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>>good morning. stunning revelation. >> i thought i was strong but felt powerless. >> senator martha mcsally, a . senator martha mcsalley a groundbreaking air force pilot uses a hearing on sexual assault in the military to share her personal story for the very first time. >> i was preyed upon and raped by a superio officer. >> this morning her fight for change as her bravely and openness are applauded on both sides of theaisle. paul man not learning his fate afr being convicted of tax and bank fraud while the president's former wyer, michael cohen, brin new evidenc to capitol hill that he saysp backs his explosive claims.
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what does it all mean for president trump and robert mueller's investigation? we'r live at the white house. behind bars. single r. kelly back in jail this morning and facing new allegations in the wake of that bizarre and explosive interview. >> [ bleep ]. >> those stories, plus fight of his life. messages of support pouring in for alex trebek after going public with with his cancer diagnosis. 90% of the country waking up to another morning ofone chilling cold. when will this finally end? al's g the answers. >> countg crows. >> nothing but birds everywhere. good grief. a the parking lot invasion at walmart in texas straight out of an alfred hitchcock movie today thursday, march 7, 2019.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie a hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. we start with the personal revelation from senator martha mcsally, sharing a painfulro incident her past during a hearing on capitol hill. here morgan radford is with more on that. >> reporter: savannah and hoda, good morning. marthacsall spoke outda wedn detailing the sexual assault she says happened when she wased enli her powerful testimony highlighting a persistent problem in our armed forces. this morng a u. senator and decorated military veteran opening upnd calling for
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change. so, like you, i am also a military sexualssault survivor, but like so many brave survivors, i didn't report it. >> reporter: revealing during aa hearing that she was raped by serving in the airport. >> i blamed myself. i was ash shaped and confused and i thought i was strong but feltpo werless. the perpetrators abused their position of power in profound ways. >> reporter: the first female fighter pilot to fly a combat mission stayed silent for years. >> i felt the need to let people know, too, i was a survivor. >> reporter: when she tried to share who stories with others, she was hover fied how the
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military handled it and forced her her nearly quit therc air >> like the system, i felt they wereaping me all over again. >> reporter: in a statement the air force saying they are appalled and deeply sorry for what mcsally endureddding we're steadfast in our commitment to elimite this behavior and breach of trust in our ranks. the number of sexual assaults involving service members had increased by almost 10% in one year. mcsally's revelatn part of a wave of women in the mera too e sharing their experiences as systems of assault, including fellow lawmakers. in january republican joni ernst elected she had been raped as a college udent. >> iill always continue to work with survivors and provide them the best psible resources i can. >> reporter: senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says he's
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open to policies driven by theo senators as the fight to end sexual assault in the military marches forward. >> we've cge a lay to go but still have a long way to go. >> do wee know whe stand this year at this point? >> we're waiting to find out right now. the pentagon released its annual report on sexssllt in the military. we expect it to come thisri . two major stories, the ties to robert mueller's around ation unfoldi key former members of the president's inner circle. paul manafort, former campaign chairman and michael hen. kristen welker has our story this morning. good morning. >> savannah, good morning to you. paul manafort is facing the first of two sentencing hearings that could sen him to prison for two decades. it comes as mr. trump's former fixer and attorney michael cohen was back on capit hill and
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raising more difficult questions for the president and his legal team. in just hours the president's former campaign chairman paul manafort will be back in court, set to be sentenced today in virginia after his conviction of tax frd, ban fraud and failing to report failing lobbying work. manafort faces another sentencing hearing in washington, d.c. next week where he pleaded guilty to similar charges last fall. both cas were brought by special counsel robert mueller. prosecutors have argued manafort repeatedly and brazenly violated the law and deserves no credit after lying to investigators. his lawyers argue he deserves a more lenient sentenceecause he is a first-time offender. another former trump allya unde microscope, michael cohen testifying before closed doors before theouse intelligence committee on wednesday. >> the hearings went very, very well. i believe that all of the w memberse satisfied with the
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statements and the responses that i gave to them. according to a source familiar with the matter, cohen gave lawmakers new documents not received by nbc news and backing up his explosive claim last week that the president'sde lawyers edits to the false testimony he delivered to congress about that scrappedp tr tower project in moscow. >> there were several changes made includingow we would handle that message, the message being the length of time that the trump tower moscow project stayed and remaine alive. >> reporter: the president's attorney jay sekulow firing back saying testimony by michaelco n that attorneys for the president edited orng c his statements to congress is completely false. cohen's attorney lanny davis says cohen himself did author the false line about the timing of the discussions in ys 2017 test to congress but
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believed he was doing under guidance and in accordance with the white house. the committee's chairman, adam schiff signaling there could be more to come. >> he has provided additional documents to the committee. a there may itional documents he still has to offer. hirs cooperation are committee continues. >> kristen, i know you're learning about whether michael cohen asked for ard . where does it stand? >> reporter: you may remember michael cohen testified last week that he's never asked for a on from president trump overnight. overnight cohen's attorney lanna s directed his attorney to inque about a pardon at the time that he and the president had a joint defense agreement. davis adds that cohen does stand by his testimony because there was no discussion of a pardon once that agreement was terminated. rudy giuliani, the president's attorney, telling nbc news overnight that over a period eight to ten months several
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lawyers involved in the investigation have asked about a pardon. giuliani says the president is not considering any pardon right now, savannah and hoda. embattled single r. kelly has been jailedor the second time in two weeks. it comes years after he exploded in the interview where he denied sex abuse charges. nbc's stephanie gosk joins us with the latest. >> tt's right. kelly is back behind bars. this time for not paying child support. the judge telling him that's where he'll say until he pays it of meanwhile, reaction to the singer's emotional and angry interview continues to swl. r. kelly's publicist says the embattleden singer to court ready to pay off half of the more than $160,000 he owes in child support. that wasn't enou
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the musician is led off in hand cuts. >> hopefully we'llet him o by wednesday of next week. >> reporter: this coming less than a day after his shocking interview with cbs news. the three-time grammy winner responding to allegations sexual misconduct with minors. >> i didn't do this stuff. this i not me. i'm fighting for my [ bleep ] life. y'all are killing me with this [ bleep ]. >> robert. >> y'all trying to kill me! you're killing me man! >> reporter: in the interview r. kelly says all of his accusers are liars, outey for m in and fame including as sanit mcgee, one of seven women who appeared in the explosiveocu-series "surviving r. kelly." >> that's your explanation, they're lying o you. >> absolutely. absolutely.
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>> he's a liar. he's trying to make the world think we're all crazy. >> as sanity mcgee was in her mid 30s when she moved in with r. kelly. she later wrote a book detailing what she says are details of abuse. >> after the one i left, i'm the one that contacted those parjts to let them know what was happening in the south. >> reporter: they believe her daughter is being held against her will. >> from day one, the only thing we wanted to do was see from my daughter, hear from my daughter and make sure she's finee >> reporter: denies holding joes lynn or any other women against their will. >> why wouldd i h all these women? their mothers and fathers told me we're going to destroy your carer:. >> reporte hours after the interview aired, jocelyn savage called and spoke to them at
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theirattorney's atlanta office. >> how will we know you're hapen e don't hear from you for years? >> i have to go now. >> i love you, joyce lynn. >> i have to go now. >> kelly has to pay more than $160,000 to be released from jail. it comes after he put up, or hae someut up, $150,000 to be released from charges on crimin sexualabuse. >> we're hearing the investigations into r. kelly are tually expanding? >> yeah. the police chooef in detro says his police department is looking into an alleged incident of criminal sexual misconduct. they got word of it from the chicago police department. this is on top of a federal vaks that's already going on. they're still looking into things in chicago. >> stephanie gosk. thanks for us. >> we have more to get to thi
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morning, including the devastating tornadoes in theut authorities in alabama say everyone there is finally accounted for as we hear from one victim who suffered unthinkable loss. gabe gutierrez has the latest including her heartbreaking story. >> the coroner initially said seven members of one extended family were among the dead. we found actually ten victims were related. the magnitude of the loss here is overwhelming. this morning amid the rubble, the search for survivors is over. but the painnlabama is just beginning. >> has it sunk in y? >> no. >> >> reporter: cora jones lost ten extended family members had been mried for 64 years. >> there's definitely rotation tere. >> reporter: ferocious ef4 tornado took direct a at her parents' home where her brother emanuel also lived. cora'sou was spared, but
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then came a horrifying silence. >> did you try to contact your parents? >> yes.ta ied calling. didn't get no answer. >> reporter: she and other relatives rushed past debris like this to find what was left of her parents' home. >> that's an image i will never get out of my head. i found my dad. >> reporter: her father, mother, brother and sev other extended family members would later be confirmed among the naed's 23 whvictims. >> why this have to happen like dy this to every that you know and love at one time iidn't have no idea i was seeing my mamma for the last time. i will have s many things to tell her. >> what was something that you want to tell her? >> that i love her. >> reporr: more than 90 others were injured including benjamin robion who today is recovering
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at the hospital. >> you could see rotation inon of the house. so we were like, we've got to take cover., rfr his wife and 5-year-old son hud ltd in a bathroomlout were out of the house. >> i'm like this, and see debris, pieces of the house around me -- >> reporter: incredibly they all survived. >> thankfully evebody is still alive and breathing. >> reporter: as for cora jones, the womanho lost so many family members, sadly she's spent the week planning funerals. two organizations have stepped in to help pay for them. thankfully this community is coming together. >> you heart just breaks for her. gabe, thank you. i know a lot of people want to help out. you can help out the tornado ctims. we have information on your website at we'll shift gears. in the nba, another major milestone for lakers superstar lebron james. >> he lays it up and in.
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the king has flown past michael jordan. >> passing michael jordan on the all-time scoring list. 's happy aboutit. he's fourth overall and sits behind three legends of the game, kareem abdul-jabbar. he's still going. >> no plans to stop. leebron paid tribute t jordan designed in the style of the air jordan three. he wrotemj thank you 23. after the game he said, quote, of all the stuff i've done in my career, this ranks way at the top. we have another bitter col morning. mr. roker is here with a check of all that stuff. er thank you forgetting your first wearom us. if you're in the southeast, you're one of the 22 milli people impacted by freeze warnings, fm jackson, orlando, wilmington, everybody at or below freezing. saranac lake, minus 13. these are aires temperatur
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seven in albany, ten in bradford, 19 in atlantic city. the good news is, this is going to be short lived. we've got maybe one more day of the eastern chill, the eastern half of the country. wichita below normal, charlotte, jacksonville and boston as we move into friday, temperatures still cold but not a bad. kansas city up to 44. washington, d.c. 42. savannah, the city 33 degrees below normal. by sunday 50 in new york city, tallahassee 79 degrees. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
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a cold start to your thursday morning. temperatures in the mid 20s. the wind will increase later on. as you head out t the bus stop geis morning, it's cold for sure. your warm winter jacket on. don't forget your hat or maybe your gloves foday. tomorrow, still watching for a rain and snow mix during the afternoon. because it's coming during the afternoon, i don't think too much will stick to the surface.e a cou of storms to talk about. we'll tell you about that in the next havel hour. >> the scowl -- >> not taking it personally. the support pouring in for be loved jeopardy host alex trebek after revealing he has an diagnosis. cer
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this could be your chance to leave your psoriasis symptoms behind. ask your doctor for ilumya today, for a clearer tomorrow. this is a "news 4 today" news break. 7:26 is your time nown this thursday, march 7, 2019. good morning everyone. i'm eun yang. >> i'm molette green. today a prince william county man is expected to be sentenced in prison. ronald hamilton was convicted of killing his wife crystal and a rookie police >>ficer in 2016. > final plans for the new fencing at the national zoo will be laid out today. the fencing would drop the mber of entrances from 13 to oux. let's check on commute with melissa mollet and your first 4 traffic. good morning. still have major delays. this traffic alert at the top of e beltwa as we zoom in, you can see the slowdown, outer loop after
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georgia, crash is clear, five mis of delays. outer loop delays, a live picture never new hampshire avenue. eastbound 66 after washington boulevard, a crash cleared. delays back to the toll road. all right. thank you, me the federal trade commission says consumers lost nearly $1.5 billion last year to scams. new tonight on "news 4 at 5:00":00, susan hogan explains a surprising group of peoe most likely to get scammed. we'll take a break now. your forecast is next.
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good morning. happy thursday everybody. another cold start to a march morning around here. temperatures 2ostly in the to get your difficult started. it's going to stay chilly today. there'sloudiness around this morning. we'll get back to sunshine for the late morning and ear afternoon hours. today's high a little milder than yesterday, up to 42. watching for a chance of rain
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and wet snow through most of your friday afternoon. it seuld be milder just in t for the second half of sunday. another news update in 25 minutes. for now, back to the "today" show after this short break. you shopping, you maximizing. you shopping, you maximizing. find the brands you love and get more you for your money, every time. it's not shopping, it's maximizing. start maximizing today! maxx life at t.j.maxx
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♪ pull mer close ♪ why don't you pull me close 7:30. thursday 7:30th now on thursday morning, 7th of march, 2019. this time tomorrow the plaza will look entirely different. musicar superst marin morris will be here. we're marking international women's day. we've got big things planned. we want to celebrate remarkable women coast to coast. a lot of them will be right here. >> going to be a great day tomorrow. we'll begin this half hour with a check of today's headlines and a stunning revelation from u.s. senator martha mcsally, the retired air force colonel revealing for the first time she had been red by a superior officer while serving in the air
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force. the revelatioame yesterday during a subcommittee hearing on sexual assault. myself.amed i was ashamed and confused. i thought i was strong, but felt powerless. the perpetrators abused their positions of pow in profound way. >> the air force saying we are appalled, adding we are steadfast in our commitment toa elim this reps henceable behavior. new video has emerged showing the final moments of that deadly cargo plane crash in houston. nosedivethe plane in a back on february 24th. the boeing plaas carrying packages for amazon when it went down on marshland. all three people on boardere killed. the cockpit voice reterder indica the pilot lost control
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about 18 seconds before it crashed. his walmart in houston texas, check this out. thousands of black crows and therether birds ghered in what looks like a tailgate party, some perched on top of cars, some hung out on e crow reminiscent of the 1963 alfred hitchcock movie "the birds." m i like birds ash as the next guy, but not on land, all to well wishes and messages of support of alex trebek. the legendary host just announced he's been diagnosed with cancer. nbc national correspond miguel almaguer joins us with the latest. good morning. >> it was devastating news to the legions of "jeopardy" fans. like 50,000 other diagnoses in the country each year, he has advanced pancreatic cancer.
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>> this week i was diagnosed with stage fou pancreatic caeer. >> the ff the game show we've all grown up with. >> this is "jeopardy." >> now 78-year-old alex trebek realing the devastating diagnosis, stage four pancreatic cancer, meaning it spread to other parts of his body. >> the prognosis f this is not very encouraging, but i'm going to fight. >>nly 3% of people at his age live more than five years. the disease claiming aretha anklin, steve jobs and patrick swayze. >> with the love and support of my famnd friends and with the help of you praye also, i plan to beat the low survival disease. this >> social media lighting up in support. ken jennings, the jeo rdy contestant with the longest winning streak tweeting alex treb bake is in a way the last cronkite, authoritative,
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reassuring tv voice. pat sajak tweeting, i wveld bet against him. we and the entire country are pulling for you, alex. this isn't trebek's first health scare. >> i want to thank all of you oufor concern. >> reporter: in 2018 announcing he had brain surgery to remove blood clots after suffering fall. >> slipping and hitting my head led to bloodn the brain, a subdural one of these swelling >> what is a hemorrhage? >> his show poking fun with a tegory called -- >> the medical file of alex trebek. yep. i've had everything, haven't i? >> reporter: in recent interviews he talked about retirement, even floating ideas for who will replace him as host. >> it's probably going to ben. wo it will be somebody younger, somebody bright, somebody personable. >> the man with all the answers said there's no question he eel
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beat the odds. >> under the terms of my contract i have to host jeopardy r three more years. so help me. keep the faith and we'll win. >> in a statement the chairman of sonyictures tv which produces "jeopardy" says if anyone can beat this, it's alex. he has our full support as he tackles this challenge head on.c news medical correspondent dr. john torres is with us now. you lookt alex trebek. he looks totally healthy. what is happeningnside his body with this stage four diagnosis. >> he's in great spirits. h the fact looks healthy is part of the problem. when patients come to you, they look great, haven't had much problems. inside this cancer is growing. usually the first signs they get is there's a gnawing pain in my belly derneath my rib cage and it goes to my back, i'm a little tired. th ban creigh yas iso deep in the body, by the time it starts growing outside the pancreas
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it's stage four and too late. >> is there any kind of screening test? >> there are a lot of scientists researchers trying to get screening tests. i think we're around the corner for that. >> stage four, what precisely does hat mean and what are h options in terms of treatment? >> stage four -- they stage all cancer four different stages. one means small, localized and inside the pancreas, two, also. three means it outside the pancreas. four means it's spread to other areas. you can't take it out. options are chemotherapy, radiationy.nd surg >> is this something that's emreditary? if your familyrs have it, should you get collected. >> big risk factors is hereditary, diabetes, those are the ones you cro't co the ones you can control, smoking, being overweight and inactivity as well. >> when you look at him, he looks the picture -- >> that's the big issue. they come in and look fantastic.
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>> every time something like this happens, the goodide of it is that maybe people will learn. what is there to learn here? what should people be looking out for in terms of symptoms for themselves. >> control the factors you can corol. stop smoking, lose weight, exercise. yalways tell people, know your body. start noticing symptoms, this gnawing pain that goes into your back, fatigue that's not usually there, tell your ctor. >> our thoughts and prayers are family x trebek and his this morning. we'll switch gears now and talk to mr. roker for a check of the weather. >> wbore thinking this storm from the dakotas acrossto he mid mississippi river valley. before it's over by friday, heavier in theplains. as we get further east, one to two inches, maybe four in the appalachians. we're also looking friday night, another system comes and this is the one we're concerned about, heavier snow through the plains again friday night.
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we're ao looking at severe weather developing along this system. seem areas where we had the heavy tornado outbreak overwe t end. that snow will continue pushing to the east through the great lakes. stng storms from the carolinas into louisiana. we've got a risk for 17 million people. possibility of tornadoes, alabama, mississippi, parts of georgia in to east texas. we'll be watching that very closely, plus heavy rain. there could bpw floodingds of two inches through the south. to the north, heavier snow, interior sections of new york into new england and back through the great laknd into the plains upwards of eight inches of snow. w thatt's going on around the country. here is what's happening in your neck of the woods. right here in theashington area it is cold this morning. 22 degrees right now in falls church, 23 in poolesville, 27 in arlington, 21 in winchester. a cold one today. a little more sunshine oncet we he morning clouds out. afternoon high today only 42
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degrees. a vy cold day indeed. tomorrow even colder still and no sunshine tomorrow. ahance for a little rain and wet snow during the day tomorrow. snow, if any, on the grassy areas should be an inch or less. low impact on a friday >> coming up in the next hf hour, cherry blossom time. >> seriou >> all right, al. thank you. cing up, new look from the front lines at the nation's opioid epidemic. wait until you see what first o responders in major city are facing every day. former first lady michelle obama opening up to jenna about her family and her favorite books. i can't wait to introduce you tohe young woman using social medo nd a positive messages. the story behind verg's new privacy pledge coming up after this. who said that women can't grill?
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town hall, a digital park where people coue together and everybody could share ideas. now 15 years after itirst launched, the whole model may be shifting with privacy and direct communication front and center. is the world's largest social media site becoming less social? facebook is promising a new future centered around privacy and direct messrbes. mark zucg posting he plans to make the site more intimate and safer, a place where people can be more confident what they say to each other is secure. the move seen by some from facebook's earlier mission tatement to bring the world together. zuckerberg making headlines while emphasizing that point in 2016. >> i'm starting to see people and nations turning inward against this idea of a connected world and global community. if the world starts to turn willds, then our communi just have to work even harder to bringe together.
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>> zuckerberg's latest post highlighting the popularity of disappearing stories saying people aou more cautis of having a permanent record of what t zuckerberg lad copied snapchat's temporary videos on facebk and instagram. >> what mark zuckerberg has done today is not reinventing the wheel. it's just reinventing the wheel at facebook, and that is a very big significant wheel that will impact the lives of almost 3 billion people around the >>wor. facebook's biggest hurdle may be its own reputation, the company has been rocked by multiple privacy scandals from concerning revelations about the personal information of photos and information they collect and share to the high number of fake accounts, some littering people's feedsith false new stories. some advertisers quitting facebook one chi the company's despicable business model, while new researchers show users in the ayu.s. m be logging off for good, a drop of 15 million from t 2017o 2018. itor may bee than just security concerns.
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with so many places to post, a newn emphasis o social media oversharing has many wondering is facebooktill relevant. >> billion dollar question. is facebook still cool?t' >> a really good question. facebook, the core product is not as cool as it once was. that is why facebook went out and acquired instagra it's why they're making the changes that they're making today. >> reporter: for now facebook hoping to win back trust saying they want to put privacy first. >> in is a really big deal, gaddy. when do we expect to see the changes? >> facebook hasn't given a timeline. we'll probably see it roll o inphases. we should note nbc universal invested $500illion into snapchat. i have two facebook accounts, an instagram account. this whole social media ove oad thing - >> i think that's what we call oversharing. >> exactly. >> a lot of folks are probably quit suspiciou about this new announcement based on facebook's
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7:56 is your time now on this thursday, march 7, 2019. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. let's get right to melissa mollet in your first 4 traffic.m weave had alerts this morning. >> we have. still slow top of the beltwayr ouoop after georgia is where the crash was. it's been cleared, but miles of detill hanging around. you can see the backup. you really want to avoid the beltway if you're heading out any time soon. westbound southwest freeway after the third street tunn, a ash there. arlington inbound 66, still has heavy delay from an earlier accident. eun? >> we'll take a break now and check your forecast next. stay with us.
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get your yes for less at the ross grand opening on saturday in clinton. it's 8:00 on "toda > it's 8:00 on "today." calling for change. >> so, like you, i am also ami tary sexual assault survivor. >> senator martha mcsally, america'sem firste pilot to fly in combat revealing she was raped by serving in the military. >> the perpetrators abused their position of power in profoundys wa this morning her heartfelt y on capitol hill and how the air force is responding. plus on the rontlines, an eye opening look at how the opioid crisis is spreading across the country and spreading through big cities. >> a call came through an overdoseins happeng. this happens multiple times a day in the city of baltimore. >> how first responders are
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working to save one life at a time. reading, writing and the white house. jennaitdown with michelle obama to talk about her love of books. >> whatas your favorite bdk to rs a little girl? >> there's so many. >> what kind of books does the former first lady recommend? we'll reveal her topics today thursday, march 7, 2019. >> from memphis, tennessee. happyda birthy ma kaya. >> celebrating my sweet 16. >> good morning to our dad and brother in north carolina! >> good morningho "today" s from manhattan, kansas. been watchingince been colder! >> i don't think i've ever heard nbc never been colder. we agree. welcome back to "today."ia appr you being with us on
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this chilly thursday morning. >> let's say you don't want to out on the plaza, all y need is a phone. record a quick message, say hi, share it with the #mytodayplaza ande'll put it up on our open at 8:00. >> we'll get right to your new at8:00. senator and retired fighter pilot ma that mcsally is calling for change after revealing she was raped while serving in the air force. she made the disclosures wednesday during a sub committee hearing on sexualth assault i military. she said she was silent for years and bas horrifi how the military handled it when she did y to share her story. >> like many victims, i felt the system was raping me all over again. but dn't quit. i decided to stay and continue to serve and fight and lead. >> in a statement the air force said they are appalled and deeply sorry for what mcsally
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endured. president trump'sorr campaign chairman paul manafort faces up to 25 years in prison when he isentenced today in virginia. manafort was convicted last year on federal tax and bank fraud charges along with failing to report lobbying work for a foreign government. next week he'll be sentenced in washington, c. where he pled guilty to similar charges. both cases were brought by special counsel robert mueller. meanwhile,ne former trump attory michael cohen returned to capitol hill on wednesday. cohen reportedly gave house investigators records to support his claim that a trumpttorney edited the statement he used to me to congress about a trump towercow project. grammy winning singer r. elly is back in jail this morning, this time over unpaid child support. that arrest came hours afterga a bizarre and ranting interview about the sexual abuse chargesst him. nbc's stephanie gosk is on the story. good morning. >> good morning. e message from the judge in chicago to r. kelly, pay what
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you owe in child support or sit in jail until you do. this morning the musician is behind bars as possible criminal trouble mounts. detectives are looking into an allegation of criminal sexual misconlect of the sing coming on the heels of his explosive interview with cbs news. >> iidn't do this stuff. this is not me. i'm fightingor my [ bleep ] life. y'all are killing me with this! [ bleep ]. >> robert. -- my career. are y'all trying to kill me? you're killing me, man! >> according to gayle king, r. kelly's people told her they were happy with how the interview we. despite some of the criticism he's been getting. the 52-year-old has bigger problems now. he owes more than $160,000 in child support. it appears he can't come up with
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it. >> all right, stephanie. thank you. a new jerseyom and the homeless man she was supposedly trying to help have pleaded guilty in the gofundme scam that $400, than kate mcclure faces up to 20 years in prison when sentenced in june. john bobbitt jr. could get ten yearsehind bars prosecutors say mcclure and her exoyfriend made up the story about bobbitt giving her his last $20 when she ran out o gas. bobbitt accused the couple of keeping most of the money for themselvesde to a m story in colorado we've followed closely. the chuh continues for the remains of kelsey ber regt. dateline is following investigation. uncovered new informati m about th at the center of this case, patrick frazee. dateline spoke tose a woman w once daughter dated him. >> she loved him but she feared
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him. >> yet he had this spell over her. yes, it was crazy. >> what is it? >> he's very clarming at firs and then he confides in shher. would always say he was this little boy in a man's body. he'd always pull the, i had a bad childhood. i think it was the nurturing, loving part of vanessa that he would capitalize onnd then when he'd know he had her, he'd spin this mental cruelty weber aroundo the point where she almost thought about suicide eme weekend. >> you may rr the story. patrick frazee was charged with kelsey berreth's murder. tune in to "dateline" tomorrow for the full story. how about a little morning boost? here we go. it can be hard sometimes to get teenage boys to show their emotions. watch what happened when a high school a teacher coach
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returned early from his deployment to afghanistan with the army national guard. cheers and applause ] >> that, by the way is football and basketball coach captain andrew olson surprising former pllers at a high schoon utah. he kept in touch with them while he was in the combat zone. captain olson said he knew they'd be excited to s him. had no idea it would bring his classroom to tears. >> it's so obvious that guy is so much more than acoach. still ahead on this thursday morning. wimbdon ready? i know you are. the playo video serena williams posted of her daughter on the tennis court. first, jacob soboroff is taking us to the front lines of the nation's opioid crisis. >> a call just came through onc disp that an overdose is happening. this happens multiple times a day in the city of baltimore.
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atl's. we are back. > we're back with more of nbc's special series "one nation overdosed." >> the epidemic first hitan rur white communities, but now it's changing. jacoboboroff has more. >> the deadly opioid fentanylsp ads to the rust belt, then the east coast big cities. it is killing nowincripple natalie. new studies show african-americans are dying atra increasing tes. we saw the shift last year in realtime. >> a call came through on the spatch that an overdose is
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happening. this happens multiple times a day in the city of baltimore. >> first responders find a man unconscious after using febt nini fentanyl, after a few anxious moments they bring him back with narcan. >> what was it like to see that? >> it's scary. i thought he was getting ready to die right here. >> they saved his life. >> basically, yes, they saved his lifem going to say they saved his life. >> baltimore has been the heroin capital of america for decades, but until fentanyl, another type of synthetic opioid, 50 times more deadly, showed up from mo and china did everything intensify. last year alone the city saw over 700 overdose deaths, almost three times as manys 15. >> this overdose happened at the same time of another one, a black honda, somebody passed out. >> reporter: this man needs two doses nfcan to revive him. he was passed out in his car when a woman noticed him outside
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her window and dialed 911. >> had she waitedonger to cal or didn't call about the situation that he was in, could he have died? >> he could have, yes, depending on how much he took. >> you might he saved his life by callg. >> reporter: african-americans have been less affected by record overdose deaths than whites largely because of geograsty. fentanyl f flooded america's rust belt, but that's now changing as fentanyl made its way into the east coastoi h supply. >> anybody here know anybody who has died from an overdose? almost evteybody. >> rep we sat with a group of people in baltimore who struggled with addiction to ask them whyhe overdoses have become so much more deadly. >> why is it so bad today? the fentanyl? >> it's the fentanyl. the thing is, i lost peoplere tt i up with from childhood, like about eight people in one
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year. >> eight people in one year. >> eight people that i grew up with off of fentanyl overdoses. >> reporter: a parit of the c hit particularly hard is the penn north neighborhood. os >> that overd -- >> every day. you missed three of them. there was three before that. that's day-to-day occurrence. >> reporter: we met up with this man who works with the health department to get to the hardest hit areas. miller works for be more power, a local group that hands out narcan, the overdose antidote free to anybodyho wants it. >>. >> how long do you see yourself doing this job? i >> can't answer it. what i did, teaching my daughter
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how -- a at 9 years old. >> yeah, 9. i can't say how long i'll be doing it. there's still workne to be >> reporter: in baltimore activists like miller have been fighting this battle for decades. it's only know intensified. the hope is that his work there will help destigmatize opioid use, drug use amongst communities like this in baltimore to change the conversation to the health epidemic, the health crisis that this really is. >> it's hard to overstate how essential narcan has been in the fight against opioid addiction in this country. i don't think folks realize how many more people would have died if it weren't for the narcan being handed out in cities like baltimore. >> an entire movement, it's first and foremost to stoppe le from dying and then help them get treatment. >> just what you saw in that tiny window, viting baltimore, surprising how much deaths and loes you saw. >> in the first hour, three
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overdoses back to back to back. >> mr. roker, what have you got? >> mr. willard scot my second dad, 85 years old today. love him. miss hi america's weather man, willard scott. got his start at wrs in washington. another institution in gt wash, the cherry blossoms. people bloom april 3rd. we are seeing basically a change in that, if we can advance that along. record marliest bloomch 15, 1990. this season's forecast right on time, apr 3rd through the 6th. head on down. over a million folkswill. for today, a morning breeze through the southeast. snowshowers making theirheay through northeast. look for light snow making its way from the plains into the mid mississippi river valley. another storm system comes onshore, makes its way into the rockies bringing heavier snow. plenty of sunshine throughout
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the hawaiian islands. snowshowers in northern alaska. here is what's happening in your neck of the gwoods. ood morning everybody. it is a scold start to your morning. temperatures are below freezing still everywhere after a bit of cloud cover, we're starting to see a few breaks of suhine. it will turn into a partly to mostly sunny afternoon. day's high only 42 degrees. for tomorrow, no sun at all. a rain-snow mix. primarily during thegh day hours tomorrow, so any potential for accumulation of snow under one inch mainly on grassy areas. turning a little milder by the y second half r weekend. >> savannah has lost her phone. we don't know where it is. >> jenna just said maybe it's by th peanut butter. >> somebody check the pantry. >> we'll find it. >> i know we'll fin it. >> all points bulletin.
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>> why does it taste so good. good morning, sheinelle. >> we have a fun "partstart." serena williams, alexis olympia is starting to take after her when it comes to hitting the tennis courts. take a look. >> oh, my god. >> look at that foot work. >> wow. >> burninghe so fast done lost a shoe. you look like mommy when she's mad on the court. >> mike mother, like daughter. jokingly referring to her infamous reactiont last year's u.s. open. won't be long beforshe has a racket in her hands. each have been recognized for acting skills over the wa years, i their singing skills put on display in last night's preview of "car pool karaoke". ♪
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my favorite things ♪ ♪ >> i love it. i love . >> singing "seven rings" by ariana grande. finally last night, willie geist sat down with steven colbert to talk about "sunday today." they compared interview styles and confessed to using a go-to question to get them out of any awkwmoment. >> i do space out sometimes a little bit. oh, my god, what should them next. what's your go-to? >> when you fall out a little bit. >> and you realize the rhythm of their speech means they're about to stop talking. >> and you should say something? >> i know the terror of that
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moment. hoed kotb and i have a blanket question of, what a year by virtue of you being here, i'm going to assume it's been a great yeary because you proba have a book or movie or tv show, what a year. i have similar one. mine is how do you live with yourself? we've got to go in a minute. tifore we go, i have to ask you one last qu. what a year. >> now he has to find another one. >> secret revealed. >> you know what happened?wi ie was co-hosting with me. e had two shows and i prepped for the wrongone. when i walked out, i saw a guest, who is this and why are we here? willie and i go, ready? what a year >> nou can't use it again. >> now i have to find another one. by the way, breaking newshe . the search for your cell phone. there's the peanut butter.
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phone. >> did you eat that whole jar? >> no. >> look at our pantry. >> i s almosttole the whole jar. >> they should openhe up where t spoons are. it coulde there. >> where is it? by the way, we already looked in the trash. me and craig were dumpster diving. >> it's on silent so you can't call it. >> are you panicked? >> alittle. >> i feel like i've lost a limb. i c still feelit. >> i'm on the phone talking to debra and i say, i can'tind my phone. she's like, what are you talking about? >> oh, wait. >> wait a minute. >> did she find it? is that it? kaitlyn saves the day! >> thanks, kaitlyn.
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>> we found her phone. the daily click -- >> way to go kaitlyn vickers. yesterday we announced i have a new book club, we have a new book club. i have more news, it all has to do with books. i'm a nerd. you're having so much fun with your digital series. i've s decided tort my own. let me introduce you to our newest digital series "open book," chatting with knewer m and celebrities about the books that mean the most for them. our first guest, no big deal, happens to be a best seller and former first lady, michelle obama. >> wow. >> what was your favorite book to read to your girls? >> there are so many. y dr. suess book, ood night moon" and barack's favorite was
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"where the wild things are." those are the books we always read when we're readingo kids. we have so many. we're a household of book readers i should say. >> do you remember what book you loved as an adult. >> "song of solomon," toni morrison's. every time i pick it up i'm pulled into the story, her writing a the way she shapes those characters and the journeys they're on pulls me in every time. some of the greats, even "grapes of wrath," i still feels relevant. everyone who wants to understand the trajectory of this country needs to really r"unapes of wrath" and who we are as a country and why we changed, why we h te some of regulations and laws that we have. >> do you recommend books to your girls? >> someties. theyt the stage now whereit like, the last thing i want is one more thing to do, but
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most recently because malia is a huge fan of zady. i read "white heteeth" with every now and then when she's in a place reading something interesting,ndhe'll call say check this out or do you know this author? but shesn d have much time to read as a sophomore. >> she basical recommends books to you. >> sometimes she does. >> i love the switch. >> that's great. >> i.ove th check out our full conversation including mrs. obama's glty pleasure read. 's not "fifty shades of grey." y tuned and s for more open book guests, sarah jessica parker, bono and neil patric>> harris. he book you recommended yesterday on this program, i happened to be at a bookstore yesterday, there were three people in line holding that book because y recommended it.
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>> read with jenna. this is great. >> jenna invited my mom to join her book club and my m is like -- she texted me and said, now i have my phone and can read it to you. got the book from jenna. would love to n her club. ask if there will be a discussion? >> and the author wrote me on instagram and will do somti qus and answers. join in, y'all. let's read.ha >>s the hashtag, join in y'all. >> it's also #readwithjenna. theree go. the "trading spaces" reboot read to return for a brand new season. second season for the reboot we brought the cast to studio d1a. we'll a little diy ourselves. we'll catch up after your local news.
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8:26 is your time now on this thursday, march 7, 2019. good morning, i'm eun yang. let's start with a check on the ronds with melissa mollet your first 4 traffic. >> silver spring the outer loop ata, geortill miles of delays from an earlier crash, going 12 miles per hour. d. eastbound, military before 30th, large pothtbe. another end western avenue before chevy chase ngton inbound 66 still heavy delays from an earlier crash. >> melissa, thank yowe l check your forecast when we come back. stay with us. everyone's got to listen to mom.
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of all kinds. yet you won't shout about it. it's just not in your nature. instead, you'll quietly make history. cake. beds. poetry. trouble. love! hope! and rather a lot of tea. the best of britain, from the moment you step on board. good morning hoeverybody. you have your heavy coats out. temperatures below freezing this morning.he will stay on chilly side for today and tomorrow. forhtly milder air moves in your saturday, definitely milder on your sunday. tomorrow we're also watching for ah pretty h chance of a rain-snow mix during the day tomorrow. since it's c ting during day, i don't think there will be much in the way of accumulations to worry about.
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don'te forget to m your clock ahead saturday night before you go to bed. >> chuck, thank you. get the latest news and weather any time on the nbc washington app. have a great day.
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♪ 8:30 now. it is thursday 8:30 on thursday morning, the 7th of march, 2019. it a coldone. but we'll warm you up. tomorrow is international women's day. we'll have a special live event on our plaza. we'll celebrate with awe-inspiring women from all walks of life, great stories. >> it's going to be awesome because the cherr on top, ms. guthrie, a live concert from country mus superstar maren
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morris. if you're in town, come to the plaza and hang out with us. >> a great show. >> i want to introduce you to my girlfriend. she doesn't know we'refriend we're about to be friends. are you gayle? >>ga i'm yle. >> from ere. >> newburn, north carolina. >> you have a lot of fans there. >> she said please talk to me, all my friends think i'm going to be on tv. well, are, gayle. you want to shout out any friends by name? >> yes, parker on her 16th birthday >> i have a little present for you. >> you do? >> are you busy tomorrow morning? >> no. >> the answer would be no. >> i've got vip passes for you for the concert tomorrow, maren morris. are you in to that? >> yes, yes, i am. >> happy birthday. you're famous. >> her name is savaah, o? >> your name is savannah?
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let's talk. nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you, too. >> you're as c e as canbe. >> i told you, i made a whole bunch of new friend >> just ahead, cleo wade has been called the millennial oprah with big following on social media, using it to spread a message of love and self-acceptance. also ahead the rning, the gang from "trading spaces" with a new season on the way. ey'll join us this morning with do it yourself tips and tricks to spruce up your home. plus today food is heading to south carolina for the charleston wine and food. festiv i'll be there tomorrow live. this morning we'll give you a , sneak pe introducing you tof some o the amazing female chefs in charge of the city's best au rents. natalie morales is coming, doing all kinds of demonstrations, meet-and-greets. >> a party down th on the third hour of
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"today," another remarkable influence-her. a woman who dove into the business world with no experience, now running her own company. >> chocked full of inspiration. can we get a check of the weather? >> absolute s. let'w you what we've got, our weekend outloo light sno through the upper ohio river valley, wet t weathough the eastern gulf. severe storms i the low mississippi river valley, places that have already been hit hard. snow and wind in the northern plains. sunshine along the east coast and sunday, sunday! ok for snow in the north, northern new england. strong storms through the northeast. plenty of sunshine through the western plainsnto the pacific northwest. that's what's going onround thecountry. here is what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning, evybody. filtered sunshine over the city in washington this morning. our skies will brighten up att bit as we get later into the morning. still plenty cold. mid to upper 20s for
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y's high only a chilly 42 degrees. here is your ten dash day forecast. another cold day with a rain-snow mix around. saturday loudy andchilly. most of saturday's rain chances are after the sun goes down. sunday also briefly quite mild. up to 66 degrees. >> that is your latest weather. don't forget, you can take us with you any time you need us. go to today's sirius xm channel 108. women's day today is sponsored by marvel studios "captain marvel." discover what makes her a, he in theaters everywhere friday. about,we've been talking international women's day is tomorrow. we'll celebrate in a big way. >> getting you ready, sharing stories of remarkable barrier-theaking women. morning we'll meet a young woman using the internet to spread a message of lesitivity. >> wade has been called the
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millennial oprah, insping a generation of women one post at a time. >> tell me about this first poem that you oosted instagram. >> i was like, well, it would be interesting to take photos of my notebook and take photos of the ideas, the poems and words helping me through my day. >> 29-year-old cleo wade is a poet with a modern day approach, sharin writings post by post on instagram. >> what would it look like if you treat every person in the world as if they're your best iends. >> she writes about love, self-confidence and positivity. hollywood celebs are leading her fan club. >> it was definitely one of those moments where you have to believe in yourself even more than the people who believe in you. >> that's good. >> you have to believe in yourself even more than the
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people who believe inatyou. good. you are a writer. >> she's collected her messages in a book, "heart talk," inspired byans who send her hundreds of e-mails a day, grateful for her support and seeking advice. >> i feel likef you can make a book of best friends, that's really what i hoped to do, allow it to be there for you in your life and use it as you need to. >> when did you realize the gift of writing? >> well, i went to poetry summer camp as a lit.e gi i think also when you grow up in a place like new orleans, it's so instilled in you, so sentimental that you should express yourself. >> wade grew up in new orleans, aher mom a che her dad an artist. employee i don't's parents divorced when she was 6, but they inspire herwork. a at an early age i was inspired toept people the way they werear myts had big, amazing spirits. >> at 17 after landing an
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internship at a fashion coicany, shed up and moved to new york city, later landing a job as an office manager at halston under ceo bonnie decarr. >> i had an internship and an amazing female mentor,he first female ceo i ever saw. it defy had a deep impact on my life. >> she began posting insgram affirmations in 2014, some calling her poems hallmark cards for millennials. >> we're all more than our mistakes. fter day she's a sought speaker at national conventions and ted talks onss socials advocating for criminal justice reform and canvassing for several female candidates during election season. >> all we have to do is show up for ods >> she believes that begins by giving back. wade volunteers for the lower east side girls club, an organization that provides services for girls from lowia income fyfamilies. >> of course i cried. >> i come here because i live two block away. we can all find some place in
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our neighborhood at least to go show up. >> and teaches storytelling at the women's prison >>associatio. think it's so important for me to make sure that along the way i talk to myaudience, especially the young girls about the journey because all y can hope is that they can use your template as a starting place and do things ten times more amazing than you ever >> reporter: every summer she sets up her "are youok " booth. >> free, peaceful and loving conversation. i set itp around 9:00 a.m. it's very inspired by lucy from the peanuts except i don't charge. i' usually there for about ten hours. i jus listen. and people come and talk to me through out t day. it's honestly probably one of my vorite things i do. >> reporter: inspiring people with the written and spoken word and creating art to createch ge. >> we all have the power to do
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oneind thing in one way. so whether sometimes smiling at your neighbor is just as important as going to a march for whatever you believe in. there are everyday heroes walkingng a us constantly if we're willing to listen to their stories. >> i will tell you employee i don't is working on a new book and continuing her service work in the community. i didn't even name all thees plhe volunteers. the theater in harlem, the national black theater. the one thinghat people really love, that booth she set up where she sits there and people will line up in cities all over this country. they sit down and just want to talk. >> by the way, you would tell her your secrets. >> yes. i felt that. >> that spirit -- >> one of the most things you can do. >> i'll put up a sign "are you okay." i'm going to hear you and spend this time with you, so >>precio. thank you, sheinelle. up next, neat need help
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yep! yes, yes, yes ,yes, yes... yes. seriously, 20 to 60 percent off department store prices every day. at ross. yes for less. we are back with "today home." the gang from tlc's "trading spaces." r fans of the ow, last year's return after a ten-year hiatus, now season two, the show is tenth overall, just around the corner filled with new ne challengesmakeovers, new revea reveals. here to tell us all about it, good morng guys. we'll get to why you're wearing pantyhose. >> season ten. season two of the reboot. ten overall. how is it going? >> it went really well. it was super fun. crazy, crazy episodes this year.
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you traded with twins, identical twin twins. >> it's been a lot of fun. >> have you been surprised how well the reboot has been >> yes. . >> no, no! absolutely not. >> i think the fans were super excited last year. we were super excited. sabrina joined us, became part of our family. obviously she's back. was a blast. it was a blast all over again. the trades this yearrewha whack-a-doo. >> the ar rhona alone in that room. >> really great projects. >> let's show of these. >> let's not call attention to the mistake. >> don't worry about it. i'll fix anything. >> this is so fascinating.
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you do paint, a think called follow trol and 100% silicone. >> you can do it with the kids. you c w do ith me if you want. >> can i? >> put some gloves on. >> it's all on my website. put whatever colors yed put it right over the canvas, let it dry ande you done. >> don't do it without the gloves. >> i'll be fine. >> put itll a in, flip it and done. >> oh, that's hot. >> you let it drip. >> let it drip into the pan. en it's all dry, it will look like my finished piece. >> i'll have do come back to it. >> flip it over just like that.t swirl around.
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>> look how cool that looks. >> you can hang this in the house. >> isn't that cool? >> i'm showing something quick and easy. >> you don't have to put tha on your head. this is basically if you have old paint that you've been working with sabrina around the house and it's gotten boogers, you stretch your then you pour in the old paint. it literally takes out all the boogs. you have filtered paint you can use on the wall. >> that's a useful hack. >> why do you pair the pantyhose on you head? >> it gets me in the mood. i'm seeing people about it. right now it's the only way i can focus. >> i thoughthat was going to become a finished product at some point. >> it is.
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see, it's been filtered and that's your filtered stuff. see. isn't that wonderful. >> it almostt seems like would be easier to go out and buyore paint. >> i'm working with fabric, not with pantyhose. we often have bookcases or end tables want to freshen up. instead of painting the backs of them whichou cando, what i did was i'm taking fabric and m taking actual cardboard or foam cord you can get vy inexpensively like at a dollar store, cover it with the fabric, double stick tape on here. you can also use duct tape or use the spray mount to adhere lhe fabric to. boom, this wil be a two-toned one. if you want to p more texture in. >> it's not that expensive. >> no, no. it's very cheap. ands more depth than just paint.
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>> if you to do something for kids, put a little color in. i went to university of illinois and i was in a store and found the university of illinoifa ic, go chiefs, yes. but for kids, we've got lots of fun stuff and lots of color. >> doug, thank you. >> i would have used university of michigan instead. go blue. what we're doing here is making frames for our pictures instead of using simple picture frames. >> you find this at a secondhand store. >> we'll use window fashion. we have awi little -- >> this is how we do it on "trading spaces." first we mess it up and then we fix it. >> thin nails and twine and voila, a nice beautiful picture frame. it works. a little glass in there as well. super simple. 20 bucks for a sash or frame.
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>> thanks, carter. congratulations. look for the new season saturday, mch 16, tlc. wow, that's a lot. >> southern comfort food with a modern twist. we're heading to my home state of south carolina. we'll meet theomen running for charleston's most popular restaurants. first this is"today" on nbc. great job. ank you. "today" onou if you have moderate to severe psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, little things that's why there's otezla. otezla is not an injection or a cream. it's a pill that treats differently. for psoriasis, 75% clearer skin is achievable, with reduced redness, thickness,
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welcome back. >> today food is h proud toe a big presence at t today food is proud to ve a big presence at charleston's food festival. >> we'll be there li y. to giv a taste of what to expect, natalie morales is introducings to some of the women taking charge at great restaurants across the city. hey, hall. charleston has been called one of america's exciting food eadingtici. teshe revolution. foodies are flocking to charles sfon, south carolina, where
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these women are reinventing classics and plating up their own fresh takes into the culinary paradise. >> the people that used to come from out of town, they want to see what new and exciting thing we're doing. >> kelly is the executive chef at magnolia's. here she puts her twist onri favo dishes. >> food in the south is exactly what it's called, comfort food. tons of good yummy stuff. i would say in the last five years a lotf people arento getting themselves healthy. >> which is exactly what restaurant ur discovered when they opened their popular juicery and cafe. >> when we started, there were none of these places in charleston. it was a lot of education in the beginning. >> an education that was second
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nature for mystery who grew up in india juicing fruits and vegetables with her mother every day. it's a way of life they think is changing the way people think about food in their community. >> we're part o the evolution of food change in charleston by helping people broaden their horizons. >> reporter: native charlestonian carrie morey's buttered biscuits are be loved. >> a biscuiteans manythings. most importantly it's sustenance and comfort and the bread really of the south. it doesn't really have any onomic rriers. it can be served at thean fciest parties or on the side the road. i grew up here in charleston and pent a lot of time with my grandmother who spent her days cooking for her five children very simple, southern foodll
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filled with lots of love and heart. >> reporter: she ships the biscuits around the country. >> my mom thought i was crazy when iaid let's start a biscuit business. she said why would anybody buy biscuits, why wouldn't they just make them? >> reporter: millions of biscuits later, peopleave gone crazy for that nostalgic country comfort. >> my hope is that people have this moment of, oh, my god,hat is delicious and i want more. >> reporter: a bite of true southern hospitality. >> i cannot wait tink my teeth into some of those biscuits. another sign that women rule. a female bartender won the cocktail competition. al, i'll see you there. i'm heading tohe airport as well. >> she and i will be hosting th
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more gre for more gre stories, >> bye-bye. 8:56 is your time now on this thursday, march 7, 2019. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. let's start wit a check on the roads with melissa mollet and your first 4 traffic. how is it ing? >> southbound georgia avenue before hathaway bdrive,nd new crash with an overturned vehicle blocking the right side of the road. eastbound 66, a crash causing big delays. taking a look at the outer loop, delays before new hampshireen , i wouldn't recommend top of the beltway outer loop.
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i would say dohe icc instead. melissa, thank you. we'll take a break. your forecasis up next.
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goodorning everybody. still a cold start to the day. everyone still below freezing. 31 at the national airport through much of the shenandoah valley and outlying suburbs. highs around 40 degrees with a mix of cloud andsu cloudy tomorrow. rain and wet snow around the area. dry for most of the weekend with most of the rain chances coming saturday night when you'll be moving your clock ahead. >> chuck, thank lyou. get theatest news and weather any time in the nbc washington app. have a great day.
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