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good morning. breaking news. a charter plane crashes in colombia. 81 people on board, including a professional soccer team. this morning, five survivors pulled from the wreckage. tennessee burns. wildfires raging out of control in the great smokey mountains. two resort towns. flames now at the edge of the famous dollywood resort, and this nearby hotel where guests appear to be trapped inside. officials believe arson is to blame. we'll be there live with the latest. is he a terrorist? new images emerge of the man behind the attack at ohio state university. >> there's a guy crashed his car into a bunch of people. >> 11 people injured, the suspect shot and killed by
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this morning, the chilling message he left on facebook as investigators search for a motive. and palace intrigue. is today the day trump ends the very public deliberation over who will be his secretary of state? is it disgraced former general david petraeus, rudy giuliani still in the mix? mitt romney, in or out? and has this top aide to trump gone rogue with her criticisms or is it all smiles in trump tower "today," tuesday, november 29th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." it is a tuesday morning and it is a busy one. we've got some breaking news to get to. a plane carrying a brazilian soccer team crashing overnight in colombia.
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people on board survived but any further rescue operations have been suspended because of torrential rains in the area. >> reporter: the plane is a british aerospace 146. it went down on approach carrying this brazilian soccer team that had been living a dream this soccer season. this morning authorities say it may have run out of foul or had been experiencing an electrical problem of some sort just before it crashed. >> reporter: the mayor medellin calls it a tragedy of huge proportions. a plane crashed just before 10:00 on approach to colombia. authorities say a handful of people appear to have survived. that includes one soccer player rushed to the hospital with severe injuries. pictures show twisted metal wreckage, rescue operations hampered by torrential rain and fierce storms and this morning
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flightradar.com shows the plane circling medellin repeatedly before going down. one witness said the only way to reach the plane was to drive a 4x4 backwards in a muddy track. the charter plane flying from bolivia circled the airport many times. pilot told the control tower of electrical problems onboard. a facebook video on the team's site shows an before the flight preparing to play in the first leg of a final match in an important south american club competition. but play has now been suspended. at least 15 journalists also reportedly traveling on the charter plane. this is a fairy tale success story. they reached the top flight of brazil's soccer league in 2014 and despite being underdogs, they made the big time after quite a few years in the wilderness. in that facebook page the team
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may god accompany our athletes, officials, journalists and other guests traveling with our delegation. savannah, back to you. >> tom costello, thank you. we are following another major story this morning. multiple wildfires sweeping through the smokey mountains in tennessee. thousands were ordered to leave their homes overnight. flames are now threatening the famous doldollywood resort. brandon bates is in gatlin >> reporter: thank you. communities in pigeon forge and gatlinburg under a mandatory evacuation order this morning because 30 homes and businesses have been burned to the ground by this fire. officials are believing this may be a case of arson. >> oh, my god, it's so hot. >> reporter: overnight, desperate attempts to escape a massive wildfire sweeping across the communities of gatlin bunbun
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out of their homes alive. >> they let me go back in just for a few minutes to get my animals out, to get them safe. we are all safe now. and my son. so we fine. >> reporter: while terrified guests were trapped inside of a hilton hotel surrounded by flames, the fire too close and too dangerous for them to leave. these pictures taken by an employee of the hotel showing the fire burning right outside. local officials say 30 structures were devoured by the complex. more than 500 acres burning in the small town, several roads through great smokey mountains national park have been closed. officials say 70-mile-an-hour wind gusts fueled the out-of-control fires near several popular tourist defendant nations, including dollywood, the area's largest theme park. days ago country music legend dolly parton releasing this public service announcement. >> please help firefighters avoid wildfires.
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mountains by observing burn bans and reporting fires whenever they see them. a spokesperson for dollywood says so far no structures inside the theme park have been damaged but staff and dozens of guests were evacuated from the resort as a precaution. national park employees were evacuated from the area, too. >> i've been in federal service for 25 years and nothing we've experienced has prepared us for the last 24 hours. >> brandon bates reporting. al, what's the condition going to look like down there? >> well, it's double-edged sword.gotten rain. the first appreciatable rain for some areas in two months. the bad news is ahead of this front, we've got some pretty strong winds that are firing up and they're going to continue. even though the rain -- you can see the rain's ending fairly quickly, the bad news is behind
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but the big problem, southwesterly winds sustained 10 to 20 miles per hour. but they'll be gusting at 25 to 30, and so that's going to fan those flames. unfortunately, some over 50,000 acres are still on fire and no relief in sight from this. they're really not going to get much help from that rain. we are learning more this morning, by the way, about the man behind the chilling attack that injured 11 people at ohio state university. the question facing investigators this morning -- nbc's stephanie gosk has the latest for us. steph, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. classes are set to resume here, but it is going to be a struggle for this campus to get back to normal. students have just returned from the thanksgiving holiday ready for that final push of the semester when some found themselves running for their lives. their attacker, police say, a fellow student who was using his car and a butcher knife as
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abdul razak ali artan. on monday nearing the end of his first semester at ohio state, police say he launched a deliberate attack on his classmates. calls poured in to 911. >> i think it is some type of terror attack. there was a guy doing it consciously. >> reporter: shortly before the attack, campus surveillance cameras captured the suspect alone driving moments later, authorities say, artan jumped a curb crashing into unsuspecting faculty and students. that's when police say he got out of the car with a butcher knife. an osu police officer shot and killed artan at the scene. 11 faculty, student and staff members were injured. >> it's not real. you go numb. >> reporter: law enforcement
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have not ruled out terrorism. authorities say artan allegedly left behind a message on his facebook page, attacks on muslims around the world led to a boiling point, it read. "i can't take it anymore." the post also mentions the controversial american cleric anwar al awlaki killed by a u.s. drone in yemen in 2011. law enforcement officials say artan was born in somalia, fled with his family to pakistan in 2007. heam airport in 2014. he was a lawful, permanent u.s. resident. the osu student newspaper interviewed artan on his first day of classes, quoting him, "if people look at me, a muslim praying, i don't know what they're going to think, what's going to happen. but i don't blame them. it is the media that puts the picture in their heads." overnight, law enforcement searched artan's last known address. a bomb squad on hand.
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beginning. investigators will be looking to see if there was anyone who gave him any help or perhaps direction from overseas. but they also emphasize that they are looking at his personal life to see if there was any kind of trigger that led him to do this. savannah? >> stephanie gosk, thank you. nbc news analyst juan zarati served as national deputy security advisor for combating terrorism during the george w. bush administration. juan, good to see you. good morning. >> good morning, matt. >> people are asking, was this terrorism. let me just go through he goes on facebook, expresses his anger over the way muslims are treated around the world, vows revenge. he mentions anwar al awlaki, the controversial american-born cleric with close ties to al qaeda. then he carries out an attack following what seems to be the playbook of isis. is it terrorism? >> well, it starts to check all the boxes, as you say, matt. it has the hallmarks in terms of the sense of grievance and the
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has tried to inspire in. lone wolf attackers and those that follow their movement. the reference to anwar awlaki is significant because we've seen in awlaki's digital afterlife and influence over many of those who have been radicalized in the west. certainly the methodology here tracks with what isis and al qaeda have been calling for, which are simple attacks, the use of cars, the use of weapons like butcher knives, and, frankly, it looks like the attack in 2013 of the killing of run over, then decapitated with a butcher knife. and so this begins to look like the hallmarks of an al qaeda/isis inspired attack, at least an investigator is going to look to see if there are any connections to overseas direction. >> that was my question, juan. because just because it does have the look of a lone wolf attack in the sense that in some ways it is quite a crude attack, that doesn't mean there wasn't direction from syria or from somewhere else.
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i think one of the things that investigators not just in the united states but in europe have seen in recent cases is that even these apparent lone wolf attacks -- that's a bit of a misnomer -- are not only inspired by isis or al qaeda, but often have a handler or direction coming out of places like raqqa in syria or even mosul in iraq. some cases where individuals are actually person trafting the attack and getting direction directly from these foreign handlers. so authorities are going to be communications, his network and are going to be very careful to draw any assumptions about whether or not he was acting alone or was being directed by isis. >> juan, thank you very much. >> my pleasure. thank you. meantime, we'll talk politics. this could be a big day at trump tower. the president-elect expected to may more cabinet announcements. also on his agenda today, a second face to face with mitt romney who could be his pick for secretary of state. nbc's hallie jackson is over at
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>> reporter: hey there, savannah, good morning to you. already it's been a busy morning for the trekt making official a new top post in his administration. he is setting up a business day at trump tower with more interviews, including one for mitt romney for other big cabinet positions. all of it follows a busy night for him, at least on twitter, where he took aim at those debunking his unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud. today, a new name for the new cabinet. the person pick to head health & human services, congress tom price. the georgia republican who literally wrote the bill to roll back the affordable care act. >> repealing and replacing obamacare. >> reporter: price, an orthopedic surgeon from the atlanta suburbs, the latest trump pick, according to a high level source familiar with the decision. with drama now building over other options for the high-profile position of secretary of state. mitt romney's set to visit new
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talks with the president-elect. after meeting donald trump before thanksgiving, despite months of railing against him nomination. >> do you still think is he a conartist, sir? had. >> reporter: romney never answering that question. >> donald trump is a phony, a fraud. >> reporter: his attacks earlier this year had one of trump's top aides publicly putting romney down. >> we don't even know if he voted for donald trump. >> reporter: kellyanne conway overnight posting this photo with the president-elect, a clear rebuke to reports her remarks about romney. also expected at trump tower today -- tennessee senator bob corker who has not openly campaigned for the top state department job, unlike long-time loyalist rudy giuliani, considered by some in trump's inner circle a front-runner for the post. a new contender also interviewing with the president-elect -- retired general david petraeus. >> very good conversation. we'll see where it goes from here. >> reporter: the appearance of the former cia chief raising
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mishandling classified information. trump, who repeatedly attacked hillary clinton after the fbi's investigation into her handling of the classified info, tweeted, he's impressed by petraeus. also overnight, tweeting new hits on the media for pointing to scant evidence of the voter fraud he claims, allegations debunked by fact checkers and denied by election officials in states he went after. >> if you have evidence, if you have proof, bring it forward. and it is very, very irresponsible. >> reporter: the president-elect and his team have also been speaking out against a recount initiated by the green party in wisconsin with today being the deadline for that matter to pay the $3.5 million expense for the recount in that state. all of it as the party, led by jill stein, backs a recount effort in pennsylvania now, too. and may back another in michigan with the deadline there tomorrow.
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tower, thank you. schools and government offices in cuba will be closed for a second day as the country honors former president fidel castro who died friday at the age of 90. hundreds of thousands of cubans gathered monday at revolution square in havana to pay respects to the late revolutionary leader. following castro's death, cuba declared nine days of national mourning. there is a memorial service in havana tonight and tomorrow. castro's ashes will begin a three-day procession across that country. b h is investigating a bizarre incident that happened at houston's airport. a passenger jumped out of a plane that had just landed. the united airlines flight from new orleans was on the tarmac waiting to taxi to a gate when a woman opened the emergency exit door and jumped out. in this surveillance video, you can actually see her. yeah. there she is. running away from the plane toward the terminal. she was stopped by police, questioned by the fbi. authorities boarded the plane with a bomb sniffing dog as a
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nbc news has learned she will not be charged. she's at a psychiatric hospital for ovevaluation. >> being imagine on that plane when that happened? >> some scary moments. >> let's bring back al for another look at the weather. >> we had an area yesterday down through the gulf coast where some severe weather. that area's a little juiced up, and it is back again. a strong line of storms moving from atlanta down into the panhandle of florida. so we have another enhanced risk from tupelo all the way down 14 million people under risk for severe weather. a few tornadoes possible with this storm. rainfall amounts, beneficial rain. though it won't get rid of the drought but we are talking about anywhere from one to three inches of rain stretching from new orleans almost all the way up to washington, d.c. by the next 72 hours. we're going to get to your loc
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>> wren: we're finally seeing some drought relief for you tuesday forecast. temperature-wise enter the afternoon, temperatures in the upper 40s. around our average highs, we don't stop there. as we head into the evening hours, we continue to warm, especially south of the mass pike and to our southeast, temperatures in the mid-50s by around 8:00 p.m. and then we fall off into the low 40s for lows tomorrow morning. the chance for rain looking very likely here today. and if it's tomorrow, especially by tomorrow afternoon through tomorrow night, get ready for >> and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al. thank you.
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>> this is 7news now. >> kris: good morning. it's almost 7:30. a live look outside. you see it looks cloudy over the boston skyline and for good wren. wren clair, those rain showers
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scooting on in, first into southwestern massachusetts, an we actually are looking at slippery spots, too, especially to our north, southern new hampshire also under a rain advisory. that's in effect until 10:00 a.m. again, that wet weather already pushing in. you can see showers further west. we're looking at the chance of showers throughout the day today. >> kris: police are busy investigating an officer-involved shooting in lynn. police say an officer shot a that suspect was taken to mass general to have surgery. no officers were hurt. non-union workers at logan airport set to go on strike today. a rally will be held at east boston memorial park at 11:30 a.m. the workers say they are protesting numerous violations, including wages and safety issues. we're back in about 25 minutes with another update on the news and the weather. we'll see you then.
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? it is 7:30 now on a tuesday morning, november 29th, 2016. in the foreground, that is the world famous rockefeller center christmas tree. 94 feet tall. a norway spruce. moment. is it a her? >> she looks like a her. >> big moment tomorrow. we will light that tree in a great show that will include performances from tony bennett, neil diamond, josh groban. wash is all live right here on nbc, 8:00 eastern, 7:00 central. let's get a check of the headlines this morning.
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crash in colombia is under investigation. it went down on approach to the international airport in medellin, colombia, killing 76 of the 81 people on yoboard. officials are trying to determine a motive for monday's attack at ohio state university that injured 11 people. the suspect plowed his car into a crow people with a butcher knife before he was shot and killed by campus police. he was a somali refugee who came to the u.s. in 2014. shortly before the attack he ren referenced lone wolf attacks as he was reaching a boiling point. sign cyber monday will go ds the largest shopping day ever,
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sales. top sellers included lego sets, video game consoles, and televisions. also this morning, there are new developments in that mysterious abduction of a california mother who was found alive but badly beaten more than three weeks after she vanished. the victim now set to speak to investigators as they search for suspects. nbc's gadi schwartz is in redding, california with more. >> reporter: good morning. detectives spent several hours yesterdaype papini. investigators are convinced more than ever that she was kidnapped. >> it is important we determine why they chose mrs. papini. >> reporter: in redding, california, the hunt for two kidnappers is priority number one. >> we don't know what their motive was to abduct her. so it is rather scary. >> reporter: for sherri papini, it has been five days of
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family. now she is expected to begin the long process of telling detectives everything she remembers about her abductors. so far they have only been described by investigators as hispanic women with a gun. detectives have been working non-stop following up on hundreds of tips. >> it's been a full-court press from day one, including a ground search, being looking at phone records, looking at her phone that was recovered the first day of the reported as a mng >> reporter: the mother of two was chained, beaten and left on the side of a california highway 150 miles from her home after going missing for more than three weeks. we learned that she was released by her captor. she was bound with restraints but was able to summon from a passing -- help from a passing motorist. >> reporter: now that papini is safe, relief for hundreds who tried to help find her.
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to thank him for her support. >> they were both very thankful. i'm sure feeling relieved it was over. now the healing begins. >> reporter: but the mayor is one of the few to have personally spoken to papini since her return. >> we are overwhelmed with joy of how supportive everyone has been to help bring us together as a family again. >> reporter: her sister has asked for privacy for the family offering no details. while authorities knocking down online rumors in blogs questioning what really happened. >> people opinion. but they don't know the facts of the case and what we know within our investigation. so other than that, it's just pure speculation and their opinion. >> reporter: in the meantime, the sheriff is encouraging people to be patient and be vigilant. they are planning to interview sherri papini again a little bit later today. matt and savannah. >> gadi schwartz, thank you. we will shift gears and head over to al. i hear lots of rain is in our
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maybe on into wednesday for the tree lighting. but we will look at that in just a moment. we do have showers and thunderstorms now firing up from west virginia all the way into the northeast. some snow as you get into northern new england. this front pushing through. some of this rain is going to be heavy at times. could be looking at some flooding stretching from new england all the way down to washington, d.c. rainfall amounts, that top about three inches. we could be looking from boston all the two to four inches of rain in spots. if you can take the train, do it. flights may be a bit of a problem. look at this, also. we've got some heavy snow and wind back through the plains. we'll be watching that also. >> wren: we're finally seeing some drought relief for you tuesday forecast. temperature-wise, as we head enter the afternoon, temperatures in the upper 40s. around our average highs, we don't stop there. as we head into the evening hours, we continue to warm,
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pike and to our southeast, temperatures in the mid-50s by around 8:00 p.m. and then we fall off into the low 40s for lows tomorrow morning. the chance for rain looking very likely here today. and if it's tomorrow, especially by tomorrow afternoon through tomorrow night, >> don't forget, check out your forecast when you need it, go to the weather channel on cable. >> all right, al, thank you very much. coming up next, ronan farrow's eye-opening investigation exposing what could be the most toxic place in ? ? ? i want a hippopotamus for christmas ? ? only a hippopotamus will do ? at the united states postal service, we deliver more online purchases to homes than anyone else in the country. and more hippopotamuses, too. ? ? so whatever your holiday priority,
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7:40 now. we're back with our special series "undercovered" which exposes issues you don't always see in the headlines. >> nbc correspondent ronan farrow is here with a closer look at containing america's nuclear waste. reas reas . for tho story we headed to a
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underground chernobyl waiting to happen. american government is spending $2 billion taxpayer dollars a year but a lot of lives are in the balance. >> i wake up. >> reporter: seth says he's never smoked but has severe lung disease usually caused by smoking. annatel an athletic 35-year-old of four win hours began to experience symptoms. >> i started having breathing problems and it hasn't gone away since. >> reporter: 70 years ago the site produced plutonium for america's nuclear arsenal. today it is run by the department of energy through its contractor, washington river protection solutions, operating a $110 billion clean-up set to last the next 50 years. 56 million gallons of chemical and nuclear waste stored in 177
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they're underground but they are leaking. there is a vapor leak just today not far from here. vapors containing toxic and radioactive chemicals known to cause cancer, brain and lung damage. this year alone, 61 workers have been exposed. >> i've evaluated 29 people at hanford. symptoms range from respiratory to cognitive. some of the worst cases of dementia that i've seen in young people, more likely than not i think is caused by the exposure >> reporter: we put out a call for current and former workers who believe they were exposed. we could only fit 11 in our interview. diana's story is all too common. >> i have shaking on the right side of my body and dementia. >> i've been diagnosed with some pretty bad nerve damage. sometimes the pain gets so great i just pass out. >> losing my memory.
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>> can't do stuff with your family. >> nope. the part was showing up for work out there and get iting paid because they didn't tell us with be they weren't forthright if sharing what they know. >> reporter: what the department of energy knows is 24 years' worth of expert studies, 19 of them commissioned by the department itself, documenting safety problems at the site. including this one from 2014, finding a causal link between brain damage and criticizing safety practices that gave workers no warning. did the department of energy or the contractor tell you the readings for harmful materials were safe? >> yes. >> over and over. we were told daily that it is safe. there's nothing to worry about. >> how does it make you feel that they told you it was safe? >> they're a bunch of liars. >> reporter: many of the reports recommend workers wear air tanks like firefighters. but for years, that wasn't required. >> how often was it up to you to
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full protective gear? >> almost never. they wouldn't let you have it. >> reporter: the hanford challenge, a local watchdog group, says that at least three deaths have a documented link to exposure at hanford. some washington state officials are now intervening. >> the federal government has known about it. the fact that they've not doing anything so far is an absolute scandal. >> reporter: the lieutenant governor has pledged to investigate. >> you consider the risk not only to our workers but the water supply, it is like a stephen king novel. the country should be thinking about. >> they've known for decades, year after year, report after report. >> reporter: attorney general bob ferguson is taking an even more unusual step, suing the federal government. why haven't they acted? >> to me it is unforgiunforgiva. they have to live with themselves about that. how many more workers have to be sick before they do something? that's my question. i really want to know. >> reporter: we headed to hanford to do just that. site is highly restricted by the
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with the senior official, mark whitney. >> all the workers to date referred for medical evaluation have been returned to work. >> we have spoken to workers that have not returned to work that are seriously, even terminally ill. is it the department of energy's position that these illnesses are not related to the exposures? >> i wish we had a more complete understanding of those circumstances. but a lot of effort has gone in to the last couple years to strengthening our efforts to deal with the vapor exposure, potential vapor exposure issue. >> t of a woman named diana. when they say that her serious possibly even terminal illnesses are a direct result of exposure here at hanford, what do you say to that? >> well, again, i am not a medical professional and can't provide a qualified medical opinion. >> reporter: whitney says this year the department of energy invested $50 million in air monitoring. i asked one subcontractor testing the air next to a set of tanks what readings he was
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allowed to say. >> you're not allowed to say what's in the air? >> no. >> you can't tell me how is the air here different from the air outside? >> not really. >> reporter: whitney told me the department's measurements have always been within occupational exposure limits. we have documents showing internal readings by the department of energy 2009, mercury 473% above occupational limits. ammonia, 1,800% above occupational limits. why were workers not told? >> i'm not aware of what workers were told readings. potentially those measurements were taken at the top of a 20 or 40-foot stack where workers would not be. >> reporter: but the department's own study found workers at that distance are at risk. >> it is about money! it costs money to keep them safer. >> reporter: king five chief investigator reporter susanna frame says the danger goes beyond the workers like the risk a tank could xloed and contaminate a large area. >> if you care about people that are doing the work of this country, that is needed so that
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disaster. you should care about hanford. >> nobody wants to hear us. they just want to scoop it under the rug. >> our lives don't matter. our health does not matter. we are simply a business decision. >> the thing that bothers me is that there are still people out there that are walking around taking these exposures. >> so the contractor running this site did reach an agreement with the unions to provide air tanks to all workers for now. but experts say that doesn't solve the broader problems. it is imp or died as a result of exposure at hanford, but we know the department of labor has put that number at about 11,000. 11,000, you guys. >> she said it is all about money. what kind of money is it going to take to make that place safe as they continue to try to clean it up? >> it slows down work to have them wearing heavy protective gear and expert after expert tells me that's something that the contractor just doesn't want to do here. the hope is that as a result of this lawsuit, as a result of the attention we are giving this
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fent fper perman permanent fixes. a lot of people are asking what is the threat to the rest of us? >> ronan, good story. we will shift gears and ask the question. is a one direction reunion in the works? had what one member is saying about the chances of that this morning. >> i'm crossing my fingers! and the "gilmore girls" revival. fans have been waiting for this for nearly a decade. the stars pay a 1a. why do some cash back cards make earning bonus cash back so complicated? they limit where you can earn bonus cash back to a few places... ...and those places keep changing every few months. the quicksilver card from capital one doesn't do any of that. with quicksilver you earn unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase, everywhere. leave complicated behind.
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my cookie exchange is super competitive. mine too! everything for the holidays. that's my stop & shop. >> this is 7news now. >> kris: good tuesday morning to you. live look outside. traffic moving smoothly. that's the good thing. things are about the change weather-wise. let's get over to wren clair with a peek at that forecast. >> wren: right now boston is not toad has been to our northwest as well as in western massachusetts. we still have a freezing rain advisory in effect throughout that area and southern new hampshire, as well. that's until 10:00 a.m. a will be at what we're seeing unfortunate showers pushing west. we have cool air at the surface, though, especially in southern new hampshire and northern mass. and so do watch out for a couple slick spots here. >> kris: wren, thanks. top stories now, police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in lynn. investigate, say an officer shot a suspect following an alleged
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early this morning on the lynnway. the suspect was taken to mass general to have surgery. no officers were hurt in this ordeal. and police are also investigating a deadly drive at the mcclellan highway in east boston. officers say a driver was killed when he rolled over his car on route 1 late last night. crews closed off the road for several hours to clear the scene. with we're back in 25 minutes with another update.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up -- growing threat. fast-moving wildfires sweep across tennessee scorching dozens of buildings forcing mandatory evacuations and leaving thousands of the nearby dolly resort in danger. plus, becoming jackie. >> i will walk with jack tomorrow. but only if necessary. >> academy award winner natalie portman is here to talk about her new film and the oscar buzz surrounding her emotional performance. and the girls are back. >> did we order chinese, greek and italian food last night? >> and hot dogs. >> last night is a blur. >> the stars of the "gilmore
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these years, "today," tuesday, november 29th, 2016. happy tuesday! >> all the way from lubbock, texas to make her dream come true! woo! >> girls trip from arkansas! >> and colorado! woo! in indianapolis! >> hi, dallas, texas! >> celebrating our 50th anniversary on "today"! woo! good morning, everybody. it is 8:00 on "today." it is tuesday, november 29th. and we are seeing a little bit of the drizzle before the storm. hello to everybody out here on rockefeller plaza.
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behind us tomorrow night. and it is going to rain hard. >> if it would only stay warm like this because it is really nice out. >> i have a feeling there may be a window of us to be able to get the tree lit. >> really! that's what i'm going with. as we mentioned, natalie portman is here. we are excited about this. she is going to talk about starring as one of the most iconic women of the last century, jackie in the mie "jackie." >> incredible performance. it was ladies first, but this morning it is all about the guys. our pal, jill martin, is back with a new batch of "steals and deals" to help you find the perfect affordable holiday gift. we have a lot to get to this morning. let's start with "the news at 8." i'm stephanie gosk live at ohio state university where you can see students returning to class nearly 24 hours after this
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authorities say a student plowed into fellow students, faculty and staff. this morning we have new details about the suspect's past, as well as a post that law enforcement officials say he left on his facebook page just before the attack. >> reporter: overnight, shock and sadness on the campus of ohio state. a pastor breaking down as he led an emotional prayer vigil. late monday, police and federal agents searched the apartment of abdul investigators also poring through posts of what appear to be the suspect's facebook page. law enforcement tells nbc news artan posted a rant that attacks on muslims worldwide "led to a boiling point. i can't take it anymore." the post ends on a chilling note. "by allah, i am willing to kill a billion infidels for a single disabled muslim." a law enforcement source says the message was posted shortly
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>> i'm thinking it is some type of terror attack. >> why. >> because the guy ran a car through a crowd of students. >> reporter: 11 people were hospitalized. only artan was killed. shot by university policeman alan horujko. this morning a clear emerging of artan. graduating in honors in may with an associate's degree. he went on to ohio state to continue his studies telling a campus publication -- i wanted to pray in the open but i was kind of scared with everything that's going on in the media. going on to say, "if people look at me, a muslim praying, i don't know what they're going to think, what's going to happen." a somali refugee, he left his
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pakistan until 2014, then becoming a permanent resident of the u.s. living temporarily in a shelter in dallas before settling in ohio according to records maintained by catholic charities. but authorities are still a long way from knowing what motivated artan to attack his fellow students at ohio state. investigators are looking in to see if artan was given any assistance or any direction. but they are not ruling out the possibility that he acted on h something personal in his life. a bit of good news out of here this morning. we are told that of the six injured people admitted at the university hospital, four have been released. two remain there in stable condition. matt? >> stephanie gosk, thank you very much. officials in eastern tennessee hope that the weather is going to help firefighters there as they battle wildfires raging near gatlinburg. brandon bates from our affiliate wbir has more on that. >> reporter: well, matt, i want
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i saw coming in to gatlinburg this morning. trees were down, debris was scattered throughout the road, so this wind really made firefighters and authorities' jobs much more difficult. in gatlinburg the rain has begun to fall and it might be giving some relief for those houses and structures that may still be surrounded by some fires. wind speeds were up to 80 miles per hour overnight making this a very hard fight for those first responders. right now, shelters. officials from the smoky mountain national park say they've never seen anything like this in their entire career. they're definitely not prepared. for now in gatlinburg, brandon bates, back to you. >> thank you very much. now on the latest on the deadly charter plane crash in colombia overnight. 76 people were killed, five survived. . plane was carrying members of a brazilian soccer tournament in medellin, colombia. investigators say the plane may
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had an electrical problem just before the crash. recovery operations were suspended, hampered by torrential rains and fierce storms in the area. still to come, what is it like to play jackie kennedy in a movie? well, we've got natalie portman here. she's going to open up about taking on that challenge. and next, what's in that box we're going to show off and test out nike's new self-tying shoes. that's what's in the box. and on "popstart!" what has jessica simpson revisiting of the most talked about moments of her career. but fi our mission is to produce programs and online content for african women as they try to build their businesses and careers. my name is yasmin belo-osagie and i'm a co-founder at she leads africa. i definitely could not do my job without technology. this windows 10 device, the touchscreen allows you to kind of pinpoint what you're talking about. which makes communication much easier and faster than the old mac that i used to use. you can configure it in so many different ways, it just, i don't know, it feels really cool.
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>> sometimes. >> what if you could go to a restaurant and actually never speak to anyone? not a host, not a waiter, no one? there is a restaurant in brooklyn that's bringing that idea to life. it is a ramen shop designed to limit your interactions with others. a seating chart lets you know what table is available. you sit down and fill out a menu. a button lets you call for the it with aer. when your food is ready, a server brings it. you don't actually see his or her face. their hands come o that's hid behind a partition. it is part of a popular chain in japan. it is the first american location of that chain. buzzfeed calling it a place for introe ve intr introverts. >> some of the best conversations are with a waitress. >> i like to see the person who serves me my food.
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chef who makes my food. >> you want to do a medical scan of the people serving your food. it is a little weird. i like the idea of eating alone. but a little chitchat is nice. i know we've all had these moments. you are being looking for something or you walk into a room and forget why you went there, like have you seen my -- cup? this can happen to anyone. i mean an take a look at this. >> what is it. >> i need my goggles. >> say that again. >> i need my goggles. >> what do you need? >> i need my goggles. >> where are they? >> um, somewhere. >> do like this. what are you looking for? >> my goggles.
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>> aden, we feel you. we feel you. >> this happens to me every day! >> i'm talking to somebody on my cell phone, i can't find my phone. what are you talking to me on? >> like who is this? >> that's the worst! >> aden, you're my man! >> aden, by the way, when you grow up and do that, don't feel bad. it happens to all of us. tamron, calls her best thanksgiving ever. last week of course she got emotional as she received the presidential medal of freedom from president obama. but before ellen actually made it in to the white house, she panicked when a white house handler asked an important question a little too late. >> we're like midway, almost there, and she just turns to me and she goes, you have your i.d., right? i was like, no, i don't. all the honorees are passing me.
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you not bring an i.d. to the white house? i'm like, this is my i.d., bruce. this is my i.d. someone came out and went, you could come in now. i was causing a fuss. then i'm inside, and it's amazing because everybody's in there and robert de niro and kareem abdul-jabbar are standing there. this is me with robert de niro, kareem abdul-jabbar. >> later ellen said she faced an explain to robert de niro and tom hanks what the manikin challenge is. the full episode airs today. super cool there. next to one direction and the one question all of their fans want answered -- will the guys ever get back together? right now they are on a break and off doing solo projects. one of the members recently told a british newspaper the guys are doing the break. but is a reunion on the horizon?
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ridiculous. he also added, i don't think anyone needs to worry about us. we are fine. there you have. finally jessica simpson proving she's not afraid to laugh at herself. way back in 2003 jessica starred in a reality tv show with then hub nick lachey. we got this classic moment when jessica wasn't quite sure what she was eating. >> is this chicken what i have or is this fish? i know it's tuna, chicken. by the sea. is that stupid? why is it called chicken by the sea or in the sea? >> chicken of the sea is the brand. >> oh. >> jessica didn't understand that chicken of the sea is just the name of the tuna brand. it's actually not chicken. now years later she's been able to poke fun of herself reposting
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floating in water. adding #chickenofthesea. that was viral before we used the term "viral." >> tamron, come on over here. now we got a bonus tre"trending topic. who says dreams don't come true? anyone who's ever watched michael j. fox in the "back to the future" movies only wanted one thing. season, nike selling a version of those futuristic shoes. here to tell us how they work, nike's senior innovator, tiffany beers. we've all tried to slip them on. we have a couple of problems over here. >> some people have swollen feet. >> here is a size 11 for you. no shame. what do we do? >> you slip them on and as soon
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stand up. >> oh, man, listen. >> i think mine was already -- no wonder it was hard to get on. mine was already prelaced. >> there are two buttons on the side. >> you press your heel back, you can tighten it. >> i can't reach my feet. could you? >> it feels like a massage. >> describe. they're black. just for you. you're going to love them. in january. >> have you anywhere? >> can we ask a price? >> they're $720. >> whoa! >> why don't you just hire somebody to lace them for you? >> wow. >> could you -- other than just being -- actually they are really cute. could you go running in them? are they normal nikes? >> absolutely. we've tested this emin running, training and basketball. we want you to use them and abuse them and tell us what you think of them. >> i think they are take really cool.
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how do you get them? >> the nike plus app. they'll be available on thursday december 1st available in our soho store and also at our nike plus clubhouse. >> how tough are these going to be to get? come on. >> how tough are they going to be to get off? >> they're in limited quantities. >> do they come in women's 12? >> whoa! >> you know, you're in trouble. your next guest is pregnant, too. seriously though, could you help me with that? >> i'm going to go -- they float! feel like the jetsons! oh, this is fantastic! well, if you are in the plains, we've got some snowy travel to talk about. you can see a low pressure system. it is just spinning and bringing that colder air in. snow, we are talking -- this is great news for skiers. it is going to be fantastic with snowfall amounts to anywhere
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places in the upper elevations more than a foot. rest of the day today around the country. you've got enhanced risk of strong storms through the south. high suffer advisories along the pacific northwest. a lot of wet weather in the northeast, travel delays from boston down to washington, d.c. and maybe even atlanta. >> wren: we're finally seeing some drought relief for you tuesday forecast. temperature-wise, as we head enter the afternoon, temperatures in the upper 40s. don't stop there. as we head into the evening hours, we continue to warm, especially south of the mass pike and to our southeast, temperatures in the mid-50s by around 8:00 p.m. and then we fall off into the low 40s for lows tomorrow morning. the chance for rain looking very likely here today. and if it's tomorrow, especially by tomorrow afternoon through tomorrow night, >> and that's your latest wl st weather. oscar winner natalie portman
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movie, "jackie," focusing on the days following the assassination of president john f. kennedy a time when his wife was protecting both her husband's legacy and her own. >> mr. valente, would you mind getting a message to all of our funeral guests when they arrive? >> of course. >> inform them that i will walk with jack tomorrow, alone if necessary. and tell general wishes to ride in an armored car or tank, for that matter, i won't blame him. i'm sure the tens of millions of people watching won't mind either. >> why are you doing this, mrs. kennedy? >> i'm just doing my job. >> natalie portman, welcome back. >> thank you for having me. >> we all went to see this movie. we loved it. i want to know before i go et to the specifics of it, what was it like when you were approached to play one of the most iconic
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i was terrified because everyone knows what she looks like and particularly and what she sounded like, probably more how she looked even than she sounded. i don't particularly look like her apart from coloring. i'm not a -- i've never thought of myself as a sort of mimic or anything. so it was scary. >> what came first? what did you tackle first? did you tackle the accent and the way she spoke? did you tackle the look? did you look in a mirror? >> well, it all kind ofquickly. it had sort of been gestating for a long time. we did the hair and makeup, costume tests, worked on the accent and the dialect and the voice and also was just reading everything i could find. >> to get the accent, was there a word? you had a lot of tapes you could go back and look at. >> yes. >> there was that television
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house back in 1962. was there a word and the way she said it that helped you grasp the accent? >> well, there was one sentence in the white house tour that my dialect coach and i would always laugh about because she would say, she says, "i rather love this wall." she says "rather lik" like very is long island where i'm from. >> so many books and articles have been written about jackie kennedy through the course of her public experience. but this movie focuses on seven days really. >> yeah. >> immediately following the assassination of jfk -- and one of the things that struck me is for a large part of the movie you are wearing the wardrobe. you are wearing the outfit. not the real one obviously but the outfit that she wore in dallas that day, the blood-soaked outfit.
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actress in terms of staying in the character? >> well, think it was really smart of noah oppenheimer, our writer, to focus the film on these days just after the assassination because it sort of gives you microsome of what -- who she was as a person, to see her in this incredibly pressured situation and to see that at that moment that her husband is killed in her lap and how terrifying and awful and trti the presence of mind to say i'm going to say in this dress because my image is important right now. it is important for people to see what this looks like. so they were offering to take off this bloody dress, bloody suit, and she said, no, everyone should see what this is. >> i talked to noah about the movie. one thing surprised me -- i almost challenged him on it. i had always thought that the image of camelot had been cemented long before the assassination of jfk and what we
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assuming it sticks close to the facts -- he tells me it does -- is that really she is the one who cemented that image in those seven days. >> not only that she cemented but she came up with the term herself, which is so wild to name yourself as the king and queen of this nation that's not a royal government, not a monarchy. so she was the one who came up with camelot and it endured. that's part of what the film is about. >> out of your performance, there is talk of another oscar. you've been down that road before. you know about expectations. your own, and others. how do you keep everything in perspective? >> well, it's so flattering. it's such a nice response that people are moved by the movie and of course when you make a movie, all you want is for people to connect to it. so it's exciting that people are moved and reacting well. >> a lot of attention will be
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the year. by the way, i mentioned -- you are pregnant. >> yes. >> you are expecting -- >> in spring. >> in spring. >> yes. >> you do have tiny fit. can i just say that? >> well -- >> no offense to savannah. >> that doesn't mean they're not swollen. it's not mutually exclusive. >> always good to see you. congratulations. you're incredible in this movie. >> thank you. >> thanks very much. "jackie" opens in select cities on friday. savannah? >> matt, thank you so much. the gang from "gilmore girls."
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>> this is 7news now. >> christa: good morning. 8:27. a busy day in the weather department. wren clair has lots to talk to us about. >> wren: you wouldn't get looking outside in boston. we haven't seen a lot of moisture. to our west, a different story. freezing rain out that way, as well. freezing rain advisory in effect southern new hampshire seeing some of that, as well. closer look at who is seeing this right now. rain showers further to our west. that's what's headed our way. we'll have a soaker of a day here once we get this started. the intensity of that ramping up into the afternoon, as well. you can see we do still have some freezing rain out there. there have been a couple reports of some slippery spots. a closer look at who is seeing, that windsor, milford, you're seeing some of that freezing rain. a lot of this hasn't amount to much. i'd still watch out for slippery
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morning hours. >> wren: wren,, that you. police are investigating an officer-involved shooting shooting in lynn. investigators are saying an officer shot a suspect after an alleged armed robbery at a gas station early this morning on the lynnway. the suspect take on the mass general. no officers were hurt. non-union workers at logan airport are set to strike at logan airport. a rally will be held at east boston memorial park. the protesters are protesting wage and safety issues. parents at as be charter school speaking out after allegations of sexual abuse on a schoo response school held a meeting. parents expressed outrage after a facebook post accused a six-year-old boy of molested fellow students on board.
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tuesday morning, 29th of november, 2016. remember how a few minutes ago we were saying, man, it's beautiful out? it is not cold, it is not raining? still not cold -- >> exactly. >> -- but it's raining. >> a little drizzle before the soak. >> it's all -- the good news is we don't have to pour water in that three-legged stand that's holding the tree.
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>> we're going to light that tree tomorrow night here in rockefeller center. was that a truck or lightning? >> guys, coming up, fans fell in love with the "gilmore girls." they are doing it again. we have a revival, "gilmore girl girls", a year in the life. we'll catch up with the cast. and let's hear it for the boys. jill's ready to roll out a batch of holiday "steals and deals" covering all the fellas that you need to shop for. but first, it is not a big deal. come on! for today we've got that wet weather from the gulf coast up into the northeast with some of the rain heavier at times. enhanced risk of strong storms down in the south. for tomorrow, snow continues in the plains, moves into the pacific northwest and cascades. look for heavy rain from new york all the way down into the gulf. tree lighting tomorrow night, 9:00. 60 degrees. some occasional rain so we'll continue to track that for you
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>> wren: we're finally seeing some drought relief for you tuesday forecast. temperature-wise, as we head enter the afternoon, temperatures in the upper 40s. around our average highs, we don't stop there. as we head into the evening hours, we continue to warm, especially south of the mass pike and to our southeast, temperatures in the mid-50s by around 8:00 p.m. and then we fall off into the low 40s for lows tomorrow morning. the chance for rain looking very likely here today. and if it's tomorrow, especially by tomorrow afternoon through tomorrow night, >> announcer: "giving tuesday on today" is sponsored by the salvation army. doing the most good. that's right. today is #givingtuesday. lot of great charities out there. we'll kick off the season of giving with our good friend, mr. nick cannon from america's got talent. he is also a red kettle reason ambassador. good to see you, sir.
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>> what's one of the reasons as you pass that kettle to put something in there? >> it is all about the community, honestly. i was a kid that benefited from the salvation army growing up. i believe to whom much is given much is required. it feels so good to give. giving tuesday, it is the holiday season. you want to get out there. feels like we're making the world a better place one good deed at a time. >> what does it mean for the holidays? for me it is not the holidays until i hear that bell. >> right. right. it has bece people know that the holidays are all about community, family and giving. when you see someone out there, whether it is weather like this or whatever, those cold nights, you can drop a donation in or use that #redkettlereason, it makes us feel better about humanity. >> are you going to give anybody lesson? >> on how to ring that bell! yeah. ring it. it's all in the wrist.
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be near. be far. be joyful. be together. celebrate joy with dunkin's holiday-flavored coffees, espressos, and donuts. america runs on dunkin'. 8:36 now. we're back with more of our week of "steals and deals" to help you with a sfres-free holiday, if that's possible. "today" contributor jill martin has you covered this morning when it comes to shopping jill, good morning. >> good morning. >> i've been perusing and i like these items. these are great. >> thank you. stress-free for the whole week. all week, then an hour on friday so nobody ever has to go shopping. >> friday is the biggest "steals and deals" ever. >> ever. >> okay. great. start with something that al and i are going to use in about three days, probably, when we get done with no shave november. >> thursday is december 1st. do you have a shave routine? >> i do.
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cream that you put water in and a really good razor. >> this is e-shave. retail is $158. they are calling it all a man needs set. you get preshave oil, shave cream, after shave cream, after shave soother and the cream brush. the deal is $47.50, 70% off. >> this is a great gift because men don't often go to the trouble of buying this kind of them for themselves. that's going to come in great. >> it is not something you would what do you have? >> these are shirts retail $80 to $118. you can go on today.com to see all the different. cotton, knit, sweaters, jackets, all different colors and patterns. something for everybody. all machine washable. retail $80 to $118. the deal -- $24. up to 80% off. that includes the jacket, the sweater, it is one or the other. >> we should mention now, there's no problem with delivery on any of these things prior to the holidays.
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before the holidays. >> let's move over to this cutlery. it is another one of those item a lot of guys won't go out and buy for themselves. >> this is great for the whole family. retail, $265. it is a 16-piece set. seven-piece knife block set, eight-piece steak knives and a nice sharpener. it comes if black, blonde wood or white. dishwasher safe. retail $265. the deal 70% off. >> do you cook? >> not much. no. no. but i have great knives should the occasion ever come up. >> lal is kind of the real chef. he's the real deal. this caught my attention when i was reading about it last night. an organizer but with great functionality. >> this is right up your alley. very organized. the charging valet. retail $95. three-prong power strip.
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electronics. >> where is the power part of this? >> it goes right through here. >> oh, yeah. okay. >> it organizes everything. then there are drawers you can put your jewelry in. there is really a home for everyone, as my mom would say. it is faux leather. it comes in two colors. retail, with $95. the deal $26. 73% off. >> this would look great on a guy's desk or end table or dressing area. this is really, really nice. i love that. and finally? lile >> little bit of scotch at 8:39? >> there's lipstick on tlo. >> i had a sip. it is a five-piece he decanter glassware set. the deal is $30 for this entire set. it is 70% off. retail is $100. >> you get a decanter and four
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>> these are all great ideas. again, the products are the shave sets from eshave. men's ware from cutter and buck. knife set from j.a. henckels, and the decanter set from fits and floidz. jill martin has the biggest "steals and deals" friday. up next, the stars of the but first, this is "today" on
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welcome back to "today." if you love "gilmore girls," i know exactly what you did this weekend. nine years after the beloved series signed off, its revival, "gilmore girls," a year in the
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fans flocked back to the fast-talking girls. with love lost and of course friday night dinner. >> luke? >> yes. >> what do you think about rory's living situation? her traipsing around from one couch to another? >> oh, it's fine. well, i mean she's grown and she's -- did you read her new yorker piece that she wrote? i put it on the menu. >> why is everyone treating this like it is a normal rite of passage? rory is a 32-year-old college address. that's not normal. >> i'm distracted. let me tell you why -- alexis. where is she? stuck in traffic, i hear. we'll have a little suspense. we'll see if she shows during the interview. >> all right. >> there was so much secrecy about this. there's so much anticipation. when it finally was released on netflix, did it feel like giving
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>> you would flow. it just felt like a relief to finally be able to talk about it and share it with people. we were so excited when we did it and we've been asked about it for so many years that finally to have it out there is really fun. >> it is four 90-minute episodes. it follows the four seasons of a year. there is a lot of closure and finding out where are they now. what's the reaction been? >> i've gotten some nice e-mails, some nice texting. i'm i don't know what's going on with them but i'm sure -- >> delighted. >> yeah. everybody's liking it. i've only seen two, so i'm waiting to see the other two. >> you didn't binge watch over the weekend? >> to me, binge watching is one each night. that is huge! okay? that's it. >> take me back, first day. it's been nine years. you go back to the set. who cried? was it you, scott?
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like the guy. so i had to take a little walk around to get the character back. >> that's interesting. it wasn't like slipping on an old pair of jeans that still fit. >> no, no. >> how did you get into it? >> i sat in the gazebo and relived some of our most tender moments. >> by yourself? >> no. i imagined that we were there and were having our kisses and our picnics and our nice little situations. i went back in the diner and i thought, okay, i'm ready to go. >> you're like, back. >> this is as good as it is going to get right here. >> at the heart of this, it is a moms and daughters story. when we see this as the actual passage of time. so, does that mean the dynamic changes? is everybody healed and involved? >> not at the beginning. but i do think the part of the journey in these four episodes is a journey of healing. we've lost our dad and husband respectively. and so that gives the show kind
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>> you guys real lie fely felt . he was your tv husband for all those seasons. >> my set buddy. occasionally a drinking buddy. i absolutely loved him and i knew he loved the show and he would have been absolutely thrilled to do this. so that was -- >> we're missing him and we're missing alexis. but i'm told that she's on the phone. alexis, are you there? >> i am here! we had the worst traffic! >> we know. we know. well, okay, let me talk to you. everybody was following rory's love life. there's team team. #teamjess and team logan. i won't ask ask you to spoil it but do you think people are going to be happy with whatever resolution comes to pass? >> i really hope people are happy. i hope they enjoy the journey that rory takes with these episodes.
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you get some sort of closure. it is not the type closure you might crave. it is a question answered, so that's something. >> question answered but i wonder question posed. one of the most interesting things about this series, as i turn back to the cast here in the studio, the creator knew at the beginning when she wrote the first episode she knew the last four words she wanted in the last episode. we get those four words. and they are -- just kidding. but i heard some girl fanatics on our show felt like the four words introduced new questions. >> i did not know the four words until half-way through filming this iteration of the series and i, too, was like, huh. really? huh. so it makes sense in terms of the journey of the show. but i can understand it does pose a question as well. >> kelly, were you underwhelmed?
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i thought somebody's got to tell me. i asked her, and my reaction was -- huh. >> well, it is intriguing. >> yeah. >> what do you think? >> i had submitted some ideas which were summarily rejected. >> weren't they all kind of luke oriented oriented? >> no. not at all. i had no agenda. on the top of might have list was, kirk, drop the gun. and we didn't get that. >> someonepa end of the "sopranos" which left a little bit of a question if the air. which was similarly controversial, yet perhaps artistically satisfying. i don't know. >> well, i'm on the edge of my seat. if you haven't binge watched by now and you really want to know, how does it end. one of the things people love about the show, the pop culture references and also the zippy dialogue. what was it like to slip back flu that? do you have to do limbering tongue exercises?
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it was always such a fun match for me, this language and playing this character. i kind of craved it and felt energized to get to do it again. >> kelly, you seem to always recognize that there was something special about this show. why do you think it has resonated and people still feel so tied to it? >> i've given that a great deal of thought over the years and my position has evolved. but i think the real thing about it is there i to this show. there's a goodgoodness. i think so many men didn't watch it at first because it is "gilmore girls." but the men on the show are drawn as sympathetic, working hard, there's no bad guys, there's no jerks. you know. they're all just trying to make their way and there is just a basic sweetness. i always think of that when i see the two women sitting in the
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that. i go -- nice. that's nice. >> real relationships. >> feels good. >> by the way, alexis, i know that traffic on the west side highway so we'll see you for hoda and kathie lee tomorrow. thank so much for being here. thank you so much. we're so glad to talk to you again. gilmore years a ye"gilmore gir, life, is now streaming on netflix. >> the ending is a bit cliffhanger. don't you think? >> that's what i'm getting at. sounds like there is an appetite for it. by the way, lauren is sticking around co-hosting our next hour. >> perhaps with alexis. >> we're back in a moment.
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"gilmore girls," a year in the liftumeric. the ginger like root is taking over. >> it's been uses for thousands of years in medicine and religious ceremonies. but the saying goes, what's old is new again. >> tumeric. >> reporter: it is bright and bold and thousands of years old. and today from coast to coast, tumeric is being used in everything from ice cream to iced lattes. >> tumeric all of a sudden became cool.
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and it is this beautiful vivid orange-yellow color. i think that connotates health a lot of times. >> reporter: celebrities like gwyneth paltrow and beyonce embracing the golden spice. since november, google searches for the peppery orange root that doubled making it one of the pop trending foods on the internet. >> the boom in tumeric comes from this kind of california lifesty lifestyle, the boom in juice bars and tonics. two years ago you could only buy powdered now if you go into the fresh vegetable section, it is next to the lemongrass. >> reporter: in kitchen, tumeric is taking off, not only in traditional indian curries but now on menu dishes across the board like carrot slaw and roasted cauliflower. it is also a top seller at juiceries. >> there is such an interest in new. ingredients that are actually not so new but are really functional to the body. like charcoal and macha and tumeric. >> reporter: in portland,
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cocktails. one place in san francisco brews it in teas. down the street at shake down, the earthy ginger tasting spice can be found topping treats in everything from sprinkles to marshmallow fluff. >> your reaction is that of surprise, followed by a big smile. >> reporter: but tumeric's history dates back as early as 500 b.c. where to this day it is a central part of hindu medicine thought to heal wounds and rejuvenate the body. >> i think tumeric is probably the new kale. it is going to be a buzzword that's going to be used across the food industry. >> tumeric is the new kale. >> it is the new kale! >> never knew you were such a spiceologist. i knew an herbologist. >> al says you are going to do
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what's happening. fire up the smucker's jars. first up, we've got a happy 100th birthday to virginia from ohio. the secret to longevity, a gin and tonic with a little tumeric in there every night at 6:00 p.m. carrie parish from my hometown, yeah! 100 years old. one of her favorite memories watching the rockettes perform happy 100th birthday to hy solkes. an amazing dancer from mi philadelphia, p.a. atoday d'avella. she makes a delicious parmesan.
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>> several breaking news story here at moment a police officer opening fire on a suspect in an armed robbery in lynn. we have the latest. >> also breaking this morning
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or destroyed. officials are hoping rain could bring some relief. >> and a plane crash in columbia. dozens of people onboard including a soccer team from brazil and crews are able to reach five survivors. deadly drive in east boston. police are now investigating after one person was killed in this rollover crash. >> as we head into tuesday forecast. we are looking at soggy weather. how much rain can you expect. that in a moment.
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>> it's can a.m. an officer involved shooting. police are on the scene. the suspect now in custody. another breaking story wildfires raging across east tennessee, forcing people to evacuate, dozens of homes damaged or destroyed. and president-elect d his administration. will mitt romney be next? good morning. 9:00 on this tuesday. thanks so much for waking up with us. if you are waking up at 5:00. we're jealous if you are. >> it's been a busy day of news. first ren claire is here with the forecast. it's all about location where you are today. >> things are shaping to the west. we do still have the freezing

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