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northern iowa with a buzzer beater. and that shot is not the only one. middle tennessee shocking michigan state in possibly the biggest upset in tournament history. steven f. austin crushing west virginia and millions of fans tossing brackets in the trash today. saturday, march 19th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" from rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today." i'm erica hill. >> i'm craig melvin. the top story is the deadly plane crash in russia. the fiery scene caught on camera. all on board are dead according toofficials. nbc's chatman bell has the latest fro london. good morning.
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explosion caught on camera as the plane attempted to lan in strong winds. airline is contacting relatives of all on board and an investigation is already under way to find the cause of the crash. the final moments of flydubai. you can see what appearingo be the plane in the surveillance crashing into the distance. exploding into a massive fire ball. authorities say there were 55 passengers and 7 crew members on board. mostly russian. and there were no survivors. no americans on board. it happened in the city of rostov-on-don. rain showers and gusty winds up to 50 miles an hour. the plane making the second attemp to land after aborting the first. the investigators believe the weather was t blame. no signs of terrorism. the budget airline ceo released a statement today saying our primary concern is for the
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on board. everyone at flydubai is in deep shock and our hearts go out to the families and friends of those involved. family members were told the terrible news as they gathered. everyone gone. flydubai has a strong safety record. the only other incident was when one plane was hit by small arms fire in baghdad last year. craig, we're told in the latest crash, at lead one of the two black boxes has already been found. >> chapman bell, thank you. also brokeeaking overnight. explosion in turkey killing five and injuring 20 more. it happened in istanbul this morning at a shopping area. the attack is believed to be a suicide bombing. three wounded are israeli citizens. turkish authorities have captured or killed several militants accused from crossing
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this follows two suicide attacks in the capital. to the verdict overnight. a jury awarding $115 million to former wrestler hulk hogan in his lawsuit against the web site gawker. msnbc's chief correspondent ari melber is here. >> hulk hogan suing after two weeks of testimony and six hours of liberation, the jury found gawker guiltlt of violating hogan's rights of posting the tape onne. >> reporter: the jury awards hulk hogan $115 million. 15 million more than he was p originally seeking. >> this is not only his victory, but anyone else who has been victimized by tabloid journalism. >> reporter: hogan tweeting, thank you god for justice. the former wrestler says gawker violated his privacy when the
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having sex withh his former best friend's wife. the jury took less than seven hours to reach a verdict. >> thi guy is up in new york sitting behind a computer playing god with people's lives. >> reporter: gawker's lawyers unsuccessfully convinced the jury. >> ask you to put aside passion and prejudice and sympathy and follow the law. >> reporter: both hogan and the woman in the tape heather clem testified under oath theyy did not know they were being filmed. >> i was embarrassed as what it did to me as a person. even as a character. hulk hogan was embarrassing. i started violently shaking. i couldn't stop.
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>eporter: hogan's real name is terry bollea. he should have a reasonable expectation of privacy not in the pubc eye. gawker founder nick denton says the compana can win the case on appeal. >> i am confident we would win if we presented the full case. >> that is testimony from the man who recorded the sex tape, bubba the love sponge. he suggested that hogan knew about it from the start. if this verdict stands, gawker could be crippled and free press advocates could believe this would intimidate reporters in the future. >> does gawker have a strong case for appeal? >> they will argue this is excessive. in a wrongful death case, you get $3 million to $5 million. they will argue this wasn't a case of privacy.
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presented in the trial that suggested thaha hulk hogan knew about this from the start. that he was in on the sex tape. it wasn't something done to him, but something he did. if you can get that in front of the jury, that would change a lot. >> thank you, ari. turning to the weather and potential for the nor'easter on the first day of spring. dylan is on top of it all. if anybody doesn't want this to happen. it is dylan. >> we worked so hard to get this far. it doesn't look like a blockbuster. this is not a storm as itit heads out to sea, but we wedged our bets because of the european model with a nor'easter. now the european model in line with themerican model. you can see no real set storm right now.% we will see this intensify off the coast.
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advisories through the appalachains. i want to point out rhode island. this area will get clipped by the storm as it stays out to sea. we could see up to 4 inches or so and windy conditions across cape cod. watch as we go to sunday morning. this is over the water. we are looking at spotty showers in virginia and west virginia. winds will increase. we will see light snow in southern new jersey. it stays through the southeast and martha's vineyard. i want to point out the models. european snowfall model has 2 to 4 inches across southeast with higher amounts through the mountains and american model has more snow, especially out near jamestown, pepesylvania. look at washington, d.c. and northeast. that model is not saying mh of anything. it is going to be one of those
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>> i like that model. dylan, thanks. to the race for the white house now and more protests and clashes outside donald trump rally in utah las night and now the state's favorite son, former presidential candidate mitt romney will vote for ted cruz on tuesday, but did not endorse cruz. nbc's hallie jackson is in tucson where trump will have another rally this morning. good morning, hallie. >> good morning, craig. donald trump is on the ground in arizona where activists plan to protest at all his events today and all of it comes as trump romney. in the battle ground s4ate of utah, romney on the frontlines. >> we love salt lake city. >> reporter: donald trump bracing for more protests after a face-off in salt lake city. angry d donstrators clashing
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>> did any protesters sneak inside? >> reporter: none stopping his attacks. hitting ted cruz hard. >> he hasn't done anything. >> reporter: now new reason to target mitt romney. now confirming he will vote for ted cruz on tuesday. >> are you sure he is a mormon? he choked. it was so sad. >> mr. trump is a con man. >> reporter: two weeks after the anti-endorsement of trump, a not quite endorsement of cruz. calling for people to unify behind cruz, but to force an open convention. >> why haven't mitt romney and others endorsed you? >> when they say i will encourage you to vote for you. that is big. >> reporter: that is key to cruz's candidacy. but john kasich is not giving up..% >> this is his view. you know, he's entitled to it. to frankly, i don't think anybody will have enough
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convention. >> reporter: now kasich's out with this video. call it romney's greatest hits. >> a great governor of a great state. >> reporter: all the nice things he said about the ohio governor on the campaign trail. romney focused now on hitting trump featured in these ads that will start airing today from the super pac hoping to stop the billionaire billionaire. for now, the frontrunner is winning. >> the winner of the arizona primary tuesday will pick up all 58 delegates. a big prize. part of why donald trump is holding multiple events. he has been endorsed by the sheriff joe arpaio. he will do double duty. hosting and handle security, craig. >> hallie, thank you. morning about the arrest of the suspected paris attacker. salah abdeslam was picked up on
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he had been on the run for four months. 130 people were killed in the attacks. we have nbc's keir simmons with the story for us. >> reporter: good morning, erica. it is stunning to comprehend the man at the center of the investigation into the paris massacre was found here in the busy city. apprehended in the apartment on the left side of,the street behind me there. the police are still standing guard and have many questions for him this morning. >> reporter: europe's most wanted fugitive, a suspected paris attacker. injured during the raid that captured him. left the hospital this morning. therench president vowing to see salah abdeslam faces trial in france. one survivor of the paris massacre where 130 died reacting this morning to the news. >> i wouldn't say its a relief that he has been arrested. it is a sad thing.
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operation shows a suspect on the sidewalk. officers grag him to a police car. he falls and bundled into the back. on a crowded street, close by, people flee as more gunfire erupt. live on belgian television, explosion. one of many, the dramatic police raid capturing the 26-year-old abdeslam on the run since the paris massacre. he is among ten isis members ididtified by investigators as taking part in the paris attacks. all now either died carrying them out or killed or captured. he had been on the run for four months. the key break through was the raid tuesday in the brussels neighborhood of mole less than molenbeek. >> if you have a grain of justice, this is it.
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positive steps and more people found and detained. >> reporter: this morning, curtains were drawn at abdeslsl's family home streets away from where he was arrested. many this morning are questioning how abdeslammas able to hide in the major european city in the neighborhood where he grew up, erica, and evade capture for so long. erica. >> so many questions. keir simmons, thank you. a former prep student in jail for having bail revoked for missing curfew. owen labrie was convicted i a sex assault case with an undebage student in a isted comepetition competition. we have nbc's kristen dahlgren with more. >> good morning, craig. for the first time this morning, the now 20-year-old is waking up here a prisoner. owen labrie had been out on bail since sentencing, but as you
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violatededhat curfew. sent him here immediately yesterday as his mother sobbed in the courtrtrm. >> reporter: owen labrie in handcuffs, led out of a courtroom an inmate. the judge dismissing his claims he missed curfew for a good reason. >> i'll impose the sentence. >> guilty. >> reporter: since the sentencing on misdemeanor sexeal assault and felony luring a mean or from his computer, he has been living with his mother from the 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. curfew. the prosecution argued labrie was in violation after a reporter tweeted about a chance encounter n a train last month. she said labrie told her he was visiting a girlfriend and worried about missing his cure curfew. >> he was walking around with his nose in the air.
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admitted the violations, but said he was visiting his attorney or furthering his education and tried to fly under the radar for his own safety. >> telling the public, tellili the media, where my client is at all times is not safe f him. so he chose wrongly, your honor. >> reporter: the case drew national attention when the trial revealed a ritual at the st. paul's school known as the senior salute. senis ask out freshman for sex. labrie's lawyers are appealing his convince. for now, at least his bl is a thing of the past and the man who was once destined for harvard will remain behind bars. >> now the victim's father was in court yesterday as were labrie's parents. labrie faces up to a year in prison. his attorneys tell me they are deciding whether or not to appeal. >> thank you, kristen.
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who setoff a debate over bringing your kid to work is talking about his decision to retire. adam laroche quit the team after the top executive told him his clubhouse. sheinelle has more. >> good morning. adam laroche played with the nationals and white sox. he says having his son around now. in a statement released on friday, he said when he got the word that his son had to go, he chose to go as well. standing by his decision to put family first. >> reporter: laroche roche officially ended his career with the white sox on friday filing retirement paper workr after a dispute over the time his son spent at the clubhouse. in a statement online, laroche said i had to make a decision. do i choose my team and career or do i choose my family? the decision was easy. earlier t ts week, executive vice president ken williams asked laroche to minimize the
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spent with the team. but laroche said that wasn't going to work. my decision to walk away was simply the result of a fundamental disagreement between myself and ken wiwiiams. laroche says he had a verbal agreement with the team to allow his son access. williams saying every day was just too much. >> sometimes you got to make some unpopular decisions. and sometimes they center around things that you don't necessarily want to do. >> reporter: laroche wasn't the only one upset with williams' request. teammates responded with disappoiment. >> at the end of the day, it wasn't the right thing. there was no pblem here. >> the most respectful k i've been around in my life. the father/son relationship that adam and drake had and the way drake handled himself. i can only hope my boy can do the same.
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around baseball. his father was a coach and player. now laroche will have to look elsewhere to find a home field to embrace their unique father/son bond. laroche says this year was likely going to be the last one of his career anyway. there was no way he would spend it without his son. guys. >> a lot of folks talking about it for a long time. >> thanks, sheinelle. from baseball to basketball. mamah madness has turned to march sadness. several upsets, busted brackets. nunuer 15 seed middle tennessee state pulled off what some are calling the biggest upset ever. beating number 2 seed michigan state, 90-81. the big dance ended for third seed west virginia mountaineers. committed 22 turnovers. they got chopped by the steven f. austin lumberjacks.
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buzzer beater from northern iowa's paul jasperson. round two of the ncaa tournament tips off later today. >> talk about a good start. >> it has been a great tournament. >> the whole right side of my bracket is gone. the left side is holding on. i picked iowa for some reason. >> you're done. >> nice confidence. a russian spacecraft carrying a veteran astronaut and cosmonaut has docked at the international space station. this story arrived late last night from taking off from kazakhstan. jeff williams will stay onn the iss for six months. williams is now on track to notch the record for the american spending cumulative days in space. 534 over three missions. a russian holds the world record of 878 days. a long time. >> dylan dreyer is better at forecasting than picking
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>> i can forecast some things. basketball is not one. as farars the storm, everybody wanting a personalized forecast if they can get around tomorrow morning. i think for the majority y you, you will be fine. we have appalachians and southeastern massachusetts with snow. we are looking at the area of low pressure with heavy pockets rain. across florida with stronger storms. we see the rain up the east. we have are seeing the lighter snow in the higher elevations in west virginia and western virgrnia. that is the trouble spot today.
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30s and and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. still to come, how toalk politics with your friends and family without punching them in the face. >> so there's that. also coming up, our recap of the week's big news, including this must-see momomt at the
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"hamilton" and president obama. still to come on "today," the lengths the police department in spring break destinations to crack down on the party. and later in "trending" now you see her.
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now you don't. the mystery behind the hello, everyone. i'm sharon lawson. in the news this morning, miami native and nfl player tray walker who was critically injured in a dirt bike crash has died. police say the 23-year-old got into an accident on thursday in liberty city. he was rushed to the hospital but his head trauma was too much to overcome. we are told he was not wearing a helmet. several miami-dade residents will find a new place to stay after a driver crashed into an apartment building in northwest miami-dade. police say the 27-year-old woman was speeding when she lost control of her car and slammed
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miami-dade fire rescue crews declared part of the building unsafe. now for a check on the weather, here's meteorologist ryan phillips.s. >> sharon, good morning to you. with ultra music festival and jazz in the gardens both taking place this activity, we may want to stay indoors this afternoon. showers return to the forecast. we'll make the most of our saturday morning with dry conditions. temperatures at 82 midday. by the afternoon hours, keep an eye on the sky for some wet weather moving in. first alert forecast through your weekend, unfortunately, both days containing wet weather in the forecast. i think scattered showers and thunderstorms equal chances by this a aternoon carrying through sunday. the good news is as soon as we gettto monday morning, temperatures at around 60 and sunny skies carry us into our
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fly like an eagle to the sea
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morning, march 19th, 2016. this is a ive look for you this morning. this is the bald eagle nest cam. a live feed that has completely captivated the nation. mama bald eagle lying there right now. we are waiting for her to hatch that second egg. friday, thousands, if not tens of thousands, watched as the baby eaglet came out of its shell. we have seen mama feed baby several times. >> dylan updated us on the progress. the baby is learning to eat quickly and showed stronger skills. dylan is one person who is obsessed with the eagle cam. she had it allmorning. finding the eagle cam means i won't get anything done for the rest of the day. >> t forecast may be shot, so you know. >> i do have it pulled out.
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i'm watching the eagle's nest. yesterday, the baby kept flopping down. today, this morning, it's like eating a lot better and it is standing up better. the mama eagle is sitting on top of it and the egg. there is a warning that comes with this cam. it is a wild eagle's nest. there could be sibling rivalry whenhe other hatches. they are wild animals. it is sitting on a branch where it was windy in washington, d.c. i can't stop. >> did you see her? she sat back. >> she's had it on all morning since she walked in. about. >> the eagle cam. >> you might get hooked. >> it is impressive. >> very good camera. two angles. >> we will keep our eye on it. few days. headlines. investigators trying to figure
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dubai to crash in southern russia. officials suspect bad weather is to blame. there were reports of rain and high winds. all 6 6 people on board were killed. no americans were on board. a major win for hulk hogan in the lawsuit over his privacy against gawker. a jury awarded the wrestler $1$1 million after he sued gawker because it posted a sex tape of him online. gawker is vowing to appeal. and a big honor for the retired peyton manning from his former team, the indianapolis colts. he played the first 14 years of his career with the team. the owner thanking manning saying a statue will go up in his honor at lucas oil stadium. manning retired from football earlier this month after winning super bowl 50 with the denver broncos. let's start with the download. sheinelle is here with the week's headlines. >> donald trump claimed victory once again. president obama made good on his
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court justice. and richard simmons speaking out about where he has been the past few years. it was a make or break week in the race for the white house. with tuesday's results narrowing the republican field. >> and then there were three. john kasich posting a big win at home denying trump a clean sweep. trump glowing in the victory. >> thi was a great evening. >> widening his lead by winning florida. knocking out marco rubio who only weeks ago was tout as the establishment's best chance to beat the billionaire. hillary clinton celebrated a clean sweep of the democratic contest. >> this is another super tuesday for our campaign. >> but in phoenix, arizona, sanders showed no signs of letting up. >> don't let people tell you
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supreme showdown. president obama nominated supreme court judge merrick garland to the highest court. >> i ask the republicans in the senate to give him a fair hearing. >> senate republicans continue to insist they won't consider the nomination because the next president should make that choice. > big news this week out of seaworld. >> what we're announcing is the end of our orca breeding >> the hope can hoping it will end years of criticism over the treatment of the captive orcas and several people killed by them. mystery solved? richard simmons gone from the public eye since 2014 talked to "today" on the phone. knocking down claimsse's being held in his house against his will. >> no one is holding mee in my house as a hostage. i just sort of wanted to be a bit of a loner for a while. i hurt my knee, savannah, and i haddome problems with it.
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to sort of just take care of me. family first. white sox player adam laroche walking away from the big leagues and big bucks after the team demanded he dial bacac from the time his son spends with the team. >> many on the white sox called drake their 26th man. he's considered suchh fixture with the team that he attends practice at home and on the road. drake has his own uniform and given his own locker at u.s. cellular field in chicago. coldplay beared the cold and rain on the plaza to perform. we need a new justice for the supreme court >> and a different performance in the rose garden. creator of "hamilton" threw down a free style rap with the president.
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potus is holding up the signs >> and again later with our own jenna bush hager. i got the weather, al what's going on outde >> that would be hard to do. >> that takes a skill. that is tough. >> those guys continue t/ sit atop of the world. >> thats a hot ticket. >> my wife and i arep going tonight. 8:00. little date night. >> have you seen it? >> no. >> i think it is time to get another check of the forecast. yes, it might snow here although not much. out west, we are looking at more or less spring fever. temperatures above average. huge ridge in the jet stream making it cold enough to snow if the storm backs closer to the coast. i think it will stay out to sea. today, we are looking at
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vegas should make it up to 84. portland, oregon, 64. it will dry out today, b rain moves in tomorrow. that cools temperatures along th coast. farther inland, vegas, 90 degrees. salt lake city, 71. 18 degrees above average. that warmer air will spread east. up and down the easas coast by the middle of nexex week, temperatures in the 60s. rain in the gulf coast and florida today. some snow back through the good saturday morning to you. better get your beach time in on the front end of our saturday. i am anticipating more showers moving in. south winds pushing our rip current risk up to m merate category. i think a high of 82 on the beaches today. hello, everyone. with mostly cloudy in play. could see a stray shower this morning. i think the front end of our saturday looks decent. this afternoon bank on a few scattered showers and thunderstorms returning, first alert forecast highs at 84.
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heated. tempers flare when you talk politics. we have seen it this month at donald trump llies. >> how can you stay in control and stay friends when the conversation ended? we have thomas farley with us. what are some of the obvious questions? grnd rules when it comes to politics. talking bce-to-face. >> it is all about respect. for starters, ensure there i no alcohol in the mix. this is key. the momenf you introduce alcohol, you know it will escalate. >> we all forget the rules. >> we forget the rules. we throw the rules out the window. figuratively. >> you keep things sober. these things will still pop up. interrupter. how do you handle that? >> you want tlisten. you establish eye contact. not rolling your eyes.
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way you want that respect to come back to you. then you say i gave you a moment of time. i would like to ask the same in return. >> excuse me. you have an interrupter. before you can offer your opinion, they cut you off. the know it all. how do you deal with the know it all? >> it is possible to be someone who can disagree without disagree able. possible to have an opinion without too opinion natureated. ask them to substantiate. that's an interesting fact. what is your source? that usually ends it there. >> and this applies to several things. there is also social media which can rough these days. especially somethihi like facebook. things really get heated. should you post anything political online? >> we have 233 days until the election.
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i say consider -- not unfriending, but hiding the updates of the friends who are constantly posting political things you don't agree with. you don't know. we all have many friends on facebook with many views. keep it off facebook. >> last week, we threw a birthday party for our 2-year-old. we had family and friends over from the neighborhood. they assume they want to talk politics. should you engage in conversations at all with neighbors and friends on politics or keep it to our busted brackets and sports? >> are you safer. the etiquette is keep away from sex, politics and religion. that is difficult. i don't think it is necessary as long as you can keep it with respect. our children need to hear the political conversation, but do it in a way that is not objectionable. >> this could be an opportunity
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>> i think manners are the key to have a civil conversation about matters o civics. i would say, don't be the one always striving to have the final word. if you say, let's just agree to disagree. it's con descending. don't be the one to try to lead the dialigue saying we obviously disagree. let's let that be the last word. people don't like that. >> thomas farley. what a greatublic service. >> for families everywhere. it is not even anksgiving. thomas, nice to see you. up next, you ask, weanswer. it's back. another round of ask an anchor.
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i didn't want to miss a thing. i'm waiting to see dad fly in with a fish. my husband told me that's what he does. he works for nightly ws. up. >> i thought he was using it for march madness. they have itset up for eagle cam? >> like a human mom, she has him. >> cute. >> back on the egg. we are expecting another hatching at some point. from that to this. our producers likeo call ask an anchor. we solicited questions from our friends on the plaza. we have 90 seconds on the clock. >> don't look. okay. go. >> is this rigged? >> no. >> that hand almost went somewhere else. >> ask an anchor why he's unemployed. if you can interview anyone dead
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i would say my grandfather. my paternal grandfather. he was dead before i was born. we named our son after him. franklin. i'm up. >> i get nervous. what personality trait gets you in the most trouble. >> i can answer that one for you. >> what? what would you say? >> never mind. it's your question. >> i can get a bit moody if i don't eat. >> that's the only time you get moody_ >> i get hangry. >> i have never seen you unpleasant once in my life. >> lightning will strike. >> we should swap. this is not me. if you went to the olympics, which sport would you compete in? that's a funny question. >> which sport? >> the fact we're saying it. i was about to say gygyastics. >> i would say high jump. >> that is mean.
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>> our brother on this show. needling. what was your favorite tv show when you were a kid? "little house on the prairie." i had my aunt susan make me a dress and pinafour. my mom made me a cap. >> buzzer. >> still to come on this saturday morning, a little friendnd competition with march madness. we will see how we're doing with our busted brackets.
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hello, everyone. i'm sharon lawson. in the news this morning, only on 6, an elementary school student is caught bringing a knife to school and accused of threatening another stududt. it was in the pocket of a 10-year-old who attends gateway environmental k through 8 learning center in homestead. ththt student received a ten-day suspension. the mother of the boy he allegedly threatened saying suspension is not enough. we're alrey into the second day of ultra music festival's three-day event. road closures and detours are in place. bay front park is blockeoff
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officials are prompting everyone to have a good time while reminding them to always stay safe. how is the weatatr going to be looking? here's meteorologist ryan phillips. >> i think we can salvage the front end of our saturday. we may see an isolated shower this morning but i think we are just mtly cloudy. clouds really move in and showers and thunderstorm chances ramp up starting this afternoon and carrying through the rest of the weekend. first alert weather on your saturday, partly cloudy skies up untilour lunch hour. could see a rumble of thunder as well. 84 the afternoon high. then we get into sunday, i think that's a wet day as well. showers and thunderstorms, highs of 85. a warm and humid weekend, in and out of shower chances. but hey, payoff comes monday morning. check out your first alert forecast -- lows below average at 60. lots of sunshine and cooler than
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monday and tuesday as well. good orning. deadly plane crash.
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plane slammed into the ground at a russian airport. th fire ball from the explosion caught on camera. this morning, the investigation into how it happened. hulking win. a big victory for former wrestler hulk hogan taking down gawker with his win over right to privacy. gawker posted a sex tape online. the jury awarding hogan with $115 million. upset nation. march madness brackets now busted. northern iowa knocking off texas. middle tennessee taking off michigan state. now all eyes on a big match up. duke and yale. today, saturday, march 19th, 2016.
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south carolina. >> we're from florida. >> sweet home alabama. we're at the "today" show. >> we're from indiana. it's my 18th birthday. >> happy birthday. this morning. you watching from home. a huge crowd on the plaza. >> a lot of love here behind us melvin. >> they made a nice sign with my photo shopped head shot. a lively bunch. we have a lot to get to. we want to start off with sheinelle who has more with the news breaking overnight. sheinelle. >> breaking overnight. a passenger plane from dubai crashes in russia killing all 62 people on board.
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plane disintegrated arriving at the airport in rostov-on-don. it had to abandon the initial attempt to land. early reports are pilot error and weher. it was raining and winds were gusting at 60 miles per hour at the time of the crash. today, donald trump is bracing for more protests on the campaign trail after violence erupts at rally in salt lake city. the clashes as the gop frontrunner takes on ted cruz and one of the senator's newest supporters. hallie jackson is in arizona where the trump rally will take place. good morning. >> good morning, sheinelle. today, activists are expected to demonsate at donald trump events today after a heated night in salt lake city. that's where angry demonstrators again clashed outside trump's rally. inside, trump kept up attacks on ted cruz and now mitt romney
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for cruz in utah and calls on conservatives to unify behind the texas senator. romney's support of cruz could be a boost to him in that battle ground state, but john kasich is not giving up without a fight. even after romney called kasich a vote for trump-ism. th utah and arizona, sheinelle, vote on tuesday. utah needs a strong showing, but in arizona, trump is looking headed for yet another win. >> we are waiting to see what happens. hallie, thank you. the baltimore ravens are remembering tray walker. the 23-year-old died yesterday after suffering a dirt bike crash. it happened in miami. he was riding the bike with no lights and wearing dark clothing and he collided with a ford escape. walker, a fourth round draft nfl.
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said he will never forget his smile. the father of french trained hero spencer stone has been charged in an arson scheme. brian stone is accused of collecting more than $1 million in insurance money after intentionally setting fires at sacramento area commercial buildings. stone faces 13 counts of mail or wire fraud. spencer stone garnered international acclaim declined to comment. a change could come to your box of cereal. general mills will label products in response to a law going into effect in vermont this year. it will require food packages to include information. general mills is one of few companies to adopt labeling information about identifying gmos.
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let's go to dylan with a look at the forecast. >> sheinelle, we are keeping an eye on the nor'easter. now moreend more it is looking like the storm will continue to stay out to sea. have heavy rain through this is the system that is getting organized. west virginia and western virginia. that's where the higher elevations we could see most of our snow totals. it is colder up that way. we are looking for southeastern massachusetts to get clipped by the storm. we have winter storm watch across southeastern massachusetts and back through rhode island. here is the storm by sunday morning. you can see not a lot of activity across the mid-atlantic besides showers. storms intensify. winds pick up from the northeast. that gives it the classic nor'easter. it stays mainly out to sea. sunday, not a lot going on. sunday night intomonday, we see the best chance across eastern long island and rhode island and massachusetts where we have the best chance of seeing someh of
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if this storm backs farther to the west and we see more snow, we could see about 2 to 4 inches in the boston area. 1 to 2, if it sticks. the ground has been warm. we will not see a lot stick to the roads. if we look at the american model, it is out to westernrn maryland and southwestern snowfall totals. it is a bit colder. the majority of the storm cloudy skies as we begin our saturday morning. dry conditilns for the most part right now but showers developing and we'll be moving inbound across the area by late morning and early afternoon. so take advantage of the dry wwther that's out there now. not a whole lolosunshine. temperatures stuck in the mid 70s. your first alert forecast, unfortunately, on the wet side for the weekend. afternoon showers, a few thunderstorms today. 84. tomorrow wet weather day.
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>> all right, dylan, thank you. march madness in full swing this wuekend. major surprises on the court. including the win on friday with michigan state fell to number 15 middle tennessee state.e. >> another cinderella story on thursday night. 12th seeded yale beat number 5 seeded baylor. yale faces off against duke toda is this the preppiest game ever?? here is ron mott. >> reporter: to put it bluntly, yale is not a basketball school. imagine the excitement on campus after the win over baylor thursday night. sparking pandemonium willie geist found and put on twitter. seriously, the last time they
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was 1962. >> a triple. >> reporter: maybe that's the secret. not once did the bulldogs make it to the dance in the 20-year stretch when a friendly anlum led the free world. next up, a hot date with a blue devil. >> a lot of alumni aware that there is a basketball team. >> reporter: given yale is rare in this hoopsteria. the%showdown against duke is a thing. the clash with upper crusters, a target for barbs in headlines and o social media. the most inn sufferable basketball game. my father could buy your father smack talk. yale versus dudu. ththkfully someone has to lose. >> these are schools t tt you think we're talking about mathletes. >> reporter: duke may own the
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yale wins hands down with men who raised theirs for america. who wins today? not just an elite team, but all those folks who love to roast them. for "today," ron mott, nbc news. >> we all love march madness. can we give love to ron mott if? that story is well done. we all have brackets. we have our own method to our madness. >> walk us through your method >> as you know, i tend to go with underdogs. i also like to go for things i'm close to. i'm married to a hoosier. there you go, david. my mother-in-law got love. and uconn. i'm from connecticut. i'm not totally out at this point. >> not totally. >> who is the next one? oh, this is mine. all right. >> wow.
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>> i have kansas going all the way. you know, so far. after last year's embarrassing debacle. i should spend more than four or five minutes. kansas going all the way. the game of basketball was invented there. i shouldldo with kansas. >> i didn't know that. that's my home state. >> you know, you can't go wrong with having the tar heelsn the championship. you know, i think duke obviously wins today. i don't think they get past oregon. >> really? >> you are much more subdued this year. >> after last year, i shwuld be. >> there are a lot of xs. >> dylan. >> this is the first time i filled out my own bracket. >> yeah! >> i really had no rhyme or reason. virginia sounded good. done. i have two sister ncystsisters in law in egon. great.
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>> you're pretty good shape. >> i'm from wichita, kansas. i put that there. >> wichita, kansas. >> villanova. philly is important to me too. schools i thought are good that's about it. >> that's it. >> and it seems to be wowking well for me. >> okay. >> there's our standings. >> i thought i didn't have as many xs as you. >> what is the pointsystem? so far. >> whatever. >> good luck as we continue on the road. last year at this point. >> i was not in the ledd. last place is making brunch, by the way. >> you know, you are right. you owe us brunch. >> we should note, caroline gotleib she said it was invented in springfield, massachusetts. some dispute.
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>> isn't that where the basketball hall of fame is? >> i say kansas. she says springfield. still to come, best excuse ever. hohothe boss held one 9-year-old who showed up late to school. and why justin timberlake fans are so excited after seeing this instagram post. we have it all for you ahead in "popstart." with the pain and swelling of my moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis... ordinary objects often seemed... intimidating. doing something simple... meant enduring a lot of pain. if ra is changing your view of everyday things orencia may help. orencia works differently by targeting a source of ra early in the inflammation process. for manyorencia provides long-term relief of ra symptoms. it's helped new ra patients and those not helped enough by other treatments. do not take orencia with another biologic medicine for ra due to an incrcrsed risk of serious infection. serious side effects can occ including fatal infections.
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time for a little trending. olivia wilde has the special needs community divided over the psa over world down syndrome day. the video is titledd how do you see me. it has a range of every day activities from dancing to laughing and relaxing. all this while the narrater explains how she views herself. >> i view myself following my dreams. even if they are impossible. this is how i see myself. how do you see me? >> so as you can imagine, there are a range of views. many saying the video is positive for the down's syndrome community. others say having a actress like olivia wilde and not a person with down's syndrome play out is missing the point. you know, a lot to talk about.
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ad. >> you know, i will say when i read the story before i saw the ad, my knee jerk was okay. then you see the video. >> it makes more sense. >> a well done ad. it is more positive than negative. >> i agree. it is a great conservation starter. let's go to the optical illusion. here is the video that has a lot of people talking. of a live news report on danish television. look at the blonde woman in the background. you see the blonde woman. another woman walks past her and all of a sudden, she seemingly disappears. millions like 5 million people watched this video. some are speculating that the woman is a ghost. >> they can talk to each other. >> the woman is apparently real. here's the deal. >> where did she go? >> the woman actually moves off at the exact same time as the
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in all fairness, you have to look closely to see that. a lot of people surmise. >> do you know what that man was talking about? >> he coaches the handball tournament. the woman who disappears, she is also a handball expert. >> no wonder. they want to know what happened. >> handball community up in arms. get ? >> somebody's on fire this morning. finally, welcome to instagram, pope francis. the pope with his first instagram post. there you have it. it is a picture of him praying. the picture reads pray for me in nine languages. this has received 10,000 likes in less than an hour. his handle is @popefrancis.% >> maybe we will see easter brunch.
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something in the works? you won't believe who doesn't like "frozen." >> the post that sent justin timberlake fanss in a frenzy. you see justin in the recording studio with pharrell. the caption reads currently. then fans are speculating and on something new. if you think about it, j.t. hasn't released anyew music since 2013. we are ready for more. >> that just did it. >> i'm sure they're watching. next up, file this under the coolest tardy note ever. thanks to the boss. fourth grader was at the sold out show in l.a. this week when the show ran late into the night. before the boss left the stage, he spotted the boy. tomorrow.
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that is what he did. writing, dear miss jackson. he has been out very late rocking and rolling. please excuse him. it doesn't get more rock 'n' roll,than that. finally, what kid doesn't love "frozen?" one of the stars children. kristen bell, the voice of princess anna. opened up in an interview about her daughter is not a fan. >> i put it on for her thinking it wld blow her mind. she said 15 minutes in, turn it off. i don't like this movie. >> does she know mommy's voice? >> yeah. we told her. she could care less. >> i don't know why she's talking like this. >> that's your daughter's voice? you have bigger problems. >> i've never sn it. >> you haven't? >> neither have i. >> ilove it.
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>> do you want to borrow the dvd? >> let's have a watch party. i was offering it to dylan. >> she would ratatr watch eagle cam. still come, by the way, basketball invented in massachusetts. naismith from kansas. the best colors for spring fashion.
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nbc. still to come on "today," a spring break crackdown. police departments are stopping spring breakers from partying out of control. how these dancers are acrossmerica, people like basketball hall of famer
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miami-dade fireescue crews declared part of the building unsafe. now for a check on the weather, here's meteorologist ryan phillips. >> sharon, good morning to you. with ultra music festival and jazz in the gardens both taking place this weekend, we may want to stay inzoorsdoors this be afternoon. we'll make the most of our saturday morning with dry conditions. temperatures at 82 midday. by the afternoon hours, keep an eye on the sky for some wet weather moving in. first alert forecast through your weekend, unfortunately, both days containing wet weather in the forecast. i think scattered showers and thunderstorms equal chances by this afternoon carrying through sunday. the good news is as soon as we get to monday morning, temperatures at around 60 and sunny skies carry us into our
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that's the news and weather for
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it is march 19th, 2016. we still have a great crowd on the plaza. i feel like i grown. >> we have a school tripp visit from louisiana over here. >> we have folks from connecticut. including people from madison. the town next door to where i grew up. >> a lot of people from kansas. a lot of people from there. >> basketball not not born. >> i heard it on twitter. >> there is always next week. the eagle cam is back. we have been watching this all morning thanks to dylan dreyer. we have seen some feeding. she is now sitting on the eaglet. there is another egg that is supposed to hatch. you can write in your prediction of when you think the second egg is goingo hatch. >> do you have an idea when it may hatch? you are an expert at this point.
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we will stick to no storms. >> fair enough. >> when the new eagle comes into the world. still to come in this half hour of "today," an inspiring group of dancers proving they will not let anything stop them from getting on the dance floor. and spring o oicially starts tomorrow. what better way to get ready than wit a little fashion help. we will help you fill your closet with the must-have pieces. and the no-brainer sunday supporter with the brisket. >> it smells delicious. you still owe us lunch from last year's bracket. with the new techniques, some communities are helping bring year. those methods may be working, some businesses sait is having a negative impact. nbc's kerry sanders explains. >> reporter: spring break.
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this year? 1:30 a.m. spinaker a college student mecca here. instead a ghost town. >> you see no one here. >> reporter: the afternoon entertainment. not a rehearsal, but performance. playing to no one. bar owners estimate an 80% drop in revenue. new laws mandate last call at 2:00 rather than 4:00 a.m. now drinking on the beach is illegal this month only. >> it is costing me in the pocketbook. >> reporter: after alcohol fuelled crimes, including an alleged gang rape last year, panama city officials are employing new tactics. >> we have f fer issues this year. i imagine thatts because there are fewer kids. >> reporter: it did not take much advertising to cut crowds dramatically thanks to posts on
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>> it is lame. everybody's going to different beaches. >> reporter: to spot trends before they turn int problems like pop-up parties not on the beach, police are monitoring social media. cops started using an algorithm to post forey words like house party. >> is that spying? >> that is not spying. it is out there. we are not violating any privacy rights. reporter: in texas on south padre island, authorities are considering the use of drone surveillance to spot unruly spring breakers. in corpus christi, a $250 bounty on underagedrinkers. anyone that reports a violation that leads to law enforcement collects the prize. back on the beach in panama city, spring breakers are still welcome if they follow the rules. for "today," kerry sanders, nbc news, panama city beach. >> you have to think of the spring breakers will find some
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>> i thought the same thing. they will keep moving. dylan has a final check of the weather. >> not spring-like right now. it doesn't arrive until 12:30 at night. i saw the signver here. can i see your sign? we have an invitation to the prom. so where is derek this morning? in kansas. me? >> let me know what he says. derek, please say yes. that would be awesome. we have a decent sized storm in the pacific northwest. it will bring clouds and showers to the northwestst today. then heavy rain starts to move in by sunday morning. from washington state to oregon to northwestern california, we will see some isolated mountain snow. a rain event. 1 to 4 inches of rain is possible. on the east coast, watching a potential nor'easter. it is looking more like the storm will stay mainly out to sea. we could see some accumulation
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appalachian. we are looking at heavy rain in florida today. tomorrow, the storm will intensify a bit. it looks like the best chance of snow in some of the big cities is boston. 1 to 2 inches in southeastern massachusetts and closer to 4 inches depending where t storm lines up. a mainly out over the sea st cloudy skies as we begin our saturdrd morning. dry conditions for the most part right now but showers developing and we'll be moving inbound across the area by late morning and early afternoon. so take advantage of the dry weaer that's out there now. not a whole lot sunshine. temperatures stuck in the mid 70s. your first alert forecast, unfortunately, on the wet side for the weeeend. afternoon showers, a few thunderstorms today. 84. tomorrow wet weather day. first alert forecast high of 85. and that's your latest forecast. >> all right. dylan, thank you.
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how happy am i? according to a new report out this week, the u.s. is the 13th happiest country in the world. so, where arehe happiest people in america? nbc's kevin tibbles found out. >> reporter: spring approaches. the heat will soon swoop down on lafayette, louisiana. but inside the feed and seed dance hall, it's already steamy. terry and the zydeco bad boys has everyone up and smiling. >> music is my therapy. when i g on stage, i forget about my troubles. >> reporter: and it must be contagious. a recent harvard university of british columbia poll named lafayette, louisiana, the happiest city. not because they let the good times roll. misty tally is the 31-year-old home grown filmmaker.
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for new business. everybody is willing to help everybody else out. >> reporter: the city's solid economic footing has a lot to do with optimistic outlook. lafayette diversified away from the booms and busts from the petroleum based economy. it's young people are staying. >> food, family and friends$ >> reporter: that's the cajun recipe for happiness. chef justin gerard moved back home to serve food rich in flavor a a tradition. >> i feel america is great. i never felt uncomfortable pursuing my dream. i think that's how every american should feel. >> reporter: how about the presidential election? >> here it's kind of rude to openly discucu politics.
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happiest city, perspective. kevin n bbles, nbc news, lafayette. >> i guess we should put that on our list. >> we should check it out. it looks warm there. it is losiana. i would say, too, pretty much every day on the plaza we find the happiest people. no matter the weather. no matter the hour. up next, springing into fashion wh the look at the trends fororhe new season. but first these messages. i was not aware of how much acidity was in my diet. i was so focused on making good food choices, i had no idea that it was damaging the enamel of my teeth. i wanted to fix it, i wanted to fix it right away. my dentist recommended pronamel. he said that pronamel can make my teeth stronger, that it was important, that that is something i could do each day to help protect the enamel of my teeth. pronamel is definitely helping me to lead the life that
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we are back on a saturday morning with fashion advice to get your wardrobe spring ready. we have marie rossi here with us to help us. >> thanks, lovy. >> the first trend we have. who doesn't love spring color. it is back in a big way. >> nothing says spring-like the color pink. >> i love it. >> this is actually a zarra look. the overcoat. almost a menswear silhouette.
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stella mccarthy and dior. it is head to toe pastel pink. >> i'm in. >> you don't have to do it like a 12-year-old. >> you can do it in a grown up way. >> this is about the cold shoulder. the origin of the season is the shoulder. we have seen so many cutouts in the off the shoulder look. this is almost a hybrid with a shirt and strapless top. >> it is a bit. size. shoulders. >> it is not like your arms. >> isn't it something we can definitely wear with more classic pieces, i think. you have a lot of ruffles and detail happening here. you want to keep it streamline. these are $15 jeans from h&m. boys.
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if you get one piece, it's the bomber jacket. it is great for guys. you can wear with a clean t-shirt and cool jeans or you can dress it up. >> i love this color green. >> this is all about the green, navy and this works in my closet, too. >> what's nice is when we transition some pieces. we don't want to break the bank. what are we transitioning here? >> this one, it is 35 one minute and 65 the next. this is a great sweater. maybe you wore it with wool pants in the winter and now you wear it with an easy skirt. $20 skirt from h&m. it is about losing the tights and heavy pants. >> this is the suede. we can wear that into spring? >> yes.
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from full winter to spring. >> if we want to clean out the closet to make room for spring, you have great tips. >> there are great apps these days. one called thread up. they send you a kit. you put as much in a box and they will get rid of it. >> they take care of it? >> sometimes you are really unsure if you want to get rid of something. there is a calculator that tells you the value before you put it in. >> i love that. we can donate things, of course. so many worthy causes. >> and tradesy. you can load anything up from the closest. it goes into the app and sells from there. >> thank you. always good to see you. happy spring. >> happy spring. >> let's go to sheinelle in the orange room with the "today's" plaza fan of the day. >> this is the henley family. why are you in new york city? >> we auditioned for "so you
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>> still to come on "today," we introduce you to inspirational people who love to dance.
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nbc. back here on a saturday morning with a woman who wants to make life better for people who are wheelchair bound. >> nbc's morgan radford is here to explain. nice to see you. >> nice to see you. good morning. this marissa loves dance more than anything else. after suddenly collapsing ten years ago, doctors told her she may never walk again. what she did now bringseople to new heights present. >> reporter: ron and jennifer lee remembering the first dance
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a moment inspired by the tango scene in "scent of a woman." >> i fell in love with the tango. it is a beautiful and sexy dance. >> reporter: back then, he could walk. days after that@ tango while on their honeymoon, a fall left him paralyzed paralyzed. >> one day you are on top of the world and the next, trying to learn. >> i always wanted t get my husband back in ballroom dancing again. >> reporter: meet marissa. a wheelchair dance company teaches ballroom, hip hop. >> reporter: and so much more. >> everyone can dance. i want america to see that it's possible to dance with someone
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just like anyone else. it's nothing different. >> reporter: ten years ago, a disease left marissasa paralyzed. >> i thought my life was over. >> reporter: after physical therapy, marissa was able to walk and reclaim her passion and share it with the world. ery week, rollers get to rocking with the walking. >> reporter: even i joined in. watches people like ron a jennifer lee get to dance all over again. >> i actually think i have better moves now than i did back then. it was very empowering. it teaches you you can live again.n. >> ron and jennifer are still practicing their moves on friday
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on "today's" food, we are closing out the no-brainer recipes with a brisket dish. always good to see you. >> thank you. >> what kind of cut do we have here? >> we have a brisket. it comes with a first cut. second cut. whatever's on sale. >> how do you know it's right? >> as long as it is brisket, it works. >> let's get started. >> we have ingredients. pomegranate juice. onion, garlic, salt, pepper, chili powder. >> keep going. >> we will start off by getting the brisket in a roasting pan. that will make it good. this is really simple. we will not sear this ahead of time. we are putting it right in the roasting pan.
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>> if you want to save time, but not sacrifice flavor, what can you do? >> since we're not -- usually you cut it up and sear it. it takes so much time. the flavor difference is negligenceable. you are not missing out. let's getet our rub on. simple. we have pepper, salt, we're going one teaspoon of salt per pound of brisket. we have four pounds here. four teaspoons here. brown sugar and chili powder. all on there. sugar on there, too. i'll rub this in. i'm using the spoon now. you can use your hands on all sides. if you want to help me, i need to whisk tomato paste and pomegrante.
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>> it is like a barbecue sauce. >> the acid will break down the meat and natural sugar. if y y cannot find that juice, you can use cranberry juice and red wine. all work the same way. >> why are those the good swaps? >> theyave the acid and sweetness. the sugars will intensify. >> that is well whisked. >> you can put that in here. onion that i quartered. you don't have to do a lot of chopping. >> that is beautiful. >> how much water? >> 3/4 on the way up to the meat. the juice is similar to that salt tip. juice is one cup of juice per pound of meat. easy, right? >> from that to this. >> cover it up..
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hours at 350 degrees. >> this is perfect for a slow cooker. >> you can do it without the extra water. just the juice. slow cooker, 8 to 10 hours. >> i am so making this. amazing. >> one cup. salad there. >> you pull it. you can mix it up with barbecue sauce. make a sandwich. on top of a salad. >> alejandra, thank you. you can find this at today.com/food. >> we have a birthday wish. our executive producer. >> happy birthday!
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cuba's capital as president obama's trip to havana gets closer. plus, a tragedy for a former nfl player. a mother says a 10-year-old threatened her son with a knife at school. why he may be allowed to return to the clsroom. good morning, everyone. welcome to nbc 6 south florida today. it's saturday, march 19th. i'm sharon lawson. a business weekend ahead with plenty of outdoor activities throughout the area. we're going to get you started with your first alert weather phillips. >> with jazz in the gardens and ultra in downtown miami, would like to keep it rain-free. but it looks inevitable, at some with us. one band of showers is lifting across the interior sections
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i-75, alligator alley across the interior of south florida. area. here is the big picture watching the radar and satellite, band of showers developing in south florida. a lot more wet weather is up the road into the big bend area extending out into the gulf waters. this will head in to the west central coast later on this morning. 79 in miami. 7777ft. lauderdale. we'll keep it mostly cloudy but dry. temperatures warmin into the lower 80s midday, maybe a pocket or two of sunshine but i think this afternoon looks fairly wet. your high 84. it is a wet weather forecast this afternoon leading into tomorrow as well. detail that for you in just a little bit. cuba is gearing up for the first visit by a u.s. president in almost 90 years. president obama arrives in havana tomorrow. he plans to use a historic

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