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. good morning, . good morning, blaking overnight. outrage overenient sentence given to paul manart, the president's former campaignch airman, just four years in prison,ct a small fraion of what federaluidelines recommended. >> extraordinarily lenient sentence. >> i think i spent more days in detention in high school. >> this morning what his lawyer said on the courthouse steps, is manafort angling for aptal pardon. the house versus hate. lawmakers on capitl voting to condemn bigotry. in response to the comments from a democratic congresswoman viewed by many as being anti-semitic. five years, few answers.
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a somber anniversary for the world's greatest aviation mystery, no sign still of the 239 people onbo ard. this morning the new technology to make sure it nev happens again. allhat plus lucky times two. the incredible story of the $232 million mega mrlions winne and what happened to his ticket. >> my parents raised me to be a good person, honest, >> exclusive music and movie icon olivia newton john getting candid with her latest battle with breast cancer. >> you can be a victim or be a winner and enjoy your >life. first, fierce and female. it is international women's day. we're marking the occasion wh awe-inspiring ground breakers
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and a live concert on the plaza with superstar maren morris on friday, march 8, 2019. >> announcer: from nbc news this is today with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb. it'al internati women's day. how do you celebrate? out here on the plaza we'll show you how. >> i rolled up at 4:30 this morning and there was aine out the door. maren morris will be singing. >> women doing amazing featse willere and get a rock star welcome. let's start with the news and the backlash over the four-year prisonentence given to paul manafort. critics called it disrespectful and outrageous.
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>> reporter: the reaction is pouring in this morning as paul man forte got a much lighter sentence than he faced under the federal sentencing guidelines. on thursday manafort asked for compassion, but never expressed remorse. that's something the judge noted. but the judge also added manart has no criminal history and has otherwise lived a, qu ote, blameless life. democrats are crying foul. a stunning fall from grace. one president trump's campaign hair, paul manafort now a convicted felon, sentenced to nearly four years in prisonar weg a green jumpsuit and ina wheelchair due to complications from gout, manafort asking for compassion. the last two years have been the most difficult for my family and i, to say i have been humiliated and shaldd we a gross understatement. his attorney speaking out.
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>> what you said today was the same thing we said from day one, there is absolutely no evidence that paul manafort was involved with any collusion with any vernment official from russia. >> reporter: house intelligence committee chairman adam schiff calling that aat delib reqwest for a pardon. >> i think i spent mores d in detention in high school. i'm really ticthd off about . one of my friends said we have a criminal justice systemtr that ts you better if you're rich and guilty than if you're poor and innocent. >> reporter: manafort served on the trump campaign for only five months, stepping down over growing questions of his business dealings in russ. since then president trump has tried to distance himself. >> he worked for me for a short period of time rsh more recently praising him f not tliping on
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him. the president taking a different tone toward michael cohen calling him a liar and a rat because he did flip. on thursday, cohen suing the trump organization for $1.9 million in legal fees saying thr ganization broke its promise to pay his legal bills once he arted cooperating with prosecutors. >> i never asked for nor would i accept a pardon from president trump. >> reporter: cohen's lawyer lanny davised acknong to nbc news cohen did at one point direct his former attorney to explore possibilities of a pardon with president trump's attorney. davis its that does not conflict with cohen's congressional testimony becau cohen is no longer cooperating with the president's legal teaml >> mic cohen lied like a dog. that's what he >>did. kristen, we're on the subject of pardons. a t of people are wondering if paul manafort is potentially pa
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president. >> reporter: they are wondering, savannah. a lot of people have noted that president trump has spoken so positive manafort. in the past t president hasn't ruled one out. i asked his attorney rudy giuliani again overnight about a possible pardon from manafort.ul ni telling me the president isn't ruling one in or out bute added isn't considering a pardon right now. for manafortmanafort, he could an additional ten years in prison. also this morning, the house has overwhelmingly passed a resolution condemningm anti-semitnd other bigotry as democrats try to put controversial comments by a freshman congresswoman behind them. hallie jacksonas the latest on this. go morning. >> reporter: good morning, hoda.
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the house is set to vote on a big anti corruption bill, but that's beenvehadowed this week by frustration, division over the anti bigotry resolution, a resolution that was badenedt the last minute to include condemnation of all form >> the resolution is agreed to and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. >> reporter: the house psing a sweeping resolution condemning not justm, anti-semitut anti muslim discrimination and bigotry against minorities as hateful expressions of hate. all in response to the comments by s omar whomed to question the loyalty of israel's american supporters when she said this. >> let's talk about the political influence in this country that says it is okay for
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push for aegiance to aoreign country. >> while the resolution didn't name omar specifically, it was direct rebuke. the congresswoman again ignoring questions >> no comments about this resolution passing. >> but she did releasent a j statement with two other lawmakers highlighting their supports fores theution saying we are tremendously proud to be part of a body that has put forth condemnation of all form of bigotry. omar, one of the first muslim erican women elected to congress has been targeted for her faith. the debate exposing sharp disagreements among democrats with lawmakers divided over how to respond to one of her own. house speakan pelosi calling on the congresswoman to be careful with her words. >> i don't think tt the congresswoman -- has a the full weight of how it's
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heardle by other pelthough i don't believe it was intended in an anti-semic way. >> the democrats may be divided on thatssue as well as others ones, hallie? >> especially when you look at the progressive wing and the more establishme wing of the ers say impeachment should be the focus, you have a similar disagreement over the green deal. expect some of that to come into even sharper focus as we getcl er to the 2020 democratic primary, an issue not just on capitol hill, but on the campaign trail as well. >> craig joining the taote, r big story we're keeping an eye on. today marks five years since malaia airlines flight 370 vanished in a overnight flight to beijing. pieces have washedho , but
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still no sign of the plane itself or the people on board. tom, who would have thought we'd still be talking about this missing plane five years ter? >> nobody would have expected that. this is now the wld's greatest aviation mystery. there e clues suggesting the 777 went dow inhe indian ocean, part of the world with no tracking. w there's technology to make sure another plane doesn't disappear without a trace. the mystery began five years ago this morning, malaysia flight 370, the red eye fm kuala lumpur to beijing. radar and satellite data suggests the plane mad a sudden, unexplained u turn flying back over malaysia, cutting north and then flying
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south and disappearing into the s,dian ocean. over the ye only pieces have washed up, no sign of the plane or its passengers. >> i can't help but wonderishere y mother. >> reporter: the official search called off in 20, a second search led by u.s. firm ocean infinity also ended without succe success. the theories, one of the pilots committed suicide, crashing with everyone on board, that the plane suffered an on board fire or oxygen failure, even suggestions of a cyber attack or hijacking. but could it happen again? >> you can see right now we're tracking ove10,000 aircraft realtime. >> reporter: at the satellite command center in virginia, a w global tracking system is watching nearly every plane in the world. 70% of the planet has no radar coverage. for decades planes flying out of radar range over oceans could only check in by radio. in 2014 malaysia airlines had not paid for a gps tracking
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service. now international rules require every airliner to be gps tracked by mid 2020. the s atem goes live the ends of this month. 66 satellites all linked together providing 24/7 coverage of every plane in the air equipped with next gen tracking. every flight over the lantic, pacific, indian ocean identified and tracke we're talking anywhere in the world getting an update twice a second whe location is. >> reporter: if mh370 had gps tracking, search crews likely wod have found the wreckage within hours. >> some experts believe the pilot actually turned off his radio transponder. is that a concern with this new technology a well? >> it is. many experts t believese gps transponders should be fixed in the on position so no one can turn them off. under international rules by
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2021 new planes must be equipped with tracking that cannot be disabled if the plane goes into ant abnormal fli condition. >> hard to imagine why anyone would want that transponder turned off. >> thank you, tom. t man charged with kidnapping 13-year-old jamie klaus. jake pattersonbo talks why he committed the crime and he he plans to plead guilty. >> this morning the man accused of kidnapping jay me is speaking out in a jailhouse letter 21 injured jack patterson is charged with killing her parents before taking off with the teenager. she managed to escape. patterson who authorities say confessed to the crimes tls
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ready tofrom kare he's plead guilty. >> he claims in the litter he planned on pleading guilty his attorneys could convince him otherwise. >> in a letter sent from a sconsin jail, patterson writes, i want jayme and her ,latives to know th don't want them to worry about a trial. also scrawling an apology, i'm sorry for noerything. i it doesn't mean much. the care reporter wrote patterson asking for details not in the court record. >> i didn't ask him what's going through your head now. i didn't do anything that's talking about what he's feeling or anything like that, i kept it all fact-based primarily with questions that people have asked me that i don't have an answer to. >> patterson's response to if he had any remorse. huge amounts, i cat believe i did this. asked what gs through the min of someone who commits a crimei like th patterson said, the reason i did this is
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complicated. to the reporter's question when hed reali he was capable of doing something like this, he respded this is mostly on impulse. i don't think like a serialki er. he said no one can believe or even imagine how sorry i am for hurting jayme this month. her family saying theyw k about the letter but did not want to comment on it. for "tay," ron mott, nbc news. >> patterson's attorneys have not comnted on his letter. to a story we've been following surrounding vaccinations to clear up misinformation on a bunch of social media sites. facebook announced new policies on thursday to reduce the visibility of false information on its platform. searches for topic like vaccine controversy will no longer yield results for pages or groups known to spread misinformation. facebook says it will also reject ads that include
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deceptive or false vaccine material. that announcement came two after an ohio teen tfted for a senate committee he got vaccinated against his mom's wishes. kelly conway says she received bad information on social media sites. what better place to spend the weekend thanar ston, south carolina. the charleston wine and food festival. how is it going, buddy? >> it's going to be exciting and i'm doing the 10:00 with kathie e from here. it will be a good time from charleston. some of ourweather, not such a good time for a lot of folks, especially back through the plains where we have winter storm watchesnd warnings. light snow moving through the upper ohio river valley into the mid atlantic lat today. what we're really concerned about is this area of severewe her from texas into arkansas. 10 million people at risk. tomorrow it moves into the same
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area that got hit last weekend with anan ed area of severe storms. 17 million people at rk and a risk of tornadoes as well. this system has two parts to it. snow to the north that makes a storm moving p into theins bringing rain to the midwest and the south. snow to the north. severe storm risk in the south late tomorrow afternoon and into tomorrow night. storms from thearolina coast into northern florida, right into the center of that system, we're looking heavy rain from two to four inches of rain with severe storms possible. into the northeast we're looking anywhere from 4 to 12 inches of snow, especially upstate new york, northernew england and into the plains. we're going to get to your local recast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
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goods morning. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. clouds are moving in fast. it's 33 in washington. there are areas of very light snow a parts of central virginia. that's going to continue to move in our general direction. v will by cloudy this afternoon. temperatures in the upper 20s to ound 30 degrees in most areas. daytime temperatures up close to a degrees. expectrain-snow mix during the afternoon with no accumulation. tomorrow cloudy and 50. near 70 by sunday. >> here in charleston, i didn't
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wear purple but ir did w my charleston pink pants, oh, baby. >> you look awesome, al. >> you are rocking those pants, al. thank you. coming up, the lottery win that almostwasn't. we'll hear from the lucky guy who actually lost the winning ticket for $273 million and the good samaritan who found it and returned it. er> plus a "today" exclusive. >> they we telling me i was dying. i thought, i don't feel like it. i feel pretty good. >> what a legend. olivia newtonn sitting down with natalie, what she says is helping her thrive with cancer as sheights the disease for a third time. first this is "today" on nbc.
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pair with new retinol oil for 2x the wrinkle fighting power. neutrogena® 7:26 is yourow time on this friday, march 8, 19. good morning everyone, i'm eun yang. >> i'm adam tuss. the search is on for a driver in a deadl hit-and-run that killed willie williams. police say ay min i have van with a mike rack hit williams and kept going. >> a prince george's county police officer is off the job this morning. corporal stephen down any is accused of bunchg a mane arrested for breaking and entering in temple hills. charged with seconde assault and misconduct in office. let's check iel withsa mollet and your first 4 traffic. >> new closure arlhbgton
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nond gw parkway between dangerfield island and rgan national. crash investigation, all northbound lanes are shut down, left lane, one o them is blocked, so very, very big issue there. landover at landover road, police activity has the lane blocked. still a crash blocking the right lane. >> melissa, we'll take a break. your forecast is next.
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good morning everybody. happy friday. clouds are thicking very quickly. already light snow across parts of central virginia where temperatures are at or below the freezing mark. we'lle generally above freezing for the afternoon, still cold enough for a little rain-snow combination through the middle part of the afternoon today. no signifint accumulation, primarilyinch or so on grassy area. tomorrow cloudy rain moves in and nice and mild on sunday.
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ouchuck, thankery much. another local news update in 25 minotes. for back to the "today" show after this short break. have a great day.
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♪ buckle up, you guys. 7:30 on this friday morning, march 8, 2019. we're celebrating international women's day. we've got a packed plaza. we have some incredible women who we just got a chance to meet that we'll introduce tn you a bit. we have maren morrisho will get out in front and sing for us. >> let's get to the headlines of the morning. former trump campaign chairman paul manafort was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud charges. it's far less than what federal sentencing guidelines recommended. manafort had no visible reaction
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as he heard the47-month sentence. guidelines call for up to 4 years in federal prison. the judgealled that excessive. many legal analysts were surprised over the judge's leniency. manafort will be sentenced in a separate case in washington, d.c. next week. enginee are trying to figure out exactly what caused the roof of a c fitnesster to collapse at montana state university. this is drone videohowing the extent to the building. thankfully it happened in t middle of the night and no one was hurt. several feet of snow had built up on the roof. investigators say it's still too early to tellha exactly caused the collapse. a tennessee man thought he was done for after getting trapped up to his chest in mud. philly danny said the only road leading to his neighborhood turned into giant mud pit.
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he was there foreveral hours until rescuers finally pulled him out. he was treated at the hospital for hyperthermia, otherwise doing a-okay. a new jersey man hit the $273 million megailons jackpot, but he says his good fortune would nne have hap without a good samaritan. nbc's kathy park is here with more. >> an incredible story. mike wers says he forgot his ticket and then forgot them on the store counter. when he returned to the store, his luck paid off not once, but twice. six lucky numbers made a new jersey man a ltimillionaire overnight. >> i'm pleased to introduce you to mike wersky -- >> hitting the $273 million jackpot almost didn't happen. >> when i woke up friy rning, i was like, well, just
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another thing i lost. >> reporter: receny divorced and unemployed for more than year, he took a shot at changing his luck when he bought a few mega millions tickets last week. but his cell phone got in the way. >> i put the ticket down to put my money away, did something with my phoneal and wked away. >> reporter: heis realized h mistake and went back to the store the next day to pick them up, but didn't check them until days after the drawing. i put the ticket down, sat there for a second. i said to my mother, hey, that just said i was jackpot winner. she said what t doest mean? ion $273 million. she said, g the hell out of tere. >> reporr: now he'll take home a lump sum of $162.5million. how is a winningke tict still there at the stofr after he left it behind? as uck would haveit, a store employee held on to it for him. >> i've got find him and thank him.
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i'm going to give him something, yes. i'm going to keep that private. >> reporter: we found out. it t ons it's phil crampolo who noticed the tickets left rhind. >> my parentsaised me to be a good person, honest and sincerey i t to take that with me everywhere i go. >> i wouldn't have on73 mil if it wasn't for him. >> lottery officials say remember to always sign your winning ticket. the big pday is seto happen in about two weeks. he plans to use his new fortune carravel, get his mom a n and take the whole family on vacation. >> and still have a gazillion dollars left. >> by the way, welcome to the set. >> thank you. >> and freezing. i your probati over. let us get a check of the weather. al and his pink pants in charleston with the forecast.
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i just love your look. >> everybody is rdy for sprin here, guys. in fact, spring is coming ng lier and warming up, get warmer. take a look at the latest at tempe, from 1970 to now, we've seen spring temperatures warming on average from one to three degrees. while that may not seem like a lot -- in fact, last year's pring was one week earlier in the northeast and most significant in the desert southwest, when you have warmer temperatures along the growing season, pests come out your growing season has lower yields. seeing effects of climate change with that. in dallas, warming, chilly in the plains. as we move into tomorrow, we'll watch the temperatures warming up in the east. nashville, jacksonville all the way to san antonio, and by sunday the warmth makes its way all the way down to orlando. that's what's going on around the country. here is what' happening in your neck of the woods. good morning everybody. clouds arein m in fast.
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your chance for light rain and snow stand at 80 for later in the afternoon. the moiste to our south and west is moving on in. not expting hea accumulations of snow. conversational snowflakes will be found.ur temper are at or below freezing in many areas. this will start as mostly snow and wil more of a rain snow mix during the course of the area. sunday still tracking a chance for 70 degrees. >> i can tell you from experience right now,heugs are out early in charleston. i sent my assisnnnt to go get some bug spray. it's rough out here. >> al thank you. coming up on this international women's day, woman we really admire. olivia newton john opens up to natalie about her latest battle with breast cancer. that's coming up right after this. we're finally going on the trip i've been promising. because with expedia, i saved when i added a hotel to our flight.
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famed actress andr sin actress and singer olivia newton john has written a new memoir. >> a candid look at her career in movies and television to her on going battle with breast cancer. shetly sat down with natalie exclusively. we've talked to olivia. i know you guys are tight. >> we are i absolutely adore her. what a perfect way to celebrate her life. her songs were the sound track to so many lives, ing my own. i followed her career for decades. i've been fortute to get to know her over the years. i conder her a good friend. after reading her memoir "don't stop believing," you will too. we talked about why this was the right time to put her story in writing. >> i didn't plan on writing aok when i heard they were going to do a movie about my life, i thought i'd do my version, so if they came up with anything that
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wasn't right or true, i'd hmye version. when i got doing with it, it was a cathartic experience. >> while she was writing about her life, she was also fighting for it. at the she told the public and even friends and family she was battling breast cancer fec the sd time. in reality there had been another occurrence in 13 that until now she has never discussed. >> what a lot of people don't y realize a reveal in the book, this is actually the third time that you've had to deal with cancer. there was a time before which you managed to keep private. why did you want to keep that away from the public eye? >> becauhe of speculation which happens a times. > i know you've had to deal with rumors and even head on took everybody on. you posted the most beautiful instagram message and you were glowing. >> thes of my death have
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been greatly exaggerated. >> tliy were t me i was dying. i thought, i don't feel like it, i feel pre good. rumors start and then it gets out of control. i decided, no, i'm going to come out and talk about it because i somewhere many friends and family all around the world and i can't call everyone. i need to let them know i'm okay. >> when you talk aboutca er, it's always in such a positive way. you don't say you're battling, canc fighting cancer. you say you are thriving and you are a cancer thriver and winning -- >> winning over. i think what you think creates your reality. so that's a decision. you have to make that decision. you can be a victim, or you can be a winner and enjoy your life. it hasn't been easy, of course. i'm human and i go through fear and all the things going through cancer and a difficult diagnosis. it's a choice of how you deal with it. i try to always deal with it in
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a positive way. >>heoday managing cancer with easternrn and weste treatment. that includess, herb supplements and medical cannabis created for her by her husband john easterling. she even recently received treatmant at the ccer wellness and research crster that b her name in melbourne, australia, after discovering she fractured her sacrum. >> i got to spend the first month of that treatment in my own center which is just thest wonderful gift i could imagine. n got a chance to check on everyone and you were in disguise some of the time. >> i was in disguise all the time. i had a beanie on, glasses and i wore a surgical mask. it was really -- it was kind of interesting to beunnoticed. was just one of the patients shuffling around in my gown hoping the back wasn't open like jack nicholson.
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>> t h singeres her legacy lives on in the center where she was treated, helping others on their own cancer journey and the happiness of h own daughter chloe. >> do you have any fear? >> of course. i mean everyone does. e.'re all going to that's probably the hardest thing to accept as a human being is that we know that. so i consider i've had a gift of extra time. i've lost people younger than me. so i'm very grateful. i'm 70 and i've had the most amazing life, and i have extra time. so whatever that is, i'm grateful for it. i'll enjoy every day. that's all you can do. >> she is such an inspiration, her whole perspective on it. ab hits you. >> lutely. >> she considers every day a gift. >> she looks amazing. you've talked to her soany times.
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does she feel as good as she looks? >> she looks and she feelsgood. of course, she did fracture her sacrum last fall, so she's still recovering from that she's managing the pain right now. she said she feels good. she has so much energy. we were with her for several hours shooting this interview andxperiencing a little bit of her life out there in fo caia. she's strong. one of the strongest people i know. i'm blessedo know her. and so blessed she's sharing her story wh so man people. >> love what she said about thriving. >> i think that's so important, it's the positive attitude so often when you have an illness, when it's often a fatal illness, people get stuck in the rut and think it's the all a gift. >> it takes work to have that outlet. y,od for her. >> by the this is just part one. i have a lot more coming up on monday. i got to spende a lot of t with her. she's sharing some secrets with us today on the set of "greas
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♪ ♪ international women's day on "today" is presented to you by citi. w> andcome back, yes, welcome back. it is international women's dayi sheinell outside to get the party started with some of our spial guests. good morning. so much positive energy on the plaza. we've assembled this group of aspiring singer who wrote into " "tod we have big news. we are teaming up with citi to launch a newit d series where up-and-coming musicians will be mentored by superstars like maren morris. joinings is citi global ceo
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jennifer. tell us about the series we're launching. >> we're excited to kick off "see her, hear her."'s o advance gender equality in the music industry.'r excited to have maren signed on. >> it's simportant. you can almost feel all the power with all these girls here. >> why did you feel like it was important to get involved? well, i am a woman in the industry. any time i can help share my life with someone else, it's important. so many women have paved the way to help meto get hery. i feel like i need to mreciprocate. uch a girl's girl. today is so inspiring. >> you can feel it. >> it's beautiful. >> for our artist, we havan her big announcement.
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7:56 is your time now on this friday,arch 2019. good morng everyone. i'm eun yang. we want to get to melissa mollet with a traffic alert. what's going ? >> big problem here. if you're headed totieagan al this morning from the south, northbound gw parkway is shut down between dangerfield island and reagan international because of a crash investigation. 95 north of van dorn, a crash on the left shoulder. southbound 270 looking good.g go about 40 miles per hour through rockville. >> melissa, thank yo 'll take a break and check your forecast next. stay with us.
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good morning everybody. cloudy skies outside. pocknos of light moving in from the west. nothing expected to be that heavy today. mperatures hovering near the freezing mark this morning. we'll trend into the mid and upper 30s later today. rain-snow mix through much of the afternoon. tomorrow cloudy, near 50. briefly near 70 late sunday afternoon. chuck, thank you. another local news update you in 25 minutes. for now back to the "today" show after this short break. have a great day.
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>> aouncer: international women's day on "today" is presented to you by citi, proud champion of see her and winning in music, #sherhearher. >> today we celebrate. a yea whe women have stepped up. >> history is being made in washington. >> the first female cia director. >> new york stock exchange is about to get its first woman leader. >> 17 black women sworn in as judges. >> we have to raise our voices. we have to say i can do that >>d i should be allowed to do that. ome of the vote is about fairness. >> broken their silence.
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>> the tables have turned, larry. we are heree we havur voices and we are not going anywhere. >> blasted throughbo undaries. >> women hit the road for first time. >> and pushed the limit, from across the planet to our own back yards, we celebrate a year of firsts. first in flight. >> the navy hornet -- >> we'll meet the female pilots and ground crew behind this historic flyover. first in space, the first woman to lead nasa's marshal flight center first torespond. joining us, members of the largest group of female firefighters in new york history. artist helping young women in music find their voices. today we celebrate female first is it, friday, march 8, internationamen's day. >> ground breakers.
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>> trailblazers. >> world changers. >> whoo! ♪ >> here to celebrate from blue georgia. >> melbourne, florida. >> cape coral, florida. >> and mill, south carolina. >> happy international women's day!! whoo okay. are you ready to be inspired? this is an incredibl crowd and we have such a special morning planned. we can't stop smiling. we are celebrating international women's day right here on "today." >> we jus t wanto say this crowd is azing, and we are going to meet women from all walks of life. we just saw some fighter pilotsm women f fdny, amazing women from nasa. they're all here. >> we'll set our sights high this morning.
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maren morris will give usgr a t concert. but first craig has a check of the news at 8:00.oo morning to you. there is strong, even angry reaction this morning to the prison sentence given to former trump campaign chairman paul manafort. we get the latest from that from nbc white house correspondent kristen welker. >> reporter: goo morning to you. democrats are calling paul manafort's sentencing disrespectful, lenient and an outrage. the president's former campaign chairman was sentenced to four years in prison, much less than the 24 years he faced under the federal sentencing guidelines. manafort asked the virginia judge on thursday for compassion, but never expressed remorse. the judge noted that but added manafort has no cminal history and has, quote, lived and other wise blameless life. the president's attorney, rudy giuliani telling nbc news the presidentsn't considering a pardon for manafort at this time. the president's former a michael cohen is suing the trump organization for $1.9 million in legal feesaying the
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organization broke its promise to pay his legal bills when he started cooperating with prosecutors. >> kristen welker, thank you. the house passed a sweeping tion that condemned anti-semitism and other forms of bigotry. amocratic leaders are hoping the move ends dispute that exposed divisions within their party. it came in a response to controversial commes by freshman congresswoman omar, seeming to question tty loy of house members who support israel. some viewed her statement as anti-semitic. one of omar's jewish col agues says the congresswoman has since apologized to her in private. after years of searching,el scientists bve they have found a new type of killer whale. they live in the waters off the tip of sth america. andr heads are rounder their trademark dorsal fins are more pointed than those of other orcas. biologistsaook samples to
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see if the whales might belong to a whole new specie it may clear up ctroversy that some mystery whale was stealing 200-pound fish from tliir s. down to charleston, south carolina, al roker is standing by for a check of the weekend weather. >> i'm in your state. we're being treated so well the charleston wine and food festival. let's show what's going on today, a lot of weather to talk about. have snow making its way into the mid atlantic states. a storm system coming out of ths rockhat will cause some problems. we have tonight an area of seve weather possible. 10 million people from texas to arkansas. tomorrowute're concerned a this other area where we've got an enhanced risk, tornadoes possible for 17 million people. heavy rain and flooding will be a possibility with snow to the north of that. that's whas going on around
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the country. here is what's happening in your neck of the woods. it is art cloudy s to your friday. skies are still relatively bright. buthese clouds are moving in fast. thickening clouds. temperatures in the low to mid 30s right now. there is a light snow broken out across parts of westernirnia and west virginia now. this is all trending in our general direction. with temperatures hovering at or just above freezing all day, expect a perio of light rain and light snow, near 40 tomorrow. rain saturday nyight and early sunday. mild on sunday and near 70. he keeping with internf women, dere are great female o cathef we'll introduce you to. including one who will be bringing a biscuit bomb. don't call the bombsquad. >> i love everything about that. >> thank you, mr. roker. just ahead, let our international women's day celebration begin. >> that's right. s we have peoplering messages of support and inspiration.
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welcome back on this friday morning, and what a welcome morning. it's time to kick off our international women's day celebration in high gear. 're about to introduce you to three groups of ground breakers behind some really b firsts. >> get ready to get inspired. we'll start with women eachn accomplished their own right. together, watch out. a group of f allale pilots and ground crew from naval air station oceana making history one flight at a time. they are some of the country's fastest. rave est and >> misconceptions that folks may have about women serving in the military is maybe they're not as
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that's definitely not the case. >> now they've become history makers, too. ur across the sky last month at the u.s.avy conducted the time-hored missing man flyover. for the first time ever, all the pilots were women honoring a woman. >> a lot of excitement f m all us, just wanted to make the navy and everyone proud. >> nearly 40 female mbers from val air station oceana assembled on the ground and in the air, honoring the life of the woman made it possible for them to take flight. >> when i joined the navy, no one told me i couldn't fly in ts. it's women like captain mariner that enabled me to do what wanted to do. >> captain rosemary mariner was a fierce advocate for equal opportunity in the milita. th progress she made for women on full display as she was laid to rest.
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the poetry of the moment not st othead pilot commander. >> ire definitely t up. it hit me, the gravity of the flyover, but in a good way. >> today the navy bodes more than 52,000 women in uniform, many of them making strides in aviation. >> as a mom, i want to show my daughters they can grow up to be anything they want to be if they put their mind to it. >> i had a lot of examplese around mo show me i'mot different than any of the guys. >> these women are determined to continue breaking barriers as they live out capin mariner's legacy, proving the sky is the i li >> just being here and able to lead women and show them they arn do anything equally without anyers is truly exciting. >> now joining us live on the plaza, all the way from naval
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air station oceana in virginia, from the first fly over team, commander stacy u tech, lieutenant commander general heckly, lieutenantmaa lee, petty officer courtney ma hamid, lieutenant commander page block. lieutenant commander daniel and lieutenant christy solis. we come. we salute you and thank you for your svice to the country. >> that is an awesome picture. so happy you'rehere. we're going to go from the sky to outer space. nasa has a history of groundbreaking achievements. we're about to go where no woman has gonere be >> being the first woman director at marshallig space center --
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>> yoed difficult singer first fell in love with space exploration when she was just 8 years old and her parents turned on the tv. >> one small step for man. >> watching neil armstrong land on moon 50 years ago, that made a difference. i've always loved looking up into the stars and thinking about what's up there. >> singer began her career at an intern at nasa in 1985. >> one of the things that was a turning point in w my career in 1986 when the challenger incident happened. when you're lifti astronauts and their safety and their lives depend on you, iteans a lot to be able to put your heart and soul into >> singer worked on the return ce flight program and later the international station with a career spanning 34 years at nasa. >> being in many instances the only woman t walked into a meeting. yt first it can be intimidating when you're the o person that looks like you, but it als m taug to be comfortable in my skin. >> now asdirector, she oversees
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the largest rocket being built, the space launch syst. >> my secret sauce for being a leader is taking care of the people. i think it's importa y that inspire people, that you give purpose, thatof they know what their mission is. >> under singer, 33% of marshall's space center workforce are women. >> wom at nasa have a very unique position where really your work speaksor itself. >> nasa recognizes great leadership, irresctive of y background, your general ter or anything. >> singer owns her legacy as the first female director. >> we're empowering the next generation. i think it's up to us to tell the story, show theit pes and give the hope because i think that's what makes us who we are as americans and a nation. >> joining us now from huntsville, alabama, director of the marshall space flight j center,ody singer. joining her na engineers
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tiffany locket, sheila stephens, latisha hawkins, lisa watson morgan, tanya laughinghouse, rosalind jhicks,ie bachelor, kathy byers, erica alvarez and michellerudd, the ladie of nasa. how will you? awesome. >> take a look at thesen. incredible we'll talk to them in just a moment. we are not done here. >> we are not done yet. we're going from space to ms. jenna bush hager. where are you, jenna? >> hi. talk about riding in style. m here with the female first responders from the new york cityire department. ey're making history every day on the job. >> first on the scene, first to respond, first time in the new york fire department's history,
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96 women have earned their place across all fire ranks, the highest number of female cfirefighters theity has ever seen. >> the women on this job, we're growing. that's a great ing. >> jackie michelle martinez has been on the job for 13 years. she's fdny's firstwover n's outreach coordinator, recruing female first responders. >> what do women bring to the job? >> the same thing men bring to the job. we bring passion, commitment, dedica on and focus. >> last year the fd marked a historic w firsth a all female crew to staff engine company 503. in october the department proudly graduated 15 women firefighters, the largest number since 1982 when women were first admitted. he i need you to be in mindset to push yourself past your breaking point. >> the united women firefighters organization helps women prepare
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for the fdyy's rigorous physical exam. >> i had just gave birth to a baby, so i had t a lot ofining to get to where i needed to be. so these women, they helped me through. i'm paying it forward:n this job you have to be mentally tough. that's what i try to brang,tt g these women where they need to be. >> the goal to build muscle, stamina andco idence. >> they've done it. they're st ng,beautiful, courageous women and i can do it, too. > the dream, to become future faces of new york's bravest. >> what do you hope little gwals hing and seeing your face think right now? >> there's atl lgirl watching the "today" show, ife sh doesn't think she can be a firefighter, i'm here to tell her, be like . be one. >>ll right, 'sladies, let go.
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fdny. >> here we have walking in, brown, tan nisha forbes, ryan colletti, nia taralonga, biancat moa, jasmine burrell, lisa salgado, lau and arianna jackson, thead ls of the fdny, new york's finest and bravest right here on our plaza. >> wow. >> welcome. thank you for being here. ladies, come on over. take your place among some really incredible women. good morning. >> come on down. >> this is so fun. >> i have eola brown right here. lots of girls out there watching. what do you hope they see when
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they see all of you all running snog. barriers.e break we want women to know you can aspire to be anything you want to be. oe d't matter what size you are. we have a training program that will get you in shape to become a new york city firefighter. >> stacy is the cmanding officer from the oceana. you did the incredible ight, the missing woman formation. i know you're all business when it was time for the flight. when did it hityou? whenever the missing man portion of the flyover happened, rden the t jet pulled up into the sky really hit us, symbolizing the spirit from the earth.'s incred you're a pilot. we have some of the ground crew here. what do you say to a little girl who is watching andin , wait, can i do that? what does it take? >> first of all, be good in school. listen to your parents. i always have to say that. nestly, just work hard and set
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your mind to it and don't let anyone tell you no. can i just say, danielle, come over here. danielle is one of the pilo. her father is one of our favoritea camermen here at nbc. paul, you should be so proud. we are, too. you're family. >> jody singer is here, the first director of thell mars space flight center. hello. can we focus for just one second on jody's incredible kicks. she said she to wear them. you still have a little bit of the little gl in you. what do you tell little girls looking at this incredible group of women and wondering, could that ever be? >> i would tell themon't give up on your dreams. they are there. you've got to go for it. you could be working with nasa and launching vehicles further than we've ever gone before. we're going back to the you can be a part of it. >> did people ever tell you along the way, jody, no, no, i
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don't think that'sor you. >> they said we want you to go as far as you can out of here. >> there's an astronaut and you know her name, ann mcclaine, she happens to be aboard the international space station as we speak. she has a messageho for of us down on earth. take a look. >> i think my career me being up on the international space station can reay show women and girls a everybody, hey, we or not just sitting at the table, we'reng lea the table. no excuses. you can accomplish whatever you want to. you have to throw your hat in the ring. you've got to get out there and do it. >> how cool is sne. >> she is real cool. she's fantastic. >> savannah, how cool is this group? >> i know. >> i d't want to block anybody. wow. >> what made you feel like this is sething ian do. i want to be the member of a ground crew f an f 18. here you are, you're tiny but mighty. what made you think i c do
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this? >> pretty much everybody around me that's encouraged me. i jus had so many good role models to follow. ihenow just being such a good role model to me, i can do it, too. >> what'sourname? >> simoneem clts. >> they say women can do it just as well as men. is that right? >> absolutely. women persevere, women are strong, women get it done. >> yes,.hey >> we're going to get it done in a big way. are you ready to dance, hear some music, have some n? music superstar maren morris is here. a live concert straightea ah first a check of your local news. oo
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morning. 8:267 on in friday, march 8. i'm adam tuss. >> good morning, adam. fit 4 traffic alert, northbound gw parkway shut down between dangerfield andn rea national. traffic being turned around due to a crash investigation at .dangerfield isla ramp to and from national airport are open. that's good. inner loop before van dorn street, right side blocked by a crash there. 270 southbound about 37 miles per hour. >> thank you, melissa. we'll get a check of your forecast with chuck when we come back. stay with us. z35k8z z16fz
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good morning everybody. skies are fairly cloudy out there. pockets of light snown mixing with raindrops, expected between now and 5:00, 6:00 this evening. sou of the snow is to the of town where temperatures are hovering above the freezing
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mark. any accumulating snow should be on grassy areas. dry drier weather for sunday. >> thank you, chuck. news and weather any time on our nbc washington app.
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all right, you guys, it's 8:30 on this friday morning,ma rch 8th, 2019. it it is international women's day. our plaza is amazing. it's packed withmencredible wo from all walks of life including one of the biggest names in music right now. we are, ofcourse, talking about maren mois. >> a b day for maren. she's got a brand new alum already numr one o itunes, by the way. not too shabby. she'll treat us to a full half hour of music. >> by the way, member, we want to see your messages of inspiration, messages of support for the strong women in your life as ll. we've got folks doing the same right here on the plaza, just a few feet behind me. c yo share yours by using
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#womensdaytoday. >> such a good feeling out here. al is in charleston, even feeling the good feeling, the wine and food festival. you've gotie lad with you? >> iut absoly do. the most amazing female chefs and restaurant owners at the charleston wine and food festival. we have the executive chef from magnolia's, rudy, ashleyia chrien and others in raleigh, north carolina, you have like 100 restaurant. or kid is the chef and owner of one hot mamma and carrie of cally's biscts. we've got biscuit marchs here ready to bhecuit bomb crowd which is pretty incredible.
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that's sgreat. lehow you what the forecast is going to be for the charleston wine and food w festivch is pretty cool. we are looking at sunshine today, cloudshis morning. afternoon sunshine at 66. tomorrow, partly sunny and 71. afternoon storms on sunday, 75 deeyees. e giving out biscuits, baby. there's youreend outlook. sunshine in the northeast. snow in northern new england, drying out in the midsection of the country. how are those biscuits? they're giving them away. just o some the fine female chefs. we also have to mention, today is t broadcast sponsor for the charleston wine and food festival. charleston wine and food is providing today's production costs. we'll have more from here a little later. laches, thank you so first, that's what's going on around the country.
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here is what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> right here at home, it's cloudy and cold outde with areas of light snow down here not too far to the west of fredricksburg and culpepper. our chances for rain and wet snow will continue to increase as we go through the morning hours. temperatures are generally at or abine the fre mark. any snow accumulations will be limited to the grassy haeas. beste to see that happen will be during the early and afternooarts of the for your weekend, rain likely saturday night. saturday morning will be dry and sunday afternoon dry and near 70. >> that is your latest weather. guys? >> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> who is ready to get things started? it's international women's day. maren morris i incredible. it wasn't long ago she was playing in bars and writing songs for other people. now she is taking center stage as one of simus hottest acts.
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>> she's an establishedng soiter and country music wnsation. ♪hy don't you just meet me in the middle ♪ or last year' massi hit "the middle" made marenris a superstar, breaking the record for most weeks at number one on billboard's dance charts. her success didn't come easy. after hitting roadblocks in performing, she started w ting music for artists like tim mcgraw and kelly clarkson before taking a bold step. ♪ can i get a hallelujah >> she released "my church" on spotify. >> once i wrote it, i thought i don't want anyone to sing this cept for me. >> that song landed maren a record deal and a debut album just one year later, even winning her a grammy. >> we don't want more than anyone else. we want the see as any else.
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>> today maren is out with her highly anticipate album "girl." in an industry dominated by men, maren is doing her part working mth andentoring other female musicians. this morning for international women's day, maren morris is celebrating with girls around the world right here on our city ncert stage. >> without further ado, here she is, performing her latest hit with a fitting title "girl." give it up for maren morris. , all this is unflatteri up in my head again ♪on ♪ i d't feel myself right now ♪ ♪ maybe i should just lay down ♪ if vanity's my vitamin,ee i don't the difference ♪ ♪ i don't likeysf right
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nowo♪ ♪ got find a way out ♪ what you feel is natural but i don't want to feel thianse ♪ ♪ pick yourself up off the kitchen floor ♪ ou♪ what are waiting for ♪ girl, won't you stop your crying ♪ ♪ i don't get you'reng tryi everything's going to be okay ♪ ♪y b girl, don't just hang your head low ♪ ♪ don'tou lose your halo ♪ everyone's going to be okay ♪ baby girl ♪ draw your comparisons, trying to find who's lesser than ♪ ♪ i don't want to wear your crown, there's enough to go
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around ♪ ♪ what you feel is natural ♪ you don't got to put up with this anymore ♪ ♪ pick yourself up off the kitchen floor ♪ ♪ tell me what you're waiting fo ♪ ♪ girl, won't you stop your cry i ing, i know that you're trying ♪ ♪ everything is going to be okay ♪ ♪ baby girl ♪ don't just hang your head low ♪ ♪ don't you lose your halo ♪ everyone's gonna be girl ♪ ♪ ooh ♪ don't hang your head low, don't lose your♪ halo
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♪ don't lose your halo ♪ don't h hang yourd low, don't lose your halo ♪ ♪gi , won't you stop your crying ♪ ♪ i know that you're trying ♪ everything's gonna be okay ♪ girl, don't just hang your head low ♪ ♪ don't you lose your halo ♪ everything's gonna be okay ♪ baby girl, won't you y stopr crying ♪ ♪ i know that you're trying ♪ everything's gonna be okay ♪ ♪ baby girl, don't you hang your hang low ♪ ♪ don't you lose your halo ♪
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everything's gonna bekay ♪ ♪ baby gl ♪ everyone's gonna be okay, baby ♪ ♪ oo ooh, ooh >> don't go anywhere. maren is just getting started. first this is "today" on nbc. ic] [female voiceover] today, people across the nation are discovering a new sense of power. they're taking control of their money. and they're experiencing the benefits of joining penfed credit union. with the penfed car buying service, they're saving on new vehicles, and enjoying loan rates as low as 1.49% apr.
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we are back on this international women's dayith a sea of wonderful women on the plaza. we have some great gs here as well. >> craig and i are thrilled to be here with you guys. so happy to he maren morris as her second album "girl" is out today, number one on itunes. >> maren is also kicking off her
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"girl" world tour tomorrow. maren, good morning. >> morning. >> you will speaking to these women out here. what does it mean to be out here on this day? >> it makes me pretty emotional. looks beautiful. so many amazing men and wom out here celebrating international women's day. >> i think you're such an inspiration, maren. you were someone doing well inv nae, doing song writing. you found something in yourself and you were like, i'm going to be the singer. >> what was it inside you that allowed you to really g out there and, take that risk and go for your dreams? >> i just felt like i wasn't seeing enough women in the landscape of the industry. i felt like i had something spial and uniqu to say, and maybe others would be inspired by the message. that's when i put "my church" out. everything that's happened since then has been l changing. >> you've been vocal about that in the past, about the lack of women represented in the country music industry in nashville.
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why do you think that is? >> you know, i d't know. there's not a right or wrong reason. i think the more we stay silent, the more we're complicit in the fact that there's a problem and nothing is happening about it. i try mo use platform and call on my sisters and give them the opportunities i was given by chers. that's all you really do is take action and not keep talking about it. to singare you going for us, a new song of mine on my record called "the bones." ♪ ♪ we're in the home stretch of the hard♪ sometimes ♪ we took a hard left but we're
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all right ♪ ♪ yeah, life sure can try to put love through it, but we built this right so nothing's ever gonna♪ move it ♪ when the bones are good, the rest don't matter ♪ ♪ yeah the paint could peel, the glass could shatter ♪ ♪ let it rain cause yem and i areain the same ♪ when there ain't a crack in the foundation, baby a i kno storm we're facing ♪ ♪ will blow rig over while we stay put ♪ ♪ the house don't fall when the bones are good ♪ youll it bum luck, but baby d i can't even mess it up although we both try ♪
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♪ no it don't always go w theay we planned it ♪ ♪ but the wolvesame and went ♪d we're still standing ♪ when the bones are good, the rest don't matter sfloet ♪ the paint could peel, the glass could shatter ♪ ♪ let it rain cause you and i remain thee sam ♪ ♪ when there ain't a crack in the foundation, baby i know any storm we're facing will blow right over while we stay put ♪ ♪ the house don't fall when the bones are good ♪ ♪ when the bones are good ♪ bones are good the rest, the rest don't matter ♪ ♪ paint could peel, the glass
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could shatter ♪ ♪ bones are good, the rest don't matter ♪ ♪ the paint could peel, the glass could shatter ♪ ♪ when the bones are good, the rest don't matter ♪ ♪ the paint could peel, the glass could shatter ♪ ♪ let it rain ♪ let it rain ♪ when there ain't a crack in thefoundation, baby i know any storm we're facing will blow right over while we stay put ♪ ♪ the house don't fall whenhe bones are good ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you so much. >> the amazing maren rris. she'll be back with even more
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music strght ahead. first, this is "today" on nbc. . [ cheebc a
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♪ on> welcome back to "today" on this interna women's day. we can't thank maren more liss enough for being with us. show. we cannot let her go without just one more song, her smash hit "the middle." maren, take it away. there, sat on the stairs♪ ♪ stay or leave, theet cabin are bare, and i'm unaware of just how we got into this mess ♪ ♪ got sosi aggr, i know we meant all good intentions ♪ don't ll me closer, why yo ♪ u ♪ baby, why don't you just meet
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me in the middle ♪ ♪ i'm losing my mind just a little ♪ ♪ so why don't you just meet me in the middle, in the middle ♪ ♪ baby, why don't you just meet me in thedle ♪id m ♪ i'mosing my mind just a little ♪ ♪ so why don't you meete in the middle, in the middle ♪ ♪ take a step back for a minute into the kitchen ♪ ♪ floors are wet and taps are still running, dishes are broken ♪ ♪ how did we get into this mess? got so aggressive ♪ ♪ i know we meant all good intentions ♪ so pull me closer, why don't you pull me close ♪ ♪ w don't you come on over
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♪ can't just let you go ♪ baby, why don't you just meet me in the middle ♪ ♪ l i'ming my mind just a little sfloet ♪ so why't don you just meet me in the middle, in the middle ♪ ♪ki l at you i can't lie ♪ just pouring out admission, regardless of my objection ♪ ♪ it's not about my pride, i need you about my skin ♪ c ♪ juste over, pull me in ♪ oh, baby, why don't you just et me in the middle ♪ ♪ i'm losing my mind just ali le ♪ ♪ so why don't you just meet me in the middle ♪ ♪ baby why don't you just me me
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in the middle ♪ ♪ i'm losing my mind just a little ♪ ♪ why don't you just meet me in the middle, in the middle ♪ ♪ baby, why don't you just meet me in the middle ♪ ♪ i'm losing my mind just a little ♪ ♪ so why don't you just meet me in the middle ♪ ♪ middle, in the middle >> maren morris, you re amazing. what a way to celebrate. the new album is called "girl." maren will be back with us on our third hour. first on ts excellent friday morning, this is "today" on nbc.
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give a big thank you t hell of concert. we're so happy. we want to thank all the wonderful ladns who have b here today to celebrate international women's day here on "today." >> our heroes right here. thank you so much for inspiring our girls. starts tomorrow in chicago. if you get a chance, get out and see her on the road. >> how perfect is it that your new album is called "girl." >> we kind of planned it that way. >> it works, right? >> by the way, this party is far from over. we have a lot coming up in our next ouhour. will stick around? we'll be inside. >> i will. >> it's a cold one. >> we're going to introduce you to a m balancing work and family life, raising her kids in the circus. >> five women breingnto barbecue's boys club. that and more on much more coming up on the third
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hour. we'll be back after your local news. > 8:56 is your time on this friday, march 8, 2019. go morning, i'm eun yang. let's get a check on the traffic alert with melnsa mollet first 4 traffic. >> good morning. first 4 traffic, northbound gw parkway still shut down between dangerfield island and reagan national. traffic bng turned around at dangerfield island. ramps are open. crash on the right shoulder on
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23 270 south goingesbout 40 mil per hour. >> we'll take a break and check your forecast when we come back. stay with us. vor. surviving for five years is a big deal. i had so many people at ctca helping me find a way to go through the treatments. the reality of cancer is not everybody survives. at ctca, they have a huge celebre life event. that was amazing because the whole day was about all of the survivors. i'm excited about my future. learn more at
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good morning evloybody. stimy in washington. there are areas of light rain and light wet snow down to the uth of the city in the metropolitan area. temperatures above any sg of the snowflakes will only be on grassy areas toy. temperaturventually getting up near 40 degrees. dry most of the daylight hours tomorrow, high near 50. don't forget to move your clocks ahead one hour. ange the batteries in your smokete or. eun, open windows, 70 on sunday afternoon. >>annot wait, chuck, thank you. get the latest news and weather any time on the nbc washington app.
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