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>> the olympics are easy, too. whatever. >> who doesn't have a gold medal. >> simone biles in the newsroom. hey, what's that's happening "today in the bay." good morning. stunning loss. >> agatha puts it away! >> kerri walsh jennings and april ross defeated in beach volleyball semifinals, the first defeat of walsh jennings' career, as gymnastics wraps up with a bang for team usa. >> oh, my! >> two silver medals for danell leyva, a record-setting fourth gold for simone biles, this time in the floor exercise. and aly raisman takes silver, but that was just one memorable moment for the final five. zac efron showing up in rio to surprise his biggest fans, and
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he's here live with us on copacabana beach today, wednesday, august 17th, 2016. don't know if i've seen him do quite that good ever! >> and that may there and then have been the gold medal jump. >> that one just about perfect! >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today at the olympic games" with matt lauer live from rio de janeiro, brazil, and savannah guthrie live from rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everyone. welcome to a special split-edition of "today." [ cheers and applause ] hoda, we're here to covering the olympics, so it's all about the athletes. we're going to be talking about a lot of medalists this morning, but with we could give out an olympic gold medal for sportsmanship and supporting team usa, the guy standing down on the deck, zac efron, would
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get it this morning. he flew all the way from los angeles here to surprise the final five. >> he's been watching simone biles tweet. he was keeping up with all of it. he said, what am i doing at home? he got on a plane. there was a lot of cloak and dagger. we're going to show you the epic surprise in a little bit. we love this guy, huh? >> yeah, we do. so does the crowd. we'll talk to him in a little while. before that big moment, the big surprise hoda just talked about, we were in the arena watching simone and aly compete. we caught up with them moments after they received their medals. we'll have that for you as well. >> wow, that's also a great, great moment. plus, we mentioned that heartbreaking loss for kerri walsh jennings and april ross in beach volleyball. natalie, al and billy were all there and natalie's got kerri and april's reaction right after the match. all that is coming up from here in rio. back to you in new york. >> pretty exciting, guys. we've got some breaking news here out of california, a
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massive wildfire, and it is raging out of control in san bernardino county. look at that. more than 82,000 people being told to evacuate today. we will be there live. and we're also going to have the latest on this historic flooding in louisiana. officials are now saying 40,000 homes have been damaged. and we could see new communities inundated today. the crisis is not close to being over there, guys. we'll send it back to you in rio for now. >> all right, savannah. we'll see you in a couple of minutes. natalie joins us now with your "olympics roundup." it was a busy day. >> oh, a busy day and a long, tough night for some americans. team usa racked up a slew of medals on tuesday. we're going to start, though, that showdown in the sand with kerri walsh jennings and april ross' disappointing loss. overnight, a shocking upset in women's beach volleyball. americans kerri walsh jennings and april ross knocked out in the semifinal match. >> brazil has upset the united states! >> reporter: after losing the first set, team usa struggled through the second with one of
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the sport's most dominant players ever at one point serving into the net. >> very uncharacteristic. >> and every time the americans tried to rally, the quicker brazilian team had an answer. >> ross, blocked! >> the loss the first ever in olympic play for walsh jennings, who had won three consecutive golds. >> it's really disappointing. it's really heartbreaking, but the great thing is that we earned a right to fight tomorrow and to make it better. >> in gymnastics, team usa is back on top. simone biles delivering another near-perfect routine, this time in the floor exercise. winning gold for the fourth time during the games. her teammate, aly raisman, taking silver for her sixth career olympic medal. >> dismount. >> on the men's side, american
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danell leyva won silver in the parallel bars before doing the same on the high bar. u.s. gymnastics team leaving rio with a combined 12 medals, the most since 1984. >> right now! ah! >> out on the track, american christian taylor leaping into the air and past the competition, winning his second consecutive gold in the men's triple jump. his teammate will claye came away with silver. >> and that's another big effort. >> moments later, claye had another reason to celebrate, proposing to his girlfriend, 2008 track and field olympian queen harrington. >> today was the day. i just knew today was going to be the best day of my life. >> in the women's 1500 meters, jenny simpson became the first american to medal in the event, taking bronze behind ethiopia's genzebe dibaba and the gold medal winner faith kipyegon of kenya. simpson falling to the ground
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after crossing the finish line, her mother watching from the stands in disbelief. >> set. [ shot ] >> and earlier in the day, usain bolt advanced in the men's 200 meters. after winning his third gold medal in the 100-meter dash earlier this week, he's looking to do it again, aiming for his third gold in the 200 meters. all right, so, here's where the medal count stands. the u.s. up big after picking up nine more medals in all on tuesday, followed by china, great britain and russia. looking ahead to today, it's a busy day in track and field, including the start of the men's decathlon and the u.s. men's basketball team plays in the quarterfinals. of course, also beach volleyball, gold medal match tonight for the women, also the bronze for the u.s. women. >> wow. >> so, against the other brazilian team. it's going to be a tough one for them, yes. >> what do you say we turn back to gymnastics for a second? simone biles capping her historic run in rio with that gold medal in the floor
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exercise, her fourth gold, fifth medal overall here. her teammate, aly raisman, taking silver. and we talked to both of them after the medals ceremony. >> it is the final event in women's gymnastics. >> the usa's women's gymnastics team dominated once again. >> this will be remembered as one of the greatest dynasties in gymnastics history. >> 19-year-old simone biles twisting and tumbling her way into olympic history. >> she sets herself apart because she makes everything look so easy. >> with a record fourth gold medal, the most any american woman has ever won in a single olympic games. >> and once again, obliterates! >> did you have any fun at all today? >> yes, i had tons of fun. it was very exciting. >> biles was hoping to leave rio with five gold medals, but that ended on the balance beam monday night. >> oh, don't touch! >> you know the expression's it's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up. you didn't have your best day yesterday. how did you gather yourself?
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>> well, it was pretty easy, because if you think about it, like, i fell on beam and still got a bronze, and how often do you see that? >> clearly, it did not stop the pint-sized powerhouse from making the most of her final golden opportunity. >> power and dynamics that take your breath away. >> cranking out a nearly flawless floor routine. her score a half point ahead of the rest of the field. >> aly being the reigning olympic champion is hoping to defend her title. >> aly raisman finishing a strong second. >> jam packed with difficulty. tremendous. >> the 22-year-old team captain and self-proclaimed grandma of the final five was all smiles after the one-two finish. congratulations, grandma. how do you feel? >> i feel very good. i feel very young. >> you do? >> yes, i do. i'm very happy. i lost my voice a little bit because i was cheering so loud for the other girls the other days. >> i was screaming. did you hear me? >> i did. i did hear you. >> you just captained the most successful u.s. women's team
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ever. >> wow. >> how does that feel? >> you're the only person to actually say that out loud. i hadn't thought about that, but it feels amazing. it's crazy. i can't believe i have six olympic medals. so it doesn't feel real. if you told me that when i was a little girl, i would have thought you were crazy. >> two athletes at the top of their game but leaving the future wide open. will you be in tokyo? your coach says you're as strong as ever. >> up until now, i hadn't been think being it, but i'm going to take a vacation, take some time off, and then you know, i'd never say never, you know. i'm definitely thinking about it. >> how do you improve for tokyo? >> i don't know. that's a really long ways away. we'll see. >> and just when you thought they left all their moves on the floor, they managed to save their best moves for last. every time hoda has interviewed you this week, she has gotten you two and the rest of you to dance. >> we looked for her in the stands. we couldn't find her. is she here? >> oh, they played her song whenever we finished. ♪ michelle pfiefer, that white
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gold ♪ >> well, i'm here and all i'm asking is do a happy dance for hoda. ♪ >> oh. and by the way -- >> little did they know, the reason i was there in the mix zone doing the interviews is because you were setting up this huge surprise. >> the happy dances that we've had prior, this will not compare at all to the surprise. i want to check zac efron's hearing, because that scream was so loud, you could hear it through the whole nbc. can't wait. all right, as we mentioned, the u.s. beach volleyball team of kerri walsh jennings and april ross was defeated overnight by one of the teams from brazil. >> that's right. it is the first loss at the olympics for kerri after 26 straight wins and three gold medals. and natalie, you were there to talk to her afterwards. >> what an incredible career they've had. the crowd was so rowdy. hard to compete in the stands, but these girls gave it all they had, point for point.
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unfortunately, it wasn't their night. >> reporter: the trouble started out early. brazil coming out strong. leading the u.s. right out of the gate. >> and she smacks it on the line. >> reporter: walsh jennings and ross trying to hold on. >> and she puts it away. >> reporter: but brazil's agatha and barbara, the number two ranked team in the world, wouldn't let anything go. >> agatha puts it away! >> reporter: it was a wild scene in the stands with billy, me and al. >> oh! >> reporter: the hometown crowd going crazy. the brazilians taking set one. >> the brazilians have taken the first set. >> reporter: and did not let up. brazil won the second set. >> they can win it here. >> reporter: ending walsh jennings' 26-match winning streak. brazil has upset the united states!
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>> reporter: her first loss at an olympic event. >> and heartbreak for the americans. >> we just never had the mojo today, so it's really disappointing. it's really heartbreaking. but the great thing is that we earned a right to fight tomorrow and to make it better. ea >> reporter: it was about the fiercest fight i've ever seen. how would you characterize the brazilian girls? i >> i mean, they're relentless. they're very sound and they're very scrappy. t they made the digs and we didn't. >> reporter: did the booing rattle you guys at all here? >> it was, it was -- i loved it. i thought it was great. g you know, you come into brazil, they're passionate about the game, they want their team to win. u th >> reporter: despite the loss, the 38-year-old walsh jennings doing what she does best, setting her sights on the next match.he you have "joy" written on your hand right there. is that a reminder to yourself to in these moments just keep what's important in mind? >> in all moments, for sure. when life is tough, absolutely.p when life is great, absolutely, be grateful. yeah, i'm a blessed woman and today doesn't make me any less blessed.a it makes me more determined.
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>> they're so determined, kerri and april. they'll be playing for bronze >> tonight against brazil's remaining team. will it be kerri's last olympic match? that's anyone's guess.'s so far, though, she hasn't ruled out tokyo in 2020. i've got to say, they are such a class act. 2 after the game, they both went around, they were shaking everybody's hands in the stands. >> wow. . >> like, all of the people that worked the sidelines. was amazing. >> how deep is brazil? the team they'll play tonight are incredible. is >> very incredible. the brazilians are known for beach volleyball, too. >> thank you very much.. cria along with that beach volleyball match, you can also see usain bolt's return to the track in the 200-meter semifinals. that's tonight, nbc prime time olympic coverage. let us go now for some breaking news to savannah in new york.ra >> that's right, guys. we have two big stories to follow this morning, including a raging wildfire in southern california that exploded overnight. officials ordering around 82,000 people to evacuate.
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and in louisiana, that unprecedented flooding has now damaged 40,000 homes. curfews are now being enforced in several parishes. let's start with nbc's gabe gutierrez in sorrento, between baton rouge and new orleans. gabe, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. the magnitude of this disaster is staggering. at least 11 people are confirmed dead, thousands are in emergency shelters, and eight more parishes have been added to the federal disaster declaration, bringing the total to 20, all while officials are warning that the threat is far from over. t this morning, a desperate scramble. fa >> it is horrible. >> reporter: the toll of louisiana's historic flood or growing by the hour, that record rainfall now rushing downstream, inundating new communities. how long have you lived here? >> all my life, 50 years. >> reporter: have you ever seen it flood like this?, >> never. >> reporter: at least 30,000 people rescued, more than 40,000 homes damaged. in livingston parish alone, three-quarters of the buildings
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are destroyed. powerful before-and-after images of schools and neighborhoods are emerging.ef this baton rouge movie studio has now become a massive makeshift emergency shelter. today as some prepare for the worst, others are already living it. ep >> pictures of my daughters. we'll never get things like that back. of >> reporter: bob gatley, a retired firefighter who helped hurricane katrina victims, just returned home. >> it's all right. >> reporter: to a loss that can't be measured. just a heartbreaking loss. now, the waters have largely receded up near baton rouge, but as we mentioned, there is still plenty of waters in areas like this, in sorrento and communities to the south and to the west of here are bracing foe even more flooding today. all that water not expected to clear out until later this weeke savannah? m >> all right, gabe.ti a foggy morning there as well. thank you. vaig
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and now to that massive out-of-control wildfire that's happening in southern t california, consuming homes and forcing tens of thousands to s evacuate. nbc's jo ling kent has the latest for us this morning. hi, jo. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. hundreds of firefighters here fighting this blaze overnight as you can smell the ash in the air as the fire continues to spread. a devastating blaze tearing through southern california overnight, moving fast, tripling in size and engulfing more than 18,000 acres of land. more than 82,000 residents have evacuated. >> i looked outside and i saw the flames, and it's ready to go. >> reporter: as air workers worked tirelessly to douse the flames. >> oh my god, look at the flames. >> the blue cut fire started tuesday east of los angeles, close down a major interstate and roadways as it tore through, the governor declaring a state of emergency. >> police have been running up
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and down the street and telling us that we need to get out. and i guess it's really moving fast. >> reporter: the fire is the result of a punishing heat wave and strong winds. it's still 0% contained as hundreds of firefighter crews battle the fast-moving flames. >> hopefully, we get to come back. this is the third time. so, hopefully, it will still be standing. >> reporter: breaking news. 30,000 acres have been burned by this fire and highways have been shut. we're looking at homes now about 100 homes, some of them very very nice. they have been burned through and that number is likely to continue as firefighters keep up on the battle >> all right, jo. thank you so much. and now for the race to the white house. with less than three months to election day, donald trump's campaign undergoing a major staff shake-up this morning. nbc's hallie jackson is in milwaukee. trump had a rally there last night. hallie, good morning.u foersh
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tell us about it. >> reporter: hey, savannah. good morning to you.ou yeah, this is serious stuff from the trump campaign, this shake-up now with less than three months to go before election day.up we're talking about two new names added to the top of donald trump's team. trump's team. one man once described as the most dangerous political operative in america. that's steven bannon. he's a top executive with the conservative breitbart news. he will be stepping into the role of campaign ceo. kellyanne conway, who's already been a senior adviser, will now become campaign manager. these moves signal a shift that paul manafort may be losing some sway, no longer calling all the shots. i'm told this morning by a senior adviser that the decision-making came from donald trump himself, all of this meant to make him more comfortable, and he hopes stop him from sliding further to hillary clinton in the polls. savannah? >> all right, hallie jackson. thank you. one more note on the election -- we have an exclusive interview with hillary clinton's running mate, tim kaine and his wife, anne, airing in our next hour. but for now, we'll send it back
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to rio to hoda, matt, and zac efron? oh, no, it's al. >> not yet. >> sorry. sorry. >> you've got that heat out west. >> oh, my gosh, it's not going to help the firefighters out there. let's show you what we've got. a big dome of high pressure. red flag warnings stretching just to the east of san diego up into los angeles, and we are going to see temperatures that are going to be brutal, anywhere from 95 to 100 degrees in some sections. and as you get into central california, that is repeated. in fact, this record-setting heat moving all the way up into the pacific northwest right on into the weekend. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. poor foster kid black immigrant
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cancer patient small muslim the only label that matters is olympian. right now you're looking at a nice sun rise view over san jose. currently at 60 with hazy sunshine. evergreen, temperatures, school district getting back under way, 80s. east bay towards the tri-valley. highs today in the mid 90s and upper 80s south of downtown san jose. comfortably cool though around san francisco. temperatures in the 60s. more of that to come through the seven-day forecast. around san francisco, the valleys, the heat lingers through friday. and then some cooling through the weekend. >> ight, al. thanks so much. coming up, so excited, how we pulled off our big surprise on the final five with the help of simone biles' crush, zac
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a couple attacked in hayward-- a very good morning. 7:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a couple of attacked in hayward is the latest incident of a string of violent crimes in the east bay city recently. haepd and midnight. a man and wife were walking down street, florida street near dall fin lane, when they were robbed at gun point. the suspect shot at the husband but he is expected to be okay. he's described as a tall, african-american man driving a candy apple red suv with gold rims. hayward has seen five murders in the last two weeks. this much violence in such a short time is unpreunprecedente. rob is in for kari this morning. lots of kids head back to school. >> seeing a variety of conditions around the bay area.
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san francisco, misty skies at 56 degrees. around san mateo unified or union, i should say, numbers in the 70s in the afternoon. now as we head into the south bay, san jose, hazy skies currently at 50 degrees. and as we move into the afternoon, high temperatures around san jose unified district in the low 80sthis afternoon. with our temperatures today as hot as mid 90s in the tri-val y tri-valley. upper 80s south of downtown san jose. we see a smooth flow. delayed commute possibly for san mateo, san jose, all those areas showing the new school district kicking off for some folks. stay home for that first day and see the kids off to school. 17 recovers from an earlier stalled vehicle knot of the summit. bay bridge toll plaza looks lighter but still fastrak lanes have no backup. back to you. thank you for joining us. i'll be back with another local news update in half an hour. have a great morning.
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let's get comfortable with our food again. ♪ all right, we're back now, 7:30 on a wednesday morning. it's the 17th day of august 2016. can you believe that view? >> no, i cannot. >> that is a view from the helicopter looking down on copacabana beach on another perfect day here. we're loving day 12 of the olympics. >> yeah. there are a lot of reasons to love day 12, but we'll get to the other reason in a minute, won't we? >> why the beach just got better for you? >> yeah, just got better for all of us. >> let's talk headlines, shall we? here we go. the drive for the fourth gold medal for beach volleyball star kerri walsh jennings is over. she and her partner, april ross were defeated in straight sets late last night by a team from brazil. kerri and april will play in the bronze medal game against another team from brazil a
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little later. americans christian taylor and will claye take gold and silver in the triple jump. it marked a repeat of their appearance in london four years ago. we're going to talk to them in our next hour. and the final day of artistic gymnastics was a very good one for team usa. danell leyva won silver medals in both the parallel and horizontal bar, while simone biles and aly raisman finished one-two in the floor exercise and then had even more fun. >> yeah, because during the women's competition, we were working on a big surprise for simone and the rest of the final five with zac efron. this is going to be so -- >> notice how her voice goes up like four octaves when she says that? >> this is part of our special real edition of "make your today." take a look. in rio's olympic arena, simone biles was getting ready for one
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of the best nights of her life. >> when she nails it, like she normally does, it's just fun. >> but little did she know just how good it was going to get, because just a stone throw's away, zac efron, her crush whose life-size likeness she has in her bedroom, is here to surprise here in rio. it's happening. you're here at the olympics, and you know who's going to totally freak out. >> simone. she's awesome. >> we're going to sneak in there, we'll watch her, then we'll do the surprise after. >> cool, cool, awesome. >> are you ready? we had to hide zac in a room in the national broadcast center near the venue where we watched simone perform in the floor exercise. >> now simone biles, floor exercise. she's been doing the same routine. >> come on, girl. >> she's good. >> holy shnikies. >> we've seen some of these
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tumbling runs. you won't see them done like this, though. >> oh, my god. she gets so much air. what the heck is in her legs? she looks happy. look at that. >> look at that score. 15.9! >> oh, my gosh! she crushed it! >> she did! >> oh, man! >> high-five her. come on. okay, i think this might be time for our selfie. where's simone? >> there they are. >> okay. >> and here comes the gold. >> going to be kind of emotional. ♪ >> so crazy. >> but moments later, things were about to get crazier. >> over here -- >> we heard your song at the arena. >> while zac was hidden away, the entire gymnastics team showed up thinking they were just doing another interview
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with me. they didn't have a clue. >> now, simone, do you remember when we did the interview last time, you said that if a certain person showed up -- >> stop. d up -- >> stop. >> -- you would need a defibrillator? >> yes, stop. >> do you remember that? >> yes. if you bring him out, i'm going to pass out. >> do you remember that? >> stop. >> wait, do you remember that? >> stop! >> do you remember that? [ screaming ] >> is that the final five? >> just realized. oh, my god, stop. >> wait, i want a hug, too. >> how are you? >> good. >> how did you do this? >> oh, my goodness! >> simone just said, can i ask you one question? what's going on right now? >> i'm shaking, i'm so scared! >> i'm the one with butterflies. >> how did you make this happen? pinch me, i'm not crazy. >> he was watching on this big
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monitor every move -- >> i didn't even do my signature move. >> will you do it time for him now because he's got time. >> when i found out you guys were fans, i was like, what am i doing sitting here on the couch? like, come see you, come hang out and support you guys. i immediately got on the plane and came out to see you guys. >> he's so much more gorgeous in person! >> you guys are like america's heroes right now. >> you need to put your arm around that little girl, because -- >> yeah, come here. come here. you're the best. >> thank you. >> awesome. >> she's always like super calm, by the way. >> give me a high five. high fives. >> i was going to say, i've never seen -- you're super calm when the whole eyes of the world are on you, when you're about to perform a routine. and in this moment, you're totally dying! olympic gold medalist. but on this night, just teenagers at heart on top of the world.
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>> are you ready? >> yeah. >> oh! >> whoo! [ applause ] >> you are awesome! that was great. >> that was great. >> that was really, really great. >> it was so fun to meet them. >> what was it like for you walking in the room? we kind of got to see it from their perspective, but what was it like for you? >> it was interesting. they just got off the world's biggest stage. they won gold medals. they've been crushing it the entire olympics. and i was, like, hiding in a closet waiting to come in, so i didn't know what to think. i was kind of getting nervous myself. but it ended up being amazing. they're so sweet. >> you had spent seven hours locked away with hoda waiting to do that. >> yes, we were. >> before you got to walk in. i loved what you said, zac. you said, i'm watching this unfold in rio, and i'm asking myself, why am i sitting on a couch at home? i've got to get there. >> yeah. i mean, i've been a fan of the
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olympics and sports my entire life, like hard core. coming to see the world's best of the best come together and compete in their individual events is amazing. and then their story just blew my mind. when i found out simone and the team was a fan, i was like, what kind of guy am i if i don't show up? >> now, how did you first become awa aware, zac? she's not just a fan, simone, she's a crazy superfan. i know you had a twitter exchange, but how did you know the extent of it from her? >> i kind of started hearing from everybody. various people started telling me she was a fan. so i started watching all the gymnastics. i typically wouldn't start watching gymnastics first, i'd say, in the olympics, but i was immediately captivated by these girls and what they were doing. >> one of the things he was worried about -- or she was worried about, simone was, is she kept saying she smelled bad. she kept going, oh, my god, i'm sweating! i'm so nervous! >> but they have such heart, and there was clearly something special that was going on. and so, i was really excited. >> i don't think you even
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realize yet what you did for those young ladies. so i just want to say, from the "today" show, thank you so much. >> no, thank you guys. thank you. >> zac, we love you. >> i love you, too. >> we love you. >> thank you to the girls. >> all right, zac efron, guys. >> that was great. >> let us get a check of the weather from al. wow, that was terrific. >> that was awesome. >> that was great. wasn't that spectacular? >> that was really special. >> that was really great. all right, we've got all of our friends joining us here. let's show you what we've got going on, besides the heat out west. we have the big story, again, flooding continuing through texas, gulf moisture, southeast a texas, 11 million people under a flood watch or advisory. you can see the rain continues to train along this stationary front. rainfall amounts, we're still looking at anywhere from 3 to 5 inches from central texas into central arkansas and parts of northwestern louisiana. but locally, we could see upwards of 5 to 6 inches in some spots. that's w
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no real rain around here. we got misty skies across the golden gate bridge. temperatures for san francisco, 56 degrees. around san jose, hazy sunshine. and a little bit of smoke coming up out of the south this morning. 60 currently for the rch highs closer to the mid 80s around san jose. east bay temperatures ranging from the 70s near oakland but mid 90s around the more pleasanton this afternoon. mid 60s for san francisco. those temperatures not changing much. for san francisco, all the way to the start of the weekend however valley temperatures should begin to cool as onshore winds pick up approaching sunday. and that's your latest weather. now time to go to our new anchor, zac efron. >> that's right. we're not letting zac leave. >> i'm in the middle now. >> it was great until this moment right here. i was like, you can go, zac, it's time. >> it feels good. i've got all the notes. >> you'll take care of it. >> yeah, i'm loving it. coming up, a fall, a true
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those medals look good on you. >> congratulations. >> how are you? congratulations, honey. >> i mean, you weren't even going to be here. you were an alternate, and you end up walking away with those two silver medals. who's going to play you in the movie? i mean, this is really, it's like a fantasy. >> hopefully, i play myself in the movie. that be cool. >> did you feel like you had something to prove, that you needed to prove, you deserve to be here? >> um, in a way, you know. i wasn't really -- that wasn't really my mind-set. i wasn't coming here trying to prove anything to anybody. i was trying to just show my work as best as i could, you know, and enjoy it, like my friend and somebody that i admire a lot, and she's an amazing role model to me like simone biles. she's out there and you can tell how much she's enjoying what she's doing. and that's what i try and emulate. >> well, you're doing the parallel bars. there was a lot of hand-wringing, wasn't there, matt? you were at the match. >> he went first. he went first. he put up a great score, but then you had to sit there and
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wait -- >> and wait. >> -- for every other competitor to see if you could hang on to a spot on the podium. >> yeah that was a little bit stressful. >> did you watch the other routines? you had a towel over your head for a little bit. >> i did. i did. i would put it over my head for a while because i was like, all right, all right, calm down. because i was reminding myself, i still have another event. >> and it wasn't long after you had that second event. did you have time to get your head in the right place? because you were probably on a high from this. >> yeah, absolutely. but we still had the girls competing on the floor, so i had some time to go into the back gym and, like, rewarm up on high bar and get ready for the competition. >> your stepdad has been your coach for what, 20 years? >> yeah, basically. >> a long time. what was it like to share this moment with him? >> it was amazing, honestly. as soon as i was able to get back to the back gym, especially after the parallel bars, i grabbed my medal and i put it on him as well, because it's like just as much his medal as it is mine. >> well, danny, i lost hair
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♪ it's 8:00 on "today." and coming up, . it's 8:00 on wednesday and coloneling up stunner on the sand and beaten by the brazilian team in the beach volleyball finals. >> it's heart breaking but the great thing is that we earned a right to fight tomorrow to make it better. in gymnastics they dominate on the floor. another gold for biles as one takes the silver. on the men's team donnie wins silver in the parallel and horizontal bars. plus, true sportsmanship and
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the fall during the 5,000 mile race. >> helping nikki back up. >> and the uplifting moment that followed and warming hearts around the world. and natural wonder. simmons goes inside of be civil's spectacular falls, and an amazing look at the exotic birds that call it home today on wednesday august 17th, 2016. ♪ ♪ >> hi i am daniel from virginia and go usa. >> go winners. >> going for gold today in track and field.
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go usa. >> we're back now at 8:00 on this wednesday morning and 17th day of august 2016. grab your boggy boards it's red white and blue here during the olympics. >> it's a beautiful morning. if you think about getting in shape after watching the athletes do their thing, we have jill martin and we're going to be right up your alley. you will check all of that out. hey savannah. >> hey, politics and vice president tim cane and cane opening up about don and hillary clinton's e-mail and the perception that the running mate can't be trusted. that and more in the exclusive interview. >> look forward to that savannah.
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first the olympic highlights this morning and we turn to peter alexander and peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey matt. developing news breaking as we speak. nbc news confirmed that a brazilian judge ordered the gold medallist to stay in this country with their passports seized as police investigate their claim of a robbery over the weekend. the judge is claiming that they were never robbed and two other american swimmers are not named in the order. ryan for his part is already back in the united states. they have not been able to reach them for the comment. the scandal is thrilling the games. >> a stunner on the sand. >> that's it. brazil has upset the united states. >> u.s. beach volleyball super
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star carrie and april following to a brazilian buo. >> her first loss. >> a eyeing the fourth will go up for another team for the bronze instead. >> in gymnastic biles cementing. >> it's her party, and everyone else is just a guest. >> pulling off a flawless floor routine. >> once again awesome. >> earning the fourth award for the game. >> her teammate adding to her medal count as well with silver. >> for the men american taking home two silver medals for the high bar and parallel bars. >> dismount. oh my. >> it's a dream come true, honestly. >> in track and field, american christian taylor taking gold
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again in the triple jump. his teammate will claye taking silver. just momenting after that he jurispruden jumped into the stands. >> in woman's basketball team usa had an undefeated blow with a victory over japan. >> usa 6-0 after the winning competition. >> a buzzard beater over turkey. >> could she get it off? it counts. it counts. game over, spain wins it. >> securing that for the first time. >> finally in woman's soccer suffering a devastating loss in the semifinals show down. >> sweden is into the gold medal match. >> sweden shutting down brazil in a shout doubt and advancing to the finals against germany.
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after the game an uplifting display of sportsmanship. they con souled their rives. >> here is the medal count america with 84 and 16 more goldigol golds and for up for grabs today. going for bronze and going to face a team and that should be for gold. >> we have seen that top seated team play in person, and they're extremely tough. peter, thank you very much. now to some other stories in the headlines this morning and for that, let's go all the way ck to new york and check in with savannah. in the news 80,000 have been ordered to evacuate after a fire spread quickly east of los angeles. the blue cut fire was first reported on tuesday morning. by night time, it burned 28,000
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miles along an unknown number of homes and other buildings. the governor has declared a state of emergency. two firefighters suffered minor injuries. hard to believe that louisiana is starting to recover that damaged 40,000 homes there. other areas are now being flooded as it travels down stream. flood waters reseeded on tuesday and they found several more victims and raising the number of fatalities to 11. 8,000 remain in emergency evacuation shelters. donald trump announced a major shake up. stephen is being brought in as campaign ceo and trump is promoting kelly and he is keeping the title. the campaign also confirmed the first general election tv add
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can't beat the water, ride it i guess. now to rio. >> all right savannah. thank you very much. we will check back with you in just a little while. well, the big tax bill that the usa team athletes along with the medals are going to have to deal with. does that mean a chance? plus how people are reacting to the big zack effron surprise. plus the spiinspirational moment after a crash. it's what the olympics is all about. we will talk about it after these messages. and i was worried about joint damage. my doctor said joint pain from ra... can be a sign of existing joint damage... that could only get worse. he prescribed enbrel to help relieve pain and help stop further damage. enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal, events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system
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he waits until the very last second to come sit in the sun so the perspiration can be delayed a little bit. >> don't sweat. don't sweat. >> don't sweat. >> talk yourself through it. >> all right, do you guys want to know what it means to be a true olympian? are y >> yes. >> watch this next video. keep your eye on the far left of your screen, all right? that guy is hurdler jeffrey jemlis of haiti. he stumbles on the first hurdle, right? tumbling over, falls on the ground. he's clearly disappointed. so you know what he did? >> he won? >> no, he gets up and he keeps going. jeffrey finished the race. >> you go, jeffrey! >> an impressive performance in london where he didn't make it beyond the heat. so, he was going to hit that finish line. >> he finished the race. >> number eight on the scoreboard, number one in your heart. >> there you go. i'm curious to hear what you guys think of this next story. >> okay. >> check out this image going viral. it's from the women's marathon. it shows twin sisters from germany holding hands as they cross the finish line.
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a lot of people thought this was an incredibly touching gesture, some calling it one of the most uplifting of these games. but you know who disagrees? the head of germany's athletic federation. >> what? >> he criticized the sisters, saying they were just trying to get attention. >> no. >> and since they finished the race 15 minutes behind their personal best, the official also said they weren't trying hard enough. >> oh, come on. >> they're training partners! they're sisters. come on, they wanted that moment together. >> what do we say, thumbs up or thumbs down for the head of germany's -- >> thumbs down for germany. >> boo! >> get off the stage! all right, the folks at getty have just released their official portrait of michael phelps, the greatest of all times, wears all the medals he's won here in rio, five gold and one silver. like other medalists, michael also receives a cash bonus for all the hardware. guess what? he's going to have to pay taxes on every single medal -- >> what? >> -- and every single bonus. it's called the victory tax. >> oh, my god.
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>> and because the medals and bonuses are considered income, you pay taxes. so michael could end up paying $55,000. >> what? >> that's crazy! >> big brazilian boo! >> thumbs up or thumbs down for the taxes? >> thumbs down! >> boo! >> thumbs down. but this morning, the "wall street journal" says there is a new move here to give olympians a tax break. >> come on. >> yes. yes on that. >> give them a break! all right, bill, are you ready for "pop start"? >> i am ready for "pop start." by the way, any perspiration, this man is a picture of cool. >> don't talk in third person. >> we've been talking about it all morning and so has the rest of the world. zac efron's surprise for the women of the final five. the moment was a top trender on google, facebook, instagram and twitter all night long. one tweeter said, "zac efron flew to rio and surprised simone biles. she's crying. i'm crying. everyone's crying."
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after simone posted a photo of herself collapsed on the ground, someone ask . and we like the headline on "time" magazine's article, "see zac efron fulfill his olympic dream of meeting simone biles." >> i like that! that's a good line. >> right. get him a poster for his wall. >> that's the headline. >> the gold medal swimmer's getting in on the push-up challenge. we told you about this yesterday in the orange room. it's a social media campaign to raise awareness for vets. stars like anna faris and chris pratt and scott eastwood have all participated. in his video, dwayne "the rock" johnson called out two-time olympic gold medalist simone manuel, and this morning shas ee responded. >> hi, the rock. thank you for the shout-out and challenging me to the push-up challenge. i have fellow swimmer ryan murphy here, gold medalist and world record-holder, and we're going to do 22 push-ups. >> all right. want to count them out? >> yes. >> one, two, three --
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20, 21, 22. >> and now we challenge michael phelps with his 23 gold medals to do 23 push-ups. >> ooh! another one for michael. >> medals on? >> that's the challenge. >> a little harder. >> we'll take their word for it that they actually got to 23. all right, simone calls out phelps. will he firespond? we'll find out. that is your "pop start." >> billy, you know, give us 22 here in the heat. >> you're really going to make him -- >> three, four, five, six, seven. >> oh! he did the clap. >> 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22! >> billy bush! >> now you're sweating, right? >> perspiration. >> almost? almost. >> that's the way the pros do it! >> not sweating. >> that was good. >> can you end the segment right now? because i can feel it rushing. there's a rush going on.
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>> mr. roker, check of the weather. >> nice job, billy. >> no, i want to wait a minute. more clouds across san francisco, 58 degrees, misty skies there. hazy sunshine now san jose, 61 degrees. highs later on today into the 80s around san jose. mid to upper 60s closer to san francisco. 90 morgan hill. 80s around the north bay. temperatures around the trivalley and toward antioch, numbers today in the mid-90s. san francisco, not much changes in your forecast. through the weekend, temperatures trending a little cooler approaching sunday. and that's your latest weather. >> billy, breathe in, breathe out. let's go back to new york. savannah has more of her exclusive interview with hillary clinton's running mate, tim kaine, and his wife, anne. >> we caught up with him and talked about a number of topics in the presidential race, but we
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started with the democratic ticket's growing lead in the polls. i remember the president saying that democrats ought to run scared. >> yeah, we should. >> is there any danger of overconfidence here? >> none, because i see no complacency on the team. i have been in a lot of races. this is the ninth ballot i'll be on. and i've won every race, but barely, usually. and the way i win is say be an underdog until they call you the winner. >> do you expect it to tighten up? >> i do. look, this has been a season of surprises, so there will be twists and turns, and i think that's going to happen. but be an underdog until they call you the winner. >> donald trump gave a speech yesterday. one of the things he said is that hillary clinton lacks the mental and physical stamina to be commander in chief. what did you make of those remarks? how do you interpret that? >> i have no idea what he's talking about. i mean, did you see the incredible amount of work that hillary did around the world? her travel schedule as secretary of state. and look at the grueling nature of this campaign. >> what do you think is really going on, if he questions her physical stamina? >> he's trying to deflect
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attention. the real issue is his lack of the kind of temperament to be commander in chief and to be president. and voters see that. they sense that. >> trump is now calling for an ideological test and so-called extreme vetting of immigrants into this country. do you consider that a softening of his muslim ban, his previous position? >> you know, it might be. he might be trying to package it, make it prettier, but i mean, this is a guy who has proposed to treat muslims as second-class citizens, whether they're entering into the country, or he's even suggested that muslims who are here should have to take some kind of a pledge that they're not going to follow sharia law. we do not need to go down a path where we treat people differently because of their religious beliefs. >> do you support the public release of the fbi notes and notes of interviews regarding the e-mail investigation? >> savannah, you asked the question really well, do you support public release. yes. anything that the fbi gives to congress they should give to the public, because what we've seen is this lengthy, multimillion
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dollar congressional investigation that has been highly partisan, where they've wanted to leak out this or that to try to make their case against hillary clinton. let the public see what the fbi decides to let congress see. >> this is something that dodged hillary clinton, whether or not people trust her. if you look at what she said, i can count at least four statements that just turned out not to be true. has she earned that mistrust? >> savannah, if you ask somebody a question 150 times or 200 times, you're going to be able to find that they don't use exactly the same word every time, and there's going to be variations and then people are going to play on those, but -- >> she did use the same verbiage, it just happens to not be true. >> here's what i've heard her say. i've heard her say i've made a mistake and i've learned something from it, and i wouldn't do it again and i apologize. >> she has acknowledged mistakes with respect to the e-mail practices. she hasn't acknowledged a mistake with regard to what she has told the american people. >> the bottom line is this, you
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know, this is an area where she says i made a mistake and i've learned from it and i've improved and i'm going to do differently. when has donald trump during the course of this campaign or in his life said i've made a mistake and i'm going to do better and learn from it and grow it? >> secretary houlton, you up until recently were a secretary of education in virginia, a former judge and attorney. was it hard to leave your post as secretary of education? and why did you decide to do that? >> yes it was hard. i loved my job. i loved working with great colleagues to help make education better, to make better pathways for especially those who need them the most. and so, i love that work, but i'm having a great time on the campaign. i'm a huge hillary fan. you know, her whole career has been about helping children and families, and i like to think that mine has, too. >> well, if the democratic ticket is successful, your husband becomes vice president, there will be an opening in the senate. and the governor of virginia appoints the senator. are you interested?
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>> absolutely not. one per household, thank you very much. you can make news with that. >> our conversation a little bit earlier with senator tim kaine and his wife, anne houlton. and we'll send it back to rio. >> announcer: "today's olympic moment" is sponsored by walmart. save money. live better. >> savannah, thank you very much. let's get to "today's olympic moment." we love these. the true spirit of these games on full display during a qualifying heat for the women's 5000 meters. take a look. a sudden misstep taken in stride. >> oh, that looked really awkward. >> team usa's abbey d'agostino and new zealand's nikki hamblin tripping over each other in the women's 5000-meter prelim. >> abbey d'agostino clipped nikki hamblin from behind. >> an unexpected obstacle testing their athletic ability and their character.
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>> there we see abbey d'agostino helping nikki hamblin back up. >> without hesitation, d'agostino stopped to help hamblin back on her feet before collapsing herself to the ground. >> abbey d'agostino has clearly hurt herself badly there. >> hamblin then returned the favor as d'agostino urged her to catch up with the pack. >> heartbreaking sight. there's no other way of expressing it. >> then with her olympic dreams seemingly dashed, d'agostino somehow stood up. >> you see d'agostino and the anguish on her face. >> relying on her grit and determination to power through a mile of misery. >> valiant effort to cross the finish line. >> d'agostino finished the race last but still came out on top, alongside hamblin, who greeted her with a big hug. >> superhuman effort. >> two opponents, one inspirational moment, having nothing to do with country loyalty and everything to do with the olympic spirit.
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okay, i may have just pushed zac efron to the second spot, silver medal. >> i think you might have. >> incredible. by the way, those two runners are going to join us live here on the beach tomorrow. we'll be back right after this. >> kleenex! i'm ...
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a couple attacked in hayward-- it's the latest incident in a tring of violent cr it is 8:26 now. a couple of attacks in hayward, the latest in a string of violent crimes. happened midnight, a man and his wife were walking near dolphin lane when they were robbed at gunpoint. the suspect shot at the husband but he's expected to be okay. the victims described the robber as a tall african-american man who fled in a candy apple red suv with gold rims. now hayward has seen five murdered in the last two weeks. let's check out -- i was going to say monday, it is wednesday already. >> so quickly to wednesday. over here, not going to be that quick, but a pretty pleasant one across the bay.
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san mateo, dumbarton bridge, south bay, we have an issue now. northbound 101, earlier crash cleared a long time ago, now a new one over by great america park, whichever you call the off ramp, the same one. north 85 to fremont, pothole repaired, slowing out of cupertino and sunnyvale, clear north of fremont. south 680 approaching the valley road, a crash blocking part of one lane. more slowing along the interchange and this just over here on the shoulder for the san mateo bridge. thank you very much. thank you for joining us as well. another local news update in half an hour. have a great wednesday morning. ♪
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at many of the venues here. i'm going to get out of this young lady's way. >> pretty cool, right? >> they're fantastic. >> amazing! >> by the way, we're walking along the promenade. lauren, will you come over here? look who we have here, lauren fen drikz of u.s. beach volleyball. great competition. did you have fun? j it was amazing energy here in brazil. an honor to represent team usa. >> glad to have you here. >> we're happy to have you here. also coming up, a true knockout. the u.s. boxing sensation looking to make history here in the ring in rio. and then, a stunning sight. keir simmons visiting the remarkable natural wonder of the igauzie falls. and then, we are combining two loves. we've got food, we've got cocktails into one delicious brazilian-themed dinner. >> pretty cool. but first, let's bring in some more medal winners from team usa. >> why wouldn't we? >> christian taylor and will
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claye finished one-two in the triple jump. christian 17.86 meters, earning him the gold just ahead of will. guys, good morning. >> good morning. >> good to see you. actually, they got mikes. you hold that. 17.86. when you made the jump, did you think it would hold up for gold? >> absolutely not. i thought this would be a special day. we talked about the world record all season and said this is the day. >> the two of you are buddies, but also fierce competitors. how did it feel being on the medals stand getting the gold and silver? >> oh, amazing. we've been competing against each other since '07 when we were in high school. so, this is something we're used to each year. christian said i've got to be on my "a" game. >> by the way, wasn't this your personal best? >> my personal best and best jump. christian and i just had a fire going into our competition. and the first jump was so big, we were thinking that the word rorld was in sight. >> you had something else in your sight, didn't you? >> yeah. >> after you got that medal, you
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proposed to your girlfriend, who happens to be here. where is she? >> queen! >> come here. >> queen, come here. >> queen harrison. olympic athlete. >> wow! >> what do you think during that moment? >> i was stunned. i mean, my voice can tell it all. i was screaming. he jumped his personal best on his first jump, so i was going berserk in the stands. so then for him to do that, i was like, what are you -- wait, no, wait, you're not doing this. he did. and i mean, one of the best days of my life. >> well, we romantics want to know ha he said. how did he propose? >> you know, some things you've got to keep private, but he said all the right things and i was just blessed for him to share such a special moment. >> i like that you keep it personal. christian, what did he say, quick? congratulations, guys. gold and silver. >> thank you so much. >> and something -- >> and a diamond. >> -- to be proud of. oh, that's right, and a little ring there, too. >> a beautiful diamond! >> we know you're going to jump in -- do you want to jump in
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with our jump ropers? >> yeah, let's do it. >> should we take the medals so they don't get in the way? >> you might not get them back. >> all right, lauren come over here. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> look at that! >> yes! >> mr. roker, follow that with
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in rio now, here say live view, 82, high of 87, not that different from some parts of the south bay later on. low clouds and misty skies at 58 degrees. san jose, hazy and smoke drifting into the south bay. that will be part of the weather story as we go through the next couple of afternoons. smoke from the central coast moves toward san jose, 86 today in san jose. 60 closer to san francisco. north bay, highs in the 80s, mid-90s in reach for the trivalley. >> announcer: "today's athlete to watch" is sponsored by citi, proud partner of team usa, proud sponsor of progress. >> did that really just happen? >> that happened. it was good! >> now to "today's athlete to watch." boxer claressa shields won gold at the london olympic games, and here in rio looking to become
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the first american boxer, male or female, to repeat as olympic champion. jenna bush haeger has her story. >> i just want to go down in history as one of the best woman fighters to ever live. >> reporter: olympic gold medalist claressa shields is on her way to reaching that ambitious goal. shields earned her first gold medal in london in 2012 when women's boxing was introduced to the olympic games. what was it like standing on that podium? >> i went crazy. i wanted to jump off the podium and run all over the ring! i kept looking at it and i was just like, this can't be real. >> reporter: shields is now looking to repeat that performance in rio. >> i have a record now of 74 wins with 1 loss. i'm just ready to, you know, break these records and become the first american boxer to win two olympic gold medals. >> reporter: shields has traveled a long way from her hometown in flint, michigan, saying her biggest fight began outside of the ring. >> my life before boxing, i was in a dark place. i had been raped at 5, molested at 8 or 7.
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throughout those years, i feel like my biggest thing i had to deal with was being neglected, but also, i was a protector of my family. in boxing, i did my biggest match ever to help deal with the anger i had, the sadness i had, just everything i had went through as a child to help me get over it. >> reporter: at the age of 11, she found refuge at the bursten fieldhouse, a neighborhood community center. >> then all of a sudden, god just snatched me into this place that's full of sunshine and great people, and you know, people getting hit and hitting each other. my former coach, jason, took me in as one of his own kids and fed me and was like a father figure to me. >> i said show me what you've been working on. she showed me. i said, oh, you've got to come with me. i said you've got to come with me. >> reporter: their partnership was captured in a documentary released earlier this year. >> you've been listening better
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than everybody. and guess what, it paid off. you're going to win. it's just a matter of time. >> reporter: do you think you were born a fighter? >> oh, yeah, of course. i always tell people i've lost enough in my life to lose in boxing. now it's time to win, win, win, you know, object a roller coaster of just wins. >> reporter: her family reunited to watch her win that first olympic gold, and her victory made her the pride of flint. >> i walked into this huge crowd of people just waiting to me, and i was like, what? i was speechless. but now i have a better speech prepared for after i win this one in rio. >> reporter: now at the age of 21, shields says she's ready for her next olympic moment and nothing will stand in her way. looking forward to it? >> oh, yeah, i'm definitely looking forward to it. there's a couple girls on my hit list, a couple of them. >> reporter: i hope i'm not! >> no, you're safe. you're safe.
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the girls that are about 165, this tall, they're going to go down, every last one of them. so, i really look forward to it. >> i'll bet she does. >> awesome. coming up, the beauty and power of one of the world's natural wonders. keir simmons pays a visit to iguazu falls. but first, this is "today" on nbc. wateral geyser alpine spring from here to there ♪ to you crystal geyser. always bottled at the mountain source.
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crystal geyser alpine spring water to you from us crystal geyser. always bottled at the mountain source. ♪ >> announcer: "today's rio" is sponsored by coca-cola. open a coke and enjoy the games. and we are back at 8:41 with "today's rio." our resident explorer, keir simmo simmons, is here with his latest adventure. keir, where are you off to? >> hey, you guys. this is awesome. iguazu falls. legend has it that a god created
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these falls, furious that his lover had fled in a canoe with a rival for his affections. and you know, he must have been pretty angry. before you see it, you hear it. iguazu, in native language, the name means big water, a waterfall twice as tall as niagara and miles wide. we take a boat across the rapids to one of the wonders of nature. this is the largest waterfall system in the world, so huge, it cuts across two nations. over there is brazil. this side, argentina. disgeorging the contents of five olympic swimming pools every second, the center of the falls, called bevel's float -- you can feel the sheer power of the falls! our little boat is getting buffeted around, and there is a constant mist in my face.
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but we're still not wet enough for these guys. not even close. they're about to take me right under the falls. whoo! millions visit iguazu, but close by is another magical place many folks miss. 400 species of birds live in the national park that surrounds the falls, some endangered. yara helps run a local sanctionry. >> in brazil, most here we have around 5,200 animals. half of them came from conservation. >> reporter: endangered like this macao and parrot are confiscated from traffickers across brazil who sell them abroad, including in the u.s. this tucan is particularly
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sought after. yara says part of changing that is reaching hearts and minds. >> we receive in this park 800,000 people all year. we'd love to think that most of them leave here. >> reporter: people come from all the world to experience the thrill of the wild and leave knowing a little more about how to protect nature. and there in those falls you see the power of nature. with the birds, you see its vulnerability. it's incredible. >> by the way, that was amazing. you've had quite the trip. hasn't he? >> going to have a hard time getting him out of brazil. keir, thank you. all right, coming up, jill martin's here with the perfect "steals and deals," if these games have inspired you to get first. but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ ♪keep on the sunny side ♪always on the sunny side
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and we're back with a special rio edition of "steals & deals." if the olympics are inspiring you to achieve your personal best, well, game on. "today" contributor jill martin brought some hot fitness deals to the copacabana beach. a lot of people want to work out. we're getting inspired. >> healthy here. i think we're all doing that, in addition to eating chocolate all morning. first, we have malia and katie. >> hi, katie. >> our ladies modeling our activewear. >> y'all look cute. >> $48 to $80. all kinds of pants and tops. go to today.com. >> what's the deal? >> the deal is up to 80% off. >> yes, nice! good job, kids. >> okay, you're going to be into this. >> what is this one? >> armbands and waistbands. the retail $49.98. it's a light-up. you can't see it, but these light up. >> yeah. >> a light-up phone holder and fitness belt waistband, which
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will hold your wallet, your keys. >> very efficient. >> you're a big runner. >> the deal is $15 for the two-piece set, 70% off. >> nice job, jill. all right, headphones. >> all right. ear buds, it's bluetooth, four colors with a built-in microphone. the retail $69.99. the deal $21, 70% off. >> they're great, and they're the kind that stay in, because that's muy importante. >> so, this is a watch with retail $350 to $550. everybody's been eyeing these. some are water-proof, some water-resistant. the retail $350 to $550. the deal $59. >> what? >> 89% off. >> that stha what we've got? >> that's what we've got. >> we'll run through the products one more time pap activewear, belts and arm bands, earbuds and watches. for more information, guys, head
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to today.com. coming up next, brazwhat's brazil without the chow? but first, this is "today" on nbc. malia and katie! california's clean air laws are working. we've cut toxic pollution. we're seeing fewing cases of asthma in kids. and the new clean energy economy has created more than half a million jobs. i'm tom steyer. just when we're making progress, the oil companies are trying
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to weaken our clean air laws. but we can stop them. send them a message. we're going to protect our kids - not their profits. ♪ all right, we're back with "today food in rio." this morning, a quick and delicious dinner, what else, brazilian style. lifestyle and culinary expert
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laticia schwartz has the perfect summer dish for us. laticia, good morning. >> good morning. >> thank you so much for having me, guys! >> we're already staring down the food. >> looks really good. >> what exactly are we making? >> we're making a grilled shrimp with a vinaigrette. it's kind of like a new take on a new brazilian cuisine, a fusion between brazilian flavors and american cuisine. >> oh, terrific! >> let's get cooking. >> all right, what should we do? >> i'll get you guys to help me. >> okay. >> lime juice. >> okay, i've got the lime. al, what do you have? >> lime zest. cashatsa. >> that's the magic ingredient. >> and a bit of sugar. >> okay. >> and then drizzle some olive oil. and then we're going to create this vinaigrette that looks like this. >> okay. >> then i'm going to take actually a little bit of olive oil here, hit our grilling pan. >> you like that nice and hot. you want to sear these, right? >> exactly. exactly. season our shrimp with salt and
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pepper. >> that's it, no other seasoning. i like that. >> that's it. very simple. then we grill this, and then we gather -- you cook the shrimp until they're, you know, opaque. >> yeah. >> about two minutes on each side. >> okay. >> then they look like this and we gather with the vinaigrette. >> ah. >> then. >> oh. >> this is it. i can see you guys cooking this on your barbecue. >> easy! >> so simple. >> right? >> easy. >> well, brazilian cuisine is very simple. i want you guys to taste -- >> there we go. >> that's actually a little myth about brazilian cuisine that, you know, you have to hunt for the ingredients. >> thank you. >> here, we're passing. >> have the shrimp. >> now, you have the side salad here, too. what is that? >> this is a side salad, which is a shallot with a creamy mustard vinaigrette. so easy, refreshing, you know? and shyot is a vegetable that's appearing more and more in the u.s. states.
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>> i've never tried it. >> laticia, that is so good. >> good. >> you don't have to go hunting for the ingredients. you can shop local and eat global. >> i love that. >> you know whose mouth is watering right now. savannah savannah's. she's back in new york. >> we miss you! >> we're almost done. you know the craziness we have in studio 1a followed us here to rio. you know bob yager, our cameraman with all the puns. >> of course. >> he said, i've been watching gymnastics so much it made me try the parallel bars. so i had a drink at the bar on the roof, then i went down and had a drink at the bar in the lobby. >> my man! >> he hasn't changed a bit. >> i miss him. >> that's our boy. >> bob, i missed you most of all! >> savannah, just a couple days left and we're waiting to come home and see you. >> i cannot wait. >> we miss you, savannah, big time! >> please bring home a capadinya milkshake for me. without alcohol! without alcohol! >> how's val?
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>> she's great! she turned 2! she misses you guys. >> oh, happy birthday. >> happy birthday. >> we love val. >> all right, savannah, we'll see you in a little while. >> all right, guys. >> tell me, you were born here? >> i was born and raised in rio, and i moved to the u.s. when i was 22. >> to where? >> to connecticut. >> really? >> what street? >> right next to kathie lee's house. >> i went to study cooking. and then when i got married and had kids, i went to connecticut. >> okay, wonderful. >> thank you so much. >> this is delicious. this salad is so good. >> thank you so much, guys. so happy to be here. >> by the way, we have big things planned for our return to new york. next week we're going to keep the olympic energy going. in fact, you'll be able to go for gold right for yourself on the plaza. >> it's going to be great. plus, a special series called "today's originals," where we pick design and bring a product to market for good cause. and get ready, we're adding a new, special member to our family. >> hmm. >> is that a four-legged one? >> a little furry? >> a little furry one.
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>> billy bush? >> that's a little sweaty. >> oh, yeah. >> that's different. all right, we've got much more ahead from rio after your local news and weather. >> a silver day for danell leyva. ♪ >> if we could give out a gold medal, an olympic gold medal for sportsmanship and supporting team usa, zac efron would get it this morning. >> this is like, oh, my i'm ...
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==topvo== an update now to a story we've been bringing you all morning on 'today in theay good morning. an update to a story we have been following all morning long on "today in the bay." the arson investigation into a liquor store in east oakland. we're just now getting word of new information about the story. a man was actually found dead inside that building. investigators were not disclosing that information overnight. for background, the fire started last night when a knife wielding man was barricaded inside.
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after firefighters put out the flames, we're told they found the body during a search. investigators believed that the deceased man started the fire himself. happening now, we just got out a push alert to mobile devices on breaking news, a brazilian judge wants to seize ryan lochte's passport. a warrant is that lochte and james fegan gave conflicting stories about their alleged robbery in rio. we're keeping a close watch on that out of control fire that is burning about 60 miles east of los angeles. it grew rapidly overnight and is now reported to be about 30,000 acres with zero percent containment. we'll follow that. our investigative unit looks into what is endangering whales off of california's coast. the story getting a lot of attention now on our facebook page. you can sound off now by checking that out. "you can only be great if you're full of goodness."
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales and billy bush, live from the olympic games in rio de janeiro, brazil. welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning, august 17th 2016. i'm billy bush with al and nat live in rio. boy, and this is natalie's morning. >> this is my song. >> she's thrilled? >> thrilled. especially the part where shawn paul says "more than diamond, more than gold." >> we hear that. hear that. >> it's coming up. sia and sean paul. when we were driving around, it was like every other song. so, at the end of it, my kids
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were like "more than diamond, more than gold," and they were talking about a lot of gold, and diamonds, too. >> my life never forgives me. i was listening to eminem in the car when the kids were little. >> oh, nice. >> and these girls would run around going, these trailer park goes go around the outside, around the outside. she's like, that is on you. >> right here. ♪ when i hit the dance floor, the dance floor ♪ >> ooh, that's a tight song. where does this take you? is this natalie going on a run? >> when i hit the dance floor, yeah. >> and she does hit the dance floor. >> she does. >> we hit beach volleyball last night. >> we did. >> sad loss for kerri walsh jennings and april ross, but we had a really fun time. >> we did. >> went out, had a little dinner together. >> we got our collector's cup. we were told these were like the pokemon go of these games, so we were like, we need these cups! good beer, of course. >> at that same restaurant, we saw the lovely lester holt and his beautiful wife, carol. >> what else did we see? a woman -- >> oh, a cat in a bag. >> yeah. yeah. >> it was the oddest thing i
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have ever seen. >> we'll show you that in a little bit. >> yeah, next half hour, you will see -- who takes their cat out to dinner? that's all i'm saying. >> it was in like a minion backpack. stand by for that. anyway, unbelievable action last night. we had so much fun. we went in -- roker got some incredible seats for us in this match. we were sitting -- it was almost like we were the king, the queen and the -- >> the prince. >> the princess? >> or something. it was incredible. we watched the whole match. but i think in the end -- >> oh, look at those stars under the bright lights. who are those? >> natalie morales to the right, al roker is here -- >> billy in the middle. >> oh, we got a shout-out! did you -- isn't that interesting? >> we had no idea. >> i've got to tell you, though, it's sad to see, because they just, the brazilian team looked like they were just better prepared. >> yeah. >> they were just better. and i saw kerri was struggling a little bit. >> yeah, yeah. >> and that was hard. there was a couple of serves that came right to her that she missed. she'd never miss those.
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>> first loss. >> never an olympic loss, the first for her. >> and the brazilian team is the number two in the world, so tonight the u.s. are competing against the number one ranked brazilian team in the world. >> that's tough. >> for bronze. it's going to be really tough. >> and the booing, the booing. >> the booing was something that got to all of us last night. we at one point were like, we feel like we should boo back, but we can't do that. that's not in our nature. >> we tried to actually boo when a brazilian girl was serving and couldn't -- >> i couldn't do that. >> it just felt wrong. >> that's not what we do. >> roker was coming apart at the seams about the booing. >> enough of the booze! >> but how about that? that's one thing, booing in competition. because you know, you go to the states, go to a basketball game and they rattle those things underneath it. that's not really polite either. but how, how about the french pole vaulter who's standing on the medals stand and he's getting booed? he's not even in competition. this is his moment. his national anthem is playing and then they boo him. >> ridiculous. >> and i guess the brazilian won
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the gold, so yeah, i mean -- >> come on. >> celebrate the gold. don't boo the other, the bronze medalist. >> they don't boo him as he's running, but they boo him on the stands. >> that's off limits. >> it's very much a cultural difference we will never understand. >> well, yesterday, of course, simone biles winning her fourth gold medal, an incredible floor routine, just unbelievable. first u.s. gymnast to win four gold medals in one olympic games. and of course, aly raisman winning silver. the final five in for yet another surprise, however, a visit from the fantastic zac efron. now, this all started, as you probably remember, an appearance simone made on "ellen." she mentions her love for zac. "nightly news" going deep, discovering a life-size cutout of efron in simone's room. efron and biles sharing a sweet twitter exchange, building up to this photo from last week, all
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right? and then magic happens. >> aw. >> do you remember that? >> stop. >> stop. >> do you remember it? wait, do you remember that? >> stop! >> do you remember that? >> oh, what, is that the final five? >> how cute is that? that was so sweet. >> oh, my gosh. >> and by the way, i spoke to zac in the makeup chair earlier, just rapping with him. he said he's taking them out for pizza later today. >> the girls have earned it. >> they've long been wanting pizza. >> right? >> that's not in their training. and the interesting thing is, even after -- he was here live this morning after he was done, stayed another 10, 15 minutes, took pictures, shook hands, signed autographs. just a really, really nice guy. >> he was great. and with hoda with that surprise, that was one of those moments. it was replayed over and over, went viral, everybody tweeting about it. just so sweet.
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>> you were talking about it in the orange room. it's on every social media platform. >> every platform. and by the way, her coach said simone is 85% great, but she is 15% teenage girl. >> she is! >> which is so cute. someone needs to get zac efron maybe a poster of simone biles in his room. >> i think so. he's got one of those fatheads for his room. >> yep, signed poster. yesterday we were talking about all the showings of olympic spirit, some questionable behavior during these games. two examples that we talked abo about, miller from the bahamas diving in front of allyson felix. it is a legal move, though, and it allowed her to win the gold at the women's 400 meters. then there was the one that you love so much, the french swimmer dunking her opponent at the end of the women's 10000-kilometer swim marathon, right? >> i understand. >> you understand it? >> i don't like it but i understand it. you swim 6.2 miles and you're like, this girl's a little bit in front of you. part of me is saying -- >> it cost her a medal!
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>> i know, it's terrible. >> she got disqualified. >> she got disqualified because of that. all right, but we can celebrate a story that is truly the best of the olympic spirit. so you guys all saw this, right? during the women's 5000-meter race, american runner abbey d'agostino happened to clip the heels of new zealand's nikki hamblin, so they both go tumbling to the ground there right on the track. d'agostino helps hamblin to her feet, telling her, "we have to finish this," but you see that d'agostino's hobbling a little bit. >> hurting. >> she hurt her knee. didn't stop her from finishing the race, and the two of them all together, encouraging each other. >> oh. >> look at her. she is just buckled in pain. and at the end of the race, they all met up at the finish for a hug. >> yes. yes. >> officials have since decided that both women will have a spot in the final as a result. but just incredible. look at this hug right here. that says it all. that says it all. that's what the olympics is about. >> yeah. >> the beauty of this, hamblin fell. >> yeah. >> the new zealander fell, and
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then abbey, the american, fell into her. >> yes. >> and then abbey went over and helped up the woman who basically had caused her to fall. >> to fall. >> and she gets up, and then hamblin starts to run and looks back, feeling guilty, because now she realizes abbey's seriously injured and can't run, so she's torn. it's a question of do you go and finish the race or hang with your new buddy here? >> the olympic officials are going to let them compete in the final. i just hope she can do it with that knee. it does not look that good. >> are you guys superstitious? here we go, lucky charms. we told you about canadian sprint canoeist mark oldershaw who races with a lucky penny in his boat. he's not the only athlete here with a superstition. kayla harrison has socks she wears from her grandma. rafael nadal takes alternating sips from two water bottles during olympic games.
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>> interesting. >> never the same water bottle. alex dancin spins her stick 15 times before each game. >> that's interesting. >> getting closer to -- >> so, what's the reasoning behind all this? does it give them more of a competitive edge, allow them to be more focused? >> according to psychologists, superstitions and rituals give players an advantage. it keeps them focused and in the zone, also a way of fending off anxiety. do you have any superstitions, things you do before -- >> i think before i travel sometimes, i always take something from home just so that i can, you know, keep my kids close to me. so sometimes it's their blankie or just something that, but no superstitions, really. >> that's sweet. >> yeah. what about you, al? >> i usually take a leprechaun with me. >> wherever you go? >> wherever i go, you know. he's always after me lucky charms. so, it's -- >> i knew you were going there. >> magically delicious. so there you go. >> what do you take with you? >> i don't take anything with me. i find it helps me when ooyz i'm playing tennis against somebody if i yell really loudly when
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they serve. brings you good luck on the point. >> all of a sudden, this whole brazilian thing is not so foreign to you. >> it's not a boo -- >> it's just yelling. >> it's grunting! >> wildly. that's fantastic. >> you're breaking into a sweat, billy. >> can we just get to break so i can change my shirt? >> it's happening. >> they're like lucky charms. >> fortune cookies. all right, let's show you what's going on as far as your weather's concerned. and we are taking the heat out west. those wildfires that have been going on, the evacuations have been happening. and unfortunately, that big high pressure system, you can see we've got red flag warnings from just east of san diego, just north of los angeles. 10,000 acres burned, evacuations in effect. look at the heat we're talking about right through the weekend. temperatures will be in the 80s, 90s and 100s. you get into central california, we're into the upper 90s to the 100s. and even as we move into the pacific northwest going into the
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weekend, some record-setting heat with temperatures getting well into the mid-to-upper 90s to near 100 degrees. that's what's going on around reading some notes. >> turn around! a lot of sweat. >> wow! you don't realize how hot it is. why aren't you sweating? you're in a sweater. >> i know. i am sweating, deep inside. >> thanks, guys, a lot.
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cancer patient small muslim the only label that matters is olympian. ♪ we are back in rio with the stars of tuesday's games at olympic stadium here in rio. one of them wasn't even competing. that's right. team usa's christian taylor took hold the gold until the men's triple jump. >> and look who's next to him, his teammate, will claye took the silver. but after that, claye climbed into the stands and proposed to that beautiful woman sitting right there, his girlfriend, queen harrison, a former olympian herself who's also bringing home an engagement ring. >> wow. >> fellas, welcome! who got the better hardware, you or queen? i think queen might --
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>> queen got me beat. maybe not christian, but she got me beat. >> this is a repeat of london, right? you guys did gold, silver, same order in london. here we are in the triple jump, you did it again here. you're like the duo in the pool, like lochte and phelps of the triple jump. what's your relationship like? >> obviously, university of florida. >> gators! >> go, gators. >> gators, yes! >> but it's an opportunity that we can go out there and represent u.s. and we just compete day in and day out at practice, so this is just another day training. >> christian, just hearing about your journey here to rio, you had an injury with your lead leg. >> yeah, correct. >> and so, you had to change your jumping leg, which is like changing the way you do everything. >> yeah, yeah. >> how were you able to get over that? >> it seemed a bit foolish, yeah, because to win the olympics doing something, why change it? >> yeah. >> but i was having so much pain and i wasn't able to compete at my highest level. and god is so good and i feel like i can be a living testimony and really just been able to
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turn a bad situation, you know noorks a positive. and yeah, now i'm sitting in front of you, yeah. >> that's amazing. and will, 17.6 meters -- 7.6 meters, on your first attempt, personal best. when you do something like that, what goes through your mind? >> the first thing that went through my mind is the world record is going down today. i was like, christian and i are going to break the world record several times today. and i think that got me a little too juiced, because we never opened up that big, you know. and christian and i have been competing against each other since '07 and we never opened up that big in a meet. and i think that put nice a mind-set that we're going to take johnson edwards' record down today and we started to tighten up and press a little bit. so you know, we ended up getting our best jump on the first one. >> i heard you woke up in the morning -- as we bring queen in -- and you said it's going to be the best day of my life. it lived up to that. >> look at that!
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>> you are a gentleman through and through. tell me about this woman who you are now going to be soon making your wife. >> this is my best friend. you know, we've gone through so much together, you know, since 2011. even with her getting fourth place and barely missing the team, she was supposed to be running here as well. and at the time of her event, the 100 hurdles, was at the same time where i proposed. and that kind of took her mind off of that a little bit. >> i'll say. >> how do you -- it's amazing, you jump, knowing in your backpack you've got a ring sitting right there. that's a lot to think about while you're trying to plant all the feet at the right place at the right time. >> yeah, but when you're competing against this guy, you've got to really stay focused. so i was just trying to stay focused on the task at hand. and i knew she'd be in the stands waiting for me when i finished up. >> that's awesome. >> that's great. hey, is your girlfriend here, by the way? >> yeah. >> oh, boy. >> she's backstage. >> a little pressure on you. >> no. we're taking it nice and slow,
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china/great britain race. >> here's the olympians you need to know about. >> i'll start. first up a woman on a team of her own, jareaklashina. allowed to compete in these games. >> she's gorgeous. >> i was going to say -- >> the rest of the russian track and field team was suspended due to doping allegations. the court rules she can compete because she's been living in the united states and took u.s. supervised drug tests. she said with the appeal behind me i can focus my attention on competing and enjoying my olympic experience which i have dreamed of since i first began long jumping as a young girl. tonight she hopes to bring a medal home. >> i feel badly for her. >> she got other teams here. >> yeah. >> next, the power couple are
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competing for different countries while here in rio. ashton competing for team usa. brian for team canada. it might seem like a house divided. they motivate each other to stay on track. even calling themselves team north america. i like the sound of that. they did meet at the university of oregon and tied the knot in 2014 and on sunday brean won the brobs and becoming the first canadian to win a medal in the event and ashton sporting a team canada hat. but tonight is his. it's her turn to support ashton. maybe she'll return the favor with a usa hat. >> finally, the youngest olympic boxing champ since 1924 claressa shields. her father was in and out of prison while her mom struggled with addiction. so claressa bounced around from house to house while her dad
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. taking a look at the headlines. a southern california wildfire spreading quickly overnight has forced more than 80,000 people from their homes. the fire broke out early tuesday in the hills and canyons of san bernardino county east of los angeles and burned 28 square myelogr miles of dry brush and homes. in louisiana 8,000 people remained in shelters overnight as they waited for flood waters to recede. 30,000 homes have been damaged by heavy rain and flooding that started last weekend. at least 11 deaths are blamed on the high water. most of them in baton rouge. more proof this morning that a healthy lifestyle can prevent memory loss and alzheimer's
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disease. adults had experienced mild memory changes, brain scans showed a healthy bmi, physical activity were linked to fewer associations with alzheimer's disease. shows how the lifestyle affects the brain before serious memory problems develop. travel insiders are predicting a 4% boost over last year. they point to expanded flight schedules and cheaper air fair. the average price costs about 5% less than in 2015. and a happy ending tuesday for six adorable puppies that got trapped in a hole underneath a home in oklahoma city. firefighters pulled each puppy to safety. the dogs reunited with their owners and all appear to be doing just fine. now let's head back to rio and get a check of the weather from al with some special guests. good morning. >> we have got three more
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medallists who stopped by. jenny simpson taking home bronze in the women's 1,500 meter. kayla payne and cyclist daryl hammer. two more silver medals to her collection. thank you so much for being here. so jenny, first of all, first american woman ever to win a medal in the 1,500 meter, how does that feel? >> it's incredible to have a moment in sports that tran sends your own experience and something you can share with the country. i feel honored to be the woman to do it. >> and tara, you quick cycling and sold your equipment and then got inspired and never looked back. you really are the epitome of never giving up. >> absolutely. and the power the olympics has on people. it was the olympics that made me realize that everything i've been dreaming of, that i just drew it away and that was my inspiration to come back and now i've got these.
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>> kayla, you have been sailing since you were 7. had this been a dream of yours as well? >> absolutely. it's great to have it all come true in the end and what a great place to go sailing as well. yeah. >> congratulations. we're all so very proud. thank you so much. >> thank you very much. >> all right. well, we've got more but first that's and that is your latest weather, guys. >> thank you, al.
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well, you may not have actually guessed it but al is actually a superfan of one of the mosts aggressive and physical competitions at the games. >> amazing for someone who swims with floaties. the american's water polo team won gold at the london games and won against brazil in the quarterfinals. this afternoon they'll meet hungary in the semis. >> that's right, and they are hungry for gold. i got to smepend time with this team and their goalkeeper, ashleigh johnson, the first african-american woman to suit up, block and save at the net for this team. >> wow. >> the united states controls from start to finish. >> on monday, the u.s. women's water polo team defeated brazil in their quest for gold in the semifinals. >> they were fortunate enough to play in that gold medal game, then it would be a great opportunity for us. >> the teams got an impressive record here in rio. defeated hungary, spain, and china --
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>> and there it is. >> with a strong offense -- >> easily just bats that one away. >> -- and defense in goalkeeper ashleigh johnson, who's changing the face of this sport. you're the first black goalie. >> yes. >> for olympic women's water polo. do you think about that? >> i know that's what people think about when they see me. now it's a big part of me as a player. >> there could be a young, black girl or hispanic girl or asian, who's watching, and think i could do that. >> for sure. i know that me being at this level in this sport is opening a door for other kids. it's really cool to be able to be that person that little girls can look up to. >> how many of you are from california? ashleigh, i didn't see your hand go up. unlike her teammates, johnson grew up in miami. >> i have four siblings, and we all needed something to do during the summer, so my mom was looking for a swim team, and the
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one she found had water polo included in the cost, so we all did it and we loved it. >> look at that wingspan there, just a fingertip on it, just enough. that's her fifth save. >> reporter: the 21-year-old princeton student is also setting a new standard as goalkeeper. >> ashleigh johnson is one of the greatest athletes i've ever seen play water polo. coach kerkorian for the u.s. team says she's one of the most athletically gifted goalkeepers. >> many people call you one of the best water polo goalies in the world. >> i play my position a little bit different than it's been played before. like, i'm very active. and just being a part of the best team in the world makes me look better. >> at her recent practice here in rio, we saw johnson in action. >> people don't realize how mentally engaging it is. you just have to work with your teammates and work by yourself to make the game happen. >> ashleigh johnson played that
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very well in the goal. >> who's most late for practice? [ laughter ] >> wow! nobody even hesitated! part of this strategy? just have fun. >> we can make fun of almost anything on our team and jokes go on for forever. >> this team's ready and set to strike gold. >> we represent the usa and we're inspiring little boys, little girls, adults, people from the other side of the world. that i think would really be the ultimate legacy. >> i never imagined that i'd be here today. i have my team behind me and i have my family behind me, and i just want to make everyone proud. >> usa! >> well, as the u.s. women's water polo team defends its medal, ashleigh johnson goes into the record books. and by the way, look who became an unofficial member of the
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treat. chef goucho is here to show us the authentic way to make a churrasco. good morning. >> absolutely. good morning. >> we've got lots of meat here, too. >> a lot of meat here and of course a great churrasco should always start at the market table, fresh salads, cheeses, hearts of palm. but today we're going to focus on the meats, and i'm going to be making some lamb chops. >> al's favorite. al's a big lamb guy. >> love it. >> help me out here. >> you bet. >> first we get a little rack of lamb and we cut in two, all two bones like that. >> okay. >> then we skewer that. want to skewer one? >> don't poke your hand, al. >> nice and easy. want to do it? >> now, if people want to do this at home, how can they approximate what you guys do? >> well, it's a good -- just get the lamb like a good source and a nice rack of lamb. then we're going to teach you how to make the marinade here,
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which is actually pretty simple. you can make it at home. and it's really quick. we're use iing lemon pepper. so a couple spoonfuls right there. and we also use sea salt, like all of the meats. very traditional salt in brazil. the only thing pretty much we use. like on the red meats, it would be sea salt. then we have mint leaves. >> oh, that's good. >> mint leaves. >> a little bit of lime juice. there we go. >> a little acidity in there. >> yeah, mm-hmm. then, of course, some wine. >> ah. just white wine? >> yeah, just white wine. >> nice. >> just like that. >> and how long are you going to let it marinade for? >> actually, what we do is it's -- and i'll show you. we're going to just -- just before we put the lamb on the grill, we kind of sprinkle that marinade over the top. >> ah. >> so, it's actually very salty -- >> and you look at what's going on over there. can we bring one of the ones
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that's on the grill? >> that's the famous one, right? >> al's done with the preparation. >> oh, that's what we're looking for. >> more of the lamb. that's perfection. >> i cooked them right here for you. it's actually fresh. >> excellent. >> you can help yourself right there. >> i'm going to wait for the picana. that's my thing. i love that. the best. >> let's go for the picana then. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. appreciate it. >> for these recipes and more, head to our website at today.com/food. coming up next, game, set, match! natalie, billy and i get served with a night of dinner and beach volleyball, after
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♪ last night it was u.s. favorites kerri walsh jennings and april ross. they took on the hometown heroes from brazil during the semifinals round for the women's beach volleyball. >> that's right. well, this time, i wasn't alone cheering on our ladies. billy and natalie joined me in the stands for the midnight showdown. it was definitely a game for the record books. >> first off, we had a little nap. >> yeah. >> because it was a late-night game, midnight game, then a little brazilian food, and of course, a cocktail or two, or three in his case. then we headed to the stadium to cheer on team usa.
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>> all right, night out, whoo! >> i'm calling hoda one last time to see where our dinner date is. hello, hoda. >> your loss, hoda! i will do a -- >> what's it called? [ speaking foreign language ] >> the bull! i'll have that. >> who doesn't bring their cat to the restaurant? >> that is like a baby cat child. >> oh, my gosh! >> no, no, no, the cat -- >> going in the bag? >> it's got little window! >> what? >> it's in its onielow submarine! >> can you let the cat out of the bag? ♪ [ speaking foreign language ] >> what's that? >> here's to the late night. >> whoo! >> yeah! >> we're going all night, kids! all right, gentlemen. >> all right.
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>> there you go. ♪ >> i'm going to steal roker's fries. >> go ahead. >> these are fantastic. >> you're one of the cheerleaders, aren't you? >> are you a cheerleader? >> you're a cheerleader, right? >> yes. >> here comes a boom! here comes a boom, boom, boom, boom! >> ooh, ooh, ooh! >> we've got the best seats in the house. yay! >> i have an interview question for both of you. how did we get these seats? >> it's called the roker. >> oh! explosive in here tonight! >> i think we're a little outnumbered tonight. >> here we go! it's on, boys. it's on. oh! beware of the lefty! beware of the lefty! >> oh! >> monster block! >> come on, everybody, it's
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=trx toss to anchor= ==anim== happening now ==half== a crime surge in hayward. overnight - a couple is attacked, robbed, and the husband - shot - while walking with his wife thru a neighborhood. the suspect took off... on nbc bay area-dot-com - read more about the uptick in violent crimes across the city - leaving the community on edge.
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==rvl== and the man accused of setting the clayton fire in lake county is expected in court today. "damin pashilk," is facing 17 counts of arson for igniting several fires. we'll be tweeting out updates from the courtroom as we get them =anchor/cu= adlib olympics next
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usain bolt, still invincible. >> first man in history to win three 100 meter olympic crowns in a row. ♪ beautiful weather is no surprise in this olympic city. and today temperatures are headed for the upper 80s here in rio during a very busy day on the track at olympic stadium. from our studio on copacabana beach, good morning. it is day 12 of the rio games. we have seven hours of daytime coverage ahead. we take you straight to track and field today. the women's 800

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