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a live local news update. >> taking a live look at christmas in the park downtown san josé. if you are heading out this weekend, that's a good place to go. always a fun time there. don't forget our midday newscast coming up at 11:00, but until then, the "today" show is next. good morning on the move. cases of the omicron variant now good morning on the move. cases of the omicron variant now detected throughout the country. five states from new york to hawaii triggering a new wave of rules and restrictions >> widespread vaccinations and boosters and testing and a lot more >> just ahead, the race for research, how severe is the variant, how fast can it spread and with christmas just three weeks away, what it all means for your holiday plans we have complete coverage. breaking overnight, on the brink again, congress narrowly passing a bill to keep the government open, a bill narrowly derailed by a debate over vaccine mandates
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a live report from the white house, straight ahead. criminal charges, police now weighing in whether the parents of the suspected school shooter in michigan who used his father's gun should face consequences >> you have a right to posses a gun, but with it comes responsibility >> the decision expected as soon as today we'll have the very latest on the record, alec baldwin gives his account of that fatal shooting on his movie set. >> do you see that do you see that? she goes, yeah, that's good. i let go of the hammer, bang the gun goes off >> this morning, why he says he's not at fault and where the case goes from here. those stories, plus door to door have you ever wondered how your packages get to you so quickly we take you on a never before seen look at the high tech and highly organized chaos at one of amazon's warehouses at the height of the holiday. and shining stars, the cowboys run away from the saints >> down the sidelines, jets are
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on >> a big win bringing them a texas two-step closer to the playoff today friday, december 3rd, 2021. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza >> good morning, everybody welcome to "today. it is friday morning we're in the middle of a holiday season >> why did you do that why did you put the saints and the cowboys at the very end? >> i'm sorry i can't take out the news headlines you don't like >> all right, all right. >> a good night for the cowboys, not so good for your saints. also breaking news out of capitol hill, congress pass ago short-term bill to prevent another government shutdown. we're live in washington with what it means moving ahead meantime, there are new questions about that deadly shooting on the set of the movie
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"rust" as alec baldwin speaks out in a new interview so what did he mean when he said he didn't pull the trigger that story, coming up. we'll start with the omicron variant now detected nationwide. five new cases reported here in new york, adding to the confirmed cases in hawaii, colorado, minnesota and california this morning, what this means for you throughout the holidays and the busy holiday travel season nbc's sam brock is kicking things off for us. sam, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. with more cases of the variant identified, the biden administration is getting more aggressive not just with vaccines and boosters, but also with testing these at-home kits cost about $30. find them online or with your local drugstore. starting next month, insurance companies will have to reimburse you for these. omicron now spreading on american soil. five new cases confirmed in new york alone >> the early cases that arise are not life threatening they seem to be minor cases and that is a source of good news for us right now
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>> reporter: so far, it's been reported in five states. the latest hawaii overnight. the mysterious variant's potential severity still unclear. a colorado woman just returned from southern africa where omicron is surging >> she is experiencing mild symptoms and is isolating at homed not been boosted >> reporter: it follows confirmed cases in california, san francisco and now l.a. as well as minnesota. >> it's not surprising that it showed up. >> reporter: that minnesota infection involving a man who was vaccinated and boosted he attended a large anime convention at the javitz center in new york city last month. >> i have a family at home i don't want them to catch it. >> we're going to fight this variant with science and speed, not chaos and confusion.
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>> reporter: president biden announcing a series of new actions aimed at curtailing a winter covid spike >> that doesn't include shutdowns but would it spread boosters and testing >> reporter: part of that effort, expanded travel restrictions and millions of free kits will be distributed to sites and private insurance will reimburse people who buy them at home or online >> the at-home antigen tests you can buy are absolutely essential to helping to control this pandemic >> reporter: earlier this year, it took the delta variant about three months to become the dominant covid strain in the u.s. doctors say the best defense against all variants is still get vaccinated and boosted anyone over the age of 5 can get a vaccine and boosters are now not just available, but recommended for every adult. >> do it today, not when omicron has already been identified in your community >> reporter: as far as any impact of thanksgiving and a possible rise in covid cases, what we saw, guys, were the numbers dipped slightly after the holiday and then start to pick up again. according to the cdc, we're at
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almost 90,000 infections a day >> delta is still moving across the country with rapid speed, there's new information about this new variant, omicron, and reinfections what do you know about that? >> reporter: researchers in south africa were looking at a pretty large sample size, about 3 million positive cases what they found were 35,000 reinfections, a rate of about three times higher than beta or delta. we're seeing young kids under the age of 4 with a dramatic rise in hospitalizations experts right now say it's likely a matter of weeks, not months before omicron becomes the dominant strain in the united states. when it comes to travel and new restrictions, the omicron variant is adding new complications to an already busy season anne thompson is at new york's laguardia airport with more on that good morning >> reporter: good morning, hoda. just when it feels like things were getting back to normal,
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along comes the omicron variant and it is fueling fears that it could stall a recovery in the travel industry, both here and around the world just as the holiday travel season was beginning to rev its engines, news of the omicron variant threatening to upset itineraries. with millions now reconsidering their long awaited holiday plans. >> of course. i'm nervous. >> reporter: others confident vaccines, masking and social distancing will keep them safe. >> we cannot live in fear and we have to do what we have to do. >> reporter: and some of that is changing. starting december 6th, all international travelers coming to the u.s., including american citizens, will have to show a negative covid test taken within 24 hours of departure.
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and the mask requirement that sparked outrageous and dangerous behavior by a few is now extended through march 18th on all domestic flights and public transportation. fines will double for those who refuse to comply. but there is still no vaccine or testing requirement for those flying domestically. the white house is keeping its options open. >> i would say that nothing is off the table. but we do have some protection, some strong protections in place already, including requirement of mask wearing. >> reporter: united airlines ceo scott kirby expects some financial turbulence from omicron, but nothing as severe as the delta variant. >> it's going to certainly have a near term impact on bookings. but i think this will be three steps forward, one step backwards. >> reporter: as the world waits for more information about omicron, health experts say the best protection for travelers is to get vaccinated. if celebrating with family and friends, keep gathering small. host guests outdoors if possible and remember to wash your hands regularly. but if you are reconsidering your plans, travel experts say call before canceling.
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>> if you decide that you're uncomfortable traveling, call the airline. see what they'll do for you. a lot of times they will give you at least the value of the flight in a voucher that you can use on a future trip. >> so you mentioned that international travelers have a small window, like a one-day window to get tested before they can come back to the united states. and that may be a big concern just trying to get home for a lot of people. what are some tips that you can avoid any issues? >> well, one of the big questions this morning, hoda, is are you going to need a rapid test or one of those more difficult to find pcr tests. we don't know the answer to that question at this time. travel experts say make sure you choose your departure date back to this country carefully because you want to avoid holidays and weekends because it may be harder to find those tests. and if you are unsure where you can get a test traveling abroad, be sure to consult the government website where you're traveling or ask your travel agent or your hotel. hoda.
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>> some good advice. anne, thank you. covid mandates were center stage on capitol hill last night in the latest shutdown showdown, but overnight, congress managed to narrowly approve a bill to keep the government funded for a moment. kristen welker has the details. here we go again. walk us through exactly what happened, how it went down overnight. >> reporter: it got tense overnight, savannah, that's for sure. congress did pass legislation to fund the government through mid february, so a short-term bill. they avoided a partial shutdown, though, which would have gone into effect at midnight tonight. as you point out, though, savannah, it came after a big standoff with a group of conservative republican senators threatening to shut down the government over the biden administration's vaccine and testing mandates for large employers. ultimately, that fight fizzled out. republicans just didn't want to
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be politically blamed for shutting down the government at a moment the country is facing a new covid crisis, as you all were just discussing. so what are the practical takeaways here? the takeaways are the government stays open, which means hundreds of thousands of federal workers will stay on the job, will keep their paychecks. national parks will stay open and there won't be any disruption for now to any critical services. >> any indication what this might mean for the president's agenda going forward? >> reporter: that is the key question because, savannah, this was supposed to be the easy part, keeping the government open. and while congress did achieve that in the 11th hour, they still have a lot on their plate that could get very messy. they haven't passed a critical bill setting annual defense policy, for example. lawmakers have to raise the nation's borrowing limit, the debt limit which we talk about all the time which expires in the middle of this month. and remember, the president still wants to get his $1.75 trillion climate and social spending plan passed. republicans completely oppose
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it, so he has to do it with only democratic support. and even some moderate democrats have expressed real concerns about the price tag. so the bottom line here, that messy fight over funding the go rnment that we all just witnessed could be a good preview of things to come. savannah. >> in washington, it's never easy, as you know better than anyone else. kristen, thank you very much. craig joins the table now. we have some new developments in that deadly high school shooting in michigan. >> good morning. new developments, indeed, this morning because we could learn today if the parents of the accused killer who used a gun that his father bought just days before the shooting, if those parents will face criminal charges. nbc's meagan fitzgerald has been covering this story for us. good morning to you. >> reporter: craig, good morning. for the last two days, the oakland county prosecutor has been hinting at the fact that she may brings charges against that 15-year-old suspect's parents. later on today, she's expected to announce that decision. this morning, authorities say they are weighing potential charges for the parents of 15-year-old ethan crumbly, facing multiple charges after the incident that killed four
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students and wounded seven other people at oxford high school north of detroit. >> in an act tract hypothetical, if they gave the weapon to this person, it's illegal for someone his age to posses or carry a handgun. so if they participated in that, that's clearly a crime. >> reporter: authorities say the weapon used in the attack was purchased legally by the suspect's father four days before the shooting. investigators are trying to figure out how the 15-year-old got the gun. the prosecutor is set to make an announcement about charges friday. >> you have a right to posses a gun, but with it comes responsibility. allowing it in the hands of somebody that shows signs that they may hurt somebody is not okay and those people should be held accountable. >> reporter: the parents have not made any public statement and nbc news has not been able to contact them. two different teachers raised concerns about the suspect's behavior. the school spoke with the teen the day before the shooting and alerted his parents via voice mail and email. they had a face-to-face meeting at the school the next day just hours before the incident.
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oakland county sheriff mike bouchard saying authorities were never informed about those concerns until after the shooting. >> there's been a lot of talk about the student that was apprehended, that he was, you know, called up to the office and all that kind of stuff. no discipline was warranted. >> reporter: bouchard saying journal entries and videos made by the suspect and found by investigators indicate his alleged actions appear to be premeditated. >> without question, it was something that was planned and was anticipated and is chilling in the way it's articulated about it to happen. >> reporter: in light of the scoot shooting at oxford high school, some 60 schools across the state have received hundreds of threats. out of an abundance of caution, they have closed their doors until monday. the oakland county sheriff says so far none of those threats
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have been credible. meanwhile, two of the victims are hospital hospitalized this . craig? >> meagan, thank you. we have a lot more to get to this morning. earmuffs, hoda. returning to the nfl, thursday night showdown between the cowboys and the saints. it was a close game until late in the third quarter and then this happened. >> toss to pollard. and there he goes. johnny pollard, down the sidelines. jets are on. touchdown, dallas. >> wow. what a run. tony pollard goes 58 yards for the touchdown. cowboys take a ten-point lead and never look back. they won it 27-17. playoffs looking a little -- >> cowboys, they're 8-3. top of the nfc east. but their next game, down in washington. >> i'm not going to say it's because jenna and i became dallas cowboys cheerleaders this year, but there's a connection.
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>> well, if they go all the way, you promise you're going to wear that uniform -- >> and you'll never talk to me again and neither will my husband who loves the philadelphia eagles. >> that's a turn i didn't see coming. i really didn't. there you go. what are you going to do? let's see if we know what's coming as far as your weather is concerned. here in the northeast, yesterday, gorgeous day. 50 in albany. 58 new york city, 65 in washington, d.c. don't get used to that. temperatures take a 17-degree tumble from yesterday to today in buffalo with a high of only 37. new york city down to 53 for a high today. pittsburgh, a 16-degree drop from yesterday. look at today in the midwest. from the rockies, denver, 62 degrees. 14 degrees above average. we could see some more records today. nashville is going to get up to 73. atlanta, 73, as well. near 70 for st. louis. and then tomorrow, look at this warm front. portsmouth, new orleans is going to be 73. charlotte, 73.
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look at this up-and-down situation we've got going on into next week. sunday, detroit. you're 48. tuesday, you're 31. pittsburgh, 53 on sunday. 34 by tuesday. new york city, sunday we're 55. monday, 66. then down to 41 degrees on tuesday. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. good friday morning. i am meteorologist, kari hall.
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take a look at the dense fog we have in san josé right now. we saw the fog drifting in some spots that are typically not used to seeing that, but you may want to allow extra time to get to work this morning. some visibility spots down to quarter of a mile. we do have sunshine and temperatures reaching into the mid-60s. by next week we will see some slight rain chances in the forecast as our temperatures continue to cool. >> coming up in the next half hour, how would you like to spend the night in an ikea dream come true? we'll show you >> that doesn't seem like a weather story. >> well, it is >> interesting all right, al, thank you >> you bet still ahead, some fascinating revelations from alec baldwin's first interview since that fatal shooting on his movie set. this morning, his account moment by moment of that tragedy and what he's saying about possibly facing criminal charges. plus, his uncertain future in auto hollywood. then, think you're busy
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during the holiday season? imagine what it's like for amazon this morning, tom costello with a never before seen look at the scene of journey of packages from the warehouse straight to your doorstep and how the online giant can actually predict what you are going to buy next. >> that's a good thing >> i don't know. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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law enforcement leaders saying they want him to address the no bail policy that sets criminals free. and then one officer was found to violate department policies according to an independent report released last night, and the report found the determination to use deadly force was not objectionbly reasonable. kari hall? >> as we look outside in dublin, you can barely see anything and that has been the case for many spots around the bay area. watch out for the fog visibility in some spots down to a quarter of a mile or less. we will see it clearing out today. slightly cooler for the weekend with inland areas in the mid-60s. next week we will see
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temperatures cooling off more with slight rain chances for next week. marcus? >> thanks, kari. we will have another local news update for you coming up in 30 minutes. i'll see you back here then. the classic hollywood story. we meet the hero, the all-new nissan frontier hero faces seemingly impossible challenge. tension builds... the plot twist
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three, two, one, merry christmas! three, two, one, merry christmas! >> we're back. 7:30 that was last night's lighting of the national christmas tree down at the white house. by the way, it was ll cool jay's voice helping out the president and the first lady >> i thought it was president biden for a minute i thought oh, he needs a little tea with lemon or something, yeah
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let's get a check of the headlines. we'll start with an update to a story we've been following for a couple weeks now 14 people have been arrested in connection with those smash and grab crimes at stores across los angeles. groups of thieves have swiped more than $30,000 worth of goods in 11 separate incidents since mid november they targeted high-end stores like louis vuitton and nordstrom. 13 adults and one juvenile are facing charges newly released autism numbers suggested more children in the u.s. are being diagnosed with the developmental condition. in a study of 2018 data, the cdc researchers found that among 8-year-olds, 1 in 44 has been diagnosed with autism. that compares with 1 in 54 kids in 2016. experts believe the increase reflects more awareness and wider availability of special autism services. sad news to report from the entertainment world. actor eddie mekka, famous for his role on the show "laverne and shirley" has died. he played shirley's boyfriend or the big ragu costar michael mckeen remembered him on social media as a genuinely good guy and purveyor
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of cheer whenever things got -- eddie mekka was 69 years old also this morning, we are hearing more from alec baldwin opening up about that fatal shooting on the film of the set of "rust." >> he provided more about that gun discharge, what went wrong in his mind and what comes next. miguel almaguer has more >> reporter: guys, good morning. alec baldwin says he's speaking up because he wants to clear up some misconceptions about what happened on the set of "rust." he says he never pulled the trigger on that firearm that killed cinematographer haylna hutchins and he confirms he won't face criminal charges. >> i used to love to make movie webs i did >> reporter: emotional and at times defiant. >> i feel that someone is responsible for what happened. and i can't say who that is, but i know it's not me
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>> reporter: alec baldwin telling abc news his version of how cinematographer helena hutchins was shot and killed with a resolver while he was rehearsing the actor says he pulled back the hammer, but didn't fully cock the weapon. i said how does that work? do you see that? do you see that? she says yeah. he i let go of the trigger and bang >> reporter: explaining he never pulled the trigger >> everyone was shocked. the gun was supposed to be empty. >> i have two gunshots and i need an ambulance. >> reporter: baldwin says he's grieving for hutchins and her family >> this boy doesn't have a mother any more. and there's nothing we can do to
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bring her back she was someone who was loved by everyone who worked with and liked by everyone who worked with her and admired >> reporter: attorneys for the film's armorer hannah gutierrez reed recently telling savannah they believe someone deliberately sabotaged the set by mixing live ammunition into a box labeled dummy rounds >> the person who put the live round in the box of dummy rounds had to have the purpose of sabotaging this set. there is no other reason you would do that. >> reporter: it's a claim baldwin says he doesn't believe. >> that's an enormous charge to make that someone came and did something. for what purpose what was their motive of doing that if somebody did that. it's overwhelmingly likely that it was an accident >> reporter: just hours before the deadly shooting, members of the film's camera crew walked off the set citing poor working conditions and safety concernsba buldwin telling abc news he
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had no knowledge of any serious issues on the set and believed the filming on "rust" was going well >> and so help me god, i sat on that pew right before they called lunch and said this movie has made me love making movies again. >> reporter: baldwin pushing back against criticism he should v checked the gun even after being told it was cold or safe by assistant director dave halls. >> the actor's responsibility is to do what the prop armorer tells them to do >> reporter: when asked if he feels guilt as well as grief, baldwin said no. >> honest to god, if i thought i was responsible, i might have killed myself if i thought i was responsible. i don't see that lightly >> reporter: with no criminal charges filed yet in this case, many legal experts say they were surprised baldwin decided to speak out publicly before this case was closed. as for the actor, he says he does plan to work on the
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production in january, but wouldn't be surprised if his career was over because of what happened here in new mexico. savannah, we should add we did reach out to hannah gutierrez reed, but we have not heard back from her camp. savannah >> miguel, thank you let's get more perspective on what alec baldwin had to say from legal analyst lisa green. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> as a strictly legal matter, it's pretty unorthodox for someone to sit down and two a television interview like this while the investigation is ongoing and it's a bit risky >> a little risky, but not necessarily tend of the world. the risk a lawyer would tell alec baldwin about is you're memorializing your event if you want to change any element of your story, you are now vulnerable to a jury or an insurance company or a judge saying which version is true >> yeah, because even minor inconsistencies, someone can hold up the prior interview in a cross examination and try to pin him down >> that's right. on the other hand, baldwin clearly thought that he deserved
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an opportunity to tell his story, and what a story it is. >> i have to say, he's got lawyers and certainly his lawyers know that it can be risky to do an interview like this, but it's not the only consideration. there's the public relations kind of matter here. there's getting his side of the story. does that matter at all? >> it might matter jurors, let's say this case went 20 a jury, they're instructed and i believe they generally listen to the admonition, leave everything outside, listen to what happens in this courtroom but that could be months or years away now baldwin has had a chance to tell his side of the story it's an extraordinary story. what happens now, of course, is that experts dissect what he said, particularly about firing the gun. >> let's talk about that he says he actually didn't pull the trigger. he had cocked back the hammer of the gun and when he let it go, off the gun goes it seems to me the real issue is
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here, regardless of how the gun was fired, why was there a live round in there >> that's exactly right. and baldwin himself said that's the mystery we need the answer to but, you know, in a civil suit, liability can be a chain and for sure, no one is suing this gun civilly nor will the gun be held criminally responsible so a lot more questions that can be answered now, savannah, by examining the gun and talking to munitions experts who can opine about baldwin's events is it possible that a gun can fire this way? i bet there will be experts on both sides of this story >> we know there will be civil liability. there are already lawsuits criminally, do you think there will be criminal charges in this case against anybody >> you know, the standard is so high because you need criminal intent i'm guessing no. >> lisa, thank you very much guys >> savannah, thank you coming up next, we're going to take a turn to the hectic holiday shopping season.
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you're sitting behind the computer you find that great deal and you click buy. what happens next? and how is it that amazon seems to not only know what you're going to buy but what your neighbors are going to buy and they have everything in stock? we spent two days at amazon's facilities in the midwest to see how it all comes together. this morning, behind the scenes at amazon and a firsthand look at one of the most sophisticated networks of computers, robots, trucks, planes and software that anticipates what you'll order before you even click buy. on black friday alone, 1600 orders every second. this is the busiest delivery station in all of michigan during the peak holiday rush, 116,000 packages a day and that means each delivery van will deliver about 250 packages. but your order actually starts here at one of amazon's massive fulfillment centers. justin walsh's job is to fill orders fast. and he's got help. an army of 8,000 yellow robots
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carrying hundreds of unrelated items and programmed to roll into position with whatever justin needs at just the right moment >> it's really mental. like in my mind, i'm always learning where the bar codes are, what the items are. >> reporter: at this site alone, amazon stocks 20 million items from cell phones to shampoo to snacks to baseballs. amazon predicts your next purchase using software that analyses every order placed in your zip code and stocks up for the next order >> we can make adjustments to our inventory across the entire network, making sure that we have a continuous supply of inventory ready to go so that we can fulfill our customers' orders in a timely fashion >> reporter: from here, packages head to amazon's brand new air hub at the cincinnati airport. inside, many robots are in constant motion, barely missing each other as they rush from bar code to bar code
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minutes later, all those packages get loaded into cargo containers and on to a waiting plane. amazon now has 110 planes in its global fleet your package's final stop, a delivery station near you with vans lined up early in the morning. >> each driver arranges their truck so whatever is going to be delivered first is the first package to come off. so they load from front to back and go the opposite direction as they deliver >> basically, our routes are figured at the beginning of the night. so we know all the volume that's going to come in at midnight >> reporter: once out the door, every turn on each route determined by amazon software to speed delivery round the clock from the minute you click until the minute your package arrives. i've got to say, when you see this up close and personal, two days there, the technology is astonishing. that they have employed the computers, the robots, the software, it's mind boggling
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listen, as you know, amazon has been accused of and perhaps rightly so of driving a lot of brick and mortar retailers out of business. tens of thousands allegedly out of business. amazon says, okay, but we've also got millions, 2 million, small and medium sized businesses that use the amazon platform to get their products to customers regardless, it is a reality of shopping in 2021, guys >> man >> those robots just missing each other was pretty amazing. >> if this is where we are in 2021, where are we five, ten years from now >> reporter: i think that's exactly right. i mean, if they're already anticipating that you, craig, are going to order shampoo next week, you know, where is this going to be in five years, in ten years? you know, remember that movie with tom cruise when he was walking through when they were giving him advertisements based on the eye scan? minority report. that's right you wonder if that's what's in the future >> what are you going buy in five years
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>> i have no idea what i'm going on buy for christmas >> more bling. >> more bling. >> i think you might be right. >> those robots are probably going to replace that. >> i'd like to buy one of those amazon robots. >> you're irreplaceable. >> everyone is replaceable, believe me but, hey, how would you like spending the night in an ikea? it happened in denmark a massive snowstorm shut down roads and so there were a lot of folks who were already at ikea the employees and some folks working. and they ended up having to stay in the ikea. they had to start playing cards. they had unlimited meatballs but they also got to sleep -- let's face it. it's ikea. did they use the hasten or the hasbog you had plenty of choices, so that's cool. what a great thing they ought to start a hotel. denver, just the opposite. no snow. 226 days since the last measurable snowfall. the record, 235 days back in
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1987 next chance for snow, that's on tuesday. we are looking at snow possibilities, but to the north of denver. that's going to be part of that system in fact, denver right now having a parched colorado drought free they've been extreme drought for a while now. but we've got winter weather alerts from saturday to morning right across the northern plains this clipper is going to be coming across, bringing low pressure that's going to be bringing snow from the montana -- from montana all the way into the dakotas and heavy rain as you get down into the mississippi river valley we're looking at severe weather there. in fact, heavy rain, little rock louisville through sunday. anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of snow -- rain, i should say heavy snow saturday to monday. northern plains, we're talking some places 8 inches of snow in good morning.
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i am meteorologist, kari hall. we're dealing with dense fog as you are heading out the door and we are seeing it down about half a mile and quarter mile visibility in the tri-valley. allow extra time to get to work and slow it down. once it clears out, we do have a nice day but it will be cooler, and you will see this weather on repeat throughout the weekend. r. guys still ahead, now that we show you how packages arrived at your door, time to strategize the shopping >> and who better to do that than vicky nguyen. vicky is here with everything we need to know to save money, avoid scams and even more. first, these messages. we're giving you access to more options more exclusives more ways to save so you can celebrate everyone on your list.
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fog to greet them on this friday morning, so we will see that slowly clearing out. temperatures will be a little cooler but we have sunshine in the forecast for the afternoon. we will reach into the upper 60s and we will see this weather continue into the weekend as our temperatures come back down to normal for this time of year, and then we will spot out for spotty showers in the forecast next week, and we will have spotty rain further to the north and san francisco will continue to see temperatures in the low 60s getting cooler for next week. marcus? >> thanks, kari. another local news update coming up in 30 minutes. i'll meet you back here then.
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make a shopping strategy just ahead, save money, avoid scams and iron out all the details. and gimme shelton. ♪ you make it feel like christmas ♪ we're catching up with the country superstar, what his first thanksgiving married to gwen stefani was like including their interesting take on turkey plus, a special performance you won't want to miss today, friday, december 3rd, 2021 >> howdy from houston, texas >> hello, north dakota >> from greenville, south carolina >> and awaso, michigan >> three generation girls weekend. >> from wisconsin. >> from winston salem, north carolina >> for campbell's 13th birthday. >> his first trip. >> and from ft. lauderdale, florida. >> celebrating my best friend's 18th birthday.
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>> from houston and poughkeepsie, today. >> great crowd >> let's take a good, long look at these awesome folks who decided to come out and grace us with their presence. it's a chilly morning. >> that ought to warm them up. we're going to go out there in just a few minutes >> i feel like we're getting back to the old days i love these big friday crowds >> meanwhile, folks, we are working on something next week actually working on a lot. among the stories that we're working on, though, the remembrance of pearl harbor from 80 years later harry smith is going to be sharing his visit to the memorial and rarely heard stories of the days bravery and heros. >> look back at that let's go to your news at 8:00. the u.s. had just one report of the omicron variant yesterday morning, but 24 hours later, a whole different story. cases detected in at least five
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states nbc's sam brock has the latest on the spread and what's being done to prevent an all-out surge. sam, good morning. >> yeah, savannah, good morning. for so many families right now, the question is how concerned he should i be about the omicron variant and the transmissibility, savannah, appears to be quite high new research out of south africa indicates it is somewhere in the neighborhood of 3 to 6 times more likely to spread than the delta variant, but there is still so much we do not know here you mentioned the new cases overnight. a new case in ohio ohio, in addition to five new cases in new york, minnesota, as well the biden administration is getting more aggressive not just with vaccines and boosters, but new travel restrictions of availability of at-home testing kits >> we're going to fight this variant with science and speed, not chaos and confusion. it doesn't include shutdowns or lockdowns, but widespread vaccinations and boosters and testing. >> community clinics are going to be distributing some 50 million free kits and, savannah, starting next month, these
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at-home kits you can get reimbursed from your insurance company. they cost about $30. the idea behind this is people are going to screen themselves before they sit down with friends and family >> insurance paying for it would be a big deal. a dispute over the president's mask policy already ushered in a shutdown. but kristen welker tells us how it all played out. good morning >> reporter: good morning to you. it was not a smooth process, but they did get it done congress passed legislation to fund the government through mid february and avoid a partial shutdown, which would have gone into effect at midnight tonight. but it came after a dramatic standoff with a group of conservative republican senators threatening to shut down the government over the biden administration's vaccine and testing mandates for large
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employers. ultimately, that fight fizzled out with republicans not wanting to be politically blamed for shutting down the government at the moment the country is facing a new covid crisis what sam brock was just talking about. so the government stays open, which means hundreds of thousands of federal workers will stay on the job there won't be any disruption to other critical government services still, this could spell real trouble for the biden agenda and the president's push to get his $1.75 trillion climate and spending plan passed could be a sign of things to come hoda >> kristen welker for us there at the white house, have a good weekend. >> you, too. win some, lose some, it's all part of sports, right? this, folks, was on a different level. the memphis grizzlies beating the oklahoma city thunder by 73 points a new nba record >> a steal like this >> like this >> so you can run out and get an easy shot attempt, like this >> lob for culver. >> oh, how sweet it is
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>> i mean, the grizzlies just kept pouring it on nine members of the team scoring in the double digits when it was all over, they had set a franchise record with 152 points to just 79 for oklahoma cityo wonder how much of a difference that would have made. >> and maybe it would have been 50 points. >> maybe 45. but the grizzlies, by the way, this is their third straight game where they've led from start to finish. >> do they call that running up the score? >> they do >> in little league, yes, but these guys are getting paid. >> no mercy rule you got a morning boost? >> yeah. 6-year-old cal perks is a hockey super fan. after his favorite team, the peterborough petes held all decisions, he got to coach for one day and he delivered a reducing pregame pep talk. take look. >> legends are made every day and you could be one of the greats so today, get that, shoot it, rail, pass, we're going to do whatever it takes to get the "w." today's lineup will be 19, 7 and 30 in net. >> yes the
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buying in person or online vicky nguyen is here to help st. vicky, santa vicky, we love you so much. let's talk about how to save how can we cut corners such a big deal this year, especially, savannah three simple ways to save this morning. let's start with store loyalty programs you're familiar with them. you only need an email address and usually it's free to sign up that first purchase, make it count. typically they'll give you anywhere from 10% to 20% off your first purchase. i suggest having a separate email for your shopping. that way you can better control the spam versus the shopping emails you get friends and family deals in your inbox and you can unsubscribe if it becomes too much tip number two, cashback apps on your phone and browser extensions on your computer. when you shop online it's easy. >> browser extensions just made my extensions explode. >> i'm going to give you four names to try
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honey, retail me not, racketon and coupon cabin i guarantee you will save money when you shop through these apps they have deals with hundreds of retailers, in stores and online. >> i'm going to trust you. >> and finally, for groceries, because we all know the prices have gone sky high with groceries. what do you say about that >> totally groceries, food, the biggest part of our budget two apps to consider basket and flip. they come highly recommended from consumer reports. very easy. instead of having to look at the paper coupons that come every week in your mailbox, this puts it august together in one place. every week you can check and say you know what? this is the week i'm going to shop in store, whether it's medicine or food >> the technology is impressive. and so is the turn you're about to do to hoda. >> okay. this is the time you've got to know what to look for. >> tis the season for scams, hoda, and the better business bureau is warning about a brand new threat this year qr codes, we're all familiar
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with them. they're coming in through your mail, even through your social media. scan a qr code from an unknown source only go to one from reputable sources. if you don't recognize it and you want to try it, search it on the internet first don't just scan that code. number two, shipping scams this is a huge sometime. we're all anticipating our packages we want to know when things are coming if you get a text or an email and it says urgent, within 24 hours, you have to respond to this or you won't get your package. that's a big red flag. >> this is a big one because if there's one scam that caught your attention, there is one that has to do with pets >> this is huge. every year, the better business bureau said just last year, $3 million was spent on pets that didn't exist >> what do you mean? >> the average loss prevention -- these are pictures of pets online people are sending money and thinking they're going to get that puppy or that kitten and
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they're losing on average $750 >> they think they're buying an animal >> yes and they think they're going to have this pet for their family adopt, don't shop. if you want a really specific breed, contact a reputable breeder and make sure you see those animals in person or at least through a video conference never buy just online sight unseen >> good idea >> okay. >> what's up, vick you've got some hacks to help save money >> especially when it comes to wrapping paper so we'll start here. you have this saying that i have adopted. craig likes to say if it's free, it's me. and i love that so much. so if you're shopping in stores or like what i did last weekend, bbis >> buy online and pick up in store. >> boom. >> hoda is hating on us on it, but it's a thing look, i had the boxes. i went i saw the wrapping counter
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it was free, no line ask stores for tissue paper. some are using reusable bags that are super cute, holiday themed stick that right under the tree. this would be great for lindsay because your family is very crafty remember when you would get grocery bags, cut them up and cover your books do the same thing and make your own wrapping paper use the brown side have the kids get in on it it's a two for one because it keeps them busy. if you keep it plain, look at that that's ribbon and we found those pine needles in the backyard >> cute. but to your larger point, it keeps your small children busy for hours. >> exactly and that's the most important part >> that's the bigger hat >> this, fabric. it's very eco friendly, but you can use scraps of material that you have around the house. maybe you have old sheets that you don't use any more cut them into big squares and this is reusable it's a japanese technique called forushiki. >> what is it called >> forushiki
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so you need a big square you want to make sure it is big enough for the thing it's cool because it's good for awkwardly shaped gifts, too. put it at the bottom third of the square look at how you do the had wrap, wrap, wrap flip it over and you tie one knot >> how cute is that? >> you can tie two knots to make it tighter, but my material is a little small so that's it and you're done and it's fun to unwrap, too. and if you want -- where is my holly? thank you, savannah. i had a bigger piece than this, but you can stick a twig or a piece of nature in there and it's sweet >> or if you had a cheap scarf, it's so nice >> and this works, too, and your recipient can reuse it again and again. >> you're not like give me my wrapping back. >> if it's free -- >> there you go. >> vicky, thank you. mr. roker, how are we looking, buddy >> and that would be great to wrap up gift cards in. >> what a great idea >> got it done
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>> al with the pro tip anyway, we're looking at cloudiness coming into the pacific northwest. we have a clip bringing snow from chicago all the way into western pennsylvania this system will move through quickly. we have another one behind that that is going to bring some know temperatures chillier up to the northern plains. temperatures 40s and 30s into new england where they're in the 20s. 70s as you get down south. 80s in texas and southern california looking for some astronomically high tides along the west coast. record highs in the mid section of the country into the gulf coast. light snow coming across the upper great lakes. plenty of sunshine, right along the gulf and into the central plains that's what's going on around the country. >> happy friday. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're dealing with some dense fog out there especially in the south bay.
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some areas that aren't usually seeing fog for the start of the day. so we're seeing that in san jose and we'll continue to watch that in the tri-valley and the north bay. as we clear out today, it's going to be a really nice afternoon. our temperatures will be a little bit cooler for the next few days and early next week, i'm watching out for some scattered showers that will start to move in as early as monday. it's a grit time any time of the day for popstart, but on a friday, this time of the week. >> you can wrap popstart in a cloth. the gift that keeps giving first up, ed sheeran and elton john are stepping into christmas with a brand new holiday song called "merry christmas. overnight, elton and ed dropping the channel for the track channeling music videos for other holiday hits take a look. ♪ now merry christmas ♪ ♪ in my kitchen ♪ ♪ ♪ >> like that, hoda >> yes >> how about that? >> ed is going to be here.
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later this month on the plaza. ♪♪ >> next week >> he's going to do that holiday track. >> oh, he is >> yes >> cool. >> and guys, it is for a good cause, both artists are donating their profits from that single to ed sheeran music foundation, of course, the elton john aids foundation. good on them for that. next up, prince william the duke of fitness is stepping into christmas. he will be the next host of their time to walk audio series for apple fitness plus each episode is recorded while the guest walks around a place that is meaningful to them and it encourages listeners to do the same in an upcoming episode, william is set to talk about the importance of being mentally fit and reflects on being drawn out
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of his comfort zone that led him to an experience to prioritize his own mental health. it will be available to fitness plus subscribers on apple watch. next up, dave grohl is back. each night during the festival of lights, he's been dropping covers by some of his favorite musicians. earlier he teamed up for a very 80s performance of van halen's classic, jump. ♪ i ain't the worst that you seen ♪ ♪ can't you see what i mean ♪ ♪ might as well jump ♪ ♪ go ahead and jump ♪ >> yes >> you know what i like?
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they didn't try to make it modern >> no. they were just having fun. that was the whole thing, all the classic moves from the video there. next up, big news from that beloved wrong text duo that we just had on the show it is a great story. we're not the only ones who think so they, of course, spent six thanksgiving holidays together all because wanda sent an accidental text to jamal that was back in 2016. netflix has decided to adapt jamal sharing this thursday in a tweet, we thank every single one of you for your love and support. be can't wait to tell our story on the big screen. >> that's a story that deserves telling. >> you know who might be playing jamal? >> who >> denzel washington i don't know about that. wouldn't that be amazing >> i believed you. >> finally, javier bardem recently sat down with willie geist to chat about his new upcoming movie, talking about what it was like to team up with
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nicole kidman. >> do you remember the first time you saw nicole as lucille ball >> yes >> what was that like? >> i was doing my test with the hair, the makeup she came in and we were like -- there was silence because they really nailed the look of lucy ricardo. and i felt, look, here is my wife hi this is your husband whether you like it or not, this is your husband. >> what's that, no country for -- >> i see him and that's what i think about is his portrayal >> different role. >> totally different >> but this movie, i saw it last night. >> you did >> it's solid. >> coming up on the third hour, we have j.k. simmons >> he's great in everything. >> and arianna they play william froley and vivian vance and he almost steals the movie >> see more of that conversation
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sunday today with willie you can check out being the ricardos it is in theaters december 10th and on prime video december 21st or playing this weekend in craig melvin's house straight ahead, a face we love to see around here. hey, blake, good morning wait, carson just said oh, no. >> hey, buddy. it's like a bad dream. >> how is it going >> good, buddy >> i like that hat >> it's early in the morning >> that's my 5:00 a.m. hair do for you. >> i like it >> so much to catch up with the man about, music, married life blake is going to perform for us some new music and we'll get some on of that awkward one-sided chemistry between blake and hoda >> whose side is it on >> the love is real. >> hoda makes it weird
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good morning. 8:26. i'm marcus washington. changes are coming to ac transit. that will likely speed up ridership some routes will be extended including the 60 line which will now stretch between chabot college and south hayward b.a.r.t. station. a number of lines are being restored to prepandemic schedules all of which you can see at the ac transit website. time to get a look at the forecast for you. started out nice and foggy for a lot of folks out there. still that way in some places,
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kari. >> yeah, take a look at our live camera in dublin. you can barely see anything for your commute and heading to work. in the tri-valley area, our temperatures in the low 50s. it's going to be a slow warm-up and a slow clear out today so expect it to be different from the days we've had previously. also going to be cooler for the weekend and as our weather pattern changes, we'll also be watching out for spotty light rain chances in the forecast for monday and may continue off and on throughout next week. marcus? >> thanks, kari. we'll have another local news update coming up in 30 minutes. i'll see you back here then. my name is buster moon, and it is my pleasure to present
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it is 8:30 we've got a huge, huge crowd on our plaza. we've got some music we love okay i think we need to show this crowd a little more airtime. i mean, y'all -- >> huge. >> huge. >> huge. >> this is incredible. this is the best crowd we've had in a long, long time >> goes all the way out to 48th street >> al. >> i think we're going to try to do a super sized going around the -- >> wait. >> i just did the al run
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i don't know how you do it every week i'm winded, buddy. >> by the way, blake shelton is joining us live. he has a deluxe version of his album called body language and he's going to treat us to a little bit of a -- some of his music in a bit also ahead, this morning from scarves to scrub toes bar sets, jill has ideas for anyone and everyone left on your list it's the leftovers >> meanwhile, if you think this crowd is big, come back next week because, for starters, as we mentioned, ed sheeran, right here on the plaza. >> come back >> come on >> ed is going to take over the plaza for a live concert that is going to happen on thursday >> just stay >> ahead, bring the damage back
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together we're going to explore the show's legacy and its impact on pop culture and charlotte and miranda, kristin davis and cynthia nixon will join us live again. that is all next week. another reason to camp out in the plaza. mr. roker. i can't get it together. i'm so overwhelmed out here. >> let's show you what we've got for your weekend let's start off with tomorrow. we're looking at light snow in northern new england not as warm in the mid section of the country heavy snow from the great lakes and into the plains. sunday, sunday more snow and wind in the upper midwest. strong storms through >> happy friday. i'm meteorologist kari hall. it's going to be a great day just starting out foggy and
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cold. gradually it will clear out, and our valley temperatures will head for the upper 60s. expect more of the same for the weekend. it will feel a little cooler from the near-record highs we've had the past few days. headed back to more seasonable temperatures for early december and also watching out for spotty and light rain chances starting on monday. we may see it off and on for the middle to end of next week. >> and we've got one heck of a football game for you sunday night, football night in america. that's right, the broncos riding in kansas city, cool, windy it's going to be tough for the kickers and the quarterbacks 45 degrees broncos, chiefs, sunday night football night in america. a super sized going around the horn, ladies whoa, look out horn, ladies. whoa, look out. whoa. here we go. look whoa here we go
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look at these folks. more people. coming up to 48th street we've got some other folks out here come on with me. we've got these people out here. >> what? >> come on they've been waiting okay you're good. he's good. more people here super sized round the horn back to you. >> wow wow. roker, come back roker, come back >> i think he went to starbucks. >> man >> oh, my gosh >> thank you guys so much for coming thanks for being here on a friday morning hoda was supposed to read this, but maybe we should just do it >> up next, three words. three words. he's still going do one more. do one more. >> you do it with me >> i'll do it with you let's go, let's go come on. one more round the horn round the horn >> second time >> blake shelton live when we
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ten years now. he gets married and writes a new song and then he repackages it like this. >> oh. >> i'm right here. i can hear everything you're saying, carson >> hi, buddy >> good to see you, blake. >> what's happening, guys? before we get into it, can we talk about what is the -- you guys are like the beatles out there. what is going on in the streets? >> i have no idea. >> look at this. >> by the way, blake, i think you'll be happy to know there are tons of blake fans out there. >> i think they thought you were going can be here. >> i think they did think that >> they love you, anyway >> you're making all the other morning shows look back. i'm not trashing anybody else, but nobody has crowds like that. >> stop trying to butter us up >> have you been performing live, blake? and what has it been like? >> we did do a little tour back at the end of summer it was weird
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the crowd didn't know how to act around people. >> is that how he -- >> every day >> it kind of got back to normal and now it's like, you know, we've been doing "the voice. we've got a crowd there and i don't really think about it much any more probably should, but i've just -- as far as performing goes, i just do my thing again now like i used to >> let's just talk about the new album, the supposed new album for a second i think this is the greatest blake shelton album. we listened to blake in the daly household every day. we hear god's country. the greatest songs ever. but they also play blake's music from 20 years ago. he was horrible. he had some songs that were awful, songs like austin, old red, about a darn dog. is onsome beach is one of the
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craziest songs ever. terrible >> carson, i can hear everything you're saying. i'm right here >> everything before gwen was awful. and everything now moving forward is the best country music ever >> blake, is that because of gwen is that what you're saying >> here is what i'll say about carson here is how you know that you -- that carson is one of my best friends is because he texted me and said when come back as a country boy came out, he said, man, seriousry, this is my favorite song you've ever put out. flash forward to about two weeks ago, because i knew he liked the song, i said, hey, what do you think about the video that just came out he goes, yeah, i don't really
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like your video, but the song -- >> i know. i tell it like i see it. i saw you, we went to your show in connecticut two weeks ago >> oh, yeah? >> and it was great. all joking aside, he puts on one of the greatest shows. it's incredible. i only see the cheato eating drinking side of blake i've never seen him work hard and his concert is incredible. except when he plays some beach, people boo >> you guys have relationship issues but here it is, a special song -- >> is it one of the good ones?re >> come back as country the boye if you a ♪ when i die, i wanna come back as a country boy ♪ ♪ no, there ain't no better lif if you ask me ♪
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♪ if my neck don't come out red then lord, just keep me dead ♪ ♪ cause a country boy's all tha i know how to be ♪ dogs are always ♪ my back is always breaken, my dogs are always barking ♪ ♪ my money has trouble making, and my truck has trouble starting ♪ ♪ i'm up before the sun, either hauling hay or hunting ♪ ♪ my work ain't ever done, but son, i wouldn't trade it for nothing ♪ ♪ so when i die, i wanna come back as a country boy ♪ no, there ain't no better life if you ask me ♪ ♪ if my deck don't come out red then, lord, just keep me dead ♪ ♪ cause a country boy is all
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that i know how to be ♪ ♪ yeah, if y'all ain't in my drawl, and a fish ain't on my wall ♪ ♪ and the whiskey don't burn going down ♪ ♪ my feet ain't in a holler and blue ain't on my color ♪ ♪ leave my hank-cranking beer we back as a country drinking -- in the ground ♪ ♪ yeah, when i die, i wanna com back as a country boy ♪ ♪ no, there ain't no better lif if you ask me ♪ as a cou ♪ if my neck don't come out red ♪ ♪ then, lord, just keep me dead ♪ ♪ cause a country boy's all tha i know how to be ♪
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♪ when i die, i wanna come back as a country boy ♪ will i have off this land, like my old man did before me ♪ ♪ i don't wanna be born into money ♪ ♪ where the boots don't ever ge muddy ♪ ♪ cause a country boy's all tha i know how to be ♪ ♪ when i die, i wanna come back as a country boy ♪ ♪ no, there ain't no better lif if you ask me ♪ ♪ if my neck don't come out red then, lord, just keep me dead ♪ ♪ cause a country boy's all tha i know how to be ♪ ♪ yeah, a country boy is all that i know how to be ♪ >> that is the greatest blake shelton song ever, ever. >> go blake, go blake. >> best than austin.
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alexa, skip. >> quickly, buddy, i also want to say the song you wrote for gwen for the wedding, there's a song we have never talked about on there called bible verses is that that track >> bible verses. >> it's one of those songs that's just, when you hear it, it's literally first of all, the song is on well written, it's frustrating that no one ever thought of this before basically, i want to be able to read the bible the bible verse being -- it's just an incredible hook, a great story and -- >> i love save your shadow, if
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you're doing the blake diskography. >> the bible verses or the bible versus me. some beach is so stupid. some beach somewhere is -- >> i like that song. >> blake, we love you. >> the song is actually about carson some beach is actually about carson >> blake, we're going to talk more in the fourth hour, again, body language, the deluxe albumk is out today thank you, blake >> up next, jill martin is wrapping up our holiday steals and deals to wrap up anybody you might have left off your list. we have you covered. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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with a little something for everybody left on your list. this is to get everything in time this is for the person who has everything and you're like, what do i get this is a female founded and a small business retail is $219 it's their classic best selling style made in l.a., five different color combos >> really pretty >> aren't they >> you know what i like about it it's light but it's very soft. >> and you could, like -- >> so cute likes like neopolitain ice cream. >> retail is $219. the deal is $44. that's 80% off
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what a beautiful gift. another woman-owned small business the extraordinary whipped sugar body scrub we do this every year and i wanted to bring it back. it's a two piece 16 ounce scrub set. eight different scents the all natural ingredients and coconut oil base that's what we all like. >> donate it >> these a always so popular and so pretty. aren't these pretty as a stocking stuffer it's just exciting looking there's best in complexion kits, eye shadow pallets as you see here go on to see all the sets these are always super popular
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the deal is $15. that is 50% off. so what is great is that you could really have fun with your makeup if you're looking for just a pop of something and it's not in an outfit trina turk four piece bar set or three-wick candles this is an either/or >> everyone is like, let's have a drink. aren't these beautiful so the retail is $60 to $85. the bar ware sets are designed to be elegant, durable >> oh, no. >> you know, i've never had a cocktail shaker, which i know is shocking >> that is not true. >> and here are the other parts. >> and here. >> in this beautiful box ready for gifting.
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and then the candles, different notes, 100% pure cotton wick you can see them on >> wait, 16 to 29 for the candles? >> either/or >> isn't that a great gift and. >> and the boxes are pretty. >> and it smells good, too >> so now this is major. the aggit phunkee tree charging pads >> what are you talking about? >> so you plug these in. you can use them to charge your wireless device. >> included, led charger indicator. the deal is $24. that's 60% off i think for somebody who has everything, they don't have this >> for your bedside or in the
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next on the third hour, a special holiday performance. >> we have to run around the horn one more time >> let's do it together. >> ready >> go! >> happy birthday. >> happy birthday. >> happy anniversary >> merry christmas >> have a good weekend, everybody! >> right after your local news good morning. it is 8:56. i'm marcus washington. and police in san jose investigating the latest organized retail robbery. this one targeting a family owned jewelry repair store in east ridge mall. it's believed five masked thieves walked into that store, used hammers to smash display cases. they took off with $70,000 worth
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