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into the rest of silicon valley. >> we'll be back at 7:25 with a live local news update. >> join us for our midday newscast at 11:00. have a great morning. good morning show of force. overnight the u.s. deploying a thousand troops to the persian gulf the trump administration turning up the heat on iran. the iranian leader this morning reacting with a shrug. the latest back and forth straight ahead. trump 2020, the prident officially launches his re-election campaign today with a massive prime time rally in battleground florida and a new threat overnight, the president announcing mass deportation starting next week, saying millions of undocumented immigrants will be sent home is this part of his re-election strategy
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chaos in dallas, the search for clues behind that deadly shootout between police and a heavily armed masked gunman at a busy courthouse, and the photographer who took this dramatic story tells the story. >> i just prayed he didn't walk past me. >> what we are learning about the suspect's military background all that, plus on alert, severe storms racing east today bringing a new flood risk to tens of millions war of words, jon stewart taking on senate republican leader mitch mcconnell over 9/11 first responders. >> i don't know why he's all bent out of shape. >> i didn't mean to interrupt them with their jobs. and reunited. >> let's do it >> i got this. >> she is the remarkable young woman who inspired the biggest win in gary woodland's golf career, and the two will come face-to-face again right here in a surprise for the ages. today tuesday, june 18th, 2019 >> announcer: from nbc news,
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this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today. nice to have you with us on a tuesday morning, and shh because amy bockerstette has no idea that her hero, the newest u.s. open golf champ will be right here in our studio to surprise her in a moment. >> bathat 20-year-old who inspie gary woodland, perhaps his biggest fan. some breaking news, the tension's really escalating between the u.s. and iran. the pentagon announced overnight 1,000 more u.s. troops being sent to the persian gulf nbc's chief global correspondent bill neely is in the capital of qatar for us once again this morning. >> reporter: good morning savannah yes, yet another show of force, more u.s. troops on their way here soon. more tension in the persian gulf almost day by day. iran vowing this morning it
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won't wage war, but of course threatening to ramp up its nuclear production, and the u.s. releasing new evidence of iranian troops at work another boost for american fire power in the gulf, the u.s. will send another 1,000 troops to the middle east citing hostile behavior by iran that's on top of an extra 1,500 announced just weeks ago, and the u.s. is building its case that iran attacked two ships in the gulf last week with new photographs. the u.s. says these iranian troops are removing an unexploded mine from the side of a japanese tanker. pieces of the mine still attached by magnets. iranian fingerprints apparently all over an attack that iran denies carrying out. iran's president saying this morning we will not wage war against what he called a group of politicians with little experience iran raising the stakes with its
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own pressure, announcing that it's producing so much uranium it will soon reach and possibly breach the limit it's allowed under the nuclear deal >> we are not removing. >> it says it's not yet breaking the deed president trump walked away from, but it's threatening to increase the quantity and quality of the nuclear fuel it makes. >> we are unfortunately not surprised by the iranian announcement. >> reporter: president trump tweeting a single apparent headline, iran to defy uranium stockpile limits secretary of state mike pompeo will meet the u.s. military commander for the middle east today, some shipping companies in the gulf now calling for military escorts the fear of a flashpoint here growing. >> so bill, a thousand troops to the persian gulf what will their mission be what are they going to be doing? do you know? >> reporter: yeah, the pentagon says they will be used for surveillance and intelligence
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gathering on iran, and its proxy forces in the middle east and to protect u.s. troops and interests from what it calls credible threats from iran, and they'll be used not just here on the persian gulf but likely in iraq, possibly even in syria so you know, within days we've had a military buildup, attacks on tankers in the middle east a nuclear warning from iran, and it doesn't look like there's any sign of a way out, no talks likely and no climb down likely from either the u.s. or iran >> very tense indeed, thank you very much. meanwhile, all eyes are on florida and the 2020 presidential race. president trump holding his re-election campaign's kickoff rally in orlando tonight, and the crowded democratic field is hitting the trail ahead of their first debate in miami next week. nbc white house correspondent peter alexander is in orlando for us good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you
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from here in orlando you can see the lines are already forming to see president trump tonight. he's expected to be joined on stage by the first lady melania trump, also his vice president mike pence, and the president's aides tell us that he has been personally engaged in the planning for this evening's 2020 kickoff rally. on the eve of this event, the president was already looking to rally support among his base vowing mass immigration arrests. >> the 2020 presidential race is on with president trump holding a re-election kickoff rally in orlando and releasing this ad debuting on fox news. >> we love this country. we love donald trump. >> promises made, promises kept. >> reporter: while democratic candidates are sharpening their attacks. >> i'm not spending my time behind closed doors with a bunch of corporate lobbyists, i'm spending my time building a grass roots organization that looks like the rest of america. >> reporter: thousands of die hard trump supporters are expected here tonight.
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>> i love it that he's getting things done. >> reporter: almost four years to the day from kicking off his campaign. >> when mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best they're bringing drugs they're bringing crime they're rapists. >> reporter: this time around the president is once again poised to make immigration a central issue tweeting monday night next week i.c.e. will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have elicitly found their way into the united states they will be removed as fast as they've come in. campaign aides say it's part of a larger message along with his touting of his administration's record on jobs and trade a new polling number showing the president behind the top six democratic candidates and the trump campaign purging three of its pollsters after an internal poll of 17 battleground states became public showing the president trailing joe biden in several races. biden in washington vowing to take the fight to some of those key states.
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>> first of all, i plan on campaigning this out, and i believe we can win texas and florida if you look at the polling data now it's a marathon. it's a long way off. >> so peter, you mentioned the president's tweet promising mass immigration arrests. what more do we know about those plans, and do we know whether that tweet or the plans themselves are tied to his re-election campaign >> reporter: yeah, craig, it's a good question. the president appears to be referring to a plan that has been in the works for months to round up undocumented migrant parents and children in some form of a nationwide blitz i spoke to immigration officials last night who say normally these types of operations are kept secret so as not to tip anybody off. right before the midterms the president vowed that there would be the end of birthright citizenship. he would get rid of it of course the midterms came and went and nothing happened, so again, this time around it's unclear if this is a scare tactic or an actual plan
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>> remains to be seen. peter alexander there for us in orlando. thank you. and a reminder here that the first democratic debate is next wednesday and thursday nights in miami airing here on nbc, msnbc and telemundo. savannah one of the moderators along with lester holt, chuck todd. investigators in dallas are trying to figure out why an army veteran opened fire yesterday on a federal building there, and we're also hearing from the man who took this close-up photo of the suspect just before the gunman was killed in a shootout. nbc's gabe gutierrez has the latest on this good morning. >> what's most incredible is that despite all the shots fire department a-- fired, the gunman was the only person wounded. he left the army in 2017, and investigators are now speaking to his relatives as they try to pin down a motive. >> reporter: the cell phone video is chilling. a masked gunman with an assault
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style rifle and body armor opening fire outside a federal office building in dallas monday >> an unknown male, tactical vest with an automatic weapon shooting at the building. >> reporter: this morning authorities trying to find out why. >> we have more than 200 fbi agents and partners aggressivel investigation. >> the fbi identifies him as 22-year-old brian collilyde of dallas who was discharged from the army in 2017. his social media profiles mention right wing conspiracy theories, but it's not clear why he'd want to attack a federal office building. a photographer for the dallas morning news happened to be standing nearby. he snapped this dramatic photo showing the gunman wearing a mask, a tactical vest and a belt carrying more ammunition. >> i just crouched in the corner and tried to make myself as small as possible and just prayed that he didn't walk past me because i'm in plain sight, and if he saw me sitting there with a camera, i have no doubt he would have shot me. >> reporter: as first responders
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rushed in, officers from the federal protective service shot back. the gunman kept firing as he ran across the street to a parking lot. then he fell and was later pronounced dead. a bomb squad used a robot to blow up a suspicious item in his car, but authorities say no explosives were found. the shootout happened blocks from an ambush three years ago where five police officers were shot and killed. this time authorities say quick action preveed more deaths. >> these guys are our heroes today, we owe them a debt of gratitude. >> i'm sure investigators are looking into the suspect. the military service record. what do we know this morning? >> well, brian clyde was a private first class. he left two years later. on his facebook page he shared images of ammunition mag sooazi and a sword or a dagger. neighbors of his have said he just moved in a couple of months ago, that he kept to himself.
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the gun mman's father declined comment. let's turn now to that severe weather threat facing tense of millions today. severe storms flooding rain expected from the midwest to the mid-atlantic. mr. roker, here we go again. >> unfortunately. this is chagrin falls, ohio. you can see why the falls are named just that. heavy rain, water bursting the banks of the chagrin river causing massive flooding. we've got more on the way. as we go to the radar, you'll see we're looking at 44 million people under a flash flood watch, and we are going to see now it's 46 million stretching all the way into the mid-atlantic. we've also got a risk of severe weather this afternoon into the evening. texas into 5 million people, ten states at risk for tomorrow into the evening hours, for isolated tornados and even as we move into thursday we got a risk in the northeast, four states damaging wind, the tornado threat low, but still there. we watched this system meander its way. it's a stalled front from texas all the way to new jersey,
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multiple storms, heavy downpours. wednesday, thursday, right on into friday as this system continues to push to the east. here's what we're looking at today as far as travel problems. kansas city, cincinnati, atlanta, washington, new york city, all those airports will see weather impacts. i-95 from boston to jacksonville, mobile to indianapolis along i-65 and houston to jacksonville on i-10. heavy rain from three to five inches from the midwest into the northeast. thank you. much more to get to this morning, including the latest on jon stewart's fight on behalf of 9/11 first responders. he fired back overnight after senate republican leader mitch mcconnell appeared to shrug off the comedian's call to action. nbc's kristen welker has the back and forth on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. this is a story that has captured the attention of washington and the rest of the country. it was just last week that jon stewart testified on capitol hill making that emotional plea
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to congress to permanently pay for the september 11th victims' compensation fund. overnight he appeared on his good friend steven colbert's show to hammer home that point. a war of words that's no laughing matter, escalating between comedian jon stewart ann mitch mcconnell, the two men trading jabs over funding for the september 11th, victims' compensation fund. after publicly shaming congress last week, the former daily show host called out congress by name. >> this has never been dealt with compassionately by senator mcconnell. he has always held out until the last minute. >> mcconnell pushing back arguing many things in congress happen at the last minute. >> we have never failed to address this issue, and we will address it again i don't know why he's all bent out of shape. >> reporter: in response stewart joined his old pal steven colbert last night.
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>> i'm not bent out of shape i'm fine i'm bent out of shape for them these are the first heroes and veterans and victims, and they're currently still suffering and dying and in terrible need. you would think that would be enough to get congress's attention, but apparently it's not. >> the feud sparked last week after stewart gave a powerful speech that quickly went viral berating congress members who failed to show up for a subcommittee meeting to reauthorize the fund. >> sick and dying, they brought themselves down here to speak to no one. >> reporter: mcconnell offering this explanation about why the hearings are often empty. >> well, that frequently happens because members have a lot of things going on at the same time, and it sounds to me like he's looking for some way to take offense. >> stewart snapping back. >> now i feel stupid this is a huge misunderstanding, i didn't know that they were busy. [ laughter ]
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i'm -- oh, boy, now i don't even know what to say i'm so sorry i didn't mean to interrupt them with their jobs! >> reporter: later imploring the senate leader. >> so if you want to know why the 9/11 community is bent out of shape over these past, let's call it 18 years, meet with them tomorrow as soon as possible, and don't make them beg for it you could pass this thing as a stand-alone bill tomorrow. meet with them i beg of you >> reporter: now when asked for comment an aide to leader mcconnell highlighted mcconnell's comments that there's no way the senate won't address the funding, but it first has to go through the house where it is expected to pass the fund is currently set to stop taking claims in december of 2020 savannah and craig. >> kristen welker at the white house, thank you, kristen. we turn now to mr. roker once again for a check of the forecast. >> that's right. a look at the rest of the country and show you that we are talking about flood risk in the
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hotter, reaching into the upper 80s and low 90s and this will be one of the hotter days of the week and as summer officially begins on friday, we're going to have a warmup in time for the weekend. >> that's your latest weather. and that's your latest >> and that's your latest weather. thank you so much. still to come, a ninth american tourist dying under mysterious circumstances in the dominican republic what we're learning about this latest case and the search for answers. also ahead this morning, would you trust facebook with your money the social network's ambitious plan to develop its own currency for its billions of users worldwide. but first this is "today" on
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police arrested one suspect in that search and they are searching for another one. let's look at the forecast for you today. meteorologist kari hall. >> we have some sunshine inland, and clouds near the coast, and so we're going to have a wide range in temperatures today. a live look in san jose, starting out sunny, and a nice and cool start to the day with some upper 80s for our highs. we'll be in the low 90s in some of our inland valleys and some upper 60s in san francisco today. and our inland areas will be experiencing one of the hotter days of the week before we have a nice cooldown in time for the end of the week. let's head over to mike for an update on the commute. >> we are concerned about this crash affecting the lower deck out of san francisco, in toward the treasure island tunnel. the exit there is partially blocked by sand barrel damage and sand out of the barrel. there's a car crash into the exit area, just a few minutes ago. that will affect the commute out of san francisco, two lanes, two left lanes are blocked. meanwhile, westbound your
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commute direction out of oakland moves smoothly, the backup at the toll plaza crash over on the shoulder and slowing for the tri-valley. back to you. >> thanks, mike. more local news in 30 minutes.
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back >>now, back now, 7:30, a live look from oak island, north carolina on this tuesday morning. all looks calm, all looks peaceful, postcard perfect, in fact there's growing concern there on oak island after three shark attacks in less than three weeks in north carolina. we're going to get a live report just ahead. i know, we've been telling that story a lot lately. we'll find out what's happening there. let's get to the headlines of the morning and the u.s. deploying a thousand additional troops to the middle east amid rising tensions with iran. increased forces are being sent to address growing threats in the region, but they say the u.s. does not seek conflict with iran
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the troops will be used for surveillance and intelligence gathering. in the meantime, the u.s. is building its case that it was iran behind the attack of two oil tankers in the gulf last week new photographs out today, officials say these iranian troops are removing an unexploded mine from the side of a japanese tanker. an off-duty police officer in new jersey is being hailed a hero for rescuing a neighbor after a massive house explosion. residents say the blast was so intense it shook the entire neighborhood and leveled that house. an off-duty officer who lives a block away put his own life at risk by running in to search for survivors. >> it's just a switch that goes on where, you know, you just get into this mode where you have to help even though your home life is at risk, you know. >> and help he did officers found that victim under a pile of wood they pulled him to safety. he was taken to the hospital in stable condition as for the cause of the explosion, officials suspect it
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was a gas leak, but the investigation is still ongoing. some terrifying moments on board a flight from kosovo to switzerland. the plane was hit by severe turbulence >> yikes >> that picture tells the story. a cell phone camera capturing the moment the flight attendant slammed into the ceiling of the plane along with the drink cart. several passengers said they were burned by hot water that was thrown from that cart. at least ten people suffered minor injuries they were taken to the hospital after the plane landed in switzerland, and the flight attendant is said to be doing okay. >> surprising there weren't more injuries base ond that video. now to the latest in that growing string of mysterious deaths of american tourists in the dominican republic a new jersey man found unresponsive in his hotel room is now the ninth to die while visiting the caribbean nation. nbc's morgan chesky continues to follow this story for us morgan, good morning. >> reporter: yeah, craig, good morning. the family of joseph allen says
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by all accounts he really was a healthy guy and spent a lot of time inside the dominican republic now they're scrambling to get his body back to the united states in hopes of figuring out what led to his death. another tropical vacation ending in tragedy for an american tourist. >> the maid opens the door, screams, slams the door. my brother is on the floor dead. >> the body of 55-year-old joseph allen of new jersey found last thursday. >> he just taught me so many things about being a man he was selfless. >> his brother says he skipped dinner that night after telling friends he was traveling with he wasn't feeling well. allen was staying at the terra linda resort where he had stayed many times before. nbc news reached out to the resort for comment but has yet to hear any response allen is the ninth american to have died under mysterious circumstances while visiting the island in the past 18 months so far the deaths have not been connected but the popular tourist destination's food and
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beverage safety now under a microscope. >> i thought something's not right, my father's a healthy 78-year-old. >> jerry curran died in january falling ill after dinner and drinks at the dreams resort. that resort stressed their standards saying in a statement guest room mini bars are only stocked with saled bottles of liquor less than two years ago dominic dominican authorities shut down five labs manufacturing alcohol seizing over 100 tanks of product unsuitable for human consumption. the u.s. state department has declined to comment on reports that tainted alcohol could be responsible for any of the american deaths. >> i want to know what happened to my sister >> something isn't right in the dominican for all these people to be dying. >> the dplin cominican republics responsible for my mother's death. >> joseph allen's family joins a growing list of heartbroken people seeking answers. >> i do feel like there's something that's off with him dying so suddenly. >> that's the sentiment being
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expressed by a lot of folks back here with the sheer number of deaths over the past year and a half, morgan, are u.s. authorities helping in the investigation in any way? >> reporter: yeah, craig, they are. important to note that dominican police have investigations open into each of these cases but the fbi says they're assisting specifically with toxicology exams. when you ask tourism officials in the dr what they say, they're calling these incidents tragic by isolated. >> we'll continue to follow it thank you, morgan. jury selection is underway now in san diego it's the trial of a decorated navy s.e.a.l. who was accused of murdering a wounded prisoner in iraq and also shooting unarmed civilians. nbc's molly hunter is following this case for us molly, good morning. >> reporter: guys, good morning, this is one of the navy's most prominent war crimes trials in years, special operations chief eddie gallagher has served for nearly two decades in 2017 while deployed in iraq, officers in his platoon said he became frightening.
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>> navy chief eddy gallagher is getting his day in court. >> we're finally at the point that he's been looking forward to, which is to get into court and actually let somebody judge this evidence. >> reporter: during jury selection for his court martial on monday, gallagher wore his dress white uniform and a chest full of ribbons. he's charged with murdering a wounded islamic state prisoner in mosul iraq in 2017 and with the attempted murder of two civilians shooting a schoolgirl and an elderly man who prosecutors say posed no threat. gallagher has denied all charges and his defense team says hi plans to fight. >> the defense's plan is to annihilate the government's case, to show that these witnesses are lying, to show that these charges should never have been brought, and to show that eddie gallagher is not guilty. >> reporter: prosecutors could present evidence including photos of gallagher posing with a dead body, and according to
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the "new york times" sending a leaked navy report a text report the times reports members of his platoon told investigators he had become obsessed with killing. in recent months, the court martial has been thrown into turmoil, first be i the removal of the lead prosecutor for tracking the defense team's e-mails and then by suggestions by president trump he might pardon the defendant. >> when they fight sometimes they get treated very unfairly. >> reporter: in march president trump ordered military officials to move gallagher to a less restrictive confinement. republicans in congress have lobbied for him saying he's an innocent war hero being unfairly prosecuted gallagher's wife andrea leading the charge to free her husband. >> i mean, our children already know the truth, just like i know the truth. just like he knows the truth bad things happen to good people >> one of the biggest issues facing prosecutors is that it took so long for officers from
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his unit s.e.a.l. team 7 to report the alleged war crimes that investigators have little physical evidence to go on later today the strongest witnesses are expected to testify right off the bat including the prosecution's star witness navy s.e.a.l. craig miller the navy times reports he's expected to testify that he saw gallagher plunge a knife into the prisoner. >> an interesting case, and a lot of people will be watching it closely thank you very much. mr. roker is back because if it seems like it's raining more around this country, perhaps it's because it is. >> it has been, and we can point to the change in our climate we've seen the increase in heavy rainfall events since 1958, three inches or more, we've seen it especially in the northeast on into the midwest and southeast as well. not so much out west take a look at this. so far this year, 58 cities have seen their top ten wettest years on record since january 1st. for example, vegas, they've had
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224% of their average rainfall kansas city 155%, chicago, over 150%, fifth wettest year-to-date for vegas, third wettest kansas city for today we've got a flood risk in the mid-mississippi and ohio river valleys. severe storms firing up in the cent as we go toward the middle of the week, we will have some slight cooling here by thursday, we're up to 84, but it will be heating up as we enjoy our first summer weekend across the bay area. that's your >> and that's your latest weather. >> how many of those glasses are you going to get
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and we're missing all of them. schedule your donation at redcrossblood.org we are back with carson daily, and also some big news from facebook this morning. >> this is really interesting. it's a move aimed at shaking up the world's financial systems and the way we all shop. facebook says it is going to soon roll out a new digital currency nbc's tom costello with the details. this is something -- no more dollars? we're talking about face bucks or something >> yeah, pretty close. this is huge, right? facebook is already the dominant social media company, 2.4 billion monthly users every single month, and now they want to create a global currency that all of us will use here's the question, given facebook's issues with privacy and security, would you trust it to manage your money >> reporter: the facebook plan replace the world's dollars,
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euros, franks, yen, and pesos with a new crypto currency called the libra used by people all over the world, cutting fees and exchange rates, similar to payment apps venmo and zell you could use your phoneo transfer libra to friends, shop online or pay at your local store. it's got the experts on cnbc buzzing. >> this is going to be the biggest thing that's happened to facebook for years this is going to be their attempt to be able to give away something that everybody in the world will love. >> reporter: 28 companies have already signed up to launch and govern the use of the libra including visa, mastercard, uber, lyft, ebay, spotify, and paypal as facebook now tries to take a bite out of amazon's dominance in e-commerce. but analysts say years of hacks, privacy violations, and russian trolls have undermined the public's trust in facebook. >> on the dollar there's in god we trust, and this is in crypto currency, do we trust facebook
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that's really the question. >> reporter: facebook says it won't manage the new financial system instead it's launching a subsidiary called calibra to do that they will not share account information or financial data with facebook or any third party without customer consent and promising strong protections in place to keep your money and information safe but wait you ask, what about bitcoins >> trading in the crypto currency was temporarily halted as the value of bitcoin fell about 20%. >> reporter: super volatile and popular with cyber crooks, but without regulators, it's been slow to catch on for e-commerce. facebook says the libra will be pegged to real currencies with a regulatory system. still, some cyber security pros are recommending a go slow approach. >> my advice is if you get an offer to start using libra, proceed with caution let other users be the guinea pigs. >> tom i'm going to confess, every time you're talking about crypto currencies, my eyes glaze over i don't really get it.
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can you do like a sample transaction? how would you do it? >> reporter: let's say i owe you some money i can take some money, some cash, some dollars out of my bank account i put it into a libra account, and then i can access that libra wallet through facebook on either messenger or whatsapp much like you do if you have apple pay. you just put your thumb on it and click and suddenly the money is transferred same concept the difference is this is a whole new currency, and so you could use that same app, the same currency the world over, and you could also use your phone to scan a bar code, for example, and immediately transfer money onto, for example, the metro or maybe you're going to buy a starbucks or something of that nature. the whole idea is it's not physical cash, not coins it's all on your phone >> but tom, this is also unlike bitcoin, this is backed up by a hard currency, right >> reporter: absolutely. so it's backed up by the euro and the dollar and even the swiss frank. it's pegged to those currencies,
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so as opposed to bitcoin which trades wildly, right, it's up dramatically earlier in the year, it was down dramatically this should be because it's pegged to real currencies, it should be more stable. of people >> so why can't we just stick with a zen mmo or zell. >> doesn't my apple pay work well, doesn't my credit card work well? >> yeah. >> that's the issue. for people in countries who don't have access to banks and there are apparently a lot of people who don't have easy access to banks, this would become something that they could use and they wouldn't be paying transaction fees. >> all right tom, thank you do you think this is going to be that moment they play in like 20 years where we're like what is that internet? it's a passing fad >> this is katie and brian 2019. >> it's interesting, though. brave new world. thank you, tom coming up, we are live in north carolina with some new details on the third shark attack there in less than three weeks but first, these messages.
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good tuesday morning. right now at 7:56, we're starting out with sunshine, already looking a little hazy out there in dublin. this is where the temperatures will be one of the warmest in the bay area, reaching into the low 90s. we'll have some mid-70s in oakland today, and san francisco staying cool with the clouds and the fog, very close to the coast, once it finally retreats today and we're going to see some slight cooling headed into the inland areas through the end of the week. summer officially begins this friday and heats up in time for the weekend with our valleys in the upper 80s, and in san francisco, we're still going to keep the clouds and the fog with highs staying in the 60s throughout the next several days. even into the first part of next week, as the valleys start to cool off, we'll stay in the upper 60s in the city. let's head over to mike. >> summer traffic pattern officially started about a week ago.
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we're seeing this tuesday with a lighter volume than most of the other months outside of the summer, when the schools are in session. eastbound 80 this is atypical, getting out of san francisco, very jammed toward treasure island. left two lanes are blocked by a crash that took out an attenuator barrel, the sand barrel at the exit there. the rest of the bay is moving pretty smoothly. slow across the dumbarton bridge to the peninsula. west 237 as well. back to you. >> all right, thanks, mike. happening now, we're following breaking news in alameda county. police are looking for a suspect after an officer-involved shooting at hayward. that shooting led to a chase. police have confirmed that they have arrested one suspect, that they're moving in on another suspect. no officers were hurt in that shooting. we'll have more on the story as we it comes in and update you during our midday newscast. a homicide investigation under way in san mateo county. this happened just before 1:00 this morning on skyline boulevard near bear gulch road, west of woodside. the sheriff's department telling
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us deputies found a victim's body this morning. more news for you in 30 minutes.
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it's 8:00 on "today." it's 8:00 on "today," coming up campaign kickoff, the president set to hold his first re-election rally in florida tonight. thousands of supporters expected as democrats gear up to take on the president in some key states. >> first of all, i plan on campaigning this out this is a marathon, it's a long way off. >> we're live with the latest. plus, dangerous waters the new emergency calls just released after an 8-year-old boy was attacked by a shark in north carolina >> i'm on bald head island, and someone got bit by a shark. >> the third attack along that coast this month, an update on his condition just ahead. ♪ and she's got this
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>> want to hit it out? >> yeah. >> you do? >> yes, i do. >> let's do it. >> i got this. >> she stole our hearts cheering on her friend gary woodland during his win at the u.s. open. now amy bockerstette is joining us live in studio 1a, and we have a special surprise in store for her today, tuesday, june 18th, 2019 ♪ i'm a sucker for you, say the word and i'll do anything ♪ >> future "today" show anchor from granger, indiana. >> from lancaster, pennsylvania, celebrating my 60th. >> celebrating my retirement. >> my birthday. >> and our graduation. ♪ >> seeing "today." >> hi my name is melissa and i'm from highland, michigan, today is my 40th birthday. >> after 33 years of teaching. >> i'm retired >> good morning, everybody welcome back to "today." it's tuesday morning, nice to have you with us
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boy, we love our crowd every day, but the crowd that's willing to stand in the rain on a not so hot morning, that's a crowd we love even more. >> we're going to get outside and enjoy those folks in just a bit. by the way, we have something really special tomorrow here on "today. did you hear about this 10-year-old girl who just became the youngest person to ever climb yosemite national park's iconic el capitan? now she's going to join us, and she's going to show us how she did it she's going to join us for an exclusive live interview savannah guthrie going to climb a rock tomorrow on the plaza with this little girl. >> am i? i hope she shows me how. i'm not known for my athletic skims. we've got a lot to get to this morning. supporters are already lining up for the president's official campaign kickoff rally. it's for tonight in florida. nbc white house correspondent peter alexander is in position in orlando peter, good morning. >> reporter: hey, savannah, good morning to you president trump knows well that without the state of florida he
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could easily be a one-term president. that's why he's kicking off his 2020 re-election bid here in orlando tonight. over my shoulder you can see the thousands who are already lining up, gathering to enter the amway center, home of the orlando magic. the president hoping to deliver some magic of his own. he will be joined on stage by the first lady melania trump, the vice president mike pence as well his aides say that he has been personally engaged in the process of planning for tonight's rally, and even on the eve of this kickoff event, president trump was already looking to rally his base vowing mass immigration arrest. he said it in the form of a tweet saying it would take place next week. he appears to be referring to a plan that has been in the works for months to round up undocumented migrant parents and children in a nationwide blitz law enforcement officials say normally operations like this are not discussed so as not to tip anybody off. that's the latest from here. >> peter alexander in orlando, thank you.
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and a reminder that first democratic debate is next wednesday and thursday nights in miami. it airs on nbc as well as ♪ a -- msnbc and telemundo. president trump has ordered another 1,000 troops to the middle east as friction with iran intensifies the pentagon says the deployment is a defensive measure it comes after iran threatened to violate an international agreement to limit its nuclear program. president trump pulled out of that deal last year. washington has also stepped up its campaign to convince allies that iran was behind the attacks last week on two oil tankers in the region iran's president saying overnight that his country will not wage war against any nation. the supreme court has sent back to the lower courts a case having to do with the owners of an oregon bakery who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding because of religious beliefs. the owners were fined $135,000 under oregon's antidiscrimination law
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on monday the supreme court said state court should take a fresh look at this disbutte pute in lf last year's rulingsie ing. an 8-year-old boy has become the third person to survive a shark attack off the north carolina coast in the last two weeks. nbc's kerry sanders has some new details on what happened in this latest case. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: well, fwoorngood mg craig. marine experts believe the shark that bit the 8-year-old boy in the waters here off north carolina was likely a black tip shark. fortunately, the little boy's injuries are not life-threateni life-threatening this morning for the first time we're hearing the frantic 911 call after an 8-year-old boy playing in the north carolina surf was attacked. >> i'm on bald head island, and someone got bit by a shark. >> reporter: the boy suffering puncture wounds to his leg. >> i need you to continue with his father to hold firm, steady
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pressure on both wounds, okay? >> reporter: rushed to the hospital, he's expected to make a full recovery. some tourists now keeping a wary eye on the water after the third attack this month along the north carolina coast >> it definitely makes you nervous. >> shark attacks, you can die. you can die from that. >> reporter: but at one state aquarium shark experts say it's more of a coincidence than a trend. >> we are not a natural prey item in their world. when we do get these encounters, as unfortunate as they are, it is most likely a case of mistaken identity. >> reporter: he says sharks don't hunt humans but might mistake them for a fish or marine mammal. last week 40 miles away, 19-year-old surfer austin reed was attacked. >> it's like i i stanstantly knt was a shark. >> and two weeks ago, 17-year-old paige winter was attacked at atlantic beach her paramedic firefighter father
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punching the shark until it let go. >> and i hit it with everything i could, and it let go. >> reporter: paige's spirit undaunted despite losing a leg and two fingers. >> and i think with this situation i can transform it into something it's not like oh, how tragic 17-year-old lost a leg no, 17-year-old lost a leg and we're popping. >> reporter: here on oak island out on bald head island where the little boy was bitten, and along the coast lifeguards and park rangers say that they have not seen a decrease in the number of people coming to the beach, but they have noticed that at least in recent days, fewer people have been going into the water, craig. >> i can believe it. kerry sanders on oak island for us, thanks kerry. let's get to the morning boost. this is a cute one an alabama girl was excited when she found out her favorite band, korean pop sensation bts would be playing a handful of concerts in the u.s here's what happened when her
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parents surprised her with tickets to a show in chicago. >> this thing sold out so fast, so i guess it's a good thing we already bought your tickets. >> oh, my god! >> those are happy tears. >> man >> she is so happy she has been begging her parents for tickets so the show is actually 600 miles away, which super mom and dad are taking her there. i'm impressed. >> who would have elicited that response >> my mom didn't even like driving me to the mall that's awesome >> who would it have been for you? >> duran duran definitely. much more ahead, including sandra bullock's touching speech at the mtv movie awards that will make you laugh and cry. we are so excited to have this young lady in the studio. this is amy. she's a huge golf fan, a great player herself and inspiration to millions, including one in
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particular, u.s. open champ gary woodland we will tell you her story right after this the pink? let's go mets! go time daddy! [ giggling ] ohhhh man. took my hat off. [ "to love somebody" by bee gees playing ] that's crazy! [ crowd cheering ] [ screaming ] let's go mets! ♪ [ cheering ]
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golf world sunday. got it major champion, gary woodland. >> gary's biggest supporter, 20-year-old amy bockerstette who has down syndrome cheering him on with her family from florida. >> how are you are you amy? >> yes. >> give me a hug i'm gary. >> the two became close in january with junior college golfer amy teeing off with the pro in arizona. >> you want to hit it out? >> yeah. >> you do? >> yes, i do. >> let's do it. >> i got this. >> i love it >> you can do this >> it became the most watched video in pga history with more than 20 million views. >> that is awesome you're an inspiration to us, all right? >> okay. >> you're our hero >> amy's parents say as her friend gary advanced in the tournament, she wouldn't leave the tv, and before the final round on sunday, amy told her friend you've got this on twitter.
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>> oh, look at this shot >> how are you >> good. >> afterwards the duo chatted over facetime while gary clutched the winning trophy. >> i used your positive energy you were awesome thank you. you having fun >> yes you're amazing >> amy bockerstette and her dad joe are with us now. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> we're so happy to meet you, amy and joe. amy, how excited were you when you saw gary win >> i think his game was awesome and we're just friends. >> he is your friend, isn't he >> yes >> were you nervous for him? >> no. >> you knew he had this? >> yeah. >> yeah. >> joe, you're sitting there you're glued to the tv on sunday. >> right. >> what's going through your mind >> oh, it was a crazy weekend for us because we woke up on saturday morning, saw gary in the lead, and that's all amy wanted to talk about for two days
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she kept asking me saturday morning, we played golf saturday morning. she kept asking me what time gary was teeing off and was she going to be able to get to the tv in time, and so she was glued to the tv and saw every shot saturday and sunday. cheering the whole way, right? >> yeah. >> it's pretty amazing this video was shot in phoenix that went viral in january of you playing, and amy, gary won the tournament thanks to you. >> yeah. it was amazing. >> yeah. it was amazing, right? >> that became the story was this relationship and watching amy and the way gary was with amy and the hole that she played is the toughest par 3 out there. you made a par on the hole you inspired gary, and then of course for him to be leading in the u.s. open with brooks koepka, this whole story took on a life of its own, and you guys are probably feeling that now. >> so those two and a half minutes t chanit changed our li right? >> yeah. >> and amy has continued to play golf around the country,
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participated in many charity events and opportunities, so many folks have reached out to us to talk about how that video has touched their lives. it's just been a terrific blessing. >> amy, what do your friends think about all of this? course, >> so my friends were for gary we're just friends. >> talking about like media? >> just having fun >> i know, everyone saw you on tv i told amy, i said you're famous she said thank you, you are. everybody knows you now. >> how's your golf game amy? >> it was great. >> is it good? >> it's good. >> are you better at chipping or putting? >> both. >> both. >> she's the whole picture >> i get two shots a side. >> gary loved meeting you and feels so close to you that he was hoping to see you again, and so we decided that he should come here and so gary is actually here right now, and he wanted to give you a hug, so
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look right over there. >> oh, my goodness >> there's the champ >> how are you sweetie >> good. >> good to see you. >> good to see you too. >> can i come sit with you >> yeah. >> you can sit right here. >> good to see you brother congratulations, man that was a lot of fun. >> congratulations. >> welcome, welcome. >> you brought your trophy have you ever seen one of these before close up? >> i think you should hold it amy. >> we won that together, huh >> yeah. >> oh. >> come on >> gary, you are incredible. what a heart first of all, congratulations. >> thank you so much. >> a humongous accomplishment, you must be on cloud nine. >> yes, it hasn't sank in yet. it's been good. >> you have so much going on in your life, u.s. open champ you've got a little one. you've got twins on the way. >> yeah, life's about to get really real. >> but you find it in your heart and in your life to share this victory with this wonderful young lady. >> we had a special day there in phoenix, and it's blossomed from
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there, but the world needs a lot more of amy in it. her attitude, her energy, it was contagious i thought a lot about you on sunday, but i think a lot about you every day. >> what do you think it is about amy and amy's story that has compelled so many people around the world, not just in this country? >> it's her love for life. life's not always bells and whistles, it's not always going to be great. your energy is contagious. that's the only thing you control is your attitude she controls her attitude beautifully. i learned a lot from her that day. i was more nervous for her on that day she executed under the gun, under the pressure, people all around her it was a special day. >> the voice of your caddy is obviously a huge asset going to 17 you had a two-shot lead you were sty mied. you made that incredible shot. how much of amy's voice did you hear >> a lot of people have seen that video, and so people yell at me from the crowd, i got this, you got this, you got this not only if i'm not thinking about it myself, i hear it from everybody else it's pretty cool. >> amy, what do you think about
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that trophy? >> it's great. [ laughter ] >> feels good? >> awesome. >> gary, you and amy have stayed in touch. >> yes. >> all this time, so you met a few months ago, but you facetime each other and exchange messages right? >> it's been special she sent me an awesome birthday video singing me happy birthday. >> that's right. >> wow >> well, she told me she sings and dances too. >> oh, i love it >> you a big dancer? >> yes >> she told me that you like music. you like the jonas brothers. >> yes. >> the jonas brothers are going to be coming to phoenix in october, and we're going to make sure that you go when you're home we're going to get you tickets if the jonas brothers. they are huge fans of yours too. >> how cool is that? >> thank you for coming to see us. >> thank you >> yeah, we loved having you and joe. you're amazing. >> thank you very much >> gary, keep crushing it out there. >> joe, father of the year, by the way. >> another testament to the two
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and a half minute video. >> there you go. >> you're a bigger impact than you realize. >> it's a testament to you and this beautiful young lady you've raised with your wife. >> she's a keeper, aren't you? >> thank you, gary, you're awesome. thank you so much. >> appreciate it. >> thank you. >> al, you got a check of the weather? >> let's head to the map and show you what we've got going on here a lot of wet weather making its way especially in the east from new york all the way down to the gulf we've also got showers and thunderstorms back to the west we've got five states looking at severe storms into the afternoon, 5 million people at risk tomorrow ten states are looking at 14, 24 million people at risk from indiana down to texas, and then on thursday afternoon in the northeast we're looking at a risk of 14 million people, heavy rain we've got flood risks stretching from new york all the way into the central plains out there we're going to be seeing a possibility of flooding good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall.
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it is foggy and drizzling at the golden gate bridge right now. so this marine layer right along the coast is going to keep it cool in san francisco today. we'll stay in the upper 60s while the inland valleys heat up. it is already clear we're heading up to 92 today in antioch. as we check out our seven-day forecast low 90s today. upper 80s tomorrow. and the coolest day of the week will actually be this thursday. >> that's your latest weather, guys. >> all right, mr. roper. thank you. now the party can start. >> and that's your latest weather. guys. >> mr. roker, thank you. now the party with start jenna bush hager is here in the house. >> he's still on a -- >> i watched every minute of his round. i asked him would you hit it on 14, par 5, the smash on 3 wood, the chip on 17, drano, all he had to do was nuzzle it down there. >> i don't know what you just said. >> i'm geeking out. >> let's get to pop start. we've got a special guest, and we're going to start with last
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night actor kevin bacon sitting down with our own seth meyers, he just wrapped up his own show, in which he had to grow a mustache for his role. he decided to take the opportunity last night onset's show to shave that mustache off in the interview chair seth also revealed to kevin bacon they might be related. have a look. >> i was on "finding your roots," and one of the things they do is they show you at the very end, someone who is a genetic cousin of yours, and i got you. i'm one degree from kevin bacon. >> isn't that awesome? i heard about that >> yeah. >> and everyone kept saying to me have you met cousin seth? >> look who we have here, cousin seth himself. >> where >> seth meyers >> oh, hey, look who's up early. >> it's not that early for me. hi, everybody, how are you >> good to see you. >> what's up buddy >> have a sit down >> what's up >> good to see you guys, how's it going
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>> how'd you like doing that learning about your ancestors? i feel like a lot of people would like to do that. >> it's a lot of fun i don't feel like i learned anything crazy about myself, but i think that's a good thing in this day and age. >> were you a little nervous what you might find? >> i think the bummer now because my genetic dna is in the system, if someone in my family is a serial killer that will eventually lead to their arrest. i apologize. >> one of those things, you get a letter -- >> congrats on the five-year anniversary. that's a big deal. >> congratulations. >> my favorite segment on the show is a closer look. into an issue that a lot of ive comedians might stay away from. >> we're just really -- we can't believe we have an audience that an audience has the attention span for a ten to 12 minute piece. we got great feedback on it. it's for us our favorite thing to do. we're really lucky. >> i know it's clicked online, i didn't mean to say that, but people really do, that's one of
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the things that's been really popular online, and i know that was a little unexpected. you guys thought it would be the opposite. >> i think when we started doing the show in 2014, the more conventional wisdom was like short things are really good online that's what people want to watch the next day, and so we have just, again, it'just been a delight for us that there's an audience out there who wants to sit down and spend maybe even on their phone watch something that takes 10, 12 minutes. >> you guys don't shy away either. >> a point of view late at night that they're looking for -- >> i don't think we were smart enough to know that going into it, but we didn't quite know the other way to do things, but it has been nice that -- i think this day and age people have a sense for authenticity, and they want to hear what you believe. so ultimately, you know, we say what we think, and it's nice that we have an audience that comes to hear what that is. >> five years in, what's your favorite part of the whole thing? >> i feel like we did a really good job when we hired the people we decided we wanted to do a show with there's nobody i'm bummed out to see. that makes working a lot easier
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when you don't have to avoid people in the hallway. you guys work in the building, they're narrow hallways. >> you've got sort of the nicer hallway. >> that's true i've seen your hallway. >> it's a better neighborhood than us. >> happy belated father's day by the way. >> yeah, it was a good one. >> i was going to say in five years, you've become a father twice. >> two times over. >> did you get married in the last five years too? >> i got married right before the show started i wanted to get married before the show started so i didn't have to invite everybody from this show. i had to invite all the snl people >> i'm in the fitness center, i see seth come through, use that as a shortcut sometimes. >> we're right there >> i've seen at the time on the treadmill. i'm not in the gym very often, but i have seen you on the treadmill. >> you all work out together. >> i think probably the right thing to do is let seth have his workout, but instead i'm like hey, hi. >> come on the show. >> he's like taking off his hat. hi yeah >> seth, some shows opted to like kind of shy away from the political commentary on late night. people may not want to see that.
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much to your success you dive right in, the democratic debates are next week, you guys are going to be live after the debates. what do you have planned >> mostly to just try to follow what happens the nice thing about the live a very good morning to you. it is 8:26. we are following breaking news in alameda county, police looking for a suspect after an officer-involved shooting in haywoode which led to a chase. officers in camouflage spread out in several neighborhoods on different streets and buildings earlier this morning. police say it started about 1:00 with an officer involved shooting in hayward near wynton and cabot. they are asking you to avoid the area. cabot boulevard and allison street also continues to be closed off. the suspect vehicle ended up eventually at 106th avenue and bancroft. we'll have more on the story as it comes in and an update on our midday newscast. join us at 11:00.
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let's check the morning commute with mike. the bay bridge was a problem earlier. it still is. still avoiding those two areas you mentioned in hayward and oakland we're talking about the freeways where you want to avoid if you can the lower deck getting out of san francisco. we still have your left lane blocked and the exit at treasure island getting out of the area. folks trying o get to treasure island from san francisco have to loop back around from the commute direction. the commute actually lighter though westbound and coming out of san francisco as well as northbound 101 approaching the skyway jammed up this morning because of the traffic alert on the bridge. now, the san matteo bridge moving smoother. back to you.
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♪ it is 8:30 now it's a tuesday morning, june 18th, 2019 it was raining, but the sheer power and the will of our crowd stopped the rain it's raining across a lot of the country this morning we like to give a little extra time to the crowd, seth, when
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the rain comes down. >> seth stayed because he's like he didn't like how that wrapped up. >> i felt like it was very unfair of you to ask me that question >> thank you i appreciate that. >> time for a crowd moment seth, this is when we go and recognize outstanding members from the crowd. >> excellent. >> tim, taylor, where are we >> there we are. okay tim and taylor, you're from the hawkeye state, right >> we're from iowa. >> what part of iowa >> des moines. >> what brings you to the city we're traveling because we're trying to fit all of the states on our map that hangs in our living room. >> wow >> we came all the way up to new york and then we're going to loop around to head back. >> i love it a couple that travels together stays together forever how long have you guys been married? >> just about a year. >> nowewlyweds >> we want you to do something else in new york while you're here >> how are you nice to meet you tim, nice to meet you taylor. >> this is where you're supposed to -- >> do you guys want to come see my show tonight?
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yeah, there you go, excellent. it also counts as a visit to montana, so it's very exciting. >> it's a heck of a show have you seen it before? this is where you say every night. >> every night we watch. >> well done, good cover thank you. thank you, craig. >> there are any number of ways that could have gone wrong. >> that's why i cut them off before they could answer. >> taylor just whispered we have hamilton tickets tonight, we can't go see seth. >> you should check out the show, it's excellent, it airs weeknights 12:30, 11:30 central here on nbc. >> live next week after the debates, we'll see you in miami, seth. >> we've got savannah on. >> wait, i have to study i can't, no. not a good idea. >> when the weather cooperates, no doubt you're planning to throw a few summer parties if you don't want it to be all work and no fun, stick around, we've got the keys, the menu as well for some fuss free summer entertaining >> oh, yes >> and icon gloria vanderbilt.
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>> and craig's going to have a very special story from his home state of south carolina just ahead this morning. coming up in the third hour of "today," we're kicking off our series modern marriage, looking at the way couples these days are breaking from tradition. this morning, how the search for the perfect ring and gown could be changing. you don't even need to leave your home. >> we have so much good stuff coming up. >> so much, and yet i'm going to get out of here as soon as this is over. >> go on, good-bye. >> i've got to go do my show. >> let's get a check of the weather from al. but first. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by breyers natural vanilla, partnering with american farmers for 100% grade a milk and cream let's take a look at what's going on including your first look at the first day of summer. we start off with today we're looking at flood risk in the ohio river valley, strong storms in the central plains. sunshine out west. for tomorrow we're looking for hot and dry weather out west, lots of severe storms in the mid-plains wet weather up and down the east coast, and the first day of
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summer, it begins at 11:40 a.m. east coast 8:45 a.m. out on the west coast. heavy rain along the eastern seaboard, not good news. hot and humid in the central plains look for sunshine through the southwest. severe storms in the northern plains where are you guys from? >> we're from san diego. >> what's your name? >> my name is keva. >> noah. >> nicole. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. live look outside in san jose, enjoying some sunshine and some comfortable temperatures. it will be heating up today into the upper 80s and some low 90s for the east bay valleys as well as the north bay reaching 97 in yukiya. meantime, san francisco still socked in with clouds and fog and we'll reach the upper 60s today. it will cool off a few more degrees by thursday but as summer begins we'll start a warming trend heading into the weekend. >> and that is your latest >> and that is your latest weather. craig.
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>> all right, mr. roker. thank you, up next with new tributes pouring in, we will celebrate the life, the legacy of gloria vanderbilt nae's going to havher story. e bu
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we're back. ♪ we're back, 8:37, and we want to send our condolences this morning to our good friend anderson cooper. he lost his mom gloria vanderbilt yesterday of course we all know her. she was a legendary actress, a painter, a designer and philanthropist, and natalie's been looking back at this incredible story nat good morning. >> good morning to you guys. gloria vanderbilt was born into a family whose name was synonymous with wealth and privilege in new york, and her life while extraordinary was also one filled with hardship and tragedy. >> poor little rich girl. >> fame, beauty, and incredible wealth, gloria vanderbilt had all those things, but what she
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wanted most according to her son anderson cooper was the love and stability she never had as a child. >> here's the first movie of little gloria herself. >> born in 1924, vanderbilt was heiress to the vast railroad and shipping fortune built by her great, great grandfather while still a baby, she lost her father and was largely abandoned by her mother. at 10, vanderbilt was at the center of a custody battle between her mother and paternal aunt newspapers breathlessly covered every moment of what was then called the trial of the century, and dubbed her the poor little rich girl. but that girl would grow up to be an accomplished woman who wrote, painted, acted, and built a hugely successful fashion empire in the late '70s and early '80s putting her name on the designer jean backsides of millions of women. ♪ >> she married for the first time at 17 to a mob affiliated hollywood agent whom she said physically abused her.
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four years later she left him for 65-year-old conductor leopold stakowski, a marriage that resulted in the birth of two sons but ended in bitter divorce. >> i think to be in love is the secret of everything that's -- if i know anything in life, that's what it is. >> gloria vanderbilt married twice more to director sydney lumet and writer wyatt cooper, a love that gave her two more sons, a period she called the happiest in her life she also dated ere roll flynn, frank sinatra and howard hughes. her most devastating loss witnessing the suicide of her son carter in 1988 speaking to her youngest son anderson in the hbo documentary nothing left unsaid. >> all i did was cry, and i haven't cried since. it's like there's not a tear left. >> however, tragedy would not define her eulogizing his mother for cnn, anderson spoke movingly of her
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resilience and capacity for love. >> the last few weeks every time i kissed her good-bye i'd say i love you, mom. she would look at me and say i love you, too. you know that. i knew it from the moment i was born, and i'll know it for the rest of my life, and in the end what greater gift can a mother give to her son. >> in her final hours surrounded by anderson and her loved ones, there was this touching moment shared. >> i never knew that we had the exact same giggle. it makes me giggle every time i watch it [ laughter ] >> a moment no doubt that he certainly will never forget, and vanderbilt was the queen of reinvention choosing to make her own way and become her own woman and savannah, as women of a certain age, i'm guess you and i both had the gloria vanderbilt jeans in our closet. >> we did, and i knew that name, but then when you learn more about her and what she has gone through her whole life, and then of course we do know anderson a little bit and see her
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extraordinary son, which is a great life accomplishment, natalie. >> absolutely. great legacy to her. >> yes. >> thank you very much >> thank you just ahead here on a tuesday morning, a reverend and a rabbi who share an unusual bond. our conversation with them about a test of faith they never could have imagined and what it taught them both about forgiveness. but first this is "today" on nbc. as a family, we always fly emirates. mum and dad are always saying... i love the breakfasts... it's the lunch for me... we both like the snacks... and the comfy seats... granny always says... the crew are so lovely with... can i get you anything madam? my uncle loves emirates for... the thousands of channels... plus i never miss a live match... and my sister, if she ever spoke to me... would say...
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welcome back welcome back, it was four years ago this week yesterday, in fact, that a gunman opened fire at a historically black church in charleston, south carolina, and just eight months ago another shooter stormed into a pittsburgh synagogue killing 11 people. >> the two crimes while not connected will forever link the leaders of those houses of worsh worship. i sit down with eric manning and rabbi jeffrey myers to talk about their bond and what they call the ministry of presence.
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>> tell me about this ministry of presence. what is it >> a ministry of presence is just being there in support and solidarity, letting people know that they're not alone. >> reverend eric manning took over as pastor of emanuel ame church in charleston a year after the tshooting that left nine dead. >> i was looking for someone to kind of talk to, just to share with, just who could possibly understand what it means to lead a congregation. >> so when a gunman targeted tree of life synagogue in pittsburgh last october leaving 11 dead, reverend manning did not hesitate. >> something was just saying to me you need to be there, remember how you were, remember the questions you had. >> within days, reverend manning was at rabbi jeffrey myers side. >> his support and counsel in
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the days and weeks after the attack on tree of life, what did that mean? >> to know i could speak to someone who's been there, who understands it intimately, that's the best person to speak to when it comes to any sort of shared incidents, so it continues to be for me a place to go for a source of guidance, inspiration. >> how's charleston? >> there's more than 500 members so to speak on the roll of mother emmanuel, and i can honestly say every member is in a different space. i've learned how to give people the time to validate that whatever space they're in it's okay >> for us in pittsburgh, we're writing one. we hope it gets dusty and never gets used but we all know too well this is going to happen
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again somewhere, and if our experiences can help whoever the next community is. >> what makes you so confident it's going to happen again >> we're not done seeing massacres in houses of worship i just know that one day again it's going to happen i'm hopeful it's not in my lifetime, but if it is, i will be there. >> how has all of this changed both of your perspectives on forgiveness? >> in the ministry of forgiveness, we're able to release that dominion or that power that the person may have over us and say i'm not going to allow you to control the rest of my life. i'm not going to have animosity towards you. i'm releasing it. >> from our point of view as a jewish community, you have to seek it from those who you have wronged. the hard part is you can't get forgiveness from people you've killed they can't give it god is always open to giving forgiveness. you have to seek it, even on one's death bed you can see
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forgiveness from god for the sins that you've committed over a lifetime, and god will forgive. >> one of the things that strikes me about this story and about this friendship formed out of tragedy is you've got two men from different faiths, from different backgrounds. i cannot help but thinking this is precisely the opposite outcome of what both of the gunmen would have wanted. >> there are always unintended consequences in a case like this between both perpetrators, what they haven't caught is that it strengthened communities in ways that they could have not anticipated whatever that percent of people who have evil in thought and deed, that part of the skill can't outweigh the remaining part of society that are basically just really good, decent people, and in the end evil will not win. it will scar us, but it will never win.
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rabbi together over the weekend, at the charleston forum that was founded after the shooting to help promote understanding you spent some time with the rabbi. >> in the days after the shooting it's good to see him again the ministry of presence is so powerful, and they're an example of it. sometimes there are just no words, but to just sit next to someone and be with them and abide with them. that's the ministry of presence and they're really demonstrating it >> four years later, how the charleston community is still grip grappling with the memories and the shootings is something a lot of us are still dpocovering. >> reverend manning said mother emmanuel has become sort of a tourist attraction in a lot of ways passers by stop in sometimes on sundays and stop in and take pictures during worship service, and he said that that has actually made it more difficult for some of the families to heal >> yeah. >> well stop and stay a while,
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>> announcer: today food is brought to >> announcer: "today" food is brought to you by honey nut cheerios, good goes round. this morning on "today" food, we are getting you ready for summer, and what better way to celebrate than a backyard party. elizabeth heiskell is here, she has quick and easy ideas to help us entertain no stress, no mess, just yum. >> the thing is about summer entertaining that makes it so easy and fun is that you don't have to do it inside you're going to go outside mother nature has already decorated everything for you you don't have to worry about dust bunnies. >> i like the paper plate too. >> we've got amazing paper plates woo ere going to start with burgers. honey, we are going to stuff these with pimento cheese. tell you one of my favorite things in the entire world. >> by the way you're speaking
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this southern gentleman's language here. >> i'm sorry, yeah go ahead and give them the pickles. >> this is one of the best days of my life >> other than the children. >> the thing you need to remember is that you don't want to over stuff this we want to but if you do too much it's going to ooh and goo everywhere. >> it's ground beef. >> i guess i should have started there. i got excited about the pimento cheese it's onions, ketchup, a little bit of egg, salt, and pepper we're going to add that in here. you can go ahead and start that. why don't you do that. >> i'm getting to my part i'm so excited about. then we're going to take our other patty and put it on top. you just want to press and seal. press and seal make sure you get that really, really sealed because otherwise when we get over here to this pan, it's going to turn into a mess >> so you used a melon scooper a melon scooper is the right amount of cheese >> it really is. now we want to make sure, we've got to get this pan as hot as the hinges of hell it has got to be so damn hot, otherwise it is not going to get that beautiful crust
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let it sit let it sit don't start bothering it with this spatula leave it alone i always see people in there scraping and scratching. >> i like to do a nice press down. >> you lose all the juices the juices stay in >> okay. for now we have our gorgeous burger. >> can i stop doing that >> e your. we're going to build this burger. >> the hot pan, isn't it going to get burned on the outside >> no, no, no, you want that caramelized crust. that's the best part of it so it's perfectly fine we're going to go about seven minutes on each side that will be done and ready to go. >> got it. we're just going to add bacon. we've got bread and butter pickles. you don't need to go mucking this up with a bunch of stuff. >> what about sauce? >> you could -- you can. >> a dry bun >> if you want that, you can have it. a little bit of mayonnaise is fiern fine >> let's get a verdict from the taste testers. >> you could put a little more pimento on top there's never enough pimento. >> this is our corn bread salad. i'm telling you, it will make
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potato salad look like a fool. it is the finest thing, and i know it sounds strange. >> it looks so pretty. >> kind of think croutons, corn bread croutons is where i'm going, and you layer up all the good stuff, you've got cheese, you've got bacon, you've got ranch dressing there isn't anything better. >> say amen. >> we've got a little bit of fresh corn, layer, layer, layer and let it sit let all that goodness soak in. >> is there a trick to making it look so pretty >> you're going to start with your corn bread and add all of your other things and continue to layer it up. >> now we're getting to my favorite part, and that's the cocktails. we've got watermelon mojitos you have your watermelon we've got to cut it out anyway, so why don't we just save it let's leave this we're going to pull this. >> you're scooping it. >> and then we're going to make this fabulous little cooler. is that not adorable. >> we'll show that in a minute. >> you can even get a bigger watermelon if you want you want to keep scooping? >> sure. >> we'll let you scoop in a just a second
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all we do is we do a simple syrup with sugar, mint, and water. we're going to cook that down and let it cool. >> what do you mean cook >> you're going to heat this up? >> no, i'm sorry we're going to make a simple syrup first. we have our water, we have our sugar, and a little bit of mint. let that, you know, cook it, let it melt skprgs th, and then we't cool it. we add that to our frozen watermelon chunks. once we take this out of here, put this in the freezer, let it freeze, and then we're going to put it in the blender. we'll top it with a little bit of club soda here is our beautiful watermelon. >> you scooped out and made an ice bucket. >> exactly the thing is, i love this. it's a gift to bring to your hostess. you want to know how to be a good guest so you get invited back if you were raised right you know to bring something. it's paper plates, adorable paper plates and the little tag says let me do the dishes. >> that's so cute.
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>> you've got the paper plates, and there are fun ones they've got these wonderful bamboo plates. you can throw it away. nobody's going to be in the kitchen cussing because they were left to do all the dishes. >> i didn't even know you were doing this paper plates thing. that's the first thing i thought of, if you're outside paper plates >> you've got to it really does make it so much more simple. summer is easy, laid back and fun. >> did you all taste that drink? >> yes >> even the mocktail is good a very good morning to you. it is 8:56. we continue to follow breaking news in alameda county where police are looking for a suspect after an officer-involved shooting in hayward. that shooting led to a chase. we spotted officers in camouflage uniforms spread out in several neighborhoods and different streets and buildings earlier this morning. police say it all started about
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1:00 with an officer-involved shooting near wynton and cabot. they are asking you to avoid the area. cabot boulevard and allison street also closed off. the suspect vehicle ended up near 106th avenue and bancroft. we'll have more on the story as it comes in and an update in the midday newscast at 11:00. happening now a homicide investigation under way in san matteo county happened just before 1:00 this morning on skyline boulevard and bear gulch road west woodside. the san mateo county sheriff's department tells us deputies found the victim's body. also breaking this morning the chp investigating a deadly shooting on 680 near landis avenue in milipedes. it seems to be an isolated incident. a local weather update is coming up in about an hour. join us for the midday newscast at 11:00.
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live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza, this is the third hour of "today." >> and good morning, everyone, and welcome to the third hour of "today." we've got a huge crowd i'm dylan here with al, sheinelle, craig, and jacob is back >> good morning. >> morning. >> i don't even use your last name anymore. >> i love that. >> sobo. >> just jacob. this is a big week, because for some reason, i've become the horse girl here at nbc and i cover a lot of horse racing, including the kentucky derby on wednesday, i leave for the royal ascot or -- >> is it ascot or can you say ascot? >> they say ascot, so -- >> when in rome. >> when in

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