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good morning. 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. waings everywhere to stay inside. >> you should take this weather very, very seriously. >> how long will it last? dylan is tracking it all. southern discomfort. the republican candidates tonight. the field getting smaller as the stakes grow larger.
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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. and more bad blood? 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."
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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. >> and a bunch of airplanes. >> 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
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>> 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. >> reporter: it's a dangerous 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.
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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 expected to dip below zero. 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
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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. that was set back in 1954. 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.
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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. don't expect tonight to be 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
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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. >> reporter: and this from cruz 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.
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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 tells me he is eager for tonight 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.
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>> 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 did with marco rubio. 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.
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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. evangelical. donald trump did well with evangelical voters in iowa. how is a guy like donald trump doing well with the so-called god voters. >> it is interesting he is 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.
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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 day in nevada hoping to get out 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.
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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 progress he's made because i am 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 her schedule to spend more time 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
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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 greeted with light as thousands 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. well. one offered his sombrero and he put it on for a moment. earlier in the day on the flight from rome, this sombrero was offered to him. on the flight, he said he was excited to come to mexico.
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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 of those churches met. pope francis described it as a brothers. these institutions had been separated for centuries. 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
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nbc's keir simmons is in today damascus this morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. a peace deal is set to come into place. a cessation of hostilities next week. already it is coming apart. secretary kerry criticizing the 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.
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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 was ambitious. 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
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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. bone-chilling cold here. 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. highs >>reporter: temperatures in the teens this morning but falling to the single digits by this evening. winds will be picking up for
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windchill as low as 20 to 30 below zero. the lowest part sunday morning. we'll have falling temperatures this afternoon. much colder air is headed our way. forecast. >> dylan, thank you. >> we have more on the rescue we 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 car car rolls over the edge into the water with both trapped inside. with the cell phone camera rolling, witnesses called
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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 it's not working. 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
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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. thankfully a good ending. 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.
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>> 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. >> reporter: what makes 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. he says his job is just like yours. >> feeds me and my family.
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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 >> reporter: you don't want 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 tide. >> 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
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it's already dipping down in the teens. rob has a check of the forecast. >>reporter: we are already in the teens. winds will pick up enough for a windchill warning from most of us for late this afternoon into sunday. bitter cold temperatures headed our way. down to six below zero with a windchill factor of 10 to 20 below. high temperature only around 10. next storm coming monday into tuesday.
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>> thank you. a 15-year-old boy was riding his bike when a pick up truck hit him and police believe it was on purpose. they believe the victim and suspect know each other and the truck drug the boy for a mile. the boy is in stable condition right now. a manhole cover smashed through a vehicle injuring a woman. some how it became dislodged yesterday. police shot and killed a man in dorchester have yesterday. officers said they had no choice. police say it may have started
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roses are red, violets are blue, you are the president and 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. outside our studios here at 1a, a very small crowd, although, before we came on at the top of the hour, no one was there. now we have a few folks who are layered up. layered up out there.
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oh, a big bear out there. >> a big teddy bear. >> we will get out in a bit. 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 columbine high school 17 years ago, dylan klebold's mom is speaking out. sue says she thinks of the victims every day. you will hear from her in our next half hour. and it is a lifetime ban for mets reliever jenry mejia. the third time he failed the drug substantial rules. and we have sheinelle with the recap of the week's biggest
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>> from the war of words in politics to the zika virus. here are the stories that caught our attention. frontrunner donald trump won big in new hampshire. the republican race heating up ahead of the debate tonight in south carolina. >> we don't need a president that thinks it's a victory to go bankrupt. >> i don't need to start the fight. if someone starts one in the future, we have to bring out the differences. >> the cruz campaign doing damage control yanking the attack ad against marco rubio. >> maybe you should vote for more than a pretty face. >> after reports that woman appeared in adult films. and 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 criticism we heard from
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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. >> after negotiations, a peaceful surrender after a 41-day standoff on the wildlife refuge. >> armed occupation of the federal property of the crime is not a peaceful protest. zika virus concerns are growing with the summer olympics six months away. >> if i had to decide today, i would not go. >> it's a race against time. wiping out zika carrying mosquitoes that pose a threat to pregnant women. researchers believe they can use knowledge of a similar virus to
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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. >> the scariest day of my life. >> royal caribbean is promising full refunds and credits to a future cruise. >> 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. >> and could this be the perfect valentine's day date? >> so, tell me about your day. >> straight off the cover of the romance novel, fabio listens and throws in compliments.
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instagram and i really like your photos. >> 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. >> somebody else who is aging 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. all fluffy and whatnot. >> the guy who gets vaped so much and now promoting something grilled. >> 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. spring-like warmth. rainy and below average out west
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temperatures above average. san francisco, 65. los angeles should get into the 80s today. normal high is about 13 degrees below that. we will stay above that. san francisco will stay in the mid-70s. san diego stays in low 80s. phoenix will most likely get close to 90 degrees on tuesday. if they hit 90, this is the earliest they hid 90 in the year. the early was february 24th. we have to see if that happens. conditions are ripe for temperatures to warm up with lots of sunshine. showers in the pacific northwest. the 2/3 of the country is all about the cold. arctic air settling in. windchills down around zero and below. in the northeast, we sink in the mid to upper >>reporter: temperatures in the teens this morning but falling to the single digits by this evening.
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most of us this afternoon. windchill as low as 20 to 30 below zero. the lowest part sunday morning. we'll have falling temperatures this afternoon. much colder air is headed our way. dangerous and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. >> still to come, forget valentine's day tomorrow. why you should grab your best girlfriend today. and also is the friendship officially over for kanye and taylor swift? what he is saying karl, don't you have friends coming over? yeah, so? it stinks in here. you've got to wash this whole room are you kidding? wash it? let's wash it with febreze. for all the things you can't wash, use... ...febreze fabric refresher whoa hey mrs. webber inhales hey, it smells nice in here and try pluggable febreze... continuously eliminate odors for...
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picking the restaurant. this is a no-brainer. 75% expected american cuisine on the first date. sushi. it boosts chances of a second >> don't go mexican. probably not good for a first date. >> speaking from experience? dinner conversations now. in the past, talking politics used to be a no-no. that makes sense now. 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.
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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. >> i like that. we should go to brunch after, girls. >> we still have that. >> i'm available today, if you girls are. kany 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. he had an over the top fashion show and album party at madison square garden this week. one takes a swipe at taylor swift. kanye says he talked to taylor about the line before the song was released.
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made aware of the actual lyric and doesn't support the mysognistic message. and a picture tossing his sneakers in the trash. something tells me the story is far from over. we will see this play out when kanye takes the stage on snl. >> is he doing skits? >> we shall see. next up, we are getting a window into the love life of president obama and his first lady. now if this photo is any indication. it is frosty. now paying a visit to the ellen show, he recorded a valentine's day message to his wife. >> somebody call the situation room because things are about to get hot. michelle, this valentine's day
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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. >> i think it is sweet. >> thank you. this is a story on 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.
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>> and three kids later. so, yeah, who knew when he was 17 we would have three children. >> you met him when he was 17? >> is that legal? >> wow! >> i was 18. >> you met your husband at work, too? >> i would say wait a minute. >> we met our husbands at work. david was the stage manager at 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 -- >> dylan is a true cougar at the table. >> i did meet my wife at work
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>> 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. olympics. she said oh, hey, welcome. welcome. yes. there we are. one kid later. 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. but first this is "today" on
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we are approaching can 8:00 hour. we have a live look outside. it's a chilly start to this saturday. let's head over to rob. >> : >>reporter: you think it's chilly now wait until this afternoon. temperatures will fall to the single digits. winds will be gusting over 35 miles per hour. that's enough for a windchill warning. most of us will have windchills of 20 to 30 below zero. high temperatures tomorrow around 10 degrees. winds will calm tomorrow which will make it feel a little bit comfortable.
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into tuesday. chris, likes like that will be mostly rain. officials are investigating an accident happened today. two cars crashed into each other and went over the guardrail into the woods. there is no word on what caused the crash. a berkeley man pled not guilty after he was accused of murder. he's accused of going into a jealous rage. a delivery van hit a planeloaded with passengers yesterday. the driver thought he put the
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good morning. life threatening cold. a bitter blast hitting 65 million people thanks to the polar vortex. the furious windchills. temperatures in some areas could feel as cold as 40 below. the weather so dangerous that people are being warned to stay inside inside. dylan dreyer is tracking it all. breaking her silence. the mother of one of the columbine shooters speaks out since her son, dylan klebold and his friend killed in 1999. more from the conversation and what she remembers most clearly from that horrific day.
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says about the attack. and a league of their own. four women ready to launch into space with a possible mission one day to mars. they're all part of the elite group of astronauts. we'll talk to them today, saturday, february 13th, 2016. really really really like you and want you to want me to i really, really, really like you and want you you want me to >> and a good saturday morning to you. welcome back to "today." you said it is 21 degrees? >> 21 degrees, but now the windchill is 7. >> it got windier. >> it does feel colder.
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folks from joining us on the plaza. >> i think we have a fire, but they can't feel the fire. we have hand warmers. >> we never give away anything on the plaza. you know it is cold. hand warmers for all of you. there you go. don't put these on e-bay, young easy. hand warmers. thank you. we have more. >> i should have grabbed more. >> we will keep passing those down the line. we have more to get to. we want to check in with sheinelle who has more on the top story. the dangerous cold. >> thank you, erica. officials from the nation's mid section to the northeast are warning of the light threatening cold. high winds are expected to drop windchills to below zero. mayors are urging residents to take precautions. we will have more when dylan dreyer looks at the weather. the remaining republican presidential hopefuls face-off
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nbc's hallie jackson has a preview from greenville, south carolina. >> reporter: good morning, sheinelle. the candidates are getting ready for the debate. the stage is the smallest it has been for one of these with just six people left in the race. at the center of the stage, donald trump and ted cruz. both of them looking ready to rumble. trump calling cruz a liar now threatening to sue him for being born in canada. cruz dismissing that is what he calls a torrent insults coming from trump's mouth. marco rubio is looking to bounce back from his widely panned debate performance in new hampshire last week. a campaign aide says he is eager for tonight and ready to pivot to attacks if he is facing incoming fire from republican rivals. watch for jeb bush to try to land some punches. he is looking for a comeback. and john kasich is looking for momentum after his second place new hampshire finish.
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and stay above the fray. back to you. >> thank you, hallie. exciting. the pope is in mexico city this morning. he is greeted by wildly cheering crowds. pope francis travelled from the airport in the open air popemobile. he will visit areas plagued by drug violence and hold services in the five-day trip. it follows the stop in cuba where he immediate with the russian orthodox patriarch. here at home, a major investigation is opened into an issue first reported on nbc news. the government is beginning a probe of potential health risks from a type of turf known as crumb rubber. made of ground tires and on sports fields across the country. athletes and coaches are reporting illnesses including cancer. manufacturers claim the product is safe, but the government now
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and in idaho, a scary ski run for a father and son. winstone was skiing with his son, ethan and ethan disappeared. >> head's up. it's okay. it's okay. here we go. here we go. i got you. >> turns out ethan fallen into a tree well which can form when heavy snow piles up around the trunk of the tree. authorities say it is important to watch your child ski ahead of you and be alert. and finally, exhibit of corvette, but not the way you see them. twisted wrecks are part of the national corvette museum in kentucky. you may remember security cameras caught a sinkhole under the museum swallowing eight of the cars. two were restored after they were pulled out. they took the rest of the cars crushed in the disaster and turned them into a display.
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>> i guess if life gives you lemons. >> my heart is beating after that ski accident. dylan dreyer is back now with another check of the forecast. >> and we are watching the next storm system, maybe, that could make its way. despite how cold it is, it is going to turn into a warmer tuesday. in the meantime, we have the huge area across canada that will drag down and bring that cold air into the northeast. we are already feeling it back through minneapolis where temperatures are well below freezing and windchills colder. a piece of the polar vortex that sits up north. then the bursts of cold air starts to settle in. it feels like 5 below in minneapolis. that is the air temperature. the wind kicking in across the northeast makes it feel we are in the single digits. high temperatures today will be dropping across the northeast. 18 this afternoon in new york city. detroit at 18.
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that is 21 degrees below average. tomorrow morning is really when we bottom out across the northeast. burlington, vermont, it will feel like 27 below tomorrow morning. in west virginia, 3 degrees above zero. highs sunday in the teens and low 20s. syracuse only hitting the high of 5 degrees. finally into monday, we get back into the 30s and 40s. temperatures above freezing. we continue to warm up which sets the stage monday and tuesday which should be a rain event for the >>reporter: temperatures in the teens this morning but falling to the single digits by this evening. winds will be picking up for most of us this afternoon. windchill as low as 20 to 30 below zero. the lowest part sunday morning. we'll have falling temperatures
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much colder air is headed our way. dangerous and that's your latest 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 day 17 years ago. 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.
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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 people, he has to be stopped and 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.
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or daughter, but it is another thing to have your last name forever linked with a tragedy. i don't have any ill will toward 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 tragedy. 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.
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>> 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 which is what is important. >> reporter: in 2013, eight astronaut candidates were 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 it. >> reporter: the astronaut candidates go through an intense physically demanding two-year training program. >> you remember the first time you put one of these suits on what that moment was like?
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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 cannot call a plumber. >> 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.
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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 a time. >> i think for a mom or dad, it is really hard to think about it. 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 planetary body for the first 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.
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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 search for astronaut candidate. 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.
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they have to interact with the cosmonauts. >> i did apply to nasa school at one point. i didn't get accepted. >> clearly. seriously. >> i can do a little math. quality. >> you got your chance. >> you call dylan brilliant and they are like, wrap. up next, is now the time to buy some of those big ticket items on sale this presidents' day weekend or should you wait? eat up, buddy. you'll get it this time. yeah ok not too quick don't let go until i say so. i got you... start strong with the lasting energy of 100% you're doing it! whole grain quaker oats.
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let's start with furniture. >> when it comes to furniture, you want to know this is the >> buy now. >> buy now. go to town on that. 2016. they are getting rid of old designs. >> from furniture now, the question is do we buy now or wait later for? >> for jewely. >> jewelry. 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.
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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. >> you almost had it. >> why do we have to wait? >> good deals now because it is the consumer electronics show last month. they are getting rid of 2015 designs. you get great deals. look online, too. >> okay. smartphone smartphones. cars. i always heard you wait until the end of the model year to buy a car. >> good looks and brilliance. >> wait for later? >> yes. absolutely wait. september, october, you will get great deals. if you cannot wait, buy toward the end of the month. wait. >> why?
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their sales quotas. if it is busy on the lot, they won't negotiate. >> buy now or wait with mattresses. i feel i see more 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 weekend. historically, it is memorial day weekend that you get go prices. 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. reprizing their roles for "zoolander 2."
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good morning. just about 8:30 and it's a cold one. >>reporter: temperatures will be in the single digits this
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we'll be in -- we'll have low temperatures this evening. it will get better as we head into tuesday. next storm system coming monday into tuesday. >> be careful with the chilly temperatures. two cars collided and rolled over. take a look at the video we are about to show you. the car went over the guardrail and into the woods. the cause of the crash is still under investigation. this morning investigators are trying to figure out how a manhole cover became dislounged and flew through a car window. the womaning the car was killed. the cover weighted over 200 pounds. a man was shot and killed near dorchester. officers had no choice when the man ignored orders to drop his weapon.
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we are back on a saturday 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.
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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 weekend. how do you really know if you are really in love? how do you know, erica hill? >> you know how i knew? my mom said when you know, you know. cheryl, you were right. >> we will answer that question. also ahead, if you are valentine's day breakfast for your sweetheart tomorrow. waffles. a quick programming note. the road to rio continues as the americans run for a chance to run at the olympic games. the 2016 olympic marathon trials are in los angeles. full coverage begins today at 1:00 eastern here on nbc. how about a final check of the forecast? >> i realize i'm sitting really
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a natural reaction when you are freezing. other. >> not because you like him. you're cold. >> i'm freezing. >> that's how cold you are. i'm so cold, i'm sitting close to craig. >> desperate times. we are going to see the cold ease. we have to get through the weekend in the northeast. the next storm system, once it gets here, it will bring mainly rain to the major cities. through saturday and into sunday, we will see snow through the ohio valley and tennessee river valleys. way to virginia and carolinas before it turns to a wintry mix. we start with snow monday afternoon in the northeast, but it changes to rain as temperatures warm up. we are looking at the cold air to continue for the weekend. temperatures in the teens and 20s. windchill below zero. tomorrow morning in the northeast, that's going to be as cold as it gets with windchills 25 to 30 degrees below zero. hopefully we are not doing this
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>>reporter: temperatures in the teens this morning but falling to the single digits by this evening. winds will be picking up for most of us this afternoon. windchill as low as 20 to 30 below zero. the lowest part sunday morning. we'll have falling temperatures this afternoon. much colder air is headed our way. dangerous and we found another dylan on the plaza with this amazing headgear. what do you call this? pom-pom? >> yeah. >> what do you call this? >> warm. >> i like that. straight from minnesota. erica. dylan, thanks. a little celebrity fun this
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we sat down with owen wilson and ben stiller for the sequel. >> it's a tough job. someone has to do it. "zoolander" was not a box office hit when it opened, but it was a classic and it made derek and hansel household names. they are back in "zoolander 2." >> he was once the world's most famous model. but that was a long, long, long time ago. >> it's been 15 years since we first saw derek zoolander strike a pose and stop moving objects. from supermodel to super reinclusive. it is a conspiracy to kill the world's most beautiful people that gets derek and hansel out of hiding to solve such a mystery. >> peace out, world.
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>> back? yes, but a lot has changed in the world of high fashion. >> you are -- >> i'm sorry i can't understand a word you're saying. >> sitting down with ben stiller and owen wilson, the beauty and brains behind derek and hansel. we touched on film and politics and origin of blue steel. >> how are you doing? >> good. >> legend has it blue steel was inspired by your mirror face. is there truth in that? >> i guess part of it came out of the face i would make when i would brush my hair and my wife would say why are you making that face. i would say what face? >> owen, do you have one? >> yes, i do have one. >> owen's look has a sound effect. owen's hansel look has a sound. >> beautiful. >> it's a work of art right there. >> only one person can know how
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>> how would derek zoolander interpret this look? >> that is a blue steel. >> i would call that sad puppy and a dog. >> we do have to be fair. senator sanders. how would derek and hansel interpret? >> gray steel. >> crumbled steel. >> i personally think that derek and hansel are responsible for some of the magnificent dialogue in cinematic history. what would other magnificent dialogue had derek and hansel been around for "a few good men?" >> did you order the code red? >> i'll answers the question. do you want answers? >> i want the truth. >> you can't handle the truth. >> i love you, jack.
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don't say your good-byes, not yet. do you understand me? >> i'm so cold. >> rose. >> you're going to go on and make lots of babies and watch them grow. you will die an old -- is this really the dialogue? >> promise me that you'll survive. >> i promise. >> never let go. >> i'll never let go, jack. i'll never let go. >> and that never gets old. "zoolander 2" is in theaters how. i can't remember a movie having this many cameos in it. >> folks from here, too. >> matt lauer and natalie morales. >> a good idea. thank you. up next, one of life's burning questions. how can you tell if you are truly in love? the answer after these messages. male penguins show their love with... a pebble. some males, however... are smarter than others. save up to 30% on
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i am never getting married. never. psssssh. guaranteed. you picked a beautiful ring. thank you. we're never having kids. mmm-mmm. breathe. i love it here. we are never moving to the suburbs. we are never getting one of those (minivan). we are never having another kid. i'm pregnant. i am never letting go. for all the nevers in life,
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we are back on a saturday morning with an important question on this valentine's day weekend. what is love? >> it is an age old question that some people don't know the answer to.
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>> you complete me. >> it's been chronicle kron chronicled on film for decades. those scenes. those lines. that love. >> when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. >> it starts with age and culture. what is it? ask 100 people and you get 100 different answers. >> love is awesome. >> love is being together. >> giving a girl a flower. >> love is your first grand child. yes. >> love is when someone like reaches for your food and you don't have the sudden urge to slap their hand way. >> you know you are in love when you would rather hang out with your girlfriend than your best friends. >> being in love is loving the
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>> love is being patient. >> being in love means remember the rest of your life. look at your wife every day and say it's my fault. >> we tell each other every day. >> we wake up in the morning with a hug and kiss. >> and he sings in the shower. you're awake. >> i love him. >> robi ludwig, good morning. >> good morning. >> i know folks come to you all the time. the opinions are going to vary. in your opinion, what is love? how do you know you're in love? >> well, i think when you are falling in love when you are in love, you are under the influence of a neuro chemical cocktail. it packs a woll allop. you are seeing your partner
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what everyone sees as annoying, you find as adorable. >> the insurance tensity is turned up. you want to be around this person all the time. you think everybody else wants them as well. there is a physical attraction and intellectual attraction and hopefully compatibility as well. >> what is the difference between being in love and loving someone? >> well, i think it is more intense. so when you love somebody, you don't mind sharing them. you might even match them up with somebody else. when you are in love with somebody, you don't want them with anybody but you. you plan your life around them. >> when you are falling in love, you are on that roller coaster. it's up, it's down. it's insecure. thank god we don't live like that all the time. >> it changes. it is different when you are young and meet someone for the first time.
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children seem to change love in >> right. >> you know, in the end, i think loving somebody is having that calm secure sense of home base. there aren't necessarily so many highs or lows. there's a sense of expansion beyond the two of you into your friends and family. >> i think it's more normal. it is loving who you are when you are around that person and loving who you can be. it is almost like you help each other to become the person you are meant to be in the best-case scenario. >> that is a good way to look at it. what is the pressure for valentine's day and people not in a relationship? for couples out there who maybe one half of the couple feels more committed than the other. they feel they don't have the traditional commitment symbol whatever it may be. when do you know it is time to maybe cut and run?
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>> lots of different non traditional relationships today. more people are co- habitating more than getting married. if you are to wake up a year from now and your relationship and your life was unfolding the way you wanted it to you are in the relationship you want to be in. what would the day look like? visualize that and go for that. >> you need to respect your relationship goals. you have to be direct and say i want marriage and i want kids. put it out there. if someone can't give that to you, cut your losses. >> how do you sustain love? how do you make sure it is the love that lasts a lifetime? >> you have to first of all look at a person's character and see if you are looking at life in the same direction.
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do you want the same things out of life and are you willing to help each other to get it? love exists within reality. if that exists with what you want and if it does and match up, that can be damaging. >> you know, studies show that couples who succeed and fails, the couples that succeed have more positive-to-negative interactions even when they are fighting. >> support each other. nurture and love. >> thank you so much. robi and ian, thank you. happy valentine's day. up next, speaking of love, how about a delicious breakfast to help you get in the mood this valentine's day weekend. i do love to eat. >> we love to eat a lot on this show.
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this morning in "today's food" a delicious breakfast full of foods to get you in the mood. the opener of rocket in chicago is here with us on "today." good morning. >> i like how you said that. in the mood. we will get in the mood with mimosas. >> what are our options? >> pomegranite. you don't see a lot of leachy. we have mango. we take this to the chocolate waffles with cheesecake mousse. can you tell which minimum mimosas?
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and berries and cocoa powder. we will make the chocolate waffles. we have eggs and buttermilk and adding oil. >> you do all the wet ingredients together. >> yes. i'll start on the dry. you keep them separate. go ahead and whisk that together. we have flour and cocoa powder and brown sugar and baking powder and salt. right where you are when you have it mixed -- we have it separate because you want the ingredients mixed well. we push this together. then now you really have to go to work as you can tell. yes. then you will mix that up until it is sort of batter-like. >> mixed. >> yeah. i can do that. what you will do is fold in some chocolate chips. if you don't want that, you can
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you can swap out peanut butter. you can eat them like that like it is a buffet. >> you don't want to serve anybody that. >> i like the baby m&ms. >> peanut butter. >> you are going crazy and i love it. we have egg whites that we made nice and fluffy and airy because we want the waffles to be light and fluffy. >> then we fold. >> you don't want to go crazy because you want to maintain the fluffiness for the waffles. >> i never know when i'm supposed to stop folding. >> when it stops losing the white color. don't go crazy. you could see here that we are smoking hot ready to go. we will make the chocolate waffles. >> how do you like it? >> it is good. >> i would like another one. >> i have one for you.
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depends on the size of the waffle iron. then we have the waffles. what is great, if you don't want to cook on valentine's day, you can throw these in the freezer and then pop in the toaster or oven. then we have cream cheese, sour cream, powdered sugar, vanilla. then throw your berries on. then use strawberry syrup. there you go. >> i don't have a fork. >> i'll use a spoon. >> i'll give you mean. billy, thank you. rock star as always. you can get the recipe at >> cheers. >> valentine's day. >> cheers to you. >> first these messages. does the smell of a freshly bound presentation
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earlier in the show, we talked about how we met our spouses. craig met his wife in a this is 7news now. >> good morning and 7news today new england today is coming up next. you. cold weather crippling parts of new england this weekend. temperatures plunging to possibly record and dangerous lows. >> there is a renewed effort to keep drivers safe while out on the highways after a teacher is killed by a manhole cover. >> plus no rest for candidates on the campaign trail. republicans gearing up for tonight's big debate. >> 12 hour stand off in nebraska, three people now dead following a domestic dispute. >> plus new details about a shooting in arizona. incident a murder suicide. >> we'll have all those stories
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. >> hold on to your seats. an arctic blast is moving through new england as we speak. temperatures plunging to dangerous levels. >> a teen on his bike badly injured after a hit-and-run. >> a woman killed after a manhole slams through her window. >> all eyes on south carolina, candidates hitting the campaign trail hard. tonight another debate for the gop. >> this is 7news today in new england. >> all right, i hope you're ready for it. we are bracing for the biggest chill so far this season. biggest chill in the air. temperatures taking a nose dye as a dangerous freeze settles over a huge part of the country. this is weather that will have polar bears and penguins. >> i'm jennifer eagan.
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