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TODAY's Takeaway: Adam Lanza's father breaks silence; Jason Bateman can't spell

March 10, 2014 at 3:06 PM ET

Peter Lanza tells journalist Andrew Solomon is horrified, Al learns cleaning tricks for his pup and Jason Bateman admits he can't spell.
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Peter Lanza tells journalist Andrew Solomon he is horrified, Al learns cleaning tricks for his pup and Jason Bateman admits he can't spell.

1. The father of Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza told The New Yorker he wished his son had never been born.

“[Peter Lanza] said he struggled with coming to that, but what happened was so horrific he could only wish it away,'' Andrew Solomon, the journalist who interviewed him, told Savannah.

Video: Andrew Solomon, the New Yorker writer who interviewed Peter Lanza, the father of Sandy Hook Elementary School gunman Adam Lanza, speaks to TODAY's Savannah Guthrie about the father opening up for the first time the shooting. NBC’s Stephanie Gosk also reports.

2. James and Tom Wood, whose brother was aboard the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished over the weekend, told Natalie memories from a recent visit with their brother is helping them cope with the news.

“It was incredible. It was a gift that we did get to see him. A whole week — he spent a whole week at my parents’ house,” Tom told Natalie.

Video: See James and Tom Wood’s full interview with TODAY’s Natalie Morales, who talk about their last time they saw their brother Philip and describe how their family is dealing with the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

3. TODAY correspondent and fraternal twin Jenna Bush Hager interviewed three sets of identical twins who are winning games — and confusing their coach — at a Pittsburgh high school.

“We're strong on the court. I wish we could fit the whole six on the court,” one twin said.

Video: TODAY contributing correspondent Jenna Bush Hager, a fraternal twin herself, interviews three sets of identical twins who dominate a high school basketball team based in Pittsburgh.

4. Jason Bateman plays a 40-year-old man who muscles his way into a children’s spelling bee in his new film, “Bad Words,” but the actor didn’t really enhance his spelling skills in the process.

"I'm better than my wife, that's all that counts," he told Savannah.

Video: Actor Jason Batemen opens up about directing and starring in his new comedy “Bad Words,” in which he says his character crashes a spelling bee to exact some revenge.

5. The anchors brought their pups in this morning to learn a thing about canine health. It was adorable:

Video: Beth Stern, spokesperson for North Shore Animal League (and wife of radio personality Howard Stern) joins TODAY to offer grooming and exercise tips to get your pets in shape for spring.

And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!

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