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>> scattered showers are in the forecast. >> unrelated to the weather, it seems we have some slowdowns. >> you can see the slow downs on the left side of the screen. hop on the 84, down through the small grade. the toll plaza, those are slow spots, elsewhere, looking good. >> that will do it for us. >> we will be back in 30 minutes, we leave you with a live shot of oracle arena. go doves. woman's card. she's got nothing else going. >> if fighting for women's health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in. >> a traditional nomination all but impossible for cruz, kasich and sanders. will they step aside? breaking overnight. tornadoes, hail and flooding from texas to nebraska. the severe weather threat is heading east today.
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rio ready. the summer olympic games exactly 100 days away. brazil getting ready to host its biggest party yet. this morning, the preparations, the athletes and the issues. bob costas is live on copacabana beach. we're throwing a celebration on our plaza today, wednesday, april 27th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. big crowd out on the plaza. the countdown is on in rio. the first south american city to host an olympic games. >> they're playing the song. how can we not get excited. rio is bound to be spectacular. there have been challenges. we'll talk about them when we check in with bob costas later. >> one of the biggest stories will be the return of michael
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phelps, already the most decorated olympian in history. he hopes to add to his 22 medals in brazil. this morning we're going to hear from phelps exclusively about his readiness for the games. we'll also talk about the personal obstacles he's had to face recently, including battles with his long-time coach and drunk driving. it is a very candid conversation. >> we'll also introduce you to other olympic hopefuls. we'll have a performance on the plaza from the band perry. let us begin this wednesday morning with a big night for front runners in the presidential race. donald trump completed a five-state sweep. in his victory speech, he declared himself the republican's presumptive nominee. with the lion's share of the 118 delegates last night, trump is more than 3/4 of the way to the magic number of 1,237 needed to avoid a contested convention. >> on the democratic side, hillary clinton took delaware, pennsylvania, connecticut and
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maryland. she was denied a clean sweep of her own by bernie sanders who won in rhode island. she's 90% of the way toward clinching her party's nomination. >> we'll have more on the democratic race in a moment, but we're going to start with the republicans and peter alexander. good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, matt and savannah, good morning to you. donald trump didn't just win big last night, he won in a landslide, winning nearly every county that voted and every single congressional district across those five states. a senior aide to donald trump tells nbc news now the campaign is going to pivot toward the general election. that begins in earnest today. with his first major foreign policy speech. it will happen right here in washington. expect it to include teleprompters and all. donald trump crushing the competition. >> i consider myself the presumptive nominee.
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>> with a clean sweep outperforming expectations. he's unleashing attacks on hillary clinton, saying he'll easily defeat her in the fall. >> if she were a man, i don't think she'd get 5% of the vote. the only thing she has going for her is the woman's card. and the beautiful thing is women don't like her. >> reporter: bold words for a candidate with unlikability among women. hours after walking the red carpet at a "time" magazine gala, trump brushed off advice that he be more presidential, discussing ted cruz and john kasich. >> as far as i'm concerned, it's over. these guys can't win. there's no path. why would i change? >> reporter: "the art of the deal" author mocking his rival's partnership. on kasich. >> he's 1 and 46. why is he here? >> reporter: and on cruz, who says he's vetting vps. >> he's wasting his time. >> reporter: cruz now facing intense pressure to post a victory in indiana last week, is trying to turn the page.
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>> tonight, this campaign moves back to more favorable terrain. >> reporter: still, while one leader of the stop trump movement says it's indiana or bust, the senator refuses to call the state a must win. >> reporter: casting himself as the underdog, cruz trying to recreate this famous scene from the film. >> i think you'll find the exact same measurements as our gym. >> reporter: cruz tripped up on the punch line calling it a basketball ring. >> the amazing thing is, that basketball ring here in indiana, it's the same height as it is in new york city and every other place in this country. >> noticeably absent from the campaign trail yesterday, john kasich, even though he finished a distant second in four of the five states that voted. one statistic from voters in the exit polls, particularly in pennsylvania, a state donald trump says he'll turn red this fall, 69% of democrats say the
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campaign season has energized the democratic party. 58% of republicans say it's divided them. >> peter, thanks so much. let's turn to the democrats. the finish line is now in sight for hillary clinton after decisive wins in four of the five states up for grabs last night. nbc's andrea mitchell has more on that and where bernie sanders' campaign goes from here. andrea, good morning. >> good morning, savannah. the clinton campaign now pursuing a general election strategy. after the big victories, they think it all but nails down the democratic nomination. >> reporter: hillary clinton taking the stage in the city of rocky. ♪ eye of the tiger >> reporter: striking what could be the knockout blows in the democratic race, winning maryland, delaware, kth connecticut and pennsylvania, now aiming her punches at the republicans. >> we will have to stand together and work hard to prevail against candidates on the other side. the other day, mr. trump accused me of playing the, quote, woman
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card. well, if fighting for women's health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in! >> reporter: for bernie sanders supporters, a call to unite. >> i applaud senator sanders and his millions of supporters to challenge us to get unaccountable money out of politics. >> reporter: sanders undeterred, winning rhode island and speaking from virginia, a stat that doesn't vote for another two weeks. >> with your help, we're going to win here in west virginia. >> reporter: making the case directly to democratic delegates that he's the one to take on donald trump in november. >> almost every national poll and every state poll has us defeating trump, and that margin for us is significantly larger than for secretary clinton.
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>> reporter: after the "new york times" quoted a senior sanders adviser saying they'll reassess strategy after tuesday's primaries. a comment denied by sanders' wife and closest adviser, jane. >> we're not talking about reassessing anything. >> reporter: but with sanders needing an insurmountable amount of delegates in the primaries to come, hillary clinton was getting an early start, sharpening her message against the republicans for november. ♪ this is my fight song >> sanders congratulated clinton at the end of the night in a written statement and seemed to concede he doesn't have a path to the nomination. he's staying in the race until the end to go to the convention with as many delegates as possible to fight for his progressive agenda in the party platform. >> andrea mitchell, thank you so much. joined by nicolle wallace and msnbc host and political correspondent steve kornacki. up late and up early. good morning. trump is calling himself the presumptive nominee. is he right? is this over?
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>> it's so over, we need a new word for over, like mr. big says to carrie. these campaigns are over. on the democratic side and the republican side. there are not three examples where they're going to trip up the national dynamic. >> you like to crunch the numbers. i'll ask you to do that in a second. do you agree, if you're a gop member of the house of the senate, you wake up and put the trump bumper sticker on your car? >> there are dead enders out there. saying, if we win this state, pick off this delegate. i mean, we're at the point where donald trump's lead, it's not the -- we're not talking so much about the states he might be surprisingly losing in from here on out, it's the cruz states he might win and sweep this thing. >> do your math thing, steve. i think the prospects of the contested convention, trump not being able to get to 1,237, was greatly diminished last night. >> here's the key last night. it's not just that he won, it's not that he just won big.
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it's in the state of pennsylvania. there were 54 unbound delegates, free agents. this is the hope of the stop trump movement, getting them to flip against trump. at least 2/3 of the unbound delegates from pennsylvania will be for trump. that's a huge bunch of delegates that changes the math significantly. >> you don't hear this often. talk about the democrats, nicolle. hillary clinton has 90% of the delegates she needs to get the nomination. bernie sanders says this is about politics, this is about ideas, this is about getting to the convention and getting my side across. is there anything that's personal? >> may be a blind spot but i can't believe why he launched attacks against her that have been telegraphed by donald trump. on sunday on "meet the press," he again talked about all that e
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you would presume someone has loyalty to the team you're playing for. the jersey he put on this cycle was for the democrats. trump is picking up the sanders attacks on clinton. >> steve, we're pivoting toward the general election. last night, trump said that hillary clinton is playing the gender card, the woman card, and that in point of fact in his view, she'd be at 5% in the polls but for the fact she was a woman. is that an argument that's going to play well in the general election? >> i have to say, i'm surprised i'm saying i'm surprised trump said something. i am surprised that last night, on a big night when the focus turns to the general election, that's the message he played. the biggest obstacle he faces in the general election is this huge, huge gender gap and the kinds of comments last night only seemed to reinforce it. >> mike murphy said, it was like trump were built in a lab to blow the general election.
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we'll see how it turns out. steve and nicolle, thank you. severe weather still pounding the heartland, with more tornadoes, high winds and large hail. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer is in oklahoma, south of tulsa. what is it like there? >> reporter: matt, good morning. the fire chief here still doesn't know if a small twister touched down in this area or if it was powerful winds that brought down this power pole and trees. nearly 100,000 people across the area are without power. this wasn't the only area that was hit hard. warning sirens in the tulsa area as severe thunderstorms swept through oklahoma. strong winds and rain knocking down trees, blocking roads and damaging homes. in sherman, texas, high winds and rain-soaked roads causing 18-wheelers to flip over. >> it hits ya. >> reporter: while in kansas, golf ball-sized hail pounded much of the state. in neighboring missouri, record rain. police blocking roads to keep
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drivers away from flooded area. >> 60, 70 mile an hour winds. nothing new here. you hear a boom, the house is bowing and creaking. >> reporter: in the last 24 hours, more than 300 reports of severe weather. five reported tornadoes. 155 reports of wind gusts over 58 miles per hour. 263 reports of hail over one inch in diameter. back in oklahoma, the city took some of the worst blows. trees down, windows blown out. but despite dire warnings, no injuries reported. much of the state remaining under a thunderstorm warning this morning, as the region braces for more to come. the good news here, only a handful of small tornadoes touched down all across this area overnight. forecasters have been warning of kas strosk damage. the tornadoes simply did not materialize. the cleanup should be relatively
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quick. back to you guys. >> miguel, thank you very much. turn to dylan, in for al. what are we going to see today? >> it's going to move to the midwest. yesterday, we had just the right ingredients that we were able to forecast some of the stronger storms. today, we don't have the ingredients in place. we'll see stronger storms but they're not going to be widespread. we don't have a huge risk of large tornadoes or very large hail. we do have severe thunderstorm warnings through houston. you see the line of showers and heavier downpours moving to the south and east. they'll continue to move out to the gulf of mexico. a lot of cloud-to-ground lightning. could see hail and damaging wind gusts. we're not seeing widespread tornadoes though there is a warning just to the northeast of houston. the storms will occur this morning, we'll get a break and see spotty storms into this afternoon. it's the cold front moving eastward. there is the line that's moving through houston right now. then as we go to this afternoon, you see the spottier showers. they're not going to be as widespread.
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still, they could produce some moderate-size hail and damaging wind gusts. the lightning is dangerous. >> see you in a couple minutes. belgian prosecutors say a suspect in the paris terror attacks has been handed over the authorities. salah abdeslam told them he had arranged logistics for the paris attacks that killed 130 victims and had planned to blow himself up at a sports stadium, but backed out at the last minute. united states issuing a new warning to its citizens today about credible terrorist threats at tourist areas in turkey. the u.s. embassy is posting on its website the terror groups are seeking opportunities to attack popular tourist destinations throughout that country. turkey has been hit by six deadly suicide bombings since july that were either claimed by kurdish militants or blamed on the islamic state group. back here, investors are keeping a close eye on wall street this morning after bad
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news tuesday for two big companies. apple says quarterly revenue fell for the first time in 13 years, as iphone sales fell compared to one year ago. many analysts expect sales to rebound when the company releases its next iphone. in the meantime, chipotle reports its first ever quarterly loss since going public in 2006. the chain struggling to bounce back after outbreaks of foodborne illnesses last year. >> that hasn't helped. let's get another check of the weather from dylan. >> most of the country is actually not looking like a great day. scattered showers through the mid-atlantic, stretching to the carolinas. the west coast is unsettled. the northeast, temperatures are starting to drop off a little bit. highs up in boston, in the 50s today. that's a look at the weather across the country. your local forecast is coming up in 30 seconds. s coming up in just 30 seconds.
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. >> good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. we are tracking rain, scattered showers well to the forth of us. we will see that moving in, otherwise, we will have cloudy skies and mild temperatures.
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it's 52 degrees now in the peninsula and san francisco, you see at&t park, they're getting ready for that rain later on. we'll have a high of 63 degrees there, 66 in the south bay and forth bay. in the peninsula, a high of 64. >> all right, thanks. another big milestone in our kourn countdown to rio. the olympics is 100 days away. >> >> first, bob kostas, host of prime time olympic coverage, he is already in rio near the beach. bob, good morning to you. >> reporter: hello, matt. things. michael phelps returns. usain bolt. of course, all the issues surrounding these games. political turmoil, possible impeachment of the president, water quality, zika, whatever you want to talk about in the next hour, i'm up for it. >> thanks very much. we'll check back with you in a little while. you mentioned michael phelps. we'll have an exclusive
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interview with michael phelps. the most decorated athlete in olympic history. he talks about how close he came from walking away from swimming and why he says he is a changed man heading into rio. and the black box from the ill-fated ship el faro finally discovered. will it show what happened when the ship when down in the storm? first, this is "today" on nbc.
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happening today... ==topvo== classes are canceled at city college of san francisco - as teachers and staff hold the school's first ever strike. this will be a one-day strike. the union and school have been at an impasse during recent contract talks. teachers are asking for wage increases the school says it can not provide. all 9 c-c-s-f campuses will be impacted. teachers plan to picket outside a number of school facilities and a rally is planned for this aftnoon >> oh, a very good wednesday morning to you. 7:26. happening today, classes a canceled at san francisco as teachers and staff hold the school's first ever strike. it will be a one-day strike. the union and school have been at an impasse during recent contract talks. teachers are asking for wage
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increases if schools that they cannot survive. teachers plan a rally this afternoon at the civics center. the interim chancellor cited safety concerns as the reason for today's classroom close years. we're having problems on the freeway. >> unfortunately, we have three lanes blockeder hoo, 580 westbound. you step out of the way. there are flashing lights. the coroner is on the scene, getting this moved over to the shoulder. you are looking at an hour delay here. if you try to get around this. i will show you the maps the alternates you can use to get you around that. still seeing slowing. south bay, 101 northbound. it picks umm. how is it looking today? >> so far, it is looking drive
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we are racking the system to the north of us. it is starting to move in, approaching santa rosa with scattered light rain. keep the umbrella handy. we'll have a chance of rain and the potential for a few thunderstorms for early afternoon anden the we'll see this clearing by tonight. >> thank you very much. another update in about a half on hour. hope to see you then. enjoy your wednesday morning.
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♪ there's a shot. 7:30 now on this wednesday morning, 27th of april, 2016. if you're counting down, 100 days until rio. that is a beautiful view of copacabana beach. that will be our home for the rio olympics. we cannot wait. we're celebrating in a big way all morning long. we'll talk about the athletes to watch. we'll talk about michael phelps coming up. >> we'll see the men and women on the plaza firsthand. we may try some beach volleyball. >> i'm wearing my gold medal, so i'm ready. >> very nice. let's get a check of the headlines. donald trump says he now considers himself the republican party's presumptive nominee
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after a clean sweep of two states' primaries and five states. he took direct aim at hillary clinton in his victory speech. >> i think the only card she has is the woman's card. she has nothing else going. frankly, if hillary clinton were a man, i don't think she'd get 5% of the vote. >> today, trump delivers a major speech on foreign policy in washington, d.c. before heading off to the next state up for grabs, indiana. with four wins last night, hillary clinton appears to be a lock for the democratic nomination. fittingly she held a rally in philadelphia, the host city of this summer's democratic convention. >> let's go forward. let's win the nomination and in july, let's return to the party. >> bernie sanders vowed to stay in the race until the end. he appears to be conceding defeat, saying he hopes to win as many delegates as possible in hopes of influencing the
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direction of the democratic party. overnight, another round of powerful storms hit the nation's midsection, including at least five reports of tornadoes. one in north texas injured at least four people. also this morning, we've got new developments on the cargo ship el faro that sank seven months ago during a hurricane. the ntsb says it has found the ship's black box sitting on the ocean floor nearly three miles down. tom costello has been following this for us. hey, tom, good morning. >> good morning. you may recall the ship was lost off the bahamas last october 1th. that's the debris and that's the ship, sitting on the ocean floor there. el faro left jacksonville for puerto rico, when it lost power and was sitting right in the path of a category 3 hurricane. >> reporter: three miles below the ocean's surface, el faro's black box, the voyage data recorder, the ntsb hopes will answer the question why it went down. until now, the investigators
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have only had the chilling phone call from the captain to go on. >> the clock is ticking. can i please speak with a qi? >> reporter: the captain, davidson, said his ship was taking on water. 33 crew members on board. >> i have a marine emergency. we had a hull breach. we have water down in three hulls. we've lost the main propulsion unit. >> reporter: a short time later, silence. everyone on board, lost. the hope now, that the black box holds the recorded conversations from the ship's bridge during the emergency. el faro left jacksonville for puerto rico in the midst of a tropical storm. it was off the bahamas when it lost power, sinking in 15,000 feet of water. underwater search vehicles found the wreckage a month later. among those who died, an electrician. >> he was a great guy. give the shirt off his back type of guy. >> reporter: his mother has followed every turn in the investigation. >> we've been praying for this, and i cannot tell you how happy we are they found it.
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>> reporter: this morning, investigators are hoping the black box will tell them what happened and why in el faro's final hours. >> doesn't make any sense. we're just all looking forward to it being over. >> the next step is to bring the data recorder to the surface, then get it to the ntsb labs here in washington. many experienced navigators have questioned why the ship ever left jacksonville with a monster storm in the region. facing lawsuits, the company tote marine, that owns el faro, said it would never jeopardize a crew to rush a delivery. back to you. >> a lot of families asking that question, tom. thank you for the update. let's get a check of the weather from dylan, in for al. >> we are in the stormy season. while we did have a round of storms move through yesterday, we have our next big chance of seeing some strong storms on friday. here's this area of low pressure. as this moves east, it's going to create basically the same setup we saw yesterday. it digs into the central plains. we're looking for severe storms to develop, especially down near texas, up into oklahoma. this is thursday night into friday morning.
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then lasting throughout the afternoon on friday. some of our biggest threats still being large hail, isolated tornadoes, dangerous cloud-to-ground lightening and torrential downpours, as this continues to move through the ft. worth area. also, this time around, we're looking at a good chance of heavy rain over the next five days. we're looking at an additional four up to five, six inches of rain, especially through north central louisiana. most of texas could end up with three to four inches of rain, with the ground already saturated, there's a chance this could lead to some flooding. it's somethi
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we are back at 7:40. more of our countdown to the rio olympics with the opening ceremony in 100 days. you talked to the most decorated olympian of all time. >> michael phelps. 22 medals. >> amazing. >> 18 gold. he hopes to compete in his fifth olympic games this summer. possibly even become the oldest male swimmer to win a gold medal. the road from london to rio has
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been a bumpy one. when we sat down, he was candid about the demons he faced during his career. he told me it wasn't long ago, he was sick of swimming. >> didn't want anything to do with the sport. >> going into london? >> yeah, i was over it. personally, i had a lot of struggle getting through the four years after '08. i don't think i really knew what i wanted to do. >> history for michael phelps! >> reporter: with no other choice, phelps tried to put up a good front, but the truth was he had lost interest in swimming and began to miss practices. a lot of them. causing a tense relationship with long-time coach bob bowman. >> i was rather surprised to pick up a copy of "sports illustrated" magazine and there you are on the cover. it told a story in the magazine about how in the months leading up to london, you and bob were not getting along all that well. one time in particular, you had a brutal fight. he said, we go at it.
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world war 3. i smash my watch against the wall, get to the parking lot, i peel out, flips him the bird and he flips me the bird. he doesn't come back for ten days. >> sounds about right. >> this is leading up to london. >> yeah. >> the prime of your training for the olympic games and you don't show up for ten days. what's going on? >> i didn't care. honestly, i didn't care. >> says, came back on day 11 because matt lauer was in town to interview him for the "today" show. >> had something to do. >> they had no idea that's what our preparation was like for london. >> no one did. that's why when i say i almost got away with it -- >> you never -- i remember talking to you about your training. >> i was pretty good. >> a lot during that interview. you said it was going well. >> i was pretty good at that. >> here comes phelps to the wall. >> reporter: phelps walked away from london with six more medals, four gold, but his demons were catching up with him. after leaving a casino on
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september 29th, 2014, phelps was pulled over and arrested for dui. >> let's go back to september 29th. that's the night you were arr t arrested, dui. not your first run in with the subject. what led up to it? >> i was on a downward spiral. i think it was more of a sign than anything else, that i had to get something under control, whatever it was. i look back at that night and everything happened for a reason. >> it was a cry for help? >> i believe so, yeah. i really do. >> i read something your mom said. when she found out you got arrested for dui, it struck me. i know your mom and i like her very much. she said, her first comment was, how terrible is the world going to be to my son? >> i think my mom was happy that i was alive. i think she saw the sort of path that i was going down. i think a lot of people close to me saw it. i was going fast. fast. honestly, at one point, i
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just -- i felt like i didn't want to see another day. felt like it should be over. >> reporter: with mounting pressure from family and friends, phelps would eventually check himself in to a rehab cliniclin i en -- clinic in arizona. >> reading things people close to you said about the incident, nobody uses the words "alcoholic" or "drinking problem." are you an alcoholic? >> i don't know. i honestly don't know. i know i have probably moments where i have gone off the deep end, where i shouldn't. i would say binge more than anything else. >> a drinking problem? >> no. because like, i mean, you can put a beer in front of me or alcoholic drink in front of me and i won't feel the urge to drink it. >> you checked into the meadows for 45 days. you said you don't know if you're an alcoholic. maybe have a binge problem. did you check yourself into treatment because you had a drinking problem or a public
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rels relations problem? >> i was at a point in my life where things needed to change. i thought of myself as a swimmer and nobody else. i don't know if it was like afraid of just letting go and showing who i am or what it was. i finally was just like, you know what, screw this. i'm not hiding behind anything anymore. i am who i am. if you don't like it, it's not my issue and not my problem. >> reporter: since completing 45 days in rehab, phelps says he's a changed man. ready to do what it takes to compete in his fifth olympic games. >> how is training going now? what's the difference? >> i want to be here. that's the difference. i had no desire to go to workout before. i want to retire how i want to retire. i have a great opportunity to do that. i mean, i haven't trained like this in decades. >> every time we do one of these interviews prior to an olympic games, i ask you to write the
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headline for me. what would it be after rio? >> something along the lines, i finally gave 100%. or i'm happy to turn the page to the next chapter. i'm happy to move on from my swimming career and go out how i wanted to. >> he really is a very different guy. >> yeah. >> than the guy we talked to in the past. he went on to talk about how excited he is for some of the things to come in his life, especially the birth of his first child. a boy due in a couple of weeks with fiance nicole johnson. you can see the interview on a primetime series called "on assignment." premieres sunday, may 8th, 7:00/6:00 central time on nbc. >> it's interesting to hear him open up. i bet athletes can relate to being at the high of the olympics and coming back and thinking, how do i adjust? who am i, if not an olympian? >> he said he had no self-confidence. this is the most decorated
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olympian in history. >> he said, i was just a swimmer. not just a swimmer. >> decorated. >> looking forward to seeing him in rio. we brought the fun and excitement of rio to our plaza. we'll get the party started with salsa dancers and some of the biggest u.s. athletes after these messages. for something ut. ...go to your jewelry wardrobe. jared the galleria of jewelry. for levian. only levian makes chocolate diamond jewelry... ...and only jared has a levian selection this amazing. levian. that's why she went to jared. it's the jared diamond jewelry spectacular. featuring our best prices of the season storewide. from mother's day gifts to engagement rings, you'll find the one amazing piece of diamond jewelry she's sure to love. that's why he went to jared. the possibility of a flare was almost always on my mind. thinking about what to avoid, where to go... and how to deal with my uc.
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there. outside, it is very slow here. you can see, it is slow going. those are trouble spots elsewhere. we got rain in the forecast meteorologist carrie hall, how is it looking? >> we will see that rain through the rest of the morning. now we see the heaviest rain well to the of us. a closer look, you see those showers, moving through there and napa within the next few minutes. we have drizzle in san francisco, low cloud and rain, temperatures are in the low- to mid-50s, now, headed into the mid-60s. we will have a chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms later on this afternoon. this activity will be tapering off this evening as we go into warmer weather for the week. lawyer. >> reporter: >> happening now, we are staying on top of this morning's commute problems. we are looking at traffic alerts
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as the vision changes, sign up for those alerts. all classings were cancelled today, eachers held a one-day strike. details on our twitter feed. riio summer olympic games 100 days away and counting. there are still questions out there, including which athletes will be representing team usa. the latest on that. another in a half hour.
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it's 8:00 on "today". coming up, star-studded night. >> in 2016, politics is -- >> very confusing right now. i'm having a hard time figuring it out. >> if you weren't doing what you're doing career wise, what would you be doing? >> if i wasn't doing what i'm doing, i would probably be a slightly chubbier indian man living with my parents. >> i sit down with some of the world's most influential people at the "time" 100 gala. what they said about their career and a higher power. >> if you could ask god one question, what would you ask him? >> why am i on the "today" show
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right now, god? plus, let the countdown begin. it's 100 days until the rio 2016 olympic games. we'll kick things off with team usa joining us live on the plaza, with a look at some of the athletes to watch. ♪ we're going to live forever family affair. the band perry joins our celebration, as the grammy award-winning sibling trio performs their latest hit live on our plaza. today, wednesday, april 27th, 2016. >> all the way from minnesota to see the band perry. ♪ my mom told me i should play night ♪ ♪ she didn't know you when she gave me that advice ♪ ♪ i'm through with you >> we came to see the band perry. >> 100 days until rio!
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>> usa! ♪ all i want to be is done [ cheers and applause ]. we're back at 8:00 on this wednesday morning. take a look at the crowd we've gathered out on our plaza for a free olympics party. >> very exciting. a lot of them wearing their olympic finery already. busy day this morning. the band perry is here for a concert as part of our festivities, celebrating 100 days to rio. another concert to look forward to on friday. the i love the '90s tour is swinging by. vanilla ice, salt n pepa, all performing their biggest hits. >> by the way, it's freezing out here. >> yeah. >> it's not spring like. >> natalie has a check of the top stories. donald trump looking ahead to the general election after
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crushing his republican rifvals in five state primaries on tuesday. the front runner calling himself the presumptive nominee and taking aim at hillary clinton. on the democratic side, clinton took delaware, pennsylvania, connecticut and maryland. she was denied a sweep by bernie sanders, who won in rhode island. nbc national correspondent peter alexander joins us with the latest. peter, good morning. >> natalie, good morning to you. you said it right, donald trump crushing the competition. out performing expectations. sweeping across the five northeast and mid-atlantic states. the closest one winning by 29 points. more significantly, the lion's share of the delegates puts him closer to wrapping up the nomination before the convention in cleveland. trump calling himself the presumptive nominee, insisting this race is over. taking aim at hillary clinton, accusing her of playing the woman card. he picked up on that line again this morning on "morning joe."
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>> well, i haven't quite recovered. it's early in the morning. from her shouting that message. i know a lot of people would say, you can't say that about a woman because, of course, a woman doesn't but the way she shouted that message was not -- ooh. i just, that's the way she said it. and it's -- i guess i'll have to get used to a lot of that over the next four or five months. >> as a senior operative within the stop trump movement told nbc news, it's now indiana next week or bust. ted kruz is already there. what is significant is without indiana, the path for kruz to go forward is going to be extremely difficult. tr donald trump looking forward, a major speech, tell he prompters and all. >> peter alex ander, thank you so much. >> today another 24 million people in the bulls eye as a monster spring storm heads east. the severe weather outbreak spreading from the plains into
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mississippi and ohio valleys and parts the south. at least five tornadoes report add cross the heartland along with multiple accounts of baseball sized hail and heavy rain. about 90,000 people in ten states are waking up without power. we'll have the forecast coming up in a little bit. a girl goes the distance after making a marathon mistake when leah rodriguez showed up for a 5-k in new york on sunday. the race already started. so the 12-year-old thought she was late. she decided to join the pack. turns out, it was the wrong race. rodriguez is now running a half marathon. >> about the fourth mile, i asked a woman that i was running with how long it was and she said it was about 13 miles. that's whether i realized i was in the wrong group. >> so what did she do? she decided to go with it with her family if he 5k finish line they were frantic. an officer tracked her down and she became one of the youngest
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to run the race. you're my kind of girl. >> i know. >> so impressed. i would have sat down and cried. >> you know, two choices, sit down and cry or finish the race. >> i love it. all right. now to last night's time 100, it's an annual event in new york that celebrates the most influential people in the world according to "time" magazine. >> i had the chance to catch up with some of this year's honorees and asking them all the same questions. >> 100 pioneers, titans, artists, leaders, and icons. their contributions having an impact across the globe. they're "time" magazine's most 100 influential people in the world. >> complete there sentence if you can. in 2016, politics? >> very confusing right now. i have a hard time figuring it out. >> politics is -- force. >> something that when i was watching it from space i was thinking what is going on down there? >> julia, can you complete this
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sentence? in 2016, politics is -- >> no, i can't complete that sentence. >> that's the answer. >> politics is -- >> madness masquerading as a process. >> in 2016? seems like -- what year do you think? >> what you have been watching? >> if you could ask god a question, what would it be? >> why can't we all just get along? >> i would ask god, am i doing the right thing. hopefully his answer would be yes. >> if you could ask god a question. >> what's going on? why am i here on the today show right now? god? >> if you could ask god a question, what would it be? >> can i come back as a puppy next time? >> i think it would be, god, we were all meant to get along, why did you make us all so different? why do we hate being different. >> if you could ask god a question, what would it be? >> what's our son doing? is that something that you think about a lot?
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>> of course, every day. every day. >> if you weren't doing what you're doing career wise now, what you would be doing? >> i'd be a medical student. following in my dad's footsteps. >> if i wasn't an actress, i would be a teacher. >> i would be standing in the unemployment line. >> i don't know. maybe i'd like to be -- i don't know, meryl streep. >> if i wasn't doing what i'm doing, i would probably be a slightly chubbier indian man living with my parents. unable to figure out what i want to do with my life. >> if i wasn't doing this, i'd be playing music. i'd be in a band. i think i'd be in a -- like a wedding cover band. wait, i'd be back on weekends, wouldn't i scratch that. >> what is your secret indulgence? >> for the first time in my life, just being able to be myself. waking up in the morning, just being damn happy. >> my secret indulgence is being able to forget the negative. >> the shower. because i didn't have it for a whole year.
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>> that's a long list. but dark chocolate is at the top of it. >> chocolate and wine. >> frozen yogurt. >> classic vanilla and chocolate swirl with rees pieces. >> french fries, of course. >> what is your secret indulgence? >> etsy. there are three hours at any point in the night gone. and then weird, like duck handles, brass duck handles show up at my house and i'm delighted. >> salted caramel treat. >> tell me a good, clean quick joke. >> oh, man. i'm the worst at jokes. >> nothing clean? >> you have no hair, matt. i love criticizinging you. he feel like that in and of itself is a great joke. >> god, a clean joke? i don't think i have any that i can tell on camera. >> save the dirty jokes for yourself. >> why does the policeman stink? >> why? >> because he fell asleep on
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duty. >> tell me a quick clean joke. >> oh, what do you call a pile of kittens? >> a meowntain. it's one of my favorite jokes. >> what's blue and creamy? >> smurf blood. >> okay. there's a really dirty version of that. >> there is a dirty version of. that i'm going, no, not like this. not to matt. >> oh, god. >> no! >> i didn't ask him what the dirty version of that was. >> oh, my god. >> tell us your good clean joke. >> i got all the -- force. >> dirty ones. >> anyway, i want to thank the people at "time" magazine for giving us access to those influential people. we enjoyed it. up next, have you heard of #selffeet? >> number. >> wait until you hear what
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of, probably, as you were walking along. here's what happens. security camera footage. a woman and her child walk in, followed by a dog. the leash doesn't make it all the way into the elevator. the doors close, the elevator starts to move, pulling the dog with it. the dog dangled in the air for a scary few seconds and dropped back down. the dog was not seriously injured. >> you would never, ever think about how dangerous that can be. that's, by the way, not a small dog. >> no. >> pulled up there. >> lucky the dog wasn't hurt worse. >> she was concentrating on pushing the buttons, trying to get the door open, which wasn't going to happen. luckily, it released at the same time. >> so scary. summer around the corner. new instagram trend you might start to see more often. these are called self feet. it's an image of your feet
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against some kind of interesting backdrop. >> pretty. >> even an instagram account dedicated to photos. it's called, i have this thing with floors. over 650,000 people follow that account. >> interesting. >> you have a lot of free time on your hands. >> good sidewalks in rio for selfeet. black and white pavement. >> good to know. >> way to bring it back to the olympics. >> bring it in there. matt, this is a trend for the ladies. with you, one never knows. a japanese fashion company has offered a solution. take a look. these look like normal stockings. in fact, look closely. the tights have printed designs right over your toes. it gives the appearance of a flawless pedicure. they slip over each toe, making sure each design lines up
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perfectly with your toes. >> i love that. >> do you really? >> it's brilliant. >> isn't the idea to be bare legged and barefoot? >> sometimes your legs don't look that good. >> it's cold in the winter. >> who has time to make your toes fit in each pocket? >> having a bad pedicure day, it'll come in handy. >> i should have stayed out of it. 100 days out from the start of the olympic games in rio. before we get to the opening ceremony, we want to give you a preview. ralph lauren, the official outfitter of the u.s. olympic and par lialympic teams. we have ryan lochte modeling for us. nice to have you here. >> hi. >> ryan, you're known for a sense of style. how has ralph lauren done? >> i mean, take a look. >> you like it? >> it's fancy.
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i love it. >> i like the shoes. beachy. >> yeah, beachy chic. >> need a yacht now. >> very, very cute. >> trying to picture what they will look like, the outfits, with medals hanging around your necks. think it works? >> we'll be like this because they're so heavy. >> absolutely. especially in swimming, you get so many opportunities to win one. multiple gold medals. as a wrestler, you get a chance to get one. i'll have one and you guys will have six or seven a piece. >> you'll all look good. thank you so much. >> thanks for having us. >> they'll be part of the preview for the olympics in a couple minutes. also, another preview of the sunglasses the athletes are going to be wearing during the game. each of us has a different style of the oakley sunglasses, the official sunglasses for the team. >> yours are cool. >> like the matrix. >> on the race course, winning a medal. looks good. >> i like that.
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doing something. >> whatever it is you do. >> the glasses are cool on her. now to a new chapter in the beyonce lemonade saga. and prince happrry on a questio of whether he'll ever be king. five days since beyonce released "lemonade." five days of agony for beyhive members wanting to know, who is becky? becky is the name beyonce drops in one of her songs, implying this is the other woman jay-z possibly had an affair with. rachel roy was once thought to be her. she said, there's no truth to the rumors. many were quick to call out rita ora's name next. ora tweeted, the rumors are false. i have nothing but the utmost respect for beyonce. let's continue enjoying lemonade. we may not know who becky is.
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i thought becky was the girl's name. shows how much i don't know. >> can i ask you, if there is this kind of game going on, trying to figure out, why doesn't beyonce put it to rest so she doesn't have other people dragged into these headlines? >> she's making money off of "lemonade." made an album. >> still has people talking about it. we have more now on the annual "time" 100 gala. quite a few of the attendees stood out. ariana grande wore always looking great. nicki minaj rocked a short lace dress with tall boots. karlie kloss added color, choosing to wear a sleek fitted purple dress in honor of prince and lindsey vonn looks gorgeous wearing a yellow dress with crystal beading. everybody looked beautiful. prince harry paid a visit to an elementary school. he played with the children and took their questions.
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one question caught harry off guard, that being are you ever going to be king? take a look at harry's response. >> upon hearing his response the young boy got a high-five for asking a great question. >> cute. >> that's your pop start. thank you so much. now to more of our 100 days of rio celebration. it will be the -- you want to go do the weather. >> that's a look at the weather. >> i just got confused. stand by, we are looking at low clouds, some mist and drizzle and getting ready for some rain that will start to move into the bay area. we are seeing much of that rain farther north of us in parts of sonoma county. and we also have showers
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approaching san francisco that will be there within the next few minutes. a look now at santa rosa, and just to the north of napa we see some rain falling there. we'll expect the off-and-on showers, and it becomes a little bit more scattered as we go through the day with temperatures now in the 50s, heading into the mid-60s later today. now, everyone, more for our 100 days till rio celebration. it will be the first ever olympics held in south america. >> let us welcome back bob costas, hope of nbc's prime time olympics coverage. he's in rio checking things out. good morning again, good to see you. >> good to see you guys, too. even from this distance. as you know, predicting the failure of an olympic games has almost become an olympic event in and of itself. in the case of rio de janeiro, there are in fact serious issues confronting the host city. it's not at all certain that they will all be solved by the time the cauldron is lit. >> i have the honor to announce
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that the games of the 31st olympiad are awarded to the city of rio de janeiro. >> reporter: in 2009, that announcement set off a massive celebration on copacabana beach. at the time, brazil's economy was booming and the first olympics in south america seemed a perfect opportunity to showcase a country that seemed descendant. much of brazil's economic strength was fueled by the discovery of oil off its coast. as that commodities fortunes has turned, so too has brazil's. inflation is rampant and the economy shrank by 4% last year. >> it had all the right ingredients, a big and booming population. it's commodities were surging. but then i'll prices crashed and frankly now the economy is in one of its worst recessions in 25 years. >> reporter: in addition to the financial difficulties, the country's leadership is in turmoil. >> brazil's president has lost an impeachment vote and faces being thrown out of office.
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>> reporter: pros jill marusef. >> we don't know if the president will be in power for that opening ceremony. >> in brazil, ground zero. >> reporter: in addition to ongoing concerns about the zika virus, there's the question of water quality at olympic venues such as sailing. >> we haven't seen the government deal with things like basic sanitation in rio adequately. we haven't seen it deal with mosquito-borne ek demmics for the past decades. i have no real reason to believe things will be significantly different with zika. >> reporter: for all the challenges rio faces, many have been met. nearly all the venues are complete and a series of successful test events have been held, major transportation projects are, in pact, on track. >> at this stage we are in advance regarding many operations. >> reporter: what's certain is that rio remains one of the
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visually spectacular and welcoming cities in the world. this august we'll see if that serves as the lasting impression of these olympic games. you "today" show folks will have quite the view here this summer. your set will be just up the beach from where we are now at the famed copacabana beach and it is also where beach volleyball will be contested. that will be one of the most exciting venues and they hope, if they can get past all the logistical problems and all the rest of the issues which we've just mentioned, they hope this will be one ongoing nearly three-week long party. >> that's the second time you've mentioned the ongoing party, bob. you've been there a couple days. you have firsthand experience? >> yes. well, i have spoken with the ambassador, head of the olympic organizing committee. they are not the leading party animals in brazil. so we may have leave that report to ryan seacrest who's uniquely
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qualified. >> indeed. bob, you're not too shabby yourself. talk about some of the athletes you're watching. what will be the big story lines? >> well, michael phelps returns, matt had his interview with him. he told us flatly in london, i am done, i'm never jumping in a pool again. he did a 180 and now here he comes to try to add to that medal haul. there's the remarkable usain bolt, the fastest hume innocent history of the planet trying to do it three times in a row in the 100, 200 and running the anchor leg in the 4x1. there's usain bolt. then there's seimone byles, the young gymnast. >> nobody does it better than bob costas, the traveling olympic historian and encyclopedia. we can't wait. nice to see you and thanks for the preview. >> see you in 100 days.
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>> you've got it. still to come, our olympics insider beach party on the plaz ==anim== happening today... a very good morning to you. it's 8:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. today, classs canceled with a one-day strike. the union and school have been at impasse in contract talks. teachers are asking for wage increases the school says it cannot provide. all nine ccsf campuses will be impacted. teachers plan to picket outside a number of school facilities. and a rally is planned for this afternoon in civic center. ccsf interim chancellor actually cited safety concerns as the reason for today's classroom closures. we've had some traffic troubles out there. anthony's in for mike this morning. >> yeah, good morning. we've had a fatal accident on 580 westbound right at hacienda boulevard. i've turned the cameras so you can see the backup.
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it is extensive, back into livermore. three lanes were blocked, so only one lane getting through. you can see folks getting off at the exit ramp, trying to get around this as best they can. just because it's been an hour delay with traffic stop-and-go. the delay extends back to livermore. 94 will help you around this, if you can do that. across the south bay, 101 is slow. a couple accidents down there as well. laura, back to you. >> thank you very much. another local news update coming up in half an hour. we hope to see you then. have a good morning.
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♪ 8:30 now on this wednesday morning, as we mark 100 days out from the start of the olympic games in rio, brazil. we are looking forward to it. we have athletes out on our plaza. we have got a brazilian dance group, as well. they're doing the samba. natalie, are you a samba expert? >> i know the samba. oh, yeah. i'm not an expert, but anybody can samba. you'll learn to samba by the time rio is here. >> that's the deal. we'll catch up with the great athletes hoping to make team
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usa, and that we'll be seeing in rio. >> savannah is changing and here she is. >> i love it. >> the band perry will also be performing in a live concert coming up. you guys might -- we're standing in the sand. this beach volleyball court. you going to play? >> we'll work on the set and spike. >> you set and i'll spike. >> let's get a check of the weather from dylan. >> i'm regretting the heels in the sand thing right now. we have weather across the country that'll produce stronger storms, especially through the midwest today. we also have an un we're tracking some showers moving into the bay area today. starts out as some light rain. you're seeing the mist and drizzle in parts of san francisco, heading down to the south bay, but there is some heavier rain that will be moving in. futurecast shows that by 10:00 or 11:00, we'll still have some spotty showers moving through. off-and-on rain, the potential also of some thunderstorms in parts of the east bay and maybe
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in the south bay, too, by early afternoon. we'll be watching out for that, and then the system moves out with some drier weather the rest of the week. now, we have something we've never done before. we're announcing the 2016 u.s. olympic women's basketball team. coach gino is here to lend us a hand. congrats to everything you have going on. can't not mention the huskies and the u.s. women's basketball team. a string of success. is that what you hope to have going into the olympics, too? >> we've won six gold medfive g and we're hoping for six. some of the best basketball players play for the united states. this will be another opportunity for them to show how great they are. >> what is the secret to your success? >> surround yourself with a lot of unbelievable women and let
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them do what they do. >> do what they do. >> basketball players on the 2016 women's basketball team. winning five straight gold medals. joining the team, two ladies making their olympic debut from delaware, elaina. and brianna stewart. three returning, charles. from georgia, moore. from minnesota, walen. next, two-time -- medalist. foul. finally, your captain, four-time to pi olympian, sue bird. and camika. four other players are joining but they're unable to be with us
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because of overseas commitments. brittney griner, mcmoug tri. augustus. good luck this year. nice to have you here. awesome and good luck. >> thank you. >> savannah? >> announcer: this portion of "today"'s 100 day celebration on the plaza is sponsored by p&g. proud sponsor of moms. our plaza is filled with athletes to watch. stars like this pair of u.s. gymna gymnasts. gabby douglas and simone biles. good to have you. >> good morning. >> are you getting in the spirit with our set? >> a little bit. it's cold but -- >> for sure. >> gabby, you're doing something nobody has done in 50 years. coming back to the olympics and trying to defend gold. what's your strategy? >> i think it's the same as before, take one step at a time and one day at a time. not put the added pressure on myself.
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to have fun and enjoy every moment. >> you're four years older now. you grew three inches in the last four years. is that a plus or minus for a gymnast? >> it's a plus for me because i feel stronger this time and a little faster. >> simone, you have been dominant, bursting on the scene and this b will your first olympics. how will you prepare? >> the same as i did for worlds. take it meet by meet and see what happens. >> gabby has given you advice. teammates and probably rivals a bit. >> not so much. keep it fun. >> absolutely. we cannot wait to see you guys in rio. great to have you with us. we'll send it to natalie. i have another p&g athlete. four-time olympic gold medalists and one of the fastest american sprinters ever. this is your fourth olympics. of course, besides winning
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possibly another gold medal, what makes this special for you? >> i think just having so much experience now, being able to put that into play. it's always an honor to represent your country. so much pride. >> this time around though, you are also going to make history, perhaps, going for the 200 and 400 meters. they changed up the olympic schedule just for you to accommodate your schedule. i mean, it's incredible. only three women have done this before. what would it mean for you, to be able to add to that? >> i'm so grateful for the schedule change. it'll still be a difficult double, the events overlap. if i'm able to make the team in the 200 and 400, it would be so, so special. >> won the world championship last year. ninth gold medal. the fastest woman alive, man or woman at this point. >> thank you so much. >> looking forward to seeing you compete. matt? ryan lochte, five-time gold
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medalist but saying he's going to rio as an underdog. do you expect me to buy that? >> of course. >> why? >> michael phelps is back. haven't had the best couple years. i'm the underdog. >> swimmers are famous for setting goals for themselves going into competitions and equally as famous for not revealing what the goals are. can you give me an idea? >> you know, i definitely have goals in mind, what i want to accomplish in rio. you know, those are my goals, and i'm going to keep them to myself and keep all you guys guessing. >> you mentioned michael phelps. you have missy franklin and other great names. how is the team in general looking to you? >> i think this team, i mean, we're team usa. when the time counts, we know that we're going to be there. we're going to be ready to race. put on a show for everyone. >> we can't wait to see the show. you've always put on a good show for us, ryan. underdog, nah. not buying it. good to you here. >> thank you. >> see you in rio. >> you got it. coming up next, we'll take
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advantage of all the sand on the plaza for a little beach volleyball with some of the members of team usa. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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back now. counting down on the road to rio with two beach volleyball players who are on the road, as well. guying guys, nice to see you. >> already olympic gold medalist from 2008. nick, this is your first olympic. >> that's right. >> how are you feeling about rio? >> yeah, feeling pretty good, coming off a win in china. get a little momentum. looking good. >> talk about this game a little bit. we've become accustom to watching it. how does it differ from the
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person watching at home? >> indoor is six on six but it's two on two on the beach. you're touching the ball every play. it's all about control. obviously, it helps being tall. you don't have any ball control, you're going to be pretty bad. >> who is your toughest competition, do you think? >> so many tough teams. brazil is usually a favorite. they're the number one team in the world right now. we have them. >> by the way, we should mention, it's one of the best parties at any olympic games. it's a really fun time. show us the basics. the two most important things. the set and the spike. also, the serve, though, i would say. where should we start? >> i think we'll show savannah how to serve. >> i'll put my mic down. >> jump serving today? >> whatever is easiest, nick. >> right-handed or left-handed? >> lefty. >> all right. underhand -- >> no, left-handed. doesn't have to be underhand. >> whatever we want.
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step forward, bring the elbow back. firm wrist and swing through it. >> you do it, and i'll copy. nice. >> okay. step. >> try again. >> i'm sorry. i knew it would be like that. one more time. >> the building up there. >> there you go. >> nicely done. >> thank you, nick. matt, to you. >> isn't it nice neither of the ladies spiked up? savannah, hold this. >> okay. >> the set or the spike? >> up to you. what would you rather do? >> i'd rather set. you spike. >> all right. >> you hit one to me. throw one to the ladies, i'll set it and you spike it.
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[ applause ] >> one more time. one more time. i'll try and set it to you. >> nice. >> that's all you got? >> taking it easy. >> we can't wait to see you all in rio. ladies, thank you so much. we appreciate it. coming up next, the band perry is going to take our plaza live. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. celebrating 100 days to the rio olympics. >> the grammy-winning sibling trio the band perry turned out hit after hit since bursting on the scene? 2010. >> they're at it with their newest hit, "live forever," the
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official team usa song of the rio games. kimberly, reid, neil, good morning. >> good to see you. >> first time you're going to the olympics? >> first time ever. we watched every single olympics religiously. we'll be in rio this year. >> you'll also be doing performances with us while we're there. we're thrilled. >> we are, too. we're excited. to play music and be at a place like the olympics, the energy around that, we're really excited. >> and with you guys. >> for your song to be the song of the olympics. >> yeah, it's special. the song we wrote six to eight months ago. we never imagined that, you know, we would write it, end up recording it and allow it to be a part of the u.s. olympic team. >> it's about the moments that make you feel like you're going to live forever. that is the spirit of the olympics. we're just really honored to bring that song to the guys. >> that all happens in 100 days. today, don't you do another performance in time square here in the city? >> that's right.
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>> busy day for us. >> hopefully you get to warm up at some point. let's hear your song. >> all right. "live forever." >> the band perry, everybody. >> thank you. ♪ oh, oh ♪ i was dreaming of war ♪ saw that i wouldn't die ♪ was dreaming of shores ♪ that my ship would fight ♪ i was dreaming because ♪ it made me feel so alive ♪ i was dreaming this all ♪ from my bed last night ♪ you will be my only one ♪ won't you hold my hand so we
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can run ♪ ♪ you and i, we're staying young, yeah ♪ ♪ we're gonna live, we're gonna live forever ♪ ♪ this time, i want it all ♪ i want it right now, feel the fall ♪ ♪ go, go crazy, go, go, go crazy ♪ ♪ we're gonna live, we're gonna live forever ♪ ♪ this time, i want it all ♪ i want it right now, wanna feel the fall ♪ ♪ go, go crazy, go, go, go crazy ♪ ♪ we're gonna live, we're gonna live forever ♪ ♪ i was feeling a storm ♪ but it wasn't outside ♪ i was feeling a force ♪ i'm electrified ♪ ♪ i was feeling my heart ♪ there was thunder inside ♪ i was feeling this all ♪ from my bed last night
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♪ you will be my only one ♪ won't you hold my hand so we can run ♪ ♪ you and i, we're staying young ♪ ♪ we're gonna live, we're gonna live forever ♪ ♪ this time, i want it all ♪ i want it right now, feel the fall ♪ ♪ go, go crazy, go, go, go crazy ♪ ♪ we're gonna live, we're gonna live forever ♪ ♪ this time, i want it all ♪ i want it right now, wanna feel the fall ♪ ♪ go, go crazy, go, go, go crazy ♪ ♪ we're gonna live, we're gonna live forever ♪ >> get your hands high, come on! ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ we're gonna live we're gonna live forever ♪ ♪ all the things that i don't know ♪ ♪ all the dreams that i've been told ♪
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♪ all the ways that it could end ♪ ♪ tonight let's just close our eyes ♪ ♪ we're gonna live we're gonna live forever ♪ ♪ this time i want it all ♪ i want it right now feel the fall ♪ ♪ go go crazy go go go crazy ♪ we're gonna live we're gonna live forever ♪ ♪ this time i want it all ♪ go go crazy go go go crazy ♪ we're gonna live we're gonna live forever ♪ >> the band perry. we'll see you in rio. we'll have more of the countdown to the olympic games on a wednesday morning. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ gonna live forever on a wednesday morning, our friends at nbc olympics and the u.s. olympic committee are announcing a very exciting new program this morning. it's called "gold map," a way to encourage kids to get more active in their community. >> four-time olympic gold medalist allyson felix is here to tell us about it. hey, allysouthen, great to see
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>> great to see you. >> how does it work? >> larger organizations from usa track and field to smaller ones like table tennis, 30 organizations have come together to give more information to kids. lots of kids are going to be inspired by the olympics. they're going to want to do sports that they may not know about. this is a place where they can get information for their parents, so they can try out the new sports. >> i think kids get into a rut in this country. baseball, basketball, soccer, but there are so many other sports. at 10 years old, what were your interests? >> basketball was my first love, and i was fascinated by gymnastics. i found my sport later. i think it's great for kids to try everything and see what they're into. >> the idea is, they see a sport they like, use this gold map and they can find somewhere in their community where they can get involved in that sport? >> exactly. parents can check it out. they can try these new sports that they see the amazing team usa doing. >> by the way, there is a new
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gold medal being handed out this year for photo bombing. we have the winners right here. congratulations. some of the best performances i've ever seen, even in the back of my head. >> we have gabby and simone, our u.s. gymnasts. this has been so exciting. thank you so much for telling us about the program. if you've been inspired by today, nbcolympics.com/gold map is where you can find that program. have you heard? the opening ceremony, 100 days from now. we'll be lucky enough to host the coverage. we're back right after this. i'm ...
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==anim== a developing story... ==topvo== traffic is still heavily impacted on int good morning at 8:56 on your wednesday. i'm sam brock. a developing story, traffic still heavily impacted on interstate 580 in pleasanton following a deadly multicar crash. this happened a little bit before 6:00 this morning right near hopyeard road in the westbound direction. chp says six vehicles were involved, including a big rig, and at least three of the cars caught fire. right now there's one confirmed
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fatality. and for most of the morning, multiple lanes were closed on westbound 580. it's now down to just one closed lane, though we are still seeing big backups on our traffic camera. happening right now, our bob redell arrived on scene within the last hour. he's going to have an update for our midday newscast. we are also posting traffic alerts as that situation continues to develop. sign up for alerts at our nbc bay area app. and it looks like most of the mystery surrounding the race for president is starting to dissipate. donald trump declaring himself the presumptive gop nominee last night following a sweep in yesterday's primaries. you can find the latest updates in the special "decision 2016" section of our home page. talk about a prickly situation, two dogs are fine now, but recently they learned the hard way you don't mess with porcupines. you can link to that story. >> announcer: stay connected to your world wherever the world takes you. get the nbc bay area app.
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this morning on "today's take," grammy winning trio, the band perry, getting our party started when they rock our concert stage. then your first look at the highly anticipated new film "snowden." we're 100 days from rio, so join us as we take you there live. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hello and welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning, april 27th, 2016. or 100 days to rio. >> 100 days to rio. >> the song is going in honor of
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that. >> duran duran's "rio." i've been waiting for this moment to play it. >> little known fact about dylan. she's about ten years younger than me. she's like, what song should we pick? i'm like, you have to go with "rio" by duran duran. she's like, what? i don't know that. >> took me a minute but then i figured it out a little bit. thank you for -- >> thank you for sticking around with us. willie is out today. he's not feeling well. we hope he's feeling better. tamron is out, as well. al is away. dylan is holding the fort. >> and you're leaving at 9:30. >> no one works here anymore. >> hey. we're glad to have you here. this is cool from ellen did. >> we're huge chris hemsworth fans. leave it up to ellen to take a celebration further and surprising a staffer with the ultimate chris hemsworth surprise. >> so good.
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>> hi. how are you doing? >> oh, my. are you kidding me? >> no, we're not. happy administrative professionals day. >> how are you? >> oh, my gosh. this is amazing. >> how is it going? we knew you like chris because -- >> yup. >> i snoop around at night. i do a lot of cleaning at night. >> oh, my gosh. >> he's going to actually take care of you today since you're so used to taking care of other people. have a seat. he's going to massage you. >> want a massage? >> yeah. >> any sense areas in particular? >> oil? anything? >> he's married. >> and you have beautiful children, by the way. >> thanks. >> when you said, can we get naked, did you mean me? >> oh, sure. >> keep it down out here, we're trying to do some stuff. very, very busy in here. >> i'm naked.
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>> yes, we're all naked. >> take this off, too. >> there. >> shorts are coming off. >> taking the shirts. >> catch the full surprise on "ellen" today. check your local listings. is that not the ultimate surprise? >> you could get a bouquet of flowers for your assistant. >> but chris hemsworth. >> can't top that. >> i would die. you and i have been star struck around him. just sitting here and he walks around the corner -- >> the one time he was on the plaza, they laughed. we were doing an interview. he is 6'3" or something. just towering. you know, he looks -- >> he does. >> i'm just staring at him like this, the whole time. i couldn't get a word out. >> gaga, googly eyes. >> just looking at him, you have to look up. everybody was like, yeah, right. >> no thoughts in your head.
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you're so pretty. >> the thought bubble. this is a great story. you're going to love this one. what do you do when you sign up for a -- what you think is a 5k and end up going to wrong way and doing a whole half marathon? >> oh. >> this is what a 12-year-old girl actually ended up doing. she ended up running ten extra miles after mistakingly ran a half marathon instead of the 5k race she was planning to run on sunday in rochester, new york. she thought she was late. she got to the starting point, saw people were already running. what did she do? just joined in and said, i better get going. one problem is, she asked somebody the middle of the race, wait, what mile are we at? she's like, it's about the fourth mile. >> still going. >> she had two twochoices. turn around and go back or keep going. >> the fourth mile, i asked a woman that i was running with how long it was. she said it was about 13 miles. that's when i realized i think i
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was in the wrong group. i was like, i'm going to finish this. i'm going to keep going. the police officer came on a motorbi motorcycle and said, your family is looking for you. they're leaving. i said, i know but i'm going to keep going. >> isn't she amazing? >> good for her. >> my hero. >> you have to train for a half marathon. 5k is 3.2 miles. >> she rocked it. after 15 minutes after the half marathon, she ended up -- or i guess the race was supposed to start at the same location. her parents were waiting at the 5k finish, waiting and waiting. what had happened to her? >> thought she was a slow runner or got mixed up. >> she gets a gold medal for that. >> the fact she finished it. i'd like to know her time. >> doesn't matter at that point. >> true. >> she finished. cool thing, this new movie, "snowden," coming out in september.
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this morning, we have an exclusive sneak peek at the highly anticipated film. it's called "snowden" and stars joseph gordon le dodon-levittgo. >> deputy director of the nsa offered me a new position. >> can you tell me anything about it? >> you know i can't. >> find the terrorist in the internet haystack. >> something is going on inside the government that is wrong, and i can't ignore it. i just want to get this data to the world. >> hey. >> hey. >> i feel like i'm made to do this. if i don't do it, then i don't know anybody else that can. this is everything i have. they're going to figure out what i've done. >> did you access an unauthorized program? >> wow. >> you can see the full trailer on today.com. hits theaters september 16th. he looks --
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>> joseph gordon-levitt, amazing. he had the look and everything. the voice. that's difficult to capture that. really, really good. can't wait for that. >> yup. we are counting down, 100 days to rio officially. the countdown clock is on our plaza. it's coming right now. >> no stopping it now. >> that's right. we've been celebrating all morning long. we're not the only ones who have been celebrating. bob costas has another 100 days in rio to celebrate longer. he's joining us from rio. hey, bob. >> how are you, natalie? hi, dylan. they asked me to run down a list of the most prominent athletes. that would take about an hour. among the headliners, michael phelps will return. we saw matt's interview with him earlier this morning. he told me in london when he picked up his last medal, record 22, he was absolutely done. he's done a 180 and is coming back. usain bolt will return, trying to do something completely
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unprecedented. win the 100 meters and the 200 meters in world record time yet again. he is the fastest human in the history of the planet. simply electrifying to watch. leaving his competition in the dust. then as we turn our attentions to the always popular sport of gymnastics, two of the so-called fierce five -- and here's usain doing push-ups -- two of the so-called fierce five successful in london will return. gabby douglas and ally ray rais. they're joined by simone biles, who won the last three world championships. she'll be among those to washingtwatch. something else, assuming rio can overcome the issues they're facing, is the simple beauty of the setting here, including copacabana beach, right behind me. dylan, you'll be interested to know, right now, little drizzle,
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79. in honor of al and his absence, that's what's happening in my neck of the woods. >> you did it so well. >> that's good. >> i can't wait for beach volleyball there, right behind you, bob. that's going to be amazing. 10:00 p.m. games to midnight. >> it'll be great. >> all night party. >> what's all the mention of parties recently? >> rio is known for that. they have carnivale every year. i think tlahey'll do it well, after they get past everything else. >> few issues. >> you're doing everything today, dylan. >> little bit of everything. >> do the weather for al, too. bob mentioned drizzle and 79 in rio. that's okay. it's when it's drizzling and it's chilly like we'll see in the northeast, not so great. stronger storms moving through louisiana. severe thunderstorm warnings, even tornado warning right now, as this line of storms continues to move to the east. lots of cloud-to-ground
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lightning. rotation within some of the cells. we have to keep an eye out for strong storms this morning. entire area, kansas city, st. louis, memphis and houston, we could see the strongest storms today. not just the threat of hail and isolated tornadoes, but also we could see heavier downpours, too. we've already picked up some of -- two to four inches of rain in areas. as this next storm system continues to move east, from wednesday into thursday and eventually into friday, this is going to be the next line of storms to keep an eye out for. same area, oklahoma down through texas, into louisiana. that'll be friday where we could see another round of strong storms.
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"sharp objects" is about to turn into a blockbuster. >> here with great reads coming to the screen is the editor in chief of show biz cafe.com. good morning. >> "monster calls" is more of a fantasy novel. now, it's going to be turned into a movie with an all-star cast. liam neeson and felicity jones.
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>> the "new york times" called it a potent piece of art. the movie comes out october 14th. as you sa, it has a great cast. liam neeson, felicity jones. it's about a 13-year-old boy coping with the news that his mother has cancer. his life changes forever when, out of nowhere, this ancient monster comes knocking on his window. the interesting thing is the director is also directing "j y "jurassic world 2." >> this one, michael fassbender and alicia vikander, a real-life couple, stars in the next one. >> it's a tragic love story. what we're looking at is the australian author, her debut novel, the movie comes out october 2nd. what it does, the book and the movie tackle a larger level question here.
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what happens to good people when they make bad decisions? the story here is mainly about a couple who is desperately trying to have a child. by good fortune, they discover a baby on a shipwreck. their decision to keep the baby ultimately comes back to haunt them. >> interesting. >> the next one, the debut novel for gillian flynn, who wrote "gone girl," this is "sharp objects." this is darker? >> it's a dark story. hbo is doing this movie. it's not a movie, more of a tv series. it has amy adams, five-time oscar nominee. john mark , who did dallas buyer's club. it's a murder mystery about a journalist who comes back to missouri to cover the story of who girls who died. slowly identifies with the victims a little too closely. whenever you have amy adams attached to a project, it'll be special.
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>> has she ever done a series like that before? >> never in a lead, but she's been in many shows. including "the office." >> another one, "the big little lies." she also wrote the "husband's secret." nicole kidman is in this, right? >> reese witherspoon. shailene woodley. they're doing this. nicole and reese are executive producing and starring in it. the novel is about three mothers of first graders whose apparent perfect lives start unraveling to the point of murder. this is a question i ask myself. what when is the last time you saw reese witherspoon, nicole kidman and shailene woodley in a tv show? >> how about the next onesome.
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>> i like this one. emma watson, tom hanks. the woman's dream job turns into a nightmare. one to watch when it comes out. >> can't wait. thank you so much. >> i have a lot of reading to do. >> yes. up next, back on the road to rio as we count down 100 days to the summer games with olympic athletes, gabby douglas, i'm chris bosh. when i was sidelined with blood clots in my lung, it was serious. fortunately, my doctor had a game plan. treatment with xarelto®. hey guys! hey, finally, somebody i can look up to... ...besides arnie. xarelto® is proven to treat and help reduce the risk of dvt and pe blood clots. xarelto® is also proven to reduce the risk of stroke in people with afib, not caused by a heart valve problem. for people with afib currently well managed on warfarin, there's limited information on how xarelto® and warfarin compare in reducing the risk of stroke. you know, i tried warfarin, but the blood testing and dietary restrictions... don't get me started on that. i didn't have to. we started on xarelto®.
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>> announcer: moms of olympians on "today" is sponsored by pp&g, . >> it's all about the moms. we want to welcome three athletes and their lovely moms sponsors. >> we want to welcome olympian hopefuls and their moms. gabby douglas, simone biles and allyson felix and their moms. great to have you here. >> good morning. >> we talk about how much team usa is about the team and competitions. when it comes down to it, gabby, moms put a lot of time into getting you guys to this point in your careers, right? >> for sure. my mom makes me strong and i draw strength from her. i am excited to be here for the thank you mom campaign as a p&g athlete. >> natalie, how has your senior daughter changed four years now since london? how is she different as an
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athlete and competitor? >> so much more fierce. i'm like, that's what i'm talking about. i love her courage. it's so amazing that, you know, again, i just piggy back off her, that we can be here. just to be able to do this campaign, you know, with p&g is so amazing. i tell her, the way you say thank you to me is go out there and have fun. go accomplish your goals. >> simone, yours is a name we'll be hearing a lot of in rio. we have been hearing it a lot already. are you excited? nervous? you have to live up to the hype now. >> yes, i definitely have a lot to live up to. gabby and the 2012 team put it in the spotlight. i'm excited to be here. it's really exciting and an honor. >> nelly, tell me about seeing your daughter at this point in her life. did you ever imagine that you would be watching her compete perhaps at the olympics? >> i remember simone talking about this, but that is really a
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dream any gymnast would have. she was about 7 years old. never thinking this day would come, when i know simone is preparing for the olympics. very proud. >> you know it takes so much work to get to that point. allyson, this is your fourth time going to the olympics. i know your mom has many proud moments. perhaps the proudest yet to come in rio. you'll be competing in the 200 and 400 meters. what goes into this olympic preparation for you? >> so much work. a lot of hard work. i think the coolest thing is that my mom has been the constant for me. it doesn't matter if i win, lose, if i never run again. i know that she is there for me. so that's the coolest thing about being a p&g athlete and bounty athlete. they allow us to say thank you to our moms, who have been there every step of the way. >> i've been to the p&g house, marlene, and i know how they look out for you guys as a team
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and a whole. what is it like for you to see your daughter in her fourth olympics. she's incredible. >> she keeps surprising us. by god's grace, she's been given this talent and ability. going through the journey with her and supporting her. p&g, the thank you mom campaign has been an extraordinary experience. we're grateful and excited. don't know what's next, but we're looking forward to it. >> we know a lot of smelled like yoga-aroma. i'd wash them, and it'd be back before i even got to class. finally, i discovered the new tide and downy odor defense collection. tide gets out the yoga-aroma, while downy keeps them fresh all day. now, i don't smell like wet dog... i smell good. don't just mask odors. eliminate them with new tide and downy odor defense collection.
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==anim== a developing story... a good wednesday morning. i'm sam brock. a developing story. traffic still an issue on interstate 580 in pleasanton. that follows a multicar crash this morning. it happened before 6:00 in the westbound direction. six vehicles were involved in all and that includes a big rig. at least three cars caught fire. there was one confirmed fatality from the crash. for most of the morning, multiple lanes were closed and there still big back ups in the area. anthony will bring us an update on the impact in a moment. classes are cancels at city college in san francisco as teachers and staff are holding the school's first ever strike. it is expected to involve about
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1500 faculty as a one-day strike. the union and the school have been at an impasse at contract talks. teachers are asking for wage increases, but the school said they don't have the money. the teachers plan to picket outside a number of facilities and a rally is planned for this afternoon at civic center. ccsf chancellor cited safety concerns as the reason for today's classroom closures. he mentioned the back up on 580. after this break we will have a look at traffic and weather. we'll be right back.
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. >> cloudy skies and showers across the bay area throughout the rest of the morning and early afternoon. there will be a chance of thunderstorms by this afternoon moving into the south bay as well as the east bay and possibly the north bay as well. high temperatures reaching the mid 60s and this activity picks
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up in the next couple of days. temperatures will be warming up with highs in the 80s by the weekend. let's go over to anthony for a look at the morning commute. >> earlier crash in dublin and all lanes are closed and now things are moving without a problem. the back up is extensive and pushing over, you can tell where the accident was. you go all the way back to tracy and 84. trying to get out of the route. the toll plaza slow as well. you can see for yourself. stop and go. back over to you. >> thank you so much. that's going to do it for us. see you in a half hour with more updates.
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taking a look at the headlines. a u.s. expert on birth defects has children born from women infected with zika may suffer other complications in addition to microcephaly. the cdc doctor says even though there is still much to learn, there might be a broad range of outcomes associated with the zika virus infection during pregnancy. she mentioned possible problems with the eyes, ears or other neurological problems that could impact the spinal cord. only about 1/3 of the nation's high school seniors are prepared for the entry-level college math and reading courses. the national assessment of educational progress is out with its latest nations report card. it reveals 12th graders have slipped in math and reading scores have not changed. last year's average math score was a point lower than in 2013.
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as for reading scores, they were flat compared to 2013. they were down five points from the early 1990s. new data suggests yoga may provide health benefits for patients with asthma. studies of more than 1,000 adults with mild to moderate asthma showed yoga led to small improvements in their symptoms and overall quality of life. researchers say it is not yet clear if yoga helps boost lung function or reduces the need for asthma medications. investors keeping an eye on wall street this morning after bad news for apple on tuesday. the company says quarterly revenue fell for the first time in 13 years. apple also posting its first ever drop in iphone sales as it faces an ever-saturated global market for smartphones. analysts expect sales to rebound when the company releases the iphone 7, presumably in the fall. welcome news if you struggle to remember passwords.
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wells fargo will use eye scans to verify customers. by july, the bank will roll out security technology which verifies mobile users through their eye prints. customers will use the iphone cameras to take a picture of their eyes. software in the bank's mobile app will translate the image into digital code to match a stored template. very cool. this morning, there is word hershey has plans to make something else. dried meat bars for the health conscious. last year, hershey acquired the beef jerky line krave. a i cording to the wall street journal, it'll sell protein bars in argue, along with dried meat. they'll serve a combination of other ingredients, as well, such as quinoa, mangos and cranberries. interesting. wait and see what that tastes like. let's get a check of the weather from dylan. >> good morning, everyone. we're watching an area of stronger storms possible, especially near houston.
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this extends to st. louis where we could see stronger storms develop. this is moving eastward and eventually we'll see showers by tomorrow in the northeast. the northwest, still an unsettled day with more rain moving through the rockies. we also have mountain snow. by tomorrow, risk of storms moves back to texas and oklahoma. very scattered showers and storms. nothing severe expected tomorrow. still unsettledp and down the east coast back tracking rain moving across the bay area. we see the scattered showers now approaching san francisco and moving into the peninsula as well. expect times of rain off and on throughout the morning and temperatures now in the mid- to upper 50s. we rise into the 60s today with a chance of thunderstorms especially after going to early afternoon hours. this activity will be tapering off and we will have wet weather for the next several hours. >> that's your latest forecast.
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may is just four days away. if you're planning on doing entertaining or sprucing up your home for spring, we're going to tell you what to buy this month to get the best deals. we have a retail analyst -- wait, i mixed my box. i knew it wasn't going to be as graceful as we practiced. retail analyst, good morning. you didn't want to ride the conveyer belt? >> i tried to. it was best you were just on that. >> i went past my box i was supposed to step off. let's talk products we should buy in may. first up, kitchen accessories. >> right. everyone is starting to entertain in the springtime. everyone wants to have people over and stuff. a lot of the stores are starting to discount everything from cutlery, house wear and things like the kitchenaid, coming down the conveyer belt. it was originally $400 at best b buy. now, $199. as you get further into may, if you use promotional codes, it's
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going to give you another 20% off. >> wow. >> you're getting a massive discount on something like that. >> huge. next, we have any kind of spring accessories, which i would find counter intuitive going into spring. >> according to retail me not, people are spending around $213 updating their wardrobes. things like this. this is a cardigan here. we have it from old navy. this one is a poncho from old navy. they're about $32, discounts to $14. they want to move the spring merchandise out because the summer stuff is coming in. >> may the force be with you. >> right. that is "star wars" day. so the 4th is "star wars" day. amazon is doing this promotion. 40% off "star wars" merchandise. wag ma walmart, every day low price on the figurines that, i think, are right here.
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$12.83. they're only exclusive and available at walmart. it's a whole day you can celebrate your nerdiness. i like "star wars," too, for the nerds out there. >> my husband is looking forward to may 4th. >> mine is, too. >> i'm a little too short for this, but we have carpet coming by. >> so the little wall of carpet here. may is the best time to negotiate prices on carpet. what happens is that there is a low turnover. between may 15th and june 10th, it's the best time to get your prices down. let's say you're looking to replace carpet in your house, this is the best time to negotiate that. >> okay. we'll go from the carpet in the living room over now to the kitchen. this is a good time for purchasing refrigerators. >> who would think? refrigerators go on massive sale during the month of may because they're turning over. again, they're restocking. the manufacturers are getting the new models in. you can potentially get a $1,500 refrigerator down to $500. >> wow. >> same with office furniture over here. let's say you're looking to
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update the office, furniture in your home office or office in general, a lot of manufacturers turn over the manufacture. you'll see discounts on that. that happens the day after taxes. starting april 18th way into may. >> this all makes sense. now i want to go shopping. thank you for being here. >> thank you. one of brazil's most famous kellogg's® frosted mini-wheats®... 8 layers of wheat... and one that's sweet. to satisfy the adult and kid - in all of us. ♪ nutritious wheat for the adult you've grown into and delicious sweet for the kid you'll never outgrow... feed your inner kidult with frosted mini-wheats®. try new kellogg's mini-wheats harvest delights with sweet drizzle and bits made with real fruit.
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this morning on today food, we are eating our way to the olympics in rio with a taste of brazil from one of our favorite brazilians, camila alves. >> thank you for having me. >> we have to start with the samba. >> i am going and i'm excited. i'm excited to share this recipe, my favorite growing up. it's what my mom used to cook for me. if you're from brailzil, you're familiar with this ingredient here. >> what is that? >> comes in a can. it's okay. then we have some seasoning, giving a nice flavor and color. >> okay. every other ingredient, the onions, peppers and ftomatoes. >> very familiar. >> you've made this recipe more practical than when your mother made it. >> exactly. hold this for me? >> sure. >> i grew up eating this and never learned. i was like, i want my mom to always make it for me when i go home. then when i had it for the women
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of "today", i had to make it in a practical way. heat it up before you get the chicken, nice brown. >> bone in, adding flavor. >> add this spicy salt, bay leaf. let it brown for a minute. mix it all up. >> okay. that's why you preheat it first, get it warmed up. >> exactly. if you have a slow cooker that won't brown your meat, what you want to do is brown in the pan. >> then put it in there, okay. >> this step will cut the prep time by half. instead of chopping -- >> remember that. >> put it in a blender. onions, garlic. >> lots of garlic. >> cilantro, red bell peppers and tomatoes. put the lid up there for me. >> puree in here. >> exactly. >> i turned it off. >> there we go. do it for a minute.
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put water in there. two cups of water. blend it up. >> keep going? >> yes. >> put the lid on tight. good? >> perfect. what you want to do, pour this mixture in the slow cooker. grab the lid for me. actually, before the lid, put the two cups of water on top. >> smells good. delicious. >> cover it and cook it for four hours or so. until the chicken is tender. >> on high. >> exactly. this is what you end up with. you want to make sure you let this cool off before you shred. all you'll do, shred your chicken. >> with two forks? >> or use your hands. we on tv, so we have to keep it, you know, clean. if you're at home, do it with your hands. once shredded -- >> is this the juice in the pot? >> exactly. strain all the juices from the meat. you'll end up with a great broth. you're going to mix this up.
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the shredded chicken right there. mix it up. put it in the refrigerator so this gets a little harder. corn, green olives. >> i love green olives. >> a little bit of the broth. get a nice consistency. you're just going to warm it up. don't want this to boil. do not let it boil, guys. after you mix this up, this is what you're going to end up with. serve over rice. >> i love it. >> shoestring potatoes adds a nice crisp to it. the leftovers, you eat it the next day and tastes even better. >> amazing. >> fantastic. >> olive in there gives it a little pop. that is delicious. the crunch and everything. oh, i can see why it's your favorite. camila, thank you so much. recipe is at today.com/food. next, the band perry keeps the party going with their
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celebrating 100 days to the rio olympics. grammy-winning siblings, the band perry, have been rocking out the plaza all morning long. they're not done yet. here we are, performing their platinum single "done" off their chart-topping album "pioneer." >> let's get it. come on! come on, new york. ♪ wow, yeah ♪ oh, yeah, yeah ♪ you've been wearing that crown and tearing me down ♪ ♪ it's been a while since you've treated me right ♪ ♪ you strung me along for far too long ♪ ♪ cause i never gave up the fight ♪ ♪ until now ♪ it's gonna hit you hard till you see stars ♪ ♪ it's gonna put you through a world of hurt ♪ ♪ oh, i don't believe in getting even but giving what you
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deserve ♪ ♪ oh, my, oh my, huh ♪ mama always told me that i should play nice ♪ ♪ she didn't know you when she gave me that advice ♪ ♪ i'm through with you ♪ you're one bridge i'd like to burn ♪ ♪ bottle up the ashes, smash the urn ♪ ♪ i'm through with you, la dee da ♪ ♪ i don't wanna be your just for fun ♪ ♪ i don't wanna be under your thumb ♪ ♪ all i wanna be is done ♪ done ♪ you crossed the line too many times ♪ ♪ i'm gonna put you in your place ♪ ♪ you play with dynamite, don't be surprised ♪ ♪ when i blow up in your face ♪ oh my, oh my, my ♪ mama always told me that i should play nice ♪ ♪ but she didn't know you when you gave me that advice ♪ ♪ i'm through with you ♪ you're one bridge i'd like to
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burn ♪ ♪ bottle up the ashes, smash the urn ♪ ♪ i'm through with you ♪ i don't won that be part of your fun ♪ ♪ don't wanna be under your thumb ♪ ♪ all i wanna be is done ♪ with your selfish ways ♪ and all the games you play ♪ i'm through with you and everything you say ♪ ♪ everybody jump ♪ mama told me that i should play nice ♪ ♪ she didn't know you when she gave me that advice ♪ ♪ mama told me that i should play nice ♪ ♪ but she didn't know you when she gave me that advice ♪
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♪ i'm through with you ♪ you're one bridge i'd like to burn ♪ ♪ scatter the ashes, smash the urn ♪ ♪ i'm through with you ♪ la-dee-da ♪ don't wanna be your just for fun ♪ ♪ don't wanna be under your thumb ♪ ♪ all i wanna be is done ♪ all i wanna be is done ♪ all i wanna be is done >> are you ready? let's get it. come on! come on, come on! come on, come on! come on, come on! ♪ [ applause ] >> the band perry will be back in our next hour with another song. we'll be back in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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thank you so much. did you say honey? hey, try some? mmm that is tasty. is it real? of course... are you? nope animated you know i'm always looking for real honey for honey nut cheerios
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where is everybody? >> i showed up for work today. >> we did, yeah. >> we have a fun show. guess who is with us? >> i don't know. >> ricky gervais. >> so happy. >> we love him. also, as you know, it's the 100 days to r rio. we'll have samba dancing. >> are you going to learn? >> we'll watch. >> the band perry is here.
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>> cloudy skies and showers across the bay area throughout the rest of the morning. storms by this afternoon and into the south bay as well.
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60s and activity does taper off. and picking up into the next couple of days. now we will have a look at the morning commute. >> windshield wipers are on and there is the traffic backed up. over to the maps, we had an earlier accident and dublin you can see the back up continues to recover. across the peninsula, things are slow getting into the silicon valley. taking you outside there is a slowing there. back to you. >> just a few seconds ago, 15 months in prison. we will cover that on our 11:00 a.m. news and following breaking news, santa clara county sheriff investigating a body found in apple's cupertino headquarters
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and they have been tight-lipped about that. you can keep us updated on nbcbayarea.com. donald trump declared himself the presumptive candidate. we have more information on our website.
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. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda cotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> what is that? >> okay, what is going on? >> samba! >> samba! >> this is nubia and cookie. >> we have samba dancers because -- >> it's 100 days till rio. >> the summer games there rio de janeiro. that doesn't look so hard. >> that's nubia from casa brasilia.

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