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everyone knows tonight there's a possibility of heavy downpours and isolated thunderstorms. >> that's all for "nbc 10 news today." have a great fourth of july. >> happy fourth. good morning. where did it come from? a teenager seriously injured after accidentally jumping on a firework in new york central park. a search to find who put it there and why. a suicide bomber carries out an attack at a u.s. consulate in saudi arabia. in baghdad, the death toll climbing from a truck bombing in a busy shopping district. isis claiming responsibility for that attack and a deadly siege on this crowded cafe. the father of that boy who was killed by an alligator at disney world reportedly told emergency crews he was also attacked by a second gator. this morning how the park is responding.
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and historic night. fort bragg host the first major league baseball game ever played on an active military base. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on this fourth of july monday morning. i'm willie geist. as you look at the brass they'll perform for us later in the show. >> i'm natalie morales. matt and savannah have the day off. talk about a field of dreams. if you build it, they will come. how symbolic and what great showing of support for our troops. >> what great idea by major league baseball around this holiday weekend. we saw basketball games on aircraft carriers and now baseball at bases. we'll get to that.
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our top story, an investigation into a bizarre explosion in central park that seriously injured a young man from virginia. >> reporter: good morning. that young man is listed in stable condition this morning after what was a frightening incident in a city that's on heightened alert this holiday. >> we don't know. we don't know. >> reporter: chaos and confusion in new york central park. friends up in arms after another friend was badly injured. police say it was a small explosion off the beat and path. 19-year-old connor golden from virginia jumping down from a rock stepping on what police believe was a homemade firework. his left foot severed. his friends in apparent shock. >> we got to go. >> reporter: police say the three friends are not responsible for the firework but it's not clear how it got there and when. >> nothing to indicate this was
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an explosive device that was placed or put in this area with a specific intent to harm any individual. >> reporter: golden's grandparents say what happened to their grandson is surreal. >> this is a life changing thing for this poor young man. >> reporter: bomb sniffing dogs noses to the ground searching for evidence. an unsettling sight to new yorkers and tourists alike. >> this is a very odd circumstance. >> reporter: nationwide, cities are stepping up security for the fourth of july holiday. in boston, police are monitoring dozens of surveillance cameras looking for any suspicious activity. in miami, the coast guard is keeping a close eye on the waters making sure boaters are safe at sea. and in los angeles, a noticeable increase in police officers and dogs at l.a.x. behind the scenes, tactical units aimed at preventing any potential attack.
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the goal nationwide, a safe independence day with no unexpected fireworks. here in new york, millions are expected to gather around the city to watch the fireworks. there will be thousands of police officers watching, too. natalie and willie? >> thank you. drenching rain could threaten cookouts and fireworks displays for millions of americans. dylan is in for al and has the first check of the holiday forecast. what are we looking at? >> areas seeing rain the last couple days, like down through st. louis and kentucky, those areas will still deal with more rain. this is the setup we have. almost a stalled front right through the ohio and tennessee river valleys. humidity streaming in from south to storms and downpours that develop have a lot of water content. a lot of rain falls in a short period of time. that's why we have flash flood watches. they'll last through the day today through kentucky and
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southern ohio and into west virginia. we do have pockets of heavier rain training over the same areas that we've been seeing them for the last couple of days and as this area of low pressure continues to move eastward, we'll see increased chances of heavier rain as far east as washington, d.c. down through virginia as well. that could affect the fireworks a little bit. as we go into tomorrow, spotty showers and storms. it looks like this area right through louisville, kentucky, stretching over into parts of eastern and central west virginia, we could end up with two to three inches of rain with isolated higher amounts. just to give you an idea of smattering of fireworks forecast. chicago is dry but mostly cloudy and 74. washington, d.c., that's where we could see a couple scattered storms. denver and atlanta looking okay with scattered storms and boston is looking okay. it's been wet and it will stay wet. >> keep the rain away from fireworks in new york? >> we may get a sprinkle.
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>> the show goes on. a new terror attack in the middle east overnight. this one in saudi arabia following a string of bombings including one in baghdad for which isis is claiming responsibility. bill neely has the latest for us. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning and happy fourth of july to everyone but sadly terrible news from iraq and breaking news from saudi arabia where the u.s. mission in jetta has been targeted before. this morning a suicide bomber got to within 30 feet of the walls before blowing himself up. it's just the latest in a string of islamist attacks across half a dozen countries. controlled explosions outside the u.s. consulate in jeddah this morning after a suicide bomber was stopped in his car by two security men. he detonated his bomb but no one in the consulate was injured. the first bombing there in years aimed at americans. iraq was hit with its worst suicide attack this year.
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the death toll now 165. this was a busy shopping area packed with people preparing to celebrate the holiday when a truck packed with explosives was driven into a building. dozens of children among the dead. iraq's prime minister visited the scene but was heckled and his car stoned. a week after his forces retook fallujah from isis, the terror group is lashing back and its reach is wide. bangladesh is the latest country to suffer an isis massacre. among 20 dead where three teenagers studying in america. one coffin draped in stars and stripes. one was a u.s. citizen from miami. she was studying at emory university. both were 18. they died with their friend.
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an indian studying at berkeley. >> i was shocked and immediately started crying. i've been pretty numb. >> reporter: isis is blamed for last week's attack in turkey. more than 200 dead in less than a week. among them, nine italians and seven japanese killed in that attack in bangladesh. if you add the orlando, florida, massacre and one attack in france to that list, it's global and for most muslims, it's a total perversion of their holy month. >> touching so many different parts of the world. thank you. to the presidential race and busy holiday weekend for both candidates. hillary clinton has been interviewed by the fbi over her e-mails while donald trump sparked an uproar with a controversial new tweet. we have both campaigns covered. let's start with kelly
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o'donnell. >> a big week for hillary clinton. tomorrow in north carolina, clinton will campaign for the first time with president obama and friday joe biden will join her on stage in his hometown of scranton, pennsylvania. this weekend you might say there were political fireworks with clinton's highly anticipated visit to the fbi. hillary clinton's one of a kind holiday weekend. saturday morning she headed to fbi headquarters in washington. saturday night, a ticket to broadway's hit "hamilton" with friends and the former president and in between an exclusive phone call to nbc's chuck todd about her 3 1/2 hour fbi interview on the e-mail controversy. >> i've been eager to do it. >> reporter: clinton said the justice department did not tell her when the investigation will be over. >> i have no knowledge of any time line. this is entirely up to the department. >> reporter: she also defended her husband's controversial
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private visit with attorney general loretta lynch. >> hindsight is 20/20. both the attorney general and my husband have said they wouldn't do it again even though it was from all accounts that i have heard and seen an exchange of pleasant pleasantries. >> reporter: bill clinton boarded the plane for a conversation widely criticized as inappropriate while the justice department's investigation is ongoing. donald trump stirring the co conspiracy plot. trump tweeted, the system is rigged. still unknown, when the investigation will end and will voters trust the outcome? joe biden telling national public radio the white house has stayed out of it. >> the easy accusation would be
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biden, as vice president, put pressure on a government agency to keep that from happening. the president and i have kept our hands off completely. >> reporter: unknown in there will be a decision between the two party conventions later this month. on running mate news, the questionnaire filled out by those being considered to be a vice presidential nominee have not all been returned and that suggest decisions for those two important jobs are still a ways off. natalie, willie? >> kelly o'donnell in washington. thank you. to that other tweet from donald trump we mentioned that has him taking heat as his campaign dives deeper into the looming decision over a running mate. kasie hunt has the latest for us. >> reporter: good morning. this fourth of july weekend vice presidential speculation ramping up but donald trump is under fire for yet another tweet. this one that some are calling anti-semitic and it may have originated with hate groups.
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the image tweeted saturday from donald trump's account shows hillary clinton, a pile of money, and what appears to be the star of david. immediately denounced by some as anti-semitic. his campaign quickly changed the star to a circle but trump stayed silent and without a formal explanation, his former campaign manager defeating him. >> you can read into things that aren't there. >> reporter: the image originally appeared on twitter two weeks ago posted by a user that promoted other racist im e image imagery. >> i have many, many friends from israel and jewish friends. >> reporter: on sunday, trump's account praise ed praised elie
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talked about how jared kushner is jewish and so are still of his grandchildren. >> my daughter is about to have a beautiful, jewish baby. >> reporter: in fact kushner is an influential player in the campaign. involved in the vice presidential selection process heating up this weekend. >> it's a hell of a job. >> reporter: vice president joe biden needling newt gingrich in the audience at the aspen institute. >> trump said he needs a vice president who understand washington because he knows he doesn't. >> reporter: in new jersey over the weekend, indiana governor mike pence taking a private meeting. back home talking to reporters. >> we just had a great visit with the trumps. nothing was offered and nothing was accepted. >> reporter: also said to be on the short list, new jersey governor chris christie and alabama senator jeff sessions.
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>> this is all up to donald trump. he'll pick who he wants. >> reporter: sources caution that trump's unpredictable style means you never know. there's always a chance he could pick somebody that would surprise all of us. willie, natalie? >> we wouldn't be surprised by that. kasie hunt, thanks so much. let's bring in mark halperin. busy weekend for both candidates. let's break it down with hillary clinton and the fbi interview. how do we think she did or how are they portraying how she did and will it change the narrative on the e-mail scandal? >> she had to had to eventually sit and do this interview. if she's not indicted, i think despite the controversy over her husband's meeting, this will not hurt her politically. still chatter about it. an indictment would be c catastrophic for her campaign. lawyers say it may have been bad judgment but not necessarily a crime. >> she admitted for the first
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time that trust is a problem for her and polls bear that out. honest and trustworthy numbers are not good for her. does that concern her and is this fbi investigation a piece of that? >> there have been years and years of questions. some based on her own errors of judgment and behavior. some just based on the fact that clintons attract a lot of scrutiny. those remarks she made where she talked openly about this notion of trying to rebuild trust is about trying to build a governing structure than it is about winning the campaign. the biggest barrier to getting elected is people don't trust her as much as they do previous people elected president. >> as much as she's trying to regain their trust and turn the page on e-mail scandal and turn the corner campaigning with president obama and vice president biden joining her even though she's asked about bill clinton's tarmac meeting with attorney general loretta lynch.
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how much damage was done by that? >> a lot of damage. it undermined the integrity of no indictment. in the end, if she is not indicted, we'll hear from people in the fbi to say more than normally when you have a no prosecution. in this case, we'll hear more to try to overcome people's suspicions based on that meeting which everyone now agrees was ill-advised. >> jumping to donald trump for a moment. we heard a list of vice presidential choices. mike pence, governor of pennsylvania, which kind of person does he need to counterbalance him? >> they need two fundamental things. one, someone who every person needs to pick. qualified to be president. they recognize if they pick someone that doesn't meet that bar, it will be a real negative for someone that's never govern
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governed in his life. everyone i talked to said that person is ready to be president if they need to be and he needs something that's energizing for his campaign. someone like gingrich or christie. can they energy the campaign? probably not. >> if you're a betting man, your man would be on -- >> i never bet on things i cover. i will say this. i get a feeling that one or both of candidates may pick someone that's not been speculated about purposely keeping it hidden to create that shock surprise which is usually a hallmark of a good vp pick. >> happy fourth. >> thank you. history was made at ft. bragg, north carolina, last night. the atlanta braves and miami marlins playing at the first military installation.
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they have more than 50,000 active duty personnel played in front of members of the military and their families. money for that newly constructed stadium was provided by major league baseball and the mlb players association and by the way, the marlins won the game 5-2. they should make this an annual event. >> they have the stadium. let's do it every year. three-game series over the fourth of july weekend. >> and if you build it, they will come. >> absolutely. >> they all did. dylan is back with a look at the forecast. what else are you looking at? >> it will be nice across new england and also the northwest. southwest, too. a chance of scattered showers and storms through ohio and tennessee river valley. flash flood watches are in effe
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good morning. i'm meteorologist erika martin. what to expect for the fourth of july and fireworks. hour by hour forecast, starting at 9:00 a.m. notice those clouds are developing quickly from west to east. you're seeing some greens moving in from the southwest. it looks like the scattered showers are on the way. it's likely we'll see some heavier downpours later tonight. be sure to download our news app for more information. follow us on social media. >> and that's your latest lates forecast. >> dylan, thank you. what the father of that little boy killed by an alligator at disney world told
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police about a second gator that attacked him as he tried to save his son. the murder of a popular fitness instructor found dead in a texas church. the suspect captured on camera wearing tactical gear. nearly three months later, why police still have not made an arrest. but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ keep on track with dunkin' donuts' fruit smoothies, made with low-fat yogurt and real fruit blended
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good morning. happy july 4th. it's just a few minutes before 7:positive. i'm katy zachry. let's get to the forecast. first aleerlt meteorologist erika martin is standing by. things will be changing throughout the day, right? >> we have an active weather pattern. even though it doesn't look like it is right now. hour by hour, starting at 8:30 a.m. we're already seeing an isolated thunderstorms for parts of kent county. as i mentioned, we may have these showers and thunderstorms move in a little earlier. that warm front can be deceiving as it continues to work northward. be sure to download the news app and follow us on twitter.
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i'll show you what to expect for the next couple of days. >> thank you. we'll check with first alert traffic recorder jessica boyington. >> most of our majors are doing okay considering it's a holiday. 95 around front street, we've seen better days there. no big backups on the 95. this is coming from 95 headed southbound where they had the earlier accident blocking the ramp. now it's all blocked for the clearing of that accident scene. today the wawa welcome america festival wraps up with a they include the independence day parade, the party on the parkway and the july 4th concert and fireworks show to cap off the festival. nbc10 will bring you live coverage throughout the day. thanks for joining us. and be sure to stay with us. we'll update you throughout the morning on what to expect for this holiday.
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back now at 7:30 on this july 4th monday morning 2016. we have a wonderful crowd outside kicking off their holiday weekend here with us in m midtown manhattan. a teenager from virginia in stable condition this morning after he stepped on what police described as a homemade firework in central park. they stress there's no evidence it was an act of terrorism. four national guard helicopters are now being used to fight wildfires in california. a massive new one broke out over the weekend forcing more than 5,000 people to evacuate. and several beaches in southern california closed today because of a toxic green algae
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bloom. touching it can cause rashes, blisters and other health problems. new information coming to light in last month's horrific alligator attack at disney world. the father who tried to save his 2-year-old son reportedly told authorities that another gator attacked him during the incident. nbc's gabe gutierrez has more on that. >> reporter: a report by the orlando sentinel is shedding new light on that horrifying attack here at disney. painting a horrific picture of a father desperately trying to save his son and that a second gator may have been involved in the attack. chilling new details about that horrific attack at disney world. according to public records obtained by the orlando sentinel, the father of lane graves told authorities he was attacked by a second alligator while trying to save his son. in an e-mail to supervisors, a
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captain said matt graves had lacerations from the gator's teeth despite needing stitches and antibiotics, the father refused to leave the area but was persuaded to seek medical attention. on the way to the hospital, the father described the experience telling how another gator attacked him as his son was being pulled into the water. >> reporter: during the 16-hour search for the boy, five alligators were trapped and killed. the 2 year old died from drowning and traumatic injuries. according to the report, the captain also told supervisors about the heartbreak for their child and writing this sweet couple insisted on showing us pictures of their happy son. adding that the mother kept referring to him as her happy
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boy. the family which held a funeral for the child last month isn't commenting. the nebraska natives had been visiting disney world on june 14th staying at the grand floridian and their 2 year old was wading in water when the attack occurred. since then disney world has raised fencing around the lake and other lakefront properties posting signs that warn of alligators and snakes throughout their resorts. disney world officials did not respond to request for comment over the holiday weekend but in the most recent public statement they said disney was reinforcing training employees for alligator sightings and expanding communication to guest. >> your heart breaks just knowing all of this new information all of these details for the poor graves family. >> you hear them talk about their happy boy makes it even more painful. let's turn to ohio and a case of mistaken identity at a hotel that's now sparked an international incident. sheinelle jones is here with
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that. >> police released body camera videos that show a businessman's arrest at gun point. they received a 911 call say a man dressed in traditional clothes was a terrorist pledging allegiance to isis. this body cam video shows officers carrying assault rifles rushing the hotel entrance as they approach a man in a robe and headdress. >> get on the ground! >> reporter: relatives of a hotel clerk called 911 to report that the clerk had panicked after seeing the man in the hotel lobby speaking on his phone in arabic and reportedly pledging his allegiance or something to isis. >> cover. cover. >> reporter: officers pin him to
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the ground, handcuffing him. removing his shoes. he appeared to speak limited english trying to tell the officers he was a tourist. about ten minutes into the encounter, police finding no cause to make an arrest allowed the man to stand up. he then collapsed on the pavement. he was later taken to the hospital as a precaution. following the incident in a face to face meeting over the weekend at the cleveland office of the council on america and islamic relations, the police publicly apologized. >> it is a very regrettable circumstance that occurred for you. you should not have been put in that situation like you were. >> in response to the incident, a travel warning was issued to citizens telling them not to wear traditional clothes when
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traveling abroad. they also summoned the senior american diplomat from the u.s. to discuss the matter. he apologized for the incident calling it unacceptable. >> thank you. >> let's get another check of the weather right now. dylan is in for al. >> a personal forecast for you, willie. and all of the people enjoying the macy's fireworks later today. we'll see clouds start to work in a little bit. there's a chance we might see a sprinkle but it's really about it. temperatures should be up around 78 degrees with light winds. something to keep in mind if you see the sprinkles, feel it, it's nothing to worry about. it's not going to get that much heavier. summertime heat down through southern texas and even into parts of louisiana. it's not just the high temperatures, it's the humidity and the humidity is going to be very high with your feels-like temperatures around 105 to 110 even in some areas. dallas, it will feel like 112. new orleans, it will feel like 103. across the southeast, tallahassee will feel like 98
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degrees because of high humidity and temperatures will stay hot. little rock by thursday, 100 degrees. atlanta stays in the lower 90s. charleston, south carolina, stays in the upper 90s. even up into washington, d.c. by the time we get to thursday, temperatures will be in the mid 90s with higher humidity making it just a little bit uncomfortable. down through midland texas, we'll stay well above 100 degrees and dallas should be up around 100 through most of this week with even warmer feels like good morning. i'm meteorologist erika martin with an update on your -- >> that's your latest forecast.
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april in a church where she was getting ready to teach an early morning class. a camera inside showed someone with an unusual walk. it's not clear male or female dressed in tactical gear carrying a hammer. missy suffered puncture wounds to the head and chest. they hoped surveillance video would lead to an arrest quickly but it's been 11 weeks now and they're still searching. documents released by police believe the suspect may have used the cell phone to record and/or video the victim and the murderous act and missy bee y b got a message on her linkedin account that was creepy and strange and investigators combed through the facebook accounts of missy and her husband, brandon. officials say nothing significant was found. police say the couple's marriage was in trouble. reports of infidelity. brandon bevers is cooperating.
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>> it's the easiest conclusion to jump to. the husband did it. >> reporter: the couple's three daughters, 8, 13 and 15, are in counseling and doing okay. but difficult ages to be without a mom. how much does this haunt you day-to-day? >> every minute of the day. >> her work is saving lives and that someone took missy's has left her shattered. have you been able to make sense of it? >> nothing about it makes sense. whoever did this spent a lot of time in the building didn't take anything but they took a life. and then left. >> reporter: leaving a family heartbroken and still hoping for answers. >> that investigation continues. on a much different note, we'll swing over to "pop start."
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good morning. happy fourth of july. i'm katy zachry. weather is on the minds of so many people today. let's get right to first alert meteorologist erika martin with a forecast that's really changing bit hour. >> yeah, it's really interesting pattern here. it's all due to a stubborn front that really won't budge just yet. i'd say another hour or so and then we'll see everything moving northward. hour by hour forecast, we'll start this at approximately 8:00. you can see the showers developing quickly. radar already picking up on some showers but not making it to the surface, not yet. as i get this going, i want you to see something really interesting. it looks like we could see an isolated thunderstorm for part of kent county. certainly some heavier downpours. get this going some more. the issue here really is all about that timing. when will those heavier
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downpours get here? details in a bit. back to you. >> thank you. philadelphia police are investigating a deadly shooting at a family holiday cookout that left a teenager dead. it happened just before midnight near south 31st street and gray's ferry. police say someone started shooting from a car. the family having that holiday cookout ducked for cover. the 16-year-old victim was the only one shot. so far, no arrests have been made. and this reminder, septa will be running extra service today and tonight during the wawa welcome america july fourth festival of events. for details just tap the nbc10 app. you'll want to keep the app close by for your commute tomorrow on septa's regional rails. dozens of train cars are being taken off the tracks or out of service because of safety concerns suspect septa inspectors found dangerous cracks on many of the new cars. it could cause the train to derail. it could take all summer long to fix the problem. thanks for joining us. we'll be back with another update.
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♪ it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, fireworks fear. the spectacular celebration and their loud noises can easily frighten your pets. this morning, how you can keep your pup calm tonight. plus, no more nurseries? why many hospitals are doing away with them urging mom to keep the newborn in their room around the clock. is the growing trend really better for mom and baby? and camp controversy. parents upset after picking up their kids from a cub scouts camp and learning it was sponsored by hooters. "today," monday, july 4th, 2016.
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♪ >> happy fourth of july. >> celebrating my 13th birthday in new york. >> i'm turning 13. i'm a july 4th baby. >> celebrating 50 years of friendship. ♪ >> i love the usa. >> happy fourth of july! >> welcome back to "today" on a fourth of july. matt, savannah, al have the morning off. we have plenty of company out here. a huge crowd ready to celebrate the fourth of july. this is always one of my favorite days of the year out on the plaza. so many people in for the fireworks. everyone is in a good mood ready to celebrate america. tonight, pit bull, five seconds
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of summer, just to name a few. starts at 8:00, 7:00 central, right here on nbc. they promise it will be the biggest fireworks display they've had since the year 2000 when they set off the big centennial. >> we have a lot to get to in this half hour. let's get a check of the top stories. an investigation under way into a bizarre explosion in new york central park that seriously injured a virginia teenager. the young man jumped from a rock and landed on what police believe was a homemade firework that exploded severing his left foot. he's in stable condition. police are trying to determine how the firework got there and when but they say there's no indication it was an act of terrorism. hillary clinton is about to get some high profile help on the campaign trail. tomorrow president obama joins her for the first time in north carolina. over the weekend, she met for 3 1/2 hours with the fbi in the investigation into her e-mails.
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something that she told nbc's chuck todd she was eager to do and defended her husband's private visit with attorney general loretta lynch. >> hindsight is 20/20. both the attorney general and my husband said they wouldn't do it again even though it was from all accounts that i have heard and seen, an exchange of pleasantries. >> she said officials gave her no idea when the investigation w may be over. donald trump is facing criticism for a tweet sent over the weekend. an image shows hillary clinton, a pile of money and what appears to be a star of david. his campaign quickly changed it to a circle after some complained the original tweet was anti-semitic. the image was originally posted by a twitter user that promoted other racist imagery. the anti-defamation league is calling for trump to denounce racists. three people are recovering from a frightening ordeal over
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the weekend. they were flying over austin when the engine died and the plane crashed and flipped over and boaters rushed to help. all three people onboard survived and were able to get out before the plane sank. investigators are trying to find out what went wrong. nasa is getting ready for a close encounter with jupiter. launched almost five years ago, the spacecraft has been making the $ 1.8 million mile trip ands expected to slow down and orbit jupiter and send close ups. and how about this for a fourth of july story? an army veteran from minnesota taking his patriotism to new heights. jason galvin hailed a hero for saving a bald eagle. it was too high up for firefighters or anyone else to rescue. so he was a highly skilled sharp
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shooter to shoot through rope and the eagle broke free and was taken to an animal hospital where it's now recovering. >> that's a great story. two tours in afghanistan. used a .22 caliber to free the bird. >> sharp shooter is right. coming up next, the new drug just approved to help your dogs cope with fireworks and other ways to calm your pet's fears during tonight's display. the cub scout camp sponsored by hooters hit a nerve with parents. a big milestone online for katy
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we're back at 8:08. your family probably looking forward to tonight's firework display. >> it's a different story for your family pet. >> that's right. they may be beautiful but the reality is when it comes to firework displays, your pets hear the noise and it's scary. fireworks rank up there with thunderstorms as the top causes for anxiety for dogs. they're a mainstay of every fourth of july celebration and enough to send your dog howling for the hills. in a recent survey, 44% of dog owners reported their dog had some aversion to loud noises and shelters say the fifth of july is the busiest day of the year because so many dogs run away from fireworks in fear.
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>> rain, thunder, fireworks. >> definitely gets nervous around fireworks. >> reporter: the problems can range from mild anxiety to severe phobia. when theresa fisher adopted stella, she never dreamed her normally happy go lucky pup would be so traumatized by loud noises. >> she would try to get away from wherever the source of the noise was. really upsetting for me to see and not be able to remedy the situation. >> reporter: a doctor says some dogs are so scared they need anti-anxiety medication just like humans. all to help calm dogs and a new drug was just approved by the fda specifically to help dogs cope with fireworks. but the doctor warns prescription meds only work ahead of time. there are some medication free ways to help your dog cope. >> dogs during the fourth of july have been known to escape from places that they otherwise wouldn't be able to.
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>> reporter: a dog trainer says make sure your dog cannot run away. >> they can dig under a fence line. they've been known to jump through windows to escape. >> reporter: try comfort products. >> put it on your dog a number of hours before so they have a chance to calm down well before the festivities begin. >> reporter: and finally, put your dog in a small windowless room. >> giving them a cave-like area in your house typically the best area is a bathroom because it has tile flooring and it's cool. >> reporter: as for stella, theresa says it takes drugs and noise canceling headphones to keep her dog's panic under control. if you have a new dog and not sure how he'll react tonight, experts say be prepared. keep him inside and be ready with a towel handy. if he seems upset at the noise,
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wrap that towel and hold him closely and tightly to your body. you don't want to pet the dog to reward their behavior and you don't want to get hurt. >> what do we think around the table? >> my dog is fine. fireworks going off last night and she was fast asleep. totally fine. >> morgan, thank you. let's get a check of the holiday forecast right now. dylan has it again for us. >> we'll see pretty decent weather for most of the country for your fireworks later on tonight. in the northeasoutheast, spotty thunderstorms in dallas. hot. 99 degrees. 96 in houston. new orleans, 94. by the time we get into tonight, again, spotty storms in dallas. most areas across the southeast are looking good for your fireworks especially as we go into this evening. in the west, we're going to see temperatures mainly cool along
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the coast. 61 degrees in san francisco. 68 in seattle. denver up to 91 degrees. and then by evening, not really a lot going on. fireworks look good out that way. in other areas of the country to the northeast where we look at maybe some spotty showers in pittsburgh. washington, d.c., kind of cloudy. kind of damp all day. we're not looking for that to change. into this evening, looking at a chance of scattered showers and storms. 77. new york looks good. maybe a sprinkle. boston, farther north you go, things are looking good. about 77 degrees and areas back through the midwest especially into chicago looks good. cloudy. 82 degrees. st. louis, cincinnati, you guys have been stuck in the rain. we'll see a little bit more rain today. maybe clearing out in time for fireworks as that whole system starts to move good morning. i'm meteorologist erica martin with an update on your fourth of july forecast and what to expect for the fireworks.
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hour by hour, starting at 9:00 a.m., notice the clouds getting thick and soupy. if you look outside now, they're already thick and soupy. a couple breaks in the clouds, but that's just about it. you can see the clouds getting a lot thicker, filling in along with those showers. while we're not seeing heavier downpours through the early day, by this evening, we could get some rounds of heavy downpours. and that's your latest forecast. >> thank you very much. time for a fourth of july trending. >> are we ready? two groups you never expect to hear in the same sentence. the cub scouts and hooters. the all-american training program for boys and of course the racy restaurant chain known for among other things, its wings of course. i love their wings. those two groups came together in denver last week when hooters sponsored a cub scout day camp. one mom told local media she picked up her 7-year-old son and was shocked to find him surrounded by people wearing hooters visors.
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they show volunteers posing with boys taking part in crafts. willie, are you giggling? the boy scouts say hooters approached them about a partnership. hoo hooters said we enjoyed volunteering our time and look forward to future events. >> the first question, what is the age limit of the cub scouts? >> you're signing up right now to volunteer your time. >> they didn't look racy. well dressed. >> summer camp is awesome. i want to go again. >> this is a restaurant that loves to celebrate owls. >> it's outdoors. it all comes together. what are your pre-bed rituals? president obama's routine just revealed by "the new york times" in a new piece. the president calls himself a night guy. after a long day, he spends four
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or five hours by himself reading letters from americans, working on his speeches, watching espn, e-mailing friends and playing words with friends on his ipad. the president's one late night indulgen indulgence. every night he has exactly seven lightly salted almonds. >> not six. >> shake it up a little bit. >> every night seven. he lines them up. >> you just pop them in. >> is it a federal offense if you stole one of those? >> come on. >> stick your hand in the almonds. have a big night. here's a gadget that would be perfect for your fourth of july barbecue. a wristband that lets you know when you had enough to drink. this is the world's first wearable alcohol monitor.
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it's called backtrack skin and measures ethanol molecules that escape from your skin using reading to gauge your blood alcohol content. they just won an award from the national institute of health and plans to release its product later this year. wonder what that would read right now on you guys? >> if you think of driving home from a party. good thing to get. >> i would imagine it takes time for that reading to -- ethanol molecules to escape from your skin. >> some people you can smell it right away. >> that is true. >> let's turn to carson with a look at pop start. >> nick jonas took a moment on saturday to remember victims of pulse nightclub shooting and welcomed a singer to the stage. she's fantastic. they sang "rise up" as names of
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victims scrolled behind them and surprised pulse employees with tickets to the show. good story there. on a lighter note, katy perry marking a social media milestone. already the most followed person on twitter. now she's officially the first person to hit 90 million followers. twitter marking the occasion saying it's time to party. how did katy respond? dang, this is tight. then revealing how she spent her night celebrating. katy said everyone having a lit friday night and i'm here examining the nose pore remover i just used. we are going to play a game right now. i'll put up a screen grab from a music video and you see if you can name the song just based on the image. here's the first one.
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there you go. >> 2006. shakira. nice job, everybody. here's the next musical video screen grab. classic. >> year 2000. name the song. >> back street boys. >> no. 'nsync is correct. no strings attached. looking for the song. "it's going to be me." >> i used to love this video. >> let's move on. i play that video too much. i'll turn it off now. >> crazy came out in 2006. great song. one more for you guys. we'll hear crazy. >> beyonce "back in the day."
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>> crazy love. >> that's correct. this is on beyonce's record. classic. >> i feel like '80s videos i get. that's when i watched. >> tom petty. >> that's your pop start today. happy fourth. >> very good, carson. to a growing trend in hospitals across the country when it comes to how newborns are cared for after delivery. >> many hospitals doing away with traditional baby nurseries. >> when it comes to having baby, everyone's experience is different. many want to keep mothers close never leaving their side during delivery and others would rather have the nurse take the baby for a while so they can rest but now hospitals are pushing back, mom, unless it's urgent, baby has to stay with you. this is where babies
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traditionally go after they're born. there's a growing trend moms to be should know. many hospitals are doing away with traditional baby nurseries. it's known as baby friendly initiative and it may come to a hospital near you. the main objective is to encourage moms to breastfeed and ultimately bond more with their newborns by staying together in the same room around the clock. >> it's hard to breastfeed if your baby is not with you and if you're not available to hear the pre-feeding cues. >> there are 355 designated baby friendly hospitals in the u.s. and by the next year there will be an estimated 530 hospitals. that's about 1 in 4 births in america. massachusetts general hospital in boston is among them. >> the research is abundant and shows the benefits of keeping a mom and baby together in their room really creates an environment that's the healthiest for the baby and healthiest for the mothers. >> reporter: some parents love the idea.
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>> it's the best fit. >> we always have here and next to us and anything that she needs, she's right here. >> reporter: other parents say not so fast. when she gave birth to her son, oliver, last year. she already had a toddler at home and says she was exhausted. after 48 hours of labor and no sleep, she wanted a nurse to take her newborn for a bit so she could rest. but with the new practice, she ended up in an argument. >> i asked the nurse if she could take him for the nursery for a few hours so we could get sleep and she said, no, it's policy the baby stayed in the room. i explained the situation. i need sleep for my mental sanity and she wouldn't take the baby. >> amy is a harvard trained ob-gyn. >> it's marketed as friendly to babies when it's friendly to breastfeeding advocates. >> she says moms should have
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options. >> the issue is choice. if the mother wants to send the baby to the nursery, then she should have the choice to do that. absolutely women should have support in breastfeeding. absolutely they should be taught all about it. but if a woman decides that it's not for her, it's not for us to tell her she has to do it. >> her son is now 16 months old and agrees. >> there's lots of studies about its benefits. it doesn't work for everybody. you can encourage it and support it as much as you want but you need to provide option to moms to decide to choose not to or to get a few hours of rest. >> they say all provides should respect and support a woman's informed decision. if you're a parent to be, keep in mind, if you can visit the facility in advance and find out
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how nurses will care for you and your baby. if the baby is staying with you around the clock, it helps to have someone with you for support and if you're a parent, don't assume your experience will be the same as last time. first child, no. second one, a lot of people feel like if they have a toddler at home, they want their rest. that's why it's important to find out in advance. we talked to a lot of parents, no, i want babies here all the time. >> having options and a great nursing staff that knows and supports you. >> nurses make the world go round. >> absolutely. that's the key. dylan? >> i've got it all written down. ready to go. >> dylan was leaning into that story like i've never seen her lean in. it's the fourth of july. let's strike up the band. everything you need to celebrate your fourth in style with help
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and happy fourth of july. i'm katy zachry. let's get your forecast for the holiday from meteorologist erica martin. a lot to talk about today. >> we have an active weather pattern on the way, and that's simply because we do have a stationary boundary that will convert to a warm front and everything moving northward. you can see the clouds stopping clear farther north. but as we get this into motion, 9:00 a.m., we can already start to see the showers moving through so it does look like the fireworks mail be affected. download the news appwwnb8iq anw us on twitter and facebook for more updates on that. back to you. >> thank you. today, the wawa welcome america festival wraps up with a full slate of free events.
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they include the celebration of freedom ceremony, the independence day parade, theici party on the parkway, and the july 4th concert and fireworks show to cap off the entire festival. nbc10 will bring you live coverage throughout the day. tap the nbc10 app to find out where else you can see fireworks tonight, maybe locally. we have all the displays broken down for you neighborhood by neighborhood. you'll want to keep the nbc10 app close by for your6z-ñz comm tomorrow morning on septa's regional rail. dozens of train cars are being taken out of the track because of safety concerns. septa inspectors discovered dangerous cracks on many of its newer train cars. they could cause a train to derail and it could take all summer long to fix the problem. septa says prepare for packed cars, disrupted service, or nor service at all. we'll be back with another update in 25.
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♪ >> fantastic. 8:30 on this fourth of july morning. this is their 18th year with us
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here on the show. an annual tradition. >> part of tradition on fourth of july shows. they'll be with us at the fireworks tonight as well. also coming up this hour, it's not too late to host the holiday party. we have quick, easy very last-minute projects to add red, white and blue to your festivities. >> a lot of food. chef kim love is here. he has a great chicken under the brick recipe. it could become your favorite side dish. buffalo cauliflower. >> so good. >> i never tried it. >> healthy buffalo wings. first, dylan has a look at the weather. >> it looks like we'll see pretty decent weather across the east, southeast and out west. early part of this week like we've seen over the weekend, most of the rain back through the ohio and tennessee river valleys. midweek, general area of the great lakes and down through the mid-atlantic region and then by the end of the week, we could see stronger storms especially
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in michigan, ohio, western pennsylvania and stretching down into west virginia as well. as for temperatures this week, it's going to be an above normal week for most of the country. below normal where it's been raining but that will be replaced with above average temperatures as soon as sun comes back out. temps down through texas will feel like it's up around 110 for some areas. heat advisories because of the extreme heat and above normal temperatures making their way into areas like d.c. and up through new york city where we'll get into the 90s if you have been missing them. it's certainly going to start heating up by the end of the week. good morning. i'm meteorologist erika martin with an update on your fourth of july forecast and more importantly what to expect for this eve frng the fireworks. hour by hour, 9:00 a.m., the clouds getting thick and soupy. if you lookn8ñ outside right no they're already thick and soupy. a couple breaks, but that's just about it. we can see the clouds getting8! lot thicker, filling in along
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with showers. while we're not seeing heavier downpours through the early day, it looks like by this evening, we could get rounds of heavy downpours. latest forecast. carson? >> dylan, thank you very much. "the secret life of pets" hits theaters this friday in preparation for the big premiere our viewers have been sharing pictures andes and videos of so the silly things they caught their pets doing. let's get to a couple of them. amanda tweeting in. not what i expected to see when i got home from the grocery. just wanted fresh air. brody loves sitting on jake. not sure what jake thinks about it. provided plenty of evidence there. jessica caught her cat causing chaos as you can see here. that's not a good idea. keep your pet photos and videos coming at or online using #todaypets. back to you. now to a big anniversary for a radio superstar.
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you probably know elvis duran from his popular morning show. >> hoda caught up with the national radio hall of famer at his home in new york to talk about his career, life outside the studio and what his future holds. >> 20 years, elvis, did it go by in a blink or feel like 20? >> my mom always said the older you get, faster it goes. it's been lightning speed. >> during his 20 years hosting elvis duran in the morning show, the 51 year old has interviewed billy idol, mariah carey and u2 and adele and justin bieber. >> sit down. justin bieber is here. who is your favorite guest? >> gaga is a great example. she said my god i grew up listening to you. i said that's lady gaga. >> she said that to you? >> kind of weird. >> growing up in a small town
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outside of dallas, texas, even as a young child, elvis knew he wanted to be on the radio. >> i was a loner kid. didn't really fit into boy scouts or sports or whatever. i had a lot of play like scenarios where i started my own radio station in my closet. >> you did? >> absolutely. we hooked it up to a transmitter i bought at radio shack you can hear a block away and did a radio show that my block could hear. >> was 14 the first time did you it for real? >> 14 years old. this little station that no one listened to. it was a great place to learn. >> you wound up at z100. where were you between those two points? >> back in those days, radio people went from market to market. mckinney to san antonio to houston to atlanta to philadelphia. fired from philadelphia. >> why? >> because they didn't like me. >> what does it feel like to get fired? >> it was good actually. i came to new york.
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and now our morning know in over 88 markets across the country and on satellite, now our morning show is on the radio station that fired me. >> living his life on the radio for listeners five days a week he shared, highs, lows and major milestones for the world to hear from being live on the air during 9/11 -- >> the world trade center is on fire. >> losing around 100 pounds and coming out during a live broadcast. >> you also did something i don't think you planned it. one day you were on the radio. i think it was 2010. you came out about your sexuality. it wasn't like you said -- you didn't wake up and say today is the day. >> it just happened. i've never lied about who i am about being a gay guy. i just never talked about it. i was thrust out into the dating world and i had a story to tell which i thought could be relatable to everyone. >> after that day when you
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looked around at your crew, what was the reaction among the group? >> it was mixed. some people were, like, oh my god and then there was that one weirdo, i deidn't know. okay. right. it's been nothing but support. >> and for the past six years, he's been in a serious relationship with a zookeeper named alex. when you are not working and you have a free moment, what would you do if you just had a window of time and no one around? >> i would turn music on. i always listen to music. i always have music. even when i'm alone, those are favorite times to be with my guy. i rather be with him than alone. >> reporter: with more than 30 years in the business, elvis was inducted into the national hall of fame in 2015 and set to receive a star on the hollywood walk of fame next year. what do you see ahead down the road? you hit 20 years with this great
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crew. what the do you see down the runway? >> as long as i'm doing this and as long as i have people i love and trust around me, working with great people i see myself doing that forever. >> forever. >> yeah. >> congratulations to elvis duran on 20 years. we do love him. >> i grew up in new york listening to him on z100. great guy. coming up next, fourth of july party ideas. simple things that you can put together this morning that will make neighbors think you've been planning it for weeks. this is "today" on nbc. maybe almond breeze tastes so good because it's the only almondmilk made with california blue diamond almonds. but if you ask our almond growers... there's no maybe about it.
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welcome back. if you want to dial up your independence day a notch, this is a way to add more red, white and blue to your holiday. good morning. happy fourth. >> happy fourth to you.
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i'm glad to see you. >> last minute for today and tonight. let's get started. we'll do kid activities. make your parade perfect. this is a wagon for the toddlers. they love to ride in here. simple craft paper. i pinwheeled it. we sprayed the wagon with glow in the dark spray so tonight your wagon can be lit up. >> after the parade is over keep the kids in the cart and pull them along. bike, same idea here. >> we decorated the bike. these are easy. these are simple cupcake wrappers. glue them on. this is simple craft paper. you can have your kids draw stars or stripes. >> streamers on the wheel. >> let's move on over here. >> let's talk about decorating our lawn. >> you want to have a festive
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patriotic lawn as well. this is a spray paint? >> this is spray chalk. you don't have to do your lawn. you can do an entranceway to your house. it works on concrete. this is a star stencil. take it out and cut it out of cardboard. we'll spray it. you can use chalk, too. >> great thing about this is that you just then can hose it down and it comes right out. >> it will wash away in the first rain. >> well done. i love that. >> let's talk about picnic baskets. a great thing to prepare for kids, right? >> a wonderful thing to prepare. i love giving your child something to do. noise makers. cracker jacks. these are glow sticks. i love lighting my kids up at night. put red on your head so i know
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where you are. and then these are july 4th printables. you will light up the night. this is just blue and white m & ms. twizzle twizzlers. >> you got printables where? >> online. google july 4th, you'll have a plethora of ideas that come up for you. >> fantastic. let's move over here to the dessert. >> we can eat and drink. this is a wonderful idea going to a party or having a party at your house. any store bought cake. you can do a square or a round cake. if you will help me, we'll fill in with strawberries and raspberries. >> it's beautiful. >> just blueberries, raspberries and strawberries on a store
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bought. >> it's beautiful and fresh. >> really appreciate it. get your antioxidants in. >> get berries in. all right. cute. get kids doing this as well. all right. almost done. and then over here? >> over here watermelon pops. kids and adults love these. fresh basil and feta. i love it. >> it wouldn't be a fourth of july without cocktails. we have some for the kids and some for adults. >> i saved ours for last. so this is a bombs away drink. first of all, we'll start with cranberry juice at the bottom. >> i notice ice cubes are star shaped. >> we'll start with cranberry juice. >> the key is to pour slow. take the sports drink and pour slowly over. >> you get a layered effect. and i'll do it with blue.
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you do get a layered effect. >> that was cool. >> and what do we have for adults here? >> strawberry sparklers. careful not to sparkle too much. so go ahead. >> fresh strawberries, vodka, lime use and simple syrup garnished with blueberries. >> happy fourth. this is really good. you can find the recipes at coming up next, a chicken dish. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we are back with "today food." now it's time for the food. tim love, chef and owner of lonesome dove. tim, happy fourth.
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good to see you. >> good to see you. >> congrats on the opening in knoxville. >> six days old. ready to celebrate the fourth. >> let's talk about our ingredients first. >> we'll do grilled chicken thighs with buffalo cauliflower. >> where do we start? >> we have warm water. i'll add in some salt. some fresh garlic that we smashed and we stir that up. we make this our brine. the salt will penetrate. we add chicken thighs in and let it sit for an hour and a half in the fridge. it can go overnight if you want. i've had some that's been sitting. >> can i do breasts if i like breasts better? >> you can do breasts. you can mow your lawn with
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scissors, too. i wouldn't do that. >> i think that's a thigh. >> we have garlic. smoked paprika. cayenne, salt and pepper. thyme. make our rub here. stir that up while i mix this up. orange juice and mayonnaise. this provides fat for the marinade. mix in orange juice like this. we add in seasonings you're making there and add chicken thighs to that. that we marijuanate overnight. take them out like this and straight onto the grill like so. now, this is where the patience comes in. i like to take a brick and put it right on top of these thighs like this. >> tell me about the brick. what does it do for you? >> it keeps it even. you want the thing to stay even as possible.
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now there's obviously variations in the muscle of the animal. put brick on there to hold it. as food cooks it wants to curl and shrink and it gets nice and even and then it takes patience. this is where we would say shut the grill and you have to have a lot of patience which most gentlemen don't. we want to play with the meat. you have to have patience. we wait until there's a nice char on it and take the brick off and we'll flip it over. i heard it over here. >> how are we doing over here? >> best chicken ever had in my life. >> nice and beautiful. now let me talk you through this. take cauliflower and smoke it first. if you have a smoker on the grill or put it on the top shelf and then we grill it to get nice char like we have here. buffalo sauce. check that out. >> they are starting to serve this in a lot of restaurants. it's so good.
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isn't that good? >> what's the verdict? >> amazing. we love this. >> should make it tonight. >> unbelievable. >> tim will be back with a great burger recipe you can make on the fourth of july and find his ideas on our website, we're back in a moment. ♪
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we're back now with one of our favorite july 4th traditions here on "today." for the 17th year the united states air force ceremonial brass is joining us. colonel lange, good morning. >> so glad to be here again. >> you all do such great job. we can't say enough about how much we appreciate you all. this is your 75th anniversary as well. it's a big one. this fourth is extra special for you. >> we've had an extraordinary year and we're always pleased to be with you guys representing all of those who are serving around the globe protecting the freedoms that we enjoy today. >> colonel, always an honor to have you here. we'll let you take it away. >> glad to see you guys again. thank you. >> thank you so much. ♪
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♪ >> beautiful. thank you so much. we'll be back with much more coming up after your local news. first, will you play us out for one more song? >> let's do it. ♪
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♪ good morning. i'm katy zachry. rappee fourth of july. let's get your forecast now from nbc10 first alert meteorologist erika martin. >> we have an active weather pattern on the way for the next couple hours. we're tracking these clouds moving northward. notice here, by 1:00 p.m., i seeing the clouds break. look at this, showers there in the greens, and they start to
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get heavier as the day progressed. that's a little alarming especially for the fireworks this evening. download the news app, follow us on social media, for more updates, back to you. >> thank you. wawa welcome america is painting the town red, white, and blue. today is the final day of the festival celebrating our country's 240th birthday. philadelphia's own leslie odom jr. is joining the party today. he played aaron burr in hamilton, and he'll read an xurme excerpt from the declaration of independence. we'll bring you the ceremony live at 10 look. it's followed by the independence day parade and 5:00 to 8:00 this evening, nbc10 will bring you the wawa welcome america july 4th concert on the ben franklin parkway. you can also see them in spanish on telemundo 62. and later at 10:00, join nbc10 for the wawa welcome america july 4th ?btúfireworks show, t
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final of three fireworks shows planned for this weekend. that's tonight at 10:00.cgqy za. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. you can get the latest news and weather with the nbc10 app. now back to the "today" show. have a safe and happy fourth of july.
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this morning on "today's take," "ghostbusters" about to hit theaters and a surprise reunion for two military families you don't want to miss. >> 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. ♪ >> welcome to "today" on a monday morning. a beautiful crowd and a beautiful day outside on our plaza for the fourth of july. it's 2016. i'm willie geist along with natalie and dylan. al and tamron have the morning off. >> good jam. i love it.
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>> this is the only way i can dance. >> you mentioned tom petty in the last hour. he's on your mind. >> it's in "silence of the lambs." sorry. took it to a bad place. let's elevate this, shall we? we honor the men and women that serve our country today, we want to take you to fenway park where two military families got a big surprise as they were throwing out the first pitch. this was on friday. >> catching tonight on behalf of the red sox, welcome home chief warrant officer blaze and corporal west.
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>> my gosh. >> i could watch that all day. >> i don't know how they pitched after that honestly. >> they just returned from active duty. reunited with their family on the field at fenway park. how cool is that? >> amazing. the fact that they pitched. >> i don't know. >> good form, too. something else to get excited about, we're counting down to 32 days to the rio olympics. the opening ceremony now we're finding out sort of the choreography and theme song. this is the theme song that was just released. here it is. ♪
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>> i love it. >> i like it. >> it's not a game. it's not a joke. the name of the song is performed by a rapper. >> i like it. catchy. >> i like those international songs. shakira did the world cup song. that caught on. >> it's good that it builds the atmosphere but it's also introducing -- they're bringing in rap. >> it gets you excited for the olympics. brings it together. >> 32 days. >> there's a story about these
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interns. an intern at a company that we don't know which company it is but they were unhappy with the dress code. it was a little too formal. complained it was too stuffy. their interns went to a site called ask a manager. even though the division doesn't deal with clients and other people that they have this strict dress code. they submitted this proposal. this petition because they wanted to wear sandals. they didn't want to wear leather flats. and next day they were pulled into a meeting and they were all fired. >> they got rid of all of them? >> because of unprofessional behavior. so it got us talking about this. >> if you're an intern, i feel like you really have no pull whatsoever. right? i feel like you go with the rules. >> as an intern i was told dress for the job you want and not necessarily the job you have. it's about playing this part and
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being part of that culture. you're right. i don't think you really have -- you shouldn't be complaining. >> depends on what the company was maybe. trying to take their side of it. if it was a wall street firm, you don't want to walk around in sneakers. if it's a chill startup maybe they wanted to dress like people that work there. as an intern, that is certainly i just showed up and tell me what to do and how to do it. >> how do you want your coffee? >> you did everything to get that experience. >> i'm looking over your shoulder because -- >> i'm nervous about this. i'm trying to procrastinate on this. >> there's a very strange hot dog creation that i think we have to try. hot dog infused ice cream. >> this doesn't sound good at all. >> this doesn't sound that interesting to me. >> ice cream infused hot dog.
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>> is this a prank? >> it has candied cabbage on top. honey mustard and fruity ketchup on a bun. $7.50. >> ice cream should be ice cream and hot dogs should be hot dogs. >> you first. is that actual mustard? >> honey mustard. >> i'm sorry. that's not good. >> it's a prank. seriously. it's real? today is the last day it's for sale. thank god, dylan says. there are limited editions available throughout july. >> there are people who put a lot of thought into this. >> she's just sneezing. it's not because of the food. >> it's like a cold, slimy hot
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dog. >> which reminds me -- >> which takes me back to one of our finest fourth of july hosting moments here on the "today" show. remember this, willie? >> four years ago. we were reminiscing. we were hosting the show four years ago and had a hot dog eating contest. natalie won because she threw it over her shoulder. i put it in my pocket. that's not where the story ends. >> what you don't see on the other side of the camera is the entire crew. no, no, don't eat them. the hot dogs were not cooked. >> the crew was waving us off. don't eat them. >> we thought they were cheering us on. these were not cooked hot dogs. >> were you not supposed to eat them? >> display dogs. >> maybe we wanted to join in. i can't remember. >> i don't know. we decided to eat some. >> it made for a long fourth of
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july. let's put it that way. >> i would take the uncooked hot dogs. >> they have a lot of cool other flavors. that are regular tropical flavors. this is for the fourth of july. >> i'm told our producer likes it. is that true? >> i did like it. >> please. >> i think it was honey mustard. >> it's mustard on ice cream thing. >> i'll eat it. can i eat one that you haven't taken a bite of? >> here we go. >> it really is that good? >> what do you like about it? >> it tastes a little bit like a hot dog but it's got the ice cream and bun is good. this is great. this is fantastic. fantastic. i'll eat the rest of it over here. >> i feel bad i didn't like it. >> i think you spoke for a lot of people this morning. we have fourth of july.
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great holiday weekend. >> we had a great time this weekend. we were with old friends and saying our sad goodbyes. look at this top photo was a photo from seven years ago as you can see by my little luke with his shirt pulled up. all of our friends were with us. we decided to recreate the picture with our kids. >> all of the kids. even luke was okay with pulling his shirt up again. the kids actually wanted to do the picture which is what i loved. we recreated that moment. great friends. life-long friends no matter where we live. >> seven years from now let's get together soon. >> you're leaving soon. >> it's sad but fun. a big night tonight. >> i'll be hosting with our pal tamron hall the macy's fourth of july fireworks spectacular on
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nbc. performances from kenny chesney, pit bull, the brass band is going to be back. air force brass. huge show. i'll be in tomorrow morning. >> that will be fun. >> you'll do heavy lifting tomorrow morning. >> the forecast looks good here in new york city it looks like maybe some clouds and maybe a sprinkle. that's about it. elsewhere across the country we're dealing with some chance of storms especially where we've had the storms lately down through kentucky, down through st. louis. we will see improvements by tonight for fireworks in areas like st. louis and most of southern missouri and even into southern illinois. it's this type of setup that's been stuck in place for a while with humidity streaming in from south and rain that comes has potential to produce two to three inches of rain in a short period of time. that's why we have flash flood watches in effect. we see heavier rain moving through southern illinois and southern indiana and eventually southern ohio right now.
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it will spread eastward through west virginia through the day today and even into washington d.c. unsettled all day long with more thunderstorms possible by firework time later on tonight. good morning. i'm meteorologist erika martin with an update on your fourth of july forecast. â]bñ et for this evening for the fireworks. hour by hour, starting at 9:00 getting thick and soupy. if you look outside right now, they're already thick and soupy. a couple breaks in the clouds, but that's about it. we can see the clouds getting thicker, filling in along with those showers. while we're not seeing heavier downpours through the early day, by this evening, we could get rounds of heavy downpours. >> that's your latest forecast. >> coming up next, the new "ghostbusters" and the movie kids are waiting for, "the secret life of pets." we'll mark your entertainment from the first moment you met
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a lot of entertainment to keep you busy this weekend. >> here to help you mark your calendars, jessica shaw. happy fourth. >> happy fourth. let's dig in here. this friday. my kids are counting down the days to "the secret life of pets." >> i'm counting down the days. it's about a dog named max who is living his best life in new york with his owner when she brings home another dog. it's amazing. >> it's going to be a big hit. also this friday, kenny chesney new album coming out. >> it's a personal album. he likes to say it's very much a social commentary on how we're so engaged in social media that we're not having human contact. he wants people to actually speak and not just text emojis to one another. tune out news cycle and things like that. he may want to encourage his
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fans to maybe embrace moderation and not drink so much. 25 people taken to the hospital over the weekend at the kenny chesney concert for public intoxication. >> we reached out to kenny for a comment and they've not gotten back to us yet. >> july 13th. mr. robot returns. >> this show when it came season one was so great. won golden globe for best drama. christian slater won for best supporting actor. the daughter of meryl streep is joining the case as an fbi agent on their trail. >> brilliantly done. >> this is one we're all waiting for. july 15th. get ready. get set. "ghostbusters" are back. all female cast. >> a little bit of drama here. >> they are the "ghostbusters" this time. a lot of disturbing comments
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about this movie. heaven for bid that women take over. it does not seem to bother any of the original cast. bill murray, dan aykroyd all make appearances in the movie. >> let's go to hbo. we were saying where danny mcbride goes, we follow. >> he teamed up play iing vice principal. >> and the new "star trek" film hitting theaters july 22nd. >> they are attacked by aliens and find a way back to their ship. rihanna did the song. there's a cloud of sadness over the movie.
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>> in the world of books, big one coming out on the 26th. >> yes. truly madly guilty. so excited for this. this one is about six adults, three kids and a dog over the course of a weekend. what could go wrong? everything. this is going to be on every beach blanket this summer. >> i'll read that for sure. jessica, thank you. great stuff. >> happy fourth. >> coming up next, we'll celebrate america's 240th birthday with history quiz. >> natalie, dylan and i go head to head in a fourth of july pop quiz and we're pops balloons.
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we are back on this fourth of july. >> here is host of the quiz show. >> nbc universal is an investor
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in buzz feed. good morning. >> good morning, everybody. >> happy fourth of july. >> so we'll do a patriotic pop quiz and popping will be featured prominently in this quiz. each of you will take turns throwing darts at the wall of balloons. if you pop a balloon, you get a point. however, if you do not pop a balloon, then it gets thrown open to everybody, the point is up for grabs. but you have to answer a trivia question. however, in order to answer the trivia question first, keeping with popping theme, you use the party popper as a buzzer as you would on any normal game show. >> we're out of time. be right back. >> let's get started. >> go ahead dylan. pop it. >> a point. >> she doesn't have to answer a question.
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>> natalie gets a point. >> willie gets a point. everybody grab a popper. question number one, who was born on the fourth of july, multiple choice. >> i looked ahead. sorry. let's read it first. for everyone playing along at home is working. who was born on the fourth of july? >> i was going to say tom cruise. i'll go with all of the above. >> as a matter of fact, it is all of the above. >> happy birthday, everybody. >> all right. poppers at the ready. second question, how many hot dogs will be consumed today?
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>> mine didn't pop. >> willie got that one. d, 200 million. >> wrong. >> i say 50 million. >> it's 150 million. here we go. let's go again. my turn, right? >> i got two. i got two. >> popper time. >> who is the only president to be born on the fourth of july. >> dylan? >> theodore roosevelt. >> wrong. >> ronald reagan? >> all of you are wrong. calvin coolidge. >> we're out of time. thank you very much. >> nobody is using safety
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cleanripple texture is designed to clean better. go cottonelle, go commando. happy july 4th. i'm katy zachry. let's get your holiday forecast from erika martin. you have your hands full today predicting what's going to be happeni happening. >> cold front, warm front, the issue is a warm front. they tend to take their sweet time making their way northward. we can see the clouds already breaking, going farther north. you can see new york city already being affected and northern new jersey. as we get this going for you, we can see the however. showers starting to build up and it looks like moderate to steadier downpours by this afternoon, and unfortunately, by the time fireworks are set off, so we have to keep track of that. you can download the news app for more information. >> thank you for that.
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philadelphia police are investigating a shooting at a family cookout that left a teenager dead. it happened just before midnight near south 31st street and grays ferry. police say someone started shooting from a car going by the home. a family having the holiday cookout ducked for cover. the 16-year-old boy who was shot was the only one injured. so far, no arrests have been made. >> you'll wand to keep the nbc10 app close by tomorrow morning if you plan to ride septa. dozens of train cars are being taken out of service because of safety concerns. septa inspectors discovered dangerous cracks on many of the cars. they could cause a train to derail. septa was forced to remove 120 of its new silver liner five train cars from the tracks. it could take all summer to fix the problem. in the meantime, septa says prepare for packed cars, disrupted service, or no service at all in some cases. i'm katy zachry. we'll have another update in about 25 minutes. thanks for joining us.
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taking a look at the headlines, if you have a pet you know this is probably their least favorite day of the year. 44% of dog owners report their dogs have an aversion to loud noises and shelters are the busiest tomorrow because of those that run. child care costs are soaring at a pace far greater than most goods and services. according to government data, the cost of raising a child born in 2013 until the age of 18 is projected to be more than $245,000. that's $19,000 more than the cost of a child born ten years
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earlier. a commission looking into the new name could be new columbia. it beat out other suggestionsug. members of the commission hope the decide of d.c. statehood might gain traction at this month's democratic national convention. it may be a bit tougher to see how much money you're saving when shopping on amazon. according to "the new york times," amazon is moving away from posting list prices instead it will use just the current price for items. the move comes after people started questioning the discounts they got online and in stores with consumers even filing lawsuits. finding dory held onto the top spot at the box office once again. third weekend in a row. took in almost $42 million over the first three days long holiday weekend. "the legends of tarzan" was second and "the purge" was third. let's get a check of the weather. >> good morning, everyone.
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let's look at what to expect this week as far as precipitation is concerned. raining for quite a few days now through the midwest and into the ohio and tennessee river rallies moving eastward. by the time we get to the middle of the week, same zone with showers and scattered thunderstorms. it's in and around the great lakes where we do have a chance where severe storms could develop. something to keep an eye out later on this week. as we look at temperatures, below normal in this area here mainly because of clouds and showers we've been seeing. watch as above normal temperatures will start to spread by the middle of the week. temperatures well above average down through d.c. and up into new york city. temperatures in the mid 90s. down south, temperatures will be in the 90s. your feels like temperature will be well up around 105 to 110 degrees. a little bit cooler in the pacificnorthw es good morning. i'm meteorologist erika martin with an update on your fourth of july forecast and more importantly, what to expect for this evening for the fireworks. hour by hour at 9:00 a.m.,
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notice the clouds getting thick and soupy. if you look outside right now, they're already thick and soupy. a couple breaks in the clouds, but that's about it. as we get this into motion, we can see the clouds getting a lot thicker, filling in along with showers. while we're not seeing heavier downpours through the early day, it looks like by this evening, we could get rounds of heavy downpours. >> that's your latest forecast. we're celebrating our armed forces on this fourth of july with a look at the warrior games. >> all branches joined in battle for gold. the annual event inspired prince harry to create the invictus games. >> warrior games highlight the benefits of sports and reconditioning to help wounded service members recover. so let the games begin. from the army to the navy, 250 athletes representing the armed forces go head to head competing in the 2016 warrior games.
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hosting this year's event at west point, the one and only jon stewart. >> i can't tell you how proud i am to be asked to be part of it. >> warrior games began in 2010 and served as inspiration behind prince harry's invictus games consisting of a variety of sporting events, the 2016 games showcased the service of wounded service members. it must help so much to just be surrounded by others that are overcoming their injuries. >> absolutely. when i first got injured, i was in denial state of my injury. i didn't believe i had a brain injury. it's an invisible injury so you can't see it others can't see it. you're just struggling every single day to reidentify yourself with this new injury. so being able to participate in what i'm getting out of it is the fact that i'm whole again. >> a first-time participant and
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this year's team navy captain. >> one thing i had a hard time with is reaching out for help. i love to help other people. but when it's time for me to reach out and ask for help, i wasn't good at that. so this has helped me to open up and realize that it's all about the team. >> master sergeant of special operations command knows firsthand the hardships endured after a serious injury. >> i got injure december 4th, 2005, in afghanistan. i was out with my team and we had got ambushed. my truck ran over an ied. when i got hit, i knew immediately i could feel the blast on my left side. i collapsed. i'm thinking, i broke my promise to my son that i would not let him grow up without his dad like i did. >> through resilience and rehabilitation, he overcame his injuries and now remains an active service member in the military. >> the purpose of the warrior games originally was to
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introduce sports to military service members that probably feel down because a lot of them have got out of the military and they miss that comradery. showing them there's this competition called the warrior games. you can come out and compete and be with your teammates and there's a light at the end of the tunnel where you can enjoy everything that you used to. maybe not exactly but a lot of it. you have your brothers and sisters here to help you. >> a true sense of comradery that makes every participant part of the warrior games family. >> we are all out there together fighting our battles and pushing to be successful and overcome injuries. i think this program has saved many people's lives. >> at this year's closing ceremonies, the torch was passed
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onto the u.s. navy who will host next year's games in chicago. >> great athletes out there. >> talk about inspiration. i mean, they are just picking themselves up and happy and so great to talk to. >> feeling whole again as they said. the thrill to compete again. coming up next, we'll show love to the classic cheeseburger. wait until you see our surprise twist that will impress your guests today right after this.
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nothing says fourth of july in a cookout like burgers. we're kicking it up with tim love once again. good morning. >> good morning. good morning. >> we're not talking ordinary hamburger here. >> not talking ordinary hamburger. we're talking about juicy lucy. >> how did you come up with this thing? >> it's been around forever. i think it was invented in minnesota.
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they used to steam them in minnesota. we'll grill them because it's fourth of july. we'll each make one. i have two quarter pound patties of brisk you the and tenderloin brim. ask your butcher to do it. i have a little bit of velveeta cheese. >> the good old velveeta. >> this is high quality velveeta cheese. >> your trick is to freeze it first. >> freeze it a little bit because it makes it easier to dice. form the burger around like this. >> like a surprise in the patty. >> that's exactly right. nobody likes anything better than a surprise. tighten it up good so when you pick it up with a spatula, it forms a burger, right. now we have a couple formed over here. just like this. then we're going to season them with salt and pepper. i poured you a glass of rose because i'm an american. so now i'm going to put these on the grill with salt and pepper
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like this. we'll move to the next steps. just like so. now -- >> let that go. >> building a burger is important. you can do whatever you want for your ingredients. i personally like to do mayonnaise. i'll let you do mayonnaise. we grilled the gun. mayonnaise. these pickles are curry. recipe is on the website. and then we got pepper that we died up and add mustard. lettuce and tomato. >> liking it? >> what's the technique. we're not graceful over here at all. >> if you don't have cheese on your chest, you're not doing it right. you know what i'm saying? >> it's the juicy lucy. now we have some ready over here. check this out. >> how do you know when it's done? >> protein will come out of the
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burger and cheese will ooze out just like this. i'll let you do this. they don't do this just for mon fun. >> all right. >> slice it. there you go. >> look at that cheese oozing out. >> real quick. side salad. what's the trick with potato salad? >> blanch potatoes early and cool them and then add ingredients. simple mayonnaise potato salad with dijon in here as well. and then we add in pickles like that. peppers. salt and pepper. i don't know where they got these. this was at the wizard of oz salt and pepper. >> halfway home. so good. >> frozen value veelveeta, who .
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has left a lasting legacy raising money for cancer research. >> this is it. the star spangled spatula. >> jacob loved to create things. >> he approached life as an explorer. everything was just new and adventurist and interesting. >> as part of a class project at rhode island school of design, jacob created an american flag shaped pspatula. >> he saw something we should have seen before. >> after graduation jacob pitched his design to a company that would license the star spangled spatula. >> the neat thing is that it reflects jacob's playfulness and his ability to see things the way he would look at life. >> he felt like the quintessential american food was
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the stuff that comes off the grill. >> to preserve the patriotic design, jacob advocated to keep production of plastic and stainless steel versions within the united states. >> he thought it was ironic to have something american flag like to be made somewhere else. >> one year later, just as jacob was beginning grad school, he started having trouble swallowing. jacob was diagnosed with esophogeal cancer at the age of 23. he underwent an extensive proton therapy at penn medicine. >> the proton therapy was positive energy. he was really excited because he said that's what i really need right now is positive energy. >> it was during his treatment that jacob decided he wanted a portion of the proceeds from the star spangled spatula to go to cancer research and that's when flip for cancer was created. >> jacob was clear that he was investing in his future and this was him in partnership with
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these scientists figuring this out. not just for him but for others who were in the same situation. >> he knew he wanted to direct money to cancer and cancer research and he had so much respect and so much faith in penn that it was no question where this money was going to go. >> flip for cancer has raised $6,000 for the cancer center and led to further fund-raising efforts. >> we can get $6 or $6 million. each gift helps us going forward in the fight against cancer. jacob always came up with new ways on how to approach the patient depending on the treatment we were giving. how to think about giving back. >> that giving spirit was a driving force behind jacob's fight and mission with the slogan buy a spatula, kill cancer. after two years of treatment, jacob lost his battle with cancer in january. but his legacy lives on.
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inspiring others and still making an impact today. >> it was an absolutely tragic thing that happened to jacob and to us as a family. it was such a wonderful opportunity to be a mother and a father to care for him at this point in time in his life. he made it so wonderful every single day. the spirit he had about it. it just was amazing. i want jacob to know he's still fighting the battle. he left a legacy and he's helping others to figure this out. >> a lot of people will be in their back yards today with j jacob's legacy in their hands. they continue to share that legacy. if you would like to help go to to find out how you can get your own star spangled
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spatula or donate to flip for cancer. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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don't forget to tune in tonight for the macy's fourth of july fireworks spectacular at 8:00, 7:00 central. >> we'll be there along with a lot of great acts. coming up next, kathie lee and hoda celebrate a true american hero.
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come to sesame place before little kids become big kids. come to the only place that makes little hearts race. get unlimited visits with a season pass for 6 payments of less than $19. sesame place good morning, and happy fourth of july. i'm katy zachry. let's get your holiday forecast from meteorologist erika martin. things are looking okay right now. that's going to change. >> that's right. that's the issue right now. a little deceiving because we have a stalled front. once this becomes a warm front, this will continue to work its way northward. we're seeing a southwesterly flow. the clouds developing quickly. by 1:00 p.m. i want to get this going for you. notice that the showers are moving in from west to east very
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quickly, and the threat of isolated thunderstorms by about 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 p.m. be sure to download the nbc10 app for more information. >> good advice. thank you. >> today is the big finale for wawa welcome america. we're just a few minutes away from the start of the celebration of freedom ceremony. and philadelphia's own leslie odom jr. is joining the party today. he plays aaron burr in the mega broadway hit hamilton and he'll read an excerpt from the declaration of unless during the celebration of freedom ceremony. we'll bring the ceremony to you live coming up next. it's followed by the independence day parade and from 5:00 to 8:00 tonight, nbc10 will bring you the wawa welcome america july fourth concert on the ben franklin parkway. tonight at 10:00, join nbc10 for the fireworks show. it's not to be missed. i'm katy zachry. you can always get the latest news and worth with the nbc10 app. up next, the celebration of freedom ceremony, live from
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