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tomorrow. >> we'll have local updates throughout the morning. you can always get local news, weather and traffic on the nbc 10 news app. >> thanks for watching. the "today" show starts right now. good morning. blame game. the president unloads on twitter, pointing fingers after prosecutors indict 13 rigussian for meddling in the presidential election. will the president call out putin? we're live at the white house. fighting back. young survivors of the florida high school shooting calling for action. >> we're going to lead the rest of the nation behind us. >> as thousands take to the streets in demonstrations across the nation. >> 17 too many. 17 too many. sneak blast of unusually warm weather this week. record-breaking temperatures possible from the south to new england. al has your forecast. all that plus the u.s.
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women's hockey team crushes finland. >> across, score. >> and advances to the gold medal game. impressive start. three u.s. teams come up big in ice dancing and have a shot to medal tonight. we'll catch up with all of them. and flying high. >> look at this. >> big air makes its olympic debut with the american women kicki inin ining things off on high note. today, monday, february 19th, 2018. ♪ >> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," at the olympic games, with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, live from pyeongchang, south korea. and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." it is monday morning, presidents
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day back home, 7:00 a.m. here in pyeongchang, south korea, it is 9:00 at night. we're kicking off our second week at the winter olympics. and our crowd is still flying high. >> our crowd is flying high. they're in for a great show. rachel platten is going to sing. i just saw adam rippon in the green room. >> we have all of the olympic highlights coming up in a bit. we'll start with the news. the top story, the fallout from the president's twitter tirade over the weekend, ripping everyone except for russia in the wake of stunning, new docume indictments in the wake of russian meddling. we have two reports now and we'll start at the white house with kristen welker. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. the president is pointing the finger of blame at just about everyone except vladimir putin and moscow, after special counsel robert mueller indicted
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13 russian officials and 3 businesses last week. the kremlin is calling the allegations unfair and baseless. and now, a number of the president's critics are accusing mr. trump of failing to stand up to russia. this morning, new signs the president's frustrations with the russia probe are boiling over, after special counsel robert mueller charged 13 russians with engineering a massive social media and field operations campaign aimed at meddling in the 2016 election. over the weekend, the president played the blame game, lashing out in a tweet storm, to president obama. and at the fbi, for missing signals sent out by the florida school shooting. accusing the agency of spending too much time to prove russian collusion with the trump campaign. there is no collusion, he wrote. and in one stunning tweet, the president writing, they are laughing their asses off in moscow. the president's critics slamming
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him for not calling out the interference itself. >> the indictment is not only a indictment of the russian figures involved, it's an indictment of the inaction of this administration. >> reporter: the republicans recognizing the enormity of the incident. >> russia is not our friend. this is his job. this is what we wanted him to do. >> reporter: all weekend, the president was on defense, denying he ever absolved russia of meddling in the election. the president has frequently cast county on whether russia meddled. >> i believe that president putin really feels -- and he feels strongly, that he did not meddle in our election. >> that was a democrat hoax. it was an exclues for losing the election. >> reporter: the president undercutting his national security adviser, after h.r. mcmaster said on saturday -- >> you see with the fbi indictment, the evidence is now
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really incontrovertible and available in the public domain. >> reporter: the president firing back. general mcmaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the russians. while it's true the indictment does not say that russia changed the outcome of the election, american intelligence officials have said they have no way of calculating the effect of the interference. now, the president was up and tweeting overnight, not about the russia probe, but about oprah. almost baiting her to challenge him in 2020. tweeting, just watched a very insecure oprah winfrey, who at one point i knew well, interviewed a panel on "60 minutes." the panel was slanted and biased. hope oprah runs so she can be defeated just like the others. there's been speculation about whether oprah winfrey would run for president after she gave that speech at the golden globes. but oprah said she is not
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interested. as for the president, he returns from mar-a-lago later today. savannah? >> kristen, back to russia's attack on the u.s. is the trump administration planning to do anything about it? >> reporter: that's the key question. so far, the president has shown little appetite for retaliating against russia. mr. trump didn't mention rhe retribution or sanctions in his tweet storm. so far, the trump administration has not imposed sanctions against russia. the only robust sanctions that have been implemented against russia was under president obama. rex tillerson did say that the administration is evaluating possible sanctions for individuals. many democrats and republicans say this administration isn't being tough enough against russia. the critics say, the root of the problem is that the president takes personally the issue of russian meddling.
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he sees it as a tool that democrats are trying to delegitimize his victory. and that, critics charge, may be clouding his judgment. >> kristen welker, thank you. the president's words are adding fuel to a growing call of action from survivors of the florida school shooting. we are learning more about the confessed gunman's past and about missed warning signs. gabe gut rierrez is in parkland. >> reporter: what's different in the after math of this shooting, is that we're hearing a loud voice from student survivors. they're upset with missed warning signs and frustrated with politicians over what they see as inaction. >> douglas strong. >> reporter: anger is boiling over in the wake of the latest school matssacre. >> we're not shy. >> reporter: teenagers born after the 1999 columbine
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shooting, calling for tougher gun laws and a march on washington. >> we're not going to let the 17 bullets we just took take us down. we're going to keep running and lead the rest of the nation behind us. >> they say that tougher gun laws do not decrease gun violence. we call b.s. they say a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun. we call, b.s. they say guns are tools like knives and are as dangerous as cars. we call b.s. >> reporter: survivors frustrated with missed warnings signs in nick cruz's troubled past. >> he was a nice kid when he was nice. until he would lose his temper. then, he would just be crazy for a little while. >> reporter: a 2016 state report obtained by nbc news, mental health counselors found that cruz was depressed and cut
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himself. mr. cruz stated he is going to buy a gun. his mother told counselors he suffered from adhd and his recent depression was from a breakup. the state concluded that since cruz resides with his mother and receives in-home mental health services, no other referrals or services were needed. do you think the state should have done more? >> we have different agencies. it's being done in individual silos. >> reporter: after cruz's mother died in november, he went to live with james and kimberly snead. he said, we had a monster living under our roof. we didn't know. we didn't see this side of him. now, parkland is grieving for the 17 victims. over the weekend, six funerals, aefr this week, two more. >> we don't want thoughts and prayers. we don't want it.
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we want action. we want gun control. we want our kids to be safe. this is unacceptable. >> reporter: there will be a listening session with high school students later this week. hoda and savannah? >> gabe, thank you so much. let's bring in al for a first check of the weather. it's going to get warm out east. >> but to the west, just the opposite. they're going to be much colder than average. let's take a look, show you what's happening. jet stream dividing things. look at the eastern third of the country. it's going to be 20 to 35 degrees above average, as the jet stream goes up to the north. we may see records of new york city, buffalo, detroit, on into cincinnati, nashville, and reca raleigh for tomorrow. and wednesday, along the i-95 corrid corridor, temperatures in the upper 60s to mid-70s. all good things must come to an end by the weekend. temperatures get back to normal. you cibsee down through the southeast, the temperatures warm up through tomorrow.
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>> that's insane. there's much more to get to, including the action at the winter olympics. it was an impressive opening night for team usa on the ice. and a new event made its high-flying olympic debut. craig melvin has it covered for us. hi, craig. good morning. >> reporter: the u.s. women's hockey team is ensured of at least the silver medal. this morning, all eyes are on the ice dancing. it's a tight competition heading into the free answer with three pairs from team usa all in medal contention. >> so sharp. so polished. so maia and alex. >> reporter: ice dancers setting the rink on fire. rumba and salsa music, giving miai and alex shibutani, a little extra sizzle for their twizzle. >> incredible opening twizzle.
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it just keeps getting better and going on and on. you only have to do four revolutions. i think i counted eight or nine. >> reporter: the two-time u.s. champions posting this on social media after their performance, writing, simply, thank you. >> they knew they had it. they brought it to the ice. >> that was the olympic performance we were looking for. >> i thought the performance was so natural. we had a lot of fun out there. >> reporter: the powerhouse pair finishing in fourth place, behind zachary donohue and madis madison hubbell. >> madison hubbell and zachary donohue made a big statement on olympic ice. >> it was an emotional day for me, trying to let in the gratitude of being here and also being strong. >> reporter: another duo, evan bates and madison chock skating their way into seventh place. >> these two project to the rafters. they always perform for the top
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of the arena. this short dance is no exception. >> reporter: from the rink to the mountaintop, where big air snowboarding is making its debut at the pyeongchang games. >> the level of riding for women's big air, it's pushing the level. >> reporter: after two qualifying runs, jamie anderson, julia marino, and jessika jenson, pushing into the top 12, guaranteeing them a shot at the finals. >> the top snowboarders. >> reporter: anderson nailing a cab double-cork 900 to grab sixth place. in women's hockey, the u.s. crushing finland 5-0, in a semifinal match-up. >> out in front score. the u.s. breaks first. 2:25 seconds in. >> reporter: the u.s. women scoring early and often in each of the first two periods. advancing to the gold medal
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match on thursday for the fifth time in six olympics. finally, after some criticism that the u.s. is far behind several other countries in the overall medal count, the u.s. olympic committee telling nbc news in a statement, they're proud of team usa's accomplishment so far and are, quote, excited to see what happens in the second week, as we continue to provide athletes everything they need to be successful. as for the medal count this morning, norway still leading on a record pace, by the way, for overall medals at the winter olympics. team usa is in sixth place overall. there's plenty of live action on nbc tonight, including the finals of ice dancing, the two-men bobsled and the women's halfpipe in freestyle ski. >> thank you so much, craig. heading into these games, one of the big storylines was the doping scandal that led to
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russia's ban. but the ioc allowed some russian athletes to compete. and now one of them, a medal winner, has reportedly failed a doping test. stephanie gosk has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. when you think of doping, you don't think about curling as a sport that comes to mind. this morning, it's at the center of a brewing scandal and so are the russians. this married couped pulled off a third place finish in mixed curling. after the competition, they said they were proud to have won russia's first medal in the sport. celebrating at the team house, the couple were greeted as heroes, signing o ining autogra fans. all of that came crashing down. the investigation thon doping tested him positive for a drug that can boost stamina.
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the sample will be tested twice to be certain. the russian curling federation told the a.p. that he tested careen as early as january 22nd. and someone, perhaps a rival on his own team, may have spiked his food during training camp. the international olympic committee had suspended the russian team from these games after finding it guilty of systemic doping. those allowed to compete are referred to as the olympic athletes from russia. we caught up with matt hamilton from the u.s. team, who beat the russians in a match during mixed curling. how does doping potentially give you an edge in curling? >> if you're strong and have endurance, you can sweep longer and harder. you have more margin for error when shooting. better sweepers you have, the bigger window you have to miss. >> reporter: hamilton and his sister finished seventh overall. >> it's a little different than like cross-country or something
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where you'reoing full bore. you don't always need your brute strength. it stinks. i'm a little put out that someone would do it. at the same time, i don't think it gave them that great of an advantage. >> reporter: the kremlin this morning says, let's wait for the final result les of the testing before passing judgment. the russians were hoping after a clean olympics in south korea the ioc would let them march in the closing ceremony under their own flag. all of that could be in jeopardy. if the test is positive, they get the medal stripped. let's go back to mr. roker. >> let's see what we have around the rest of the country today. we are looking for a lot of wet weather in the south. we're going to be watching that in a little bit. strong winds through the southwest. we have heavy snow moving through the central and northern rockies. and nice weather along the west
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good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. clouds moving in and chance of showers in the day. 52 degrees this afternoon. most of the day will be dry, but you'll see some showers this afternoon in the suburbs and lehigh valley. 52 degrees, the sunshine will fade as we go into the afternoon hours with a chance in new jersey and lehigh valley warms this afternoon. have a great day. >> that is your latest weather.
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hoda? >> al roker, thanks so much. coming up, team usa's impressive ice dancers. three duos in medal contention, including the shib sibs. we caught up with all of them. also, we have nathan chen. >> yes. >> we watched him soar into the record books. five quads, six attempted. he's amazing. we're going to talk to nathan about his olympic experience. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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you'll just have to make the ultimate game day sacrifice... and be eaten. good morning. i'm dray clark. it's 7:26 on this monday morning. let's get right to first alert meteorologist bill henley with your most accurate forecast. >> a nice start. we're 37 degrees right now and we've got sunshine. you'll need your umbrella at some point during the day. there's also a chance we'll see some showers this afternoon. but through it all it will stay mild. the temperatures warming into the 40s this morning and will hit the 50s this afternoon. and we're destined for the 70s come tomorrow and wednesday. in record territory. >> and let's gelt a check on it traffic. watching the vine street expressway where we had some
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delays earlier on the schuylkill divide. right now looking good and we're actually seeing really quiet roads this morning because of the holiday. watching a crash in white marsh pike. a fire this morning in woodstown salem county that houses ambulances is now under control. there were four people inside the bidding when the fire started earlier this morning. they all got out safely. six vehicles were destroyed, but they still have one let. it was parked nearby and was not damage. and a reminder. nbc 10 is your home for the winter olympic games. download our free nbc 10 app and to see a preview of five things you won't want to miss during the games today. we'll have another update for you in 25 minutes. i'm dray clark. the "today" show continues in just a few minutes. have a great day. ♪ ♪you are an important person...
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we are back, 7:30 on a monday morning, february 19th, 2018. 9:30 p.m. here in pyeongchang where speed skating is in the spotlight. talking about the men's 500 meter race. it's taking place as we speak. >> i love it. all of these live events happening. we'll have more from the olympics in just a moment. first, let's get a check of the headlines from back home and around the world. >> blame game. president trump slams the fbi on twitter, blaming the ongoing russia investigation for distracting the agency in the lead-up to the florida school shooting. >> as foulout from the massacre
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grows, with survivors demanding action from the politicians on strengthening our nation's gun laws. >> we're going to keep running and lead the rest of the nation behind us. search for survivors. a passenger jet crashes into the mountains of southern iran. officials fear all people yaboad were killed. cruise from hell. violence breaks out in a carnival cruiseship. "black panther" roars. >> you get to decide what kind of king you are going to be. ♪ >> the critically acclaimed superhero movie smashes box office records, bringing in nearly $200 million its first weekend. and a king among men. >> a beautiful pass. >> lebron james' team wins the
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nba all-star game, as the cleveland cavaliers star takes home mvp honors. ♪ did that banner yet wave >> while fergie takes some heat for her rather untraditional rendition of "the star-spangled banner." monday, february 19th, 2018. >> back to the winter olympics. >> let's go there. it was a great start to the ice dancing competition for team usa, with three teams in the top seven heading into tonight's finals. and we were there. overnight, team usa was back on the ice, showing off style and grace. all three pairs of ice dancers turning in some show-stopping performances. led by u.s. national champions, madison hubbell and zachary
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donoh donohue. >> you looked like you were having fun. >> that's what i told her. >> reporter: evan bates and madison chock also dazzling the crowd. >> i cannot stress enough how proud i am for you skating like that. >> thanks, babe. >> reporter: now, all eyes are on alex and maia shibutani, the brother and sister known as the shib sibs with a breathtaking routine. how are you feeling? >> stoked. i heard that at the olympics. it's a snowboarder/skier thing. i'm trying it out. >> reporter: before their arrival in pyeongchang, i asked the siblings what makes their pairing so special. >> this is our fourth year skating together. we saw ice dance live. we thought it would be fun to give it a try together. >> we've gotten along well together. we have a pretty good
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relationship. it was natural. >> reporter: but the u.s. is facing stiff competition from tessa virtue and scott moir. the ice dancing competition, not known for its controversial, has had a fair share of its moments. "de "despacito" was used by three different teams. the song lighting up social media. and france's dance team suffered an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction during their skate. >> the costume seems to have come undone around the neck. >> reporter: the french pair in second place. tonight, the americans will have one last shot at olympic glory when they compete in their final event, the free dance. it's going to be a great time tonight. alex shibutani wanted to be a basketball player. and something happened. he connected with his sister. now, they're off and running.
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all three u.s. teams are doing well. >> we talk about the shib sibs a lot, but the u.s. is in poll position here. >> you can watch the ice dancing final tonight on nbc. 7:34. let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> thanks so much. there's an area of rain we're worried about that is going to cause big problems when it comes to flooding. we have a region that's developing that we're going to see storm after storm after storm into next week. unrelenting rain. the flood threat corridor off of the eastern seaboard pumps up moisture northward and blocks the storms from making their ware further to the east. you can see, as we go into the week, consecutive storms over the same region, anywhere from three to five, six inches of rain plus melting snow the 8 to 12 inches of rain, from michigan to texas, may cause floing by suodnd good morning.
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i'm meteorologist bill henley. clouds moving in. we'll get a bit of sunshine this morning and then a chance of showers during the day. 52 degrees this afternoon. mild in the suburbs, too, warming up to 50 degrees. most of it day will be dry, but you'll see some showers during the afternoon in the suburbs and lehigh valley. 52 degrees, the sunshine will fade as we go into the afternoon hours with a chance of showers for new jersey. and the lehigh valley warms to 47 degrees this afternoon. have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather. ladies? >> all right, al. thanks so much. all eyes were on u.s. figure skater nathan chen at these games. while his short program was disappointing, he bounced back in a huge way in the free skate. >> he sure did. nathan landed an unprecedented five quad jumps on his way to a personal best score, fifth place finish. nathan, good morning. you're incredible. what have the last few days been
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like for you? you've had a rollercoaster olympics? >> definitely. the last few days have been an emotional rollercoaster. i hit rock-bottom with both short programs. the long program was the highest of the high in my competitive career. it's been incredible. i'm happy i was able to lay that down here. >> we were there during your program. and al, savannah and i, i don't know if they were the loudest and most obnoxious people. in case you missed us, i want to give you a taste of what it sounded like. are you ready? >> woo. woo. yes. >> yay. >> that was before secure took us out. >> i heard you guys. >> what was so awesome, nathan, first of all, i know you were thinking of doing five quads. you decided at the last second to do six. you didn't talk to your coach. you decided you were going to throw down. >> after the short program, i fell so much, i had nothing to
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lose heading into the long program. and i figured this would be the best opportunity to try something like this, something a little crazy. but again, i had nothing to lose. and i wanted to test myself. i'm glad i chose to do that. >> had you done the six quads in practice? you knew you could? >> i attempted it in practice and it was neverthis was the mo had ever been. >> go big or go home. >> when you look at your olympic experience, how would you describe it? >> it was a rollercoaster. i'm so glad i pushed through. both short programs were really awful. to bounce back within 24 hours, i'm really proud of that. >> when you think about it, scott hamilton was here. he said, you know, nathan showed he actually was human. he watches you. he says you never, never, never mess up. when you look at it now, do you think it was nerves, like all that scrutiny and the spotlight?
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>> that did play a role. i was focused on medals. i was cautious and timid. that's not the way to compete. i took all of that weight off of my shoulder and allowed myself to enjoy my experience at the olympics, enjoy my performance for the people. and you guys, i heard you guys, everybody in the crowd and everybody that sent me a message. >> are you going to join us in beijing? >> that's the goal. >> you had us on our feet and in tears. really proud. still ahead, what your favorite olympians listen to get pumped. and then nick goepper will talk about his way back to medals at slopestyle skiing. does anybody have a better time at the olympics than
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♪ you know how excited we are. we're back in pyeongchang with one of the breakout stars of the winter olympics. >> after just missing the u.s. skating team four years ago, adam rippon has taken v en full advantage of his time at the winter games. he finished with masterful performances that made him a fan favorite all around the world. >> adam, look at you sitting here with us. and us with you. >> it feels so good. >> doesn't it feel right? >> it feels right. >> i think we do belong together. >> who has had a better olympics than you? >> well, maybe somebody who actually won them.
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i don't know. i don't know. i don't know. i feel like i won them. but i didn't. you know what i mean? >> you won hearts. you're america's sweetheart now. >> i am. but i'm a winner but i didn't. you know? >> win. >> yeah. i didn't win. >> you know what? reese witherspoon tweeted at you. britney spears. and sally field wants to set you up with her son. >> i know. >> what's it feel like to have an avalanche of celebs? >> it's unreal but it's great. i feel so honored that i've had the opportunity to share my story with so many people. and that's always been so important to me. i think through this whole process, i've been so totally myself and really honest. >> you have. nbc actually fell in love with you and said, why don't you come
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and be a correspondent for the rest of the games. and what you did, impressed me. you said, i would love to but i want to stay at the olympic village with my pals and have my olympic experience. >> i'm going to tell you, my friends and my teammates were there for me through all of my eve events. and i owe it to them to stand by their side and be there for them during their events. that's so important because, you know, i'm so, like america's sweetheart now. i came here an athlete. and i am representing my country. and to do that to the best of my ability, i have to be there for my teammates. just wait five days. >> and then you're in? >> you're ready? >> then you're totally in. can we see this medal? >> i believe you need to try this on. >> you said your neck was getting sore because it was heavy. >> hoda, just rub it just a little. >> let me try this on.
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>> how many people have tried it on? >> i have been passing it out to literally everybody. do you want to hold it? it feels so good. >> it does. >> adam, how would you accessorize that? >> probably with that necklace you're wearing. something that, you know, rea y ly clacks and clings it. >> you have so many people that are loving you and tweeting you bur but you also have people that are haters. you have great clap backs. give us one. >> someone said, you talk a lot about your eyebrows. throughout this whole process, i never talked about being gay or my eyebrows so much in my entire life. but somebody was like, i read a quote about your eyebrows. are you saying i don't have nice eyebrows. and i wrote back and said, it
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doesn't sound like you're secure in your own eyebrows. >> i like how you said haters are fans in denial. >> they are. you know what? they'll be loving it soon. >> we love you. you're going to stick around, though, right? >> will you hang with us for "trending." >> and leslie jones is going to be there, too. >> she is waiting for you. we have the story of a team usa member and what he's doing to honor his brother at these games. games. but ( ♪ ) ( ♪ ) ( ♪ ) ( ♪ ) ( ♪ )
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good morning. i'm dray clark. it's 7:56 on this monday morning. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley. >> we'll see those temperatures climb into the upper 40s and 50s. big warmup for the lehigh valley, 47 degrees and low 50s for the rest of the area. you see the first showers moving into the lancaster county and moving into the maryland. this first round of showers will come through this morning, another round later this afternoon. thank you, bill. now let's get a check on traffic with first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. >> watching a crash on route 309 southbound side moving through unionville pike we're losing the right shoulder and a lane, too.
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and the majors looking okay. both directions north and south not seeing any delays. one day after a fire tore through a building in oak city officials are concerned the building could actually collapse. officials will return today to make sure all the surrounding buildings are safe. a fire forced the museum of american revolution to close yesterday. some evacuees took shelter in the museum's lobby. the museum plans to open today at 10:00 a.m. in sussex county handing out drinking water to residents because of contaminants found in the water last week. we'll have updates throughout the morning. the "today" show continues in just a few minutes. have a good day. ♪
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, war of words. president trump goes on a twitter tirade, ripping democrats, the special prosecutor and the fbi, but not russia, after 13 russians are indicted for attacking the u.s. election. we're live in washington. plus, from the heart. we catch up with olympic skier jon lillis, who lost his brother just before the games. >> i think when you're having tough times in your life, it's important to find that ladder that helps you climb out. and the best of us. on this presidents day, al and craig spend time with american service members and their families at the massive winterfest celebration in korea.
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>> you are the backbone of our services. you really are. >> "today," monday, february 19th, 2018. >> my name is kelly clark. i'm going for gold in snowboard halfpipe. >> go, team usa. ♪ >> my name is ali. and i'm going for gold in free ski halfpipe. ♪ >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today." it is 8:00 on a monday morning. it's presidents day weekend back at home. but it's nighttime. the lights are on, 10:00 at night, at pyeongchang, south korea. our second week of winter olympics. >> it is, indeed. we have a nice, big crowd. and rachel platten is going to perform a little later. let's get to your news at
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8:00. the survivors of the florida school shooting are channeling their outrage into a new push for tougher gun laws. in the meantime, the president is facing some criticism for his comments on the shooting and the russia probe indictments. hallie jackson has it all covered this morning. hi, hallie. good morning. >> reporter: hey, savannah. good morning to you. let's start with that russian indictment. the president is now spreading the blame for those russian interferences in the 2016 election, while moscow is deflecting it. you got this new statement overnight from the kremlin, calling accusations of state involvement unfair and baseless. but of course, it's not just russia making headlines. so are those students in south florida. the president facing if white-hot anger of the survivors of last week's school shooting with questions, now, here on capitol hill, about what congress can do next. president trump, today, waking up in south florida, less than an hour from parkland, where
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survivors of the shootinmarjory school are begging him to do something. t some republicans say, when e they get back, there could be movement on tougher background checks and banning bump stocks. >> i have no issue with converts a semiautomatic to a fully automatic. >> reporter: democrats worry it's just lip service. >> i'm not optimistic that until there's action by the american public to demand change in congress, that we're not going to see action out of this congress. >> reporter: the president tying the fbi shooting investigation to the bombshell indictment friday of 13 russians accused of interfering with the election. trump writing, the fbi missed all of the many signals sent out by the florida school shooter. this is not acceptable. they're spending too much time trying to prove russian collusion with the trump campaign. but friday's indictment did not
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address potential collusion, only the allegations that the russians tried to create campaign chaos, aiming to help donald trump and hurt hillary clinton. while the president says they are laughing their asses off in moscow, he said nothing about punishing them. >> i think the indictment is not only a indictment of the russian figures involved, it's also an document of the inaction of this administration and the president and his failure to take steps necessary to protect the country. >> reporter: and today, you have critics, like a there, that argued that the president is being defensive when he should be getting on offense, doing something about, for example, new sanctions against russia. at this point, though, we have not heard from the president about punishments and it's not clear what the administration will do moving forward. savannah? >> all right. hallie jackson on capitol hill for us. thank you. let's turn back to the olympics now. the u.s. women's hockey team is just one victory away from a
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gold medal. and american women are flying high in a new olympic snowboarding event. willie geist wraps it up from pyeongchang in the mountains. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. good to see you. as great as the u.s. women's hockey team has been, it hasn't won the gold medal since 1998 nagano, japan, olympic games. now, once again, they're one win away. >> the united states will play for the gold medal. >> reporter: the u.s. women's hockey team, with a chance at redemption. the americans put on a shotmaking clinic in the semis. lighting up the scoreboard in a 5-0 victory over finland. >> shovels one in front, score. >> reporter: the decisive win putting the americans in their third-straight gold medal game, as they look to take home the top prize for the first time since 1998. >> we're ready to go.
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>> reporter: meanwhile, ice dancing, kicking off in thrilling fashion. madison hubbell and zachary donohue, the highest scoring americans are in third after the short dance portion. star siblings alex and miai shibutani, just one spot behind them, after turning in a strong routine of their own. >> that was the olympic performance we were looking for. i'm so proud of that skate. >> reporter: there is work to be done. after overcoming a wardrobe malfunction, the top french pair is in second at the halfway point. >> we had a costume issue, which was hard to keep our focus. we did the best we could. we're happy. >> reporter: everyone is looking up at tessa virtue and scott moir, the canadians skating with confidence after earning gold in the team competition. on the mountain, ladies big air snowboarding making its high-octane olympic debut. jamie anderson, who captured
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slopestyle gold in south korea, leads a trio of american into the finals later this week. >> everyone, including myself, is pretty fired up to, like, put on a good show here and really showcase women's snowboarding to the world. >> reporter: anderson finished sixth in qualifying after digging deep on a pivotal second run. out in front, gold medal favorite anna gasser. the austrian landing a spectacular cab double-cork 1080. and finally, after some criticism that the u.s. is far behind several other countries in the overall medal count, the united states olympic committee telling nbc in a statement, it is proud of team usa's accomplishments so far, and, quote, excited to see what happens in the second week, as we continue to provide athletes everything they need to be successful. one of the people expected to add to that total, mikaela shiffrin. we have news in this morning to us. she will not ski in wednesday's
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downhill final. why? her big event, the super-combined moved up to thursday because of weather concerns. too much skiing back-to-back. she will not be in the downhill wednesday. she will focus on the sup super-combined and will try to win gold on thursday. norway running away with this thing. actually on a record pace right now for a winter olympics. team usa, down in sixth place. as we look ahead to the action on nbc tonight, we have the finals of ice dancing with three american couples in contention there. the two-man bobsled and the women's halfpipe in freestyle skiing. another busy day here in pyeongchang. >> all right, willie geist. willie, thanks. let's talk to one of the team usa winners. nick goepper grabbed silver in the ski slopestyle final.suspen. when you went into the last round, people weren't
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considering you had a chance at medaling. and you went in there and put down a run and got yourself a silver. >> it was quite an amazing display. normally, i put it down on my first couple runs at least. but to really put all of the pressure on myself and leave it all down to the third run was something that i wasn't lplannig on. but it worked out. >> what was in your head at the beginning of the third run? you knew it was now or never. >> my olympics came down to one run, that final run. i put immense pressure on myself. focused on visualizing and the practice i had put in. and it worked out for me. >> you look bronze in sochi. and one of the things you talked about a lot, is after that, feeling a little lost and battling some depression and some substance abuse. what have you learned through that? you're talking about it publicly because you want to help other. >> absolutely. i dealt with personal issues
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after the sochi olympics. like all high achievers, there's low lows that accompany the high highs. i didn't have the coping mechanisms in place to deal with that. i was able to get some help from myself and come back from that strong. and to be happy and healthy is a dream come true now. >> a lot of help came from your adorable family, who, by the way, we rolled up. they were on the other side of the barricade. we said, wait a second. this is your family. they all came in. what does it mean to have them here and witnessing this spectacular moment? >> it is incredible. i mean, i got my entire family, my girlfriend here. this is such -- i'm so thankful and so grateful. it's one way i can pay them back for all of the hard years of raising me. >> i think you paid them back pretty well. nick, thank you so much for being here. congratulations. >> thank you. >> look at that. >> you made us proud. appreciate it. >> you're awesome. coming up, we have a
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touching story. the american aerial skier, jon lillis, will be with us. we'll talk to him. also ahead, music that will get you moving. what olympians listen to before competing. >> we have to know that. plus, team usa superfan leslie jones is here. >> oh, yes, she is. and a live concert in olympic park. we're going to have rachel platten on our plaza. platten on our plaza. first, this is "today" on nbc.i, your to-do list just keeps growing. (laughs desperately) it never stops. which is why the online financing application at is so convenient. get some of that finance stuff out of the way from wherever you are, at the doctor's office, karate practice or my favorite... back at the doctor's office. knowing before you go means more quality time sewing a costume for the school play that is not going to look anything like a frog. just a little heads-up, mrs. davis... ha ha ha, yay kids!
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brought a real mix of emotions. >> that is for certain. nbc's kate snow is here with their story. >> reporter: good morning, guys. jon lillis and his two brothers started doing daredevil tricks at bristol mountain, near their hometown of rochester, new york. for 15 years, the oldest jon dreamed of being here at the olympics. but it didn't happen any way that they planned. jon lillis twisted and looped his way to nearly winning a medal for the usa. >> that's how you get into the top six right there. >> huge. >> reporter: his family, so proud. in the end, he didn't medal. >> going to get a deduction there. >> reporter: but just having the strength to be here was a big victory. ♪ jon was 8 when he started jumping. at 14, a coach asked him to move to lake placid. >> do we want him to be 30 years old and think, i could have been something? and so, we figured, we'd let him try it.
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>> reporter: mikey and chris followed their big brother into aerials. their mom and dad moved to a smaller house to pay for the boys' training. last fall, you had three skiers. the older two wanted to go to the olympics. >> we were sitting pretty. jon had just won the championship. >> reporter: one morning last october, jamie realized, middle brother, mikey, hadn't woken up yet. >> i went to the bottom of the stairs and yelled up to him. he didn't answer, which is unusual because he was a pretty light sleeper. and i went up the stairs and i knew, as i hit the landing, something was really wrong. and i knew immediately when i went into his room. and i called 911. and i called my sister. and i just said, i need you. >> reporter: mikey died in his sleep. they say they still don't know why. >> went from on top of the world to about as bad as you can get.
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>> reporter: in his grief, jon kept jumping. >> when he didn't feel like doing another jump, he would hear his brother say, get up there. >> reporter: jon made the olympic team and a hash tag was born, #jumpingformikey. the rochester community, rallying to support the family. during the olympics, jon wore his brother mikey's jumping suit. >> it's the closest thing i could have to keep him with me. >> reporter: little brother, chris, is hoping to join jon at the next olympics in beijing. the lillis family is already planning that trip. >> i think when you're having tough times in your life, it's important to find that ladder that helps you climb out. >> reporter: it's obviously so bittersweet for them. they were hoping all three would be together at the olympics in beijing. but dad, bernie, says mikey will be there, too, guiding from above. guys? >> absolutely. kate, thank you so much.
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we're so happy to have jon with us now. good to see you. i can't imagine how you did that. here at the olympics, it requires everything athlet athletically. i know your heart is heavy. how has it been? how are you handling this? >> it's bittersweet. everything i do here is in honor of my brother, for the last four months. it's been a tough road. qualifying for the olympics is not easy. it's something that takes a lot of work, not only for the ten years beforehand, but just going into it and the competitions going into it. it's such a strong group of athletes competing for these spots. so, i had to kind of put a little bit of the emotion aside and just do it for him and use that kind of as a guide and a little extra steam to go out and push as hard as i could. >> what do you think he would
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have thought? i'm watching you up in the air, wearing his suit. what do you think your brother would have thought in that moment? >> i think he would have thought it was the coolest thing ever. he was a superfan as well as an athlete. i think all athletes are. if you compete at a high level, you have to love the sport that you're involved in, whatever it may be. but just seeing my brother, chris' face and knowing how much fun he was having, i think that mikey would have thought the world of it and being here and seeing everything going on, i think he would have thought it was a cool scene. >> reporte >> your folks are here. you have a special tribute you're wearing to mikey. you want to tell us about it? >> i had this idea when they nominated the olympic team. i was like, chris still has a chance. i would say he'll probably be in beijing. he tore his acl. but he's such a strong competitor and a strong athlete, i can't see it happening again. mikey will never have that chance to represent the country and walk in the opening
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ceremonies. so, i asked my parents, i said, how can i bring him with me? would you be okay if i carried his ashes in the opening ceremony. as we got into the details of it, they're like, that might not be the best thing. you're standing around for a while. you're corralled with your country. i wouldn't want it to be knocked over or broken. there was a local artist in rochester, where i'm from. and he wrote my mom a message, and offered to make a glass pendant with his ashes in it. that's what i wore in the opening ceremony. >> you have honored him in so many ways. we hope to see you and your brother in beijing in four years. are you up for it? >> i'm up for it. there's nothing more that i love than coming out and doing this and representing our country. i think it's worth it to hold on for as long as you can. i think four years isn't so long. >> yeah.
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>> you did us all proud. thank you so much. >> thank you so much, jon. we'll head over to al and get a check of the weather. >> all right. let's take a look and see what we've got for our week ahead. you can see we have heavy rain in the ohio and mississippi river valley. windy conditions through the southwest. in the midweek period, the same area will continue to see the heavy rain, a big flood threat, lower in the mississippi river valleys. look for bitter cold in the plains and sunshine along the west coast. at the end of the week, weather turning colder in the northeast. the flooding potential continues through the gulf coast. we're looking at sunshine out west. yeah. yep. we got a dinosaur. that's what' good morning. i'm meteorologist, bill henley. sunshine, clouds, and a chance we'll see some showers. through it all, the temperatures will be mild. 52 degrees this afternoon. 50 at the suburbs and in new
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jersey, up to 52 with a chance of afternoon showers. lehigh valley will climb into the upper 40s. delaware, 50 degrees. not warm enough for you, check out what's ahead. we have record temperatures ahead for tuesday and wednesday. have a great day sclm >> and that is your latest weather. >> al, great job. it's time to "trend," everybody. u.s. figure skater, bronze medal winner and america's sweetheart, adam rippon is here. >> i'm ready to see what's "trending." >> it's my favorite word. if you tuned into ice dancing, you heard it over and over and over again. take a listen. >> incredible opening twizzle. the twizzle series. look at these twizzles. in that final twizzle. second twizzle. and it's the twizzle elements. little trouble on the twizzle
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sequence. fabulous execution on the twizzle sequence. >> i mean, it's twizzle this. twizzle that. adam, will you explain to america what the twizzle is. >> besides being one of the words that hits your ear and it feels good. >> right. >> it's -- it does. al, you know. >> it does. >> you know. i know that you've been saying it to yourself. >> what is the twizzle? >> it's when you are skating forward and you rotate on one foot and you turn, don't spin, down the ice. >> exactly. >> can you twizzle? >> i can. when? tell me when and where. >> do you have to be on ice to twizzle? >> al. >> yes, you have to. >> adam is ready to twizzle. a couple more. they toll me -- >> all right. it is time, we've been waiting. the "snl" star we adore. she lives and breathes the olympics.
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we have a countdown of her top three leslie jones moments. number three, her hilarious commentary on social media. take a look. >> let's go. usa. come on. nobody does spins like you, adam. good job, baby. i'm tired of despacito. do you know that there's more music out there. russia has a serious cheering section. all of the people cheering for us looks stressed up. are you steering it or are you along for the ride? there's no way you can skate together and not be friends. >> coming in number two, beyonce dance party with tara lipinski and johnny weir. take a look at that. ♪ >> the best. >> at number one, our favorite leslie jones moment, the time
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she joined "trending." >> hello, leslie. >> what's up? >> leslie, you changed the games, honey. you show up and change the games. >> that's a shame. i got to change the games. this is the olympics. >> what's your favorite part so par? >> everything. i cannot pick a best part. i'm sorry. i cannot pick a best part. everything is incredible. >> adam's like, i'm not the best part? >> adam is the best part. >> now that you think about it. >> now that i put a little thought to it. >> what would you not do? >> curling. i just came from curling. i'm sorry. i couldn't watch it for ten minutes. hat's been going on for 500 good morning. let's get right to bill henley with your most accurate
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forecast. >> we've seen some sunshine but the clouds are increasing. we are tracking showers. it hasn't made it to wilmington. light rainfall moving into coatesville. this is the beginning of what we are going to see. it is not going to be an all day rainfall. we will see mild weather all day. 40s will climb into the very low 50s this afternoon. as we head into the evening, the temperatures warm up by 11:00 tonight, 52 degrees. >> sound good. let's get a check on traffic with nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter, jessica boyington. a poll is down on route 73's northbound side. we are also watching the north new jersey roads. a very quiet morning here. 76, around market street. moving up to philadelphia, no problems right now. new this morning, inspectors will be looking for the cause of a fire that ripped through this american legion post in salem
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county. the building houses the town's ambulance. several were inside the building when the flames broke out. they all got out safely. the fire destroyed all but one of the ambulances. a reminder that nbc 10 is your home for the winter olympic games. download to see five things you won't want to miss. we'll have an update in 25 minutes. the "today" show continues today from pyeongchang, south korea.
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♪ we are back from the winter olympics. 10:30 here in pyeongchang, 8:30 back at home. we have a host of u.s. ski and snowboard athletes with us here in olympic park. we have adam with us. they are about to get a live concert from rachel platten. and we have leslie jones, the cheerleader of the olympic games. >> you're staying with us all night. first, it's presidents day and al and craig got to take part in something really special. >> some olympians past and present got together to celebrate u.s. troops and their families. and mr. roker and myself were lucky enough to tagalong. th they represent the red, white
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and blue. but this team usa wears a different uniform. service members and their family call this military base home. >> san antonio. >> hi. >> reporter: this presidents day the spotlight of the winter games also shines on them, as a way of saying thanks. the u.s. olympic committee organizing team usa winterfest. the festival giving those serving overseas a taste of home, which included a visit from al and me. i want to introduce a friend and a mentor, a man who has been overseas with the troops. ladies and gentlemen, america's weatherman, mr. al roker. [ applause ] >> hey. how are you all doing? ♪ i'm going to stand by you >> reporter: the event featuring performances by pop singer rachel platten. >> this is like cleveland. it's not that cold. >> reporter: and cedric the
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entertainer. what's it like being on base with the troops? >> it's been really exciting. we came here, you know, the energy, maybe because the olympics is going, as well. it's this vibrant american kind of thing. >> if you were to pick your sport, what winter olympic sport? >> you know, i was just talking about this. what i would be good at, and a lot of people didn't recognize, we didn't realize this was a choice, curling. >> you think so? >> we had to do this. your momma say, clean up. we didn't know that was actually an option. >> hi. >> reporter: along with entertainment came appearances from past and present olympians and a surprise visit from nfl star larry fitzgerald. >> i understand the sacrifices they make. when i get a chance to do it, i try to come and show my support. >> reporter: al and i caught up with general vincent brooks, the top military official in korean. what do folks in the united
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states not realize about south korea? >> howed ed advanced it is. i was here 20 years ago. and it's like a different country. this is a very strong allally. we're honored to be associated with them so closely. >> reporter: the olympics, a golden opportunity to celebrate those who sacrifice so much for our country. >> it was a great morning and early afternoon. to see those families, they are the backbone of the supporting our troops here and overseas. >> some of the folks who were there, this is their second, third, fourth time. big thanks to all of our troops who are serving here in south korea. tens of thousands of troops at that garrison. there's a slew of troops in this part of the world. mr. roker, you have a look at the weather? >> leslie jones is going to do the weather. >> it's cold. >> it could be worse. >> it's cold.
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with a swift participation of cold. >> i don't know where you were going, but i got nervous. that could have been the career. i still have kids to put through college. let's show you what we have going on. we're looking ahead to our olympic forecast here on the coastal cluster, we look for temperatures, again up into the 50 by monday. of course, we'll be gone by then. and then, as we take a look as you get up into the alpine area, we're expecting temperatures bottoming out into the 20s tomorrow, make that wednesday. but then, into the mid-30s for the rest of the period. good morning. i'm meteorologist, bill henley. sunshine, clouds, a chance we will see some showers. through it all, the temperatures will be mild. 52 degrees this afternoon. 50 at the suburbs and at new jersey, up to 52 degrees with a chance of some afternoon showers. lehigh
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a few rain showers possible this afternoon. delaware, 50 degrees. not warm enough? check out what's ahead. we have record temperatures ahead for tuesday and wednesday. have a great day! >> "today's medal count" is sponsored by hershey's gold. taste the gold. >> we want to give our medal count. norway with a commanding lead over the rest of the field. followed by germany. team usa, a little lower on the list. still, we're very proud. guys? >> al, thank you. there's a ton of action still to come this week. we made a few predictions. you can see them in this week's edition of "usa today." >> we're not experts. martin rogers is the sports columnist for "usa today." >> hi, martin. let's do your prediction first. you talked about john henry
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krueger. >> he had a silver medal in the 1,000. >> the speed skating. >> the short track. >> i love the cheeky bonus medals that we weren't expecting. short track is a thrilling sport. and it's all about momentum. if someone is doing well and they build up confidence, they can let that ride. john henry in the 500 on the short track, one to look out for. >> one of the funnest sports to watch. savannah made a prediction. she said lindsey vonn was going to do well in the downhill. you've seen her go through a couple runs. >> we've seen her go through a lot the last couple weeks. lindsey vonn, the way she approaches her racing and her life is something we admire. i think she can win the gold medal. it will be deserved. and the way she's handled the criticism during these olympics, i think she goes away a winner, whether she wins or not. >> agree.
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hoda had a prediction, as well. she is watching mirai nagasu. >> yes. >> she thinks we may see her on the podium. >> what do you think? >> when you said mirai nagasu, you started smiling and i started smiling. she has a magnetic personality. and it's not just the crowd that will react to that. judges play into that kind of thing. when the crowd is lifted and upbeat, mirai nagasu has courage. she's going to spin the triple axel. no other woman does it. she has the courage and the penalty. i like her for a bronze medal in figure skating. >> from your lips, martin. let's head over to dylan dreyer. >> today"today's" orange room i created with folgers, proud sponsor of team usa. >> we're working with folgers to celebrate team usa's coaches, the people that put in the work behind the scenes to help
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olympians achieve their glory. athletes and spokespeople are sharing their experiences. ted ligety says his coach is always by his side. and for jessie diggins, her coach is there for her at every training session and race. you can join in and celebrate the influential people in your lives by using #herestocoaches. natalie and i had a chance to kepeleton class. peloton ispromotional and advertiser with nbc. it was quite the workout. and doing peloton after the flu is no joke. that was interesting. >> that's a thing right there. >> i hit the peloton, too. i dug it. >> i hit the minibar pretty hard. up ahead, rachel platten.
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♪ welcome back to pyeongchang, our little home inside olympic park, our plaza. >> we're so excited because we decided to give fans a little musical taste of home >> yes. >> she's going to perform live. >> thank you. >> she has her new bestie. >> it is real. >> you were in seoul. you were performing for the troops. what was that like? >> it was so much more amazing than i could have expected. it was incredible. it was also a lot of little kids. i planned a certain set. and it was all little kids. i adjusted the set quickly. >> what are you going to play for us today? >> i'm going to do, just the standard hits. "fight song" and "stand by you."
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that's what the people want. >> take it away, rachel. ♪ like a small beoat on the ocean ♪ ♪ sending big waves into motion ♪ ♪ like how a single word can make a heart open ♪ ♪ i might only have one match but i can make an explosion ♪ ♪ and all those things i didn't say ♪ ♪ wrecking balls inside my brain ♪ ♪ i will scream them loud tonight ♪ ♪ can you hear my voice this time ♪ ♪ this is my fight song take back my life song ♪ ♪ prove i'm all right song my power's turned on ♪
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♪ starting right now i'll be strong ♪ ♪ i'll play my fight song and i don't really care ♪ ♪ if nobody else believes 'cause i've still got ♪ ♪ a lot of fight left in me ♪ i'm losing friends and i'm chasing sleep ♪ ♪ everybody's worried about me in too deep ♪ ♪ say i'm in too deep and it's been two years ♪ ♪ i miss my home but there's a fire ♪ ♪ burning in my bones still believe ♪ ♪ yeah, i still believe ♪ and all those things i didn't say ♪ ♪ wrecking balls inside my brain ♪ ♪ i will scream them loud tonight ♪ ♪ can you hear my voice this time ♪ ♪ this is my fight song take back my life song ♪ ♪ prove i'm all right song
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my power's turned on ♪ ♪ starting right now i'll be strong ♪ ♪ and i'll play my fight song and i don't really care ♪ ♪ if nobody else believes 'cause i've got ♪ ♪ a lot of fight left in me a lot of fight left in me ♪ ♪ like a small boat on the ocean ♪ ♪ sending big waves into motion ♪ ♪ like how a single word can make a heart open ♪ ♪ i might only have one match but i can make an explosion ♪ ♪ this is my fight song
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take back my life song ♪ ♪ prove i'm all right song my power's turned on ♪ ♪ starting right now i'll be strong ♪ ♪ and i'll play my fight song and i don't really care ♪ ♪ if nobody else believes 'cause i've still got ♪ ♪ a lot of fight left in me yeah, i've got a lot of fight left in me ♪ >> rachel. >> we got a lot more with rachel platten. another song. >> amazing. >> everybody is going crazy.
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[ applause ] we are back in pyeongchang with more music from our very
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special guest miss rachel platten. >> her album is "waves" what she's making here in south korea. are you going to sing one of your favorites for us? >> i am. >> we know it well. >> you do, especially. she's got the name of the song wrong. >> she got most of the words right. >> sand "stand by you." whatever. >> rachel, take it away. ♪ even if we can't find heaven, heaven, heaven ♪ ♪ hands, put your empty hands in mine ♪ ♪ and scars, show me all the scars you hide ♪ ♪ and, hey, if your wings are broken ♪ ♪ please take mine so yours can open, too ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm gonna stand by
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you ♪ ♪ oh, tears make kaleidoscopes in your eyes ♪ ♪ and hurt, i know you're hurting but so am i ♪ ♪ and love, if your wings are broken ♪ ♪ borrow mine till yours can open, too ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we're breaking down we can find a way to break through ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven i'll walk through hell with you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone 'cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven i'll walk through hell with you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone 'cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ yeah, you're all i never knew i needed ♪ ♪ and the heart, sometimes it's unclear why it's beating ♪
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♪ and, love, if your wings are broken ♪ ♪ we can brave through those emotions, too ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ oh, truth, i guess truth is what you believe in ♪ ♪ and faith, i think faith is having a reason ♪ ♪ and i know now, love, if your wings are broken ♪ ♪ borrow mine till yours can open, too ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we're breaking down we can find a way to break through ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven i'll walk through hell with you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone 'cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven i'll walk through hell with you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone 'cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪
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♪ and i'll be your eyes till yours can shine ♪ ♪ i'll be your arms, i'll be your steady satellite ♪ ♪ when you can't rise, well, i'll crawl with you on hands and knees ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ >> hands up. ♪ even if we're breaking down we can find a way to break through ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven i'll bach through hell with you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone 'cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ i'm gonna stand by you even if we can't find heaven ♪ ♪ i'll walk through hell with you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone 'cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone 'cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪
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♪ i'm gonna stand by you >> rachel platten. let's give her a gold medal. awesome. her record is called "waves." we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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thank you to all of the athletes who stopped by. rachel platten, adam rippon. this is the best seat. >> this is special. >> you can't stop this. >> you cannot stop it. we'll see you back here tomorrow. megyn kelly up next. first, more moments of the winter olympics captured by our friends at getty images. have a great day. ♪
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good morning. i'm dray clark. it's 8:56. let's get right to bill henley. temperatures are climbing. clouds are increasing. still, a few spots, blue sky, live view from center city. a few spots showing up on the radar. tracking light showers. these first showers are really falling apart as they move into berks county and northern chester county. a few raindrops in southwestern chester county. a chance we will see more this afternoon. through it all, temperatures will stay mild. now, let's get a check on traffic with nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter, jessica boyington. pretty much the only thing that's happening that's major since our morning commute is still light, an earlier accident in pole down. the detours are very easy,
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because the traffic is so light. look at the schuylkill expressway. barely any cars on the road. no drive times. one day after fire tore through a building, officials are concerned the building may collapse. inspectors will return to third and chestnut today to make sure all the surrounding buildings are safe. because of the president's building holiday, philadelphia city offices are closed today. the collection schedule will remain a day behind for the rest of the week. also, in honor of presidents' day, the national constitution center is offering free admission. nbc 10 is your home for the olympic games. download our nbc app. plus, we'll show you how most spectacular ice-skating uniforms are done. i'm dray clark. megyn kelly is next. have a great day!
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♪ good morning,everyone. good morning and welcome. i'm megyn kelly. one week down, one to go. have you all been watching the olympics?
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yes. go, team usa. we want to get to the latest with a report from where it's l happening, pyeongchang. >> reporter: megyn, good morning to you. we're heading into the second week of competition in pyeongchang. this morning, we have a bit of breaking news for you. mikaela shiffrin will not do the women's downhill. she is skipping it to focus on the alpine combined. because of weather concerns, both are taking place


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