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good morning. paying respects. the body of supreme court justice antonin scalia arrived in virginia overnight. while the battle to who should fill his seat is already in full swing. >> we have a president. he was elected. he has the right to nominate another supreme court stice. >> 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 campaign trail today.
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setting lows, the weather conditions will affect 90 million from the deep south to the north today. 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 allegation. police are investigating. and trapped! dozens of people, including a baby, stuck in a train car for hours in sub zero temperatures. the riders finally lowered to safety by rope and glad to be back on solid ground today, monday, february 15th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today."
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carson day ly is in for matt. we have a lot to talk about. >> we do. >> so much has changed with the death of justice scalia. the flag outside the supreme court at half-staff this morning after this weekend's sudden and unexpected death of justice sant antonin scalia. replacing him, of course, 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 this with republican presidential hopeful jeb bush 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
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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. >> found himself in a very congenial group. he was surrounded by admirerers of him and his work. >> reporter: the other reagan appointee said scalia will be remembered for his brilliance. the supreme court split, five conservatives and four liberals. with eight justices, it raises the possibility of a 4-4 tie. a tie leaves the lower court ruling in tact, a victory for whoever won in the lower court. 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
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obama's plan to let 5 million undocumented migrants stay it. 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 ideologically is affected. >> reporter: two on the 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 the great hall of the supreme court building, just inside the bronze doors at the top of the steps. an honor last given to william renquist. justice scalia's death has
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peter alexander has that part of the story. good morning. >> good morning to you. the court vacancy is reframing the 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 election a referendum on the supreme court. >> i think the real plan for it ebody just like justice scalia. >> reporter: the now empty seat upping the ante in an already fierce battle for the white house. >> there is no way the senate someone that barack obama tries to appoint in his last year in office. >> reporter: senate majoritycconnell arguing it should not be filled until we have a new president. with 11 months left in his term,
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nominate a new justice andenate to consider his choice fairly. >> these are responsibilities i take seriously, as should everyone. they're bigger than any one they are about our democracy. >> reporter: if the president sees the third justice, that could give the court its first liberal majority in 40 years. ted cruz who once was clerk vowed to block any obama nominee. >> we're add vise ing a lame duck couldn't tip the court. >> reporter: this ad highlights what's at stake. >> marriage, civil we're one supreme court justice away from losing them all. >> reporter: fiery feuds in the republican field. > liar, liar, liar. >> reporter: saturday night's debate, the most combative so far. highlighted in this exchange between donald trump and jeb bush. >> obviously, the war in iraq
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it took jeb bush, if you remember, at the beginning of his announcement, when he announced for president, took him five days, he went a mistake. wasn't a mistake. took him five days before his people told him what to say. >> on this presidents' day,resident george w. bush will campaign alongside his brother here for the first time. after that dispute with donald trump this weekend, jeb bush said that trump is no longer in fact, the two men didn't even shake hands after the debate. savannah? >> peter alexander, thank you so republican presidential hopeful governor jeb bush is with us now. good to see you. >> good morning, savannah. >> i want to make sure ir position on this. senator mcconnell of the republican leadership suggests a nominee put forward by 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 approach.
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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 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 of time, should nominate someone and have it be passed. there shouldn't be deference to the executive, is my at a cope out, saying it's up to senator mcconnell? shouldn't you take a position? >> i am taking a re is an up or down vote, it should be rejected based on the history of how president obama selects judges. if there is no vote, it's fine, what i'm saying is there shouldn't be an obama -- justice shouldn't be appointed in an let it be an important part of the election process. there's a lot riding on this. the second amendment, religious
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be determined by this pick. >> for those saying that there shouldn't be an up or down vote, and i understand you're not necessarily one of them, are constitutional ground? in other words, you said the other night, you're an article ii guy. it makes clear nominates, is senate advices and consents. it doesn't say, except in an election year. >> the president has the right to as my point in the debate. the senate has the right to carry out the rules. my point is, irrespective of that, there should not be an ed 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 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 president bush, george w. bush, will be on the trail with you this morning.
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the political race since hef office. was it a hard decision to make? >> this will be the first time he's gotten involved, and iact that he has been out of the political fray. it's a good tradition. like president clinton, i guess, supporting his spouse, and,, he wants to help his brother. i don't have a problem with that at all. i'm proud of his service. i'm proud of my family's running for president based on my own merits but the fact he's supporting me will add to the primary in south carolina, for sure. >> you say you're but donald trump said it was your brother who, according to trump, lied about weapons of mass destruction. he said 9/11 happened onother'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.
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trail, does this kind of invite that relit -litigation of the past? >> it's interesting thattrump 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 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 yand up. i'm the only guy standing up against him. he's hijacking the conservative cause by running as a republican. there's nothing in his past that would suggest he is a 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 overnor jeb bush, we'll be 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 theity to nominate a new justice. this as the battle between them
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kristen welker, good>> 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 feeling the pressure from a surging bernie sanders. she knows in order to win these larger, more diverse states, she needs latinos andans to turn out in big numbers. >> reporter: today, with the democratic race tightening, hillary clinton and bernieurning their attention to nevada. >> people come out in large numbers on caucus day, we're here in nevada. >> reporter: both candidates reaching out to african-americans and ey voting blocks. with clinton meeting with a group of dreamers in las vegas, the country's racial divide late sunday. >> discrimination and bigotry.
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tear the barriers down,r: sanders is trying to rally minority voters to his message of income inequality. >> together, we are going tonment that works for all of us. not just the 1%. >> reporter: for clinton, the silver state is crucial to regaining her momentum, bruising defeat in new hampshire. sanders is closing in, blanketing the airwaves with more than $2.5 million in ads, compared to clinton's.5 million. >> she's no bernie. >> reporter: it was perhaps "saturday night live" that delivered the sharpest blow, clinton's supporters who are now giving sanders a serious look. i can't make you love me if >> secretary clinton is getting a boost today, an endorsement from a group of ministers in flint, michigan, who say she'she water crisis
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it is an with african-americans. >> kristen welker in reno, thank you. it was a weekend of g cold across the eastern half of the country. way to show it up, snow and ice. >> unfortunately, this is what we may see this is i-65 in indiana, 30 miles northwest of indianapolis. this thing was closed for four hours, about 60 vehicles 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 17 below in bangor. 4 below in albany. now we have a storm system pushing north and east. the blue line is the freezing atlanta, you have rain. but you go north, we've got snow and freezing rain developing.
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today and tonight, snownto the northeast. temperatures start to rise. we start as snow in new york and turn to rain. icy conditions from new england. 100 million people in some sort of winter weather advisory. upwards of 12 inches of snow up to the north and west. icy mix as you get from north of atlanta, all the way up into new england. we're also going to be looking at heavy rain with this, on into tomorrow. upwards of 3 inches of rain from parts of georgia to the northeast. we could see flooding, as well. >> wow. >> temperatures rising up in the mid 50 to say, warmup coming. it's like a roller coaster. >> keeping you busy, al. thanks. this morning, the fbi is trying to figure out who an explosive device to a rental car. the car was returned early sunday. a mechanical found the device inspection. the building was evacuated.
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another lot to wait for vehicles but the airport remained open and no flights were pope francis will celebrate mass today in mexico's least catholic state. on sunday, the pope held an outdoor mass for more than in a crime-ridden suburb of mexico city. the pope condemns the drug trade, telling worshippers there can be, quote, no the devil. pope francis is halfway through his five-day trip to mexico. hours long ordeal for people at a new hampshire ski resort.s here with the story. >> good morning to you. two tram cars malfunctioned, leaving dozens, including an 8 month old baby, trapped in theold for hours. their dramatic rescue is caught on camera. >> reporter: a day on the slopes in new hampshire turned into a harrowing rescue, when two cars suddenly stopped, leaving dozens stranded 40 feet in the
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sub zero ter what passengers described as a severe jolt, one tram came to a rest near the 4,000 foot summit. the other mountain. among the 48 people trapped, an 8 month old baby. with the mercury around negative 4 degrees, blankets werethe top car to help guests stay warm until help arrived. one by one, ski patrol and firefighters repelledrson down through a trapped door in the tram. thankfully, no one was injured and no reports of frostbite. officials say a mechanical issue, not the cold, caused the brakes to get stuck, making for an unexpected downhill situation for those on >> 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 day, on a warmer day. >> wow.
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a baby. >> have you been on a tram and and think, wow, i hope i never have to use that. >> natalie, thank you. al, we meet again. >> that's right. we'll get to your local forecastm. what do you think? (store p.a.) attention shoppers, ple in the men's department. (vo) there's a great big un-khaki world out there. explore it in a subaru crosstrek.
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last your latest , thanks. i feel like we have to address this. we haven't mentioned it yet, but savannah, underneath the table, is wearing a boot on her left >> that's right. >> please explain. >> well, i tripped on friday, right after -- we were going to al's weather at 8:30. i was rushing back in to the 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 t'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 >> three or four weeks. >> why aren't we signing it, like in high school? >> you showed pictures. it was nasty.
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>> my leg was ised. i sent ghastly pictures to these guys over the weekend. this was the offensing boot. >> wine therapy? >> a lot of wine when you wear three inch heels, they kill. i was running and it twisted it. that's why i'll be wearing this boot. >> it's fashion week already. >> it needs to be bedazzled. >> okay. let's get martha stewart here and do a diy boot>> we should do that. coming up, former new york governor elliott spitzer accused of choking a womanhotel 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-opening experiment. first, this is "today" on
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we're back at 7:30, monday morning, february 15th, 2016. it's presidents' day. crowd braving the chilly weather on rockefeller plaza. in a couple days, it'll get >> it'll be wet and warm. >> we're back inside studio 1a. here are the headlines this morning. the body of supreme courtin scalia arrives back in the d.c area. there is a fight on the campaign trail, with republicans insisting president obama holdext president name a successor.
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should confirm anyone that barack obama tries to appoint in his last year ine ought to make the 2016 election a referendum on the supreme court. >> we have a president. he was elected. he has the right to another supreme court justice. >> the white house says president obama will nominate a successor to justice scalia once the senate returns from a week-long michigan's governor is promising more assistance for residents in flint to deal with the lead-contaminated water. the state is asking the federal expand medicaid coverage for 15,000 people. the u.s. general will arrivemorrow. a woman is connected to robberies in south carolina. the 27-year-old is accused of pulling out a gun, zip tying stealing almost $1 million in jewels.
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and georgia. elliott spitzer for an alleged result at a hotel in new york city. kristen dahlgren has more on this. good morning. >> good morning,he was once governor of the state and now he's facing another potentially embarrassing scandal after the alleged incident at one of new york'sankiest y iest hotels. >> reporter: the former new york governor who resigned after being caught paying for sex with a high-end escort is now under for assault. sources familiar with that investigation tell nbc news that on saturday night, spitzer and a woman in her mid 20s york's iconic plaza hotel and headed up to one of the rooms. inside, spitzer is being accused of choking the woman. the nypd assault, but not for sexual assault. a source familiar with the
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alleged incident, the woman slit her wrists, but the not life threatening. no charges have been filed and a spokesperson says there is no truth to the allegation. in 2008, a prostitution scandal o resign as governor, just 14 months after being sworn in. >> i've acted in a way that violates my obligations to my >> reporter: but he was never charged with a crime. spitzer attempted a career in television. >> the politicians are >> reporter: hosting short-lived shows on cnn and current tv. >> we have a right to respond on the other side. >> reporter: before a failed return to politics. losing to his opponent democratic primary for controller of new york city in 2013. following that loss, spitzer divorced his wife, and later started dating thefor his failed campaign. >> sources tell nbc that overnight, the woman tra russia. still a lot of questions in this
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it's getting a lot of attention, within hours of the story breaking, guys, spitzer wasng topic on twitter. >> kristen dahlgren, thank you. let's get a check of the weather now from's weather is brought to you by capital one. switch to the venture card from capital one and earn unlimited can use on any airline, any time. >> the bigger part of this storm system is stretching about 1,250th of winter weather advisories from georgia to maine. 100 million people at risk. we have a severe side to the thunderstorms stretching from louisiana and also arkansas, on up into tennessee. we've got a risk for strongtral louisiana all the way into the florida panhandle. can't rule out possible tornadoes and a lot of heavy rain with the system. showers and storms
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tomorrow, they're going to move eastward, from atlanta all the way down central florida, as well. rainfall amounts, 3 to 5 inches of rain in central tennessee on into kentucky. that's what's going on around >> that is your latest weather. carson? >> al, thanks so much. coming up, a trending exclusive. we have a "friends"' union more
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off a series, step in or step off? >> it's social experiments to respond to ethical dilemmas. jeff rossen is here with his hidden cameras. good morning. >> i brought the cameras with me. we try to teach our kids between right and wrong. the key word, try. that includes the lesson that stealing is bad. what if you ran into a mother without morals? a woman telling her steal right in front of you, would you stand up to the mother, stop the kid before she did it, or let them pull off the crime together? before you answer, you think you know what check out what we found on hidden camera. >> reporter: who hasn't been there? >> can i have chocolate? 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. pulled this scenario from the headlines. police say this florida mom was caught on surveillance camera
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steal an expensive bottle ofquila. when the mom walks away, watch the girl hide the battle behind her back and walk out. howu saw it happening? our hidden cameras are rolling at grassroots natural market in new jersey. our actors are wired mom and daughter into place. >> reporter: we are watching everything from a secret control room downstairs. >> mom, can i have this box of >> first up, this real-life mother and daughter, checking out right next to the actors. when the cashier steps away -- >> no,too expensive. >> please. >> reporter: the girl is already watching. now time for theu 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 ears. >> i'll go to the car and see you in two minutes. put it under your jacket. you'll be fine.
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see you in two m! >> 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 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 he right thing to do. >> let's go, come on. >> reporter: time to meet this crime stopper. >> jeff rossen from nbc news. why? >> because it's not right to steal. >> mom taught you right over here, huh? >> very proud of her. >> reporter: if it's that easy for a kid to speak up, will definitely jump in, right? >> if you want it, you have to steal it. >> while a few people privately told>> i think the mother is trying to get her daughter to steal a box of chocolates -- >> reporter: most said nothing and did nervously tapping on the counter.
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look away. >> did you think about confronting the mom and re 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 r life. you didn't want confrontation? >> right. >> reporter: but will all the adults stay silent? this woman is about to knock our socksf you want the chocolate, do what i told you. >> reporter: she's watching like a hawk. >> put it under your jacket. i'll meet you outside. two minutes.'s clearly torn about what to do. staring, silent, for almost a minute, before this. >> how much is the t'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 to takewhy? >> it's not the right thing to do. >> that is so heartwarming. she actually bought theour little girl.
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jeff rossen from nbc news. you did a beautiful thing, bought her the chocolate. t 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 candy. >> thank you for being so great and helping her out. >> you're welcome. >> thank you. >> we love happy endings. now we want to know how you would wouldn't say a word, probably, but i'm -- >> wow. >> i know you. >> we have a live facebook chat coming up on my facebook reports. i'll answer your questions live. ask us anything. >> i'd like to ask why you think we wouldn't do anything. >> we'll talk about that >> what do you have tomorrow? >> another ethical dilemma. we're talking about another hot topic, entitled kids. when i was a kid, you got aor winning. today, kids get them for anything, even participation. how would you react if you saw a dad upset that his boys gotn though they lost the game?
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kids? our hidden cameras are rolling again. this has everyone on different >> how will we react to that one tomorrow? >> you'll probably side with the dad. >> jeff, thanks so much. coming up, kanye west's surprising confession and who he is helping billion up vestment.
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reynolds. >>its 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 angeles. >> we loved it. >> we all saw it. >> spectacular, yeah. >> so great. it's not for kids. >> be prepared for the r>> tamron, what are people saying about "deadpool" online? >> leave your kids far from the theater but grab your friends and go. the success didn't stop at the box talking on social media. the reaction might be as funny as the movie. jared wrote, i have no idea how i'm so glad it did. this is the most entertaining marvel film i've seen in several years. michael wrote, "deadpool" was vulgar, inappropriate andry. i loved every minute of it. and this takes it to another level.
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>> how cute is thing is, this should be a cat contest, what is the cat thinking? the star, ryan reynolds, has been active on social media film. he said he's walking on sunshine thanks to the "deadpool" fans who carried him the whole way. if you don't have enoughl" in your life, head to the movie's facebook page where multiple characters take each other on. we know the value of social ryan reynolds is stepping up the social media game for "deadpool." >> very cool. it's working. just ahead, the models breaking boundaries on the cover of "sports illustrated" maria. there are thousands of ways into the complex health care system.
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where them girls at it's 8:00 on "today." coming up -- where them girls at >> the new wave of swimsuit we'll introduce you to the women breaking boundaries on the cover of this year's "sports illustrated" swimsuitmall wonders. >> only one person with this syndrome has died from cancer. >> yes. >> it's extraordinary. >> what if we tolda place where no one suffers from cancer, diabetes, even high blood pressure? how is it possible and is there
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we'll explain the genetictation that shows small things s -- big things come in small packages. experienced friendship, together. >> we have a sneak peek at the highly anticipated reunion over a decade in the making. february 15th, 2016. troublemaker, girl >> we're on the "today" ttle rock, arkansas. >> celebrating my 18th birthday. >> hello, louisiana. >> good morning, alabama.he cold doesn't bother us anyway. >> happy presidents' day good morning, everybody.
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we have a boisterous holiday crowd out here on our ng to them. fired up. >> there's a lot of them. >> i know. us. >> the broncos won and they're still fired up this holiday monday. the cover models for the "sports illustrated" swimsuit issue are making total waves this year. we'll meet two makers coming up. first, let's get a check of the morning's top stories. natalie? >> good morning. flags today at federal buildings are flying at presidents' day. two days after the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia. his death leaves a key vacancy on thepete williams is at the supreme court this morning. good morning.
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the body of justice scalia ght, 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 funeralents, but if the family wishes, he could lie in repose at the great hall of the supreme court building. for now, president obama says he will nominate a successor, but the republicans say that should be made by the next president. the court itself is in its mid-winter break. the justices return to the bench in a first time in 50 years, they'll face the busiest part of the term without all nine justices. that raises the prospect that some cases could be decided by a 4-4 tie, which would be the same as no decision at all. this is a time of th politically and for the court. natalie? >> pete williams at the supreme court for us. thank you, pete. the death of justicehock waves through the presidential campaign. some republicans including cruz and rubio want the next president to be the one to pick
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earlier on 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 obama selects judges. if there's no vote, that's fine, too. what i'm saying is there shouldn't be an obama -- justiceld not be apoint pointed in an election year. there's a lot riding on this. >> governor bush's brother, former president george w. bush,n the campaign trail today. democrat hillary clinton says it's outrageous some of the campaign trail are talking about blocking any supreme court by president obama. she says the president has a responsibility to nominate a new justice and the senate has a responsibility to vote. her challenger, bernie sanders,hat president obama should name the successor, saying in his words, let's get on with it. a virgin atlantic flighto new york was forced to turn back sunday after
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it happened when someone on the ground aimed a laser into the leaving the co-pilot feeling unwell. >> we have a medical issue with one of the pilots after a laser take off. 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. 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 se are sharks migrating to warmer waters. this shark is relatively harmless, so they say. the professor hopes to tag to learn more about the way they migrate. hopefully they migrate off the coast, away from swimmers. back to savannah and carson. >> natalie, thanks so much. illustrated" swimsuit edition is out today and it's ground breaking. >> have you done your research? >> oh, yes.
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in the spotlight in a whole new way. >> reporter: reaching more than 70 million people, the "sports illustrated" swimsuitditi e always makes a splash. this year, it's also making ot one but three cover models, with very different body types. for the first time ever, there's a plus size model, size 16, who calls the magazine's move beyond epic. rhonda onda rousey, known as the world's most dangerous woman, also graces the cover, nothing but body paint. and hailey, who has been modeling since she was a teen, is the third and moremodel, who says every girl has somebody to relate to in the issue. three models with three looks and sizes, helping to tradition and defy body image stereotypes.
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with d morning. >> we can't wait to hear about your reaction. you just found out. but i have to say, is this the first time you've done three different covers? >> it is, in 52 id it take so long? this is a genius idea. >> i've only been in charge for four years. >> why was it important to you to highlight the threemen? >> i think it's a very, very timely moment that we're having right now. people are very aware of all the beauty in the world. "sports illustrated" is of the publications. traveling to every country in the world, practically every continent, i see beauty in all forms, everything. it was time to highlight that and bring it to the world. >> how did you find out? >> literally on tnt, on show. they said, you got the cover. i thought we were presenting an award. >> i thought it was three finalists.
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oh, my gosh. >> this is amazing, to even be in the issue is one thing. >> yeah. >> but to be on the cover, i ot 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 then for me to be on the cover, i mean, don't even get me started because i might start crying. you'd love that. but it's still like, i'm shaking just thinking about'm on the cover of "sports illustrated." >> m.j., go down isn't here. >> each can stand alone as a cover. it was obvious. when i saw the beautiful pictures of ashley, the beautiful pictures ofd ronda, it wasn't, are we going to do this? it was, this is happening. it was a perfect storm of beautiful photos and women who represent all things to all
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>> i read an interesting fact. 70 million people read this issue. 16 million of them are women. it's really your message to the women be? >> i mean, this is so special because they all have somebody to relate to in this , we're starting a new thing. everybody has an amazing body. you have to own ou had a new discussion of beauty is and what it is, and the dialogue that can take place. i mean, for me, 16-year-old ad these up on my wall. now you have three beautiful poster pos ter poster posters. >> you have a readership with 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 y. you have the whole package, ladies. >> thank you. >> they'll be back with kathie
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the image you saw recently has he web. >> it's been trending since 1899. >> right. >> first i struggled to see rabbit, but then i saw rabbit. >> when you said duck, i see duck. >> i see all beak. >> i saw rabbit first. >> i see rabbit season. i see duck season. >> man. you see bugs >> yeah. >> you might be happily in love but has your health declined since you met your match? >> yeah. >> your match is actually a >> that's the problem. >> relationship weight gain is real, people. researchers from florida state university determined that we are all more likely to make and exercise choices around the ones we love. the theory is, obviously, you kind of care less about youre you become more comfortable with each other and settle down. do we agree? >> absolutely. >> let yourself go a little bit. >> no, no. >> it's comfortable. >> no, deborah is always a health
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>> interesting. you stepped up your game because of her. >> you lose the motivation to exercise becausethere if you've found a match. >> unless your spouse is competitive. my husband is at the gym every day. >> we're competitive 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 ities are coming. >> also, when you break-up with someone, it's great for your diet. >> divorce diet. >> break-up >> yeah. >> you go from one side to the other. the nba slam dunk contest night. if you missed it, you missed a showdown. the battle for the best dunker
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gordon. gordon had the ball scooped from the mascot and slammed it down.e makes dunking look easy. gordon got a perfect score with the jump over the >> best ever. >> amazing. >> under the legs. >> zach lavine took the title. second year in a row. >> they're saying that'san any jordan dunk. >> they weren't as exciting as they were back in the day. with jordan and >> incredible. >> great to be the mascot, right over the head. now to kanye revealing he's in debt and a much-talked about >> interesting. >> carson, your turn. >> sounds like pop start is about to start. >> yeah. >> start with kanye west. it's fascinating. he took the stage ont, "saturday night live," he sang songs from his new album
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moments before his performance, he revealed tweeted this. i write this to you, my brothers, while still $53 million in personal debt. pray we overcome. this is my true heart. bizarre enough, last night, kanye reached out to facebook ceo mark zuckerberg for help. saying, i know it's youran you call me by tomorrow? one of the coolest things you could ever do is to help me in my time of need. kanye revealed in an interviewt with the launch of his yeezy fashion line, it left him $16 million in debt. a side note to the story, it is not mark zuckerberg's putting that out there. >> okay. i'm so confused. >> he invested his own money. usually when you start a investors. that's his argument there. i have downloaded the album. it is very good, buturrent now.
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and he wrote a lot of songs and said that he needs some also -- who trusts what kanye writes? it could be nothing. he could -- >> why would you say that >> i don't know. the things that come out -- >> why would you tweet that are a lot of nations that are bankrupt and need money. >> i don't understand it. >> i don't understand, is it ate 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 the kardashians have a lot of -- >> he said personal debt. >> we're going to keep more to come on the kanye story. back in january, almost the entire cast of "friends" or a tribute honoring director james borrow. everybody was there except matthew perry. the group sat down with andy cohen to discuss the reunion how one of the episodes came to be. here's an exclusive look. >> you play a lot of poker? is dressing room
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>> that's fine. but because we really wanted to i mean, i think it was sort of unspoken, but we instinctively felt like we need to be 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 >> and they wrote an episode about it, actually. the one with the poker. >> that's right. they are referring to that the one with the poker. that episode aired in season one. the full tribute airs on nbc on february 21st. that's your pop start. >> carson, 's get a check of the weather. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by milk life. start every day with milk's
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>> savannah? >> al, thank you so much. now to a special series we're calling living longer, we're rhee evealing what people across the country and around the world are doing to live better. cynthia will help us get started. >> good morning.dge of science, we journeyed to ecuador to meet from unique people. less than 4 feet tall, ve their dna may hold huge secrets that could, one day, benefit all of us. meet the big-hearted little
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heart disease, highessure and diabetes. >> reporter: high in the mountains, ecuador is almost sea level. looming large over the city, statue. the wonders of this place can come in small packages, too. meet the tiny ecuadorians with a special gift. a rare condition that protectsm cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes. maybe even alzheimer's. >> only one person with thisndrome have died from cancer. it's extraordinary. >> it is. >> reporter: they can grow no taller than a small child because they have a
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ingowth hon moan rmones. he just turned 18. and this 50-year-old, about theght but heavier. >> she's gained more weight. i always recommend her to things but she never listens. >> but she doesn't have diabetes? >> she doesn't.ter: no diabetes, no high blood pressure. >> 100/60, excellent. >> reporter: height might one day catch up with her. >> does she take seriously your warning that she's pushing her luck? it's a consequence, why bother, right? >> exactly. >> reporter: they are 2 of only about 300 people with thisthe entire world. 100 live in the villages of southern ecuador. they're being studied researchers on aging from the
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in the kitchen, confirmation of her diet is. >> plenty of carcarbohydrates. >> reporter: doesn't seem toe, so far, she's just as healthy as someone going to the gym every day. >> we see them defying almost diet they have. 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'te there will never be any consequences. still, when the team gave lab rats the the results were a stonish astonishing. >> they lived 50% longer and developed less diseases. this is the direction we want to go extend the life a little but decrease cancer, diabetes, alzheimer's and high blood
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a magic pill that wouldn't make us shorter but would protect us from disease. >> how far away? >> maybe 20 impressive. >> reporter: also impressive, how the doctor's work has brought his patients out of the shadows. >> she didn't want anybody to see he secluded in her home. >> has he changed your life?en them something, a sense of community, sense of importance. >> i make them awe are of how they're spectacular. >> reporter: like yonic, college, he dedicates time to help the researchers better understand his disorder. >> lends me blood, all types ofome of them painful. >> reporter: he does it, he says, for his 5-year-old brother, also diagnosed with the
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>> ter: a gift that could someday help all of us, too. >> okay. amazing people and amazing story. it was a privilege to be able to >> what a great doctor, too.
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8:30 now on monday, february 15th, 2016. it's presidents' day, morning. we have a huge crowd out here. everybody is happy, chilly 17 degrees, but people are in a great mood. great to have them here. >> coming up, captain kirkelf, william shatner, will open up about the 50th
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relationship with leonard nimoy. plus, are you tie 24/7? can't look at your overflowing inbox without freaking out? we'll show you steps to take right now to declutter yourlife. >> declare e-mail bankruptcy. one of the hottest chefs is here for a recipe of a perfect combination of salty and sweet, like carson don't forget about our love of cooking sweepstakes. plenty of prizes. including a vip trip to our set and a cooking class. $2,000 worth of cookware items. to enter and find details, club. >> sounds good. tamron is inside amazing opportunity for our fans. take it away. >> this is so fun.
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>> al, thank you. to star trek fans, william shatner and leonard be captain kirk and spock. william shatner wrote, 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 like brothers. on the general term friendship, how do you make friends, what are friends worth, what is the definition of a friend, andicult it seems to me for men to make friends. so how cherished a singular male. women, for some reason, and it could be oxytocin, make friendsily than men, it seems to e me.
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you didn't initially hit it off as personal >> well, there's -- life is never perfect. no, we had some disagreements to begin with. in the end. but in between was a brotherhood. i loved it. >> i thought there was an irony. at first, the star trek conventions, all that that happened after the show, you both were kind of like not sure you wanted to be a part of all that.ough doing those appearances that you really bonded. not as much during the show, but after, that you became close. >> that's exactly right. so many shows, i notice forample, you had "friends" on earlier earlier, that's extraordinary, for people to remain friends after the show has been -- is over. usually, you're the best friends show is on, whatever the show is, and then
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film, series, you say, i'llrrow, and you don't because life takes you apart. in many cases, you never see each other again. in this together with all these appearances. and the films we did. we became very ere very different, weren't you? >> well, they say your cells change every seven years, sof changing going on. >> you were honest in the book because toward the end of his life, you write that you two had a falling 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 i sought to find out why and couldn't. so he -- i thought whatever it was would blow over and he'd it was. i would try to make amends or find common ground. but he died before that could happen.
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of this well, this is about how id my relationship with him and how i miss him. there's no substitute. and there's another thing, and that is when you lose someone you care for, and you've had experiences together, those experiences that you had validation. because the other person is when, and you with. disappear. that's really the reason for the book. >> yes. >> 50 years, can you believe it? >> incredible. >> this is the anniversary. will it be hard to go through the year and people remembering without your friend? been. we had the best time on stage with each other.
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times, than we did in person. >> william shatner, goodyou here. thank you so much. >> glad to be here. >> the book is called "leonard." up next, is your e-mail control? digital clutter. first, this is "today" on
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we're back at 8:40. how many unread e-mails do you have? i don't want to say. >> there seems to be twos here. people who have too many e-mails to count or the ones who keep the number at zero. either way, you could probably use aital 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
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sitting in a coffee shop. >> 3,158 unread e-mails. it looks a lot eporter: all that clutter used to pile up on our desks. now, it's clogging up phones and computers, wasting our time. the ability to suck our will to live. >> reporter: professional organizer beth knows that well. >> when people come to you with their overflowing e-mail , do they feel a sense of hopelessness? >> people come to me very overwhelmed and frustrated. they don't know what to do but out of it. >> reporter: her company, bneato bar, offers services on digital clutter, including naked>> 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 eporter: to gain control, she suggests using an app called, which unsubscribes
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combines your favorite into one e-mail delivered daily. from there, it's easy to focus on incoming e-mails. if you can respond to a message in less than two minutes, go 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 >> 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 lways going to get more. >> reporter: here comes the hard part. she says to try to check your e-mail less often. no more than five times a day.e 16 minutes to refocus after dealing with an e-mail. that stat showed 28% of our work week is spent reading and writing if we are constantly in our e-mail inbox, we are never getting any good work done. >> reporter: photos are another form of digital clutter, sucking
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she recommends using google photos or dropbox to store and organize pics in the cloud. you can also dump some of the phonearch says we only use 27 apps a month, but have far more on our devices. >> i think i actually have three or four to-do lists, apps on my phone, none of which i use. >> let those go, eporter: this might sound daunting. >> you wish it was zero but who has the time? >> reporter: she says it's not hopeless. take baby steps. >> this is going to be your new why rush it and burn out? let's take our time. >> reporter: consider it a home ec lesson, sweeping away theutter in your life. for "today," joe fryer, nbc news, los angeles. >> i just erased six apps during that. >> you did? >> i was inspired. >> oh, my gosh.
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>> i'm good without the apps. >> we're terrible. we need y do you have? >> 77,000 and -- >> i have 11,000. you make me feel better. >> work on that,his might help. up next, we have a delicious, spicy stew you're going to love. >> bone in yes. >> we're going to enjoy that right after this.
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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 kick things e the executive chef at the incredible restaurant everyone is talking about in new york city. also the co-author on a new i'll start off, you're like 26 years old. you've already graduated from the culinary institute of america.
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greatest chefs inand 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 innd your first cookbook. >> it's a lot. >> not a bad year, my friend. >> wasn't bad. we're excited to bring korea town, the cookbook, to you. cookbook written in the perspective of korea town. >> new york, l.a. and everywhere in between.d i, the co-author, we traveled for two years writing the book. >> you're so young and have done great things in the culinary world. let's start with the meal. the ingredients. >> today, we'll make spicy chicken stew. my mom's recipe. the first recipe i ever cooked. it's a spicystew. some honey powder. koreans aren't crazy about using straight sugar so they'll
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>> are these ingredients tough to find? >> usually, it'sasian marts. now, so it's great. >> okay. >> carson, you're going to have to do e inade for me. >> okay. >> the chili paste and honey powd in a bowl. this recipe is simple. >> it's a sugar substitute. mix itou start the chicken browning process first? >> i'll have it in one pot. i'll put it all in, including thes 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 wasthe first time, literally, the first dish i made when i was 12 or 11. >> wow.
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>> by the way, we have thedownstairs. >> oh million y gosh, we're in love. >> my head is sweating. >> it has a kick but we love it. >> really good. >> really good there. this loox ks like a one pot deal, which is easy. >> exactly. i'll have a little bit of the chicken stock. honestly, this is it. >> put the chicken down, made the you have -- >> you cover wit a lid, medium to low heat and it's done in 20 minutes. >> perfect. >> this is our end a lot of the juice from the chicken that creates a nice broth, along with the chicken stock. you get a perfectly cooked -- >> this is ea korean food, that's the point. >> people are intimidated, they don't think they can pull it off. >> exactly. korea town, the book, has over 100 t recipe is going to be a quick recipe. >> is it pickled cabbage?
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in the book, we focus on it as a. you'll see vegetables and fruit. we say, yes, it's a staple dish of korea, but also pineapple,. we'll make the marinade. usually, it takes two to three months. we have some that's two years old. this is a quick than 20 minutes. korean chili powder. the paste form, and this is the powder form.nger. >> are you eating this, as well? >> oh, my gosh, the pineapple. >> spicy. >> perfect for morning. >> we love it. >> mix this up and let it marinate? >> then it comes to this. >> whenever you want >> exactly. we chose pineapple. matt and i, when we were doing the testing, tried the pineapple. in the book, we have over 100
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20 are like guess>> flavorful. >> every recipe, every vegetable you do gives off a nice kick. >> you can jar it up? >> jar it up, leave it, eat it whenever you want to eat it. >> congratulations on the recipes. >> all the stuff in the restaurant, too? cookbook. >> get the cookbook. you're the man. thank you so much. come back and see us. for the recipes, go to food. eat up down there, and we'll be right back in a moment. >> well done! this is "today" on nbc.
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back at 8:52. time for special birthday wishes. >> we are so happy to be takinger's duty from my good friend, willard scott. amazing folks to introduce you to. let's get started. happy 107ths. vera calhoun russell from illinois. a loving mom and enjoying doing word search puzzles. have to join her on words with happy 100th birthday to lily davis of new york. you don't want to play her in bridge. she plays five days a week and is a susan georgantas is 100 years old from massachusetts.
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secret to longevity, a glassry night. >> incredible. >> there you go. >> go, susan, go! >> woodrow wilson pennsylvania, 100 years old. retired from the air force. we salute you for your service. thank you. mary corbett from 100 years old. 22 grandkids. 24 great grandchildren. 12 great great >> wow! >> that's what keeps her young. >> she knows all their names. tony olicerie is 100 from arizona. didn't retire until 87. happy birthday. fantastic. >> amazing. >> if you know of somebody any age celebrating a leap year month, we want to celebrate them on the air. head to and send in your photos for a chance to be
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>> got to celebrate the leap year birthdays. what's coming up next hour? we have a president joining us. we're going to do a little presidential tribute. >> nice. >> we have kitchen hacks and some of the hot >> the kid at heart. >> i love it. minutes. back after a check of your local
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morning on "today's take," scandal star tony goldwin is here. makes history day pop quiz. the big winner at the box office and who will win big at tonight's grammy's. the hottest games and toys oing to want, coming up right now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to morning, presidents' day, february 15th, 2016.
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i'm al along with natalie and willie is off. natalie's jam, "blank space" by taylor swift, who will probably be one of the big winners at tonight'she's nominated for seven. kendrick lamar for 11. grammys are tonight. it'll be a good one. record of the year nominees,love, deangelo. uptown funk, of course. mark ronson featuring bruno mars. thinking out loud, ed sheeran. blank lor swift. can't feel my face, the weekend. kendrick lamar, 11 nominations.ear rewards the song performance. what do you think? it's a tough one. >> i like "uptown funk." >> i think it'll for record, but i think album of the year, maybe taylor swift.
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t's the social commentary. they're both brilliant, i love it. it seems like the songs have been around longer than -- >> i know. i've listened to them over and >> when you look at the list of songs, it's like such an imprint in our minds. you probably know every lyric. it'll be a good is not there -- >> because of the calendar year. >> the album didn't come out in time for the nomination. >> it'll be a hot of people talking about the feud with kanye and taylor little bit, right? >> so kanye has a newhe performed some of it on "snl." "snl." one of his songs s s taylor swift. it refers to her in the ble way. he claims he got permission from her. he told her about the song. >> i find that hard to believe.
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>> you don't have to becauset's not true. she says she never gave permission. her girl squad, ruby rose, gigi hadid, they've all gone after kanyethe lyric. kanye says he's $53 million in debt. he tweeted it out after hismance. he said he invested his money for the personal debt. he's reached out to mark zuckerberg --s "birth birthday. >> which is not his birthday. >> squg asking for money. >> might want to put the ryan reynolds. >> go down rich guys and ask for money. that is something else. >> i don't feel>> "deadpool" killing at the box office. the film starring ryan reynolds expected to earn $150 million.
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biggest r-rated opening ever. biggest february opening. beating last year's 50 shades of gray by more than 40 biggest opening for first-time director, beating out our pal to lizbeth ban -- elizabeth 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 nk yes. >> i think so, but i also think it'll be interesting to see what marvel now does with this. you know, the superhero genre is amilies 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 source, comic book material. "deadpool" is this wisecracking, profane, violent -- >> what's the super power?
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>> he can heal 's got enhanced athletic abilities. >> you have to see it. it's hilarious. >> i want. apparently, everybody else saw it. >> get right to the theater. >> last night, the baftas, the british film awards made leo dicaprio, a big winner for "the revenant." but they had a kiss cam set up.teven fry. apparently, he took a moment to thank america for the many gifts we've given the world. foam fingers, leafe kiss cam. >> who do we have here? it's maggie smith and leonardo dicaprio. yes! a marriage made in heaven
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julianne moore and bryan ston. whoa! >> they need to bring a kiss cam to the oscars. >> they need to bring a kiss cam here. >> whoa! this is a come on. >> hr! >> today, of course, presidents' day, waiting patiently in the s. we have a celebrity guest with us, a television president. hail to the chief. mr. president, good e to see you. >> how are you? >> good to see you. >> president fitzgerald from skand >> there's a chair, wow. full service. >> this is the best we've got. >> season five,been on the series since this began in 2012. now, you have a scandal you're dealing with currently.
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>> i have >> what do they have? >> project >> the bi project. >> the "post" could run with it. united states will be alone 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.leak, a hack. >> affairs and everything else, your wife leaving you. >> exactly. >> shonda rhimes createdrlds, and the people are immersed in them. really take ownership. i mean, they love this show. >> our fans are 're really, really passionate. because of social media, they
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we have a lot of loyal fans. we still live tweet with them every single broadcast. the whole cast gets one 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 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 it's the way i kind of -- with all the craze y iness that goes on on a 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 dohen 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 justout. >> you have to get up early in >> that's right.
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us with something, mr. e 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 give away. have you ever had the pleasure of trying garrett's popcorn? >> i have not. >> oh, my gosh.go tradition. >> really? >> the cheese corn, the caramel corn and then there's the chicago mix. >> chicago mix.ple to go to our's take page. the winner gets a big prize of garrett's pop corn. would you like to try it? >> i would. i'll take a nibble and tell you wow. that is really hat great? >> a lot of cheese. >> let's take this with us. too. >> you hit the button. we'll see how many people
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>> 240,000 likes. we want you to go to ay's take. mr. president, help me do the weather? >> i'd be honored. >> as you notice outside, we have a little snow do. where do you want me? >> stand right there. right now, we have 19 degrees, 9 in boston, 2 in concord. snow coming up inc. 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 that's right. >> more wet weather is come ing. atlanta is in 35. washington, 23. big, big stuffdo you guys ever shoot in washington? >> we don't, actually. >> you don't? >> it's all computer magic. >> well, this is allthe 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 good thing i'm going to l.a.
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>> sure. thanks. >> of course, snow amounts, light, inch in new york city. to 3. buffalo, 6 to 12. we're worried about icing, including in washington. it could shut the city down, but? back to the west, heavier, about 1/4 inch of ice. that's what's going on around the country. your latest weather.
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actually, it's not the chicago mix. somebody else had that copyright. it's the garrett's mixver it is, it's delicious. >> garrett's people know what you were talking about. isn't it addictive? >> it's the best thing ever. >> can't stop. >> i'll probably eat theing. coming up, we have a presidents' day pop quiz with does your makeup remover take it all off? every kiss-proof, cry-proof, stay-proof look?remover does. it erases 99% of your most stubborn makeup with one towelette.
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, william. >> four scores and to? >> 87. >> very good. >> nice. >> the score is 20 it comes from old english and used to count large numbers of things like sheep. >> nice. >> next cadet, 's your question? >> who was the first president to appear on television? >> gerald ford. >> nope. fdr. >> very good, >> i was thinking "snl." >> 1939. >> world's fair. >> cadet >> hey. >> what question do you have? >> what were george washington's false teeth made of? >>
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>> it was ivory, fabric, some other stuff, but a bunch of things. >> al is right. 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 politan" magazine? >> gerald ford. >> yes. >> very good. >> contemporary history. >> keep answering ford. would be my answer for everything. >> cadet aiden. >> what is the name of the president on the tv show >> president fitzgerald.
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>> correct.ood morning, cadet. >> who was the -- >> grant. >> right? >> howard. >> ate a lot of garrett's popcorn. >> this is cadet your question? >> question seven, which early 19th century president had two pet s? >> dfr fdr. >> jefferson. >> bears roamed around the white house lawn. jefferson. >> i read a biography. >> cadet james is back with another question. >> which president studied nuclear>> jimmy carter. >> wow! >> engineering student. >> al knew the questio >> i don't think he did. >> oh, my gosh! [ applause ]
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skimming off the top. >> it's ae. 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. >>ook at that. it chills the fat. it solidifies it and sticks to here. >> great idea. >> also gives yourtunity to scoop off the excess. >> love that. what is this, yogurt? >> yogurt with each 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 in and get it hot. i'll use this non-stick spray. then you're going to scoop your the idea is, watch this, look at that. >> it falls right off. >> right offoesn't affect the taste or anything? >> no.
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>> you'll try it with this. we'll see which works see that? >> yours is much better. >> it's the trick. non-stick ave 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 airhe spoon, they'll break up. it's not the water boiling over, it's the steam. it's the foam. >> this is life you know how many times i fled my kitchen because the water is spilling into the burner? >> there you go. next thing, wooden 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 if you want to clean it out, take day old bread, like n and zip it up.
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taking a look at the headlines. flags at federal buildings are flying at half-staff two days after the death ofnin scalia. late sunday, his body was flown from texas to the irport outside of the capital. he leaves 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 senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says the next president should nominate someone and not president obama. a new study teenage boys who don't get enough sleep may be at risk of
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researchers at penn state looked at the sleep patterns of 700 following them from childhood to adolescence. they found boys who got less slow wave or deep sleep are more likely to develop insulin , 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 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 theh interest. apparently, lots of people are interested. demand has been so high, the company's server overloaded. swan love is trying toack 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 than $135 million according to early estimates. a record opening for a rated r movie in the u.s.
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"how to be single" was third. in new zealand, a photographer used a drone to hundreds of sheep being herded. they make their way from one field to the next through an open gate. the video has gone viral. in two days, it hadn views and 26,000 shares. incredible to watch. let's get a check of the weather from al. nothing like counting sheep, ot tired while i was watching this. >> i was yawning. >> let's she you what's happening as far as your week's precipitation. week, icy, snowy mess in the east. thunderstorms through the gulf and wet and snowy in the plains. midweek, sunshine isn 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 pacific northwest. windy, snowy and wet throughout the plains. warmer weather rules from the
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as we get to the looking at much above normal temperatures in the plains and central plains. it stays right in the middle of the >> 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 toy and more.
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here with a warning of two of the biggest scams and what we need to 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 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 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. look at the bolded eligible to receive a tax refund of $63.80 to access the form, click here. you click on that e-mail and,$63.80, seems possibly legitimate. not like we owe you $10,000. it's enough where a lot of americans will fill it out and try to get the lick on it and put in your bank information so they can wire you can money. the scammers join your account.
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>> the irs will never, ever you for personal information or e-mail. the only time they're ever going to e-mail you ishave an ongoing case. the irs will always contact you the first time through regular mail. you'll only get e-mails if 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 'll never contact you over social media or text. >> what about phones? we understand that is a phone call scam going on. >> this one is even more this is where they really pound money. they're going to stick the police after you. actually, one of ours at the "today" show, her daughter got a call. take a listen. >> this is officer from venue services.
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this call is an official final notice call from internal revenue services.t the call has come in for you that we have filed a lawsuit against you. for more information, call immediately our all immediately our department. what is that, yoda? oh, money, you do. >> you probably panic when you that. >> people say, i'd never fall for it, but thousands of victims every year. $26.5 million a year scammedt way. >> does the irs initiate calls like that? >> the irs will call you, again, if you're already involved with one of their agents ong 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 tok to the irs or the federal trade commission. >> you should report it if you get one of these? don't delete it or g up immediately and never
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so they can go after the people. >> you also say we should note the irs is in the process ofegislation that will allow federal officials toke calls for back taxes. >> maybe in the future, they may be able to send the robocalls out. they're not sure they want to dothis season, if you get a call, it's fake and a scam. >> great information. >> this is not the irs agent you're looking for. >> you owe me p 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 >> right. >> put them in front of the tv. we want them to see the fun and
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the annual toy fair is underway. >> hundreds of thousands of toys and games are on display. toy insider mom lori is hereeek at the ones your kids will be begging for this year. good morning. >> good morning. this is a sneak peek. none of the toys are out. they're coming out in the spring and christmas. >> perfect. >> we'll start with selfie stick means karaoke. >> love it. >> this is our selfie mic. we put a phone in.o because this will expand. we download our star maker app. now, we can pick filters and all kinds of going to record a video at the same time? >> a video. >> ready? >> if you want to feel -- >> we need the because we're happy >> you can do the singing. >> that's spectacular. >> really good singers in themily, it's great. >> we're making the videos and sharing it with all our friends on social media. >> it'll be a huge hit.
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>> price point at ids who like to cook? >> you don't wait for the campfire. this is our s'mores maker. kids make the graham cracker,e and marshmallow. put mix with water, a mold, microwave, no heat, we can pretend to be cooking in the oven, very cute. >> pop it out. >> the treats are >> cool. >> what does this do? >> what kid doesn't want to take home a pet dragon? >> >> this is torch my blazin dragon. he can toast his marshmallow. >> so >> s'mores for him. >> he has 50 different sounds and movements. he's going to keep the kids happy. >> cute. >> the fun doesn't end with theagon. this is zoomer chimp.
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watch him. watch his going to pay attention to commands i give him. he'll know gestures from my voice. there you go. he's going to do a little dance. he's got lots of monkey tricks. >> so cute. >> amazing.veryone is going to love this guy. >> let's move over here. creative toys for his is a pet you can actually build. this is our -- >> oh, my gosh. >> -- robot. kids actually build this. here that allows him to walk two legs at a time up the wall. kids learn about physics. sensors around the front. when he gets to the top andhe feeling, he'll come right back down.
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>> 3d maker stuff is >> this is our 3 d magic imagipen. there's no heat. and out. everything you see here has been built with this pen. >> really cool. >> it's so autiful. look at that. >> pretty cool. >> it's just using this. >> big bubbles. >> this is lots bubbles. how about this? how about a nice big bubble around isaac here. >> kids will have a lot of one more time, isaac. we had one natalie a little while ago. >> very close. >> now the dirt comes home. is from play vision and it's dirt. it comes in a 2 pound bag and is it won't ever dry out and comes with toys.
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>> i love that. like the magic sand stuff. >> ready for the royal tea >> how cute. >> adorable. show us how to play. >> this is the belle tea party musical cart. when we roll this, shehis is prototype. >> mrs. potts. >> listen to the music. she turns. as the kids are playing, we have our favorite song and chip. >> excellent. >> finally, don't think that classic play has gone out of style. city scape set. we have new york, hollywood. eco-friendly. it keeps kids busy for hours. >> have to go to the toy fair. thank you. coming up chocolates and get back on track. a delicious meal that could help you live longer. right life as spokesbox is great. people love me forand when they switch to progressive.
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>> isn't that like barley sort of? >> it's wheat, yeah. it's the actual seed. if you mill at flour. we have vegetable stock, like so. little bit of olive oil. >> right.salt. >> how long do you cook it? >> two hours, until it's some that's already cooked. add olive oil, season it back up. vinegar, like so. >> any kind? >> red wine vinegar. we have pickles, cucumbers here, red onions. >> nice. >> raw red onions and avocado. it's all about >> very good. >> then we have freshly chopped cilantro.
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>> lime zest. great technique, al, like you'vere. >> once or twice. mix this up a little bit? >> fresh pepper here. >> what's -- >> then we have the salmon ill cook quickly. >> very quick. cook salmon medium rare. nice and meltingly tender in the center. nice, hot pan important so your fish doesn't stick. again, fresh pepper on both sides. our pan is smoking, like >> yeah, go ahead. you missed that one, al. come on, mait. >> bam. >> there you go. >> skin side down. you see the pan is nice and hot. the salmon won't e olive oil. >> yummy. >> you want the sizzle right away. there you oing to do this how long on each side?
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really good. >> thank you, george. 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 facebook page.
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