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jersey and for delaware, too. >> all right, we like that game day forecast. we'll have local updates throughout morning. thanks for being with us this morning. good morning. countdown to shutdown. with a midnight deadline looming, the house approves a temporary budget bill. but the senate is where the fight is and the stage is set for a cliff-hanger. >> there's a time to fight. and there's a time to deal. it is now time to deal. >> this morning, how you may be impacted if that deal isn't reached by the end of the day. faces of evil. these are the parents accused of starving and torturing their 13 children. what happened when they faced the judge? flu fears. the cdc releasing brand-new numbers on the epidemic sweeping the nation, as we take you inside the battle doctors and nurses are waging against a rapidly spreading violence.
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plus, the race to land amazon's headquarters heating up. which cities made the cut? the woman accusing michael douglas of sexual harassment breaks her silence. >> i was very scared. and in the zone. the olympic flame arrived overnight at the heavily-guarded dmz, with the opening ceremony just three short weeks away. "today," january 19th, 2018. >> from nbc news, this is "today," with savannah gurthrie and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." thank you for being with us on a friday morning. i hope the control room is taking song requests. the olympic music. three weeks away. >> that's amazing. and seeing the flame by the dmz is an incredible sight. >> it's amazing.
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the olympics and the world comes together. we got business to take care of. it's washington that leads the newscast this morning. is the government just hours away from shutting down? lawmakers on capitol hill, racing against a midnight deadline. and the senate is bracing for a bitter showdown. we got two reports, including what it all means for you. let's start with nbc national correspondent, peter alexander, on the politics. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. little room for optimism. to be clear, there isn't a vote scheduled in the senate. here's the bottom line -- it is the last day of president trump's first year in office. and the country is barreling towards a different "s" word -- shutdown. this morning, the clock is racing towards a possible government shutdown, with a stalemate in the senate, where democrats are poised to block a short-term spending bill to keep the government running. >> in another month we'll be right back here in this moment,
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with the same net of problems at our feet. >> reporter: the bill would review the children's insurance program. but it doesn't help d.r.e.a.m.ers, the 800,000 younger undocumented immigrants in legal limbo. republicans insist that the immigration issue should be solved separately. >> the reason that we're here right now, as our friends on the other side say, solve this illegal immigration problem right now or we're going to shut the government down. that's a fact. that's not spin. that's a fact. >> reporter: democrats contend there's no time to spare, with a march deadline for d.r.e.a.m.ers looming. >> there's an urgency in their lives because of the uncertainty of tomorrow. whether tomorrow will mean deportation for themselves and their families. >> reporter: late thursday, at a near party line volte, the hous approved the republican plan. speaker paul ryan tried to put the pressure on democrats.
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>> do not shut down the government. do not jeopardize funding for our military and our security. it is risky, reckless and wrong. >> reporter: president trump in pittsburgh accusing his opponents of trying to score points. >> the democrats want to see a shutdown to get off the subject because this subject is not working for them. the tax cuts and tax reform is not working well for the democrats. >> reporter: what would a government shutdown look like? about 850,000 federal workers off the job and unpaid until congress authorized more funding. essential services like tsa screening, border patrol, and fbi investigations would continue, along with u.s. military operations. but half of the health and human services department employees would be furloughed, including 61% at the cdc, with a deadly flu epidemic sweeping the nation. president trump is scheduled to head to mar-a-lago, his florida
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estate, where trump is hosting a one-year anniversary gala. there are discussions right now whether the president will travel if a shutdown becomes more likely. savannah and hoda? >> peter alexander, starting us off. let's talk all of this with nicolle wallace. are you a betting woman? do you think we're going to get a shutdown? and who will get the political blame if the government shuts down? >> this blame game is a bit of a scam is that voters blame everybody involved. when the government shuts down, i think voters typically process it as a failure of everybody in management. and everybody in management includes republicans and democrats. but when you have one party controlling the white house, the senate and the house, they will shoulder a disproportionate amount of blame. >> what's the president's role in all this? is there anything or something he should be doing to try to stop this? >> people have become so accustomed to chaos. i don't think it's the chaos of
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a shutdown that damages the president. i think there's a question of whether he can lead. i think it's failing that leadership test that risks the most political exposure for president trump. >> the democrats have put it on the line and some have questions whether or not their overplaying their hands by tying, they think, this is our moment. this is our moment of maximum leverage to do something about the d.r.e.a.m.ers, the immigrants who were brought here by their parents. >> let me give you good news/bad news for the democrats. the good news is they control nothing. they have the least risk in all this. the other piece of good news for democrats is a majority of americans support holding d.r.e.a.m.ers of not being sp responsible. this looks like more dysfunction in washington, which is bad for everybody. >> can we take a look at our latest nbc news/"washington post" poll. one year tomorrow, and we have
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the president with a 39% approval rating. as a former white house communications director, how do you look at this? >> these are terrible numbers. i worked for a president that had tough numbers. never has a president at the one-year mark been as unpopular as donald trump. despite the enduring strength of his supporters, he has never done anything to bring along anybody else. and you simply cannot govern with poll numbers in the 30s. >> thank you. as mentioned, you do have a piece with the trump voters. we'll see how they're feeling one year later. >> thanks, guys. ahead on a busy friday morning, disturbing new details are coming to light in the house of horrors case of california. this, as the parents accused of torturing their 13 children are formally charged. miguel almaguer is in riverside with the latest on this story. hey, miguel.
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>> reporter: the suspects' court appearance lasted 30 minutes. they face life for crimes unimaginable. the details you're about to hear are graphic and disturbing. david and louise turpin, facing a jaudge for the first time, facing counts for torture, imprisonment and for david, a lewd act on a child. their plea is not guilty. >> louise turpin and david allen turpin. >> reporter: it comes as we learn details about what happened inside their home. >> sometimes in this business, we're faced with looking at human depravity. that's what we're looking at here. >> reporter: the d.a. says the turpins' 13 children were beaten and strangled. the alleged abuse ongoing for years and getting worse over time. >> they began to be tied up. first with ropes.
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one victim at one point was tied up and hog-tied. and then when that victim was able to escape the ropes, these defendants eventually began using chains and padlocks. >> reporter: not even unshackled to use the restroom, the children were only allowed to shower once a year. a law enforcement source telling nbc news the children were only fed one meal a day. >> they would buy food, including pies, apple pies, pumpkin pies, leave it on the counter, let the children look at it but not eat the food. >> reporter: prosecutors say the children, ages 2 to 29, lived in abysmal squalor. for years, the family slept all day and was awake all night. the nightmare coming to an end early sunday morning, after the courageous actions of one of the captives. >> the 17-year-old victim that escaped had been working on a plan with her siblings to escape
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this abuse for more than two years. >> reporter: with investigators back at the scene combing through evidence, the most promising leads coming from the victims themselves. >> the only thing the children were allowed to do in their rooms or chained up was to write in journals. those journals are going to be strong evidence of what occurred in that home. >> reporter: this morning, david and louise turpin are confined to jail. but even defined bars, investigators say they are living a better life than the one they provided for their own children. the d.a. says all of the victims were extremely malnourished. the 29-year-old weighed just 82 pounds. and some of the children didn't even know what a police officer was. hoda and savannah, back to you guys. >> the story keeps getting more horrifying. miguel, thank you. we lomove to the deadly flu epidemic sfweweeping across the country. the influenza virus is easier to
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transfer than once believed. there's evidence that people sick with the flu can transmit that virus by breathing. until now, it's widely believed that it's obtained through calving. but people can spread particles by taking breaths. coming up, we're going to go inside the battle against the flu. we have a new series called "today fights the flu." new fallout after the sexual abuse scandal that's rocked usa gymnastics. they are cutting ties with the training facility that had many allegations against this former doctor. >> reporter: today is day four. and larry nassar's sentencing hearing. the testimony could last until monday. the former gymnastics doctor wrote a letter to the court saying he can't handle it emotionally. usa gymnastics heard what some
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of the high-profile accusers are saying and made an announcement about its program. usa gymnastics says it's looking for a new place to train. the texas ranch will no longer serve as the national team training center. the couple has a long storied history with gymnastics and is credited for the success in the olympics. a statement was posted on their website saying, after nearly four decades of spiriting young gymnasts towards greatness in sport, our yearly tradition of karolyi's gymnastics camp has come to an end. the karolyis denying knowing anything about the abuse. >> most of his treatments occurred at my personal room.
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or in my own bed. >> reporter: simone biles and mckayla maroney say they were abused at the ranch. biles writing in a statement earlier this week, it breaks my heart to think that even more as i work towards my dream of competing in tokyo 2020, i will have to return to the same training facility where i was abused. the decision to sever ties comes after a dramatic day in the courtroom in michigan. the judge responding to a six-page, single-spaced letter, written by larry nassar after two days of accusers' testimony during sentencing. >> this isn't worth the paper it's written on. >> reporter: in the letter, he says he can't handle the testimony emotionally and attacks the judge. >> the judge is seeking media attention over court protocol. really? i'm doing my job.
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i try to do it well, unlike what you did. >> reporter: the judge making it clear nasser, who pleaded guilty to multiple state charges of child sexual abuse, will have to sit and listen to all of his accusers. >> spends four or five days listening to them is significantly minor considering the hours of pleasure you had at their expense. >> reporter: as the sentencing goes on, more women are coming forward to speak. guys, the number now stands at 105. and it could grow even bigger. >> stephanie, thank you for that. we've got more to get to, including an eagerly awaited announcement from amazon. are you following this one? after an intense bidding war, the tech giant has whittle down its list of potential locations for its next headquarters. this is a big prize. everybody seems to want it. craig melvin is here with the final contenders. >> some big cities. some smaller cities, as well. probably coming to a city near you, amazon.
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if you live near 1 of the 20 minli finalists. the nation's largest retailer is choosing a city for its second megaheadquarters. it's a race for the finish for cities competing to win big with amazon. the ecommerce giant narrowing a list of where to put its new company headquarters. the 20 finalists include major metropolitan areas and some smaller cities, too. austin, texas, raleigh, north carolina, indianapolis, columbus, ohio, philadelphia and newark, new jersey, are among the cities still in the running. all of them believe landing the company would transform local communities and provide a massive economic boost. >> we have the transportation infrastructure, second-largest sea port in the nation. one of the largest international airports from 30 million to 50 million passengers. >> we will show them a city that
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has the fastest growing millennial population in america. a city between the financial capital in the world and capital of the world. a $5 billion amazon facility is expected to create 50,000 high-paying jobs over the next 10 to 15 years. some of the top contenders, new york, los angeles, washington, d.c. and miami, are offering amazon big incentives to sweeten the pot. >> we're perfectly situated right by the airport. and with an educated dynamic community that is diverse, to really be the place where companies that look for an international and national presence, would move. >> reporter: amazon ceo, jeff bezos, has been an outspoken critic of president trump, on jobs. some see the headquarter sweepstakes as a big win for the president. >> the city that amazon chooses will pull in talented individuals, not just to work at
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amazon, but to also work in restaurants around this company. to start up small businesses around the company. the jobs multiplier of amazon picking your city is endless and it's going to be at least five-times the number of employees that amazon actually hires. >> amazon's next step is to take a deeper dive into the 20 proposals. the final decision is expected a little later this year. and one of the things they're looking at, proximity to an airport, the size of the workforce. is the workforce educated? it's a big deal for the 20 cities. >> it is. it's a big economic boom if they get it. keep us posted. >> thank you, craig. let's turn to mr. roker. we'll get our first check of the weather. >> i'm sure weather is a big factor for that amazon thing. >> absolutely. >> let's take a look where it's going to be nice and warm. you've been waiting for warmth. it's coming finally today and into the weekend. d.c., you're up to 49 degrees. albuquerque, new mexico, up to 11 degrees above average, at 58.
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and tomorrow in new york city, we top 50 degrees. 58 in atlanta. hoouston will see temperatures warmer than average. it will be gorgeous on sunday, beautiful weather if you're going to the patriots game. the jacksonville jaguars take them on. 46 degrees, 11 degrees above average. memphis will be 62, dallas, 73. the warmth is three and it lasts into next week. we're going to get t hello. hi. how's it going? alright, how you doin'? welcome. so, this is the all-new chevy traverse. what do you think? this looks better than 99% of the suvs out there. it's very modern...sleek. maybe the most impressive part of the all-new traverse... what's on the inside. [gasp] surprise! what are you doin' here?! [laughter] i've missed you guys. i haven't seen you guys in so long. [gasp] [laughter] what's happening?! we flew her out. it's a family car, we had to put your family in it! yeah, it gets seven thumbs up. ♪
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good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a cold start this morning but we'll see a quick warmup this afternoon. look at new jersey, 40 and nothing but sunshine at the more. much less wind than yesterday in the lee high valley. a lot of melting will happen this afternoon with a high temperature of 40 degrees. skies clearing in delaware with up to 44. have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather. guys? >> thank you, al roker. >> thank you, al. still ahead, "today" exclusive. the women accusing michael douglas of sexual harassment shares her story for the first time. we mentioned how rough the flu season has been. what you can do to minimize your risks. and the new push to create so-called supervaccine. first this, is "today" on nbc. just ahead, the buzz surrounding prince william's new
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...leaves baby skin more nourished with every bath. good morning. i'm katey zachary. just a few before 7:30 on your friday. let's get right to bill henley with your most accurate forecast. >> we've got lot of sunshine right now, lots of blue skies. the temperatures have started to move up in philadelphia. now 25 degrees. look at the suburb in the lee high valley. 10 in allentown. 12 degrees in pottstown, and south jersey, 17 right now in millville, and mount holly 15 degrees. that's even colder than it is in the poconos mountains. we'll warm into the 40s later today. >> nbc 10 tracker reporter pamela osborn, you're in for
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jessica this morning. and really high drive time. >> that's right. there were multiple vehicles involved this crash on the schuylkill expressway. take a look at that drive time. 134 minutes to get to 676 if you're headed eastbound on the schuylkill expressway. you can see traffic looks almost completely stopped there right now. there's also a slow down going westbound. if you're wondering where that's coming from, you can see a little up the road there. king of prussia, there was a vehicle accident westbound on 202. and that is cawing delays there. the nfc title game wean the eagles and vikings is just two days away. they're stepping up security in and around the linc. we'll be back in another 25 minutes.
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we're back at 7:30, january 19th, 2018. i'm going to say it, happy friday morning because the weekend is knocking on the door. >> we're very excited about that. let's get to the headlines. we're going to start with today's race against the clock on capitol hill. >> senate showdown. as the house passes a last-minute bill to temporarily fund the government, the key vote to prevent a government shutdown, now just hours away, protection for hundreds of thousands of d.r.e.a.m.ers hanging in the balance. >> there's an urgency of their lives because of the uncertainty of tomorrow. >> frien sds one say, solve this illegal immigration problem right now or we're going to shut the government down. breaking overnight, one dead, more than a dozen inju pl
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pedestrians at brazil's fame ed custody.a beach. harassment and the hill. congress releases a landmark bill how accusers would foot the settlements for members of congress. >> we're creating accountability for members, you'll see sexual harassment a thing in the past. cash cam video shows the moment when a car slams into a tow truck and goes airborne on a michigan highway. somehow, no one was hurt. expecting and in office. >> i'm not the first woman to work and have a baby. >> new zealand's prime minister announces he's pregna s she's p. the 37-year-old set to be the first world leader to give birth in office in 30 years. and she's planning to take a six-week maternity leave. today, friday, january 19th,
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2018. i love how she's saying she's not the first to have a baby. >> a modern couple. >> all working out well. now, to a "today" exclusive. a woman who alleges inappropriate conduct by oscar winner, michael douglas, speaking out on camera for the first time. national correspondent kate snow is here with that. >> reporter: writer susan braudy worked for michael douglas' production company in the '80s. she told me that douglas repeatedly harassed her. >> he thought he was the king of the world and he could humiliate me without repercussions. >> reporter: michael douglas starring in "wall street" and "fatal attraction." when his then-employee, susan braudy, says he used
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inappropriate language. his bad behavior escalated during a work meeting at his apartment in 1989. >> he slit down to the floor, unbuckled his belt and put his hand inside his trousers. and i could see what he was doing. and then, he began to sort of fondle himself. and i was very scared. >> reporter: braudy said she told several friends at the time but was terrified to speak out. >> people were frightened for me. >> reporter: douglas declined nbc news' request for comment. he tells "the hollywood reporter" the accusation is an unfortunate and complete fabrication. earlier this month, douglas tried to get ahead of the story before it was published, telling "deadline," i can't believe someone would cause someone else pain like this. maybe she is disgruntled her career didn't go the way she hoped. >> reporter: also, famed director woody allen is under
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siege. >> he's lying. and he has been lying for so long. >> reporter: dylan farrow, speak out in her first tv interview, maintaining that allen molested her in 1992. >> he instructed me to lay on my stomach and play with the toy train that was set up. he sat behind me in the doorway. as i played with the toy train, i was sexually assaulted. >> reporter: allen has never been charged with a crime and has vehemently denied the accusation. >> thanks to woody. >> thanks, woody. >> reporter: allen has helped propel many actresses to the a-list over the years. now in the era of me, too, several are siding with his daughter. natalie portman and jessica chastain among them.
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greta gerwin told "the new york times" she regrets working with allen. timothee chalamet says he is donating his paycheck for his allen film. but alec baldwin defending him this week. tweeting the renunciation between him and his work has some purpose. but it's unfair and sad to me. is it possible to support survivors of pedophilia and those of abuse and believe that woody allen is innocent? i think so. a state attorney says he had probable cause to prosecute woody allen. allen has long denied the allegation. michael douglas, in his denial, said that susan braudy never complained. but she said she complained over and over. she would have gone to police but at the time, she did not think what he was doing was a crime. she says, i think so now.
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>> kate, thank you. we turn over to al and get another check of the weather. what's happening out west? >> we're watching a couple of systems come onshore. as they do, they're going to bring rain and some much-needed snow to the sierra and the cascades, as well. the rockies, over this weekend. the two storms will come into the west coast with heavy coastal rain and increasing mountain snow. the rain extends into san francisco, and central california. you look at snow totals in the rockies. upwards of 20 inches of snow, into the cascades and the sierra. and right along the coast from san francisco, on into seattle, some areas could pick up to four good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a very cold start this morning, but we'll see a quick warmup into the 40s this afternoon. bright skies for philadelphia, 44. and into the low 40 frz ts for
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suburbs. 43 degrees and sunny skies this afternoon at the shore. much less wind than yesterday in the lee high valley. a lot of melting today with 40 degrees and even sky clearing in delaware. have a great day. >> get that weather anytime you need it with our friends at the weather channel. with the opening ceremony just three weeks away, we'll preview the figure skaters set to shine at the olympics, with gold medal winner tara lipinski. plus, the impact this flu season is having coast-to-coast. how tolessen your chances of getting sick. there are ways. somebody on this show is going to get a flu shot live. one couple's touching love story and a bride's legacy that's inspiring people all across the world. first, we're going to check in with voters that elected president trump, and see how they're feeling, one ah, avocados from mexico.
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we're back with our ongoing series "in trump they trust." tomorrow marks one year since donald trump became president and one year since nicolle wallace has started checking in with the people that voted for him after the win. >> they can't get rid of me. we fight like cats and dogs these days because times have become that you fight about politics. they're not die-hard republicans, they are democrats and first-time voters that helped donald trump put together a winning coalition. listen how they feel one year later. you were all democrats who flipped. first republican you've ever voted for. >> first time i've ever voted. >> i was an obama supporter before that. i took a gamble on trump. >> reporter: a gamble that made donald trump our 45th president. our year-long journey across
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america has brought us back together with heather morgan, a waitress and mom of florida, brad, a lifelong union worker from michigan, and jason, who at 29 years old, cast his first-ever presidential vote. >> i wish he would get off of twitter. it drives me crazy. i like what he is doing for the economy. >> everything i voted for him, for, he's doing. the tax reform passed. i'm going to have more money in my paycheck starting shortly. >> my income for my family is based on disposable income. >> reporter: the last time we talked, you were upset about the military strike in syria. >> he's putting us at damagnger. >> to send out a tweet directly to somebody like kim jong-un is insane. i don't think you need to go on twitter and say, i have a bigger button. everybody knows we do. >> maybe. but we know he talks. he's crude. he's not going to stop tweeting. we know that by now.
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we wished that a year ago. that's the way donald trump talks. >> i remember you loved the way obama talked. and when you watched trump's speech, you like what you heard from him. >> i feel great after hearing him speak. he touched on the subjects that i feel passionate about. >> why do you think so many people think that donald trump's a racist? >> because of the no filter, the crude comments. i think taking the s-hole comment and making it racist, that's gone a little far. and martin luther king's nephew said, i don't believe he's a racist. uninformed? possibly. >> i want to ask about the me too movement. if you think differently about the "access hollywood" tapes or the fact that donald trump stands accused of sexual misconduct by more than a dozen women. >> that's one of the things that really did bother me. you don't say stuff like that. and paying people not to say anything about a consensual
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relationship is not any different. that's making him look like a dirtbag. if the women don't stop pushing, we might find something out that will disappoint a lot of voters. >> do you think they'll care? >> i hope so. i'll care. >> you have to prove this happened and it will be an issue. but how many men have extramarital affairs and have mitt tr mistresses that have penthouses and cars and diamonds. it hurts him as a person, but not as a politician. >> let's talk about the russia investigation. >> i want to move forward. >> there's been a couple of indictments that had nothing to do with collusion. >> if you prove there's been meetings and conversations, there's no proof it affected anything. at this point, move on. >> do you support donald trump? >> i don't not support him. but i wouldn't wear his jersey. >> what's your constructive criticism for him? >> you have to think about what you say. you're the president of the
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united states of america. >> i don't think enough has happened on trade. he's taken steps there. but baby steps. >> do i wish he would be more of a role model? 100%. >> i would be a fool not to vote for him again unless somebody better comes along. >> two warning signals, one for each party. the democrats haven't filled the leadership vacuum with anyone who gets on the radar of former democrats. there's no democrats on their radar. and the warning side for president trump is that even people that love the agenda, hate the tweets. >> the tweets is something that everyone agrees on. >> you see trump supporters who are really happy with some of the things that have happened, like tax reform. but they don't like the antics on twitter. we always really enjoy those conversations, nicolle. keep them coming, if they'll still let you in the house. >> we'll see. coming up, we'll look at
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pamela osborn in the first alert traffic center. we're watching a major problem on the schuylkill expressway right now. take a look at those drive times. 80 minutes on the schuylkill expressway trying to get to 676. average speeds around 10 miles per hour. the back up goes all the way back here towards the curve. take a look. things slowing down westbound as well. average speeds there only into the 20s. >> let's goat right to our first alert forecast with bill henley. >> a warmup happening right now. but 25 in avlon, 21 in wildwood.
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so many temperatures in the teens this morning. the temperatures getting a cold start, but we will to the 20s and into the 40s today. even warmer weather this weekend. the police have two people in custody. while one of the suspects forced the owner to worker pressed an alarm to get officers to respond to that store. the nfc title game is just two days away. police saying they're stepping up security. and also septa is selling special discounted round trip pass on the broad street line. our exclusive coverage for the nfc championship runs all weekend long. we'll be back in another 25 minutes with another update.
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now back to the "today" show.
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it's 8:00 on ngodup, shutdo. >> it is risky. it is reckless. and it is wrong. >> with the government shutdown looming, lawmakers are now playing the blame game. >> in another month, we'll be right back here, at this moment, with the same web of problems at our feet. >> how likely is it? what does it mean for you if it happens? we're live at the white house. plus, "today" fights the flu. we assembled a coast-to-coast team taking the temperature of the country, amid the epidemic. >> health officials in florida say they have never seen as many cases as they're seeing. >> while we fight the battle in studio 1a, with one of us getting the flu shot, live. and hitting the ice.
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tara lipinski gives us a preview of the figure skating competition at the winter game, 20 years after she won gold. today, january 19th, 2018. celebrating 40 years of friendship on the "today" show. >> hi to my mom, linda, in boynton beach, florida. >> hi, mom and dad. >> good morning, mississippi. >> we're turning 30 on "today." ♪ >> we're the millers from missouri. >> i'm hoping that hoda and savannah would make my day. >> we start our day with "today." >> that has to be one of the cutest crowds ever. >> that's one of the best songs ever. >> "havana." happy friday.
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glad to have you with us. here's the news at 8:00. the u.s. senate, up against a midnight deadline, trying to prevent a government shutdown. let's get to kristen welker who is at the white house with all of it. >> reporter: hi, savannah. we are ending the week with a cliff-hanger in washington, with a potential shutdown increasingly likely. president trump trying to get democrats to get onboard. tweeting, government funding bill passing in the house of representatives. now, it has to pass in the senate. but they want illegal immigration and weak borders. we need more republican victories in 2018. why is the government so close to a shutdown? on thursday, the republican-led house passed a short-term spending bill. it would fund the government for four weeks and renew the children's health insurance program. now, the bill moves to the senate, where democrats are accusing republicans of kicking the can down the road. democrats are demanding any spending bill include a fix for
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daca, the program that protects d.r.e.a.m.ers, the immigrants that were brought here illegally as children. the republicans say this is a manufactured crisis because the daca deal doesn't stop until march. if the government shuts down, 850,000 workers would be unpaid until there is funding. the shutdown is looming as president trump is scheduled to celebrate his one year in office at mar-a-lago. but there's real discussions on whether the president will travel if a shutdown becomes imminent. >> thank you very much. the olympic flame reached one of its most symbolic destinations through this leg of the torch relay. 300 bicycle riders crossed the unification bridge that borders the dmz. north korea's delegation will
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pass through that area to attend the ceremony for the winter olympics, three weeks from today. the official slogan of the torch relay is, let everyone shine. police in sugarland, texas, have released surveillance video of jewelry thieves stealing $2 million worth of browsing for an endanggagement ring. he smashes the case and then, the accomplice reaches in and grabs the jewelry. they did this so smoothly, they have probably done it before. that was not the "morning boost." >> it was not. that's the opposite. we have a mom in pittsburgh. she played a little trick on her daughter, london. it was to set up a surprise. she told her little girl that her sibling would be getting a new cell phone and not her.
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>> that's not fair. >> that's not fair. >> that was a setup for the reunion with london's big brother, markel, who has been away for six months. she misses her brother so. in that one moment, everything was right with the world again. >> big brother is better than an iphone. >> any day. any day. we have a lot more to come today, including the controversial plot twist just revealed for the reboot of a '90s tv favorite. plus, countdown to the winter olympics. tara lipinski is here. we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of her gold medal. let's check and see what's happening on "megyn kelly today." >> a 21-year-old is grabbed at a grocery store and kidnapped. this happened just a few months ago. she is here in her first national television interview,
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all right. we're back with something new we're calling "today fights the flu." >> this season is shaping up to be a rough one coast-to-coast. just ask anybody who has gotten the flu. craig's here. >> officials say it's already one of the worst and most costly in years. and we have several more months to go. so, our correspondents fanned out across the country to see how the dangerous strain of the virus has been impacting people and what we can all do to try to avoid getting sick. this morning coast-to-coast, the deadly flu virus is spreading rapidly. doctors and hospitals desperately trying to keep up. widespread flu outbreaks are being reported in every state except hawaii. our team of correspondents are coast-to-coast, taking the temperature of the country. >> i'm matt bradley in los angeles. in what could be california's
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worst flu epidemic in a decade, some hospitals are setting up triage penalties as waiting rooms overflow with patients. >> health officials in florida say they've never seen as many flu cases as they're seeing this season. >> i'm in chicago where some hospitals are so busy, they've gone into bypass mode, telling ambulances to find another facility. >> i'm tammy leitner on a plane headed for dallas. they say travelers are susceptible and recommend bacterial wipes on armrests and tray tables. >> i'm at mt. sinai hospital. they're trying to understand how the virus spreads. they're fistill five to ten yea away. >> reporter: 12 million people may have the flu this year. the predominant strain is the most aggressive. and it has been devastating, taking the life of this
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10-year-old in connecticut and this mother of three in california. >> from the time i took her to the hospital to the time she passed was about 18 hours. >> reporter: not even medical professionals are immune. >> the health care employees are coming down with the flu ourselves. >> reporter: some patients who can't get to the hospital are seeing their doctors over the internet. >> hi, doctor. i'm not feeling too good. i'm trying to see if maybe i have the flu. >> reporter: the national institutes of health now says creating a supervaccine that would protect against multiple strains of flu over several years is a top priority. as for this year's vaccine, doctors say if you have not gotten your flu shot yet, it's never too late. >> on that note, that brings us right to dr. tonya, nbc's chief medical officer. we bring you patient zero, jenna bush hager. >> i feel like a lot of moms put
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their kids' health first. >> and get busy. >> people have to take shots, too. nannies, babysitters. >> my husband kept saying, go to the drugstore. what are you waiting for? >> the drugstore came to you. >> jenna is used to taking shots, not really getting shots. >> you went a long way for that one. >> i couldn't wait. >> how effective is this particular flu shot you're going to give her? >> this one is less effective. but there's still some effect there. if you catch a little tiny bit of it. if it's not a perfect match, it helps you fight the flu. it's the difference between getting a little sick and getting really sick. >> that's a huge benefit of itself. >> how long does it take to become effective. she gets the shot today. >> about two weeks. >> i feel crummy for the next couple days? >> some people do. some people don't. that's your bodybuilding the
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immunity. >> and you're going to give her a small strain of the flu. >> it's not live. it's a little piece of the flu. you can't get the flu from the shot. >> people think that. but you can't. >> that feeling that you get, that people think that has the flu afterwards, it's your body building the flu response. >> jenna can't wait. >> i have to stand up. >> no, you can sit. >> right, doc? >> how bad do you want to have the flu? >> i'm glad you said that. >> true or false, where do you get the flu shot? >> i don't love the needles. >> the deltoid. >> the deltoid, okay. >> look at savannah. >> can i have a lollipop. >> i love you. i do. >> rainbows. >> you're so adorable. >> i love you. >> you need to relax your arm. >> get floppy. >> she's nervous and she's sweating. >> i love this that you're getting this. hopefully this will inspire others. >> go ahead and do it.
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>> no more talking. she's nervous. she needs it. >> let's talk about something she wants to talk about? >> how about those eagles? >> oh, my. that's unbelievable. >> okay. is it almost over? >> no. >> that's three-times the size of the one i got. >> it's not about to happen. >> miranda had a birthday. >> that's a needle for secretariat. >> that was it? i'm okay. >> i wanted the, oh, mommy. >> where is my lollipop? >> we'll orange for a lollipop. >> that might encourage someone to get one, too. >> does doubling up on the shot do anything? >> not for that. but over 65, they made some changes over the last couple years to boost up the flu shot because their immune system wasn't as strong. >> how about a supervaccine? >> the universal? yeah.
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that needs to happen. >> down the road. >> doctor. >> i can't leave without a band-aid. >> did you bring a my little pony band-aid? ne nemo, whatever. on monday, we're going to take to the streets in the flu mobile and give out flu shots. shall we "trend"? there's been a divisive topic that's created debate. the nation is split. >> brothers against sisters. >> it happened yesterday. it was about savannah shoes. savannah walks in platforms thursday, take a look. >> you should check out savannah's shoes. >> they're a little controversial. >> what are those? >> lines are being drawn. women, two thumbs up -- >> those are really -- what are those? >> we took a poll. >> most people didn't like them. >> on twitter?
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>> yeah. hard pass. >> that's not a huge majority. >> it isn't. >> we started to think about other fashion trends. >> so, for example, keep rolling because i can't remember what the first one was. >> we should point out, though, you say that it was a hard pass, stella mccartney who created those shoes tweeted and said, huge fan. >> that's a shock. >> that's a biased upon. >> come on. she's stella mccartney. >> their her shoes. >> what do you think of jorts. >> jorts? >> jean shorts. >> for men or women? >> i like little jean shorts for girls. >> if you're over 5. >> this is a big one. cargo shorts. >> yes. >> huge fan. >> they're the suv of pants. >> i don't know. it feels like when you're wearing the cargo pants, you're
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waving the flag on life. >> they're comfy. you have kids. >> get a minivan while you're at it. >> what's next? >> the canadian tuxedo. >> if it's done right. if it's done right. >> yes. >> if it's done right. >> you are nothing if not consiste consistent. >> some things are man-repellers. >> don't worry about it. >> her shoes, do you think mike likes your shoes? >> no. >> you pulled the shoes off. >> they were cute. roger rabbit would wear those. kelly clarkson told fans in a q&a, what album is she listening to? i just got camilla cabello's
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album. another asked, can we expect a duet with alecicia keys? she said, we may or may not have been singing together. i will not say. you'll find out when "the voice" premieres right here on the peacock. we're going to move on to "party of five." >> never saw it. >> the sitcom is getting a reboot. it followed five siblings who banded together after their parents passed away in a car accident. the reboot will follow the five children whose parents are unexpected deported to mexico. it is going to be heading to free form network. no word on a premiere date. prince harry and meghan markle made an appearance in wales, stepping out to enormous crowds. the couple attended a culture festival, and met with local athletes and visited organizations and encouraged youth to participate in sports and activities. and the children fell in love
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with the royal bride-to-be. also getting a lot of buzz is the royal buzz cut. prince william debuting a new ha haircut. he joked about losing his hair. now, he's embracing it. >> hard pass. >> hard pass on the buzz cut. let's keep it moving to "the daly click." pope francis wrapping up a week-long trip in chile. on thursday, the pope officiated a wedding in the sky. two flight attendants told him that their wedding had been delay delayed. the pope took action mid flight. pope francis didn't stop there. in a procession, he noticed that a police officer was thrown from her horse. what does he do? he gets out and brings the convoy to a stop.
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he goes over and comforts the officer until the ambulance arrives. no serious injuries reported. that's your "pop start" and "daly click" today. al, what have you got? >> huge fan. you know what today is? >> what? >> three weeks until opening ceremonies. >> huge fan. >> pyeongchang, baby. right now, we look at what's going on. we got some clouds not much in the way in snow. 23 there, currently. that's right. pardon? >> you're doing the pyeongchang forecast. >> 36 degrees in seoul. you look right now, not a lot of snow. only about an inch of snow. a little more in the mountains. we're going to be watching that. look at the next ten days. the ten-day forecast and you can see to get some snow on january 22nd. look how cold it will be january 24th, 8 degrees. we'll be bundling up as we look ahead to snow coming in the
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forecast. everybody have fun tonight. everybody pyeongchang tonight. haat's wt's going on around good morning. i'm meteorologist, bill henley. bright sunny skies for philadelphia. 44. in the low 40s for the suburbs. look at new jersey, h44 degrees and nothing but sunshine. much less wind than yesterday in the lehigh valley. a lot of melting will happen this afternoon with a high of 40 degrees. warmer with skies clearing in delaware. up to 44. have a great day! >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you so much. as you mentioned, exactly three weeks from today, the world will be watching the opening ceremony of the winter olympics. >> one of the glamour events, figure skating, begins that day. and here to preview the competition in pyeongchang is
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1998 olympic gold medal winner, tara lipinski. she will be part of the primetime coverage. a big story that was bubbling up not too long ago, was ashley wagner not making the team. she was in all of the olympic posters. people thought that she was a shoo-in. what do you think of what went down with that? >> it was a fair decision, in my opinion. and i think she was surprised, and rightly so. her artistic score, the component score, was a bit low for what she usually will get. but technically, she left so many points on the table. she missed a jump in pass, she lost a spin level and just those points alone left her off the podium. she's sitting in fourth place, like she was the last olympic cycle. there just wasn't a case for it again. >> savannah asked if she would be an alternate. >> does the alternate go? >> i don't know how they work it. but she's prepared and ready.
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>> let's talk about the ladies who are going. who do you like? how stiff is the competition going to be? >> the competition is so stiff especially against the russians. our americans, defending champ, karen chen, she is so strong. bradie tennell, who came out of nowhere two months ago, this girl cannot miss a jump if she tried. and you have mariah. she has been so hungry and is trying the triple axle. she was the only one to do it at nationals and maybe the only one to do it at olympics. >> nathan chen is on fire. he's the quad king. >> yeah. >> he is incredible. over the last year, i think a lot of people probably didn't even see him on the olympic podium. now, he's a favorite for gold. he has revolutionized men's skating in the u.s. and in the world, everyone is trying to catch up to his quad
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demands. he's between five and six. >> how much ice dancing and pairs? >> the shibutanis, they have been building. they're looking for a medal. at nationals, they faltered a little bit. madison hubble and zachary donahue swept in for the win. now, there's multiple u.s. teams that are looking at the podium. u.s. dance team is very strong. >> i can't believe it's been 20 years since you won. congrats on all of that. what happened? we can't wait to see you out there. >> 20 years. congrats. it's still fresh in our minds. >> yes, it is. >> you can catch the opening ceremony three weeks from today, right here on nbc. live coverage of the games shorts thursday, february 8th, across the networks of nbc. just ahead, t
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just about 8:30. good morning. i'm tracy davidson. a very cold morning. some neighborhoods colder than others. lehigh valley, 12 degrees. 24 in delaware. 26 in philadelphia. the temperatures have started to climb. 17 degrees in new jersey. warmup is under way this afternoon. we'll see brilliant sunshine and much less wind than yesterday. we'll top out in the 40s for all the neighbors, including the colder spots in the lehigh valley. >> we have been watching a huge slowdown. let's get you updated with katy zachary. >> take a look at your screen. we have really good news. 76 eastbound.
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there was a crash right around belmont avenue. the good news is that drive time has just been shredded by two-thirds. it is only about half an hour it will take you to go from the blue route to the vine street expressway. that crash has cleared. a quick check at 76 going in the opposite direction. no problems on the westbound side. tracy? >> the philadelphia board of education nominating committee holds their first meeting this morning. they will recommend 27 people for the nine-person school board and jim kenny will make the final selection. the nfc title game between the eagles and the vikings, just two days away. septa has a special discounted pass leading up to kickoff time. >> we will have another update in 20 minutes. stay updated with the nbc app. >
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friday, january 19th, 2018. we're so happy. we're happy for a couple of reasons. hi, guys. we're h it's friday. we're happy because it's a little warmer. and we're happy for our "crowd moment." our "crowd moment" is over here. you guys are going to love her. are you ready? i found -- al, check this out.
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i found caroline. >> hey, hoda, how are you? >> how are you doing, honey? your sign caught our eye, in 1957, at "the tonight show with jack parr," 60 years later on the "today" show, with savannah and me. we're so happy you're here. >> delighted. so excited. >> we've been looking at you through the window all morning. >> i know. this is a dream come true. >> where is your family? your family is all around you? >> with my grandchildren and my daughter and their dad. my sister is in the hotel asleep. >> missing this moment. >> yeah. you had no idea. you have made my world. >> we love you so much, carol e caroline. thank you. >> thank you so much. >> could you read us a bedtime story? i love the way you talk.
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>> visiting from south carolina. >> love it. >> we love you. thank you so much. thank you. thank you. >> cutie. >> oh. >> love her. coming up, i better read the script. which way do i go? all right. the president and first lady melania trump has broken the mold, as well. we're going to break down her first year in the white house. how do some short ribs sound? >> sound good. >> the recipe for the winter comfort food classic. and miss megyn with her hot pants today. >> don't they look like hot pants? kind of exciting. we're not going to talk about them. i'm thrilled. we're going to talk about the me too movement has gone too far. the latest accuser has all sorts of people up in arms. we're going to have a debate about that at the top of the hour. and one minute to fabulous.
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you know we driop your kids off in the morning and you don't know what to wear. one minute to get the outfit on that will make you fabulous all day. >> ooh. >> wouldn't that be helpful? >> i just wear my sweats. i don't think ant bout it. >> but they will be fabulous sweats. they might be track pants. >> i prefer leisurewear. let's see what we've got. a winter thaw in the eastern third of the country. storm watches in the plains. mountain snow in the rockies. wet weather in the pacific northwest. and sunday, sunday, it is nice and warm in the east. heavy snow coming out of the rockies into the plains. a new storm comes in the pacific northwest, all the way to central california. sunny skies through the southeast. good morning. i'm meteorologist, bill henley. a very cold start this morning. we'll see a quick warmup into the 40s this afternoon.
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bright, sunny skies for philadelphia. 44. in the low 40s for the suburbs. new jersey, 44 degrees, nothing but sunshine. at the shore, 43 degrees with sunny skies this afternoon. much less wind than yesterday in the lehigh valley. a lot of melting will happen this afternoon with a high of 40 degrees. warmer with skies clearing in delaware, up to 44. have a great day! >> all right. time to check out our "deal of the day." jill martin here every day this month with bargains to help your new year's resolutions. jill, good morning. >> it's time for our "deal of the day." you know how much i love organization. this is perfect. retail $167. you get a small, a medium and large bin. we showed all the different things you can put in them. toys, blankets, purses. they're washable and collapsible
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so you can store them. the retail, 167. the deal is $63. that's 62% off. get working on that closet. for information, go to >> jill, thanks so much. we mentioned, tomorrow marks one year since president trump's inauguration. >> we focused on his first year in what about the first lady? in many ways, melania trump is mapping out her own path in washington. hallie jackson has that story. hallie, good morning. >> reporter: hey, savannah and hoda. it's not just her own path, but her own pace, too. with the white house telling us the expectation is you will probably see more of melania trump come 2018.
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[ no audio ] >> reporter: little technical difficulty with the audio. melania trump has not rolled out a platform. think about hillary clinton with health care, for example, laura bush with literacy expansion, michelle obama with childhood obesity. i'm told by her office you can expect to see a platform coming up some time in the beginning that said, mrs. trump has been vocal about issues relating to children, for example. you had her speak about cyber bullying. you had her talk about the fight against the opioid crisis. we would expect to hear more from m.elan as anita mcbride, who was the chief of staff to former first lady laura bush pointed out, this first lady has set her own pace. she has taken her time, more
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than a lot of first ladies you see, in trying to figure out and manage and establish what her role is going to be and where she's going to go in 2018. her office says to us, we do expect to see more of the first lady come 2018 on that specific while melania trump has largely stayed out of the controversial spotlight that her husband has sometimes found herself in, her east wing filled with less drama than the turbulent west wing, there's been memorable moments. think about her stilettos to visit hurricane damage. or the hand swat on the tarmac. her office has dismissed that drama. more broadly, many first ladies look at their wardrobe and are looked to with fashion as sending a signal, particularly on the world stage. that's what we've seen from melania trump. a former model, she is no stranger to high fashion. this is a world she is comfortable in. she is much more focused on her
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issues than what she is wearing. does she have regrets about 2017? nope. she is proud of that first year in office. >> a multifacetted woman. she would be the first to say watching out for baron, for sure. coming up next, beautiful but tragic love story inspiring many couples to live life to the fullest. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back with something that's touched people all around the world. a connecticut couple's love story, captured in a wedding photo that's gone viral. jenna is here with all of this. >> david and heather called each other soul mates. their story is one of unconditional commitment, their love for each other, inspiring. >> heather is probably the kindest, most supportive person
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in my life. you know, she had the beauty to go with it. and she was just the perfect package. >> well, she loved to sing and loved to dance. >> you met her at a swing dance class. is that right? >> yes. we would always dance with each other. and everybody dances as a group. >> she had told me, she says, mom, i met someone. and she said, he had two girls. >> they were star gazed, for sure. >> reporter: it was a storybook love filled with so much promise. but just over a year ago, 30-year-old heather mossier found a lump in her breast. >> they go in there and the doctor said, sorry, i'm pretty sure this is cancer. >> reporter: on the very day david was going to propose came a devastating diagnosis, triple negative breast cancer. when you proposed to her, it was probably one of the best days
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and also one of the hardest days of your life. >> i said, you know, how can this be happening? i'm supposed to be proposing to her tonight. >> reporter: david went through with his plan, taking heather on a horse and carriage ride to pop the question. >> i said, more than anything, she needs to know that i'm with her. and she needs to know that whatever this journey is going to be, she's got me. >> i've had shortness of breath. >> reporter: over the next few months, heather went through chemotherapy and radiation. but the cancer continued to spread. >> i was there the first time. and she asked me. she said, daddy, i can't breathe. and the doctor said we have to put a tube in. >> the day after she was put on life support, i said out loud, i said, god, you have to give me a break. i can't handle anymore. you got to help me. i get a phone call, one of the nurses. says, heather is wondering when you're going to get here.
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excuse me? how is she? she's riding this. >> reporter: they set their date for september 30th, but the cancer was spreading quickly. they moved the date to december 22nd. >> dave is one of the most honorable men i have known. >> he could have run. and he stuck by her side, every appointment, every chemo appointment, he was there. >> reporter: the wedding was inside st. francis hospital in hartford. >> she had always dreamed of being a mom and a wife. and now, she got to be his wife. and she wanted that more than anything else. she lived for that moment. >> she struggled to say her vows. >> reporter: but she said them. >> she said them. >> reporter: heather passed away just 18 hours after they exchanged their vows. their wedding photo, full of
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love, went viral. >> it showed relief in her face. and she's like, you know what? i conquered cancer. cancer won in the end. but cancer didn't beat her, though. and that's how she felt, was just like, you know what? i did it. i said i was going to get married. and you know, we did it. >> and just, their faces just lit up for each other. >> most people saw the love between them. and so many people are hopeful for that love. they dream of that love. >> we just knew. we had an understanding that we loved each other. and i wish they made a better word than love because that's what we felt, something better than love. >> i'll be a light for god, for you. >> that was one of the last things she said, for the lord. and i think this is her way of
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just being a light. she was so inspirational. >> love your life as full as you can. don't miss an opportunity to hug your kids. just enjoy your life as much as you can and love everyone you can. and that's who she was. >> so, heather had a few dreams. she was an educator. she always wanted to be an educator. she had her dream job. she wanted to get married and she wanted to be a mom. dave has two kids from his previous marriage. and they called her bonus mom. she had all of her dreams come true. the other thing that heather's family is so thankful for are the doctors and the nurses from st. francis hospital, who decorated the room f the wedding, did everything to make sure her dream would come true. and their one wish, the reason they're speaking out now is they really hope they find a cure for this particular breast cancer that could have saved her. >> how people dream about that
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love that they got to experience. >> they're incredible people. >> we'll be back. first this, is "today" on nbc.
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we're back at 8:48 with "today food." a comforting winter dish that will have you begging for seconds. we have anthony here. chef, good to see you this morning. >> thanks for having me. >> it's winter. we have short ribs. what do you love about this recipe? >> it's wintertime. it's time to start cooking things like this, that are deep and comforting. soul satisfying that are going to warm you up inside. it's italian. people think summertime, tomatoes, the backyard, the gr
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il grill. this is my take on frigola. i like to use short ribs that have marbling in. go to the butcher and get pieces that are superdelicious. pine nuts to go on top. onions, garlics. >> tomatoes, oil. >> all the good stuff. >> what do we do here? sear he's up? >> you can do this the day before. a little salt and pepper. you want to salt and pepper both sides. don't be afraid. >> the pan, what did you put in there? >> the pancetta, the olive oil, to get them all brown. the short ribs. and the browning is to draw the sugar out of the meat and create this good base flavor. and i like to keep it all in there. and keep this pancetta fat inside. >> how long is this cooking?
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like a slow cook method? >> yeah, a slow cook method. this is going to go in the oven for four or three hours until it foul falls off thebone. you have the short ribs and the pancetta and garlic. >> now, you're going to add these things? >> we're going to put this stuff inside. it's going to go inside the oven. >> those look done, yeah. >> the chili flakes, the same thing you put on pizza, garlic. we call this go"goodfellas" thi. >> because of the razor blade scene. >> they're in jail and have the garlic. al, you're the short rib official. what do you think? >> this is great. >> how about the pancetta. >> nothing wrong with that. >> a little tomatoes.
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we're going to put the tomatoes on top. >> this looks good. >> don't be afraid. don't be afraid. that goes inside the oven. 375 for, you know, three, four hours. you test them to see if they're falling off the bone and really, really supertender. maybe that sauce because it cooks a long time and all of the flavors develop. the sugar from the ribs, the garlic and the chili flake and everything. while that's inside the oven, we're going to make the topping, okay? the topping is a play on italian granulata. little toasted pine nuts. this is something you can do the day before. you toast those in the pan. >> that happens pretty fast, right? you can burn those easily. >> this can be a disaster in two seconds. i like to do it in the pan because they get evenly brown. you can go back and forth and it develops that flavor. you put a little olive oil in there. put parsley. also, one of my favorite italian
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greats, sicilian oregano. >> that's nice. it comes on a branch inside a bag. it's so much better than the stuff that's been in the back of your spice drawer. >> you chop that up? >> i pull it off. i sprinkle it off and use it on everything. >> savannah, how do you like the ribs? >> so good. really good. i saw this little anchovy here. what is he doing here? what's his story? >> you want that bone to just fall off it. >> he's got a story. >> we have the topping. 3 1/2, 4 hours for the short ribs. they're done. do they need to sit or can you turn and burn out of the oven? >> you can go inside. you have your ribs inside. >> it is like a stew. >> just, there's superfork tender. i like to put these in the middle of the table. you can put the pot in the middle of the table. and that topping goes right over the top. >> and you grate a little cheese on top? >> i like to put cheese on top. look at that.
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>> look at that. that is winter delicious. little vino on the side. two hours on the treadmill the next morning, you're all set. we appreciate it. guys, enjoy it down there. if you want to make it at home, the recipe at we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. eat up. this winter in the state with more ski mountains than any other, family fun reaches a new peak. so whether you're a speed demon or more of a snow angel, your winter chariot awaits. pick the best peak for your family getaway at new york state. it's all here. it's only here.
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welcome back. what is happening on "weekend today"? >> a lot coming up. on saturday, we're keeping a close eye on the potential government shutdown, the midnight deadline is looming. we'll have the latest from washington tomorrow morning. >> we'll do the news stuff, too. we have dame helen mirren. >> yes. >> come on, right? >> she talks about what she wants to talk about. two movies out. talked about playing the queen. we set up in the shot what was a tea service what we deem british
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royalty. she said, that is a coffee service. we blew our moment. but she's fun to talk to. >> she's really sassy, right? >> she is. >> i like her. all right. we'll see you all this weekend. >> uh-huh. >> we're off this weekend. yay. good morning. i'm tracy davidson. four minutes before 9:00. let's get to bill henley with your most accurate neighborhood forecast. >> tracy, we are on our way to a warmup. it starts today. so cold outside. we are not seeing the wind that we have seen lately. you see the wind by the link. they are quiet. a few clouds overhead. they will be clearing out. the teens will disappear. up to 31 in delaware.
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it is 30 at philadelphia international, chestnut hill, 22. sunshine will warm us into the 40s this afternoon. not quite as cold overnight tonight. >> if you are getting ready to leave the house, check the roads with katy zachry. >> this is i 95 northbound at the commodore barry bridge. there is an accident that looks like it involves a school bus. we will follow-up on that. it is causing delays northbound to the blue route, about 12 minutes. >> let's take a quick look at 76. we were following a pretty serious crash east boupbound. the drive time is about 36 minutes into philadelphia. our eagles road to victory bus will be rolling again today. it includes britain house scare, university city and exfinity
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live. nbc 10 is your official eagles station. our exclusive coverage gets under way tonight at 7:00 with the eagles road to victory. tomorrow, it is "fly eagles fly." bill and jessica look at all the great videos and then be sure to watch our coverage at 10:00 a.m. before the game and after the game as well. stay with nbc 10 for coverage all sunday night long.
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[ applause ] good morning, everybody. happy friday. happy friday. i'm megyn kelly. we begin today with a bit of a plot twist in the me too movement, one that is causing qualifying one woman anonymously shared her account with a reporter at, with a night she had with actor acitizsiziz ansari. and it is raising a lot of debate. the me too movement under fire. one woman's allegations asking has #metoo gone too far. after aziz


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