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thanks so much for joining us this morning. >> speaking of sunrise, take a look at this beautiful shot here as we leave you this morning. thanks for making us a part of your morning here. the "today" show is next. wynn. good morning. closing arguments. >> look, this is the most important election in the history of our country. >> it is time to stand up and take back our democracy. >> with just six days to go, president trump and joe biden hit the battlegrounds hard. voters heading tthe polls early in record numbers wrchlt the race is tightening this morning. >> hot spots. the u.s. is reeling from the newest wave of coronavirus cases and nearly half a million in the past week alone and hospitals from coast to coast overwhelmed. >> we just don't have the
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capacity to handle another influx. >> new restrictions and even curfews enforced to stop the spread. just ahead, we will talk to a member of the government's task force ahead. overnight, violent protests. the national guard now being deployed to philadelphia after a second night of unrest over a fatal police shooting. the man's family pleading for calm. >> we are supposed to be united and not divided. i hope that people show my family and this city some kind of respect. >> the very latest ahead. in the cross heirs again, and the gulf coast is in the direct path as zeta strengthens again. >> those stories and plus, the wait is over. >> and they have won it in 2020.
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>> the long dods angeles dodger won their first world series in 22 years. a celebration that came with a very 2020 twist. today, october 28th, 2020. >> announcer: from nbc news this is the "today" show with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. morning, everybody. welcome to today on a wednesday morning and good to have you along with us. >> can you hear them in l.a. still celebrating. >> and in your house, your fiancee, joel a fan of the dodgers. >> yes, the franchise's first world series since 1988, and i mean, there were so many tears flowing after the celebration, and we will get into all of that. >> when you have waited that long and it is so special and we will have more on that in a little bit. >> yes, we will have more on
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that and hurricane zeta is intensifying and heading to the gulf coast, and we will give you an update on the conditions and new orleans, one of the cities in the path, and that is looking like lake pontchartrain in the hurricane's path. they don't need anymore. >> and now, six days to go and the story seems to be the record shattering early voting, and nearly 70 million ballots have already been cast and that is more than half of the entire total of voting in 2016. >> another big headline the push from the battlegrounds and president trump is going to be on the campaign trail today while vice president joe biden is going to be in broward county and tampa. >> we have more on the story with white house correspondent peter alexander. good morning, peter. >> yes, joe biden is going to be briefed by public health experts who he says is going to guide
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his public response if elected. and he is looking to guide his expanse to victory, and the president insists that the pandemic crisis is nearing the end even though it is growing bigger. >> reporter: the president is stumping overnight in nebraska. >> you better get me omaha. >> reporter: and the state traditionally votes republican, but one of the state e's seats up for grabs. >> reporter: and the vice president is taking a democratic tour in georgia. and the state has not been republican since 1992. >> and if we win georgia, we will win everything, and while the vice president unleashed everything, the president unleashed a battleground blitz. >> i have to say i am working my ass off. >> reporter: and holding rallies
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in michigan and wisconsin and states where he won in 2016, but where widen is winning in the polls, he is looking for lancing. >> i am getting to your husbands, because they want to get back to work. we are getting your husbands back to work. >> reporter: and on in the pandemic in wisconsin where he once again repeated this false claim. >> we are rounding this racetrack, and like this is perfect. we are rounding the curve, and we will vanquish the virus >> reporter: and later talking about how the pandemic is covered. >> and you know the fake newsi s covering covid, covid, covid, and excuse me, i am here. >> reporter: and former president obama mocking him. >> he said it in one of the rallies covid, covid, covid, and he is jealous of covid's media coverage. >> reporter: and the vice
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president is saying he is conceding defeat to the virus. >> he is waving the white flag, but the american people don't give up, and neither will i. >> and peter another key battleground that both candidates are battling for hard and that is arizona. >> savannah, the desert could be traditionally a republican state, but 11 electoral votes up for grabs. some polls show ta biden is the lead there, but most have moved it from lean to tossup, and this is why the president is going to be there for a couple of rallies and kamala harris is going to head there for a rally in tucson and phoenix. and there is also a hotly contested senate battle to help the democrats gain the senate, savannah. >> thank you very much. and now, there is subject without evidence that there is widespread voter fraud, but there are teams in place across the country to make sure that the voters and their ballots
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will be safe and secure. nbc's tom costello is joining us from maryland where the early voting started this morning. hey, tom, good morning. >> hoda, good morning. we are in gaithersburg, maryland, where they started to vote, and at 6:00 a.m., they started to line up around the building and down the block, and started to process the first surge of people, and no problem here. very peaceful, but in some areas of the country, we are seeing the people showing up with flags and honking and yelling and screaming and some people showing up with guns. is that voter intimidation? we talked to the police chiefs across the country, and they say they won't stand for any intimidation. >> reporter: in the final days before the election, president trump is, again, raising suspicions about the integrity of the vote. >> these ballots are turning out exactly what i said, who is sending them? where are they going? who is sending them back. >> reporter: with nearly 70 million early votes already cast, the president is calling
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for the winner to be declared quickly. >> it would be very, very proper and nice if a winner were declared on november 3rd instead of counting ballots for two weeks which is totally inappropriate. >> reporter: in fact, because of the pandemic, and the increase in mail-in voting, the results could be delayed and many states by law are given weeks to officially count the results. the president is also calling on his supporters to act as, quote, poll watchers on the election day. >> be very vigilant and watch, and be poll watchers and watch. >> reporter: putting a spotlight on the crucial spotlight of pennsylvania and the largest democratic stronghold. >> we are watching you philadelphia and watching at the highest level. >> reporter: and philadelphia's d.a. says that is amounting to voter intimidation which he says they will not tolerate from either the left or the right. and raising concerns that the president's words may incite militia groups to turn up. >> we don't have private armies in the united states, and you do
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not get to be a militia just because you say so. >> reporter: while the laws are varying state by state, the poll watchers must be registered and not allowed to intimidate voters. in michigan where the militia members were charged in an alleged plot to kidnap the governor, a judge struck down the directive to ban the open carry within 100 feet of voting locations. next door in the battleground state of wisconsin, the green bay police chief says they are ready for next week with the plans to have officers in plain clothes near polling places in case there is any effort to disrupt the process. >> i want the people to know in green bay like any other election, but in this one, we will be much more aware of what is happening. >> reporter: one other note here, if you still have an absentee ballot and have not mailed it in, experts say don't wait and don't bank on the mail any longer, and physically take it to the county drop box and put it in the box yourself, and that way, you know for sure that
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your ballot has arrived on time, and that it is going to be counted. the mail at this point really it is iffy. hoda, back to you. >> thank you, and good advice from tom costello in gaithersburg. >> good morning, craig. more advice on the coronavirus? >> yes, the united states is not just breaking record when it comes todayly covid cases, but we are seeing more hospitalizations than ever before. the situation is growing so dire in one texas town an emergency field hospital has been set up there. and we will talk about where things stand with a member of the nation's coronavirus task force in a moment, but first, nbc's gabe gutierrez is in texas. he is in el paso for us this morning. gabe, good morning to you. >> craig, good morning. we are overlooking the university medical center here in el paso, and of course, you will remember the headlines in new york more than six months ago, and this is starting to look a little bit like this, and
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the emergency field hospitals, and elsewhere, the makeshift morgues and seemingly no orelie in sight. >> reporter: the medical hospitals in el paso are full, and so medical tents are set up outside to treat the covid patients. a children's hospital was offering beds for the overflow, and the city's convention center is now a field hospital. this is not new york. it is texas. >> we are at a critical situation at this point in time. >> reporter: the county judge here has imposed an overnight curfew. >> and the provisions of the stay at home order that you can get. >> reporter: across the country 36 states have seen a rise in the hospitalized patients in the last week. >> most of us are very paranoid about this winter. you have covid and flu. plus the normal emergencies that we always see, and we just don't have the capacity to handle another influx. >> reporter: rising cases in chicago are forcing new
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restrictions starting friday, no indoor dine dg or bar service. >> 1 in 250 chicagoans have been infected and diagnosed with covid just within the last three weeks. >> reporter: in wisconsin leah lundburg was diagnosed with covid, but she has lingering symptoms. >> i would have taken it more serious if i had known how serious it is. >> reporter: the u.s. is averaging 70,000 new cases everyday and here in el paso hospitalizations up 300%. this doctor runs a clinic for migrants and low income patients and he is seeing is almost 200 a day, and almost half is covid positive. >> there is fear amongst my patients and i had a woman 76 years old having an asthma attack and worried about being infected with covid and you could hear the fear. >> reporter: here outside of the medical center in el paso, these
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tents are set up to alleviate the pressure on the health care system, and the doctor says he is seeing a 73% increase in the cases, and he and others here are bracing for the worst, savannah. >> thank you. and we are joined by admiral brett girard, and a member of the administrations's task force, and admiral, it is good to see you. good morning. >> good morning. thank you for having me on again. >> we have laid out the situation in the country where the cases are on the rise in almost all of the case, and how disturbed are you by what we are seeing and how serious is this? >> well, thank you for asking that, and the lead-in is very good and as we saw in memorial day, we are at a good case in the pandemic response and the cases are going up in states across the country, and the hospitalizations are up, although, we are tense of thousands of hospitalizations where we were in july, but it is rising, and we are starting to
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see the increase in deaths, but i want to emphasize that as we did in the sun belt, and as we did in the deep south, we can control the virus, and we know how to do that and smart policies and very critical to wear a mask when you can't physically distance and avoid the crowds like the crowded indoor spaces and wash your hands and we have more like these binax tests sent out to states to identify those who are symptomatic or asymptomatic taking the tests, and we had a doc meeting late into the night last night and we have the tools to combat this, and control it, but it is an important time to do it. >> you said yesterday in the interview that the situation is ten yu wouous and that word stre are you worried that we are in a precipice where if we do the right things we can stave off
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the disaster, buting at a very,y dark period of time in this country coming up? >> well, i was not an english major, but tenuous seems like a right word, savannah. and we can control this, and by smart tasks by wearing the face masks and avoiding crowds and stay i staying safe in the holidays and avoiding draconian measures so that we can control it by making changes because the virus is acting on its own. >> and are you frustrated? because the administration and the doctors are all singing one tune which wear a mask, and wear a mask, and there are mixed messages coming from the top from the president, and there is not any doubt about that, and does it frustrate you? >> look, i have a job to do, and like the other docs, and we will
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try to give the american the best evidence tossable. americans have done a great job. mask wearing is up across the country, and the americans are listening, and what i want to emphasize is that we will have a vaccine. we will have a safe and effective vaccine, and it may be this month or next month or in december, and this is not going to go on forever, and the vaccine is going to end the virus pandemic, but until that time, we have to do what we can do and that is the simple mitigation measures, wearing a mask and avoiding crowds indoors and washing hands and increased testing. we are only using one-third of the nation's testing capacity and we have to test more people especially in the outbreak areas, and we have surged to eight different cities now, and the surge federal sites and two started last week, and six starting this week, and six next week to surge in the testing and sometimes door-to-door, and if we do this, we can defeat the virus. >> and can i ask about that
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because the president said that the cases are up, because we test, test, test, and fake news conspiracy, and you are saying it is not a function of doing more test, and this is real cases and serious surge that we are seeing is and how do you know that it is not just because you are doing more testing >> well, two points. compared to march and april, and march and april are looking like lower cases than we have now, and that is probably false, because the testing was not sufficient to detect all of the case, but between july, august, september, october and now, and we believe and the data show that the cases are going up, and it is not just a function of the testing, and yes, we are getting more case identified, but the cases are going up, and we know that, too, because the hospitalizations are going up. the peak was in the 70,000s in july and we are at 40, 43,000 now, and so those are going up and it is real, and the deaths are increasing unfortunately.
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so we do assess that the cases are actually going up, and they are real because the hospitalizations and the deaths are starting to go up, and again, we can reverse that. i want everybody to know that nobody is wearing the, waving the white flag. the american people can make a difference, and you have done a great job, and the americans have defeated this before in july and august and we have to do the same thing now, and because as you said, we are entering the winter period, and to come indoors and slow down small gatherings before we get the safe and the effective vaccine and it is around the corner, and maybe not this month o next, but we are going to manufacture millions of doses as soon as it is deemed effective and it is critical. >> we appreciate your time, and thank you very much. >> thank you. and we are going to get to a hurricane that is bearing down on the gulf coast. and al has the latest.
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>> yes, and zeta is back to category 1, and 80-85 miles per hour, and at 17 hurricane warnings where you'd expect around the central gulf and new orleans. and look at how far inland that warning is extended. by this afternoon at noon, this may qualify as rapid intensification and getting to category 2 storm may make landfall between 3:00 and 6:00 and moving into the mid-atlantic states and strong winds causing power outages and heavy rain in the east, and cold air pulled in behind it friday and may bring snow and interior sections of new york, and upstate new york, and storm surge back in the gulf and 6 to 9 feet east of new orleans all of the way to the mississippi/alabama border, and the winds are going to push in and some of them getting up gusts of 90 miles per hour, and that is going to lead to a lot of power outages especially in
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the lower mississippi river valley, and all of the way into the mid-atlantic states and heavy rain, and locally up to 8 inches of rain from the gulf to the southern mississippi river valley, and look at how widespread this rain is going to be up into the northeast, and we will get into your local forecast in the next 30 seconds. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. as we take a live look outside in san jose, a beautiful start to our wednesday morning but it's also very chilly out there
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as we've started out with temperatures in the 50s, even some upper 40s as you're making your way out the door. now we're going to see our highs reaching into the low 70s for san francisco with some upper 70s for san jose. a few spots will reach the low 80s today like ukiah and morgan hill. concord today will see a high of 80 degrees. that is your latest weather. guys, if zeta hits louisiana that is the fifth hitting hurricane for the folks in louisiana and it has been a horrible weather season for them. >> wow. and now, mark zuckerberg is going to be facing questions on capitol hill. has he done enough to protect users. and the dodgers have won the world series, and now a bizarre world series, and now a bizarre twist, a p yeah, that's half the fun of a new house.
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we are back 7:30 with l.a. lit up in dodger blue. over night, the celebration of the team's first world series title in three decades. three decades. we will have a lot more on that and plus the 2020 twist that played a role in last night's game just ahead. we'll fill you in on more on that and what a great win for the dodgers. >> first the lakers and then the dodgers and they are partying there for two weeks, socially distancing. >> yes, of course. the headlines at 7:30, the family of a philadelphia man
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fatally shot by police is calling for calm this morning after a second night of protests turned violent. hundreds of marchers turned to the street to protest the shooting of walter wallace. the man was shot by police when he approached the officers with a knife monday. the protesters called for violence and protests in the city. >> and i would ask for everybody to have respect for my family and my son to stop this violence and the chaos going on in the city. >> reporter: the pennsylvania national guard is going to send national guard in to protect the citizens and the property in the city. and the man who ran the cult-like order nexium was convicted to 120 years in prison. officials say he turned some female followers into sex slaves
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and branded some with his own initials. in court raniere said he was sorry. peru's number one tourist draw man chew pea chew -- machu going to be opening sunday to less than half of the capacity, but visitors will be ordered to comply with the socially distancing measures and they attract 1.7 million visitors annually. and today, los angeles is celebrating a major championship. >> yes, the dodgers were the best team in baseball all season, and last night they walked away with the ultimate prize, that world series trophy. there it is, right there.
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and but, there was of course, a bizarre twist during and after the game, because again, it is 2020. steve patterson is joining us from the title town this morning, los angeles. hey, steve. >> guys, good morning. the dodgers ended the 32-year world title drought with a 3-1 game six win over the tampa bay rays in texas on tuesday, and you have to call it a fitting ending to one of the most turbulent seasons in league history. >> this year plongs s belongs dodgers. >> reporter: the los angeles dodgers capturing the first world series in 32 years with a 3-1 game six win over the tampa bay rays. >> that is strike three, and the dodgers have won it all in 2020. >> reporter: the dodgers ending the coronavirus-shortened third season without justin turner who was pulled in the eighth inning when the late arriving covid-19 test came back positive. at the time, no one knew why turner left the game, and shortly after they clinched the
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win fox sports announcing. >> after the completion of the game, we were informed by major league baseball that justin turner received a positive covid test and removed from the game. >> reporter: so he was not on the field to celebrate, but later posed hoisting the trophy and posed for pictures and hugging teammates. >> we are concerned when any of the players test positive for the virus, and it is a bittersweet experience, and we are glad that it is done. it is significant accomplishment for the league to get the season done. >> reporter: it marks one of the strangest seasons. when the pandemic hit, they canceled the season, and then the league stuck in a bitter labor battle and then restarted in july for a mini season and unlike the nba sequestering the
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players and the league officials and personnel calling it the bubble, the team struggled with outbreaks and then finally using bubble format throughout the playoffs until turner's test result was revealed. it is the first dodger's positive result until this iconic moment. >> she is gone! >> reporter: in 1998 curt gibson capturing that iconic victory. >> i was not alive for the first one, but this is great. >> i feel wonderful. we just won the world series, baby. >> reporter: overnight, a large crowd of dodger fans lighting up east l.a. >> i feel like a baby, because it has been a long time. >> reporter: neither the dodgers or major league baseball are commenting on the on-field situation for turner or whether
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or not there are any penalties for the team, and it has to be a surreal ending, and fitting ending for this surreal season of baseball. craig. >> and steveu so much. you fitting for the dodgers, and you remember they lost in game seven to the astros who then admitted to cheating, and so now, kudos to the dodgers. >> and you have a big interview. >> yes, the star pitcher clayton kershaw going to join us. and all eyes on capitol hill where the heads of facebook and google and twitter are on the hot seat. are they senscensoring enough, much or not enough?
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twitter, facebook y google >> yes, the ceos of twitter google and facebook are going to be testifying before congress again. lawmakers are concerned about the way they moderate the content that you see, and we are expecting major fireworks over how their powerful platforms are handling the leadup to the election day and beyond. >> reporter: today mark zuckerberg is going to face off with congress yet again ple pairing to defend the company's strategy to protect voters in 2020. in prepared testimony before the
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senate congress committee, he is going to say that the world's largest networking center is going to take many steps to make sure that people can speak up if they encounter problems at the polls or have been prevented from voting. the ceos of twitter and google will also testify today saying they, too, are going to be taking action to combat violence on both and after election day. but on both sides of the aisle, facebook users are concerned about how worried they are. >> i have had one of my posts censor censored. >> i have had a bad experience. >> reporter: this woman is a family person and mother of two children. >> how would you describe going into the election? >> i don't trust anything on
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facebook and i don't think that anybody else should. i don't want my speech to be censored, but i want facebook to take responsibility to let people know what they believe is not true >> reporter: and russia disinformation groups used a tas tick in 2016 is her number one concern. >> i think that the stuff on race and especially racism in politics can be dangerous. >> reporter: on the other side, 28-year-old molly failing believes that facebook is bias. and some of her theories of coronavirus or hydroxy medication have been taken down. >> i think that you should have both sides. >> reporter: do you think they target conservatives or go too far? >> i believe they are more left leaning and you have to trust the public to ip form themselves
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and make their own been opinions. >> reporter: and now they have denied making any bias against any group, and that is including conservative, and they claim to be nonpartisan. >> other than taking down the posts, what specific changes do the companies say they will make specific to the election? >> facebook has instituted a new political ban on the ads before the election, and they are being challenged. and they are also using others when civil unrest has erupt and that is tweaking the news feed to change what you see and tightening and changing the standard for detecting content that is quote dangerous, and of course, twitter is putting the messages at the top of your feed of their site to warn about misinformation related to the election, and they are calling that prebunking. guys?
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>> okay. jill kent for us, thank you. >> look at who is over there. look at you. >> look at me. look at the map, and look at this low pressure over the plains of the central plains bringing in the cold air and the jet streams to the south and nine degrees cooler in minneapolis, and 44. el paso is 26 degrees cooler than usual with the temperature of 56 for a high today and as we move into tomorrow, the cooler air is going to go to the east, and the temperatures below average in cleveland and baton rouge, and memphis and out to amarillo, 21, and cooler than average, and we won't start to warm up until we get towards the end of the weekend and augusta, maine, up to 50 by sunday, and 50s in new york city, and cincinnati, and as far south as nashville. 55 friday and cooling down sunday with the temperat good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a beautiful sunrise over the
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south bay as we take a live look. also a chilly morning starting out at about 50 degrees. we have a lot of upper 40s across parts of the bay area as you head out the door. as we go into today it's going to go from nice and chilly to warm, low 80s for ukiah and clear lake. san francisco a high of 70 degrees. 78 in palo alto as well as san jose and livermore. and that is your latest weather. hoda >> thank you, al. coming up next, guys, the search for solutions and a way to make flying safe during the pandemic. dogs trained to sniff out the coronavirus. and kelly is getting a firsthand look at how it all works after this.
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researchers in finland believe they might have the answer to getting people flying again, covid-sniffing dogs. >> kelly cobiella is in helsinki where they have been testing passengers for about a month now. kelly, we want to know, is this working? >> reporter: well, so far it looks like it is the researchers call preliminary results here really, really positive now, you're not going to see dogs walking up and down this -- >> at the university of pennsylvania, they're being trained to find people covid positive there's a distinct smell the dogs can detect. they are asking for sweaty socks and used masks to test their dogs' accuracy
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>> we're deploying dogs in areas where we need detection quickly. >> here screening passengers like me after baggage claim. a quick wipe-down, hand over -- nor years they have sniffed for bombs and even some cancers, but now at the university of pennsylvania, they are being trained to find people who are covid positive. a french study in june found high evidence of the sweat of covid-positive people has a distinct smell that the dogs can detect. >> we need your help and body odor. and the british researchers are asking for sweaty dogs and used
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masks to test for the dog's accuracy. >> and we are looking for a high degree of accuracy to deploy the dogs in the areas where we need to screen people very quickly. >> reporter: by sniffing through your clothes, the first real world trials this week at the train station in london. but here in helsinki, they are ahead of the pack. screening passengers like me after a baggage claim. and a quick wipe-down, hand over your tissues, and then the dog goes to work behind the screen. scratching a positive control sample. >> well, that is quick. but mine negative. and a free backup behind that eye-watering nasal swab and results a day or two by text. the dogs take a day or two to train depending upon the background and the love of treats and one dog can sniff more than a hundred samples per day at airports and offices and
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nursing homes. this can save lives. >> totally it is a no-brainer for us. >> reporter: and researchers here are bullish about this. and they say they need to collect more data, and they will be doing it over the next several weeks, but they believe that it could be in use around airports around the world in the next few years. >> kelly, you are not shy. good for you. >> glad to see that we are all negative. >> amazing how accurate they can be, and they need between 10 or 100 molecules according to the helsinki test, it is between 10 and 100 molecules. >> and blake and gwen's biggest collaboration. ♪
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marin county. that means that businesses can allow more people inside. take a look at your tv screen. retail stores, indoor malls, libraries, offices can operate at full capacity. dine-in restaurants, places of worship, movie theaters, museums 50% capacity. jip gyms, wineries, card rooms. >> reporter: i'm cierra johnson in san francisco. hospital officials on high alert after five people tested positive for covid-19 at this hospital. we're learning from hospital staff that two of those individuals were patients and they shared a room. the three others were staff members that cared for those patients. those patients right now not experiencing any symptoms. staff members, though, all experiencing mild symptoms. plan of action right now test and reach out to anyone that may have had contact with these individuals. a quick look at our forecast with meteorologist kari hall. and it's going to be a
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>> and she said yes. blake shelton and gwen stefani proving there really is nobody but them wednesday, october 28, 2020. >> happy halloween today halloween is going to be out of this world! >> we're the smiths from houston, texas >> good morning savannah and hoda >> oh, yes now that is some halloween spirit right there welcome back it's wednesday morning glad to have you starting your day with us. >> turning out those costumes. can't wait to get to our big board later. we've had our show on for an hour now can you start your day at 7:00, any time you're waiting for us, start that dvr >> where you been? where you been we have been waiting on you. >> let's go to the news at 8:00. the candidates are holding
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nothing back in its final stretch of the campaign, hoping to finish strong in the crucial battleground states. in the meantime early voting continues at a record pace. lester holt is in the one state that may end up deciding it all. lester, good morning. >> good morning, savannah. good to see you. with just six days to go until election day and day three in our journey across america, we are in pennsylvania today. we're speaking with voters about issues that are important to them. we asked them who they support, how specifically the pandemic has played a role in their decision to cast their vote. here in wilkes-barre, some were given a mail-in ballot, application to have a ballot sent to their home. this all comes as president donald trump and joe biden make their final pitch to voters in an all-out campaign blitz. the president stumping overnight
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in nebraska. he also held rallies tuesday in battlegrounds michigan and wisconsin. meantime, joe biden campaigned in georgia and that is a state that has not backed a democrat for president since 1992, and the poll shows that the race is now a virtual dead heat, and both candidates are taking a different approach on the coronavirus pandemic, and the focal point of the campaign. >> but you notice the fake news, right? all they talk about is covid, covid, covid, and we make such incredible progress, and excuse me, i am here. >> donald trump has waved the white flag and surrendered to the virus, but the american people don't give up or give in and certainly don't cower and
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neither do i. >> more than 70 million americans have already cast ballots. the tally show as record break breaking pace that could turn out to the highest turnout. republicans have narrowed the gap in early in-person voting. that's the situation from here. we'll send it back to you. >> lester in the battleground of pennsylvania this morning. >> we'll talk to pennsylvania governor tom wolfe coming up on the third hour of "today." turning now to the coronavirus and the new wave of cases sweeping the nation and strain ing medical centers to the brink, and hospitals in utah could soon run out of icu beds and doctors are warning they may have to resort to rationing care. megan fitzgerald has more on that. >> reporter: this morning utah's doctors are sending an urgent
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warning. hospitals are running out of icu beds. >> we don't have the ability to continue to provide unlimited amounts of care. >> reporter: the utah hospital association telling the governor they're less than two weeks away from having to ration care. >> at some point in time it may be better to focus that limited care on a smaller number of patients, those that are most likely to benefit from it. >> reporter: it's a reality these medical professionals never thought they'd face, choosing who gets what type of care. >> because covid has a clear increased mortality with advanced age, age does become a tiebreaker. >> reporter: inside the university of utah hospital, the icu is already at capacity. an overflow unit has been set up and also feeling the strain. not just from the coronavirus. >> if you have a heart attack or you get in a trauma and all the beds are full and you have a stroke, we can't care for you. >> reporter: the state is considering setting up a field
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hospital like they did in the spring, but doctors say there may not be enough medical personnel to staff it. nurses and doctors are already working overtime shifts under extreme pressure. >> we don't have the ability to do everything for everyone. that is horrific and heart breaking. >> reporter: adding to the emotional toll already months in the making. >> i have been at the bedside of multiple patients of covid-19 and been the last person that they saw, the last person to look at them in their eyes before they died. i have seen nurses walk out and say i can't do this. but we have to. who else is going to do it? >> health care workers sacrificing so much for their community, hoping now the community does their part to help them because time is running out. for "today," megan fitzgerald, nbc news, salt lake city. >> this morning, new orleans and other parts of the gulf coast are bracing for hurricane zeta. the storm strengthened overnight
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and likely to make landfall today as a category 2, and the winds could gust as high as 100 miles an hour. that is enough to cause extensive damage from the stateline to alabama. >> we will check in with al on that in a little bit. >> well, we have got the news done and so there is only one thing left to do. >> what is that? >> the morning boost. >> a mother and daughter who teach kindergarten classes are both doing it from the house. so if you happen to drop by, you'll probably see puppet shows, dancing and singing. ♪ and now it's time to say good-bye ♪ bye, my friends. ♪ ♪ >> okay, come on now. they make it look like fun. it takes a lot of dedication. they're coming up with new ways to keep the kid engaged.
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♪ an update on a story of a friend that has touched so many. >> yes, a friend of ours and has been for many years about crush breaking loss. >> chrissy teigen has written a powerful essay about her pregnancy loss >> kate joins us more with what chrissy is saying. >> reporter: good morning, savannah as many as one in four pregnancies end in a loss. after chrissy teigen and john legend went through their experience, she took a break from social media for a while. now she's speaking out and describing not only what happened to them but also the complex emotions she felt that so many women understand chrissy teigen said she didn't know how to start writing about all they've been through but that it felt right to begin with
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a thank you. for weeks our floors have been covered in flowers of kindness, she writes notes have flooded in and have each been read with our own teary eyes social media messages from strangers have consumed my days, mother starting with "you probably won't read this," but i can assure you i did with a post she says that she was diagnosed with a partial placental abruption. she was trying to get the dude to 28 weeks. but in late set, she went to the hospital my doctor told me exactly what i knew was coming, she writes. it was time to say good-bye. he just wouldn't survive this, and if it went on any longer, i might not either eventually they were taken to a new floor to the hospital, knowing i was about to fully deliver what was supposed to be
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the fifth member of our beautiful family, a son, only to say good-bye moments later she writes about the delivery, holding our son and kissing his tiny hands and feet. even as i write this now, she says, i can feel the pain all over again. she asked her husband and mother to take pictures no matter how uncomfortable it was, photos she shared on social media, now writing to those who criticized her. she wrote, i cannot express how little i care that you hate the photos. how little i care that it's something you wouldn't have done i lived it, i chose to do it and more than anything, these photos aren't for anyone but the people who have lived this or are curious to know what something like this is like. these photos are only for those who need them. just weeks after the loss, john took the stage at the bill board music awards with an emotional
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award dedicating "never break" to his wife. ♪ we will never break, we will never break ♪ >> now chrissy is shining a light on the kindness that's come their way i went to the store where the checkout lady quietly added showers to my cart she wrote, sometimes people will approach me with a note, and offering encouragement to the less famous who might need support, and the worst part is knowing that there are so many women who won't get these quiet moments of joy from strangers and i beg you to please share your stories and to be please kind to those pouring their hearts out. >> chrissy also says it was a relief when people reached out and began with you don't need to respond, just offering their wisdom to her. right now she's really busy with two toddlers and overnight she posted some cute videos of her cooking and baking with her kids >> that's a really powerful message. it breaks your heart, but she has a lot of strength and
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courage to share, and i think that it will help people who feel alone. >> and just that tiny line about how the checkout lady placed nowers in the cart and the number of people who reached out, and made her feel good. we are reaching out, too, and we love you, chrissy. now a turn and reaching out to mr. rocher for the latest. hey, al. >> we just got the latest advisory on zeta and it is now strengthening, moving north at 17 miles per hour, 265 miles west of the mouth of the mississippi river. hurricane warnings where you expect them from the central gulf including new orleans, and look up here, the tropical storm watches all of the way to atlanta. atlanta, the last time they were in a tropical storm watch was 2017. we are seeing the system becoming a category 2 which is a rapidly intensifying storm, and making it between grand isle between 3:00 and 6:00 this
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afternoon and making it into the mid-atlanta this afternoon and friday and bringing wet snow and filtered air as it comes through. and locally 8 inches of rain, but as you are going into the northeast, heavy rain as well, and from atlanta to charlotte, and the possibility of a lot of power outages, because the trees have so much foliage on them, good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. take a live look outside at our beautiful view of san francisco. no fog again this morning. we are going to see a lot of sunshine today and a high temperature of 70 degrees. across the bay in oakland expect a high of 75. upper 70s from the south bay down to the north bay, or up to the north bay as well with a high of 78 degrees in santa rosa. going through the forecast, nice weather continuing into
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halloween weekend. and that is your and that is your latest weather. guys >> sheinelle has taken over, because carson is away. in a few minutes, you're going to reveal the winner of the candy bar challenge, right >> coming up, a couple, after five years of dating, gwen stefani and blake shelton have announced they're engaged. we couldn't be more excited for them. our own natalie morales has all of the details. good morning to you. >> good morning, sheinelle, and we have waited a long time for this. and she is a pop princess and he is a country crooner, but together, they make the perfect free. their lives and work have been intertwined for year, but now it is being made officials and a long-awaited happy ever after for music royalty. after sitting side by side on
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the set of "the voice" -- >> the whole reason to come on the show is to try to destroy blake. >> reporter: -- and making sweet music together, they have announced their greatest collaboration yet. the couple breaking the news they're engaged to be married, posted matching photos on their social media accounts. her caption reading "blake shelton, yes, please." and writing on his, "hey, gwen stefani, thanks for saving my 2020 and the rest of my life." just last week on "today," she played coy when asked about rumors they were headed to the altar. >> so what is happening with the wedding? >> well, i don't know. we will see what happens, you know what i am saying. >> they both went through high profile divorces, later finding support in each other. eventually that friendship turned romantic. since then they've been side by side on red carpets, on stage
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and in life. shelton has even become a father figure to her three sons, kingston, zuma and apollo. they have taken their time before taking the next big step, resisting public pressure as they both told me in 2018. >> we're trying to be in the moment as much as we can >> he is your forever, right >> i hope so, yeah >> this is something that i feel like is meant to be. she's everything that you could hope a human being could be. >> the happy couple has been quarantining at shelton's ranch in oklahoma, releasing the ballad called "happy everywhere," releasing video of the two more happy than ever as the lyrics go, this couple is
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happy anywhere, as long as they have each other. ♪ i could be happy anywhere wit you ♪ >> it does seem like it was meant to be guys, it's funny because the news may come as a big surprise to some fans because many by now thought that they were already married. gwen has had to clarify a couple of times in interviews that blake was not her husband yet, and yet she said that she liked how it sounded and finally it is coming true, and we need all of the details from carson and how did it happen and what was the proposal like and when is the wedding? >> and by the way, natalie, when we did that interview with gwen, me and carson, and carson already knew, because when i asked that question, he turned the whole interview and i asked him later, did you already know and he said of course he knew. >> and the most important candy election we can reveal the winner >> come on we don't know the winner
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>> you don't know? >> we don't know the winner. >> our candy decision desk making the call, america has spoken with 52% -- >> what! >> reese's didn't quite make it. >> but peanut butter and chocolate is such a delicious combination. >> but snickers is classic. >> roker, the york peppermint patty was out like three days ago. >> i would have gone reese's >> where would you have gone call it. >> way to go, america. >> so good, know >> you about the write-in was
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for york peppermint patty. >> way to go, america. >> nobody wrote that in but you. good morning to you. i'm 8:06. dialing back plans to market street 2.0, the project is in motion between fifth and eighth street but "the examiner" reports plans for a sidewalk driveway blocked. due to revenue losses. also, more project cuts may be coming. get a look at the forecast for you today. you step outside, kari hall is tracking that. kari? >> nice weather in the forecast for today. highs reaching 70 degrees in san francisco. 75 across the bay in oakland and
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78 in livermore and 78 in san jose. through the forecast, more weather like this into the next several days with sunshine and slightly above normal temperatures. cool mornings going into halloween. expect a high of 70s in valleys and setting back the clocks one hour this sunday morning for san francisco. expect a high of 70 degrees, sunny skies and gradually see the fog returning to the coastline by the weekend and that will drop temperatures back to the up are 60s. then warming up again early next week and we'll see the warm-up happening across the bay area, marcus. >> thanks, kari. another local news update coming up for you in 30 minutes. see you then.
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the news on the election. >> that is right, seven days away from the election and seven months from knowing who won. >> and ken jeong and mayor pete buttigieg. 8:30, kids. it is wednesday, the wednesday before halloween and you know who is ready the crowd is ready and it is day three of the infamous plazaween. we have a new batch of costumes and you have to check them out. we will check them out and visit. can't wait.
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>> the bracketween is over, but plazaween is not. you got to check them out. we're going to go and visit. >> we're going to ween you off the weens slowly >> jenna got to meet up with bette midler and what she had to say about getting her fellow witches back together. >> and if you want a delicious dessert to go along with that candy. how to take an ordinary box of browny mix and turn it into the halloween magic candy brownies >> that looks good >> looks like she's got kitkats on top of there. >> we're going to celebrate national first responders day, honoring local heros who have been hard at work on the front line of the pandemic >> coming up, we're are going to introduce you to a former race car driver to put the pedal to the metal to get more women
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involved in the sport. >> but at 8:31, let's get a check of the weather, mr. roker. >> starting friday, we'll see some wet snow with remnants of zeta coming through new england. the highs bouncing back and drying tout southeast, and then saturday for halloween, it is a frigid morning and sunny and cool through much of the country and warm and dry through much of the west, and sunday, sunday, it is wet in the mid-atlantic through new england, and look good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we'll have a lot of sunshine in the forecast as we are going to also have some finally above normal temperatures reaching into upper 70s, low 80s. halloween looking very nice. sunday, setting clocks back one hour, but temperatures going up as we reach into early next week. looking at highs up to 84 degrees in the valleys.
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in san francisco, we'll go from the upper 60s and fog returning this weekend to some mid-70s for next monday and tuesday. and that's the latest weather. hoda >> and how lucky is jenna? she gets to talk with the legendary bette midler she gets to talk about getting give you my world ♪
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>> no. they're back to raise awareness for the new york restaurant project. they create outdoor spaces for all to enjoy everyone is excited to see those iconic witches back together again. bette midler is reunited with the cast of her classic 1993 film "hocus-pocus. for her annual hoolaween festival. >> how is it possible that this film is almost celebrating its 30th anniversary >> we're thrilled to death we had a lot of fun making it. when it first came out, it wasn't as big a hit as we were hoping for as the years have gone by it's gotten more and more embedded in the culture and people saying i brought my kids up on that it's been great. >> come on, sing. >> those iconic characters recently cast their spell together in a video for the virtual charity event.
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>> we got dressed up as the characters and saw each other for the first time as those characters in 27 years it was like it was yesterday right back to our same, you know, our same relationships, our same way of improvising, our same way of mugging. you know, we're like -- >> the fact that you could get right back into that character >> the characters are raising awareness for the new york restoration project. since 1995, midler has made it her mission to save parks and community gardens in underserved neighborhoods. >> when i came back to the city, it was filthy and really it was scary. you couldn't go to the parks because they were considered too dangerous. i thought i got to fix this. i have that gene i bought 52 community gardens in 1999 so we have a lot of gardens. >> and with the pandemic, those gardens have become sacred outdoor spaces >> you have to have a place to
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sit quietly and regain your mental health and you have to breathe. you have to find a peaceful place to breathe and these gardens we've had for 25 years have sort of been a place where people can collect themselves again. to be in nature is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself, to sit and listen to the leaves of a tree or feel the breeze on your face is so important. >> midler's efforts supporting the parks make her more of a fairy godmother, casting her spell of good deeds. >> i put a spell on you! >> will there be any singing one of the things that i remember is "i put a spell on you. >> i'm not going to give anything away but there will definitely be music in it. definitely definitely and there will be dancing, too >> we love that these sisters are going to bring back a little joy.
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>> well, the sisters are really, really excited on being back for halloween night. >> now you're mine >> she is my sister. i'm one of those sisters she was talking about when the film came out, it wasn't a big hit, but as time has gone by, it is a huge part of our fabric and culture. if you walk down the streets of new york on halloween, you will see multiple people and even dogs dressed up like those - you see these three? >> oh, wow >> you see these three? she said they were dying to get a reunion together, a real reunion. this is like a movie, by the way people will tune in and see something
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happen she said, yes, that she, too, all these fans want it, she's here for it. >> there you go. >> i'm here for it, sister >> if you guys want to watch the hocus-pocus hooloween -- it is coming out friday, and we will have all of the information on our website. coming up on this first responders day, men and women on the front line of this paemic, they will nd sometimes... ...less is more. so, here's humira with a thinner needle.
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a story of true grit. >> we all know first responders have been working day and night since the beginning of this pandemic. at its peak in new york, medics were responded to 6,000 emergency calls in day. as you can imagine the mental and physical toll on them unimaginable, many of them contracting the virus themselves but their passion and dedication to saving lives and the support of this city kept them going. >> reporter: lieutenant anthony almagera manages the station in brooklyn. he has been there for almost two decades. >> i've deliver ed babies, had people hit by cars, fall down, break an ankle and everything in between. >> when his city became the epicenter of the epidemic, it was a scene you couldn't imagine >> it was like a bomb hit.
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>> our normal call volume was between 2,000 and 2,500, but then we had over 6,000 a day. our heads were spinning. >> reporter: anthony and his fellow medics on the front line. the loss of life too much to bear >> i had 13 cardiac arrests in a 16-hour shift, and as a medic, even if you're in an area that's a little busy, maybe you get two or three a week, maybe. to have 13 in a day, that's when i bottomed out. that's 13 families where i had to go and say there's nothing more we can do >> heading into work each day even at great risk to themselves, andy didn't get sick, but so many on his team did. >> i had to be there for my members and i had to be there for the public. >> this veteran said no one could believe what they were seeing. she got covid-19 back
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in december. >> when i first caught it, my doctor didn't have a name for it, they just named it the flu. if i knew back then that's what it was, i would never have went home because i gave it to my husband, my daughter caught it from me. >> rene was sick for weeks but she returned to work after she recovered. >> i never expected that i was going to work through a pandemic >> reporter: fresh out of the academy, jessica kowalska had caught the virus in early march. she was out of work for a month. she recovered and headed right back to the front lines. >> it was tough. thankfully i have a great station, great co-workers and i do have the foundation of everything the department taught me >> reporter: running on fumes but devoted to saving every life they could, these first responders continued to work tirelessly even after the nightly cheer throughout the city faded, their work
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never did. >> someone has to be there when someone calls 911. they should expect to have someone that's dedicated and passionate about their well being >> in the city's darkest moments, the things that was lighting up the streets was the ambulances people heard those sirens and they heard hope >> to be able to say i went out there and made a difference, even to a small portion of people, it was amazing. >> they're true heros, they really are. >> every time you hear an ambulance go by you, you don't even realize and think about what's going on with these paramedics. >> she brought up a really good point that you call 911, and you just expect them in minutes. these are men and women with families at home, as well. anthony says he's continuing to advocate for mental health support for his colleagues
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and they have a fund and you can learn more at we want to thank the fdny for their incredible service in fact, we are excited to announce that along with our sponsor ford who salutes them everyday designing vehicles for the ems and police and firefighters, and we are going to launch a special series to profile and say thank you to first responders and front line workers. everywhere so certainly look forward to that. all of you who are serving us, we just thank you guys >> it's not in the distant past we're talking about the surgeon in new york in the springtime but it's happening right now in hospitals. we did story at the top of the show about front line workers working so hard. >> you hear those ambulances, think about the men and women driving those ambulances >> and the fund that's been set up. 13 cardiac arrests in one shift. >> to be continued >> just ahead this
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morning, we're going to shift gears and whip up a festive and easy-to-make dessert for halloween. it starts with a simple box of brownie mix. that is musi need to find the closest official ballot drop box near you? just visit to find your nearest location. then drop off your ballot. your vote will be secure and counted. there are other ways to vote too. just return your vote-by-mail ballot at your voting location or mail it back. or you can vote safely in-person during early voting or on election day. vote the way you're most comfortable - but vote by 8pm on november 3rd.
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we're we are back with "today food," focusing on making your holiday celebrations extra special. >> sandra lee is kicking off a new episode of her series on "today. >> check out or streaming channel on all day or on peacock for our favorite recipes, decorating ideas and spooky stories >> to get things started, sandra lee showing us how to create a magical dessert with some sweet surprises. >> hi, everyone. happy halloween. these are my halloween magic candy brownies these are fantastic if you are having friends
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over or if you just want a decadent holiday dessert. they start off with just a regular brownie from the grocery store. if you can't find that, then go ahead and just use chocolate syrup, a quarter of a cup. we're going to add a couple things to these brownies i think will surprise you we'll add three tablespoons of coffee or espresso. we'll then add three tablespoons of coffee liquor now, two eggs, oil and then very slowly blend this together. now, my oven is already preheated to 375 degrees. you are going to cook these for about 40 minutes. sometimes i will underbake these by about five minutes so that the inside, the middle side is nice and moist and dense and a little gooey that's how i like them this is going to be the beginning of the candy brownie. you want to take a candy bar.
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i like the wafer bars. put it on to your brownie. line those up. that's going to actually sit on top of your candy bar and then you're going to go right on the side here a little snack for me later. and down the middle. these candy bars then go on to a plate now, we're going to make icing powdered sugar in your bowl cream cheese, some heavy whipping cream, espresso powder and room temperature butter and now some vanilla, about one teaspoon, about a capful, and mix it up again. that is going to be great icing. into the bag it goes you know my little trick, plastic bag, take the corner, in the glass. just putting this into here to make it easier
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to get it on top of the brownies we're going to go back and forth here it going to allow all that candy to set on and be secured into the brownie. now decorating put on all kinds of candy. because we're not putting this directly on ice cream, you have to put these in the fridge to harden up. it needs to be cold. and then go back and forth. a little bit more halloween candy and then into the fridge these are going to go. they're perfect every single time. they're decadent, they're delicious. happy halloween. >> wow >> okay. >> sandra lee, thank you. can you get that recipe at and don't miss sandra lee making her haunted halloween cupcakes and
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a special treat just for adults on today all day at 1:45 and 6:45 eastern >> the mind boggles. it's time to meet today's batch of my plazaween families so you can decide who will be the next family that will make it to the final round on friday. >> we're going to the big board. let's head to detroit for the robinson family carnival. cheryl is a contortionist, cliff is a ringmaster and maya is a popcorn surrender with their poodle, penny, dressed as the popcorn that pose looks very painful. you must have been practicing that. >> absolutely. just a tad, just a tad. >> man, how do you keep this whole circus in line, sir >> well, by being the ringmaster, you just have to stay the course >> i love the poodle popcorn. very nice.
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>> next up, we've got the dehli family or should we say the adams family >> oh, that are creepy and they're kooky. >> we got the mom and the dad and they're in character. and the daughter and morticia, and the costume how did it come about >> every year we try to come up with something bigger and better this is what we came up with this year. >> amazing >> look at the hand. that's priceless >> we're going to buzz over to forsythe, illinois where are my kirbys? samuel is a bee keeper, ashley is a bee and their 11-month-old maverick is our baby bee. most people celebrate halloween and they want candy for you guys it means a little bit more than just another day on the calendar >> yeah, we started dating on halloween ten years ago. >> and did y'all dress up every year as something?
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>> yeah, every year and maverick this year >> we have to get to our final group. it the spice girls, patty, deana, katie and susie and cinnamon spice and chili pepper, and is this the beginning of a new girl group >> i don't know about singing but we're definitely here to spice up your lives! >> you look great. patty, miss cinnamon, made those costumes from scratch from the label to the lids, well done. it's up to you the winning group from today will rejoin us for the grand finale good morning to you. it's 8:56. i'm marcus walk. ucsf on alert after five positive coronavirus results amount the parnassas campus. involves two patients who share add room and two workers who cared for them.
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one later tested positive ahead of being discharged. all five said to be showing mild symptoms and isolated now. the original source of infection not clear. the hospital is working to de i identify tests and quarantine anyone else exposed. happening now, following those developments, will have the latest during our midday forecast and a link on our home page now. pressure on this morning as uncertainties grow towards the pandemic. >> we had to build our own churches.
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