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are your answer. there are other ways but most folks going to hit the roads. >> we will revisit this in half an hour with a local news update. >> have a great day. good morning. but so far your roadways with breaking overnight. it's coming down. the south carolina legislature votes to remove the confederate flag from its capitol by the end of the week. >> it's a symbol of hate. off these grounds on friday. >> will other states soon follow suit? crippling crashes. the new york stock exchange and united airlines say they're back on track this morning following computer glitches that brought the market and air travel to a halt. is technology making us more or less vulnerable. tone it down, the rnc chief tells donald trump to pull back on his controversial comments. this after he didn't hold back in a new interview with nbc
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news. >> we don't even have a border. people are flowing through like water. hillary will be a disaster as president. jeb bush will never take us to the promise land. >> this morning, what else trump has to say. >> and pop star problem. ariana grande under investigation for licking doughnuts and under fire for saying she hates her country. >> she's apologizing today, thursday, july 9th, 2015. and good morning. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. hoda is in for savannah once again. good to see you here. file it under things you never want to say aloud. >> hard to tell whether she was
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talking about the doughnuts and how big they were. but you don't know. >> she was supposed to be part of the all-star celebration for major league baseball. that's been canceled, pull out of that now. >> looks like demi luvotto will take her spot. >> our top story on this thursday morning, the governor of south carolina calls it a new day in her state after a historic bill to remove the confederate flag from the grounds of the state house passed its final hurdle overnight. nbc's ron allen is there. good morning. >> good morning, matt. just an amazing night in the state legislature and this morning, we expect governor nikki haley to sign the bill and order the removal of the confederate flag that hangs there, ending essentially what has been a 50-year fight here. the flag a symbol of heritage and pride to so many southerners and a symbol of hatred and oppression to so many others, especially since the massacre of nine worshiper in charleston,
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and then images of the alleged gunman posing with the confederate flag. now, this one here on the state house grounds appears headed to a museum. >> i cannot believe that we do not have the heart in this body to do something meaningful such as take a symbol of hate off these grounds. >> that scolding by a lawmaker from charleston, demanding respect for the nine massacred at mother emanuel church. >> we're telling the people of charleston we don't care about you. >> intense passion surrounding the flag as the house considered a bill already overwhelmingly approved by the senate to remove it. >> take it down! >> many invoking the memory of the slain pastor and senator clementa pinckney whose body passed under the flag as it came to lie in a place of honor in the capitol. >> does it have to take another representative or senator
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getting killed in the state for you to realize the pain and the hatred that is behind this flag? >> some 16 grueling hours of debate. the outcome uncertain. at least 70 amendments put forth to keep the flag there or kill the process entirely. are you concerned you're on the wrong side of history now? >> no, i am not. i would like the heritage that i represent also respected in the process. it's that simple. >> in the end, the vote, 94 to put the flag in a relics museum. 20 opposed. >> it is a great day in south carolina. >> it's so sad that it took senator pinckney and his death to bring this norward, but again, we out of tragedy have created some degree of triumph and we hope we have made the families happy. >> the governor released a statement praising the legislature but she did not say exactly when the flag would come down. in the past she said she would order it to happen immediately, so perhaps later today.
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what an historic event. >> ron allen in charleston this morning, thank you very much. now to the computer glitches that brought both the new york stock exchange and united airlines to a halt. the unrelated problems have been fixed, but the fallout is just beginning. we have it all covered including the security concerns raised, beginning with gabe gutierrez. he's at the new york stock exchange. good morning. hoda, good morning. the opening bell was less than an hour ago. trading going smoothly so far, this after this epicenter of american capitalism was shut down for nearly four hours. today, questions lingering about what went wrong. this morning, the new york stock exchange is trying to bounce back after wall street hit a wall. >> welcome back. while we were in commercial break, traders here at the nyse just said whoa. >> without warning, at 11:32 wednesday, all trading was shut down. >> essentially the floor has been frozen. >> the floor was stunned,
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frustrated traders with no access to stock prices had to manually cancel about 700,000 orders already in the system. at 12:09, the exchange twieted, we're experiencing a technical issue. >> this was an inconvenience here at the new york stock exchange, but because of quick thinking, as far as i know, no clients were hurt and nobody suffered a big loss. >> it came just hours after the computer system for united airlines also froze. fueling fears of cyberattacks. >> it appears from what we know at this stage that the malfunctions at united and the stock exchange were not the result of any nefarious actor. >> so while terrorism is ruled out, the cause is still unclear. and overnight software update may have played a role. >> up. and are we up? >> it wasn't until 3:10 p.m. the exchange was back up and running.
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shutdowns like this are rare but not unheard of. 2013, another technical glitch paralyzed the nasdaq for three hours. >> going forward, do we need to change our protocol? absolutely. this can't happen again. we can't put ourselves in this position again. >> the dow closed down 261 points, not just because of the glitch, but also because the financial troubles in greece and in china. now, the day before, the hacker group anonymous posted a cryptic tweet suggesting there might be some sort of problem here, but again, homeland security officials stress they found no evidence to suggest this was a cyberattack, hoda. >> that tweet is interesting. gabe, thanks so much. meanwhile, as for the united airlines glitch, the airline said its flights are operating as scheduled this morning after the entire fleet was grounded worldwide for nearly two hours. tom costello was on it all day. wednesday. he's at reagan international airport this morning. how's it going? >> a good day to fly today.
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we checked with flight aware. minimal delays and cancellations affecting the entire system. yesterday, a different story. this started at around 9:00 a.m. eastern time when united airlines says it lost a router, the critical component in the computer system. when they went down, so did the system that handles passenger check-in, scheduling, as a result, the faa ordered a united airlines ground stop. nothing moving. major rubhubs affected, newark, o'hare, l.a.x., houston, and the ripple effect across the system. for 90 minutes to two hours, united kept their planes on the ground, and then playing catchup throughout the day to try to assure the people eventually got to their destination. in all, according to united, about 1200 delays, about 60 cancellations affecting united and united express. united stressing it is unrelated to the nyse and in no way a hacking issue.
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however, this is now the second time in about six weeks united has had a major computer program, and this has been happening for about two to four years since the merger with continental airlines. it has work to do in the i.t. department. >> thank you very much. shawn henry is the former assistant director of the fbi overseeing cybersecurity and crime. good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. >> it took about a nano second after these two stories coming out for people to say are they connected and are these are the result of some cyber attack? how do these entities, the stock exchange and united airlines going about answering those questions? >> i think there are three points here. first of all, we're incredibly reliant on the internet for our day-to-day lives in the united states. when we turn on a faucet, we expect water to come out. when we hit a switch, we expect the lights to come on. that's what we expect with the internet. it's the same with the internet it impacts our entire life.
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secondly that infrastructure is incredibly fragile. there are a lot of moving parts and there are going to be technical issues that are going to occur. i have talked to people in a position to know this was clearly a technical issue. the third piece that is critically important here is that while this was technical, there are absolutely adversaryies who are targeting our infrastructure and have the capacity to harm us and this is the type of thing that gets everyone's attention. if an adversary had done this this would have been a huge problem. >> let me ask you about this tweet that came out from anonymous, the night before the wall street computers went down and it says this quote, wonder if tomorrow is going to be bad for wall street. we can only hope. now, i mean you look at that and is that just pure coincidence? >> yeah i mean, certainly that would be suspect and the fbi and others would look at that absolutely. i think it was coincidence in
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this particular case. i have talked to people who are in a position to know and multiple sources who say this was absolutely technical. these issues that occurred in multiple companies were not related. they were different types of technical issues so its appears that coincidence. however, again, this is an issue there are adversary groups that are looking to target or infrastructure. >> let me ask you about that. when the adversary groups see how vulnerable we are and when the airline shuts down does it embolden them and if it can happen with the airline and the stock exchange can it happen with the power grid and the computer that handles national security? >> no, matt it's happening every day. there are terrorist groups there are organized crime groups hacktivist groups like anonymous, foreign nation states that are targeting the infrastructure. they're stealing data. they have the ability to disrupt and potentially to destroy. we saw that recently with sony and north korea. to destroy infrastructure.
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yes, imagine what happened yesterday multiplied five times, ten times, a hundred times, what that impact would be. this is a wake-up call. the government needs to take some more actions, there needs to be a lot more coordination. i can tell you i'm working with a lot of organizations in the fortune 500, they're aware and working diligently but this is an issue. we are suspect here. >> shawn henry, always good to get your perspective. we use our phones and when there's a glitch we get -- we panic. >> freak out. >> i can't get my e-mails. imagine the scale of what we're talking about. what we saw yesterday. >> just the timing of that tweet is really suspect. all right. now on to the presidential race and donald trump's controversial comments on immigration. the head of the republican national committee is telling the presidential candidate to tone it down. but that was after trump's very candid interview with nbc's katy tur. >> reporter: donald trump talked
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to me about his opponents, immigration, telling me he has no apologies for his words on undocumented immigrants. more political fallout for donald trump after rnc chairman reince priebus asked him to tone down his controversial rhetoric on immigration. >> it was a candid conversation. we're not sure he listened. his advisers say he'll continue to fight on. >> reporter: more financial fallout as celebrity chef jose andres backed out of a deal to open up a restaurant in trump's d.c. hotel. it comes after he doubled down on his comments on immigration. >> i will win the latino vote because i want to put them to work. i'll take jobs back from china. i'll take jobs back from japan. >> reporter: in a wide ranging no holds barred interview where trump once again is making news and getting a reaction. on twitter donald trump has changed the conversation. this is a very good thing. it was a waste of viewers' time.
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all day with trump's tripe, enough already. from mexico to immigration -- >> they send them to our stupid politicians and we have sanctuary cities and all of this nonsense. i have been saying this for a long time and it's a disgrace. frankly if i didn't bring it up you wouldn't be talking about immigration right now. >> reporter: to his opponents -- what do you think of hillary clinton as a president? if she wins the nomination. >> she was the worst secretary of state in the history of our nation. why would she be a good president? i think she'd be a terrible president. jeb bush will never take us to the promised land. he doesn't have it. hillary will never take us to the promised land. hillary will be a disaster as a president. jeb will be very poor as a president. no energy. >> reporter: comments forcing his opponents to react for better -- >> i like donald trump. you know there are a lot of folks in washington right now that seem to be crawling all over themselves to smack donald trump. i'm not one of them. >> or worse -- >> my party is in a hole with
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hispanics. the first rule of politics when you're in a hole is stop digging. somebody needs to take the shovel out of donald trump's hands. >> reporter: so what's next? trump says he'll file his financials on time which will be in a few days and then the debates. guys he's still number two in the polls. number one in one poll in fact. he says that people just love his straightforward, blunt style and his business savvy. that's why he's doing so well in the numbers. >> you don't get any sense that donald trump is going to be listening to the leaders of his party and toning it down? >> i wonder what that conversation was last night with priebus and trump and whether or not he actually understood the damage he is doing. but he has no plans of backing down from what i can tell. he's stay in this race. it doesn't sound like it will be a quick flameout for him. >> when you talk about his popularity no wonder he'd keep going if he chooses to. thanks. all right. >> we have really a scary moment
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for some passengers on board the southwest airlines flight out of chicago. the pilot aborted the takeoff at midway international airport after one of the engines caught fire. witnesses reported seeing sparks and smoke. this was coming from the side of the plane. fortunately no one was injured. 143 passengers though were taken back to the terminal by a bus. they switched planes for their flight to boston. baltimore's police commissioner is out of a job this morning. the city's mayor announced on wednesday that anthony batts is being replaced after nearly three years as the top cop. the firing comes 2 1/2 months after freddie gray died of injuries he sustained while in police custody. that was followed by a surge in violent crime. the move also comes one day after a police union reports that they criticized the batts leadership. the mayor denies it was influenced by that report. this morning some veterans are criticizing george w. bush for charging a veterans charity
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a six-figure fee to speak at a fund-raising dinner. the charity is called helping a hero. they build houses for vets seriously wounded in iraq and afghanistan. and nbc news has confirmed the former president received $100,000 from them back in 2012. the event raised $2.5 million. helping a heroes chairman said they are proud president bush attended the gala and his presence was appreciated by the veterans and supporters of the organization. a bush spokesman did not respond to our request for comment. a u.p.s. driver is in some trouble this morning for kicking a man's dog during a delivery. it was all caught on camera. and you can see two dogs here approaching the driver. he kicks one of them knocks the dog off of its feet. then the dog's owner approaches and the driver shoves him backwards. the man said his ribs were injured. a u.p.s. spokesman said the
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company does not condone the driver's behavior and took disciplinary action but did not say what action was taken. u.p.s. also says it contacted the dog's owner and apologized. and a photo bomb like you had never seen before from the shark-filled waters off the coast of south africa. here you can see a great white shark with giant teeth clamped down on some bait. >> whoa. >> did you see that? another great white shot out of the water and does that flip. >> what? >> belly flops, stealing the spotlight. the other one steals the bait. so acrobatic. that is like out -- >> a once in a lifetime -- >> right. unbelievable. >> amazing. >> how about the u.p.s. guy by the way? >> so horrific. >> horrible. and the dog was so sweet, wagging her tail after it. >> so little. >> the dog is okay. scary. >> natalie, thanks very much. al continues on vacation. we have dylan with a check of the weather. >> it's very humid in the northeast, as i'm sure you have
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noticed. that could lead to heavier downpours with the cold front. heavy rain over lake erie right now. moving through detroit and extends back through paducah, kentucky. it will trigger some stronger storms this afternoon. eastern pennsylvania and western new jersey, extends down to washington, d.c. an isolated brief tornado is possible. the lightning and also damaging wind gusts especially later on this afternoon after 7:00 p.m. your local forecast is coming up in 30 seconds.
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're looking at low clouds this morning all across the bay and temperatures in the 60s. there may even be some spots with some drizzle and mist. as we go into the rest of the day there will be a slight chance of rain especially for the north bay and the possibility of some thunderstorms in san francisco reaching 65 degrees, 70 degrees in the east bay and the south bay today topping out at 74 degrees. and that's your latest forecast. >> thank you. coming up the video that has pop star arianna grande apologizeing after she say she hates america. why one company is switching to a 32-hour workweek and why other businesses should do the
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on everything to make tonight a blockbuster. walmart. i'm ... that breaking news: bart service shut down in the east bay. i'm sam brock. that breaking thus bart service shut down in the east bay at four stations right now. "today in the bay" bob redell is live at the grut veil station with the laceest on the closures closures. this to last through the morning commute. >> reporter: there is no eflt ta. we just talked with the pio from bart. this he do not have an estimated time when the service will be reestablished. if you're trying to get interest fremont, dublin into san francisco you cannot do that through bart because the stations from bay fair to lake merritt are shut down and this is why you're looking at a three-car train that started smoking around 4:30 this morning. the initial report was that it was a fire but we just heard it
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was actually some electrical equipment that was arcing. two passengers a man and woman were taken off the train with minor injuries. as a result bart has had to shut down that third rail that electrical rail until they figure out what caused that arcing and again they don't have an eta as to when they're going to get that fixed. right now the stations between bay fair to lake merritt are shut down if you're trying to get into san francisco via bart you can still use the yellow and red lines but that means if you are in the east bay you've got to at least the 12th street oakland city center bart. reporting live here at the fruitvale station, bob redell nbc bay area news. clearly this could have a trickle down effect on other folks trying to commute throughout the bay right now. for the latesest let's heck in with mike. we're seeing still a manageable drive but folks from the tri-valley and fremont are cut off because of the closure of these stations through this stref of oakland. a crash northbound 880 through downtown is causing more cloeg.
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there's the build for the nimitz. 580 moving well. look on the peninsula we had an earl why he crash south 101 at willow, that jammed up traffic, three lanes reopened now, just one closed. look at the live shot from palo alto it's jammed from palo alto all the way up in towards redwood city. it's cloudy we have some areas of mist and drizzle. temperatures today will only reach into the 60s and 70s in santa rosa a chance of a showers and thunderstorms for parts of the north bay. we will keep you up-to-date on that and a the rest of your traffic and news. we will have another update coming up a little bit later.
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♪ ♪ 7:30 now on a thursday morning. it's the 9th of july, 2015 it will be worth if for you to join us tomorrow on the plaza. we have fifth harmony taking over for a great summer concert. hoda is already into it. >> i am! i saw the tweets from fifth harmony, they are so pumped to come here. they are telling their harmonizers to come to the plaza. it's going to be big. in the meantime here is what is making headlines. the south carolina house approved the bill to remove the confederate flag from the state capitol grounds once governor knick niki haley signs it. the flag must come down within
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this hours. >> new york stock exchange and united airlines addressed computer glitches. the exchange was forced to shut down nearly four hours. united grounded thousands of flights. baltimore's police commissioner has been fired. the city's mayor the decision to replace anthony batts amid a spike in homicides after freddie gray is quote, in the best interest of baltimore. katie couric is in the house! she's here. she's got an exclusive look at the anticipated long lost second novel from harper lee. >> that will be great. let us begin this half hour with the fireworks accident that has an nfl star facing a pretty uncertain future. willie is joining us with the story. it's a terrible story. >> good morning. we're talking about the new york giants jason pier paul. the accident happened over the fourth of july weekend.
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there are report it is cost him a finger. it's a fourth of july accident that could cost one nfl super star millions. jason pierre-paul reportedly had the index finger amputated on wednesday following a fireworks accident over the fourth of july weekend. in an instagram video that has been deleted the giants star talks about set off fireworks. wednesday night espn nfl reporter adam. sheer in tweeted what he claims is pierre-paul's medical chart. the two-time pro bowler is one of the league's most talented players. he was a big part of the giant's 2012 super bowl run. the news comes as the 26-year-old is the in the midst of contract talks with the giants. the incident could put a big dent in the potential paycheck. >> it could cost him millions of dollars. it could cost him a relationship with the giants either for this
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year or in the future. we don't know how good he's going to be. pierre-paul is not the only nfl player to reportedly lose a finger to a fireworks. c.j. wilson reportedly lost two fingers in a fireworks mishap. >> in one minute in one blink, in one instant you make a decision as a football player and as a human being that can endanger your career and your life. it just makes no sense. >> i will add that neither of the reports have been verified by nbc news but adam is one of the best and connected reporters in the business. he went on to tweet that a source says jason pierre-paul will return quote, sooner than people think and expected to play this season. they say the bigger problem is he also fractured his thumb in a bunch of places. that's going to take six weeks to heal. >> wow. in his position is that do able do you think? >> yeah. you need your hands as a defensive linemen it's going to make it tougher but he should be able to play and be the star
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he's been for several years for the giants. >> willie thank you so much. to the video we've been talking about. pop star arianna grande saying she hates america, and that's not all. tamron has more on this stuff. >> hey. good morning. arianna's comments on america angering some of her fans but it's what she did to a doughnut that landed her under investigation. ♪ ♪ >> arianna grande has a big problem and it's gone viral. tmz posted this video tuesday surveillance foot able showing the 22-year-old singer in a south california doughnut shop with friends. she appears to lick the pay doughnuts on display and makes a questionable anti-american remark. the clip quickly spread across the internet sparking intense backlash against the singer. now california police along with local public health officials are investigating her actions.
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wednesday grande apologized online saying in part i'm extremely proud to be an american. i've made it clear that i love my country. she added the fact that the united states has one of the highest child obesity rates in the world frustrates me however, i should have known better in how i expressed myself. angry fans have been outspoken in response to the apology. one saying i love you to pieces but it was unacceptable what you did. another, this isn't really an apology. this is you ranting about the obesity rate in america. arianna grande pulled out the major league baseball all-star game concert. she's going to be replaced by demi lo vat tow. grande says she has surgery on a wisdom tooth to deal with. >> some say she's a young kid she did something stupid.
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>> she's 21 and i think the apology is you're in a doughnut shop complaining about obesity. sometimes when you say i'm sorry it should be "i'm sorry." >> thanks. let's gate check of the weather from dylan who is in for al. it's been quiet in the atlanta for hurricanes. it's typical for an el nino season. we have no activity developing any time soon. hawaii is on alert because we have tropical storm el will. it is a weak storm right now with winds about 40 miles per hour. it's moving to the northwest. it's going to stay well to the northwest of the islands, but this is a wave height forecast. you can see it's on the northern side of the storm where we will see waves perhaps up to 12 to 16 feet high. on the southern side of the storm down by honolulu that's where we're looking at waves about 2 feet. i don't think it's going to do more than produce a couple extra showers and more clouds around as we head to the weekend. elsewhere we're looking at the frontal system to produce a few more scattered showers, isolated storms in the southwest but
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along the frontal boundary from southern kansas to oklahoma more thunderstorms are possible today. in the northeast we have a slight risk of stronger storms this afternoon. can't rule out an isolated tornado but it's more heavier good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're in the low 60s as we get the day started. some low clouds even some drizzle across parts of the bay area. so kind of soggy to start out the day. there will be a chance of showers even as we go into the afternoon. possibly some thunderstorms especially for the north bay, a high of 73 degrees, also 73 in the peninsula. south bay, 74 degrees later today, while the east bay makes it up to 70 degrees. we'll see some upper 70s for the tri-valley. . >> that's your latest forecast. >> you've been motoring through. the coffee and the stuffy
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back now at 7:42. how many lourshours do you work each
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week? how would you like to have the time cut to just 32 hours? nbc national correspondent peter alexander has the story. it sounds so good! >> 32 hours a week sound really good! a lot of us would be in on it. it's not just a pipe dream in places. the 40-workweek caught on a century when henry ford's factories were cranking out model t.'s. one company said we're up for a redo. the online computer education company has about 100 employees who work just 32 hours a week. yet for them every weekend is a three-day weekend. >> i think that our team is actually more efficient during the four days because they have to. >> founder and ceo ryan carson said his employees get the same salaries and benefits they get it for working an 40 hour week. they call it an ace up the
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sleeve to hold on to employees. >> i feel fortunate to be where i am today. i'm so happy. it's fantastic here. >> according to a 2014 gallup poll the average full-time worker actually puts in 47 hours per week with 25% of salaried employees working at least 60 hours each week. >> we're the overworked champion the western world. >> how did we get here? for decades experts predicted that technology would help us work less. >> i know yesterday i worked two full hours! >> what does he think he's running? a sweat shop? >> yet today americans work more hours than most developed nations without any guarantee of a paid vacation. >> we need to rethink what the american dream is. it may well be it's not working 60 hours a week. >> ryan carson said he believes what is working at tree house
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could succeed at other companies. if managers are just willing to give it a try. >> i think if you can present it from a data perspective to your manager and show that actually you could exceed the expectations at work and increase employee retention then you could have a winner on your hands. >> pretty good boss right? like all things the topic could get wrapped up in politics. on wednesday presidential candidate jeb bush had to defend remarks he said americans should work longer hours. he said they need more full-time not i'm work. president obama proposing new rules that would make 5 million more people eligible for overtime. for what it's worth, i hit 32 a minute ago. sia. >> i think it's hard to work -- >> i was just dialing richard's
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number. >> i don't know how you can pitch to say i'm not going to work the full day. >> we're talking with our fans on our website today.com. the concept of a shorter workweek started a bigger discussion. we want to know what you think. can you be just as productive if you reduce your workweek to 32 hours? head to today.com let us know. very simple yes/no. we'll be talking about it this morning. thank you so much. a head-turning new idea from one car maker that puts your baby's seat in the front seat. is it safe? but first at tracfone, we believe that you should keep what you buy. that's why your unused talk, text and data never expires with active service. some major carriers say you can keep your data. but when you read the fine print, your data does expire. makes you wonder what else you're losing. but tracfone has unlimited carryover, so you get to keep your unused talk, text and data. 90-day plans with unlimited carryover start as low as $20. unbeatable nationwide coverage.
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90 excellence in place of the familiar passenger seat we know it is a space to mount a baby's car seat. the car seat is on a swivel that can be turned toward the door when you're putting your child inside and then lock in the rear-facing position when you start to travel. as you might expect a lot of people have questions about the safety. it's widely recommend that a car seat be in the back of the car primarily to avoid the air bag in the front. they have accounted for that in a facebook chat volvo writes -- they go on to say volvo cars are interested to take up a discussion with authorities in concerned countries to hear their opinion and look at the overall possible solution. right now the design is just a concept. it's not in production but certainly it is fascinating. what do you think? >> i feel bad for the couple.
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>> separated? >> yeah. it makes me uncomfortable seeing it up front. i know the air bag is disconnected and volvo one of the best in car seats. >> you think they thought it out. i don't know if it's going to fly here. >> yeah. i don't know. guess who is coming up? we've been waiting patiently! katie couric stops by studio 1-a. first, your local news.
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i'm ... that breaking news: bart service shut down in the east bay. it's 7:56. i'm sam brock. that breaking news bart service shut down right now in the east bay. it has been for a couple of hours. "today in the bay's" bob redell joins us live from the fruitvale station. that's one of four stations experiencing closures right now on the fremont and dublin pleasanton lines. what's the latest? >> reporter: as a result you've got a lot of frustrated commuters who is vand stranded at the fruitvale station, we saw them earlier at the san leandro station who is trying to find an alternate way to get into work. they are going to be an hour or two late. bay tear station has since is been reopened so service is now shut down between san leandro and lake merritt stations, because of this three-car train that we're showing you where two people were pulled from around 4:30 this morning on the outside of the train there was some electrical arcing there was smoke that was in the train, two people were hurt minor injuries, you can see them being taken out significant upright
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in their stretcherer pretty good idea what their condition is. as a result bart has had to shut down the electrical power on this section of line between bay fair and lake mare. this they are telling people you need to get to the 12th street oakland city center bart station if you immediate to get into san francisco. reporting live here in -- outside the fruitvale station, bob redell nbc bay area. >> hopefully those folks have sympathetic employers. let's find out other options you have. >> we're looking over toward congestion northbound 880 past the coliseum. 880 north and westbound 580 you're funneled through had a area jammed up. tri-valley and hayward not quite so bad the peninsula recovers after an earlier crash cleared near willow. southbound 101 slows towards university. kari, how is it going? >> it is cloudy out there. temperatures in the 60s only heading into the 70s this afternoon, san jose hopping topping out ought 77 degrees, san francisco in the mid 60s and 74 degrees in santa rosa.
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chance of showers and thunderstorms, we will keep you up-to-date on that and your traffic and news we will have more updates throughout the morning.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up last ib containers and the microwave. exert experts say they could make for a dangerous combination. plus, new revelation in the water stealing case against hollywood legend tom selleck. and anger grows in drought-stricken california. plus katie couric is back to discuss summer's anticipated new
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book. >> and 50! good morning tampa, florida! >> celebrating our tenth anniversary in new york city! >> this is our summer vacation! we're back now 8:00 on a thursday morning. >> a the 9th day of july, 2015. i looked out the window and it's starting to rain. dylan said it's not supposed to rain now. >> no. it's not supposed to be raining. i'm convinced it is so humid it's just misting. >> dylan told you it's not raining. >> it's not really! >> the song that you were listening to right now is natalie -- this is your
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throwback thursday. >> yep. >> this is my college tune. a little respect which dylan i'm giving you a lot of respect. from the rangers. there you go. >> that's a good song. >> i like it. ♪ ♪ >> the talented women of fifth harmony will be our special guests toyota summer concert series. tomorrow on "today"! i have a feeling the plaza will be backed with young girls. >> and there's no rain! >> it's not? >> no. unless something weird like this happens. >> we have a lot of confidence in you. let's get to the top stories of the morning. good morning once again everyone. the confederate battle flag that has flown over the south carolina state house grounds decades is now coming down. state lawmakers voted overnight to remove it. governor nikki haley promised to do just that. the flag has long been a source of friction between those who claim it is a symbol of southern heritage and opponents who call
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it a symbol of oppression. the debate was rekindled last month when it was learned as the flag was embraced by a symbol of white supremacy of the church massacre dylann roof. new york stock exchange opening for a full day of business a day after technical problems s business a day after technical problems shut down all trading for nearly four hours. it happened hours after a computer glitch grounded united airlines flights. homeland security officials say any fears of possible cyber attack were unfounded. some tense moments in central california on wednesday affiliate someone showsed up at the police department with what they called a very large missile. union city police say a woman came to the front counter and told authorities that she found the ammunition on a nearby railroad track. that prompted the evacuation of the police department, city hall, and the library. a a bomb squad crew examined the ammunition and determined it was
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a live tank round. it is unknown how the tank round got on the railroad tracks. kensington palace released the official photographs of christening of princess charlotte. it shows her with her parents and her big brother prince george and a family picture with queen elizabeth. the photographs were taken by princess dianna's favorite photographer. a fishing trip in alaska paid off with an incredible catch. the anglers captured this awesome video which was a surprise of a lifetime. they thought their boat was going to flip over when the group of whales rose to the surface. their shots quickly turned to laughter and screams of amazement. they had their cameras on the ready. what a slot of life time. let's go over to hoda. >> thank you much. microwaves make our lives easier. should you be heating up your meals in plastic containers? a new study is raising new concerns. nbc's medical contributor dr.
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natalie azar is here. a lot of us are concerned about this every time we pop something in the microwave. what does the new study specifically say? >> let's think about this. this is relevant because we are concerned there could be chemicals in the environment that could be affecting our hormones and later on affecting, you know, metabolic things like diabetes and ultimately leading to cardiovascular risk. that's why they are looking at this. they are looking at bpa, which by the way, are in a ton of consumer goods as well as medicines. they were looking for the break down products of that in the urine of children. it was definitely not a study that was meant or designed to look specifically at these plastics and their health effects on children. i think that's important to get out from the beginning. they found a correlation and association between some of these compounds and a higher
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risk of hypertension in these kids. observational only it was absolutely not a cause and effect finding. >> going forward so tonight if i have something in the refrigerator and i want to heat it up, there's some kind of plastic wrap on it. is it okay to put it in the microwave? >> here is the statement we want to put forth that the fda does regulate the plastics that come in contact with food. the most important take home message is to read the label on the package or the container. if it says microwave safe it is microwave safe. if it contains the recycles numbers 3, 6, and 7. the products were made with the chemicals of concerns. those are the things you may not want to microwave. you don't want to put it in the dishwasher because it gets so hot. a couple of things, the plastic containers once their scratched they're at a higher risk of leaking out the chemical. a lot of consumer friendly and viewer notable things to come out of the study. it doesn't mean you should stop microwaving your tubber ware.
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we believe they're regulated enough to consider them safe for use. >> thank you. coming up next are you doing it? the trend that has people tweeting out pictures of ice cubes in their cereals. what is that? all right, and a secret to happiness giving it all up. some folks who gave it a try. >> we love it when katie comes back to studio 1-a. and talking about probably the most anticipated book of the summer. >> that's right. harper lee and "go set a watchman" and we have some behind the scenes. first, these messages. , i know. ♪ if you feel it, you can find it. all new color by behr.
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no blackout dates. what's in your wallet? all right 8:10. we're back now with a real throwback thursday. >> yes, it is! >> katie couric joining. nice to have you here. [ cheers and applause ] here we go. >> we needed a few more girls up here! >> yeah. this is crazy. am i awake? a good story for the breakfast hour. >> how do you like your cereal? >> ice cold. >> a little milk. >> a little cinnamon? >> i like mine basic but not with ice cubes. what the heck is that? >> this picture went online not that long ago. it got all kinds of comments. who would put ice in your cereal? well, you know, more and more people are weighing in in support of the person who posted it. >> i've done it! >> it's the perfect way to keep the milk ice cold. >> i think if you eat it right
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away. >> keep the milk in the fridge. >> sometimes in the hotel when the milk is not really ice cold. want to try it, katie? >> i think i'll pass. >> those are cheerios. >> yeah. i'm going to pass, i think. >> it makes the milk -- >> it's like when you want a cold glass of milk and you dip your oreo in. she's not buying it. we are selfie obsessed these days. >> americans are not alone. the russians are at it, too. they're going to strange and deadly lengths to get the perfect shot. the russian government decided to put a handy guide on selfie safety it include some interesting no-noes like don't take a selfie on a train track. don't do it on a boat. not a good idea. whatever you do, don't take a selfie while climbing an electrical tower. people, don't do that. >> i've often tried to take a
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selfie on a railroad track. i don't know about you guys. >> you do take a lot of selfies. >> you do. >> no, i don't! >> every time i see you you have a camera. >> any dangerous places you've taken a selfie? >> not really. i don't take that many. >> yes, you do. >> no, i don't. the candidates do, though. >> they do. how about this one? you've heard of a push present. >> i know because i read the script. a gift you get after giving birth. >> what do you think of that? >> a nice idea but not too extravagant. >> you get it from -- >> your husband. >> i think it's a nice way of saying thank you for the pain you've been through. >> a way of saying thank you for what? during the commercial break you said thank you for what? >> i'm not going to say that. it's a family show. >> do you agree with this a woman that gives birth -- >> i think it's a very new york thing. i had never heard of it until i lived in new york. when i got pregnant i was like yeah. >> it doesn't have to be that
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extravagant. >> just the name. give me a present. >> i think the baby gets a present. the baby is a present. that's what you come home with. >> by the way they are extravagant they go from flowers to jewelry. we asked people online at "today."com. what do you think of push presents? 45% saying no. you're not a big fan. 28% love them. 27% unsure. >> did you give your wife any push presents? >> oh, look! wait, i think i did. >> did you? >> i don't remember. >> all right. you're listening to a great song, your jam is coming on and something else happens. well, it was late at night a dj in australia hyped the crowd with good beats and bringing them up to the great point where the crowd was going to explode but then he gave them a prank. take a look. ♪ ♪ [ laughter ]
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>> and now ballet! they didn't want the ballet. >> i love the way their arms went down. >> it was a buzz kill, right? it was funny. >> did you enjoy your moment here? >> it was fun! i think your trending topics were particularly interesting this morning. >> you haven't lived through pop start yet. tamron, take it away! first up michael douglas it seems he has a theory for young american actors. stop obsessing over social media and focus on your craft. michael douglas told a british newspaper in britain they take their training seriously. while in the states we're going through sort of a social media image conscious thing rather than formal training. michael douglas also sharing his concern that american actors aren't masculine enough and are relatively asexual. his words. he does mention two big
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exceptions chapping they -- channing tatum and chris pratt. those are the macho men. a story we talked about on wednesday tom selleck being sued accuse of taking water during the historic drought in california. miguel almaguer has the latest. in3 c3 ordenó disminuir el consumo de they are been ordered to reduce their water use by 25%. this as the local water district accuses selleck of tapping into a local fie hydrant and taking water that didn't belong to him. known to millions as magnum p.i. it took a real life private investigators to accuse one of hollywood's biggest stars of stealing water. >> no! i can explain. >> this morning tom selleck is in hot water. a lawsuit claims that he routinely pulled water from a public hydrant and hauled it eight miles away to a private plush 60-acre ranch.
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3 c3 hay muchas casas aquí en nuestra se trata de hacer lo correcto. >> the suit says over 18 months water was repeatedly siphoned from the hydrant. during one week alone, the truck observed making seven trips into and four trips out of the hidden valley area where the selleck property is located. this woman watched the truck haul way load after load. it's bad that we're paying our bills and we have people come take advantage of that. it's not fair. >> selleck, who owns an avocado farm. >> i heard this year is an off year. >> it was a drought year. it's horrible. >> did not respond to our request for an interview, but has spoken before about trucking in water. >> we need rain because we're on wells. in the summer i've been trucking
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water. >> in the middle of california's crippling drought, the water district is demanding the tv cop obey the law. today selleck is being sued for $21,000. some say the price paid in the court of public opinion could be even higher. the water district wants to recoup the cost of hiring a private investigator. the sheriff tells nbc news the actor does not face any criminal charges. tamron? >> miguel, thank you very much. finally, the concert that is bringing together beyoncè, cold play, ed sheeran and pearl jam. the global citizens festival. here is what it looked like last year. this year it's happening in september in central park, again. and best of all, the tickets are free. here is the cool thing about it. to get a ticket you need to do something good for the world like volunteer. the festival will highlight the u.n.'s efforts to fight inequality, poverty, and pollution. i have such a great time last year hosting it -- it is exceptional! no amount of money can get you a
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ticket. you have to volunteer. and the kids who showed up all over the world doing great things. >> i went last year and it was a blast. >> it was a lot of fun. >> yeah. >> cool. >> tamron, thank you very much. coming up next the reason katie is back in studio 1-a. >> you actually get to do a story. >> first, dylan has her lucky charms. >> and my ice cubes are meltings. that's the >> good morning. temperatures in the low victims we have clouds along the bay that will take long time before they clear up. expect a mostly cloudy day. even spots of mist and drizzle and a couple showers and thunderstorms possible especially for the north bay, 70 in the east bay. san francisco reaching 65 degrees, while we see some lower 70s for the peninsula. in the tri-valley expect a high today of 78 degrees.
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and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you very much. "to kill a mockingbird" is one of the most celebrated and best selling books of all time. for about a half a century, the world thought it was harper lee's one and only novel. but next week a highly anticipated second book from the pulitzer prize winner "go set a watchman" will be released and our friend katie is here with a closer look. >> you know my love of history, my enduring crush on gregory, and my southern roots made me excited to do the story. last february news that a long lost man script by harper lee was going to be published in a new documentary short i did for yahoo! "beyond to kill a knocking bird" i talked to people about the upcoming release of her new-old book. >> in 1949 harper lee, known as nell by her friends, left her sleeping hometown in alabama and
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at the age of 23 headed to manhattan to pursue her dream of writing. after three years supporting herself with various jobs like working as a ticket agent at eastern airlines, she finished her first manuscript a novel called "go set a watchman" her editor was more interested in the character of jean louise as a 6-year-old girl and encouraged harper to tell the story from that point of view. to kill a mockingbird was born a book and later a movie that captured the publics' imagination for more than 50 years. >> it would be like killing a mockingbird. >> there were flash backs that were a younger version of scout. >> that's right. there are three sections which are set during the early life of scout who is called jean louise. >> when the manuscript was
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discovered, which was essentially harper lee's long lost first book not everyone was enthusiastic. some worry the author now 89 and in an assisted living facility was somehow being taken advantage of. >> as far as her ability to effectively give her consent, i have my serious doubts. >> all i know is members of the family felt this is probably not a good idea and when they said are you sure you want to do this five times in two days she said of course. yes. >> the story takes place in the mid '50s nearly two decades after the trial of tom robinson in mockingbird. as the civil rights movement is beginning to erupt in the segregated south. >> does it feel raw, unedited unpolished if you will? >> no. it feels like a novel that has
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been completed and may perhaps -- it could have been revised but as it stands it's very much a complete work of art. >> it's not lost on anyone involved in the publication of this book that it's being released in the middle of a tumultuous and explosive time for race relations in this country. >> there will be an extraordinarily complicated reaction to the book. i think people will have strong feelings about it. it actually has real topicality in the treatment of race. i think it will incite an incredible conversation and discussion and argument. >> reese widththerspoon a southerner said she was thrilled to read harper lee's prose in the audio version but was taken aback by the words and themes in watchman. >> it shocked me as being a modern woman 2015 reading some of the words. i think i had to keep, you know
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reminding myself it was written in the '50s. >> and these were the con flex issues the people of the day were dealing with. and old attitudes and modern thinking was just evolving about race relations in our country. so i think you will feel that complexity in the piece. >> meanwhile harper collins has ordered an initial printing of copies and preorders have made "watchman" a best seller. >> you haven't seen it? >> no. i haven't read it. i have to buy it like everyone else on tuesday. it's closely held. >> go back a little bit to the discovery of the manuscript because that was very controversial. >> a little bit, you know, tonya carter is harper lee's lawyer and she said she found it in august of 2014, but an appraiser from south erer bee and harper lee's former agent might have discovered it in 2011. someone close to this told me that when it comes to harper lee
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everybody has an agenda. she has become an important part of the cultural landscape. >> you can see it -- the book can get into everybody's hands. good to have you here. >> thank you. >> thanks, katie! how to add the beauty of the beach to your beauty routine. >>
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i'm ... that breaking news: bart service still shut down for commuters in the east bay ==topvo== all bart stations from lake merrit down to the bayfair station in san leandro are closed. it's impacting both the fremont two folks had to be transported to the hospital. all bart stations in san leandro are closed. four stops in total. it started before 5:00 this morning when smoke was reported from richmond to fremont. it sent a few good passengers to the hospital. you can see them sitting upright in their journey. they should be okay. we are also trying to get updates on their condition. bart now hopes to have limited single track service up and
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running by the end of the morning commute. they are still trying to fix a damaged third rail which is what's causing those lingering problems. we at least have a new time line now. >> the estimate is by the end of the morning commute. you may have to put up until possibly after 9:00. maybe in an hour we'll have a lot more improvement. we do have a look at the map. it is slow through oakland. we are looking a to hopefully have some progress. 101 headed to mountain view. we'll get you back over to "today." .
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. >> we have scaterred showers and storms. we will see if we get stronger storms, especially later on this afternoon into this evening after 6:00, 7:00 or so. scattered downpours. a chance of rain in the northwest, one more hot day. look at seattle tomorrow afternoon. 79 degrees 83 in portland. >> that will feel real nice. most of the country is pretty dry tomorrow, looking for a
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dropoff to the northeast. in buffalo, new york, it will be nice for tomorrow. in buffalo, new york it's going to be a nice one! you're visiting from buffalo. >> we are. >> i love you got us a picture. i love it! thank you! >> they don't have the new haircut yet? >> not yet. i don't have one with my new haircut yet. >> how many are traveling? >> just the good morning. i'm meteorologist we see widespread clouds all across the bay area and we'll see those clouds rolling clear with the possibility of some drizzle before it does so 71 degrees today. in mateo 67 degrees, 60s in san francisco north bay high in the 70s. a chance of a shower or storm and the east bay seeing highs in the 60s. also in the tri-valley today. that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you.
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we have an an exclusive announce from facebook coming live to the news feeds right now. now you have more control over what you see with this new function it's called see first. it lets you choose specific friends or pages that will come to the top of your news feed like "today's" page here. click and hit follow and choose see first. take a look what we have for you now. we posted this special for you. it's wrangler and a tour of our studio lead by our favorite pup. head to today's page to see the full clip. and the feature among others is live on iphones now and will be coming to android devices in the coming weeks. pretty cool going downright now, guys. >> we love it. tamron thank you very much. we're wrapping up this week's summer secrets today on what you can do to add a little bit more happiness to your life. >> have you ever thought a big change is what you need to find
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your happy place but you haven't yet made the leap? we have great inspiration. three stories who have given it all up changing everything all in the pursuit of being happy. ♪ ♪ >> we had a typical not necessarily american dream but the american life. you go to school you get a job, start your career you buy a home and settle down. >> basically we were sitting on the couch on the weekend on a sunday and decided that we needed to do something different. we need to get out there. we decided we're going to sail. so that monday we found one on craigslist and taught ourselves to sail over the course of a couple of weekends. >> we sold our house, we sold our cars and our belongings and told our employers we were leaving. one summer day in august we tossed out the lines and sailed into the sunrise that day. we spent about six weeks in bahamass went to guatemala,
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went back to florida, belize, mexico, sailed across the atlantic last year. >> just one morning i woke up and it was like a life switch. i just wanted to do this forever. >> we found the secret to happiness just by stopping to appreciate everything. getting to experience it with the person you love the most. it's fantastic. >> i was the ceo of a voice telecommunications software company. out the door late out early. we had three kids that were five and under. you miss the baseball games, the soccer games. what i felt like i was missing was watching my kids grow. the decision to sell the company was something that was very strategic. >> it was a great opportunity for us to do something together. our road trip cross country in
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an rv. during the trip we were in california and we visited the local farm markets. >> it wasn't long before that. we have the land at home you know what do you think about putting together a community farm? >> it was important whatever we did we needed to teach our children a work ethic. we have to work for everything that we have. >> i lo working on the farm. i love being with megan and the kids. i love being with the animals. absolutely i'm happy. are you happy? >> of course! >> are you sure? >> absolutely! i love it. the farm for us is a place we love to be. we love this. we love everything about it. it makes us happy. it's not the core of our happiness. the core of our happiness is being able to take this journey together. together. >> last year after teaching high school for 11 years, i made the decision to quit my steady stable job to pursue a life of happiness teaching yoga.
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>> thank you for coming and joining me today. it was a very hard decision to me but it wasn't like i woke up one day and said i quit. i wish. but it took a little bit of planning to do so. come back to the center. one of the things that people tell me all the time i wish i could leave my job. i wish i can do what you're doing and my answer is you can! you have to have faith in your yourself. if you don't believe you can do it nobody else will believe it. energize through your core. it filled my heart with lots of joy. a lot of fear. a lot of joy. for creating the life that i wanted. for believing in myself and understanding that sometimes pursuing happiness might not be the easiest road but it's a road well worth traveling. the secret to happiness is
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understanding that happiness comes from within and only you can create your happiness. >> i love that story. >> we're quitting right now. >> jessica and matt blog about how to have their sailing lifestyle without spending a lot of money. in 2014 they spent just over $12,000. >> wow. bill and megan suggest starting out simple by growing cucumber bers and tomatoes. iris makes a good living teaching yoga it's lucrative on so many levels. if you have something you can't do but you can't give insurance and money. you should put 10% of your time and energy toward that thing you want to do. so in your head you're building toward it while you have the stuff you need. >> makes sense. moeing the lawn smart features to do it for
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you probably have a smartphone maybe a smart car, a smart home. get ready for the smart lawn. here with the latest mike muniz. michael, we're braving the elements. >> good to see you. >> this is a great way to get a little extra power around the house, but it's solar and wind. >> exactly right. everyone is looking for are way to make their homes more efficient. one way to do it is start with the energy bill. a lot of people are looking at solar energy. this is called the wind stream solar mill. it has winds turbines. >> you put it on the roof. when the sun is not shining it collects energy via wind. >> you hear people say it will pay for itself in how long --? >> a great question. depends on where you are in the country. some places less than a year. other places a little more than a year. >> let's talk about the weather we have rain now. you have something for the weather environment in your yard. >> yeah.
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exactly right. this is for hyperlocalized weather. it's a weather station. it's about $180 you can get it at the apple store and a bunch of places. it provides weather information so temperature, humidity air pollution. >> it's not predicting the weather it's monitoring the weather. >> it does a little bit of both. it will tell you the local forecast for your backyard and the history of the weather information. pollutants and pollen that sort of thing. >> you can monitor from a distance. pathwayfor esthetic and safety. >> that's right. these are solar powered smartphones. you can use a little more sunshine today, but in essence they are solar power. they last for about 20 hours on a single charge and you can make them dance. you can have a strobe light effect. >> change colors on them? >> change colors. yeah. do a number of things. they're $40 each. >> i don't have a green thumb
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and you've got a gadget that can help the worst gardener. >> that's right. this is probably my favorite device of them all. you can take that if you want. this is perfect for someone like my sister. she has a huge garden in chicago but it's hard to maintain and keep track of it. this monitors your garden. you can try to plug it in here. it looks like this once you insert it in the garden. it will monitor the amount of sunlight your flowers are getting. >> the temperature. >> the soil. yeah whether you need to water it more often. you can connect it to your hose and automatically water your plant's. >> and a beginner's version for potted plans. >> it's like an entry point. you use it indoors, you can use it with potted plant's this is about half the price about $60. >> i'm looking a the robot mowing the lawn. what happens when there's something on the lawn? >> it has a number of sensor
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finance woulds. it would shut down if anything came in the direction of the sensor. no one likes mowing the lawn. >> we have wrangler here. you have a collar that helps us monitor how he's doing. >> it will track his u lo caselocation his activity like fit bit and health and safety. whether he's in the sun too long or stay out and get more activity. >> great information and gadgets. thank you. up next want to lighten your hair or get the tan look? how to bring your favorite part of thebow and arrow ♪ ♪ a broken guitar ♪ ♪ while the rainwater washes away ♪ ♪ who you are ♪ ♪ we go over the mountains ♪ ♪ and under the stars ♪ ♪ we go over the mountains ♪ ♪ and under the stars ♪ [♪]
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the beach segment? today! don't stress about it. you'll find all the things you need for your beauty regimen. beauty and style expert is here. i know the elements aren't cooperating today. let's make pretend in our mind it's a gorgeous day and we want to get our hair beach ready. >> there's going to be salt water and things in the ocean that makes everyone's hair look so great. >> i agree with that. >> it give use surfer look. you can get the look at home. >> okay. >> this is the infusion spray. it's a great mix of salt water and tropical oils like coconut. our beautiful model here has put it in her hair. you put it on wet hair. it smells great and creates natural looking waves. >> waves are important, too. with hair. you have a magic wand that can take care of business. >> it is. if your hair is strike stagt you
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can use an electronic call cooler. it doesn't have a clamp. sometimes with a curling iron it gets the kinks. this one has no kinks. >> i have to tell you in this weather, this side of your hair is perfectly curled which humidity it's almost an impossibility. congratulations. >> thank you. we have a couple other products here. moving to a lightning spray. this is for blond women who want to get highlights and don't want to go to the salon. this is lemon infusion. >> it is like sun in that you spray in your hair. >> right. we wouldn't want to use it. if you have blond hair. >> and the shampoo? and this has uv protection in it. if you're in the sun a lot it protects your hair from getting damaged. >> you have one of your first television appearances and you get to appear in the beautiful way possible. we're happy you're here. >> she's rocking the mask made from minerals. it's hydrating.
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>> how does it feel? >> nice. >> it doesn't feel dry. it helps to get rid of black heads and unclogs the pores. >> all right. you have other things that help you bronze up the face. >> right. the best way to get color in the summer time is to stay out of the sun and use a bronzer. the formula has spf 15. we have lip and cheek color. it gives you a flushed look as if you've been running outside or on the beach. >> who do we have here? >> what we have here is three products for -- first one is a tanner. >> all right. one of your legs is done and one isn't. they both look good! >> this one has been tanned. >> what is cool you use it in the shower. you put it on right after you have taken a shower. you can stay i in the shower. rub it on and rinse it off after three minutes you get a color. finally, we have great scrubs.
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this is from rush and has sea salt in it. >> how do you think everybody did? [ cheers and applause ] thank you so much. head to today.com and we'll help you out. coming up next meet the trucker who gave up the greasy drive through and dropped more than 50 pounds. the whole secret to success. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back now 8:51. are you one of those people who said there's not enough time to lose weight? nbc kerry sanders is here. he's always on the go. he knows the challenges and he may change your mind. >> good morning. it is a challenge when you're on the road and you're checking into a hotel and they hand you a cookie and when you check out they give you a blueberry muffin. at least i know because i'm on the move. there's one guy who sits in place 8 to 10 hours a day, how would you lose weight? one road warrior is teaching us all. ♪ ♪ long haul trucker bobby anderson was on a slow journey now an early death. like so many americans, he was sedentary not behind a desk rather behind the wheel. six days a week up to 14 hours a day. after 21 years on the job, the
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one-time can do energyic veteran had become overweight irritable. >> i used to want to look like arnold schwarzenegger and i ended up looking like chris farley. he finally turned a corner. still driving chris crossing the nation the 45-year-old from mississippi has dropped an astonishing 65 pounds in the last year. much disappeared from the waistline. my belly used to be up here on the sphereteering wheel, now i have room to breathe and still going down. >> how did he do it? first, he stopped eating comfort food. the butter on the bread that looks like icing on a cake the fries with liver and onions the endless buffet. all of it gone. >> potatoes blueberries. >> no longer on a shop-- >> mississippi is known for the
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fried cat fish. >> all that is off the menu? >> yeah. no more of that. >> he doesn't call himself a vegan or vegetarian. he said he's living a new lifestyle lifestyle. >> it would be easier to go through a drive through. >> it would be. it would be easier to let somebody else do it. after shopping there's the prep work. everything bagged up including the blueberries for the next week on the road. >> it takes all day to get ready to do this stuff but it's well worth it. >> because it's never easy to make a change bobby started blogging about his food on facebook. his plant-fuelled trucker page has thousands of followers with pictures of his meals, his progress and recipes. if we headed north from tennessee, bobby made his first meal. rice cauliflower, broccoli curry powder in a pressure cooker plugged into the
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electricity. in 12 minutes he prepared a home cooked meal on the road. drizzled with peanut sauce. >> it's tasty. very tasty. can i have some more? >> yes, please! i think i'll join you. >> the added upside to this for bobby? his blood pressure is now down and his depression is gone. >> i don't take no anti-depressants anymore. no medicine at all. it's all doctor-approved. >> with his energy levels back to his days in the marines, bobby is exercising again. for this trucker the rules of the road have forever changed. >> it's very exciting and every day a different flavor. >> and for bobby, who is now embraced the new lifestyle -- [ honking ] >> turns out there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. after three days on the road with bobby, i can say as in any job doing this does take commitment.
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>> a lot of planning in the meals. >> the fact he's cooking in the truck and getting it done. >> pressure cooking. >> by the way, we're going to put some of his favorite healthy dishes the recipes on our website at "today."com/food. good for him. >> almost didn't recognize this guy. >> i know! [ laughter ] >> ocean correspondent. >> we've got an ambush make over. >> yeah. it's going to be ai'm ... that breaking news: bart service causing big headaches for commuters in the east bay ==topvo== bart says r n >> good morning. it's 8! 56. combart service is causing major headaches for viewers in the east. bart is in the process of opening four bart stations closed going back to 5:00 a.m. this morning.
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when smoke was reported on the richmond fremont line. bart says it was an electric am problem and crews are trying to fix a damaged third rail. >> that mishap sent a few passengers to the hospital. you can see him sitting up in the gurney bart is expected to send limited service to the problem area. any time now. we will be following that closely. we will see you in 25 minutes. .
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this morning on "today's" take arianna grande caught on tape in an ugly moment. why police are investigating. then things get messy when we double up for double dares. and our sixth sense tells us haley joel osmond is here. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today's take." live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" thursday morning july, 9th 2015. i'm here with natalie, tamron, the unbreakable ellie kemper is
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here. >> we're hanging tight. [ laughter ] i commented on your dress -- >> thank you very much. this is my friend emily coupler's design. check it out. >> thanks, guys. >> love it. >> emily -- >> from st. louis. >> my friend from st. louis. >> i'm here only to promote st. louis. >> you are. >> i'm not getting any hate mail yet. >> emily -- i'm going to shop. tamron is looking for it now. i was going to say. >> how about the stuff yesterday? all the stuff that was going on? the stock exchange and united airlines. not one but two major computer problems yesterday. it started with massive united states -- excuse me united airlines computer out age that left hundreds of thousands of
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planes stranded. a computer router failed taking out flight scheduling and passenger check in systems. that was bad enough. and then just a few hours later, another big technical problem took down the new york stock exchange brought it to a halt for nearly four hours. this morning united said the flights are operateing as scheduled. the stock exchange is back to businesses a usual. we were talking about this all morning long, and brian sullivan of cnbc said can you stop calling it glitches. a glitch is when netflix is bufferering, which it never does. >> no. >> these are major problems that shut down the stock exchange and had people stranded at airports. >> and the consequences of it happening to the world's largest united airlines, and the world's largest exchange and the wall street journal one of the wall street journal website went down around that time. a lot of people were freaking
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out. >> not to mention the tweet from the hacking organization, if you call them that, involuntary manslaughter -- anonymous. something curious will happen to the stock exchange the night before it happened. and this happened. >> they haven't linked them but they all happened at the same time. >> department of homeland security said there's nothing going on here that appears to be related but at the same time -- the back of my mind is would they tell us if something were happening? as it was going into the trading day yesterday, people were so concerned about what was going on in china and greece to begin with. so the market was already down like over 250 points at the time then when this happened everybody was at this point it's a free for all. >> we don't know anything about this irs hacking thing and the federal employees. we know -- i still think a limited amount of information how many millions the union representing the federal workers
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they take millions of people's data. the government said otherwise. i don't want to be, you know, the huge conspiracy they areoryist here but i don't know. >> and scary because it feels out of your control. what knowledge do you have and how much control do you have own your own information. it's a scary hingething. >> the leaders say the real security problem is electronic and grid. >> our lives are so dependent on technology. it made me think back to 2008 when the financial markets were in total collapse. like do i have enough cash tucked away somewhere? i was thinking out loud. >> i have a go bag in my home. one of my best friends larry makes fun of me. there's a bag in my home -- >> high heels. [ laughter ] >> when the apocalypse comes
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willie is with me. i have cash, i have mace, i have ready-to-eat meals, bars, a couple of self-defense things. i have a little weapon. i'm ready. >> i'm ready. >> i have peaches and bottles of water. and beans. >> you too? >> no. >> if it goes down and you have to be like, you know, arnold schwarzenegger. >> i can be sean from walking dead. you have a sugar high for us. i'll protect us. >> i've got nothing. i'm going to roll over and suck my thumb and wait for the end to come. it's over. i'm not going to fight it. >> need a little security blanket. >> what should you have in a go bag for your family? not to freak you out. but it's just, you know -- >> i'm thinking of you in "i am
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legend" as the will smith character. your none chucks. >> it's okay! just flailing the bad guys. >> move out my way! >> i'm going to save you. >> and then natalie because she's fearless. i'll be playing xbox. >> speaking of things she's ready to end. arianna grande. police are actually investigating the incident. tmd tmz put out the video. arianna, and reportedly this is her new boyfriend, they were at a doughnut shop in california. you see her with with her friends and she licks these doughnuts which is now under investigation as a public health issue. but the other --
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>> she licks them? >> yeah. and she licked several doughnuts. then she's over heard saying disspirited things about this country. take a listen. >> okay. let me say this apology. i want you to unload here. natalie made a point earlier you're at the doughnut shop. >> that's the point i was going to make. i guess she was getting coffee. that's the only thing. why was she at the doughnut shop? >> i don't know. i was like if your stance is we have an obesity epidemic. how does that apologize about licking the doughnuts. >> what about the poor person
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that buys the doughnut after her? >> absolutely. it's the poor behavior is enabled when you think you're entitled to do whatever you want. let this be a lesson. you're not entitled. >> she was here and she was a lovely young lady. her mother and her grandmother. her grandmother was adorable. i'm sure her grandmother and mother let her have it. from our exposure to to her family don't seem like. she's 21 years old. >> she pulled out of the -- she was supposed to do the all-star game. she was supposed to sing the national anthem at the baseball game. demi lo vat dough is stepping in. arianna said it's because she's having dental surgery.
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>> from too much sugar. >> you're a celebrity and you know how some people feel -- >> yeah. and it was caught on people. people do things all the time that is caught on tape. you wonder if she was out and had a couple of drinks but the things she said. >> she should said and i'm sorry. i'm sorry i was out of order. move on. >> right. what is wrong with that these days? no one says they're sorry. >> right. >> just apologize. come from the heart. >> we're sorry, adam, for going over time. >> let's go to dylan for weather. go ahead! >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by yoplait. yoplait original in 25 delicious flavors. it's a rough morning. we have a couple of showers through new york city right now. they're winding down. it was just a quick little burst of rain. there it is there. it's moving eastward across long
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island and kentuckyconnecticut. scattered thurnls through myth again. the best chance for strong storms today in the enhanced area in orange including harrisburg, pennsylvania, philadelphia, and the yellow area we could see isolated tornados. that's not the biggest threat. it's just the hail, the possibility of damaging wind gusts and heavier downpours. keep an eye out later on this evening especially after 6:00, 7:00 here is the cold front. here you go 7:00 8:00 the line of storms will move through the mid atlantic. we'll see improvements and lose the humidity as well. we'll see more comfortable, reasonable temperatures in the northeast. same for the northwest. today is your last hot today. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're seeing low clouds and patchy mist across the bay area. and temperatures are in the lower 60s now. 61 degrees as you head out the door in san francisco. into the afternoon highs only reaching 65 degrees.
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and a little bit of some wet weather here and there. as we look elsewhere across the bay highs in the low to mid-70s. a lot of low clouds but it does clear out in time for the weekend. and our temperatures will be rebounding too. and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan thank you very much. >> tamron you had a cool event yesterday. >> i promised the girls at girls inc. teaching girls to be strong and to empower themselves. yesterday was their education prevention program. focussing on ending domestic violence. they made great shirts. they love the show and their parents do -- they're in school. it was a fantastic event. go girls! as promised, come on, ellie! we're holding up their shirt! there you have it. >> yeah! >> don't lick doughnuts unless you bought it first! >> there you go. >> you lick it you bought it. up next new concerns this
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reheating food in the microwave and throwing the container in the dishwasher is a way of life for so many. new research in "hypertension" is raising concerns about heating plastic. dr. natalie aczar is here. which plastics are we talking about and what is the concern? >> here is the thing that the bpa or the chemoicals in the products is almost ubiquitous in our household. we have it in some of the plastics that are you know, contained around food. we have it in medical products and medication and consumer products. it's not like you can avoid them all together. the study was looking at the break down product of the chemicals and trying to correlate with a higher in
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increased blood pressure in young people. it was an extrapolation. be. >> what did they find as a result of the study in the blood levels of the kids? >> it was in urinaryyour urinary. this is an on vaguebservationalobservational. we are concerned about the things the chemicals we talk about this a number of times there are chemicals in our environment that potentially could affect our hormones and ultimately increase our risk for card vascular disease down the line. i think it's important shed light on this. it's something that the fda is concerned about and we as consumers are concerned about. >> there are some plastics to
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avoid. >> exactly. here is where the important take home message is to read the label. if your container says microwave safe. it is. the containers that don't have that on the label or more importantly have the recycling numbers 3, 6, and 7 that indicates they were manufactured with these chemicals and therefore heating them in the microwave or putting them in the dishwasher or getting them scratched all increase the risk these chemicals can leech out into your food. >> no direct cause and effect out of the study. it was a good reminder for me, too. is the stuff i'm putting in the microwave safe for my kids. transfer into glass and put it in the microwave. read your labels. it should be the best guidance. >> i've done that but the dishwasher part i didn't know. i've been washing the plastics in the dishwasher. between scratching and the heat over time can wear wear that
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protective layer and that can become -- >> there is a statement put out by the american chemistry council about the study. >> right. >> bottom line for parents watching right now? >> read the label. if it says microwave safe we believe it is microwave safe. if you're unclear don't put it in the microwave and wash it by hand. up next how to save time and money on hotels and more this sum
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today's travel is brought to you by quality hotels. get your monies worth. i love this segment because i travel with my three nieces and nephew. it is vacation season! between car rentals hotels all the things we love can end up costing a lot. >> they can. not to mention all the time wasted in long lines. today we help you save on time and money with the emily coffman. a travel expert. hello, emily. >> hi travel mom! we'll give you great tips how you can save time and money and make it more enjoyable for everyone. the first number is 20. you can save $20 by staying in a hotel that offers you
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complimentary transportation to the venue you want to go to instead of dealing with paying that $20 for parking, you save the hassle so it's a double whammy. you don't have to find the parking spot. if you're anything like me i haven't been able to find my car when you walk out of something. if you take your car, take a photo of where you parked your car. you can save $20. >> 30! >> 30 minutes. you can save 30 minutes from your wait time if you purchase and preprint your tickets ahead of time before you go to the theme park. so the average wait time can be anywhere from 5 minutes to 60 minutes. you print it out and get in the park. the last thing you want to do is wait in line before you go to the theme park. >> exactly. >> so smart. >> another one 50. $50. if you go ahead of time and preplan your breakfast, you don't have to buy breakfast at
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for our classic triple dipper. chili's. fresh is happening now. i'm ... our breaking news: big problems for bart commuter good morning. it's 9:26 on your thursday. i'm sam brock. our breaking news there was a major snag in the commute this morning for b.a.r.t. riders in the east bay, but service has now resumed within the last half hour. b.a.r.t. resumed service at four different stations that were all closed during the entire morning commute essentially from 5:00 to 9:00. those stations effected run from lake mer ret all the way down to the san le andros. smoke was reported on a train on the richmond-fremont line. b.a.r.t. says it was some kind of electric problem and crews had to fix a damaged third rail. but that problem has now been addressed. when it happened early this morning, the mishap sent a few passengers to the hospital. you can see them sitting upright in their gurneys.
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service is back up and running, but there are still residual backups in the area. for a closer look on your transportation check in with mike. sam, yes. clearly delays still for that system. also on the roadway, look at the jam 880 northbound. now, there's one incident north of the coliseum. but as traffic flows look at your map. it's starting to actually move a little better. after less than half an hour as sam said of the b.a.r.t. system coming back online. we have a jam for west 580, north 880 and even though the pittsburgh-bay point line was not effected folks heard about it and hit the road. i think there was more traffic there. good recovery but still jammed through oakland. getting over to the peninsula not so bad on the dumbarton. back to you. we saw the clouds in your cameras there, mike. we'll have a look at weather coming up after this break.
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a lot of low clouds as we get a view from the south bay of san jose. and the clouds will slowly clear in some spots while giving other areas a full day of cloudiness. a high today in palo alto reaching 73 degrees. 64 degrees in the mission district. and 74 degrees in santa rosa with a chance of storms. that's a look at your forecast. more updates coming later. thank you very much, kari. again, b.a.r.t. resuming service for all four stations that were closed all that within the last half an hour. another update for you in just 25 minutes. for now we return to you to the "today" show.
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taking a look at the headlines. the confederate battle flag that has flown over the statehouse grounds is coming down. state lawmakers voted to remove it. the governor promised to do that. the flag has been a source of friction between those who claim it is a symbol of southern her tej taj and -- heritage who call it racism. a child safety seat is positioned on the front passenger side, and it faces the rear for safety reasons, but also slides for convenience. many states in the u.s. require children to ride in the backseat. that's something that would have to be taken into consideration.
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if you're one of those people who try to diagnosis their own illnesses using online symptom checkers listen up to this. experts say these tools may often get it wrong. researchers at harvard medical school tested 23 different symbol checkers and found that the correct diagnosis was listed first in about 1/3 of the cases. just over half of those cases displayed the correct diagnosis in the top three choices on the list. physicians warn the only way to properly diagnosis your symptoms is by making an appointment with your doctor. grated parmesan cheese at bj's is recalled due to undeclared eggs. people who have an allergy or sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume the products. no illnesses have been reported so far. the cheese has sell by dates of july 13th august 17th and september 10th. consumers are urged to return
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the cheese to any bj wholesale club store. you've heard the term fradie cat. we have video of a feline leading the pack. the cat turns around and seeing the cucumber on the ground. jumped three feet in the air. not sure what to make of the strange looking vegetable. there you go. one of its lives. check on the weather. >> hey. laughing makes me cough, and that was hilarious. >> can you get through the weather? >> too funny. cat's got my tongue. thank you, adam. we have a nice weekend in the forecast, as we inch closer to it. we have a couple of spotty showers from minneapolis through chicago. those will be through the afternoon. the east coast looks nice less humid. south is hot, temperatures in the 90s. pacific northwest, highs in the 70s. finally, some cooler than average temperatures. we are looking for, again, a quiet day for sunday as well.
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nice and comfortable in the northwest. hot through the plain states as temperatures get to the 90s. up to 90s in the northeast in new york city. it'll build back in, the heat. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a lot of clouds across the bay area this morning. that will continue as we go through the day. now temperatures are in the low to mid-60s. and as we go through the afternoon expect highs only in the low to mid-70s across most of the bay. and there will be a chance of some scattered showers, possibly a few storms for the north bay, tri-valley today reaching 78 degrees. a little bit of some sunshine peeking out as we go into the afternoon. have a great day. and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you very much. after a very public divorce from football star chad ocho cinco johnson, the stem of from
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a domestic violence. reality tv star was determined to rebuild a positive life. she has a new message and tv show that she hopes inspires others. we'll talk to her in a moment. more on the journey to where she is today. >> my name is evlynn. after a two-year hiatus. i'm back and happier than ever. >> i'm engaged to an amazing man. i need to put my past to rest. >> i was with this person for over two years. i definitely thought i was in love at the time. a few weeks after we got married, we got into an argument. he ended up ed butthead butting me. after 41 days of marriage i filed for divorce. the hardest thing for me is i knew people were going to connect my actions on "basketball wives" with the incident and blame me for it. getting blamed for that incident
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was definitely heartbreaking but i knew why and she inspired me. now i'm back with a new life and new perspective. >> i feel like i need to show that there is another side. that's why i'm doing this. >> we should mention chad ocho cinco johnson pleaded no contest to a charge of domestic violence incident. his attorney said he had no comment ahead of the interview. >> lozada and evy a security expert will be demonstrating self-defense moves. it's good to see you. >> you've been out of the spotlight for a couple of years. people got to know you well from the tv show "basketball wives." what transformation or what did you learn over the couple of years? >> i took two years off of
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reality tv to be able to focus on my life. i felt like there were things that i needed to address. things that i was dealing with in myself and i wanted to focus on that and my family. >> you have two children. your daughter is an adult now. it was important for you, especially for your daughter to see you evolve and present a different person than what so many folks got to know? >> definitely. that's why i decided to do the show. i felt like i put so much negativity out into the world with doing "basketball wives" and after the domestic violence incident i wanted to just do something positive. i feel like i want to inspire women to just be strong and just to have hope, you know and i think with my show you'll be able to get to see what it looks like. >> and part of the message you're putting out there is how women can defend themselves if god for bid something comes up.
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you'll help us out with ideas women can use. >> absolutely. so obviously the question many women want to know what do you do if you're in a situation and you're confronted violently. do you run or do you stand? what do you do? >> okay. so let's do one thing. let's talk about just strikes. okay. i'm going to make it simple because what happens is sometimes when you see self-defense people show you techniques they're very complicated. when you're being attacked you're not going to have time to think about it. today i'm out of my gear and i wore heels because i want to show you moves. if you're attacked you won't be in the sneakers typically. let's look at willie for a moment. if you have access to the attacker's lower body. this is a great place to strike the top of the foot the top of the shin, and ladies this is what you use. the heel you take the back of the heel and drive it through. the skin here is thin and sensitive. you can cause some serious
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damage. if you have access to the midsection the groin area. we know the move the knee coming in and using that or whatever reason you find yourself on the knees and your attacker is over you move your arm. that's a sledge hammer. i won't do it willie. and then the upper body let's say you have access here. the one place everybody should remember is the throat. we have a lot of nerves that run down this area. obviously it's where we breathe. if you take somebody's breath out of this, it's a few second and it sometimes messes with the computer up there. you want to strike. i don't care how do you it just do it. if you're going to do it be fierce. punch, chop, strike whatever you need. when you do it the whole point is to run away. you need to size up your opponent. you are fantastic at it but you understand i may not be able to fight fairly with somebody.
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they might overpower me. >> i want to make the distinction here giving advice if someone is an attacker if this is a case in your home of domestic violence, there are certainly agencyies, including the police and hotlines you can call. there's a difference here as well in personal self-defense attacker and some of the things we're talking about with domestic violence in the home. thank you for sharing your story. it's important to do that. it premiers saturday on the opera winfrey network. >> thank you very much. coming up next you know him from thanks for calling angie's list. how may i help you? i heard i could call angie's list if i needed work done around my house at a fair price. you heard right, just tell us what you need done and we'll find a top rated provider to take care of it. so i could get a faulty light switch fixed? yup! or have a guy refinish my floors? absolutely! or send someone out to groom my pookie? pookie's what you call your? my dog. yes, we can do that. real help from real people.
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haley joe osment, good morning. >> good morning. >> how did you get involved with the project? >> i got a call two years ago for the first season, and that is available on netflix now if people want to acquaint themselves with the series. the cast has kristin wiig and so many amazing names. i would make it all year around if i could. it's one of my favorite things to work on. and you're playing a different character now, right? but still the series picks up. >> yeah. will's character is like the 1980's figure. and he's written the novels in the '50s, '60s, '70 and filmed themselves and now releasing them. this is a series that a psychedelic jazz murder mystery. he's on the run for the murder and i'm the british jazz producer who getting him to sell
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out. >> the you're sucked into the show and it gets better. >> we dug something up on you from your forest gump days. you were young at the time. you played forest's son. a note that was written on a yellow legal pad. can you tell me. >> i posted that on instagram, i think, last summer. right before we filmed the last scene in the movie where i'm at the bus stop with tom, and he and robert and i were in a trailer together. they were re -- slightly rewriting the last scene and tom wrote down my lines on a piece of legal yellow paper. my parents kept it around and i have this little mystery. >> goose bumps! >> yeah. >> look how adorable you are. oh, my gosh! >> and tom hanks is the nicest -- >> he is. he truly is. yeah. yeah. great cinema dad. >> movie star since he was 4
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okay. all week we've been getting our game on celebrating game show week. it is all lead up to this moment. >> that's right, tamron hall! >> throw back thursday. we brought in "double dare" host marc summers. >> great to see you. >> grew up on the show. love "double dare." >> thank you. what are we doing? physical challenge we're going to start off down here -- >> when i say go you have a minute! you have to pick up a balloon run over here, and put it on the chair of your partner. you have to break three pie balloons. you pick up pie and toss.
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the winner gets three pies in natalie's pants and break pa loon balloons. >> come on! >> shaving cream. good luck! >> you run them over there they break them. >> then we sit on them. >> okay. >> ow! >> ready, get sedt, go! come on, natalie! oh! go! go! >> no, no! throw it! throw it! >> okay. >> nothing over here. nothing anywhere. >>how much time was left on the
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clock? >> you guys are going to do it anyway. >> is it over? >> you're done. i don't know what they're doing. we have a throw fie trophy for the winners. you are the winners. congratulations. isn't that an honor? >> i have a lot of whipped cream in my pants. >> of all the things you've achieved in your career, where does this rank ellie? >> is there something higher than one? >> i don't know. >> you were magnificent. you pulled it off. >> you won! >> we had a hard time tossing the pies. >> i assumed you walked up. >> no. >> i thought it was after three. >> yeah. you had to get three in. >> you just kept throwing. >> anyway. how much fun was it to host for years?
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>> unbelievable. in 30 years to be be october 6. first time i did the today show was with brian. >> you guys are great. >> marc, thank you. great to see you. >> we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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tamron had a problem with that. she has whipped cream in areas -- >> i now sympathize with every toddler. i know, why you cry when your diaper is wet. >>
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i'm ... our breaking news: big our breaking news: p good morning everyone. 9:56. i'm scott mcgrew. big problems for b.a.r.t. commuters in the east bay all morning. service though has resumed within the last hour. b.a.r.t. resumed service at four b.a.r.t. stations that had been closed for the whole morning
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commute. those stations effected run from lake merit down to the san leandro station. the problem started before 5:00 when smoke was reported on a train on the richmond-fremont line. b.a.r.t. says it was some kind of electrical problem. crews had to fix a damaged third rail, but the problem has since been repaired. when it happened this morning the mishap sent a couple passengers to the hospital. you can see them being loaded onto ambulances. service back up and running. there are residual delays. let's check your weather this morning. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're feeling temperatures in the 60s across the bay area with some upper 50s for the north bay and san francisco. we have low clouds and drizzle all across the bay area. and there may be even some rain as we go into the afternoon with a slight chance of some thunderstorms for the north bay. san francisco still kind of soggy and a high of 65 degrees. north bay 73 degrees today. also 73 degrees for the peninsula. and the south bay will top out at 74 degrees.
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here's traffic now with mike. all right, kari. looking toward palo alto where still southbound 101 is very slow approaching university. let me show you the map and the breakdown. we had an earlier crash up here at redwood city. as you're approaching looking jammed up taking the bulk of the morning to recover from that crash. now we still have that slowing toward that construction zone where hopefully on monday we'll see that lane shift and move toward the left. maybe get smoother on the southbound side. we're looking at slower drive for west 237 but nothing really bad for the south bay. and as scott was talking about the earlier issues for the b.a.r.t. system have cleared through the area so now lake merit through san leandro those stations are open. folks from the tri-valley and fremont can get into the city. roads making up time. mike, thanks. another local update in half an hour. see you then.
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>> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. all right, everybody. that is gwen stefani. it's thirsty thursday, july 9. we've decided to leave the comfort of our studios to come to one of our favorite haunts, morrell wine bar. >> i feel so at home here, don't you. >> we like this place. >> we have such a great show
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including a big week for the gifford family. i missed you so much the last few days you were very busy because your daughter kassidy is in a film called "the gallows." you were on the red carpet. we'll look at a picture later. >> we'll tell you all about it. she looks amazing. it's an amazing experience. two ladies in or ambush makeover. and something was missing, so we have great advice for you about that. >> we'll have a lot of fun with the stars of "my giant life." and let's put it this way they're giants. >> like 6'11". they're amazing. we'll keep you out of the kitchen with a light no-cook meal from billy deck. right? >> that's the guy. >> so speaking of something, as my daddy used to say we're kind of low.
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bartender, hey! hey! hello! what are you going to do to get a drink. >> let me show you how it works. hey, handsome. >> regis. >> how are you? reeg, what are you doing here? >> i've got a job here. >> what are you doing here you're a bartender? >> i'm a bartender. >> how is it going? >> better than what you've got i'll tell you now. >> not going very well. you have to learn to serve your customers. >> what are you doing? look at this. >> wait a minute. >> pour it. >> i'm pouring a drink for you. >> daniel, please. >> if i may, if i may. >> he thinks he works here. >> daniel -- [ laughter ] >> daniel, i can handle this.
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how long has daniel been here? about an hour. >> daniel's fine. just spot him. >> i think you should have kept your day job, personally. >> this is too much. >> wait a minute. what's going on with us? >> why are you here in the first place? shouldn't you be getting ready? >> we are going to let everyone in on our secret. we thought it would be the perfect person to join our motley crue, regis philbin! i wish we had him every day but he's very busy. >> you can't come every day. you can only come once a month? >> once a month. can i ask you something? >> what's going on? >> well, i'm just here. >> we are so excited. we want you to have -- come over
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to the studio with us. >> what have you got over there? >> not much. >> we're going to strike up the band and we're going to get this party started. do you want to come with us? come on, reeg. come on. thank you. ♪ >> regis is here. >> hey, big guy. how are you doing? >> hi. >> regis! >> everybody, thank you for being here. >> regis. look at the people. reeg, the people are here. >> they all came out to see regis. >> ready?
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>> hi. >> regis is here. >> hello everybody. look we've got regis. regis is here. >> regis is here. >> regis! >> save the network. regis. >> be careful. >> okay. >> regis! >> right here. >> okay. >> regis! regis! regis! regis! regis! regis! regis! regis! regis! >> i need more people than that. >> we're in this studio today.
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okay. right in here, regis. here we go. i can leave it on if you want. okay. >> regis! >> welcome to reeg. >> there are other people out here. >> there's my crowd, yeah. thank you. >> reeg, you want to sit in between us. >> where do you want me to sit? >> where is reeg supposed to be? regis is here. hi everybody. yes it's exciting news because we do have reeg with us. it's just because he's very, very busy. >> how does the desk feel? >> it feels good. >> cozy? >> yes. >> there's something going on. anyway so it's a big day for you. >> it was a big week. kass has been an actress since she played the smart little pig in "the three little pigs" in kindergarten. she is a smart little pig. >> can we break this out one
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second? you open "people" magazine and it's great but today was especially amazing if you flip it open. can you believe how beautiful cass looks? >> i have known this little one since she was born. >> you have. >> i was there. when she was born. >> not when she was made. >> okay, all right. >> she has grown up with uncle regis and aunt joy. >> she's a beautiful girl. >> you would have been proud of your girl tuesday night the premiere at the gallows. i've been to premieres before, and they're exciting but when it's your child -- >> yeah. >> -- it's just thrilling. it's hard to watch her in the movie. all the kids are great. a picture of the four young people. it's also terrifying. they gave that an "r" rating.
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but it's not a slasher movie at all. >> first of all, how gorgeous does she look on the red carpet? beautiful, cass, you look gorgeous. >> to watch her with her own glam team. i've had mine forever. they're members of your family the people that do your hair, makeup and style you. to see her getting ready with her own people. >> were they snapping pictures and calling out her name? cassidy. cassidy. >> i saw you on one of those entertainment shows. and she handled herself beautifully. >> that's the thing. >> she really does. >> i'm excited for her. >> she did an interview with matt on friday. >> matt lauer? >> monday. yes, matt lauer. she was so amazing. she was so poised. >> she really handles herself great. >> thank you very much. >> are you going to see "the gallows"? >> he's going to see it with us tomorrow night. >> absolutely. >> it's weird to watch it for
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the second time in af auditorium with a ton of people. it's more terrifying the second time because people are still freaking. kiley jenner had to leave she was so terrified. jason kennedy and his beautiful bride lauren, they came, kris and kiley came. it was so strange hearing the paparazzi calling out for your daughter. >> this is such a big week for cass. >> thank you, thank you. >> it's the fourth movie she's made already. >> she has five. but they're all little, independent films. >> that's all right. that's how it starts. >> that's exactly right. remember when your kids had their very first jobs and they were actually not asking for money anymore how thrilling that was? >> that was the best thing that ever happened to me. >> since you joined the show there is something we do that's really fun every thursday. >> what's that? >> it's one of the best parts. it's called --
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i was going to say ambush makeover. >> oh, crud. >> this is just a whole bunch of songs all mashed up together and it's from "pitch perfect 2." you're going to like. ♪ i cannot lie when a girl walks in ♪ ♪ with an itty-bitty waist ♪ ♪ you get thrown ♪ ♪ i went skydiving i went rocky mountain climbing ♪ ♪ >> now we're talking. ♪ and i love deeper and i ♪ ♪ i dug my key into the side of that pretty little four-wheel drive ♪ >> isn't that cool? >> do you have any idea who those people are? >> an instant favorite.
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>> this is going to go on forever. >> that's all we've got. >> a reminder, we don't know why but you can listen to us on channel 108. hoda has her radio show every monday and wednesday. >> i've been on that show. >> yes, you have. >> do you ever drink at 10:00 in the morning? >> never! but i have today, i'll tell you that. what's going on? >> we are going to "usa today." there's cassidy, too. >> it's surreal. i didn't even know. >> she's on her way. >> she really is. >> a terrific kid and a good actress. >> she changes that world and not the other way around you know, that's what you hope for for your children that they stay grounded. what's coming up? >> if your job is making you unhappy and you wish you could have a do-over, a do-over job. >> it's happening right now. >> these two ladies from our crowd are going to get ambush
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walmart. we're letting regis catch his breath be a change out of his waiter outfit. now to a special series called summer of secrets, and if you've ever wanted to leave your job and start over from scratch this might just inspire you. >> one woman made the bold decision to leave her career behind and follow her real passion discovering her own secret to happiness. >> last year after teaching high school for 11 years i made the decision to quit my steady, stable job to pursue a life of happiness teaching yoga. thank you for coming and joining me today. it was a hard decision to make but it wasn't like i woke up one
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day and said i quit. it took a little bit of planning to do so. come back to the center. one of the things people tell me all the time, i wish i could just leave my job and do what you're doing. my answer is you can. you just have to have faith in yourself. if you don't believe you can do it, nobody else will believe it. energize through your core. it fills my heart with lots of joy for creating the life that i wanted, for believing in myself and understanding that sometimes pursuing happiness might not be the easiest road but it's a road well worth traveling. divineing honor. the secret to happiness is understanding happiness comes from within and only you can create your happiness. >> you've got it anayra. >> another brave woman who left her job to start her own pr
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firm kathleen henson, and editor at large of "live happy" magazine. we love when she's here with us. >> thank you, ladies. that was very moving. it takes courage. >> thank you. it really does. >> did you talk to -- i think a lot of people watching will say, gosh, i really want to do what anayra did but i don't have the courage. >> or the finances. were finances something you were concerned about? >> finances was my major concern which i would have quit my job three years before if i knew i could financially do it, so i had to meet with a planner and really start a plan and put it into action even one year before i left my job. >> she's doing that the right way, but there are a lot of people dissatisfied at work. >> but they bring their unhappiness home is the problem isn't it? >> we talk about that a lot at "live happy." work place happiness is important because you bring it into your home.
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it becomes part of you who you. cans a domino effect of either unhappiness or happiness, whatever direction you choose. >> sometimes we feel it's beyond our control, well, i wish i could but i can't. kathleen, in your case, you were a bigwig at a corporation. >> you were already doing extremely well. >> and you made a difficult choice to leave that behind. >> i did. after the birth of my first daughter emily, i realized that i wanted to be a good mom first, and if i could be a good pr person second, awesome. the firm i was at, it wasn't a good balance for me. so i started my own agency out of my basement as a consultant and it was not glamorous, girls. >> you've had four more children since then. >> i have five children. >> and how many employees, 44? >> i have three boys and two girls and in my company i was 42 women and two men yeah. >> 44 people. good for you. it's fantastic. for people who want to do it but you either don't have the courage or you need a plan to do something like this, right?
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>> right. it isn't about courage. it's really about asking yourself who are you and what do you want to do, and then do you have the skills to make the change? and if you don't have those skills, start taking the time to learn those skills then make a mrab plan, talk to a financial planner talk to your friend get support so you can take your time and achieve that happiness success that you want. >> why do you expect other people to make us happy? what is that all about? you create your own destiny in a sense don't you. >> 100%. listen, it's okay to expect other people to make us happy. we want our mates to make us happy we want our jobs to make us happy, but we're the only people with us 365 days, 7 days a week so it has to be generated from within. >> if there's something you want to do but you don't know if you can do it you should put 10% of your time and 10% of your money toward that new thing. then in your head you're a little partway there. you didn't give up your
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confederate battle flag from the capitol. here's one state lawmaker appealing for a yes vote. >> i cannot believe that we do not have the heart in this body to do something meaningful such as take a symbol of hate off of these grounds on friday! >> indeed they did. the bill now goes to governor nikki haley. she says she'll sign it into law. weather and traffic after the break.
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good morning i'm meteorologist kari hall. we'll see clouds throughout most of the day. in some spots the sun will be peeking out this afternoon, but only reaching 70 degrees in gilroy today. regular city 74 degrees and into castro at 65 degrees. expect a high of 73 in napa and a chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm in santa rosa, va lay vallejo region. now let's get a look at traffic with mike. >> kari hey, folks, scott told you all about the problems that b.a.r.t. had this morning. the roads haven't quite recovered. still slow. all the traffic that hit the road coming out of the tri-valley and fremont, paying an effect here 80 82 and oakland. the rest of the bay as we zoom out, oakland for 880 which is the worst of it. no more slowing through walnut creek. the peninsula looks good. palo alto the pali jam is
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continuing to go on as they reconfigure. >> mike, thanks. make sure to join us at 11:00 for our next newscast. we'll see you then. it's no ordinary thirsty thursday because our good pal, regis philbin is here. what time is it now? >> it's ambush makeover time. >> that was perfect. we have two women off the plaza in for a new look all at the hands of our crack makeover team. >> they're the best. >> stylist of the stars. ♪ >> and the loveliest "today" contributor i've ever seen. i've seen a lot of her. i have a lot to tell you but not now. jill martin. >> she was an intern on our show.
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>> 20 years ago. >> a wonderful intern, yeah. unforgettable. >> i was terrified. >> tell us about -- louis, you were on the show with kathie and regis years ago. >> it's old home week. >> it was great. the weather was quite beautiful and they were just hopping and wanting to be ambushed, i can tell you, across the whole plaza was full today. >> laura willaby is 32 years old from delaware the mom of five and is also a grad student. she is celebrating her tenth wedding anniversary with her husband who has given ten years so he wants to give laura the gift for holding down the home front. let's take a listen to her story. >> thank you for all you do and i know you want to say thank you to your wife. >> thank you for being such a wonderful wife and mother to our kids.
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>> i know you're saying, okay, give me this. >> yes. it's very nice, five kids, don't have much time for myself and i'm very excited. >> you're going to look so gorgeous. >> excited. >> it's going to be emotional this one. you have to keep your blindfold on for a second. here is laura willaby before. all right, laura, let's see the new you. >> uh-oh. i can't wait. >> wow. oh, my goodness. >> are you ready? take off your blindfold, sir. >> hey! look at that. >> that's amazing. >> are you ready to see yourself? >> i am. >> take a second, sweetie. >> oh. >> you look fantastic. >> you look great. >> that's a good sign, isn't it? >> a nice job you did this. >> thank you, thank you.
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>> spin right around, hohn. look at this camera right here. tell us about the hair. >> first of all, vanessa actually cut off about 6 inches of her hair, very simple, chic haircut. what i did, i just lightened it and made it uneven. >> i love that. >> dark in the back, warmed it up a little bit. it looks like yours, not mine. you are a gorgeous mother of five. how? >> what are we thinking? >> i'm speechless. absolutely amazing. >> you know, rob, you have to get dressed up if you want to go out with this woman. you can't walk around like this. >> i love the jumpsuit. >> so cute on you. >> i've been wanting to use this jumpsuit and it's perfect. a lot of people don't think they can wear jumpsuits but you have to search and try. >> she definitely can. a round of applause. our second lady is ennis baker from chapel hill, north carolina, a mom of three, a
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social worker. she's never colored her hair ever before. so her husband and 12-year-old daughter elsie are looking forward to seeing those results. let's hear her story. >> elsie, your beautiful eyes opened so big when i said do you want this for mom. you're excited? >> definitely. >> why? >> she's the best mom ever and i've never seen her look different than she already is. she's so pretty and i wanted to outline that. >> are you up for all this? >> yes. excited. >> well, we are, too. she is here with husband dennis and daughter elsie. a look before and bring out the new elsie -- excuse me, ennis baker. >> wow. >> all right. all right. take your blindfold off. >> maybe the little girl shouldn't see her. look what happened to your mother! >> you want to see? >> yes. >> turn around, sweetie.
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wow. you are so beautiful. >> come over to your mom. >> tell us about the hair. >> i'm so happy you're pleased, number one. i can't tell you how happy that makes me. this is another haircut that's very simple, swept to the side. look at it. how gorgeous is that part? now she can tie it up when she's working out or whatever she is doing. where her hair is naturally curly, it goes both ways. i saw her as a slightly there, barely there redhead. if you notice, it's just beautiful. >> it's gorgeous. >> what are you thinking? >> it looks so amazing. i can't even --
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>> i'm having as much fun watching her looking at her mom. >> would you like them to do that on you? come on. he could use a little help, too. >> i could change up the shorts maybe. >> we have a picture of jill when you were an intern. there we go. look at this. old stuff, baby. you've come a long way, baby. leg up on everybody. everybody. >> all right, the stars of "my giant life" did you meet them, reeg? >> yes. they are giants. >> we'll talk to them after this. >> wow. he's so cute! what should we name him? (gasps) can we keep him? -please?
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all right. imagine this, living life head and shoulders above the rest, literally. that's exactly what the stars of tlc's new reality show do every day. >> it's called "my giant life" and it follows four extraordinarily tall women, each 6'6" or taller as they navigate everyday situations and things we take completely for granted. >> yeah that's right. we get along just fine but they have some problem with things like this, boarding an airplane. wait until you see this. you can't believe it. >> put my bags in the overhead bin and get to my seat because everyone is staring at me when i'm standing up in the aisle. cramped on the plane and even in an aisle seat my knees are up to my chest, it's ridiculous. >> ouch. >> lindsay hayward and colleen smith are two of the stars of
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the show. hi, ladies. there are challenges and great stuff that comes with it as well, you have long, fabulous legs. >> thank you. >> yes. >> and she said she was greatful she was born hairless because it would take a long time to shave. >> it would take forever. >> it's the little things. >> do you have a solution for it? >> not really. >> yes, you do. >> oh, yes, yes. no, we have one for you -- here is one for you. >> we're feeling a little better. >> and here's two for regis. there we go. >> what is it like -- there are some great things about being tall. what are some of the reasons you love it? >> it's just a different perspective. you get to just observe everybody.
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>> look down on everyone. >> in a way, in a way, yes. in another way you get to represent basically being unique and being confident and, therefore, that energy rubs off on other people. >> in your life, i know you're tall, but do you ever look at shorter guys -- have you ever fallen in love with a shorter guy? >> i have. >> really? >> 5'10". >> how tall are you? >> 6'6". >> and he didn't have a problem with it? >> not at all. >> he came up right about here, i guess. >> 5'10" guy, yeah. >> regis is looking. >> the best part about it my friends can always find me in a crowd. >> this show is going to let us get to know you as human beings who just happen to be tall. it's about getting to know you. >> we want to make it clear,
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it's not us having grievances and complaining, it's showcasing what makes us unique and other people can accept what makes them unique. >> we'll play a little game. do you know what we're doing, reeg? >> i'm going to be a referee in a game between you two -- >> us two against you two? >> absolutely. >> you'd better be good. >> you can take your jacket off. >> take it off. >> don't argue with her. >> i have a question. what are we doing? so we're on the same team. >> watch this! >> oh, nice shot. >> so let's start the game. >> let's start. >> what are we doing, reeg? >> let's see -- >> a jumpoff? >> go ahead, regis. good luck. >> one, two, three. hey! don't be a wise guy.
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>> one more. >> one two, three. >> here we go. >> i'm sorry, sorry. >> foul, foul. >> sorry, sorry. >> let's stand together. >> let's give you a chance. >> well, we're out of time. >> out of time already? >> we are, yes. "my giant life" july 14th on tlc. look who is on deck in the kitchen. turn around, reeg. >> where are we going? >> we're going this way. >> where are you?
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it's way too hot outside to turn on the oven so we've been
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keeping it cool with quick, no-cook recipes. billy deck is here. he has a restaurant in chicago host of "big night out." that premieres tonight. >> okay, billy. how are you? what else you got for us? >> an amazing thing for you. first of all, i have this great white wine summer cocktails. some fresh basil leaves and strawberries. >> i'm going to put mine down since i'll be handing knifes. we're making a chopped summer chicken salad. you'll see a lot of romaine, spinach, carrots, cabbage. >> you need it for over here. >> does it mean something? >> it's a southeast asian shelf. it used to be a shelf immersed in water. that whole area of thailand, vietnam. >> that kind of shelf. >> yes. first, we'll start chopping and shredding the cabbage.
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curl your fingers in if you're doing this. quarter inch ribbons to make it really thin and crunchy. all i did with the red cabbage i cut it in half. stay away from the corn. is that your phone, reeg? you can answer that if you want. >> i think it's yours. >> it's not my phone. that's yours, reeg. who is calling you? take it, take it, take it. hoda, take it. we've got shredded everything -- >> who is it? >> i'm going to julienne -- call back, call back. >> sorry. >> i don't think i showed anything, this is a phone just like your old one. >> what is that? >> what year did you get that? >> i'm going to julienne some cucumbers here. what you're going to do is cut, first of all, about 2 inches off, it will be stick shaped,
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you'll create some sheets of cucumbers here first. this is how you do it. >> it's a lot of prep work, this kind of food, right? >> you can prep it in advance and then as long as it's in the fridge you can keep it even a day early if you want. everybody is just throwing stuff in. it will look like sticks like that. a carrot? we have some rice wine vinegar. >> that's a carrot. >> you're going to do the same thing, square this off. >> it's a lot of work, isn't it? >> or you could go out to eat. >> it's amazing. you have some jalapenos. dump it all in. throw that in. what am i supposed to do with this? >> get that all in there. you do not want to do that. you don't want to do that! no, how was it?
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how was the salad so far, reeg. you should tell your friend on the phone right now. that would be awesome. pulse that up. i do a little bit so it stays chunky. you can shred chicken with your fork. it ends up looking like this. you can switch out some other proteins like steak or shrimp. if you're a vegetarian i love putting mangos in it. put as much protein as you want. >> peanut dressing? >> we do it with roast duck. you can put whatever your want in it. >> we're going to run. this was delicious. the whole thing will be on our website. thank you so much, billy. this is "today" on nbc. billy. this is "today" on nbc.
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fan tastastic salad. a big thank you to our new co-host, regis. regis will be back next month. >> next month of next year.
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that breaking news is in the south bay: moments ago the santa clara county district attorney's office announced former 49er -- ray mcdonald -- moments ago the santa clara county district attorney's office announced ray mcdonald h he has been charged with felony an w false imprisonment this comes after an incident earlier this year in which he's accused of assaulting a woman who was hold ago 2-month-old baby. >> mcdonald is also charged with misdemeanor domestics violence e. child endangerment and violatingtrou a court order. this is the first time he's beenhe charged with a crime.. righ he ran into enough trouble, the 49ers dropped him as a player. he was picked up by the chicago this s bears, who then fired him right after this lat

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