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good morning. breaking news, the death toll rises to 13 in those devastating flash floods and mudslides in california. as many as 20 people missing. entire homes swept away, leading to dramatic rescues. >> i thought i was dead for a minute there. >> with more rain on the way, crews are digging to find more survivors. blocked. a federal judge temporarily stops president trump's controversial push to end daca, just hours after the president said he is open to a deal. >> i'll take the heat. i don't care. >> where does it all go from here? outrage. shocking video of a teacher being forcibly removed from a school board meeting, and then handcuffed and
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she questioned the superintendent's raise. >> stop resisting. >> i am not. you just pushed me to the floor. >> who was in the wrong? all that, plus -- james franco fights back against new sexual harassment claims just days after winning a golden globe. the shortage making this year's flu season even more dangerous. and "today" exclusive -- skating star, ashley wagner joins us for her first live interview since not making the olympic team. >> to get those scores, i'm furious. >> does she have regrets? and could she still realize her olympic dreams. today, january 10th, 2018. >> from nbc news, this is "today," with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza.
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and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." thank you so much for being with us on a wednesday morning. we're very happy to have ashley wagner right here in our studio. >> right over there, by the way. she's always outspoken. we're going to hear what she has to say a week after that controversial decision. >> absolutely. let's get to our top story, though. the chaos unfolding in southern california, where torrential downpours have unleashed a wave of flooding and mudslides. new images are revealing staggering devastation. nbc national correspondent, miguel almaguer, is there. he's in hard-hit montecito this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. the worst of the storm has pa passed but the damage is being realized. homes were hit by a wall of mud. that white you see is a family car that's been flipped
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upside-down. the storm hit in the early morning hours. and many had no time to run. this is what it desperate rescue looks like, trapped inside this mangle mess of a home, a 14-year-old fighting for her life, as mud rises in the rain. >> coming out. >> reporter: using the jaws of life, search teams in montecito finally reach lauren, the teenager buried alive for six hours. >> i thought i was dead for a minute there. >> reporter: her rescue is a mirac miracle. >> she had so much debris on top of her. and everything that we moved could move other objects that could be held back that could be helping the space that she has. >> reporter: in the chaos, search teams in santa barbara county could not confirm what happened to lauren's family. so many were swept away so quickly. mud pouring
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pushed off their foundation, as others were buried to their rooftops. entire families were washed away. while checking on neighbors, the johnsons heard a cry. >> we dug down and found a little baby. we don't know where it came from. but we got it out, got the mud out of its mouth. i'm hoping it's okay. >> reporter: daring rescues playing out all day in the mountains of mud. downtown montecito, just last month under threat from fire, is now under water. oprah posting, praying for our community again. helicopters rescuing my neighbors. even including instagram video of her own mud-soaked backyard. >> the house in book is gone. >> reporter: the coast guard plucking more than 50 from rising waters. even first responders needed rescue.
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lucky to be alive. this morning, the race is on to save more victims just like her. but there is fear time may be running out. those wild fires in december only made this area more prone to flooding when so much of the vegetation was burned away. i want to show you some staggering pictures taken from the air. the before and after is staggering. so many in this community has been washed away. the death toll stands at 13. we're told that number will climb. the search teams will be out here at first light. >> it all seemed to happen so fast. miguel, thank you very much. a federal judge has stepped in to temporary block the trump administration's plan to end a controversial program. that happened just hours after the president sparked confusion ab w
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issue during a televised negotiation session. nbc's kristen welker has the latest on all this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the federal judge in san francisco temporarily halted the trump administration's attempts to phase out the plan known as daca. the judge saying while a legal fight makes its bay through the court system, anybody who had daca status will be able to renew it. all while the president is sending mixed signals over the broader issue of immigration. the program of daca, that protects d.r.e.a.m.ers, or children. a judge blocking the administration's action to end the program. it comes as the president and law make rers trying to find a legislative fix to the country's immigration issues. the president tweeting overnight, as i made very clear today, our country n
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southern border, which must be a part of any daca approval. that tweet, an apparent attempt to clarify the president's immigration stance, after an extraordinary, nearly hour-long televised negotiation session with a bipartisan group of lawmakers on tuesday. the presidentppearing to take a continue districtry position. >> it should be a bill of love. >> reporter: mr. trump outlining a political approach, that seemed to include a path to citizenship, something opposed by conservatives who see that as arm ci amnesty. >> i'll take the heat, i don't care. >> reporter: when pressed to get specific about his positions -- >> i think my positions are going to be what the people in this room come up with. if they come to me with things i'm not in love with, i'm going to do it because i respe
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is agreement over areas of negotiation, funding border security, including some form of the wall, ending family. based chain migration. the visa program that allows family members. cancelling the visa lottery. but immigration wasn't the only issue in the spotlight. the president weighing in on the news that has the political world buzzing, will oprah challenge him in 2020? >> yeah, i'll beat oprah. oprah would be a lot of fun. i don't think she's going to run. >> reporter: also this morning, another bombshell related to the president's former top adviser, steve bannon. bannon stepping down from bri t breitbart news. for his part, the president will have a chance to weigh in on all of this when he holds a joint
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minister of norway this afternoon. >> kristen, thank you so much. a powerful earthquake hit the caribbean and set off tsunami warnings across that reason. warnings and advisories were issued for puerto rico, cuba, jamaica and other caribbean islands. but the warnings were canceled about an hour later. there were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage. now, to growing concerns over what is shaping up to be a very bad flu season. the number of cases is exploding across the country. and some hospital s facing crowded emergency rooms and a shortage supply of msin to keep up. >> reporter: this year's flu season got off to an early start and isn't expected to peak until next month. the cdcs
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epidemic. but it's shaping up to be the worst flu season since 2015. this morning, a deadly strain of the flu is sweeping the country. hospitals seeing a serge of sick patients. >> it was getting worse. >> reporter: more than 41,000 flu cases have been recorded, nearly three-times more than this time last season. california has been hit especially hard. at least 27 deaths there of people under 65, since the flu season began. this hospital near san diego, opening up a triage tent. stret thin from omaha. >> 400 positive flu tests. >> reporter: to dallas. >> we're seeing 12 to 15 cases per day of people calling 911 with flu-related symptoms. at
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>> reporter: the strain responsible for the outbreak is h3n2, a deadly variety of influenza. and hospitals are facing a shortage of i.v. bags because a major manufacturer is in hurricane-ravaged puerto rico. >> when you see patients where they could be dehydrated, you need i.v. fluids. they're not able to give out as many as they would like. >> reporter: in brooklyn, they're failing the strain but managing so far. >> there has been a shortage of these medications, of i.v. fluid bags. this has not adversely affected patient care. >> reporter: doctors say the best preventative medicine is getting the flu shot. >> did you get the flu shot? >> reporter: initial reports citing data from australia, was saying that the f
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but doctors in the u.s. think it is higher, about 30%. they say you should get the flu shot. even if you do get the vaccine and get the flu afterwards, they say the symptoms at least could be less severe. back to you. >> gabe, thank you. now, to the disturbing incident caught on camera. we showed you at the top of the show, a louisiana teacher was removed from a school board meeting and forcibly handcuffed. willie, what happened here? >> reporter: the video has sparked national outrage, as the teacher arrested for, what seems, speaking out it was a head-turning moment. a louisiana middle schoolteacher thrown out, handcuffed and arrested. >> what are you doing? >> can you explain -- >> what are you doing to me? >> stop resisting. >> i am not. you just pushed me to the floor. >> reporter: earlier, she
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$38,000 raise. >> i feel like it's a slap in the face to all the teachers, cafeteria workers and any other support staff we have. >> reporter: after a vote, she spoke again and was interrupted. >> how are you going to take that money -- it's basically taking it out of the pockets of teachers. >> what's on the agenda is a superintendent's contract. >> with a raise. >> reporter: then, a city marshal intervenes. >> excuse me. is it against policy to stand? do not. >> reporter: for his part, the school superintendent is defending his pay raise. >> my door is always open. i've met with many teachers, many parents, many administrat r administrators. there's a time and a place for everything. but there's rules and protocols. >> reporter: but a school board member took offense to how it was handled. >> why
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she didn't do anything to warrant her being escorted out. >> you don't need backup. >> reporter: outside the meeting, tense exchanges through hargrave and the officer. >> i gave you many directives to leave. >> i was asking a question. >> reporter: hargrave was booked monday nights on counts of resisting an officer and remaining on premises. but the city prosecutor says no charges will be filed. as a community is left up in arms over the treatment of a teacher. the aclu of louisiana and the state's association of educators have slammed hargrove's expulsion from that board meeting. the school board defends the marshal's actions. saying the teacher was stepping outside of the rules in these meetings, that's why the marshal is there to restore order. >> she seems respectful and calm. >>
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was discussed. we have a lot more to get to, including james franco, responding to troubling accusations of misconduct that surface affidavit his win at the golden globe awards. joe fryer is in los angeles with all of this. >> reporter: good morning. james franco was riding high after his golden globe win for his performance in "the disaster artist." but this morning he's making headlines after a late night interview where he addressed allegations of sexual misconduct. >> the things i heard that are on twitter are not accurate. >> reporter: late night laughs taking a serious turn for james franco. he started defending himself as stephen colbert pressed him on sexual harassment allegations made against him on sunday following his golden globes win. in one case, an
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forced her to perform oral sex. and ally sheedy took to twitter with vague tweets at franco, with #metoo. they've been deleted. >> i don't know what i did to ally sheedy. i had nothing but a great time with her, total respect for her. i have no idea why she was upset. >> reporter: franco's interview with colbert taped just before "the new york times" canceled a "times talk" with the actor. meanwhile, the film "all the money in the world," taking on a new meaning this morning. new claims emerging about a significant pay gap between two of its stars. overnight, "usa today" reporting that mark wahlberg earned $1.5 million for reshooting his scenes in the movie, while michelle williams earned less than $1,000 for her do-overs. >> nothing. >> reporter: the $10 million reshoot, necessary after kevin spacey was dropped from the movie and
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christopher plummer, as more than a dozen men came forward accusing spacey of sexual misconduct. ridley scott told "usa today" everyone did it for nothing. but according to the paper, wahlberg's team, which also respects williams, renegotiated a hefty fee, while williams agreed without any knowledge of her co-star's pay. >> it was an instant yes. i've been heart sick for weaks thinking about how this thing that we loved making was going to be all for not. >> reporter: overnight, outrage online. fans and celebrities rallying around williams, including actress jessica chastain who tweeted, she's a brilliant oscar-nominated, golden globe winning actress. she's been in the industry for 20 years. she deserves more than 1% of her co-star's salary. the news coming days after the golden globes where male and female stars
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gender inequality and misconduct. nbc news reached out to williams, wahlberg and scott, so far no comment. another hollywood heavyweight is speaking out about allegations before they're made public. actor michael douglas tells "deadline," that a former employee has made allegations that he pleasured himself in front of her, saying, i felt the need to get ahead of this. douglas says the allegations are a complete lie and fabrication. hoda and savannah. let's turn to mr. roker. the weather out west is heading our way. >> that's right. it will be significant. we're talking
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i'm storm team 4 meteorologist the sun just about ready to come up. 31 here in washington with a so there's baa about i today. we'll recover nice temper should be average, here are the nex couple days. shower move in thursday night. a. coming up, is she still furious. ashley wagner speaking out in an exclusive live interview. this is her first since missing out on the u.s. figure skating team and slamming the judges. how does ashley feel this morning. >>
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wednes 10th, 2018. i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. in the news this morning, d.c. man, delmar moseley. he was last seen on 24th street neighb he in early stages of that creating a headache for about 200 people are impacted. look updates in the nbc now let's check on your kplcomm what is going on out there? >> couple
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hey, everybody. we're back at 7:30 on this wednesday morning, the 10th day of january, 2018. >> good morning. nice to have you along. we're going to start this half hour with a check of the headlines. we're going to start with mother nature's fury on full display in california. >> first fire. now flooding. deadly mudslides strike southern california, covering roads, burying homes and killing more than a dozen people. more missing as rescue crews rush to save residents trapped in the debris. not so fast. a federal judge blocks the trump administration's plans to end the daca program. this after the president allowed cameras
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session with lawmakers. more talks to come. south korea's president says he is willing to meet north korean leader kim jong-un under certain conditions, following a successful set of talks between the estranged nations. prime billionaire. jeff bezos now worth $5 billion, making the amazon ceo is richest person of all-time. and snow in the sahara. a rare winter storm blankets the african desert, turning the stand dunes into a spectacular pattern of orange and white. today, january 10th, 2018. >> you don't see that every day. wow. let's go to the drama surrounding team usa's olympic figure skating team. three-time champion ashley wagner is not on it, after finishing fourth athe
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she felt she was underscored and criticized the judges. ashley is here for an exclusive live interview. first, here's her story. one of the biggest names in figure skating, ashley wagner, now faces heartbreak. the bronze medalist in sochi had set her sights on a second trip to the olympics. but after finishing fourth at the u.s. nationals -- >> she does not look happy with that. >> reporter: -- the visibly disappointed 26-year-old will not be headed to pyeongchang. and she did not hold back. >> i am furious and i think deservedly so. >> a final jump right here, the triple lutz. >> reporter: wagner blasted the judges after receiving lower than expected scores during the free skate. >> i want to be on that olympic team. and i'm really mad that i'm in this position again. >> reporter: four years ago, wagner was also a
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controversy, after finishing fourth at the u.s. championships but was ultimately picked for the olympic team, due to her strong performances at other competitions. wagner tweeted, as an athlete, i'm allowed to be mad. as a senior competitor with over ten years experience, i'm allowed to question things. adding, congrats to the lovely ladies of the team. you got me in your cheering squad now. in november, the outspoken star talked to me about the extreme pressure she faces. >> aye been competing for 22 years. and i know how to take that feeling and that stress and the nerves and channel it into this competitive energy. and i thrive under that. >> reporter: the latest uproar isn't the first time wagner has let people know what's on her mind. during the olympics in 2014w
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go viral. and ashley is with us exclusively. good morning. >> good morning, you guys. >> we know how you were feeling after the judges scored you. we got to see that in the piece. it's been a week or so. you had some time to rest. how are you feeling as you sit with us. >> i'm feeling okay. i am feeling proud of that moment. i've had a week to kind of process everything. it was one of those things where you're thrown into the mix. immediately after, for me, immediately after i found out my olympic dreams had come to an end and i think i was just heartbroken. devastated. i had worked 22 years for that moment and i had put out something that i felt so proud of. >> you could actually see it. when you ended your program, you had a look on your face like, yes. i know i nailed it. i know that i'm going. tell us what it fell
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>> seeing the scores was difficult because i know where my second mark consistently falls. and it didn't this week. that was confusing to me in that moment when i'm feeling the end of this olympic dream, it was heartbreaking. >> do i hear a tone of regret a little bit? are you sorry the way you spoke out the way you did? >> no. what you see is what you get with me. i pride myself on being honest and open. at the end of the day, based on the selection criteria, they made the right call with these team. those ladies are getting ready to go to the olympics and i support them entirely. >> do you think the judges unfairly singled you out in some way or judged you harder than the others? >> the only thing i question is my scores compared to my scores in the past. i scored lower on the second mark in my short program than i did at a competition that i was injured at.
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confused about. but you know, the technical side, i think was totally fair. i ended up where i ended up. that moment i created for myself, a standing ovation at nationals, that's something, for me, i'll forever be proud of. >> you've been criticized after you spoke about the judges. and some people were saying she was a poor sport she should have been more gracious. i know you stand by what you said. if you have a chance to unring the bell, maybe i would change my tone, some of the words, would you have change ed any of it? not one thing. >> i don't think so. i have a lot of experience in this sport. i know what i skate like and where i usually fall. i'm allowed to question things. but question things only in relation to myself. these girls earned their spots. i am so excited to be able to kind of take a step back and cheer on team usa. i'm so passionate about this sport. i've been in
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my liggett myegitimacy for bein team team. i wouldn't do that to another athlete. team usa has a great team going. >> you are the first alternate. is there any space in your heart when you think, maybe i'll get to go? or do you say, i'll let that go. >> i'm a competitor through and through. i'm going home. i'm training for a competition right now. and i'm going to be prepared if that phone call comes my way. i'll be ready to go. >> ashley, excellent. thanks for coming to see us. we go back over to al who has a check of the weather. >> i want to talk about what's goin
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wednes 10th, 2018. i'm eun yang. we want to check on your commute with melissa and the first 4 the beltway, inner loop it is still very, very slow southb 270 also slow after we have a crash on the left should inboun 66 before sudly, crash and single traffic on the orange line. track problems there. thank you. we'll take a quick break now and check your forecast when we com back. stay
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, deadly mudslides. at least 15 people killed after flash floods turn mountains into rivers of mud in california. homes buried, cars swept away. amid the destruction, an incredible rescue. >> i thought i was dead there for a minute. >> we're live on the scene. plus, from russia with love. why hundreds of pregnant russian women are coming to florida every year to give birth. >> how much do you think this is going to end up costing you? >> $50,000. >> and it's worth it? >> yeah. >> reporter: new details on the controversial move and the surprising place many of them
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and out on the town. prince harry and meghan markle send crowds into a frenzy outside of a local radio station. one deejay offering up his services at their upcoming wedding. harry's royal reaction, today, wednesday, january 10th, 2018. ♪ we got here at 3:00 to be on the "today" show. >> hello to my small town in texas. >> mother/daughter trip. >> all the way from oregon. ♪ >> we're twins turning 63 today. >> we made the trip from indiana. >> to meet hoda. >> and savannah. >> oh. >> sweet. >> we would like to meet you, too. we're going to make that happen. welcome back to
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it's cold and folks are bundled up out there. let's get to your news at 8:00. it's a busy wednesday morning. despite heroic rescue efforts, the death toll is rising from flash flooding and mudslides in california. let's get to correspondent miguel almaguer. he's in montecito where the search for survivors is growing more desperate at this hour. >> reporter: this is what people are waking up to. neighborhood after neighborhood has been wiped out by this mudslide. the death toll stands at 15. first responders will be searching through debris fields like this, looking for any possible survivors. want to show you some video our crews took of a dramatic rescue yesterday, a 14-year-old girl was pulled alive, buried in the rubble for some six hours. when first responders heard her voice, they immediately began their search and rescue mission, pulling her from her home.
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it's unclear at this hour what has happened to her family. it's symbolic of how chaotic the scene is across this area. the death toll is 15. 50 were hoisted to safety. first responders fear when they begin to scour through these communities, the death tolls will go higher. they are searching through waist-deep and roof-high mud. it will be a long day for everyone out here with their search dogs on the front lines. savannah, back to you. president trump suffered a setback on immigration overnight, just hours after a high-profile meeting to focus on that very issue. hallie jackson has the latest on all that, along with the steve bannon bombshell. good morning. >> reporter: hoda, yeah. a couple of headlines coming out of washington, here. this new court move will have some d.r.e.a.m.ers breathing a sigh of relief, at least for now, in what is shaping up to be a busy morning at the white house. is
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lifeline for d.r.e.a.m.ers. overnight, a federal judge temporarily blocking the administration's action to end the program that protects those nearly 700,000 undocumented young people who came to the u.s. as children. the move comes in the middle of tense immigration negotiations. and after an hour-long televised negotiating session with a bipartisan group of lawmakers. where president trump appeared to take a range of contradictory range on immigration. >> this should be a bill of love. >> reporter: and when pressed to get specific about his positions. >> i think my positions are going to be what the people in this room come up with. if they come to me with things that i'm not in love with, i'm going to do it because i respect them. >> reporter: but it wasn't just immigration. the president's talking oprah 2020. >> yeah. i'll beat oprah. oprah would be a lot of fun. i don't think she's going to run. >> reporter: all of it, as
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bannon out, stepping down from the company. he may not be gone for good from the political sphere. a source close to him tells nbc news, politics or news, bannon had to choose. implying the former white house chief strategist may be on the hunt for a bigger peels eger p political buy. meanwhile, anthony scaramucci saying bannon was not a team player. >> i think he was a bad hire. not because he wasn't talented. not because he wasn't smart and strategic, he just didn't want to play inside the sand box with the other people. >> reporter: his sudden departure from breitbart capps a rollercoaster week that saw him telling all in a tell-all book, and then walking back the explosive comments about the president's son and son-in-law. he expressed some regret. but for some key donors and for th
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late. >> should breitbart cut ways with steve bannon? >> it's something they should consider. >> reporter: as for the russia investigation separately. a couple of headlines to know about. a new democratic congressional report out today finds the u.s. is still not prepared for potential future russian interference in our elections. and there's more fallout on capitol hill, after a top democrat released a key transcript of the interview over her republican counterpart. the transcript involved talks with a firm that hired the exbritish spy, that put together the dossier with links between trump and moscow. the trump administration has exempted florida from its proposal to open u.s. water to offshore
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rick scott argued that the state's coastal waters are unique. as a result, the interior secretary said he will remove florida from consideration for new oil and gas drilling platforms. after that announcement, governors of other coastal states went on twitter to call for a review of drilling plans affecting their own coastal areas. some folks have all the luck. a couple in massachusetts hit the jackpot, not once but twice. on monday, robert goodwin bought a scratchoff. that was worth $1 million. a few months ago, his wife, jane, won $1 million from the publisher's clearinghouse. they plan to take their winnings and buy a home in an over 55 community where they won't have to shovel snow anymore. >> some people have all the luck. that's impressive. what have you got for "the boost"? >> 7-year-old natalie had two surprises waiting for her. during a
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school. her mom showed up to serve as the mystery reader. her book is called "hero dad." she had no idea that her dad was just home early after a year in kuwait. >> some of natalie's classmates have parents in the military. she told them to have faith they'll come home safely. >> i could look at her face all day long. >> here you go. much more ahead, including a surprising and controversial trend. why russian women are packing up and heading to florida to give birth to their babies. then, the big muss over meghan markle's mussy bun. >> come on. let's see what megyn has coming up. >> it was just two years ago when our
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home alone, down in florida. she heard glass shatter, she went over and an intruder was in her home. her worst nightmare came true that day. she is here live with the story. and so is her attacker. we'll see you, top of the hour. >> all right, megyn, thank you. those stories plus why nfl superstar tom brady is ready to give you a rare look at his life away from the field. after thes having moderate to severe plaque psoriasis is not always easy. after thes it's a long-distance run. and you have the determination to keep going. humira has a proven track record of being prescribed for nearly 10 years. humira works inside the body to target and help block a specific source of inflammation that contributes to symptoms. in clinical trials, most adults taking humira were clear or almost clear and many saw 75% and even 90% clearance in just four months. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal, infections and cancers,
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if you can watch the things you gave your life to, broken. if you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds of distance run. if you can dream and not make dreams your master. you'll be a mom, my girl. there are no perfect moms, just real ones. new baby dove. we're back. 8:12. an nbc news investigation into so-called birth tourism. women, from foreign countries come to the u.s. to give birth. >> for the last four months, our senior correspondent cynthia mcfadden, has been looking into this. fascinating story. >> good morning to both of you. in florida, foreign births from skyrocketed 90% in the past
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money to come here. and you'll be surprised, as we were, at where many of them stay. florida is known for many things. sunshine, beaches, and now, as a place where hundreds of russians come every year to have their babies. that's right. russian women who give birth to american babies. it's controversial, for sure, but totally legal. any baby born in the u.s. is automatically an american citizen. it's in the constitution. it's become a status symbol in russia to have a miami-born baby, who comes complete with a precious u.s. passport. mothers post pictures of their u.s. citizens. over the past four months we've met dozens of russian women who have done it. >> it was not only me. there were four or five women flying here.
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good doctors -- >> american passport is a big plus for the baby. why not? >> reporter: it sure is. all these babies will have the right to live and work here, receive benefits and when they turn 21, they can sponsor their parents for an american green card. >> we're the only place just about that is stupid enough to do it. >> reporter: as a candidate, donald trump called for an end to birthright citizenship. >> you want to get rid of birthright citizenship. >> you have to. they're having a baby and all of a sudden, the baby's here. >> reporter: ironically, condo buildings bearing the trump name are among the most popular for russians, who sign short-term leases with the condo owners. >> living in trump palace. it's very popular place. >> reporter: there are dozens of agencies that help women come to the u.s. in moscow, we found one
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citizenship. the agencies do it all, helping clients find luxury apartments, doctors and assist with obtaining visas and the u.s. baby's passport. how much will it end up costing you and your husband? >> $50,000. and it's worth it? >> yeah. >> reporter: depending on the package and how many months they stay, the cost can be twice that, over $100,000. so, the owners of one of the largest companies, miami momma, agreed to talk to us. are all these clients? >> yes. >> reporter: they bring about 100 russians here every year to give birth. 30% are repeat clients. do you advise your clients to be transparent with u.s. officials when they're getting a visa
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>> translator: we tell every client, they have to tell the truth. this is america. they like the truth here. >> reporter: there's some americans who think it's not right for russians to come to america and have babies. >> i understand them. but i'm not going to take something from america. if i can spend my money, why not? >> reporter: now, there is no indication that president trump or the trump organization is profiting directly from this birth tourism. we reached out to the white house and to the company to ask, so far, no word back. >> wow. >> a double wow. i feel really good. >> thanks, cynthia. >> thank you. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> "today's weather" is brought you by dove body wash, made be 100% gentle cleaners and sulf e
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we have a big storm system it is pushing east. as it does, we have at least 14 anywhe from one to four inches of snow. could blizzard conditions we mov on through the day and then we've also got ice with this system. danger ice conditions from airports are going plmajor delays friday ohio and western pennsy upwards of a half it continues saturday into much causin more problems. that's what's going on around here's what's happening in your good morning. we're looking at
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as we go through the day to day, we'll get back in the 40s. aftern you'll notice the clouds around. but we do stay dry until so we're going to be warmer 55. that comes with rain. rain early saturday. then we get cooler and on >> and that is your latest weather. savannah? >> thank you, al. "trending," everybody. willie is here. do you have "trending" fever? >> i do. >> new year, new you. how about new year, new hobby? a "new york" magazine aims to get us out of our comfort zones. a psychologist explains how to conquer your fear of trying new things. it is normal to not like this new thing right away. no one is paying attention to you. that's a good one. and go in with the right mi mindset.
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try to learn it. that got us thinking around the table, are there things that you wish you could try. what would you like to try? and what's holding you back? >> me first? >> mine has always been flying a plane. i'm starting very high. but i'm the guy -- yes, literally. the kid who checks in with the captain. i'm the adult who checks in. how's it looking. what's our route? i brought it up many times with my wife, and she says, there's highly trained professionals who work for delta and jet blue. i would to give it a shot. >> that's a good idea. >> that's cool. >> carson? >> i would like to try one of those ice-cold beers one of these days. >> that would be different. >> i have always loved magic. i sometimes will go on youtube that find the debunking sites. i want to learn magic. >> how about you, al? >> brain
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maybe my son has a black belt in tae kwon do. and i would watch him. maybe i would like to get a belt. or suspenders. >> before you answer, hoda, we might do a series on this, where we try these things. you're going to learn to fly. >> i'm flying everybody. you in? >> i would like to learn how to go to fiji. >> i'm going to try the spas of the world. >> i went to my daughter's day care. and the instructor was playing guitar and haley was so fascinated. and i got my guitar. and she looked fascinated. wouldn't that be fun to really, really learn it. >> really apply yourself. >> you could teach her. >> yeah. >> i could barely play. i tried tennis this summer. >> you were so good. >> you beat me like five times. what was mine
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>> espanol. >> i would like to learn spanish and then go to cabo or something. >> do you know it at all? >> a little. i took a little in school. i'm afraid to speak and say the words. i'm not very good at it. that would be fun. maybe we'll do it. maybe we won't. how about "pop start"? >> i want to try sports cars around the world. and go to fiji with al. we'll start with the royals. prince harry and megan markin making their first appearance of the new year. they went to see the youth training program in action. inside, megan and harry chatted with the manager inside. they attracted a huge crowd. some quickly pointing owl megan's hair. she sported a loose bun or
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the ladies know it a messy bun. she was praised on social media. she deleted her facebook, twitter and instagram accounts. must have felt great. the royal wedding is set when? >> may 19th. angelina jolie. she stepped out on the red carpet with two of her children. you can see shiloh's arm was in a sling. she broke it while snowboarding. they were attending the national board of review awards gala that willie hosted. >> it's a room full of incredible stars. tom hanks, meryl streep. but angelina jolie, yeah. and tom brady, one of the most recognizable athletes of sport, soon people will get a glimpse into the life of the sports star. >> what are you willing to do? what a
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to be the best you can be? >> reporter: one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time opening up. tom brady, granting fans an inside look at his life, both on and off the field in a six-part facebook series called tom versus time. >> if you're going to compete against me, you better give up your life. >> reporter: the series taking a look at brady, his supermodel wife, giselle bundchen and their children. >> i don't think i have met someone who lovers to do something as much as he loves football. >> reporter: the 40-year-old quarterback who has five super bowl rings may be positioning himself for life after football. but some are questioning the timing of the announcement, just days before the patriots take on the titans in the playoffs. brady is promoting his new fitness lifestyle brand, a diet and workout regimen that's caused some controversy. last month, "the boston globe" reporting that his training
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sideline and team plane. days ago, an explosive espn report, detailing a rift between brady and bill belichick and robert kraft. in response, the three men issuing a joint statement calling the report flatout inaccurate. >> try to do what i've always done for a long time. and then, you know, be a good teammate and work as hard as i can to help the team win. and then, somebody could write something that contradicts that. and it's up to everybody to believe what they want to believe. >> reporter: brady is no stranger to playing through scandals and distractions, like sp spygate and deflategate. but this series giving fans a chance to see what makes number 12 one of the best to play the game. >> i see myself out there, i think, man, i still do this and i've done it better than i've ever done it. >> there's no release date. but it's on facebook watch. your
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one. most of us would like to stay inside until summer. it's the same for horses. these are two horses being let out of their stalls in the snow. they're excited to get out and get some fresh air. we have our little sweaters on. wait a second. now, it's cold. it's cold out here. they immediately regret that decision. they run back in the stall. >> that's genius. >> that's amazing. >> oh, heck no. >> this is what my dad used to say. >> remember the scene from "anchorman" and that one scene. >> what? >> i immediately regret this decision. >> there you go, guys. that's your "pop start" and "daly click" today. >> that's a good one. just ahead, this week we're focusing on boys. we'll tell you about a remarkable teen doing everything he can to be a differencemaker for other kids. that story after local news.
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let's start with a check of your roads. >> american legion bridge two other issues on the beltway, inner loop, lanes blocked there. inner loop of the parkway after dallas northbound, gw parkway >> all right. meliss we'll a check of your
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and add voice and tv for $34.90 more per month. call 1-800-501-6000. 8:30, now, on a wednesday morning, january 2018. it is a party on the plaza. we got some nice folks. they've been hanging around outside. all the gang is here. willie is joining. megyn is joining. all right, you guys. this the time of the morning we love. i'm going to need all of our help for the crowd moment. are you ready? okay. come over here for a second. we have these what's your name, honey? >> pat. >> i want you to look at the sign. willie first.
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>> and savannah? >> what? >> oconomowoc. >> that was great. >> i just copied. >> emphasis on woc. >> they did great. >> where is that? >> that's in wisconsin, just west of milwaukee. >> we all pass the test, you guys. thank you for coming to see us. she said, can you pronounce that. >> go, badgers. >> really good. we have another bold and brilliant boy we want to tell you about. he's changing the world. >> from alternative rice to alternative dairy, the healthy food trends to be on the look out for. why not take the time to organize your kitchen. we have tidying up tips. the great martha stewart is here with us. and megyn is he
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this woman, 55 years old. an intruder breaks in. she goes in. he attacks her. she's here live to tell the story. it was brutal. but he is here, too. both of them live on the show today. >> you have a big gasp over here. >> going to be an extraordinary moment. we're going the talk about the irritating michelle williams and mark wahlberg pay ddisparity. mr. a big area of high pressure domina so temperature from chicago to then we move into thursday, behind the system, temperature drop. mipz, you'll be 18. and look at what happens on the philly 62. by sunday, you're at 30. atlant61 on ay
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clevel 48 degrees on friday. boom! by sunday, you're 30 degrees foggy start. today, strong winds out in west texas. morning. it is still pretty cold start temper at or below 32 degrees in washington. suburb in the upper 20s. 46 for a day time high today. very comfortable. mostly cloudy skies. we stay dry. friday we're in the low 60s, friday will come with rain. start thursday evening into >> don't forget. get the weather anytime you need it. check out our friends on the weather channel on cable. jill is back
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message. >> when i was little, i told my mom i wanted to be a differencemaker. how we treat the least defines us. kindness really matters. >> reporter: from spreading kindness to kids in the projects of atlanta. to visiting children battling cancer. ♪ stand by me >> reporter: aidan uses music to make memories. what did you want to do? what was your dream? >> i wanted to make people smile, make people happy. >> reporter: entertaining children who needed it most. and it started when he was just 7. tell me the famous story how it began. >> i told my mom i'm going to play harmonica to kill time. i was wearing a hat and i took it off. >> reporter: you took your hat off and put it to the side. and people started to put money in my hat. i had no idea. but i didn't pick my hat up because i figured i had a good thing going. at the end of the
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$80. and it blew my mind. >> reporter: at that point, most kids are thinking, what can i get. and what did you think to do with that? >> at first, i thought i was going to buy a car. my mom had read me a newsletter about african orphans battling intestinal parasites. i donated that money. and the one choice changed my life. >> reporter: why did you start working with kids with cancer? >> i remember seeing all of the suffering and thinking, this is in my back door. this is right here. we don't have to go international to make a difference. there's need all over. i remember seeing this family and how much need they were in and thinking, we have to meet it in any way we can. >> reporter: aidan used to visit matthew, who lost a leg because of bone cancer. >> it was good to see another kid. >> reporter: today, the two have remained close friends.
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through music, two passions rolled into one. i'm told you always have a harmonica with you. >> yes, ma'am. >> reporter: do you have a harmonica in your pocket right now? >> i hope so. >> reporter: can you play me a little bit. >> hopefully i'm a little better than when i started. still not great but getting there. ♪ there we go. >> reporter: a little something you know. >> short stuff, yeah. >> reporter: raised by a single mom, together they created aidan cares, an initiative encouraging kindness and giving to children all over the world. someone would call and say, would aidan want to play some music or meet some kids, your answer is -- >> yes. and i think you realize that kids have a power to bring joy just by being themselves and
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serving. but i think that's part of his path. >> how are you doing? >> reporter: this is my friend, aidan. i'm savannah. i got to see aidan's impact at the ronald mcdonald house. where he performed for children battling pediatric cancer. >> we want kids to feel like kids first. first, aidan is special. and he makes you smile. >> i was going to wear the same pajamas. i didn't want to steal your style. >> aidan recognizes the importance of the ronald mcdonald house and the importance of giving back. >> it's kind of silly, isn't it? >> reporter: perhaps his family's favorite quote says it best. we make a living by what we get. we make a life by what we give. >> every day i wake up, knowing i got to contribute and i got to do something. this world needs it, especially now more than ever. >> cool kid, right? >> amazing kid. and you wonder
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>> absolutely. so many kids, it's like, they want to live their lives. he's a great musician. but he chooses to spend his time giving to others. we have to thank ronald mcdonald house. what a wonderful facility. >> there's more to come. >> one more tomorrow. coming up next, move over kale. we're going to show you where you can put the newest craze in when it comes to eating healthy. >> good-bye, kale. >> good-bye, kale. more. you're doing great. [laugher] you look amazing. the egg white grill. so you can bring on the day.
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mommy you're strong! aw, you bet i am! the egg white grill. so you can bring on the day. welcome back. as 2018 gets under way, you'll see new foods hitting the shelves at the grocery stores and the menus of your favorite restaurants. >> here's some of the top food trends for healthier eating. here's jackie lunden. everything we're going to try this morning
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the theme overall is plant-based eating. we're looking to makeshifts towards healthier eating habits. that starts with incorporating more fruits and vegetables. >> our first category is a pulse. >> it's the dry seats of legumes. what's so fantastic about pulses they are chock full of important kn nutrients like of tprotein and faber. they have refined carbohydrates. these are roasted chickpeas and they're flavored. >> these are delicious. >> what are these crackers? >> these are lentil chips. >> we love them. >> they have extra popotassium, and minerals. that's the good stuff we're looking for. get involveit
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>> these chickpeas. >> next, we have fruit and veggie. based snacks. what's different about these, is the first ingredient you want to look is a real fruit or vegetable. we have broccoli here, right? as opposed to some of the others that are secretly potato chips. >> this is actual broccoli. dehydrated and flavored? >> yes. and roasted with oil and salt. very simple stuff. some of the others, these are going to be made from real fruit. that's it, some of my favorites because they're chocolate covered, but the first ingredient is apples. >> that's it. it's chocolate covered dried fruit. >> mabel. >> okay. >> we're getting them. >> what is this? >> this is going to be riced veggies. riced veggie d carson is recovering a
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i would say -- >> you change your vote? >> a little bit. buyers remorse. >> the zoodel of 2017, was cauliflower rice. these with cut calories up to 85%. you're introducing new veggies to the table. >> great for kids. >> those bowls were everything last year. >> absolutely. >> more protein added to it. >> this the a wonderful way to add extra knew treennutrients. it's a way to add veggies to kids. >> they're raciced and diced. >> now, we have plant-based desserts. all these are going to be dairy alternatives. nothing new about the almond milk. these are actually going to be made from key
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>> these are going to be the base for smoothies in 2018. >> smoothie base. >> this is one of my favorites. this is actually a tested until perfect recipe from the good ki. using bananas and avocados as your base, it will be a way to chick thicken them up. >> how about the pudding? >> chocolate avocado pudding. >> i would chase that with milk. >> try this. you'll like this one. >> oh, yeah. that's good. >> we are just experimenting here. next, we have global ingredients. essentially the new acia bowls. what is blowing up is peruvian cuisine. i like to find ways for us to try this in
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relatable ways. this is actually plantain chips. we're going to swap them for cr croutons in salads. you have jack fruit. >> what is this cheeto looking thick? >> this is bamba. >> it's like a puff. >> it's a dissolvable puff and a way to get protein and fabiber. >> strong in the mid beginning. greatalternatives. >> thanks. it was a fun list. if you want the complete list and want to know where to buy them, go to today.com/food. up next, we're clearing up all of the clutter. how to organize your kitchen,
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welcome back. we're kicking off something new this morning. "get organized today." they say the kitchen is the heart of the home. lots of stuff. here with tips to get your kitchen in order and get food on the table faster is the one and only martha stewart from "martha stewart living" magazine. these tips are going to be important. and you say start with one major cleaning a year. just get in it. >> yeah. and reorganize every time. you're talking on the phone, fix something while you're on the phone. multitask. >> this is quintessential martha stewart. >> that is a bulletin board covered with a radiator grill. it looks so decorative and beautiful. and you can get the little pins that hold things, the calendar, the ruler, whatever you're always looking f
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on that board. notices. >> we have tangled cables around our house. you say get a charging station. >> this is a little charging station. i designed that. and you can put that -- all your wires can go right to the back. they're working on a wireless one. you have to look them up. >> sometimes it's about grouping things, making it simple. >> i buy in bulk because i cook a lot and i make a lot of things. i store everything in clear glass jars that are tightly sealed. these have nice seals on them. you can press down. >> where do you put the rest of it? >> this is a big box. you get the jars big enough to hold what you buy. these are oats. you can use a p-touch. i love the labels. another things, i always
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my sugar and flour. it's better to keep them in jars like this. once you open a bag of sugar, it goes all over. put it inside a marked and labeled container. you can print labors on your computer. this is a little ptouch. >> what is this? >> a labelmaker. >> and great for spices. >> for spices, you should put the date on the bottom. you'll be surprised. you look at a spice. i bought it in 2010. >> can i tell you, have stuff in my house from then. >> put a little label. this is january whatever. i like to just pick things. i don't like to look in drawers. i don't want to look in drawers for my wooden spoons. i have a crock
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and ladles. this is nice because you can put something under it and have it raised. i keep all kinds of salts. >> stuff that you use often. >> these little cake stands are so good. >> come with me to the junk drawer. we want to show you this. she's asays you're allowed to have a drunk drawer. this is mine. >> does it really? >> this is what mine looks like. >> so sad. i don't mean to upstage you in any way, hoda. i couldn't possibly do that. but you can find little containers. they can be porcelain like this. these are usually used in silver bra drawers. look how beautiful this looks. >> you can find things. >> your batteries, your push pins. your safety pins. >> a couple of minutes left. what's happening in here? >> vertical storage makes the mo o
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these are expandable. you can put everything in. you know how you're looking for the tapops. they're all right here. >> and lastly? >> in my kitchen, the heart of the kitchen is the cappuccino machine. i have invented this way of t k stacking c ining cups. >> if you have a lot of glasses, use a tray as a double stacker. >> you can get more of the tips on facebook.com/todayhome. thank you, martha. we'll be back in a moment. first this, is "today" on nbc.
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