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maybe folks are taking mass transit. >> that would be a good day for it. >> get a little exercise on your thursday. see new a half hour. good morning. breaking news. donald trump arrives on capitol hill this morning. his highly anticipated meeting with house speaker paul ryan under way. can they reconcile their differences? will trump walk out with an endorsement? this morning, former vice president dan quayle weighs in in an exclusive live interview. >> brutal arrest. police officers repeatedly hit and kick a suspect after he leads them on a chase through two states. did their actions cross the line? this morning the investigation under way. controversial auction. george zimmerman allegedly selling the gun he used to kill trayvon martin. this morning what zimmerman had
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to say to outraged critics. and in the zone. matt scherzer makes history. 20 strikeouts in a single game. >> another one! swing and a miss. >> an incredible feat nearly two decades in the making "today," thursday, may 12th, 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." 7:00 a.m. on the west coast. >> each team only gets 27 outs. he gets 20 of them on strikeouts. the nats win. matt scherzer is a force. >> nine hits throughout the innings. >> you read the box score. >> i did.
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i did my homework. all eyes on the building right there. rnc headquarters on capitol hill inside donald trump and house speaker paul ryan are holding their big meeting. the presumptive republican nominee arrived just an hour ago. gave the cameras a wave before he headed inside. we'll talk about that meeting and more with former vice president dan quayle. let's start with peter alexander on the hill for us. good morning. >> good morning. the next several hours will be pivotal for the future of the republican party. we've just learned that meeting behind us between donald trump and paul ryan wrapped up just moments ago. this is quite a scene here. you can see a circus-like atmosphere with protesters. some blowing rams horns, others playing bagpipes and these oppose trump's position on immigration. trump has won nearly 11 million votes but there's one person's support he's yet to secure. one of the most powerful voices
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in the republican party. after donald trump's takeover of the republican party, this morning perhaps his toughest audience yet, paul ryan. trump deferential when asked who is the leader of the gop. >> i would say paul ryan. i'd say paul for the time being and maybe for a long time. >> reporter: the meeting hosted by reince priebus, ryan and priebus notably from wisconsin. the last state to reject trump at the voting booths. >> we need a real unification of our party. after a tough primary that's going to take some effort. >> reporter: and perhaps some time. ryan involved in a tense meeting with trump's congressional supporters. sources telling nbc news the longer ryan waits to endorse the more divided the party gets. also on trump's plate a visit with senate republican leaders, not among them, ted cruz. >> there are no plans for us to meet. i have not heard from donald trump. >> reporter: nor has john mccain after calling for trump to take
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back this controversial comment. >> he's a war hero because he was captured. i like people that weren't captured. >> reporter: trump acknowledging mccain is a hero but dhfgefendi his words. >> many people like what i said. my poll numbers went up seven points. >> reporter: mitt romney is blasting trump for refusing to release his tax returns until an irs audit is over which may not be until after the election. romney calling it disqualifying, suggesting there's a bombshell in them. trump could become the first major party nominee in 40 years not to make his returns public. >> a tax return you learn very little. >> reporter: he demanded the same transparency of romney four years ago. trump's likely democratic rival hillary clinton looking to capitalize. >> my husband and i have released 33 years of tax returns. so you have to ask yourself, why doesn't he want to release them? yeah, well, we're going to find out.
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>> reporter: as bernie sanders wednesday pushed back after andrea mitchell asked about clinton's efforts to defend crit sump from both his and trump's campaign. >> in every state that we have won, in 19 states, we have had to take on the entire democratic establishment. please do not moan to me about hillary clinton's problems. >> reporter: the outcome of these meetings could echo well beyond this campaign season as the protesters continue with their effort outside. we're told the second meeting between house leadership and trump begins now. >> peter alexander at rnc headquarters, thank you. with us now exclusively, dan quayle. mr. vice president, great to see you. have in a while. >> when all of this started a year or so ago, 17 gop candidates standing on that stage, could you have imagined with governors and senators in
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that group that it would end up with donald trump capturing the republican nomination? >> no. and i don't think very many people did except himself, his family. there's a few people who said watch donald trump, but i don't think anybody expected him to win the nomination. and quite frankly, i'm not sure he really thought he could win, but he's a winner. he knocked off 16 republican candidates. he is going to be the nominee, the presumptive nominee, and now the party is going to have to unify around someone that they did not expect to be their nominee. >> obviously this candidacy of donald trump has exposed some fault lines in the republican party, and there are some people who call themselves never trumpers, and then there are some on the trump train. which category do you fall into? >> look, i was the republican vice president and i've been a republican all my life. i'm going to support the nominee. and i predict that most people in my position or people that have been in the republican party for a long time will rally around the nominee.
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i fully expect that paul ryan will eventually support donald trump publicly. i hope that happens because we do have to be unified. if we're not unified, then we have a real lot of trouble. >> let me ask you about qualifications and your qualifications were questioned when you became vice president. people worried whether you had the experience to be vice president or president if that were to happen. do you think donald trump has the experience, the knowledge and the temperament to be president? >> we're going to found out. >> right now do you think, though? >> right now he's the nominee. there's -- not a majority but a plurality in the republican party that clearly believes that. i believe he has the capability to be president of the united states, and he's into a new phase now. he's gotten through the nomination. quite frankly the nomination is a much lower bar than being the nominee. now he's got to show the american people not that he can
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beat other republicans but he's got to build on his base, move forward and articulate a vision that the american people say, yes, he is qualified. i don't know what the answer to that is for most of the people but he's got good political instincts, a good business background, he's a winner, and he's unusual. he's obviously very different, he's not going to play by the rules. it's a different situation but i think that he can win. >> is there anything about how he conducted the race so far in terms of tone or temperament that gives you pause or concern or if you had him sitting across from you, you'd say, you know what, maybe not do it that way. >> here's what i think he will do or needs to do. he really needs to get more involved in the policy. he made a speech on foreign policy. he's got to make another speech on foreign policy. he's got to make speeches on the economy. he's got to show that he's presidential. he's not running in a primary anymore.
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he's won that. now he has to figure out how to win the general election. >> he spoke out yesterday and sad doesn't expect me to become a different person. he said he has a mandate from his followers to run a fiery, outsiders campaign. doesn't sound like he's going to do what you're suggesting he do. >> he can run that fiery outsiders campaign but he has to realize, and i'm sure he does. he's been around a long time. he thought about being and suggested he should be the vice president back in 1988 when george bush selected me. so he's followed politics and he knows full well it's a different campaign once you're the nominee. i fully expect fiery, yes, unconventional, yes, but it's going to be different. it has to be. it's a different kind of campaign. he's running in the general election probably against hillary clinton, although there's the news story. we know who our nom linee is gog to be before the democrats know
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who their nominee is going to be. >> is he as qualified as she is? >> on paper you'd say she's more qualified but he's more qualified in the sense that the american people i think want an outsider. they want an outsider this time. she is not an outsider. if you're looking for an outsider, she's not qualified and he is. >> simple question, should he turn over his tax returns? >> he's not going to do that. >> i know, but should he? every presidential candidate going back decades has done so. >> he's different. it's going to be a different campaign. stay tuned. just remember this, expect the unexpected. >> his vice presidential candidate be? >> rob portman, senator from ohio. a great choice. man of stature, substance. pick him, he'll say that's the way he's going to govern. rob portman. >> you should come back more often. vice president quayle, good to see you. two more pieces of debris recently discovered are almost certainly from malaysia airlines
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flight 370 according to australian officials. it disappeared with 239 people on board while en route from kuala lumpur to beijing. the latest fragments were found on the beaches of south africa and mauritius. a total five pieces of debris from mh-370 has been discovered in various places around the indian ocean. an investigation being launched into the violent arrest of a suspect following a high-speed chase through two states. tamron joins us with more on that. >> the chase started in massachusetts and ended in neighboring new hampshire. when the driver finally gave up, officers pounced. dramatic aerial footage captured it all. police officers repeatedly punching a suspect who appeared to be surrendering after a high-speed chase. the man was wanted on multiple warrants, including assault and battery. when officers in massachusetts tried to pull over his pickup truck wednesday afternoon,
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police say he refused to stop, igniting a high-speed chase. starting in holden, massachusetts, the chase ended nearly 50 miles in nashua, new hampshire, when two of his tires were blown out. it's what happened after the chase that is raising concern. simone exits the truck and appears to give himself up. as he lies face down on the pavement, officers start throwing punches. simone's sister is furious. >> it was very shocking, to say the least, disturbing to see when someone willingly gets out of the vehicle, goes to their knees, goes flat out on their stomach. it doesn't seem like there was anything apparent in his hands or anything like that. it was shocking. >> reporter: in a statement, the massachusetts state police said, quote, the pursuit like all pursuits that involve massachusetts state police will be reviewed by the department's pursuit committee. they'll also investigate whether the level of force used to
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apprehend simone is appropriate. this is another example of cameras changing the dynamic. this is under investigation. we'll continue to follow it. >> not the last we'll hear from it. and now to the latest on the death of music icon prince. a memorial was held for him last night in beverly hills. we're also hearing more about the doctor who treated prince in his final days. stephanie gosk is following the story for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're being told that last night's event was an emotional one. prince's nearest and dearest gathering as privately as a group like that could to pay tribute to his life. law enforcement officials are telling nbc news that the dea was here earlier this week executing a search warrant. they are trying to determine how he obtained prescription painkillers. wednesday night in l.a. stars like gwen stefani, spike lee and others turned out for what was called a celebration of life.
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the secret tribute for prince was a private gathering. it comes as we're learning more details about the local doctor who treated prince and came to paisley park with test results hours after the superstar's death. according to a police search warrant, licensed since 1997, dr. michael schulenberg has a clean medical practice record in minnesota. two local health care facilities say the doctor no longer works for them. the north memorial medical center where the doctor told investigators he worked says he no longer is employed there. and an assisted living home said it was surprised to hear prince was schullenberg's patient. at first golden living told nbc news, we've begun the process to replace this physician on our team in light of this development. hours later it revised the statement and said that dr. schullenberg was already being replaced for unreleased reasons. a process that began april 5th,
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weeks before prince's death. attempts to reach dr. schullenberg were unsuccessful. the search warrant issues to obtain prince's medical records also reveals one of the pop star's closest associates, kirk johnson, said that he went to a local hospital some time in the last two years and received fluid during his visit. johnson, an occasional drummer in prince's rock brand, worked for the superstarr since the early '90s and helped manage paisley park. johnson was a part-time trainer at this local gym. mult pell employees say he is on leave because he was so close to prince. nbc news has learned that's kirk johnson is now being represented by attorney f. clayton tyler in minneapolis who specializes in criminal defense. tyler declined to comment on the case. a minnesota court is saying the release of the search warrant with details about dr. schullenberg was a mistake. it should have been sealed with
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all the other documents in this case. a court official is blaming it on human error. matt, savannah, back to you. >> steveny gosk, thank you. let's turn to that's piece of sports history. washington nationals ace matt scherzer striking out 20 batters last night to cement his place in baseball's record books. >> swing and a miss! 20 strikeouts for matt scherzer. >> in the nation's capital, history has been made. matt scherzer, the washington nationals star pitcher, tying the major league record for most strikeouts in a game. >> swing and a miss! swing and a miss! >> the fans and the announcers were electric. >> goose bumps. did they bring enough? >> i don't know. they have to move people to put them up now. >> and so was scherzer. the 31-year-old ace is now on top with roger clemens, randy
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johnson and kerry wood, the only other pitchers to throw 20 strikeouts in nine innings. on twitter, wood offers his congratulations saying, welcome to the club, #filthy. after 119 pitches and 96 strikes, he led the nats to a 3-2 victory over the detroit tigers, his former team. >> game over. >> i got a win and that's a great feeling. >> a feeling the nats fans aren't likely to forget. >> the nats win, 3-2. scherzer also scattered six hits throughout those nine innings. >> in that moment exhausted all of my baseball lingo. >> very good. let's go to weather. dylan is in for allen in maine at beautiful acadia national pa park. good morning. >> good morning, guys. you know what? it is always this nice in maine in may.
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the sun is shining, temperatures are warm. we've had a good time here. let's take a look at the weather going on across the country where we do have an area of stronger storms today. we have reports of about 170 severe weather reports yesterday. today we'll cut that in half. it's really just a marginal risk of severe storms. some of that heavier rain is falling across st. louis. stretching down into arkansas. this whole frontal system is turning now into more or less your run of the mill cold front. we'll see isolated, stronger storms as it moves eastward. it will eventually make its way to the east coast with isolated strong storms from virginia down into northern florida as we go into friday. that's a look at the weather across the country. your local forecast is coming up in just 30 seconds. up in just 30 seconds. the only rides you'll get taken on at carmax are the ones you take yourself. but just in case that absolutely 100 percent perfect choice... ...turns out to be...
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less than perfect... we give you five days to change your mind. sorry. good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. we are feeling temperatures in the 50s, clouds overhead. we'll get clearing today. a high of 72 expected in the peninsula and east bay. in trite valley, low 80s. also in the south bay, the north bay will be up to 79 this afternoon with mid 60s. in san francisco, we have a wide we'll start to close that gap in the weekend as cooler air moves in inland for saturday and sunday. recast. matt and savannah? >> dylan, looks so pretty there. see you in a little while. coming up, woody allen's son calling out his dad and the media. what he's now saying about abuse allegations against his father as the oscar-winning director
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city, you see low clouds there. that will clear up. for many of the inland areas, temperatures start out in the mid to upper 50s heading to the low 80s in the south bay. mid 60s for san francisco. we'll be up to 87 in brentwood while oakland at 72. dublin today a high of 82. still warm today and cooler in time for the weekend. how is it looking on the roads? >> pretty good overall. north of the san mateo bridge, good flow of traffic. backup at the toll plaza. hayward recovered nicely after that crash. this is the south bay where we have jams northbound 280 from downtown to the 887 interchange. they are clearing a big rig from that crash. we should see recovery there. crash north 101. more slowing, but overall silicon valley out of tennessee,
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not looking bad. >> another update in a half hour.
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7:30 now on this thursday morning, the 12th day of may, 2016. beautiful day in new york city, nice crowd on the plaza. those people anxiously awaiting savannah's throwback thursday. coming up in our next half hour. >> it took me a few minutes to come up with it but i think everyone will be pleased except maybe you. something that will really touch your heart. let's get a check of the headlines this morning. donald trump in washington, d.c., this morning for those highly anticipated meetings with republican party leaders. the republican presumptive nominee talking to speaker of the house paul ryan about ways to unify the party heading into the general election. trump also plans to meet with leading republicans.
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federal officials say that the fire that sparked a deadly explosion at a texas fertilizer plant was intentionally set. it killed 15 people, injured hundreds and leveled nearby homes, businesses and schools. federal investigators announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in that case. take a look at this. a california man lucky to be alive. police say he was street racing when his car flipped and burst into flames. the manager of a nearby store saw the fire, ran in and pulled the unconscious man to safety. >> lucky he did. the cannes film festival under way this morning. this year the glamour of that event is being overshadowed by controversy. woody allen's new movie "open can" and his son is using that opportunity to blast his father, hollywood and the media. nbc's joe fryer is here with more on that. good morning.
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>> ronan farrow contributes on "today." the timing was intentional and followed a controversial q&a allen did with the same publication one week ago. >> overnight woody allen on the red carpet at cannes. his new movie opening the glitzy fefts val in france. this morning his son ronan farrow speaking out against his famous father. farrow targets his father and the media. specifically how the media covers sexual assault. allen was accused in 1992 of sexually assaulting farror's sister dylan when she was a little girl. i believe my sister. this is always true as a brother who trusted her and even at 5 years old was bothered by our father's strange behavior around her. climbing into her bed in the middle of the night forcing her to suck his thumb.
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he's vehemently denied the allegations since they surfaced years ago. last week before cannes, the hollywood reporter's q&a with allen did not include questions about the allegations. now farrow is slamming that article in his own. to me, it is a sterling example of how not to talk about sexual assault. the old-school media's slow evolution has created a culture of impunity and silence. >> he's not been rejected by the hollywood community and is largely embraced as an artist. it's an annual cannes issue we do. for him to front that issue was not strange or out of character. >> reporter: in 1993 a connecticut prosecutor said probable cause exists to prosecute allen but said together with the child's mother mia farrow he chose not to prosecute because of the risk of future traumatization of the fragile child witness. the controversy also following the stars of allen's films like diane keaton who talked to matt
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in 2014 after she accepted a golden globe for lifetime achievement on allen's behalf. >> a lot of people didn't think he deserved the award and shouldn't get it because of accusations. did you have any trepidations? >> no, of course not. you have to look at my life this way. he gave me my opportunity to be here and talk to you. it's all because of woody allen. >> reporter: kristen stewart told "variety" she had a conversation with one of her co-stars about the allegations. if we were persecuted for the amount of expletive that's been said about us that's not true, our lives would be over. farrow writes it hurts my sister every time one of our heroes like louis c.k. or a star her age like miley cyrus works with woody allen. at the cannes film festival wednesday night, reporters say no one asked allen about his son's blistering essay at a news conference. but the audience gasped when the master of ceremonies attempted a joke telling allen you have shot
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many films in europe while you have not even been sentenced for rape in the u.s. we reached out to woody allen's representatives but have not heard back. we've also not heard back from louis c.k.'s reps and miley virus declined to comment. the l.a. times did an interview with allen that doesn't mention the allegations. the editor put a note at the end that says the interview happened before farrow's essay was published so the media obviously taking note of what he wrote. >> a lot of people talking about it, which was ronan's intention. thank you. let's head back to maine for a check of the weather from dylan. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by walgreens. get your red nose today. >> the first sunrise in the country happens here at arcadia. our day has been way longer than anybody else's. the sun helping to warm us up up and down the east coast.
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a newer model, but it's more expensive. the one we tested is still for sale on the company's own website. but we left the boldest claim for last. >> oh, good, nails. >> special tires from bridgestone that can drive on a flat. >> drive up to 50 miles. >> 50 miles? >> we're going to test these tires out. we've come out to the arizona desert. went out and bought four brand-new bridgestone drive flat tires. we're documenting every moment with cameras on every wheel. we've also gone out and bought this spike strip. they use a spike strip in the commercial. i'm going to drive the car right over that spike strip and keep on driving until i get a flat. >> ouch. the tires are punctured. the air hissing out. >> the commercial promises that if you keep it under 50 miles per hour, which we are, you can go up to 50 miles without the
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thump, thump, thump of a flat. >> i drive, and drive, and drive. >> so far so good. >> i just keep going. >> 40 miles now. still going strong. >> then the moment of truth. >> there it is. 50 miles. these tires work. now i guess we'll keep going. >> and by the way, i did really keep on going. finally at 75 miles i just pulled over because i didn't feel like driving anymore. obviously more than enough time to get to a tire shop. >> you just got home yesterday. >> i just kwot back. >> that's great, though. it's nice to see some of them hold up. >> some of them actually do work. >> perfect. >> jeff, thank you. coming up, child-free weekends. maybe a few each year. but what about 52 weekends a year? meet the couple causing an uproar. >> plus, carson is back in the orange room with what people are talking about about instagr
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the annual butterfly migration. carson is back. >> i thought you were going to say the capistrano. >> the swallows. >> guys, let's talk instagram for a minute. do you know what that is? >> i've heard of it. i just said something nice about you, by the way. nice to have you back. >> thank you very much. good to be back. instagram did unveil a new logo. here's the old logo here, here's the new one just like that. people on social media giving it a tough time. the change looks a little too simple. dan writing in, see, first semester graphic changes. you, too, can make a change just like ordinary people. instagram users are taking
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good thursday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. another cloudy start to the day. a look now at ocean beach. it will take a while before the clouds clear here. it's now 54 in livermore. 7:00 in san jose and palo alto. concord at 55. a look at the microclimate today. a wide range in temperatures. let's start out at the south bay. gilroy 83. 68 at half moon bay. 64 at imperial heights. 87 in brentwood. low 80s for the tri-valley. going into the next couple of days, our temperatures will be cooling down. looking at more comfortable weather for both saturday and sunday. let's head to mike tracking a new crash in the south bay. >> most of the bay looks like this. look at your map. i want to focus on the south bay. you look at your commute.
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there is no big surprises. in san jose we had a number of smaller crashes. that transition might be affected and we do see extra slowing toward downtown. the earlier crash 280 at 880 and 17 cleared from the roadway. slowing south on 880 as you pass by a stalled vehicle around a street. it does look like lanes are open. mild slowdown in both directions off 238. >> bay area transportations are meeting about a fix on the bay bridge span. >> investigators are looking for leads after a freeway shooting that left a pregnant mother of four dead. why investigators believe the victim may have been targeted. an auction sparking outrage. the gun used to kill trayvon martin set to bid by the man who killed him.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, food label overhaul. the big change coming from the fda, the government redefining what healthy means for the first time in 20 years. what you can expect to soon see at the grocery store. plus, can't stop this feeling. ♪ >> we'll catch up with justin timberlake and his co-star anna kendrick at the film festival. talking about their adventure and whether more music is on the way. >> i look forward to getting back to the studio and making more music like this. and the big event. >> you know, this is the first spot in the country where the sun hits the horizon. >> it's like today literally.
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>> dylan and sheinelle hike, bike and boat as they explore acadia national park on "today," may 12, 2016. ♪ good morning, north carolina state university! go, wolfpack! >> howdy, san antonio! >> three generations on "today"! it is 8:00, thursday, may 12. we say hello to you out on the plaza. beautiful morning. the sun is shining.
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and carson daly is back on the plaza. >> let's get some music going here. >> this is the throwback thursday song, "islands in the stream" by dolly parton and kenny rogers. >> this song was written by the beegees? do you know that? they wrote it for marvin gaye. it didn't happen that way. why did you pick this song? >> i picked something else first, but it didn't happen. >> we were at cannes at the film festival this year. all the excitement of that big event. keir simmons is there, looking very dapper. >> let's go inside to tamron with a check of the morning's stories. >> good morning, everyone. a high stakes meeting in washington this morning could have an enormous impact on the
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2016 presidential race. the summit between donald trump and house speaker paul ryan at rnc headquarters was called to help heal the divided party. ryan said last week he was not ready to endorse the republican frontrunner, and on wednesday he warned that the party will go into the fall election at half strength. it pretends to be unified without actually unifying. during an exclusive interview earlier today, former vice president dan quayle said he supports donald trump as the republican nominee, but he said trump now has to move beyond his base and broaden his appeal. >> he's followed politics, and he knows full well it's a different campaign once you're the nominee. i fully expect fiery, yes, unconventional, yes, but it's going to be different. it has to be. >> quayle said he also believes senator rob portman of ohio would be a good frontrunner for trump. george zimmerman, the man who shot and killed teenager
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trayvon martin, allegedly selling the gun he used. here's nbc's kerry sanders. >> george zimmerman, not guilty. >> reporter: george zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder in theposting not verifi news, the pistol used to kill the 17-year-old is online and allegedly up for auction. zimmerman writes i'm honored and humbled to announce the sale of an american firearm icon. the firearm for sale is the firearm that was used to defend my life and end the brutal attack from trayvon martin. he spoke by phone with a reporter. >> what i decided to do is not cower. i'm a free american. i can do what i'd like with my possessions. >> reporter: bidding for the gun is set to begin at $5,000.
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zimmerman calls the pistol a piece of american history. >> i thought it's time to move past the firearm. and if i sell it and it sells, i move past it. otherwise, it's going in a safe for my grandkids and never to be, you know, used or seen again. >> reporter: the self-defense claim and jury acquittal remains controversial and is still part of the political debate. >> a man that killed trayvon martin should never had a gun in the first place. >> reporter: a portion of the proceeds will be used to fight black lives matter violence against law enforcement officers and to ensure the demise of hillary clinton's anti-firearm rhetoric. the firearm has long been in the custody of the justice department until recently when it was returned to zimmerman. kerry sanders, nbc news, miami. >> we reached out to trayvon
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martin's family, his father telling us he has no comment on the actions of that person that murdered trayvon. britain's prince harry was involved in an unusual but touching moment in orlando. harry presented a gold metal to american swimmer sergeant elizabeth markets. moments later, she took off the metal and handed it back to the prince. harry seemed confused until she explained she wanted him to give the medal to the british hospital that saved her life two years ago when she became seriously injured. and tears. isn't that touching? and this is why the games is so important and such i think a great platform for harry. it's really helped change the way we see him which is this person who cares about the vets. >> most importantly highlighting their incredible stories as
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well. coming up next, redefining what healthy really means, a big change more than two decades in the making. plus, a couple under fire for sending their young daughter to her grandparents' every weekend. from carriage rides, what makes akad ya national park one of the country's most popular destinations. we'll head to maine, but first, these messages. from psoriatic arthritis hit... even the smallest things became difficult. so i talked to my rheumatologist... and he prescribed enbrel... to help relieve joint pain and help stop further joint damage. enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal, events including infections, tuberculosis... lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system and blood disorders, and allergic reactions have occurred. tell your doctor if you've been someplace where fungal infections are common...
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back now, are the food we feed our families really healthy? >> a lot has changed since the fda guidelines were updated, and now that group is starting the process of revisiting them. tom costello is at a whole foods in maryland with more on that. good morning, tom. >> reporter: good morning. this will surprise you. these raisins and this avocado, believe it or not, not considered healthy under the current fda rules of what is and isn't healthy. why not? because those rules are old. really old. ♪ >> reporter: you remember the early '90s, the start of "friends"? "what a man"? and "forrest gump"? >> my mama always said life is like a box of chocolates. >> it's been that long since the fda laid down the law for what is and isn't healthy. >> you never know what you're
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going to get. >> reporter: you never know. back then a sugary food was healthy if it was fortified with nutrients. but sugar in avocados? no, it was too much fat. the fda is preparing to rewrite the rules. >> when we used to ask people to cut down on their fatty foods like nuts and av kaud oe aacado salmon, now we're telling them to eat plenty of nuts, avacado and salmon. >> reporter: now the fats in omega-3 foods are actually healthy. if there's been a public shift in dietary thinking over the past 25 years, it's likely on the evils of sugar, now recognized as a public health enemy. it's in everything from fruit juices to muffins to baked beans. but not all sugars are equal. >> sugar from fruits or starchy vegetables is better for you because there's more nutrients. >> rebecca stritchfield is a mom
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and a dietitian. >> it has a lot of sugar even though there's nutrients in the yogurt. so i advise to read your food labels. >> reporter: and those food labels can only use the word "healthy" if they meet certain criteria on fat, saturated fat, sodium, cholesterol and beneficial nutrients. the fda last year asked the makers of the kind bars to stop using the term "healthy" on its packaginin packaging. they can now use the word healthy. kind said it's always been more than just a word on a label. kind says those words from 25 years ago are now outdated, and now the fda is beginning the year-long process to determine what is and isn't healthy and change the labels in the years ahead. back to you. >> i'm glad auf cvocados are no
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the healthy list. >> i eat kind bars in the morning. >> hoiit's how we survive the airport. would you like a weekend off from your kids? a lot of parents would say, yeah, sure. but what about an entire year's worth of weekends? that's what these parents are doing. their names is rachel and michael, and get this, every weekend of the year -- every weekend -- they send their two-year-old daughter to stay with michael's parents. rachel says it recharges them, but there are critics on facebook. one mom wrote, pathetic. i actually enjoy my kids. i didn't become a parent so i could get a sitter and leave my kids without a parent.
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>> my kids are 14, 12 and 9. take advantage of being with your kids now, because when they reach those ages, they want to be with their friends and you miss that time. >> maybe a couple for time alone, but 62 seems a bit excessive. >> but they look very much healthy. i have another question for the table. if you could, would you have certain memories erased? >> oh, yeah. yeah. like that movie "eternal sunshine." >> you read my script. the movie "eternal sunshine and the spotless mind." they have their memories of each other erased. now scientists at stony brook university are trying to make that a reality. they're developing a technique in the brain to remove bad memories and enhance good ones. the research -- there is a scientific reason for this -- it could actually help people
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suffering from dementia or ptsd. it could also open up a pandora's box. speaking of which, tell me who you would like erased. >> there are specific moments, there are specific people. >> don't name me. >> there are tattoos that have been removed. >> just for a serious note on the ptsd issue, that seems like it would be really great if they could remove those moments to help people out. >> i think that's right, traumatic memories. that's a great application for it. >> but you said you would have nothing removed. >> sure, although i have plenty of bad memories -- >> how square are you? you can't remember half of high school, anyway. >> i don't know, i just feel like it makes you who you are. bad things can happen and you learn from them. >> i would still object that train. >> you would take some things out, right? >> absolutely. >> like what? now to the stars letting loose at the cannes film festival. john legend defends his wife,
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christy tegan, from critics. the stars turning heads on the red carpet. a pregnant blake lively, kirsten dunst and naomi watts earning the looks. eva longoria, and victoria post thd video of herself. then the two showing off as they left their hotel. pop star from cannes? sure, tomorrow. next, john legend defending his wife christy tegan against haters on social media. the backlash started after christy and john went out for a simple dinner shortly after christy gave birth. some people calling her irresponsible but there was no criticism of john. he wrote on twitter, funny there's no dad shaming when both of us go out to dinner. shame both of us so christy doesn't have to take it all.
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we'll split it. john proving he has his wife's back. finally, serena williams is making an important public service announcement that you probably know a lot about. don't eat dog food, no matter how good it looks. she brought her dog to a hotel in rome. apparently the hotel has one of those fancy doggie menus, so she decide to do try a little salmon and rice. here's how it went. >> it tastes a little bit like a house cleaner kind of thing. i don't know what they put in this dog food. i don't think it's consumable for humans, and they should have wrote that! >> she had just eaten it, and literally she said she got sick to her stomach. i'll leave it at that, so she's warning everybody, leave dog food to the dogs. that is your pup tpy start to t day. >> i've never done it, nor would i, but i assume if it's on a fancy doggy menu that it would
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be edible for -- i'm not saying to try it. but i didn't even know there were doggie menus. >> when in rome. she probably would like that memory erased. a check with the weather with dylan up in maine. >> hey, you guys, we shifted our camera a bit so you can see more of this beautiful rugged coastline here in maine. the weather couldn't be more beautiful. it's been really nice and sunny here the last few days. we're enjoying the sunshine, the warmer temperatures, but we do have a cold front that will bring storms into the midwest and ohio valley and tennessee today. there is a secondary cold front that is going to start to cool th we will slowly see the skies clearing as we go through the next couple hours. we're starting to see that happening in parts of the north bay and it's 50 degrees there. 57 for the peninsula and the south bay.
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highs today reaching into the low 70s in the east bay and peninsula and the trivalley as well as the south bay, some low 80s there. san francisco will be in the mid-60s today. takes a little longer for the skies to clear. but through the next couple days we are in for some more comfortable weather, also a little closer to average for this time of year. 100 years of national parks today" is sponsored by camping world. get one-stop shopping for everything for your rv at the camping world rv supercenter. and now to the reason why i am here in maine. our special series "100 years of national parks today," i'm at acadia national park which itself is also turning 100 years. i'm standing along ocean drive, and that is otter cliff there behind me. acadia has one of the most spectacular views of the north atlantic seaboard. it's also one of the most
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visited parks. last year 2.5 million people flocked here to this park, and sheinelle and i, this year, we were two of them. acadia national park, this magical place where mountains meet the ocean, is part of mt. desert island off the coast of maine where every new day breaks in america. you know, this is the first spot in the country where the sun hits the horizon. >> really? it's like today literally starts here. >> at over 1500 feet, cadillac mountain is the highest peak on the eastern seaboard, boasting sunrises worth getting up for. >> time to start our day. >> exactly. >> situated on maine's central coast, acadia spans nearly 50,000 acres of breathtaking beauty. >> hi, there, how are you? >> nice to meet you. >> sheinelle and i caught up with the park ranger at the
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sands beach. >> the sand seems different here. >> it is different. if you take a little scoop of it, about 70% of it is made out of shell. >> it's so soft. >> no way. >> you can swim here, but the ocean temperatures usually hover right around 55. >> chilly for swimming, but it's the perfect place for a photo op. let's do more. we're on a roll at this point. why not? at acadia, there is always something more. >> a little windy. >> acadia may be one of the smallest national parks, but it's also one of the top 10 most visited, especially popular with hikers. >> how many trails do they have here at acadia national park? >> around 150. look behind us. >> oh, my gosh. >> talk about a payoff. >> another way to explore is car-free carriage roads, originally directed and financed by john d. rockefeller, jr.
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a great option if you can keep the pedal to the metal. >> how you doing up there? >> i'm trying to get to where i can actually enjoy what's around me. it's a workout. >> you have eagle lake on your left. >> or at least stay in sync with your partner. [ screamed ] >> did we scream? >> how you doing? i'm dylan, nice to meet you. >> we heard so much about jordan pond. everybody is telling us this is the place we have to check out. hopefully we'll have better luck on the water. >> goodbye, lady. have fun. >> you're coming, right? >> yep. >> we paddle out to one of the most scenic spots in acadia. >> one thing for sure, this is easier than tandem biking. >> i don't know if it's because i'm steering or what, but this seems to be going a little bit
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better. look how pretty, dylan. >> it's gorgeous. >> i want to pause to take it in for a second. >> all that rowing worked up an appetite, so we got popovers, an old acadia favorite since 1955. >> oh, that's fantastic. this is so good. >> on to another maine tradition, a deep art of dive fishing. >> go a little bit left of the lighthouse. >> we got some here. >> there's a big one in there. oh, my gosh. >> one, two, three. >> and capped off the day with an epic feast at bill's lobster pier. >> wait, we're missing something very important. >> your lobster bib. >> very handy. >> we're not doing this without a bib.
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>> i probably won't be able to -- see what i told you? >> how good is that? >> oh, wow. >> i think we did the lobster proud. >> we came, we saw, we conquered. >> and we keep eating. >> and on top of the 2-pound lobster each, we also had lobster rolls, we had mussels, steamers, corn, biscuits, and we had to top it off with some ice cream and a whoopie pie because we're in new england, so why not. i think al would be proud of the food we put down during that lobster feast. also, i need to mention we're very excited about our photo contest. we launched this, and the winner will win an rv, courtesy of our sponsor camping world. you want to make sure you tune in tomorrow to see who won. guys? >> that was just breathtaking. what was with those blankets at the beginning, real quick.
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>> it was cold. at 5:00 in the morning, it was freezing cold. and it was a short blanket, so that's the besti'm ... ==anim== happening today... ==topvo== the case against the undocumented immigrant cha n last year's deadly pier-14 shooting will likley move good thursday morning. the case against the undocumented immigrant charged in last year's deadly pier 14 shooting will likely move forward. juan francisco lopez sanchez is expected in court at 9:00, in about a half an hour, for a hearing to set a trial date. he faces second down murder charges in a shooting death last july along san francisco's embarcardero. lopez sanchez had been previously deported five times. investigators say he shot her with a gun recently stolen from a federal agent. that shooting death started a nationwide conversation over san francisco's sanctuary city policy. switching gears, mike, a big rig crash in the south bay. how is that looking? >> it's been an issue for a while, sam.
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a bigger volume of traffic, palo alto, south of 101 toward the lane shift, this is a typical commute. we look at the map and most of your bay knot of the silicon valley moves pretty predictably, but silicon valley you have a problem, north 280 at the 880 northbound interchange, one lane blocked by that big rig crash that's still there. a distraction. so 17 up to 880, that's slow as well. this whole area seeing a lot of traffic as well as that distraction, not a good combination, but north of here it's okay. thank you very much. we'll be back in a half an hour.
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it is a bright and sunny thursday morning, may 12th, 2016, we're looking alternative the crowd in -- at the crowd in new york city. it has been kind of a disappointing spring here and i'll just stall while my partners in crime make their way out. >> it is so beautiful out. we took the long way. >> we got to chatting and you know, one thing led to another.
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coming up, justin timberlake and anna kendrick teaming up for a new movie and music. we sat down with all of the stars. >> plus, living the lush life. when it comes to snacks on the go. you can do a lot worse than the fully loaded oreo brownies. we'll show you how easy they are to make and how much easier they are to make. >> did you hear the moans behind us? >> it is the perfect dessert for the dinner that they just showed us at acadia national park. dylan? >> good morning again, guys, the weather is fantastic and going into the weekend, we'll see things cool off a little bit. we've got a series of cold fronts moving through that will start to drop temperatures back into the plains and midwest a we have a chance of some isolated stronger storms through the midwest on friday. saturday, we are looking for the
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rain to clear out of the east coast, but we could still see a few spotty showers, especially across northern new england. temperatures will start to drop, especially as we go into sunday with them running about 15 to 25 degrees below average. that's a look at the country. here's a peek out your window. cooler temperatures in the next three days. in the south bay we go from 81 degrees today to 74 degrees on saturday and with this cooling trend it's a much more comfortable weather, but we still keep it dry. peninsula and san francisco will stay in the mid-60s. the north bay will have more of dramatic dip in those temperatures. 79 today and 70 on saturday. the east bay also looking at some upper 60s for the weekend and 70s for the trivalley. and i'm joined now by will schafroz, the president of the national parks foundation, a non-profit partner of the national park service. it is nice to have you. >> it is good to be here. >> as we wrap up this week of national parks, what do you hope
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people take away from it besides planning their summer vacation. >> the centennial gives us an opportunity to think about the amazingness of the 400 places we call the national parks is to connect the american citizens to the great places and envision the future that we want to have for the places so we can make sure we protect and care for them in the way that the next generation, our children and grandchildren will have the same opportunity we had to enjoy the places. >> speaking of children, in honor of the centennial, 4th graders can bring their family to any national park for free? >> it is an amazing program. every kid in the park, something we've been part of, it is amazing to see kids come alive in these places, they discover the curiosity and the connection to nature, their love of the outdoors and there is nothing more important for us than to begin that process of creating a life long supporter for the national parks than in 4th grade. >> for more information on how you can celebrate the national
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park service and also find your park, you can find more information on today.com. guys? >> thank you very much! as we mentioned, the can film festival is under way. he is there, talking to all of the stars. standing, good morning! >> hey there, good morning it is a little windy here by the way, but the sun is out. the billionaires yachts are in the harbor and the parties got under way with the glitz and glamour that cannes is famous for. among the favorites are justin timberlake and anna kendrick. the way justin talks about his son will make your heart melt. i asked him about the new tune that you can't seem to get out of your head. [ music playing ] >> justin timberlake dancing, back onto the screen with new music and a new movie. >> meet the trolls.
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>> it is one big party. >> he is feeling ahead and justin says there is more to come. >> i'm exploring making another album, honestly because of this, you know, getting back in the studio to work on music for this and i think we've written four originals for the movie and it is just kind of spilled over and i'm enjoying being in the studio and called up the old friends. >> i don't like the looks of them. >> in trolls, releasing later this year, he co-stars with anna kendrick. >> i just wanted to be jason's -- and i don't know how i keep winding up in these things where i'm a tiny pink troll. that is my mistake. >> it keeps happening. >> straight up accident. >> the animated feature takes you into a world populated by, well, trolls obviously. >> i wonder which one. >> bon. >> colorful characters, on a
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quest to save their friends. will good or evil prevail. >> it could be a harry potter ending. could get real game of thrones. everybody is dying. >> you seem to have a good friendship. -- >> we just met for this interview. first time. >> is that right? >> we're very good at acting. >> they spent much of the interview kidding around. >> we replaced all of the vocals. >> you got me so good! >> a relationship that began in the recording studio. >> i messed up a take, the third take i messed up a lyric and immediately, just went to an auto pilot of a string of pro fanity. >> that is my type of person. >> that you left that out of the children's animation obviously. >> no, no, no. >> oh, good. i'm so glad as a parent i talked to you about it before i took the kids to see it. >> justin has been on a two year break becoming a father with wife jessica biel.
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>> you come back into this and say i want to make the kind of movie that my son would like. >> well, you know, it changes everything. hopefully one day when he sees it he is like, yeah, that is my dad. >> do you plan to try to protect him from all of this. >> i'm actually his body guard, so -- so watch the [ bleep ] out. >> listen, he is 13 months old right now but you think about the next five years and the next five years after that and you think about the fact that, you know, he just got here, he hasn't made any choices about, you know, he chooses like, eggs or bananas. you think a lot about the lives that me and my wife lead, but i wonder what privacy will mean in 20 years. those are the questions that enter my mind for sure but i think that is something that you don't have control over. i think the best thing i can do is try every day to, you know, give your kid perspective so that they understand what it means and what it doesn't mean. >> yeah, i hope you have success
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with that. >> thank you. me too! >> justin timberlake's son, what would that be like. tomorrow we talk to george clooney, julia roberts and jodie foster all together. it is the kind of interview where you can sit back and let them talk to each other. it is amazing. hopefully the wind will tie down. send someone, guys? >> keir, it seems like you're having a struggle. >> i bet it isn't quite cold enough either. >> thank you, keir. trolls hits theaters later this fall. >> coming up next, high end ideas on a shoe string budget. first it this is today on nbc. it's "today" on
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welcome back, everyone. we're wrapping up our design your life series this morning, so after tackling the outside of your home over the last couple of days, now we're sprucing up the inside. abby larson, the creator of style meets pretty living, is here with some inexpensive ideas. abby, it's good to see you. >> you, too. >> inexpensive, they're not going to take a lot of time and they'll make a big difference especially as the warm weather hits. >> they are, and some of these trends are very expensive in the stores. we're doing these same trends for a lot less money, starting with metallic and gold. >> marble and metallic. >> you normally see these with coffee tables and great lamps. we're going to try to make these right here. you need two different supplies, gold leaf paper and marble contact paper. >> you've already done the gold leaf. how hard is that? >> all you need is some adhesive, gold leaf and then you
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seal it. >> and it doesn't have to look perfect. >> no, no, messy is fine. now we're going to add our contact paper. if you flip it over, you see we started it for you right here at the end. you're going to lay that right on top of your vase. you kind of hug it next to the gold leaf. here's the tricky part. you want to leave that paper intact on the back, and you're going to take your credit card beside you and we're going to put it to good use. this is just getting all the bubbles out. you're going to rub it as you pull the paper off. that makes sure it gets a nice, even, clean look. as you work your way around, the end result looks like this. >> how long should this take, start to finish? >> no more than an hour. >> do the comparison for me. if i went out and bought this vase in the store, what would it cost versus what we've spent here? >> it's going to start at $100, maybe 200, but the best thing is if you invest in the supplies, the projects are endless. you have that great bar cart, same set of supplies. you can even do a mouse pad right here so you get that trend in a very small way.
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>> bringing blooms into a room. >> yeah! flower power is everywhere right now. it's really versatile. you see it on your artwork, you see it on your upholstery. we're making a fun accent pillow. you need stressful fabric. this is perfect. work your way in concentric circles around the pillow. once you have your glue down, you can lay the edge of your fabric right on top so it sits up nice and high, and you just start building your flower out. as you work your way around and around and around, you can go as big as you want, you'll see the end result will look like a big, beautiful flower. >> how much fabric do you need to make something like this? >> you need a couple yards. a twin bed smeet heet is actual perfect amount. >> it will cost us what? >> $30 in the store, about $15.
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the chair down there, we just added wrapping paper. >> the nautical look, our last project. >> you don't have to be at the beach to have a nautical look. a little bit of glue, a little bit of rope. get this rope at your hardware store. it's by the yard. you need about 30 yards for a lamp this size. >> the little gaps in there, is that a problem? >> that's fine, you can just fill in with the extra rope. these are going to run you $130 at a store. these are going to run you $15 if you use an old lamp. >> this is fantastic, abby. >> the seashells you collect at the beach, paint them gold, put them in a white frame. check this out. these are loofah sponges. we dipped them in plaster of paris and they look like coral. easy, right? you're doing this today, right? >> as soon as i get done with this show. abby, thank you very much. to get instruction for these projects, go to today.com/home.
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we'll be back with fully loaded oreo brownies. that's all we need to say. first
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we're back at 8:47. finally the moment we've all been waiting for, today's food, and we're focusing on treats you can pack up and take with you on your adventures this summer. she's the popular channel cupcake tradition. you had me at hello. it has nearly 3 million subscribers. good morning! >> good morning. >> we're about to see why you're so popular. >> i think this is the most popular segment on the show today. everybody is swarming around trying to get their hands on these brownies. >> because they're called fully loaded brownies. >> they have cheesecake, oreos. this is everything good in a brownie. all the ingredients are going to be on the website, but we need cream cheese, butter, a little
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bit of cream, and the magic ingredients, chocolate and and oreos. we're going to start with a little bit of butter. do you want to add in the chocolate? >> dump the whole thing in? >> dump the whole thing in, unless you want to snag one for yourself. >> i do, and actually, i already have. you don't need a double boiler? >> no, but at this point you can turn off the heat because the heat is going to be enough for the chocolate to melt nicely. >> and you don't want it to burn. >> exactly. while that's doing its thing, we're going to add sugar and eggs. you want to beat that until it doubles in size, like five minutes, six minutes. >> you have the whisk attachment on there. >> exactly, the magic of television. i think we might have one double in size, though. >> that's what that should look like. >> exactly. it should look light and fluffy
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and airy. we'll get that while it does its own thing. we have all the eggs here. do you want to do a little figure 8 action in there? >> i don't know that i can. >> you slowly pour it and i'll stir it. you pour, and as you're pouring, i don't want to lose any air that's in that delicious mix, and this is a great thing to get the kids in the kitchen and get them into the mixing a bit. >> by the way, we have our taste testers downstairs. are you guys loving it or what? >> this is amazing. >> this is memorial day weekend right here. >> they're in their happy place. what does the figure 8 thing do? >> it just makes it so you incorporate all the ingredients without knocking all the air out of it. leave a little in there because someone will wl want to lick th bowl. keep the air in there. we have it already sifted. keep the egg in that and lightly
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place it on. it's a beautiful, beautiful light batter. there are a couple stages to bake this. it's not hard, there's just a little cook time involved. you're going to spread this into a brownie pan. you want to make sure you have a nice, even layer. and then once you have got that on the pan, you parbake it like 15 minutes in the oven. >> meanwhile -- >> meanwhile -- >> -- in the cheesecake department. >> pop that in with that cream cheese. this is an incredibly versatile cheesecake mix. we're going to use it with ours, but you can make it seasonal, you can switch oreos out with peanut butter cups, or with junior minutts and really make this your own. once you've beaten it, you can add eggs and cream, add a little vanilla, and you'll end up with this creamy mix.
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i'll add some oreos with that creamy mix. >> then you put the cheesecake layer on top of the layer we've already baked? >> right on top. >> is there anything better than this? you can see it's nice and delicious and you want to pour it over your cheesecake. this is kind of an anything goes recipe. over it goes, and we spread it out. now, that one needs to bake for like 20 minutes. >> so you're not overbaking because now the brownie layer is getting another baking? >> we're only going to partially bake the brownies. what you end up with is a spongy texture so you have a line of brownie on the bottom and a line of chocolate on top. the brownie mixture is getting a little firm, so you pop it in the microwave for about 20 seconds. do you want to do the honors? >> sure. it doesn't have to be a figure 8, though? >> no. >> guys, would you like to try
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the oreos or other candy? >> there's cheesecake, oreos and brownies. >> once you spread that in, you take tons of oreos and tons of candy and it goes back in the oven for 15 minutes and you let it cool, preferably overnight. then slice it into amazingly small pieces. >> and you're in heaven. i'm going for it. you are the best. if you want more of this recipe head to today.com/food. we'll be back with "today" on
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as part of the 100 park services's birthday, dylan is in acadia national park to speak with people marking the occasion. dylan? >> we always have amazing folks that celebrate their 100th birthday with smucker's and with us. happy 100th birthday to miss ellen goldberg of new jersey. she and her husband used to ride on their bicycle built for two in yellow outfits with their yellow radio on the boardwalk. can you guess what her favorite color is? red?
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he is 100 years old. he uses his ipad to go on-line shopping. curious to know what he thinks of the new instagram logo. >> lillian bethman in eastern pennsylvania is 100 years old. she went to bed at 8:00 at night and woke up at 3:00 a.m. to make sure her husband was out the door to host his morning radio show. john turns 100 from maryland. he likes to eat a donut every day and says his secret to long life is retiring early. she was a beautician for over 35 years and she is beautiful. let's talk some love. happy 75th birthday to virj iland mary gourlay from baytown, texas. they're secret to a long and happy marriage is to never go to bed mad. what a skweweet couple and virg
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is on to something there. >> what do you guys have coming up next hour? >> we have two ladies that do another show in the 10:00 hour, they're making an i'm ... ==anim== happening today... ==cam== a live look at the new bay be in span - and a new plan may a good thursday morning. i'm sam brock. happening today, a live look at the new bay bridge span and a new plan that could be in the works to improve the seismic safety of the span's signature tower. transportation leaders are going to meet and discuss a fix for the problem of flooding at the tower's foundation that's left suspension rods vulnerable to corrosion. that plan involves cal trans crews removing old groutd from inside the tower and replacing
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it with a waterproof seal. as nbc bay area reported yesterday an additional $10 million to $20 million is needed to fix that problem. the bridge's budget is already $90 million in the red. happen right now on nbc bay area, learn more about that issue right now on our home page. link to our report and what caltrans insiders are saying about the fix. b.a.r.t. directors are expected to sign off on a deal that would bring labor peace at least for the next four years. bob redell will cover that story for our midday newscast. look for his updates in our twitter feed. and a major milestone. get ready for a cat that's seen a lot more of the world than most people. he just hit the big 3-0. check out what three decades as done for scooter's image.
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this morning on today's take, rupert everett takes on the oscar scandal, but not in the way you think. and sanity of the new thrill ride. no joke. and you will be amazed what could be lurking inside your home. we reveal the truth. that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with n natalie, al roker and tamron hall. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today." call everett, call your friends, call everyone you know. with me on a thursday morning,
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may 12. put this down in history. >> cheers. we're still drinking water. >> full disclosure, this is water, but friday night, what am i most looking forward to? opening my bottle of gift rose. i can't say that? i said it. in the meantime, we're drinking water. >> we are here. >> not that i don't care where they are, but al once said his favorite show of all time included ellie kemper and tina fey. well, al roker, guess what my favorite show is. al is off, natalie is off, this is morning jam. >> are we cranking a little? >> my mom used to line us up every night before bed, we would blast this and we would dance.
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♪ >> i had my hearing checked when my kids said, mom, you can't hear a thing. and i'm like, why would i? i had it checked and he said, you have the hearing fof a 20-year-old. if they don't crank it up in the studio, we can't hear it. >> they don't want us to party too much. >> why? >> i don't know. it's not friday, i guess. crank it up. ♪ fire ♪ fire >> this is actual music. >> i hope i'm not start ing a rift. >> is there a problem, normally
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you don't approve? >> you know what kassidy said when she first met hoda? she said, mom, i love hoda, she's awesome. but why does she have this musical taste of a 17-year-old girl. >> do you know what my mom said about hoda? hoda was very nice to be with me and my mom for 92nd street wide. she said, those shoes of hoda's were so cute. they remind me of something you would have worn in college. >> the shoes on my feet? >> i saw those in the hallway and i saw just the feet, then i went out and i said, those shoes are smoking. she's like, they're from kylee kardashian. >> and my mom said it's like hanging out with girls from college. >> i heard from hoda that you had everybody crying or laughing. >> i had myself crying and others laughing. >> your sister was in the audience. you have a great family. >> that's an understatement.
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>> you were talking also about how your mother has certain memories and they're very different from what you recall. >> i said, mom, there was a tequila bottle. she said, there was no tequila. i hated tequila. mother, you drank margaritas all through the '80s. she said, there was tequila there but i didn't drink it. >> is that what she remembers? ♪ i remember it well >> that's a song. >> i'm the only one wearing an isd. >> here's othe official topic we're supposed to be discussing. mother's day last weekend and now we're looking ahead to father's day, so apparently parents are discussing creative homemade gifts from kids.
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i get a lot of homemade gifts from my nieces that i'm forced to -- no, that i love. >> the truth comes out. >> wanda sikes was on ellen yesterday so she talked about receiving gifts from her 7-year-old twins. wanda sykes, take a listen. >> when they're that age, and moms know, you have to be a good actress. that's when you have to turn into meryl streep. if they give you gifts that are just -- so we practice because, you know, they were so excited. she made, like, a lovely bookma bookmark, and lucas went all out and made me this beautiful yarn bracelet. >> that's lovely. and you're wearing it. >> you got to wear it or you're
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awful parents, you're an awful mom. >> that's so true. you gave us a picture. >> mia made had he a flowerpot for mother's day. >> that's very advanced. >> that's beautiful! >> how old is she? >> she's three. there she is holding it, very proud of it. her father wrote "happy mother's day." it's the type of thing you buy, henry got it at torarget, you write on it and put it in the microwave. anyway, henry was like, this is going to be really homemade and special. i loved it but i was kind of like, where are my flowers? >> you loved the idea. >> we put it in the house and put a little seed that we planted. >> what's the statute of limitations? i'm 45. this has been on the wall of my house since age 40. it's a handmade happy birthday.
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>> five years ago. >> you took it from the other refrigerator and you brought it. >> i have to wear the bracelet occasionally on air that i have on now. when do you pack it away? >> your kids gave you some good stuff. >> my kriids are in their 40s. we have a basement with all their stuff. we could never throw anything away. but if you want to show the stuff, you have to move to a bigger house and show the stuff. one thing i actually do use every single day and that is kody, when he was doing shop, he did a red little stool, like a kitchen stool. and i sit in that naked. >> i'm going to wake up in the milgd of t
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middle of the night thinking about that little red stool. >> that little red stool never saw so much action. ready to hear what kass gave me? you guys probably have something from your nieces as well. when you're growing and you have the cement, they put their little hands -- which you run out of wall space. >> i have some things from ella when she was just scratching and it's on the fridge, and i've kept them up since she was born. so five years. >> they would notice if they came over. >> and they say, where is my stuff? >> we're not listening to you and we're not paying attention to you, either. >> let us be us. hello. >> men are always trying to change us. >> so the other official topic, there is a ride opening at six flags, great adventure in new jersey, not very far from whe
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we are. it's called the joker. i received an e-mail yesterday from one of our producers saying, i dare you to go try this, and i said, i dare you to ask me again to try it. >> you know what's funny? right after you got that e-mail, guess who they e mailed? >> they're e-mailing everybody. >> i don't do coasters. i don't do slaughter houses. >> you're hanging off it. >> the question is, would you like a chance to be the very first to ride it? so we're launching -- >> you mean before the security test? >> it's all safe, we promise. we're launching a roller coaster face-off this morning. >> we're going to take a picture. you don't need to ride a roller coaster. just take a picture of yourself, and if you win, you can be the
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first to arrive at the joker with your very own joe merdin. >> sadly, that's my roller coaster face. >> really, you guys did that. >> that is real. by the way, they were like natalie can't do it, but do you want to do it by yourself? i'm like, no. we have a fan that will be riding it with jill. >> go to facebook.com/today. so there, those are official things. >> dylan is going to give us the weather. hey, dylan. there's dylan, hi in acadia! dylan, you look so cute. >> acadia looks amazing.
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>> y'all leaving? >> bye, guys. i'm telling if you leave who it is. >> blake shelton. you're leaving us to go interview blake shelton. >> we've gone off the rails. >> dylan, tell us the weather! >> i was about to say it's really good. >> how is acadia? >> it's beautiful. >> jenna and tamron, it's absolutely amazing. jenna, i know you'll appreciate we started the day at cadillac mountain. i know you got engaged there at acadia national park. it was absolutely beautiful to see the sunrise, then we got down to business. when your day starts at 3:00 a.m., you can squeeze in a lot. sheinelle and i tried to do tandem everything. we did tandem kayaking, which actually went pretty well. then we tried tandem biking along the lake, which did not go too well. we crashed into a ravine eventually. sheinelle was in front trying to steer this endeavor.
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we totally crashed. so we went on a lobster boat and went lobstering. we did catch some lobsters and then we also feasted on lobsters and mussels and steamers and corn and biscuits and everything else you can imagine. we also had a chance for some popovers, which are huge here. they've been making these since 1895. this one is a little cold, but you see how there is a little hole in here. the secret is to put butter in a warm popover and shake it up so it melts all around >> we are still seeing clouds in parts of the bay area with breaks from the clouds as we take a look at the north bay. 51 degrees and upper 50s for the rest of us. into the day, mostly sunny skies and 72 in the east bay and also in the peninsula. san francisco will be in the mid 60s while we had 80s for the inland temperatures for the south bay and trivalley. looking at the cooler
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temperatures, saturday and sunday would be nice with more sunshine. there's seagulls and lobster boats floegts arouating around water. it's going to be hard to go back to new york. >> you lived my engagement. i hope you had fun. >> i had a wonderful time. >> thanks, dylan! up next, he stole every scene in the classic romantic comedy "my best friend's wedding." i could watch that every single day. now rupert everett is taking on the oscar olay regenerist renews from within... plumping surface cells for a dramatic transformation without the need for fillers. your concert tee might show your age... your skin never will.
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i think you should have one, jenna. >> let's do that right now. >> phenomenal actor. big night for you last night. >> last night was our first night in the theater. we're doing a play called the "jud "ju judas kiss. it was great. >> tell us about this play. >> when you start looking at oscar wilde in a historical sense, it makes more sense. being gay now and looking at the story of oscar wilde and the tragedy of oscar wilde's life because oscar wilde was put in prison for gross indecency, being put in jail with hard labor. so much has changed. i think the exciting thing about him is the sexual movement began
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with oscar wilde. it wasn't even a word that was used or even debated before the death of oscar wilde. for me it's a very exciting character. i think he's one of the great punctuation points between the 19th century and the 20th century and one of the great debates of the 20th century, homosexuality was started by him. this play is really the story of that, and it's an amazing play. >> part of the story of our lives, of course, includes "my best friend's wedding." 20 years ago? >> a long time. >> do you watch it like we do. >> it's on tv all the time and i get so excited. >> no, i don't. i think watching yourself gets a little bit maudlin after a while. i prefer not to. it's a film i'm very proud of, though. >> do you ever break into. ♪ say a little prayer for you when we look at the impact the one film had, many of them stunts, but what do you think
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was great about it? >> the people in it, julia roberts, cameron diaz, really good actors. my part was just an amazing part. there is not so much good actors as a good part. you can be a bad actor if you have a good part and do very well, actually. my part was foolproof, in a way. >> you're a great actor who has great parts, and this was another tremendous one with oscar wilde. >> thank you very much. >> we'll see you downtown where you live. i'm texting sophie right now. >> you can catch "t
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get "he is so hot." you also got three emoji kisses. we heard your best friend broke into your house? >> broke into my apartment and woke me up. i was asleep. i had to do a show, so i was -- >> this is him? >> yeah. >> this is criminal. >> and they posted the break-in. >> they posted the break-in. it was great. it was the best way i could have found out about such a thing. >> i love that your hair is perfect even when you sleep. >> i woke up like this. >> the delayed laugh from the cast. >> your wonderful makeup people just put fantastic stuff in my hair. i'll never put anything in it. >> that's how kathie lee and hoda do it. >> apparently that's what you do. >> your journey from living basically dollar to dollar to
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this great thing you have now, how do you explain it yourself when you look in the mirror? >> i don't look in mirrors very often, but i think it's -- it is a tribute to so many people just believing in the things that i had to say and having a really great community of family and friends and artists who i work with, and we've all been working for so long because we believe that we had something to contribute. you know, as an artist you just never know what's going to be the thing. i wasn't gunning for broadway at all. that wasn't a thing i was thinking about. but i was friends with a really brilliant guy named lynn manuel mirror -- lynne manuin-manuel miranda it was a person i know.
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[ female announcer ] to nurses everywhere, happening now... ==topvo== a new legal step .. in the case good thursday morning. happening now, it's the new legal step in the case against the undocumented immigrant charged in last year's deadly shooting. juan francisco lopez sanchez is in court for a hearing to set a trial date. he faces second-degree murder charges in the shooting death last july along the embarcadero. he was previously deported five times. they said he was shot and it surfaced after being stolen from a federal agent. it started a national debate over san francisco's sanctuary. happening now, a live look at the bay bridge. a new plan may be in the works to impose the safety of the plan. the leaders are going to meet
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and discuss the problem of flooding at the foundation. the water is seeping in and it involves removing old grout. they reported yesterday an 10 to $20 million. the budget was already $90 million in the red. all they are talking about now is yellow. we have a check of weather and traffic after the break.
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we are taking a look from mount hamill and cloud cover across the south bay. 58 degrees in san jose and palo alto and 62 in concord with highs in the low 80s. mid 60s and up to 87 degrees and low 80s for the trivalley.
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let's head to mike with a look at the morning commute. >> we have this live shot here and activity on the shoulder. just shy of that and look at the map. that's the slowing issue and east shore freeway and just past university looking over to the shoulder. the toll plaza is still on and still slowing to san jose. this is still an issue and getting on to northbound 880. they have the big rig crash still working on it. >> we will get better news. thank you very much. that's going to do it for us right now. back to the "today" show.
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taking a look at the headlines, the fda is reviewing its guidelines for defining which foods are healthy under the current standards written 20 years ago. nuts, avocado and even salmon are considered unhealthy because of their sugar content, but cereal is considered healthy if there's enough nutrients. it makes it hard for consumers to make smart choices. twingo is recalling certain baby carriers. they say the buckle can fail. it's reported 10 times of the buckle failing.
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they should take their baby carrier for a free check. children who have asthma are likely to have lung disease as an adult. nearly three-quarters had reduced lung function. lung disease is a criteria for copd, which makes breathing difficult. children should be tested for asthma as early as possible. some are calling it the future of transportation. on wednesday, hyperloop i successfully test aed a prototy outside las vegas. it will be able to go from l.a. to san francisco in 30 minutes. experts hope to build the first hyperloop in 2020. i learned yesterday never call it san fran. is there any way to treat the mba's most valuable player? adam silver was introducing
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steph curry wednesday night before giving the golden state star his second award for mvp. he started to go for a handshake but silver leaves him hanging and turns to get the trophy. curry did manage a graceful exit. who hasn't been there. dylan is in beautiful acadia national park. >> we have some beautiful weather here, too. the sun is shining and will warm us up close to 70 degrees here. mid-70s in new york. it looks like another nice day up and down the eastern seaboard before the next system moves in. that will bring some rain from new england right down into florida where we could see some heavier pockets of storms, too. also a chance of slightly strong storms through northern missouri. we could see some of those st
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after morning clouds, we are in for sunshine today and peekses of sun coming through the clouds. highs today in san francisco, we are seeing 64 and 79 in the north bay. also 70s for the east bay and pe nipsula. south bay and trivalley highs in the lower 80s. well above average and it will be cooling down with more seasonal weather and still the sunshine continues over the next several days. and that's your latest forecast. tamron and jenna? >> most people spend a few hours every weekend cleaning the house, but how often do you clean things like the remote control or even your bath mat? >> executive editor of good housekeeping magazine megan murphy is here with the dirty truth of germs and bacteria hiding in your home. good morning. >> finish your breakfast. >> let's start with the grossest part of the house. >> how often do you think you need to clean the toilet bowl?
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tamron, you told me once a week. you're both right. here's what you need to know. think outside the bowl. the handle tends to be the dirtiest. you want to clean behind it. >> i always clean what i see. >> when you flush, put that lid down so microorganisms don't become airborne. moving on to the bath mat. how often do you think you need to clean the bath mat? >> i said once a week. >> you're right again. yes, you want to clean it once a week. it's one of those things that doesn't seem dirty, but anything that gets wet and doesn't have a chance to dry is like a little heaven for mildew and mold. >> i was wondering how people use that kind of plastic mat in the bathtub. >> peel it up if you see any kind of -- if you peel it up and see any kind of pink or mildew color, scrub it with bleach and
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a toothbrush pretty often. it gets dirtier than you think. >> what about baby toys? my kids have all those rubber du duckies and there's black inside. >> toss them. get a reversible mat so you can save yourself some wash time, then flip this every two weeks. pajamas, pjs? tamron? >> i have to be honest, i don't wear pajamas. >> hot stuff. how about you? >> what do you wear? >> what god birthed me in. >> your birthday suit? >> i don't like confinement. >> you wear pajamas. >> you have kids that can come in the room. you should. >> the average american woman only washes her pajamas every 17 days. >> why 17? what happened on the 18th day?
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>> some washed theirs after 14 days. you want to wash your jammies every three days. they don't seem dirty, but your skin is sloughing off, you're perspiring even if you don't feel dirty. wash your pajamas every three days. the remote you want to do once a month. if somebody is sick, wash it more frequently. take an alcohol wipe, wipe it down. it's the dirtiest thing because it doesn't get cleaned. disposal. so you didn't think it kneelneeo be cleaned? >> i've never done it. >> every three days, lady. all you have stod put some citrus in there. >> that's a lot. >> we should have been saving those for margaritas. you run the disposal, and that's
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it, clean. run it and it cleans it up. >> who knew? >> who knew? >> megan, thank you. we learned so much about tamron. >> we have more of the dirty truth in part two of our series. that is tomorrow. famke janssen will talk to us about her new role and there's rumors y do people put milk on cereal? why does your tummy go "grumbily, grumbily, grumbily"? no more questions for you!
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>> you seem to be the only one who can keep james spader's character down. how does that work? >> years of playing evil characters, i think. he's such an incredible -- all of us know james spader in "the blacklist" such a strong and evil man, and i guess they had to think for a while of who they could come up with to go against him. >> you have such a sweet energy. i know it's acting but i'm thinking, where is she pulling this character from? >> i'm wondering that, too. i'm kind of scared. what is going on inside me and what do people see that they keep asking me for these kinds of parts? >> it's because you have such a strong aura and you're a fantastic actress. so much so, let's get to the scoop. we hear there may be a spinoff with you. all the details. >> there are no details. i did a two-episode "ark."
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if it turned into more, it would be an incredible experience. that's all i know. >> that's not all we wanted. you were in "x-men." all the men have been invited back, the women not so much. what do you think that's about? we missed you. >> i think we all are familiar with hollywood. very often you see a man who is cast opposite a 20-year-old and they're husband and wife. it's just a different -- i think it's been changing a lot over time. i think we're in a really good time period right now where we see a lot of spin, especially on television, very strong at the male characters, especially after a certain age who normally aren't allowed to be in big studio films anymore. editing is a very exciting time. >> that's why it's refreshing that even though "the blacklist" is on the small screen, it's so
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and you'll find it's just like back home. >> hi, how are you? >> reporter: because the neighbors aren't -- well -- >> you're not italian. >> no, i'm not where are you fr? >> new york city. >> i'm from los angeles, california. >> we're from santa barbara. >> please, will someone explain in. >> hi. >> karla from california has emigrated to a town founded before columbus found america. >> we're kind of right in the middle of the whole italy thing. >> the italy thing? >> what do you love about the italy thing? >> it's kind of like i've been dropped in an alternative universe, where people are really nice to each other? >> in old-fashioned place where folks say hello, or ciao, salonly confined to the past, but now more than 100 americans and others have bought property in guardia.
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>> a gold rush triggered by an episode of "house hunters international." >> where a little bit of money can take you a long way. >> this view is amazing. >> gary has modernized his place, total cost he says, $40,000. >> where are you going to find this for less than $100,000? >> or with this view? >> or that view. >> or this character. >> glen is still refurbishing, but plans to keep some of the features. his house wases once on the other hand by a wealthy won tessa. >> this is the bedroom. >> for $15,000, you can have this view, or if you have a pair $170,000, this 18th century palazzo is yours. >> the frescos. >> yeah. look at that. >> okay. it's a bit of a upper -- >> is the bed included? >> yes, it's included. >> you need a room with a view. >> and karla, whose home
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overlooks the waterfalls warns nothing happens fast here. >> i've been the formula down. it's three times as long, six times as many people. >> but you're buying history. ♪ >> and a little lifestyle. >> this is not your home delivery pizza, where the pizza invented in this region is fresh from the oven, and they drink their coffee fast. >> not bad. >> it's good though, right? >> it's good. ♪ ciao. >> ciao. >> tom and melanie say they came here for a quiet life. it's alternates less quiet now with all these new neighbors. more friendly than ever. >> so this is what it's all about, right? >> for "today" keir simmons, nbc news, italy. i thought the point of watching tv was to make you -- >> i have to go back to my
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little apartment in new york city? no thank you. keir has offered to go back in a year to see how the guys are getting along and sample that life. >> and we want to go with him. we're bulk in a moment. we love you.
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last thing. a new bagel craze is going viral on line. it's a bagel with oreo, vanilla swirl, but it's also a birthday cake because it's allie's birthday. >> this is from the bagel nook in new jersey. $5.75. it's pretty good. trt: 32
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=trx at ck= ck palo alto 10 clouds we are seeing this morning will be clearing out and giving us this warm day. the lunchtime temperatures will be nice and comp fortable at 68 degrees in the south bay as well as the north bay and east bay. expect low 70s for the peninsula
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and the east bay while san francisco is in the low 60s and 80s. the temperatures will be cooling down inland into the weekend looking at schooler air moving in on saturday and suspected. let's go over to mike for a look at the morning commute. >> slowing in the southbound direction. coming down for university. look at the map. nothing north. here's the san mateo bridge. the dumbarton bridge with the westbound commute. going west, we have slows for the 880 interchange. one lane blocked and down to highway 17. the big rig crash still tough in the roadway. >> thank you. you will interested in this. happening now, bay area transportation leaders going-over a plan to improve safety on the bay bridge. the problem is it could cost another $20 million. we have more on the twitter
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feed. investigators are looking for leads after a pregnant mother of four is dead. why investigators believe the victim may have been targeted. all the latest news coming up.
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