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he was elected. he has theheight to nominate another supreme court justice. >> the lame duck president in an election year is not going to be able to tip the balance of the supreme court. >> this morning, the epic once in a generation fight over the direction of the court and the country. and jeb bush joins us live as his brother gets set to hit the mpaign trail today. after a weekend of record setting lows, the weather conditions will affect 90 million from the deep south to tomorrow, things heat up in a big way. new scandal for spitzer? elliott spitzer has been accused of choking a woman inside a new york city hotel room. he says there is no truth to the alletion. police are investigating. > d trapped! dozens of people, including a baby, stuck in a train car for hours in sub zero temperatures.
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sasaty by rope and glad d be back on solid ground today, monday, february 15th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. it's presidents' day, monday morning. carson daly is in for matt. we have a lot to talk about. >> we do. >> so much has changed with the passing of justice scalia. the flag outside the supreme court at half-staff this morning after this weekend's sudden and unexpected death of justice antonin scalia. replacing him, of courur, will tilt the balance of the supreme court. that has ignited a new election year battle, and an epic one. we have two reports for you this morning. we'll also talk about all of
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live in a moment. let's begin with pete williams, who is at the court this morning. good morning to you. >> savannah, good morning. it's been more than 50 years since the supreme court was in this position, facing the busiest part of the term without all nine justices. that cast a big shadow of uncertainty as the court prepares to take up some of the most controversial cases. >> reporter: draped in an american flag, the body of antonin scalia arrived in virginia late sunday night. the death from an apparent heart attack was a month shy of his 80th birthday at this west texas guest ranch. he was in the company of friends before dying in his sleep in his room. >> foundndimself in a very congenial grgrp. he was surrounded by admirers of
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appointee said scalia will be remembered for his wisdom and brilliance. the supreme court split, five conservatives ananfour liberals. with eight justices, it raises the possibility of a 4-4 tie. a tie leaves the lower court ruling intact, a victory for whoever won in the lower clurt. among the big cases this term, a tie would maintain tough new texas restrictions on abortion. possibly encouraging other states to pass similar laws. a 4-4 vote would leave the legal hold in place on president obama's plan to let 5 million undocumented migrants stay here. it would head off an effort to weaken unions representing public employees, including teachers. if president obama put scalia's successor on the court, it would mean a liberal majority. >> it's never been so clear that the balance of power ideologically is affected.
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washington, d.c. court, and a judge in california. >> we'll soon know the funeral arrangements for justice scalia. if the family wishes, he could lie in repose in t t great hall of the supreme court building, just inside the bronze doors at the top of the steps. an honor last given to william rehnquist. justice scalia's death has set off a political battle. peter alexander has that part of the story. good morning. >> good mornininto you. the court vacancy is reframing e 2016 campaign. this is now the rarest of presidential elections. one where control of the white house, congress and now the supreme court are all in play. >> in a moment of silence for justice scalia. >> reporter: the moment of silence for justice scalia lasted a moment before the political pile-on began. >> we ought to make the 2016 electionon referendum on the supreme court. >> i think the real plan for it
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justice scalia. >> reporter: the now empty seat upping the ante in an already fierce battle for the white house. >> there is no wayayhe senate should confirm someone that barack obama tries to appoint in his last year in office. >> reporter: senate majority leader mitch mcconnell arguing it should not be filled until we have a new president. with 11 months left in his term, president obama insists he will nominate a new justice and expects the senate to consider his choice fairly. >> thesesere responsibilities s ke seriously, as shohod everyone. they're bigger than any one party. they are about our democracy. >> reporter: if the president seats the third justice, that could give the court its first liberal majority in 40 years. ted cruz who once was a law clerk vowed to block any obama nominee.
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court. >> reporter: this ad highlights what's at stake. >> marriage, civil liberty, we're one supreme court justice away from losing them all. >> reporter: fiery feuds in the republican field. >> they lie. >> liar, liar, liar. >> reporter: saturday night's debate, the most combative so far. highlighted in this exchange between donald trump and jeb bush. >> obvusly, the war in iraq was a big, fat mistake. it took jeb bush, if you remember, at the beginning of his announcement, when he announced for president, took him five days, he went back. it wasn't a mistake. wasn't a mistake. took him five e ys before his people told him what to say. >> on this presidents' day, former president george w. bush will campaign alongside his brothehere for the first time. after that dispute with donald trump this weekend, jeb bush said that trump is no longer invited. in fact, the two men didn't even shake hands after the debate. savannah?
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much. republican presidential hopeful governor jeb bush is with us now. good to see you. >> good morning, savannah. >> i want to make sure i understand your position on this. senator mcconnell of the republican leadership suggests a nominee put forward by president obama would not get a vote. that it wouldn't come up in the senate. some of your rivals, namely, ted cruz and marco rubio, seem to support that approach. whwhe do you come down on it? do you think a nominee of the president should come for an up or down vote in the senate this year? >> it's up to mitch mcconnell in the senate. i'm not a senate and not running for the united states senate. if he's going to take that path, i respect that. what shouldn't happen is in an election year, a president in a very divisive kiki of time, should nominate someone and have it be passed. there shouldn't be deference to the executive, is my point. >> is that a copout, saying it's up to senator mcconnell? shouldn't you take a position?
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if there is an up or down vote, it s suld be rejected based on the history of how president obama selects judges. if there is no vote, it's fine, too. what i'm saying is there shouldn't be an obama -- justice shouldn't be appointed in an election year. let it be an important part of the election process. there's a lot riding on this. the second amendment, religious freedom and other causes important for this country will be determined by this pick. >> for those saying that there and i understand you're not necessarily one of them, are ground? in other words, you said the other night, you're an article ii guy. it makes clear the president nominates, senate advises and consents. it doesn't say, except in an election year. >> the president has the right to nominate. at was my point in t t debate. the senate has the right to carry out the rules.
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appointment based on the record of president obama's selection of judges. they're way out of the mainstream. this should be an important point that we have in the election. i'm more than happy to litigate that. even though i'm not a lawyer, i'm happy to litigate the constitutionality of this case. >> let me talk about your campaign. president bush, george w. bush, will be on the trail with you this morning. he's made a point to stay out of the political fray since he stepped out of office. was it a hard decision to make? he's gotten involved, and i been out of the political fray. it's a good tradition. supporting his spouse, and, you know, he wants to help his i don't have a aroblem with that at all. i'm proud of hisiservice. i'm proud of my family's service. i'm running for president based on my own merits but the fact he's supporting me will add to the primary in south carolina,
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>> you say you're your own man, but donald trump said it was your brother who, according to trump, lied about weapons of mass destruction. he said 9/11 happened on your brother's watch, so didn't keep us safe. and he added there was an economic collapse at the end of the administration that led to the election of barack obama. i guess the question is, by having your brother out on the trail, does this kind of invite that re-litigation of the past? >> it's interesting that donald trump praises putin and attacks my brother. i think in a south carolina primary, that's probably the wrong place to be. >> did your brother give you any advice for dealing with someone like donald trump? >> i don't think my brother ever had any experience with dealing with a person like donald trump. he's a bully and you have to stand up. i'm the only guy standing up against him. he's hijacking the conservative
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there's nothing in his past that would suggest he is a republican. i think it's important to stand up to him. do it respectfully, do it with civility, but you cannot allow a bully to take over this party. >> governor jeb bush, we'l'lbe watching today. thank you for your time this morning. appreciate it. >> you bet. on the democratic side, hillary clinton and bernie sanders say the president has the right and responsibility to nonate a new justice. this as the battle between them tightens in nevada. kristen welker, good morning. >> carson, good morning to you secretary clinton was initially planning to campaign in florida today, but now she's added an extra day of campaigning here in nevada. feeling the pressure from a surging bernie sanders. she knows in order to win these larger, more diverse states, she needs latinos and african-americans to turn out in big numbers. >> reporter: today, with the democratic re tightening, hillary clinton and bernie sanders are turning their attention to nevada. >> people comemeut in large
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going to win here in nevada. >> reporter: both candidates reaching out to african-americans and latinos, two key voting blocks. with clinton meeting with a group of dreamers in las vegas, and touching on thcountry's racial divide late sday. >> discrimination and bigotry. we have work to do to try to tear the barriers down, too. >> reporter: sanders is trying to rally minority voters to his message of income inequality. >> together, we e e going to create a government that works for all of us. not just the 1%. >> reporter: for clinton, the silver state is crucial to regaining g r momentum, after a bruising defeat in new hampshire. sanders is closing in, blanketing the airwaves with more than $2.5 million in ads, compared to clinton's nearly $1.5 million. >> s s's no bernie.
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delivered the sharpest blow, spoofing clinton's supporters who are now giving sanders a serious look. i can't make you love me if you don't >> secretary clinton is getting a boost today, an endorsement from a group of ministers in flint, michigan, who say she's highlighted the water crisis there. it is an issue that resonates with african-americans. >> kristen welker in reno, thank you. it was a weekend of record-shattering cold across the eastern half of the country. way to show it up, snow and ice. >> unfortunately, this is what we may see repeated again. this is i-65 in indiana, 30 miles northwest of indianapolis. this thing was closed for four
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involved. dozens of people injured. snow came down. it started to coat the roads, and what a mess. look what we have coming into brutally cold air, although not as cold as it was. 17 below in bangor. 4 below in albany. sushing north and east. the blue line is the freezing line. atlanta, you have rain. t you go north, we'v'vgot snow d freezing rain developing. this is what we're looking for. today and tonight, snow will spread into the northeast. we start as snow in new york and turn to rain. icy conditions from georgia to new england. 100 million people in some sort of winter weather advisory. upwards of 12 inches of snow up to theorth and west. icy mix as you get from atlanta, north of atlanta, all the way up into new england. we're also going to be looking tomorrow. parts of georgia to the northeast.
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>> wow. >> temperatures rising up in the mid 50s. >> i was going to say, warmup coming. it's like a roller coaster. >> keeping you busy,8al. thanks. this morning, the fbi is trying to figure out who attached an explosive device to a rental car. the car was returned early sunday. a mechanical found the device during an inspection. the building was evacuated. travelers were diverted to another lot to wait for vehicles but the airport remained open and no flights were affected. pope francis will celebrate mass today in mexico's least catholic state. on sunday, the pope held an
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the pope condemns the drug trade, telling worshippers there can be, quote, no dialogue with the devil. pope francis is halfway through his five-day trip to mexico. at a newewampshire ski resort. natalie isisere with the story. two tram cars malfunctioned, leaving dozens, including an 8 biting cold for hours. on camera. >> reporter: a day on the slopes in new hampshire turned into a harrowing rescue, when two tram dozens stranded 40 feet in the air for almost three hours in sub zero temperatures. as a severe e lt, one tram came to a rest near the 4,000 foot the other near the base of the mountain. among the 48 people trapped, an 8 month old baby. with the mercury around negative 4 degrees, blankets were sent to the top car to help guests stay warm until help arrived. firefighters repelled each person down through a trapped door in the tram.
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and no reports of frostbite. cannon mountain officials say a mechanical issue, not the cold, caused the brakes to get stuck, making for an unexpected downhill situation for those on board. >> as of late night, crews were still working to fix the issue with the tram. the guests who were trapped were offered vouchers to go back to canon mountain for another day, on a warmer day. >> wow. can you imagine, especially with a baby. >> have you been on a tram a a see ththtrapdoor and think, , w, i hope i never have to use that. >> natalie, thank you. al, we meet again. >> that's right. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.ecast (man) hmm. what do you think? (stranger) good mornin'! (store p.a.) attention shoppers,
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(vo) there's a great big un-khaki world out there. explore it in a subaru crosstrek. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. today we will have a few flurries along with the fog with another system tracking in late tonight and tomorrow. right now, the visibility is the main issue... we have less than a half mile view in many areas this morning. stormmrack7 live weather network cameras show that in most of the viewing area... temperatures are actually pretty nice for this time of the day.. in the upper teens too last your latest weather. >> al, thanks. i feel like we have to address this. we haven't mentioned it yet, but sasannah, underneath the table, is wearing a boot on her left leg. >> that's right. >> please explain. >> well, i tripped on friday, right after -- we were going to
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i was rushing back in to the inside. and i tripped. as matt would say, i could trip on a cordless phone, but i did just trip. i really sprained my ankle. it's not broken? >> it's not broken, but it's probably as close to being broken without being broken as it could be. it's a very bad sprain. >> how long will you be in the boot? >> three or four weeks. >> why aren't we signing it, like in high school? >> you showed pictures. it was nasty. >> it was purple. >> my leg was bruceised. i sent ghastly pictures to these guys over the weekend. this was the offensing boot. >> wine therapy? >> a lot of wine therapy. when you wear three inch heels, they kill. i was running and it twisted it. that's why i'll be wearing this attractive boot. >> it's fashion week already. >> it needs to be bedazzled. >> okay.
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and do a diy boot project. >> we should do that. coming up, former new york governor elliott spitzer accused of choking a woman insidida hotel room. what we're learning about the investigation this morning. how would you react if you saw a parent pressuring their kid to shoplift? do you step in or off? an eye-openingossen r rorts experiment. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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an iowan is among the names being floated as a potential supreme court ustice, following justice scalia's death this weekend, jane kelly is a federal appeals court judge. she worked at the federal public defender's office in cedar rapids for many years -- after going to harvard law school -- where she was a classmate of president obama's. she also survived a vicious attack -- out jogging -- on a trail in 2004. now, let's go to eileen with a look at weather. flurries and fog today with highs around normal. lighthtsnow late tonight
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could bring another 1 to 2" to the viewing area weekend. we'll be back in 30 minutes, be normal. light snow late tonight and tomorrow could bring another 1 to 2" to the viewing area with flurries into wednesday. rin showers on/ friday with warmer temperatures into the weekend. we'll e back in 300minutes, 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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we're back at 7:30, monday morning, february 15th, 2016.
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we have a great crowd braving the chilly weather on rockefeller plaza. in a couple days, it'll get warm. >> it'll be wet and warm. >> we're back inside studio 1a. here are the headlines this morning. the body ofupreme court justice antonin scalia arrives back in the d.c area. there is a fight on the campaign trail, with republicans insisting president obama hold off andndhe next president name a succccsor. >here is no way the senate should confirm anyone that barack obama tries to appoint in his last year in office. >> w ought to make the 2016 supreme court. >> we have a president. he was elected. he has the right to nominate another supreme court stice. >> the white house says president obama will nomomate a successor to justice scalia once the senate returns from a week-long recess. michigan's governor is promising me assistanceor residents in flint to deal with
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the state is asking the federal government to expand medicaid coverage for 15,000 people. the u.s. general will arrive tomorrow. a woman is connected to robberies in south carolina. the 27-year-old is accused of pulling out a gun, zip tying employees and stealing almost $1 million in jewels. she also face charges in florida and georgia. elliott spitzer investigated for an alleged result at a hotel in new york city. good morning. >> good morning, savannah. he was once governor of the state and now he's facing another potentially embarrassingg scandal after the alleged incident at one of new york's swankiestyiest hotels. >> reporter: the former new york governrn who resigned after
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a high-end escort is now under investigation for assault. sources familiar with that investigation tell nbc news that on saturday night,t, spitzer andnd a wowon in her mid 20s entered new york's iconic plaza hotel and headed up to one of the rooms. inside, spitzer is being accused of choking the woman. the nypd investigating him for assault, but not for sexual assault. a source familiar with the investigation says after the alleged incident, the woman slit herwrists, but the wounds were not life threatening. no charges have been filed and a spokesperson says there is no truth to the allegation. in 2008, a prostitution scandal forced spitzer to resign as governor, j jt 14 months after being sworn in. >> i've acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family. >> reporter: but he wasever charged with a crime. spitzer attempted a careeee in television. >> the politicians are sprinting. >> reporter: hosting short-lived shows on cnn and current tv.
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the other side. >> reporter: before a failed return to politics. losing to his opponent in the democratic primary for controller of new york city in 2013. following that loss, spitzer divorced his wife, and later started dating the spokesperson for his failed campaign. >> sources tell nbc that overnight, the woman traveled home to russia. still a lot of questions in this case. there is no question though, it's getting a lot of attention, within hours of the story breaking, guys, spitzer was a trending topic on twitter. >> kristen dahlgren,hank you. let's get a check of the weather now from al. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by capital one. switch to the venture card from capital one and earn unlimited double miles you can use on any airline, any time. >> the bigger part of this storm
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weather network cameras show that in temperatures are actually pretty nice for this time of the day.. in the upper teens to mid 20s carson? >> al, thanks so much. coming up, a trending exclusive. we have a"friends"' union more than a decade in the making. up next, a special rossen reports. thinking. >> coming up, ethical dilemma. you're in the grocery store and you hear a mom telling her daughter to steal chocolate. steal it. do you say something to the mom? store? our h why do some cash back cardrd keep throwing obstacles at you? firsrs- they limit where you earn bonus cash back. then - those places change every few months? i think i'll pass...
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know what you'd do? check out what we found on hidden camera. >> reporter: who hasn't been there? >> can i have chocolate? >> no. >> reporter: your child is begging for a treat. >> i really want it. >> reporter: but this mom isn't about to pay. >> if you want it, you have to steal it. >> reporter: we pulled this scenario from the headlines. police say this florida mom was caught on surveillance camera coaching her young daughter to steal an expensive bottle of tequila. when the mom walks away, watch the girl hide the batate behind her back and walk out. how would you react if you saw it happening? our hidden cameras are rolling at grassroots natural market in nejersey. our actors are wired up. >> move the mom and daughter into place. >> reporter: we are watching everything from a secret control room downstairs. >> mom, can i have this box of chocolates? >> first up, this real-life mother and dadahter,hecking
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when the cashier steps away -- >> no, sweetie. too expensive. >> please. >> reporter: the girl is already watching. >> if you really want it, you know what you have to do, okay? >> what? >> you have to steal it, just like last time, okay? >> you want to make me steal it? >> put it under your jacket, okay? >> the girl can't believe her ears. >> i'll go to the car and see you in two minutes. put it under your jacket. you'll be fine. nobody is going to arrest a kid. see you in two minutes. >> mom! >> reporter: our mom walks out and the kid actor is now alone, about to steal the chocolates. it's now or never for the girl to do something. >> i wouldn't. you could just put it back over there. you can just save up your money and wait to buy it. >> that's right. she just stopped her. kid to kid. >> that's the right thing to do. >> let's go, come on. >> reporter: time to meet this crime stopper. >> jeff rossen from nbc news. how are you doing?
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>> because it's not right to steal. >> mom taught@ you right over here, huh? >> very proud of her. >> reporte ift's that easy for a kid to speak up, grown-ups will definitely jump in, right? >> if you want it, you have to steal it. >> while a few people privately told the store -- >> i think the mother is trying to get her daughter to steal a box of chocolates -- >> reporter: most said nothing and did nothing. this man nervously tapping on the counter. this womgn doing her best to look away. >> did you thihi about confronting the mom and saying, what are you doing? >> i feel like that's not my place to do it. you never know what kind of reaction you're going to get. >> it's not my life, you know. >> not your life. you didn't wanan confrontataon? >> right. >> reporter: but will all the adults stay silent? this woman is about to knock our socks off. >> if you want the chocolate, do what i t td you. >> reporter: she's watching like a hawk. >> put it under your jacket. i'll meet you outside. two minutes.
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about what to do. staring, silent, for almost a minute, before this. >> how much is the chocolates? >> it's $20. >> does she really want you to take that? >> yeah. >> you know what? i'll buy it for you. i don't want you t t take it. >> why? >> it's not the right thing to do. >> that is so heartwarming. she actually bought the chocolate for our little girl. can't wait to meet her. you did a beautiful thing, bought her the chocolate. why? >> felt it was the right thing to do at the moment. >> take care of the little girl. >> i didn't want her to feel bad about her mother, but i didn't want her to have to steal the candy. >> thank you for being so great and helping her out. >> you're welcome. >> thank you. >> we love happy endings. now we want t know howow you wouldd react. you wouldn't say a word, probably, but i'm -- >> wow. >> i know you.
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>> reporter: the comic book flick starring ryan reynolds, expected to pull down an estimated $150 million for the four-day weekend. >> nobody is getting hurt. >> reporter: all by bucking conventional wisdom with its outlandish, violent style, heavy dose of adult comedy. hollywood insiders crediting the film's success to an intelligent marketing campaign, that saturated and subverted traditional advertising. >> see you this friday, america. >> reporter: and to ryan reynolds. >> from the opening credits to the tippy top after the credits, it's as unusual as it gets. >> reporter: it's not so risky to get risque with an r rating. steve patterson, nbc news, los angeles. >> we loved it. >> we all saw it. >> spectacular, yeah. >> so great. it's not for kiki. >> be prepared for the r rating. >> tamron, what are people saying about "deadpool" online? >> leave your kids far from the
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the success didn't stop at the box office. fans are talking on social media. the reaction might be as funny as the movie. jared wrote, i have no idea how "deadpool" got made but i'm so glad it did. this is the most entertaining marvel film i've seenn in several years. michael wrote, "deadpool" was vulgar, inappropriate and extremely gory. i loved every minute of it. and this takes it t t another level. >> oh, boy. >> how cute is that? >> the thing is, this should be a cat contest, what the cat thinking the star, ryan reynolds, has been active on social mediaia promotinin the film. he said he's walking on sunshine thanks to the "deadpool" fans who carried him the whole way. if you don't have enough "deadpool" in your life, head to the movie's facebook page where multiple characters take each other on. we know the value of social media. ryan reynolds is stepping up the social media game for "deadpool." >> very cool.
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of this year's "sports illustrated" where them girls at it's 8:00 on "today." coming up -- where them girls at >> the new wave of s smsuit models. we'll introduce you to the women breaking boundaries on the cover of this year's "sports illustrated" swimsuit issue. small wonders. >> only one person with this syndrome has died from cancer. >> yes. >> it's extraordinary. >> it is, it i i >> what if we told you there is a place where nonone suffers from cancer, diabetes, even high blood pressure? how is it possible and is there a catch? we'll explain the genetic mutation that shows is extraordinary things come in smalll packages. and back together again. >> we experienced friendship, heartbreak, babies, everything together. >> we have a sneak peek at the highly anticipated reunion over a decade in the making. today, monday, februarar15th, 201616 you're a troublemaker troublemaker you a a't nothing but a troublemaker girl
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>> from little rock, arkansas. >> celebrating my 18th birthday. >> all the way from louisiana, your morning coffee screams alabama. >> we're from michigan. the cold don't bother us anyway. >> happy presidents' day weekend. >> all right, all right, all right. good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today." we have a boisterous holiday crowd out here on our plaza. good morning to them. it's chilly but, man, are they fired up. >> there's a lot of them. >> i know. they're crazy. look at this crazy fan behind us. >> the broncos won and they're >> great to have everybody on this holiday monday. as we said, the cover models for the "sports illustrated" swimsuit issue are making more waves than normal
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we'll meet two of the ground breaears coming up in just a little bit. there they are. first, let's get a check of natalie? flags today at federal buildings are flying at half-staff on this presidents' day. supreme court justice antonin scalia. his death leaves a key vacancycy on the supreme court. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams is at the supreme court this morning. pete, good morning. >> natalie, good morning to you. the body of justice scalia arriveveovernight, draped in an american flag. it came from texas, where he died over the weekend of an apparent heart attack. we don't yet know the funeral arrangements, but if the family wishes, he could lie in repo in the great hall at the supreme court building. for now, president obama says he will nominate a successor, but the republicans say that decision should be made by the next president. the court itself is in its mid-winter break. the justices return to the bench in about a week. for the first time in 50 years, they'll face the busiest part of the term without all nine
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that raises the prospect that some of the most controversial cases could be decided by a 4-4 tie, which would be the same as no decision at all. this is a time of uncertainty, both politically and for the court. natalie? >> pete williams at the supreme court for us. thank you, pete. the death of justice scalia sent shock waves through the presidential campaign. some republicans including senators ted cruz and marco rubio want the next president to be the one to pick the next justice. earlier on "today," former florida governor jeb bush weighed in when he spoke to savannah. >> if there is an up or down vote, it should be rejected based on the history of how president obama selects judges. if there's no vote, that's fine, too. what i'm saying is there shouldn't be an obama -- justice should not be appointed in an election year. let this be an important part of the election process. there's a lot riding on this. >> governor bush's brother, meantime, former president george w. bush will join him on the campaign trail today.
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says it's outrageous some of the campaign trail are talking about blocking any supreme court nominee named by president obama. she ys the president has a responsibility to nominate a new justicicand the senate has a a responsibility to vote. her challenger, bernie sanders, agrees that president obama saying in his words, let's get on with it. a virgin atlananc flight from london to new york was forced to turn back sunday after a dangerous incident in midair. it happened when someone on the ground aimed a laser into the cockpit, leaving the co-pilot feeling unwell. >> we have a medical issue with one of the pilots after a laser incident after takeoff. we're going to return. >> officials are looking for whomever aimed the laser. there was an incredible sight over the weekend off the coast of florida. professor from florida atlantic university shot this video. you see there, it shows tens of thousands of sharks off palm beach. all those dots you see down there, those are sharks
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this type of shark is relatively harmless, so they say. the professor hopes to tag some of them to learn moree about the way they migrate. hopefully they migrate off the coast, away from swimmers. back to savannah and carson. guys? >> natalie, thanks so much. "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition is out today and it's ground breaking. >> have you done your research? >> oh, yes. >> it features three cover models, putting body image back in the spotlight in a whole new way. >> reporter: reaching more than 7070illion people, the "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition always makes a splash. this year, it's also making history, with not one but three cover models, with very different body types. for the first time ever, there's a plus size model, size 16 ashley graham, who calls the magazine's move beyond epic. ufc rondadaousey, known as the world's most dangerous woman,
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nothing but body paint. showcasing her muscular physique. and hailey clauson, who has been modeling since she was a teen, is the third and more traditional model, who says every little girl has somebody to relate to in this issue. three models with three looks and sizes, helping to break tradition and defyfyody image stereotypes. we have two of the cover ladies with us. >> bravo. >> good morning. >> we can't wait to hear about yoyo reaction. i know you just found out. but i have to say, is this the first time you've done three different covers? >> it is the first time in 52 years. >> why did it take so long? >> i've only been in charge for four years. >> why was it important to you to highlight these three different women? >> i think it's a very, very timely moment that we're having g right now. people are very aware of all the beauty in the world. "sports illustrated" is certainly one of the publications. traveling to every country in
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continent, i see beauty in all shapes, sizes, forms, everything. it was time to highlight that and bring it to the world. >> what was it like? >> how did you find out? >> literally on tnt, on the show. i was whispering to haley, you've got the cover, you got the cover. i thought we were presenting an award. >> i thought it was three finalists. >> you didn't know? >> boom, three covers. oh, my gosh. >> this is amazing, to even be in the issue is one thing. >> yeah. >> but to be on the cover, i mean, that's'sot to be a huge feeling. >> i thought we were like, you know, being ground-breaking, revolutionizing by putting me, a size 16 girl, in the actual pages. but then for mj to put me on the cover, don't even get me started. i might start crying. you'd love that. but it's still like, i'm shaking just thinking about the fact th i'm on the cover of "sports
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>> mj, go down between the three of them, ronda, too, who's not here. what you saw in each of them. >> each can stand alone as a cover. it was obvious. when i saw the beautiful pictctes of ashley, the beautiful pictures of hailey and ronda, it wasn't, are we going to do this? it was, this is happening. it was a perfect storm of bebetiful photos and womom who represent all things to all people. it was undeniable, we had to do it. >> i read an interesting fact. 70 million people read this issue. 16 million of them are women. whicic is really cool. >> i heard that. >> what would your message to those women be? >> i mean, this is so special because they all have somebody to relate to in this issue. you know, we're starting a new thing. everybody has an amazing body. you have to own yourself. >> you had a new discussion of beauty and what it is and the dialogue that can take place. i mean, for me, 16-year-old me,
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now you have three beautiful posters. >> now you can have a size 16 girl up there. >> that's righgh >> we have a readership of 70 million people and not everybody likes the same thing. it's thrilling to offer diversity. >> so great to have you here. you have beauty, charm and personality. you have the whole package, ladies. >> thank you. >> congratulations. >> congratulations. >> they'll be back with kathie lee and hoda. and ronda, too, congratulations. they are going to premiere the video diary of ashley's shoot in a while. >> thank you, ladies. no michael jordan? no problem. people are saying this slam dunk contest was the best ever. kanye west in debt? his surprising cononssion and who he's asking for r lp. zblm . then, we're got more. our special series, "living longer, living better." we'll take you to a place where people don't get cancer, high blood pressure or diabetes. first, these messages. >> want to put a boot person on
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>> relationship weight gain is real, people. researchers from florida state university determined that we are all more likely to make unhealthy diet and exercise choices around the ones we love. the theory is, obviously, you kind of care less about your appearance once you become more settle down. do we agree? >> absolututy. let yourself go a little bit. no, no. it's comfortable. >> no, deborah is always a health freak. i felt worse about myself until i actually got healthy. >> you stepppp up your game because of her. that's interesting. >> you lose the motivation to exercise because it may not be there if you've found a match. >> unless your spouse is competitive. my husband is at the gym every day. >> we're competitive a"out who i feel i -- i feel i have to be at the gym. >> we're competitive about who can eat the most ice cream. i can do the whole pint. >> i walk by her mixer. if i see butter in the mixer, she's left it out overnight, cookies are coming. >> also, when you break-up with
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>> divorce diet. >> break-up diet. >> yeah. >> blake mentioned that. >> yes. >> he's on the other side. >> he gained weight. >> yes, yes, interesting year. we'll examine that later. the nba slam dunk contest was saturday night. if you missed it, you missed a shshdown. the battle for the best dunker came down to aaron gordon and zack levine of the minnesota timberlves. leles get to it. gordon had the ball scooped from the mascot and slammed it down. zach lavine makes dunking look easy. gordon wasn't going out. he got a perfectcore with his jump over the mascot's head but ultimately lavine prevailed. >> this is unbelievable. >> best ever. >> amazing. >> under the legs. >> zach lavine took the title. second year in a row. >> they're saying that's better than any jordan dunk.
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they were back in the day. with jordan and dominique. >> incredible. >> great to be the mascot, right over the head. now to kanye revealing he's reunion. >> interesting. >> sounds like pop start is about to start. >> yeah. >> start with kanye west. it's fascinating. he took the stage on saturday night, "saturday night live," he sang a few songs from his new album "the life of pablo." moments before his performance, he revealed shocking news and tweeted this. i write this to you, my brothers, while still $53 million in personal debt. pray we overcome. if that wasn't bizarre enough, last night, kanye reached out to facebook ceo mark zuckerberg for help. saying, i know it's your tomorrowow one of t t coolest things you could ever do is to help me in my time of need. kanye revealed in an interview last year that with the launch of his yeezy fashion line, it
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a side note to the story, it is not mark zuckerberg's birthday. just putting that out there. >> okay. i'm so confused. >> he invested his own money. usually when you start a clothing line, you have investors. that's his argument there. i have downloaded the album. it is very good, but there's this current now. you have a great friend of his, and he wrote a lot of songs and said that he needs some help. >> he also -- who trusts what kanye writes? it could be nothing. could -- >> why would you say that though? >> i don't know. the things that come out -- >> why would you tweet that out? there are a lot of nations that are bankrupt and need money. it's ridiculous. >> i don't understand it. i guess what i don't understand, is it a legitimate and sincere cry for help? >> i think it's a cry for help one way or another. >> it is. >> the family, they have to have it. >> the kardashians have a lot
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>> he said personal debt. >> we're going to keep more to come on the kanye story. >> crazy. back in january, aost the entire cast of "friends" reunited for a tribute honoring director james borrow. everybody was there except matthew perry. they were all in attendance. the group sat down with andy cohen to discuss the reunion a reveal h one of the episodes came to be. here's a very exclusive look. >> you play a lot of poker? >> he gave us his dressing room because it was big. >> yes. >> and it should have been. that's fine. but because we really wanted to connect. i mean, i think it was sort of unspoken, but we instinctively felt like we need to be friends. we need to get along. we need to connect. so we started playing poker, and jimmy gave us his room so we could have a bigger hangout room for us. >> and they wrote an episode about it, actually. e one with the poker. >> that's right. they are referring to that episode.
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that episode aired in season one. the full tribute airs on nbc on february 21st. that's your pop start. >> carson, thanks. let's get a check of the weather. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by milk life. start every day with milk's protein and milk life. let's live it up today that's what's going on atoday we will have a few flurries along with the foggith another system tracking in late tonight and tomorrow. right now, the visibility is the main issue... we have less than a half mile view in many areas this morning. stormtrack7 livv weather network cameras show that in most of the viewing area... temperatures are actually pretty nice for this time of the day.. in the upper teens to mid 20 >> savannah? >> al, thank you so much. now to a special series we're calling living longer, living better. we're revealing what people
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the world are doing to live longer. and nbc's cynthia mcfadden is here and will help us get started. cynthia, good morning. >> good morning, everybody. on the cutting edge of science, we journeyed to o uador to meet from unique peopop. less than 4 feet tall, scientists believe their dna may hold huge secrets that could, one day, benefit all of us. meet the big-hearted little people protected from cancfr, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. >> reporter: high in the andes mountains, quito, ecuador is almost 10,000 feet above sea level. looming large over the city, the giantirgin of quito statue. the wonders of this place can come in small packages, too. meet the tiny ecuadorians with a special gift. a rare condition that protects them from cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes.
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>> only one person with this syndrome has died from cancer. >> yes. >> that's extraordinary. >> it is, it is. >> reporter: there's a cruel tradeoff. they can grow no taller than a small child because they have a unique form of drafshwarfism, a gene mutation that blocks them from receiving growth hormones. he just turned 18. he's the size of a 5-year-old. and this 50-year-old, about the same height but heavavr. >> she's gained d re weight. i always recommend her to do something but she never listens. >> but she doesn't have diabetes? >> she doesn't have diabetes. >> reporter: no diabetes, no high blood pressure. >> 100/60, excellent. >> reporter: he worries her weight might one day catch up with her.
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luck? you don't think it's a consequence, why bother, right? >> exactly. >> reporter: they are two of only a aut 300 people with this syndrome in the entire world. 100 live in the villages of southern ecuador. they're being studied by leading researarers on aging from the university of southern california. in merci's confirmation, just how fattening her diet is. >> plenty of carbohydrates. >> reporter: but it doesn't seem to matter because so far, merci, is just as h%althy as someone going to the gym every day. >> we see them defefng almost the type of diet they have. it's okay, i can have a big plate of fries and there's nothing this can do to me. >> reporter: they warn her that being protected doesn't guarantee there will never be
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still, when the team gave lab rats larone's, the results in the smamaer mouse that had the disorder were astonishing. >> they lived 50% longer and developed less diseases. this is remarkable and really the direction we want to go in. can we extend the life a little but decrease cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, alzheimer's, high blood pressure? >> reporter: he said it could be a magic pill that wouldn't make from disease. >> how far away? >> maybe 20 years. >> still impressive. >> reporter: also impressive, how the doctor's work has brought his patients out of the shadows. >> she didn't want a abody to see her. she was secluded in her home. >> has he changed your life? >> you have given them something, a sense of community, sense of importance. >> i have made them aware of how
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because they really spectacular in every sense. >> reporter: like yonic, about to enter college on a full scholarship. he dedicates much of his spare time to helping the researchers better understand his disorder. >> he donates blood, he's taken all types of exams, some of them painful. >> he does it, he says, for his 5-year-old bruno, also diagnosed with the condition. a gift thaha could someday help all of us, too. >> amazing people. amazing story. it was a privilege to be able to report. >> what a great doctor, too. >> he dedicated 30 years of his life.
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with our family and, of course, yours. start practicing your dance moves now. are you ready, mr. roker? opa! >> hopefully it's warmer r en we have this. >> yeah. >> let's show you what we have going on. the week ahead, it'll be icy in the mid-atlantic states. snowy and west in the pacific and northern plains. wet weather in california and pacific northwest. late week, we have some messy weather around the northern mississippi river valley. northwhwt. east. western 2/3 of the country above normal. warms up in the northeast, stays warm, midsection of the country. that heat continues from the plains all the way down into the gulf. that's what's gosome getting more. today we will have a few flurries along with the fog with another system tracking in late tonigg and tomorrow.
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main issue... we have less than a half mile view in many areas this morning. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras show thth in most of the viewing area... temperatures are actually pretty nice for this time of the ay.. in the upper teens to mid 20s and i >> that is your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you. to star trek fans, william shatner and leonard nimoy will be captain kirk and spock. william shatner wrote, "leonard." william is here this morning. >> glad to be here. >> this book is a love letter to leonard nimoy, isn't it? >> it is. i loved leonard. we were like brothers. on the general term friendship, how do you make friends, what
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definition of a friend, and how difficult it seems to me for men to make friends. so how cherished a singular male friend should be. women, for some reason, and it could be oxytocin, make friends more easily than men, it seems to eme. >> you write in the book that you didn't initially hit it off as personal friends. >> well, there's -- life is never perfect. no, we had some disagreements to begin with. and in the end. but in between was a brotherhood. i loved it. >> i thought there was an irony. you write that at first, the star trek nventions, all that that happened after the show, you both were kind of like not all that.
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appearances that you really bonded. not as much during the shsh, but after, t tt you became close. >> that's exactly right. so many shows, i notice for example, you had "friends" on earlier earlier, that's extraordinary, for people to remain friends over. usually, you're the best friends forever while a show is on, whatever the show is, and then when the show is over, stage, film, series, you say, i'll see you tomorrow, and you don't because life takes you apart. in many cases, you never see eachther again. in this case, fate tew us together with all these appearances. and the films we did. we became very close. >> you were very different, weren't you? >> well, they say your cells change every seven years, so that's a lot of changing going on. >> you were honest in the boo because toward the end of his life, you write that you two had
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you're very honest about it. you say in a certain sense, you're still not really sure what that was all about. >> that's true. i have no idea why. i sought to find out why and couldn't. so he -- i thought whatever it was would blow over and he'd tell me what it was. i would try to make amends or find common ground. but he died before that could happen. >> what do you think he'd think of this book? >> well, this is about how i cherished my relationship with him and how i miss him. there's no substitute. and there's another thing, and that i i when you lose someone you care for, and you've had experiences together, those experiences that you had togethereroonger have validation.
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saying, remember when, and you haven't anybody to say that with. the experiences themselves disappear. that's really the reason for the book. >> you miss him? >> yes. >> 50 years since star trek, can you believe it? >> incredible. >> this is the anniversary. will it be hard to go through the year and people remembering without your friend? >> yes. how beautiful it would have been. we had the best time on stage with each other. communicated more on stage, at times, than we did in person. >> william shatner, good to have you herere thank you so much. >> glad to be here. >> the book is called "leonard." up next, is your e-mail inbox out of control? the guide to cleaning up your digital clutter.
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nbc. we're back at 8:40. how many unread e-mails do you have?
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>> there seems to be two distinct groups here. people who have too many e-mails to count or the ones who keep the numberrt zero. eithth way, you could probably use a digital de-clutterer. here's more from nbc's joe fryer. >> reporter: like a good cup of java, our e-mail inboxes are usually filled to the brim. >> i have 2,254 unread e-mails. >> reporter: just ask anyone sitting in a coffee shop. >> 3,158 unread e-mails. it looks a lot worse. >> reporter: all that clutter used to pe up on our desks. now, it's clogging up phonene and computers, wasting our time. >> e-mail has the ability to suck our will to live. >> reporter: professional organizereth knows that well. >> when people come to you with their overflowing e-mail boxes, hopelessness? >> people come to me very overwhelmed and frustrated.
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they want a way out of it. >> reporter: her company, bneato bar, offers services on digital clutter, including naked inbox. >> what is this e-mail? >> reporter: she tells clients to first take a sample of their e-mail. >> just like going through our physical stuff, we're going to start at the top and work our way down. >> reporter: to gain control, she suggests using an app called, which unsubscribes from messages you don't want and combines your favorite subscriptions into one e-mail delivered daily. from there, it's easy to focus on incoming e-mails. if you can respond too a message in less t tn two minutes, go ahead. if you can't, put it in a special to-do folder. >> these are the things you're going to tackle today. we want to get the e-mail out of the inbox. >> reporter: once you've dealt with an e-mail, delete it or archive it. >> is the goal to have a zero e-mail mailbox? >> maybe for a split second. we're always going to get more.
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she says to try to check your e-mail less often. no more than five times a day. it can take 16 minutes to refocus after dealing with an e-mail. that stat showed 28% of our work week is spent reading and writing e-mails. >> if we are constantly in our e-mail inbox, we are never getting any goodork done. >> reporter: photos are another form of digital clutter, sucking up all the storage in our phones. she recommends using google photos or dropbox to store and organize pics in the oud. you can also dump some of the phone apps. research says we only use 27 apps a month, but have far more on our devis. >> i think i actually have three or fouou to-do lists, organizing apps on my phone, none of which i use. >> let those go, absolutely. >> reporter: this might sound daunting. >> you wish it was zero but who
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>> reporter: she says it's not hopeless. take baby steps. >> this is going to be your new life. why rush it and burn out? let's take our time. >> reporter: consider it a home ec lesson, sweeping away the digital clutter in your life. for "today," joe fryer, nbc news, los angeles. >> i j jt erased six apps during that. >> you did? >> i was inspired. >> oh, my gosh. >> impressive. >> it's a start, carson. >> i'm good without the apps. >> we're terrible. we need help. >> how many do you have? >> 77,000 and -- >> i have 11,000. you make me feel better. >> work on that, ladies. this might help. up next, w whave a delicious, spicy stew you're going to love. >> bone in stew. >> yes. >> we're going to enjoy that
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we're back at 8:46. all this week on today food, we're focusing on healthy recipe recipes to help you live longer. here to help us kic things off, we have the executive chef at the incredible restaurant everyone is talking about in new york city. also the co-author on a new cookbook. i'll start off, you're like 26 years old. you've already graduated from the culinary institute of america. you've worked under some of the greatest chefs in new york city and you're an executive chef now yourself, of course. you made the "forbes" 30 under 30 list, and you have one of the hottest restaurants in new york >> it's a lot. >> not a bad year, my friend. >> wasn't bad. we're excited to bring korea town, the cookbook, to you. it is the first cookbook written town. >> new york, l.a. and everywhere in between. >> matt and i, the co-author, we the book. >> you're so young and have done
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let's start with the meal. walk me through the ingredients. >> today, we'll make spicy chicken stew. my mom's recipe. the first recipe i ever cooked. it's a spicy chicken stew. some honey powder. koreans aren't crazy about using raight sugar so they'll substitute it in any way. and soy sauce is the basic marinate. we have vegetables. >> are these ingredients tough to find? >> usually,y, it's available in asian marts. you can even get it at amazon now, so it's great. >> okay. >> carson, you're going to have to do the marinateeinade for me. >> okay. >> the chili paste and honey powder. >> everything in a bowl. this recipe is simple. >> it's a sugar substitute. mix it up.
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browning process first? >> i'll have it in one pot. i'll put it all in, including the vegetables. >> is this a dish you did at culinary school and they loved it? >> yeah, and now it's part of the curriculum. >> that's crazy. >> it's all super simple, too. i mean, i did it when i was --- the first time, literally, the first dish i made when i was 12 or 11. >> wow. >> one of my mom's recipes. >> by the way, we have the tasters downstairs. >> ohilliony gosh, we're in love. >> my head is sweating. >> it has a kick but we love it. >> really good. >> really good reviews down there. this looxks like a one pot deal, whicicis easy. >> exactly. i'll have a little bit of the chicken stock. honestly, this is it. >> put the chicken down, made the marinade, you have -- >> you cover wit a lid, medium to low heat and it's done in 20 minutes. >> perfect.
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you get lot of the juice from the chicken that creatat a nice broth, along with the chicken stock. you get a perfectly cooked -- >> this is easy. >> korean food, that's the point. >> people are intimidated, they off. >> exactly. 100 recipes. the next recipe is going to be a quick recipe. >> is it pickled cabbage? >> traditionally it's a dish. verb. you'll see vegetables and fruit. we say, yes, it's a staple dish of korea, but also pineapple, cucumber. we'll make the marinade. usually, it takes two to three months. we have some that's two years old. this is a quick version, less than 20 minutes. korean chili powder. the paste form, and this is the
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>> are you eating this, as well? >> oh, my gosh, the pineapple. >> spicy. >> perfect for 9:00 in the morning. >> we love it. >> mix this up and let it marinate? >> then it comes to this. >> whenever you want this? >> exactly. we chose pineapple. matt and i, when we were doing the testing, tried the pineapple. in the book, we have over 100 recipes. 20 are like guess recipes. >> flavorful. >> every recipe, every vegetable you do gives off a nice kick. >> you can jar it up? >> jart up, leave it in the fridge, eat it whenever you want to eat it. >> congratulations on the recipes. >> all the stuff in the restaurant, too? >> it's in the cookbook. >> get the cookbook. you're the man. thank you so much. come back and see us. for the recipes, go to eat up down there, and we'll be right back in a moment.
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>> great job. >e're backt 8:52. time for special birthday wishes. >> we are so happy to be taking over the smucker's duty from my good friend, willard scott. amazing folks to introduce you to.
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happy 107th birthday to ms. vera calhoun russell from illinois. a loving mom and joying doing wowo search puzzles. have to join her on words with friends. davis of new york. bridge. sh plays five days a week and is a champion. susan georgantas is 100 years old from massachusetts. you have to like this, her secret to longevity, a glass of scotch every night. >> incredible. >> there you go. >> go, susan, go! >> woodrow wilson felty from pennsylvania, 100 years old. retired from the air force. we salute you for your service. thank you. mary corbett from virginia. 100 years old. 22 grandkidid 24 great grandchildren. 12 great great grandchildren. >> wow!
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>> she knows all their names. tony olicerie is 100 years old from arizona. didn't retire until 87. fantastic. >> amazing. >> if you know of somebody any age celebrating a leap year birthday this month, we want to celebrate them on the air. head to and send in your photos for a chance to be featured. >> i like that. >> got to celebrate the leap year birthdays. what's coming up next hour? e have a president joining us. president we're going to do a l ltle presidential tribute. >> nice. >> we have kitchen hacks and some of the hot toys. >> the kid at heart. >> i love it. all that coming up in a few minutes.
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this morning on "today's take," scandal star tony goldwin is here. makes history with a presidents' day pop quiz. the big winner at the box
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tonight's grammy's. the hottest games and toys every kid is going to want, coming up right now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today." monday morning, presidents' day, february 15th, 2016. it's why we have a huge crowd out there. i'm al along with natalie and tamron. willie is off. natalie's jaja "blank space" by taylor swift, who will probably be one of the big winners at tonight's grammys. >> she's nominated for seven. kendrick lamar for 11. grammys are tonight. it'll be a good one. record of the e ar nominees, really love, deangelo. uptown funk, of course. mark ronson featuring bruno mars.
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blank space, taylor swift. can't feel my face, the weekend. kendrick lamar, 11 nominations. record of the year rewards the song performance. what do you think? it's a tough one. >> i like "uptown funk." >> i think it'll possiblyy win for record, but i think album of the year, maybe taylor swift. >> it'll be kendrick lamar. >> really? >> it's the social commentary. they're both brililant, i love it. it seems like the songs have been around longer than -- >> i know. i've listened to them over and over again. >> when you look at the list of songs, it's like such an imprint in our minds. you probably know everyry lyric. it'll be a good night. >> adele is not there -- >> because of the calendar year. >> the album didn't come out in time for the nomination. >> it'll be a hot night. >> a lot of people t tking about the feud with kanye and taylor swift, kind of rekindled a
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>> so kanye has a new song out. he performed some of it on "snl." very strange performances on "snl." one of his songs references save ss taylor swift. it r rers to her in the absolute, horrible way. he claims he got permission from her. he told her about the song. >> i find that hard to believe. >> i don't believe it. >> you don't have to because taylor says it's not true. she says she never gave permission. her girl uad, ruby rose, gigi hadid, they've all gone after kanye west for the lyric. kanye says he's $53 million in debt. he tweeted it out after his "snl" performance. he said he invested his money for the personal debt. he's reached out to mark
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>> on his "birthbirthday. >> which is not his birthday. >> squgasking for money. >> might want to put the touch on ryan reynolds. money. that is something else. >> i don't feel bad for kanye. >> "deadpool"illing at the box office. the film starring ryan reynolds expected to earn $150 million. >> incredible. >> four-day weekend. biggest r-rated opening ever. biggest february opening. beating last year's 50 shades of gray by more than 40 million. biggest opening for first-time director, beating out our pal t lizbeth ban-- elizabeth banks. we had the cast and crew on last week. they're spectacular and deserve the success they're having. in the movie, he jokes about, could this be a franchise? i think yes. >> i think so, but i also think
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marvel now does with this. you ow, the superhero genre is usually for families and kids. this shows you, there is an audience that wants to see it taken up a notch. >> it took ryan reynolds 11 years to get this made. he wanted to be true to the source, comic book terial. "deadpool" is this wisecracking, profane, violent -- >> what's the super power? i saw the ads. >> he can heal himself. he's got enhanced athletic abilities. >> you have to see it. it's hilarious. >> i want to see it, definitely. apparently, everybody else saw it. >> get right to the theater. >> last night, the baftas, the british film awards made history. leo dicaprio, a big winner for "the revenant." but they had a kiss cam set up. the host was steven fry. apparently, he took a moment to thank america for the many gifts
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foam fingers, leaf blowers and theiss cam. >> who do we have here? oh, yes! it's maggie smith and leonardo dicaprio. yes! that's a marriage made in heaven if there one were. julianne moore and bryan cranston. whoa! >> they need to bring a kiss cam to the oscars. >> they need to bring a kiss cam here. >> whoa! this is a workplace. >> come on. >> hr( >> today, of course, presidents' day, waiting p piently in the wings. we have a celebrity guest with us, a television president.
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mr. president, good morning. >> nice to see you. >> how are you? >> good to see you. >> president fitzgald from skand "scandal." >> there's a chair, wow. fullservice. >> this is the best we've got. >> season five, yeah. >> you've been on the series since this began in 2012. now, you havee scandal you're dealing with currently. let's take a look. >> i have a problem. >> what do they have? project mercury. >> the biuy project. >> the "post" could run with . united states will be alone in the world. that is a very dark street to walk every night. >> you've had to deal with so much in your presidency. >> that's right. this is minor.
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>> affairs and everything else, your wife leaving you. >> exactly. >> shonda rhimes created these worlds, and the people are immersed in them. really take ownership. i mean, they love this show. >> our fans are incredible. they're really, really passionate. because of social media, they engage with us, from the beginning. we have a lot of loyal fans. we still live tweet with them every single broadcast. the whole cast gets on twitter and we talk to them every week. it's great, yeah. >> is it true, because we've been digging up all kinds of things on you, because, you know, scandal, is it true you fall asleep at the drop of a dime? what's the cliche? >> drop of the hat. >> drop of the dime, too. it's true. it's the way i kind of -- with
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on a set, i stay in the zone when i have to work. i find a chair, couch, just sitting there, take a power nap. >> you're resting -- >> it's something i've always done. i do it when i work in the theater backstage. i'll drop off for five minutes. >> al does that all the time. >> i do that. >> on camera, right? >> i just kind of am out. >> you have to get up early in >> that's right. by the way, i hope you can help president. we're trying to get to a million likes on our facebook page. >> i'm in. >> we need help. make people like us. >> this is day 14 of our 15 days of prizes give away. have you ever had the pleasure of trying garrett's popcorn? >> i have not. >> oh, my gosh. this is a chicago tradition. >> reallyly >> the cheese corn, the caramel corn and then there's the chicago mix. >> chicago mix.
9:08 am's take papa. the winner gets a big prize package of garrett's pop corn. would you like to try it? >> i would. i'll take a nibble and tell you what i think. w. that i i really good. >> isn't that great? >> a lot of cheese. >> let's take this with us. >> the caramel is really good, too. >> you hit the button. we'll see how many people we have. >> okay. >> 240,000 likes. we want you to go to's take. mr. president, help me do the weather? >> i'd be honored. >> as you notice outside, we have a little snow coming. >> we do. where do you want me? >> stand right there. right@now, we have 19 degrees, 9 in boston, 2 in concord. snow coming up in washington, d.c. as you know, as the president, it shuts down. >> that's right. >> as soon as there is snow. >> hard for me to get to work. >> even with the motorcade. >> that's right.
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atlanta is in 35. washington, 23. big, big stuff coming. do you guys ever shoot in washington? >> we don't, actually. >> you don't? >> it's all computer magic. >> well, this is all coming into the northeast. we have freezing rain after this changes over to snow in the northeast. heavy rain tomorrow, if you are flying back to washington. you'd be delayed. >> good thing i'm going to l.a. >> little more garrett's? >> sure. thanks. >> of course, snow amounts, light, inch in new york city. philly, 1 to 3. buffalo, 6 to 12. we're worried about icing, including in washington. it could shut the city down, but who would know? back to the west, heavier, about 1/4 inch of ice. that's what's going on around the we will have a few flurries along with the fog with anottr system tracking in late tonight and
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is the main issue... we have less than a half mile view in many areas this morning. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras show that in most of the viewing area... temperatures are actually pretty nice for this time of the day.. in the upper teens to >> that's your latest weather. i misspoke. actually, it's not the chicago mix.% somebody else had that copyright. it's the garrett's mix now. delicious. >> garrett's people know what you were talking about. isn't it addictive? >> it's the best thing ever. >> can't stop. thing.
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>> our host is tony goldwyn, who plays the president on "scandal." >> the oldest after-school program in the united states that was started in 1881. >> bravo, guys. >> get us started. >> let's welcome our first william. >> four scores and seven year ago. how much time does that amount to? >> 87. >> very good. >> nice. >> the score is 20 years. it comes from old english and used to count large numbers of things like sheep. >> nice. >> next cadet, abbie. what's your question? >> who was the first president to appear on television? >> gerald ford.
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fdr. >> very good, al. >> i was thinking "snl." >> 1939. world's fair. >> cadet alexander. >> hey. >> what question do you have? >> what were george washington's false teeth made of? >> wood. >> no. >> that was my guess. >> it was ivory, fabric, some other stuff, but a bunch of things. >> al is ght. ivory ivory and wood. wait, i made that up. it's what al said. >> what's your question? >> which former president was a model for the cover of "cosmopolitan" magazine? >> gerald ford. >> yes. >> very good.
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>> keep answering ford. fdr would be my answer for everything. >> cadet aiden. >> what is the name of the president on the tv show "scandal"? >> president fitzgerald. >> yes. >> correct. >> good morning, cadet. >> who was the -- >> grant. >> bathtub, right? >> howard. >> ate a lot of garrett's popcorn. >> this is cadet colonel. what is your question? >> question seven, which early 19th century president had two pet bears?
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>> bears roamed around the white house lawn. jefferson. >> i read a biography. >> cadet james is back with another question.. >> which president studied nuclear physics? >> jimmy carter. >> wow! >> engineering student. >> al knew the questions before. >> i don't think he did. >> oh, my gosh! [ applause ] >> nice scarf on top. >> i want you to eat more garrett's popcorn and go to today's take --'s take and like us. >> excellent. >> come on out, everybody. come around with us. >> tonyenytony, thank you. >> hang o with al. how to keep a pot of boiling water from overflowing and other
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we're about to make your life a lot easier. we have the host of food and wine's mad genius tips and has kitchen tips that'll blow your mind. how are you? >> great. nice to see you. >> let's launch into this. i have a cold. what's the trick? >> y y make a pot of soup and want to get rid of the excess oil on top. take some ice and a paper towel. >> this could be a nightmare, skimming off the top. >> it's a hastsle. there's a few trips. i like this one. put ice in a paper towel and gets it cold. what you do is put that on top. >> wow. >> look at that. it chills the fat. it solidifies it and sticks to here. >> great idea. >> also gives you the opportunity to scoop off the excess. >> love that. what is this, yogurt?
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we'll teach you how to keep the honey from sticking to your measuring cup or spoon. i'll give this to you. you'll do the hot water test. dip it in and get it hot. i'll use this non-stick spray. then you're going to scoop your honey. the idea is, watch this, look at that. >> it falls right off. >> right off the spoon. >> doesn't affect the taste or >> no. >> why am i holding a spoon? >>ou'll try it with this. we'll see which works better. see that? >> yours is much better. >> it'sshe trick. non-stick spray. we have pasta. about to boil over. what are you going to do? take a wooden spoon and put it on top. what that does is as the air bubbles hit the spoon, they'll break up. it's not the water boiling over, it's the steam. it's the foam. >> this is life changing.
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fled my kitchen because the water is spilling into the burner? >> there you go. next thing, wooden spoon to the rescue, right? >> i'm blown away. >> i love this tip. the reason i love it is because i have one coffee grinder that i use for two things. grinding coffee and grinding spices. if you want to clean it out, take day old bread, like this, throw it in and zip it up. >> what does the bread do? >> it absorbs all the flavor, all the smell. >> great tip. >> cleans it out. >> quickly, we have seconds. >> what you do is take this -- >> ll, out of time. we'll put it online. before i had the shooting, burning, pins-and-needles of diabetic nerve pain, these feet were the first in my family to graduate from college, raised active twin girls, and trained as a nurse. but i couldn't bear my diabetic nerve pain any longer. so i talked to my doctor and he prescribed lyrica.
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causes diabetic nerve pain. lyrica is fda approved to treat this pain. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior. or swelling, trouble breathing, rash, hives, blisters, muscle pain with fever, tired feeling or blurry vision. common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness, weight gain and swelling of hands, legs, and feet. don't drink alcohol while taking lyrica. don't drive or use machinery until you know how lyrica affects you. those who have had a drug or alcohol problem may be more likely to misuse lyrica. now i have less diabetic nerve pain. and i love helping little ones get off on the right foot.
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an iowan is among the names being floated as a potential supreme court justice, following justice scalia's death this weekend, jane kelly is a federal appeals court judge. she worked at the federal public defender's office in cedar rapids for many years -- after going to harvard law school -- where she was a classmate of president obama's. she also survived a vicious attack -- out jogging -- on a trail in 2004. now, let's go to eileen with a look at weather. flurries and fog today with highs around normal. light snow late tonight and tomorrow could bring another 1 to 2" to the viewing area with flurries into wednesday. rain showers on friday with warmer temperatures into the weekend. we'll be back in 30 minutes, be sure to
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from texas to the international airport outside of the capital. he leaves a a vacancy on the supreme court and a battle over filling it. president obama will nominate a successor once the senate returns from a week-long recess. however, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says the next president should nominate someone and not president obama. a new study suggesting that teenage boys who don't get enough sleep may be at risk of getting type 2 diabetes. researchers at penn state looked at the sleep patterns of 700 people. following them from childhood to adolescence. they found boys who got less slow wave or deep sleep are more likely to develop insulin resistance, which increased the risk of type 2 diabetes. there was no similar finding in girls. a start-up company is offering couples extra money for their wedding. with a catch. swan love will pay up to $10,000 toward a wedding, but if the couple later gets divorced, they'll have to pay the money
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apparently, lots of people are interested. demand has been so high, the company's server overloaded. swan love is trying to get its site back up. as we told you at the top of the show, "deadpool" took over the top spot at the box office over the weekend. the ryan reynolds's film taking in more than $135 million according to early estimates. a record opening for a rated r movie in the u.s. "kung fu panda 3" was second and "how to be single" was third. in new zealand, a photographer used a drone to capture these hundreds of sheep being herded. they make their way from one field to the next through an open gate. the video has ge viral. in two days, it had over 2 million views and 26,000 shares. incredible to watch. let's get a check of the weather from al. nothing like counting sheep, al. >> i got tired while i was watching this. >> i was yawning.
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precipitation. early part of the week, icy, snowy mess in the east. thunderstorms through the gulf and wet and snowy in the plains. midweek, sunshine is supreme between coasts. we have light snow around the appalachians and great lakes. the latter part of the week, looking at a rain and snow event for northern california and the pacific northwest. windy, snowy and wet throughout the plains. warmer weather rules from the midsection of the country. as we geto the midweek, we're looking at much above normal temperatures in the plains and central plains. it stays right in the middle of thesome getting more. today we will have a few flurries along with the fog with another system tracking in late tonight and tomorrow. right now, the visibility is the main issue... we have less than a half mile view in many areas this morning. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras show
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most of the viewing area... temperatures are actually pretty nice for this time of the day.. in the upper teens to mid 20s and it is >> that's your latest weather. a lot of us probably started doing our taxes already. every year, thousands of folks targeted by criminals posing as the irs trying to steal our money and more. >> todayational investigative correspondent jeff rossen is here with a warning of two of the biggest scams and what we need to know to protect yourselves. good morning. >> how are you? >> two key areas, what are they? >> e-mail. a lot of people, including people on our staff here, so it's happening to a lot of people and i'm getting e-mails on facebook, as well, that people are getting these e-mails, supposedly from the irs, saying they owe money and the police could come after them. that's one of them. here's another e-mail going around. this one promises a tax refund. you'll get an official looking e-mail like this.
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you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $63.80 to access the form, click here. you click on that e-mail and, again, $63.80, seems possibly legitimate. not like w w owe you $10,000. it's enough where a lot of americans will fill it out and try to get the $63. you click on it and put in your bank information so they can wire you can money. the scammers join your account. >> what's your red flag? >> the irs will never, ever ask you for personal information or financial information over an e-mail. the only time they're ever going to e-mail you is if you already have an ongoing case. the irs will always contact you the first time through regular mail. you'll only get e-mails if you're already involved with them. >> they will not initiate via e-mail. >> no. >> via text or anything else? >> if you hear from the irs over social media, it is a scam.
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social media or text. >> what about phones? we understand that is a phone call scam going on. aggressive. this is where they really pound you on the fact that you owe money. they're going to stick the police after you. actually, one of our senior producers at the "today" show, her daughter got a call. take a listen. >> this is officer from internal refvenue services. you. this call is an official final notice call from internal revenue services. the reason that the call has come in for you that we have filed a lawsuit against you. for more information, call immediately our department. >> call immediately our department. what is that, yoda? oh, money, you do. >> you probably panic when you hear lawsuits. you don't hear what's after that. >> people say, i'd never fall for it, but thousands of victims every year. $26.5 million a year scammed
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>> does the irs initiate calls like that? >> the irs will call you, again, if you're already involved with ongoing case. you'd know you're dealing with the irs and they ever never ask for personal information. if you get a call, go on our website on we have all the phone numbers to report this back to the irs or the federal trade commission. >> you should report it if you get one of these? don't delete it or anything. >> hang up immediately and never give information, but report it so they can go after the people. >> you also say we should note the irs is in the process of implementing legislation that will allow federal officials to make calls for back taxes. >> maybe in the future, they may be able to send the robocalls out. it. this season, if you get a call, it's fake and a scam. >> great information.
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>> you owe me $63. up next, the toy fair is in town and we have our hands on this year's hottest products. grab the kids. they should be off school today, right? >> right. >> put them in front of the tv. we want them to see the fun and put pressure on you to purchase these now an incredible rebirth for dry hair. new from l'oreal, extraordinary oil shampoo. a shampoo system infused with luscious, lightweight oils.
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it's like christmas in new york city because the annual toy fair is under way. >> toy insider mom is here with us. the toys kids are begging for this year. >> none of these toys are out and most will be out for christmas. >> perfect. >> we will talk about karaoke. we put a phone in. any one will do. this expands. we download the app and we can do all kinds of things.
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the visual at the same time. >> ready? >> if you want to see what's happening. because happy! >> so now all these videos are sharing. all of our friends on social media. it will be a huge hit. >> huge, huge. >> you don't need to wait for the camp fire. this is the yummy more maker. the graham cracker and the marshmallow and the chocolate. take the mix and the water and microwave. we can pretend to cook in our oven. it's cute. and then you have tiny treats. they are delicious. >> what are does this do some. >> what kid doesn't want a pet
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he is soft and cuddly, but he does fire. look at that fire. you can toast the marshmallows. >> that's adorable. >> we have mores. >> he has like 50 different sounds and movements to keep the kids happy. this is zoomer erer chimp. he is interactive. we will put him on the floor. i want to you watch his face. he will pay attention to commands and he will know my voice. zoomer, dance. let's see what you can do. there you go. he is going to do a little dance. he has lots of tricks. >> that's so cute. >> everyone is going to love this guy. >> all right. let's move on. >> what about for kids who like
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what about a pet that you can build. this is our-kids actually build this. a section that allows them to go learn about physics. that is around the front and he gets to the top and he feels the feeling. he is going to come right back down. >> i love that the kids build that. >> that's very hot. >> look at this. everything is made with this. this is a 3d magic pet. we can build, but what i do is have a uv light. no heat. i can build up. i can build out. everything that you see here has been built with this pen. you can go any way you want. it's so neat. look at that. >> all it is is using this. >> big bubbles. >> this is lots of different bubbles. how about this.
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bubble around isaac. >> kids will have a lot of fun. one more time. we had one around natalie. >> very cool. >> this is dirt. feel it. it's awesome. it's anti-bacterial and never ever dries out. it will come with a little toy. house. >> that's cool. i love that. >> now the royalty. how adorable. will you show us how to play. >> this is the tea party musical parts. prototype. >> this is pots. >> listen to the music. she turns. we have our favorite song and i don't want to you see that classic play has gone out of style. this is our city scape set.
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it's hollywood. these are wooden and ecofriendly and they are great. it's easy. >> you have great things. i have to go to this toy fair. >> coming up next, put away the valentine's chocolates and get back on track. we will show you a delicious meal that could help you live longer. right after this.nger. right life as spokesbox is great. people love me for saving them over half a grand when they switch to progressive. so i'm dabbling in new ventures. it was board-game night with the dalai lama. great guy. terrible player. go paperless don't stress, girl i got the discounts that you need it's a balancing act, but i got to give the people what they want -- more box. any words for the critics? what can i say? critties gonna neg. [ applause ] the what?! [ laughs ] you forgot the milk! that's lactaid . right. 100% real milk, just without the lactose. so, no discomfort?
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after last week, we did all the sweet cooking. this week on today food, we'll show you dishes that are healthy and we have george mendes, the chef and owner of a restaurant in new york city. you have a direct problem with the weather. >> we had a pipe burst. mother nature, what are you going to do? >> let's ring in the new with -- >> salmon and wheat berries. we have the whole wheat berries, delicious. >> isn't that like barley sort of? >> it's wheat, yeah. it's the actual seed. if you mill it, you have wheat flour. we have vegetable stock, like so. little bit of olive oil. >> right. >> some salt. >> how long do you cook it? >> two hours, until it's chewy. then we have some that's already cooked.
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vinegar, like so. >> any kind? >> red wine vinegar. then we have pickles, cucumbers here, red onions. >> nice. >> raw red onions and avocado. it's all about healthiness here. >> very good. >> then we have freshly chopped cilantro. and parsley. >> little lemon zest? >> lime zest. great technique, al, like you've done this before. >> once or twice. mix this up a little bit? >> fresh pepper here. >> what's -- >> then we have the salmon here. >> which will cook quickly. >> very quick. cook salmon medium rare. nice and meltingly tender in the center. nice, hot pan is very, very important so your fish doesn't stick. again, fresh pepper on both sides. our pan is smoking, like so. >> any salt?
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you missed that one, al. come on, man. >> still missed it. >> bam. >> there you go. >> skin side down. you see the pan is nice and hot. the salmon won't stick. little more olive oil. >> yummy. >> you want the sizzle right away. there you go. >> you're going to do this how long on each side? >> about two minutes on each side for this thickness. golden brown. product. that was easy, huh? >> tasty and healthy. really good. >> thank you, george. >> thank you. for this recipe and more, go to and click on the healthy tab. not the unhealthy tab. we're going to be back in a moment. check out how we're doing on our
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time to check's take. >> let's do it. >> press the button. >> nice. >> close to 250,000. >> if we hit a million, i'm doing the weather. we're going to pick it from all we'll do that. go to's take. >> i've said you can come in my closet and pick out -- did i say one or two dresses? >> don't forget.
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garrett's the man arrested following a deadly hit and run is expected in court today. i-s-u freshman and urbana native emmalee jacobs died in december after being hit by a car. ames police later arrested benjamin clague -- a cyride bus driver. police used video from the buses during their investigation, leading them to clague. this afternoon he's due in court for arraignment on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. now, let's go to eileen with a look at weather. flurries and fog today with highs around normal. light snow late tonight and tomorrow could bring another 1 to 2" to the viewing area with flurries into wednesday. rain we'll be back in 30 minutes, be sure to check kwwl dot com for the latest news
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and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey, everybody. we're excited. it's sunday monday. it's february 15th. happy presidents' day. we hope you're enjoying your long holiday weekend. >> we're actually live. >> because we have to help this guy sell a book. >> william shatner in the house. >> yes, they're having more fun than if you were at home. they're at home actually, aren't you? >> yeah, we're at home. how are you? >> so well, oh, my god. >> really, why? >> all right, we're going to talk to you and your friend leonard nimoy in just a little bit, okay? >> i'm looking forward to it. >> great food today. all the guys home today will want to listen up, we've got two gorgeous "sports illustrated" models. making history with three different covers. we have access to their sexy photos.
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