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g search for answers. a shooting at a chicago hospital leaves four dead, including the gunman. the city reeling this morning, crediting first responders for stopping a rampage that could have beeh mworst. >> those officers that responded today saved a lot of lives. >> officials now looking at the gunman's history for clueswh in is behind the deadly attack. email chain reaction. ivanka trump fights back againsg grow controversy over her use of personal email to conduct government business despite her father's frequent and very public criticism of hillary clinton. th white house saying it' not
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the same, but others calling it the height of hypocrisy. turkey trot. tens of millions of americans on the move this morning for we t's set to bthe busiest holiday in 12 years. making matters worse, a deep t freeze o way. al will have your forecast and what the bitter cold could meany for your h and the big parade. those ories, plus fire and rain. relief in california comes with threat. wicked good weed. massachusetts opens its doors to the first marijuana shops on the east coast. and monday nig mayhem. >> w! touchdown rams! >>ll football fans reeling this morning after a record-setting performance between the rams and the chiefs. today is esday, november 20th, 2018.
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>> announcer: from nbc news this es "today" with savannah guthr and hoda kotb l from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and welcome to "today." thank you for joining us on this tuesday morning. a bigravel day. people on the road. thanksgiving is knocking at the door. >> it is. and hopefully with a scarf and hat and gloos. it's going be a cold one in a lot of the country. our top story, that deadly shooting at a chicago hospital. four people dead, including an emergency room doctor, a hospital worker and a police officer. as we ar learning more about the gunman who terrorized an entire neighborhood during that shootingge ram kathy park joins us live fromal mercy hospit with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. witnesses describe chaotic scene inside and outside the hospital a we all learned that it started in the parking lot after an altercation. chaos on chicago's southide.
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the terrifying moments captured on camera when a gunman suddenly opened fire, unleashing mayhem at mercy hospital. bystanders sent scrambling for cover. cl >> so ely, i thought i was going to be hit by a bullet. >> reporter: as first responders ran towards the danger. the deadly shooting killing two women who worked at the hospitad samuel jimenez, a married of officer of three. >> it's unclear whether it's by or if it was self-inflicted wound. >> reporter: police say the violce erupted in the parking lot of the hospital where the gunman and his girlfriend an emergency room doctor at mercy had gotten into an argument. he pulled out a handgun,
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shooting o'neill multiple esmes. >> three in her chest. he stood over anhr shot her more times. >> reporter: investigators say the man ran inside the hospital are he shot officer jimez and 25-year-old dana less, a first year pharmacy residents he did not know. >> she got offnlevator and he shot her. >> reporter: thi morning chicago police returning towiork out one of their own, calling the shooter cowardly on social media. >> this tears at the soul of our city. >> reporter: law enforcement and public safety officials holding a procession late monday night honoring the hero who madehe ultimate sacrifice protecting that city, now reeling from tragedy. and there are reports out there that the motive behind the shooting was over a broken engagement. nbc is waiting to confiio that
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inform ivanka trump is finding herself in the hot seat this morning for using her personal emailress to sen hundreds of messages discussing government business. you.tin, good morning to >> reporter: good morning. the white house is on defense amid those revelations ivanka trump used personal email for government business. now, according to "the washington post," which broke the story, miss trump told people she was unaware there were rules preventing that. democrats are demanding answer particularly after candidate called for hillary clinton to be locked up over similar behavior. this morning the first daughter under firefter "the washington post" reported ivanka trump sent hundreds of emails last year to white house aides, cabinet officials, and her assistants using a personal account. those emails showing a redacted dot-com domain for miss trump who h uses married name, ivanka kushner, some dating back
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to 27, even before she became an official employee. a spokesperson telling n miss trump sometimes used her private account, almost always fornd logistics scheduling concerning her family and polic' tr spokesperson stressed her use of private email was different than that ofn,illary clin saying she did not create a private server in her house or office. there was never classified ovformation transmitted. epdenifeghnste. r n>> i don't think it rises to te level of what t weked about with hillary clinton. >> reporter: the top democrat on the hse oversight committee is signaling he'llti investigang including whether trump violated the federal records act, which requires all white house communications to be preserved using official government email. the liberal watdog group american oversight brought this to light by requesting ivanka trump's emails. it's absolutely hypocrisy that we've seen in two years of
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the trump administration. >> lock her up is right. >> reporter: on the campaign trail candidate trump blasted his former opponent hillary clinton for using a private email server. >> i think she is pathetic. i think she should be in jail for what she did with her emails, okay? she should be in jail. >> reporter: monday's revelation prompting thisimple two word response from hillary clinn's respon spokesperson. oh, ivanka. >> the bottom line isra dem are going to be in control of the house of represent year. a spokeswoman for democratic congresswoman elijah cummings tells nbc news it's fair to say they will investigate these allegations again ivanka. last year there were revelations
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that j.k. us her husband also used a private email to c with staffers. meantime, the holiday travel rush is well underway. it's set to be one of the busiest of all time. airports already packed while multiple storms are brewing from coast to coast. we will begin with al's forecast. hey, al, good morning. >> got a lot going on. let's start with tomorrow, okay? we got lake-effect snow in the eortheast, a flood threat out west. irports pretty decent, although delays possible in bostonuston, and new york. out west a real mess. the rides, i-5, i-80, i-90 cleveland to boston could be a problem. also a lot of rain. heavy rain out through parts of the pacific northwest and on into california. we are goingo see those heavy rains moving into the burn scar so winter storm waffles, flood watches, rockslides, mudslides possible, 2 to 3 inches of rain
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around paradise. thanksgiving day bitterly cold here in the northeast. we have got heavy rain in the pacific northwest. airport delays boston and new york, also seattle, portland, san francisco, salt lake. highways from basically the rockies to the west will be a big problem as well. d the cold in the northeast is going to be bitter. wideread record lows likely, wind chills zero in boston, seven in new york and the daytime highs will bottom out 10 to 30 degrees below average.he and sunday we're looking at a new storm firing up in the upper midwest. we are also into parts of the midwest we are looking at seattle and new york airports, delays also for nneapolis, chicago, st. louis, boston. so you may have big problems trying to get home, especially on the roads in the midwest from minneapolis all the way down to new orleans. guys. >> you said it. you can expect a lot of comreny if you a on the move this week. the holiday rush is expected to be the busiest ihamorea
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decade. nbc's tom costello is hitting the roads outside washington. tom, good morning. reporter: we are on i-495 in the beltway. we are in virginia right now. we have a chopper shot. so you wan seere we are, we put a big t for tomorrow on th en our suffi maybe we will make it to miami by the end of the week. i don't know. let's look at theeasons the roads are so crowded. it's gas prices. gas prices nationally are $2.62 a gallon, down 24 cents in a month. san osancisco, the expensive right now, $3.83 a gallon. and the lowest, monroe, louisiana. much of louisiana $2.00 gallon right now. take a look at the cities that will have the worst thanksgiving commutes. we have boston and seattle and atlanta i the afternoon. washington, d.c. up until 7:00. new york, they say 6 to 8:00 tonight. the cities with the worst
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orthanksgiving commutes tw san francisco, chicago, l.a. all are going to be tough cities tomorrow. also covering the nation's airports. on the left a shot of detroit's airport. right jfk. the bumper-to-bumper traffic getting into jfk, we e expecting 2 1/2 million people to fly today alone as al mentioned, the weather is the variable. pack your belongings carefully. no liquids and gels over three ounces or so. leave the marijuana at home. ro doesn't matter what city or state you are it's aal fedffense much and try to adrirrive early. the airport misery map, we right now have a pretty good situation. she airports, the airli reporting minimal delays. we have a little bit of red, a little delay up in the northeast. at the moment pretty smooth sailing going on. finally, a point about amtrak. we are looking at the
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possibility of the heaviest thanksgiving travel period ever for amtrak and that would makei he heaviest travel week ever. last year three quartersf a million people traveled on amtr just this week alone. we are expecting record ridership. we are on 495 on the beltway in virginia. we have pretty smooth sailing right here. can you see out the front camera of our vehicle? if you lookve to our opposing traffic, it is bumper to bumper if you are going northbound on the beltway. in other words, around d.c. towards maryland they are bumper to bumper, notoving. southbound free sailing. so we are out of here. we will seer.ou guys la >> i think that means don't go washington. head south for miami. thank you so much. >> that's righ >> craig joins us now. we have been following this one, good morning. it is a crime that has shocked the nation. the colorado man who pled guilty to murdering his young family now sentenced to three life
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sentences. monday in court an emotional and dramatic showdown where he faced his wife's family a his nbc nl correspondent miguel almaguer has the very latest. >> iav he no idea who gave you the right to take their lives. >> reporter: chris watts never looked at his in-laws a they addressed him in court. >> i trusted you to take care of them. not kil >> reporter: the confessed colorado killer given three life sentences for the murders of te 3-year-old cel4-year-old bella, and his pregnant wife shen an. >> they trusted you. . the heart mssonster. you take them out like trash. >> reporter: apologizing through his attorney. >> he is devastated by all of >> reporter: watts never spoke in court as his family and shen an's were. he only seemed emotional when his own mother spoke directly to him. >> we love you and we forgive
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you, son. >> a didn't senseny remorse. i believe hese cried bece knows he is going to prison forever. >> reporter: confirming a motive for the murders for t first time, thern district at says watts wanted to start a new life with his girlfriend who told the "denver post" she didn't know he was married. then worked with police after watts wentublic with this plea. >> i want her back so bad. i want those kids back so bad. >> rorter: in court horrific new revolutions. >> you don't annihilate your family and throw them away likeb gae. >> reporter: after days of texting, trying to save her marriage, according to her autopsy report she was strangled. the daughters were smothered. >> imagine the horror in bella's mind as her father took her last breath away. >> the d.a. calls t murders cold, calculated and cunning. the girls were dumped in oil
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tanks. shen a shallow grave. >> she loved you with all of her heart. >> my daddy is a her:. >> reporte this morning a case closed, but for many closure may never come. miguel almaguer, nbc lonews angeles. >> the district attorney says that he believes that chris watts will never revea the full details of how or why he killed his family. he said this case is going to haunt the folks who worked o it probably for the rest of their lives. >> understandably. it hurts to hear these details t really does. thanks, craig. meantime, massachusetts is set to mak history today and a lot of money. the firstegal marijuana shops on the east coast opening their doors to the public just hours om now. nbc's stephanie gosk is there getting an early look at what's being called the g rush. good morning. >> reporter: hey, hoda. you can see the line. it loops all the way around the parking lot. it is not nice out here.
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i don't know what this is. i think it's sleet it'sreally, really cold. this is one of two shops opening day in massachusetts, selling marijuana for recreational use for the first time. all you need is a driver's license that proves you are 21 years old and you can buy it like a six pack of beer. overnight they lined up. a long e been waiting time for this. >> reporter: the first legal recreational pot forale east of the mississippi. >> i got here at 12:30 in the morning right after i got out of work. i was super excited and i sai first thing i have to do is come down, be a part of history. >> reporter: two shops inma ssachusetts start selling marijuana today with more expected to get approval in the coming weeks. there is little, if any, resistance inth norampton. >> the talk and buzz has been going on for a while. >> reporter: a small new england college town that is readyor the crowds. ut iteryone is excited a and it's supposed to bring a lot of new people to north hampton.
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>> reporter: massachusetts is one ofen states that voted to legalize marijuana for so-called adult use. 33 allow medicinal marijuana. the economic gains indisputab. a projected $215 million in state revenue within the first two years withe sales in th billions. massachusetts waited two years to open retail stores. >> i think the biggestinhallenge is t to get it right. there is no roadmap here. this is a very controversial issue. >> reporter: one concern, shortages. last summer in nevada the governor endorsed emergency efforts when it looked like demand was overwhelmin>>supply. ecause we passed the law so fast or implemented it so fast, we didn' have a distributor up and running. >> reporter: in north hampton they say they have enough i andt comes any way you like it. >> i think people a really excited to come intoul a regated setting and buy cannabis. >> repter: first in line is the mayor. >> i bawant to support new
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businesses in the community, especially ones creating jobs. e >> reporter: h says he is eying the chocolate bar, prompting someelpful advice. >> mayor, we ask if you consume it, please go low and slow. >> reporter: to be fair to the mayor, he said he is not going to try is he going to hold on to that chocolate barraza piece ofst y. >> it's legal in massachusetts, but it is still a federal crime to possess marijuana,right, steph? >> reporter: that's right. the federal governmen classifi it as a schedule 1 drug. they don't recognizehe medicinal purposes and say it's likely to be abused. but ne you htates from coast to coast that have legalized the recreational use of the drug and overwhelmingly 63% of americans say they wanal it l nationwide. hoda. >> all right. thank you. r allht. to football now. if you didn't stay up late last night -- did you stay up for this one? >> no. >> the los angeles rams hosting
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the kansas city chiefs in what a lot of folks are calling a super bowl preview. both at 9-1. the best records in the nfl. and it lived up to the hype in ever. way several lead changes throughout the night. get this. the rams and chiefs scored aco mbined 14 touchdowns. 105 points on the board. that's a monday night football he end it was jared goff withou a 40-yard tdown pass. that would prove to be the game winner. the rams win it 54-51. no defense in losngeles last night. >> no. >> no defense. >> how could that be a super bowl preview without the saints in it? >> there itill time. >> hi, mr. roker. >> i see craig going to that nbc pregame sh. >> really? let's look at what's going on in the weather.
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abundant sunshine out west. storm watches along the west coast. snowy in the northeastnd another storm system coming back into the northern plains. we will get to your local forecast in the next 30 seconds. good morning. a live picture over reagan national airport. people on their way to somewhe fun, i hope. temperatures around here in the 40s to near 50 degrees on your
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tuesday morning. your planner for today afternoon highs in the low 50s around lunchtime. temperatures will fall into the 40s byvehisng with a gusty northwesterly breeze taking in, andts a res it will be way cooler. thanksgiving could be down right frigid. we will b lookingn dae tile t detail a record cold. coming up, monica lewinsky's parents open newspaper a rare interview about their bizarre encounter with then president clinton and the scandal that defined their daughter's sflnaf an intonal mystery. remember the suspected health attacks against u.s. diplomats? a mother is speaking out for the first time. this is an exclusive interview about the devastating consequences, what happened to her and her daughter. first, this is "today" on nbc. e consequences. what happened to her and her daughter. first, this is "today" on c. nb
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we will keep you updated at first4 traffic on trotter. ckville southbound 270 local lanes aalls road a crash in the left lane, 95 in maryland, and virginiad looking g for now. >> thank you. today on news4 at 5, how to pack like a pro for your holiday travel. >> tipso help you keep your clothes fresh. a quick thank you this morning. you helped us raise $56,000 in our food for families campaign. >> you can still make a donation through sunday in the nbc washington app. your forecast is next.
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good morning. skies aretl partly to m cloudy right now. there is a few random sprinkles early this morning. they won't last long. current temperatures in the mid-to-upper 40s to near 50 degrees. it will be a relatively mild day with highs in the low 50s around noontime, turning blustery and coldertehis oon, and way colder for thanksgiving with
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highs barely above the freezing mark. rain returns late saturday. another localews update in 25 minutes. >> back to "the today show" after this short bak.
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7:30 now, tuesday morning, the 20th of november, 2018. these turkeys are living their best life. that is the national thanksgiving turkey -- they are known as peas and carrots. they are just enjoying a little down time, living life because they are going to bela pardoned r today in the rose garden. this is a really hilarious presidential tradition. the president and first lady today. it after they get pardoned, you know where they go? >> where? >> they go to virginia tech. something called gobblers rest exhibit. that's where my hokies are. i hado clue. >> peas and carrots, congratulations to you. a check of today's
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headlines. a pair of storms headed for northern california. they could help and hinder firefighting efforts in that state. heavy downpours are forecast ning.ning tomorrow m that could help prevent the flames from spreading, but it could also trigger flooding and mudslides. the camp fire has led to the deaths of at least 79 people s far. another 700 people are still unaccounted for. the fire has destroyed nearly 12a 00 homes. >>deral judge has temporarily blocked the trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally. this month the resident issue a proclamation that said anybody who crossed the borderllegally would be ineligible for asylum. that came in response to the migrant caravans traveling from central america to the u.s. bo er, but legal groups sued hours after that was issued and argued tha u.s. law allows someone to seek asylum regardless of how they enter the
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country. 3,000 immigrants have arrived in tijuana, mexico, across the border from diego. a close call at a florida pizza shop caught on camera. there were several people inside udennly an suv comes crashing through the glass, knocked a girl to the ground.ap itned at little ceasars in lake city. thankfully, nobody was seriously hurt. there is no word why the driver jumped the curb. she was charged with careless driving. also this morning we are getting a different perspective, a new one o that affair between lenica lewinsky and bill clinton. nsky's parents are detailing how things unfolded between the former white house intern and the former president. a deep dive into it all, senior national correspondent kate haow been following this. it's rare to hear from them? >> yes. tod morning to you. last night was second of three nights of that new docuseries. in addition to a lot ofl det about ken starr's investigation, it dives dee into lewinsky's
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relationship with linda tripp and the family first meeting with the president of the united states. >> monica was in trouble. did i know anything about her and the president? and i said, what? no, i don't know anything. what are you talking about? >> reporter: monicpalewinsky's nts speaking out in rare interviews, detailing when they realized theirghter was entangled in something dangerous. >> this was terrible trouble. >> reporter: months before, lewinsky's father and stepmother met the president in the oval office. their encounter sho in footage unearthed by a&e. her dad admitting it was a bit odd. >> very ndly, very familiar with us. that felt somewhat strange. but accepted it. >> reporter: the family photo orchestrated by the president ending with a lingering touch. at that point lewinsky says she and president clinton were already in a relationship, but it was a rollercoaster when
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clinton later tried to end things she threatened to tell her parents. >> he started yelling at me, like it is illegal to threaten the president of the united states of america. he was so ingry. and started to cry. >> reporr: she did not follow through. instead, she confided in linda tripp. >> i don't know that you can call it a friendship anymore. it was a perceived friendship. >> reporter: a confidae who secretly recorded their phone calls and led federal investigators to lewinsky by wearing a wire. the two later questioned by the independent counsel's team. >> they tried to usher linda into this other room. and i insisted on her staying. i also was angry andel she shouldn't get to just walk into another roomnd not have to see what she has done. >> reporter: duringhat interview lewinsky says she was terrified. all kept asking, could i my mom? they said no. well, then you should know i'm leaning towards not cooperating.
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and he said, well, you should know that we are also planni on prosecuting your mom for the things that yosaid she did on the tape. >> reporter: investigators eventually allowed her t make the call. her mother rushed down to d.c. >> we were bot very, very frightened. monica was distraught. she kept repeating, i just want to die. i just want toie d. you know, i stayed by her side. >> lewinsky's mother says she h hugg daughter and told her everything would be all right, but as she did that she really wasn't sure. lewinsky has saidt took yea to come to terms with all that happened. the clintons, guys,av had no comment about the dak doc u series. heading over to mr. roker. weather. the >> we are talking cold air coming in. this is all reinforced by from canada. it's 16 in minneapolis with a windchill of 4. feels like 22 in chicase, 29 in syra denver feels like 18
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degrees. tomorrow morning it's going to feel like 19 in cleveland, ilrtland 18, elkins 19. st. louis feel like 29 degrees. thanksgiving morning, look how cold it is.l it will fike 11 caribou, new york city 7, a windchill of 22 in indianapolis, boston's thanksgi temperature syrians 1901 -- since 190 d an. will have the coldest thanksgiving in 20 years yeah, brr. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. it will be very cold by thanksgiving. today though not too much to worry about. skies are partly to mostly cloudy now. there is a few sprinkles across parts of northern virginia, but really a big impact from rain today. sun shining over national airport. temperatures in the low 50s around noontime. a gusty northwest the first of two shots of colder air. a little cooler tomorrow, b way colder for 34 t thnke afterng.oon with wind chi
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in the 20s. and that's your latest weather. guys. >> thank you, al. coming up, a breathtaking journey. keir simmons travels to see wlod animals up and in person. plus, a thanksgiving heart warmer. two childhood cancer survivors who reunited later in life and wait until you hear wha happened next. apparently supermodels hate their feet. chssy teigen relatable as ever with her latestonfession. and the mysterious and devastating attacks. a woman speaks out in an exclusive interview coming up right after. this this. it's time to celebrate. [♪ ] [♪ ]
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♪t's on. this morning nbc news investigates an inter tional mystery that left american diplomats with unexplained mysterious brain injuries from an unknown >>weapon. t happened first in cuba, then china, too. nbc foreign correspondent andrea mitchell with the latest on what possibly happened and a possible suspect. >> it is such a mystery. good morning to you. as of today 26 american embassy staffers in cuba, o diplomat
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in china now are confirmed to have suffered what the government calls health attacks. now a mother is speaking out for the very first time in this nbc news exclusive. >> reporter: last year kathryn werner, a u.s. diplomat stationed in china, told her rents she was experienced strange sounds and senrations in her apartment. her healthas tee clieng rapidly. >> struggling. was.ll of what she >> reporter: her mother, laura hughes, an air force veteran, was slarmed she booked a flight to china. >> you notice when something is wrong witr children and there was something very wrong with kathryn. >> reporter: lauraried replacing the apartment's air filters and buying imported food. nothing helped. and then laura sayta sheed feeling it, too. >> we heard a high pitched sound in kathryn's bedroom and heard a very low pulsing sound in the ving room. our heads would pulse. we f wouldl like we would want to regurgitate. you could become instantly
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paralyzed, instantaneously fatigued. >> reporter: laura has also developed visual problems, including sensitivity to light, which is whyhe is wearing dark glasses today. it's silar to what u.s. diplomats in cuba reported feeling and what the u.s. government now says were targeted health aacks. as mother and daughter struggled, laura says their dogs also began acting straely. >> they would be shivering under the bed. th w vomit blood. they didn't want to go back into the apartment after long walks. and they would run down the hallway and stop just where the living room begins. and ju sit there. and their heads would move simultaneously. we were so scared. we didn't know what could they possibly be looking at? >> reporter: after three months, lawyer, unable to tolerate it l anyger, headed back to the u.s.
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three weeks ler the state department medevaced kathryn out of china. >> the doctors diagnosed her amth traumatic brain injury. the for the u.s. diplomats from cuba. >> rep represents kathryn and many of the havana diplomats affected. >> therere things thare identified in their mris and cat scans showing traumat i brain injuththat shouldn't be there. >> reporter: the state department brought in outside experts. theirng fin -- the victims suffered from a brain network disorder. who or wha, caused a mystery. >> the united states government istill noture who or what is responsible for those health attacks. >> reporter: leaving laura hughes and so many others in the dark. >> i, too, have beeniagnosed by the same doctors at the v.a. hospital in philadelphia with traumatic brain injury. >> reporter: in total, 16 americans posted in chinaere
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evacuated after reporting sounds or symptoms. other than kathryn, the u.s. says none of them are considered confirmed cases. some people hugested that maybe it's all psychosomatic, mass hysteria. >> science doesn't lie. thesend scientists doctors and specialists have been working verygard and l on us. there is no way you can fake this. >> reporter: have they told you or kathryn whether this is permanent damage? >> yes, it l lookse it. >> reporter: the nih is now studying the syndrome,ut laura is calling on the state department to do more. >> i do not believe that our military or diplomats are safe because this weapon system is creating havoc. if y >> reporter: if you worry this could happen to others? >> that's why i'm here. at is why i'm here.
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>> and she says because her dauger and the other diplomats cannot speak without fear of losing their jobs. many told nbc they fear the government is downplaying what happened. state department says it took quick and decisive action after confirming a case in china and is providing employees with the best medical care back here in the u.s. >> you hear from the mother and daughter and it's so convincing. then the pets. you thin myosh. you wonder, what is causing this? what kind of weapon could they be? usi >> they are still investigating, hoda. the strange sounds initial ed a td haintto out. u.s. officials tell nbc news they are considering the possibility of an electromagnetic weapon which could cause brain damage. more reporting we need to do. >> m goodness. >> it's likely permanent, wearing those glasses because the light bothers her? >> and the other diplomats. >> yeah. hanu.yo is too close close to expience the raw
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everybody.rning temperatures mostly in the 40s now. we will get up into the w/mid-50s today. colder air will ride a gusty northwest win into the region. much cold for thanksgiving, the day after, and rain saturday night into sunday.
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it's is 8:00 on "today." on the move. tens of millions are gearing up for what could be the busiest holiday travel day in 12 years. and the forecast not looking so hot. how could t plunging temperatures affect yourl? tra al has the latest forecast and what y need to know before you hit the road. ♪ plus, close encounters. >> the hippo turnsoe your can over? >> yeah, turned the boat upside down. >> heading into the wild wit a documentary filmmaker who will show us the power of nature and the incredible animals that roam the earth. just h close is too close? >> there it is. and cooki for a good cause. al is teaming up with eighthe
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much. ill have the thanksgiving forecast and it's a cold one for a lot of us. >> had pade rehearsal yesterday. >> it will be a lot of fun. right to the news at 8:00. the turkey will be hot, but your guests mayiteed ae thawing out as the thanksgiving deep freeze moves in. al let us know what we are looking at. >> wednesday, airport delays boston, uston, new york airports, and out west, because the heavy rain and snow, but especially for our friends in northern california, it will help the wildfires, but it's going to make a mess as far as all those mudslides and such. in fact, we are talking about winter storm watches, flood l tc what's going on. airport delays on thanksgiving day. boston and new y also out west and through the rockies into the pacific northwest. the roads again outro west fm the rockies into the northwest, that's going to be the big problem. airport delays on sunday, you may have trouble getting home from your thanksgiving holiday.
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ailays in seattle and the new york orts, but also because of a newtorm firing up in the mioection of the country i the upper midwest from minneapolis, kansas city down to new orans, the roads will be a mess. also things clear out outin wes. the northeast we are probably going to see a lot of problems due to wetweather, windy conditions and snow in the upper elevations. guys. >> y tha. elijah cummings is vowing to investigate ivanka trump's use of a perso email account for offial government business. "the washington post" is reporting that ivanka trump sent hundreds of maejs to white house aides, cabinet officials and assistants. a spokesperson has acknowlmpged miss tometimes used her private email account almost always for a logistics scheduling concerning her family. they stressed she dirinot create ate server in her house and office, an apparent referenc to hillary clinton w did. president trump made clinton's ueail practice a major i during the 2016 campaign.
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aharp number of -- a sharp drop, i should say, of people unaccounted in the california wildfire zones. a drastic change in weather conditions there. steve patterson is in the fire ravagen of paradise. steve, good morning. >> reporter: craig, rain is on the way and in this case it will be a double-edged sword, likely it help firefighters on the front lines contain the flames, but hinder crews here e digging through that delicate wreckage with so many now looking for answers about their lost loved ones. they are faced with a grim task. search crews combing through the ruin of paradise, hoping to bring closure to families of the missing. >> get some checking in that area. the clear that we got people out. >> reporter: while the death toll continues to rise, the number of people unaccounted for has dropped, now fewer than 700. >> it's been tough on everybody. >> reporter: butte county sheriff says not everyone is among the dead.
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>> the public hasst to undd this data is not refined and we may have a fluctuation up and down. >> reporter: with thousands displaced emergency workers are preparing for yet another challenge. winter weather. roll orms are forecast t in this week bringing three it five inches of rain through friday. it could help finish off the fire, but could trigger dangerous rock slides in debris and burn zones. s midt responded in the first few hours as flames raged through town. >> it's tough. it's hard. r reporter: he brought us to see theains of his sister's home. shend her son barely made it out, but they are alive thanks to her brother's warning. drop everything and get out. >> y can see the complete devastation around here and how hot it burned through here. i don't think they would hav made it out. >> reporter: he says that the tragedy brought his family together. something to be thankful forid this h amidst so much loss. >> you think about that sometimes?
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>> i think about it all the time. >> and right now we know hundredsf people a sleeping outside in tents after their ormes burned to the ground. there is an e to get them into shelters before that rain hits, but it is aum mtal task for those providing aid. savannah. >> steve paerson, thank you. well, thousands of cruise ship passengers who thought they would be spending thanksgiving in the caribbean arede h back to miami instead. the norweigian jade left florida on friday for a ten-day trip, to stops in barbados a st. louis a. the trip was canceled because of a mechanical problem. norweigian thewere flying passengers from san juan, puerto rico, back to miami today. they were promised a if you refund and a free future cruise. all right. you guys, we all know about the terrible twos, your little angel decides to test every ladit. a took it in stride when hisus
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of dangers. >> the vultures are here. >> reporter: for months at a time. this is your home. we are in your living room? >> i mean, it' not a b place, is it? you can go back to london if you want. unm staying here. >> reporter: i am d how close we are to them. >> botswana very unique in southern africa because of the lack of hunting for so long. the interaction with animals is tch closer. >> reporter: weveleds thousandof miles to the delta in botswana to get up close and personal with raw nature. brad, nat geo filmmaker, grew up in this wilderness. folks call him a real life mowgli. he spent two years filming the flood that tharts life in kalahari. >> at its heart lies a miracle. the delta.
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it creates a wildlife paradise like no other on earth >> reporter: when the rains ce everything changes. the lions see their hunting ground submerged. this lone hippo makes his move before they can pounce. to catch these amazing shots, brad has spent time underwater swimming with hippos and crocodiles. hippos essential to creating the waterways that make up the delta. underwater not even crocodiles dare to challenge them. and they are fierce, as brad was just recently reminded. >> the hippo turned your canoe over? >> yes, turned the boat upside down. >> reporter: he has a tattoo for every cse encounter. >> every time i have nearly died, a big croc incident. sand they started bashing to get at it. and then an elephant hit the vehicle at night and it hit the vehicle.
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>> reporter: close encounters are what he lives for. he has been following this pack of wild dogs>> for years. as soon as they get on the move and start hunting, it will be difficult to find, to keep up with. >> reporter: and soon the drama of the plains is all around us. this hyena hasin been tg, trying to pick up food from these dogs, and they are just getting fed up so the dogs atta>> it. eporter: as the sun goes down we look for a place to sleep outside and into the any sound travels on the wind? >> even when you are sleeping, you are planning your next day. you are listening. >> reporter: 90% of the work i driven by what you hear at night? fed and watered, it' time for some advice. >> torch mainly. they don't really want to eat you.
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>> reporr: snakes, spiders? >> that's why i sleep on top. >> reporter: and i sleep down here? >> yeah. >> reporter: great. and as the stars rise in the southern sky shall the delta predators go onhe prowl. a roll call of four-legged killers. what animals were there last night? >> big male line of scrimmage, doi -- lion, doing a territorial march. there must be a leopard. >> reporter: brad calls them friend >> we were bush children. i really fundamentally have a problem with killing things and i'll fight that as long a i can. >> reporter: charging a pride of lions rather than shooting at him. his wife coming to the rescue. >> 30 seconds later and one of those lions would have had him. >> reporter: despite the dangers, this the only life brad has ever>> wanted. nd there is an elephant walking up behind you. t
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>> reporter: ore it is. as a new day dawns in the animal paradise they call t delta. >> wow. >> it takes a certain kind of person to risk their life to derstand animals better. guys, we want to let you know a little more about what else isn cop in this amazing series. eome include exclusive previews from nat specials, which paid for some travel and production costs. the premier is sunday night on nat geo. i forgot to shave in that. >> you know whatey ere lions and hyenas. you never even opened your eyes. >> reporter: i did wake up a few times. >> the photography, by the way, is amazing. just amazing. >> reporter: haazing. >> you. let's go over to al, get a check of the weather. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by kay jewelers, for all the moments, for love, forever.ea
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>>y excited about what we have to announce in a little bit. first, let's tell you aboutour weather for today. snowy up in northern new england, sections of the northeast. abundantunshine in the dsection of the country. northern california, we have got winter storm watches and flood watchess well, including the burn areas. so that is going to be something of concern. th o's what's going around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. and good morning. there is a live picre of reagan national airport. a little bit of sunshine getting isthrough. othe partly to at times a mostly cloudy sky. not a lot o rain just yet. a few sprinkles south of town. current temperatures in the upper 40s to near 50 deges. a couple of showers southern prince wildam county, staff county. won't have a big impact on the repander of the day. cooler air this afternoon and much colder weather arrives ino timehanksgiving and the day after. >> that's your latest weather. craig. >> no one wears an apron like
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>> can't wait for the announcement, buddy. miss jones in for cson daly. "popstart." >> mandy moore, "this is us" star, got married over thewe end. she said i do to taylor gold they have been dating since 2015. look at this. the bride wore beautiful pink. the nuptials took place at om moore's a scene in this video, five minutes before moore walked down the aisle, look at this. >>r fiance was playing the piano. ome on! >> you can see the altar and photographers in the background. congratulations to the newlyweds. last night skbrimmy kimmel aired the redef b show. many stars supported the cause including kristen bell, chris rock, eonn made an appearance. and teamed up with ferrearrel t
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the morgue, instead of lifting up themeet on tfeet on the facel lift it up the other way and look at my feet. he will be like, yep, that's her. >> be sure to check your loc listings to find out when you can watch the full episode. she kls me. thank you. let us turn back to california where we are trying toreate som good in what's been a really hard time for that area and itsesidents and its first responders. >> our west coast anchor natalie morales wilis in l.a. with more that. >> good morning to you. this,t need to tell y but the numbers are staggering. over the last two weeks, the c campfires hasumed more than 300,000 acres, destroyed more than 12,000 homes, a taken at least 80 lives. for firefighters charged withom saving and lives the trauma can be so severe, but i even more you are a victim yourself. >> reporter: the fires had been catastrophic.
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the losses overwhelming. for nearly two weeks, more than 8,000 fire personn have fought to save property and lives. >> there is no words really. it brings tears to my eyes. it's unbelievable what theytedo >> rep day and night, often with their own homes and family in peril, they battle historic flames to help others. >> we are just so thankful for local lenforcement, for firefighters and for everybody that's really taking it on themselves to help people and put themselvesn harm's way to save evybody's life. we owe a tremendous amount of gratitude. >> reporter: gratitude and support. >> beauty will o rise outthe ashes. yeah, we lost everything, but now it's time to make it a community again. >> reporter: these fires have f costefighters more than most. over 5irhave lost t homes as well. eew both saviors and victims. >> i have alwayson this side for 20 years on the fire
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department, watching other people's homes bn down. but when it's your home and you have to actually deal with that emotion, it's a different side. >> reporter: as the holidays draw near and the fires still burn, firefighters are forced to persevere while still dealing with the flames their own sense of loss. >> to see the number of them that were out thereg fighthe fire, knowing that their own homes were lost, it's just -- it's unbelievable. >> reporter: and they have done it so well. there are no words to describe e heroism, sacrifice, what these families are going so. we are so grateful for the first responder and all that they do. so we want to do something for em, right? >> that's right. you are going to be joining me. we want to do our pa. i am goi to be flying to northern california to help lift the spirits of the men and women fighting the fires by serving them a well deserved delicious meal in honor of thanksgiving. i have got eight talented chefs working side by side during the difficult time. pitching in matt abdu, pig
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beach. y is it important for you? >> food is about love and putting a smile on somebody's face. 's our little part that we can do. >> and the man behind, eric. what is the deal? >> for us have 1350 employees that sometimes feel helpless. for me it's an opportunity tom represent tnd give them an opportunity to do some good. >> thank you so much. and always order, good to see you. we are excited you are coming >> i am so excited. i think food is the ultimate l loveguage. to nurses the soul, gives energy to the body. >> and aarhe from final table on netflix. you are joining us. >> thanks, al. hink this is great to bring everyone around the table. it has healing powers. we as chefs have the ability to do that. >> jordan adino. >> i am from california. i liven new york now. i want to give back to my home state thchlt is the best way to
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do it. >> the host of slice is here. >> absolutely. i brought some food with me. it's my love language this time of year. i want to -- i have two little kids. i want to show what iteans to give back during the holidays. i want to stand for people who stand for us. >> kevin >> this is an opportunity for me to give back, for me to bless someone else. i am a very blessed ippividual. to give back. >> and roxanne. >> so happy to beere. it's great to be able to give somebody a break from all of the hard work they have been doing and hopefully put a smile on their face. >> round everybody up. we are getting on a plane. our friends at net jets decided to help us out. they will get us out there, get us back. we are going to feed thoese fols and we will be here tomorrow morning. >> back and forth in a day? >> yes. thanks to neje. >> and no -- love it.
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>> i had a hungarian dinner last night. >> guys, cominup -- thank you so much. thank you for what you are doing. that is awesome. bobby flay will be back for some thanksgiving sides after your local news. this is a news4 today news break. >> good morning everybody. 8:26 on thi tuesday, november 20th ierjs 'aaron gilchrist. people will be hitng the roads for the thanksgiving holiday. melissa molett and your first4 traffic. >> a closure south summit at east diamond, a pedestrian crash investing right neariohe mark statthere. so brunswick line trains are stop gaithg right now. annandale inner loop of the beltway after braddock road a crash on the right side. all of the inner loop very slow, crash on the american legion bridge, 95 marynd, and virginia not looking too bad. we will check forecast when we come back. sta stay with us. does it every go down? yes. can't do my job. business grinds to a halt.
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one or two drops of rain south of the beltway on i-95 through prince william county. temperatures will reach the low-to-mid 50s today, clearing skieshi afternoon. blustery with a gusty northwest
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wind. much colder weather for thanksgiving and the day after. >> chuck, thank you. get the lat news and weather anytime on the nbc washington app.
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good morning, everybody! hi. it's 8:30 now, tuesday morning, 20th of november 2018. this is a crowd that deserves camera time and some love. eaey are fired up. they are r. and, guys, this isn't just any crowd. come with me over here. over here. raise your hand -- okay. raiseour hand if you are performing in the thanksgiving day parade on thursday. this is just some of the dancers. whre you from? >> from montana. >> where are you from? >> florida. >> and you are dancing on thursday? >> yes, ma'am. >> ready? t yeah.
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>> are you going be bundled up? >> kind of. >> not really. are you excited? where are you from? >> the village of florida, as well. >> it's not going to be florida weather. guys, we love the parade. you are the spirit of the parade. we are so happy to have you. thank you for being here. we will see you thursday. >> how awesome. >> and look it. we have a whole group back here going to be in the parade, too, right y'all? coming up, marlo thomas is back with a love story that is absolutely guaranteed to pull at your heartstrings >> then you thanksgiving table is getting an upgrade with side disheso unbelievable, you'll say, what turkey? and by what turkey, i'm not referring to bobbflay. >> oh! oh! >> he couldn't hear me. thank he is here to help us spike up some of h our owniday favorites. >> you will hear about it later. >> i'm sure i will. my mother is going to join us in the third hour. sheos going share our family
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dressing recipe. your dad is here? >> yes. >> what are you making? >> he is making his traditional collard greens. >> i like it. nice. >> a check of the weather bef. e you jet o >> first of all, for thanksgiving day it's going to be rough. first of all, 's going to be cold. it's going to be windy. we will be right on the cusp of having some issues with the balloons. 22 degrees parade start. nde wind chills in the 20s i ths, d sa y, t low teens. by the time santa hits herald square, 25 degrees. heavy rain in california, pacific northwest, mouain snow in the rockies. gusty winds, frigid conditions in the northeast and new england, sunshine from the northern plains and to the gusty coast. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. cloudy out there now, but no real rain around the d.c. area.o still down to the south side of town maybe a couple of sprinkles there alongi-95 if you are headed into southern prince
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george and charles county. it won't be more than one or two swipes of the wipers if you see a drop. current temperatures upper 40s to aroun degrees. not a bad day today. blustery later on in the afternoon with aorthwest wind up near 20 miles per hour at times. hay colder forsgiving and rain likely by saturday evening. shop sll o today is created with our sponsor american express. small businessurday is november 24, so get up, get out, and shop small. shifting gears to our other favorite holiday around the corner, small business saturday. great reminde to shop local stores that make our communities special. it's coming up this weekeng. this mornie invited three local small businesses from our small new york city community to set up shop on the plaza as we check it out o first all, greenwich letter -- i have bordht these cabecause i love them. beth and amy, thank you so much for joining us. >> good morning. >> what does it mean?
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we ship nationwide. everyone gets to try it at anho. >>stic. thank you so much. >> thank you so much. >> and you can go to for more information on small business saturday and all these shop you see here. sheinelle has more inside. >> yes, we are working with our sponsor american express to get ready for small business saturday. and our viewers are sharing their favorite small business finds. ke any of the shops on third street in geneva, illinois. and susa says they have a wonderful selection of scrapbooking and mixed-media supplies and the best staff. keep sharing your stories using the #shopsmall. next, a love story. two people who beat childhood cancer and found their paths crossing again. first, this is "today" on nbc. h.
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we're > we are back with our thanksgiving series celebrating our 15th year showcasing the amazing work at st. jude's children's hospital. >> it is a remarkable place. so many young lives are saved and new journeys begin. in some cases it can lead to love. jenna tale of second chances. >> reporter: sometimes destiny is as clear as a crisp fall day. >> there is this depth and ease to ourationship that came sght away. >> reporter: andometimes it's a whole lot more mysterious. joel, it began in tennessee as a boy bursting with energy. >> swimming, baskccball, . >> reporter: at the age of 7 around christmastime hpped using his right arm. > there was a tumor near aonhag
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diagnosis, fearing the worst, they rushe him in for treatment. >> a couple of days later left for st. jude and we pulled up here and that's when erything changed. >> reporter: everything changed suddenly for lindsey wilkerson, a young girl a fewes hundred m away in rural mississippi. >> i was 10 years old when i was diagnosed with leukemia. hearing that i had cancer i was terrified. >> when you are told that your child has cancer, time stops. >> my parents were checking thr bank account. they were going to put our house on the market, to sell everything, to hopefully provide me with the care that could save my life. >> reporr: like joel, lindsey's family soughtudt. j emotional burden was lied. >> they reminded our parents that we don't ve to worry about money, it's been taken care of. >> reporter: they rueling treat.
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joel's arm was amputated. lindsey received three years of chemotherapy, and then. >> i rember meeting her for the first time. we were at a fundraising event for st. jude's. >> i thought he was smart and very, very funny. >> reporter: a deep connection began between the two young cancer survivors, but their paths diverged after their stay at st. jude's. lindsey moved mophis, taking a job in st. jude's fundraising and awareness organization. >> since the age of 10 i have known that there was nowhere else i wanted to be. >> reporter: turns out that's where joel ended up, too, working in the videoroduction unit. >> a change for both of us. i thought, all right, i am going to say it. i skipped a step fro i always liked you to saying i love you. >> he turned to me and said, i love you. and i knew it immediately.oo i loved him, i loved and admired him all my life. >> reporter: the place that saved them, inspired them, and ultimately united them.
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an obvious choice to say i do. >> to walk down the while tstmy riend and love of my life, joel, on the grounds of this place was hallowed. >> the best day of my life was our wedding day. >> reporter: now husband and wife, they are both part of the st. jude life program. ckunique research study tg childhood cancer >>survivors. compare their changes over time and other people who were trtedsimilarly. >> reporter: they are raising lindsey's two children from a previous marrge. >> it has been the most loving and incredible experience of my life to have this family now.'s it a gift i never thought id woul get. >> reporter: for joel and lindsey, they say what cancer stole from the is insignificant considering the joyous gift it brought. >> we are out thriving and living our appily ever after. >> it brought us to each other,
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to not only the person i love the most, but m>>best friend. love you. >> i love you, too. >> marlo thomas is the national director for st. jude. there are no accidents. but this life program is so fascinating. yo>>track the -- people, the rest of their lives, to see what they are ing through, the psychosocial, the medical, what happens as they go through life, and it helps us improve the programs for the people who come after them. how much shows you they love st. jude. here they went through cancer as little kids. peop i say never want to think about that time in my life ever again. they both end up working for st. jude and find each other. >> we have nurses. we have dr. jason schwartz who was on the show one time. because, you know, they have been through war. these kids have been through a war. the most difficult time of their live and now these patients who come after them see that there is
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hope. there is hope a you know, that there is a life after. anll thr agh n, you know, the children can see. >> one of the things in the spot there, and i think it bears repeating, people who go to st. jude's don't pay a dime. >> that's right. >> they don't pay a dime. >> that's right that's what we do. >> you are seeing little kid who had cancer and if not for the research of st. je we may never have seen them as adults. and here they are. hat could be better than>> w that? >> thank you. coming up flay is here.obby we will share some of our favorite thanksgiving dishes with them and he says he can make them better. >> what? guthrie that. >> this is "today" on nbc. what's this? turkey sliders. and these... are cranberry shooters. wo thiinto thanksgiving get you people out of here as fast as possible so i can get ready for black friday.
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turkey day dishes to the next level. first, here's what we had to say about the thanksgiving sides we couldn't live without vlgt one liof my favorites was broc casserole. my mom made it every year. ihink she used frozen broccoli and cheese wiz and rice. >> stuffing. not my mom's stuffing. not my grandmother's stuffing. isuffing that you get from the store tha already made. all you have d to is stick that baby in theov , warm it up and pour hot gravy over it. >> sweet potato poon. she would forebet about the dish with the marshmallows and the smoke detector went off because the marshmallows were burning. >> the perfect combination of cheese, milk, butter, all o ose things that lead you to an early grave. it's fantastic in moderation. >> craig had five drinks before that shot.
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>> oh! >> bobby, we are so glad you are here. you are going to upgrade our mom's favorites? >> this is a daunting segment. the wayetot to invited back to "the today show" is to tell you how to mess with your favorites. >> okay. i love the broccoli casserole. >> you said it has some rice? >> some rice and onions and cheese wiz and velveeta. it was really od >> i make a very quick classic cream sauce. it's going to be cheese sauce. flour, butter, milk. add good melting cheese, like monterey jack or fontina. >> gouda? >> yes, anythin that melts really well. take the sauce and pour it over the broccoli. now, here is the thing. broccoli is just the vehicle. we really want lots ofuc cheese >> i know. it's not really a casserole. it's just broccoli with cheese sauce. >> i am going to put it in the oven and let it get brown.
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craig is already into it. >> hat's good. ah, lots of cheese. also taste the tobroccoli, >> it's good. >> blanchet and pour the cheese sauce over it into the oven. >> it's good. sorry, mom. >> we are not going to offend any mom in this repe right here. you go to the store and it's already made. if you really want to take the day-old bread in your house, some vegetables, chicken stock and eggs and throw it in the oven and you have stuffing. there is good store bought stuffings. i want to enhance ia little bit. so mushrooms are fantastic for thanksgiving. ius sauted someooms. take some gravy from the turkey and then just basically make like a mushroom gravy. pour it over the, just pour it over the stuffing. it will bring the stuffing, more moisture back to the stuffing,
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and obviously -- over?ht >> put a little fresh thyme on th there as well. >> it's killer. >> is it? and then you can say you made the stuffing. >> that's right. >> you can say you made it? >> yes. >> my mom's mac and cheese. in our family, it's 18 sof butter, whole milk, six different kinds of cheeses. you know, it'sd the k meal you don't want to eat on a regular basis. >> i had the hardest time with this one. a great mac and cheese is hard to beat. however, i do want to do one thing to it. i like ctrast and texture. flavor is as important as textture. i made breadcrumbs am you can make your mom's mac and cheese, whoever is making it, and then i take some breadcrumbs. i take bread with some garlic and a little bit of butter and put them in the food pcessor and pour them on top and put it in the oven and get it crispy so you get that crunch with the
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creamy mac and cheese. that's the key. >> oh, that's good. >> it's a little something extra in there. >> i like the crunch a lot. >> is this al roker's -- et>> s potato pie. >> okay. es, i'm on it. here is the thing. a lot of times you see sweet potato - >> have you made it before? >> no. >> stop. that's enotgh. >> sweeto, you know, pie, casserole, anything like that, you see a lot of marshmallows. you guys are not listening to >> no, we are. >> you will see like a lot of toasted mark medic to marmallows on it. ain like the mac and cheese, i want a little crunch on the sweet potato pie. sohings that go with sweet potatoes, pecans, butter, brown sugar and cream like praline. >> i thought it was >> praline. >> i'm just asking. >> you could not wait to correct me. >> you are the chef.
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i thought i was saying it wrong this whole time. >> just because i am a famous chef doesn't knomeannow how to speak english. pour the pralines on top. >> nobody knows. >> then you get that crunchiness on top of the sweet potato pie. go to it. >> i love it. >> crunchiness at thanksgiving. >> is it good? >> the pralines add -- >> you know what? nobody knows. p itline or praline? >> i don't know. >> who what's in the bobby flay house for thanksgiving? >> it's probably my brussel spouts with prom granites and wall nuts and mashed potatoes with cheese sauce in t middle of the well. this year gorgonzola because i doing italian food. you take the mashed potatoes and a little bit of cese sauce. >> that's awesome. >> bobby, thank you. by the way, to learn more about shanksgiving secrets
8:53 am bobby stick around. eat some more. we will be back a moment. this is "today." are. >> we'll be right back. " is is "today
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this is news4 today news break. >> 8:56 on this tuesday, november 20, 2018. good morning. i'm eun yang. the roads will be packed today as people head to their destinations for thasgiving. melissa molett is tracking the problem areas in your first4 fi tr >> mark brunswick line, a fatal pedestrian crash involving acl ve this morning. inner loop at g.w. parkway two
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left lanes getting bay a crash. a crash blocking the right side on the outer loop as well. inner loop as connecticut avenue, those slowdowns there. >> thank you. > we'll take a break now. we will check your forecast when we come back. stay with us.
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good morning. it is mostly cloudy outside. these clouds will break up and give way toine later on in the day. not much showing up on storm team4 radar. upper 40s to around 50 degrees. high today 54. not a big jump from where we are now. the sunshine will be coming back later in the afternoon along with a gusty northwest wind. cooler weather tomorrow. mu colder for thanksgiving and the day after. >> thank you. get the latest news and weather anytime in the nbc washington app. ha a great day.
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live from s dio6a, this is "today." [ applause ] >> goh,d tuesday morning, everyone. craig melvin here. we havena sav guthrie, we have sheinelle jones, we have jenna ha thanksgiving, two days away, believe it or not. thisre morning, w going to talk a lot about food and a lot about family. you better be on you best behavior. >> why is that? >> your father, front row. >>oitting next your mother. >> it's mom. she usually doesn't wear that hat. lki can't believe someone her into wearing that on national television. >> it's festive. >> s fun they're here. i can't wait to grill them about the family


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