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good morning. breaking breaking overnight. you're fired. the fbi's former deputy director, andrew mccabe, is out of a job this morning. let go just two days before he was set to retire. attorney general jeff sessions announcing the firing amid allegations of misconduct related to the hillary clinton e-mail investigation. president trump calling it a great day for democracy. mccabe saying it's part of a war on law enforcement and the special counsel. we're live with the latest. speak no evil. president trump's legal team takes on adult film star stormy daniels in a new court filing claiming she could be on the hook for at least $20 million for breaking a nondisclosure agreement about their alleged
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fling. daniels' attorney saying she's being bullied once again, one day after he claims she has been threatened with physical violence. missed warning signs? florida officials releasing a voicemail from a concerned engineer left just days before that bridge in miami collapsed. >> i was calling to share with you some information about the fau pedestrian bridge and some cracking that's been observed on the north end of the span. >> could the tragedy that killed at least six people have been prevented? all that, plus, russia retaliates against great britain as the war of words against the poisoned ex-spy heats up. a man and toddler were kicked off a flight before the kid was being fussy before the flight took off. >> and sweet 16. 16th seeded university of maryland baltimore county beats number one virginia. the first time that's happened in men's march madness history. one of the biggest upsets in
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sports ever, leaving basketball fans speechless and brackets busted everywhere. today, march 17, 2017. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with sheinelle jones, craig melvin, and dylan dreyer. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. welcome to "today," thank you for joining us on this saturday morning, i'm sheinelle jones. >> i'm craig melvin. dylan dreyer is here as well. there are probably a number of folks yesterday who were googling umbc during that basketball game. never again. umbc, university of maryland baltimore county stunning the sports world. first time ever that a number one has fallen to a number 16 in the first round. brackets busted all over america. >> so you're out? >> i'm out. >> i thought i was going to go all the way. >> you didn't think that. >> i thought i was going to get buck lucky. i put wichita state. >> they're out. >> nevada is still in.
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i went nevada. >> you are still in it. we have much more on the big upset in just a moment. >> first let's get to our top story this morning, the firing of fbi director deputy director andrew mccabe just two days before he was set to retire from the bureau. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams has been following this story all night for us. pete, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the attorney general says that andrew mccabe mass fired for repeatedly misleading investigations about his actions, but mccabe says this is the result of the administration's war with the fbi. andrew mccabe stepped down as the fbi's deputy director in late january and his actual retirement date was tomorrow, but late friday attorney general jeff sessions accepted a recommendation from the fbi itself that mccabe should be fired after 21 years of service. the fbi recommended firing him over his decision to let fbi insiders talk to a reporter during the presidential campaign about the investigation of the clinton foundation. attorney general jeff sessions
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said mccabe made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor when asked about it, including under oath on multiple occasions. and justice department officials said 19 other people have been fired from the fbi in the past year for lack of candor. mccabe was a frequent target of twitter attacks from the president who called him a comey friend and urged sessions to replace him. the white house spokeswoman thursday added her criticism. >> we do think that it is well documented that he has had some very doubling behavior and by most accounts a bad actor and should have some cause for concern. >> reporter: in a statement mccabe said he had full authority to speak to the reporter and did so with fbi legal approval to clarify that the fbi was continuing an investigation that people in the justice department opposed. mccabe says he's being singled out because he supported james comey after he was fired. mccabe cheered the agent ranks by saying at the time that comey's firing would not derail the bureau's mission. >> quite simply put, sir, you
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cannot stop the men and women of fbi from doing the right thing, protecting the american people and upholding the constitution. >> reporter: mccabe says his firing is part of an unprecedented effort by the administration, driven by the president himself, to destroy his reputation and possibly strip him of his pension. overnight president trump called the firing, quote, a great day for the hard working men and women of the fbi and for democracy. and he took another shot at james comey calling him sanctimonious and said he made mccabe look like a choir boy. sheinelle, craig. >> thank you. to another developing story overnight, despite reports of more departures from the white house, the week ended without any top level staff changes inside the trump administration. this as the president's personal lawyers take aim at the porn star who is suing him. nbc's white house correspondent kelly o'donnell is following the overnight developments on this
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one. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. high anxiety in the west wing as the president himself has stoked expectations that he wants even relishes more change on his staff. friday many senior officials including the chief of staff tried to tamp down worries about who would be the next to go. white house advisers waking up this morning as speculation about more staff shakeups reaches a fever pitch. >> there will always be change. >> reporter: much of that focused on national security adviser h.r. mcmaster who was smiling under the pressure friday. the press secretary tried to tamp down the uncertainty. >> the staff actually spoke to a number of staff this morning, reassuring them that there were personnel changes, no immediate personnel changes at this time, and that people shouldn't be concerned. >> reporter: a very different storm has been brewing on another front. two new legal strategies from president trump's personal lawyers against stormy daniels.
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a $20 million counterpunch against the porn star suing the president. friday trump organization lawyer michael cohen sought damages claiming daniels repeatedly violated the nondisclosure agreement which carries financial penalties, and the president's lawyers requested the case move to federal court. daniels' lawyer blasted that as more of the same bullying tactics from the president and mr. cohen. intended, he says, to move their battle to private arbitration behind closed doors. the president's attorneys did not respond to request for comment. in 2016 daniels was paid $130,000 by cohen to keep quiet. she claims she had an affair with trump a decade ago that the president denies. on "morning joe" daniels' lawyer claimed the president was behind the hush money. >> do you have any doubt in your mind that president trump himself directed that payment to your client? >> none.
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>> and he ratcheted up the accusations. >> was she threatened in any way? >> yes. >> was she threatened physical harm? >> yes. >> reporter: but the white house kept its distance. >> obviously we take the safety and security of any person seriously. certainly would condemn anyone threatening any individual, but i have no knowledge of that situation. >> reporter: and part of what makes this different is president trump has added his name to this litigation. he is not just standing behind his lawyer. this is a real change because he is part of the case now seeking damages against stormy daniels, and by claiming that she has treat footedly, more than 20 times, violated that agreement, it makes the damages sought more than $20 million and that helps move the case at least in the argument to federal court. >> kelly o'donnell, thank you. also this morning as searchers dig through the rubble of that collapsed bridge in miami a startling new
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development. florida officials revealing an engineer called the department of transportation there to say something was wrong with the bridge days before the collapse. nbc's maya rodriguez is on the scene. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. one of the bridge engineers left a voicemail for a state employee warning about cracks in the bridge just days before it collapsed. meanwhile, investigators here say the death toll will almost certainly rise. this morning possible warning signs missed. late friday the florida department of transportation releasing a voicemail from one of the bridge engineers just days before the collapse. >> i was calling to share with you some information about the fiu pedestrian bridge and some cracking that's been observed on the north end of the span. we've taken a look at it and obviously some repairs or whatever will have to be done, but from a safety perspective we don't see that there's any issue there. >> reporter: the florida
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department of transportation says the employee who got the voicemail had been out of town and didn't hear the message until friday, the day after the collapse. the engineering firm, figg, said in a statement that they are committed to working with authorities and, quote, the evaluation was based on the best available information at that time and indicated that there were no safety issues. the ntsb said it had not received information about the voicemail. that agency confirming that crews were working to strengthen a part of the bridge at the time of the collapse. >> i would have to say that a crack in a bridge does not necessarily mean that it's unsafe. i know the crews were out there inspecting it and they were applying tension to strengthen a member. >> reporter: mean while, families of those still missing desperate for word on their loved ones, including carol fraga looking for her relative. >> his name is not there. you call the red cross and his name -- his name is not there. >> reporter: among those killed,
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18-year-old alexa duran, a student at florida international university. she had been driving her best friend home from a doctor's appointment, 19-year-old richard humble. >> i was screaming her name so loud because i just wanted her to hear it and she just wouldn't respond. >> reporter: meanwhile, special equipment has been brought in to remove some of the large sections of the bridge that collapsed. investigators say the recovery work here could go on for days. sheinelle? >> so sad. thank you. let's get back to that incredible upset in the ncaa tournament that we told you about at the top of the show. a 16 seed taking down a number one seed for the first time in men's tournament history. nbc's morgan radford is with us with some highlights. good to see you. >> talk about those highlights, craig. that was an upset for the ages. this little known university of maryland baltimore county, a 16 seed, was given just a 1.5% chance of beating university of
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virginia. and look at them now. blowing out the top ranked team in the tournament in a victory that made history. >> shock and awe in college basketball. umbc makes history. >> a march madness jup set for the ages. the 16th seeded university of maryland baltimore county retrievers knocking off the number one seed in the south. the top ranked team in the entire tournament. the university of virginia cavaliers. and this wasn't a squeaker. it was a route. it's the first time in the ncaa men's tournament history that a 16th seed has beaten a number one seed. brackets across the land busted this morning. >> hesitation on a fake. three-point shot. yes. >> umbc shot 50% from the three-point line. >> here it is. >> twitter going wild during the game. one sports writer asking umbc
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looks fantastic. by the way, anyone know what umbc is? the school's twitter account answering university of maryland baltimore county. who are you? after the game players and fans going wild. umbc's coach ecstatic. >> to go toe to toe with the number one team in the uncountry, unbelievable. >> virginia's coach philosophical. >> if you play this game and you step into the arena, this stuff can happen. >> last night's upset among the biggest shockers in sports history. right up there with the miracle on ice and buster douglas beating mike tyson. all right. so next up is kansas state on sunday night and, by the way, just for a little bit of context, while this was a historic upset for the men, it did happen once before in the women's tournament, happened back in 1998, 16th ranked harvard, my alma mater, beat number one stanford. just to let y'all know how it does roll all the time. >> thought maybe we would have video behind you of that game. >> thank you.
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all right. let's go to dylan now, she has a check of the weather. >> and, good morning, guys. we are going to see a mix of wintry weather. right now we have snow falling through ohio, a wintry mix through southwestern ohio. we also have the next storm system moving through the rockies. it is going to out ahead of it be a little bit stormy. we could see stronger storms down through waco, isolated large hail, isolated tornadoes, too. same thing on sunday, although it expands a bit and includes parts of kansas, oklahoma and also ex bends down along the gulf coast states. this storm system is going to move through the rockies, ahead of it we will see the rainy weather and stormy weather through texas and down through parts of the south. this is the storm system we are going to keep an eye on as we go into monday, producing heavier rain down along the southeast. what happens as it develops into a coastal system. models right now are kind of indicating that it should move mostly out to sea, but that is something we do need .
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. and showers will continue to move across the region this morning. you can see stormranger mobile doppler radar picking up some of those showers now, moving in toward san francisco and further inland mere monterey and the santa cruz mountains, as well. we can expect to see the chance of showers in the next couple hours through the mid afternoon. we're also going to notice a drop in temperatures. draymo daytime highs in the low 60s for the most part. seven degrees cooler at gilroy at this hour. and that's your latest forecast. all right. dylan, thank you. still ahead this morning, what went wrong in the horrifying moments captured on camera when this out of control chair lift started going backwards. plus can he make it? we will show you what happened when this guy decided to test out the ice in a frozen pool. but first, this is "today" on nbc. >> i think we know how that ends. "today" on nbc. >> we know how that ends.
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we are back on saturday morning with the weekly "download." the look back at the week that was. >> the week that was dominated by headlines of the bridge collapse and animal tragedy on the united flight. there were other stories we covered. starting with the winter weather that we just can't shake. >> strike three. another major nor'easter pounded the east coast. the third to hit in less than two weeks. >> some areas got more than 2 feet of snow. boston especially hard hit. all of that snow combined with howling winds created dangerous whiteout conditions for drivers. >> last storm was all i could take. a deadly helicopter crash in new york city's east river captured on video. >> mayday. east river. >> the investigation is focusing on what happened in the chopper before it went down.
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did the strap from the passenger bag hit the cut off lever? a band after a trip to disney world, flew off the highway in alabama. >> we got a full charter bus. multiple injuries. >> helicopters and ambulances rushed three dozen injured students and adults to hospitals in florida and alabama. the driver dead at the scene. thousands of students demonstrated across the country walking out of classrooms to protest gun violence. one month after the deadly massacre in parkland, florida. >> i won't die saying nothing. >> incredible exodus. 17 minutes to honor the 17 victims and calls to tighten gun restrictions. some of the week's moments caught on camera. left hanging in texas. >> roller coaster at six flags in texas comes to a screeching
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halt. nobody was hurt. one friend bet another to test ice in new york state. and the random act of kindness in georgia. >> elderly man struggling to cross the street. finally a driver pulls over and walks the man across the road. and finally, a special gift shared way young man at a new york rangers game. >> spotted the young fan in the crowd. wearing one of the european league jerseys. >> pavel offered his hockey stick and the boy overcome by emotion. >> it makes me want to cry. still to come, a big return still to come, a big return ♪ still to come, a big return hey, sir lose-a-lot! thou hast the patchy beard of a pre-pubescent squire!
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good saturday morning. here's a live look outside in downtown san jose. i saw a little bit of rain driving in san jose this morning. hopefully you're warm at home. thanks so much for joining us. i just have to say, happy st. patrick's day. i'm kira klapper. vianey arana cannot wear green because she stands in front of the green wall. >> i can't. >> don't pinch her, please. >> you know what else is showing a lot of green, the radar right now. look at stormranger. we have our mobile doppler radar and it is up and scanning and we can see that we've got a couple showers moving through, and we can expect to keep the showers through the early afternoon. so san jose getting a little bit of drizzle right now. san francisco also getting some light drizzle. look at the current temperatures in san jose, 45 degrees.
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half moon bay, 45, as well. and check out the 24-hour temperature change. so right now not really seeing any fog, no clouds. san jose is about 5 degrees cooler at this hour than we were yesterday. santa cruz, about 7 degrees cooler. and our daytime high for today, kira, will only be in the 50s. >> oh. >> for today. so it's going to be on the cooler side. i'll talk about that rain time line and of course how long it's going to last at 7:00 a.m. >> thanks. if weather does permit today, the search will continue this morning for an east bay man who vanished after a day of skiing south of lake tahoe. he failed to return to his cabin. thomas mularkey went skiing at bear valley mountain resort. his wife reported him missing when he didn't return that night. avalanche conditions prevented a search that night, and air operations were grounded because of snow. his family is hopeful his experience in the outdoors will help him survive being lost. >> he knows how to dig a snow cave, which is a very good thing
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to know about in the wintertime. so we just don't know what's happened. >> he is a wonderful father. one of the best persons i've ever known. >> they continue to hold out hope. mularkey lives in richmond and has a wife and three children. coming up this morning on "today in the bay," o.j. simpson is taking aim at colin kaepernick. what he is now saying about the former 49er. we'll have that, plus all of your top stories and a lot of green in weather coming up at 7:00. we hope you join us. right now, back to the "today" show.
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we are back on this saturday morning. march 17th. happy st. patrick's day to you. >> let's check the headlines and the overnight firing of the fbi former number two. fired. former fbi director andrew mccabe fired overnight by attorney general jeff sessions. the move coming two days before his retirement. president trump said a great day for the hard working men and women of the fbi. great day for democracy. the former fbi official firing back. claiming he is the target of a smear campaign in the attempt to
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discredit the russia investigation. president trump's lawyer fighting back against stormy daniels. counter viewing the porn star for $20 million on friday. that comes after daniels' lawyer claims she was threatened. >> was she threatened? >> yes. >> was she threatened physical harm? >> yes. >> president trump's lawyer is hoping to move the case to federal court. a move daniels' lawyer says it puts it behind closed doors. missed warnings? florida officials reveal a voice mail from the bridge engineer concerned about cracking. >> i was calling to share with you some information about the fiu pedestrian bridge and cracking observed on the north end of the span. >> the message sent to an employee who was out of the office and it was received one day before the collapse of the pedestrian bridge that killed six. removed. new video released of a southwest airlines flight attendant asking an unidentified man and 2-year-old child to
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leave after the toddler threw a fit as they were boarding. passengers tried to come to the girl's defense when she stopped crying. social media lit up with outrage. much of it blaming southwest. the airline saying a c conversation escalated on board with the customer and the child and regretted the inconvenience. and going green. on this st. patrick's day, we are looking back at the favorite sites. celebrating the luck of the iri irish. today, march 17th, 2018. >> also this morning, a terrifying day on the slopes after a ski lift malfunction started going backwards throwing passengers everywhere. onlookers tried to get people to jump to the ground before it was too late. we have nbc's tammy leitner joining us with more. >> reporter: screams of panic captured in the moments as skiers are thrown from the malfunctioning ski lift in the country of georgia.
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skiers say the lift stopped and began running in reverse at high speed. people on the mountain warning skiers to get off the lift. some jumping from different heights to avoid being crushed. others were unable to escape the out of control lift and thrown wildly as the chairs whipped around. ten people were injured. no one was killed. accidents like this are rare, they do occasionally happen. earlier this year, terrified skiers trapped in a chair lift during a snow storm in austria. winds caused the lifts to swing from side to side violently. in utah back in 2016, a boy slid off the ski lift. his backpack catching on the chair. the panicked boy dangling until ski patrol freed him. and the year before that, a chair lift malfunctioned at
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sugarloaf mountain resort. causing some riders to fall and injuring seven. back in georgia, the ski lift is closed as the ministry of internal affairs investigates the accident and tries to assure it never happens again. for "today," tammy leitner, nbc news. yikes. >> you want to go skiing? >> no. >> let's go to dylan out on the plaza. a lot of people. >> wow. look at how big the plaza is this morning. we have people from all over. we have west virginia. we have indiana. wow. this is some crowd out here. this lovely lady celebrating your 60th birthday? >> yes. >> who do you have? >> my sisters. >> it must be st. patrick's day. people are fired up. let's look at the st. patrick's day forecast. it is looking chilly here in new york. 37 degrees. at least it will be sunny.
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we don't have to deal with rain. in boston, mostly cloudy and colder up there. 34 degrees for the st. patrick's day parade. chicago has clouds and a breeze to keep it 39 degrees. it feels colder as the river is green. savannah. a gorgeous st. patrick's day. mostly sunny and 63 degrees. tomorrow, we will see strong storms in the gulf coast and down south and also across the western texas area with a critical fire risk with the dry conditions. snow moves in the rockies and it will be chilly in the northeast. we've got a couple of light showers making their way through the peninsula now in towards san mateo and down towards half moon bay right now. stormranger is scanning on top of san bruno mountain and will keep a chance of showers, at least through the afternoon. right now the temperatures remain in the 30s and the 40s. a couple of degrees cooler in some spots. we will be topping out only in the 50s for today.
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so definitely expect to see a cooler afternoon into saturday night and into early sunday morning. and that's your latest forecast. guys. >> thank you, dylan. still to come, they're back. all of them. a sneak peek of the newest superhero pack. and one month to go until the all important tax deadline. what you need to know before you file. that's after these messages. ♪ last night took a l, but tonight i bounce back. ♪ what's an l? the rap singer took a loss and now he's ok again. right. yeah you can get a mortgage that avoids pmi, but there's no way to avoid mip on... . hey! this'll help. rocket mortgage by quicken loans makes the complex simple. so, origination fees... this takes care of it, thank you. understand the details and get approved in as few as 8 minutes. by america's largest mortgage lender. bounce back, right right right, i get it now. ♪ i woke up in beast mode, with my girl that's... ♪
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>> the tax reform bill does not matter this time around? >> that is right. this year's season is still under the old rules. the changes go into effect this year. we don't worry about that until next filing season. >> what do we need to know? >> there are things to do to lower your tax burden. >> i thought everything ended in december. you say there are things to do to save money. >> this is good to know. the first is boost retirement savings. it is not too late to fund a traditional ira. the deadline is the same as the tax filing deadline. april 17th. that is one thing to look at closely. you can make contributions up to the limit. $5,500 a year. >> even now? >> yes. you can take it as a tax deduction. you want to look at your funding a health saving account. a way to pay for medical expenses if you are eligible through the workplace.
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you can make contributions through april 17th. thirdly, you want to look over the past year and see any deductions you can take. maybe you moved for a new job or made contributions. collect the receipts now. that will help. >> who should file and who should have a professional? >> if you have a relatively straight forward situation, it has never been easier to file electronically. if you earn money from one source and employer, if you have no dependents or have no major life changes like married or having kids, you can probably file yourself. if you have a complicated situation, you might want the help of a professional. >> can i follow-up on that? how do you know what you should look for with the professionals? >> you want to ask for prepared tax id number to make sure they are legit. you want to ask them how soon they can get to taxes. a lot of preparers are busy this
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time of year. you don't want them to be the reason you are filing late. you want to ask them how quickly will they get to your paper work. ask if they can represent you in front of the irs. no all can do that. it is useful to know ahead of time. >> when should you file for extension? >> there are some reasons to ask for an extension. some of the most common ones are that you have seen an error on the forms. that is something that happens to people. you get w-2s and 1099 and you see something that needs to be fixed. that takes time. if you have gone through something in your life that makes it hard for you to file by the deadline, you can ask for extension as well. one thing to note is if you ask for extension, you will not get an extension to pay money you owe. you want to make sure you pay by the deadline or you could face penalties or interest. >> kimberly palmer. good stuff. thank you. dylan dreyer, what is next? >> we have a little st.
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we are back on st. patrick's day with a little st. patrick's day music there and the question
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as well. how much do you actually know about the holiday and about st. patrick himself? >> dylan is in the orange or green room with the fun facts. >> first, it is st. paddy's day with a "d." patty is short for patricia. and paddy is derived from the irish padr,aig. it is known he was born in 375 ad in britain. he wasn't called patrick. his name is maewyn sicot. it is celebrated around the world and the festivities get rowdy in the u.s. you saw the plaza home to -- not the plaza, but u.s. home to 33 million residents with irish ancest ancestry. that is seven times larger than the population of ireland.
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the chicago river goes green today and to do that it takes 45 pounds of vegetable-based dye. what about st. patrick's day and beer? wallet hub says 819% more guiness is consumed on st. patrick's day day. >> so smart. >> it is all on the prompter. i will always have a guinness on st. patrick's day. >> you have guinness on a random tuesday. >> it is true. that is delicious. >> that is really good. >> i'm glad. the paddy. >> now you with share with your friends. >> they will think i'm smart. that did not come out right. how about "popstart?" >> first up, how many superhe superheroes can you fit in one movie? marvel may break the record with "infinity war." they released a new trailer
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stirring up excitement. among the cast, robert downey jr.'s iron man and dr. strange and spider-man and ant-man and every other character from the marvel universe. >> this whole thing should be. >> i hope they remember you. >> wow. >> it looks good. release date for has been moved up to april 27th. moving on. another day, another tv revivar. "clarissa explains it all" is in the reboot. melissa joan hart will reprise
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her role. i think i have seen every episode. and bill hader is returning to the stomping grounds in studio 8h. to welcome back the man who gave us stefan and vincent price, chris redd and pete davidson had something to say. ♪ since you are a comedy god and bill said ♪ ♪ that's odd ♪ will you bless us ♪ yeah >> of course, you can watch "saturday night live" tonight at 11:30 eastern and live coast-to-coast here on nbc. thank you, dylan. coming up next, the battle brewing over the st. patrick's day favorite. beer. but first this is "today" on nbc. [burke] at farmers, we've seen almost everything so we know how to cover almost anything. even a "red-hot mascot." [mascot] hey-oooo! whoop, whoop!
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♪ on this st. patrick's day, many of you may be drinking a
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pint or two to celebrate the day. >> the beer you will be drinking will come from a craft brew or one of the big brewing companies. >> more days, people are turning to the smaller craft companies. as nbc's kerry sanders is telling us this is creating a brewing controversy. >> reporter: raise a glass. thanks to mill maennials craft r sells were up in 2017. it explains why the king of beers is now quietly marketing its own craft. in miami. not a hint of the anheuser-busch name there. this is a brewing company which is big beer what they cannot beat. >> wasraspberries. >> reporter: anheuser-busch acquiring wicked weed and goose island and blue point and ten barrel and golden ruge.
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>> i'm strongly against it. >> reporter: some millennials call it selling out. >> capitalism would say somebody paid me a lot of money. i sold what i created. you are not applauding that? >> no. >> no. >> reporter: with about 1% of the beer market, the nation's first big craft brewer sam adams now leading a revolution. helping smaller brewers adopt a seal so consumers can figure out who is behind which beer they drink. only independently owned blue es are allowed to use the seal. >> consumers should know who they are supporting when they buy a beer. >> this is local brew. >> reporter: the proprietor of green river in north carolina took away the most popular beer on tap after she confirmed a rumor. >> now it is owned by a big corporation. >> do you carry the beer now? >> i do not carry it.
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>> because? >> they sold out to inbev. >> reporter: now coming to a head. for "today," kerry sanders, nbc news, asheville, north carolina. >> i love a good craft brew. >> so does dylan. >> i do. it takes me a couple of tastes to get the one i want. >> i wish i liked -- well, i don't drink beer. all right. >> what is your drink of choice in. >> red wine. >> i'll get in trouble. >> that will do it for us on this saturday. >> tequila. >> tomorrow on "today" the funny rick ricky gervais for the interview. >> enjoy the rest of your st. patrick's day, everyone. have a fantastic weekend. >> thank you for coming. if you', your to-do list just keeps growing. (laughs desperately) it never stops. which is why the online financing application at is so convenient. get some of that finance stuff out of the way
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bay .... a deadly fire at an adult video store overnight. good morning. i'm kira klapper. next on "today in the bay" a fire at an adult video store. which streets in san francisco are still closed this morning. a helicopter crash in iraq. we talked to a friend and hear how he's being remembered. plus, scattered showers across the bay area. vianey arana says have your blankets handy. it will also be cold. does this map show the
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call today. downtown san jose from communications hill good saturday morning to you. it is 7:00 on the dot. here's a live look outside at san jose from communications hill on a chilly saturday morning. and a happy st. paul patrick's day to all who are celebrating. thanks for joining us. i'm kira klapper. vianey arana has a look at our microclimate forecast. and i just have to get it out of the way. i'm wearing green for both of us. you stand in front of a green wall. >> i can't wear green, guys! >> you would have a floating head. your body would vanish. >> that's true. it's true. so kira is wearing green for the th


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