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good morning. brea ki good morning. breaking news. no deal. president trump's high-stakes nuclear talks with kim jong-un suddenly break down overnight. the president canceling a lunch with the north korean leader, cutting the trip short and heading home empty-handed. >> we had to walk and we'll see what happens. >> the demands that caused the summit to fall apart and what it could mean for the u.s. and the world. we're live in vietnam. overnight the presidentng responor the first time to michael cohen's stunning testimony to congress. hisr former lawye and fixer publicly accusin the president of a pattern of lies and criminal behavior before and during his time in the white house.
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>> i am not protecting mr. trump any more. >> more on thetery investigation revealed during a day of fireworks on capitol hill. coast-to-coast nastiness. floong turns a california town into an island triggering emergency rescu and evacuations. snow and ice causing problems in the northeast while storms rolled through the south. al is trackingt all. all that plus under fire, a new controversys erupt in virginia after the state's first lady hands out cotton to african-american students. sully's new mission. former president sh's be loved service dog begins his next chapter helping veterans. jenna has the story behind his big debut. oscar-worthy performance. ladyaga finally addressing
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that moment with bradley cooper at the academy awards. what she's saying about the duet that still has everyone talking. today thursday, february 28, 2019. nbc news, r: fro this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." thank you for joining us on this thursday morning. what a busy news day. >> lots happening while you weri sl. it has been a challenging tripnt for presitrump. the summit with kim jong-un collapsing hours after that explosive testimony on capitol hill for michael cohen. we have complete coverage from both the white house and vietnam. that's where we begin with nbc's peter alexander. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. this was a stunning end to the nuclear summit here.
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president trump says it came down to a standoff over sanctions. like that the talks here quickly fell apart overnightith the leaders failing to make any deal to disarm north korea, the president dismissing it as a failure insisting getting the right deal is more important than getting it done fast. this morning president trump beginning an 8,000-mile journey ho from hanoi empty-handed. >> sometimes you have to walk, and this is justf one those times. >> reporter: the president explaining how talks with north korean dictator kim jong-un broke down, abruptly ending their second summit. no concessions, no deal no final photo ing ceremony scheduled to celebrate the agreement scrapped. even lunch was canceled with the table already se so what went wrong? president trump said the north koreans wanted too much, offering too little in return. >> basically they wanted the sanctions lifted in their
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entirety and we couldn't do that. they were willing to denuke a large portion of the areas, but we couldn't give up all the sanctions for that. >> reporter: the president for now forced toccept north korea as a nuclear power while pointing to o area of agreement. >> one of the things kim aromised is ress he's not going to do testing of rockets an nuclear, not doing to do testing. i trust him and i te him at his word. >> reporter: the day started with a promise of a deal to get rid of t regime's weapons. >> chairman kim, are you willing to denuke lies. >> reporter: if n i'mot willing to do that, kim said through an interpreter, i wouldn' be here now. >> that might be the best answer you've ever heard. >> theelationship is as good as it's ever been. better, i think better.
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>> reporter: the president showered praise on his counterparts, one of the world's most notorious tyrants. >> he's quite a guy and qui a character. i think our relsionship very strong. >> reporter: president trump also insisting he didn'tki belie was responsible pour the death of american stunt warmbier. >> i did speak to him. he knew the case very well. in those prisons and those camps you have a lot of people and somead really things happened to otto. but he tells me he didn' about it. and i will take him at hisword. >> reporter: this morning the prospects for another summit remain uncertain. >>e'll see if it happens. i have not committed. >>id that end abruptly. that is the big question, will ther with another meeting? >> reporter: it's a really good meeting. the president saying a next meing may not be for a very long time. also this morning aboard air
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force one, president trump according to south korean media spoke by phoneith south korea's president asking president moon to actively help mediuture talks with the north korean leader. president ump on his way back to washington. back to you. >> peter alexander, tnk you. during his news conference he also hit back at michael cohen andongress in take of yesterday's explosive nine hours of testimony on capitol hill. so how is that going to impact the investigation's facing the president? wc's kristen welker at the white house witt happens now. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. president trump's long-time former fixer michael cohen will be back behind clopid doors on l hill for his third and final day of testimony. hiser blig comments yesterday captivating the nation. the question now, is cohen's impact more political o legal? overnight the president at a press conference following his clear summitn hanoi speaking
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out for the first time about the cohen hearing. >> it's very interesting because i tried to watch as much as i coul h >> reporteting out at the timing of the >> i'v a little bit busy. but i thinka havinke hearing like that and having it in the middle of this veryt importan summit is really arr tele thing. >> reporter: the president not respondio some of his former torney's more explosive claims, instead highlighting cohen's comments about collusion with russia. >> he lied about a lot. he didn'tie about one thing, no collusion with the russian hoax. i was a little impressed by that frankly. he could have gone all out. he only went about 95% instead of 100%. >> reporter: it came just hours after the fireworks on capitol hill. >> i know whatmp mr. t is. he is a racist, he is a con man
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andep a cheat. orter: president trump's allies attempting the do damage control. >> michael cohen admitted today the president never directed him to lie. >> reporter: the former attorney unleashing on him in a blockbuster 7 1/2 hour public hearing. >> i'm ashamed i took part in concealing mr. trump's elicit acts rather than listening to my ownce consci >> reporter: cohen says the president committed a criminal actncding hush moneyen pa to stormy daniels. cohen says the president even asked him to lie to melania trump about the wholething. >> lying to the first lady is one of my biggest regrets because she is a kind, good person. egingporter: cohen also a candidate trump knew about the embarrassing hacked democratic e-mails before they were dumped by wikileaks and adding mr.
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trumpd encoura him to miss looed congress about negotiations for blding a trump tower in moscow which he says lasted well into the campaign. heading to prison for and financial crimes as well as for lying to congress. >> you're a pathological liar. you know truth from falsehood? >>re you referring to me or the president. >> reporter: and grilling cohen over his ymotives. wanted to work in the white house. >> no, sir. >> you didn't get brought to the dance? >>hat's not what i said and you know that's not what i said. >> reporter:ng cohen also cal his former boss a racist. >> he told me that black people would ner vote for him because they were too stupid. >> reporter: prompting this. >> you made some very demeaning comments about the president
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that ms. patton doesn't agree with. it haso do wit your claim of racism. she says as a daughter of aan rn in birmingham, alabama, that there is no way that s would work for an individual who was epracist. >>ter: the moment drawing quick backlash online and criticism from fellow lawmakers. >> the fact someone would actually use a prop, a black woman in this chamber, in this committee is alone racist in itself. >> mr. chairman, i ask that her words be taken down. >> reporter: cohen highlighting the the -- >> watching our daily destructive of our civility to ea other. i d the same thing that you're doing now for ten years. i protected mr. trump for ten years. i can only warn people, the more
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people that follow mr.rump as i did blindly are going to suffer the sonequences that i'm suffering. >> reporter: in another headline-grabbing moment, cohen was asked if there's any other wrongdoing or illegal act that he's aware of regarding president trump and cohen answered yes, but added he couldn'taio into d because it's still being investigated by prosecutors in new york. the botto line here, cohen dangled the possibili could be more to come. >> kristen, thank you. with that wering inbc news legal analyst ari melber who watched it all day good morning. >> good morning. >> nine hours of testimony, a lot of drama. as i watched itho iht what are we learning? what did people take away from le snow. >> this is extraordinary, the first time we've heard someone this close to donald trumpnd a mueller witness speak under oath in public. we learn he has evidence of the lengths donald trump went to cover up those hush payments. we learned donald trump jr. was
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directly involved, signing the checks, and we learned that the stigations are far from over, that michael cohen who is a cooperating witness to mueller, has beenroviding that material and that's why they continue to rely onhim. >> obviously he came to this hearing with some baggage. he's pled guilty to two different jurisdictions. was he able to overcome that? were democrats able to rehabilitate him so to speak? does the corroborative evidence in some ways enhance his credibility? >> the fact he brought so much evidence and republicans mostly attacked himok in broad s was helpful to him and revealing. this one is pretty mple, savannah. he was once charged with lying to congress. if he did thatye erday, then we would expect that sooner or later, he'll be charged again. if he's n charged, that tells you that the independent investigators who handle this, not some of the partisans we saw fighting on the committee found yesterday's testimony to be credible. that's why hearings for these people that get overwhelmed or
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cynical, these hearing matter. there is a process to fact check them and people who lie get charged. if he doesn't get charged, that tells you investigators found it him credible yesterday. also this morning, theirst lady of virginia is facing legations of racial insensitivity weeks after her husband was caught up in a scandal over a controversial yearbook photo. nbc's geoff bennett h that story. >> the first lady of virginia stood by her husband's sidehi earlier month as he tried to move beyond the controversy over a racist photo in his medical school yearbook. she'sin f criticism herself this morning. a virginia state employee said during aour of the governor's mention, pam northam gave her daughter and another student balls of cotton and asked them to imagine being enslaved. a new allegation of racial
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insensitivity. this time it's first lady pam rtham who is under fire over an incident that allegedly took place at the mansion's old slave quarters. leah walker, a virginia state employee says mrs. northam upset her eighth gre daughter. the young girl also detailing the episode saying the first ody handed cotton her and another african-american child while asking them to, quote, nimagine being enslaved person. walker's daughter described it as beyond inappropriate. the letters were first reported by "the washington post." n telling nbc news, i provided theame executive tour to visitors over the last few months and used artifacts and agricultural drops with the intention of illustrating a painful period of virginia history. av regret i upset anyone. walker telling nbc news she's
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extrely disappointed and official responses that are as tone deaf andnsensitive as the initial bad act. al this as governor ralph northam continues to ignore calls for his resignation over the racist photo of his medpa school . the governor did admit he once darkened his skin to dress up like michael jackson for a dance contes it was the first lady who stopped him from showing off his skills. >> can you still lkmoon >> inappropriate circumstances. >> my wife says inappropriaterc umstances. >> the latest controversy. general, sttney mark herring trying to bounce back from his own black face scandal. lieunant governor justin fairfax fighting two allegations of sexual assault. a spokeswoman p for northam deny she sig flald out black students in that ur.
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a sta senator who was also on the tour says cotton was handed ouon to eve in the group.m northam has reached out to leah walker and her daughter to apologize in person but has not heard back yet. good morning. widespread flooding forcing thousands in northern california to evacuate after record rains from a parade of storms there. officials say the worst is yet to co. nbc's joe fryer is in forestville, about 60 miles north of san francisco. joe, good morning. >> reporter: craig, good morning. behind me you see just some o the damage. early estimates say about 2,000 buildings have flood along the river. now sonoma county hasre dec a local emergency and one town is totall surrounded by water. along california's surging russian river, the town of guerneville is cutoff, typically a riverside attraction, it's now an island,
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one tha is shrinking as the rising waters creep higher, submerging buildings and cars. at the r-3 hotel, the pool was overtake by murky >> the whole resort, the whole hotel is under water. >> reporter: neighboring communities are not faring much better with mandatory evacuations in two dozen cities. it's estimated at least 1,800 are stranded as the river swells ten feet over flood stage. >> this morning we had a a back ya now we don't. that's how quick it's rising. >> reporter: the slow-moving atmospheric river drenched most of northern california. snon nrosa,rly six inches fell in 24 hours, the largest single day rainfall on record. >> we need the rain, but it's also a littlent iimidating to have this amount. >> reporter: in forestville the stre known as river road is all river, no road. one of the only ways to get
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around is by kayak. we found richard making a supply run. >> i didn't thing it would happen this quick. >> reporter: the focus has now turned from wine to water. >> it's still shocking and amazing that we're still -- so many peoplen this area are vulnerable. >> repter: the river did crest overnight and now it is slowly starti to resooetseed, but floodwaters are not expected to drop below flo stage until sometime tomorrow. back to you guys. >> jole thank you. t's bring in al. other rough spots for the weather as well. >> thanks y forgettinr first weather from us. the good news for california, all that rain is moving out. you'll get a break here. light snow this morning isf moving out o boston. that's good news. now we're watching another storm system coming up out of the southeast. this i going to bring late week rain and snow, icy conditions on in southern illinois, parts of
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tennesseento the neeftd through friday. the showers will move out lat friday. down to the south, make a half an inch to an inch of rain. but snowfall, the mou tansz of virginia and west virginia, two to three inches. another storm developing over w the weekenl come out of the rockies, reform down through texas and start p toh up saturday into sunday. snow from missouri all the way into upstate new york. heavy rain along the coast with icing. we're looking for generally about one to two inches possible. a mmoeratet of snow through central illinois, ohio. in the northeast could hav heavier amounts. we'll watch its we get closer to the weekend. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
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good morning everybody. i'm storm team meteorologist chuck bell. plenty of sunshine now. upper 30s across the area now,hi soy but not all that cold for a february morning. temperatures will reach the mid 40s today. a bit of a north load our nbc washington app. snow chances for tomorrow have gone up, a likely one to maybe as much as three i inches the metro area. less to the south, more to the north. that's your latest weather. coming up, michael jackson's brothers speaks out. >> he's not here to defend himself. tm not going let this happen. >> they're talking about the troubling claims in the explosive hbo documentary.
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hydro boost from neutrogena®. with hyaluronic acid to plump skin cells so it bounces back. neutrogena® 7:26 is your te now on this thursday, february 28, 2019. yone.morning ev i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. virginia's first lady is accused of being racially insensitive. "the washington post" reports last week pam northam handed t cotton towo black students and asked them to consider being slaves. the man accused of killing two guyt the capital gazette newspaper will appear in court. news4's christ gordon will appear at the hearing. >> let's check with melissa mollet and a look at traffic. >> a slow spot on the beltway.
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we're talking abo the outer loop between 95 and colesville. up top, manassas, eastbound 66 after prince william parkway, broken downic v blocking the right lane. normal volume new tonight on "news 4 at 5:00" clock and 00, privacy concerns over the home dna test >> potential threats from hackers and pharmaceutical ompanies that are buying your dna information. we'll take a break. your forecast is up next. st.
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more than enough and coming during the morning commute. school delays andans lag will be possible and staying chilly through the weekend. >> another local news update in 25 minutes. >> back to the "today" show after this short break. have.
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we're back at 7:30. >>'s thursday we're back at 7:30 on thursday ing, february 28, 2019. sully the service dog getting his newsion after faithful service to president george h.w. bush. jenna will join us and tell us what's next for sully. l fir's give you a quick check of today's headlines. president trump is on his way back to washington, d.c. this morning. his summit with kim jong-un cut sht after the two parties failed to reach an agreement. a signingeremony and lunch abruptly canceled. president trump says the north koreans wantedoo much. >> way wanted their sanctions
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lifted in their entirety and we couldn't do that. they were willing to denuke a large portion of the areashat we wanted, but we couldn't give up all the sanctions for that so we continue to work and we'll see. the president said the meeting handed with a handshake and kim pledged not to do any testing of rockets or missiles. president trump is speaking out for the first time about the explosive testimony by his former ernl attorne michael cohen. the president says cohen, quote, lied about so many different things, but he said his former fixer was telling the truth whel he congress there was no collusion between trump's presential campaign and russia. on wednesday cohen called mr. trump a con man, a cheat and a racist in a marathon public hearing. cohen will be back on capitol hill today for a closed session withhe t house intelligence panel. an unscheduled landing in minneapoli due to a miss steer you cabin odor. dozens of people reportedaving trouble breathing.
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four crew members had to be taken to the hospital. four other people were evaluated at the airport. the plane was taken out of rvice and the passengers were rebooked on other flights. the cause of the odor is under investigatiohi also morning, michael jackson's family is hitting back about explosive claims made about the star in the "leaving verland" documentary. >> the film airs this weekend on it's been a flashpoint of controversy.s jackso family has sued hbo calling the film a one-sided hit job. now they'reut speaking on michael's behalf. >> hello, wade. today is your birthday >> reporter: "leaving neverland" focuses on two boys who say they were f abuse years by the pop icon. >> told me if they ever find out
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what we're doing, he and i would go t >> i know my brother. i know he's not like that. that's not micsoel ja i know him. he would never do that to any kid o anyone. >> reporter: jackson's family says wade robs is lying. robson was the first witness who testified in his jackson acquitted of all charges.ha >> he saidel jackson neverin did anyth inappropriate. >> reporter: private vitter interviewed himextensivel >> there was a reason why mr. mesirow put him up there first, because we believed he was the most credible. >> rorter: if robson had been lying, his story would have fallen apart under cross examination. jackotn was found nol guilty. over the years, robson codeistently def and praised jackson in multiple public appearances.
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it all changed in w2013n robson said what he said in 2005 was a lie. the truth he said was march darker. >> he sexually abused me from 7 years old until 14. >> reporter: he says robson "today" show interview caused him to understand jackson abused him as well. >> he's not here to defend himself. i'm not going to let this happen. it's a lie. it's all a lie. money. ut greed and >> reporter: the two say they weren't paid to appear in the blcumentary. >> i want to be to speak the truth. >> reporter: director dan reid says the film is abo their personal experience and defended not speaking to those who might challenge their accounts writing, quote, w feel no need to include the opinions of people with no direct knowledge of what happened to those individuals. jackson's estate is suing hbo for $100 million claiming the
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film violate a prior agreement to not defame michael jackson easy targetel is an because he's not here to defend himself and the law does not protect the deceased from definition no matter how extreme the lies are.hb o responded, despitede the erate lengths to undermine the film, our plans remain unchanged.ja son's family says the two are hoping theubcity will benefit their on going civil lawsuits against jackson'ia m companies. the lawsuits filedth astgain doe the statute of limitations had expired. bore men appealing those rulings. >> now that you've seen some of this documentary, what do you ngink is g to happen? >> let me tell you guys, it is very, very hard to watch. it's methodical, very detailed. a very graphic account of the years' long relationships that robsonck and save claim they had with michael jackson.
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this is their story. it's damning, makes a devastating case against michael jackson. it left audiences at sundance you will be as well. you'll struggle with how you feel about jackson and his legacy. it's not a salacious documentary. these are two men are r who are struggling to this day. it's very painful, painful for em to try t tell their story. the viewer is going to have to cide if they chooseo believe them or not. >> we'll have a lot more on the film and the conoversy when e director joins us tomorrow for a live zber view on >"today. >>ime to switch gears and turn to mr. roker. >> february is in the record books now. as we go through the records, we can see it's been a little difficult. as fact, record snowfall from seattle tovegas. minneapolis, the snowiest february on co, second snowiest february for seattle.
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down south, so wet, record rain cities the wettest february. nashville and knoxville, 13 inches for anashville,ost 13 for knoxville. more than 300% of nmal rainfall, 354% for nashville. we've got colder air coming in as march gets ready to march its way in. billings will be way below rmal, boston at 32. birmingham above normal. as we get into friday, paducah will be four to five degrees below normal, d.c. 42. chicago on sunday, you're 18. 41 in lexington, 23 in springfield. even tyler, texas down to 48 degree 9 in denver. that's what's going on around the country. here is what's happening in your neck o the woods. od good morning everyby. sunshine for your thursday. temperat ues in theer 30s. not a big warmup. a norm breeze will keep temperatures in the mid 40s. snow likely for friday morning. it should start sometime shortli after mt and continue up to about 9:00 or 10:00 tomorrow
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morning. we'lltte p much right on the line between mostly rain in southern maryland and mostly snow in northern maryland. i think on average, most of the metro area between that one and three-inch range and staying unsettled through the weekend. >> all right, al, thank you. new warnings from police an schools about theo-called momo challenge that encourages children to d harmfulthings. we'll have tips on how to talk to your kids. an importastory. vacation confidential, the surprising place you want to search before booking your next trip. it could save y a lot of money. lady gaga. s what shes is the real sry behind that very intimate oscar performance with bradley cooper. did weight watchers make a major mistake whe they rebranded earlier this year?
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weight. disappointing sults, but ww is hoping its most familiar face can get them backn track. >> healthy mind and a healthy body. >> reporter: a company trying to gling on a new era str wall street. shares of ww international, formerly known as weight watchers, dropping 40%, the company acknowledging a disappointing start to 20 but adding we are confident that our strategy to focus on providing holistic wellness solutions, leveraging our best-in-class weight management program is the right path to support long-term sustainable growth. ww star spokeerson investor oprah winfrey who joined the company in 2015 initially made a fortune but is now feeling the sing. oprah has seen the gains from her initial investment shrin by more than a $500 mlion alone,
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>> we alloved sully dearly and were so grateful for his devotion and care of my gr dfather. now we wish him all the best on his new mission caring for veterans. >> for us and for the entire bush family, we know this is exactly where sully needs to be. >> our friend sully begins his newest mission and is assigned to help care for veterans at walter reid a it's bittersweet moment as sully was the grateful companion to our grandfather during the final months of his life, each of us so grateful to him for his service, hisot dn and mission complete. sully was assigned to my grandfather after theassing of my grandmother, first lady barbara bush. he wasro pvided by the vet dog organi>>tion. they can get you dressed and ung dressed, turn on and off lights, push elevator buttons, open and close doors.
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>> reporter: sully was named for chesley sullenberger, the heroic pay a lot who landed in the hudson river in 2009, saving all 155 people aboard. >> sully, come. >> he got to meet his name sak on today just last week. >> sully, shake. >> goo boy. >> it was my wirls whoe the most excited to reconnectith their old friend. >> what do you have to say to sully? >> he loves you, too. >> sully h.w. bush. >> reporter: sully is joining 200 dogs at walter reid, helping wounded soldiers and hospital patients on their road to recovery. >> it was very impornt to president bush that sully continue serving veserans. he c that he would serve many veterans. my family, itor comforting to know he'll be
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bringing the same service htd joy he b to our gampy. we wish you luck on your new mission. as our grandfather wou say, ceiling and visibility unlimited. thank you for your service. isn't that great to see sully going on for his next mission? >> sully h.w. bush. >> perfect. >> hearing that does make me want to tear up. what a g. >> thank you, jenna. coming up, what we're now learning about the much anticipated revival of 90210. how psyched are you? >> "pop stt" isn the case. >> it is. >> after a check of your local news and weath. jake... seresto, seresto, seresto. whatever your dog brings home to you, it shouldn't be fleas and ticks. seresto gives your dog 8 continuous months of flea and tick protection in an easy-to-use, non-greasy collar. seresto, seresto, seresto.
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it is 8:00 on "today." coming up, breaking overnight, no de al8: it's 00 on "today." breaking overght, no deal. >> sometimes you have to walk and this is just one of those times. >> president trump on way home after abrupting ending his nuclear summit with north korean dictator kim jong-un. o they were willing t give us areas but not the ones we wanted. >> hours earlier, michael cohen's explosi testimony on capitol hill. >> he is racist. he is a con man and he is a cheat. >> we're w live frhington and vietnam with the latest. plus a look at the disturbing online trend aimed at
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children. >> scary. i have thre'tkids. i can watch all three kids tll at same time. >> does the momo challenge encourage violent behavior? tell me something, gaga. the oscar winner opens up about that moment at the academy awards. >> people started saying they must be in love. >> yes. >> what the singer is revealing about the performance and her relationship with bradley cooper. oday thursday, february 28th, 2019. ♪ good morning to our families in atlanta, georgia! >> from the golden state to the g apple. hi grandk >> good morning to my kids, rita and jack in nevelsville, indiana. >> from the sunshine state to freezing new york city. good morning today. enjoying mye after the kids go to school.
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>> from palm beach gardens, florida. ♪ >> nice crowd outside. welcome back it's thursday. we're happy you are here joining us on this fine morning. >> good morning, nice and sunny out there. >> it is. we do have a lot to get to. we'll get started with your news at pr8:00. ident trump headed home from his summit in vietnam without a deal tourb north rea's nuclear threat. we'll return to face fallout over michael con's testimon we'll have complete coverage from both the white house and vietnam.we l start with nbc chief white house correspondent hallie jackn inhanoi. good morning. >> reporter: hoda, good morning to you. after traveling halfway around the world, president tru is on his way back to washington, his summit cut surprisingly short. the scking point turned out to be sanctions here. north korea wanted them lifted.
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the u.s. said pyongyang simplyer would not o enough in return towards denuclearization. so theyayalked >> he has a certain vision,xand it's notly our vision, but it's a lot closer than it was a year ago. i think we'll get there. for this particular visit. we'll see what happens. >> the president sll praised his strong relationship with kim calling the dictator quite a guy and says he believed his claim that het know what happened to american student otto warmbier who died aft being prison. the president says there are no plans for that, adding that the next meeting wit kim might not happen, in his words, for a long time. the president is seto arrive back at the white house late tonight. >> hallie jackson in hanoi,
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vietnam. thanks. the president's former attorney meanwhile, michael hen, will spend a third day on capitol hill today. that's where he attacked his former boss on wednesday as a co man and a cheat and brought evidence he says backs it up. kristen wker with a closer look at this potentially damaging testimony: good morning to you. >> >> reporter: preside trump responded for the first time slamming democrats for holding it while he was on that diplomatic trip in his blistering testimony wednesday, cohen says the president committed a criminal act in office by reimbursing him for those hush money payments to stormy daniels, even supporting that claim was a $35,000 check that cohen says was signed by the president. but on the question of whether mr. trump colluded with russia, cohen said he had no direct knowledge of that and has his reaction from president overnight. >> he lied a lot because it was very interesting, he didn't lie
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about one thing. he said no collusion withru the ian hoax. >> cohen who testified for more than seven hours says the president was awa of the hacked democratic e-mails before they dunn dumped by wikileaks. >> i know what mr. trump is. he is a racist. he is a con man and he is a eat. >> reporter: cohen is back on capitol hill today for his third and final day of maratho testimony. this one behind closed doors savannah. >> kristen, thank you. the house has psed a major gun control bill for the first time inwo more than decades. it would require background checks for all com rcial gun sales including those at gun shows and online. the house will now take up a second bill that would give the fbi ten business days to complete a background check insteadf the current three. both face strong opposition in the senate. a>> relief efforts under way in northern califor where an
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sotect your kid from its disturbing message. >> its name sou innocent enough. but the fear incited by the momo challenge is very. re >> we're scared. hie three kids. i can't watch all three devices at the same time. >> is she scary? >> reporter: be an her 3-year-old daughter first mentioned momohi this week watching tv together. momo?by a, who is at's the scary lady. she h big eyes, long black hair and a white face. so that's when my heart dropped. >> the alarming image of a mug-eyed woman wit stringyair and the body of a bird first surfaced last summer but has recently gone viral again. according to report, momo use uses -- from stabbing people and
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taking pills to suicide. the challenge also allegedly asks for photo evidence of the completed tasks. if they donhe comply, ty receive a message threatening to hurt them. so far noaw enforcement officials have reported any d injuries oeath linked to thele che. some critics like snopes says it's a hoax, tracing ito a sculpture in 2016 called mother bird. real or not, many parents are worried and have taken to the internet to voice their concerna and warnut mom's spread to other sites like facebook and youtube. kim kardashian posted a plea on social media asking youtube to please help. a statement to nbc news, youtube says it has found no evidence of thege challen on its site but says it violates policy and would be remed immediately. facebook tells nbc news we don't allow the promotion of self-injury or suicide and will
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remove when reported. >> this is not a modern day chain letr. is is a real challenge to elildhood. it's compl inappropriate and disturbing message and image spreading vrally. >> reporter: highlighting concerns about online activities. >> parents need to be aware of the content, set clear limits. as a parent today inhis 24/7 media tech environment, you have to do your homework and set limits for your children. >> it's disturbing and it' concerning and no one is quite sure who is behind the momo challenge. common sense media says parents can take stepsteo p their kids online, teach them not to contact strangers online, enabls privacytings on your child's devices. you can also download apps to monitor internet use activity and keep computers and video s games ired family spaces. guys, this is all hoping to protect your kids. >> like you said, they can pop up in the mdle of something -- >> it's terrifying.
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>> i'm going to smash my kid's ipad when i get home. >> it's like you're watchg p peppa pig onbe yound something pops up on the screen. >> it sounds like it's popping up, and it's giving this directive, take pills or kill yourself. the concerning part is they're asking for photos of theco leted task. >> they can't trace it? >> they don't know who is behind it or where it's coming from. ee i hope folks hear the part of, if you it, report it to facebook or youtube. >> your kids can go down the rabbit hole quickly. my kids watch youtube. on the right side of the screen, r videos. all of a sudden london was watching world war ii documentary. >> that's why you have to keep your eyes on them. >> al, a collect of the weather? >> let's see what we'vegot goon. you can see we've got wet weather making its way to the
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southeast, showers and thunderstorms in atlanta. maybe airport dreays icy conditions coming through missouri into central and southern wlinois. thl push through. we've got cold air coming in from the plains. teens and i0s the central plains into the upper mississippi river valley. 70s and 80s through florida. gorgeous there. sunny and war through florida today. a few leftover showers as you make your wray into new england. mid mississippi river valley. icy conditions and heavy snow as the storm system comes out of the rockies. this will make its way across country and eventually into the northeast on sunday monday. that's what's going on around the country. here is what's happening in your neck of the woodsng good morverybody. suns thursday. nothing wrong with that. temperatures are only in the 30s tlw to around 40 degrees. a lite chilly. 42 warn ton. 37 in frederick, maryland. we'll stay in the mid 40s today. likelihood of snow coming
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tomorrow morning -- excuse me -- me to three inches is expected for most of the etro area. >> that's your latest weather. guys? >> thank you al. "popstart" time. >> i have to get that momo challenge image outf mind. last night on "jimmy kimmel live!" lady gaga sat down the first interview since her oscar win and brought the award with her. jimmy asked about that performance with bradley that had everybody talking. >> it was such an -- you had bradleyonnection with that instantly, and i guess this is a compliment, people are , saying, they must be in love. >> okay. first of all, like, social media, quite frankly is the t toilet o internet. it was so important to both of us that we were connected the
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entire time. i've had my arms wrapped around tony ben for three years touring the worl when you're singing love songs, that's what you want people to feel. i' an artist a i guess we did a good job. fool ya. >> anybody buying that? >> i don't know. i'm just kidding. >> i buy it. >> they're good actors. >> in the moment. >> they're actors. >> we just maybe want them. a star i bornill be rereleased in theaters with 12 extra minutes for one week only. fans can watch clips that didn't make it into the final film including this one ♪ something we can both get over ♪ ♪ i still believe in love ♪ time goes by
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♪ i'll keep winning, keeposing till i die ♪ >> there you go. "a star is born" returns to select theaters tomorrow. the 90210 reboot. tori spelling confirmed on access that the show is coming back. the reboot had been picked up by fox. it's going to gompy the name 90210. they're all confirmed to return for the reboot. in fox's press release ttoy try explain the story line for the revival. a warning, it's a little t hard follow. quote, having gone their separate ways since the original series ended, one of them suggests it's time to get beverly hills 90210 reboot up and running, but getting i going may make for even more of a delicious soap than the reboot itself. >> it's a reality show? >> it's scripted drama, but they're playing themselves, their real life self.
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not their 90210 characters. it will be about putting this reboot together. >> that doesn't sound like -- >> we'll see how that goes. >> doesn't sound like it's going to be very good. >> megan fox, if they're playing themselves. >> brian austin green, who is playing himself. in other news, carrie birthday s son's yesterday, serenading him with a little twist. ♪ happy birthday to you ♪ happy birthday to you ♪ happy birthday dear isaiah ♪ happy birthday to you >> you. >> let me have a hit of that. >> don't do it, kid. isaiah got a kick out of that.
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>> younger brother jacob just born last month. uncle al's dital series, in the first episoet al to pile on the episodes with terry crews. >> how many co-stars you would love to work with? >> oh, my gosh. that's a lot. i want to do something with will ferrell, somethingep denzel washington. i think i could see tom cruise. >> crews cruise. >> that's a billion dollars right there. >> a billion dollars in box office. >> what did he make? >> he made a sandwic with cheddar cheese and ham. >> was it good? >> it was good.
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a click for us? >> time for the click. this winter minnesotans received records amounts of snow. theresa steps in the garage and opens the garage h'or. there a little room at the top the light peers in. that's a pson of snow right there. let's go to the front door. there is the front door. eventually a truck did show up to helpy the famreak out. i think the most interesting part of the story, the lady's name is theresa, her last name for real is rblizzard. ast name is blizzard. >> that's impressive. >> thank you,ca on. >> better like your family. the surprising place to book your next trip if you want to save big all coming up after au look at yoocal news and weather.
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weather. look at your weekend ahead. here is what we got for you for friday. wet weather along the noutheastern atlantic coast. mild highs texas. midwest snow in the upper great lakes. california rain plofs back in. arctic express coming in with cold air. looking for light snow in the northeast. spring timen highs d in florida. on sunday we're looking for morm severe s through the gulf and into the mid mississippi river valley. cold through the plains. sunshine through the southwest. look for a lot of sw stretching from missouri up into the northeast as a potent winter storm may actually start to form. that's what's going on around the country. here is what's happening in your neck of the rwoods. ht here at home we moved our chance for some snow tomorrow morningp to80% now. so likely we'll get at least some snow around tre. crippling blizzard but enough to potentially delay or close our local school districts. stay withbc washington, we'll keep you posted. it's about sunshine and temperatures in the mid 40s for this afternoon. f maybe , likelihood
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one to as much as three inches around the metro coming durin the morni commute. as a result there could be delays. you can find out the latest on our nbc washington app. >> that's your latest weher. you're 26th anniversary? >> 26th. >> what are your names? >> dave and ann. >> got married when you were 12. you can give advice to these folks, you v firstacation married? >> it is. >> what's your name. >> aaron and this is my husband nicholas. >> what's the secret? >> love. >> there you go. excellent. would have never thought of that one. back inside to you guys. >> all right, al.yo than so much. with spring and summer almost here, we're kicking off a special series we are calling vacation confidential. >> i like the sound of it. >> we're starting by letting you in on a little known secret about one of your favorite s.olesale cl gadi schwartz, you are going to shock us. >> good morning. spring break is just around the
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corner. so many of us are searching for the good deals to get away. if you're looking for fun in the sun, look no further. this morning i'm about to let you in on a big travel secret that could save you and your sfamily hundrf dollars on your next vacation. four-night cruise in the bahamas r under $3000. countless, all-inclusive ge ways and even an african safari like this one. guess where you find all these deals? >> costco, your one-stop shove for erything in bulk, also offering deep discounts for travel. >> we found bargains on hotels across the country and costco goes luxury, too. >> right in the middle of wine country. >> i build atwo-night stay for a listed price of 8,$622.2 tax included. ck this out. this is the hotel's own website, $661. the same room, same two nights. here it's more expensive.
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take a look at the fine print, see that, it sayshe total does not include daily resort fee of $35 per room, adding another $70 to your bill. when i get to the fairmont in sonoma -- it looks like the prices on costco were cheaper than the prices on your website. wep got her attention. then isked the big question. >> do you know why the prices are different? >> i unfortunately don't have any way to answe that question. >> this is our room. it's very cute. we'veot some chardonnay on the desk here. we've got this bathroom and, huh, fancy. les take a look at this view here. this is a view the grounds. wow. >> when i get the bill, a surprise. it turns out costco made a
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mistake. they doubled my resort fee. my new total was $573.71. so that means i actually saved $157.80 booking through costco. next stop. >> cancun, mexico. >> i bked a three-night stay at this all inclusive resort for total of $610.98. bonus, the hotel transfer is included. just how good of a deal is this? on expedia, the rate for the same hotel on the same exact dates is $1,033. same price on get ready for what i found on sticker shock. that's right. a whopping $1,377. more than double what i paid at costco. >> t best part is i get all of this and this and this for a cheaper price than those other sites. >> finding you the most savings inki b your spring break
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vacation. >> wow. >> basic membership at costco per year.3er ye reached out to the other sites to find out why their prices are higher, they say the hotels determine pricing and several prices ntribute to the prices. some of those sites offer to match a lowerprice. bottom line, shop around. >> i thought costco was just fog the tubs of mayonnaise. >> you can buy anything there. coffins, motorcycles. they make gre birthday cakes, too. >> jewelry. >> cancun for work >> this is not an ad -- >> very hard assignment. >> well played. >> they had a dress coden that swimming pool. i had tomp . coming up, a unique school with the creativend impactful approach to teaching kids their abcs. a cool ory. sheinelle will have the story for us. first this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back with areat story tied to the past and the future to wrap up black history month. sheinelle jones is here with that. good morning, sheinelle. >> for young people learning the abcs is a major milestone. we found a school in washington, the roots activity learning center using a piece of history to teach kids their letters and i always say they are geniuses, they're the smartest things on the planet. >> everybody sing. >> reporter: like countless other children across the country, the preschoolers at the roots activity learning center in the nation's capital spend their mornings playing, singing and learning their abcs. >> i'm here because we love your abc cards on the have you guys learned about your abcs yet? >> yes. >> haveou used t cards to learn letters? >> yes! >> those cards are 40 years old
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and just as important now thane . >> yeah, they are. --p is for >> proud. >> very good. >> reporter: take a closer look at t walls a you'll see a blast from the past with a very modern message. >> k is for kids. >> and l is for learn. >> we have just done all of these letters. >> back in 1978 the school received these unique and at the time groundbrering let cards. the black abcs have a subtleff ence. all the pictures are of african-american children. >> do you think it mters to have kids who look like them or adults l that looke them in their learning material? >> all the time. in their books, everything. >> why? >> they can see their people doing great things. >> t classic cards line the walls in the classroom and the
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kids love em. >> iove these pictures. don't you? do they remind you of anybody you know? >> yeah. >> which one? >> my brother. >> what do you think these cards givehe to kids. >> a sense of well-being, a sense of empowerment, a sense of pride, a sense of accomplishm t accolishment. >> a few of theds c -- >> the girl with the telephone. we pointed to it and what is the girl using with the little kids today? don't you knowhe little children, they didn't know what that was. >> the t for telephone because they're so used to c lphones. >> 40 years later, they can still use the cards to learn their abcs. it's also a history lesson. the w long will you allow cards to stay up on the building. >> as long as the building. >> it may seem as simple as abc, but these letters stand for so uch more for these
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preschoolers. >> we've got so much hate out there, we have to learn to love each other no matter what color. >> can tt start with 3-year-olds? >> of course. it starts when they're bor they were born with aot of love. diversityys vmportant. if you love yourself and you have confidence in yourself and you're taught that from the day you were born, diverse difficult is no problem. ♪ we love our school >> principal cummings says she has so many alums, who come back and stay are t cards still up? 40 years ago she said she would goo teacher supply stores and she had a hard time finding learning materials with african-american children. all, it's a good time for all of us to do a self-assessment. if you have kids or nieces and
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nephews, take a look at their books, dolls, learning materials. >> charles drew or anyhe of folks who had a major impact. we were not. >> for that age, for the 3-year-olds -- peer to peer is so important. for them to see themselves, so prophetic, it's not his story, it's our story. >> teaching the value of diversity start at home. >> a great story. >> savannah made a good point, they should reproduce them. >> why don't they reprint them? >> i guarantee someone is working on that right no >>ope so. thanks, sheinelle. >> we've got dinner for everybody. we'll teach you how to make one favorite meals, a classic dish. we'll do it three ways. satisfy all sorts of eaters. first this is oday" on nbc. thanks, sheinelle.
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we are back with "tay food." in his new cookbook, mark bit man is taking a new aroach to cooking. from burgers to pizza, there's 100 iconic dishes. but here is the thing. each one is made three ways. for each one you get one for rushed week nights, another for folks on a vegan diet and the third one is y when're having company and want to make it fancy and you have some time. congratulations. >> as much as iove you, it's called "dinner forev yone." >> what did i say? >> "cooking foreveryone." >> that, too. people want fast week nht dinners, more plant-based meals and people want to coorfor the oteople that they love. >> today we're going to do beef
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stroganoff which is a cro pleaser. >> without beef. >> this is the speedy week night, right? >> here ground beef, egg noodles, chopped onions and you cook that until the onns are golden and soft. >> the meat will be fully cooked by the time it's all done. yes, the meat will be fully cooked. and then our flavorings, do you want to do this? >> you do it. i'll stir. >> flavors are tomato paste, paprika. >> i thought it was paprika. >> you can say that. >> would i be wrong? be wrong. would not >> a little salt. >> and the magict ingredi water. i i you can probably stop. g we the idea,? rig >> cook that? >> cook that.
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and it looks like this. so it's tomato sce but thin. thin enough to cook egg noodles. we're going to cook egg noodles. >> t, dumb questi do i keep all my meat and stuff in there -- >> everything. it's a thin meat tomato sauce. when you then cook the noodles, it because sauc the only thing in here that takes any time at all really is g the noodles. so to make it stroganoff,neou some sour cream. >> garnish -- >> garnish. love it. >> fabulous. >> it's reallygo . >> same thing -- >> we're doing a vegan rsion. >> this is vegan. what we have to do is get strong flavors in here and mimic the sour cream.ha
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you cook until the leek and the garlic, et cetera, are done. >>ale is your main ingredient. >> if you're not a kale ofan, you put in some of the greens. >> it will look like this. and then to mimic the sour cream, to get that creaminess, bean purée.
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>> this is like the eating segment. i thought it was the cooking segment. silly me. >> this one is sort of the blow it out, really good. we me sfetzel. they'reumplings basically. you can think of them as matsa balls. >> can i think of them like nioki? >> you could. there's many ways to do them. you wind up with ese. >> a little bit of butter? >> this is just butter. we brown these at me time as we brown some sirloin and slice th. >> i had a couple of these. >> and -o and we make a thick uch like uce that's the first one we make with sour cream, with onions, tatoes and so on. the meat goes into the sauce --
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i'm sorry. the spaetzle goes on the plate, the soes on top of the yaetzle, and the meat goes on top. have the carbohydrate, the pasta and t otein. you can substitute a lot of these things in and out. >> everything here is really -- as youknow, because we've been eating it. the really cool thing is i thiék the bean pure and the vegan version. >> that's your favorite one? >> it's because lit'se a trick, still a stroganoff. it has all the characters of the stroganoff. >> my mom makes stroganoff with the egg noodles and sour cream, the roast fell off the bone. >> what's the title of that book again? >> "dinner for everyone." you one. you got an extra. go to if you want to know more. if you want more on the book, go to' -- w back in a moment.
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that just about does it for us this morning. we have more great stories at >> all day! >> today all day. check out more of lady gaga a bradley cooper's song on "pop start." >> iconic game from sesame streak getting a fashionable makeover toelebrate the show's 50th anniversary. all that and more on on the third hour, this morning dylan goes to a theater that was once a glamorous light for hollywood in small town us two guys that were arrested, put in jail for a crime they didn't. co they come out and we learn lessons about forgiveness and moving on. here is a check of your
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local news and weather aes these messago ice talking tyou. this is a "news 4 today" news break. 8:56 is your time now on this thursday, february 28, 2019. good morning everyone. i'm eun let's with a check on the roads with melissa mollet and your first 4 traffic. >> good morning. riverdale northbound kenilworth clenue, still have the overturned ve follow police direction. southbound 270 and germantown
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road a crash causing big delaysp outer lefore 50, broken down vehicle that was also abandonegw inbound parkway and inbound 66, delays through ar ngton. >>melissa, thank you. we'll take a break andhek your forecast when we come back. stay with . [vacuum] ♪ introducing fresh step clean paws, with low tracking litter. vyourbeacuucing fresh step m mescocat paws, let's start fresh.
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sunshine and tperatures in the 40s today with a sniff north breeze. clouds come in overnightow and likely tomorrow. we'll have a storm team 4 weather alert for your friday. snow accumulation in the one to three inc in the d.c. metro area. maybe more in northern maryland and maybe a coating to an inch for fredricksburg and southe maryla. >> get the latest news and weather in the nbc washington app. have a great d. it's ahead of the game, ahead of the curve. comcast business is for me. it's switch and save days at comcast business. right now, get fast, reliable internet for $49.95 a month and save $600 a year. just one more way we take your business beyond. but hurry, switch and save days ends april 7th. i can't wait to go home and tell everyone about it. i just wanna get it right now. guess what i'm gonna do.
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(laughing) call today. comcast business. beyond fast. >> ancer: from nbc news, this is "today," le from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good thursday morning, everyone. craig melvin here alongside al and dylan, sheinelle, who had to runoff, but jacob soboroff is here. reermblance is >> thank you. >> thursday, sweet willie geist is here. >> al roker,oined nd it is starting to take. >> anyone else call you sweet willie geist? >> no. i'll extend it to craig, as well. >> the mug is also here. >> the mug and the man. >> roker made this famous. god bless you for this. >> you can only see it here. we start on this thursday morning with the marathon on pitol hill yesterday. michael cohen, the id


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