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life threatening cold. polar vortex delivering bone-chilling temperatures from minnesota to the northeast. record setting cold pushing the mercury to near zero in the big apple. warnings everywhere to stay inside. >> y should take this weather very, very seriously. >> how long will it last? dylan is tracking it all. southern discomfort. the republican candidates gearing up for another debate tonight. the field getting smaller as the stakes grow larger. will donald trump follow through on his suit to sue ted cruz? can marco rubio comeback? can john kasich keep the new hampshire momentum going? jumping into action. incredible rescue caught on camera. a car with a woman and her baby inside plunges in the water.
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another kanye west/taylor swift feud this morning over racy music. she says she gave her blessing. her team says not true. it doesn't look like she is ready to shake it off. today, saturday, february 13th, 2016. because we got bad blood we used to be mad love from nbc news, this is "today." live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today." i'm erica hill. >> and i'm craig melvin. >> this is a record. not a person on the plaza. >> we have a bunch of hand warmers ready to hand out.
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>> he needs to get somewhere quickly. >> we do have folks over here. we will see them in a bit. look at the temperatures around the country. minneapolis, 6 below zero right now. that is just the temperature. that is not how it feels outside. it is understandably chilly here. dylan checked the temperature in new york. it's what? >> it's 21 with the windchill of 11. that is it. it will not warm up. it will get colder. >> we got our fire pit here. i'll hunt some rascaly rabbits here in a bit. >> this bitter air affecting 65 million people. sheinelle has more on that. >> it is the middle of winter and it is supposed to be cold, these temperatures are out of the ordinary. they are not just inconvenience, they are dangerous. officials are warning people to take every precaution to stay safe.
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freezing, wind driven, record mashing, sub zero cold. tens of millions of americans shivering from icy wind blowing from the plains to new england and down to the southeast today. >> you should take this weather very, very seriously. >> reporter: the national weather service calls it life threatening. dangerous driving in tennessee and north carolina on friday. conditions worse in michigan. i-94 shutdown all afternoon friday after two crashes involving ten big trucks and 17 cars. four people were injured. sub freezing temperatures led to a pair of water main breaks in pennsylvania as the water shot up, it turned to ice. the windchill in upstate new york may fall to a mind numbing 50 below zero this weekend. >> i have half my wardrobe on right now. >> reporter: the thermometer is
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and on a window in maine, a frosty heart just in time for valentine's weekend. snuggle up by the fire. >> valentine's day weekend. this cold weather should not last long. >> thank you. we will focus on that. thank you, sheinelle. >> dylan, what are we looking at this weekend? >> sheinelle said it will not last long. it is the polar vortex. we will see the coldest temperatures we have seen all season. temperatures today will not warm up in the northeast. in fact, we are most likely hitting our high temperature right now. you go to the midwest, minneapolis at 6 below. this afternoon, temperatures will sink into the single digits and teens. that is running 20 to 25 degrees below average. tomorrow morning is the coldest we'll feel. we are looking for boston to start off in the morning at 4 below. the record is 3 below.
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we are looking at perhaps record-breaking temperatures sunday morning. as we go into sunday afternoon, temperatures will be in the teens. it is still about 20 to almost 40 degrees below average for this time of year. we will see temperatures warming up on monday. we have to get through the weekend. as we go into tuesday, we will see temperatures above average. it is just the weekend. it is valentine's day. we should snuggle up anyway. >> good reason to stay inside. dylan, thank you. turning to politics where fireworks are expected on the south carolina stage. that is the site of the next republican debate. with the attacks getting more heated on the campaign trail, anything can happen. we have coverage for you with nbc's hallie jackson covering the republicans. hallie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this morning, the candidates are getting ready for the debate. the stage is the smallest with six people left in the race. south carolina has a reputation of being a rough and tumble state.
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different with republicans already looking ready to rumble. >> reporter: in front of a rowdy crowd, donald trump taking aim at jeb bush. >> he has a vicious streak. >> reporter: online, a different target as trump warns ted cruz on twitter, if he doesn't quote clean up his act, stop cheating and doing negative ads, trump will sue him for not being a natural born citizen. >> there is more than a little irony than donald calling somebody nasty with the insults and vulgarities. >> reporter: cruz and trump battling for evangelicals in south carolina. and on the air waves, ad wars intensify. this one from trump on illegal immigration immigration. >> his killer, an illegal immigrant.
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hit not a republican rival, but hillary clinton. the ad spoofs the movie "office space" but a different kind of film that has cruz explaining why he yanked this off the air. >> vote for a pretty face next time. >> it happened with one of the actresses who was there had a more colorful film history than we were aware. >> reporter: the actress the star of adult movies who says she has no hard feelings. >> i have no ill will against ted cruz. he has a job to do. i'm a middle class working girl. >> reporter: the job tonight for marco rubio, prove he can bounce back from new hampshire. rubio says he is ready. >> we have to have perspective here. i had one answer i would have done differently. >> reporter: rubio campaign aide
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and ready to take on attacks directly rather than pivot to president obama. watch for jeb bush to try to land some punches tonight. south carolina hoping it's the comeback state for bush. look for john kasich keeping up momentum after the second place finish in new hampshire. his tactic is different, guys. he is looking to stay positive and stay above the fray. >> we'll see if that works. hallie jackson, thank you. >> elise jordan is a political adviser. thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> there are six candidates left. what advice would you give the candidates? >> given this is the ninth debate, we know the patterns with each and how they project themselves. people haven't done well trying to attack. you look at what chris christie
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it was a very effective attack and really harmed rubio, but christie is out. he was a suicide bomber on stage and took rubio out. that is the fine balance these candidates have to navigate between being too nasty and showing a positive vision and keeping in the race. >> you mentioned marco rubio. there will be an extra focus on him tonight. >> yes. he really needs to have a really strong performance. he needs to show he can go off script and not a robot candidate. there is a focus on that emphasizing that part of his political background. he needs to show he can be more off the cuff and intelligent. >> donald trump in south carolina at last check, he was up around 16 points, i believe. primary voters in that state are not just evangelical. nearly 70% of the voters are evangelical. donald trump did well with evangelical voters in iowa.
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doing well with the so-called god voters. >> it is interesting he is navigating that balance so well so far. i think part of what cruz knows with the opening there, when he did the new york values attack, that was not sailing in the wind. he knew that was effective. what i'm looking for tonight is trump's use of the foul language. this is the bible belt and polite culture. that language in front of children is not going to go well. >> a lot to watch. elise jordan, thank you. turning to the democrats where president obama is a major talking behind for hillary clinton and bernie sanders after thursday's debate. nbc's kelly o'donnell has more on that. >> reporter: good morning. hillary clinton and bernie sanders will spend part of the
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the vote for the nevada caucuses next weekend. both spent the night and they were there to help out the state party to raise money for the humphrey/mondale dinner. it was a record turnout. bernie sanders spoke first. his campaign sees minnesota with a history of electing more liberal candidates as a place where he could challenge clinton. but both spoke differently when they referred to president obama. >> we have got to be honest and to acknowledge we still have a very, very long way to go to create the nation that i know all of us believe we can create. >> better off because of his presidency. so i, yes, will build on the
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a progressive who actually likes to make progress. >> reporter: more and more hillary clinton trying to wrap herself in the legacy of president obama. and nevada is that next big showdown and clinton has changed there. so on monday, she will be in nevada and former president bill clinton will take over for her at three fund-raisers already scheduled for florida. back to you. >> kelly, thank you. pope francis is spending his first full day in mexico today arriving last evening to fanfare. today, the pope travels to areas plagued by drug cartel violence. later, a special mass. nbc's anne thompson is in mexico city. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, craig. this city is buzzing from the rousing welcome given to pope francis last night. he arrived in darkness, but
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held up the portable light sticks and chanted his name. children rushed the pontiff on the tarmac reaching out to welcome him to mexico. while dancers in traditional dress performed for the pontiff. there was a mariachi band as well. one offered his sombrero and he put it on for a moment. earlier in the day on the flight offered to him. on the flight, he said he was excited to come to mexico. i had a chance to ask him about whether he is concerned about the zika virus that is so prevalent here in latin america. the pope told me no. earlier, he stopped over in havana for what turned out to be an historic meeting with the patriarch of the russian orthodox church. the first time the two leaders
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pope francis described it as a conversation between two brothers. these institutions had been separated for centuries. today is official business for the pope. he will meet with the president and give a speech to the diplomatic corps. then we are expecting the highlight of the visit when he holds mass at the patron saint of guadalajara. craig. thank you. >> an announced cease-fire will really take hold in the country torn apart by civil war. nbc's keir simmons is in today damascus this morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. a peace deal is set to come into place. week. already it is coming apart.
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russians for the bombardment around aleppo. president assad of syria saying he intends to keep fighting until he takes back the entire country. this morning, syrian forces backed by the russians and iranians are continuing to advance around aleppo taking new villages. the rebels, telling news organizations saying they don't plan to end the bloodshed. isis and al qaeda al nusra still trying to hold the country. people in damascus say why should we stop fighting when they don't plan to stop. all of the distrust. the u.n. trying to get aid into the communities where people are starving to death. secretary kerry when he announced this deal, he said it
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he is turning out to be very, very right about that. erica. >> keir, thank you. authorities still trying to figure out what led a machete-wielding man to slash his way through an ohio restaurant on thursday night. mohammed berry became known to the fbi four years ago for his radical islamic views. at this point, it is not clear if those views prompted thursday's attack. police say the tragic death of two teens in an arizona high school were actually a murder/suicide. the shooting of two 15-year-old girls sparked a school lockdown after gunfire reported near the cafeteria where the bodies were discovered. eight shots with one bullet. a suicide note has been found. detectives say the teens appear to have been in a relationship.
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dylan is back with a check of the forecast. >> 90 million people under a windchill advisory or warning this morning. this is the arctic front that is dropping temperatures. it crosses the great lakes and it is triggering the lake-effect snow. we could see 1 foot of snow off lake erie. temperatures dropping today. today: isolated flurries before 7am...otherwise, clouds and sun with highs around 30. wind: nw 10-20mph. tonight: cold. lows in the cold with increasing clouds. highs in the mid 20s. wind: n 10-15mph. an arctic ridge of high pressure will gradually move into our area between now and sunday afternoon. then, it'll move ne as our next weather system approaches from the sw. plan on a very cold weekend with highs no and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you.
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showed you at the top of the show. a woman and her baby in the car when the car is out of control and plunging into the canal below. nbc's kelly cobiella is in london with the video for us. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. such a scary moment. this woman trying to park her car with a toddler strapped in the backseat when the car carcar rolls over the edge into the water with both trapped inside. with the cell phone camera rolling, witnesses called amsterdam's 911. four brave people did not wait. jumping in and swimming to the car. inside, a mother and toddler running out of time. you can see one man struggling with the car door. it opens, but the car shifts. more water floods in. air pockets disappear. then the splashes. another man trying to shatter the window with the stone, but
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the car is going under fast. ruben abraham saw it from his office. he says he ran to his tool box and grabbed a hammer. then jumped in to the river. at first, even that didn't work, he said. it was very scary. finally they break through the back window. pulling the child free and then the mother. just as the rear bumper sinks below the water line. police told us we were in the water for two minutes, he says. it felt more like ten. in just a matter of minutes, four bystanders becoming local heroes. and those men told local media that they just did what anyone else would have done in that situation. really instinct kicked in. mother and child were taken to the hospital and said to be in good condition. gosh, erica and craig, incredible what force it took to break those windows. >> it really is. scary.
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the surf is up on the west coast. the maverick surf competition with waves so big, it is like surfing down a five--story building. some are risking their lives for a shot at glory. we spoke with some of the daredevils about why they do it. >> reporter: half a mile offshore, 50-foot waves. mavericks is called the most treacherous surf competition in the world. >> anything can happen anytime. >> reporter: these are the all stars. 24 big wave surfers. more women are expected next year. >> we are making our voice heard we want an opportunity at mavericks around the world. >> reporter: and prove they are fearless. >> why do you do this? >> you just risk death. you get as close to it, but escape it.
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mavericks different are the rocks and reeves under the water. they cause the waves to pick up massive speed, height and force. >> so powerful. >> reporter: made more intense by el nio. these mavericks surfers are still feeling effects of el nio which causes super charged waves in waters that are already deadly. >> how big are these waves? >> a four-story building coming right at you. >> massive wave. >> reporter: the waves are so big, spectators are banned from the shore. yours. that's what i do. this is what i do. there's a lot of risk, but the reward is great and the other thing is, it's that or go get a normal job and be a normal person. that? that. i've never done it. the deal is i do what i was put on this earth to do. >> reporter: which is ride the
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>> a life long -- >> it gives you chicken skin talking about it. >> reporter: awesome or as they say here, gnarly. >> you say it is so intense they had to cancel it? >> at one point the waves were too big. to see what they postponed it for makes you wonder. still to come, we're going to get you caught up on the week's big stories, including the must-see valentine's day treat from fabio. and also if you just aren't in the mood for love this weekend, how you can celebrate the holiday in a very different
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i am your boo. >> as we come back on a saturday morning, february 13th, 2016. a little love from the first lady to her boo. president obama on this valentine's day weekend. coming up, what the president had to say to her and how it involves the situation room. meanwhile, outside our studios here at 1a, a very small crowd, although before we came on, top of the hour, no one was there. now we have a few folks who are undoubtedly layered up. >> they are layered up out there. >> oh, look. >> look at that teddy bear. that will keep you warm. >> we'll get out there in just a second. >> yes, we will. this bone-chilling cold is making headlines today. the coldest air we have seen. in the northeast, we have actually hit our highs today. it is only expected to get colder throughout the day. for the first time since that deadly shooting in
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ago, dylan klebold's mom is speaking out about that horrific day in her first tv interview, sue klebold apologized for her son's actions and says she thinks of those victims every day. you'll hear from her in our next half hour. and it is a lifetime ban for mets reliever jenry mejia. after testing positive for a known steroid. it's the third time he's failed a doping test. under mlb rules, he will receive a permanent suspension. let's start with the download. recap of the week's biggest headlines. politics to the zika virus. here are the stories that caught our attention. front-runner donald trump won big in new hampshire. >> it's a movement. country. >> the republican race heating up ahead of tonight's debate in >> we don't need a president bankrupt. >> i don't need to start the
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if someone starts one in the future, we'll have to point out the difference in our records. >> the cruz campaign doing damage control yanking the attack ad against marco rubio. >> maybe you should vote for more than just a pretty face next time. >> after reports that woman appeared in adult films. on the democratic side, bernie sanders trounced hillary clinton in the granite state. >> the people want real change. >> the former secretary of state facing a big challenge embracing president obama and turning on senator sanders at their thursday night debate. >> the kind of criticism that we've heard from senator sanders about our president i expect from republicans. i do not expect from someone running for the democratic nomination. >> madame secretary, that is a low blow. >> my price tag is about $100 billion a year and, again, paid for. >> secretary clinton, you're not in the white house yet. come out with your hands up. >> no, we're not.
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peaceful surrender following a 41-day standoff on a wildlife refuge refuge. >> armed occupation of federal property of the crime is not a peaceful protest. zika virus concerns are growing with the summer olympics just six months away. >> if i had to decide today, i would not go. >> it's a race against time. wiping out zika carrying mosquitos that pose a very real threat to pregnant women. researchers believe they can use knowledge of similar viruses to begin a zika vaccine trial as soon as the summer. passengers called it a cruise from hell after the royal caribbean ship sailed right into a powerful atlantic storm. 30-foot seas and winds of 150 miles an hour. they were right in the middle of it. >> probably the scariest day of my entire life. >> royal caribbean is promising full refunds and credits toward
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>> 50% off is not enough to get me back on a ship. snoop is now featuring burger king's latest item. >> one dogg to another. d.j., grill that. see this bun? >> and could this be the perfect valentine's date? >> so, tell me about your day. >> straight off the cover of the romance novel fabio stars in this romance video and throws in some compliments. >> i just went through your instagram and i really like your photos. >> it is awesome. >> he has not aged. when i was a little girl, my grandma had romance novels. >> grandma? >> he looks exactly the same. >> he does >> somebody else who is aging pretty well. all things considered.
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>> snoop! i don't think there is not a product out there that he won't pitch at this point. >> it's true. >> you know -- >> the commercial is hilarious. >> it is so good. >> the bun is all fluffy and whatnot. >> the guy who gets baked so much is now promoting something grilled, too. >> no, no. this is probably a good time to check the weather. >> okay. moving on. let's talk about california. that is where the hot temperatures are. we're looking at more spring-like warmth. it's been so rainy and so below average out west that we'll see temperatures above average. san francisco 65 degrees. los angeles should get into the 80s today. normal high, it's 13 degrees below that. we'll stay above average. in seattle, temperatures in the mid-50s, san francisco stays in the mid-70s, san diego stays in the lower 80s. phoenix will most likely get close to 90 degrees on tuesday.
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earliest they hit 90 in the year. the other earliest was february 24th. we'll have to see if that happens. the conditions are right for temperatures to keep warming up with sunshine, showery in the pacific northwest. the eastern two-thirds of the country is all about the cold. the arctic air settling, temperatures in the teens and 20s. in the northeast it's as warm as it will get today. we'll sink in the mid to uppe today: isolated flurries before 7am...otherwise, clouds and sun with highs around 30. wind: nw 10-20mph. tonight: cold. lows in the cold with increasing clouds. highs in the mid 20s. wind: n 10-15mph. an arctic ridge of high pressure will gradually move into our area between now and sunday afternoon. then, it'll move ne as our next weather system approaches from the sw. plan on a very cold weekend with highs no and that's your latest forecast.
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we have a special valentine's day edition of "trending" for you first up. for the anti-valentine's day folks out there. you are in luck. plenty of things for you to do to get over your ex. goodwill. encouraging anyone to move on from a bad relationship. turn that hate into donate. bring your stuff in good condition, right? or send a picture. look how i turned this hate into good. look what i did for good. >> go into the closet. there's nothing there. >> carry on. >> he's on the there any more to go in the closet. >> donate your stuff. if you are looking for a way to get out aggression, the houston, texas gun range offering annihilate heartache. bring in stuffed teddy bears. you take aim at stuffed teddy bears. if that is not enough for you.
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you could also try the "i love kickboxing" is offering the shred your exworkouts in locations nationwide. tape the picture of your ex on the bag and go to town. you will spend the entire class kicking and punching your ex. you are staying single this valentine's day if that is your option. if you are looking for love this holiday and going on a first date, you're in luck this morning. match.com released their first date playbook. first tip, picking the restaurant. this is a no-brainer. 75% preferred american cuisine on the first date. if you want to boost it, go for sushi. it boosts chances of a second date by 170%. >> don't go mexican.
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>> speaking from experience? dinner conversations now. in the past, talking politics used to be a big no-no. not anymore apparently. >> that's surprising. >> i know. it makes sense, though. the study found that discussing politics over dinner can increase your chances of a second date by 91%. >> wow! >> finally, ladies, if you are over it, grab your girlfriends and celebrate galentine's day. that term may sound familiar to us, first coined by the hit show "parks & recreation." . february 13th is all about your gal pals. get your girls and have a brunch and party at home. toast to one another to an awesome year of friendship. craig, you can do that with your boys. >> i'll spend it with my wife instead. >> this is galentine's day. >> oh, galentine's day. >> i like that. we should go to brunch after, girls. >> we still have that. >> i'm available today, if you
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kanye, real important news here. having bad blood with taylor swift again. president obama has a love message for the missus. >> and the bad blood with kanye west and taylor swift. you already know he had an over the top listening party at madison square garden this week. one of his raps takes a dig at taylor swift which let's say didn't sit well with her fans. kanye says he talked to taylor about the line before the song was released. her publicist says she was never made aware of the actual lyric and doesn't support the mysognistic message. then the whole thing erupted on social media. taylor's squad got involved, including her brother who posted a video tossing his sneakers in the trash. something tells us this is far
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we will see this play out when kanye takes the stage on "snl" tonight. >> is he doing skits? >> we shall see. next up, we are getting a president obama and his first lady. now if this video we're about to show you is any indication, it's a little saucy. now paying a visit to the "ellen" show, he recorded a valentine's day message to his wife. room because things are about to get hot. michelle, this valentine's day i'm going to treat you right. i'm going to make you some zucchini bread, then i'll spread out veggies on a plate. just the you way like them. i obamacare about you more than you even know. that's right. last but not least, adele has another accolade to add to
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cover girl. she opened up about motherhood in the march issue. her little boy grounded her. the 27-year-old feels comfortable in her skin and says i like who i look, i like who i am, i like everyone that i surround myself with. cheers to that. >> amen to that. >> sound yourself with the love on this weekend of love. >> that's what i like to do here. >> there you go. >> are you in a love circle? >> you're surrounded by love, is that what you said? >> yes. >> should i not? should i not feel the love? >> we love you. >> get to the tease. up next, the story of how sheinelle met her husband. >> after these messages. but imagine earning it twice. you can with the citi double cash card. it lets you earn cash back twice. once when you buy and again as you pay. it's cash back then cash back again. and that's a cash back win-win. the citi double cash card. the only card that lets you earncash back twice on everypurchase
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back on a saturday morning. valentine's day has us thinking about when we met the person of our dreams and fell in love. >> sheinelle met her husband in college at northwestern. sort of a sneaky way. >> no sort of about it.
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this is a story on nbcnews.com. this is what's getting attention. >> you went on to meet your now husband. >> i did. >> tell us about that. >> crazy. i was actually his tour guide. ashamed. i remember it was a visitation day. day at northwestern. his dad was driving around and they were lost. he pulled me over and said we're turned around and they were looking for a dorm. i said oh, you're so cute. he's fine. you can leave him. then we started dating. >> and three kids later. so, yeah, who knew when he was 17 we would have three children. >> you met him when he was 17? >> wow! >> i was 18. too? >> i would say wait a minute. >> we met our husbands at work.
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the station we worked. good old tech tv years ago. now we have been together 15 years. married for ten. two great boys, a dog, a cat. >> you picked up your husband at work? >> he was my cameraman. when you work at 4:00 in the morning. low hanging fruit. we were friends for a while. he's not 30 yet. i can't -- table. >> i did meet my wife at work 2008. >> a commercial break. doesn't take you long. two and a half minutes? >> i pitch quickly. >> you keep eyeing the first time? >> i had to try for two years, actually. she come back from china.
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she said oh, hey, welcome. welcome. yes. there we are. one kid later. >> can we see that picture quickly? are you biting your lip? >> that's my only smile. i'm sure my wife loved that we used that picture. still to come here, ladies who launch. we will introduce you to the women who could have a future mission to mars.
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that killed a dog and hurt two people. firefighters got called to victoria drive near continental street around 4:30 this morning. a spokesperson for the department sent out these pictures. she says -- when they got there, they found a woman out front. she told firefighters there was a man still in the house. firgefighters went in through a bedroom window to pull him out. he was unconscious but breathing when they got him out. firefighte people to the hospital. a dog also died in the fire - and another went to the vet for treatment. we'll post updates as we get them on wavy dot com we're also following breaking news out of chesapeake. police are now investigating five armed robberies. happened at 7-eleven stores. police say someone robbed the stores on portlock battlefield near albermarle, and battlefield and lenore. they have not given the locations of the last two. they happened between 11 last night and
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police tell us they think the same person is involved in all five. no one was hurt in any of the robberies. we're description police. also new this morning, trying to fi who shot a man in the leg. it happened on galveston boulevard around 11:30 last night. paramedics took him to the hospital - and investigators have not suspect information. let's get a check of the baylor. today: isolated flurries before 7am...otherwise, clouds and sun with highs around 30. wind: nw 10-20mph. tonight: teens... wind chill in the single digits. wind: nw 10-15mph. sunday: very cold with increasing clouds. highs in the mid 20s. wind: n 10-15mph. an arctic ridge of high pressure
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move i from the sw. plan on a monday, the next system until the rain washes it next week. thank you for joining us this morning! remember, you can get updates on all news and weather throughout the day on
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good morning. life threatening cold.
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million people, all thanks to that dreaded polar vortex with a furious wind chill. temperatures could feel as cold as 40 below. the weather so dangerous people are being warned to stay inside. dylan dreyer is tracking it all. breaking her silence, the mother of one of the columbine shooters is speaking out since her son and his friend killed 13 people in 1999. >> i am so sorry for what my son did. >> more from that conversation, including what she remembers most clearly from that horrific day. and what the distance says about the attack. and women ready to launch in space with a possible mission to mars. they're all part of an elite group of astronauts. we will talk to them today,
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good saturday morning to you. welcome back. >> you said 21 degrees? >> feels like 7. >> that hasn't stopped these from joining us. >> we have a fire. we have hand warmers. >> we never give anything away on the plaza, you know it is cold. some hand warmers. hand warmers for all of you. thank you for coming.
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>> i should have grabbed more. >> pass those down the line. >> we will get some more. we want to check in with chanel. officials are warning of life threatening cold. high wind chills will be below zero. the mayor urges residents to take extreme precaution. city workers are trying to get the homeless into shelters. more on this arctic blast when dillon dryer looks at the weather. remaining presidential hopefuls face off in south carolina. halle jackson joins us with a debate preview. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the candidates are getting ready for tonight's debate to stage the smallest it has been yet, with just six left in the race. at the center of the stage both donald trump and ted cruz, both
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trump calling cruz a liar, threatening to sue him for being born in canada. cruz dismisses that, calls it a torent of insults from his mouth. marco rubio is looking to rebound from last week. he is eager and ready to pivot to attack. if he is facing incoming fire from his republican rival. watch for jeb bush, he is looking for a south carolina come back. he has a little different tactic and stay above the fray. >> always exciting. the pope is in mexico city being greeted by wildly cheering crowds. pope francis traveled from the airport in an open air pope mobile waiting for thousands to line the route.
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plagues by drug violence. >> they were pulled out. and the museum decided to take the rest of the cars crushed in the disaster and turn them into a display. >> dylan dreyer back there with another check of the forecast. >> we are watching another storm system. despite how cold it is, it will turn into a warmer storm as we
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meantime, we have a huge area up across canada that's going to drag down, bring cold air into the northeast. we are already feeling it back through minneapolis. temperatures are well below freezing, wind chills are colder. all a key of the polar vortex that's up north. then bursts of cold air start to settle in. feels like five below in minneapolis which is actually air temperature. not a lot of wind there. notice wind in the northeast making it feel like single digits. high temperatures today dropping in the northeast. 18 this afternoon in new york city, detroit 18 degrees. milwaukee 10. 21 degrees below average. tomorrow is really when we bottom out in the northeast. burlington, vermont, feels like 27 below. 16 below in new york. down to west virginia. feels like 3 degrees above zero. highs sunday are mainly in the teens and lower 20s. syracuse hitting a high of 5 degrees. finally going into monday, we
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temperatures above freezing, we will continue to warm up which will set the stage for the storm monday and tuesday, which should be mainly a rain event for today: isolated flurries before 7am...otherwise, clouds and sun with highs around 30. wind: nw 10-20mph. tonight: cold. lows in the cold with increasing clouds. highs in the mid 20s. wind: n 10-15mph. an arctic ridge of high pressure will gradually move into our area afternoon. then, it'll move ne as our next weather system approaches from the sw. plan on a very cold weekend with highs no forecast. >> dylan, thank you. now to a very raw, emotional interview as the mother of one of the columbine shooters speaks out for the first time about her son, his rage and that terrible
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nbc's steve paterson has more. >> all these kids. and the teacher. >> reporter: for the first time, the mother of one of the most infamous killers in history sat down for an interview. >> i'm sorry for what my son did. >> reporter: sue klebold speaking out on abc talking about one of the teens responsible for the massacre at columbine high school. >> it is hard to live with the fact that someone you loved and raised as brutally killed people. >> bunch coming outs. >> reporter: on april 20th, 1999, klebold's son dylan and his friend eric harris killed 13 people at the school and wounding more before both committing suicide. sue realized it was her son and the sinking feeling. >> i remember if this is true and dylan is really hurting
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at that moment, i prayed that he would die. >> reporter: klebold said she spent much of the last 17 years agonizing over how she missed the warning signs from her troubled son. >> i thought i was a good mom and he could talk to me about anything. part of the shock of this was that learning that what i believed and how i lived and how i parented was an invention in my mind. >> reporter: many of the survivors have grown up with grief. shooting victim anne marie was paralyzed from the waist down. despite everything, she forgives. >> it is one thing to lose a son or daughter, but it is another thing to have your last name forever linked with a tragedy. her. i forgive her. >> reporter: klebold wants to raise awareness about mental illness. >> i don't know what else i can do. i felt i had to do everything i could do. >> reporter: one parent speaking out hoping to prevent another
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steve paterson, nbc news, los angeles. erica. >> craig, thanks. for the first time in history, nasa's latest class of astronauts split. they finish training in july. four women and four men. all chosen for an upcoming mission to mars. we recently caught up with them at johnson space center. the astronauts of 2016 have come a long way. >> one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. >> 25 seconds. >> reporter: and not just because they're sights are now set far beyond the moon, they also look different. >> you are a class of astronauts is the first one to be equally split on gender lines. is that something you noticed? >> it is something we don't notice day-to-day which is great. the traits we bring to the table
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>> reporter: in 2013, eight selected. including these four women from more than 6,100 applicants. >> the first grade teacher asked us to draw a picture of what we wanted to be when we grew up. i drew a picture of an astronaut on the moon with a flag. >> you have been thinking about >> reporter: the astronaut candidates go through an intense training program. >> you remember the first time you put one of these suits on what that moment was like? >> you look in the mirror and think i'm an astronaut. >> reporter: learning to fly. >> space dancing. >> reporter: to work in space suits. >> houston, we are ready to initiate the dragon capture. >> reporter: and to work the robotic arm of the international space station. >> if the toilet breaks, we
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>> reporter: jessica meir, a biologist with a ph.d. in marine biology has studied elephant seals and penguins and himalayan geese. christina hammock koch holds a masters degree in electrical engineering. >> i'm a caretaker of the group. >> reporter: west point grad anne mcclain, earned her masters in aerospace engineering and animal relations. >> animals. that comes from my rugby days. >> reporter: and major nicole mann holds a masters in mechanical engineering and mom to 3-year-old boy. >> my call sign is duke. >> reporter: their future missions will take these astronauts away from their families for months or years at
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>> i think for a mom or dad, it is really hard to think about you understand it is an important mission and part of something bigger than yourself or family. >> if you think about the first moments on the moon were like and seeing earth from another planet time. it will give us perspective about our place in the solar system and universe is incredibly important. >> we are all impressed with the women. earth. they don't know when they will go to space. they are waiting for their missions. there is a good chance one of them could go to mars. there is a chance that you have the right stuff. there is still time to apply. recruiting and accepting applications for the new class of astronauts. you log on to usajobs.gov.
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you still have a few days. good luck. >> if you get accepted, will you let us know? >> a couple have been through this before. jessica in 2009, she said she made it to the second or third round. anne applied before as well. made it to a couple rounds. >> what makes a good astronaut? >> she said interestingly, they get this question all the time. it is a bit of everything. you do need to be open to new things and you have to be able to learn really well. also, everybody has to speak russian. they spend hours with private russian tutors. >> that's right. they have to interact with the cosmonauts. >> i did apply to nasa school at one point. i didn't get accepted. >> clearly. >> and you're brilliant. seriously. >> i can do a little math. that doesn't make me astronaut quality. >> you got your chance.
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you think? >> i would say wait later. >> brilliant. although tomorrow's valentine's day. i will tell you, wait until the holidays. that's the time to buy those diamonds. >> all right. the game continues here. buy now or wait later. now we are in home appliances. i would say buy now. >> brilliant. >> i have a 50/50 shot. >> home appliances, expect to see at least 35% off. do package deal was more than one appliance. go for energy star because you can get rebates possibly depending on where you live. love that. >> buy now or wait for later. this is a fun game. >> because you're winning. >> that's true. digital cameras, smartphones. i would say wait. >> why do we have to wait?
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last month. designs. >> okay. buy now for digital cameras and smartphones. cars. i always heard you wait until the end of the model year to buy a car. >> good looks and brilliance. >> yes. absolutely wait. september, october, you will get great deals. if you cannot wait, buy toward the end of the month. >> why? >> because they have to make their sales quotas. if it is busy on the lot, they won't negotiate. >> buy now or wait with mattresses. commercials more than anything. buy now? >> no. here's the thing. i'll spin it in your direction. you could get good deals this
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historically, it is memorial day weekend you get the best deals on mattresses. there is wiggle room. >> you can haggle over your mattress? >> i just bought one because i had to. otherwise i would wait. >> we always learn something. thank you for being with us. still ahead, the boys are back in town. owen wilson and ben stiller. reprising their roles for
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morning. february 13th, 2016. seems like a nice day to sit by the fire. >> an awful day to sit outside. >> don't worry. oh, yeah. dylan, good call on the blankets. dylan, do you remember when we went to the ice hotel? >> these are the blankets there. >> it is a little chilly here in new york and across the country. tens of millions of people are going to be affected by this. in all seriousness, a rough cold day. we have fun stuff coming up. derek zoolander is back. coming up. our conversation with ben stiller and owen wilson about "zoolander 2." and the perfect question for people this valentine's day weekend. how do you really know if you are really in love? how do you know, erica hill?

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