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throughout the morning. remember you can always get realtime news, weather and traffic on the nbc 10 app. >> the "today" show is next. hope you have a great weekend. good morning. breaking news, over and out. after the federal government is forced to shut down overnight, congress finally approves a budget deal. but many lawmakers remain unhappy in the wake of an all-night battle on capitol hill. >> everything about this stinks, to tell you the truth. >> what's next? and how long will this deal last? we're live in washington. game on. >> big back flip. it's huge. >> the winter olympics off to an electric start as the world comes together for tonight's opening ceremony. but it's not without controversy for team usa. we'll tell you who to watch and what to expect as the games get under way. scandal and scrutiny. pressure mounting on white house
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chief of staff john kelly, over his defense of rob porter, accused of domestic violence. >> we call could haall could ha better in this situation. >> porter's former wife joins us in studio 1a. and the snowstorm racing across the country, cancels more than 1,000 flights. one step closer to an arrest. the move by the lapd against harvey weinstein that could lead to capitol hill charges. and winning. we'll have people seeing double today, friday, february 9th, 2018. >> from nbc news, this is "today," with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." thank you for joining us on a
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friday morning. opening ceremony tonight. >> it is all happening. >> we have an interesting interview coming up in our next half hour. a woman who was hmarried to rob porter. he is the white house aide who resigned this week, amid allegations of dmomestic abuse. his second wife is here. and we will speak to jennifer willoughby. the government shut down and reopened all while you were sleeping. casey hikasie hunt is on capito this morning. good morning. >> reporter: leaders thought they had a deal. but they failed to account for senator rand paul. and the senate rules required that all 100 senators agree to vote before that midnight deadline. rand paul took a stand and that vote didn't happen until after 2:00 a.m., effectively shutting down the government for a few, brief hours. this morning, back in business.
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>> the yaes, are 240. the motion is upon the table. >> reporter: just after 2:00 a.m., the house of representatives voting to pass a two-year spending bill, sending it to president trump's desk. it comes after a brief shutdown, the second in two weeks, all because of rand paul, using a senate procedure from passing. paul, protesting the vote because of the large price tag of the spending deal, $400 billion over the next two years. >> washington is broken. we're spending moneyikout of co. >> reporter: paul criticizing its own party for failing to adhere to 2011 budget caps. >> i ran for office because i was critical of president obama's trillion-dollar deficits. now, we have republicans, hand
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in hand with democrats offering us trillion-dollar deficits. >> reporter: there's praise for the increased funding for the military. but firing back at paul, accusing the senator of misusing the senate's time for no real reason, other than to draw attention to himself. >> he's holding us up. he has every right to do so. i want to let our soldiers know and their families we're going to wait him out. >> reporter: the senate appro approving the bill before 2:00 in the morning. >> the motion to conquer in the house amendment to the senate amendment with an amendment is agreed to. >> reporter: after that dramatic evening, this bill is on the way to the president's desk. it sets up the next big fight over immigration. this bill did not deal with those so-called dreamers, the
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kids who receive daca protect n protection. that's what nancy pelosi was debating on the floor. the senate will take up that contentious issue on monday. >> kasie hunt, thank you. on this busy friday morning, the eyes of the world are on south korea where the winter olympics are officially under way. you're looking at pyeongchang olympic stadium where the opening ceremony just began. we're going to get to lester holt in a second. craig melvin is outside the stadium. hey, craig. >> hoda, good to see you. i don't want to give away too much. but i just left olympic stadium behind me. and i can tell you that folks who tune in for the opening ceremony tonight is in for a dazzling nod to korea's history and culture, as well. more than 2,800 athletes from 90
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countries makes this the largest winter olympics in history. against the backdrop of the pageantry and the competition this morning, there is also controversy. >> usa. usa. >> reporter: excited team usa fans pouring into olympic stadium for the opening ceremony. >> this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. >> the spirit of sport. >> overnight, a plane carrying the north korean delegation, arriving in south korea. among those onboard, kim jong-un's younger sister. and this morning, there's already an olympic controversy. at issue, the selection of the opening ceremony's u.s. flag bearer. after a tie vote and a coin toss, erin hamlin beat shani davis. davis, the first african-american to win individual gold at the americans
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kr criticizing the decision. team usa dishonibly flipped a point to decide the flag bearer. i can wait until 2022. also this morning, a mea culpa from the sex abuse scandal rocking usa gymnastics. >> usaoc has commissioned an investigation, to understand who knew what about nassars abuse, when. >> reporter: 265 women and girls have accused disgraced doctor larry nassar of abuse. he is going to spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty to assaulting ten girls. in figure skating, nathan chen taking a rare tumble on the ice.
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the 18-year-old making his first olympic appearance, saying the mistake let the team down. >> i think it was a little bit in my head. just let that get the best of me in the program. >> reporter: he did manage to pull off the first-ever quadruple flip at the olympics. and is still considered a favorite to win the men's individual gold. the u.s. is currently second in team figure skating after a near-flawless routine by national pair champions alexa and chris kinne kinnear. shaun white is no stranger to the halfpipe. but he told natalie he hopes these games turn out better than sochi. >> the redemption thing, i'm tomorrow. i've done so much in the sport already. and i'm happy and content with
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what i've done. and this is the bonus and icing on the cake of it all. >> also this morning, dozens of russian athletes lost their appeal to compete in pyeongchang. 47 russian athletes and coaches won't be allowed to compete. they've been banned for doping. other russian athletes will be allowed to compete. the excitement is palpable. it's in the air. the 23rd winter olympic games are under way. >> even the stadium behind him looks excited. mike pence is uleading the u.s. delegation. and he's using this opportunity to sit down with north korea. lester holt joins us now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the vice president here to cheer
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on team usa and also to deliver a strong message of condemnation against north korea. we talked about a number of issues including a new round of tougher sanctions that the u.s. will formerly unveil. the vice president is downplaying any daylight between the south korea delegation and south korea's president moon that seems more into engaging. >> we're going to preserve all of our military options to make sure that happens. >> reporter: did that come up in your discussion with president moon? did he say, please don't? please don't launch a military strike? >> president trump and our allies in the region have agreed to delay our military exercises until after the olympics. president moon has appreciated that. we're going to make it crystal clear, our military, and the
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japanese self-defense forces, our allies here, all our allies are prepared. to defend our nations and to take what action is necessary to defend our homeland. >> reporter: vice president pence bringing as his guest to the opening ceremony, fred warmbier, the father of otto warmbier, who died in north korean custody. opening up the ceremony, just behind him, the sister of kim jong-un, part of the north korean delegation here tonight. we'll send it back to new york. >> you can see lester's interview with the vice president tonight on "nbc nightly news." then, stick around and watch the opening ceremony of the winter olympics. 8:00 eastern, 5:00 pacific, right here on nbc. here, a taste of winter weather and snow falling.
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a storm is moving east and creating travel problems. al will have the forecast in a moment. first, ron mott is in snowy chicago. hey, ron. >> reporter: hoda, good morning to you. if it was raining, it would be pouring. it's snowing. it is piling up good here. this starts about 6:00 last night. we're expecting up to 10 to 12 inches of snow. if we get that much, it will shut the city down, at least for most of the day. most of the schools in the area are closed, as the this system, as you mentioned, makes its way from montana to maine. 2,000 miles of snow and ice. as you throw in fog, travel will be treacherous. travel conditions will be difficult, if not impossible, at times. we've seen flight cancellations. many expecting that number to grow and carry out over the weekend. for folks in the chicagoland area, last january and february,
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this city did not get a measurable drop of snow. so, we can't really complain. we're going to get back to you. that brings us to al. what are we looking atsome. >> as ron intimated, we're looking at a lot of snow. stretching from the plains, cleveland, detroit, and into western new york. we're getting strong bands setting um west set ing up west of chicago. there's going to be three rounds of snow. the first one is going to be the worst. between chicago and detroit, probably about a foot or more. chicago 5 to 9 tonight. detroit, 6 to 9. airport delays going to be big problems as far as the roads are concerned. round two, saturday, lighter snow. but so much snow on the ground, it will be hard for them to keep up with it. and then, round three on sunday, with another 1 to 2 inches from chicago to detroit. light to moderate snow.
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air travel will be a problem. detroit and chicago both big hubs. if you connect to any of those, you may not see them until monday. guys? >> al, thanks a lot. we have a lot more to get to, including the rollercoaster ride on wall street. it has been a wild week with massive swings, including thursday's plunge is saw the dow close down more than 1,000 points. here to put things in perspective, as savannah calls it steph speak, stephanie ruhle, how are you? >> hey. >> you look at the drops and you start freaking out. but the headlines say we're in a correction. what does that mean? >> a correction means we're coming off a 10% fix from a 52-week high. we just got ahead of ourselves. think about it -- in december, hatchables, right? they're trading in the secondary market. people are hoarding them in
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their garages, you have to pay more for them. come january, we still like hatchables, they're a great toy. but the market is getting back to normal. you're still really good. you're 20% above where you were when president trump was elected. you have to think about interest rates. we've been in extraordinary low interest rates, why? the fed pushed them lower in a recession because they wanted to spur investment. we got that investment, the economy is doing well, rates might go higher. mortgages, it used to take 10%, 15%, that was normal. when we've been in the 0%, 1%, 2%, that is a different world. we're getting back to a normal world. >> i think of wall street like junior high. one person does something, everybody wants to do it. is there a danger that it becomes more of a correction and people start getting spooked and you get a sell-off? >> yes. there is that danger, which means for the average investor like you and me, stop looking at
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the market every day. stop looking at your 401(k). >> repress it. >> you bought stocks or you got an investment manager because you believed in it long-term. it's that fear of missing out. when you have the president every day saying, look at that market. look at your 401(k), people say, i got to get in. don't look at it as a game. look at itlong-term. stay the course. >> all right. thank you, stephanie. in the meantime, there's new developments in the harvey weinstein scandal to tell you about. three new cases have been handed over to the los angeles district attorney. nbc's blake mccoy has the latest. >> reporter: with the latest cases, harvey weinstein's fate is now in prosecutors' hands. this is the next step towards possibly charging weinstein for his alleged crimes, ranging from sexual battery to rape. this morning, disgraced hollywood producer harvey weinstein in legal limbo. will he face criminal charges
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for alleged sexual abuse? nbc news confirming los angeles police have referred three cases to the district attorney. two other cases were submitted by beverly hills police last month. the d.a., jackie lacy. she set up a task force to help with her review. there are challenges. it's unclear how many of the cases are within the statute of limitations, and whether they can be backed up by physical evidence. weinstein has denied all allegations of unconsensual sex. according to "the hollywood reporter," in a new interview with oprah winfrey, she says that weinstein threatened to break her kneecaps during the filming of "frida." it was just my only drama.
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but when we come together, it's about becoming part of something that moves powerfully and can make the big change happen. >> reporter: original weinstein accuser, rose mcgowan, called herself the architect of his downfall in an interview with stevphen colbert, and saying, people have been trying to make her feel like she was crazy. >> it's called gaslighting. >> reporter: now, word that mcgowan's former manager, jill messic, has committed suicide. her family said seeing her name in headlines again and again was devastating for her. she became collateral damage in a horrific story. in addition to the l.a. cases,
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criminal cases are taking place in new york and london. there's no timeline when or if charges will come. mr. roker is back with a check of the forecast. >> a quick look at what's going on around the country. you can see delightfully warm in the southwest. not just warm, but delightfully warm. warm. bitter cold in the plains. to have strength in life warm. bitter cold in the plains. you need one key ingredient... confidence. new rénergie lift multi- action ultra. visible anti-aging benefits with spf 30 in an oil-free formula to visibly lift, firm and reduce the appearance of dark spots. see brighter, younger-looking skin. new rénergie lift multi-action ultra moisturizer. confidence, brings you fulfillment. lancôme. customize your free gift, worth up to $114. now available at macy's. good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a little bit of sunshine this
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morning and then cloudy this afternoon. but those cold temperatures will take a break later today. up to 39 degrees in philadelphia, a warm up in the suburbs, sunshine this morning, clouds take over this afternoon. and you'll see clouds increasing along with the temperature in new jersey. at the shore 40 degrees before clouds take over. a few flurries possible in the lehigh valley around midday and dry for the balance of the day. 38 degrees with increasing clouds in delaware. have a great day. latest weather. guys? >> al, thank you so much. much. coming up, rob porter's former wife, speaking out in a live interview with us, about her allegations of abuse against the former white house aide. also ahead, how is south korea wowing the world during the opening ceremony of the winter olympics? we're going to try to pry some hints out of the co-host for the week, katie couric. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ here comes the man ♪ here comes the man good friday morning. i'm rosemary conners. it's just a few minutes before 7:30. meteorologist bill henley is tracking a frigid morning ahead. >> a very cold start that's for sure. a live view from cape may. and you can see the clouds are moving in, but there's no wet weather for us for today. the one exception might be the lehigh valley. you might see a few flurries as these snow showers pass to the north. cold teens for pottstown and reading. 19 right now in millville and 25 in philadelphia. we'll get close to near 40 degrees this afternoon. >> pamela osborn is watching the morning rush keeping an eye on 95. pam? and rosemary, we're seeing a
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significant slow down on those lanes right at the betsey ross. and let's take a look at those drive times in the area. so average speed southbound is 30 mile per hour right now. the tacony-palmyra bridge is close northbound and southbound at route 73. >> first the parade, and now the cleanup. crews were out in full force last night to get the roads to reopen and we talk to mayor jim kenny about the party a on the parkway, the parade. and he'll look to what's next for the city as we bask in the glory of the super bowl win. nbc 10 is your home r ang. you can watch the opening ceremony at 8:00 right here on nbc 10. i'm rosemary conners. now back to the "today" show.
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♪ it is 7:30 on a friday morning, february 9th, 2018. a day we've been counting down for quite some time. it is the opening ceremony in pyeongchang in south korea. they're going on right now. we're going to get a preview of the big night with katie couric. >> we chatted up katie and tried to get details out of her. it's like 14 hours ahead or behind. it's yesterday or last week there. nobody knows. we'll have the latest coming up. we're going to start with the chaotic night on capitol hill. >> back in business. >> i urged my friends in the minority, to stand with us on this bipartisan bill.
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>> the house ends a brief government shutdown that went into effect after rand paul blocked the senate from reaching an overnight deadline. >> washington is completely broken. we are spending money like it's out of control. ready for action. a high-level north korean delegati delegation, including kim jong-un's sister arrives in pyeongchang overnight, just in time for the olympics' opening ceremony. >> would you go for him again? >> god, no. never in a million years, never. >> reporte >> omarosa opens up. the former white house aide speaking out on "celebrity big brother," about her time working for president trump. >> omarosa was fired three times on "the apprentice." this is the fourth time we've let her go. what's the buzz? millions of bacteria-filled mosquitos are set loose in miami, in an attempt to drive down the mosquito population and
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fight the spread of zika. and ride, eagles ride. hundreds of thousands of eagles' fans flocked to the street of philadelphia, for the victory parade, celebrating the team's first-ever super bowl title. that should be a national holiday there forever for those guys. >> when you have waited forever, you have a celebration. in the meantime, the fallout is growing in the scandal surrounding one of the president's former top aides. rob porter resigned this week, after both of his former wives came forward and alleged spousal abuse. in a moment, we'll talk to one of them. first, peter alexander at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, savannah. tough, new questions about who knew what and when when it comes to rob porter.
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bob mcgahn, white hseunsel, place e accusations a year ago because he viewed him as a professional voice within the west wing, according to people familiar with the matter. the white house defense of chief of staff, john kelly, that he wasn't aware of the allegations, until he saw a photo of one of porter's ex-wives with a black eye. this morning, the trump administration is facing new scrutiny in the wake of domestic abuse allegations in the resignation of rob porter. overnight, john kelly sending an internal e-mail to white house staff condemning domestic violence and making them aware counseling resources are available. kelly writing, we understand the shock, pain and confusion that these allegations have caused in our work place. it's important for me to tell you, you're not alone. the white house calls the claims serious and disturbing, while making this rare public admission. >> i think it's fair to say, we
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all could have done better over the last few days in dealing with this situation. >> reporter: but aides are fiercely defending kelly, refusing to answer what kelly knew last year about the accusations from porter's two ex-wives and trying to explain his dramatic change in tone. first, praising porter tuesday, then, hours later, distancing himself. what was so shocking that had changed. you said it was shocking. >> the full nature of the allegation, particularly the images. >> reporter: that claim, despite a former white house official, telling nbc news that kelly was alerted months ago. as for the president's reaction -- >> he was surprised by it. >> reporter: porter denies the allegations as simply false. the white house deflecting questions about a conflict within the president's intercircle. insisting president trump has confidence in communications director hope hicks, reportedly dating porter while she helped craft the initial statements in his defense. hicks, recusing herself from
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some of it. but didn't offer specifics. the white house says that president trump also has confidence in john kelly and don mcgahn. but there's new reports that suggest otherwise, that kelly may have fell out of favor with president trump, while defending porter. one of the people that the president has called to vent to, his previous chief of staff that he fired, reince priebus. rob porter's former wife, jennie willoughby is here. it's difficult to relive a painful past. what's the past few days been like for you? >> it's certainly been overwhelming. i did not seek this out, did not ask for it. as the moment was brought to me to share the intimate and pairful details that i have not
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shared with family and friends, has been cathartic. >> when you say shameful, what do you mean by that? >> anybody in an abusive relationship, you feel like it's your fault. i realize, as i speak out about it, i had done the healing, i had shame in telling that story. >> you were married three years, correct? >> four years. >> when did you know this has crossed a line? >> you know, abuse is a really tricky thing. it starts -- it starts slow. and it starts -- it cycles where you don't really see it for what it is. i don't think i realized that i could even call my marriage abusive until about a year in. >> what was the moment? was it what we read in the p
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papers, when you say he pulled you out of the shower. what happened? >> we had been fighting. rob followed me to the shower and pulled me out of the shower to continue the rage. and immediately saw how scared i was and recognized what he was doing and released it. but that was a moment when i realized he didn't have control. >> when you say abusive, do you mean physically abusive? verbally abusive? what was he like as a husband? >> for my marriage, it was strongly verbally and emotionally abusive. allot of a lot of attacks on my character and things i thought to be true about myself were systematically and repeatedly attacked so it was an emotional breakdown. >> you got a restraining order against him. you feared some physical violence? >> it was a temporary protect e ive order, after he punched in
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the home of our door during the separation. and the police officer pointed out that if he is able to do that, even though i didn't expect it, i didn't know what else he was capable of. tech ra temporary protective order. >> colbie holderness has also come forward, his first wife. and she has put out an image that shows her with a black eye. she says rob porter gave her that black eye. do you believe her? >> of course, i believe her. >> you think he's capable of that? >> i believe her. >> what did it mean to her when you sat with her and the two of you looked across the table from each other and shared this experience? >> it's so isolating -- i mentioned the shame, but it's also isolating. you don't think that anyone
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would understand. to meet colbie and to hear her story and that we both had that experience was a release. it was a recognition. we were in this together. >> the reason this is a story at all, that we are sitting here talking about this so olympicpu is because rob porter was a top white house aide. he worked in and around the oval office. he was subject to a background check. his clearance never came through for reasons we don't know. the fbi did contact you. did you share with the fbi what you shared this morning? >> yeah. i've been clear as i've been meeting with the media, i was part of the background check and i was completely honest with my experience of the marriage, including telling them instances of abuse or police contact. >> you kept in touch with rob and i understood, tried to maintain a cordial relationship. did he talk to you about this
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fbi interview? did he ask you to say anything? did he tell you it was coming? what was his interaction? >> he let me know i was going to be contacted by the fbi once he was tapped for the white house. he was curious what i was going to say. he said, what are you going to tell them? and i told him, i'm going to tell them the truth. >> did he accept that? >> i think he knew my character. and he knew that is what i was going to share. >> since then, he has said that the claims of his first wife were outrageous and violent. he accused you of being part of a coordinator smear campaign. are you? >> yeah. i was asked that before. i'm not even really sure how to answer that question because there was no coordination of this. this was unexpected that i would have to be speaking about this and mentioning his name and describing the details of my marriage is nothing that i wanted. and i have only recently been in contact with colbie to discus it
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at all. >> what would you say to him right now? >> i'm hopeful that he can face -- face the reality of these issues that he's dealing with. and i real ly hope that now, in the wake of losing his reputation and his career, the things he valued most, that he will be able to go inside and find the things that do matter most about him. >> did you want him to lose that job? >> no. no. and i've been clear on that. i think he is good at his job. and i liked that he was in that administration. but this is a consequence of his actions. >> jennie willoughby, thank you for being here, sharing your story. i know it's not easy. >> thank you. we will switch gears now and get over to al for a check of the weather. >> thank you, savannah. the flip side of the snowstorm is on the warm side of this system, we have heavy rain, today through sunday. flood watches, today through
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georgia. a flood risk all the way into the northeast, as we get to sunday. look ahead of the front, temperatures from 14 degrees to 20 degrees above normal, from atlanta to new york. behind the system, chicago, cleveland, temperatures plunging anywhere from 5 to 12 degrees below average. rainfall amounts about two to three inches of rain in some spots, stretching from boston all the way down into the southeast, where they have drought conditions. this will be sewhat of a good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. a little bit of sunshine this morning, and then cloudy this afternoon. but those cold temperatures will take a break later today. up to 39 degrees in philadelphia. a warmup in the suburbs, sunshine this morning, clouds take over this afternoon. and you'll see clouds increasing along with the temperature in new jersey. at the shore 40 degrees before clouds take over. a few flurries possible in the lehigh valley around midday and then dry for the balance of the day. 38 degrees with increasing clouds in delaware. have a great day.
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>> and that's your your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you. coming up, katie couric is going to join us with everything she can tell us, and maybe a little more, about the opening ceremony of the winter olympics. then, joanna gaines getting real about her pregnancy cravings. and you will not believe your eyes when we take you to one high school ruled by a record number of twins. facebook has a new answer to facebook has a new answer to calls for a dislike bu ♪ ♪ olympic glory doesn't just belong to athletes. and it doesn't just happen every four years. it happens one morning at a time, and one cup at a time. folgers. proud sponsor of team usa.
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good morning. i'm rosemary conners. it's just a few minutes before 8:00 on this friday. first alert meteorologist bill henley is tracking a cool start to the day. >> yeah, it's a cold one and temperatures have barely started to move now. 26 degrees in philadelphia. just one degree warmer than it was an hour ago. clouds come back this afternoon and stay with us for the rest of the afternoon. but temperatures will still climb and in spite of mostly cloudy skies there's a chance of a flurry in the lehigh valley. other than that, it will be dry. you're 40 degrees this afternoon. >> pam starts us off on the schuylkill. >> take a look at these drive times. average speeds only in the 30s right now. also watching another problem on mass transit.
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thorn dale, trenton norristown lines running a bit late. at the eagles puaid of champions yesterday is trending. the veterans center defended his super bowl fan teammates and used some colorful language. ites that time of year again. the phillies will pack up today. pitchers and catchers report to clear water next week. don't forget to join us tonight for the opening ceremonies of the winter olympics in south korea. nbc 10 is your home for the games in pyeongchang. i'm rosemary conners. we'll have another update in just about 25 minutes. remember you can get the latest news, weather and traffic updates with the free nbc 10 app. have a good one.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, breaking this morning -- >> the motion is not without objection. the motion is upon the table. >> lawmakers in the house pass a bipartisan spending bill, after a dramatic night on capitol hill, ending a brief shutdown. the bill, now heading for the president's desk. what does it mean for you? and everybody pyeongchang tonight. the competition is intense. we'll talk to katie couric about the highly-anticipated opening ceremony. and seeing double. we take you to this chicago area high school holding the world record for most twins in a single class. >> i get called ryan a lot.
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and i don't think we look alike. >> i get called luke a lot. >> what's behind this twinning? today, february 9th, 2018. >> number one thing on my birthday wish list is a selfie with al. >> sending love to our pink warrior angels. >> we're hoda's bffs that she never met until now. ♪ >> happy mardi gras from the plaza. >> here from iowa to celebrate my 40th birthday. >> good morning, to utah. >> and look. we have a ton of girl scouts out there, too. >> that is a crowd. that's a friday crowd. we're so happy you're here. thanks for being with us. good to have you with us at the
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end of the week. lots to get to. here's your news at 8:00. crisis averted. after the second shutdown in less than a month, congress worked through the night to pass a massive budget deal. it's a $400 billion measure. and it provides increases for the pentagon and hurricane relief and the fight against opioid addiction. congress missed its midnight deadline. a final vote was delayed by rand paul. he objecteded to wh eto what he out-of-control spending. 35,000 spectators are packed inside the olympic stadium in pyeongchang, south korea, this morning. the opening ceremonies going on right now. it's the official start of 16 days of athletic competition. and of course, politics and controversy are mixed in that
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picture. keir simmons joins us. >> reporter: good morning to you. nearly 90 countries, 3,000 athletes, 102 events. and already there's controversy at the opening ceremony. we've seen north korean and south korean athletes marching together. and the sister of kim jong-un, seated just seats away from vice president pence. overnight, the north korean delegation arriving in south korea, headed by kim jong-un's younger sister, the first member of the ruling family to cross the border. leading the u.s. delegation on the olympic stage, vice president mike pence. for the americans, an opening ceremony controversy. all the athletes voted on who would carry the flag. but there was a tie between erin hamlin and shani davis. a coin toss decided to hamlin
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would have the honor. >> my fellow athletes give this to me. >> reporter: that did not sit well with davis, the first african-american to win winter gold. team usa tossed a coin to decide its 2018 flag bearer. >> the olympic system failed you and we are so incredibly sorry. >> reporter: also this morning, an apology from the u.s. olympic committee for the sexual abuse scandal rocking usa gymnastics. 225 women and girls have accused nassar of sexual abuse. he is going to spend his life in prison after pleading guilty to molesting ten girls. >> that will help us understand who knew what about nassars abuse, when and what they did with that information. >> reporter: on the ice, the
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men's team figure skating competition, already under way. 18-year-old nathan chan, a favorite to win the men's gold, taking an unexpected tumble in his first-ever olympic performance. but he did manage to pull off the first-ever quadruple flip at the olympics. >> made two big mistakes. three big mistakes, honestly. and sort of let the team down, i think, with that short program a little bit. >> reporter: the americans in first place, thanks to a strong performance from the married couple. >> you can't explain skating in the olympics. i don't have to explain to my husband. >> reporter: six new nations are making their olympic debut. hoda, it is set to be quite a games. >> looking forward to joining you out there, keir. you can watch the openinger e s
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ceremony of the winter olympics at 8:00 eastern right here. "the morning boost" has an olympic connection? >> it does. when you go to the winter olympics, sometimes things get lost in translation. they got half a truck load of eggs. lots of omelets, boiled eggs and scrambled eggs. the supplier said they can take c back some of the extras. >> we're going. i like eggs. >> save some. coming up this morning, it's a busy friday. we're going to head back to pyeongchang. we're going to get a look ahead at the opening ceremony from katie couric. we'll get a taste of the fun that awaits us on the slopes in south korea. first, a look ahead to "megyn kelly today." >> good morning. happy olympic friday. here's the question today.
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athlete. >> i'm telling everyone, savannah, i'm on the curling team. and they believe me. >> you blend. you totally blend. this is your fourth time hosting an opening ceremony. i mean, how does this compare to those in the past? and go ahead and tell us everything about it. >> well, i'm really excited. it is my fourth time. it's my seventh olympics, you guys. so, i just doing these opening ceremonies because they're such a unique combination of art, music, history, culture, all wrapped up by the host country and presented as a gift to the world. and then, you, of course, have the added addition of some of the best and brightest athletes living their dream. as you both know, you've covered opening ceremonies before. it's really pretty magical. >> you've got to practice all those names. have you got djibouti down? >> by the way, hoda, i know you stole my joke. you stole my joke when you did
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the opening ceremony. what country is next, bob? what, katie? you bet, djibouti. but djibouti is not in the winter games. i'm not able to use my joke this time. >> you're going to come up with something. i've been following you on instagram. you gave a teeny bit of information. you said it would be sensational. is there anything you're allowed to let out before the opening ceremony? >> not really. i don't want to ruin it for spectators and people around the home. i think it's a merging of ancient tradition with modern technology. i always marvel at what it takes to pull these things off. the technology, the choreography. but it really is visually spectacular. it's also very exciting at times, moving at times. so, you kind of go through a whole host of emotions watching. i think you're really going to
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enjoy it. >> we cannot wait to see it. we can't wait to get there. we have a few selfish questions. how cold is it, katie? how is the food? what should we order? >> on the cold front, so to speak, it's been really chilly. it's been negative -- below zero most nights. but i'm happy to report that we're having a warm snap. and during the opening ceremony, it's supposed to be a balmy 25 degrees. that's good news. there's no roof over the stadium. the creative director was nervous about people in the crowds being dangerously cold and also about the technology really working in those kinds of temperatures. it has warmed up a bit. but bring lots of layers. i recommend some long underwear. as far as the food, there's lots of delicious, fresh seafood. and some very interesting food that maybe you don't necessarily want to partake in. but you know, it's really healthy.
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and by the way, you guys are staying at the same hotel i'm staying in. they have a great gym. i think you're going to be happy here. >> what about the bar, katie? what about the bar? >> yeah. they have that, too. i wouldn't know. but i heard it's really nice. >> all right, katie. save a seat for us. we're on the way. >> i know. i can't wait to see you all. get a lot of sleep on the plane. you'll wake up at all weird hours, even weirder than you already do. bring a good book and don't look at this. the if you wake up in the middle of the night and you start sending instagrams of yourself in pajamas, i don't remember. but i've been doing that. >> that was the ambien talking, katie. thank you very much. can't wait to see you. we can catch the opening ceremony tonight, 8:00 eastern, 5:00 pacific time, right here on nbc. our conversation earlier with katie. mr. roker, what have you got? >> we're talking a lot of snow
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between chicago and detroit. this system is going to bring three rounds of snow. the heaviest is going to be today, into tonight. we're looking at anywhere from 5 to 10 inches of snow between chicago and detroit. going to cause big problems for the airports and out on the roads. lighter snow tomorrow. still problems. sunday, maybe one to two more inches in that affected area. airports are going to have a hard time trying to recuperate over this whole weekend. pack your patience if you're going through detroit or chic good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a little bit of sunshine this morning, then cloudy this afternoon. but those cold temperatures will take a break later today. up to 39 degrees in philadelphia. a warmup in the suburbs. sunshine this morning. clouds take over this afternoon. and you'll see clouds increasing, along with the temperature in new jersey. at the shore, 40 degrees before clouds take over. a few flurries are possible in
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the lehigh valley, around midday and dry for the balance of the day. 38 degrees with increasing clouds in delaware. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. >> all right, al. look who> look who is joini our "trending" table. it's time to "trend." let's talk dreams. how about anxiety dreams. we've all had them. some of the most common ones, of course. you're being chased by somebody. you lost something. you can't find it. olympic athletes are just like us. a few of the athletes opened up to npr about their anxiety dreams. take a listen. >> there's been dreams that guys don't show up with their speed suits. i won't have my helmet. you get to the top of the track and runners are on backwards. >> show up to the starting line and i'm not wearing my rifle. >> i have had dreams that i have woken up in the sweats.
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that's waking up in a jump and not knowing when you're going to hit but you knew you were going to hit hard. >> all right. we had those dreams. what's the one that you have? the recuring one that pops up? >> i have so many. >> do you? >> my teeth fall out once a week. and i wake up, like -- they're still there. and school, i didn't study. >> i do that. >> i show up to the math exam and i haven't gone to one class? >> that was a dream? >> it was a high school reoccurrence. and i'm thinking, how am i going to do this when i haven't come to class? >> we get those. for me, this was a weird one. it was reoccurring for a really long time. i was walate for my wedding. >> what does that mean? >> i don't know. >> i haven't had it in a while. i'm like, i'm so sorry. i would be out of breath.
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>> we have a couch right over there. lay down. we're going to analyze this. >> al? >> i keep dreaming i ate this giant marshmallow and my pillow was gone. >> we're on the edge of our seats and we're all here. >> you could hear a pin drop in the stud oio. what can be better than meeting all of your favorite superheros? in honor of marvel's history, the photo shoot is just being unveiled. here's a few of the actors describing what the day was like. >> it felt like being at the academy awards or something. every person had been in one or all of my cyber films. >> there was a sea of people i
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had grown up watching hanging out in one place. >> there's a lot of fan boy and fan girl in one room. >> some of hollywood's biggest names took part in the shoot, robert downey jr., gwyneth paltrow, chris larsen and vin diesel. joanna gaines, the "fixer upper" star is expecting her fifth child. she did a photo shoot and said she can no longer hide her growing bump. one thing she cannot hide, her cravings. she shared this photo with a caption reading, woke up and was craving fruity pebbles, deviled eggs and ranch dressing. didn't have any of that. and huey lewis is back in the news. get it? the singer himself made a big announcement. huey lewis is bringing some of the most popular music to the broadway stage, called "the heart of rock 'n' roll."
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it will not be about huey lewis himself. but it will serve as the storyline. huey lewis and the news had 19 top ten singles and earned a grammy for "the power of love." come on. no word on when the musical will debut. but hoda will be there at opening night. >> i will buy tickets for everybody. >> hoda is reliving the '80s right now. now, a story that will have you seeing double over and over again. a high school near chicago holds a world record for an astoni astonishing number of twins in one grade. ron mott is back with that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, again. they say there's power in numbers. this school is doubling down on that. they have twins here, twins there, twins everywhere. wonder twin power activated in suburban chicago. look at them all. 44 pairs of twins in a single academic year. the only class anywhere with this double distinction, the guinness world record for most
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twins and most multiples. >> i think it's really cool to be able to say you're a world record holder, more than anything else. >> reporter: brothers luke and ryan have been on this record-breaking mission since fifth grade, when they were part of another feat, one set of twins at their middle school. if this sounds or looks familiar, it should. it's john hughes' territory. >> i get called ryan a lot. >> i get called luke a lot. and i think it really annoys me. >> reporter: 19 pairs are girl-girl. 14 girl-boy. 11 boy-boy. >> i think it's kind of fun. you get an award for just existing and having another twin around you. >> we don't get along. >> what? >> do we have to be brutally
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honest. >> reporter: lest you think the twins are frapranking teachers, only three pairs are identical and they claim to walk the straight and narrow. naturally they're close and try hard not to confuse their fellow twins. >> we look for differences in people because when people come up to us and say, you look so similar. >> she's my best friend. i don't know what i would do without her. >> reporter: how rare is this? consider twins are born at a rate of 33.5 live births per u.s. 44 sets in one graduating class is rare, indeed. to be clear, fertility treatments were a factor in some cases. >> we're almost one in ten. nothing in the water. >> reporter: not to one-up the group, but the henrich sisters have them all beat. they're triplets. >> i would say it's cool to be part of it. i don't think that i am, like, think it's superspecial since i
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get asked a lot about triplets. >> reporter: fittingly, this is the class of, wait for it, 2020. all right. you see what i did there? with all of the snow we have today, an arc is probably not the best way to escape. we expect the twins are lined up two-by-two, watching themselves on "today." >> that was cute, ron. thank you. just ahead, we're going to get familiar. we were talking about this with katie. the tastes of south korea. we're going to check it out. we have a great chef to show us
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nbc 10 news starts now. tim ted greenberg. a chilly end to the week before a warm but wet weekend. bill henley is here with your most accurate neighborhood forecast. >> yesterday, lots of is unshine, but it was a cold one. today we start off cold. clouds moving in. you can see them moving across cape may right now. and in spite of those clouds, temperatures warming up today. what we won't see are snowflakes. those will miss us to the north. might see a flurry in the lehigh valley or dusting in the pocono mountains. for us, we're in for cloudy skies. in spite of the clouds, temperatures warming up, higher than yesterday. up to 39 degrees this afternoon. the rain is due in later tomorrow. >> bill, thank you. first alert traffic reporter, pamela osborne watching the friday morning commute. >> yeah.
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and the schuylkill expressway not looking too good right now. eastbound or westbound, you're kind of sitting in traffic right now. take a look at the average speeds going eastbound in the 30s. westbound in the 20s right now. also seeing quite a bit of a slow down going southbound on 95 right now with average speeds only in the 20s, ted. >> all right, pamela. crews in philadelphia continuing the cleanup following the parade of champions. mayor kenney will assess later today. join us tonight for the opening ceremony of the winter olympics in south korea. nbc 10 is your home for the winter games in pyeongchang. watch the opening ceremony tonight, right here starting at 8:00. we'll have another update in about 25 minutes and you can always laget the latest news an weather. i hope you have a great weekend.
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♪ hey, everybody, welcome in. 8:30 on this friday morning, february 9th. it's our final morning on the plaza before we head off to pyeongchang, south korea. can we just look at this crowd? hey. hey, bff. we have a crazy, huge, beautiful crowd. you know what? this is like a summertime crowd. this is definitely a summertime crowd. are you ready for the crowd moment? >> yes, ma'am. >> i mean, what can you choose? we have the twins that are here. we love you. come on this way. come on. we have a breast cancer survivor. we love you. and tenth anniversary, we love you. where are the girl scouts?
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>> check out this sign up top. we've been raising money since kindergarten to be here. is that right? >> yeah. >> where are you from? >> wisconsin. >> how many cookies did you have to sell to get here? >> as many as we can. >> we want to say thank you for coming. we want to put you on tv. and we want to say hi to these girls. what's your name? >> haney. >> glad you game. are you from memphis? >> yes. >> you're from alexandria, virginia, we love you, too. we have a nice group. wait a minute. my teacher promised me an "a" if i appeared on the "today" show. what's your name? >> ron. >> you're welcome. >> just ahead, everything we need to know, apparently, as we prepare to head to south korea, from the saunas to the snacks. keir shows us what to expect.
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>> nice, keir. and speaking of snacks, wherever we travel, you know we want to love it. we want to love the food. we called in a pro to give us an early taste of the best south korea has to offer. >> yum. and jenna introduces us to an aspiring young poet who is accomplishing a lot of historic firsts while still in her teens. medical marijuana, the new front when it comes to legalization. how about an 11-year-old taking it in school while at school? >> oh. >> it's controversial. but it's the next battleground. a mom and dad are here to talk about it. > and a special giveaway at the end of the show. superspecial. mr. roker, what you got? >> what you got? let's find out what i got. all right. let's start off with pyeongchang 2018. let's look at the next several days. milder weather, with the exception of sunday and monday. once you get into tuesday on through the week, we have mild
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weather. wow. let's head to the mountains. you can see a little on the chilly side sunday and monday. it warms up there, as well. weekend outlook in the eastern half of the country, heavy rain in the south, snow from the great lakes into new england. warm and dry in the southwest. sunday, sunday, a soaking rain. probably a lot of airport delays from atlanta into the northeast. some snow and rain in the pacific northwest and the western plains. sunshine from the plains all the way down into e good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a little bit of sunshine this morning and cloudy this afternoon. but those cold temperatures will take a break later today. up to 39 degrees in philadelphia. a warmup in the suburbs. sunshine this morning. clouds take over this afternoon. and you'll see clouds increasing along with the temperature in new jersey at the shore. 40 degrees before clouds take over. a few flurries are possible in the lehigh valley around midday. then dry for the balance of the day. 38 degrees with increasing clouds in delaware.
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have a great day. >> so many people. we want to make sure everybody gets their chance too be on tv because, let's face it, they didn't come here to see us. they came here so everyone at home can see them. look at those folks. almost there. almost there. almost there. almost there. almost there. hoda, i'm there. >> perfect. al, thank you so much. as ywe mentioned, we have or bags packed and we're headed to south korea. >> keir simmons is already there. he's putting in really hard work, preparing for our arrival. what's waiting for us? >> reporter: some questions for you. do you like speed? going fast? maybe? do you like the cold? no. do you like pancakes? they have some of the best pancakes on the planet here. it's worth playing every 1 of
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those 7,000 miles just to try the pancakes. ♪ the tranquility of an ancient temple. golden, wintry sunsets. what are we doing? the name pyeongchang means peace and prosperity. >> i feel sick. >> your korean adventure would be anything but peaceful. i want you to know, i really enjoyed that. that was really, really fun. arctic winds in my face. i'm feeling like i'm going to die. i love that. i love it. it's the best. pyeongchang will be your winter playground. oh, get out of the way. certain part of my body just chos froze. it's not my face. just like in minnesota -- al, they have ice fishing here, too. come on, fishy.
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fishy. okay. some had better luck than others. you know what? i'm in need of more action. and olympic gold medalist and freestyle skier jonny moseley knows where to find it. >> those bumps are pretty big. >> reporter: that would be what you would conquer. i look at that and say, let's get it on. now, i look at it and it's terrifying. >> reporter: johe gave us an exclusive tour. >> i can tell this is going to cause a lot of problems. >> reporter: are we going to say these are some of the best competitions? >> absolutely. we're going to see things that we've never seen in competition before. >> reporter: and there are records that can be broken. just like rio, we have beaches here, too. and the u.s. women's hockey team. >> usa.
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usa. usa. >> reporter: we caught up with team usa on their one rest day before competition. what have you done here so far? >> we tried to learn korean. >> reporter: you need to know how to say it's cold. did i mention, it's cold. here's some tips to stay warm. one pancake. one way, eat hot food. pyeongchang central market has lots of it. on a cold day, that is perfect. >> thank you. >> reporter: and if all else fails, there's the korean sauna. here i go. but wait. this is the olympics. we're not here to relax. korean skiing. bring on the olympics. we are here to have the time of our lives. can't wait to see you guys. and i just want to thank producers jen long and chapman
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bell for not showing me wipe out in the ski run. and not that imagery later in my hotel. >> i don't think we do. >> the sauna looked good, keir. >> can't wait to see you, keir. >> looking forward to it. coming up, we're getting in the mood here. we're going to taste south korea, right here in studio 1a. and plus, a remarkable young woman who really has a way with words. but first this, is "today" on nbc. ♪
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♪ ♪ there are two types of people in the world. those who fear the future... and those who embrace it. the future is for the unafraid. ♪ ♪
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we're back with our special series "breaking through today" in honor of black history month. >> a special lady who has accomplished so much. >> amanda goreman is the first youth poet laureate in the u.s.,
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using pen and paper to voice social change. ♪ >> since i'm the first one, i get to set a precedent. what do i want to see in the poetic realm of the united states. >> you're as wide as the pacific tide. >> reporter: ammanda gorman is the first poet laureate in the u.s. what is it like to be the first? >> i didn't think i would be the first. i was reading about people. not only am i the first youth poet laureate. the first woman. the first black youth poet laureate. >> reporter: a lot of your poetry focuses on social change, social justice. where does that passion come from? >> i think that passion comes from my heritage. it comes from a place where i must write. i must speak up. there's too many people that's
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been kept from that opportunity. >> reporter: who inspired you growing up? >> my mother. >> reporter: amanda grew up in los angeles. she attributes a lot of success to her mom, joan wicks, a teacher who raised her and her twin sister as a single mother. amanda's passion for poetry started in the third grade. talk to me about when you first knew you loved poetry. >> i was around 7 or 8 year old. and my teacher had us reading ray bradbury. i thought, he just related candy to something different. >> reporter: i love there was a metaphor. that was a metaphor and that's what you needed. >> it was like magic. poetry has been one of the most stable expressions for me of my identity and who i am. i love when i'm writing to have just all these books of people i look up beside me. what i really love to do is
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choose one word from each of a collection of books i have. make a word cloud and select them to make a new poem. >> reporter: but public speaking didn't come naturally. >> will always be our future. >> reporter: it took courage, determination and grit for amanda to get on stage. you have spoken about having a speech impediment. do you think that led you to poetry? >> 100%. i talk about having a speech impediment. i can't pronounce "rs." it sounds a bit garbled. but i hear this strong voice when i'm reading a simple text. that told me that the power of the inner voice is over what people hear through their ears. the only thing that impeded me was myself. >> reporter: now, a sophomore at harvard, she started an organization inspiring other
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young writers to share their voices. >> in a world that i think needs light constantly, and a world where social change is being talked about a lot, where does poetry come in? >> it's at the forefront of that, with martin luther king i have a dream speech, poetry is woven through the fabric of america and history. >> the blood of my pen against the cool flesh of my journal. >> reporter: what is breaking through? breaking boundaries? what does that mean to you? >> breaking through, especially in this day and age, is not only breaking through the door, but holding it open so other people can come through. >> when we write an american lyric, we are just beginning to tell. focus on your path. focus on your purpose and how
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you as yourself can break flu a barrier. >> as youth poet laureate, amanda travels the country sharing her love for poetry. and she has her calendar marked. mark yours. she plans to run for president in 2036. i have put my vote in. she is so awesome. >> what an impressive young women. she is a very big crush, even though married, on lin-manuel miranda. she is a talent. >> he's a poet, too. >> they would have things to talk about. >> exactly. >> a great story. >> beautiful. coming up, a little pretaste of south korea before we go to the winter olympics. but first, this is "today" on nbc. more and more student debt is keeping people from doing what they love. (horn sound) ♪ ♪ like buying a home. ♪ ♪ (knocking sound)
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♪ welcome back. this morning on a special
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edition of "today food," we have a taste of korea. we wanted a cooking lesson in korean cuisine. this woman right here, ether choi, who is the owner of her restaurant here in new york is amazing. i tasted your food. i swear, it is so delicious. it made me excited about the trip. tell us what you're making for us today. >> i'm making you the quintessential korean dish. >> what is it? >> it's a rice dish with seasonal vegetables and usually has protein and a fried egg. >> i am making a ribeye bibimbap. we have fresh peas, bok choy,
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kimchee that's the fermented korean dish. we're going to start with making the rice. >> this is a rice cooker? >> this is a slow cooker. you can cook it on the stove. the rice we make is very speshg because we blend three. we have white, brown and black. i do a blend at the restaurant. >> do they taste the same? >> the black rice has more nutrition. >> i didn't know that. >> that's going to cook. we are going to blanch vegetables. >> you boil them and then dunk them in ice? >> ice water. >> they keep the color and the texture. peas are beautiful. >> what have you done to the bok choy? >> this is raw. we're going to blanch it, too.
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>> you blanch it and stick it in the ice. >> you're blanching in steps. and then, the ice bath. afterwards, you have your blanched vegetables. you want to squeeze out the moisture so that it oaks up the oil a little better. sesame oil, a little salt. >> late pepper. >> a little pepper. >> and just fluff it around? >> i am making you do work. >> i need to. what kind of meat are you using with in? >> this, i'm using ribeye. if you pop it in the freezer for 30 minutes, it's easy to slice. >> you want it paper thin? >> it soaks up the marinade well. the marinade is soy sauce, sesame oil and sugar. >> i like it. all right. >> and then, this is going to -- you want to help me. >> whip that up. and you just put the meat right in there? >> right in there. >> just like this. that's going to basically
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marinade. >> how long would you let that sit? >> you don't need to let it sit that long. i would say 20 to 30 minutes. >> do you add these goodies? some heat, some ginger and onions. >> that's aromatics for the meat. >> that sits for a minute. >> then, let's cook it. >> obviously, the best part of food tv is everything is already marinaded. >> let's take a check downstairs. as we're cooking this up, what do you think? >> this is so good. amazing. >> they're eating right now. >> they're eating right now. >> savannah is now into kimchee. >> i like it. it's hot, though. >> you cook all that up. you add the veggies. >> cook that up. add the veggies. when you built the veggies. >> you put on a pile of rice and add the meat on top. >> this is why it's so healthy. building, building. you're ready to eat. >> i'm watching you.
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i want to get in here. >> you're layering the vegetables and the beauty of this dish is the colors. >> oh, my gosh. you have beauty dishes, too. >> we have dumplings, three different types. beef, vegan and pork. >> what's this? >> this is our famous ramen dish. >> ramen noodles in there? >> yes. i would try the soup. >> okay. you guys, so good, right? >> beyond. >> see what's happening? we're ready to go. you can find owl of the recipes and more at you can catch the opening ceremony tonight. all of the action from the winter olympics right here on nbc. we're back in a moment.
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oh, that's lovely... so graceful. the corkscrew spin, flawless... ...his signature move, the flying dutchman. poetry in motion. and there it is, the "baby bird". breathtaking. a sumo wrestler figure skating? surprising. what's not surprising?
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what do you have this weekend? >> we're going to have a split show. craig and dylan will be live at the winter olympics, with all of the highlights from the opening ceremony. wait and you'll see what craig was doing on the ice with a football player, trying his hand at curling. and sunday, willie will sit down with sara hendrickson, a key jumper going for the gold, after fighting for women to be included in the event. that will be willie geist from pyeongchang. >> you have a big show coming up, don't you? >> we are throwing a wedding today. it's a beautiful couple. you're going to love it. great music, great food, it's a party. >> and we're all headed to pyeongchang. >> everybody have fun tonight. everybody pyeongchang tonight. >> i would like to take some of that food in my carry-on bag. >> we'll have plenty of it.
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>> and we're live monday. >> nbc 10 news starts now. 8:56. good morning. i'm ted greenberg. the cold weather is sticking around for our friday. first alert meteorologist bill henley is here with your most accurate neighborhood forecast. >> it's going to be a chilly day. thankfully, we are seeing a little bit of sunshine to start the warming process. this afternoon, skies will become mostly cloudy. it's now up to 30 degrees. 29 degrees at the airport.
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still some neighborhoods in the low 20s. chestnut hill at 23 degrees. we will see afternoon temperatures warm into the upper 30s today. if we see any flurries, in the lehigh valley, otherwise light snow in the pocono mountains. the rest of the area dry until rain moves in later tomorrow. >> bill, thank you. first alert traffic reporter, pamela osborne, keeping track of mass transit. >> and there are some slow downs to pass along. elwin, thorndon and new jersey transit on time. let's look at melrose. we know southbound we're seeing a pretty significant slow down that way. if you're headed towards 676 with average speeds only in the 20s, ted. >> pamela, thank you. jason kelce's fiery speech at the eagles parade of champions yesterday is trending on social media. the veteran center defended his super bowl champion teammates, and blasted critics to the delight of a huge crowd that jammed the parkway. eagles fans can meet jason
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kelce in delaware county later today. he and teammate, beau allen, will be signing augusts this evening at 8:00. join us for the winter olympics in south korea. nbc 10 is your home for the winter games in pyeongchang. watch the opening ceremony tonight right here starting at 8:00. megyn kelly today is next. i'm ted greenberg. have a great weekend.
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[ applause ] good morning, everybody. good morning and welcome. happy friday. i'm megyn kelly. we begin this friday morning with a true crime mystery. a terrifying and seemingly random crime that went on for years. the only witness, a 3-year-old girl. the case was cold for years, until it wasn't. watch this. march 15th, 2000. in a quiet community in central florida, 72-year-old margarita ruiz and her daughter, hope wells, were brutally murdered in their own home. >> she was the mother to all of us. she was a great woman. she was a great


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