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good morning. flashpoint. the battle between donald trump and the parents of a fallen muslim american soldier escalates. the family not letting up. trump doubling down and now hillary clinton is weighing in. are. i don't know where the bottom is. >> this morning we'll speak to mr. and mrs. khan about what it's like to be in the middle of a political firestorm. human chain. dramatic video of a driver being rescued from raging floodwaters. six inches of rain in two hours leading to don't devastation in
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declar declared. tragedy in texas. photos taken moments before the debtliest hot air balloon crash in history. more on the 16 people who lost their lives and how it happened. olympic athletes and fans arriving in rio. preparations in full swing. will the city be ready to host its most famous party ever. find out, "today," august 1st, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news this is a special edition of "today," countdown to rio with matt lauer live from rio de janeiro, brazil, and savannah guthrie live from rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to a special split edition of "today" on a monday morning.
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copacabana beach. sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. take a look at that. copacabana is beautiful on a perfect day and by the way, let's get something straight off the bat. in the united states, some people say rio de janeiro. here they call it rio de janeiro. tomato, tomato. it's freaking beautiful. >> you win the battle of backdrops this morning. college portuguese. we'll catch with you in a moment. looking forward to your tour of the venues and your live interview with the mayor. the dust up between donald trump and the parents of a muslim american soldier killed in the iraq war. hallie jackson joins us with more.
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his running mate praised humayun khan for his service but trump is questioning why his parents have a right to criticize him. this controversy pitting the gop nominee against gold star parents going nowhere and now putting some republicans in the uncomfortable position again of supporting their candidate but not some of what he's saying. new fallout for donald trump as he questions why he's not allowed to respond to the khans, the parents of an army killed in iraq continuing their public campaign against the gop nominee. >> he's a black soul and this is totally unfit for the leadership of this beautiful country. >> reporter: after khizr khan delivered a fiery convention speech. >> you have sacrificed nothing and no one.
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have anything to say. you tell me. plenty of people have written that. >> reporter: ghazala khan said she was asked to speak but could not overcome by grief adding in a "the washington post" op-ed, trump doesn't know what the word sacrifice means. >> i think i made a lot of sacrifi sacrifices. i work very, very hard. >> reporter: trump called humayun khan a hero and tried to turn the conversation instead to terrorism. democrats aren't letting up. >> to have trump do what he is. >> reporter: jeb bush calling trump's comments disrespectful but while mitch mcconnell and paul ryan are releasing statements supporting the khans, they aren't mentioning trump's
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muslim ban back in the spotlight even as his team has tried to walk it back in recent weeks. now with wheel visiting khan's grave site in arlington, his father's speech still resonating. >> have you read the united states constitution? >> reporter: the $1 pocket constitution a bestseller on amazon. and more reaction this morning with senator lindsey graham telling nbc news unacceptable doesn't even bin trump's comments but remember similar controversies have not hurt the gop nominee in the past. remember when he said about john mccain possibly not being a war hero? in the meantime, savannah, we're getting a look at a new post-convention poll showing hillary clinton getting a bit of a bounce after philadelphia up four points now and total up seven over donald trump. savannah?
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khizr and ghazala khan are with us this morning. i can only imagine what the last few days have been like for you. mr. khan, did you accept this kind of reaction to your speech and how did you think mr. trump himself would respond? >> i did not expect that but the good thing out of all of this has come that there had been so much love, so much courtesy, so much support. i am just my belief in the goodness of america is reaffirmed. every street corner, we came into this building, everywhere people are supporting our message, people are hugging, holding hands, wanting to get pictures, that is the goodness of america that i was speaking about so the candidate had
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cognizant of the goodness of this country. >> mrs. khan, one of the things donald trump suggested after your husband spoke at the convention is that you were not allowed to speak. he didn't get into details about who he thought might be preventing you. what is the truth of it? why didn't you speak at the convention? >> actually, i had given my statement why i did not speak because i think it doesn't have my religion doesn't prohibit me to do whatever i want to do for the goodness of mankind and for the goodness of myself and my family. i am very thankful that i have been born in this religion because it does not give me any -- prohibit me from anything that i don't want to do.
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he had to respond. what do you think of that? >> that proves the point that showing him the constitution, the first amendment, freedom of speech, this candidate amazes me. his ignorance. he can get up and malign the entire nation, the religions, the communities, the minorities, the judges, citizen in this political process in his candidacy for stewardship of this country i cannot say what i feel? that proves the point. he has not read the constitution of this country. had he read that, his behavior would be different. >> finally, i know that speaker ryan and majority leader mcconnell have praised your son as a hero now and reiterated
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so-called muslim ban, does that go far enough for you? are you satisfied with their response? >> that is -- i'm grateful. they are as patriotic as we are or as anyone else is, both senator mcconnell, speaker ryan, but i tell you, there had been outpouring support and rebuke of trump. i have e-mail inbox full of assurances that i am right, we are right, and he needs to mend his way. i receive from a prominent republican a written e-mail saying this would be first time that he will not vote.
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in stating that they are republican all of their lives and yet in this election for the office of president, they will not vote for this candidate. this candidate has not qualified in their judgment to be deserving of their support. >> mr. and mrs. khan, thank you so much for your time this morning. again, thank you for the service of your son. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. another major story this morning, floodwaters ripping a path of baltimore, maryland. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you know, the residents of howard county say they've never seen anything like this. the worst flash flood to come through this area in more than half of a century. a state of emergency has been declared and that's because this
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hours. people desperately clinging to their cars when flash floodwaters went through the center of town catching many by surprise. residents watching helplesslylys their town gets destroyed. two people reported dead in separate incidents swept away by rushing water. over 100 rescues. this video shows residents creating a human chain to save the floodwaters receded quickly but the damage in the town grim. cars stacked on top of one another. streets ripped apart. >> it looks like a set from a disaster movie. >> reporter: businesses on main street completely destroyed. >> it's devastating to see the businesses that are totally gone. totally gone. i don't even know where to start. >> reporter: the governor
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people and let them know that we're all going to be with them and help them get back to normal. >> reporter: this historic town was built in 1772 and it was built on top of a river that runs through the center of town. that river rose 14 feet in just 90 minutes. savannah? >> all right. tammy, thank you so much. let's turn to dylan in for al this morning. it seems like it caught people heavily. in two hours, six inches of rain fell. that's the same situation we're seeing this morning. we do still have flash flood watches across southern new jersey and pennsylvania because of this round of heavier rain right here. it's going to exacerbate flooding that occurred. if you get a heavy pocket of rain, that could lead to more flooding. we'll see showers and thunderstorms continue to develop through this morning and more storms later this afternoon
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the flash flood watches are out. through st. louis, stronger storms this morning occurring for the last several hours and more of that heavier rain could fall across the rest of missouri. it's all because of this frontal system. we're waiting for it to make its way offshore. more scattered showers and storms firing up later this afternoon and some of those heavier pockets of rain could cause another one to two inches of rain and if they occur where other heavy rain occurred, that from flooding to fires now. crews are struggling overnight to protect homes from a wildfire that started sunday in the canyons of central montana. it quickly grew to at least 2,000 acres. 500 homes are under evacuation orders now. the red cross has set up emergency shelters. also this morning, the fight against zika is taking on new urgency in the wake of the recent cases in florida that authorities say are most likely
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we go to miami for this story. sarah, good morning. >> reporter: as senate democrats push for congress to end its recess and approve emergency zika funding, officials in miami are wasting no time focusing on the possibility of more undiagnosed cases. a door to door battle against zika being waged miami. health officials a one square mile north of the city's downtown where four people were believed to be infected by mosquitos. >> boots on the ground is the only way you deal with mosquito born illnesses. the question is where? the mosquitos suspected of carrying zika have been found across large section of the u.s. scientists looking at a number of factors have identified
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miami, new orleans, savannah, charleston and mobile, alabama. >> it's hard to deal with. as a parent, it's concerning. >> i think there are a lot more things i should be worrying about. >> reporter: other than zika? >> for sure. >> reporter: crowds are not staying away from miami's popular art district which is considered an active transmission area for zika. local business owners already in the low season slump are grateful. >> only store we >> reporter: expectant mothers are taking precautions. and tests from door to door samples could be back as early as today providing a clearer picture of what health officials are up against and the risks residence face. savannah? >> thank you. coming up, we'll show you how drones are now being used to keep zika carrying mosquitos at
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beach. hey, matt. >> we'll talk did zika concerns here in rio in a little while. this morning, the primary focus getting ready for friday's opening ceremony. last-minute preparations well under way everywhere you look for what will be the first olympic games ever held in south america. nbc's keir simmons has drawn the long straw. he's here with us on copacabana beach. home away from home for t they started, we've seen a doping scandal, a huge political crisis here in brazil and still this morning fears the games won't be ready. in rio this morning, many anxious hours lie ahead. just four days until the olympic opening ceremony. hundreds of millions watching the world's biggest sporting event get under way. but at the athletes village, competitors underwhelmed.
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repairs. complaints including water running down walls. the australian team tweeting as they were evacuated for a fire, posting pictures of unfinished venues. and along rio's stunning coastline, the polluted waters needed last-minute cleaning. authorities even finding dead bodies in recent weeks. olympic organizers facing security challenges from the city's rising murder rate to rough seas as high tides and big waves on saturday wereo for the partial collapse of the marina, the main sailing venue of the games. the ioc saying it's confident damage will not affect the preparations for the sailing competition, a 25-person work crew now hoping to finish repairs by friday. they built a dune to stop copacabana's waves from flooding beach volleyball while the military is already standing guard. construction workers are racing
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brazil in the grip of a severe recession and political crisis. >> we have a lot of people without jobs. >> reporter: in may, its president, was suspended from office. brazil's new leader accused, too. ironically, fears over zika are fading. the world health organization now calling the risk for infection l the international olympic committee u.s. representative remaini iing confident. >> i'm certain they will be ready. i was at olympic village. athletes were there using the facilities. >> reporter: excitement is building. u.s. gymnast simone biles tweeting, "the dream is real." one olympic spokesperson says this always happens. there are fears until the
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you've seen it in london and athens. >> been to a lot of venues over the last couple days. lights on 24 hours a day continuing to hammer and sawing. i'll have a tour of some of those olympic venues later in the show and we'll talk to the mayor of rio and ask if his city will be ready. let's go back to savannah in studio 1a. >> thank you so much. dylan and i stuck in the city. >> not going to be the best morning here in new york city or most of the east coast for that matter. we do have heavier pockets of rain this morning. we also have a chance of stronger storms through the northern plains and upper midwest and monsoonal moisture bringing a lot of rain perhaps up to three inches across the southwest.
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>> danielle: good morning. happy monday. it's an overcast, muggy start to the day. we'll watch for scattered showers and that heavier moisture that moves through overnight. high temperatures this afternoon in the 73 in boston. mid-70s along the cape, as well. you'll need the umbrella through early tomorrow morning. and then we're drying out wednesday and thursday. and that's when temperatures warm up, as well. 7 on 7 forecast, temperatures in the low to mid-70s today. tomorrow, too. 80s and sunshine wednesday and >> that's your latest forecast. >> all right, dylan. thank you. just ahead, what caused the deadliest hot air balloon crash in u.s. history?
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what vinvestigators are now learning. a world cup in 2014, olympics in 2016. who would want to take on a challenge like that? we'll talk live to the city's
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>> this is 7news now. >> christa: good morning, everybody. it's 7:26 on this dreary puched let's check out our weather, and danielle gersh is in for chris
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good morning, everyone. scattered showers become more isolated this afternoon. highs this afternoon low to mid-70s. so let's stay low again today. keep the umbrella handy until tomorrow morning. then wednesday to thursday, that's when temperatures warm up and we'll finally start to dry out. we're warming up to the 80s wednesday, thursday. 90s with some storms by friday into saturday. >> sarah: danielle, thank you. >> christa: state lawmakers have agreed to a bill that would regulate ride-sharing companies like uber and lyft. the legislature sen t morning. if it's signed, it would require background checks for drivers and would also impose a 20-crept fee for each ride. a swampscott man set to be charged with arson today after his home went up in flames over the weekend. police say the suspect intentionally burned down his home on lyndon avenue saturday. firefighters battled the flames and was taken to the hospital
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7:30. it's monday morning. 1st of august, 2016. >> we'll have andy us and matt made his way to rio which means the 2016 olympic games are upon us, matt. it looks beautiful where you are. >> it is so pretty. four days to go until the opening ceremony. a lot of talk about security here. let me show you what's happened. the brazilian navy patrolling just off the coast here at copacabana beach. clearly there's a strong military and security presence. just to give you the lay of the land here.
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this entire stretch is copacabana beach. beach volleyball venue about a quarter mile straight down the beach behind me. tough for you to see. beyond the buildings in the distance, that's where you find another beach. take a look. taking selfies. hoda is out there because she saw that she's yelling, sailors, and they kept going. >> my goodness. already making friends i see. all right. >> now you know what i'm in for for the next couple weeks. >> we'll check back in with you guys in just a moment. let's look at the headlines today. a new poll in the presidential race shows a post-convention bounce for hillary clinton and now leads 46% to 39%.
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last week that same poll showed the race tied following the republican convention. at least two deaths are being blamed on devastating flash flooding in ellicott city, maryland. a half foot of rain fell in just a few hours over the weekend. almost every home and business on main street was damaged. one official calling that flooding the worst he's seen in 50 years. and storms caused problems and delays all weekend at the pga championship in springfield, new jersey. golfers had to play the final tw in the end, jimmy walker claimed his first ever major by just one stroke. also this morning, investigators with the national transportation safety board are back in a central texas corn field where 16 people died over the weekend in the nation's worst ever hot air balloon accident. nbc's kerry sanders is there. kerry, good morning. >> good morning, savannah. investigators know that the hot air balloon was flying too low
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high voltage electrical lines. what they don't know this morning is why. this morning investigators work to find the cause of the tragedy, friends and family remember the 16 lives that it were taken when the balloon hit those power lines. the balloon ride was a birthday gift. matt snapped this picture and texted it to his brother just 12 minutes before the crash. >> even down to the last minutes, pictures of them smiling and laughing. >> another family posted this memorial video on youtube. this trip was a belated mother's day gift. and skip was at the helm just after dawn. they lifted off from an air park in san antonio flying due south in a gentle 5-mile-per-hour breeze but eight miles from
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it needed to clear those power lines and it drifted into the wires. erica gonzalez snapped this photo 24 minutes before the crash. her husband thought the balloon looked unusually close to the tree tops. >> were they climbing? >> it was not going anywhere. >> reporter: recovered in the debris field, 14 electronic devices sent to ntsb in washington hoping to provide clues. >> the ntsb, the full board, has classified their response as an unacceptable response. >> reporter: overnight, the heart of texas air balloon ride company issued a statement saying that they were going to cease operations and to those who lost family and loved ones
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words to express our profound sadness. later this morning, investigators plan to interview the ground crew to see what they may know. >> thank you very much. our hearts go out to those families. we'll shift gears and get a check of the weather with dylan. >> announcer: "today's" weather brought to you by walmart. we have everything you need to get ready to go back to school at >> we have this influx of moisture that's going to stream in from the south setting up typical monsoon season we'll see for the next couple days. perhaps up to three or four inches of rain near tucson where some of these heavier pockets of rain will develop but also keep in mind even where we don't have some of the heavier rain, we could still get some very gusty winds and that could lead to some dust storms out in that area and also some power outages, too. you can see the areas in purple and pink.
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with 1 to 3 inches of rainfall. across this area for the next three days or so before things do taper off as we start to see >> danielle: good morning. happy monday. it's an overcast, muggy start to the day. we'll watch for scattered showers and that heavier moisture that moves through overnight. high temperatures this afternoon in the low to mid-70s. 73 in boston. mid-70s along the cape, as well. you'll need the umbrella through early tomorrow morning. and then we're drying out wednesday and thursday. warm up, as well. 7 on 7 forecast, temperatures in the low to mid-70s today. tomorrow, too. 80s a >> that's your latest forecast. coming up, an unexpected sing along from the usa men's basketball team and the one player who wasn't having it. plus, it's crunch time in rio with the olympic games four
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for the 2016 olympic games is really reaching a fever pitch. there have been a lot of questions about rio's preparedness as it gets set to welcome the world. we'll chat about that with the city's mayor in just a moment. first, when i arrived, i decided to go right to some of the venues to check on progress firsthand. ? i've landed here in o. what better place to start than right here at the beach. and what better venue to show you than the premiere venue at the summer olympic games, beach volleyball, or as al calls it, the best sport ever. the beach volleyball venue is right smack dab in the middle of copacabana, the most famous beach in all of brazil. the roar of the crowd will be second only to the roar of the waves. one of the things you have to
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summer games, the venue here for beach volleyball is literally right on the beach. that's the atlantic here. 50 yards from us. on certain days those waves end up in this venue. that's a concern because at any given match up to 12,000 people will feel these stands. stands which are still being finished. we're standing here and we're a week away from the olympics and i still hear hammering. is that making you neou nervous and excited. >> the venue manager is a former pro volleyball player himself. it's a party. it's serious. they are competing for the gold but it's supposed to be a party. >> it's serious for the athletes. if you become a gold olympic medalist, that can change your life. >> 21 miles west of copacabana,
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to change their lives at the olympic park located in the rio neighborhood of baja. >> this is futures arena, swimming with the mural and ten nis front of me. half a million people are expected to visit rio for these games and the aquatics venue is bound to be one of the most electric. the water is calm now but when the games begin in the aquatic center, michael phelps, franklin, ryan lackty. >> this is where rowing takes place. it's controversial because of the levels of toxic pollution in that water. the athletes have begun arriving. gold medal dreams within their reach and back at the beach volleyball venue, preparations continue for the biggest party
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here at copacabana beach, i'm joined by the mayor of rio de janeiro, eduardo paes. mr. mayor, great to see you. >> my pleasure. welcome to rio. >> thank you. other than us requesting an interview, what's keeping you up at night? >> it's an amazing event. a lot of athletes here. things are fine. we'll move on. >> you read the headlines like everybody else about zika and pollution. how does rio go about making a better second impression than the first impression some people have right now? >> i think obviously this is a city that has problems. it's not a perfect city but the city has got much better because of the games. lots of transformation. you look at the beach here in copacabana. so there was some reports saying bacteria in the waters of copacabana that kills people.
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true. >> the water quality in some of the areas is a problem. government promised to reach certain quality standards. fell short. you said it was a missed opportunity. >> it is a problem in some areas. it's not a problem for the games. the areas where we are holding the sailing competition, that's not a problem there. it's a problem for the city of rio and a problem we haveo beach and where rowing is going to be, that's clean water. it's safe water. so there won't be problems. >> what is the current status of the zika outbreak here? >> we're in winter now. i know that winter in new york is different from here. but we are in winter. this is dry season. so we don't have much zika cases now. not a big issue for the games. there are more cases of zika in
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we have here in rio. everything is working properly. >> you said it's crazy to try an olympic cup and olympic in two years. will the city be ready? >> they are ready. this is a temporary venue that you're showing. it takes the place on the beach and we love the beach. if we start building that too early, that's going to be population mad >> write the headline you want to read the day after closing ceremony. >> best celebration ever. rio is a special place. brazil is special country. if you decide to come to rio, it will be amazing games. >> big newspaper with that long of headline on it. thank you for the restaurant recommendations. the mayor of rio de janeiro, eduardo paes. savannah, back to you. >> thank you so much. coming up, the big winners and
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>> this is 7news now. ism happy monday morning, everybody. it's 7:57 as you take a live look at boston. kind of a rainy, gloomy day, but t' >> danielle: good morning. temperatures on the cooler side the start your day. 71 currently in boston with 60s along the coast. highs this afternoon only going to top out in the low to mid-70s. so we're below normal today. and even into tomorrow, too. so the humanity from yesterday kicking into today. scattered showers today into tomorrow morning. and then we dry out for your wednesday and thursday. 7 on 7 forecast, mid-70s today and tomorrow. 80s and sunshine starting
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>> sarah: your top stories today, a home goes up in flames in somerset. firefighters on the scene on clearview avenue. the first fire started just before 2:00 a.m. right now there are no reported injuries. and state lawmakers have agreed to a bill that would regulate ride-sharing companies such as uber and lift. details coming up. we're back in 25 minutes introducing dunkin's new cold brew coffee, steeped slowly in cold water for small batches with an ultra-smooth, full-bodied flavor. craft of cold brew today and keep on.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, countdown to rio. we made our way to the world famous copacabana beach with only four days until the opening ceremony of the 2016 oly games. plus, fashion with a purpose. we've got the hottest new maternity fashion which is you're expecting. ? and keep your head up. music sensation andy grammer is here to perform to a packed plaza, "today," monday, august 1st, 2016. ? >> we came all of the way from
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we love you. >> we love andy grammer! ? >> good morning, chicago! >> florida loves andy grammer. ? we're back now on a monday morning with a "today" from new york where that guy, andy grammer, is getting set to perform in our next half hour and rio de janeiro and copacabana beach where the olympics kick off in just four days. guys, you're having fun in new york. i'm having fun here in rio. can i mention something before we go any further? on friday everyone at nbc lost a dear friend. suzanne wright, the wife of the former chairman of nbc passed away after an illness.
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a dynamic person. anyone who ever worked at nbc under her time will tell you that when you got here, she made you feel as if you were part of a special family. she was your defender she was your cheerleader and advocate passionate about this network. after she and bob left, she turned that passion and all of her energy into raising awareness for people and families living with autism and finding a cure for autism. our condolences to bob children. she was a wonderful, wonderful lady. >> she did so much for autism. we send our love to the wright family. thank you. let's go over to tamron for the top stories. >> donald trump campaigns in battleground states of ohio and pennsylvania today but controversy will follow him after his remarks about the parents of a muslim american soldier killed in iraq. nbc's andrea mitchell is in
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>> good morning. hillary clinton is calling on republics country before party because of his controversial comments about captain khan and his family. wrapping up a bus trip that was supposed to be about jobs in the rust belt, hillary clinton and tim kaine pivoted to denouncing donald trump over made about humayun khan and his family. >> i think donald trump pose as. it's going to be up to all of us to repudiate the hatefulness. >> reporter: trump trying to clarify over the weekend in a statement calling captain khan a hero to our country but he added the real problem was the radical islamic terrorists who killed him. khan's father who addressed the
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"today." >> this candidate amazes me, his ignorance. he can get up and malign the entire nation, the religions, the communities, the minorities, the judges. he has not read the constitution of this country. had he read that, his behavior would be different. >> reporter: clinton and kaine at an ohio even talked to reporters, something she rarely does about trump's comments. >> he has throughout the course of his campaign consistently ly insulted and demeaned people around the world. one doesn't know where the bottom is.
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any american should have about his campaign and the potential candidacy that he's offering to the american people. >> in a scathing statement, republican senator lindsey graham said that not criticizing the parents of a fallen soldier even if they criticize you used to be sacred in america and that unacceptable doesn't even begin to describe what trump has done. tamron? >> andrea, thank you very much. hundreds of millions of dollars will be needed to help maryland recover from severe flooding. more than six inches of rain fell in just a couple hours saturday night. people and cars were swept up in a torrent of water as it rushed through ellicott city. among those rescued, this is incredible video. a woman pulled from her car by a human chain of volunteers. one official said the town looked like the set of a disaster movie. a seat belt may have saved
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this frightening car crash caught on camera. you see a half dozen times bystanders are afraid it will catch fire, flip the car right side up, cut the man's seat belt and get him out. he was air lifted to the hospital. nobody else was hurt. police are investigating the cause of that crash. that looks like a stunt film. crazy there. >> hard to watch. >> tamron, thank you. as we told you urgency in the fight against zika in the wake of four new cases found in florida and another part of the south, a new weapon developed to keep that diseased at bay. >> reporter: new alarm over zika after health officials say three men and a woman in florida were infected with the virus likely by local mosquitos. these are the first documented cases of local transmission in the u.s. now, houston. another prime breeding ground
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secret weapon in the fight against zeke. the drones are part of a partnership between microsoft and harris count. microsoft researchers ethan jackson sets up smart mosquito traps in backyards, at parks and in the woods. the traps will trap and prevent zika before it becomes an epidemic. >> we built a robot. >> reporter: with artificial intelligence, they detect vibration of mosquito wings and capture them to be studied. in the next phase microsoft will deploy automated drones equipped with mapping technology and they'll scan the area and identify mosquito hot spots. the data is turned around almost immediately to show what time of day mosquitos are the most active. that's a huge spike.
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yard. >> reporter: 8:00 at night. >> going to be a soccer player like his dad. >> reporter: for brittany, zika is a major concern. she's eight months pregnant with baby boy. >> it worries me to know that this species of mosquitos lives in houston, texas, and i'm doing everything i can to make sure we remain safe. >> we say this is a game changer for us. >> reporter: the federal aid proposed by president obama has stalled in congress and now harris county says local funding is running low. >> one way is between a rock and a hard place. this is about real people. this is about real communities. this is about impact on human beings. >> reporter: pushing houston to bet on tech to help control the
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trending. we'll bring matt into this later. have you ever gone sky diving? >> twice. >> twice is my limit. not going three. >> what's the biggest fear when you're in the air? >> the parachute doesn't open. >> i thought you might say that. imagine doing it with no parachute at all. on purpose. this is what one guy did and he made history for doing it. the first to sky dive who he took a leap of faith you might say at 25,000 feet above california. look at this. just falling. there he goes. he landed in a 10,000 square foot net. a net. it's about the size of a football field. his name is luke akins. spent a year and a half preparing for this he'll join us live tomorrow on "today" for his first interview at which point we'll say why?
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happened, he landed a little too right on that net. i would want to be more in the center. >> he landed just right. he didn't miss. >> good point. now this story about mother nature. would you feel better about an erupting volcano and its scorching hot lava coming at you if the hot lava was smiling at you. isn't that sweet. appears to be a big fiery smile. it has gone viral. >> i love it. >> smiley faces in nature. in random places. >> matt loves a good smiley face. he's over in rio. >> i love that it smiles at you until it doesn't. and then you're in trouble. i was at a trending moment that's related to athletes traveling to these games.
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carlton. it's had a sudden resurgence made popular by the u.s. men's basketball team. take a look. this video they took on their flight. ? i need you ? ? i miss you ? >> the team loves it. clearly everybody is excited having a great time but then the camera anthony. he's not having it. apparently not a fan of that song unenthused by the sing along as well. we can assume he's focused on the competition. >> the memes on that are hilarious. >> of all of the songs. >> matt, thank you. let's begin with teen choice
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the crowd was entertained with the impression of the presidential candidates. the talked about moment of the night, the emotional tribute to victims of gun violence. the actress took the stage with families impacted by recent tragedies and asked teens to unite in the call for peace and justin timberlake accepted his decade award encouraging love and compassion and using muhammad >> you will fall down. i have many times. even ali did. what we do after that fall is how we make history because impossible is nothing. >> up next, the wizard of the weekend. "harry potter" is back in a new play and book. the book hit store shelves as the play opened in london on saturday. fans waited hours for its release. copies as you can imagine instantly disappearing from
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preordered book on amazon in nine years. the the story follows harry as an adult. magic continuing at 37 years old. there won't be another book but wanted to give fans something special and katy perry debuted her new single life writing the song for the music in rio. now, your first look at the music trailer. >> don't be surprised ? ? i will still rise ? >> catch the full video on
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head to >> i love the song. let's get a check of the weather now from dylan. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by ihop. come together over breakfast. >> after a very hot week last week, we're going to see things cool down quite a bit across the northeast with temperatures actually below average. more heat is going to into the central plains especially this afternoon and then as we go into tomorrow, too. we do have some scattered excessive heat watch for st. louis. it doesn't get started until tomorrow. heat advisories for tulsa down through shreveport. again not just because of the heat but because of the humidity. that makes it feel so much more uncomfortable and hard for your body to cool down. temperatures in topeka, six degrees above average. tulsa, 98. dallas, 100 degrees. st. louis, 88 today. look at what happens tomorrow.
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the middle of the week and it's your heat index that will feel like it's 100 to 110 degrees. that will make it brutal and it will eastward by the time we get into next week. in the meantime, enjoy a nice cooldown. boston, 72. that's ten degrees below average. d.c. will still be on the hot side. most of the northeast up into new england temperatures only in the 70s and 80s. >> dll it's an overcast, muggy start to the day. we'll watch for scattered showers and that heavier moisture that moves through overnight. high temperatures this afternoon in the low to mid-70s. 73 in boston. mid-70s along the cape, as well. you'll need the umbrella through early tomorrow morning. and then we're drying out wednesday and thursday. and that's when temperatures warm up, as well. 7 on 7 forecast, temperatures in the low to mid-70s today. tomorrow, too.
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>> that's your latest forecast. savannah? >> let's head back down to matt on the famous copacabana beach in rio de janeiro. >> all right. thank you very much. the opening ceremony on friday night. the games begin then. the countdown is on and if history is any indication, team usa is gearing up for another big showing at these games. i want to show you the all-time summer olympic medal count. the u.s. leads with 976 gold medals. that is more than double the soviet union's unified team. they had 440 golds and in third place, great britain with 223.5. we're tracking down that half to figure that out. one of the headlines going into rio has been the russian doping scandal and that's adding to the relevance of a new documentary called "the last goal" that puts a spotlight on a similar scandal 40 years ago.
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stories in olympic history. >> they came out of nowhere. the times dropped by dozens of seconds in less than a year. >> the u.s. women's swim team came to montreal games expecting to win big in 1976 but their fortunes suddenly changed. the surprise dominance of the east german team was breathtaking. 40 gold medals in total. 11 out of alone. a performance that years later would help expose east germany's systemic state sponsored doping program. >> it was astonishing. you would have thought at first these are men. >> subject of a new documentary called "the last gold." >> in one year, these girls had gotten so much better and
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looked in munich because in munich i didn't notice them at all to be honest with you. and now they're beating us in a 200 meter race by 25 meters. all of a sudden in one year they got that strong. for some weird reason. >> which documents the doping epidemic that cost american swimmers a chance at olympic greatness. >> silver medals are piling up. that's not what she wants. she wants a piece of gold. >> i'm watching the very first night of 100 freestyle take fourth, fifth and seventh place and not by a tenth of a second but a full body length. i'm watching that. i mean, it just doesn't make sense to me. >> not all was lost in montreal for the women of team usa. with the pool tilted against them, the underdog americans mounted one final charge.
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is now seen as a remarkable win capturing gold in the 4x100 meter freestyle relay. >> i think there needs to be compassion for this group of women who competed and did their best and were really treated horribly by not recognizing what they did. it's hard. you can't go back. you've compete and see where you fall on an equal playing field. that's what sports is all about. >> really extraordinary to realize that happened 40 years ago and yet still from olympics to olympics from so mucha to here it's an issue we're still dealing with every year. you can see "the last gold"
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rio this morning. we saw her earlier on the beach. tomorrow, hoda joins the fun. she's standing back here. we'll have a lot more from copacabana. let's go back to tamron and sheinelle. >> looks beautiful. >> coming up, savannah and dylan are busy. this is adorable. getting ready for maternity
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>> this is 7 news now. >> sarah: good morning, everybody. happy monday. it's l:27. we take a live look at the braintree split. send it over the danielle gersh for more on the forecast. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everybody. happy muched it's a gloomy, muggy, overcast start to the day. we're watch through western new york. we'll keep the showers in your forecast throughout the day today and even into tomorrow morning, too. so i keep the umbrella handy wednesday into thursday. that's when we'll start the dry out. temperatures this afternoon stay below average in the low to mid-70s. 73 in boston. those mid-70s out along the cape, as well. 7 on 7 forecast, mid-70s again tomorrow. the sunshine back, roaming up into the 80s wednesday and thursday. and then 90 was the chance for
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now to your top stories. a swampscott man is set to be charged with arson today after his home went up in flames. police say the suspect intentionally burned down his home on lyndon avenue saturday. a firefighter who battled the flames was taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion. police in hingham releasing this sketch of a man they say broke into a home and sexually assaulted an elderly woman thursday night. police say the suspect is about 65 years old with gray, thinning hair, brown eyes and a thin build. at city-run summer camps in boston. this comes after authorities say 7-year-old kaiser willis accidentally drowned at camp
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it's 8:30. it's monday morning. the 1st of august 2016. the gang is all here. >> andy grammer is here. >> you have been on the show so much that you serenaded our wedding couple and now you're going to serenade all of new
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another big concert on friday. blake shelton is in the house. he's letting his fans pick one of his songs on his set list. you can pick. >> between now and wednesday just go to "today's" twitter page and vote for "honey being" boys round >> fans got to pick one of your songs that you're going to do. >> we're excited. also ahead, staying comfortable and fashionable when you're expecting. we have the best new maternity fashions. dylan and i are modeling and so are our "today" producers who are expecting. >> taking a look at the weather across the country today, we're
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scattered showers in the northeast and in the southeast the storms will redevelop later this afternoon. to the middle of the week, best chance of scattered showers and storms will be down along the gulf coast and also in the southwest where we have some monsoonal moisture pushing in. by the end of the week, showers in the southwest and then down across the gulf coast down through florida and through most of the ohio and tennessee river valleys we could see scattered showers and storms. let's talk temperatures. we'll be below normal in the northeast after a hot week last week. ov working into the plains through the midwest by the middle of the week. we'll see it spread farther east with below normal temperatures because of rain and clouds in the southwest likely by the end >> danielle: good morning. happy monday. it's an overcast, muggy start to the day. we'll watch for scattered showers and that heavier moisture that moves through overnight. high temperatures this afternoon in the low to mid-70s. 73 in boston. mid-70s along the cape, as
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early tomorrow morning. and then we're drying out wednesday and thursday. and that's when temperatures warm up, as well. 7 on 7 forecast, temperatures in the low to mid-70s today. tomorrow, too. 80s a >> that's your latest forecast. savannah? >> this morning we're kicking off a special series "expecting today." i'm not the only one around here with a baby on board. is affordable and stylish. we have our "today" style editor. nice to see you. a bunch of "today" producers as well as dylan dreyer who is expecting as well. maternity style has changed so much. it's not just the tent dress anymore. >> it's changed so much. you should be so proud of that bump and show it off. no more hiding under tents. you can make a statement with your bump.
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you in a casual look. >> should i model. >> easy to get a trendy look today. i will say anyone who has been pregnant will tell you invest in designer denim. you have a great pair on. destination maternity is a retailer that i love because they have a wide assortment and just like yesterday i was looking, they have a 40% off sale on markdowns. i look for them for designer duds and big deals. they also have a pea in the pod and play with layers and proportion. you have a skinny jean on which drop tank. the wedges are comfortable like you see and blazer shorter than the tank is okay. a long necklace ex-e. >> she's modeling a jumpsuit. >> i don't know what to do. >> some people in early pregnancy ask me do i have to start wearing maternity. you don't have to do anything.
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>> go for a size up or two if that's what you like. the jumpsuits are great. head to toe look. this is from h&m. it's trendy. i love the long vest. you see lots of people wearing it, pregnant and not pregnant. a great topper that you can put over leggings or jeans and if you just twit to the front, that belt, you can belt at the perfect spot to kind of help show off the baby bump that's abou >> how cute is dylan. >> craving golden grahams. >> next is mandy miller. we were pregnant last time. she's married to one of our producers. >> mandy love dresses that have an interesting hem. it was a great talking point. your neckline and hemline are not pregnant. you can have fun and do a
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you can wear a pattern. this panel that comes in and it's at the waistline is super flattering and makes you fell like you have a shape and don't have to get lost in a shapeless shift. have fun. we were inspired by adele so we wanted to have fun with makeup. great look for going out to dinner or baby shower or anything. >> another minute. two models. we heard egg and cheese sandwich was your order. let's bring >> you live in leggings. have fun. 20 bucks. the t-shirt. ice, ice, baby. this is a great thing to do if you're in that phase of do i look pregnant, do i not look pregnant? make a statement with your bump. that's perfect. >> here's your ice, ice, ice cream that you crave and we have lexy. can't believe it. how cute is she?
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in your last trimester. this is the only time you embrace spandex. a fitted dress and jean jacket. a comfortable look that can be dressed up and down. >> you look adorable. >> peanut butter for lexy. >> we added 40 more looks online at check out the article. i'm very excited and any questions about maternity fashion, i'm your girl. >> you're always our girl. thank you so mu coming up next, concert time. andy grammer live on our citi stage. first, this is "today" on nbc. life's sharing a meal. and a kitchen with room for everyone. spend $4000 or more on a new kitchen
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first, andy's climb to the top. ? >> landed on the billboard hot 100 chart multiple times with hits like "fine by me." and "keep your head up." but pop star andy grammer came from humble beginnings. >> he has that american rag to riches story. he started out on the streets of california scori biggest singles. >> with its upbeat melody, "honey i'm good" was song of the summer. he's a familiar face around here, too. in march, andy live serenaded our "today" wedding couple as
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his new single "fresh eyes" was released friday and at the end of the month he kicks off a nationwide tour but his first stop, our summer concert stage. here to perform "fresh eyes" ladies and gentlemen, andy grammer. ? i got fresh eyes never seen you before like this ? ? my god you're beautiful ? ? it's like the first time when we open the door ? ? before we got used to usual ? ? it might seem superficial, stereotypical, man ?
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? so suddenly i'm in love with a stranger ? ? i can't believe that she's mine ? ? now all i see is you with fresh eyes fresh eyes ? ? so suddenly i'm in love with a stranger ? ? i can't believe she's mine ? ? and now all i see is you with fresh eyes ? ? fresh eyes ? ? appreciation well it comes and it goes ? ? but i, i'll ride tha with you ? ? it's human nature to miss what's under your nose ? ? until you until you remind a fool ? ? maybe all of this is simple ? ? my heart's unconditional ? ? you dress up just a little and i'm like oooh damn ? ? sowedly i'm in love with a stranger ?
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mine ? ? now all i see is you with fresh eyes ? ? fresh eyes ? ? so suddenly i'm in love with a stranger ? ? i can't believe that she's mine ? ? and now all i see is you with fresh eyes ? ? fresh eyes ? oh yeah ? ? if i could bottle this up, bottle, bottle this up, i would ? ? i would bottle this up ? ? cause you're gorgeous in this moment ? ? if i could bottle this up, i would ? ? so suddenly i'm in love with a stranger ? ? i can't believe that she's
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fresh eyes, fresh eyes ? ? so suddenly i'm in love with a stranger ? ? i can't believe that she's mine ? ? now all i see is you with fresh eyes ? ? fresh eyes ? >> our concert is just getting started. andy is back to perform one of his biggest hits in a moment.
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>> we are so excited to have andy grammer back on our citi concert stage. welcome back to the plaza. i learned a new word this morning. andy was a street performer before he was a worldwide star and they call that busking. you have come a long way. >> come a little ways. so sweet to be here and all these people. i love [ applause ] >> going out on a 40 city tour at the end of the month. do you like being onn the road? >> yes to go and rock and see everybody is the best. >> you just performed your brand new song "fresh eyeeyes". what's the inspiration for that story? >> you have that moments where
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tell a joke and you are like, man, you're incredible. that's what that is about. >> it has to be awesome to have people choose your song. they have spoken. do you know the answer? >> keep your head up, right? >> it wasn't even close. "keep your head up." going to ? ? i've been waiting on the sunset ? ? bills on my mindset ?
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? incomes breadcrumbs ? ? i've been trying to survive ? ? the glow that the sun gets ? ? right around sunset ? ? helps me realize ? ? this is just a journey ? sfoet drop your worries ? ? you're going to turn out ? fine you turn out fine ? ? but you got keep your head up ? ? and you can let your hair down ? ? you got to keep your head up ? ? and you can let your hair down ? ? i know it's hard i know it's hard ? ? to remember times ? ? but you got to keep your head up ?
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down ? ? am i going to turn out fine ? ? you'll turn out fine ? ? fine, horch you'll turn out fine ? ? but you have to keep your up ? ? and you can let your hair down ? ? you have got to keep your head up ? ? you can let your hair down ? ? keep your head up ? and you can let your air down ? ? only rainbows after rain ? ? the sun will always come again ? ? it's a circle circling ? ? around again it comes around again ? ? i said only rainbows after rain ? ? the sun will always come again ? ? it's a circle circling ? ? around again it comes around ?
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? and you can let your hair down ? ? you got keep your head up ? ? and you can let your hair down ? ? i know hits hard ? ? to remember times ? ? but you got to keep your head up ? ? and you can let your hair down ? ? keep your head up ? ? and you can let your hair down ? ? keep your ? and can let your hair down ? >> hear more from andy grammer and all of our summer concert artists at andy will be back with more music in just a bit.
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>> we're back. it's 8:53. time for birthday wishes. >> i love birthdays. when al is off we love celebrating remarkable people we get to meet here. happy 100th birthday to gilbert wendt. every year for his birthday he
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and harry is 100 years old. if you stop by trinity church you are guaranteed to find harry there. happy 100th birthday to charlotte. she's from sun city, arizona. she has a cell phone and ipad and loves surfing the web. who doesn't. and john is celebrating 100 years. this boston red sox fan is from was 93 years old. good for him. and mabel is 104 years old. she enjoys going to church and barbecues and telling jokes. and a very happy 100th birthday to bernard john from wyoming for his 99th birthday he rode a horse. please let us know what you'll celebrate this year. if you know someone turning 100, tell us about them.
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>> we take 75th wedding anniversaries as well. >> none today. >> all about the love. >> what is coming up? >> andy grammer with us and how to turn fresh farmer market fines into a delicious meal. we'll be eating at your house. >> exactly. >> no one comes to my house.
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. next on 7 news at 9:00. >> anchor: breaking overnight. flames shooting into the night skylighting up this sky in somerset.
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how the mayor plans to improve in boston. several key bills heading to the governor's desk. how it could change how rid ride-sharing companies operate. a trip to the zoo takes a turn when one gorilla puts on a show. >> meteorologist: overcast skies with scattered showers throughout the day. temperatures this afternoon only climbing into the low 70s. >> we will have all introducing dunkin's new cold brew coffee, steeped slowly in cold water for small batches with an ultra-smooth, full-bodied flavor. craft of cold brew today and keep on.
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making changes. how the mayor is planning to ramp up protocol after a 7-year-old died at a summer program. and ride-sharing services could be seeing changes as wel well, and it is just one of several new bills heading for the governor's approval. streets just completely washed out. wild weather moving into maryland leaving behind a lot of damage. this is 7 news today england. >> good monday morning, everybody, it is 9:00, thank you for joining you are, i am sara french. >> i am christa del camp. you had a nice long break. how was it to be back? >> well, the 2 a.m. wake-up call was rough. >> a rough re-entry. by the way you are in for chris so i am all mixed up nowrology meteorologist we all switched around but the a.m. is not natural coming from the


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