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good morning. nasty nor'easter. a massive snowstorm brewing for the very first day of spring. millions in its path from the carolinas to maine. the question is, will there be a lot or a little? stop trump. the movement to block donald trump from getting the republican nomination gaining steam. conservative leaders mapping out a strategy. a hacker group declaring total war on trump, releasing his personal information online. now overnight, a scare for his family. a threatening letter sent to his son. are things going too far? today exclusive. ten years after its debut, twitter is now being dubbed the pulse of the planet. 320 million active users turning to it every day. but the
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without problems. this morning, the man behind it, jack dorsey, opens up about its past, present and future. cinderella stories. upsets ruled day one of the ncaa tournament. >> for the yale bulldogs. >> how smart is your bracket looking today, friday, march 18th, 2016? >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. remember the "godfather" and the line, "you broke my heart"? my version is, seatton hall, yo broke my heart. >> my letter grade is an f minus. >> you had one big bad pick. >> go wildcats, next year. >> we'll talk about the tournament in a while.
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spring. it officially arrives on sunday but it's not going to feel that way, especially on the east coast. temperature about to plunge and the storm is brewing. this could bury parts of the region in snow. al, you broke my heart. >> just when i thought i was out, i pull you back? >> exactly. what's going on? >> here's the deal, we're watching this low pressure system kocoming from the southeast. severe weather saturday morning there. by the afternoon, it's raining in washington, d.c. and cold filters in. a rain/snow mix will start for washington, d.c. saturday evening. snow showers sunday morning for new york city. we have the american model and the european model. they're fairly close early on. as we get to sunday afternoon, sunday morning, you can see they start to diverge a little bit. the european model is closer and the american model is further away. by sunday afternoon, s
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maine. heavy snow will continue into new england. gusty winds and it's going to be cold. here's what we're holooking at far as accumulations. new york city, philadelphia on up into the northern new england, 2 to 4, maybe 5 inches of snow. heaviest snow around eastern massachusetts on up to eastern maine. anywhere from 10 to 12 inches. the american model, almost no snow whatsoever. northern maine hits the heaviest. we've also got some in the appalachians. here's what we think. looking at all the models, putting them together, we're going to say about 2 to 4 inches from washington, d.c., new york city and west of boston. boston will see 4 to 6 inches. the heaviest snow will be eastern maine and eastern massachusetts. guys, right now, again, the storm hasn't formed yet. we'll continue to watch it. it's the difference between the european model and the american model, continuing together. >> you have
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models and how people come up with that later on. >> that'll be in the 8:30 half hour. >> thank you. the presidential race is dominated by the stop trump movement this morning. the republican front runner now the target of conservative leaders. they're trying to block his potential nomination. he's also being targeted by the hacker group known as anonymous. hallie jackson is on the trail for us with more on all of it. good morning. >> good morning. this morning, as the stop trump movement tries to regroup and figure out a new way to slow down the front runner before the arizona primary, new fallout from the hacker group as it takes aim against trump. not just his politics, but his personal life. >> reporter: now claiming credit for hacking donald trump, the group anonymous, calling him a would-be dictator. >> we're serious about stopping any foreright by the fascist donald trump. >> reporter: they claim to have
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security numbers but those have been flowning around online for months. law enforcement is investigating those who tried to illegally hack the candidate's account. anonymous probably trying to get attention for their so-called war on trump. in washington, a different battle to try and stop him. less public, too. after a secret huddle of frustrated conservatives, reassessing how to slow trump down. these attack ads haven't seemed to do more. their plan, first call for a unity ticket. if that doesn't work, plot out strategy for a contested convention. paul ryan acknowledging that scenario looks likely. >> we're getting our minds around the idea that could become a reality. >> reporter: now, taking aim at trump for warning what could happen at a convention if he leads in delegates but doesn't get the nomination. >> riots. i'm representing millions of people. >> nobody should say such things, in my
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violence is unacceptable. >> reporter: while the stop trump movement wants unity, they're not saying who conservatives should unify behind. ted cruz and marco rubio teaming up, shot down. >> i'm not going to be anybody's vice president. >> rubio praising cruz as conservative. >> reporter: this poster of "liar, liar" puts ted cruz's head on jim carrey's body. >> if you kill ted cruz on the floor of the senate and the trial was in the senate, nobody can convict you. >> new this morning, a scare at the manhattan apartment of donald trump's son eric. he had a
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powder inside. sources say it was nobody harmful. it's yet another sign of how much attention trump's candidacy and his family are getting. >> hallie jackson, thank you. nicolle wallace is an nbc news policeal analyst and former adviser to the mccain-pall ccai campaign. >> good morning. >> we talk about this trump thing as it has a ceo and a logo. it's fractured. while trying to get itself together, hasn't it almost missed a moment? >> after new hampshire, the only way to derail trump was to put him in a one on one race. to have everybody coalesce behind one candidate. whether it was ted cruz or john kasich or marco rubio. they were all still in the race at that point. that never happened. the central weakness of the stop trump movement is it never had a horse. it never had a
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anal kernti alternative. >> we just saw lindsey graham. i asked him what's the temperature in hell because he says hell will freeze over before i support ted cruz. that's where they are as a party, hard choices. what does it say about ted cruz, that he may be the person in the best position to stop trump, but he can't get the party behind him totally? >> it would have been better if he'd not lost all five contests tuesday night. if he had won, if he had a stronger showing this week, you might have seen more people get behind him. the truth about the anti-trump movement exists behind these things. the temperament of trump. two, the substance. he's not a conservative in the minds of the conservative movement. three, they're worried about him filling the vital commander in chief role. hillary clinton would be wise to go after the first group, people worried about
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think he can't be a confident commander in chief. right now, the stop trump movement's only hope is he doesn't reach 1,237. >> do you think republicans fear donald trump or dislike him more than they dislike hillary clinton. >> nobody in the elite establishment would ever admit to being open to hillary clinton. as we've seen time and time again, they're not the story. they're not the deciders, if i can borrow a word from my favorite former president. the voters are the deciders. a lot want to vote republican. who want to see change. but who are uncomfortable with the idea of trump and cruz at this point. >> thank you very much. good to see you. something else on the president's plate, a historic trip to cuba. "nbc nightly news" anchor lester holt will be live in havana on sunday. he will have complete coverage. now to more on the fight over the president's pick for the supreme court. it is entering a new phase today. pete williams is at the court for us this morning.
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>> good morning. senators have left town for the easter break, giving merrick garland a break. but republicans insist his nomination isn't going anywhere. >> reporter: it's a supreme court nominee's ordeal, meeting senators one on one, hoping to win them over for a confirmation vote. so far, the welcome matt is out only at the offices of democrats, like harry reed, the minority leader. republicans insist there won't be any hearing or vote because the next president should choose the nominee to succeed antonin sc scalia. the democrats say normally, the nominee would be up for a vote by memorial day. >> hey, guys, do your job. give him a hearing. ask him questions. >> reporter: some republicans say they're willing to meet with garland, though nothing has been set up yet, and arizona's flake suggested voting on garland while president
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office if a democrat is elected president. >> i would rather have a less liberal nominee, like merrick garland, than a nominee that hillary clinton, if she were president, would put forward. >> reporter: but the republican leadership put out the word that an idea is not an option, and most in the party are following along. >> i don't think we should be moving forward on a nominee in the last year of the president's term. if it was a republican president, i'd say that. >> reporter: the white house released this photo of president obama meeting with garland. he told supporters to make themselves heard in demanding confirmation hearings. >> the supreme court's remaining eight justices are back in the courtroom next week. white house supporters are launching a website to push for garland's confirmation. we need nine.org. >> thank you. we're hearing more from the alleged american isis fighter who was captured in iraq and still held there, and what he's saying about how he ended up with the terror group may surprise you.
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nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard angle has the story. >> he says he joined isis but then had a change of heart. a u.s. official told us this morning that because of the americans alleged time with the organizati organization, he does have intelligence. >> reporter: he's the first alleged american isis fighter to surrender to kurdish troops in iraq. >> i'm from the united states. i studied criminal justice in college in virginia. >> reporter: in a taped confessional aired on kurdistan 24 tv, he described how he traveled through turkey, linked up with isis and was transferred to mosul, an isis stronghold. >> the life in mosul, it's really, really bad. the people were
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mosul and don't represent the religion. >> reporter: these statements were made as he was held in captivity. >> i didn't really support their ideolo ideology. that's -- at that point, that's when i decided i needed to escape. >> reporter: to escape from isis, he said he crossed battle lines in search of kurdish forces, knowing they are close allies to the united states. >> at the time, i made a decision to go because i wasn't thinking straight. on the way there, i regretted. i didn't see myself living in that environment. you know, i wanted to go back to america. >> reporter: a u.s. official told nbc news isis
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growing problem of desertion, as the group comes under mounting military pressure and now a rare accusation of genocide by the united states. but the charge is mainly a moral condemnation. because the u.s. is already fighting isis, it's unclear if the rhetoric will change u.s. policy. >> a u.s. official told nbc news that american personnel have not yet met with him in custody, but that the kurds are debriefing him and passing that information along to the americans. back to you. >> richard engel in istanbul, thanks. it got tense on capitol hill over the flint water crisis. resignations were called for michigan's governor and the chief of the epa. >> people who put dollars over the fundamental safety of the people do not belong in government. you need to resign, too, governor snyder. >> this was a failure of government at all ve
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officials. we all failed the families of flint. >> governor rick snyder testified that michigan's department of environmental quality assured him that the water from the flint water was safe when, in fact, it was contaminated with dangerous levels of lead. both the governor and epa administer expressed remorse. mccarthy said because it was under a state emergency manager, it prevented federal officials to be able to, quote, jump to the rescue. there were scary moments for passengers thursday on a flight from north carolina to new york city. take a listen. >> just got hit by lightning. >> roger, everything okay? >> yeah, don't send us through there again. it's pretty bad. >> the american airlines flight was preparing to land at laguardia in new york when it flew into turbulent skies and was hit by lightning. the plane was diverted to jfk airport, a few miles away. officials say it
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55 passengers on board. the faa will investigate the incident. a hearing is set today to revoke bail on labrie, the student convicted of sexually assaulting a classmate. morgan radford has been following these developments. >> another unexpected twist. owen labrie admitting his missed his curfew but it was for a good reason. a judge must determine what happened and what's the punishment. >> reporter: this morning, owen labrie's future on the line again. a judge will decide whether the prep schooler who is accused of sexual assault against a 15-year-old classmate should be put behind bars for violating conditions of his bail. it started when a reporter jumped into him on a subway around 1:00 p.m. and tweeted their conversation. >> had to take a
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p.m. >> reporter: a source said labrie thought the conversation was off the record. prosecutors saw the exchange and filed a motion in court, saying he violated the conditions of his bail. he's supposed to be at his mother's vermont home between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. he traveled from new hampshire to boston at least eight times since october. the question facing the court today isn't where he went but when he made it home. >> most judges would look at that and say, tough. you knew what the rules are. you've been convicted of a crime. follow the ruling for your bail. >> reporter: labrie's lawyers say, yes, he traveled to boston and admits to violating his morning curfew on the occasions but only to see his lawyers and take classes he wanted to be private, since he's been insulted and threatened in public. >> i was waiting to see how the night went. >> reporter: the intense interest in labrie began last year. the country captivatey
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his accuser said the unthinkable happened. >> i was raped. >> reporter: her voice disgei disguised, face hidden. >> you were excited to see her because you wanted to have sex with her. >> no. >> reporter: labrie said, i walked out of the courthouse with my chin up. today, labrie back in the same courtroom where it all began. >> we reached out to the prosecutor and labrie's accuser but haven't received a response. labrie is expected to return to court today. if the judge decides he violated his tur ccurfew, he could be ca out in handcuffs. >> thank you. let's get another check of the weather from al. >> we're also going to be watching an area of heavy showers and thunderstorms through the gulf coast. risk of strong storms from texas to louisiana. from texas into louisiana. plenty of sunshine in the pacific northwest coast. chiy
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gl great lakes. good morning, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. we are off to a cool start. mid30s from prince william down towards culpeppeculpepper. 50 in arlington, national airport, 46 in annapolis. school day forecast, a cool start in the 40s. to near 60. highs today in the low to mid 60s. tomorrow, ra
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to >> that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thanks very much. coming up, a clubhouse divided. what adam la roh sha's teammates are saying after his decision to retire after dialing back his son's time with the team. live interview with twitter ceo jack dorsey ahead of the 10th anniversary of twitter. are changes in the works? what does he have to say to his crit
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bring home the lindt gold bunny. 7:26 is your time on this friday march 18th, 2016. good morning i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. in the news we're monitoring accusations of a sex assault at one of washington's most elite private schools. police are investigating claims that a young woman was forced to have sex. officers say the report came in wednesday night hours after the suspected assault happened. it's time to check your traffic with melissa mollet. any problems? >> a couple of problems northbound georgia avenue the ramp to the inner loop has a crash blocking the right lane. it's a littl
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gw parkway southbound at 123. brand-new crash there. 66 and 95, nice light volume. have to love that on a friday. >> yes, we do. >> thank you we'll have a look at your focast next. re
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good morning, here's a check on temperatures as you step out the door, it's 37 in ga gaithersbu gaithersburg. going to be a nice day today. we'll climb from the 30s and low 40s up into the mid and upper 50s by 11:00. breezy to windy this afternoon. west northwesterly breezes and the 20-30 mile an hour range. temperatures today will be nice and mild in the low to mid 60s. tomorrow clouds come back and a chance for light rain tomorrow afternoon that mixes with and changes to snow saturday night into sunday. could get a
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or so around the metro. we're not expecting wide spread road
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♪ take it easy 7:30 now on a friday morning, march 18th, 2016. we are on hatch watch. a pair of eggs expected to hatch today. this is going nuts online. people are watching eagles.org for that picture. that eagle is about to hatch her eggs. if it happens during this broadcast, we will have the breaking news. get it? >> yes. >> every time she gets up, everybody says, here it goes! let's look at other headlines this morning. keeping a close eye on a nasty nor'easter that could bring weather to millions for spring. impacting major
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to boston. al will have more coming up. for the first time since his capture, we're hearing from the alleged american isis fighter who surrendered on the battlefield. in a video aired on kurdish television, he said he made a bad decision when he followed a girl to iraq and realized joining the terror group was a mistake. >> i didn't really support their ideolo ideology, and that's -- at that point, that's when i decided i needed to escape. >> the 26-year-old is still in captivity. he says he wants to come back to the united states. if you like upsets, you probably enjoyed thursday's start to the ncaa tournament. yale and arizona, 12 seeds, little rock, pulled off big wins. as well as gonzaga. wichita state beat arizona. another sports story in the headlines again today. adam l
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retire from baseball after the chicago white sox asked him to limit his son's time with the team. willie is back with more on this. >> the white sox play their rivals the cubs at a spring training game in arizona this afternoon. adam laroche won't be there. his teammates has a lot to say about him walking away from the game he loves. >> reporter: taking bring your kid to workday to a new level with his 14-year-old son, drake. this afternoon, he's likely to tell his side of the story. why he's walking away from $13 million rather than cutting back on father/son time. >> just dial it back. i was a little surprised at the stance that he took. >> reporter: earlier this week, several teammates came to laroche's defense, threatening to boycott a spring training game. center fielder eaton tweeting, proud to have played alongside a great man/father. ken williams
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wasn't banned from the clubhouse. >> all kids should go to work with their dads. >> laroche's father was a player and coach. in 2013, laroche told the "washington post," quote, we're not big on school, saying his son is, quote, going to use a lot more useful information in the clubhouse than the classroom, as far as life lessons. >> he talks about being there for his family and family first, you know. he put it front and center. i respect and admire that. >> reporter: other major leaguers like prince fielder of the rangers and tigers victor martinez bring their kids to the ballpark, though not every day. >> however the players want to control their clubhouse regarding items such as with their kids there, it's up to them to police. >> that's from the chicago cubs. we asked around to other big league teams. the kansas ty
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kids to be around the clubhouse, but there is a time which they're gone. when batting practice starts, no more kids are around. david ortiz with the red sox, his son has a locker at fenway. they have kids around the game but there are rules, times which everybody knows, it's time for the kids to go upstairs. >> makes sense. willie, thank you very much. al is he's busy. we 've got chilly air to tak about. as we look to the west, temperatures have been nice and mild. it will stay there because colder than normal air will be making its way east over the next three days. dallas, the tee day is monday where things bottom out. monday, 61. memphis 55, 56 in atlanta. as we make our way to the east it chills out. boston on monday, 34, bounces back to 42. monday, 39 in washington, raleigh 52. there is the cold air. the good news is with this
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warmer than it's been that will aid with melting and will be a heavier wetter snow. it won't accum yaulate a ton. good morning, a chance for a slushy couple of inches of snow saturday night into early sunday. nothing to worry about today. we're mostly in the 30s and 40s this morning. we'll rise into the mid 60s for a high. it will be a blustery day, northwest and northwesterly breezes over 20 miles per hour at times. saturday night into sunday, potentially two to maybe four inches of snow northern maryland >> that's your latest weather. matt? >> thank you, al. coming up next, the co-founder and ceo of twitter. we'll talk to jack dorsey about the first ten years of his revolutionary platform, recent struggles and being compared to steve jobs. by the way, we're steam
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it's about time the taco...came out of its shell. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. back at 7:40. ten year ago this month, history was made when jack dorsey sent the first tweet ever. in the decade that's followed, twitter has become the place for the world to share breaking news, historic moments and selfies, all in 140 characters or less. we're happy to have jack dorsey, twitter's co-founder and ceo as he celebrates a milestone. congratulations. >> thanks for having me. >> march 2006, you sent the first tweet ever. now, there is some 320 million active users on twitter. i think you have
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followers personally. other than sheer numbers, what's the biggest change from then to now on twitter? >> i think how people use the service. it is the easiest way to see what's happening in the world right now. live. it breaks news for so many people. a lot of people just use it to see what's breaking and what's new in the world. >> it's grown up. has it grown up to be a great kid or, at times, can it be a bratty kid? >> it is a great kid. but it reflects what's happening right now and what people want to talk about it with it. >> i should mention, you're not only the ceo of twitter but also the ceo of square, that helps me use my credit card on devices everywhere. >> small businesses. >> how do you manage both of these big tech ceo jobs, which i understand can lead up to a 15 or 18-hour day? >> we have great teams in both companies. i do what i'm good at, which is making sure we're building the right product that serves people in the right
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steve jobs. just shake your head. do you like the comparison? >> he was a true original. i'm a student of his work, life-long student. there is no comparison. >> you know, we look at the anniversary of twitter and we say, congratulations on that, but it has not come without difficulty. the company went public back in 2013. the stock has had a real difficult time. you've lost key employees. it's hard to attract new people to the platform. you've seen the headlines, jack, that say the end of twitter is near. how true is it? on the 15th anniversary, will you be hiere talking about twitter? >> absolutely, on the 15th, 20th and 30th. it's a fundamental service. we have a lot of heart in the company, a lot of purpose. we understand what we are and what we stand for. we just see this amazing usage globally. >> i asked you, has it become, at times, a bratty
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there are a certain percentage of people on twitter who seem, to me, to use the platform simply to express anger and to hurt people and insult people. does it disappoint you? >> it's disappointing but, i mean, it's reflective of the world. we see as much optimism and positivity as negativity. we are empowering conversations so people can work out the issues. >> i sent out a tweet telling my measly number of followers you were going to be on and asked what questions they'd like you to be asked. there were questions about censorship, so let me ask you point-blank, does twitter sensor the content of its users? does it hide what it would consider inflammatory comments, whether they be social or political? >> absolutely not. twitter has been about controls. people can follow whoever they want. it's our job to make sure they see the most important things and the things
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to them. >> anybody can say anything on twitter? the company does not go in there and take certain things out that can be dangerous? >> there's certainly tweets that promote violence, which is against our terms of service. people have controls to block and people have controls to mute. >> what about the company? >> not the company. >> who decides the difference between criticism and hate? >> these are the individuals. you can follow who you want, and if it's something you want to see, you continue to follow it. >> do you get nasty tweets personally? >> i get complaints. i get nastiness every now and then. >> as the ceo, can you block people? is that allowed? >> i can but i've never blocked anyone. i want to see what people are saying and i want to hear from them. >> it would be a strong statement if they find out that jack dorsey has blocked them. there was a disturbing thing, development that came about not long ago, and you were mentioned in an isis propaganda video. your image was th
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how did the ceo of twitter end up being mentioned by a group like isis? >> well, you know, there's definitely a microscope on the service. people use it to express themselves. people use it to talk about what they want to see happen in the world and what they're against. >> did you find it alarming? >> i found it alarming. >> took it seriously? >> took it very seriously, absolutely. >> we're going to continue this over in the orange room. let me ask one last question here. if you're going to tweet after this interview to your 3.4 million followers, telling them how it went, what's the hashtag going to be? >> well. >> #well? >> absolutely. >> i'll take it. stick around. you'll join carson in a couple minutes. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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mr. dorsey in the orange room. appreciate that. >> 140 characters, the limit, is it staying? if it's going away, when? >> it's staying. it allows for a moment for everything. >> not changing anything? >> we're changing a lot. always going to make twitter better. >> still 140 characters? >> 140 characters. >> there's been a lot of moments for twitter. first in 2006, this sketch, what was this? >> this was the original design for twitter. this was ten years ago. it's a simple way to talk about what's going on. >> how far is twitter today from the 2006 sketch? >> it's similar. people are updating what's happening and you can follow what people are saying. >> few short years later, twitter is the place many go for the latest news. miracle on the hudson. the first picture came out was from a twitter user. >> this photo went around the world within ten minutes, picked up by
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you can interact with the news makers. you can have a conversation. >> how about this, the idea of people interacting with celebrities? 42 million twitter followers for kim kardashian. >> we have influencers on the platform and they have conversations with people directly. >> monetized twitter. she sends out a tweet and makes money. you like that? >> any time she sends a tweet, it's great. >> what about the last one, the pope. do you follow him? >> absolutely. this is my mom's favorite person to follow on twitter, probably, besides me. >> donald trump uses twitter as a megaphone to promote and attack. is that twitter at its best? >> as a microphone, it's at its best. he uses it to reach out to folks and understand what they're talking about. also have conversations, simply. >> look in the camera. who is the one person not on twitter right now that you are dying to get on twitter? tell that
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>> i mean, everyone has been pretty amazing on twitter. i can't think of a particular individual. i would love to see more tweets. >> if you're not on it, get it on. >> exactly right. you have to be in it to win it. jack dorsey, congratulations. >> happy anniversary. >> guys? >> carson and jack dorsey look-alike. dop doppelgangers. >> should be so lucky. ahead, jackie kennedy's granddaughter rose and her career in comedy. time for you to pick the cake and the flowers f ♪ i am never getting married. never. psssssh. guaranteed. you picked a beautiful ring. thank you. we're never having kids. mmm-mmm. breathe. i love it here. we are never moving to the suburbs. we are never getting one of those (minivan). we are never having another kid. i'm pregnant. i am never letting go.
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7:56 is your time, good morning i'm eun yang. let's check on your morning commute with melissa mollet. good morning >> good morning. we still have a problem georgia washington parkway southbound. at 123. we're really starting to see delays because of that crash. backing up almost back to the beltway this morning. big look at the beltway, you can see inner loop a little bit slow as you're passing rockville pike and outer loop, 295 inbound is slow once you get into the district as well. >> thank you, we'll take a quick
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sunshine and cool this morning. 30s and 40s in most neighborhoods. 35 in culpepper. 39 in fredricksburg. high temperatures low to mid 60s. plenty of sunshine. breezy to windy at times. there is a chance for snow late saturday night into sunday. could get two to four inches of snow northern maryland to the shenandoah valley. the whole weekend looks cloudy and cold and
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♪ get ready to go 8:00 on "today". coming up, a rose is a rose. jackie o's granddaughter makes a splash with her resemblance to the first lady. we'll take you inside the kennedy family's high-profile project. piece of cake. we're throwing a big fat today wedding and it's time for you to help us choose the cake and the flowers for our lucky couple. ♪ shake, shake, shake move over, taylor. taylor swift's welcome home for the ages, courtesy of one very big dog. today, friday, march 18th, 2016. ♪ >> all the way from
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♪ better play that >> we take on new york city. >> we're in new york. we're back now at 8:00 on a friday morning. it is the 18th of march, 2016. spring is in the air, kind of. >> you know what? we've got a lot of cool stuff on the plaza. this is the spring wonderland. it's real grass. we're used to fake grass around here. it's beautiful. >> it really is. >> lovely. got us feeling springy. my big fat greek wedding 2 stars are here, helping kaitlin and john, for their today wedding. there's a dance
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>> we'll find ourselves in the middle of that in a second. first, the stories of the morning. we head inside to sheinelle. >> an american who joined isis says he defected from the group because they aren't, quote, good muslims, and he wanted to come home. 26-year-old mohammed jamal said he joined isis in syria and was transferred to iraq. he says he underwent intensive religious doctrine. the hacking group anonymous is making good on its threat to harass donald trump online. hackers posted what they say are trump's cell phone and social security numbers. however, the numbers have been floating around online for months. the posting also includes phone numbers and home addresses of trump's campaign manager and family members. anonymous calls trump a would be dictator and urges otherke
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to take action against him on april 1st. high schoolers watched in horror as a performer was set on fire during a pep rally. ricky charles is an experienced stunt man doing his fire breathing act while another performer jumped over him. when the oil he uses for the fire ignited, it got on to his face and spread to the gym floor. 20 students were treated for breathing problems after inha inhaling powder from the fire ext extinguishers. charles is okay. at the u.s. national arboretum in washington, d.c., bald eagle eggs are hatching. people are flocking in droves to eagles.org. it's happening! >> very cool. >> how cool is that? we want to stare at it. >> i bet there are a lot of people literally glued to that
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>> like the yule log. a member of the kennedy family stepping into the spotlight. jenna bush hager has that story. >> we're talking about rose kennedy schlossberg and she's getting attention for an unexpected career choice and for looking just like her grandmother. >> reporter: a throwback to camelot. rose clschlossberg now all grow up, and baring a striking res resemblance to her late grandmother, jackie kennedy. serving during a beloved time in american politics. people are taking notice. >> jacqueline kennedy's granddaughter has an enormous resemblance to her. >> reporter: until recently, the 27-year-old maintained a distance from the spotlight, studying at nyu and harvard. now, she's described as jackie
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she's an up and coming comedian. >> there are benefits to looking good post boomdoom's day. you want people to invite you into their bunker. >> reporter: she stars in end times girls club, a guide to surviving the apocalypse. she seems to share another similarity with her grandmother. >> jackie kennedy is a great historical figure but, behind the scenes, she has a great sense of humor. did imitations of some of the world leaders she met. i think she would have recognized a little bit of herself in her granddaughter. >> reporter: rose's younger brother jack, compared to his famous relatives with his signature hair. unlike rose, he's shown a greater interest in the family business. even traveling to japan with their mother who is a u.s. ambassador to that country. >> kennedy family has a lot of people who went into politics but also those who didhe
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web series discussing the end of time, the project marks the beginning of a new era for the kennedys. >> rose was 6 when jackie kennedy passed away. they lived a few blocks away and reportedly saw each other every single day. of course, there's a resemblance. it's her grandmother. >> yes. >> you know, it's continuing the fascination with the kennedys that i think america has. >> starting her own course, which is great. >> like i've done, right? >> exactly. >> thank you. up next, the heat is on. meet the coach who epitomizes the pressure of march madness. >> oh, man. two must-haves for any wedding, the cake and the flowers. there's the bride and groom. you pick them for our ♪ (toilet flush) if you need an opioid to manage your chronic pain, you may be sooo constipated it feels like everyone can go ...except you. opioid-induced constipation,
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a successful bistro. feed the garden all year long. feed people all year long. hire cute waiter's. miracle-gro. life starts here. 8:10, friday morning, time for trending. >> here's a question for the table. when you finish an e-mail, do you have a signoff? what do you say? >> later. >> cheers. >> al. >> hugs. >> really? >> no. >> huffington post and ugov conducted a survey of the most a annoying signoffs. the first one, xoxo. 24%. the next was peace. 21%. >> that is annoying. >> cheers. >> oh, no! >> 13% said no, that's not ol
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>> the least offensive signoff was thanks. 3%. >> you know what others found offensive? not signing off at all. that's annoying. >> what do you do? >> thanks, i think, mostly. >> i'll go back to thanks. >> or a smiley face. >> always with those emojis. have you gone to an r-rated movie and you're shocked, seeing little kids there, too? theaters are cracking down, banning children from under age 6 from seeing r-rated movies after 6:00 p.m. it's no 6 after 6. theater owners are hoping to provide a better experience for the adults there. why is age 6 the cutoff? one owner said he tried to pick an age where kids cannot blurt out the first thing that comes to their mind. >> like "deadpool," a lot of families there. >> stunned to see what was in that movie. basketball fans i
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march madness. there was big bracket busters. perhaps the biggest, number 12 yale stunning number 5 baylor. 79-75, the season's first cinderella. the bulldogs couldn't wait to celebrate. the players mobbing coach james jones in the locker room. yale's first ncaa appearance in 54 years. >> wow. >> best part of march madness. finding the small schools breaking these long traditions, getting in there and it's the david and goliath story. who is next, duke? >> yes, they have duke next. wasn't all smiles last night. arizona wildcats, my people, my team, didn't do well. look at coach miller. he sweated it out. >> oh, my gosh. >> his shirt soaked
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this started minutes into the game against wichita state. he changed his shirt. didn't matter. my beloved wildcats, i had them going all the way. >> performing with magic mike. >> oh, my goodness. >> it's your school, and you watched the game last night. here you were. we have a shot of you. >> oh! that is the worst. where did that come from? >> is it that hot in the arena? >> how did you find the most unattractive picture of me? >> it's from the tough mudder. >> trying to kill me on the plaza. >> funny. >> i'm from wichita, so there are a lot of wichita people watching. >> we're happy for you, sort of. crossing my finger at that. now, harry potter star beat boxing and taylor swift gets a welcome home. >> lin-manuel miranda showing off his talents again, this time with a hollywood star. we've already seen
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style rap with the president. then a "today" show inspired rap. now he's teaming up with emma watson. they're supporting gender equality. you can guess what happened next. ♪ like women are half of the people on earth ♪ ♪ yes, they should have equal ♪ all day, equal pay, every way, are we okay ♪ ♪ yo, this beat box is fantastic ♪ ♪ yo, i'm drastically changing the narrative ♪ ♪ i love watching this, keep flowing ♪ ♪ holy cow, this is a meme ♪ thank you, this is the beat box dream team ♪ >> both impressive there. the video supporting the u.n. he for she organization. next to taylor swift, learning there's no place like home. the fun photos she shared of calvin harris. they posted some from their tropical get away. they never said where they were. we know taylor swift is home and got a welcome from
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massive dog, climbing all over the pop star. all taylor could say is thank you for the hug. when taylor decided to treat herself to whipped cream, of course, right there to lick it off her face. massive dog. finally, the celebrities posting photos of their mini mes, who happen to be their kids. check out this young man. who is the father? john owen lowe, 20-year-old son of rob lowe. lowe turned 52 on thursday and posted this photo during a birthday workout with john. how about this lady? heather loclilocklier's daughte. >> pretty carson, thank you. let's get a check of the weather. we've got severe weather to talk about along the gulf coast. we
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weather. large down pours, lightning possible. rain fall amounts, especially in the pan handle upwards of an inch and a half. we're watching the low pressure system developing along the coa coast. the models are getting closer. snowshowers by sunday morning into new york city by then. we move into the afternoon. and evening hours. heavier snow from boston to new york city. central new jersey. parts of eastern pennsylvania. and then as we get into early monday morning. heavy snow will continue for new england. snowfall amount, we'll see two to four inches from d.c. to boston. four to six inches we'll track this and fine tune it as we get into the weekend. that's what's going on around the country. good morning i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. sunny and breezy and mild today. temperatures will climb from the 40s to the low and mid60s later today
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into sunday. most of the i 95 corridor a coating to an inch, maybe two mostly on glassy areas. northern maryland and shenandoah could get two to four inches mainly on grassy areas. the next couple of days is going to stay >> in our next half hour, we'll look at the difference between the american model and the european model from london. matt? >> al, thank you very much. now it's time for more of the big fat today wedding pl planni planning. with less than a week to the big day, there is no time to waste. >> this morning, we're checking out cakes and flowers. >> reporter: she's been making wedding cakes for the rich and famous for nearly 40 years. >> sylvia, queen of cakes. >> reporter: crafted a masterpiece for sophfia vergara and joe's ceremony. >> i say, you have a wedding cake in cargo,
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gently and don't break art. >> reporter: best-known for her sugar flowers, she's hip to 2016 cake trends.unfrosted cakes wer must for some, while accents add something for others. creating a white on white palette can be a perfect fit. >> reporter: next on the list, flowers. what's hot? texture. >> we're seeing a lot of deconstructed composition. now, it's more about having a little movement. more free form. >> reporter: adding bling, like crystals and mirrors is popular, as are edible accents and even feathers. simple or opulent, flowers add ambiance to remember the special day. >> with so much to do, i'm glad our job is just to taste cake. savannah, you'll get ready for the flowers. i'm joined by john
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fat greek wedding 2," and the rock star of cakes, and our groom, john. >> good morning. >> happy to be back on the big screen with this movie? >> 14 years later, man. only feels like 13. >> look at you. seriously. >> side burns, i look like danny zuko. >> we'll fatten you up. our job this morning is to taste cakes. >> absolutely. >> you have the top layer of three cakes. what do you want to tell us about cake one? >> lace trim on this cake so you can see the lace from the bride's dress. notice, also, we sign our cakes. these are sugar flowers that you can keep forever. >> what's inside? >> yellow butter cake filled with apricot and cookie filling. get into the filling. >> john, is this your first time eating cake? >> that's really good. >> like that?
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>> the next cake. >> we'll go to the next one. >> just like the bride. >> what do we need to know about this one? >> it's gold leaf. you can eat it, save it, and it has my favorite filling, lemon and raspberry. >> that's my favorite, too. >> it's young, it's rich. >> everything is my favorite so far. >> you haven't gone through the whole thing. my favorite, i like that. hint of raspberry. >> delicious. >> incredible. >> even i like it. how is that? >> sylvia, option three, what is this? >> this one is chocolate to please everybody. >> yeah. >> chocolate with chocolate filling. >> give me the glasses. >> here we go. >> i have to see what i'm eating here. >> this is done with cherry blossoms because it's springtime. >> phenomenal. >> is that dunkin hines? delicious! so
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flowers are so special. brides save them and come back to me with the flowers when their kid is 18. now i'm into the next generation, comes back with the flowers and said, my daughter is getting married. use them again. >> sylvia, thank you so much. let's go upstairs for the flowers. >> i see you john corbett and raise you a nia. good morning, ladies. >> good morning. >> remember when it came to the set, you had your whole family there. they're in the movie, as well, right? >> they are. they can't wait. the movie opens one week from today, savannah. very excited. then this event of the wedding. we have to pick the flowers. >> nia was a florist. weigh in for me. >> tell me about this. >> these are
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kings and queens use this flower to get married. >> the sparkle is on the thing you're holding and inside. >> little bit of bling goes a long way. >> can i hand this to you so you can see how it feels? it is as big as a baby. when you're walking down the aisle -- and you could carry it like a baby over your shoulder. >> burp it and put it down. high-five everybody. >> the next idea, we're calling this -- >> johnny! where are the glasses? >> nostalgic. >> tell me about this. >> you'll see the bride's grandmother's lace dress worked into the bouquet. this is an older flower that's survived the test of time, a lily. retro but cool. gorgeous. >> when i was a florist, we always had the bride
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>> the mother-in-law and her mother would always fight. >> beautiful family tradition. finally, we have the romantic ro look. >> yes. >> garden rose is a great way to express romance. the smell, the shape, the beauty, the color. it's so soft and elegant. a little dusty miller to make it special. check this out. how does that feel? >> imagine yourself throwing it and knocking out an aunt. >> absolutely. >> you'll have to throw th that bouquet. do you have any single ladies coming? >> i do. >> this would be tough to throw. do you have a favorite, john? >> i like the simplicity of this. >> what about you, nia, our florist? >> i feel like i'm going toward that one because i like the dustiness of it. also, i have to agree with my husband. >> you two. you crazy kids. 14 years later, it's still hot. >> still hot. w
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kaitlin, but the voters decide. head to today.com/wedding. you have to pick your favorite cake and the flowers. there's a lot more. you have until 5:00 p.m. eastern today. all of the choices will be revealed next thursday during kaitlin and john's wedding. if you need help planning your wedding, we have the top trends on our pinterest page. check out "my big fat greek wedding 2" in theaters next friday. >> thank you. >> i feel like since i got to go to the set, i'm kind of in the wedding. >> honorary bridesmaid. coming up, the
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good morning, 8:26 on this friday morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. right now that baby eagle at the national arboretum in d.c. is hatching. we've had our eyes on the eagle camera at the american eagle foundation waiting for the moment you're seeing here. take a look, a sort of ball of fuzz something coming out of there. let's check in with chuck bell and your forecast. >> ball of fur fuzz or something. i love that. outside today, good day to be out there. sunshine mild and breezy in the 60s. colder weather moves in for the weekend. cold rain saturday night becomes wet snow in sunday. >> check o n
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good morning, melissa mollet. inner loop a little bit slow from an earlier crash. we still have some pretty big ac
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gw parkway southbound at 123. that is starting to finally clear. aaron? >> thank you we are streaming that eagle camera live on the
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8:30 now on this friday morning, march 18th, 2016. will you get a load of our plaza? it is so beautiful. we have this great spring break crowd. now, we have spring to match. the plaza has been transformed into a spring wonderland. >> took a lot of work overnight. hats off to our crew. this morning, we're going to use this and show you how easy it can be to get your garden looking their best. you don't need a green thumb. >> i'm missing wrangler right now. think how much he would have loved the grass. >> oh! >> how much he would have killed the grass. >> exactly. >> new season means new fashions. we'll show you what's hot to wear this spring.
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>> before we get to this spring extravaganza, we have business to attend to. it's a potential nor'easter. there's question about whether we'll see snow. >> we have to weather camps. one european and one american. while the forecasts are coming together, they don't always agree. >> reporter: spring, a season of sunshine. showers. snowstorms? how about one more nor'easter. depends on who you believe. there's the european model, new york city, 8 to 10 inches of snow. the american model, almost nothing. which is right? historically, the european model. it predicted superstorm sandy, joaquin and this year's deluge. thanks to a super computecomput. outside of london at a weather
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put it through a computer, producing super european models. not those models. these models. >> it would allow us to run more sophisticated, advanced models. >> reporter: but the americans are catching up. adopting the same super computer. >> lagging significantly. we're also lacking in funding. >> reporter: imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but it leaves a little room for a little weather rivalry. >> is there a friendly competition? >> yes. >> you didn't let me finish. >> a little bit of, say if you will, pride in maybe being a little more accurate? >> there is a lot of pride, yeah. >> yeah, uh-huh! >> collective pride, yes. >> the european model, all they do is create a model. they don't do forecasting. they don't do anything. it's like a car company, all
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tesla. the american model, it has to provide information for all different kinds of forecasts. like gm makes one platform for 1e several cars. there is more agreement as we go forward. >> if you had to choose one model on a desert island, would bit the american model or the european model? >> i'd have to have an american model. usa! >> usa! usa, usa. let's get your forecast. show you what we're looking for. we are expecting this storm to really start developing, rain saturday night. sunday morning, we're starting to see rain snow mix washington, d.c. then it makes its way up the coast. you see the model diverge a bit. both storms will be intensifying. the european model keeps it closer to the coast and therefore more snow. here's what we look for as far as the snowfall totals. we're taking the european model two to four inches new york. boston much more. but then the current forest
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no snow in new york city and boston. who will be right? we will continue to track it t. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. both the european and american models bring snow into our area. probably only an inch to maybe two slushy inches in the immediate metro area. could get two to four next and west. sunny and breezy and mild today. rain it will start as a cold rain tomorrow afternoon. rain snow combination on sunday. staying chilly early thex wenex. snow amounts two >> announcer: spring on the plaza is sponsored by miracle-g miracle-gro. life starts here. as we said with the chance of snow on the first day of spring, we decided to do mother nature's work for her and bring the new season to the plaza today. check it out. our production team worked all night long,
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into a park, in honor of spring's start. big thank you to our friends at miracle-gro for making it happen. >> incredible job. >> really cool stuff. speaking of spring and signs of life, the eagle has landed. >> really? >> take a look, down in d.c., u.s. national arboretum. the first bald eagle hatching. officially out of its shell. waiting for a little brother or sister to break free. you can watch it live at eagles.org. up next, the tricks to making a yard look like this. not that. this. the "yard crashers" crew is here with your guide to spring gardening. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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>> welcome back to spring on the plaza. if you're not seeing snow this weekend, it's a good time to get ready for the new season in your yard. here to show you how to get your garden to grow, hosts of diy's "yard crashers." glad to have you. go providence. >> friars. >> you say you need the basics? >> good shovel, good rake and good snips. this is for planting. this is great for pulling up weeds in the garden and mixing in compost. trimming off any dead growth. >> let's talk about planting, the do's and don't's. here, you have potted flowers. putting them into the ground. what do you have to avoid? >> plant in the right area. make sure it's a sun-loving plant, put it in the sun. shade, put it in the shade. don't plant too close. this is something i see homeowners do all the time. they want immediate color and gratification. give it space. over the course of the summer, it'll grow
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all the space. >> know where the sunlight is. >> exactly. >> plant bulbs in this area here. is there a right way and a wrong way to plant bulbs? >> absolutely. >> probably planted 1,000 bulbs at our house and they're just starting to come up. >> this is a dalia, i believe. get the growth going. when you get a package, it shows you how deep they go. usually three to four inches. put it down there, cover it up. just like you would a regular plant, water it. >> don't pack it down or anything? >> you don't have to. >> okay. >> the rains will come and pack it itself. >> do you like planting seeds? >> they're great. put it into an old eggshell container. >> start it out there? >> yeah. >> cool. what's here? >> tricks to keep things easy around the house. we travel a lot and don't have people at the house to water our plants. you can take a wine bottle, make
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your cork, throw a hole in it, and dump it upside down. it'll slowly water your plant. >> it'll leak enough water to do the job? >> slowly trickles out. if you're gone for a week, few days, or you forget to water, this is a good trick. >> great. >> also, label what your plants are and stick them in so you know what your vegetables and herbs are. >> something tells me you go through a lot of wine bottles at home. >> you know -- >> i'm not judging. >> how do you know us that well already? >> not judging. why eggshells? >> they're a natural fertilizer. keep them after you make your breakfast in the morning. crush them up and put them around. >> why is it good fertilizer? >> it's one of those all-natural things that keeps the oil -- soil nice and
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>> people want to keep pests and weeds away from the garden. you like to go all natural on this. >> exactly. chemicals can get a little dangerous. if you keep all natural, garlic, cyan pepper, vinegar, mix it together. wear gloves. cyan pepper, touching your face is dangerous. for the weeds, do the white vinegar and dish soap. spray it just on the weed. if you get it on the grass or the plant, it can kill that. be careful. >> i mentioned at the beginning of the segment, if you're not going to see snow this weekend, i it might be good. you have to get past the frost problems before you waste your time doing this. >> if you're in the northeast, don't plant this weekend. snow is good for the garden. it's a natural fertilizer, so it will help out your garden. but, yeah, don't plant this weekend. >> don't rush the process. >> wait to see what al has to say. >> thank you very much. >> thank you.
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fashions. inside the mind of an icon. al gets sophia loren to open up and tell her secrets about eternal beauty. first on a friday morning, this is "today" on nbc.
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your home can be perfect.re, even when life isn't the spring home event is happening now. from classic to contemporary, havertys.
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we're back at 8:44. we have an international icon who defies aging. al, you recently got to sit down with sophia loren. >> it was an honor. we sat down with the 81-year-old to discuss her touring act, an evening with sophia loren, and what she says is the key to life. ♪ >> reporter: she's been called the last living goddess, the awe of many, an icon. >> why don't you go inside, you're driving me nuts. >> it's a free country. >> oh, she's beautiful. you know that? >> do you get tired of people saying how beautiful you are? >> no. >>?
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it's nice to hear it, yes. >> reporter: at 81, sophia loren has captured time and put it on pause. her beauty, symbolic of classic hollywood. >> how do you define beauty? >> it's not even perfection. it's something that comes from inside. i think, unique. >> you feel unique? >> i was not beautiful in the sense that, like a doll. i have never been like this. >> reporter: born to a single mother in war-torn italy, loren would be a sex symbol of the 1950s and '60s, making more than 75 films by the time she was 45. >> i knew how to get what it wanted. sometimes you suffer, but sometimes it happens. >> reporter: her love affair with kerry and the 40-year long marry she shared with producer carlo ponti were taken from the pages of fairy tales. >> the
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intelligence. he has been the man all my life. i think i owe to him a great deal, yes, of what i am. >> how important is your family? >> i live for my family. i have the most beautiful grandchildren that i've ever seen in my life. >> i have a couple of pictures. i'll show you. >> my children. >> are you a good grandma? >> si, yeah. >> you with your oscar. >> beautiful. >> are you a fan? >> i am a fan. who isn't a fan? >> yeah, beautiful. >> what are you most proud of? >> it's very difficult to answer it. i'm sure whatever i did in the beginning and how my life is now is theig
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what i really wanted is to do things in the right way and not be mistaken. >> you seem to have a fountain of youth inside you. what's your secret? >> i'm happy. i live a wonderful life. >> she's going around the country doing this, "an evening with sophia loren," and the fans have flocked to her. all ages are there watching this woman. >> i like how she said, are you a fan? you're like, yes, ma'am. absolutely. >> is this a trick question? >> come on, really? coming up next, break out your overalls and slip dresses. this spring's biggest fashion trends, including, i'm happy, throwbacks to the '90s. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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[ applause ] what's fantastic is you can play this two separate ways. if you want to dress it down and put on a denim skirt, floral heel, or a little more dressed up for a date night. i love that you can have a flared belle or something more trump trumpeted. >> should we do something a little more fitted? >> streamline, right. with the silhouette of the dress, it's not an a-line at the bottom, it's still streamlined and straight. let the sleeve do the talking. >> the flared jeans are in, as well. would you do the flare and the flare? >> you could. it's a strong look but you can pull it off. >> we'll see about that. >> ladies, thank you very much. >> they look great. >> let's bring out our next trend. this is the cut-out trend. tell me about it. >> completely. we can take a typical spring floral dress but you have this cutout in the back. athe
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shoulder is called the cold shoulder detail, which is cheeky, but it plays up work wear that's conservative but has a little nod to it. >> everyone's shoulders are gorgeous. >> everyone is comfortable with a little bit of that. that with a pencil skirt or a-line, it's a great way to show a little skin without being too revealing. >> yeah. did you tell us about the floral dress? >> the same for spring idea we see in floral trends, but you have a cutout detail in the back. you can see it's a little open. two little ties. taking a basic, classic silhouette and modernizing it. >> i like the look. >> they look great. >> thank you. our next trend might intimidate some. it's mixing prints. >> yes. >> they look great. >> my rule of thumb with mixing prints, especially if you're feeling a little nervous about it at first, stick with the same color. we see the stripes have a little navy and white. the skirt
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that's an easy way to mix trends. the same idea with this two-piece. a floral print. leopard is another print, as well, but feels like a nice neutral. it's a great way to mix it up. have fun with it. >> do you have any tips? staying in the same color story is one way to make sure they go. do you have any other tips? >> absolutely. even though the big, full-length a-line skirt has more texture, that in itself feels like a print because it has dimension. i think, also, if you do a bold, big print, you can do a classic one, with the stripes and the paisley floral. >> it makes me want to put things i wouldn't necessarily put together, together. >> absolutely. >> ladies, thank you so much. finally, steal my heart, the '90s are my favorite fashion era. >> oh, good. >> i was into the grunge rock and the whole thing. we have the pakistan. >> -- are
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>> so the slip dresses are huge this season. the choker is back. i haven't gotten myself there yet, but i'm sure i will. >> i love the chokers. >> savannah is ready. amazing. a cross leather jacket, pop of neon, like the leather bag. this is quintessential '90s. overalls can be dressed up. you can do a grown-up version of it. there is a great silk blouse with it. backpacks are back. pair the overall with a strong heel. it's really modernizing a trend you loved so much. >> i did. i had a baggy pair of overalls in the '90s i never took off. >> bring them back! can we have all the models come back one more time so we can take a look? >> thank you so much. ladies, you look fabulous. look forward to "suits" on usa for a new season when it returns this summer. al, over to you. birthday time. we're going to introduce you to amazin
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first up, happy 102nd birthday to grace hightower of camden, new jersey. this young lady loves baking her famous butter pound cake. send some! and coconut cake. sounds good. herbert opici is 100 years old. this wine legend is from palm beach gardens, florida. been in the wine business more than 80 years. a favorite of kathie lee and hoda. happy 100th to ruth arluck of new york. the secret to longevity, staying active. ms. georgia palmers from michigan. 100 years old. huge sports fan and her bracket is in tact. she didn't ride in an airplane until she was in her 90s. angg angelo is
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korean war. two silver and four bronze stars. thank you for your service. grace bishop has seven grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren. that is a big, beautiful family. if you'd like to honor someone's big day, log on to tod today.com/celebrate and tell us about them. remember, send us a photo, as well. >> seems like a nice group of people, al. >> really cool. you have brooke shields coming by, right? >> she'll be co-hosting the show. >> i heard her rehearsing this morning, joss stone. >> and i'm making fish tacos. >> i knew there was something good in the kitchen. i said, is there any food today? i'm coming by. >> the tacoless fish tacos. >> what? >> serve them in your hand? >> cup your
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8:56 is your time. good morning i'm eun yang. let's check in with melissa mollet right now with your traffic. >> good morning. we have a couple of issues we want to pass along. outer look at gw parkway. you can see the slow downs to 50. it's slow through that area. inner loop at the american legion bridge, inner loop and outer loop slow from an
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crash. that is now out of the way. german town road have a crash there as well. >> thank you. chuck bell will have yo
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good morning, temperatures are jumping up fast. we're in the 40s and 50s across the region. 55 in national airport. 46 in manassas. high temperatures today, low 60s northern maryland. mid 60s around town. flirting with the upper 60s across southern maryland. could get a couple inches of snow saturday night into sunday. maybe as much as two to four inches on grassy areas to the north and west of the city. we're keeping an wieye onhet
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this morning on "today's take," our good friend brooke shields is back to help us kick off the weekend as our guest co-host. break out the windex from "my big fat greek wedding 2" star john corbett. al is in the kitchen, fish tacos. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc "today's roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today". it's friday morning, march 18th, 2016. we have a nice spring vibe on the plaza today, don't we? inside studio 1a, i'm willie with al, natalie and tamron, are on
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brooke shields with us all morning. happy you're here. >> love your jam. >> bob marley. >> i thought it was appropriate and fun. >> spring vibe. >> yeah. >> it's all happening here. it's all happening. >> it's all happening right here, yeah. >> literally, you have so much going on. >> yes, i've been busy. >> i'm surprised you found time to sit down and hang out with us. you have so many projects in the works. episodes of "when calls the heart." the first episode airs sunday, april 3rd. >> the fun part of that is the period because it's pioneer. you ride horses and play poker and -- >> swear? >> it's the hallmark channel. >> don't do that. >> we drink whiskey and swear and murdered with lots of blood. >> nudity. >> so much sex on the hallmark channel, it's unbelievable. >> i'm sure this is making the hallmark channel very h
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>> they trust me. they have another channel, which is a movies and mysteries channel. >> right. >> that, i'm doing very many movies. i've just completed the third one. >> you entered one of the 1940s mgm deals. you sign with a studio for life. >> then they get you to do everything else. >> sure, why not? >> then they just trot you out. >> now that they have you in there. >> what's nice about it is, a, it's very much like "murder she wrote," in that vain. it's so lovely to do this type of programming. people enjoy it. i do joke about, there's a murder every week in our sweet little town. it's amazing. >> people are dropping like flies. >> they're dropping like flies in new chapel. it's on the mystery channel. >> snipped in the bud, get it? >> i own a flower shop, so it's
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mysteries. used to be a lawyer and now i have just a flower shop and can't help myself -- >> are you a gardner in real life? >> i'm learning to be. so no, no. we grow tomatoes. >> okay, that's a smart. >> basel. >> let's take a look. snipped in the bud, sunday, june 5th at 9:00 p.m. >> detective. carson howell and i had a twisty history that stretched from law school into our professional lives. let me tell you, he's not a good man. not a good guy. a total womanizer. not me, my friends. yes, i lost an important case to him and, yes, i did bring all of that up when i saw him that day, but i had no reason whatsoever to kill the man. look at me. happy
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i'm going to put that there. >> that's good stuff. >> that's comedy. >> fun. they're allowing us to be funny, which is slightly differentiating our hour of mystery wheel, what they call them, from others. there is a lot of humor. i get to play like that, which is my favorite thing to do. >> i would think there would be room for a couple of cameos for a couple of -- >> i think there is, actually. >> did you see our work in "kung fu panda 3." >> perhaps you've heard. we were cousins, i think. >> that's right. yeah, you get dim, i'm sorry. >> you'll see our work. >> you're doing an indie film? >> i am. we shoot this summer. well, in may. it's about this really incredible little girl. i play her mother. i don't want to spoil it too much, but she -- i
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>> oh, okay. >> in the first couple minutes. no, and the little girl doesn't tell anybody. so she tries to live her life without anybody knowing that her mom is passed away. >> you're still in the house? >> i don't want to ruin it. it's actually so beautiful and such a -- the little girl, her name is sterling, she is so sweet. the relationship that she has with her mother through poetry and through her mother's photography, it's a really beautiful -- it's a nice contrast, to go from what i'm doing now to go into this dramatic -- >> when does that come out? >> i think a year. >> indie. >> great gig. most of the movies you're sitting -- >> i'm mummified. no, it's not about her death. >> no. it's a celebration. >> yes. it's all about their life together prior to
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dead. this is not coming out right. >> fantastic. >> it'll be great. >> it'll be sweet. >> hallmark channel, tons of nudity. >> i've been up in northern ontario. it is so cold. we've lost -- i mean, not deaths -- but we've had cast and crew members get frostbite of the lungs. did you know that was possible? >> that's a thing. >> never heard of it. >> the air is so cold out there. so unbelievably cold up there. we're going to try to shoot in the summer. >> of course. >> tape heating things all over me. it's hard to concentrate. >> you survived that, we have amazing survival stories here. >> incredible. >> first, oakland park, florida, a man and woman escaped injury. a driver crashes her suv through the front of a pizza parlor yesterday. >> wow. >> here's what the couple remembered from that very moment. >> all i remember is being
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and between the counter and the car. then the people trying to drag me out. >> the only thing i see is me going to the floor, the car coming past me and him being slammed against the wall. >> amazingly, he suffered only bruises and cuts, as you could see. she had 11 staples in her arm. officials say the driver lost control of the vehicle. >> you think so? >> he said that she was really hungry for pizza. >> more elderly woman. we don't know what happened there. >> usually what these are. >> at what point -- >> at what point does a license get taken away? >> or retested, to make sure you're competent. >> the young man, evidently, said all he could think of was saving his fiance. he shoved her out of the way and he was the one pinned. >> amazing. dog owner reunited. we had this story. you may have seen it. fisherman reunited with his dog yesterday. nick hayworth thought he lost luna after she fell overboard five weeks
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nothing. you'd think, she's gone. luna swam ashore and was found by the u.s. navy. obviously, nick, very, very happy to get luna back. >> i was overwhelmed with joy. i honestly was the happen neiese ever been. to have my best friend back was really nice. >> the dog swam to another island and lived off of fish and water. >> wow. >> amazing. >> for five weeks? >> five weeks. >> unbelievable. there is another type of survival which i'm still trying to do, which is the survival of parenthood. jennifer garner gave seth meyers, dad to be, some advice. >> everyone gives you so much advice, right? >> a lot of unsolicited advice. >> there are experts out there. >> yeah. >> as much as you think, i'm going to follow what this person says, i'm going to read this book and i'll have t
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>> did you read the books? >> i did it all but it doesn't matter. let it go. you're going to struggle. it's going to suck, just like for everyone else. >> okay, great. >> right? >> based on what you've told me, i can go back to my wife, who has been piling up books for me -- >> she can't help it. god bless her. you don't say that to her. >> okay, cool. >> don't say that to her. >> i stopped saying anything to her. >> yeah, i'm so glad you mentioned that. i would never do that to you, no. treat this with caution. be very, very careful. just know in your head, this is all going to go to hell in a hand basket. >> she's right. >> it is. >> good advice. >> doesn't matter how many books you read. >> did you read? >> all the what to expects and all the whatever. it just, you know -- then they're there. >> christina hears people talk about the birth plan, adele w
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she's like, oh, you're adorable. >> then they turn into teenagers. >> oh, good times. >> so much fun, i love it. > i made five or six tapes to play during labor. she said, if you don't turn that off, i'm going to push it so far up -- i mean, it turned ugly. maybe i don't want to bring out the videocamera right now. >> not at that moment. >> what kind of music was there? >> i did a little 101.9, light jazz. >> she didn't want it? >> shut it down. shut it down. let's get some weather. don't really want to remember don't really want to remember those days. everything is so good now. let's show you what's going on. we've been talking about the nor'easter. we'll be watching this thing. snow and rain will start saturday night for washington,
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coast. the american model is further off. european model closer. the storm will intensify by sunday afternoon. snowing in new york city, could be an icy mix into new jersey and parts of pennsylvania. then as the day wears on sunday into early monday, it intensifies heavy snow for new england continuing, gusty winds will be much colder. here's the forecast for the european model. what we see snowfall wise. two to four inches from northern new jersey into central new england. heavier snow six to eight inches around boston. american model almost no show. the storms haven't formed yet. so it is still early. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning. today is going to be a beautiful day to be outside. sunshine, breezy at times. actual temperatures getting into the mid and upper 60s down to the south of town. saturday night into sunday, as al was talking about, there's a chance for snow. probably a coating to an inch
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two to four inches maybe more in a few spots especially northern maryland. so we're watching that for you all weekend. today is the last of the mild days until the middle of next >> that's your latest weather. >> al, thanks. up next, melissa george is not only a superstar heart surgeon on tv, turns out, she's a real life superstar roller skating champion. how cool is that? talk to her about her new show and new baby, all on soup and sandwich and cannonballs and clean and real and looking good and sandwich and soup and a new personal best. and a little help and soup and sandwich and study group. good, clean food pairs well with anything. try the clean pairings menu. at panera. food as it should be.
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we are looking through the archives this morning. we can say with some authority, we have our first celebrity guest who is a certified championship roller skater. >> impressive. beyond skating circles she's in the new nbc series "heart be"he" a heart surgeon with an unorthodox way of saving lives. >> i've done this bunches of times. tell the passengers to throw any medicines they have in it. spray tan, i need a long needle. first class, who has a black heart? >> melissa george, come? >> look at this entrance, ladies and gentlemen. >> wow. >> impressive. >> i mean, that's incredible. >> amazing. >> where did brooke go, by the way? >> here i am! >> oh, look. >> here i
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>> the grace. >> there it is. i can cross my legs. i used to skate in the '80s, did the crossover. >> you're a championship roller skater. when did you switch gears and go in for acting? >> i was competing in the junior worlds, the national titles, and i auditioned for a tv show in australia. went from the rink to being the star of a tv show. i was 16, and i left the skating behind. it's like riding a bike. it stays with you. >> a lot of signatures. >> these are the skates from "heartbeat." my character uses it and all the patients sign. >> do you get to use your skating in the -- >> yeah, it's funny. she's very competitive in the operating room. when the skating tournament comes, it's hilarious because she's extra competitive. >> and based on a real character? >> yeah, she wrote a memorial called "heart matters." gordon used the inspiration from the book to pen
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it's great. a lot of fun. >> people who perform surgery on tv or play doctors, they're always criticized by real doctors. people who watch this show say, you have it down pretty good. is that because she's an executive producer on the show with you? >> we have her susie, who came "grey's anatomy." we have the terminology. for me, how to say it as an american. i have an extra step. we don't say this back in australia. this is how the americans say it. have to know how to do the surgery, as well. >> did you sit in on a real -- >> i did in france. i thought i was going to talk to the doctor and learn words. he said, no, the patient is out and we're ready to use the sternum saw. i was standing there for seven hours watching this lovely man who, when he woke up -- he survived. he was happy to know i was in the room and watching the entire thing. it's really
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very respectful. the room is great. there was a woman next to me, and her job was to catch me if i fell from passing out. >> but you didn't pass t? >> i was covered in bone dust. >> oh! >> i was a mess. then i had to run home and get showered because i had a fashion show straightaway. i remember sitting there -- >> what a dichotomy. >> it was a big day. big day. >> on top of -- >> cool to see the beating heart. >> speaking of beating heart, your heart is beating more. you have a brand-new four month old. >> i do. and i have a 2-year-old. they're beautiful. i wanted children my whole life. this is me at work, a working mom. that's my son's 2-year-old birthday. we had elmo come. >> perfect. >> and got a baby elmo as a gift. there he is there. >> so sweet. >> i wanted it my whole life. >> as we leave, can you show becomes brooke moves? >> this is what we want to spend our time on. thanks. >> wanto
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>> you're going to bring them in like this. >> now you sound like a russian -- >> wow. >> march 22nd at 9:00 eastern. theegular time slot on march 23rd at 8:00 p.m. on nbc. >> thank you, melissa. up next, we have another -- oh, that was close -- another melissa. "supergirl's" melissa benoist is joining us after this. alright, let's do this. i got minds to twist and values to warp. mr. tyler, your skittles portrait. that is e to the z oh twiddly dee-sgusting! you haven't heard me sing diddly-ding yet. ♪ dream on! higher. ♪ dream on! i think a little higher! ♪ dreammmm onnnnnnnn! ♪ dreammm onnnn! rock the rainbow.
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>> right. >> he was a baby. she's actually his older cousin, even though she's made it to earth and he's older than her because of space time and stuff. >> was she raised in a normal house at first? >> she has an adoptive family on earth. scientists, with her sister, who is also on the show. >> do you learn, there are these legions of fans who have known about these characters long before you did, and are vested in them. have you entered that world of fan d fandom yet? >> we went to come con ic con t ten-minute panel of, which is what we might want to do this season. everyone was already so passionate and knew so much more about it. >> it veers a little from the classic "supergirl" mythology. but you guys have made it a little more modern,
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your little love thing going on with you and jimmy. >> we call it the love rhombus, octagon now. there's a few little lines going from person to person. >> you're married to blake jenner, who guest stars on the show. >> yeah. >> is that cool to work together? >> we love working together. he was on two episodes. we met working together, and it's always fun. >> right. dare i point out, you have a ringing endorsement on the campaign trail this year. candidate jeb bush, who is a fan of yours personally, and of the show. >> yes. >> saw you on "glee." he was a fan. >> who knows. >> i think he just saw the promo and was like, yes. >> there you go. "supergirl," there you go. i like it. >> melissa, great to meet you. congratulations on the success
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and stay asleep longer. tonight, we sleep. ♪ good morning, 9:26 your time on this friday morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. developing this morning an investigation into claims of sex assault on the campus of an elite d.c. private school. police say a female student claim admale student forced her to have sex in northwest washington. police say this happened on wednesday. and happening today, a debate in what could be one of this year's closely contested senate races. they're having their first of four debates on the politics hour at noon. we will have a look at your forecast next.
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how about one more day in the 60s. that will be this afternoon. sunny breezy and mild. watching at least for a chance of snow saturday night into sunday. could get a couple of inches in the northern shenandoah vall
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rain snow mix saturday night into sunday and staying chilly early next week
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taking a look at the headlines. a new study finds that the main ingredient in pain relievers like tylenol may not help at all when it comes to relieving arthritis. over the counter aseed med fin wasn't found to be helpful in the knee, hip or back. anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen worked better but should only be taken in the short term. the makers of the tylenol disagree with the study, citing previous research saying the drug is safe and effective. more evidence that bariatric surgery works better than dieting and exercise to reverse type 2 diabetes in people with mild to moderate obesity. a study
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surgery compared to those on an exercise program. the figure was 6% remission for the diet and exercise group. an arizona couple received a military medal back to the owner thanks to the internet. the medal was found inside a goodwill store. they realized the item was priceless. after a social media plea, the couple learned it was earned by world war ii veteran whiteman, who passed away in 1991. they contacted a family member and returned the prestigious award. slurpy lovers, 7-eleven is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the beverage by offering a deal today and tomorrow only. if you bring in your own cup, no matter how crazy, you can fill it up for $1.50. couple new rules. it must be leakproof. an
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past years, they cannot be more than 9 inches wide and 11 inches tall. happy slurping. i can't remember the last time i had a slurpy, al. >> it's been a while. >> lemon lime or something like that. as a kid, it was my favorite. >> more importantly, did you get a brain freeze? >> of course. you put the tongue on the roof of your mouth and it goes roof away. >> did not know that. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the slurpee. good morning, everybody. here is the seven-day forecast. enjoy today it's going to be a long while before we get any mild weather back into the area. over the weekend, clouds and a cold rain move in tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow evening. likely to be a rain snow combination saturday night into sunday. could get a coating to an inch, maybe two on grassy areas through the immediate area. could get two to four inches across northern maryland. doug and veronica will be >> that's your latest weather. willie?
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john corbett's fans will remember him as carrie br bradshaw's boyfriend in "sex in the city" and ian in "my big fat greek wedding." >> he turns as toula's husband in "my big fat greek wedding 2." >> sit down before my wife getting here. >> wow. you look great. >> well, four hours, $500. >> how much? >> uh-oh. john corbett, good to see you, man. >> good to see you. >> people are pumped about this movie. we had nia on and she released the thrailer and people flipped out. >> she called me on myth
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it. i've been asking every six months for a decade. thought the window closed and it was over. it was the best birthday call. we just had the first table read for it last march and shot in may. less than a year ago, we were shooting this thing. >> everybody that's involved in it though seems to have a special sort of camaraderie. a love for the movie and for each other. you can see it. you can just feel it. >> we're a bunch of odd balls up there in toronto when we shot this thing. room 222 and laney and this girl nobody heard of and a guy on "sex and the city." it was a circus. >> from that humble shoot in toronto became this international phenomenon. it did such big business. the dynamic is different. you're not a scrapy movie now. there is an expectation from your fans. did that change how you shot the mo a
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>> it doesn't change how we shoot it, but the expectations are high. the good news is sequels are usually a year or two after the first success of the movie. nia has really let this thing settle into her mind. what's on screen now, i think it's better than the first. we had the big prix mooemiere t other night. i think fans will love it, maybe more than the first. >> they should do a double feature. they should play both of them. it's be fun, for people who didn't, in 2002, see it or were too young or something like that. to get the whole thing. >> absolutely. >> it'd be great. >> brooke is on to something. >> where are ian and toula? looked a little strained in the clip. >> at the end of the first, we have a 6-year-old. now, she's a 16-year-old. 17 years old. we're where everybody who has one of those is. the shine has worn off, we're just trying to get through it, man. we're trying to make
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do our jobs, raise this daughter, who isn't a big fan of us, and deal with all the things that life tosses at ya. >> we're not going to say what it is, but there is an interesting, fun surprise. >> well, it is called "big fat greek wedding," so you have to have a wedding. >> that's right. for people who are excited about the anticipation, they'll be very excited about this, what happens, or this treat. >> he's not saying a word. >> i'm not either, no. >> nia is around the corner. we've been here. thank you, guys, for pumping us up. eight days or so, we're on here every day. nia will kill me if i give any secrets away. >> i'm not trying to give them away. i'm saying, there is anticipation and it's very exciting. >> we cannot wait. we've been lucky enough to see a lot of the movie and people are going to be psyched when they see it themselves. john, thank you. "my big fat greek wedding 2" opens on march 25th. al, what are you working on in the kitchen? >> doesn't get much better than
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cha-ching! talking about getting that moneeeey! talking about getting that moneeeey! savings worth the hype. now that's progressive. this morning on today food, we're wrapping up our week. today, we have the perfect friday dish, roasted fish tacos, without the taco. make it a little healthier. first of all, there are your ingredients. your salt, lettuce, red snapper, but you can use any fish you want. a lot of people are intimidated by the whole fish. but the fact is, it cooks better. it's more moist. it's cheaper if you buy the whole fish. >> and you cook it with the skin on? >> skin on. first thing you'll do is make a slit in the bottom. then you're going to slice across, right at the top, on both sides. when you cook your
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flavor to get in. now you're going to take some lime slices, put them in the middle here. >> oh! like a fish pocket. >> exactly. hot pocket, and that's a fish pocket. make a little marinade. cyan pepper, garlic, little cilantro, put that together. you've got some olive oil in there. mix that up. >> make these at home, al? >> i do. then you put that in and let that kind of marinade on top of it for a little bit. then you get a little salt. >> do you like a lot of salt? >> i like this kind of salt. you put it in the oven at 375 and let it roast. take the fish out and bring it over here. don't hold the
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d. e hand. >> good advice. >> that's another best thing about buying your fish. it's going to come apart anyway. >> i feel like i'm in the "heartbeat" show. >> you can see how fresh your fish is. when it's fileted, not so much. when this is cooling, you'll make the coleslaw marinade. lemon juice, sour cream, honey and chipotle for smokiness. >> the smoky and the sweet is good. >> exactly. little salt, little petter. in here, you have some sliced up scallion. you've got some crpeppers and purple cabbage. slice it up, put it together and mix this up. you're going to put this in as your dressing and mix it together like that. you've got your coleslaw. now, what you're going to do is flake your fish. put it in a bowl. you take a little bit o
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build your taco. you can put anything you want on it. little coleslaw, some avocado, anything. there you have a -- and you can put regular taco shells. i like it. >> really good. >> less expensive because you use a whole thing. go to today.com/food for the recipe. congratulations to the today food team. we were nominated for a james beard award. i'm very, very proud of all our team members. food for your soul. joss stone performing live after these messages. when your type 2 diabetes numbers joss stone performing live after these messages. aren't moving in the right direction, it can be a burden. but what if you could wake up to lower blood sugar? imagine loving your numbers. discover once-daily invokana®. with over 6 million prescriptions and counting, it's the #1 prescribed sglt2 inhibitor that works to lower a1c.
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series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> grammy winning recording artist joss stone released seven albums and sold more than 14 million records. now, she's out with a new album called water for your soul. here she is now singing "let me breathe." ♪ the more i fight the day ♪ the more it drags on ♪ and no blues can sing it away ♪ ♪ i just gotta press on ♪ the more you talk to me, baby ♪ ♪ the more
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[ applause ] >> man, is she good. the water is "water for your soul." joss stone, thank you. back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. kathleen matthews: if we want to be heard, we need women in congress. it was the women who forced republicans to include women's health and contraceptive coverage in the affordable care act. in congress, i'll fight for pay equity, family leave and tougher gun safety laws. and, as an environmentalist, i'll work combat climate change. i know as a journalist and as a senior executive in business that when women are at the table, we get things done. i'm kathleen mathews and i approve this message.
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♪ i wish it was sunday our buddy sheinelle jones is here to talk about the weekend. >> joss stone oozes cool. doesn't she? >> i would say it's something else. >> i'll tell you what's coming up this weekend. unbelievable 14-year-old, a record-holder around the world for rock climbing. specifically, for bouldering. climbing without a harness. it's amazing to watch. even teaching dylan to climb. be inspired this weekend. >> we will. sheinelle, thank you. brooke love ,yo
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. 9:57 is your time on this friday morning, good morning to you. i'm eun yang. the national cherry blossom festival starts this weekend. there is a pink tie fundraiser in northwest tonight. if you're planning to check out the cherry blossoms, peak bloom is wednesday. chuck what do you think is going to happen? >> the blossoms
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havertys. from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hey, everybody. welcome. it's try day friday. we made it. and that's the good news. march 18th, 2016, jenna bush hager is filling in while kathie lee is off. this is the song we love by haley called "rock bottom." why are we playing "rock bottom" because it's friday. guess who is with us today? >> we are so excited.

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