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good good morning. the versus the tech giant. apple ceo vows to fight a judge's order forcing it to hack into one of the san bernardino killers. is the company making a strong stand for the customer or making it hard for law enforcement to keep us safe. the presidential candidates brawl in south carolina ahead of saturday's primary. even the president gets in on the action. >> i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president. it's not hosting a talk show or a reality show. >> and donald trump quick to respond. >> you're lucky i didn't run last time when romney ran because you would have been a one-term president. >> new this morning, fresh polls from south carolina and nevada, with the voting just three days away. we'll hear from mr. trump when
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in a rare expression of anger, pope francis visibly frustrated, scolding eager followers tugging on his arm, causing him to topple over a man in a wheelchair. and it's a dog beats dog world. >> best in show dog tonight in 2016 is the german shorthaired pointer. >> c.j. snatches the title, best in show at the famed westminster kennel dog club, beating out more than 2700 dogs to have his day today, wednesday, february 17th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody, welcome on a wednesday morning. we have willie in for matt. >> a lot to talk about today. we'll talk to trump tth in a few minute.
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campaign a sitting president. >> and his rivals. lots to talk about in politics, fresh polls as well. top story, the major showdown between the federal government and apple, this after apple declined to give access to encrypted consent on san bernardino shooter syed farook's iphone. now, a federal judge has ruled the tech giant must help the fbi.fbi recover that potentially dangerous data. >> federal officials say the iphone may be key to explaining what the suspects were doing during kushl moments at the time of the shooting. despite having the phone for months, they say they need the key to the phone in order to make progress. >> reporter: a federal judge tuesday ordered tech giant apple to help the fbi unlock the iphone of san bernardino mass shooter syed farook. the judge ruled apple must provide reasonable technical assistance to authorities in accessing the data on farook's
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authorities are still trying to fill in the 18 missing minutes of the killers' actions after the shooting. >> that 18 minutes is critical. >> reporter: the fbi wants to know if anything on the phone can fill in that gap and if there are any other clues to the plot that left 14 people dead and 22 wounded. just last week fbi director james comey told the senate panel getting into farook's phone is key. >> we still have one of the killer's phones we've not been able to open, and it's been over two months now. we're still working on it. >> reporter: overnight apple's tim cook said it's cooperating the fbi but we'll fight the order. saying, quote, the united states government has demanded that apple take an unprecedented step our customers. we oppose the order which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand. cook has been an adamant opponent of opening phones to the government, telling "60 minutes" it would make us all vulnerable.
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your iphone, there's likely health information. there's financial information. and you should have the ability to protect it. and the only way we know how to do that is to encrypt it. why is that? it's because if there's a way to get in, then somebody will find a way in. >> so, i want to be clear about this. what the government is actually worried about is this built-in security software that could auto delete all the data on the phone when they try to crack it. like when you get locked out, if you put in the incorrect password too many times. investigators want to you think about it like this. if you compare the iphone to your house, the feds aren't asking apple to unlock the door. just to turn off the security alarm. savannah and willie? >> a lot of complicated questions here. steve patterson, thank you. let's turn to ari. there are technical questions, legal questions. this isn't the typical case where the federal government gets a warrant and says, turn over this data or turn over this phone.
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apple, come up with a way to unlock this information. to get this data. >> this is a huge story this morning. as you say, what the judge is asking for is not only to get the material, which apple says it doesn't have because it's so well encrypted, but, rather, to help the feds get in and de-crypt or de-password the whole thing to get in. >> develop the expertise. >> yeah. they're asking for help for conduct, not just content. >> what apple ceo tim cook said, this is a slippery slope. if we do this once, we put at risk the security of all our customers. is that true, if you go after one isolated phone, everybody else is at risk? >> it's true to the extent this becomes the method, the so-called back door. so, what apple has always said is, look, we're not holding back anything we have. we built a really good security products, which people love for a wide variety of reasons. one of them is, they know their private.
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business of creating a key anyone can use, a hacker, criminal, terrorist. i've talked to law enforcement authorities about this for years, it's been a priority, to the top of the fbi. this morning we're seeing the highest escalation of it because now you have a court order in a case no one denies is important, the san bernardino terrorist, and apple saying, even if this case, they're not backing down. >> it will be interesting to see where it goes from here. they can fight the ruling, it sounds like apple is. >> they say they're going to fight this all the way. this could well to the high courts. as the race for the white house as presidential candidates fight for votes in south primary. we'll hear from the front-runner donald trump, but we begin with alexander. >> reporter: good morning to you from beaufort, south carolina. donald trump has proven himself immune from attacks but this morning president obama is singling out the party front-runner saying he believes
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and making the point that being president is a serious job. >> he has done such a lousy job as president. >> reporter: donald trump pouncing on president obama in the front-runner's now famous fashion. >> you're lucky i didn't run last time when romney ran because you would be a one-term president. >> reporter: dismissing the former "apprentice" host's chances. >> i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president. it's not hosting a talk show or a reality show. it's not promotion. it's not marketing. it's hard. >> reporter: here in south carolina, the campaigns devolved into a bible belt brawl to prove who's most conservative. >> ted holds up the bible and then he lies about so many things. >> reporter: trump fighting back after ted cruz released a video warning voters, trump is playing games with the issue of
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>> a candidate that can't be trusted to protect the right to life, can't be trusted to protect any of our other god-given rights either. >> reporter: jeb bush, now polling in fourth s relying on a third place finish ahead of rubio and john kasich to propel him forward. >> the obituaries have been written about me once a week. we're in it for the long haul. >> reporter: in our exclusive interview, bush, who just replaced his glasses with contacts for the first time, believes americans need to take a closer look at trump's records. >> he's got a failed business record. four bankruptcies. he talks about how great he is in business when, in fact, he ripped off shareholders. >> reporter: teeing off on trump's debate tactics, comparing him to a barking dog. >> it's not what he says, it's just that he says it louder and louder and you have to keep talking through it. it's not a skill session i ever envisioned to be necessary to aspire to be president of the united states, but i've gotten better at it.
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governor adding new ammunition to the trail, tweeting a picture of a handgun engraved with his name captioned "america." that shot spawning around mocking parodies online. south carolina has a strong history of getting it right, correctly picking the future republican nominee all but once since 1980. this morning donald trump you see in the latest poll now up 38 points, trailing behind with ted cruz at 22, marco rubio in third. what was notable in that pole is that trump lost almost ten points of support from before last weekend's debate to after it. savannah? >> peter alexander, thank you. let's turn now to republican presidential candidate donald trump is on the phone this morning. good morning. good to talk to you. >> good morning. >> i don't know if it's a distinction, but have you the sitting president, a democrat, and former republican bush both kind of going after you this weekend.
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he's says this is not a talk show, reality, not marketing and pandering, getting yourself on the news, this is serious. do you think this is a hurdle for you, a liability, the fact you were a reality show host? do you think have you to prove you're truly serious? >> i mean, unlike jeb bush, who's really -- look at just what this guy -- it's a sad thing how he's done, but i don't like what he said. . i built an incredible business. millions and millions of dollars. i won virtually every battle i've been in in business. that's what people want. they see it. you know, the reality show, that was one thing i did, which became one of -- as you know because it was on nbc, became one of the most successful shows on television. >> do you think it undercuts your credibility? >> and i could have continued doing it. nbc was begging me to continue to do it, but this is something much more important to me. frankly, you know, my record in business is phenomenal. i built a great company. i've had tremendous success in
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have the biggest crowds, bigger than bernie sanders, by the way. he has second. but bigger than bernie sanders. we have a message. the message is basically that we have the worst president in the history of the united states. he's done a terrible job and we have a mess in our country. between $19 trillion in debt and all of the other problems. we can't beat isis. we have a border that's like swiss cheese, as i've said before. you know, we're a terribly run country and we have a president that doesn't know what he's doing. so, he can make the statement and, of course, you know, i'm obviously his worst nightmare if i go in. but he can make the statement, but people are tired and they're angry and fed up. >> donald, it's willie, good morning. >> good morning. >> as i watched you in that debate saturday night, and a lot of people who watched you, felt at sometimes they were watching a democratic debate because of some of the positions you took on criticizing george bush on iraq war, even praise for planned parenthood. there have been conservatives suspicious of you all along that
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and held those positions in the past. did you give them more reason to be suspicious with what you said on saturday? >> no, i think i did very well. every poll said i won the debate, if you know. if you look at grudge and "time" magazine, they did polls and said i won the debate. i'm pro-life. i have a great record of being a conservative, but i'm also a common sense conservative, willie, as we discussed before. we have to do things with common sense. certainly, i'm the most conservative person there is on the border and on security, on the military o taking care of our vets, who are being taken care of horribly. i'm the most conservative person there is. we're going to end obamacare, which is a disaster, by the way. a total and complete disaster. we're going to replace it with something much better and far less expensive. common core is an example. education through washington is horrible. we're going to local education. i mean, i think i said most of these things, and, frankly, most people said i won the debate. >> donald, that's fair enough
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obama administration you would agree, are minority positions inside the republican party? >> well, i'm -- look, we should not have gone into the -- you know, iraq. he was the president. he took us into iraq. when you look at the migration, all the problems in the middle east, it all started by going into iraq. i'm honest. whether it's republican or not republican. i say common sense, but i'm honest. we made a horrible decision when we went into iraq. i mean, it's as simple as that. >> mr. trump, can i ask you one question about ted cruz. you've been saying for a while now that you actually have a question as to whether he's eligible under the constitution to run for president because of his birth in canada. you talk about a lawsuit. i guess my question to you, is an old expression, why not put your money where your mouth is? if you think there's an issue there, why not go ahead and sue if you think this is an important issue that needs to be clarified. >> well, i may do that. he was born in canada. he lived there for three or four years.
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until 15 months ago he was a citizen of canada. >> but you say you wouldn't sue if he apologizes for attack ads. >> i say i may very well do it. i may do him a big favor. frankly, democrats will sue on that issue. many lawyers say you have to be born on our soil. >> have you had your lawyers research it, draw up the paperwork and take those steps forward? >> we're going to take a look at it. we're looking at it. ted cruz plays with the truth. he holds up the bible and then he lies. he's lied about a lot of things. he's lied about me having to do with second amendment. i'm the strongest person on the stage on the second amendment. he said donald trump doesn't like the second amendment. i'm the strongest person on the stage on many things. he says donald trump is not pro-life. now, he did the same thing with ben carson. he said, ben carson is out of the race in iowa. he said, ben carson is out of the race. he's left the race. vote for ted cruz. had he not done that, i probably would have won, number one.
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treated horribly by what this guy did. then after the election ended, he called up ben carson to apologize. what good does that do? i don't think ben carson accepted the apology, and he shouldn't. ted cruz is a very dishonest guy. tom colburn, senator, said ted cruz is one of the most dishonest men he's seen or dealt with, and yet he talks about evangelicals. that's why i'm leading the evangelical vote. they see he's a very dishonest person. >> mr. trump, we know you have a lot to say. we appreciate your time. unfortunately, we're out of time. we appreciate you being here. >> thank you, donald. >> by the way, mr. trump will hold a town hall in charleston. you can watch it on msnbc at 8:00 p.m. on the democratic side, hillary clinton and bernie sanders targeting minority voters critical in nevada and south carolina. nbc news white house correspondent kristin welker in chicago, where secretary clinton will host a rally later today.
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>> reporter: willie, good morning to you. that's right, secretary clinton will hold a get out the vote rally on the south side of chicago later today after delivering a major address on race tuesday. she and senator sanders locked in a fierce fight for african-american support. with an eye on south carolina, secretary clinton went to harlem tuesday, making her strongest pitch yet to african-american voters. >> these are not only problems of economic inequality, these are problems of racial inequality. >> reporter: despite a nagging cough -- >> too much to say. >> reporter: clinton energized the crowd, proposing new funds for public education and taking a not so subtle swipe at senator sanders, suggesting he's late to the conversation. >> you can't just show up at election time and say the right things and think that's enough. >> reporter: and, again, casting him as a single-issue candidate. >> we aren't a single-issue country.
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economic, social and political challenges. >> reporter: at a rally in atlanta, that drew close to 5,000, sanders didn't engage clinton. instead, sticking to his script. proposing changes to the criminal justice system, speaking out about the deaths of unarmed black men. >> we are going to end the horrors that we have seen of unarmed african-americans being shot and killed by police officers. >> reporter: a new poll shows clinton with a convincing lead in south carolina. 56% to 38%. fueled in large part by minority support. sanders has acknowledged he's working to broaden his appeal. and earlier tuesday, campaigned with erica garner, whose father died after a new york city police officer put him in a chokehold. and sanders brushed aside bill clinton's recent xhenlts, suggesting his supporters are similar to tea partyers. >> that's going on now in our party.
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that president clinton has been saying are unfortunate. we should not be making silly remarks. >> reporter: now, a new poll just out this morning shows there is a virtual dead heat in nevada. secretary clinton gets 48%, senator sanders gets 47%. it's difficult to get accurate polling in nevada, but political analysts are in broad agreement, it is a close race there with just three days before the caucuses. willie, savannah. >> things tightening up, thanks. now to the heated debate over replacing supreme court justice scalia. president obama now waging into the republican opposition against him, naming scalia's successor. andrea mitchell with the latest on that. good morning. >> good morning. president obama is forcefully rejecting region calls to let the next president nominate justice scalia's replacement, even as a handful of republican senators are breaking with their leaders and saying the obama nominee should at least get a
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>> the constitution is pretty clear about what is supposed to happen now. >> reporter: in california tuesday, president obama arguing he will nominate someone for the high court. despite calls by republican leaders that the pick be left to his successor. >> historically, this has not been viewed as a question. there's no unwritten law that says that it can only be done on off years. that's not in the constitutional text. >> reporter: and even some republicans criticize what appear to be a rush to the political barricade so soon after justice scalia's death. >> this was a misstep, a political misstep. first off, that is not the first thing you say within hours of the passing of someone like justice scalia. >> reporter: the president vowed to pick someone qualified, but with battle lines drawn, will that nominee even get a hearing? the republican senator in charge of any confirmation hearing,
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the door, telling iowa radio -- >> i would wait until the nominee is made before i would make any decisions. >> reporter: but later senator grassley seemed to backtrack, telling nbc news he is not open to a confirmation. this week, remembrances for justice scalia. his seat draped with a black friday. friday the justices will return, lying in repose in the great hall with the funeral set for great basilica in washington. meanwhile with conspiracy theories taking off over scalia's sudden death, owners of the texas ranch where he died are completely ruling out foul play. saying the pillow was above his head. the scalia vacancy is already a big issue with the candidates,
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historic opportunity, depending on who is going to gain the majority in those closely decided 5-4 decisions. >> andrea mitchell, thank you so much. meantime, a rare moment for pope francis tuesday during his five-day tour to mexico. the pope became visibly irritated when some overly eager people tugged on his sleeve from behind a barrier, causing him to fall into a wheelchair. pope francis said in spanish, selfish. he stepped back and waved for a few more minutes before leaving. today he'll hold a large outdoor mass in juarez and plans to speak to inmates and visit the u.s./mexico border. last night was the westminster dog show. we do have our winner. without further ado -- >> shorthaired pointer. >> the german shorthaired pointer, c.j.! >> that's right. the judge naming c.j., a german shorthaired pointer from
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the 3-year-old beat out more than 2,700 other dogs to win the nation's most prestigious dog competition. lucy finished second. congratulations to c.j. >> i love how "the new york times" wrote it up. they said the tension was thick in the air, so was the smell of wet dog. it was a rainy day yesterday. >> what's going on, al? >> we had a lot going on yesterday. crazy stuff. take a look at whard in miramar, florida. surveillance video. tornadoes touching down. could have been an f-3 tornado there. and then you go to the north, rochester, new york, a massive snowstorm bring really all kinds of traffic to a standstill. a real mess there in the next half hour, we're going to talk about a big change in our temperatures for a big portion. country. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. (sigh) you're okay... he's okay, he made it! jason.. what do you mean? we were very bad boys. alexa what's in the news?
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were seen mooning paparazzi.baldwin threw his shoe at photographers before making arun for it". my poor cashmere socks... alexa, will you order another pair of brescianis. reordering bresciani socks. okay listen... can you send some lawyers or something? (moaning) ...alec? that's your latest weather. >> al, thanks. coming up, thrown in jail for not paying back student loans?
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7:30 now. it's wednesday morning, 17th of february, 2016. hello, crowd. everybody out there bundled up, looking happy. we'll step outside to say hello in a couple minutes. back inside stud owestudio 1a. apple saying the funprecedented step threatens security of its customers. ahead of saturday's primary, the republican candidates court voters in south carolina where donald trump is maintaining a solid lead in the newest polls. the feuds among the candidates prompted president obama to weigh in, saying he thinking trump will never become president.
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an emotional return to the stage in paris, who were playing at the bataclan theater during the terrorist attacks. there was heavy security before people entered last night. the government's allegedly stunning way of seeking replace of employment. one borrower had to learn the hard way when his old $1500 student loan turned into time behind bars. >> reporter: the federal government isn't kidding around. they want you to pay back your student loans. >> they will shrink themselves down to 2 inches high and hide in your pocket and take the money back, one dime at a time. >> reporter: worse, as one borrower tells it. >> skakhackles on my feet and waist, and placed in a cell. >> reporter: like many americans, paul owes from 29 years ago, when ronald reagan was president.
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to come to his home in houston with an arrest warrant. >> with the interest on the $1500, it's now $5700. >> reporter: he thinks this could have been handled better. >> send a summons, a certified letter. not the marshals. >> reporter: the marshals say they tried that for three years, including notices taped to his door. he said he received one postcard which he thought was bogus and didn't respond. >> we spoke to him on the phone in 2013 at which time he said he wouldn't appear in court and they'd have to get him. >> reporter: when they went to his home last week with the warrant -- >> he yelled from inside, i have a gun. >> reporter: that's when they retreated, called for backup and returned with their gear. >> the stories are a little different. he seems to have forgotten a bit. >> reporter: after a brief time in custody, he was booked for disobeying a court order and released. >> were you afraid? >> totally.
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>> reporter: the court ordered him to pay the $5700 he owes uncle sam. >> i need to pay that on increments starting in april. >> you can do that? >> not really, but not to go to jail -- >> reporter: he'll also h he to pay nearly $1300 to the u.s. marshall service, the bill to do their job. >> people shouldn't be afraid the u.s. marshals are going to kick the door down. this was an extreme case. >> reporter: and a tough lesson. >> authorities saying they aren't making a practice of this. it was an extreme case. he didn't answer the summons. >> i just made a payment on my student loans, just to be safe. let's get a check of the weather, al. >> yeah! >> we have the forecast for you. big ridge of high pressure. jet stream up to the north. temperatures for today. 55 in casper. wichita, 68.
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tomorrow, record highs in the rockies, the plains. temperatures 25 to 35 degrees above normal. friday, it goes from the rockies all the way to cleveland, 51. birmingham, 69. ten degrees above average in new orleans. saturday, detroit, you're 15 degrees above average at 51 degrees. oklahoma city, 25 degrees above average with a high of 80 degrees.
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her diet? would you coach her to stay strong or help her indulge? >> jeff rossen has a fun ending project. >> this affects a lot of us. it is mid-february now, seven weeks spot new year's resolutions. remember when you were going to lose 15 pounds? this is when we crack, grab the doughnut or slice of cake. what if a woman, a stranger, walked up and asked you to help her cheat on her diet and lie for her? would you do it? our hidden cameras are rolling and these reactions are priceless. >> so good. >> reporter: who doesn't love a free sample? >> i want this cake so bad. >> reporter: but this woman is on a diet. >> my boyfriend is in the back eating a salad. he can't know i'm eating this cake. >> reporter: will the shoppers keep her secret? >> baby, what are you doing?. >> reporter: when even she is
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our hidden cameras are in place at grassroots natural market in morristown, new jersey. >> zoom in on that woman there. >> reporter: we're watching every bite. >> i'm on a diet. keep a lookout for my boyfriend. >> okay. >> reporter: the woman stands guard. >> oh, my. we're on a diet together. he'd kill me. >> throw away the rest of it. >> >> the woman is left with a cake. she's making a beeline for the garbage, to throw away the evidence. >> did she have a bite? >> i didn't see anything. >> that looks like chocolate. >> i think it's makeup. >> hi. jeff rossen from nbc news. how are you? >> good. how are you? >> this is a social experiment. >> sometimes, you have to have a
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stay on a long-term plan. >> you helped her cheat? >> i did. >> girl power. >> girl power. go, yeah. >> reporter: turns out, that girl power is strong. this next woman also watches her eat the cake and lies to protect her. >> is she eating cake? >> no. >> reporter: she's about to go further. >> we're good friends from way back. >> play that again. >> we're good friends from way back. >> reporter: they're complete strangers. >> is that yours? >> yeah. look at me, i eat a lot of cake. >> seriously? >> yeah. >> reporter: the women are sticking together. how will the men react? >> my boyfriend is coming, take it! >> reporter: she stuck him with the cake. what will he do when the boyfriend confronts him. >> man to man, was she eating cake? you can tell me. yes, she was? i didn't say a word. >> reporter: the nod confirms everything. the next man tells on her, too. >> that's a yes? >> reporter: when we think all the men are tattlers and the women her protecters, along comes this guy.
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surprise of the day. >> i'm breaking my diet. i'm not supposed to. >> reporter: he's enjoying his free sample and doesn't mind sharing. >> you're going to feed me? >> don't tell anyone. >> i won't. >> my boyfriend is in the back. he's going to freak. >> he ain't gonna know nothing. >> you won't say anything? >> i wear to god. >> reporter: he feeds her more. >> down that quick. >> once i start, i can't stop. >> reporter: he's laughing now, but not for long. >> they got the beets you like. >> oh! >> what is going on? this is his. >> reporter: she's pointing the finger at him. will he keep her secret. >> it's mine. >> it's yours? >> yeah. >> why is she holding your -- >> i didn't have room to put it all on my plate. >> sir, did i have anything? >> no. >> reporter: he won't budge. >> i saw her -- >> i swear to god. she was just holding it. i'm a gluten. i'm greedy. >> i have to meet this guy.
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>> i was. >> you took the blame, two pieces of cake. >> i had to help a damsel in distress. >> we're all in this together. >> we are. >> love that guy. oh! we wonder how you'd react. we've been doing these facebook chats all week. i'm doing another one when i walk off the set here. i can answer your comments and questions live. go to reports. what do you think? >> that guy, i like that guy. >> i think he was also hitting on her. >> when they feed each other. >> when he starts feeding her. >> when i saw it, i was like, right. >> we don't like judgey boyfriends, is the verdict. >> jeff, thank you. still to come, hello, good-bye.
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we're back at 7:49. carson is in the orange room. >> how are you guys? so it was late on a friday when this spray dog was brought into andy mathis, care clinic in georgia. the dog was in rough shape. the doctor reached out for advice on facebook and got an overwhelming response to try to save the dog.
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claire, and the doctor has been sharing progress daily online. day six, up a couple pounds. day 16, getting stronger. it was this heartwarming video here that touched a lot of people. the doctor realized that gracie wasn't eating one morning, so he decided to hop into her crate to comfort her, bringing his breakfast along. this video has been viewed over 6 million times. rene writing, this restores my faith in humanity. so beautiful to see the love, care and compassion you're showing this sweet little girl. prayers for her. the clinic posting pictures showing gracie well enough to move in with the bigger dogs. hopefully, she'll find a permanent home soon. >> i bet she will. >> a lot of people wanted to adopt her after that video. that's a good thing. everybody wants her now. >> i love it. so awesome. >> such big hearts. >> thanks for warming our hearts, carson. >> she should have a breakfast with wrangler. >> just you.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, the princess and the press. kate huffington post that has her shining a light on a cause near and dear to her heart. >> we want to prioritize the emotional well-being of the students for long academic success. plus, game on. >> what an idea that your doctor might write you out a prescription to play a video game. >> we'll see it in the next couple years. >> could a video game help us stay sharp? an inside look at new technology that has doctors excited about reversing the effects of aging on the brain. two hot to handle? ryan reynolds goes one on one
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everybody wants to know. >> do you ever age? >> today, wednesday, february 17th, 2016. >> good morning, buffalo! >> we just got engaged. >> aloha from hawaii. celebrating 50 years. everybody wants to ride >> happy 42nd birthday in louisiana! >> whew! it's 8:00 on "today," wednesday, february 17th. it is down right pleasant on our plaza this morning. we have a nice family here. a lot of folks out on the plaza. what did you see? >> that's a guy in a dog suit, i think. >> i think it's a real dog. >> good looking dog.
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>> it is? >> awesome. coming up, can you have your burger and eat healthy, too? siri daly, the better half of this man here, has a delicious burger. let's get a check of the top stories. >> good morning. apple says it will fight a judge's order over the phone of san bernardino shooter syed farook. investigators have been unable to access data from farook's phone more than two months after the shooting that left 14 people dead. on tuesday, a federal judge ordered apple to help the fbi hack into farook's encrypted iphone. apple's ceo tim cook opposes what he calls an unprecedented step, which he says has imple implacations beyond the case at hand. president obama is vowing to pick an indisputably qualified nominee for the supreme court to
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the president's comments follow calls from some republicans who want the replacement left up to the next president. the president rejects those calls, saying republicans are reading something into the constitution that isn't there. a follow-up on a story we told you about last year, about a florida woman who live-streamed a night of partying and her drive home drunk. people who watched whitney on periscope called 911 to report her. now, in a plea deal, she's not getting jail time but she gets 12 months probation, 150 hours community service, six-month suspended driver's license, and she cannot visit any bars. the cost of prescription drugs keeps going up in the u.s., even for generic drugs. a new company wants to shake up the drug industry and bring costs down. details from olivia sterns. >> reporter: a nurse outside
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$400 prescription drug bill. taking cymbalta and high cholesterol medications and blood pressure. she was searching for coupons. >> when i got to the pharmacy with the coupon, they'd run the code and it wasn't real. >> reporter: then she stumbled upon blink health. drugs are marked down by as much as 95%. >> almost everyone takes medications at some point in their life. most people are overpaying. >> reporter: blink was founded by brothers matthew and jeffrey, to bypass insurance companies. >> whether you have good insurance, bad insurance or no insurance at all, you should check the blink price before going to the pharmacy. >> reporter: here's how blink works. normally, your doctor writes a prescription. go to your insurance company and the insurance company goes to the drug maker. prices are based on what kind of insurance you have. blink goes straight to the drug maker so you click on your drug, pay online, and print out the receipt to take to your
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blink features over 1,5,000 medications at 60,000 pharmacies nationwide. this approach could be the future. >> a lot of people have high deductible plans. you may not realize what's going on until you try to fill the prescription. >> reporter: back in chicago, tammy says her $422 bill has been cut to just $77 a month. >> what did you think when you saw that at first? >> i wanted to cheer. nobody wants to spend their money on medicine if you don't have to. >> reporter: saving money and time to enjoy life's precious moments. olivia sterns, nbc news, chicago. >> good idea. something we can all use, for sure. >> natalie, thank you. now to some royal news making headlines this morning. >> the duchess of cambridge turning kensington palace into her home office for a cause near and dear to her heart.
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>> good morning. we all know how private prince william and the duchess of cambridge kate are. today, they've thrown open the doors to their palace. there is a newsroom in there behind me. they've invited in a team from the huffington post. they're talking about child's mental health issues. anxiety, depression, bullying prevention. kate has put on her journalist cap, writing and acting as an editor. >> reporter: the duchess of cambridge turned guest editor, running the huffington post's uk for the day. with reporters and bloggers in her kensington palace home, to highlight a cause close to her heart. >> how long does it take to change and update? >> reporter: launching the campaign, young minds matter, kate gets personal, writing that she and prince william hope to encourage george and charlotte to speak about their feelings and to give them the tools and sensitivity to be supportive
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get older. sharing your feelings is not necessarily a royal tradition. it began to change with princess diana. now, another bold step from kate. >> she is a person who is known globally, and we're a firm known globally. when the two come together, it can be very powerful. >> reporter: the duchess says the mental health of our children should be just as important as their physical health. >> i knew that i was lucky. my parents and teachers provided me with a wonderful and secure childhood. i always knew i was loved, valued and listened to. but, of course, many children aren't so lucky. >> reporter: even kids younger than 5 could be suffering in silence, she says. >> imagine if everyone was able to help just one child who needs to be listened to, needs to be respected and needs to be loved. we could make such a huge difference for an entire generation.
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research shows 1/3 of parents worry they'll look like bad mothers and fathers if their child has a mental health problem. by writing and talking about it, the duchess is hoping to change that. >> and another big name involved in the campaign today. first lady michelle obama, who has written a blog about mental health issues, and veterans. the idea is to go global with this. already, the #young minds matter is trending in the uk and in the u.s. this morning. guys, the work in this very fancy newsroom will continue throughout the afternoon. >> kelly cobiella, thanks so much. coming up in trending, a man loses his wallet, gets it back, but with a message from one very -- i don't know if it can be an honest -- a candid person. plus, he wants the white house. instead, he gets "full house." how jimmy fallon introduced donald trump to the tanners. and a virtual world that
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i never know when i'll need relief. that's why i only choose nicorette mini. we're back at 8:11. time for what's trending today. everybody ready? >> let's do it. >> we're going to start with baby names this morning. when you were picking names for your kids, what was important? tradition? >> family names. >> yeah. >> asked this question. what were people thinking about when they picked the name. 60% said they liked the sound of the name they picked. i like that. 27% said family roots. 13%, inspired by celebrity or historical figure. the survey also asked about this idea of name stealing. have you heard about this? you call dibs on a name and none of your friends or family can use the name. >> oh, yeah. >> you agree, like you say -- let's say you don't have kids
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and your cousin can't name their kids that? >> definitely. >> you're on the record. >> you have to claim your turf. >> interesting. >> we wanted to name nick benjamin after her dad, but her sister had claimed benjamin. >> i think families claim it. i know friends who live in different parts of the country who are upset that their friend across the country named their kid the same thing. >> if you're across the country, it's fine. >> there's a 200 mile limit. >> is that what it is? >> i had violet and then jennifer garner and ben affleck stole it. >> 57% say it's not cool if you steal a name. >> it's not. >> by the way, most people say they like traditional names over trendy ones. >> we love the name -- i always loved madison.
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madison and said, oh, no. marley, and i was like, bob marley. >> knocking off names left and right. >> we like strong names. >> it was a challenge. >> strike. >> i got a great new york story for you guys. meet riley. he lost his wallet early at a concert and it contained $100 in cash, credit cards and his driver's license. the story has a happy ending, sort of. his wallet arrived in the mail. here came the letter along with it from the man who found it. quote, i found your wallet and driver's license and address. here's your credit cards and other important stuff. but, the man adds this, i kept the cash because i needed weed. the metro card for the subway because, well, the fare is $2.75 now. and the wallet, because it's cool. enjoy the rest of your day.
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>> this is a new york story. only in new york. >> he returned -- >> i appreciate the honesty. he was honest about why he was using the money. >> the driver's license is the hardest thing to replace. >> i know. >> i love how he signed it, t to. >> was a grammy legend turned away from an afterparty? one of the most iconic musicians of all time, winner of grammy awards, but it's not enough to get sir paul mccartney into a grammys afterparty. he was reportedly turned away from a hollywood nightclub not once but twice. sir paul was heard asking, how vip do we got to get? he was telling inging the musician, beck, who he was with, we need another hit.
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hosted by rapper tyga. on twitter, tyga denied he was behind the snub. he said he didn't know mccartney was out there and the nightclub is saying paul mccartney was in the wrong line at the wrong party. >> who cares, it's paul mccartney! >> any party. >> oh, sir tyga. next to ryan reynolds and his new job, apparently, entertainment reporter. he interviews hugh jackman about "eddie the eagle." >> do you do all your own acting? >> the sex scenes, i do them. >> that's where the craft is. my next question is from a blake lively from new york city, new york. he writes, hugh, i tried calling you on the phone and you didn't answer. are we still meeting at the hotel this afternoon. i don't have much time because ryan is having a mani/pedi from 3:to
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i'm getting a mani/pedi. that's weird. >> ryan's wife is blake lively. not a he but a she. funny. next, jimmy fallen'sonfallon's take on "fuller house." he had something to fill the role of michelle tanner, donald trump. >> i had to stay in the race. otherwise, the clinton would be in the white house again. i mean, who wants to see something from the '90s come back in 2016? >> in the end, the whole family came together to sing the show's theme song. that's your pop start for today, guys. >> thank you, sir. now let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> let's show you what we have going on. we've got a big system making its way into the pacific northwest. showers, stretching from seattle all the way to los angeles. they need the rain, so it's good news. the front has moved off the eastern seaboard so things have calmed down.
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today, our journey takes us to an imaginary world that may help our aging brains act young again. >> where are we? >> this is in another world. >> here are your targets. >> i have to respond to the red creatures, to catch them. >> reporter: it may look and sound like something we nag our kids to stop playing. >> keep it up. >> reporter: but a top neuro neuroscientist says this is not just a game. he believes one day, it could be more powerful than any drug in helping aging brains act young again. >> what an idea, that your doctor might write you out a prescription to play a video game. >> i think we'll see it in the next couple years. >> the next couple years? >> i do. >> reporter: brain training games are already a big industry. last month, lumosity paid a $2 million settlement to the federal trade commission for
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stave off memory loss, dementia and alzheimer's. claims the fdc said the company could not back up with science. but the company says itthe rigger of their research, though they've discontinued that marketing language. at the university of california san francisco, this doctor says he wants to leave no doubt that his games really work. he took five years to develop one game called neuro racer. he and his team tested it on dozens of people between 60 and 85 years old. >> looking for your ability to resist distractions. >> reporter: like this 67-year-old, ann stewart. >> forgetting things or leaving them behind, come back in the house three times for the same thing. it's not a good sign of aging well. >> reporter: after they played neuro racer three times a week for a month, the doctor saw something incredible. >> we found that they improved their ability to multi-task beyond the level of even 20-year-olds who played it a single visit.
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about losing my mind. >> reporter: the scientific community heralded the work as a game changer. >> it's not snake oil. >> reporter: in his book "smarter," dan investigated the science of building brainpower. >> not junk science. there's serious work going on. it finds that doing these kinds of brain games can sometimes, in some people, be really helpful. >> so there's hope for the aging brain? >> definitely hope. >> reporter: don't rush to the app store yet because the game rs not is not on the market. he's putting them through more tests. >> we want to do the research to really bring confidence, to members of the field and the public, that when it arrives in their hands, they know it's going to do what we say it's going to do. >> reporter: he's developing new games, including one called body brain trainer. mixing brain training with a gym workout. he says after three months, tests showed his 47-year-old
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>> medicine has worked so hard and has done a great job at making us live longer, but living longer without living better is just missing the main point. >> what do we do? >> reporter: as for my aging brain -- >> you're doing well. i don't know if you play a lot of games. >> i've never played a game before. i'm a natural. >> reporter: someday, it may be what the doctor ordered. >> i feel smarter already. >> perfect. >> okay. >> i love the noises. >> it was fun. what can i say? the doctor hopes to market the games toths ss to the public when he completes his studies. the fda is evaluating one of his games as a treatment for adhd. he hopes the games will be approved for alzheimer's and dementia, as well, one day. >> angry birds doesn't count? >> i don't think so. >> it looks like mario cart.
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do that. anyway, it was fun and we tried to get it so you all could play. too top secret to let the "today" show anchors play with. >> remind me not to get with you in a car when you're behind the wheel. playing that game. the technology is exciting. >> thank you. coming up tomorrow, the five things you need to know about living longer. good series. thank you. let's head upstairs to carson and siri. >> on the topic of living longer, healthier lives, here's my lovely wife, cooking up a storm. we have a take on an american classic of burger and fries, but these aren'trutabaga. >> that'll be coming up.
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last night it was the cast of "fuller house." and tonight, "shades of blue" with jennifer lopez. seth welcomes will ferrell. new "tonight show" with jimmy fallon. morning, everybody. good morning, everyone, everyone, it's 8:30, wednesday, february 17th, 2016. great to have you along with us. nice day on the plaza. matt is enjoying some time off this week. the weather is nice out. >> by the time we get to the end shvitzing. by saturday it will be about 55. coming up this half hour, them. a local tv news anchor opens up for the first time about the mistake that ended her career
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provided a foundation to reforming hurry life. mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the evilist of them all? we have a special sneak peak of the star studded cast of "the huntsman." >> siri is in the kitchen for us, she's got some ingredients that could help add years to your life. >> that's a good burger. not just another day, guys, it is wrangler wednesday. we're live right now on "today"'s facebook page. he's taking a nap right there. you'll get a behind the scenes tour of our studio and tag along with wrangler once he wakes up. >> wake up!
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stay. >> all right. let's get a check of the weather. starting with today, we are looking at wet weather from the pacific northwest all the way into central and eventually southern california, with windy conditions. we're looking at some snow as a clipper comes across the great lakes. look for sunshine around the gulf coast. chillier at the mid-atlantic states, the snow expands into the rockies and cascades. wet weather into southern california. windy in the central great plains and snow around the great lakes. sunshine around here, plenty of sunshine and temperatures warming up from the midsection of the country and spreading east. you're a little behind for
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it's awfully nice. and that's your latest weather, monsieur daley. >> that you very much, mr. roker. if you loved "my big fat greek wedding," we have partnered with "my big fat greek wedding 2" to give you the wedding of your dreams. tell us your story, include your family, and maybe we'll choose you for our big fat "today" show wedding. but to
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good luck. now a story that raises the question, should one mistake define your life? it's the story of a local tv news anchor in tucson, arizona, actually a woman i happen to know. four years ago marcia vasquez made a terrible split second decision, after feeling the pressures of aging in an industry that puts a premium on youth. she's never spoken out about it until now. >> reporter: for 35 years, mars shah vasquez was the queen in tucson, arizona. beloved. i experienced it firsthand working with her at local station kvoa early in my career. >> did you love being a news anchor? >> i actually loved the responsibility of informing people. for me it was kind of a job that i felt like i was born to do. >> when you're in the public
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be a certain way. how did you manage that? >> one of the things that i was known for when i was on the air was for my big smile and my hearty laugh. and i did that the every day. i put that on every day even when i wasn't laughing or smiling inside, because i knew that was my job. >> reporter: the wear and tear of a career in the public eye began to take its toll and mars shah ia became fearful of losing the job she loved. >> i remember saying to myself, i'm not going to stick around that long so i can start to be depreciated. i'm going to leave before they start edging me out. i didn't. i didn't do it. and i wish i had. >> that brings us to february 2012. tell me about that day, what happened. >> i had been very depressed
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so i went to the mall and i bought a pair of shoes, shopped around, got some stuff. and then i took a blouse. i took a top. and i walked out. and the store guard came after me and he said, did you know that you have that in your bag? and at that point i guess i could have said oh, my god, do i? i meant to pay for it, i bought these other things but it just slipped my mind. i said to him, yes, i do know that it's there. he said, are you going to pay for it? i said, no, i don't think i want to. and so there began my nightmare. >> reporter: and it was. immediately news reports of her shoplifting incident were everywhere. that following monday, she was asked to resign. >> why do you think you acted out in that way? it doesn't seem your character at all. >> no. i think that i just wanted to
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i wanted to stop my unhappiness. and i didn't know how to do it myself. i think i knew deep down in my heart that if i shoplifted something, you know, just like any other crime, you would lose your job. so instead of saying goodbye to kvoa and having a lovely farewell and doing it the right way, that's the way i did it. and i will regret that until the day i die. >> reporter: martha fell into a deep depression, not leaving her home for months, not even getting off her couch. >> depression is this heaviness, this feeling like hopelessness. like there's no solution to your problem, like you might as well just end it all. >> did you feel suicidal? >> i thought about it. i thought about it, because i thought that my daughter would be better off without me. my husband would certainly be better off without me, because he could find somebody that wasn't a shoplifter. this is all going on in my head.
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husband's suggestion, the family moved from tucson to washington state. she sought help from a psychiatrist and eventually a hypnotherapist. >> it gave me back my self-esteem. it helped me to forgive myself. that's the piece of the puzzle i had not yet been able to put together. >> when i see you before me, you are the martha i have always known, full of life and joy and a big smile and a big laugh. do you feel that this process is what helped you get that back? >> i do. it was the spark that had gone dark in my life. >> reporter: now four years later, martha is back in her hometown of tucson, arizona, looking forward to opening a hypnotherapy franchise of her own. >> i was either going to go home with my tail tucked between my legs or i was going to go home and show people that what happened to me could happen to everyone, that it was a mistake,
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one bad chapter does not make the whole story. that was chapter 7. i'm now on chapter 8 or 9 and moving towards chapter whatever. >> what a great story. she i think will give so many people courage perhaps to do something that they've wanted to do. >> it's unusual circumstances, but i think a lot of people can relate to not dealing with things that might be happening inside, acting out in a way that would be unexpected even to them. most importantly, she shows a graceful way back. >> what was it like for you, somebody who grew up watching her, to sit across and talk to her? >> i watched her growing up in tucson, then we were colleagues. when this happened, i tried to reach out to her. it was just so hard. but i think the message that she received was that, you know, you're not defined by one thing, your friends will always lot of you. and i'm very, very proud of her of. >> it's great that she's doing
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second chance and a new opportunity. now chapter 8 and 9 are going well. >> and not to judge someone on their worst day. >> may we all not be judged that way. coming up next, a new take on the classic tale of "snow white."
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"the we're back at 8:42. we have a sneak peek at a highly anticipated film with a lot of star power. >> "the huntsman" tells the story that comes before the tale of snow white. katie got a chance to talk to the cast, the fairest of them all. >> it's a fairy tale you're hoping for, prepare yourself for so much more. >> reporter: yes, "the huntsman, winter's war" has everything,
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and chris hemsworth. >> you will become my huntsman. >> reporter: the time before snow white. two evil sisters threaten the land with darkness. >> we have much to do. we will bring fear. >> reporter: only huntsman eric and his secret lover, warrior sarah, can stop them. >> you look stunning. >> a lot of competition with hemsworth in the room. >> prettiest of us all. >> mirror, mirror on the wall. >> whoever gets the mirror will be unstoppable. >> lovely. >> it's what you get for working with three girls. >> so happy. >> i'm told it's a little less dark than "snow white and the huntsman." >> claws and stuff. it's dark, actually. >> i mean, it is -- there's more
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i think it's not as dark, yeah. >> what are you going to do, take on two evil sisters and their entire army? >> pretty much. >> it's a prequel. >> prequel to the sequel. back story that my character in the first one, when he's talking to snow white about his wife, it's filling in the blanks. also, where the huntsman came from. >> i once had a wife. i let her out of my sight, and she was gone. >> you play the wife that we heard about in the last movie, right? >> a fellow huntswoman working in the army of freya. >> world of women. >> i'm the old queen. there's a new one now. >> are you just as evil?
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there's a sad back story to why she becomes who she is and as cruel has she is. it's a great villain to play. >> men have forgotten what it means to be afraid. >> do you feel a little bit maybe intimidated because you were so believably evil in the last one, which i can only imagine means you're like that in real life? i'm just kidding. >> i was nervous. charlize is so mean. >> hello, i've missed you. >> you seem to be having a good time already, the four of you hanging out. >> i love fantasy. >> i do, too. >> especially playing a queen, you vamp it up and it's so fun. >> if you do go to the pub tonight, you should show up in these outfits. >> then we'll get to the pub. >> reporter: you've been warned. for "today," katie, nbc news, london. >> incredible cast. >> yeah. amazing. >> the first was great.
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hits theaters in april. up next, forget are you smarter than a fifth grader?
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the 10-year-old we're back at 8:48. we have a story of a young fashion designer making quite a splash on the scene, attracting attention for her style and her age. tamron has her story. >> good morning. breaking into the hyper come pet competitive world of fashion design is no small feet. iffy is not your average designer. after constantly bullied for her size, iffy came up with a creative way to respond. by creating her own line of clothing which includes plus size outfits. to top that off, this kid has found her way now to the
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>> reporter: at new york's fashion week, the runways showcase the world's top designers. now, one fresh face is jumping into the spotlight. >> telling me how good i am at fashion. >> reporter: at just 10 years old, egypt, who goes by "iffy," is making her debut as the only child designer dressing curvy models. she's loving every second of it. >> sometimes i get my model's ideas and we agree on it and i make it. >> reporter: iffy began designing clothes after she was repeatedly bullied at school, often because of her size. >> i was bullied. they called me all kinds of names. one time i was stabbed with a pencil. >> reporter: iffy decided to fight back with her creativity and grandmother's sewing machine. >> she started making dogs with a sewing needle. she started designing clothes and sketching.
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before iffy was trading bullying for business, by launching chubby line, which she describes as bringing africa to america, one design at a time. >> when i see her line, i see a future in the fashion industry. >> fashion week, to see her at 10 years old, i felt so great. >> reporter: her threads are for all shapes and sizes. iffy loves to share her inspiring fashions with everyone. >> i like how you can interact with fabrics. get new ideas. >> reporter: it's her edgempowering message that makes iffy stand out. >> i turned negative attention into positive attention. [ applause ] >> okay, we're all in love with her. you have to admit, the entire time i was learning about her story, i kept thinking about beyonce's song "formation." stay classy and let your success be your revenge. her business model is the revenge on the bullies.
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bunch of kids and adults, honestly. >> really talented. >> love her. >> it's a one name thing, too. iffy. i'm? >> cher. you know you're big when you have one name. she's so cute. >> great story. up next, can burgers save your life? just kidding. but can they help you live longer? we'll find out when we join ms. siri in the kitchen. first, this is "today" on
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we're back at 8:53 with today food as part of our living longer, living better series. we have recipes that aren't just delicious but full of ingredients that may help you live longer. siri daly is here with two types of healthy burgers. >> good to see you. >> we have our tasting crew, including your husband, downstairs. >> is he in the cage? >> no, not in the cage. >> have you been in the doghouse before? >> he's used to the doghouse. >> we're doing chickpea burgers. >> we're going to add cumin, salt and pepper, cilantro and garlic. we want to pulse it until it reaches a paste-like consistency. >> i never know how long to whisk these up. oh, put it on the other way, you're saying.
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>> it doesn't take long. see how it resembles that consistency? then we're going to remove it from there and put it in a bowl. add some mushrooms and carrots. we do these separately so we can get different textures. it's pastey. you want to try the lid again? >> take two. >> can you swapyou the swap vegetables. remove those. now we're going to add the chickpea mixture to the veggies. do you want to grab the egg? we'll add the egg and the flour and some panko. we're going to mix it all up. this will make four burgers. >> okay. >> over here, we have them already formed. i'm going to add them to this hot skillet. get the skillet hot so it adds the crispy texture to your burgers.
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>> carson assured me off the air these are great burgers. he's a tough critic. >> we made them the other night. it's fantastic. >> it gets krit by ss crispy on the outside because it's mushy on the inside. >> back here, we have mushroom and lentil burgers. we have mushrooms, lentils, worcester -- which i still don't know how to say the word. >> you nailed it. i don't know how to say it. >> i pulsed these in the food processor to make them fine. this is a cooled mixture. added the worcester. >> twice, back to back, wow. >> worcester sauce. >> we'll add the cooked lentils, an egg and bread crumbs again. >> similar process to the other one. >> exactly. >> all right. >> then we'll mix that up. mix it a little bit. >> sure. >> i have two burgers cooking here. seven minutes per side in a hot skillet.
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>>rutabaga. >> routeutabaga fries. >> tell me about that. >> i didn't know you could cook with rutabaga. >> it's delicious. like a sweet potato fry. >> all right. >> double thumbs up downstairs.
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>> see this morning on "today's take," access denied. while paul mccartney was turned away on music's biggest night. baby, you can drive my car. a memorable carpool karaoke moment with sia. and fred armisen with a performance as tiny in ""zoolander 2."" all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take," with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. it's wednesday morning, february 17th, 2016. i'm willie with al, natalie and tamron. we have a great crowd on the plaza. this is my morning jam. great song.
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"losers" by the weekend featuring labrinth. get the clean version if you're playing it with kids, is what i'll say. there is a showdown between apple and the fbi. a federal judge has ordered apple to help the fbi unlock the phone of san bernardino mass shooter syed farook. authorities trying to fill in 18 missing minutes of farook and his wife tashfeen's whereabouts on the day. the company said it's cooperating with the fbi but will fight the order. cook said the united states government has demanded apple take an unprecedented step, which threatens the security of our customers. we oppose this order which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand. cook told cbs's "60 minutes" in december that opening phones to the government makes us all vulnerable. here's what he said.
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your iphone, there's likely health information, there's financial information, and you should have the ability to protect it. the only way we know how to do that is to encrypt it. why is that? it's because if there's a way to get in, then somebody will find a way in. >> basically, tim cook and apple are saying, we don't want to begin to explore the idea of hacking into a backdoor because then that's out there. the technology exists. >> it's creating a master key of encryption. >> right. a lot of people watch this and say, can't you get into the one phone without putting the rest of us at risk? that's the back and forth that's happening now. >> it's similar to what happened after 9/11, with the conversation over the patriot act. how far are you willing to go? how much of your security? as a result, we learned a lot more about the nsa than we as americans wanted them to do. whatever you think of snowden, he was part of opening our eyes
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interesting. >> the government is basically worried about built-in security software that could auto delete all the data on the phone when they try to crack it. then they're out for good and can't get the information they need. in the months later but in the middle of an investigation, if you're trying to track somebody down. >> if they could take the phone physically, fbi agents, go to apple, watch over them while they do it and give the phone back. >> it's not that simple. they're worried that not just the fbi, what the government can do. right now, you may trust the government. ten years from now, you may not trust the government. the otherish shoo ishsue is, once it's created, who is going to protect that secret? can the chinese hack and get the information? it's potential threats internationally, is their point. >> apple, i think, the argument is clearly understandable. but i think in the case where you had terrorists in the country, a lot of people look at it that way and say, yeah, it should be --
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9/11. >> i can tell you law enforts enforcement in new york and other big cities feel they don't get enough cooperate from the silicon valley companies. the companies are protecting that you are customers first. >> there's a lot of conversation going on about this, including mark zuckerberg. >> we've been watching pope francis, who is visiting mexico. it's a six-day trip to mexico. earlier this week, you saw the touching video of him walking down the al-- from the altar and blessing this wheat child in the wheelchair. it was a touching moment. yesterday, we saw what became a tense moment, actually. the pontiff is one who likes to really get in with the crowds and surround himself with people, as we saw here in the united states when he visited. he gets down in there with people. unfortunately, the situation seemed like it got a little out of hand for him. he was at a western city, greeting the fans at this
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you see there a person reaching over the barricade and pulling at his robe. he crashes into a man in the wheelchair. the pope got a little peeved, which i think we can all understand. he's 79 years old, too, being pulled and yanked on to a person in a wheelchair. he basically said, don't be selfish. what's wrong with you? stop being so selfish. clearly understandable in that moment. scary for the person in the wheelchair, too. >> i don't think it was about him. i think he was like, watch out for this person in the wheelchair. >> i think it's the first time we saw the pope lose his cool a little bit maybe. >> to protect someone. >> it's a reaction i think any of us would show. >> we love this guy. >> another guy we love on the program who called in here before, prince. now, prince is just not anybody, of course.
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photo, he takes a passport photo. he tweeted this out. prince rogers nelson. >> is that blue steel? >> it's gone viral. he has the afro, he has the cheeks. he has it all going on. >> i mean, the pursed lips, the whole thing. >> the what lips? >> pursed lips. >> it looks like it's for a photo photoshoot. >> it probably was. >> i'm sure it was. >> only prince could have a passport photo like that. >> who is cooler than that guy? i'm racking my brain. >> next time, i'll do the blue steel for my passport photo. you can't smile anymore, right? >> you have to have a neutral expression. that's so hard. >> i look like i'm grimacing or like i'm so angry. >> i look like i shouldn't be let in countries. mine is like, don't let her in. the problem is, it's probably lighting, as well. when we mere mortals get our
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no light, no nothing. >> he has nice shading, the whole thing. >> contouring. i don't know what's going on there. move on. so this caught our attention. amazeing video of a high flying dunk routine. this is liberty university's soar ministry. they mix acrobatics, trampoline -- >> oh! >> is that crazy? >> central bantist church. that's a church i want to go to. >> it's in virginia. >> look at that, breaks the backboard. >> crazy. >> drop the mic, right? >> everybody say, amen. everybody say, hallelujah! >> through the legs, too. bam! >> incredible. >> good move. >> the church we need to go to and visit, virginia. >> what do you have going on, mr. roker? >> we're going to our facebook wall in the orange room. it's day 16 of our 25 days of give aways.
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we've got a nordic track bike from sears, worth $600. we want you to go to's take. you'll see a picture of it. you can like us and register to win. let's see how many people have liked us. 275,000. that's, what, 21,000 up from earlier, from yesterday. that's pretty cool. we're closing in on 300,000. let's let johnny back up here safely, our camera guy. please go to's take. like us. if we get to 300,000 tomorrow, tamron says you can go through her wardrobe. >> no, i didn't. >> rummage through it. >> i didn't say that. no, no, no. lori says it is national act of kindness day. did you know that? >> i did not. i said as an act of kindness -- >> you'll let people go through your wardrobe?
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>> that's so nice of you. >> not 300,000. oh, my gosh. look at this, jet stream, way up to the north. unseasonally mild weather. possible parts of the southwest seeing records. phoenix, 91 degrees. amarillo, 78. dallas, 74. tomorrow, look at the record highs from the rockies to the plains. 25 to 35 degrees above average. friday, boom! look at this, cleveland, you're at 51. little rock, 70. dallas, 80 degrees. on saturday, the heat continues to move east. new york city, 54. jacksonville, 75. same in jackson. amazing. let's see how many people want a chance to go through tamron's wardrobe. getting close! fantastic. that's what's going on around the country.
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neck >> >> are we going through? t >> your closet is nice, as well. 300,000, natalie -- >> oh, oh! you're giving it back to me. >> touche. >> what comes around goes around. >> you can come to my closet. i have three derek jeter t-shirts and boxers. >> gently used. >> derek jeter t-shirts? >> holes are in them. coming up, a little quiz. if you're trying to avoid eating chocolate, is it more effective to, a, think about the chocolate, b, think about something else or, c, tell
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ask your doctor if 24-hour breo could be a missing piece for you. see if you're eligible for 12 months free at bad food habits like the one i have right now, eating this potato chip, can seem very hard to change whether you're an emotional eater, constant snacking or making poor diet choices. >> there are simple strategies to try to get your diet back in check. susan albers is a psychologist at the cleveland clinic and the author of "50 more ways to soothe yourself without food." . susan, good morning. >> good morning. >> hello. >> we're going to play a game. here's how you play. each of you has a blender and a nice display of healthy food and unhealthy food. >> wow. >> to answer my questions, you have to take a handful, put it in your blender, blend it up and i'll call on you if you blend it first. here is the trick, the loser has to drink their's at the end.
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>> okay. you ready? >> yeah. >> which do you eat the least off of. a, red plates, b, blue plates or, c, white plates. >> just put it in? >> white plates. >> tamron! >> red plates. >> actually, it's red plates. that's because when our brain sees the color red, we automatically stop. your new habit is you can actually get rid of the white plates and eat off of red plates. or a napkin, you can have a snack on a red one and it will instantly slow you down. effortless thing to do. question two, if you're trying to avoid chocolate, is it better to, a, think about chocolate. b, think about something else. c, tell yourself not to think about chocolate? go. >> i'll go with natalie. what do you think? >> what was b? remind me. >> think about something else. >> that's it.
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don't think about chocolate. but when we think about chocolate, we want it more. >> right. >> find some other distraction. >> that was right? >> okay. >> this one is tricky. >> what are you making, willie? >> you don't want to more. >> do you eat more, a, sitting on the couch, or walking while you eat? >> walking while you eat. >> sitting on the couch. no? >> actually, while you are walking, you tend to eat more. the reason, people who ate five times more chocolate when they were standing up than sitting down. >> there's no liquid in here. >> it'll be hard to drink. >> willie keeps putting everything in there. >> cheetos, cucumbers. >> there's an interesting display going on in there. >> uh-huh. >> next question, how long does food provide you with the feel
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is it three minutes, ten minutes or two hours? al? >> ten minutes. >> actually, it's only three minutes. it's really a fleeting experience. your new habit is the next time you're eating something, remind yourself, it's going to be really quick. find something else that gives you a better boost. >> time for one more. >> here we go. >> willie is the loser so far. i have one. let's change it. >> willie, you'll have to drink that. >> should you reward yourself with a food trite treat, b, a non-food reward, c, nothing at all? we'll give willie a chance to answer. >> what was the question? oh, b, of course. >> non-food reward. >> is that right? >> yes. >> tamron has to drink it. >> i got one. you gave me the one, you don't remember that?
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>> good luck with that. >> it will be good for all of you. >> susan albers, thanks so much. coming up, sir paul mccartney snubbed on grammy night. what happened? unforgettable car ride with sia. we have your pop fix after your local news. >> can we just eat one chip? is that okay? >> go for it.about his joints. but now he's taking osteo bi-flex, and noticing a real difference in his joint comfort. the feeling originates in this area... spreads throughout the body... to here, inducing hilariously high levels of embarrassment in his son. he knows it's working by that look of abject humiliation on his son's face. you were made to dance, phil. so dance. shows improved joint comfort in just 7 days. osteo bi-flex. made to move. does the smell of a freshly bound presentation fill you with optimism? do you love your wireless keyboard more than certain family members? is your success due to a filing system only you understand? does printing from your tablet to your wireless printer
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give extra. get extra. here we go. ready? it is pop fix time. james corden got behind the wheel for another edition of car pool karaoke. this time, his passenger was sia. they had fun with her trademark wig. >> sia, it's james! how are you doing?
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a beautyious thing. >> i feel great. >> it's comforting. like a head hug. >> you can't even see the level of dance i'm doing now. >> oh, my gosh, you're powerful. stranger things >> in the clip, sia also explains why she's also -- or always hiding behind the wall of hair. she says she's trying to maintain a little privacy, which is the one thing missing in pop music, in her opinion. for those of you who are curious, sia has posed without her wig. earlier in her career, anyway. look at that beautiful face. cheers to seeia. loving privacy there. we invaded it by showing it, anyway. who wouldn't want paul mccartney at their party?
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grammys after party where tyga was performing. here is actually what happened. >> how vib dop do we got to get? >> they won't let you in? >> we need another hit, guys. work on it. >> we need another hit. work on it. after the video went viral yesterday, tyga told fans he didn't control the door and had no idea sir paul was there. even went on jimmy kimmel live last night last to invite paul mccartney to his next concert. paul was actually at the wrong party, it was said. even so, you're the doorman, it's paul mccartney, what? okay. moving on. even 2-year-olds have their diva moments. check out what happened when
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west, tried to get her daughter to sit for a picture. >> what? >> no picture. >> why? >> oh, oh! >> falling apart. >> that was amazing. >> her mom posted that. in kim's defense, who wouldn't want to capture that image of north in her mini fur coat and boots? no pictures. is that often said in that home. anyway, getting ready to go live earlier this week, fox announced a portion of an upcoming episode of "the simpsons," in his 27th season, will end with a three-minute live segment where homer will answer fan questions. how will the animators pull this off? according to the executive producer, they'll use motion sensor technology. while dan, who plays homer, does the voice live, it will be the first time an animated series
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taking a look at the headlines. the fda is recommending travelers who have gone to countries affected by the zika virus to hold off on donating blood a while. it wants the people to wait a month before donating blood to help protect the u.s. blood supply. in addition, people with zika-like symptoms, such as a rash, should put off blood donations for a month. a government-backed task force is calling for more research before deciding whether or not to recommend autism screening for young children, even when they don't show symptoms. many pediatricians already do routine screenings of children between 18 and 30 months, but the task force says it is impossible to say if this helps or hurts. about 1 in 68 children in the u.s. now have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, and they say more study is needed before any recommendations are made. the list is in.
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nordstrom is america's favorite fashion retailer. that according to a market survey of more than 5700 consumers. marshals moved up five shots to number two. h and m tied for third. when high school orchestra was stranded at the airport, students passed the time the only way they know how. >> that is the american fork high school orkchestra from utah. they spent four days at the nation's capital and performed at the kennedy center. a blast of snow cancelled their flight back left. left with no hotel or transportation wharks do transportation, what do the kids do? they played a concert there in the terminal for the enjoyment of all to see. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> that is awfully neat. thanks so much, natalie. we have a clipper coming across, bringing light snow. we also have heavy rain for the
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let's go in and see how we're doing on our facebook page.'s take. how many people have liked us? close to 280,000. if you go and register, you have a chance to win a nordic track >> that is your latest weather. spring might be coming early but it's not here yet.
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these parts. the freezing temperatures are going to wreak havoc on our cars and homes. we have george here, host of george to the rescue. this is the case from shrinkage is a good thing. >> exactly. most cold air goes out your window. i have this thermal gun right here. if you want to shoot it at the window window, you'll see it's like 62 degrees, something like that. shoot it inside the studio. >> 81. >> almost 90% of all heat goes out your windows and doors. hopefully -- >> yeah. >> easiest way to combat that is with this plastic shrink wrap. double side tape, hit it with a blow-dryer. it gets super tight and it'll help. >> a lot of air comes through the outlets. >> people don't realize when it's against an exterior wall or
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to 20% of the heat. if you want to combat that, put a foam thing on. turn off the electricity first. >> yes, good. >> literally, it's as easy as taking off your light speculate and put it on. it's going to combat the cold air coming in. >> going outside and you have a shovel. >> it wouldn't be a "today" show segment if i wasn't here with a shovel. wd-40 silicone is the best. also pam cooking oil. spray it on the edge. >> boom. >> good way to go. >> can you pretreat your sidewalk with this? >> put it on before the snow comes. use a plant and pet friendly one. >> george, thanks so much. we're talking cold car problems here. car coach, lauren, always good to see you. >> thank you. >> i want to warm up the car. we've been doing this for years and generations. go in the driveway, turn it on and let it run. good or bad idea?
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need. start it up, clean off the snow and ice, make sure i can see your taillights and head lights and head off. >> why can't i get the car warm? >> first off, you need to know there is an actual crime ring going around, looking for people who leave their cars running in their driveway or on the street. it's a gift. they jump in the car and take it. it would be a scary situation. >> people drive around and look for running cars in driveways and take off with them? >> it's up 30%. >> is it bad for the car, to let it idle that long in the driveway? >> it's not good for the engine and you're getting zero miles to the gallon. >> you say to keep half a tank of gas. why? >> below, you're creating moisture in the gas tank from the heating and cooling of starting the car and shutting it off. around a half tank, it won't have fuel line freeze up and will keep you from getting the
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>> do you bundle up the kids? >> put them in the car seat, buckle them up, put a blanket over them. use the heated heats if you have them. it's the smartest way to go. you want to be safe with your kids. >> thank you very much. natalie? so you're home and your car is toasty. what about you? here with ways to stay warm without sacrificing style is the style director for "good housekeeping" magazine. good morning. >> good morning. >> all about the coat. i actually have one of these. >> you're in a great coat. this is from northface. inflated, it traps the hot air so you stay warm. this is a great time to buy a winter coat. they're 30% cheaper than what that would have been at the start of the season. this is a three-in-one parka. it has a removable liner. this isn't just a vest. >> you can take it out?
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under $150. keeps you super warm. the parka is trendy for this season. >> you'll show us how to do a scarf the right way. >> exactly. >> i try to figure this out. >> under $12. put it behind your neck, wrap it around, tie a knot. >> over and under. >> so it's up against your neck. >> if you don't want to do all the tying, you can do the snood. >> everyone are wearing these. super chic and will keep you warm. >> all about waterproofing. >> this is the boot of the winter. a lot are on sale now. starting with the sneakers, $64 on up. i'm wearing a pair now. they have heels and wedges but they also have the sole. you'll look chic and stay warm. >> we're out of time. we'll put the rest on the website. lori, thank you so much.
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talented and busy man, is starring in "portlandia," which is amaze skpg youing and you can't love it. he's leading the band with seth meyers every night. somehow, fred found time to make a small appearance in "zoolander 2." i can't take my eyes off that character. fred, good morning. >> good morning. >> his name is v-i-p but he's vip. what's his deal? >> he's an screen. they can shrink you down on the set. that's what they did. the thing with those scenes are, i had to look up while they looked down. >> a lot of hard work, to look up while they look down. >> hard job i have. very, very hard job. >> it's like doing your own stunts.
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i hurt my eyes. >> speaking of hurting your eyes, watching you in "portlandia," i can't take my eyes off you. you are a camellia, playing so many characters. is there something about that that you enjoy doing? playing so many people? >> i have no real personality. you know, the whole thing is so much fun for me. the same thing when i was doing "snl." it's like i get to put on wigs and be different characters. nothing better. >> where do you come up with the characters? are they inspired by people you meet, conversations you overhear? >> i think it's from people i actually see on tv. i'll see something online, on tv, if i'm traveling, i'll hear someone from another country that sometimes forms that. sometimes, i have no idea. no idea where something comes from. it's like a matter of luck. >> wow.
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is hipsters love that show. rightly so. i'm like, you know he's making fun of you, right? >> it's more of a tribute. the characters are very much like ourselves. it's not that different. a lot of characters are pretty much the way that i am and we are. >> you do great accents. for example, you can differentiate between the bronx, brooklyn and long island. >> i'm an expert. >> what's the difference? >> brooklyn is in here. bronx is down here. bronx, there's more -- it's a little louder. more confident. long island, a lot of, um, pausing. um, and -- >> and the tongue clicking. >> a little bit of that. queens is more like this. >> nasally. >> that's the sort of, you know, in the treble. queens is here. >> treble and bass. >> right.
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>> a great linguist on top of everything else. fred armisen, one of the funniest people on the planet. congrats on the movie. "zoolander 2" starring vip, his character, is in theaters now, than thanks. >> thanks, guys. the organ i guess i never really gave much thought to the acidity in any foods. never thought about the coffee i was drinking having acids. it never dawned on me that it could hurt your teeth. my dentist has told me your enamel is wearing away, and that sounded really scary to me, and i was like well can you fix it, can you paint it back on, and he explained that it was not something that grows back, it's kind of a one-time shot and you have to care for it. he told me to use pronamel. it's gonna help protect the enamel in your teeth. it allows me to continue to drink my coffee and to eat healthier, and it was a real easy
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threatening lung condition that severely limits the ability to breathe. it's called sis stickcystic fibrosis. a young woman lives in alabama. here's angel lynn's story. 14-year-old angel lynn lokadu is smart, sassy and full of life but over the last few years angel's spark was fading fast. she suffers from cystic fibrosis fibrosis. it severely limits her ability to breathe. >> it was like breathing through a straw. i coughed a lot. i had less energy. i was not at my top. >> reporter: back in december of 2014 angel lynn's lung function rapidly declined. she was admitted to the uad hospital in birmingham, alabama, where doctors had no choice pu
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>> i didn't believe i was worthy or anything but because i had my family and supporters and all of my praerers, i was able to maintain my mental strongness. >> reporter: the rigorous treatment to save angel lynn's lungs caused irreversible damage to her heart, meaning she not only needed a double lung transplant, she needed a new heart, too. >> i had prayed that i would finally have a match. >> it was hard because we needed somebody -- you can't give your heart and live, you can't give your lungs and live. it was not like we were waiting on a live donor. we had to wait for someone to lose for a chance for angel lynn to live. >> reporter: she waited for 95 days on the organ transplant list and finally a match came this past november from a most unexpected place. a 26-year-old woman named
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living with a potentially fatal brain condition called hydrocephalus. courtney quickly lost her life. >> courtney was a loving soul. she was -- she was sweet. she always had a smile on her face. she loved her family. she was a proud military lifewife. >> she just loved life itself. >> in a stunning twist of fate courtney's aunt attended the same church and courtney's family had already been praying for angel lynn so on november 10th when courtney passed away, angel lynn's prayers were answered. the two were a perfect match. >> what that did for angel lynn, it allowed her to get a total block, which means that she received our daughter's heart and both lungs as opposed to the typical heart and one lung, so that's a miracle in and of itself. >> they lost a child and no matter how close i came to losing a child, i still don't know how that feels.
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that the fact that angel lynn is doing well, you know, can help ease their loss a little bit. >> if courtney's zest for life that now lives on in angel lynn. >> it still hurts. the one thing that's helped me throughout all of this is angel lynn. strong. the first time i heard her name and saw her facebook page i knew that this is how i was going to get through. >> going home? >> i'm going home. i'm finally going home. >> reporter: angel lynn's doctors hope her new heart and lungs will last for years to come. >> hello there. >> reporter: last month's courtney's family visited with angel lynn. >> yes, ma'am. we appreciate that so much. you don't know what it means. you don't know what it means. >> i'm going to graduate high school. i'm going to graduate college. i'm going to grow up. i've got a new guardian angel and now that i have her heart
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beginning. >> beautiful story. well, courtney saved or enriched the lives of six people upon her death and the number climbs to more than 100 people who were helped by her soft tissue
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this is "today" on nbc.c. how's our facebook page? so close to 280,000. fantastic. tamron has an almost smucker's birthday. >> oh. happy birthday to ya >> glad you made it. >> i got worried when i didn't see you.
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>> happy birthday.urbandale police are searching for a des moines teen this morning. they say 17 year old kiara olson may have information about a weekend officer- involved shooting. it happened saturday at this holiday inn along merle hay road. police say a man opened fire at officers after a fight broke out in the lobby. police returned fire and killed him.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hello, everybody! it's wines day wednesday. it's februar 17th. and that is snap back by old dominion. >> that's nice. oh, nice. >> that sounds like an actual sound. wow! we are very excited today. we have a terrific actor with us, joseph fines. he is making headlines for playing michael jackson in an upcoming tv special. he's also starring in a really exciting, beautiful new film called "risen," a very interesting story line that i found to just be -- >> you have been raving about this. >> it's excellent. we are also sitting down with rick springfield, who gave
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