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good morning, crossing the border. donald trump announces a surprise trip to mexico for a private conversation with the mexican president on the same day he's set to make a major speech on immigration. could this unexpected meeting hint at a dramatic policy reversal we'll ask his campaign manager live. in the path. a major storm in the gulf strengthens overnight as tens of millions in florida brace for winds and flooding. stars stand off. chris brown out on bail on weapons charges after a stalemate with police that played out on social media.
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in his home. what the star is now saying about that incident. fiery escape. the driver at a gas station backs into a pump, sparking a dangerous fire. the car behind him igniting with two children inside. how their mother sprang into action and helped save their lives. today, wednesday, august 31, 2016. this is "today" from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning. big, surprising news from donald trump overnight coming on twitter. >> we knew he would give a big immigration speech today. now we found out he's going to travel to mexico and meet with the president there. >> donald trump sent out a tweet saying he's going to mexico to meet with the mexican president.
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anticipated speech on immigration. that comes later on this evening. we are going to hear from his campaign manager about the surprise trip in a moment. let's begin with nbc's hallie jackson. >> talk about a jam packed day, somebody who made securing the border part of his central policy for months now. this morning we learned the mexican president is confirm it is meeting with donald trump as the candidate heads to >> reporter: before his speech on securing the border, a trip across it as donald trump accepts the invitation of the mexican president. >> the current president of mexico said he would meet with you. will you meet with him? >> yeah, sure. >> you would? >> absolutely. >> today's high stakes face-to-face a moment maybe no one saw coming after trump announcing the candidacy said
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they are bringing crime. they're rapists and some, i assume, are good people. >> reporter: the backlash mediate with trump even now saying he'll get mexico to pay. >> mexico will be paying for the wall. >> reporter: that plan getting fierce pushback from the former mexican president. >> i'm not going to pay for that [ bleep ] wall. he should pay for it. >> reporter: and the current and mussolini before back pedalling. pena nieto said, i will be respectful and work with whomever is elected in november. eight in ten hispanic voters see trump unfavorably. pena nieto struggling to win approval at home. both men looking for the chance for a major political moment. trump's trip today coming ahead
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to clarify his muddled message. it is still not clear how trump will handle the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants here but a top campaign aide said he is expected to call for stricting work site enforcement, better visa tracking and an end to so-called sanctuary cities. pena nieto said he's looking forward to a dialogue and to protecting mexicans wherever he also invited hillary clinton. she said she will consider meeting with him at an appropriate time. in a campaign full of twists and turns, this has to rank among the biggest. >> we'll talk more about it. thank you very much. >> kellianne conway is donald trump's campaign manager. good morning. >> good to see you. >> this is a last-minute trip, isn't it? >> maybe it's been revealed
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trump was excited to accept the invitation from the president in mexico. he wants to establish a conversation with a neighboring country, a leader. and also to discuss the common problems and challenges that our country is facing. >> you are using diplomatic language, something donald trump hasn't done with mexico. i don't think there is much disagreement about that. is he a guy that will go to the mexican president and 11 million immigrants are going back. you're going to get a bill for the border wall. or will he try a gentler approach. >> you will see a presidential donald trump at the meeting in mexico. we are happy the president invited him. i'm sorry hillary clinton is not going. she keeps following the leader here. we are the leader. people are needed in louisiana, we are there. the president in mexico invites
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to have a productive conversation about immigration, trade policy and drugs. >> later today in arizona donald trump will deliver an address on immigration. at the end of the speech are we going to know exactly what his policy on immigration is as it pertains to the 11 million immigrants in this country illegally? >> yes, you will. too often, matt, typical politicians tell you, hey, the sound bite now specifics a dete. it's presidential to g the policies ahead of time. >> the campaign created its own confusion on the issue. at the end of the day are we going to hear the there will be a deportation force and those 11 million people living illegally in this country now will have to leave before some of them have the chance to come back? >> you are going to hear many things from mr. trump. one, no amnesty. absolutely going to build the wall. that's been the center of his
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orders president obama put in place. you want to work with congress. >> in fairness those are the positions that as far as anyone can tell he hasn't changed. in the primary he was as clear as day about it. every single last illegal th ar. he did not mince words. ese plan to round up and deport every last illegal immigrant starting on day he's going to just 11 million and others as well including sanctuary citi. there is no reason angel moms like agnes, julie, no reason people should have to lose their children at the hand of an illegal immigrant murdering them. it couldn't be more clear. in terms of changing positions i have memorized 22 of them for hillary clinton. keystone pipeline, you could ask
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press. we are happy with the strategy to be open with the press, to go over the border to mexico to meet with the president, go back to arizona to give an immigration speech. she was in the hamptons raising money. >> since you are here, are we going to see a reversal of the policy? >> you will not see a reversal. if you look at his speech at the convention which is when you accept the republican nomination, you lay out the vision as president. he didn't talk about deportation. changed his position in terms of enforcing law. do you know what might happen if we enforced the immigration laws in this country? i don't. we never bothered. we have i.c.e., law enforcement, other people that should be consulted and should be part of the spectrum of responsible actors here. that's not happening in this administration. mrs. clinton made it clear she would flot follow that either. we'll enforce the law. >> if you could get me a pass to
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meeting south of the border. >> that would be a good one. >> thanks for joining us. >> more politics to talk about. three high profile incumbents won the primaries on tuesday, each setting the stage for a general election showdown in november. in arizona, senator john mccain fought off the challenge from a republican tea party activist winning the right to seek a sixth term. senator marco rubio cruised to victory in florida after reversing a pledge that he wasn't going to seek re-election. in debbie wasserman schultz beat back a challenger after she had to step down as chairperson of the democratic national committee. a storm expected to become tropical storm hermine later today. major flooding and surging waves. dylan is in for al with the latest on this. >> we have been waiting for the
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it is still a depression and moving slowly. it is going to become a tropical storm, most likely later on today. tropical depression 8, the one moving out to sea. that's no longer goen issue. here are the hurricane watches right in the big bend of florida. this is the area we are looking at the strongest winds and also for the chance of a storm surge up to 3 to 6 feet above high tide. that could lead to coastal flooding. in addition, we are seeing heavy rain move through tampa. the storm will take t the track shifted a little farther to the north. it includes charleston, south carolina, by saturday. they could see tropical storm conditions with as much as five inches of rain. it is this area in pink here. that's where we could end up seeing as muchs 10 to 15 inches of rain. that's going to be the reason we could see massive flooding. we want to point out two storms in the pacific. we have madeline which is weakening and lester which is a
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madeline stays to the south of hawaii while lester stays to the north. we could see 10 to 15 inches of rain in hawaii. >> i remember when it was tropical depression 99-l. >> it was upgraded to depression. >> thanks, dylan. >> now to a major development in the fight against isis. the terror group's number two in command has been reportedly been killed following an air strike in syria. let's go to richard engel, he's got the good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. the u.s. has been tracking this man for many years. in fact, he spent years in u.s. custody in iraq until he was released. he's one of the founding members of isis, but as of now it's unclear that he really died. he's one of the world's most wanted terrorists with many titles. isis recruiter, spokesman,
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abu muhammad al-adnani. he's best known for lone wolf attacks in the west, an appeal directly linked to the spike in isis attack this is summer in turkey, across europe and the orlando nightclub massacre. the pentagon called al-adnani the principal architect of isil's external operations adding his removal from the battlefield would mark another significant blow to isil the media arm says he was killed while supervising military operations against aleppo. u.s. officials confirm al-adnani with the $5 million american bounty on him was targeted yesterday. u.s. officials are not confirming that he was killed. isis could certainly replace al-adnani but losing such a key figure, the organization's
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setback. >> thank you. here at home with the election 68 days away a top secret u.s. intelligence group is looking into russia's alleged election-related hacking. nbc news justice correspondent pete williams joins us with more on that. pete, what can you tell us about the group and don't say they are top secret. >> it's a group with a name out of the cold war. the foreign denial and deception committee. one of the positions is to track and analyze these recent russian u.s. officials say the russians did try and fail to get into arizona's on line voter registration system. then successfully penetrated a similar system in illinois and copied a small fraction of the data but didn't appear to change it in any way. elections are conducted by the states, not by the federal government. state officials say it would be much harder for the russians or any outsider, for that matter, to hack into the completely separate individual devices that
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states, for example, that use optical scanners where you fill in the circles on the paper ballot and feed it to a scanner still have that as a backup. security experts warn the touchscreen systems without a paper backup still in wide use are more vulnerable, especially to an insider hack, matt. >> the degree of nervousness if you could characterize it now in the intelligence community would be what, they are trying to influence confidence. i would say low that they are trying to manipulate results. intelligence officials say, for example, they doubt the russians are trying to help the trump campaign though congressional democrats asked the fbi this week to look at it. the current thinking is even if the russian hackers can't manipulate the actual vote their goal appears to be a broader one -- to under mine confidence in the election system. >> pete williams in washington. thank you.
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stanford's campus ahead of brock turner's release from jail on friday. the former college athlete was given what some consider a six month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. he served just three months of the sentence. here's the latest. >> reporter: good morning. come friday, brock turner will have served three months here in protective custody, half of a sentence that many found appalling considering the crime. it was a conviction and lenient sentence that stirred a national uproar. former stanford swimmer brock turner set to be released friday from jail after serving just 90 days following three felony convictions for sexually assaulting an unconscious female. the victim's letter of outrage to turner going viral, viewed nearly 18 million times. in it she said you cannot give
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that night. vice president joe biden weighing in with an emotional letter to the young woman writing, a lot of people failed you, i believe you. it's not your fault. all of this igniting a fire storm against santa clara superior court judge aaron persky who presided over the case. nearly 1.8 million people signed a petition for him to be removed from the bench. he voluntarily stepped down from criminal court. now will preside only over civil court made changes, recently passing a bill to the governor closing a loophole allowing for such short sentences. under the law if the case was tried today turner would serve a minimum three years behind bars. turner has been banned from ever setting foot on campus again but left an indelible mark on stanford university. >> this case shows if you commit sexual assault to an unconscious woman on the stanford campus in
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summer internship in jail. >> reporter: turner is expected to be released from jail here any time after midnight on friday. sources here tell us he will receive no special treatment. we know he will have to report to probation for three years which means frequent drug tests and no alcohol. he will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. >> gadi schwartz, thank you. >> today marks a first in over half a century as u.s. began commercial service to cuba for the first time since 1961. kerry sanders is in ft. lauderdale where he'll buckle up for the ride. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning from the cockpit of jetblue flight 387. we'll be traveling here shortly. i have to move to my seat but this will be a one hour and eight minute flight into history. this morning americans can once again buy a commercial airline
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the last scheduled u.s. flight was a pan-am d.c. 6 in 1961. jfk was in the white house. hard linen had heard of the beatles. the first flight from ft. lauderdale heads to santa clara east of havana where jay guevara is buried.
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relations between our countries are once so tense that the u.s. navy blocked the comings and goings of cuba you can understand why many historians never thought americans with their passports wouone americay back and forth to cuba. >> all right, kerry. thank you very much. kerry making a lot of friends preboarding the flight. >> couldn't get the aisle though. kerry, thank you very much. >> have a good flight. >> dylan is back with the busy weathema we are going to see tropical downpours in florida but also with the cold front we could see isolated storms across the eastern great lakes extending into the plains and through into the plains and through northern texas with heavy rain. alright, how's this for a tv show. sous chef. lawyer by day, prep-cook by night. also, his name is sous. no. sloppy joseph. a middle-aged man who's trying to get his life together, but he can't - he's to sloppy. huhhh - no! here you go. i got this. i get cash back so it's like everything's on sale.
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all right. we are still tracking tropical depression nine. it is still bringing us a lot of rain and during the next 36 hours, we could see the weather deteriorating. citrus, hernando and pasco, already under a tropical storm warning force conditions possible within 36 hours. but boy, right now, it is heavy rain that is the issue. pinellas county, you're under a flood advisory until 9:00 this morning. 1 to 2 inches of rain has already fallen. and more coming. watch for the ponding on the roads. heavy rain in eastern hillsborough county and manatee county. this is setting the stage for a bigger flooding event tomorrow with a tropical storm, leslee. sunshine skyway bridge, it
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that's the northbound side at the hump. a 48 minute commute across the bridge. usually about six minutes. and also the howard frankland bridge starting to stack up. by the sunshine skyway bridge is a mess. it's all due to an accident involving an overturned vehicle here and that's got you backed up. take 75 instead. and we have some southbound back-up as peek are starting to the look at what's going on. and let's mountains over here, a lot of standing water on 275
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? 7:30 now wednesday morning, the 31st of august 2016. we say good-bye to august, hello to the crowd. we are ready for friday. alicia keys will be here in she'll perform live on the plaza to close out the summer concert series. >> that girl is on fire. >> she is. >> first a quick check of the headlines. donald trump making a last-minute trip to mexico today to meet with the president there ahead of his highly anticipated speech on immigration later this evening. his campaign manager kellyanne conway told us earlier they will have productive conversation but trump will not reverse his strong stance on the issues.
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on the hudson river tuesday after their kayaks were hit by a ferry pulling away from the pier. at least five people were hurt including a man whose arm was partially severed. police say glare from the sun may have been a factor. >> an elderly driver caused a fiery scene at a gas station after knocking a pump onto a car with children inside. it quickly caught a store clerk hit the emergency shut off on the gas as the children's mother pulled them from the burning car preventing a tragedy. police are investigating this morning. we begin with chris brown's latest brush with the law. the r & b star is out on bail after a lengthy standoff with police. here's the rather bizarre story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. chris brown released from jail just before midnight last night,
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being charged with assault with a deadly weapon. >> barricaded myself in my house? have you seen my house? i'm going to barricade myself in a palace? i'm not coming out. >> reporter: chris brown talking to police after they responded to a 3:00 a.m. call after a woman claimed the pop star threatened her at gun point. the alleged victim baylee curran telling e news she was looking when brown pulled a gun on her and kicked her out of the home. >> that's when chris brown kind of went off, pulled out his gun and said get the f out. >> reporter: curran said she feared for her life. she was escorted out and fled from the house. >> i ran down the driveway and took a left down the street. >> reporter: later that morning on instagram brown was defiant. >> police out there at the gate. >> reporter: police showed up to investigate and he refused to
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day-long drama. >> you get the warrant or whatever, walk up in here and you will see nothing, you idiots. >> reporter: ten hours after the original call and equipped with a warrant, police entered the home and interviewed brown's guests. he was taken downtown to be booked. it is the latest in a series of run-ins with the law for brown who was convicted in 2009 of assaulting his then girlfriend rihanna. baylee said brown's associates asked her to sign a nondisclosure agreement before leaving the property, something she refused to do. as for brown his lawyer tweeting, thanks to everyone for their support and well wishes. chris is out and well. the al investigations against him are false, # team breezy. brown is a convicted felon and would face up to three years in prison if found guilty of possessing a firearm. >> thank you very much spj. >> another check of the weather now from dylan.
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especially back through the midwest. it's almost time to start calling it fall-like. you will notice a drop in the humidity. it's still going to be pleasant. we are looking at temperatures in the upper 70s and lower 80s which is below average for this time of year. dodge city 79. chicago, 78. normal high is 79. we are right around that. on thursday we are looking for temperatures to drop into the mid 70s in cleveland. memphis, 88 degrees. washington, d.c., about 84. close to average if not on friday, it will spread east ward with raleigh at 80. 81 in new york city. that looks nice. 70s back through chicago. about 73 degrees. we have a front that's the reason why we'll see a cool-down and why we could see a couple of isolated storms today. pockets of heavier rain and down through texas and oklahoma we could see heavier downpours but nothing severe expected. of course the tropical downpours near florida are already
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and that's your latest forecast. >> okay, dylan. thank you. >> coming up, a mother's quest to keep her daughter's memory alive 30 years after the notorious preppy murder case. notorious preppy murder case. ellen we could tell you that the designer color collections from hgtv home by sherwin-williams make your decision easier. are you sure those colors go together? yes, all these colors go together.
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we are back now at more of our new series on true crime cases. last friday marked the 30th anniversary of one of the most notorious in history. >> robert chambers pled guilty to killing jennifer levin in central park. we spoke with levin's mother who is determined to keep her daughter's memory alive. kerry sanders has the story. >> reporter: 30 years after a
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grief never fades. >> it is all in the eyes. you can see this very amazing soul. this was taken right before she was killed. >> reporter: it was august 26, 1986. 18-year-old jennifer levin had gone to new york's central park with someone she thought was a friend, 19-year-old robert chambers. it took years for the preppy killer's lies and fabrications to unravel, but that former eventually would be unm mmasked a thief, drug user and, yes, a killer. >> jennifer was robbed from me. she would be 48 years old and most likely i would have had grandchildren to adore. >> reporter: today, jennifer's mother ellen levin lives a quiet life in upstate new york. >> she's never not in my thoughts. >> reporter: life in the mountains is a sharp contrast to
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falsehoods fuelled by a savvy defense team and chambers himself. >> she molested me in the park. >> reporter: he claimed jennifer wanted rough sex and things accidentally turned violent. >> when i saw how she was being portrayed, how it suddenly became her fault -- >> reporter: playing the victim. >> it was blatantly playing the victim. >> the whole thing started here. >> reporter: now retired nypd lead >> you find the body, do the steps and it leads to the killer who confesses. end of story. >> reporter: it didn't end there. it went on more than two years. >> not guilty, 8-4. >> reporter: the jury deadlocked. >> i can imagine there was someone on the jury who thought he was a clean cut young man who would never do anything like this. >> reporter: too good-looking, they said. >> yeah.
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think even today -- >> i think the juries don't work all the time. >> reporter: in the end, prosecutors struck a plea deal with chambers' attorneys where he pled guilty to manslaughter. the retired head of the manhattan d.a. sex crimes unit prosecuted the case. >> the jury was split. there were at least two people who bought the accident theory. the fact that the jury didn't decide it after the detectives and i had given them everything we cod, disappointment for me. >> reporter: fairstein, now a best selling author of crime fiction said levin fought for her life and his behavior afterwards was telling. >> he sat on the wall behind the metropolitan museum, watched as her body was found and taken away from the park in a body bag and never went over to the police and said this is my friend, this was an accident, i
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completely sociopathic. >> reporter: did you ever get an apology? >> no. >> reporter: do you want one? >> no. >> reporter: whatever he would say -- >> i wouldn't believe anything he said. as far as i'm concerned he doesn't exist for me. >> reporter: for a decade after jennifer's death ellen fought for victims' rights. among her successes a rape shield law on the books in new york and the right for victims hearings. robert chambers who declined our request for an interview served every day of the 15-year sentence for killing jennifer levin. nearly five years after his release he was back in prison serving 19 years for felony drug charges where he remains today. what do you make of the one sentence followed by a longer sentence? >> i thought it was outrageous that he got more time for
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killing jennifer. it's pretty outrageous. >> reporter: for "today," kerry sanders, nbc news in upstate new york. >> remember that case. >> very well. >> coming up, the reason singer selena gomez said she'll take some time off. >> and carson in the orange room with reactions to a powerful interview we showed you interview we showed you yesterday with the survivor ? the sun'll come out tomorrow... ? interview we showed you yesterday with the survivor for people with heart failure, but entresto is a medicine that helps make more tomorrows possible. ? tomorrow, tomorrow... ? ? i love ya, tomorrow ? in the largest heart failure study ever. entresto helped more people stay alive and out of the hospital than a leading heart failure medicine. women who are pregnant must not take entresto. it can cause harm or death to an unborn baby. don't take entresto with an ace inhibitor or aliskiren.
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shared the story. another photo we saw, i have the right to live without the fear of sexual violence. prout said on our show she wants to empower other people and it looks like that's exactly what she's doing. back to you. >> carson, thank you very much. >> thank you. still to come, i believe they can fly. new this team of synchronized sky divers is defying >> and a video on dash cam video creates instant local heroes. the bystanders who pulled a woman from a burning car after your local news and weather. ? there's no one road out there. no one surface... no one speed... no one way of driving on each and every road. but there is one car that can conquer them all. the mercedes-benz c-class. five driving modes let you customize the steering, shift points, and suspension
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rain in this location, 75 degrees. it has to do with the tropical depression in the gulf of mexico. it's spinning tropical moisture our way. again, pinellas county, indated with rain. there's a flood advisory in effect. and look how much rain in the last six hours. close to 3 inches in southern parts but 1 to 2 to the north. inland areas less rain but still coming down. i mean, all of eastern hillsborough county into polk county now. and throughout manatee county as well. and there's tropical depression as it gets closer, we do have tropical storm warning for citrus, hernando and pasco county late thursday and friday. that system will come onshore. tomorrow is going to be wet and stormy too. all right, looking at traffic right now. very wet out there. we are heavy in many areas. and right now, standing water, folks. this is in pinellas county. and this is actually right at the southbound 275 exit ramp to 54th avenue south.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, heroes on the highway. the quick-thinking motorists who saved a trapped driver slammed by a runaway tractor-trailer. now speaking out. >> it's it's just -- i don't know. something i would expect someone to do for me. >> the story behind that dramatic dash cam video. then cutting down the costly medical bills. jean chatzky has a few easy tips to help you save on everything from health care to prescriptions. ? >> and bad hair day? tom brady slammed on social media over his new 'do.
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bringing back a trend? today, wednesday, august 31, 2016. >> good morning, colorado! >> i'm 60 today! >> we're 60 on the plaza! ? >> good morning, oklahoma. >> hello to our family and friends in pittsburgh. >> good morning, st. louis. >> it's our tv debut! [ cheers and applause ] >> we are back now, 8:00 on a wednesday morning, the 31st day of august, 2016. we have the gang all here. so all this about tom brady's hair. >> i know.
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>> well -- >> i'm not saying a word. >> he's always adore bli handsome. >> you like it? >> i do. >> you're not exactly neutral. >> i'm not. >> i said carson is back and all is right with the world. i meant to see siri is back and now all is right with the world. she has a recipe this morning. she's going to create a delicious summer meal. you will probably want to feed it to your family tonight. >> and charlie is also tomorrow, britney off her vma performance. her first appearance on "today" in years. she'll treat us to a special exclusive performance. don't forget. that's tomorrow here on "today." looking forward to it. >> a lot to get to. first to the news at 8:00. >> we begin with the presidential race this morning.
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today a surprise sit-down for donald trump, just hours ahead of a major immigration speech where he is expected to emphasize securing the border, a trip across it for trump today to meet with the mexican president. news that came out overnight. trump's campaign manager tells nbc news today trump will talk about illegal immigration, trade and drug policy in what could be a major moment for the gop nominee. >> reporter: in a campaign full of twists, this among thet surprising. donald trump and mexican president enrique pena nieto confirming overnight they will meet today in mexico. the mexican president who once compared trump to hitler before retracting it adding, i believe in dialogue to promote mexican interests around the world and mainly to protect mexicans wherever they may be. the face to face with the potential for a face-off after trump insulted mexicans last june. >> they are bringing drugs.
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they're rapists and some, i assume, are good people. >> reporter: his campaign manager proving truevipreviewin earlier. >> i think to have a productive conversation about illegal immigration, trade policy and drugs. >> reporter: trump promised he'll convince the country to pay for his border wall. >> we are going to build wall and mexico will pay for the wall. >> reporter: this spring there is no scenario in which it would ha. >> i'm not going to pay for that [ bleep ] wall. >> reporter: the surprise sit-down taking place just hours before trump's speech on immigration. his team promising more details about what trump plans to do with the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living
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a senior campaign official telling nbc news overnight clinton looks forward to seeing him at the appropriate time adding the two last met in 2014. meanwhile we're getting a look at a poll out this morning showing one of clinton's lowest favorability rating yet at just 41%. >> thank you. >> more than a hundred felons getting a second chance. on tuesday, president obama commuted the sentence of 111 federa nonviolent drug offenses. the white house said they had taken all steps toward rehabilitation and received what it called unduly harsh sentences under outdated laws. the move brings the number of come tagss under president obama to 673, more than the previous ten presidents combined. scary moments on a united flight from houston to london. flight 880 had to make an
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unexpected turbulence over the atlantic. at least ten passengers and two crew members were injured and had to be taken to a hospital when the plane finally landed at shannon airport. coming up, you should stop and talk to the woman wearing headphones, right? the misguided pickup advice spawning strong backlash online. and mel brooks gives a touching tribute t revealing how their relationship got off to a funny start. >> we'll catch up with the heroes behind this dramatic scene caught on camera. we'll talk to them. we'll talk to them. first, these m again! again! again! again! again?
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back with a daring rescue that stopped a tragedy from unfo unfolding. during a dramatic ten-car pile up last week. >> dash cam video of the accident made local heroes out of the people who sprung into action at just the right time. miguel almaguer caught up with them. >> reporter: a runaway tractor-trailer slamming into slowing traffic, pile-driving into cars. debris raining down on new york's route 17. through white could see a driver in serious trouble. >> the car was engulfed in flames. we didn't have a lot of time. the cabin of the vehicle itself was filling with smoke. >> four men, white, ed staff, police recruit albert fiore and doug campin springing to action. the elderly driver inside as the car burned. >> the door handle pulled off. i grabbed the rear door handle
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the flames came around the rear quarter of the car. >> reporter: ed scrambled to find a fire extinguisher, dousing the flames. the strangers coming together, finally smashing open the passenger window, pulling the victim from the wreckage, carrying her to safety. because of quick action, the woman's injuries are only minor. >> without question, they are heroes. they had no idea the camera was rolling. >> reporter: the mayor said the men risked their lives to save filled with great citizens who risked their lives not only for neighbors and family members but for complete strangers. >> it's not a hero thing. it's just -- i don't know. just something i would expect someone to do for me. >> reporter: reunited for the first time since the accident, this rescue team will soon be awarded a key to the city, an act of bravery for a group who says they are no heroes, but
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nbc news. >> wow. >> i like what he said. you're right. you would hope somebody would do that for you. good for them. they did a great job. all right. new football season, new hair cut. trending now, all right? this has kacaptivated the internet. tom brady givesiing a press conference and people can't stop talking about the hair cut saying it is '90s dylan loves it. naturally the tweets poured in. tom brady ready for the first first day of junior high. and brady on his way to pick up molly ring wald. of course the comparisons followed saying he looks like saved by the bell's zack morris, james vanderbeek and matt damon in "good will hunting."
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>> they are making a comeback. >> i think it's so cute. i like it. >> adorable, right? >> you're taking responsible for it? >> carson? >> he looks adorable. >> matt? >> is there a bad hair cut for him? >> he looks ten years younger. no question. >> maybe that's what's going for. >> other than that, i don't know. who am i to judge? there you go. >> cute! >> there's the '90s. >> say you sit down a bus, train, whatever. you sit next to someone wearing headphones. what do you do? >> do not speak to them. >> universal sign of don't talk to that person. >> i agree. >> that's why an article i'm about to show you rubbed people the wrong way titles how to talk to a woman who is wearing headphones. people on social media are angry with the relationship expert. his message, she's not avoiding
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there is advice to get women to remove the headphones. i don't know about what. >> i was on a plane in new zealand talking to a woman and the flight attendant came to ask if i wanted water. in the 30 seconds i asked, i looked back and she had her headphones on. she just put it right on. >> it was a compelling story. >> that's not a compliment. >> improve your small talk. >> not good. >> then she's finally, get ready for the most amazing video you will see all day. love this. check out the synchronized sky divers. they call themselves the mad ravens, flying around an indoor wind tunnel. they fly up, down, all around and upside down. they are based in prague and spent 5,000 hours practicing the routine. they call themselves in synch.
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>> seems safer than jumping out of airplanes. cool. >> i love it. >> pop start? >> lots to get to. we'll start with selena gomez. after spending the past few months traveling for her world tour she's taking a break. selena has lupus and said she needs to put her health first telling people magazine i have discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of lupus. i want to be maintain my health and happiness. i have decided the best way forward is to take some time off. thank you to my fans. she hopes this encourages others to deal with their own issues. mel brooks on "the tonight show" with jimmy fallon paid tribute to his dear friend gene wilder. >> he was sick. i knew it. he was a dear friend. i expected it.
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but, i don't know. when it happens, it's still tremendous. it's still -- it's a big shock, you know? i'm still reeling from that no more gene. i can't call him. he was such a wonderful part of my life, you know? >> mel brooks saying their friendship began because he made fun of the way gene looked. finally, miley cyrus brought a homeless teenager to the vmas as here raise awareness in the u.s. he accepted the coveted new moonman and it can be yours now for $13,100. that's right. he listed it on ebay which says "mint condition and no fingerprints." he posted photos with the award and it has 16 bids. if you want it, you can have it.
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expecting a baby boy in november. he wants to get some cash for his family. >> can't argue with that. >> you can go to the facebook page for more. >> great. dylan has a check of the weather. >> announcer: today's weather brought to you by dove hair. perfectly nourished hair plus more. >> all right. let's get into more detail on the tropical system in the gulf of mexico. it is not a tropical storm yet. it should eventually become perhaps even a strong tropical storm before it makes land fall thursday to thursday night. it could affect charleston, south carolina, as we go into the weekend as well. take a look at the rip current threat from nantucket down to southern florida. that's because the storm is going to ride along the east coast. keep in mind that the rip currents will be dangerous, even if the sun is shining. we have a dangerous flood risk north of tampa into florida.
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to 15 inches of rain but we have the potential of a storm surge three to six feet above high tide thursday night. that could lead to coastal flooding as well. we'll keep an eye on florida as the storm system creeps closer. these be careful out there. heavy rain will continue on and off all day. it's kept down with clouds and rain. the highest rain totals will be see less rain, but a good coverage of rain today and tomorrow as the tropical system nears. and that's your latest forecast. matt? >> thank you very much. day three of the series cost cutting today. we have tackled everyday bills.
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with health care costs and prescriptions on the rise, never too soon to prepare for the future. back this morning to talk us through it all is "today" financial editor jean chatzky. >> good morning. >> the cost of health care, even if you don't have a major medical emergency, staggering. >> they are. the problem with health care is people don't look at it like shopping for a car. it hasn't been so transparent. that's changing. we have are alarming. only 34% of people know their health care costs. >> or what they think they will be for the coming year according to the consumerism health care index from allegiance. only 23% save for future health care and this one gets me. about a quarter of people didn't fill a prescription because of the cost. this gets expensive because you get sicker. >> when you come here you almost always tell people they need to make educated choices.
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>> okay. this is the biggie. if you can put pretax dollars into a flexible spending account or a health savings account you save a third of the cost off your medical care. it can be used for pretty much anything. not just prescriptions but doctor visits and almost everything except for over-the-counter prescriptions. >> can you explain the difference? >> sure. a flexible spending account, you put money in and have to use it bu your employer. a health savings account is something anybody qualifies for if they have a high deductible health insurance policy. but any silver or bronze policy on the exchange gets you in. >> just like if you are going to shop for a car or appliance, do some comparison shopping. >> 17% of people. only 17% shop around for prescriptions. that's a huge mistake. the prices can vary by 100%,
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pocket. good rx online helps you find a fair price for the drugs. >> you talked about the price and how they vary for drugs and medications. go to procedures. it gets alarming. up to a 500% difference in a procedure cost. >> right. if you want to know what a procedure should cost in your i are i can't there is the health care bluebook, just like the car bluebook. it exists online. then if you and you feel like you need help lowering the costs, copatient.com is a service that tells you what the fair price is for the procedures you have had and if you can't do it yourself, they will negotiate it for you and take 35% of the money they save you. >> this is one of the discount type -- use a discount program? >> discount programs are for prescriptions. these are widespread.
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essentially negotiated with the drug companies because they buy a lot of drugs overall. you get yourself aligned with a program. scriptrelief, searchrx, blink health. >> nbc did a story on that one. >> yes, great piece. you want to get into these particularly if you don't have a prescription plan. >> and don't be afraid to ask your doctor for a less expensive alternative to treatment. >> say to your doctor i can't afford this. or ask the pharmacist. pharmacists are fantastic resources. if you can't afford them, the partnership for prescription assistance is an organization you should get in touch with. tell them the medication you need, if you have benefits and they will help you figure it out. also shop at costco and online pharmacies. make sure any online pharmacy is
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verified internet pharmacy. >> very important. jeanne, thank you. >> let's go to carson, savannah and a special guest. >> thank you. our special guest this morning, olympic champion simone manuel. in rio she won gold in the 100 meter freestyle and a place in the history books as the first african-american woman ever to win an individual gold in swimming. >> she was also part of a superstar 4 x 100 team that gave the team the 1000th gold medal of all time. >> good morning. >> how many times have you had the experience where i said, can i touch it? >> too many times. >> i know. your neck had to get stronger because they are heavy, the hardware. >> 1.1 pounds each. i have about 4.4 pounds on my neck. >> let's put up the photo. i got chills thinking about it. you looked back at the clock, realized you won.
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gold medal african-american woman. tell me about what moment, what was going on in your mind. >> there is a lot of relief to see my hard work pay off and see the number by my name is an exciting feeling. i was relieved. just to be the first african-american woman to do that is humbling that i could be the person to make history. i'm hoping to inspire people to get into the sport because swimming is a water saving skill. i love it pretty good swim team. do you know who else joins her on the swim team? katie ledecky. >> you're a junior? >> yes. >> and katie will be a freshman. >> we said will you bring your medals to school? they are heavy. >> yes. >> but your friends will want to see. >> yes. i'm hoping to bring one. i have to convince my dad. he's protective of them. i would like to bring one just for a while.
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you should be okay. >> her smile has not faded even since we saw her in rio the morning after the great win. >> thank you. >> congratulations. >> so proud. thank you. coming up, we are going to take the summer from the garden on the go courtesy of carson's
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meteorologist lee span. >> tropical depression 9, we've seen heavy rain for hours in pinellas county. 115 lightning strikes, it's off clearwater beach at this point. look at the rainfall totals, 2- 4 inches of rain. we've seen pictures on social media, flooded streets, the rain is pushing from hillsboro to polk counties. after the heavy rain widespread 6-9 inches th it can lead to more flooding and strong winds as the storm makes landfall to the north. we're looking better on the sky why. there was big issues, and you're looking at ten minutes across the howard frankland bridge. this is where the sky why, off to the side way, this is a mess here.
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heavy just about everywhere. look at that i-75 quite a mess as well. 54 avenue, onramp is actually blocked there. let's go to paul mural, he has more -- paul mueller. >> it's a big problem. mary mcguire has one of the trouble spots from st. pete's, where are you and what are you seeing right now. >> this is certainly no the way anyone wanted to spend their wednesday i'm here at the i295 exit ramp. this big area of flooding caused an absolute mess for dozens of commuters this morning, this is a look from video earlier, dozens of cars were trapped on the other side of this flooded area. we have tow trucks coming in that had to rescue them a few drivers tried to drive through this mess. they got caught and had to be rescued by those tow truck drivers. so, avoid this area as you
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congestion. >> thank you, we'll be back in 30 minutes with another update. now, back to your regularly
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at home? >> they are brand new. >> let's get a check on the weather. >> it's humid. very muggy in the northeast. that will change as the cold front moves east ward tonight into tomorrow. it could trigger scattered storms into northern new england. we are looking at a chance of heavier rain through kansas into okla a it's florida we are focused on as the tropical system gets closer, likely becoming a tropical storm at some point either today or tomorrow. it is producing already heavy downpours that led to flooding. we could see just north of tampa 10 to 15 inches of rain. then eventually the storm system extends to charleston, south carolina. we could see gusty winds and isolated tornadoes. a pretty big storm surge, too. back behind the cold front to the north, temperatures dropping
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low humidity will feel nic keep the umbrellas with you, we're tracking the gulf of mexico and the system, it's spreading rain into our area all day long, it may not rain on you all day, we have seen the heaviest rain along the coast today and a higher rain chance and flooding look a potential th f that's your latest forecast. savannah? >> announcer: design your life on "today" is sponsored by the 2017 ford fusion, the beauty of a well made choice. >> all right, dylan. thanks. this morning on design your life, keeping your kids
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school can be a challenge. elizabeth mayhew has creative simple diy solutions. good morning. >> good morning. >> you have awesome helpers we'll meet as we go along here. organization is really important as kids go back to school. >> super important. one of my kids is in college and one is in high school. time management, finding what they need when they need it, all important. these are fun ideas that if they make them and get involved they will be more apt to use them. if the kids don't have anything to to school here are the projects. >> we have addy here. what are we making? >> i took cereal boxes, paper towel and toilet paper holders covered in fun duct tape. we can make a desk organizer. >> cute. >> started with a wood placard you can get at a craft store, painted it and cover the boxes in duct tape.
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and durable. all you do is glue gun once they are finished, i glue gun it to the placard and make a desk organizer. >> it was great with the pencil and pen. where do you get this? >> at the craft store. there is camo, fun graphics, florals. the kid can customize it in his or her favorite colors and load it up with the desk supplies. hopefully they will use them. >> ac do their homework and i like that. >> she just continues to do that. glue them dund she's good. you can put your pencils in there. >> what's jackson working on? >> you're going to do what i showed you. do a little weaving here. this is a pencil case. i think this is a great gift to give to your teacher on the first day of school. it is the easiest thing in the world. just take a piece of felt.
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cut six slits. we started three or so inches from the side. you don't want to go straight through. you weave in and out of the strips. that's all i do. >> it's a pencil holder. >> there is no sewing. just basically cutting involved. i did put a ribbon closure on it which i tacked down with th. and when you go to finish it you roll it up like so and give it a tie. it's good to go. it's a nice little present you can put it in your backpack. >> pens, paint brushes, who knows? >> whatever you want. felt is so easy to work with because you just cut it. >> good job, jackson. he's weaving away. >> a good weaver. >> grace, what's going on?
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block. starting with a knife block. i found this through a blogger called thrift diving.com. i want to give her credit. cover the top with contact paper, take a grill and drill holes, okay? those holes will be perfect for a crayon to fit in. do the holes where the knife slots are already. >> get it dad do the drilling. >> you could probably drill fine. all you do is paint it. and then use washy tape, an easy to use japanese tape that allows you to cover the different holes so you don't see the slats. then buy these electrical clips. you can see here i made two little holes which i will take and screw that on.
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you can put scissors, paint brushes, whatever it is. it is a great crayon craft station. also good for younger kids. an older sister can do it for a younger sister. >> i love that. >> last but not least. >> getting dressed in the morning can be stressful for moms yelling at the kids. so i took cardboard and went ahead and ordered from a company called sticker you.com. i ordered cd st >> that's clever! >> it's like when you go to the store. kids know this is what i'm wearing monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday. then by the weekend you throw a bunch in there. and icons for kids so they are easy to get. put in your eicon and they iron onto a box. >> i'm taking these. they are so cute. great ideas.
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home moment. we are going up in smoke with the mad science experiments on the plaza.
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welcome back to our lab. we are gearing up here. as students across the country head back to school we wanted to have fun and test our scientific host of the youtube channel nickopedia is here to teach us lessons. nick, good to see you. >> good morning. >> is this necessary? >> absolutely. it's going to get crazy. >> you have four science questions to ask us and you will show us the answers. what's first? >> first, can you walk on water? naturally you would think you can only do that with magic. today we are doing it with science.
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liquid. it is a solid and a liquid at the same time. do you think you could run across this? >> it's shining -- >> it looks -- >> smack it, touch it, hold it. >> there is no way you are going to be on top of this. >> it looks like a liquid. you can grab it. >> i will say, no, i don't think you can walk across it. >> i'm sinking. >> you have to move. >> you were on top of it. >> i can go backwards. >> do the monwalk. >> cool. >> what's it feel like? >> do you sink if you stop? >> it's like quicksand. >> we'll move on. >> we'll come back to you. don't worry.
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>> all right! she made it! >> what's the second question? >> the next one is can water protect you from a fireball? this one's dicey. >> we all signed a release. >> we're with child. >> we want to make sure you don't burn your hair off. >> oh! >> okay. we'll -- in this methane. hold it like a bag pipe. one under the arm like this. there you go. >> good luck, matt. love you. >> right or left-handed? >> take off the left glove. >> take it off -- >> you said gloves were important. >> if you're left-handed we want to make sure you can use it later in life for whatever. >> okay. >> push this off so we get a stream there.
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and make bubbles with your arm go ahead and squeeze it. take your hand out. make bubbles. they will continue to make bubbles. pull your hand out more. we want it to look like this. make more bubbles. with this hand, put these down. we don't need these anymore. hi >> don't burn your hand. or your shirt. >> >> why are you leaning way back. >> okay. that's pretty good. now scoop some of the bubbles in your hand like this. >> i'm waiting for your hand to explode. >> whoa, whoa, whoa.
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>> did it feel hot? >> could you do that out of your mouth? drink it? >> all right. next one for savannah. >> matt is on fire. >> we have two chemicals here. hydrogen peroxide and potatoes iodide. we'll get a giant reaction when we mix them. this is not the same -- >> dump this in there. >> it looks like chardonnay. >> don't drink it. >> this is you. carson, you're on this one. we have three different containers. we'll probably get a different reaction. >> we'll do what carson did. >> dump it in and back away. here we go. one, two, three. back away. >> that's awesome! >> that's awesome.
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>> that's amazing. >> should we tell people, do not do this at home. >> the hydrogen is 35%. that's seven times more of the reaction. >> why did we end with that one? there's one more. >> carson and me, i think. >> what we have here is ten liters of liquid nitrogen which we have a bucket of hot water here. we'll mix them. what could go wrong? >> you need that and a blast shield over there. >> blast shield. >> now we're getting somewhere. >> can we have the blast shields, please? >> what happens is the water mixes with liquid nitrogen you have a reaction. it instantly condenses into a cloud. but how big of a cloud will it make? >> this is going to be more
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we'll figure it out. >> do we need a blast shield? >> you're good. maybe further back. >> okay. >> we should all be like here. you're taller than i am. bring it up over your head and down. >> can i say something what's fun to look at? siri is going, go ahead! >> just dump it in or pour it? >> dump it in there. >> i'm going to back away. >> >> get it all in there at the same time. >> oh, my gosh! >> that's awesome. [ applause ] >> it doesn't even matter what the science is. it's just plain fun. >> why didn't we start the show
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any of this at home. nick knows what he's doing. up next, siri is here. she's going to make tacos that
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all right. we're back with more garden on the go recipes. ever since of the white house kitchen garden arrived on the plaza we have been harvesting fresh ingredients for summer meals. today siri daly of siriously delicious.com joins us. do you know what she said to me? well, now this is going to be boring. >> i feel like i can throw vegetables in the air. look at carson. he's still wearing it. >> it's my wifing cooking.
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>> exactly. roasting eggplant, bell pepper and zucchini. then a strawberry and tomato salsa. >> where do we start? >> we have olive oil, garlic and cumin, salt and pepper to marinate the vegetables. that's it. just whisk that up. >> were you at all ner vus when the explosion happened? >> it was amazing. >> he can handle it. >> we are going to toss tha over the veggies and roast them in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes. you could grill them if you wanted. >> you want them softer and easier to digest. >> this is how we slice up the eggplant. very simple. cube it like this. i make carson do the spaghetti squash at home. he loves eggplant. >> it's not his favorite. >> i prefer steak when possible.
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>> yep. >> those are the veggies. >> now the strawberry and tomato salsa. the strawberries give it a nice sweet tang. >> they look good. >> we have tomatoes, strawberries, red onion, jalapeno and cilantro. >> okay. >> that's fresh lime juice and olive oil. >> perfect. >> you can season it to taste with salt and pepper. >> that's it? that's all that's in there? >> that's it. my kids could do that. >> simple. hard? >> we like the soft. you can do either. grilling them is key. it gives it a nice smoky flavor. >> little olive oil on there? >> little olive oil. a couple minutes per side and then we can build the tacos. we have cotija cheese. >> does carson make dagwood tacos? >> he probably put steak in
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>> actually the fresh stuff on the garden to go brought a freshness to the meals that's noticeable. >> do you think my kids will miss the meat? >> i don't think so. especially when you get -- >> carson's going, i don't know. >> yeah. >> you could add chicken. >> or mushrooms, protein. >> go ahead. a little of anything i want? >> exactly. this is the bell pepper, zucchini and the salsa is great for chicken, fish if you want to add meat. on the side with guacamole. >> what do you think? >> delicious. >> it's great. >> if you couldn't find the cotija cheese could you use feta? >> you could, or queso fresco.
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completely different? >> optional. the viewers choose. >> you could add mad science to the recipe. >> savannah, you do the teaser. i'm going to dive? >> johnny, come over. matt lauer. siri, thanks. >> all you have to do is sign up for the today food newsletter or text food to 66866. let's get a close up of mr. daly here eating. there he is. back in a this is "today" on nbc. now at havertys furniture, it's our labor day sale. where you can create the perfect home. from now until september 5th, you'll find huge savings on stylish pieces. get free delivery, plus an extra hundred-dollars off every thousand-dollars you spend. with havertys, your home can be perfect, even when life isn't.
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so she not only cooks but tries her own food. she's joined us at the tasting table. siri, thank you. how about some birthdays. >> i love this time. happy 100th birthday to al fishman of miami, florida. he says the secret to is a big bowl of ice cream. annabelle richardson, retired school teacher from charleston, south carolina. she is a huge atlanta braves fan. happy 100th birthday to albert raes. he loves to exercise every day. he walks a mile every day around the neighborhood. good for you. hod sadler from salt lake city,
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f0 good morning. it is now8:00. let's head over to meteorologist leigh spann. good morning. >> good morning. it's not been a good morning actually. it's been a rainy start to the day. and all this rain is generally pushing south to north but keeps training over the same areas. i'm going to zoom in to pinellas county where today, it has been hit with rain. at this point, close to 5 inches near indian rocks beach and reddington shores. 3.5inches down in the southern portion of pinellas county. the rain is make it out of pinellas and into citrus and hernando county. most of hillsborough county. some moderate rain and then not as much into sarasota and manatee county.
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the tropical system. rounds of rain throughout the day, soaking the ground unfortunately for when we do have the tropical system off the coast tomorrow. it will lead to flooding condition, an onshore wind flow so higher than average tides, strong wind, rough surf, a nasty day tomorrow. already flooding in spot, leslee. i know, big issues on the roadways this morning. some parts are getting better. sunshine skyway bridge looks better. rt b downs, 26, 27 now minutes. so 75 very, very heavy. you might want to take 301. st.pete area from the 175 to 2 howard frankland bridge, roughly 15 minutes on your drive. all right, let's move over now to one of the other maps. i want you to see here, 301 northbound at causeway boulevard, a collision there. and also very heavy through ybor and on the veterans expressway. the veterans expressway better but ybor city still very packed up. also, let's talk about this,
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to 54th avenue south closed due to the water in the roadway. let's go to paul with more on that. >> yeah, and as you talk about water on the road, a big problem in a lot of places. let's turn it over to mary mcguire from one to of those trouble spots in st. pete. tell us where you're at and what's going on there? >> reporter: well, we're actually at that exit ramp that leslee was just talking about. the i-275 south exit ramp here in st. petersburg. as you can see, the cars have been but we have a little bit of video from earlier this morning. dozens of cars are were trapped by the flooded roadway on the other side. tow trucks had to come in. and officials from florida highway patrol and st. petersburg police had to come in to rescue those vehicles. it made for a messy morning commute. some drivers even telling me that they were trapped for close to two hours as this situation was getting taken care of. it is still closed right now.
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trying to drive through it. but a messy morning commute here in st. petersburg, paul. >> trapped for hours. glad they were able to get out. thank you. and we will be back in 30 minutes with another update. and now back to your regularly scheled program. so i pocketed the cash, went out and said i would get the ticket later. add settles in. forgot the ticket. now i have to get the beyonce ticket. i'm going to get it. then she said she for her friend. she said when you have a friend over you can't charge them. i said i'm not paying for the friend's ticket. >> she's inviting the friend you have to pay. >> what did you say? >> go set up the stand. you know how to do it. what does she do? went out and set up the stand. she's probably out there now.
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it would be nice -- >> her friend's parents can. that's too much. beyonce, why $350? we better be in the front. >> if you go online, some of the resale prices are extraordinary. >> so i got a deal? >> you got a deal. i have seen her twice in concert. it's worth it. 11 years old is a little young. >> to listen to a with a bat smashing the camera. >> i'm not sure about the 11-year-old. my niece wanted to see katy perry. i was like, i don't know if we can go to a concert with ice cream coming out of this region of a lady. >> how was your date last night? did you have a date? >> why are you laughing? >> i like dating stories. >> it wasn't a date. it was a story that i was sent
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this is a strange thing. adam richmond is a guy from man eats food. he does secret eats. >> cute couple. >> super-duper cute. he's single which he said 90 times during the interview. i think the team is trying to get me married. she's like, skip everything, go to pregnancy. the producers want me married. this was a set-up. ground restaurants. adam takes me -- look at him. look at that. >> wow. >> if you can do that on the first date. hammer down a burrito. >> it was a choco taco. >> chocolate taco? >> he said the way to man's heart is through the stomach but i know through you. he's implying he's watched the show and all i do is eat. >> which i like.
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segments here. nothing. all i had today was peanut butter. i'm shaking. i need food. adam is amazing. we did this story. i have hot new spots since you are just moving back. >> what did you have? wild stuff? >> i had something i think the lady said was guts? i was too afraid to ask, like -- >> but you went there. >> i ate it. this is amazing. >> try the guts. >> i had to step up. we had a chocolate taco, food. i ate all day long from when i left here at 12:30 to 5:00. i ate burgers, everything, with adam. we'll show you the three secret spots in new york. one has a switch you flip and the door goes open. >> like maxwell smart. >> like that. >> what are you doing tonight? is there a second date?
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girlfriend. he texted me. he did. he texted me the selfie and said, you know, listen, do you want to go out and eat other food later? i said, okay, i'll consider it. but he also thinks he's funny and his jokes weren't great. >> you're telling this on tv? he's finding out the hard way. >> i told adam. this is the last story about this date which was a work show, the spin music awards or whatever and said, oh, yeah, i remember seeing you at that award. whoo, you were smoking in that white dress. i didn't have a white dress on. >> he went for details and got them wrong. >> i had a blue dress on. >> are you sure? >> i'm positive. i was faced with a moment of do i tell them that wasn't me? >> that extends the awkward. yeah, thanks.
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chocolate taco. adam's piece which is not a date will be on the show. >> adam, if you like hard to get this is your woman. she just made it -- the jokes didn't land? that's tough. >> billy, i had multiple engagements. i want say how many. >> i also did something interesting yesterday. i went and saw -- i have seen the same shrink for 30 started at 14 years old. >> are you supposed to see the same therapist for that long? >> i can't stop. you can go to others but now we skype. i was in l.a. for 12 years. i can't let him go. he's a father figure to me. i love the guy. i haven't been in person with him for 15 years. it's like an awkward date. you live with him on the screen. >> now you have to see him in person. >> i ran there. i'm going to take care of the body before i take care of the mind.
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get there, i'm sweating like crazy. i had just run through the park on a hot summer day. i sit down. i haven't seen him in a while, i start to sweat harder because of that. it was like "broadcast news". >> what's his expression like. >> he was like, can i get you a towel? he did. he cloaked the chair in a towel and i sweat for 20 minutes. i haven't let the guy go. 30 years. i swear. >> that's a full disclosure. after prince passed away i went to a therapist for the first time. i had never gone. i don't know about 30 years. >> feels good to let it out. >> doesn't that person become your friend? >> he knows everything. remember when you were 15 -- that kind of perspective, ooh. >> he's got the vault. >> the vault. he knows every secret. >> what else? >> we have little blac chyna update. we love blac chyna.
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[ beeping ] . i'm tired of [ beeping ] >> so the back story. police received a 911 phone call. >> 3:00 in the morning. >> a woman claiming that brown had pointed a gun at her. she's claiming that she was looking at some diamond jewelry that was on display in his house. >> like in the wee hours of the morning, we're doing a jewelry sale? >> the woman has also changed her instagram now. the bio reads "former threatened me." she's changed her actual name. her real name is baylee curran. >> he was better off not putting the video out. in my opinion it looks like he was impaired a little bit. it was the wee hours. they have since been taken down. what's in its place is country's attorney who tweeted, thanks to everyone for their support and well wishes.
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false. then # team breezy. >> got to love an attorney with the current hashtags. >> you go, mark. >> this young lady had been accused in the past of an incident involving possible theft. >> that's why he should leave it alone. >> there is shadiness, period, going on in the home that night. the thing about chris brown that's fascinating, we met him earlier in his career and saw him even after the domestic there were people including myself and you know my background with my sister and my work with domestic violence survivors who believe this was a chance to own what he did, try to do better. it seems like even when he's not breaking the law he's surrounding himself with turmoil that he can bring himself up from. >> his first appearance on the "today" show he was with his
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>> he was young and was this amazingly talented guy. the next appearance there were a lot of guys on set. the hangers on were around him. i don't know. underneath it all, the fact that after 2009 and that rihanna incident he got a second chance. >> people had good will for him. >> he got a second chance because of the amazing talent. since then there is alleged domestic -- >> got to watch who you hang out with, man. >> if he d he might have been fine. that video didn't help, i don't think. blac chyna. a little update. another day, another magazine. this time she's talking to elle.com about her relationship with rob and the plans they have for their child. the baby will not be given a k name according to blac chyna saying she and rob agree on
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honor the woman who masterfully, like them or not, made the kardashians who they are. you can think what you want. you always let us know and we appreciate your thoughts and comments but kris jenner has been masterful at managing this brand. she's now brought in angela kardashian which is what blac chyna's name will be. >> i tribute and heir to the dynasty. i love it. >> rob is talking about his weight. >> no one wants to be heavy. he said i didn't go to kim's wedding because i was 6'1", putting on my tux and looking at myself. i'm 300 pounds. therefore photographers all over. i didn't want to go through it. he went into two years of silence after that. >> he told this to "people"
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we said if this was a strategic plan by blac chyna to get back -- >> still amazing. >> but when you read the article you see and understand what he must be going through. he has the most dominant females surrounding him. they are business up and down. they are paparazzi up and down. he's kind of the outlier. he had a sock company. people mocked that. he's never had an identity. to be in the strong women, he got lost in there: >> he didn't ride that "dancing with the stars." he was great. very light-footed. >> i didn't watch it. >> on the kardashian front though, 30 days kim is in town, in new york at vmas, fashion week, whatever else. if you were worried she had to shack up in a hotel. >> they have an apartment not far from where i live.
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$30 million air bnb for free? i'll tell you. she's bragging about it. take a look. >> you guys, air bnb hooked us up. you have to see the view. thank you, guys. thank you, air bnb for the complimentary stay. look. just waking up to the most amazing air bnb. thank you so much for the complimentary stay here in new york. obsessed. air bnb got me my own glam room. >> i'm soap >> hey, guys, air bnb is not hooking us up. we are here inside our studio. air bnb. >> i want to be obsessed with my $30 million freeload. so "america's got talent" last night. >> everybody's talking about it. >> lori may hernandez took a shot at nick cannon he won't forget any time soon. >> let's face it. my barbie days are over. like "american idol," the spice
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i just outgrow barbies. like mariah did nick. thank you, guys! thank you! >> i love this kid. >> boom. >> unassuming in appearance and just knocks them out. >> boom goes the dynamite. look at cannon there like really? >> lori mae >> and the second date in china, you have to go a long way. it's in the national park. about 1,000 feet above ground there is a glass sky bridge and now a restaurant that goes with it. nice table for two. you, richmond. >> me and richmond. >> the view. >> i will get on the horn with him. i'll instagram from the free air bnb from my bed.
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let's get a check on the weather for free. hey. >> hey, guys. we're talking tropics. we have tropical depression 9 we are focused on. tropical depression 8 off north carolina will continue to make its way out to sea. 9 is the one to focus on. we have hurricane watches for the big bend of florida. as the storm continues to sit through the gulf there is a chance it will likely become a tropical storm. then strengthened into a land fall thursday night into friday morning. charleston, south carolina, could see the effects of a tropical system. wind gusts near 70 miles per hour, up to five inches of rain. in this area we could see 10 to 15 inches of rain. that could lead thomas sieve flooding and we please be careful. heavy rain off and on all day.
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what's the reason why? >> good morning. welcome, billy. this is abandoned him. this is an animal from central and south america. >> he's a bad pet. >> not a bad guest. >> i promise he's not a bad guest. they are arborial. he'll go to you >> charlie is going, how could you? >> shame on me. >> they are nocturnal. not only that, they have sharp canines. >> just because he breathes heavily like he was mad. >> tamron, your turn. >> no. i have a fear of adult cats. we'll work on that in the segment. he looks like an adult cat. >> what's interesting, at least hold that.
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i'm paul mueller. time now is 9:27. busy in the weather department. let's head over to meteorologist leigh spann. >> good morning. it has been a rainy one, especially for pinellas county. frenchy's at clearwater beach, 4 inches of rain. look, just ticked over to 4 inches since midnight. southwest winds, windy at 23 miles per hour. look, the rain continues to come down. i want to get in here to pinellas county from tarpon
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been raining for six hours. look, 6.3 inches of rain possible along the coast. 3.5 south. a flood advisory has been exthe ended now until 11:00 this morning. some of the rain is beginning to spread north through hernando and pasco county and east toward polk county. and not as much rain farther to the south but you could be seeing downpours around the bradenton area. in the headline, pockets of rain today. which then means that tomorrow when the tropical system is closto inches of rain, more tomorrow. locally could see higher rainfall totals so flooding is a huge threat. but winds threat there too. strong winds north of i-4, the risk for tornadoes and rough surf. 80% rain chances. windy tomorrow. and 60% friday. all right, looking at traffic right now. things have gotten better, i will say that, starting to ease up congestion-wise on 75 northbound, 301 to bruce b
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>> i'm from harlem. it's a dream to come home and open a school. i had that vision. i knew i was able to achieve to the heights i was able to achieve because i start d out and had a very good education. i think we just take it for granted and also we are not dealing with the issues that we are not properly educating our children in the city. instead of complaining about it, i wanted to do something. i opened up my own school. i'm goi make the change that way. >> you opened up the school, the vmas the other night. >> yeah. the school is called capital prep harlem. >> 6th and 7th now. >> overall goal is 12? >> to 12 and i want to expand the schools into different cities and countries. >> you open up the vmas the other night. first of all, did drake get his moonman? you have it.
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he got it. i left it there for him. you know it was confusing for the person not to be there. but we handled it well. >> traffic. >> you have a helicopter available. you're the man of new york. >> i have a couple of moonmen but sometimes you get caught in traffic and you miss out. >> that was beyonce's was it not? >> yes. >> that was the performance of the night. rihanna had nice ones but she stole the vmas. >> beyonce's performance was incredible. rihanna, it was just -- i think they shared the night to be honest. they performed so many times, had great performances. when beyonce hits the stage. >> for 16 minutes. what happened? >> lights out. >> speaking of lights out, kanye, the light is always on.
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sitting there waiting. the vmas said he could do anything, no holds barred. you know him well. were you worried? kanye, four minutes. he can do anything. >> you know. i think kanye is more comfortable when it's not planned. you know, i wasn't worried. i was just expecting to be entertained. >> he was entertaining, but tiana taylor's staged it. >> shout out to tiana. >> i would like to double that shout out. >> she's from harlem. she says i don't work out. i eat mac and cheese. just dancing. >> she had a baby last year. she said it's just dna. >> doesn't eat vegetables. >> she hates vegetables. >> wow. >> shout out again? >> another shout out. >> shout out to your kids. i see pictures of them on instagram. they're doing great things.
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>> unfortunately wealth isn't contagious. i haven't gotten it yet. it's fun covering this stuff. >> let's start with the ultimate bachelor pad in beverly hills. 200,000 dollar candy bar? >> this is a house that soltd for $70 million and was bought by the founder of mine craft. it has a $200,000 candy bar. you go from m & ms to muton. the wine bar. one of the best views in beverly hills and this is the hydraulic lift lowers you down. you can look at your $3 million bugati from the vodka bar. then the seats are made by bentley. the most expensive home ever sold in beverly hills. >> before we move to the next location why do the super rich want us to know what they have? to torture us? >> no. they're proud of the success. they're proud of -- >> yeah. >> to some this house is a work of art. >> it's beautiful. >> incredible.
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next up, golfer's paradise. billy is circling it on the calendar. >> i will make this man my friend. >> this is on the gold coast of long eyde. jay gatsby country. he's shooting golf balls off the green roof to a tee a hundred yards away. this house has a golf simulator in the basement. check it out. >> right off the roof. >> this is a party we went to. if you got a hole in one you nobody got it. >> incredible. >> sadly moving on from my new best friend's house to james bond the yacht collector. >> billionaire bond fans have taken it to a new level. this guy owned 18 yachts all named after james bond movies. >> no. >> this is diamonds -- >> what does he do? >> he's a mega car dealer.
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>> for a hobby he's a boat buyer and seller. >> this is diamonds are forever. this is skyfall. this will be a $60 million, 237-foot boat. he's already thinking about spectre. >> what kind of cars does he sell? >> everything from -- >> it's the geekiest thing in the world. >> moving on to the sky garage in new york city. >> we all know parking is so han just drive into your elevator garage. it brings you to the 11th story penthouse. i drove the ferrari in there. it has one of the best views in manhattan. it overlooks the empire state building. >> that's a garage? >> you drive into it. >> it takes your car to the 11th floor. >> it is attached to the penthouse. >> don't leave it in gear. >> exactly. >> just walk from the kitchen to the car.
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>> just leave my house -- we have to visualize. >> on the 11th floor. >> lady gaga, a lot of people looked at that because it's paparazzi-proof. >> looked but didn't buy. >> skateboard meets tank. >> what we all want. you want the skateboard crossed with a tank. this was a machine that's got a 50 horsepower engine. >> we have to do this. >> perfe forget the scooter. >> $120,000? >> shaq got one for 75. he needs a super sized one. the crown prince of dubai got three for $300,000. >> we know shaq. we can get a ride. >> fascinating. >> thank you for all that. >> we can all dream. >> give me the phone numbers for them. >> you got it. >> check out secret lives of the super rich on cnbc. now a check of the weather.
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>> i have a bike. >> anyway, i will focus on the weather. we have a chance of heavy downpours today. it's caused flooding near florida. we have a tropical system that should become a tropical storm later producing more potential for flooding and tornadoes, too. cooling off in the upper midwest. dropping into the 70s through the end of the week and triggering scattered showers and storms. nothing too severe. we could see brief flash flooding if the rain comes down in a short period of time. there is a risk of tornadoes
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i'm eyeing that strange animal over there. i'm sure you will do more with that later. >> not much more. we'll look at it, too. >> that's a skink. you won't with those long sara, could you come in here. yep, coming. oh wow, what kind of underwear are those? they're breathable underwear from fruit of the loom. [gasp] what are those? guys... they're breathable underwear from fruit of the loom. yes, they have these tiny holes to let the air through, can you help me? wa wa weewoo look at those. can you feel this? [blowing] turn around for me. seriously? yeah. slow...slow...slower...slower is that okay. i don't think you should get that dress.
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what's running around the table. the most unusual animals from the pittsburgh zoo and pbg aquarium. what are these? nude little mole rats? >> these are naked -- come on, tamron. naked mole rats. some of the most fascinating animals on the planet. they live their lives completely under ground in africa and live in a complex tunnel system that can span six football fields. take a look. this is big mama. >> >> take your hand. this is the first time you will ever be able to touch one. >> this is the only animal that cannot get -- cannot get cancer. >> remarkable. >> scientists are trying to figure out why. you're fine. >> i can't. >> just watch. >> look at this. >> put it down.
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>> this is the least you can do for it. >> this might help solve cancer. >> if they cure cancer -- >> it's like when you cook chorizo and the little skin -- >> that's offensive to big mama. they live to be 30. this is a dream come true on the "today" show for me. >> theses segment. >> we have this right here, the smallest north american falcon, a kestral. found in north america. beautiful. excellent predator. >> stunning. >> the coolest thing about it. billy, it's cool, man. >> hold it tighter. >> they can see in ultraviolet light meaning they can see urine
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they can look into the field, see the urine trails. >> phenomenal. >> really smart. >> that's beautiful. very intimidating. >> and we have a skink. >> this is from the solomon islands. there you go. >> i'm not afraid of anything. >> this is a skink from the solomon islands, the pittsburgh zoo. they have a a monkey. >> we look alike. >> people look like their pets. >> it's like a selfie stick. >> that's great. >> it looks great. >> for the crowd outside on the plaza. >> looks like you're on times square. this is the only skink that's a vegetarian. >> why? >> there are 1500 species, aall eat insects. this one is a vegetarian. >> all the animals should be on
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rats back? >> put one in tamron's purse. >> get them some clothes. >> we'll be right back in a
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good morning everyone. i'm paul mueller. time now 9:85. governor rick scott just declared a state of emergency in reparation for tropical depression nine making land fall. for the latest on the tropical weather and the rainy conditions, let's head to meteorologist leigh spann. >> good morning. get a new update from the hurricane center to see if it has become tropical storm status or if it remains a tropical depression. getting better organized in the gulf of mexico. what it is also doing is spreading tropical moisture our way and i feel sorry for everyone in the pinellas county area. it has been a terrible rainy morning for you. i will zoom down here. it's still raining. raining heavy for more than six hours now. this is the six-hour rainfall total.
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downtown st. petersburg. less farther to the north. and even have downpours fallen throughout hillsborough county as well. and now some of the rain is starting to spread northward amount long the coast of citrus, hernando and pasco. some lighter rainfall totals in polk county as well as across manatee and sarasota as well. but rainfall is not stopping. check out the rainfall potential between now and about 4 this afternoon. you see the purplish and red color, those are 2 to 3 mo flooding will continue to be an issue, not just today because the tropical system is closer tomorrow. heavy rain, strong winds tomorrow and still pockets of heavy rain for friday before we dry out into the weekend. all right, looking at the roadways. we are looking better. still wet out there, not as many vehicles on the crude the congestion is easing. slow through ybor city, 301 to 275, 10 minutes. looking good on the veterans expressway. let's take a live look. this is coming off the howard
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great drive now across the bridge except for the bad weather. and then 275 and i-75 at fowler avenue, it looks very good on both of the interstates. and just keep in mind, southbound 275, the exit ramp to 54th avenue was closed. exit before you get there because you might be stuck on the sunshine skyway bridge. back to you. >> all right. thank you very much. all the rain causing some major flooding in pinellas county as leigh was talking about. news channel 8's mary mcguire where water, mary, literally i'm being told filling the streets. >> reporter: yeah, that's certainly right, paul. you can see behind me, the streets are filled with water. and they have placed bare kids up. we are in the downtown gulf port area. they placed barricades so folks cannot drive into the area. we have seen some cars defying the signs and driving in the flood streets. but turn around, don't drown.

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