Video from Russian media shows the prisoner exchange between Brittney Griner and Viktor Bout, the notorious arms dealer nicknamed “the merchant of death.” NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports for TODAY.
Friday, December 9
New video shows Brittney Griner on flight back to US
After ten months of detention in Russia, WNBA star Brittney Griner has arrived in the U.S. and is receiving treatment at a San Antonio military hospital. Meanwhile Russian President Vladimir Putin is signaling more prisoner swaps are possible, as President Biden says he remains committed in his efforts to also bring home former Marine, Paul Whelan. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reports for TODAY.
Paul Whelan ‘disappointed’ over Brittney Griner prisoner exchange
Respect for Marriage Act passes House, heads to Biden's desk
In a historic vote, the Respect for Marriage Act which protects same-sex and interracial unions, passed in the House and is now heading to President Biden’s desk. It was also a major milestone for Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as it is one of the last bills she'll send to President Biden's desk. NBC’s Garrett Haake reports for TODAY.
Kyrsten Sinema leaves Democratic party to become independent
Hospitals get creative in handling flood of RSV, flu, COVID
Keystone pipeline shuts down following oil spill in Kansas
Woman missing after shark attack in Maui
Idaho slayings: Police asks FBI for help with flood of tips
As the town of Moscow, Idaho, continues to mourn the loss of four university students, police are enlisting the help of the FBI after being overwhelmed by the public’s help in finding a white Hyundai Elantra they believe was near the house on the night the stabbings were committed. NBC’s Steve Patterson reports for TODAY.
From gifts to groceries: How to save amid high inflation
TODAY's Al Roker returns home after second hospital stay
Mother of girl allegedly killed by FedEx driver speaks out
3rd Hour of TODAY
Brittney Griner’s former coach on her release, mental toughness
Dylan Dreyer wins kids’ book choice award for ‘Misty the Cloud’
Miami Dolphins face off against LA Chargers: Who will win?
Female-run companies spread joy with festive décor, delicious jams
Haley Lu Richardson on stalking Aubrey Plaza for ‘White Lotus’ role
Actor Haley Lu Richardson avoids spilling the beans about the highly anticipated season two finale of “White Lotus” and talks about working with Jennifer Coolidge, who she says is the “tone” of the show. She also shares the funny backstory of how she “stalked’ Aubrey Plaza for the role and how she manifested working with director Mike White
Joy Bauer shares 2 healthy and yummy dips for your next event
TODAY with Hoda & Jenna
Hoda and Jenna share what they keep on their nightstands
Michelle Buteau gives the advice you never knew you needed
Comedian Michelle Buteau talks about stepping into her new role as an advice columnist at Real Simple magazine. She also sticks around to help Hoda and Jenna answer some social dilemmas, including how to handle your in-laws around the holidays, whether it’s rude to open gifts in front of people and more!