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goodning. holiday weend havoc. the midwest recovering from a christmas week storm that dumped up to a foot and a half of snow snarling traffic. while in the south, heavy rains and high winds caused widespread flooding during the busy travel week. while this storm is heading out, anotr is set to move in. that means your new year's eve could be a very wet one. ready to compromise? newsig ove that president trump might be willing to take half of what he wasll origi asking for when it comes to funding the border wall. is as the partial government shutdown enters the second week with no end in sight. we are live at the white house.
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capture. police in california hold an emotnal news conference. >> officers sees handcuffs. the arrest of the man they say killed a young officer and ther.ll the suspect anal immigrant taken into custody after the massive the ca drawing national attention, including a tweet om the president. all that, plus, no show. a new report details kevin spacey's report to keep the actor out of court as he es prep to answer sexual assault charges. staying alive. will a last-minute $4 billion bid be enough to keep the ironic store from shutting down forever? and oh, what a year. we look back at the fun here on "today." eekends filled with fun and jokes and food and plenty of fun. >> today, saturday, december
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29th, 2018. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with sheinelle jones and peter alexander and dylan dreyer. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today." thank you for joining o us this saturday morning. hallie jkson is fillingn and maria larosa is filling in for dylan. we have a packed crowd on the plaza. >> and probably spend the whole show talbout all of your moments from the past year. o we have a surprise guest at the endthe show. weather is the top story this morning. a deadly winter storm leaving a lot of damage in its wake and causing problems on roads and ighways across the midwest and into thenortheast. it is now moving out, but there's another one right on its heels. maria larosa is for that take it away. >> things are getting back to normal for tens of millions of
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people this morning. the winter storm rolling across the country left a lot of damage in i wake. this morning, millions of people back on the roads thisd oliday weekter a houpowerful winter storm wrecked havoc. claiming at least six lives in the midwest. in parts of esota, almost a foot of snow fell in 36 hours. ice snarling traffic in kansas and strong winds making drivers lose control of the big rigs. in tso h, widespread rains causing flooding. a 30-year-old woman's body recovered after she was reportedly swept away by rushini waters tennessee. more fornate news in georgia. a woman and baby rescued fromat theers in the creek. and iui loana, high winds and thunderstorms led to power surges. on the eastcoast, snow and freezing rain made for danrous
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driving conditions in i i-90 closed foreveral hours this weekend. >> that ripple effect too. the radar here with some of the rain across the southeast. lake-effect snow in through the great lakes. that is ushering the colder air. this is where it will linger for the next couple days. we have a boundary setting up. that is keeping the rain, somethinee they don't in atlanta and birmingham where they saw 3 to 4 inches of rain, flooding is a concern. with the boundary, the clouds and rai scattered across the region. that means into the weekend. we will watch that next area of low pressure develop. that will help bring in even more moisture. green. all of the cold air locked to the west into the midwest and northern plains. that is where we could see snow. everywhere else,nother round of rainfall. through monday, we are talking from 1 to 2 incns of r
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through the tennessee valley. you see well on the way tohe mber one wettest year on record in wilmington and d.c. you could look at more rain, but atlaa closing in at number two so far with more rain in the forecast. hallie and sheinelle. thank you. the government shutdown is now officially ints second week. ct this point there is no end in sight. ews learned that president trump may be willing to learn a lot less money. we have kelly o'donnell in rwashington. orter: good morning, hul hallie. this means a second wave of pain. the epa may run out of the reserve funds and may have to send more federal workers homet withpay. soon, tourists attractions like smithsonian will be forbced to closets doors. the president was out late with his closestadvisers. call it a shutdown strategy
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session friday night. dent trump left the white house for dinner at the vice president's residence. joined by jared kushner and acting chief of staff mick mulvaney. who told reporters earlier that democrats refused to talk after the president cut his demand for border wallfu ing. >> we gave them our most recent offer. we came down off our $5 billion offer. >> reporter: sources said the president would accept$2.5 billion. mulvaney blamed politics and nancy pelosi. claiming pelosi won't act until after the speaker's gavel is passed back to her. >> if she cuts the deal with the president of any sort before her election on jan 3rd, she's at risk of losing the speakership. >> reporter: press secretary sarah sanders turned up the heat on pelosi, too. >> she is unwilling to do anything until she gets her speakership.
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she is more willing to protect that than protect ourborders. >> reporter: pelosi aides say they will not consider the offers. and claimed the white house has not reached out to her directly since decber 11th. looking for leverage, the presidentet t a controversial threat. claiming we will be forced to close the southernorder entirely if the obstructionist democrats do not give us the money to finis the wall. florida republican senator marco rubio tossed a wet blanket on that. >> i imagine that people in texas and other border states whose economies rely on it would be less than enthusiasm tic. >> reporter: and kirstjen nielsen's department is directly affected by the shutdown. she is under criticism after two small migrant children i custody have died. she said she is putting
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extraordiny precautions in place to protect the children in custody. her tour continues today. hallie. >> kel ly, thank you.'s >> l bring in our chief washington correspond john, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> the trump administration may be interested in a compromise. essentially moving the border wall protection funding from $5 billion to $2.5 billion. is this a sign the president is feeling the heat? >> yes. he is feeling the heat. remember, the beginning of the shutdown, he announced he wanted it and was willing to do it. the aeerican people can that. he will not get $5 billion. i don't think he will get$2.5 billion either. we are moving toward a situatiod where he up backing down. >> next pivot point is thursday when the new congress comes in. nancy pelosi is taking over as house speaker. she will feel the pressure then. do you think she will? how much pressure will she be
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under to cut a deal? >> i don't thi she is under pressure. iap expect whatns when congress comes back, the house will pass the bill that the senate passehich had money for border security, not for a wall. the white house whouse was gett pass that until the right wing went crazy and caused president trump to back i e that pass that back. democrats earlier agreed to $1.6 billion rather than $1.3 billion. that is the sweet >> if thedent takes it. >> yes. i think the president will take it. he has owned t shutdown. it is his government. the american people, 60% of them polled, do not wan the wall. he is on the short side of the fight. >> youemember he threatened to shutdown the borr on iday. is that talk? >> it is talk. it is a non starter. as kelly indicated in herp piec and marco rubio indicated people
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need to go back and forth. the economy,se becf the north american free trade agreement is concted with the vote.o >> and people who blame president trump and democrats in congress. democrats are reminding folks it wasn't that long ago that theen pres said i will take the mantle proudly for a shutdown. when he andhihe house are trying to point ling fingers at democrats now. w how muer does that hold? >> not at all. none. hallie, r tember from earliest days of the administration, the president campaigned in 2016 wh theery unrealistic promise to build a wall which, by the way, many republicans in texas and border etates do not want. >> and h mexico pay for it. >> mexico pay for it. in the first phone call with president pina nieto he was ono
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pressure the promise. mexico would not pay for the wall. he is trying to wriggle out of the promise and try to make it in a w that is not obvious to his base tha. turns people aw he was going to do that in december, but ann coulter andim rushugh stepped up. >> you look at the crystal ball, the one i know you have, will this have lasting political implications? >> i don't expect long-term political implications. i expect it to settled a week to te days when he c ys when t. i think this is the kind of thing that it is embarrassing for everyone. democrats have the high side of they will not get political benefit. i think this is quickly forgotten when we get to more
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serious business. >> john, thank you. a sigh of relief felt around the countryfter police in california captured an illegal immigrant wanted in the shooting death of the beloved officer. the case drew the attention of the president. nbc's morgan chesky has the story. >> reporter: this morning, the suspect is behind bars. >> handcuffs were brought down. >> reporter: family's prayer answered. >> i would like to thank you from the bottom of my >>heart. eporter: a thanks from the younger brother of corporal ronal ngh. the case drawing national attention. including president trump. a manhunt going on for an illegal immigrant accused of shooting a police officer during a traffic stop. time to get tough on border security. build the wall. investigators say the suspect is
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a known gang member and in the country illegally. his record, a two priorrrests for dui. singh pulled him over for driving drunk. >> we were going to relenessly pursue this criminal. >> reporteea theh launching early wednesy. rporal singh, an immigrant from fiji. riday, the search moved 200 miles south. s.w.a.t. converging on the home under r24-h surveillance. >> s.w.a.t. trucks. >> reporter: police arrested the suspect and seven others in connection with the escape. >> on behalf of the newman police department and the city of newman, we are grateful.or >> repter: a man remembered by the people he served. morgan chesky, nbc news. a retailer sears may be getting a chance to keep the oors open after the mu multibillion dollar bid to keep
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it open. we have matt bradley with more on that. >> reporter: sheinelle, sears was set forhe chopping block when the chairman set a bid to save the company. the terms of the bid remain unclear and so, too, doe the fate.'s ♪ softer side of sears >> reporter: back from the dead. sears, the iconic american retailer, got a new lease on ife friday afteron thanks to eddie lambert's 11idth hour to save the company from liquidation. in thetatement released friday, the affiliate of his investment firm, said the bid provides the best path forward for the company and option to save tens of thousands of jobs. sears has nearly 50,000 emplo e employees. ry the thing about sears, it was the first eing store. sears was the first retailer that had everything in the same way that amazon does. >> reporter: in it todtoday's rs
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world, sears stands out. >> lambert believed he could revive it. v iewed this bid as the last effort. >> reporter: the bid m delay the demise. if the details for the bid of the company is anything like the proposal earlier this month to investors, there are bound to be problems. most of the deal to be financed by outside inn tevestinvestors. nearly 1/3 will be done by leading financial companies which wer not named. those terms not be enough for the creditors. even if sears survives, it is a shadow of its former self. since october, the company closed 1/3 of the 700 stores. we won't know ifid the is successful until next friday. that is when sears aisers meet to consider lambert a quote
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qualified bidder. after that, have to decide if closing shop makes more sense than liquidation. >> matt bradley, thank you. an under sea earthquake shook the philippines today. the quake hit off the coast sending people rushing outside to safety. it hit at 11:30 in the morning local time along the dangerous ring of fire. at first, there were fierce of a tsunami i the philippines and indonesia along the area, but the warning luckily was later canceled. 9 11service is back in operation. the system operated by centurylink w thursday morning. it was not up and running until friday night. police from coast to coast were directing people to call ations landlines instead of 911. the olnation's topge football teams are facing off hoday in the pair of semifinal games to determi is headed
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ro the championship. you have numbewo clemson and number three notre dame meeting in the cotton bowl. clemson is the heavy favorite. t crimsoe faces off with oklahoma in the orange bowl tonight. let's talk about the weather. maria larosa is back with the the sun is coming up. we're looking at a beautiful sky out there. nothing happening on the radar. finally we're dry. we picked up over an inc
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rain yesterday. we're dry with high pressure building into the area. again, we'll have partly sunny skies today. no dense fog advisory. it's expired. y mild.tures fai anywhere from the upper 30s to the lower 50s right now. we are on our way into the low more mild conditions and again, dry. at your weather. >> thank you, maria. to come, a new twist in the sexual asslt case against kevin spacey.wh his lawyers are saying as they keep him out of the courtroom. and the parents who gave this baseball player the surprise gift of a lifetime. ri
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we are back on saturday mortgag
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morning with the weekly download. >> the headlines domined by other own, but the stories we covered as well including the president's secret trip to iraq. a christm surprise. president trump and the first lady visited troops in iraq. marking the commander in chief's first visit to the combat eigh biggest jackpot. and a scene from "indiana jones" when a rattlesnake slitherednder the bin. they decided to lift t building to get a better look. underneath, they found at least 30 of the deadly all hiss the work crew had to clear the snakes out with sticks and trash cans. >> aleast it wasn't spiders. more on kevin spacey. his lawyers are now saying they do not want him toea abefore
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a judge. did ks is an effort to avoid the perp w you see on tv. it could shed light on how his attorneys will defend him onal sessault charges. we have kathy park with more. >> reporter: hallrn, good g. we have yet to hear from spacey about the charges, but we are hearing from l hisyer who wants to keep his client out of jail. this morning, kevin spacey back in the headlines. this time as the defense team builds the case for theha actor nowed with sexual assaulting a man in 2016. spacey has not entered a plea. in the audio recording, spacey is heard from the troor. >> the first time he ever sat down to give a ful was the statement you relayed to the clerk in your report on november 22nd, 2017, is that
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right? >> that's the first time in person. >> reporter: last week, the victim filed c art complaint suggesting there is more evidence of the assault. he told polis girlfriend did not believe him so that's when he snapchated the video. in the interview with kate snow, the victim's mother, a former boston tv anchor, said her 18-year-old sondas gro by spacey. >> it wasn't until kevin spacey put his hand inside his pants that he really knew he was ine. trou >> reporter: but at the preliminary hearing, spacey's attorney argued there was no evidence.>> nd what the video shows is a person's hand make contact with the shirt, correct? >> yes. >>ay not any body part? >> correct. you don't see any bodyparts. >> reporter: neither spacey nor his attorneys replied to our request for comm the actor broke his silence in
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the social media post on the same day of the felony charge. in the video, he appears to be character frank underwood from "house of cards." >> you wouldn'tush to judgment without facts, would you? did you? >> reporter: it's unclear what is specifically addressing. netflix declined to comment on the video. the bizarre scene among thets twnd turns ahead of the legal drama next month. last year, aiv represent for spacey said the actor was seeking treatment after accusations of sexual misconduct. his arraignment is scheduled for january 7th. according to e""the boston glob his attorneys want him to appear in pers sheinelle. thank
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>> a beautiful sunrise. we are seeing a stunner out there this morning. four things to know ase head for the next cup days. dry today and tomorr t. rain throu day on new
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year's eve and new year's eve night. we'll dry out throuy. new year's if you're traveling today, dry throughout the entirco try. current temperatures right now in the 30s and 50s. that's our range headed into the low 50s for daytime highs today. . >> thank you, maria. everything you need to know to keep you and your family safe if you get stuck in the car in the middle o a snow storm. that is something to think about. we will talk abfit that, but t these messages. well, how are the massage chairs working out for everyone? i dunno. i'm still a little stressed about buying our new house. well, it's a good thing we don't have to worry about homeowners insurance. geico can help with that. we can get homeowners insurance help from geico? well, sure. and they could save us a bunch too. mmhmm? i'm starting to feel better already. get to know geico and see how much you could save on
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stuck? jeff rossen has tips to save your life and the lives of your family andfriends. >> good morning. we see it all the time. a snowstorm hits and people trapped inside in the car on the side of the road. it doesn't tak a huge snowstorm to lose control and get stranded. en you get uck, you can't move. it is too dangerous to leave the car. what are you supposed to do? this morning, the life-saving tips and they are simp. the big storm hits and suddenly you are itstranded. happened to this family. their car got stuck in deep snow in the oregon mountains on the sledding. >> i was trying to staylm my anxiety kicked in. >> reporter: after nearly 24 hour a group of snowmobilers found them. it ist not jus the middle of the wilderness. it happened outside atlanta. >> one botfhaater and i
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ve about a half a tank of gas left. >> reporter: on i-65 in kentucky. >> i have been melting ice and snow to drink. >> reporter: inhe middle of lake shore drive in chicago. >> if they don't get me in enough time, my car could be covered in snow. i could be adbarric. >> reporter:ri drs trapped for days unprepared. what do you do if you are stranded? to show you how to save your life, we have come here frigid utah. it is cold here. this is tracey christiansen. my first instinct is to keep my family in the c and get out and get help. >> that is the worst thing. it is o frigid there. if you don't know where you are going, you could die. >> rescuers havee a better finding a car than a random person on the road? >> we will find you. >> reporter: should you r the
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engine? >> run the car for ten minutes an hour to stay warm. you need to conserve fuel. you could be here for the long haul it is okay to run the ca m >> teninutes every hour. >> here is another tip. make surexh thest pipe is clear. >> you were saying never sleep alone in a running car. >> never sleep alone. that is a recipe for disaster. >> withde the carbon mono getting in? >> yes. >> reporter: dhe life andeath decisions coming in before you leave the house. you can get the essentials for less than >> you can pick this up anywhere. >> we have. >> a couple of thingof things a important. litre of water. hand warmers. batteries. >>hose areheap in the store. >> they're great. >> you have a blanket. >> this is one of the most important things you can have. a little bit of warmth. keep the coreemperature warm. >> reporter: this wewith tuse t
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can stay alive for 24 to 48 hours. >> yes. we will find you. >> just to give you an idea of how dangerous it is to leave the car, experts say in temperatures below freezing, hype owe thermost hypothermia can set in within 10 minutes. s you are going on a road trip in the winter, teleone where are yyou are y going and are going. if they don't show up, they can call for help. >> these are the things you listen to in the comfort of your check it in the back of your mind in case an emergency happens. t is a good reminder, if you don't have to be on the roads, don't do it. coming roup, box office surprises to tv standouts. a fun look back at the year in entertainment after .ese messages new vaseline clinical care...
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million. while fans flocked to "crazy ch asians." the first studio film centered around a all asian cast since "joy luck club." >> w e have thedence to say yes, the stories are wanted and needed. there is an audience for them. if you make them, they will co >> reporter: a glimpse at the future andst pa. 2018 marked the successful return of "incredibles" 14 years after the original. >> what does that tean? >> reporr: it is the year that gave us the latest remark of "a star is born." ♪ >> it is the hands down number onescar frontrunner. not for best picture, but actress. >> reporter: the small screen which feltig if you ask libby hill. >> how would you sum up the year in television? >> 50 scripted shows. >> reporter: credit or blame
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streaming services. like amazo which broug us "thevelous mrs. maisel." >> thought you were dead. >> reporter: and "roseanne" sudden return. then "the connerconners" withou star. i was a smoother reboot for "queer eye." >> it has been welcome back with what i love about netflix return to the series is that it is still pushing itself. ld>> reporter: in the wor of music, one performanceod s out. >> coachella, beyonce, 2018. that is allhat mattered to me. >> reporter: beyonce headlined the music festival with the concert both jaw dropping and
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throat provoking. to queen bey to cardi b. scoring thr number one singles on the hot 100. drake inspired a viral somewhat risky dance challenge with "i my feelings." and ariana grande shattered records with the music video for "tnks u, next." >> are videos making a comeback? >> they never went away. i am watching on my phone orut comp. i'm bored at work. i shouldn't say that publicr:. >> reporte so many ways to watch. so many things to watch as we head into2019. for "today," joe fryer, nbc news, los angeles. >> there are things i have not seen. >> i have theideos. i immedianeed the movies.
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>> let me look at the monitor. i'm supposed to look taller. i'm standing forward. let's see the monitor. not so much. kind hoof. on. >> i can take my heels off. >> i'm still to come, from practical jokes to good old fashion fun, we take a lack at 2018 and the laughs we shared together. but first these messages.
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7:56 this morning. let's get a check of the headlines. we'll start off with where ousands of federal workers dealing with the partial government shutdown. they remained furlough it's been in place a week. the president and congress remain at an impasse on the border wall. the senate is expected to
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reconvene on monday. 2019 a big year for someone. there was no winner in last night's final mega millions d u drawing of 2018. no one won the jackpot. the jackpot now grows to an estimated $415 million. that drawing happens on new year's day, tuesday night. but you should still check your tickets. you may not have won the big jackpot. the winning numbers right there on yourveen. lottery officials say six $1 million winners are still out there from the drawing. lauryn rickets has a check of your forecast on the other side of the break. ♪ not long ago, ronda started here.
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a beautiful sky out there. and we're dry. we're going to be dry throughout the day. if yav're ing, looking good. a few rain showers to the deep south. high pressure building in. we're looking good across area. current temperatures out there not tbad. averagperature for this time of year, 44 degrees. we're above normal to start and will be to fin irk. -- finish. we'll be dry throughout the day. dry throughout the day tomorrow. cooler. rain all day on new year's eve and all night. tape eng offly on new year's day. look at that. temperatures in the low 60s f new year's day. join me and lauryn for 30 minutes of yourews and weather
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starting at 8:30. good mornin holiday weekend havoc. a major mess to clean up this morning across the midwest after a big winter storm dumps a foot and a half of sw and from the south to the east coast. severe floodeag after rains moved through. t his storm rolls out, another one is coming in and could make for a wet new year's eve. we will have the full forecast. ready to compromise? dews overnight that presint trump might be willing tio take half of the 5 billion dolla w$5d for the border wall. this athe shutdown enters the second week with no end in sight. and oh, what a year. >>hat are you doing? >> our look back at the good times from the laughs to the jokes and food and the drinks.
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we are remembering all of it. today, saturday, december 29th, 2018. good morning. welcome back to "today" on saturday morning. hallie jackson is here this morning while peter has the morning off. >> the line is move your butt? >> dylan was trying to teach me to golf lots going on. >> cannot wait to see that. >> we wil get to that in a bit. let's start with the news. the weather that just won't quit. we are finally getting a break from the winter storm that lef a mark this christmas week. it is moving out, but a new storm is on the way. we have maria larosan for dylan. >> good morning, sheinelle. the storm dumped a foot and a half of snow in the midwest. this video shows the snow in minnesota piling up in just 36 hours. check out t scene in louisiana
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where high winds and thunderstorms led to sry power surges. there was widespread flooding throughout whe south. th a deadly storm, too. it is responsible for at least six deaths throughout the nd midwest the south. what's left of it? that y starting to see drier air move in. we have lingering showers across the south.rt unately, that is where we will see the wet weather hang up. the driov air in to places with a foot of snow like in duluth. here is the issue across the southeast like birmingham and atlanta which saw 3 to 4 inches of the boundary is hung up. a few scattered showers ands thunderstos well still remain th we will watch another area of low pressure. that will enhance the rainfallst and bring me and heavy rain potentially to the great lakes. that is rain tential. the cold air locked up for now and through the plains. we are talking anywhere from 2
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to 3 plusai inches of in the darker area of red. that will cause more problems and for areas topping out as the wettest year on record. wilmington, north carolina and d.c. sheinelle and hallie. >> maria, thayou. to politics. word tha president trump may be willing to accept a compromise on the border wall money he wants. could that end the stalemate? we have white house correspondent kelly o'donnell with more on that.ep >>ter: good morning, hallie. the president is looking to make a deal, but so faris compromise deal with the cut for border wallunding is going nowhere. the white house pects the shutdown to continue foray sevel more the president spent time with his close advisers handling negotiations with democrat capitol hill.
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call it a shutdown sfrategy sessioay night. as president trump left the white house for dinner at the vice president's residence. joined by jared kushand acting chief of staff mick mulvaney. who told reporters earlier that democrats refused to talk after the president cut his demand for border wall funding. >> we gave them our most rect offer. we came down off our $5 billion offer. ce reporter: sources said the president would acpt $2.5 billion. mulvaney blamed politics and nancy pelosi. claiming pelosi won't act until after the speaker's gavel is passed back to her. >> if she cuts the deal with the president of any sort before heo electijanuary 3rd, she's at risk of losing the speakership. we're in this for the long haul. >> reporter: pelosi aides says she will not talk about it until es out to house reach s
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rar directly. looking for levege, the president tweeted a controversial threat. claiming we will be forced to close the southern border ly entiref the obstructionist democrats do not give us the money to finish the wall. florida republican senator marco rubio tossed a wet blanket on that. >> i imagine that people in texas and other border states whose economies rely on it wou be less than enthusiastic. >> reporter: and homeland security secretary kirstjen nielsen is continuintour of the border. she is expected to be in yuma, arizona. she is under criticism after two migrant children died in custody. she said she is putting extraordinary precautions in place to protect the children in custody. hallie.el >>, thank you. we have more to g to this morning with a suspect in custody. police say the suspect was headed for the mexican border when they caught up with him. seven other suspes have been detained in the case.
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an undocumented immigrant is suspected of shooting ronal singh, a police office in newman, california. a million people are expected to backim in square monday night. while they watch the ball drop, an army of police officers will watch the crowd with more than 1,200 cameras, including drones. maria is out t on plaza with the check of the forecast and a nice crowd. >> it is notfreezing. we have birthdays, but a bucket list? >> i watched the show my whole life. >> you were okay with the plaza? >> double check. >> a lot of e with the temperatures in the 50s. take a look at the weather we are expecting
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again the good news, we're dry through this weekend. we have rain in d.c. through new year's eve, new year's eve night. not ending until new year's day morning. no rain this weekend. temperatures anywhere from right around 50 into th 30s and 40s. we're above normal.e we'll contio chase the temperatures into the low mid 50s for daytime highs. a mix of and sen clouds. temperatures about 54.
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looking good today and try tomorrow as well. andhat's a look at the weather from theap mild and plaza. ladies, back to you. >> thank you still to come, we will look still to come, we will look back at the fun ♪ ♪
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yeah, and they could save you a lot of money. wow, suddenly i feel so relieved. you guys are fired. get to know geico and see how much you could save on renters insurance. to say we like to have a good time on the show is an understatement. this is one of our favor oe time year. we close out 2018 and we want to take a lookun back at thee had here on "today." ♪ >> 2018as an adventure. >> relentless. >> exhausting. >> a long year. ♪
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>> how can you n love working for saturday "today?" it is the most joyful place.he fr best part of all of this has been becoming iends and getting to really know sheinelle and dylan. >> i was impressed with you. >> i didn't rlize it. i miss those two. a little bit. >> oh, boy. specific memories? >> all the way down. you hit yourself in the head. >> i did it.>> hold up. sg>> 2018 wasretty cool. i learned how to change a tire and how to play golf. not bad. >> so fun. >> it >>is. ou did it. >> i taught sheinelle how to golf. she taught me how to dance. there was a moment you were laughing so hard, the camera
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guys were laughing so hard. they could not keep the cameras still. >> move your butt. >> i'm trying. this is the worst dirty dancing movie i have ever >> craig's ski fell off. >> go in the ski -- that's a great idea, craig. >> i'm doing it. >> we lost craig. >> i'm a quitter. i'm a quitter! >> your birthday. a big birthday. >> a lot of things happened on the show where it reminds you that you are part of something bigger. >> what are you doing? >> y,to saturday, september 1st, 2018. today is my anniversary. >> good thing this show airs early. >> one moment that was a favorite was the mother's day day surprise. and they managed to get my mo cer to new yorky without
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me knowing. then to come and find out she had been hanging out with the other two moms the night fore. >> if there is one thing the crew knows how to do is celebrate. celebrate and eat. >> i love a cooking segment. i'm a sucker for a segment where i get to sff myface. sucker for it. >> cheers. >> cheers. >> i feel there is a blend. >> we are really drinking. >> this is the year of sheinelle drinking bourbon. >> i like this one. >> and bourbon lover is born. she went in for a second sip. you have to do some work today, now. are kidding me? what is wrong with you? >> i don't know what it is about pranks. you think they would get old. when you do one and land , it's pretty great. >> you are drinking ginger e. that's funny. >> saturday, a lot of silliness that happens. >> this is called face yoga.
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>> up, down. >> am i doingt ght? >> you look three years younger. >> is this a prank? >> is that serious? >> you forget you are here to work. >> excuse me. >> we can get a littlearried away and have fun. >> layered with italian cheeses. oops. >>'m looking at you, sheinelle. >> where is your hat? >> you look like amelia earhardt. >> he is like my little sister. >> we have a good time here. d wh you always do this to me? >> wubble dub. >> it has all of us singing. ♪ rubber ducky >> this was also the year where
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my schedule changed a bit. my friend peter alexander came in and took my job. i moved to the weekda i miss my saturday team. i do. >> i guess we scared craig away. he could not handle working with us on saturdays anymore. >> we got peter. it was like hey. >> wher you h your name and you come in and b sitind that desk next to sheinelle and dylan. for me it is a dream come true. >> this is "today" with sheinelle jones and peter alexander -- peter alexander -- peter alexander -- alexander -- peter alexander and dylan dreyer. >> i'm not afraid to break it out a bit. >> peter alexander. sheine♪e jones. ♪ dylan dreyer. ♪ this is "today." >> i probably have to check
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myself. >> this show is special because of the people. ♪ ♪>> hope 2019 is a great year. >> full of more laughter. >> iha hope 2019 brings calm. >> i hope 2019 is the best year yet. >> cheer to 2019.
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>> cheers to 2019. >> cheers to 2019. >> cheers to 2019. awe. how great is that? >> i feel lucky to hang out every now and then whenou want to go on vacation. i'm like the weird niece. >> we could not close out 2018 without talking to craig. hey,craig. >> how are you? >> did you actually wake up for us? >> i did. >> hey. >> did you want to say hi to hallie and sheinelle? >> hi. i told him we were going to say hi to our friends. >> hi to america? >> how much do you sheinelle and peter and dylan? >> you have no dea. you't miss them until they're gone. perhaps i did not value them as much when i was there. i mess thiss them dearly.
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i especialnjoy the weekdaywatea. >> thathe most hilarious thing. i love how he is ke, no, you are with me. i will say he is an adorable little boy. i will say watching this video makes me realize wee a great thing here. we have aamily here. we're thankful. now you get to be home with the kiddos. >> be careful what you think you want, right? >> bye. >>ave a great 2019. >> happy new year. >> that was the best. >> so cute. >> thanks to our producer and researchers and editor forin researchers and editor forin putt that piece
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>> that will do it for us. tomorrow on "today" it i willie's turn to look back at the guests he interviewed. >> enjoyou
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good saturday morning. straight ahead on news 4 today, meghan fitzgerald working for you to get the most out of your season forvi . that's right. i'm outside of one of goodwill's busiest donation centers across the country. today is the last day in the year to make a donation. i'll have a live report on how. and we are looki at some sunshine out there today, and dryer conditions. rain on the way informal we'll have one last soaker before 2018 ends. we'll talk abo when coming up. firefighters out on the water after a driver crashes into a pond. thiss happening near i-95. we'll have an update on the roads impacted and that driver's condition. plus with a partial government shutdown,mo thiing a new
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order straight from the president. it will affect how mh federal workers will make in the new year. ut of us making the most your new year's eve celebration. we're working for you on local events. wee back in just 60 seconds. s
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right nowrch for a killer. police making a gruesomey discoverut a local catholic church. two months after a stray bullet killed a d.c. man in his car police say they've tracked down the shooter. this morning what the victim's fatherns p to do next and it may surprise you. and with no signs of the partial government shut dount coming to an end before the end of the year, a budget change that could hurthe wallets of hundreds of federal workers. a lot toover on this saturday.
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the 29th of december, 2018. we hope you're enjoying the last saturday of 2018. weut started this morning, heavy fog. that has since lted making way for really a nice start to our saturday >> not a bad saturday. it was a gorgeous sunrise. i have the picturese just in c you weren't up an hour ago. it was stunning. they're on our my facebook and twitter pages. it's breathtaking. now, when we were up early this morning and we were coming in to work, hitting a lot of fog out there. you could barely s a couple cars in front of you. we have fogn left d through prince william un


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