously in great amount of pain and that was evident in the moments and
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>> reporter: a speed for which he said no amount of training could prepare him. >> it was unspeakable. the carnage that we were seeing. the number of people who were injured and, unfortunately, already dead. and the sheer panic on the face of those individuals that were still in need and needing to be safe. >> reporter: shortly after the assault police say colleagues of syed rizwan farook identified him to authorities. >> a male left out of the blue and then 20 minutes later shooting occurred. >> reporter: over night farook's brother-in-law said he never saw any hints of violence. >> he was a good religious person, yes just like normal anybody would be. but nothing, nothing that i can see that he could do that. >> nothing that would fit the term radicalized as we've heard?
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not the person i know. he not radical. >> reporter: farhan khan saw farook a week ago. drank tea and talked about every day things like work and trying to lose weight. >> it's always going to be a question why he did something like that. a normal person living with my family, why would he do something like that? did somebody brainwash him? something snap him? did he have a fight at work? i'm waiting to hear like what really happened. >> reporter: khan described farook as private and didn't know his wife very well but the couple seemed to be happy and loved their baby girl. >> you left your 6-month-old daughter, you know, in this life. some people cannot have kids.
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and you left that kid behind. what did you achieve? i don't know what message. >> are you angry at your brother-in-law? >>y, absolutely. very angry. very upsent a angry. >> andor leaving his daughter? >> yeah. angry. >> reporter: and this morning we are learning new details about possible terrorist ties, including fact that farook had been in contact with people of interest the u.s. authorities here in the los angeles area and overseas. we can also tell you some of the evidence from here in san bernardino has already been flown back to washington, d.c. for expert experiod indicted analysis we're told. >> craig melvin at the scene. >> let's talk more about those possible ties to terrorism and bring in nbc justice correspondent pete williams. pete, what can you tell us?
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hit something of a bump in the road as they try to figure out what motivate these couple.. phone and computer left behind were intentionally damaged. inside this house used by syed rizwan farook a his wife in redland near san bernardino investigators say they found some electronic footprints indicating that farook was in touch by phone and social media with people in the u.s. and overseas who showed ann interest in radical jihad. but officials say farook and his wife tried to cover their electronic tracks just before the shooting, erasing emails and destroying computer hard drives and cell phones. u.s. officials are also looking at farook's overseas travel, twice to saudi arabia, where he met his wife, and to pakistan where she comes from. but from the president on down officials insist they have yet to know what toledo the shooting. >> it is possible that this was terrorist related. but we don't know.
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workplace related. >> reporter: investigators say the couple clearly prepared well in advance stockpiling a dozen pipe bombs in that house and ammunition in addition to 1600 rounds of ammunition that the couple had in their suv car. that's roughly $1600 in ammunition. guns cost $1500. an explosive device left behind by farook and his wife at the shooting scene, three pipe bombs tied together with a remote control detonator. inside the couple shot up suv say was the remote alcohol itselfit -- control. that same design was used by the tsarnaev brothers in the boston marathon bombing. investigators are looking whether that same design was available some place else. >> at this point we do not have information, i do want to stress, we do not have
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influenced either of these two individuals. >> reporter: investigators are also looking at whether farook and his wife had help getting those guns and explosives but so far officials say there's no sign that anyone else knew what they were up to. >> pete, it's understandable people want to label this. when it comeso the word terrorism you hear a lot of people using it yet a lot of luchlt officials and government officials are reluctant to use it. why? >> reporter: well, first of all, they have to know what the couple was up to. in other words, what did they want to do here before they can label it? . people can call it tichl if he want but for the fbi there's a strict definition an act dangerous to human life intended to intimidate or coerce the civilian population or influence government policy. it may seem odd but under federal law for this requirement just going out and shooting a bunch of people doesn't make it an act of terrorismo matter what the person's own views may be.
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pete, thank you as always. the director of the national counterterrorism center. michael, good morning to you. we just learned that the word terrorism is a term of art legally. but let's just talk about facts of the case as we understand them right now. everyone is being very careful. but if you were to line up on a scale all the facts that were indicative of a terrorist motivated attack and those that looked like a workplace grievance wouldn't you have more facts to suggest terrorism than your typical disgruntled workplace violence? >> you do. you have contacts of people of concern. you have one of the ieds which links back to a terrorist organization potentially. so you have a lot of indicators there. as pete said ultimately it's about what was in the individual's minds and what their motive was. but at least for now it's
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the president was right t tt often these things, these motives mix together and deadly combination. you can be motivated by radical thoughts but target individuals because you felt alienated, you felt disenfranchised. >> some of the circumstantial evidence, this idea that you are committed enough to creating carnage that you drove off your 6-month-old daughter with a relative under false pretense. it seems hard for anybody to get their arms around. >> you're exactly right. that's what makes this case so hard for law enforcement officials. because it doesn't make sense. the profile of these two individualal is soifferent from so many that have been radicalized so you start to think there's some other motivation there. the same time you have conflicting indicators like the explosives devices. that mix is not only hard to under after the fact kts it also
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people to detect these sorts of terrorist or workplace violence events before the event. >> isn't the woman the key here, michael? if you're analyzing these facts what woman leaves a 6-month-old baby to go help you rectify your workplace grievance? >> i can't begin to understand what is going on in her mind but it's extremely rare in terrorist circles and radicalization to see two individuals who are married go out and do this together. we've seen examples of black widows, women becoming radicalized when their husbands are killed. but to go out there and do this together is an outliar. think that's what left many in the counterterrorism community very, very concerned but still scratching their head. >> and that something happened at this holiday party -- isn't it more likely he went to that
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where the entrances were and the exits were, see i there was $% visible security, find out where that room was in proximity to the parking lot so they could get out of there? >> i think there's absolutely no doubt that there was significant planning before the fact. there's no way that you gather these weapons, that you have this coordinated plan with the wife, that you have this improviced explosive device you bring in with a remote control all of that indicates a degree of planning and destruction of the social media indicates a degree of plan. that point, again, towards long term thought about this. it was very well hidden and the real potential for radicalization. >> michael as always thanks very much. >> to hear the investigators say theyave a whole section of their house dedicated to bomb making. >> why do you wipe your computer, what are you trying to erase emails and contacts. >> those are questions that investigators are looking at. front and center this whole
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it's intensifying an already heated debate among candidates and voters over t%rrorism and gun control. hallie jackson is following that piece of the story for us. >> reporter: as this conversation happens particularly about national security, manyf the presidential candidates are not hesitating to call this shooting terrorism. part of the political fallout after san bernardino. >> it's becoming clearer that we are dealing with an act of terrorism. >> reporter: for hick a rare consensus with some republican rivals with more and more information coming out about the san bernardino shooter. for some t t rhetoric rising. >> it seems every time there's a tragedy my poll numbers go up. they want strength. we have weak people. we have ineffective people. >> radical islamic terrorism and i'll tell you what. we have a president that refuses to use the term. he refuses to say it.
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him that we don't know about. >> reporter: donald trump far from the only republican making an early link to islam and terror. >> all of us are deeply concerned that this is another manifestation of terrorism. radical islamic terrorism here at home. >> we need to come to grips with the idea that we are in the midst of the next world war. >> reporter: as gop candidates talk terrorism. >> i'm convinced it was a terroristt attack.. >> reporter: democrats demand more gun control. >> we can't go on with losing the 90 people a day to gun violence. >> reporter: republicans pouncing. >> you think shooting in california is about gun control? then you don't understand what's going on in the world. >> reporter: graham's comments coming at a forum of jewish constituents. trump the front-runner booed for his response to whether jerusalem should be the capital
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>> i want to wait until i immediate with b.b. i'm leaving for israel in a very short time. >> reporter: ben carson again seemed to struggle on foreign policy raising eyebrows with his mispronunciation of the extremist group hamas. >> the slit is fatahah and hamas. they operate in a constant state of conflict. >> reporter: carson eventually corrected himself. foreign policy and national security increasingly important topics now in this presidential race. while the shooting has pushed gun control into the spotlight many republicans are doubling down on their positions on the campaign trail. ted cruz, for example will go forward with second amendment event at a gun range today in iowa. we have a story that was breaking overnight. 16 people were killed, several others injured during a fire bomb attack on a nightclub in cairo. police are still lking for two
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>> this happened during a a dispute between the nice club staff and the men after denied entrance. they threw molotov cocktails into the club. sad news from the mus sct weiland from stone temple pilot died at age 48. >> a lot of people remember that voice. he died in his sleep in minnesota. he was on touou with his new band. the cause of death has not been determined. he rose to fame in the '90s with a pair of hit albums with the stone temple lots. he long suffered from stauns abuse issues. he's survived by his wife and two children from a previous marriage. >> a major shift when it comes to women in combat announced by the pentagon on thursday. defense secretary ash carter has ordered the military to open all combat jobs to women.
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7:30 on this friday morning. look at that prerey tree. folks gathering on the corner of rockefeller plaza. good morning to you. >> i always say we should take adadntage of the rink and we never do. >> you have never -- >> maybe i say it privately. imf not sure, but i look down, and i think -- i think it looks good. anyway, inside studio 1a. >> we should go carolling. >> you know what? we were hoping you should put skates on. >> let's go to the moon! >> i don't know where that came from. >> i don't either. >> anyway, let's turn the corner and take a look at some of the stories m ming headlines. a new national poll by cnn and the presidential race finds donald trump increasing his lead among likely republican voters, up to 36%.
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a full 20 points behind at 16%, followed by ben carson and marco rubio. >> the new chain restaurants putting labels next to high-salt items going to court. the restaurant association is suing saying it can mislead customers and that the city oversteps its authority. thousands of people attended a candlelight vigil in san bernardino to remember the 14 victims and it ended with the reading of the names of the victims and the singing of "god bless america "." >> police are trying to learn as much as they can about the couple that carried out this attack. stephanie gosk is live. good morning.g. >> repororr: law enforcement has reopened the street and they've boarded up the windows here. they were at this house for over 24 hours. fbi agents going in and out, but we still don't know much about
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we still don't even have a photo of tashfeen malik, the wife that syed farook met online. syed farook and his wife tashfeen malik died in a bullet-riddled suv in a blaze of gun fire, but this morning authorities are interested in how they lived. >> a very normal rson. >e was just a colleague. >> i've never seen them. >> to many, a quiet, unassuming young couple with a 6-month-old baby living on a a tree-lined street. born in chicago and a graduate of cal-state, farook worked as a county health inspector working andaking more than $71,000 a year. colleagues say he stayed to himself. >> i pretty much had to initiate any verbal conversations. >> i had never seen him disisree with anybody. >> five years ago, farook was a young man looking for love through online dating sites like
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himself as a sunni family living in the usa under acceptable nationality, he wrote any. he was looking foror girl who has the same outlook who wears a hijab. he found pakistani-born, tashfeen malik. they got married at the grand mosque in mecca. returning home they held a reception at the islamic center at riverside. >> we knew he met a very calm, decent, peaceful person. >> they signed upntarget's baby registry, opting for diapers, car seat and bath soap. tashfeen was mystery. >> did he describe her at all, what she was like? >> i only saw her twice in my life and she was all covered with the veil so i couldn't describe how@she looked. >> overnight farook's brother-in-law described them a a a a ppy couple to lester holt. >> did they seem good for each other? >> yeah.
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they were close to each other. they were always together. >> leaving the question why on wednesday morning they would drop off their daughter at his mother's house and according to authorities gon a murder spree killing 14 people and wounding 21. >> what would make someone who had what seems to be a happy life, happy marriage, good job, what wouldake that persrs snap?? >> the state department says that tashfeen malik was given something calleded a k-1 or fiance visa. now they are called to reevaluate how those visas are given out. like all the applicants she would have undergone an extensive terrorism screening. back to you. identified. 12 of the 14 worked for the county along with syed natalie is here with that story. >> it's starting to heal, the pain felt by the victims'
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fact that many of them knew and worked with one of t t shooters. >> late thursday, candlelights of hope for the community of san bernardino. arland is thee husband of bennetta bet-badal, one of 14 people killed in thehooting rampage. bennetta, a christian, born in muslim iran had fled to amemeca at the age of 18 to escape islamic extremism. >> she came to have a better life, better education and everything else and unfortunately it was taken away from her. >> reporter: her death wednesday a bitter irony. >> from the day i met her until the last day, she was an angel. she leaves behindhildren ages 10, 12 and 15. daniel kaufman ran the coffee shop at building three. this was the moment his partner of three years ryan reyes found out. so many families doing their best t t cope. yvette velasco was an intelligent, motivated and
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full of life and loved by all who knew her. the family of robert adams, o o beloved robert will not be coming home to us. he was a loving son, brother, husband and daddy to savannah. so many names. michael wetzel, age 37, a health inspector and father of six. damian meins, 58, a recent employee at san bernardino county who coached p.e.e. and played santa in his spare time. shannon johnson, aurora godoy, sierra clayborn, tin nguyen, isaac amanios, ju espinoza. her husband nicholas worked with ed. >> i feel he was murdered and i know he's in a better place, and i've got my faith which is keeping me strong. >> 21 others were wounded. for those families, the trauma is twinged with a sense of relief.
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that the other families got. i'm so fortunate. >> lisa stephens' 22-year-old daughter jennifer was shoho in the stomach, b b her recovery will be more than just physical. >> she keeps saying i've never seen a gun before. i've never heard a gun. >> a county employee was shot five times. >> it's the initial phone call that your son calls you and tells you h loves you and not knowing if he's going to make it. that's the emotional shock. >> 14 dead, 21 wounded trying to make sense of what's next. >> san bernardino, we may be down, but we're not out. god bless san bernardino. >> just so sad and we are just seeing and hearing these names week after ek, it seems and yet anotherer sensesess tragedy. >> that's a piece we wanted to do for the past two days, but obviously they waited to release the names of the victim, but we spent so much time talking about the killers and not enough time
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. the federal reserve is signalling later this month for the first time in nearly a decade it is likely to raise interest rates. worry among investors contributed to a down day on thursday. dow closed down 250 points. what should we be doing right now ahead of a hike? jim cramer is host of cnbc's "mad money." first we heard this before. the fed has been threatening to raise interest rates and do you think it's real >> this time we have decent job growth and worried about inflation in 2016. >> a a few thing you can do right now? number one you say lock in the mortgage if you got one of those floating rates. it. do. >> so it's more expensive to have a 30 year fixed but you think in this case worth doing. >> more expensive but think about dowow theroad.
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probably the first thing we see affected car loan. if you're in the market to buy a car, do it now. >> as soon ashey raise the rates this goes up. >> the next one credit card rates. again, you say refinanc how do you that if i'm holding a store credit card or bank credit caca >>ou got pay it down. this is under the reckless category. this can go high. not significantly like car loans. but don't take a chance. >> pay it off if you can. if you c c't -- >> try and get a home equity loan. they won't want to give it to you. >> not all bad news because you're making me depressed. the savings can grow. the one plus side of an interest rate going higher. >> people have been taking risks to get more interest. you'll get a chance. don't m me immediatelel you n nd a couple of hikes before you get a good bargain on
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atv safety in recent years -- this is a simulator they use to show how dangerous they can be. researchers say the vehicles are not deegned to be used on roads and 35-percent of injuries happen on roadways the petition to allow them on roads is in louisa county. now, let's go to eileen with a look at weather. fog this morning will burn off to sunny skies today. a few showers may track through saturday night into sunday (verlittle accumulation expected), otherwise we stay dry we'll be back in 30 minutes, be sure to check kwwl dot com for the
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>> 8:00 on "today." coming up how to avoid the holiday weight gain. the secrets to indulging in your favorite foods and drinks without packing on the pounds. plus, texting and walking, the modern phenomenon that has safety experts worried. do you do it? and halftime head liners, details os coldplay makes the cut to the 2016 super bowl. today friday, december 4, 2015. >> we got married yesterday! >> we love oday".." >> from fresno, california. good morning, texas and montana.
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>> 26th birthday. 8:00 now on a friday morning, fourth day of december, 2015. if there's a prettier view o rockefeller center then this one i'm nototure where it is. we're here in the -- i don't mean because we're here. we're here in the channel gardens with the beautiful tree behind us lit the other night. a quick moment to aal, you and natalie and willie did a great job. we couldn't be there because what a beautiful tree it is. >> it's gorgeous. i got to tell you it wbs lit at the right moment. we needed that tree. >> no question. >> gets you in the christmas spirit. >> the ultimate compliment. >> surrounded by trees. >> you know what's in front of the tree? skating rink. >> yes. >> grab fruit cake and let's go. >> let's head in to natalie and a check of the top stories. >> good morning again. there is growing evidence this
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the mass shooting in california had been influenced by jihadist sympathizeze. nbc's miguel almaguer is in san bernadino with the latest on the investigation and a community in mourning. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. families waking up with broken heartsourning the loss of loved ones, others lucky their relatives escaped. this as police work around the clock looking for a motive trying to figure out the answer to one question -- why? for the first time police releasing pictures of the arsenal used in wednesday as shooting the high powered asought rifle, handguns, ammunition that killed 14 and wounded 21. 1600 rounds of bullets discovered insight the vehicle where -year-old syed farook and his wifewere. >> there was the smell of
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>> reporter: mike madden waited for a team before entering. >> there were people obviously injured and obviously in great amounts of papa. and that was evident in the mowns and the wails. >> re shied it as pure chaos. >> it was unspokable the carnage we were seeing, the number of people injured, and unfortunately already dead. >> reporwer: overnight a community prayed for the survivors and mourneded for the victims. this morning the 14 who died now identified. the names and faces giving new meaning and new sadness to the numbers. the attack investigators say it was calculated. the married couple dropped off their 6-month-old little girl before the rampage, represented their suv days before the attack.. 12 explosive devices, tools to build ied's all discovered by a bomb squad inside the family home. >> the evidence will lead us to the facts.
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takes us. >> reporter: officials say they found indications that farook was communicating with people who showed interest in radical jijid. lester holt sat dowow with farook's brother-in-law. >> he was a good religious person. just like a normal anybody would be. but nothing, nothing that i can see that he could do that. >> nothing that would fit the term radicalized as we heard? >> no. not that i can thinin not that person i know. he was not radical. >> reporter: the fbi says their investigation could take months. they may not have a motive for somemetime. talie. >> miguel, thank you. i spoke this morning with ryan reyes whose partner of almost three years daniel kaufman was killed. ryan said heas firsted to believe that daniel because wounded but alive, and he didn't learn the truth until thursday morning nearly a full day later.
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having all of that hope just to have it taken away within a few short hours. >> daniel kaufman worked at the coffee shop in the regional center training developmentally disabled clients for jobs in the outside world. >> one day after wednesday's tragedy, the senate voted on thursday against expanding background checks for private gun sales. the measure would have required checks for gun purchases made online and at gun shows. it was attached to a larger spending bill. the same proposal was rejected in the aftermath of the 2012 sandy hook school shooting. earlier thursday, the senate rejected a move to bar people on the government's no flyly list from buying gunnings. a new cnn poll shows donald trump with a massive lead over his republican rivals in the race for the white house, among republicans and gop leaning independents trump holds a 20-point edge over senator ted cruz.
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marco rubibi and jeb bush. some dramatic video emerged showing the rescue of an iraqi baby and two other refugees from a boat that was sinking off the coast of greece. the operation s sday was the first sea venture between greenpeace and doctors without borders. everyone was able to make it to land safely to be reunited with famimi and friends. >> america's first family flipped the switch to light the national christmas tree. >> four, three, two, one. >> the ceremony was held in presidents park across the street from the white house. and miss piggy joined michelle ama to read t'was the night before christmas. the tradition was started by president coolidge in 1923. pretty tree but we've got a pretty tree. >> not competitive at the holidays. >> putting it out there. >> thank you.
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lot of time this morning talking about a mass shooting. and as i said unfortunately, this week is not unique. >> talked a lot about this among ourselves as parents how d/ you talk to kids about what's going on.. sheinelle jones has been thinking about that. good morning. >> good morning. it's become nearly impossible to shield our children from these violent episodes, many schools now have lockdown drills on a regular basis. we went to the experts to find out the right way to sus skus it all with your family. >> breaking news now. police are responding to a possible act of shooting situation. >> colorado springs police officers have been shot. their condition we do not know at this pot. >> over 000 people gathered last night to remember the victims of thursday's school shooting. >> another shooting in america. another community shattered. >> when bad guys try to come in we go in one specific spopo in our classroom, my teacher close
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>> now, kids are learning about lockdowns in case somebody comes in with a gun. and thatts s sry to me. >> these unthinkable acts, relayed to the world through terrifying images, creating a ripple of fear. >> makes you think that when you are some place is the person next to you safe? or are they going to hurt you. there are kids who are able to get weapons into schools, they have metal detectors. if you're in a shopping mall they don't have metal detectors when you walk in. you can't be assured that you are definitely safe. >> and when the stuff of childhood nightres becomes all too real, how do you comomrt your kids? >> it makes me think about how people can be mean and hurt people around the world. >> why are they doing it? it's not right and -- they just shouldn't do it. >> we have to think about the age, the timing, and what the questions the kids are asking before we put it all out there. >> if your kids are younger than
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too young to discuss it. >> my brother tells me about it. he talks about shooting, killing, hurting. he tells me all of that stuff. all the time. >> but when kids are old enough to ask, theyeyre ready for a conversation. keep your answers simple. >> the key here is really be mindful to not overtalk bause you might give too much information which scares your kids s sfollow their leadad take their questions. >> with teens make sure they have all of the facts go on line to discuss what they see on social media, the most common concern among parents -- >>ow do i make sure my kids feel safe every day. that's my biggest concern. i don't want my kids to live now in fear. i don't want my kids to go to school and wonder if somebody's going to come in with a gun. >> you may need to be the person that says hey, you're going to hear this is happening. know wear doing our best to keep you safe. >> as hard as it may seem
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don't be afraid to admit you're scared too. >> i don't think you should keep your children isolated because of eventually they will find out about these things and it will make them more sad about hearing them. if they are already exposed to like these things happening, then they can kind of cope with it more. >> it's clear an important take away this morning, if your kids have questions, you can't just blow it off. you have to address their concerns. and it's interesting, obviously 3-year-old twins and a 6-year-old my son's school sent out a memo after the paris attacks how to talk to your kids. they talked about paris and here we go again. 's a tough time. >> i think you made good point. if you think your kids don't know about it, yours are maybe a little young, ours are older. if one of their friends hear they all hear about it. >> important to address and talk about it. as the experts said. >> sheinelle, thank you so much. coming up next, getting in the
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actually going to start us off with a debate over holiday decorations. >> this caught my eye because i think we all tend to strtrg our lighgh on the tree the same way. you coil them around this way. listen to what one design expert told today.com. look at is. hehe suggests that what you should do is hang them vertically, not horizontally. you spart at the top, obviously not with the end that has a plug. okay. and you weave them into the tree. that way the light -- go ahead. >> that's the end with the plug. >> i know. this is what -- >> eggnog. >> so you just go like this, i guess. does t ts look right? >> you have to stick it into the branches better. >> what's the difference if you are only seeing the lit bulbs? >> you do it horizontally the light gets stuffedn there, too much.
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>> i stuff the lights in on purpose to hide the cord. >> do that starting at the top and work down. >> listen. >> also i like when you push the lights in a little because it gives depth to the tree. >> you know what, take it up with francesca. you see t t lights more brightly when they are more to the surface like that. >> this is easier. usually you are like -- >> exactly. >> when i lit the rockefeller tree the other night i just went around. >> like that? >> up and down. >> what do you think? i kind of like that. >> looks nice. >> i like that you're bigger than the tree. >> it's no tinsel. >> all right. >> there's one debate. i think we can agree on this. texting and walking, it's a bad idea.
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majojoty said they call it both annoying and a serious issue. check this out. 74% said actually other people engage in distracted walking, 29% owned up to it themselves saying they, yes, do it, savannah. and something doesn't add up. the numbers don't work. >> it's funny. people are saying yeah, w we does it except not me. 100%. >> i do. yes. >> you walk in a public place and xt? >> i have. i don't make a habit of it. >> i have almost walked into the columns at rockefeller center. >> i did once and it was a disaster. >> i'm using my microphone a lot more recently. >> voice mo. >> they have that technology down pretty good. >> you got to keep your e-mails -- >> meet you for a drink in two hours from now. >> here's a questionon you think you guys were thinner when you were single? >> no. >> yes. >> okay.
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outlier, al. most of the research suggests that people who live alone tend to be thinner and people married or lived together male or female had a higher body mass index. one theory is couples who live together are heavier because they are more likely to share meals, drink together. >> new science? >> fresh out of the presses.s. the science box. >> i got it while i was texting. >> reminds me of something mike said once. i said when we get married can we let it gond get fat? he said why wait? >> finally we have this. a winner in the battlech the sexes when it comes to this. who is better at assembling ikea furniture. >> women. we read the directions. those are hard. >> a few years ago ikea president said women because they take time to read the instructions. so some scientists decided to
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they are scientists and decided to fact check this. the conclusion, women do read the instructions more. but, men are better at actually assembling the furniture. >> all right. >> the small study of two people, a guy and a girl, guys were faster and more accurate and ended up with fewer leftover parts at the end. >> brute force. >>kea instructions, it starts everything unassembled, thenn it's half together, then it's together. a lot of arrows. >> and that one wrench thing. >> enjoys the ikea building process. e likes to do. unbelievable. she does. >> she likes assembling. >> i love figuring out things like that too. >> legos. now the big time headlining the super bowl halftime show. sophia's beef with ellen. >> first up is coldplay..
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album, it was announced they are going to headlining super bowl halftime show in february. the show sponsor r reased this video showing coldplay already preparing for the big gig, they do have critics out there but the front man says the band is quote excited and honored and thrilled. >> huge fan. i'm excited. >> i agree. sophia va gar ro back with her new husband, sophia shared photos. one fan who couldn't make it, ellisten. she did not let her off the hook. >> i'm story i couldn't make the wedding. >> you'r'r not reallll sorry. >> i knowledge. >> why didn't you make more effort to go. it's not like they are holding up the production for you for one day. >> t ty can't hold -- i have to do a show every day. if you had it in town but it was in florida. >> we would have gone if you
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why did you have it -- >> bring you your gift back. >> why didn't you? people had gift bags? >> yeah. the people that went. >> she gave ellen's gift bag to someone in her house. >> wowo > finallll it is the matchup of the year. he took 50 of the biggest songs from adele to drake's hotline, blended them together. 's viral.
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>>' are all layered in there. all together. >> i love it. >> very cool. >> united states of pop. it's viral. your kids are going to like it. >> we did that all here. now you can do this in four minutes. that's your pop stars. >> thank you. >> now mr. roker with a check of the weather. >> you ready to warm up? okay then. let's do it. okay. el nino one of the benefits if you will is we are not going to look at anything all that chilly. take a look. increasing heat, this big area of high pressure dominating so frfray, 15 d drees above normal in fargo, chicago 5 degrees above normal.
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saturday it's warm, boston at 51, 52 cleveland. minneapolis up to 42, nashville, 60 degrees. and on sunday the heat continues, this goes right into monday. that's what's going onof the sun, but clouds return tomorrow afternoon as a few showers may track through tomorrow night and sunday morning. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will show some areas with fog, some not as mucc this morning. the fog has dropped to 1 mile in some areas this morning, while in others, it is not as bad. temperatures are cooler this morning... mostly in the 20s, but still mainly above average. even to the west, where sheldd was below zero yesterday morning! winds are light this morning and will be light today, but will pick up more tonight and tomorrow over the area. we keep mainly clear skies this morning to help burn off that fog and the next system issstill saturday and may squeeze out a and that's your latest weather. >> announcer: meals and deals on "today" is brought to you by walmart. stop by a store or visit us at
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every day. >> welllguy,he holidays are a great time to gather with friends and family, and definitely eat. share good food. it's even better when you can make your meals on a budget. so we asked for your favorites. let's go through a couple of them. sharon writing, prime rib roast for christmas day. we do that. mark tweeting myy wife makes a good seven layer salad. it's a family favorite. to find out how to save money on delicious dishes like these and many more check out our 30 days of meals and deals, head to todayshow.com/food. >> carson, thank you. comi up amanda p pe is herer with an interesting take on the holiday. we'll talk to her.
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weather.an update now on a few stories we've been ollowing veryclosely this morning. the tactical unit is called o ot after a robbery in waterloo. it happened in the area of mulberry and linden. a teenager said she was robbed. during their invesrtigation, officers learned the suspects s might be in a nearby y ome.
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unit -- two people are in custody but their names have not been released. a separate case not far away - a one of the victims was injured -- officers say the injuries are minor. they tell us they have suspects in custody. however -- their names have not been released. look at weather. fog this morning will burn off to sunny skies today. a few showers may track expected), otherwise we stay dry through thursday. highs will be in the mid to upper 40s and lows in the upper 20s to w 30s. we'll be back in 30 minutes, be sure to check kwwl dot com for the latest news you're watching k- w-w-l, we've got you covered.
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8:30 on a friday morning, december 4th, 2015. check it out. our toyoy drive rolls on and we have a band of merry makers collecting donations. getting in the holiday spirit. by the way they will be back i i our next hour to perform some special holiday music. they are what you call a super group. all kind of musicians gettingng together to make some beautiful holiday music. >> making a lot of people happy on the plaza. you know what else is happy on the plaza this morning?
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>> big morning for packers. >> keys to getting happy and staying healthy in the holiday season. 000 indulge without packing on too many pounds. >> plus actress, mom and author, amanda peet is here. we'll chat about her new children's book for the holiday season. >> can we do a little house keeping, little hometown house keeping? congratulations to our senior vice president a executive in charge of "today," and his lovely wife alison welcome in a new baby boy to their family. seven pounds, two ounces,. >> our congraralations. adorable. >> why don't you call imelhim el nino. >> put it in the suggestion box. let's get a check of the weather.
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the weekend outlook here we go. two third of the count going to be spectatalar. wet weather dowow i i florida. rip currents there. heavy rain and snow in the pacific northwest. sunday, sunday, sunday, we are looking for more wet weather making its way into the pacific northwest down to the central california. more rain in florida. rest of the country looking pretty spectacular. that'sreturn tomorrow afternoon as a few showers may track through tomorrow night and sunday morning. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will show some areas with fog, some not as much this morning. the fog haha dropped to 1 mile in some areas this morning, while in others, it is not as bad. temperatures are cooler this morning... mostly in the 20s, but still mainly above average. even to the west, where sheldon was s elow morning and will be light today, but will pick up more tonight and tomorrow over the area. we keep mainly clear skies this morning to help burn off that fog and the next system is we're getting ready for the
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got a big crowd. you know what that means for the weekend. it's t te for the best night of the weekend, sunday night, sunday "football night in america." that's right. we got a good one coming up, oh, yeah. we'll be at heinz field. that's right we got the colts taking on the steelers. it's going to be clear. it's going to be cold. and a temperature of 44 as you get ready for sunday night "football night in america"! now let's go back in to savannah. >> all right, al thank you so much. now to our ongoing series "today's" hassle free holiday season. eating season is upon us. it's food and drinks galore. we have some exciting tips to help us get through without putting on massive poundage. good mornin >> good morning. that's what it's all about. not putting o o a lot of weight this season.
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tips in a minute. a lot of us think about holidays i'll gain five pounds, ten pounds. >> most people actually only gain about one pound. however, we can bring out our new year's noise makers just yet because the problem is that people end up losing that. if you don't gain any other weight but you gain that one pound every holiday season that's ten pounds in a decade and that's a big problem. >> it adds up. >> we see all this wine out here. you're going to tell me we shouldn't drink this much. >> if you're a moderate wine drinker which for a woman is seven drinks a week. that's a lot for a lot of people. if during the holiday season each week those four weeks of the holidays you up that by about four drinks that's going to be 1600 extra calories. that's going to add to that extra pound. >> okay. >> so my tip here is plan the night.
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don't go for that extra drink. start the night with a glass of water or selzer. >> selzer i find helps. >> in a stem blas makes it feel festive. >> this looks like a vegetablbl >> so the side appetizers what i want people to do this holiday season is boycott. because four of thesepinach cheese things will be 260 calories. you go for some crudet. >> you got to give me something better than celery. >> i'll give you some shrimp. if you just do this one thing throughout the holiday season, just one thing, you'll have some indulgences. avoid that one pounding weight
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the veggies will fill you up. >> make a bee line for the pigs in the blanket. >> 290 calories for those. leaner choice of protein is 124 calories. if you are truly hungry during that appetizer time, lean protein will satisfy you. again these fit right into that fried appetizer category we're going boycott. >> and have a little bite of something at home before you go to the party. >> i recommend that. i say ruin your appetite at home. with turkey or hard boiled egg. >> all vegetables are not created equal. >> again go for the cleanest opening. when you sit down for that big meal people feel i'm filling my plate with vegetables but they are loaded with sugar and fat.
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versus the sauted spinach at 90 calories. >> cream is not your friend. >> i'm about indulge. you want dessert. choose them wisely. the pumpkin pie will be better at 270 calories versus the nut. i like nuts in general. not in pie about 490 calories. >> this is about setting yourself up for success. >> have you safe comfort foods. when it's 3:00 a.m. and stressed out wrapping gifts. have a safe comfort food something like a nut butter with an apple. you know that's your safe comfort food or something more savory portioned out pieces of cheese. >> leftovers. >> you want to gift them to your guest. get rid of them or use them in a fun way. make something like a healthy
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load up whatever extra veggies you have. >> okay. you say work out. that's good. morning work outs are better. >> because actually research even shows you're less tempted by decadent foods. you feel good. you're more motivated to stay on the straight and narrow. >> why do you have this dress. >> when you wear something form fitting and feel fabulous you're less likely again to dive head first into any decadent treats. >> thank you so much. if you want more tips head
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coming up next amanda peet. 8:40. we're back with one of our favorite people, amanda peet.
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she's written a new children's book, called "dear santa, love rachel rosenstein." >> it's so beautiful i can't believe it. >> took them forever to put up the tree. >> oh, tree. don't worry about it. when i wrote it i didn't think it would work. >> yeah. the tree didn't occur to me. >> you're jewish, you grew up celebrating which holiday >> i did hanukkah and christmas. >> why both? >> i had a very secular upbringing and my parents thought why not. but when i got married and had children we decided to dispense with christmas and my kids started asking me questions about why can't we have a tree, why can't we have santa. so my co-author and i decided to write a book to deal with our feelings and their feelings about it.
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a children's book so it's good it resonates with kids. but also parents. we do have to make these additions all the time and there's pressure when your kids come home. if you want to celebrate one or the other they say well why can't we do that. tell me with rachel. >> i was truly flummoxed. i didn't know what to say when they asked me. we tried to write a book how wonderful hanukkah is over christmas. >> which is better >> we wanted to beef up hanukkah. a competitive children's book. little insight into my personality. so rachel, we decided to talk about the feeling of being left out and the holidays are sorrow man tick and so pretty and all the lights every where. so she just feels left out. >> she not only wants santa to come visit her she wants the whole holiday to come visit her. >> she does. she doesn't get that.
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it's a good time, it's an age for kids to realize there are other cultures, other people celebrating other things and we definitely wanted to bring that in. the great thing about our book is part of our proceeds are going to feed the peace which is a nonprofit organization, it's a camp in maine where they incorporate israeli and palestinian teachers together at camp. >> since it's a children's book and not a thriller, we can kind of give the ending a little bit. how does rachel figure it out at the end >> her mom says sometimes we thoof accept what is and she goes a chinese restaurant which a lot of us do, that's where we are on christmas. she runs into a lot of her classmates from school who she runs into -- >> of different faiths. >> and a bunch of other children who are also not celebrating christmas. >> you got a great resume. is this now the writing bug. has it bitten you?
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i wanted to write the story. my co-author wanted to. i hope we'll do more. we'll see. >> i want to mention you're married to david and david is the, call him show runner? "game of thrones." >> yes. >> which is hugely popular. next year you two combine for another children's book, a very "game of thrones" christmas. >> there will be a lot of beheadings. >> we don't want that. >> i don't think it would be a good holiday fare. >> you still travel a lot for that show. >> we live in belfast for part of the year and we love it there and it's been, a very great thing obviously. >> always good to have you here. the book is called "dear santa, love rachel rosenstein. >> coming up a set of twins with a special bond on and off the
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nbc. we're back at 8:47. our ongoing series with the nfl together we make football. >> good morning. over the course of the season we asked for stories from you our viewers and you delivered. this week first of our five finalists vying for a trip to super bowl 50. they are twins from the suburbs of washington, d.c. whose close bond extends to the football field and out into their community. >> we have twins. >> they can't believe it. >> there's a bond that i don't think you can understand unless you're a twin. >> the twins have been there for each other since day one when they were born three months
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sharif weighed one pound. >> he's bean miracle for a child who was never supposed to walk, talk and didn't know how long he's going to live, he had tourette syndrome and autism. >> i get nervous, anxious. >> it's okay. >> seeing his brother play the game he loves, sharif asked to join him on the field. >> you want to play with me. >> you got nobody to play with, i can make it easier for you. >> he felt sad when i was out on the field. >> our objective as a coaching staff not to make him feel like he was an austeritytistic kid playing football.
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panther. >> this is special. makes everybody happy. wasn't supposed to be here but he's here. >> at each game the first play after halftime is designed just for sharif. >> go, sharif. >> malakai would step on the quarterback. the opposing team would let their players know, don't tackle number 6. >> all right. all right. >> they said he wouldn't be able to do that. they said he wouldn't be able to do it. >> every team all throughout the year everyone said okay we'll
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family but extends out to the entire league. >> there was one more special moment for the williams family. >> oh, my god. >> oh, my god. >> good, how's it going. >> congratulations you guys are finalists to go to super bowl 50. >> oh, my god are you serious? >> you guys go. >> let's see what you got guys. good job, pal. >> to actually see the boys. >> you're big. >> this is something that you'll never forget. >> oh, my gosh.
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>> malakai's parents said he had to grow up field. but on field he feels like any other kid. that's our first finalist. the bar has been set pretty high. we have four more weeks of incredible stories all again to win the trip of a hive time super bowl 50 in california bay area. >> so great. what a great team and great coach. >> all the other teams in the league. so spectacular. >> thank you. by the way watch the pittsburgh steelers host the first place indianapolis/colts on sunday night football right here on nbc. >> we'll be back in a moment with "today" on nbc. it's been her fight for twenty years. something is wrong with our healthcare system and it needs to be fixed. then, it was about health reform and getting eight million kids covered.
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>> we're back with today's birthday wishes with willard scott. >> okay, new york, thank you very much. we've got good ones. thelma is 101 from westland, mississippi. she likes flowers. twins, once a year on the show, that's pretty good. they are 100 years old today. corinne and lorrine.
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bill greg, that's a great name. from wilmington, delaware. loves trains and ships. a good town tor that. wish you happy 100th birthday. humes flynn, 100 years old today. we wish him a happy birthday. he loves to go to barbados. i think they make rum there. we've had fun down here. we shouldn't have all of the fun. new york's going to have fun. back to new york. >> thank you. we appreciate it. what have you got coming up? we hear you are joining us ice skating on the rink. >> are you going? is >> no, but we can. if you'll get in, a blaze of glory. >> skates all the time. >> never know. >> we have a great live performance from the band of merry makers.
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>> your local news. >> there are times words can't capture a moment so you stand back. take it all in. listen. let the story speak for itself. in paris, so many tributes, so many messages.
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new this morning: a solid jobs report. which means the federal reserve could raise interest rates. the u-s added 211 thousand jobs last month -- thanks to construction and retail. the unemployment rate holds at five percent. the report is the latest sign consumer spending is steady. a well known singer -- scheduled to play in eastern iowa this weekend -- has died. scott weiland -- the former lead for he and his band -- the wildabouts -- were touring. they were scheduled to perform at spicoli's in waterloo tomorrow. weiland was 48 years old. now, let's go to eileen with a look at weather. saturday night into sunday (very little accumulation expected), otherwise we stay dry through thursday. highs will be in the mid to upper 40s and lows in the upper 20s to low 30s. the latest news you're watching k- w-w-l, we've
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take one on one with joe jonas. find out how the pop star the giving back for thoilsd. a revealing new memoir by the queen of all media, oprah. the big super bowl announcement that has a lot of people talk underground today. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc today this is today's take. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to today on a friday morning in new york city. a nice big crowd getting ready for the weekend. it's friday, december 4th, 2015 inside studio 1a i'm willie along with willie, al and tamron. our focus is on san bernardino. we're getting new information, new details and new accounts. let's begin with the brother-in-law of syed rizwan farook. he has now spoken out.
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khan and he says he has no idea what led to the massacre. he doesn't understand how the couple could leave behind a 6-month-old daughter. >> you left your 6-month-old life. some people cannot have kids. god give you a gift of a daughter. and you left that kid behind. what did you achieve? i don't know what message they would learn. >> are you angry at your brother-in-law for doing this? >> yeah. absolutely. very angry. very upset and angry. >> and for leaving his daughter? >> yeah. it hurts me every few hours that makes me angry that what de. >> we talked about that yesterday, anyone who could leave behind a 6-month-old daughter knowing that was the end that they were probably going to die that day or go jail for the rest of their lives that's something terrible in mind had they leave that child behind. one of the first responders to
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bernardino police lieutenant mike madden on his way to lunch when he was alerted by dispatch of the situation at inland regional center. he describes what unfolded as unspeakable. >> we entered, there was fresh gun powder and the smell of gun powder in the air. there were people who were obviously injured and obviously in great amounts of pain and that was evident in the moments and wails we were hearing in the room. it was unspeakable. the carnage that we were seeing. the number of people who were injured and, unfortunately, already dead. >> you talk about the chaos you first encounter sprinkler system had gone off. the room was filling with water. alarms going off. smell of gun powder. he had to make the agonizing decision to walk past the wounded who we knew needed help because he had to find the shooter and stop the carnage. >> just so horrific and he was very emotional during that news
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>> obviously, when we talk about these tragedies all too often you start to hear about the shooter and you start hearing about what could have possibly bean motive. but so much of the time we want to focus on the victims and that's really where the focus should be and we are now learning more about the 14 victims of this tragic shooting. friends and colleagues gathering at what was a holiday party a reason to celebrate and their ages range from 26 years old to 60 years old. one had just had a child, just 20 months old. one was a father of six. another was planning her wedding. and another person was already married to her high school sweetheart. so many stories of lives lost. >> late thursday candlelight of hope for the community of san bernardino. arlan is the husband of benita one of 14 people killed in wednesday's shooting rampage. she was a christian born in
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the age of 18 to escape islamic extremism. >> she came to have a better life and everything else. unfortunately it was taken away from her. >> her death wednesday a bitter irony. >> from day one i met her until the last day -- >> she leaves behind children ages 10, 12 and 15. daniel kaufman ran the coffee shop in building three at inland regional. this was the moment his partner of three years ryan reyez found out. so many families doing their best to cope. beth was an intelligent, motivated and beautiful young woman who was full of life and loved by all who knew her. the family of robert adams our beloved robert will not be coming the home us. and he was loving son, brother, husband and daddy to savannah. so many names, michael, age 37. a health inspector and father of six. damien, 58 a recent employee at
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coached p.e. and played santa in his spare time. shannon johnson, aurora, tin nguyen. >> i feel he was martyred and i just know he's in a better place and my faith is keeping me strong. >> 21 others were wounded. >> i didn't get that phone call that those other families got. i feel so fortunate. >> lisa stevens 22-year-old daughter jennifer was shot in the stomach but her recovery will be more than just physical. >> she just keeps saying i never seen a gun before, i didn't hear a gun. >> carlos ortiz's son was shot five times. >> initial phone call you get
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he loves you and not knowing he will make it. >> 14 dead, 21 wounded and countless victims trying to make sense of what's next. >> san bernardino, we may be down but we're not out. god bless san bernardino. >> so painful because we are hearing these stories all too often these days. and stories of, you know, young people, older people, lives cut at such a, you know, such a tragic way. >> of course, it's horrible at any time of year but at a holiday party. this is the time of year when we're supposed to be celebrating joy and we're not. so i want to make a little transition here and i think this will hopefully give you a little more spirit. there was a santa visiting kids at a mall in charlotte, north carolina. he comes across one little boy, braden who has autism. great program, they shut down the mall and allow kids with
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might be overwhelmed otherwise to come in. so his parents couldn't get him to sit on santa's lap. so santa as santa does takes matters in his own hands. it was taken during the caring by santa program put on by autism speaks. that picture says it all. >> that's a great santa too. >> that's why we love santa. >> well done. >> if that didn't consistent off the happy waterworks. it's about to come down over here. a shout out to the good people of tulsa, oklahoma. so, you know, it's christmas. everybody is putting up trees. what would make an entire community turn the christmas tree being into a halloween throw back? well one special little girl, a 3-year-old girl in tulsa, her neighborhood really showed up for her. her name is molly turbin and not
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was in the hospital suffering from pneumonia. spent 28 days. once home and healthy her only worry was, which is very important, what happened to halloween did i miss it? her mom posted on facebook she wanted to recreate the holiday for her daughter. 60 families came out to help molly trick-or-treat in the neighborhood. like any good little girl she dressed as rapunzel. >> rapunzer with a side of hello kitty. >> so they put a pause on yoim for a second and celebrated halloween. >> that's a good neighbor. >> is that so sweet. >> answered the call. >> there's a lot more light than darkness in the world. >> well said. >> how is the weather? >> let's show you what's going on. in got to tell you, you want something about holiday spirit check out these guys. they will be performing for us in a little bit.
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that's the look. willie you and i need to rock this. i'm telling you. that's all right. i want that. meantime oh, man, florida you are getting pounded. i mean so much rain. last 48 hours, we're talking so much rain. normal december rainfall two inches. since midnight 3.48, over the last 48 hours so far miami has gotten two months worth of rain both december and january, and it ain't over yet. weak stationary front just slowly moving to the south, saw a front bringing rain and storms and five to eight more inches of rain possible through the weekend. what a mess. you look at the rainfall totals between now and sunday, we're talking flash flood watches in effect for saturday, locally three inches and heavier thunder showers but as we said could be up to eight inches locally for of the sun, but clouds return tomorrow afternoon as a few showers may track through tomorrow night and sunday morning. stormtrack7 live
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show some areas with fog, some not as much this morning. the fog has dropped to 1 mile in some areas this morning, while in others, it is not as bad. temperatures are cooler this morning... mostly in the 20s, but still mainly above average. even to the west, where sheldon was below zero yesterday morning! winds are light this morning and will be light today, but will pick up more tonight and tomorrow over the area. we keep mainly clear skies this morning to help burn off that fog and the next system is still saturday an >> that's your latest weather. >> coming up next, joe johnas gets into this holiday spirit for some deserving kids and tamron caught up with the pop star to talk about that, his new music and his new hair. >> all hair with a new look. >> got it. just head around the corner to walgreens when you're searching for that perfect little something.
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>> it's the season of kindness and that's no exception for joe johnas the singer has been giving back to some deserving families and i caught up with him. he answered that burning question what does kate by the ocean really mean? joe jonas burst on the seen as a member of the jonas brothers. now he's dancing his way up the charts with his new band and their hit single "kate by the ocean." but despite his busy schedule this season still has given joe a chance to give back. >> we partnered up with j.c. penney and hosted an amazing event with the boys and girls club where we invited kids from
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what shocked me they were getting gifts for each other. okay, you get $100 will you sneak in a gift for yourself. to the dime they had their mom's purse, brother's jacket. it was really beautiful thing to see them wanting to give back. >> it's hard when you're a kid. >> absolutely. i remember when i was a kid and you want to spoil yourself but you see such kindness and joy and happiness and excited to give back themselves i think that was the most beautiful experience of it all. >> it certainly is a wonderful time of the year for joe who is currently on tour with his band. >> tell me about denc. >> it's a band i started about a year ago. we have been playing. we had a new cd come out a couple of weeks ago. >> what's the deal with "kate by the uocean."
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"kate by the ocean." we were having fun in the studio. >> we couldn't let him go without addressing the blue elephant in the room. >> tell me a little bit about the hair. i noticed you match my dress. >> you know how some people go gray after years. i go blue. >> this is not hide your gray. did you do it yourself. >> a little george clooney. >> the minute i saw you wow you a time? >> no but i'll take it. >> any interest in acting. >> i've done a little acting. >> we had to ask him about the question -- how do you balance your personal life and music and you're super busy. career first and it's hard to be in a relationship. >> it takes time and luckily i have music where i can just put it all backo what i'm
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music always inspires me. >> does your music reflect where you are right now? >> yeah, i definitely think so. music has been a good diary for me. when you don't want to talk about certain things and you can put to it music and put it out there. easier way to handle it. we should mention that joe is on facebook for j.c. penney. you can catch joe and denc on tour playing the jingle ball and up next the band you'll be seeing at the super bowl halftime show, the actors who will grace the final nude issue of playboy. what's old is new my moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis made a simple trip to the grocery store anything but simple. so finally, i had an important conversation with my dermatologist about humira. he explained that humira works inside my body to target and help block a specific source of
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>> cheers to this tgif and cheers to you. let's celebrate together, weekend top six. super bowl will have a sky full of stars. coldplay will be playing at the super bowl 50 halftime show when it airs next february their new album "head full of dreams" was released and halftime show is expected to include new songs as well as some of their old hits. they sent out a promotional video.
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being play the halftime show and announced there would be special guests but wouldn't reveal who it is. let's see, beyonce? yes. jay-z one of their best friends. i think i got your answer. we'll see if we're right. moving on. playboy is set to publish it's final nude edition early next year and guess who is gracing the cover. pamela anderson received a call from hef's attorney who said we don't want anybody else. there's nobody else who can do the last cover. the mom at 48 said she was opposed but her boys encouraged theory do the shoot. now that they are older they are no longer embarrassed. it's anderson's 15th time of giving her the record of appearing in playboy than any
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here's a book to be included in oprah's book club. winfrey announced she will be publishing a new memoir called "the life you want." the book will weave her own experiences together as well as other advice and inspiration. while the former talk show host has published several boobs in the past this is anticipated to be her definitive memoir. she's put this off for some time so you better believe we'll be first in line. the book is set to be released in january 2017. and millions of americans, he was on that road. nbc's live production of "the wiz" and it was huge. viewers were going crazy for the costumes and set and bogeying. the cast is getting rave reviews. 19-year-old newcomer williams was on the "today" show.
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patina miller tweeted a star is born. al roker come and vogue with me. >> rather than vogue i let this do the talking. chicken wings and sweet potato pie coming up. mmm... nothing like johnsonville breakfast sausage. delicious and packaged with nothing to hide. no secrets. just like our family. well there is one. folks, i'm not your grandma. just a handsome kind hearted drifter who wandrered in years ago and stayed for all the yummy sausage. feel bad about lying. nap time. i got her. seriously? i feel like i just woke up. ha ha ha! fully cooked johnsonville breakfast sausage. we don't make sausage. we make family. and sausage.
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a busy morning for waterloo police. first: a robbery leads to the tactical unit being called. officers responding to the area of mulberry and linden. a teenager reported she was robbed. during their invesrtigation, officers learned the suspects may be in a nearby home. officers called the tactical unit -- two people are in custody but their names have not been released. no charges have been announced. a separate case not far away - a one of the victims was injured -- officers say the injuries are minor. officers tell us they have suspects in custody in the case. however -- their names have not now, let's go to eileen with a at weather. fog this morning will burn off little accumulation expected), otherwise we stay dry through thursday. highs will be in the mid to upper 40s and lows in the upper 20s to low 30s. we'll be back in 30 minutes, be sure to check kwwl dot com for the
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>> taking a look at the
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cafe in paris re-opened for business today three weeks after gunmen killed five people there and injured three others. the cafe was one of several venues in the french capital tar get by gunmen in a series of extremist attacks that claimed the lives of 130 people. the manager says the cafe has been repainted and redecorated to erase the signs of this nightmare. new research out of scandinavia suggests people who take risks might have more highly developed brains than those who are on the cautious side. young men used the driving simulator to complete a course with 20 traffic lights and those who went faster were found to have more white matter in their brains. that's the brain network for analyzing and transmitting information. drivers who took more chances at intersection showed more brain activity. the report cards are in and consumer report ranks t-mobile number one among national wireless carriers based on
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first time severe stone hasn't held the top spot. it's based on value, quality, texting, data speed and customer service. america's first family flipped the switch thursday night to light the national christmas tree. >> three, two, one! >> ceremony held in president's park right across the street from the white house. and miss piggy joined michele obama to read "'twas the night before christmas." the national tradition was started by president coolidge back in 1923. they are calling at any time miracle in motown. an unbelievable finish in last night's packers-lions game. packers down by two with a few seconds to go in the game. the game should of ended on that play when aaron rodgers got tackled. but they were penalized. rodgers made the most it
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pass 61 yards into the end zone, right there tight end richard rodgers makes that clean catch for the touchdown. green bay won it 27-23. good for them. let's get a check on the weather from al in the kitchen. >> let's show you what's going on as far as your weather is concerned. saturday we got some rain and rip currents down there in florida, pacific northwest rain, wind and snow. rest of the country looking spectacular. temperatures above average. sunday, sunday we are looking at more wet weather down in florida just keeps coming. but, again, refrt of the country looking spectacular plains will see snow. rain extends down into central california with windy conditions and snow showers, heavier snow i should say in the cascades and return tomorrow afternoon as a few showers may track through tomorrow night and sunday morning. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will show some areas with fog, some not as much this
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1 mile in some areas this morning, while in others, it is not as bad. temperatures are cooler this morning... mostly in the 20s, but still mainly above average. even to the west, where sheldon was below morning and will be light today, but will pick up more tonight and tomorrow over the area. we keep mainly clear skies this morning to help burn off that fog and the next system is still over the rockies. that shower o >> and that is your latest weather today on today's food we're wrapping up no rain recipes. a couple that will come in handy perfect for football weekend any time you want. your holiday party. going to be great. chicken wings. >> they are my favorite. >> i'm not a big fan of fried. i bake them and add just a little kick. >> what do you marinate with. >> can i get to it? >> i'll take a bite of this. >> you put that food in your mouth and give me a chance to talk. it's pretty simple stuff.
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substitute bone in chick end thighs. your favorite barbecue sauce, oil, salt and pepper. everything is together. add a little salt in here. put in some pepper. and then you're going to put in olive oil. and basically going to just massage that all together. and put it on the foil lined pan. just line those up pretty simply. great. put them in the oven. again, i know people are going to say make sure you wash your hand i'll do that. put them in the oven at about 350 for about 20 minutes. 25 minutes. then you'll turn it up to about 400 to crisp it up a little bit. and bring them out and you'll see that you got a nice crisp golden brown. now to add a little extra flavor you got a little dripping in the pan, don't worry about that. you'll basically take these out, put them in right in here to
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you'll do all of that. then you'll take some of your barbecue sauce whatever you like. this is not a commercial barbecue sauce. this is my favorite barbecue place in the country. franklin's barbecue. it's awesome. this is a barbecue sauce that has some espresso in it. >> really? what does that do >> it gives it a little kick. put it back in the pan back in there for 15 minutes. wow. >> finish it up. i like to make these sweet potato fries. you don't peel them. cut them into slices and then you -- >> these are the best sweet potato fries. >> you throw some salt in there.
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then put them on to your pan. put itton oven at 350 for about 20 minutes, 30 minutes. they come out like that and everything is happy. >> brilliant. >> we are happy. >> and they are fairly healthy. all right. moreno brainer ideas head to today.com/food. today's food club members stand out. shane from alabama he made a
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who's who of hollywood talent. michael cain and jane fonda starring typing new movie called "you." >> we were lucky to sit down with the cast on growing older under the bright lights of hollywood. >> these actors have earned 15 oscar nomination and won five. the movie by an italian director explores the idea of finding youth at any age. a familiar theme for these veteran actors. >> you know who composed that piece your practicing? >> no. who? >> me. >> michael cain leads a stunning symphony filled with hollywood
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he plays retired conductor fred ballinger. rachel plays his daughter. harvey plays his life long best friend. >> i haven't been so happy in a long time. >> one of the lines that nick says to you when you're laying by the pool he says in a good friendship -- >> in good friendship you only tell each other the good things. >> y do you think he says that >> it's beautiful version of a friendship where you love somebody so much that you wouldn't want to burden them with your pain. and i think that's a really mature kind of love. >> i have seven very close friends and only the best you tell them, and you tell them the negative you have a problem keep it to yourself. >> my friend are my friends because we share -- i go to them with help me and they come to me. we help each other.
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things are so bleak or whatever. that to me is what a friend is. >> and friendship like youth is all about perspective. >> this is what you see when you're young. everything seems really close. that's the future. and now that's what you see when you're old. everything seems really far away. that's the past. >> what is the best part about getting older? >> changing your awareness, increasing of awareness. >> been there, done that, it didn't kill me. i'm okay. you won't worry what you need to know, what tools you have to have in your tool box. most of it is behind you and you're still around. >> also you can't be afraid. you're older and brighter than anybody else.
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walgreens. at the corner of happy and healthy. this week, save 30 percent on photo gifts. with ingredients like roasted hazelnuts and cocoa, there's a whole lot of happy in every jar of nutella. spread the happy. the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented by citi. >> all right a friday. we're all ready for big time fun and we got it right here.
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band of merry makers. let's welcome in the lead singer, the song writer and kevin griffin, tyler glenn and michael fitzpatrick and all the merry makers. >> wow. >> welcome. >> we love you guys. you were so great at the tree lighting the other night. put on such a good show. we called you a sue per group. do you guys live in a lair some place? >> we live at the north pole and come out in december. they said they are making a christmas record i'm in. here we are on the "today" show with the band of merry makers. >> you guys do this for charity >> yes. program called music cares which is the charitable arm of the
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need with funding people post-katrina that lost their instruments to helping musicians with addiction problems. >> we want you guys to have some time to have some fun. so take it away. snow we want snow snoqualme snow snoentd welcome to our christmas party grab your coats we're going to have some fun get the season started cup of cheer for everyone we've been waiting so long for the holiday we've been waiting so long got to celebrate wishing
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time of year snow we want snow snow we want snow temperatures hitting zero jingle bells we've been waiting so long for the holiday we've been waiting so long
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clapping this time of year snow. we want snow up snow we want snoqualme will we wake up it's marshmallow hawaii. snow we want snow from new york to california here we go we want snow from london
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up up we want snow snow here we go we want snow up up up up tonight snow we want snow we want snow snow snow snow snow spend when we wake up it's marshmallow wide time for a snowball fight [ applause ] >> that's the ban of merry makers. the album is called "welcome to
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>> sitting with our giant cookies on national cookie day. >> i love it. >> soft buttery chewy ones. >> you pay too much for mortgage, rents, how would you like live in an old shipping container. some people swear by it. cheap, sturdy, easy to put together.
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made out of old shippingdecision 2016...hillary clinton is back in iowa today and she's expected to pick up an endorsement today clinton has events in sioux city and fort dodge. u-s labor secretary tom perez is expected to join her. this is a blow to democratic candidate martin o'malley...who helped launched perez's career by appointing him to a maryland office in 2007. this morning, music fans are remembering a very talented singer who has died. scott weiland -- the former frontman for stone temple pilots passed away in his sleep. he and his band -- the at spicoli's in waterloo
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weiland was 48 years old. now, let's go to eileen with a look at weather. fog this morning will burn off to sunny skies today. a few showers may track through thursday. highs will be in the mid to upper 40s and lows in the upper 20s to low 30s. we'll be back in 30 minutes, be sure to check kwwl dot com for the latest news you're watching k- w-w-l, we've
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