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a little improvement in atlantic city. but it's slow to clear today. >> "today" show is up next. we'll have local updates in the next 25 minutes. >> thank for joining us. good morning. breaking overnight, a balcony collapse in berkeley california. at least five people killed as rescuers rushed to the scene. we'll have the latest. bracing for impact. more than 11 million people from texas to oklahoma under a tropical storm warning today. over a foot of rain possible and some areas reeling from record flooding weeks ago. al is in the middle of it all. murder plot. nbc news confirms joyce mitchell and the two suspects she allegedly helped break out of prison may have been planning to kill her husband as authorities suspect the killers had other help in getting out. and breaking her silence. less than 24 hours after
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resigning her naacp post, rachel dolezal is ready to talk. did she lie about being black. if so why? she's here for an exclusive live interview today, tuesday, june 16, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. imagine being the sent of a story, everybody talk about you but rachel dolezal hasn't had a chance to say her side of the story. >> people weighed if on both sides. some are supportive. others are highly critical. for the first time we'll hear what rachel has to say in a little while. first our top story, a deadly balcony collapse if berkeley california fear the university there. at least five were killed many others have been injured.
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jacob rascon is following the developing story for us. good morning. >> reporter: matt good morning to you. startling pictures from berkeley california just a block away from a luxury apartment building that caters to tudents at the university of california berkeley. the images just coming in. they came in right after the collapse happened. police responding and saying five people have been killed. eight others have been injured. some of those severely and with life-threatening injuries. police now looking into what caused the collapse. why did that balcony on the fourth floor of the apartment building come crashing down? the images as you can tell those people who are injured being loaded into ambulances. as we said the apartment building is a block away from the university of california berkeley. the call came in just after midnight in northern california of course. again firefighters and police have arrived on the scene. they are, of course now looking at what happened why did that
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balcony collapse and what were those students doing that possibly caused that collapse. was there an issue with the with building is this? the police asked building inspectors the to come and help in the investigation as well. as we get few information and images we'll bring those to you. for now reporting live from los angeles, jacob rascon. back to you, matt. >> obviously a story that's still developing. we'll have more. >> we have a weather story in the south. tropical storm bill taking aim at texas. look at that the radar. residents are scrambling to get ready for the storm. it is expected to deliver a powerful punch in areas where they have already are seen too much rain. al is in houston for us. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. they have closed schools from houston to galveston and places this between. metro systems are already going into emergency situations. we are tracking a big storm
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coming in -- tropical storm bill. i would like to show you what it looked ded like as people got ready yesterdayment yesterday. groceries cleaned out. folks buying supplies at hardware stores as wellment it did get wet idea. it started to rainererier ahead of bill. this was the early parts of the system is. get this. just three weeks ago we were talking anywhere from 10 to 15 inches of rain in this area. folks are still cleaning up from that three weeks ago. there is debris lining the streets but it continues the to come down. let's track it and give you the latest. bill is 55 miles offshore. it's got 50 miles per hour winds. it is moving northwest with at about 13 miles per hour. as we track it it comes on shore later this morning. as it does it will bring in tropical storm warnings possible tornadoes, three to five inches of rain for houston.
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it continues up the coast -- i should say inland. as it does by the afternoon it brings heavy rain starting in texas, houston. we'll see dallas getting into the heavy rain and tornadoes possible. then as we move into tomorrow oklahoma city and beyond. tulsa will be under flood watches as well. between now and friday 80 million people guys are under flood watches with this storm. we continue to track it. flooding will be the big risk and the big problem for a very wide swath. back to you. >> the weather service said potentially life threatening flooding there. we'll check back in. >> 11 days and no sign of the escaped prison hers in upstate new york and the woman police say helped them break out remains behind bars. now authorities are looking into whether joyce mitchell and the convicts had a plan to kill her us . nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer is on the story for us.
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miguel good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the search has gone on for more than a week and a half. this as the sordid web gets more complex. joyce mitchell didn't have a lot to say if court but the district attorney said his investigation is just getting under way. >> reporter: shackled and back in court joyce mitchell faces agent years in prison and additional charges. a law enforcement source tells thbs news investigators are looking into allegations mitchell may have wanted inmates david sweat and richard matt to kill her husband lyle after she helped them escape from prison. no comment from the district attorney who says mitchell told her husband about some of the plan. >> lyle mitchell has information. joyce talked to hip about her involvement during the last few days before she was arresteded. >> reporter: the d.a. said mitchell may not have played the only outside role in this elaborate escape. >> i expect thatter more people did.
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it just seems unrealistic that it would be two inmates and joyce mitchell. >> reporter: investigators are now looking at panmanholes like the one sweat and matt used popping to freedom, to see if they were tampered with from the outside. meanwhile inside the complex under ground pipe system we though the convicts wrote notes on the walls, directions on how to navigate the twisting maze. >> they had been down in the tunnel system for days and weeks preparing for this. >> reporter: investigators say they are also looking into richard matt's hobby. >> he was a fairly decent artist. >> reporter: did he use money from sales of paintings like this one to buy silence inside the prison or help from the outside? >> this theory certainly isn't something that should be disregarded. we need to continue to pursue that the information. >> reporter: this morning the plot thickens with one prison
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employee behind bars could there beer more to follow? while the manhunt is focused law enforcement say they are paying special attention to the borders along canada and mexico. while they remain confident they will catch the fugitives many fear the more time passes the more distance is created between law enforcement and the two dangerous men on the run. matt and savannah? >> it is amazing to think since the getaway didn't go as planned they have managed to evade police for all this time. >> not a sign of them. republican presidential candidate taking his campaign on the road today after formally announcing his bid for the white house on monday. his first stop will be new hampshire. nbc senior white house correspondent chris jansing is traveling with the former florida gover nor. grorp. >> reporter: good morning. this small towns like this across america jeb bush's challenge is to show he's not
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just the latest member of a tired political dynasty. he said he met his first president the day he was born his second when he came home from the hospital but he made it clear he's his own man with his own ideas. >> i have decided i'm a candidate for president of the united states of america. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: perhaps born to run but eager to put his own accent -- [ speaking spanish ] -- on the bush family business. >> not one of us deserve it is job by right of resumé party seener yor ti family or family narrative. it is nobody's turn. it is everybody's test. >> reporter: former governor jeb bush came out swinging. >> i will run to win. >> reporter: introducing his family before a crowd of 3,000 at miami dade college including one former first lady. >> mom, can you ask them to sit down please? >> reporter: tweeting this photo, talking to dad but leaving out mention of the most recent bush in the white house . instead only jeb on the campaign signs and noisemakers.
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touting his time as governor and distancing himself from the four senators in the race. >> there is no passing off responsibility when you are a governor. no blending into the legislative crowd. >> reporter: also unflinching when protesters interrupteded the speech. >> the next president of the united states will face meaningful reform so that will be solved not by executive order. >> reporter: promising 19 million new jobs in his first term. his first moment off stage -- a bit awkward. as bush heads to new hampshire, already there hillary clinton. timing her first news conference for just before he took the stage. when asked to give advice on dealing with a famous last name? >> that's a very tempting question to answer, but i won't. >> reporter: jeb bush sent a message to hillary clinton he's going after traditional democratic voterers -- hispanics, young people. he's bilingual, so is his family
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and his son george p. will hit the road tr him as he continues this week into iowa south carolina and then nevada. savannah? >> thank you. communities in north carolina around the beach there is remain on edge after more shark sightings near oak island. they copme on the heelds of shark attacks that sent two swimmers to the hospitals. gabe gutierrez is in oak island. good morning good morning to you sfrks. >> reporter: good morning to you. two shark attacks following the another one days before not far from here. today local officials are defending their response. this morning beach-goers are cautious. >> we don't want to go any further than we see anyone else. >> reporter: staying mostly on the sand and out of the water. north carolina authorities searching for sharks, but keeping the beaches open. >> we did cancel surf camp this
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week. >> reporter: a few sharks close to shore are prompting officials to close all county beaches early. at holden beach another possible sighting and another near oak island. >> 911 what's your emergency? >> we have somebody -- shark -- a shark attack. >> reporter: the chaos started sunday afternoon when a shark attacked a 12-year-old girl tearing off her arm and injuring her leg. >> everybody is running, yelling, screaming, call 911, call the police. >> reporter: maureen hilldr, eth used string from a boogie board to stop the bleed aring. a few miles away -- >> 911, what's your emergency? >> hey, there is somebody attacked by a shark. >> reporter: a 16-year-old boy lost most of his arm in an attack. it is unclear what kind of shark it was and whether there was more than one. >> usually with a shark attack
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like this there is an environmental factor coming into play. it may be there are big schools of bait fish nearby. there could be fishing going on. it could be any number of things. >> reporter: there are no plans to close the beach. the town manager said officials would look into it if there was another attack. matt? >> gabe gutierrez, thank you very much. >> we think about waist-deep water, that scares people. >> we are comfortable in waist deep water because you think you are safe there. >> and if anything comes up you will see it. that's terrifying. natalie now. big news on the war on terror. >> al qaeda is confirming its second in command was killed in a u.s. drone strike. his death is the biggest blow since the killing of osama bin laden. he once served as the secretary.
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the death toll is mounting in the mers outbreak. 19 people have now died. many commuters at seoul station wore face masks walking past a thermal imaging camera which monitors body temperature. there are more than 150 cases there but the outbreak is slowing. thousands of schools closed due to the outbreak have now re-openedment 12 passengers are recovering after getting sick during a flight from fiji to los angeles on monday. the flight was met by medical person fell when it landed. passengers report ared diarrhea and vomiting during the flight. 12 people were not gathering together but stayed at the same hotel in fiji. one of the passengers was taken to the hospital. san diego sheriff's oh officials are defending the tactics of a deputy caught on camera using a taser on a 13-year-old runaway. the boy was with reported
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missing by mother. when the deputy tried to bring him home the boy put up a fight. the deputy said the teen bit him on the arm. it is not clear what happened before the cameras started rolling. big news on the retail front. gap is closing 175 stores in the next few years leaving about 500 stores thags wide. the company is eliminating 250 corporate jobs but has not said how many store employees will lose jobs. gap said the move is designed to get the company back on track. the chicago blackhawks and all the fans is have reason to celebrate this morning. the blackhawks won the stanley cup monday night with a 2-0 win over the tampa bay lightning in chicago . the famous tra if iophy become as fixture in the windy city. the fans spilled on chicago streets to celebrate. this was the scene near wrigley
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field. the crowds remain mostly peaceful. police report five arrests. while the blackhawks had a ton of success they haven't won the stanley cup in front of the home fans since 1938 . 77 years to have that celebration in the windy city. >> not quite the same energy in the arena when you win on the road people booing you. >> a hometown crowd. >> they are getting good at that. >> they are. >> natalie, thank you. back to al in houston where the weather story is this morning. >> reporter: that's right. behind me is the buffalo bayou. three weeks ago it was 37 feet above flood stage. they expect it to rise again when the heavy rain starts. let's see what else is going on. we have a risk of strong storms making their way from texas all the way into the northeast later today. we have a risk of strong storms back through the plains. plenty of sunshine along the west coast. we'll get to your local forecast in the next 30 s
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(glasses clinking) ♪ (ground shaking) well there goes the country club. the 2015 dodge durango. now with available beats audio. good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. the fog will slow lu clear but the humid, that's not leaving us today and could fuel showers and thunderstorms this afternoon with heavy rain and potentially damaging win. until we get the storms hot and humid conditions afternoon temperatures in the 80s and 90s. chance of showers for thursday
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and again this weekend as we heat into the 90s. have a great day. and that's your latest weather. guys back to you. >> al thank you so much. we have big health news. nbc news learned the fda will move today to ban artificial trans-fats in all foods within the next three years. doctors have been are warning for years the trans-fats can clog arteries leading to heart attacks which is still the number one killer of american adults. tom costolo is in washington with the story. >> good morning. way back in 1993 a harvard study attributed 100,000 deaths a year to trans-fats. the food industry has cut back on trans-fats in food. thousand the fda is moving to ban almost all of them within three years. for years cardiologists warned that artificial trans-fats are killers, turning liquid vegetable oils into solids clogs arteries raises bad cholesterol and lowers good cholesterol.
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since 2006 manufacturers have been required to list trans-fats on labels but with the fda accused of reaching into american kitchens the war on trans-fats made its way to comedy central. >> that's it. you can have my trans-fats when you scrape them out of my cold dead heart. >> reporter: dietitian and mom rebecca skritchfield is always watching the labels. >> if you see partially hydrogenated oil there is a good chance there is trans-fat. >> reporter: the food industry tells nbc news since 2003 food manufacturers have voluntarily lowered the amount of par sally high dressage nated oil, phos or trans-fats in their food products by 86%. companies continue to reduce them. but today you can still find them in doughnuts, cookies, frozen pizza, microwave popcorn, pies cakes, sprinkles and icing. nine years ago new york city banned trans-fats in restaurants. now the fda is going further.
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>> this is the fda saying finally, get it out. we don't need it. it's harmful. >> reporter: food manufacturers could petition the fda for a trans-fats exception. they warn food prices could rise. dietitians warn every gram of trans-fats add up. >> we could do better to eat higher quality foods. fruits and vegetables. >> reporter: california is the only state so far to ban trans-fats prohibiting products containing trans-fats from being stored or sold although school cafeterias got an exception. under the fda plan food manufacturers is have three years to eliminate all trans-fats or petition the fda for an exception. for example sprinkles on a cake. >> thank you, tom. can we have a moment of silence for funnel cakes? >> now we have huh sugar detox coming up later today. why get out of bed? >> i know. >> coming up our exclusive interview with rachel dolezal,
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the naacp leader who resigned over controversy over her race. >> and good news if you love chock lat. this this is for you, matt lauer. eating that sweet treat might be heart healthy. you said there was no reason to get up this morning. >> even milk chocolate? >> yes, milk chocolate, too. first, this is "today" on nbc. >> hershey's kisses?
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zero visibility in quakertown. mount holly, wrightstown anne atlantic city is back down to a quarter are of a mile. 75 in philadelphia. a bit warmer in parts of delaware and south jersey. into the 80s this afternoon with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. helet's check on the traffic right now with jessica boyington. >> we're dealing with fog this morning. you can see fog in the distance right here right around citi avenue. a 20 minute trip. out in mt. laurel we're watching a ramp blockage because of a disabled tractor trailer on the 295 northbound oun the ramp to 38. we vel ooh another local update in 25 minutes. until then, back to the "today"
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back at 7:30 on tuesday morning, the 16th of june 2015. some very angry surf conditions in galveston, texas. that surfing churned up by this. the radar image of tropical storm bill churning in the gulf affecting the people of texas who have already had a tough spring. >> ominous-looking radar picture. tropical storm bill is making headlines this morning. more than 11 million people under the tropical storm warning today. flash flood watches in effect. the storm could bring up to the ten inches of rain to some areas. >> in other news al qaeda says its second in command has been killed in a u.s. air strike.
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al wahishi was if yemen. they are trying to confirm the report. >> the chicago blackhawks are the stanley cup camphamps. this is their third win in six years. >> it is. >> coming up what would you doer or do you know what you would do if you came face to face with a shark? in light of the real life shark attacks we have a special rossen reports on what you need to foe if you ever see one lurking in the water. >> let us begin the this half hour with the resignation of former spokane naacp president rachel dolezal. she announced it monday on the facebook page for the organization. this morninger there arer hr questions surrounding her, her race and her background. in a moment we'll speak exclusively with her in her first public comments since the allegations surfaced. first the latest on her story. this morning spokane's controversial naacp leader has stepped down writing in a
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facebook post this is not about me. it's about justice. her statement doesn't offer an explanation or apology for the continue server resi that swirled around her claims that she's black. >> are you african-american? >> i don't -- i don't understand the question. >> were your parents white? n dolezal has been under fire since her biological parents said the civil rights activist was born white. >> she may have felt she had some advantage in her activism by beinger portrayed as a black woman. >> reporter: the latest revelation about dolezal's past, a 2002 claim that she was discriminated against at historically black howard university partly because she was not african-american. the lawsuit eventually dispissed. the university has no comment. dolezal's legacy as a civil rights leader at risk. >> all it i took was one night
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to destroy everything that she claimed to have built with a lie. >> reporter: others caution against a rush to judgment. >> race is more complex than pigment and inheritance. >> reporter: though dolezal won't lead this naacp chapter anymore she said she won't disappear writing in her resignation, i will never stop fighting for human rights. rachel dolezal, good morning. nice to see you. >> nice to see you. >> you have had a busy week. all the headline s. top trending item on twitter. you resigned your post at the naacp and started a discussion on race and what it means in this country. did this come as a surprise to you or did you always expect the lid would be blown off your story at some point? >> the timing of it was a shock. i mean wow. the timing was completely un unexpected. as to the second question, i did feel that at some point i would
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need to address the complexity of my identity. >> we can't talk about the big picture that you have created without talking about the small picture first. >> right. >> let me ask you the question in simple terms again because you havenals over the years. are you an african-american woman. >> i identify as black. >> let me put up a picture of you in your early 20s. when you see this picture, is this an african-american or a caucasian woman? >> that's not in my early 20s. >> younger, i guess? >> 16 in that picture. >> is she caucasian or african-american. >> visibly she would be identified as white by people who see her . >> at the time were you identifying yourself as african-american is? >> in that picture, during that time no. >> your parents were asked this question this week. they didn't have trouble
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answering it. they said she's clearly our birth daughter and we are clearly caucasian. that's a fact. your father said she's a talented woman doing work she believes in. why can't she do that as a caucasian woman which is what she is? how do you answer that question? >> well first of all, i really don't see why they are in such a rush to whitewash some of the work i have done and who i am and how i have identified. this goes back to a very early age with my self identification with the black experience. as a very young child. >> when did it start? >> i would say about 5 years old. >> you began identifying yourself as african-american ? >> i was drawing self-portraits with the brown crayon instead of peach. black curly hair yeah . that was how i was portraying myself. >> it started way back then.
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when did you start -- and i will use the word and correct me if you don't like it -- deceiving people and telling them you were black when you knew their questionser were pointed in a different direction. if when someone said are you blacker or wiet and you would say i'm black. you didn't say, i identify as black. you would say, i'm black. when did you start deceiving people? >> i do take exception to that. it's a little more complex than me identifying as blacker or answering a question of are you black or white. i was identified when doing human rights work in north idaho first as trans racial and then when some of the on sigs to some of the human rights work i was doing came forward and started the next newspaper article referred to me as a bi-racial woman. the next article there were burglaries nooses et cetera was this is happening to a black woman. i corrected that.
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>> why not? you knew it wasn't true? >> well because it's more complex than you know being true or false in that particular instant. >> the skeptics will say you didn't correct the reports. >> i didn't correct those reports p.m. because it worked for you. because it helped you meet your goals. is that fair? >> i don't necessarily think that's fair. not just at that time but before then too, i have had to answer those who have seen me and because i'm a black hire stylist, you know have styled my hair in many different ways have been are identified as mixed, light-skinned, black, et cetera. you know i have had to answer a lot of questions throughout my life. >> you have changed your appearance. your complexion appears darker than it did in the photos of you as a young lady. are have you done something to darken your complexion?
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>> i certainly don't stay out of the sun, you know. and i also don't -- as some of the critics have said put on black face as a performance. >> let me address that. some people said the way you have changed your opinion is akin to putting on blackface. jonathan capeheart wrote in the washington post blackface remains highly racist no matter how down with the cause a white person is. do you understand what he means by that? >> absolutely. >> do you agree? >> i have a huge issue with blackface. this is not some freak birth of a nation mockery blackface performance. this is on a very real connected level how i have actually had to go there with the experience. not just a visible representation but with the experience and the point at which that really solidified was
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when i got full custody of isaiah. so you're my real mom? he's in high school. for that to be something that is plausible, you know i certainly can't be seen as wiet and be isaiah's mom. >> a couple of quick points. there are reports that at times, at one time in particular you looked at a friend of yours, albert wilkinson, and you told friends of yours that he was your father. he is an african-american man who is clearly not your father. was that done to enhance your resumé as an african-american woman? or was there another reason for that? >> there was another reason. he actually approached me in north idaho. you know where, we just connected on a very intimate
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level as family. >> why point out an african-american man and say that is my father when you know your father is a caucasian man? >> albert is my dad. any man can be a father. not every man can be a dad. >> your lawsuit against howard university in 2002 where you claim you were discriminated against because you were a pregnant white woman. do you understand how people could hear that and say, here is another example. she said she identified herself as being african-american or black from a young age but here is a case where she identified herself as a white woman because it worked for her under the circumstances. >> the reasons for my full tuition scholarship being removed and my teaching position as well my t.a. position were that other people needed opportunities. you are have have white relatives to help with your tuition. i thought that was an injustice.
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>> would you make the same choices given all that's happened and given the fallout from it but also the positive side of the discussion that has come out of it? would you make the same choices you have made, rachel? >> i would. i would. >> what do you want to cop out of it? what discussion do you want to prompt is this. >> as much as this discussion has been at my expense re-kently in a very sort of viciously inhumane way come out of the woodwork and the discussion is really about what it is to be human. i hope the that really can drive at the core of definitions of race ethnicity, culture, self-determination personal agency, and ultimately empowerment. >> when you say you would make the same choices wouldn't you go back and be a little bit more transparent about certain thing miss your lifer or correct some of the things said about you
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that you knew to be incorrect? >> you know there are probably a couple interviews that i would do the a little differently if circumstances in retrospect -- you know i knew what i know now. but overall, you know my life has been one of survival and the decisions that i have made along the way including pi eyde fiegs have been to -- my identification have been to survive ander carry forward. >> you resigned in spokane at the taps. do you feel you could have been as effective? and by the way, people feel you have breathed new life into that chapterer. could you have been as successful had as big an impact had you been kau as opposed to being identified as african-american?
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>> i don't know. i haven't had the opportunity to appearance that in those shoes. so i'm not sure. i'm not sure. >> finally, your two sons isaiah and franklin are here in studio. >> they are. >> if i were to ask them if you are a black womanerer or a caucasian woman, how do you think they would answer? >> well i was talking to one of my sons yesterday. he said mom, racially you're human . culturally you're black. you know we have had these conversations over the years. i know they support the way that i identify. they support me. ultimately we have each other's backs. we're the three musketeers. >> thank you for talking to us. i appreciate it. >> thank you. >> you can weigh in with your thoughts on rachel's story using the hashtag # orangeroom. we'll talk about what you have been telling us. let's get a check of the weather thousand from al.
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the now from al. >> brought to you by >> hey, guys. we got an update tr the national hurricane center. bill has intensified. winds at 60 miles per hour. it's about 105 miles southwest of galveston moving northwest at 13 miles per hour. we'll update this coming up at 8:00. meantime we've got severe weather to talk about. we have video. last night the while the chicago blackhawkser were winning their stanley cup they had flooding in chicago. high water, parking lots front lawns all flooding out. 450 flights cancelled at o'hare airport. in cleveland, this is near i-90. look at the cars trying to get through the high water. again we tell you, turn around don't drown. there was a lot of this throughout cleveland yesterday. in new jersey one of our viewers shot this from inside herrer car. you can see folks driving
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through high water. let's look at the risk of severe weather today. it is a wide swath. it stretches all the way from the midwest and texas into the northeast and on into the midatlantic states as well and parts of new england. isolated tornadoes possible. we've got flood watches. 80 million people under a flood watch or warning. rainfall amounts fir from six to eight inches down through texas. one to three inches as you get into the northeast. into good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. this thick fog this morning will slowly clear. the humid is not leaving us? morning and could fuel showers and thunderstorms this morning afternoon with heavy rain. amp temperatures in the upper 80s and lower 90s. tomorrow really sunshine, low humidity, 85 degrees. chance for showers on thursday
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we are back at 7:50. a lot of people reacting online to the interview matt did with rachel dolezal. >> we have all these comments coming in. let's get to it. since the story broke rachel dolezal has been a trending topic. as we mentioned at one point it was trending worldwide. let's get to comments. corbin wrote wheel i understand dolezal's racial identity is complex i don't like her using it as an excuse with no expla thags. other comments that came in
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dave chapelle said there is not one thing that woman accomplished she couldn't have done as a white woman. she just needed the braids. i don't know what she was doing. kareem abdul jabar writing, bottom line the black community is better off because of her efforts. let her get back to what she does well making america more american. keep the comments coming. we'll get to them. first a quick you owned your car for four years. you named it brad. you loved brad. and then you totaled him. you two had been through everything together. two boyfriends. three jobs. you're like "nothing can replace brad!" then liberty mutual calls. and you break into your happy dance. if you sign up for better car replacement, we'll pay for a car that's a model year newer with 15,000 fewer miles than your old one. see car insurance in a whole new light. liberty mutual insurance.
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good morning. just a few minutes before 8:00. philadelphia schools will dismissed a noon today because of heat in the forecast. but we're also tracking storms moving into the area. with more on that, here's first alert meteorologist bill henley. >> you'll feel the heat and see the storms this afternoon. but this morning, it is the fog for much of the area. dense fog is persisting from wrightstown, northeast philadelphia, quakertown, zero visibility and still holding quarter mile visibility in atlantic city. the temperature is now 78 degrees in wilmington. just 70 degrees in northeast philadelphia with the fog. chance of showers as we head into the early afternoon hours. and strong storms are possible scattered around this afternoon as the temperature warms to near
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90. and with steamy and stormy conditions approaching our area, stay a step ahead with the nbc 10 news app. let's check in now with first alert traffic reporter. jessica boyington. >> we battled fog for the most part of the morning and now we're dealing with volume as well. right an citi avenue we're dealing with a disabled vehicle. police activity in the right hand shoulder and a 32-minute trip as they're jam bid this. we have an accident blocking the ramp at the trump pike westbound from route 309 to the port washington. use caution there. down to 35 miles an hour on the betsy ross. in morning people in bethlehem are dealing with the aftermath of flooding rain. right now a stretch of chair month street is closed because of the hole which is five feet
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up on edge. in the wake of terrifying attacks in north carolina a special rossen reports on what you need to know to avoid an encounter with a shark. plus put down the sugar. i like chocolate. i like brownies ice cream. >> york pepper mint patties and payday bars. >> a good mint chip. >> no more cookies, cakes or condiments. we are going on a ten-day sugar detox and we want you to join. and an eye for an eye. a tough lesson on why you should never park this the boss's spot. today, june 16, 2015. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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>> we're on the "today" show! >> seattle loves the "today" show. >> all the way from indiana to get a selfie with savannah! [ cheers ] ♪ the . >> good morning, wisconsin! happy birthday mom! >> it's my birthday on the "today" show! >> the "today" show is our last stop before getting married in sonoma! >> it is 8:00 on "today," tuesday, june 16 2015. happy, happy crowd out here on the plaza. >> every once in a while you come out and meet someone and they are clearly an enlightened person, incred bli intelligent. >> right. >> what -- >> i said you look so young in person. >> i'm melting! >> members of matt lauer's family in the audience. >> she's going to the
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optometrist. >> nice. we have a lot to get to. natalie? >> hey, guys. good morning. this morning five people are dead and several othered injured in the collapse of an apartment balcony in berkeley california. jacob rascon is in los angeles with the latest. what can you tell us? >> the government of ireland has con if i wered a number of young irish people were killed and injured in the collapse there. not saying whether they were students. we can get to the pictures. we know that luxury apartment complex is right next to the university of california. there are unconfirmed reports from irish media persons that it was a celebration of somebody's birthday party at the time. we foeknow the call came after midnight. police say five people were killed and eight others injured. many of those injured have life-threatening injuries. police fire and building
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inspectors are investigating what happened to cause the balcony on the fourth floor to collapse. whether there were too many people on it or some other issue. we know again it is a block away from the university of california at berkeley. just after midnight as newcomes in we'll bring it to you. >> thank you, jacob. a murder plot may have been part of the plan for richard matt and david sweat as the manhunt enterers its 11th day. investigators are looking into whether joyce mitchell wanted the convicts to kill her husband. they are checking sale s of matt's paintings to see if the money was used to buy assistance fds and outside the prison. rachel dolezal is speaking out this morning about the controversy over her racial identity identity. in an exclusive interview on "today" she told matt she didn't understand why her parents
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insisted on going public since she identified herself as black from a very young age. >> first of all, i really don't see why they are in such a rush to wiethitewash some of the work i have done who i am and how i have identified. this goes back to a very early age with my self identification with the black experience. as a very young child. >> she stressed that she did not feel she was being deceptive. beaches are open on okay island north carolina amid heightened concern about shark attacks. two people were injured in separate attacks. there is actually toer ordinance allowing them to clear the surf even if there is a shark threat. this is one way to chill out in hot weather. a bear and her two cubs going for a long cool drink as they
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get into a fridge on a new jersey outdoor patio. the homeowner caught them on tape with mama bear rummaging through the freezer and the cubs checking out the ground. after lapping up two drinks the bears lumbered off. it's 8:05. now over to matt and savannah. >> natalie, thanks so much. >> you were just getting more people to say how young and hand some you are. >> i was trying to seed the crowd. coming , how would you react if you saw a shark in the water? >> jeff rossen will tell us what to the do. he's live with the store. >> welcome back carson listen up team i brought in some protein to help rearrange the fridge and get us energized! i'm new ensure active high protein. i help you recharge with nutritious energy and strength to keep you active. come on pear it's only a half gallon. i'll take that.
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before you get in, including the one color not to wear. the latest attacks just days ago. not just one swimmer but two. >> 911, what is your emergency? >> we have somebody -- a shark -- a shark attack. >> reporter: frantic 911 calls pouring in. >> a girl's hand was bitten off by a shark. >> reporter: a teernl swimming off this beach, mauled an hour apart. >> the left arm is completely missing and also a bite to the left leg, a 13-year-old, weak pulse. >> reporter: both survived the brutal bites, but the damage was done. to give you an idea how often it's happening, consider this -- 16 attacks reported soer far in the u.s. this year alone from florida to hawaii and the carolinas. and the summer is just starting. >> so you're readier for this? >> reporter: as ready as i'm
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going to be. i i know what it's like to come face to face with tiger sharks. this is eitherer the best decision or the worst. once jumping into shark infested waters on "today." i did it with shark experts and american tourists paying big bucks for the thrill. swimming with maneaters, no cage at all. >> okay. this is scary. whoa! one shark coming to close it head butts the camera. >> we are trying to keep a safe distance but you can see the shark s are everywhere. you can't avoid them. you cannot avoid them. how do you protect yourself if you ever come face to face with a shark? there are things you can do before you get in the water. >> yes. >> reporter: we are on the beach with steve kessel a shark scientist with 14 years' experience. >> first avoid wearing lots of signee jewelry. the sun reflecting could make the shark mistake it for scales
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of a fish. >> reporter: you say there is a color not to wear. >> yum, yum yellow. dark plain swimwear is preferable. >> reporter: and there is a time to avoid? >> avoid night, dusk and dawn when they are most likely to be feeding. >> reporter: if i niemi the water and i see a shark i would be paralyzed by fear or i would start high tailing it out and be frantic. >> the worst thing you can do is frantically swim. if you run away from a dog it will likely chase you and bite you. if you face it it keeps its distance. face the shark, back up as calmly as you can to shore sthrks what if the shark is aggressive or bites you. i heard you should punch it in the nose. >> attack the shark. go on the offensive. attack the eyes and gills. this they are more sensitive than the nose. you arer more likely toward it off. >> reporter: get to the shark in the eyes and gills. >> yes.
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>> reporter: i have always assumed there are more shark attacks in the summer months because there arer more people out in the ocean in the water. that's true. but experts say there is another reason as well. sharks' metabolisms are higher when the weather is warmer. so they jie jest food faster and are hungrier. savannah clearly you are not listening to the yum are-yum yellow tip. get into another color and join me me. >> you look great in that wet suit. >> reporter: i'm rocking it right? >> all right. >> jeff thank you very much. i think i would not have the frame of mind or presence of mind to casually back up. >> how about bonking him in the noser or the gills. >> the eyes. >> i don't think i would have the courage. >> let's get a check on the weather from al in houston. >> thank you so much. we are waiting for tropical
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storm bill. we are at the buffalo bayou that flooded three weeks ago. that's the problem throughout texas after record-setting rain there is though where for it to go. let's show you the latest just in from the national hurricane center. bill intensified a bit. 60 miles per hour winds moving northwest northwest. making its way, getting ready to come on shore. we are starting to feel the feederer bands now. rainfall amounts from six to ten inches of rain are from houston, dallas on up into oklahoma. oklahoma city and tulsa as well. we've got a risk are of severe weather stretching further north into arkansas indiana, into the midatlantic states and the northeast. can't rule out tornadoes. one to three inches of rain. flash flood watches in effect. 80 people people under flash flood watches for the next week. we've got record-setting heat again this in the southeast. look at the temperatures. feels like temperatures from upper 90s into the low 100s all the way down into northern
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florida. good morning, i'm meteorologist, bill henley. fog this morning will slowly clear. the humidity is not leaving us today and could fuel showers and thunderstorms this afternoon with heavy rain potentially damaging wind. hot and humid conditions. afternoon temperatures upper 80s and lower 90s. tomorrow sunshine and low humidity, 85 degrees. a chance of showers for thursday and again this weekend as we heat into the 90s. have a great day. and that's your latest weather. matt savannah back the you. >> al thank you so many purchase. coming up are the s.a.t.s about to get easier in why the tests your kids take may be nothing like we took. >> not going to help me now. then could you go ten days without added sugar? we'll give it a try with help from joy bauer. what you need to know to do it
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version of trending today at 8:19. how did you do on the s.a.t.s? >> not that great. >> you? >> surprising. >> thanks but though. >> i think you would smoke them. >> natalie? >> i got a very average score. >> mediocrer. >> i got an average score, too. i feel better now. we are starting with big changes coming to the test. the s.a.t.s. making it in the words of one expert the easiest version ever. this according to the website business insiderer. for starters the test will shift back to the old system 1600. now the highest score you can get or once again. >> only system i had. >> that's the system. >> imagine how bad our scores looked when it was 2400. and no obscure vocabulary words. fewer answer choices. >> good. that's good. >> makes guessing easier. >> you will love this. more time for students to take the test and no penalty for
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guessing. this morning the college board say it is new test will make things easier for students parents and educators. >> it's more true to life too. sometimes the vocabulary -- >> not to be all like when i was a kid i walked to school in the snow. i why easier? i thought the test was supposed to beer hard. >> does anybody think if you get a high s.a.t. score you are more successful in life? >> clearly not. >> how much time do we have? >> i don't know how i feel about that. >> that is long discussion. all right. when i was a girl -- we are starting the sugar detox today. >> why? >> under duress. >> i know. there is actually a story in trending that's a pro sugar study. a british study says eating chocolate every day could cut the risk of heart attack in the stroke. that was in people who ate up to 100 grams of chocolate a day.
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that's two hershey bars people. get this. not just dark chocolate either. it could be milk chocolate. >> why aren't we eating chocolate? we'll promote stroke. >> i ate that in one day. >> i ate a king sized snickerers bar on the the plane. >> that's why you were walking up and down. >> your dog can be your best friend but did you though they can hold a grudge for you? researchers in japan examined how far canine loyalty goes. today discovered your dog can tell if someone is mean to you and they will ignore people who snub their owners even if they are being offered food. dogs can throw shade at people. >> i love it. look at wrangler. >> what are you talking about? >> did you ever think dogs could do that? >> no. but i love it. that means they are emotionally intelligent enough to hold a
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grudge. >> they definitely sense when you are not feeling good about something. >> they know when you're afraid because they will come to your defense. >> or if you are upset. they know it. >> jump if front of a bus. >> is that a live picture of wrangler is it? oh he moved. >> imagine the camera holding up a giant jerky. he's very still. >> it's our wranglerer statue. we put it in. >> the attention. give him a treat. >> he's a puppy. you know how they are. something everybody should knowment never take your boss's parking spot. >> of course. >> someone at ohio state university parked in the space belonging to the football coach. when coach showed up to the work in the black car he got payback, blocking them in the spotter for the rest of the day. >> like a dog hold s a grudge. >> i think it was a running back for the team. a player. i have to go back.
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>> he was a player? >> it was. yeah. >> that's worse. >> really dumb. now to a guy sideswipeded eded by a hollywood superstar. carson? >> step aside. you would be upset if you were sideswiped by another driver. with a if it was 6'5" 260 pounds and his name was duane "the rock" johnson. >> accidents happen. >> you might be forgiving. in this instagram he hit a truck, damaged a side miles an hourer error. he said the truck owner recognized him, of course and refused to accept money for the damage. that's when you are supposed to say, the taillight, that was a million dollars. toyota only made one of them. i'm sorry. >> you say, maybe my car got in your way, mr. johnson. >> smart. now to the secret soiree at the white house featuring prince and
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stevie wonder. it happened over the weekend. the white house tried to keep on the d.l. that didn't work. why? social media, people humble bragging like russell wilson who put out on social media, dancing at the white house to prince and stevie wonder with my lady and ciara. thanks mr. president. the first family paid for the event themselves. do you know who was there? al roek re -- roker. can you tell user more about the event at the white house? >> reporter: it was very nice with lovely hors d'ouvres. got to watch the first lady and the president get down. to see prince and stevie wonder together performing -- >> they did "signed, sealed delivered" together. >> unbelievable. >> how did you get invited? >> i don't know. i think it was a mistake. they wanted debra. i had to come along. >> all right. thank you, al.
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we'll check back in. there is your pop start. >> coming up one military family get as special surprise just in time f good morning, i'm tracy davidson. the heat is forszs philadelphia schools to close early. the graduation scheduled for today, you have the option to stay open for the ceremony. let's find out more about the heat and the storms on the way with first alert meteorologist bill henley. >> it will be a little bit hotter this afternoon. it's been a lot foggier this morning. the humidity is around. the temperature is going to climb back later today. a glow of sunlight. low clouds and fog over the city. the fog is a half mile visibility, that's a big improvement for quakerstown.
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mt. holly is up to a half mile. that courtesy of the temperature warm up. upper 80s as we go into the afternoon when we see a chance of showers and thunderstorms. >> with the steamy conditions approaching, you can stay ahead with the nbc 10 news app. you can track the weather with our radar. our focus is on the roads. jessica. >> an accident up ahead around the blue route. residual delayed behind this 40 minutes behind city avenue from the expressway up to the blue route. >> we'll have another local update in 20 minutes. i'm tracy davidson. back to the "today" show.
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8:30 on tuesday morning, the 16th day of june 2015. we have a big, amazing crowd are here. happy to be out on the plaza with them. >> great morning. coming up this half hour do you guys like to go to the drugstore? the it's one of my favorite things. >> sure. >> why? >> it's fun. shampoos lotions and stuff. >> you have to get out more. >> it can be over well ingwhelmingoverwhelming.
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>> and lipstick i don't need. >> we'll tell you the good the bad and what to avoid. >> ladies you might enjoy this. get this. there is a way for the men to feel what it's like to be in labor . only one man was brave enough to try it out. we'll talk to kier simmons about it. >> why didn't you do that? >> that's awesome. >> i volunteer you. >> i don't like pain. >> who does? >> also we have a reminder about a special concert friday. you know nate russ from fun. he has his first solo album featuring the single "nothing without love." eel be here live on friday only on "today." >> before that a check of the weather from al who is down in houston. al? >> guys thanks so much. we are getting bands of rain coming from tropical storm bill. they will get heavier as the morning wears on. let's see what else we have. we have a risk of strong storms
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in texas thanks to the bill. we have a risk of strong storms back through the central plains. west coast looks great. 75 a in seattle with sunshine. wet weather extending through the ohio river valley into the northeast and new england. tomorrow more strong storms in the upper ohio river valley. wet weather and flooding rains. texas, oklahoma arkansas western third of the country looks spectacular. good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. thick fog this morning will slowly clear. the humidity is not leaving us and could fuel showers and thunderstorms this afternoon with heavy rain potentially damaging wind. hot and humid conditions. afternoon temperatures upper 80s and low 90s. tomorrow, sunshine low humidity, 85 degrees. a chance of showers for thursday and this weekend as we heat into the 90s. have a great day. and that's your latest
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weather. back to you. >> all right, al. thank you very much. now to start the "today" summer shape up what better way the to start feeling better than with a ten-day sugar detox. >> yeah. >> why? "today" national correspondent and nutritionist joy bauer is leading the charge on this this. what have you gotten us into joy? >> well matt there is no turning back now. you have all agreed to kick the is shh sugar habit for ten days. i'm joining in too, and so are your colleagues. first of all, why we are taking a break from some of our favorite treats. sugar. how sweet it is. but americans are consuming about 22 teaspoons of added is sugar per day. that's nearly the four times the recommended amount for some people. it's not just coming from the sugar bowl. it is hidden in processed foods like cookies, cakes, condiments. while enjoying hod rat amounts
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of added sugar is fine excessive amounts can have us feeling not sweet side effects like mood swings and weight gain. that said we are doing an experiment. to kick start healthy habits for summerer we are kicking the sweet stuff out of the dieter for ten days. >> i have dessert after every meal including breakfast. >>er for me it's all ice cream. >> peppermint patties and payday bars are are my favorite sweets. >> dark chocolate. >> we have a great home made ice cream place nearby. >> chocolate, brownies ice cream. >> i love chocolate ice cream coffee, strawberry banana mint chocolate chip. >> i love a good mint chip. >> the tiny entemann's chocolate chip cookies is. >> pie, cup cakes, candy. >> probably ten in a sitting. >> i do eat sweets. >> have i made it clear? i i love dessert. >> they say misery loves company. we are asking the whole office to join in.
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i am taking away things like sugar, agave, honey, maple syrup and artificial sweeteners, soda diet soda fruit juice cookies, cake pie, tarts. around here saying so long to sweet s is no easy feat. ♪ >> put down the sugar! ♪ >> reporter: how hard could it be? >> not my treats joy. >> hand them over amy. >> joy bauer is here. you will be the most hated person on the "today" show. >> just to clarify it was savannah's idea. >> i don't know what you are talking about. >> really? p.m. i plead >> i plead the fifth. >> what do we have to give up and what can we have? >> pod rat amounts of sugar is
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fine but we gobble down excessive amounts. this is the ultimate reality check. we'll take everything out. here is the list. all real sugar agave, honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar. everything on the list. you have to read labels. it's in cookies, salad dress thing, ketchup . be care of. the other thing is artificial sweeteners. suck sucr are alo se aspartame, saccharin, stevia. we are saturating our taste buds with sweet . >> fruit has sugar. can we eat it is this? >> you can. >> monk fruit is out. >> fresh fruit and frozen fruit are fine. also the natural sugar in plain kwo gurt is okay. but flavored yogurt not so much. >> most importantly, natalie wants to know what about alcohol? >> you guys will love me. standing ovation.
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wine is in. >> why? >> a glass? >> unlimited? >> a glass a day and hard liquor. contrary to what people say -- >> a glass a day. >> there is little sugar the in wine and it is natural. only one glam. but be careful. once you get the buzz on don't go for the real sugar p.m. this is a substitute for ice cream which is hard for me to give up. kids summer. >> same thing. icon cob concocted for matt chocolate ander for carson mint. they stole your mint chocolate. >> that's really good. >> it's not good. >> are you serious? >> no. it's not good. >> what do you think? >> it's not bad. i would take it because we are not eating sugar. you took my monk fruit. >> matt? >> he loves it! >>. it's good. >> for ten days? >> savannah i foe you love your chocolate pudding after dinner.
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it has sugar or artificial sweetener. this is sweet potatoes avocado. >> this is not good. i tried it. >> that's not good. but as a substitute? >> can i tell you? >> oh my god. this is terrible. >> try it before you -- did you try it? >> this is how great baby food gets made. all right. to the caramel popcorn. this is good. >> natalie las vegass caramel pop corn. i reduced balsamic and put it on top. what do you think? >> that's okay . >> this is good. >> and al loves waffles with maple syrup which is out. i made a peach ginger coolie. no sugar added. all i did was take frozen peach slices and mixed it with ginger which is an anti-inflammatory.
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it helps al with aches and pains and i simmered it. >> i would like to say -- >> 2 of 2? >> i'm out. >> ten days matt lauer. anything for ten days. >> if you break it what happen sths. >> just get back on the wagon. do the best you can. >> we want you the to join us. but don't eat this stuff. you can learn more about the detox plan including the foods to avoid at joy will be answering your questions. >> while on suicide watch. >> it's a facebook page today at 10:30 a.m. eastern. you can join the conversation using the hashtag # no sugar today and no taste today. >> the ice cream is delicious. >> it's okay. >> coming up, what a thrill. we'll talk to a military family about their incredible family serving overseas. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we are back now at 8:42 with more of make your today dads as we honor dads that deserve recognition. major jackson is serving his fourth deployment in afghanistan for the u.s. army. here to tell us why he's special are his wife stephanie and his kids kiara and mj jackson. good morning. >> good morning. >> i guess you're happy to be talking about your dad. he sounds special. this is his fourth deployment. >> yes. >> how long has he been gone? >> a year. it will be a year on the 20th. >> yeah. it must be hard. we talk about it with military families and i know one thing you want to emphasize is yes, it's hard but you are proud of his service. >> we are proud of him, excited for him to come home. we appreciate what he does for our family and for the country. >> i imagine this gets harder as you get older. you must miss him. how has the last year been?
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have has he missed anything you wish he had been there. >> volleyball games, soccer, band competitions my academics. those are things i would have wanted him to be there. i know he couldn't have. >> what about you, mj? are you excited to see your dad? >> yes. that means i don't have to go shopping with these two. >> you need a guy in the house basically. >> oh yeah. >> stephanie what has it meant to have other members of the community standpoint in and fill the role when your husband is gone? >> gosh they have helped so much. guys have helped with mj boy scouts. i have though idea what -- no idea what i'm doing with boy scouts. they say, mom, he needs this he'll be okay. with kiara, other families have helped take her back and forth to volleyball soccer band system you missed your wedding anniversary? >> yes, our 14th. it's okay.
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he'll pay for it when he gets overwhelm. >> do you remember your wedding song? >> "rhythm many inin the sky". >> this is it. i think i can make your wedding anniversary -- how would you like to see him right thousand? >> surprise! >> oh my gosh. >> major melvin jackson. home a little early. >> you're supposed to be in texas. oh, my gosh. ♪ >> hey, buddy. what's going on? >> i'm seeing a lot of tears. >> now you know why the blackout yesterday. >> he wouldn't talk to you as soon as you thought he was ignoring your calls? >> you were going to dinner. >> i know. >> i have to tell you something about your dad.
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he's so special. he obviously came home early. he's been traveling for a week since afghanistan. >> last monday. >> they even lost your luggage. so you literally have the clothes on your back now. >> that's it. yeah. i got in and i was like where is my uniform? this is all i have. but it's worth it to see these guys. >> what does it mean to the see your dad? >> we're so happy to be part of your reunion. happy father's day. welcome home. thank you for your service. >> thank you. >> the jackson family. thank you so much. tomorrow we'll see how matt surprised a rhode island principal with something beyond his wildest dreams. coming up next, if you are looking to clear up your sinuses sinuses, get rid of a headache we'll tell you what the pharmacist recommends when it comes to over-the-counter medicines at the drugstore. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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back at 8:47. when you walk through a pharmacy the option s can be mind-boggling. we have help this morning. u.s. news & world report and the pharmacy times released the top pharmacist recommended guide for over-the-counter health products. dr. natalie azar is an nbc news contributor. good morning. >> good morning. >> this is all based on feedback? >> this is a survey of over 2,700 pharmacists, over 1,000 different products. basically based on their recommendations presumably from their impression of safety and toll rablt. >> start with allergy season. what do they recommend for the top allergy relief products. >> this is top rated. they recommend claritin,
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nonsedating. we get to benadryl but it is sedating. these are their recommendations. what might work for you. >> kind of on the same subject. you have the stuffy nose. what do what i they is about nasal decongestants. >> they like afrif which constricts blood vessels. you can use them with other drugs is. >> be careful about using it too often. >> they recommend more than two, three weeks you can get rebound congestion. see a doctor if that's the case. >> pain relief. >> first on the list is advil. it's a brand anymorer for ibuprofen ibuprofen. it's an nsaid, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. good for pain fever. >> a>> asit min finish isn't quite as if he can spif testimony excedrin migraine top of the list by a wide margin.
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>> xcedrin has aspirin, caffeine. works well. >> cold remedies. >> cepecol. >> that surprised me. >> me as well. it basically has anti-septic, oerl anesthesia to soothe the sore throat and menthol. >> kids' colds. >> really important. we reach ouded out to the american association of pediatrics. today said cough and cold pedestrian is not generally recommended. fluid. using tylenol and advil for fever reduction. the number one list was dimetapp. a nasal decon jes tant with something to supress cough. cough can be goodment we want that stuff up. >> if you have eaten joy's terrible desserts you might like spg for your stomach.
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>> pepto-bimol. they don't know how it works but it works to soothe stomach pain nauz yarks indigestion. if you are having stomach pain that's prolonged more than two or three weeks or associated with blood in the stool weight loss don't >> we haver more categories for the website. good to see you. up next a way for men to feel a woman's pain literally. wait until you see the labor simulator more for dads. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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just in time for father's day dads are getting a taste of what it's like to be in labor. >> why did i agree to do this? there are things only mothers should have to go through. some dads are signing up for the pain of layer boar. i agreed to do the same. being at the birth of your child is life-changing. research says when dad is present it helps mom relax. but a new study finds fathers can make the pain worse, too, simply by being there. it depends on mop's psychology. how she copes with pain. >> get out! >> reporter: it can be confusing for us. but in some places outside the
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u.s. men can experience simulated labor with a special machine, one that's used primarily to treat sports injuries with electricity. >> what we are going to do is take some electric stimulation and put it on your stomach. >> reporter: i was a little nervous. >> this is short. you will be fine. >> reporter: perhaps. but i had seen internet videos of others having the treatment. [ groaning ] [ panting ] >> reporter: the idea is to help expectant dads empathize. some believe it doesn't come close thuf to the real thing. >> i think women probably do have a higher level of pain tolerance. the pain of labor and delivery is a sustained long-term pain. the intensity of pain is likely purchase greater and also different. >> reporter: pregnancy prepares women for labor. >> i went through almost 36 hours of layer boar. >> i had no pain relief.
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it was very intense. very very intense. >> reporter: many moms say trying to explain what labor is like -- now, that's tough. >> it's quite hard to explain it to a man to be honest. what labor is the muscles of the uterus pulling and contracting. for a man that's almost impossible to imagine. because you don't have a uterus. >> reporter: it looks like i will have to do this. >> you will feel pressure. [ laughter ] around the stomach. >> reporter: i felt like my stomach was knotting together. this can last four or six hours. >> the next contraction would be more. just breathe easily. >> reporter: i might faint. could i have an epidural. ow! ow ow. >> breathe out. i think you can handle one more about a 7. >> will you hold my hand? >> i will. breathe out. >> reporter: that was not even close to full labor pain.
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>> i never, ever want to go through it again. >> can i look now? >> go ahead. it's over. >> was it bad? >> there are twins! >> it was painful but not as painful apparently as the real thing is. >> you have your gorgeous twins. >> these are my little girls. i realized it's all worth it when you get them. >> for real. good morning. the heat is on and storms are on the way. let's get details from meteorologist bill henley. >> temperatures are climbing especially in areas seeing the sunshine. center city is one of those areas. this view is from comcast center. lots of clouds over new jersey
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and bucks county. some is the fog we started off with. showers to the west are mainly light. heavier downpours as the atmosphere heats up. that is fuel for the storms later today. look at the temperature. doylestown and trenton. 80s in wilmington. police arrested a man after he shot at two other men and ran into a home where he barricaded himself. it happened in rocks borrow. the man started firing gun at them. one has a permit to carry a gun. he pulled it out. police arrested him coming out of the house. no one was hurt. two of four suspects accused in a home invasion will go to a magistrate. they pistol whipped a teenager then forced a mom to open the
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safe. they targeted the victims before the crime. i'm tracy davidson. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. you can get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 news app. now, back to the "today" show. have a great day.
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this morning on today's take, we are kicking off a sugar detox. we want you to join us. and a live performance by viral video sensation walk off the earth and ed sheeran's big surprise that has everyone talking. that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news this is today's take with al roker natalie morales willie geist and tamron hall. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. [ cheers and applause ] >> welcome to "today." it's tuesday horning, june 16, 2015. a big excited almost summer crowd outside on the plaza. >> almost summer? >> 16th. >> so next week. we have a great show dield up,
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live pew sicker for you. we'll do this sugar detox deal. are you ready? >> i'm already having withdrawal. >> you started? >> yeah. 4:00 a.m. when i woke up i started. >> we're supposed to start already? i just had a deliciouser caramel. >> i had a donut. >> not so good on day one. joy will be here. >> to teach us the right way. give us the path. >> she'll take away our favorite things for a few days. al is down in houston. residents bracing for as much as ten inches of rain. more flooding from tropical storm bill. we'll talk to al in a moment. we want to begin with the interview that matt did a couple of hours ago on the show with former naacp leadererer in spokane washington coming under fire as perhaps you know after accusations that she lied about her race and pretended to black. rachel dolezal's parents revealed to reporters last week she is their biological daughter and they are white.
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the story went viral after rachel did this interview with an affiliate in spokane. >> are you african-american? >> i don't -- i don't understand the question. >> were your parents -- are they white? >> this blew up, a combination of the parents saying she's white and that interview a few days ago. rachel stepped down if are the naacp presidency in spokane yesterday. this morning she sat down with matt. matt started with the question everyone wanted an answer. >> let me just ask you the question in simple terms again because you have sent mixed signals over the years. are you an african-american woman? >> i identify as black. >> let me put up a picture of you in you are your early 20s though. when you see this picture is this an african-american woman or is that a caucasian woman? >> that's not in my early 20s.
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>> youngerer i guess. >> 16 in that picture. >> is she a caucasianer or an african-american woman? >> i would say visibly she would be identified as white by people who see her. >> at the time were you identifying yourself as african-american? >> in that picture, during that time, no. >> when did it start? >> i would say about 5 years old. >> you began identifying yourself as african-american? >> i was drawing self-portraits with the brown craneyon instead of peach and black curl ary hair. yeah. that was how i was portraying myself. >> so over the last few days as the story developed reports if the media started referring to rachel as trans racial bi racial and black. matt asked her about the terms. >> the cynics and skeptics will say you didn't correct those reports.
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>> i didn't correct toes reports. >> because it worked for you, helped you heat your goals. is that fair? >> i don't necessarily think that's fair. over -- not just at that time but before then too, i have had to answer those who have seen me and because i'm a black hair stylist, you know, is have styled my hair in many different ways. have been identified as mixed light-skinned black, et cetera. you know i have had to answer a lot of questions. throughout my life. >> so she did go on to tell matt she hopes this conversation starts a larger conversation about the definitions of race, ethnicity, culture self-determination and empowerment. what do you think? >> not to discredit the work she's done as a teacher in africana studies and at the naacp chapter that she worked
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at. her story is so conflicted and she seems to change versions of the story. other reports have surfaced. they just don't align with what she wants to say she is and feels. i thought it was interesting. she had her two thekids here who are black. she basically said in their eyes, they view me as biologically human and actually culturally african-american. i don't know. it seems she wants to latch onto this trans racial identity. but it's a hard one. i think it is a very sensitive subject. i don't know. it seems sometimes whatever is most convenient for her. >> she sued howard university the black university for district manager thags because she was -- discrimination because she was white. if we are to be honest with ourself s in having the conversation, i don't know if we got the answer as to why she's
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doing this. >> right. >> i think for me it is would she have accomplished the things she's done had she not identified as white. what does identifying as black mean? as an african-american person i don't know. when someone says i identify as black does that mean the texture of your hair? tanning of your skin? what does that mean? >> exactly. >> i didn't get that answer from her and why do you identify as black? what does that bring to your life? what does that bring to the job that you do and the raising of your children? what does that mean? >> the question i had before and after is why can't you support and advocate for and relate to the african-american experience without making yourself african-american? >> that's what her dad said. she could have done this without
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having to pass herself off as black. >> but she's not answered the question. >> right. >> or what motivated her reasons for the change. >> i think all of us are rightfully as journalists sensitive to it and as human beings. you don't want to feel like you are judging someone, certainly not in this day and age. however, there are authentic questions that if you are on a public stage like the "today" show you should be ready to answer. it's her journey. she's now stepped down and hopefully naacp in spokane can move forward and continue their work. >> we appreciate she was forth forthcoming the if giving us her side of the story. >> but she was pushed into it by her parents. >> she didn't volunteer. >> she's the one who created the story. >> it's her journey. >>er all right. shall we do the sugar thing? >> i don't know. we love joy bauer.
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>> everyone does. >> here's the deal. joy is motivating us to kick our sugar habits tr for ten days. life is about pod radiation. this is not about being a task master of diet. >> i'm not a sugar stealer. >> we have confessed to you some of the things we love most in our lives. you are going to assist us in finding alternatives. >> right. these are sweet swaps. natalie loved caramel popcorn. i made for her some reduced balsamic. it's a sweet, tangy topping for popcorn. popcorn is a whole grain without added sugar. willie loves cookies. >> the little ones. >> these are oatmeal banana pecan cookies with no added sugar or artificial anything. >> those look amazing. i could dig into that popcorn. that looks like a cookie. what is that?
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>> tamron, this is for you. when i asked you what your sort of sweet indulgence was you said candy all day long. >> i have candy jars filled to the top at home. as soon as you walk in huge candy jars. >> i thought maeb we'd have a lot of sweet produce items. i froze grapes. you can pop them in your mouth. grape or cherry tomatoes, sugar snap peas red pepper sticks, hummus or salsa. no sugar. but you can dip into the cookies as well. >> that looks good to me . >> let's switch. >> absolutely. >> does that mean i can keep my entemann's. >> these recipes are on >> for education purposes wie is it difficult for us to reduce our is su gar addiction? >> i think we are programmed to crave and love and gobble down sweets. moderate amounts of added sugar isn't evil or the enemy.
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it's fine. excessive amounts get you into trouble. let's remove everything for ten days and after ten days we'll be more selective about what we bring into our diet. >> things that are refined with sugar make it difficult. joy, thank you. >> good luck! >> you are amazing. >> this is a great story as i swallow this frozen grape. really good. we love ed see ran are. he's amazing. look at this great surprise. a 13-year-old girl was at a talent show at a mall in canada singing one of his hits when lo and behold, who surprises her. take a look. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ it's ever green ♪ ♪ and baby your smile forever in
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my mind and memory ♪ >> wow. what a duet. sydney was performing "thinking out loud." ed was there shopping when he saw it going on. so he decided to surprise her. isn't that amazing? >> finish that song. i love it. >> it's a beautiful song. >> to think he was performing here when he just started out. that song is one of my favorites. >> it's good. al is in houston tracking the tropical storm down there. al what does it look like? >> right now we are getting bands of rain coming in. let's give you the latest on what's going on with tropical storm bill. still offshore. right now it has in the last hour or so intensified. winds up to 60 miles per hour. northwesterly winds. motion at 13 . 105 miles south west of galveston. the thing makes land fall in the
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next few hours. as it does it will bring in heavy rain, tropical storm warnings. over 111 1 11 million people affected. three to five inches of rain in the houston area. throughout the morning heavy rain spreads up to wrk aco san antonio, flash flood watches through tomorrow morning. three to five inches of rain. keep going forward. into the early morning hours of wednesday you're going to see dallas get involved. flash flood watches in effect. rainfall 5 to 7 inches. the problem here guys, as we continue to move the map forward, so much rain they have this the last three weeks. as you can see, oklahoma city gets into this by wednesday afternoon. it continues on up into the midwest and will continue to affect those areas. here they have picked up anywhere from 10 to 15 inches of rain in the last three or four weeks. so that's the big problem. nowhere for the rain to go. flooding a problem.
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good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. thick fog this morning, will slowly clear. the humidity that's not leaving us and could fuel showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. until we get the storms hot and humid. tomorrow relief. sunshine low humidity 85 degrees. chance of showers for thursday and again this weekend as we go into the 90s. have a great day. and that's your latest weather. guys? >> thanks al. we'll talk to you in a bit. coming up, their videos have hundreds of millions of views on youtube are youtube. now walk off the earth has an album and a tour coming women talking about activia. when i feel bloated and my stomach is rumbling in the morning, it takes me forever to get dressed. i just like wearing a lot of black. i don't have the time to be gassy and uncomfortable,
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>> yeah. >> is the tour bus the family-friendly affair is? >> yeah. we have a lot of family and a lot of kids. you know, it'ser our rock and roll lifestyle. it's not as party crazy as you would think it is. >> fun times with family. >> natalie mentioned 166 million views. just for the one video alone. almost after a billion when you put your videos all together. when was the moment this exploded for you guys? >> we had been steadily growing our audience for a few years before that particular video exploded. that was the main piece to kind of finish off. >> did somebody share it? what was the moment it went from a few views to your friends is it? >> i think a lot of people shared it during the first couple of days. it struck a chord. >> you guys are all about the choreography and the harmony. did it take a lot of takes to get it just right is it? >> definitely a little bit of
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the resumé stand out. simple. ten point font or biggererer black and white, simple structure. a recruiterer is looking for reason ares to kick you out of the process. don't give them excuses. >> not a lot of color. plaque and white. be specific about your accomplishments. what do you mean? >> you need to put math in there, numbers describing what you plishd and how to measure it. don't say you managed a $30,000 sorority budget. say you did these four things and went ahead and invested $5,000 in an interest bearing account. sounds like a will the of details but the numbers make you stand out and give a recruiting manager a sense of why you are special. >> once you are past that time for the interview. you say practice your answers. >> absolutely. it's boring,er hard and nobody wants to do it. but you can anticipate 90% of the interview questions you will get. figure out what they are going to be. greatest strength, weakness why this company. practice. have more than one answer for each question so if one
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interviewerer doesn't like you the other will. >> i like this advice. what's your greatest weakness. maybe i care too much. maybe i'm too good try to do everything. that's not the answer you want to hear. >> it's not. you never believe it. my greatest weakness is not i'm a perfectionist or i work too hard. be honest. but say what you did to improve. if you are an introvert say i'm an introvert but i enrolled in a theater class or i raised my hands and was vocal and i'm better at working through it. >> instant turnoffs. i said it sounds like a dating game but what are the instant turn offs. >> one is sar ing confidential information. giving away secrets. we looked at people who applied and 5 to 10% of people had confidential information. >> like what? >> somebody would say i had a consulting project for a search engine company in california. you know they worked for google and the hiring managerer knows
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they will share your secrets as well. >> here is my resumé for google. big fan. >> let's go to my there's a bazillion ways to top your kids' rice krispies. what's yours? ♪ a dash of fruit ♪ ♪ in their favorite color. ♪ ♪ a bunch of pineapple ♪ ♪ 'cause hey - it's summer! ♪ ♪ a smidgen of honey ♪ ♪ in the shape of a flower. ♪ ♪ a handful of almonds ♪ ♪ for strong superpowers. ♪ ♪ bananas and berries ♪ ♪ 'cause the letter b rocks. ♪ ♪ a little bit of yogurt? ♪ ♪ sure! why not? ♪ ♪ colorful marshmallows ♪ ♪ add a bite of fun. ♪ ♪ apple slices ♪ ♪ with their buddy, cinnamon. ♪ ♪ plop pomegranate ♪ ♪ for a polka dot pattern ♪ ♪ a swirl of chocolate. ♪ ♪ look! the rings of saturn! ♪ the fun never stops! how will your kids top their snap, crackle and pop? stay still, like a statue! just like a statue. look here! when your day goes on and on you need 48 hour odor protection that goes on clear for no white marks. new secret outlast clear gel. ladies we need to talk... ... about haircolor. it's garnier nutrisse nourishing color creme. rich, radiant... ravishing color! nutrisse nourishes while it colors.
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plus it has avocado, olive, and shea oils. garnier nutrisse. nourished hair, better color good morning, i'm chris cato. 9:26, hot, hazy and humid. let's get the forecast with meteorologist bill henley. bill? >> the fog is moving out. we are seeing more and more sunshine. from the beginning, we have seen some sunshine at the score. more blue sky visible. a warmer and humid day at the shore. we are watching storms to the west. that's the first line of showers expected to enter the picture for our area later this morning and into the afternoon. there's a chance we will see severe weather later today. the temperatures are on the low side in the areas that saw fog to start with this morning. low 70s in northwest
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philadelphia. trenton, 68. 83 in dover. >> drenching rain in the lehigh valley overnight opened up this sinkhole at the site of a transmission tower. they notified 20 households. officials say power isn't leaning and no one in the neighborhood lost power. it is closed because of the hole which is five feet deep and 12 feet wide. happening today, we'll hear how the city of philadelphia plans to handle public transportation for the 1.5 million people here. in a half hour from now, philadelphia international airport along with the mayor's office will detail plans to get people in and out of center city. he expects 6,000 charter buses to roll into town for the papal visit. it starts the week of september 22nd the pope coming the final
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two days of that. i'm chris cato. we'll have an update for you in 25 minutes. have a great morning.
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taking a look at headlines nbc news learned the fda will move to ban artificial trans-fats in all foods within the next three years. doctors have warned for years trans-fats clog arteries leading to heart attacks, the number one killer of american adults. while food manufacturers could petition for a trans-fat exception they warn food prices could rise. science is giving you another reason to enjoy chocolate without the guilt. british researcherers monitor 20,000 people for a decade and found those who ate the most chocolate two candy bars a day were 12% less likely to develop heart disease and 23% less likely to suffer a stroke compared the to those who ate the least chocolate. most of those this the study ate
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ordinary milk chocolate, not the darker healthier version. the google maps app has a feature for people who are always running late. when you start a trip it will warn if that restaurant or the store you are headed to will be closed by your estimated arrival time. the warning can be ignored and you can continue to navigate to your destination if you choose to the co do so anyway. say bon voyage to the popular cruises to nowhere. the short two three night trips will end next year in the u.s. cruise lines that sail underer carnival and for weenorwegian that can no longer operate without a stop in a foreign port. this is because of the way homeland security clears ships. thousand a check of the weather with al in houston covering the tropical storm there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. thanks, natalie. bill will have a big impact across the country as we move on through the week. let's show you what's going on
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for today. we are looking for a risk of strong storms through eastern texas up into northern texas as the day wears on . central plains with a slight risk of strong storms. western third looks great. wet weather ohio valley northeast new england. tomorrow, the recommend nannes of bill move into the texas/oklahoma borderer. we have a slight risk of strong storps from illinois into west virginia. wet weather all the way up into the northern great lakes. again the western third of the country looks spectacular. 80 degrees in portland. sunshine and 82 in los angeles. good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. thick fog this morning will slowly clear. the humidity that's not leaving us today and could fuel showers and thunderstorms this afternoon with heavy rain potentially damaging winds. until we get the storms hot and humid, afternoon temperatures, upper 80s and low 90s.
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tomorrow, 85 degrees. chance of showers thursday and again this weekend as we heat into the 90s. have a great day. and that's your latest weather. guys? >> thank you, mr. roker. more now of our special father's day series, lessons learned from dad. >> as you can see we are recreating a geist family road trip. >> that's correct. we made a lot of runs up and down the east coast in our family car, a slightly older, more beat-up version and smaller of this. we had a red cj 7. as dad showed me packing for the trips in a car like this was quite a skill. >> i think the thing i most admire about my dad is his ability to find humor in anything. to make a situation that might make a situation that's difficult fun. he taught me curiosity to wonder about the world and want to know more. i learned a lot from my dad.
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the thing i would like to pass on the most is the ability to pack the family car for a road trip. we had a 1984 red jeep cj 7. it had no doors, no roof. it's a tight space . when you have a sister and you are becoming a lanky teenage boy as i was there is not a lot of space in the back. my dad had it down to a science to the point where my sister and i would have to sit perfectly upright for the entire trip because there was a wall of suitcases here a wall of suitcases there are. usually a boom box of some kind at our feet because god forbid you didn't take on your family va arecation a giant 1980s boom box. sometimes we would take the jeep to nantucket to drive it on the beach. these were the good old days. no gps, no nothing. we'd get too close to the water, start sinking a little. he'd wheel it over.
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always an adventure with dad. that's a good metaphor for life. always an adventure. >> we'll try to pack the this jeep. i think we have more luggage. >> this is all of willie's makeup, shoes. >> from my glam squad. >> not a lot of trunk space. >> first, the boom box. this is 1985 and you are going on vacation, you better have it for the beach. natalie, that's at your feet. >> how come you guys aren't in here. >> you are my sister libbey. i would have been next to you. two in the back seat. you're jody geist. now you stack these up next to libby, my sister. you want the big ones on the bottom. too late for that. just go up the sides with these. >> all right. >> get that one in there. >> are you trying to kill me is this. >> this is the latest attempt. >> on an average geist family trip how many suitcases were there? >> i i think we each got one
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small one. this is a little bit more tan we probably had. you get the idea. you stack them . there is a little sliver of a trunk so you could get one here. well, we did. >> got that in there. our cooler went at the feet. this is a bigger cooler. we had the little igloo. imagine that at your feet. >> fishing poles you can slide through the middle. jody could hold it. >> this isn't ah-haer hazard at all. >> no hooks or lures in there. my dad didn't know how to put the bike rack on. so we'd stop every the few miles to recover some of the bikes we lost along the way. >> got it done! >> up next, you will be blasting willie's big jam box with the songs of the summer. i've got my summer play list. it's my tuesday trend.
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mitsubishi electric cooling and heating. make comfort personal. welcome back. it is time for my tuesday trend. okay. i want to help you out. the next summer party, wedding wherever you're getting your groove on. i thought i would shear my summer playlist. i'm nervous because you may not like it but brian hyatt is a senior writer at rolling stone here to sort through my favorites and give us replacements if my groove is not your thing. brian, good morning. >> thanks for having me. >> playlists are aresensitive. if people don't like a play list they will delete you. you judged my playdis. >> i really liked it. >> my first song, coming home by leon bridges from ft. worth, texas. let's listen. ♪
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every time i hear it i sing it. he sounds like sam cook. >> it's really weird. he's an old soul with old influences. he recorded he is whole album on super vintage recording equipment. if you listen to it you can tell. it sounds like it was recorded in 1965. >> the album comes out soon. >> on its way. >> up next, another jam. marvin gaye not the singerer but the song. meghan trainor and charlie puth . ♪ ♪ you get the healing that i want ♪ ♪ just like they say it in the song ♪ ♪ until the dawn ♪ ♪ let's marvin gaye and get it on ♪ >> every song makes me sing. your thoughts? >> he's one of these youtube sensations. you can tell by looking at him.
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you know, he's from new jersey. he sees hums a ss himself as a modern version of motown. it sounds like a meghan trainor song and there she is. >> next up, jedenna. janelle monae told me about him. "classic man." take a listen. ♪ his song, another throwback. he's about keeping it classy. dumping the baggy jeans and having fresh flow. >> he wears custom suits. went to stanford. >> raised in wisconsin. >> he's one of the guys who arrived fully formed with a whole aesthetic. pretty much all about being classy old fashioned.
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>> i taught this song was by jamie foxx. it is not. it's jamie fx called "i know there's going to be good times." take a listen. ♪ >> i love this song. >> it's so good. >> i could picture myself in a rented convertible since i don't own a car. >> me neither. ♪ >>er what are your thoughts. a little funky. >> i think it's awesome. crazy because jay xx is part of this group which is a super indy british group. he makes a solo thing that's r & b, hip hop. it 's awesome. >> quickly you like the weekends. >> this is kind of in the same vibe. the weekend "can't feel my face." produced by max par tin who made britney spears's hits. it sounds like disclosure. it's vibe.
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>> we'll put our play list on twitter and rod stewart also on my list. you have to hear it. up next one of the hottest bands, walk off the earth after this. when were you first considered a family? when you fell in love? when you got married? when you had kids? when did you first fight to be considered a family? when you fell in love? when you got married? when you had kids? family isn't defined by who you love, but how. tylenol®.
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oh god. oh wow. ok, yeah. i feel that. that's definitely poison. apparently i'm immune to venom. immune to venom? immune to venom? immune, steve. >> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> the viral music sensation walk off the earth thoen for amazing covers of popular songs ready to give us a taste of new original music. >> here they are sing rule the world off "sing it all away." take it away, guys. ♪ i say i'll rule the world ♪ ♪ ooh ooh ooh ♪ ♪ don't cloud my vision ♪ ♪ i'm telling you not today ♪ ♪ ooh ooh, ooh ♪
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♪ i'm seeing straight ♪ ♪ made my decision ♪ ♪ made it through the shades of gray ♪ ♪ ooh, ooh, ooh ♪ ♪ i materialize the feel ing ♪ ♪ to carry on to carry on ♪ ♪ i know some will say i'm dreaming ♪ ♪ but i carry are on, ier carry on ♪ ♪ they say no way ♪ ♪ i say i'll rule the world ain't afade of the walls ♪ ♪ i i'm a break them down ♪ ♪ they stay the same ♪ ♪ i'm feeling high as a bird ♪ ♪ ain't afraid of the ground ♪ ♪ i'm a stay up i say yeah, yeah, yeah ♪ ♪ they say, no, no, no ♪ ♪ they say slow ♪ ♪ i say go go, go ♪ ♪ they say no way ♪ ♪ i say i'll rule the world ♪ ooh, ooh, ooh ♪
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♪ i chased illusion ♪ ♪ then i watched it paid to black ♪ ♪ throwing me off track ♪ ♪ found revolution ♪ ♪ found it in a simple fact ♪ ♪ ain't coming back ♪ i materialize the feeling ♪ ♪ to carry are on, to carry on ♪ ♪ i know some will say i'm dreaming ♪ ♪ but i carry on, i carry on ♪ ♪ they say no way ♪ ♪ i say i'll rule the world ♪ ♪ ain't afraid of the walls ♪ ♪ i'm a break them down ♪ ♪ they stay the same i'm feeling high as a bird ♪ ♪ ain't afraid of the ground ♪ ♪ i i'm a stay up ♪ ♪ i say yeah yeah, yeah ♪ ♪ they say no, though, no ♪ ♪ they say slow, slow, slow ♪ ♪ i say go, go, go they say no way ♪ ♪ i say i'll rule the world ♪ ♪ i say i'll rule the world ♪ ♪ ooh, ooh, ooh ♪ ♪ i say i'll rule the world ♪
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♪ ooh, ooh ooh ♪ ♪ ooh, ooh ♪ ♪ they say no way ♪ ♪ i say i'll rule the world ♪ ♪ ain't afade of the walls ♪ ♪ i'm a break them down ♪ ♪ they stay the same ♪ ♪ i'm feeling high as a ♪ ♪ ain't afraid of the ground ♪ ♪ i i'm a stay up ♪ ♪ i say yeah, yeah, yeah ♪ ♪ they say no, though no ♪ ♪ they say slow, slow, slow ♪ ♪ i say go, go, go ♪ ♪ they say no way ♪ ♪ i say i'll rule the world ♪ ♪ i say i'll rule the world ♪ ♪ i say i'll rule the world ♪ ♪ ooh, ooh, ooh ♪ ♪ i say i'll rule the world ♪ ♪ ooh, ooh, ooh ♪ ♪ oh whoa ♪ ♪ i say i'll rule the world ♪
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♪ oh oh oh ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> yes! >> walk the earth. back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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hey. >> ladies. >> the sugar detox begins and you are a lot -- >> already? >> you will forget your headache because eric dane is with us.
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good morning everyone. i'm chris cato. 9:56. another hot one shaping up outside. let's get your forecast with meteorologist bill henley. >> the temperatures are climbing, the fog is thinning out. there's cool spots. hazy sunshine in center city. watching the radar screen. showers to the west. those are the first showers that could be impacting our afternoon. quickly moving through the area.
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temperatures are quickly climbing. 84 in wilmington in the low 70s. trenton, 71 degrees. 83 in south philadelphia. temperatures climbing near 90 this afternoon. potential for damaging winds later today. happening today in se lem county a community comes together to raise money for the family for a teen who remains in the hospital after a hit and run crash. a car ran over the high school football player while he was skateboarding more than a week ago. he is in critical but stable condition. police arrested the alleged driver last week. this morning in chester county investigators are looking for the cause of this three alarm fire in this apartment complex. crews responded to the fire on church street around 9:30. flames jumped from unit to unit. no one was injured. the red cross is helping some of those people who cannot get into
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their homes today. i'm chris cato. we'll be back with another update in 25 minutes. you can get the latest news and weather through the nbc app. now we go back to the "today" show. have a good morning.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> okay. >> uh-huh. uh-huh. >> all righty. it's what day, hoda? >> boozeday tuesday, june 16. >> and we've got one word for you -- mcsteamy. >> i wonder if he hates that name. >> he doesn't. >> grey's anatomy actor -- he doesn't want to be called a hunk. eric dane is here to tell us what's floating his boat these days. >> also high school musical star ashley tisdale has a lot to celebrate. a big milestone coming up.
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and what does she call her life? hawt mess? >> and guess what we're doing? >> well, i'm doing it. >> i'm not doing it. >> we're going on a sugar detox. >> for ten days? you signed up if that are? >> i thought you said two, joy. >> ten days, hoda. >> i thought it was two days. >> okay, all right, we'll tell you about that. >> well sugar is one of my food groups and i'm concerned about how this is going to work out. you start off with headaches. that's what happens when you cut something out that you love. you get withdrawal. just letting you know. >> in honor of father's day we're cooking up my daddy's favorite meal and we hope it will become one of your favorite. it's pork and sauerkraut. i had a marathon day yesterday. >> tell me. >> remember six-year-old little korey was here from the make a wish group?
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and just the sweetest, sweetest young boy. >> he dreamt of being a firefighter. >> so we made that wish come true. then my friends and i went off to have lunch because -- well you guys were getting to the story, showing pictures before i get to the story. the restaurant we were going go to, frankie and johnny's wasn't open for monday so we decided to walk up to the palm. as we're walking, all these guys are screaming my name from the fire house and they go "kathie lee look, korey's here! "oh many i gosh, he was the happiest kid. he was up in the fire truck, i climbed up there, nickessa was there his mom lorena and i stayed for about i guess 20 minutes 30 minutes. i don't know, had a ball werve. i want to thank them.
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by the way, they were so great on the show when he wished to be a fireman and he's gong through this debilitateing illness. >> he was a different kid at that fire house. he was excited, he wanted a hug. his eyes were all a-glow. >> then what happened? >> then we went to the palm and who comes walking down the aisle senator joe lieberman. okay, that's great. but what are the chances i'd be having lunch with sunny who used to be joe lieberman's secretary. >> what? >> yes. >> this is a weird day. then what happened? >> then we went to the movie, scared me. >> the movie isn't out yet. >> three weeks, it's called "the gallows." but they set up a skreeng for us. thank goodness she was sitting next to me in the flesh so i knew -- >> is it gory scary? >> no, it's scary scary and
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creepy. and then that evening i was with my friend gretchen carlson for the book launch her book "getting real" and she had a full house and she was as lovely as ever. >> are you tired? >> i am. >> and then you got loam. yesterday at sirius radio i did a show. andy grammar who sing this is song "honey i'm good" he brings his guitar and i looked over at the guy and there just -- just a sweet, nice -- >> this is like breathing to him. >> and the great thing about sirius is i'm walking through sirius radio and i'm about to leave and i hear this beautiful sound over the overheads and i go what song is that? they go no she's delight in the fish bowl. there's a one someone said she used to be a bank vice president elaine law son. wanted to go into music. i couldn't believe it. and this is her.
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>> she's a jamaican american reggae singer/songwriter. i love the quality of her voice. like an angel. >> what is going on? >> it was so exciting. >> do you know song. >> i don't know it yet but that's it and you can find out about her. so if you haven't been paying attention to the news lately -- >> not everybody has, it's summertime. >> there's a woman by the name of rachel dolezal. she's been making headlines. she was the president of spokane's naacp. she recently stepped down from that. her race has been in question. that was her when she was a younger girl and this is her today. she's estranged from her parents who are white. and it's so interesting because people assumed she was black, penal said she was black in articles, she hasn't disputed it. but the whole thing came to light because a reporter was asking her some very basic questions about her dad and
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things like that. this is what started the whole firestorm. >> are you african-american? >> i don't understand the question. >> your parents, are they white? >> so she walked out of frame and because she did not confront that issue. so her parents came on and that said they were her parents and this she's been deceptive. >> and dishonest is the other word. >> then she came on with matt today and everybody was wondering what is she going to say. what is her perspective. >> because everybody was talking about her and we wanted to hear from her. this is what she said to matt. >> are you an african-american woman? >> i'd phi as black. >> when did you start deceiving people and telling them you were black when you knew their questions were pointed in a different direction? when someone said to you "are you black or white?" and you'd say "i'm black.
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you didn't say "i'd phi as black, you'd say i'm black." when did you start deceiving people. >> well, i do take exception to that because it's a little more complex than me identifying as black or answering a question of are you black or white. i was identified when i was doing human right work in north idaho as first transracial and then when some of the opposition to some of the human rights work i was doing came forward and started the next newspaper identified me as being a biracial woman. then the next article when they were actually burglaries, noose, et cetera, was this is happening to a black woman and i never corrected -- >> well why didn't you correct it? you knew it wasn't true? >> because it's more complex than being true or false in that particular incident. >> but finally your two sons, isaiah and franklin are here in the studio. >> they are. >> if i were to ask them if
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you're a black woman or caucasian woman how do you think they would answer? >> well i actually was talking to you -- one of my sons yesterday and he said "mom, racially you're human and culturally you're black." >> wow. >> yeah, i don't think anybody minds her -- maybe they do, identifying the way she wants to. i think it's the dishonesty that is off putting for most people. just be who you are. love who you want to love but don't tell me -- don't lie to me is basically what people are saying. >> i think there were earlier lies, like she said she was born in a tepee and she was -- she used bow and arrow to hunt and there were all sorts of things along the way that didn't seem to be true so i think you put everything into question. how you identify yourself is your business but the someone asks you point blank, you should say -- >> well, there are all kinds of
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opinions all over the spectrum and -- but here's the tuough part and matt was excellent but i didn't get answers from her did you? she sort of talks around -- >> yeah she talks around things. when he asked her that why did you deceive she said "well people were identifying me" and it went around the circle. >> i think there are other issues here. but we wish her all the parents. her parents told "today" she pretended to be black. but we said all that. >> wait, are we not going to limbo? >> no we have to do the other thing. we have to do the bachelor. >> we don't have time. can that you believe? and amanda got her makeup on. can you believe amanda? she put her makeup on. hi! >> hi! >> you look so cute. >> darn, we won't know what went on on "the bachelorette." >> but here's something that's amazing.
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you've seen people do the limbo but have you seen them do it like this? look at her. >> oh, my gosh! >> i want to cry! >> stop it! >> she's got cake? what's in there? oh, my gosh. >> that is unbelievable. >> okay, that is amazing. >> eight and a half inches, which is the height of a beer bottle. >> i can't believe she can do that. >> she trains up to six hours a day. she has to go to a chiropractor once a week. >> she's like a pretzel. >> she has to have her hips aligned. >> look who's over there. >> oh hello there. >> hey. >> you're steaming up our kitchen. >> oh, sorry, we already thought our kitchen was hot. [ laughter ] eric dane will be out with us in
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following it. >> it's one of my food groups. >> this is really for hoda. what are the rules? >> the rules are we're pulling out all added sugar, not natural sugar, for ten days. that means obviously sugar but also honey and maple syrup and agave agave, high fructose corn syrup. but we'll also get rid of artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes because it saturates your taste buds and your mind with sweet and we want to strip all of the sweet out of our diet so we learn to taste what real food -- >> by the way that i believe even if i chew sugar free gum for my sugar rush i start craving sweets. >> gum is out. this morning i almost took a piece of gum. >> what about mint? >> not if it has added sugar. just try. >> it i am running out of ten days, that's my problem. >> it goes quick and then afterwards you can put selective sugar back into your diet. i'll go back to some sugar
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afterwards but it's a great learning experience. so what i'm going to show you is how much food is in a sample day. for breakfast, scrambled egg fruit because fruit has natural sugar in it and that's fine. then the problem with you, kathie lee, is going to be coffee because you can't put stevia in the coffee. >> i do stevia in the raw. what's the difference -- >> it's still a fake sugar. i'll show you how we can doctor up the coffee. so then for lunch you can have a turkey sandwich on whole grain bread, however you want to check your brand of bread and make sure there's no added sugar in the bread. pickles, carrots, seltzer water. look at all the snacks that you can have. we have peanut butter with apples. i drizzled reduced balsamic vinegar on top of the popcorn. that is plain greek yogurt. we can't do flavored because it
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will either have sugar or artificial sweeteners. we'll doctor it up with chopped nuts or any kind of dairy or fruit. obviously vegetables work and hummus or salsa. grapes. for dinner you can have any protein, it can be sauteed green fish a baked bow tae toe sweet potato, sour cream is fine, so is butter and guess what? wine is in. >> because everybody says -- >> everybody thinks that -- >> we're all under a lot of stress. >> people think wine is filled with sugar but there's only one gram and it comes naturally from the grapes. it's not loaded with sugar. >> what about red or white oro say? >> any kind. just not the dessert wines because a lot of times they have added sugar. so hoda your sweet spot is -- >> black and white cookie, popsicles candies, cookies, everything. cupcakes. >> i made you a no sugar added popsicle.
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all i do is add in a cup olf pineapple half a cup of sliced strawberries half a cup of pitted frozen cherries. unsweetened vanilla almond milk. then i poured it into popsicles the mold i froze it see what you think. no sugar added, under 40 calories a pop. >> oh, my god, that's really good. >> it's juicy, it's sweet. hi five? >> i love that. >> and kathie lee, for your coffee you can make any of the flavor varieties or take vanilla extract, put it in some milk, put in the the microwave and you won't need your stevia. >> i like my stevia. >> ten days! >> i'll let you know when i decide! join in. log on to, find out more about the detox plan, including a full list of foods to avoid. >> joy will answer your questions during a chat at 10:30
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well? picking -- you know making good choices. >> making good choices, surrounding myself with people who are much smarter and much more talented than i am. >> but not more handsome! >> well, thank you. >> so the plot of this one is interesting. you are literally on the last ship. describe for people who haven't seen the first season what it's about. >> well, we were in the arctic as people tend to be on a ship. >> that's why the pandemic didn't get you guys? >> we were isolated so by the time we got back to the states, 80% of the world's population had already been decimated. >> i think this works because it's in the realm of possibility, the craziness we live in in the world today. >> i think 30 years ago this would have been science fiction and now it's somewhat probable. i mean, the ebola outbreak was pretty isolated, but had that happened in a densely populated area with people flying in and out, it would have been a wrap. >> but when you watch out -- it
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looks authentic. when i watched parts of it i thought it looks like you really are on a ship. >> we are. we get a lot of support from the navy. we are forever indebted to help the. they have been absolute sports about this and shooting on a naval destroyer is interesting because the -- well you're on a $3 billion ship. >> better take care of it. >> better take care of it. and once you put on the uniform and sit in the captain's chair, it helps. >> we'll take a tiny trip down memory lane. you were on "the wonder years" "married with children" "saved by the bell." but we dug up a nugget because we had to. >> want to do yourself a favor and go out with me tonight. >> i'd love to. but i'm relacing all my tennis shoes tonight. hey tad, i change mid-mind. i'd love to go out with a handsome guy like you tonight. >> really? oh! >> the old days. do you even remember it?
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>> no! [ laughter ] >> eric, don't confuse sting's "the last ship" with eric dane's "the last ship." i told our producers i would don't that. >> you can catch the season premier on june 21 on tnt. >> and ashley tisdale is going to be with us after your local news. happy father's day, by the way. >> thank you very much.
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almost, and it's 82 degrees and climbing. a steam y haze y humid and hot afternoon is what we're looking at. and there's a potential for strong storms developing. none yet. that's a live view from center city. it's dry. showers are not that far way. a few showers getting ready to move into berks county. allentown could see scattered rainfall to begin with. as temperatures climb, thunderstorms are more likely to develop. with those storms could come damaging winds. we'll be flirting with 90 degrees this afternoon. parts of the lehigh valley are hoping to dry out today. last night heavy rain pounded bethlehem township. forcing some roads to shut down but this morning reopened. a sinkhole at the base of an 80-foot tall electric transmission tower. right now a stretch of clairemont street is closed because of the hole which is
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about five feet deep 12 feet wide. bethlehem fire department says officials notified more than 20 house holds and suggested they leave. fire officials say they're saying the tower isn't leaning and no one in the neighborhood has lost any power. two of four suspects accused in a home invasion will go before a judge. police say a gang forced themselves in this home yesterday, pistol-whipped a 17-year-old and forced the mother to open the family safe. three were arrested yesterday, four is still on the loose. what's happened to snacking? how did it become absent-mindedly eating one after the next? we are a creamy cheese that still believes in savoring our food. the laughing cow. reinvent snacking.
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we're back on this boozeday tuesday with one of hollywood's most talented star, ashley tisdale. >> she made your tweens and teens laugh as maddy fitzpatrick and she showed off her singing chops as drama queen shar-pei evans in the hit movie franchise "high school musical." >> she's stars in a new comedy called clipped where she plays a hair dresser who seems to be caught in a hairy situation when it comes to her co-worker. let's take a look. >> what are you talking about? >> the agent. i'm going play pro ball. he signed me. >> when? >> now. i'm leaving, like, tomorrow. >> wow.
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>> yeah. >> that's -- that's a big deal. that deserves a beer. >> i'll take like a -- oh, you. [ laughter ] >> hey! >> hi! >> nice to see you sweetie. >> nice to see you. >> she has nothing going on in her life. >> we love your beach hair. that's what we were noticing first since you are in a show called "clipped." >> and you had to learn how to cut hair. do you have any aptitude for it? >> i think i've always been a little bit of a frustrated hairdresser. i love getting my hair done. they did teach us how to cut hair and we cut the background actors' hair on the show. >> how do they look when you're done? >> special. [ laughter ] they get cleaned up by someone else. >> now you love to sing and we love to hear you sing. is there any of you sings on "clipped"? >> there is an episode. yeah, the whole show is based on a group of kids that went to high school together and had their dreams cut short so they do hair at a barbershop in
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boston so my dream was to be a sing sore there is an episode where i sing. >> okay, good. so you will break into song at any particular moment. if you were to break into song right, now what would it sound like? >> really, really bad, it's early. >> what would bit? >> i have no idea. >> oh, you're going to get out of it. we'll get you to sing in a minute. so you're turning 30 in a couple of weeks. >> yeah. >> how does that feel? remind us. i've done that more than twice." >> you're hilarious! no, it feels good. i guess -- i'm married now and i'm very happy and we have so much going on in our life so i'm super excited about turning 30. >> and you have businesses and production companies and a tattoo. >> what's the tat? >> what is the 8 significant of? >> me and my husband just got it. we got married on the eighth. >> is it eight or infin any. >> it's eight or infinity. >> let me read your arm.
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what does that say? is it in another language. >> it's sanskrit. i hope it says "everything always happen farce reason." >> romans 8:28 in the bible. look it up. we love this girl. >> so you said you have a production company. what are you tooking up there. >> i've had the company for about seven years and we've done unscripted. right now we have "young and hungry" on abc family. i produce that show. it's in its second season. and we have a lot of stuff in development scripted and unscripted? >> you love to do it all, don't you? >> i do. it's fine when i'm not front of the camera to do other things. >> don't you think we have something she should be doing next? >> are you going to pitch me something? >> we think you should be on "pitch perfect 3" but only if you let us hear you sing a little bit. >> you are hilarious!
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>> just a little tidbit. come on, ash! >> i need more coffee for that one? >> do you like yours with sweeten her? >> you can catch the premier episode of "clipped" on tbs. >> we're honoring fathers and mine by sharing my favorite meal for my sister in wlu is here to help us cook it. >> we hope ladies we need to talk... ... about haircolor. it's garnier nutrisse nourishing color creme. rich, radiant... ravishing color! nutrisse nourishes while it colors. plus it has avocado, olive, and shea oils.
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for me. meals with my daddy were to be savored. a meal was nothing to be rushed. he enjoyed every single bite. i have great, great memories of meal times with my father. they weren't something to be hurried. and we celebrated. my daddy always loved the traditional thanksgiving but what he wanted on christmas day always, was pork and sauerkraut. and the smell of that pork roasting so slowly in the oven just perm nateeated all through the house and we were so ready to eat by noon. happy times. happy times. i love thinking about him. there's a tree in our backyard that i wrote a song for one of my musicals on the day we took my daddy out of the hospital to come home for hospice. i go under that tree almost all the -- pretty much everyday if the weather is okay and i talk to him and i remember him and i
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ask god to give him a hug for me. and you know what i do mostly? i thank him. i thank him for everything he taught me. i miss him. especially when i smell pork and sauerkraut. >> oh! whoever did the tape, i think it was alley, thank you. here to whip up my father's recipe is my sister in love. sandy just admitted that when you came into our family you hated sauerkraut. >> i didn't like it at all but mom won me over. >> it is delicious and it's so easy. >> anybody can make this. >> show us how. >> buy a pork loin roast like this one. get the one that's folded over because you want it to stay moist inside. this is very easy. put it into a metal cooking pan
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and then just put a little bit of garlic salt. and what you need to do -- >> bake it or roast it? >> roast it. check your cook book. this is four pounds and i think it's about 1:15. >> pork has to be cooked. >> that's it for spice? >> garlic salt. anybody can cook it. >> it's such a flavorful meat. >> then take sauerkraut with nothing added to it, keep the liquid in it and pour it around and on it. then put this in the oven. that's it. then it looks like this. >> and all the juices, the sauerkraut soaks up all the juices. >> and you have to know this. on the top make sure the fat is on the top. >> fat on the top. my fat's on my bottom. >> we don't talk about calories, but there's no sugar in here. then you bake halfway through -- sorry, i made a mistake, i knew i'd get nervous. you do the roast, cook it halfway, then put the sauerkraut
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for the second half. and sometimes you add water so it doesn't dry out. then this is what it looks like. isn't that beautiful? see how it's brown and you take the sauerkraut out around the side and you add whipped mashed potatoes green beans with almonds and corn and the best thing is you put the sauerkraut over the mashed potatoes. >> that's my favorite thing. >> i can it all together. >> and the green beans and stuff are good. it's so simple anybody can make it but when it's cooking it's amazing. >> total cook time depends on the size of the roast? >> and you can use a meat thermometer. it has to be like 160 to be done. but remember the sauerkraut goes in halfway through. then put in the the drippings and that's how it gets ground
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down here. you can put paprika if it doesn't brown up enough. >> just make it brown better. >> the potatoes with the sauerkraut mushed is up amazing. >> oh my gosh! oh my gosh! >> the best christmas dinner and dad's had it ever christmas and mom is an amazing cook too. >> and by the way, this is so awesome. >> you can find the recipe for pork and sauerkraut on >> from the day in the sun to nighttime fun, lillianna takes your look from beach to chic in 60 seconds after this. you owned your car for four years. you named it brad. you loved brad. and then you totaled him. you two had been through everything together. two boyfriends. three jobs. you're like "nothing can replace brad!" then liberty mutual calls. and you break into your happy dance. if you sign up for better car replacement,
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after a day at the beach, there's often not much time to change from swim wear to evening wear. >> here to show you how to go from beach to chic is our still
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expert lillianna vazquez and our celebrity hair stylist sara. before we start, i heard a rumor in your opinion the puerto rican day parade. i saw you waving. >> i was on the float. >> and you gotten a award. what award did you get? >> i was there with the telemundo crew. i got the award for rising star in television and media! wepa! >> so we're going to put 60 second on the clock and you guys are going to do a redo from beach to chic. madison is our first model. tell us what about her issues were before. >> madison is in a high-waisted bikini but wearing what i love as a coverup which is a men's button down. borrow one from your husband or buy one. 60 second on the clock and start. so we're adding espadrilles in a metallic color so cute for the summer, then i'm giving her these high-waisted shorts that have an elastic band.
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then with the shirt she'll tie it up at her natural waist. i'll help her tuck in the back. give her a cross body, lose the had, add some bracelets then sara is stepping in. >> here we go. so for the hair in the summer you have beachy waves but you want to throw it up. place the head band on top of your hair, bring it up and tuck it into the head band. no bobby pins. just a pool party at the beach. >> that's amazing. wait a second. look how cute. >> if you can see the back, it's gorgeous. >> oh i love that! >> very cute. and do we still have time? eight seconds left? >> that was awesome! nice job. she left her little slipper things here. okay next we have -- con grats on the first one. brianna. brianna, come on out. >> okay sporting one of my favorite coverups. this is the classic kimono.
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it transitions so beautifully. 60 sends, here we go. bag, shoes, mules are easy to slip on to these are from target, they're under 30 bucks. got it? then she's going to pull the kimono to make it even. take a wide belt, this doesn't have buckles it has snaps so it's faster. let me get the second one done there. then we'll straighten her out. see how she looks. time for sara. >> glasses off. for look -- >> you're misting? >> yeah, we're misting but it's a diy beach spray. so mix a gel with water put essential oils in, coconut. so basically if you're at the beach and you have beachy waves and you want to add more texture and volume. she's doing a two-strand twist. then she she eel pull it out to have volume in the front. there you go. so she added that, she sprayed the spray and adds volume. did we do it?
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>> oh cute. >> blue bobby bins, crisscross them. >> don't forget your clutch. >> this is so scary and exciting! >> i'm into it. >> all right, bri is next. bri has a maxi skirt on. come on out. >> how cute. she's in the nude top. this give i don't say a little bit more coverage and -- >> this is so california looking. >> and she's great in this foldover maxi skirt. ready go? bag, slip on edge withes, even simpler these are from payless, 15 bucks on those. so cute. we're going to give her a cross body bag here as well and look what she'll do with the skirt. it turns into a strapless dress that fits perfectly over the top. fringe bag to add texture and then we're adding a couple of wood necklaces to give her that organic beachy feel right here. >> please do not mess with her hair. >> so if you have a ponytail at
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the beach, you can add a braid, now bri will take it and pancake. >> it what does that mean? >> that means flattening and pulling out your braids make it looser add texture so it's a beautiful way to create a new style on a top knot. now she'll wrap the braid around and take a large bobby pin and pop it in. >> too cute you guys. just adorable: [ applause ]clap [ applause ] ton tons of spare time. >> that's it? >> for today. >> those were terrific. great. >> thank you so much. we'll be back with more in a moment. >> first this is "today" on nbc.
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>> this is what was happening in the commercial double braids, triple braids cascading. it was such fun. >> did you do the five-strand. >> you did the five strand.
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>> we're wrapping it around. and tell them what you do january 1. >> i started 365 days of braids on instagram. >> follow her! >> awesome! >> braid of the day. coming up tomorrow, we'll give it away and you know who's coming back again? lillianna. >> all right! you know go to for us to connect and you have to enter every week. >> because we'll give away a big, big prize. for complete rules and regulations you know where to go. guess who is here tomorrow? >> oh, my gosh! i'm going to wear a gird. >> joel mchale is
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steamy and stormy weather today. only a few parts of our area are seeing showers at this moment as we take a live look at the radar. that will be a different story come this afternoon. you can see the clouds and the mountains right now. here's a live look at lake wallenpaupack. public schools will dismy today because of heat. schools with graduation do have the option to stay open for the ceremonies. parents should contact their schools directly to confirm graduation schedules. first alert meteorologist bill henley is here. >> a lot going on.


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