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good morning. the final showdown. michael phelps and ryan lochte grab the top spots in the 200 i.m. final setting the stage for one last duel in the pool tonight. for a golden comeback in the 400 meter free relay. in beach volleyball a close call for kerri walsh jennings and april ross. but escaping with the win. as the leaders of the final five simone biles and aly raisman get back to business for
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"today," thursday, august 11th, 2016. >> the u.s. women win gold in the 4x2. >> that was beautiful. >> that's a gold medal for kirsten armstrong. >> announcer: this is a special edition of "today" at the olympic games with matt lauer live from rio de janeiro, live from rockefeller plaza. good morning, everyone. welcome to a special split edition of "today." i'm matt lauer along with hoda kotb. savannah is in new york. we refuse to do a show without medal winners. look at who we have today. that is alison schmidt part of that gold medal relay team in
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is alongside her. >> michael hickson and sam do dorman took silver in synchronized diving and we'll ask what it is like to compete in what is a big story here. the green water in the pool. it's so much fun to watch athletes and the crowd get to hang out a little bit. >> by the way, their parents are all hanging out pictures of them. by the way, you know who else is joining us on the beach this morning? it's going to feel a little bit like tennessee because the band perry is coming down here to rio and they'll put on a live concert on the beach a little later in the show. savannah, back in new york and i know there's a lot going on in your world as well. >> good morning to you. good to see you. the presidential race as hot as ever here.
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yet donald trump leveled against his opponent yet. he accused president obama of founding isis and naming hillary clinton as a can he founder. we'll have the latest on all of that coming up. for now, back to you in rio. >> savannah, thank you very much. we always begin with the biggest olympic moments and highlights from natalie. good morning to you. >> good morning, guys. big night tonight. michael phelps and ryan lochte will go head to head tonight. with swimmers, cyclist and divers racking up gold medals, team usa is on the cusp of a big milestone. team usa is approaching a major milestone.
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australia. >> adding to that is katie ledecky. ledecky turned in a powerful performance trailing which bun second when she hit the water coming from behind with incredible closing speed to win by close to two seconds before hitting the pool the team, which included alison schmidt and lee smith took a pre-swim a stunning win defeating josh pernot. >> biggest shock of these olympic games. >> first ever swimming medal for kazakhstan. michael phelps and ryan lochte took first and second when they compete for gold.
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at the olympics and lochte's final race of the games. >> we bring out the best of each other. we've been doing it since 2004. every time i race him, it's the best. >> for olympians outside the aquatic center, it was a battle against mother nature. armstrong wins her third consecutive gold. armstrong now the oldest woman to medal in the sport winning just one day before birthday sharing an emotional and tearful embrace with her young son moments after her victory and drama in beach volleyball. americans kerri walsh jennings and april ross facing tough competition from the switzerland. the match taking a turn when one of the players smashed into the sand hurting her neck. it was a nail biter for the u.s. men's basketball team.
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australia came within striking distance in the last 30 seconds of the game. but superstars kyrie irving led the team to victory. and a quick check of the medal count. u.s. team still leading by a lot beating out china and japan so to look out for. golf returning to the olympics after 112 years. >> matt is excited. >> in gymnastics, of course, women's all-around finals. simone biles and harrison tries to make it back to back gold in judo and michael phelps and ryan lochte facing off in 200 i.m. >> busy day. thank you very much. >> can we say hello to a few of
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alison schmidt part of that gold winning relay and first time olympian josh pernot. how does it feel. you have a gold medal around your neck along with a silver, how does that feel for you, alison? >> i'm speechless. the journey has its ups and downs. and to have a gold around my neck again, an amazing feeling with three other girls. >> how much pressure were you feeling on the deck knowing it's your job in the relay to get that team off to a very strong start. >> knowing that you have katie ledecky there's not much pressure. >> is it nerve-racking at all to
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laps to watch the other girls and wringing your hands making sure it works out. >> i had complete faith in the other three girls. like i said, having katie anchor our relay, i wouldn't have any other swimmer anchor our relay. >> josh, first time olympian. you sit there with the silver medal around your neck. is the way you played it out in your mind for the last ten years? >> yeah. it's absolutely a dream come true. it feels country that well. >> kazakhstan got the gold. it was a touch. did you realize how close you were at that moment? >> that dude was super far away from me. i could only see two surrounding me so i had no idea. he's a good kid. i'm happy for him. >> as we were talking about families a second ago before we went on the air and just briefly talk about what this has been like for your families to go through this. >> a lot of tears.
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family for the first time since being in rio, and there were a lot of tears. happy tears. knowing that everything we've been through together, they are there every step of the way. >> they are standing right over there. >> i feel like my family has been loving every minute of this. every day i get a text from mom or dad saying this is sick. we love being here. i'm happy for them. >> we would like to give you a chance to say hi to folks at home. you're from >> yes. >> josh? >> what's up, berkeley? >> guys, congratulations. >> thank you. >> congratulations. now more on team usa's dominance in the pool and the big races to look forward to today. mike tirico is daytime host of nbc's olympic coverage. good morning to you. let's talk about the duel in the pool. what are you expecting? >> my neighbor over there.
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how can you beat one more time phelps and lochte in the pool in this race. these two guys have either one gold or world championship for a decade in this event. one more time a showdown. >> they swim side by side. how do you think that affects the race? >> they have a great sense of where the other guy is at this point after competing in the same event for so long. you just look at lochte and you look at his career and it's grea the era of the greatest and how will history remember him? in an event phelps won three times in a row in the olympics, if lochte can get this, that will add to the specter of his greatness. >> let's talk about katie ledecky. >> magnificent. >> i used that one. >> give me the list, matt. give me something to work off
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were talking about. you had the sense it was going to be no chance for anybody else from australia or canada to hold her off or catch her when she took the lead. now the 800, we're looking at a great gold haul for her. >> we don't expect anything but that? >> we learned in sports there's no guarantees. that one feels good. >> i'll ask you and i'll lean back here and ask these two to weigh in as well. could katie ledecky -- as allison will tell me that's 8:06.68. could katie ledecky become the first person to swim 800 meters under 8 minutes in her career? >> that would be a lot given the toll of the week. >> in her career? >> why not? i'll defer to the person that's done it a few times more than me. >> if somebody is going to do
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ledecky. >> i'm not betting against katie. >> money holders here. what else are you looking forward to? >> you mentioned golf starting which we're excited about. over a century but gymnastics with the great success of women we saw them with you yesterday on the show. the opportunity now in the individual to have their success. can you win the all-around the title americans have won before. biles is good but keep an eye on raisman. >> i like how that's the u.s. versus u.s. >> they can't wait to travel as a team around america and inspire more dreams. >> america can't wait either. mike tirico, as always, thank you. folks, congratulations again. we'll have more on what to expect in that gymnastics competition coming up. you can catch the showdown between michael phelps and ryan lochte during nbc's prime time
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york. in the presidential race this morning, donald trump stirring new controversy as he labeled president obama the founder of isis and hillary clinton its co-founder. this as we learn more about the man that captured a lot of attention on wednesday when he scaled the side of trump tower. nbc's hallie jackson is in florida for us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. all eyes were on that trump tower climber on fifth avenue. here in florida, it's donald trump in the escalating his attacks by accusing president obama of founding isis. in florida late wednesday at one of his rowdier rallies, donald trump on the attack with a new line against president obama. >> isis is honoring president obama. he is the founder of isis. he's the founder of isis. >> reporter: and on defense for controversial comments suggesting gun rights advocates could act against hillary
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judges, nothing you can do, folks. although the second amendment people maybe there is. you look at the power they have in terms of votes and that's what i was referring to obviously. >> reporter: trump you pushing back against a report the secret service talked to his campaign about those remarks for the first time hillary clinton responds. >> that donald trump simply does not have the temperament to be chief. >> reporter: clinton under fire herself. an e-mail leak from a conservative advocacy group has questions whether access was purchased to the state department. >> it's called pay for play. >> reporter: bill clinton has defended the foundation with hillary clinton's campaign telling nbc news the new e-mails
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skyscraper standoff in new york city. suction cups and all. police busting glass to try to stop a man scaling trump tower. the climber quickly becoming a media spectacle on air and online requesting a meeting with donald trump before police hauled him in. donald trump again hit clinton after the father of an orlando nightclub shooter attended one of her rallies. even raised eyebrows in the sunshine state. mark foley sitting directly behind trump in his camera shot. foley telling nbc he is a trump supporter and they've been friends for 30 years and this new magazine out from "time" shows trump with the simple caption meltdown. savannah? >> hallie jackson on the campaign trail for us. thank you. breaking overnight, at least
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after an explosion rocked an apartment building outside washington d.c. the fire in silver spring, maryland, started just before midnight. more than 150 firefighters were called to battle those flames. they were fueled by a natural gas line. firefighters were able to rescue several people who were trapped inside their apartments. nearly 100 people have been displaced by that fire. and what a bizarre story out of england this morning. police are investigating allegations that ari poisoned. taylor was midway through her quarterfinal match in the junior tournament last month when she became sick and was forced to pull out. her mother tells "the daily telegraph" that her daughter was diagnosed with a rare bacterial disease and believes it's not an accident and that she could have been targeted by a rival player or coach. we'll follow that one.
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morning. >> we are, savannah. nice to see you. the sea is less angry in rio here today. you're talking about a rare event back home. >> we saw a tornado in connecticut yesterday. another one in long island. look at the video from connecticut. this is north haven. ef-0 tornado going through knocking down trees and splintering trees and debris. a real mess. thankfully nobody injured and no serious damage. still enough of a talking about right now. we're talking 70 million people under some sort of heat advisory. 22 states stretching from the midwest and plains all of the way into the northeast and new england. heat advisories for boston and new york city. look at the temperatures what they're going to feel like today well over 100 thanks to this bermuda high pushing up oppressive humidity. air temperatures near 100.
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today into tomorrow northeast into the mid-atlantic states and the gulf coast as well. we'll get to your local forecast >> chris: good thursday morning. high heat, high humidity. heat advisory in place for much of the commonwealth. heat indices above 100 degrees. air temperatures this afternoon running into the lower to middle 90s. there is an isolated shower across southeastern mass, most likely back into rhode island and connecticut. increasing the rain chance into the weekend.
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saturday. we keep the heat and the high humidity through the weekend. so that florida-like feel in the air lasting until sunday. cooler by next week. better chance >> that's your latest weather. guys? >> al, thanks so much. we'll get to the bottom of that big olympic mystery. why is the water in some of the pools turning green and we're going to ask silver medal winners michael hickson and sam romans what it's liko >> kerri walsh jennings opens up about going for a fourth straight gold medal in beach volleyball this time with brand new partner, april ross.
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combination of the heat and humidity. heat indices over 100 this afternoon. 78 in boston. look at the dew point levels in the mid-70s. the humidity in the skies, the skyline shot, just an isolated shower southeastern mass this afternoon. few and far between. but heat and humidity, temperatures in the mid-90s. >> christa: now to your headlines. police are investigating a stabbing happening in east boston. this was on chelsea street early today. boston ems says one person suffered serious injuries and another person was no word yet on any arrests. a man who is accused of a double stabbing in waltham. police say the suspect stab 5d 2-year-old woman and an 83-year-old woman yesterday afternoon. the 52-year-old is in critical condition. investigators say the suspect and the victims knew one another. now back to the "today show" live in rio. introducing dunkin's new cold brew coffee, steeped slowly in cold water for small batches
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we're back now on a thursday morning. 7:30. take a look at the view. that's sugarloaf right there. we were up there on the cable car. that's ten let's see if we can pan over to the left. you'll start to see part of rio in the background now as the camera reveals the curve the copacabana beach coming up right now. and i want you to take a look down in the notch of the hill dun below. that's our studio. >> everybody wave. >> turn around and wave, folks. that's studio 1a rio style here on copacabana beach home of the 2016 summer games. >> that was beautiful by the
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live concert from the band perry here on that beach in just a couple minutes. >> love them. right over there in the orange room hanging out. excited for that. >> we have a lot to get to in this half hour. let's go right to your olympic headlines. another night, another gold for katie ledecky in the 4x200 meter freestyle relay. swimming last. entered the pool in second place and touched the wall nearly two seconds ahead of the competition. she's lochte qualified first and second for the 200 meter i.m. final setting up one last duel in the pool and that happens tonight. >> that's going to be a thriller. in men's gymnastics, japan repeated as gold medal winner in men's individual all-around. women get their turn today including the final five simone biles and aly raisman. we'll have more on that battle
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>> and after 112 year absence, golf returns to the olympics this morning. it's a traditional 72-hole tournament over the next four days. team usa represented by pro golfers bubba watson, ricky fowler, patrick reed and matt kuchar. >> we welcomed one of the olympic diving pools had turned green and now other pools have done the same. what's with the color change? what's thatll keir simmons has been checking into that and is he over at olympic park. hey, keir. >> reporter: good morning. i don't know whether to laugh or cry here. athletes spend years preparing for the olympics only to compete in water the same color as the paving here. olympic officials admitting they ran out of the right chemicals. it appears that allowed algae to spread to two pools now and now competitors are complaining that in trying to make it better they seem to be making it worse.
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aquatic center. >> reporter: a stunning admission by olympic officials. the unsightly color caused by their own water tanks running out of some of the chemicals used in the water treatment process. >> would you dive? >> you bet i would dive. this is the olympic games. >> reporter: and now new accusations from athletes that the water is being overtreated to compensate. team usa's water polo saying i could bear open my eyes for the final quarter. there's so much chlorine in the water, people can't see. despite the irritation, competition moves forward. american divers sam dorman and mike hixon winning a silver medal in the green tinged water. to be clear the no so clear water in outdoor pools normally blue like this instead it looks like this. >> i have no idea what the green
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the pool for a swim. >> reporter: another pool used for water polo competition turning green wednesday one day after the neighboring pool used in diving and synchronized swimming did the same. >> there is absolutely no risk whatsoever for the health of anybody, especially for the athletes and anybody. an independent group confirmed our assessment. >> ror tweeted or are we celebrating st. paddy's day early in rio? olympic officials say the water will be back to blue soon. i tried to take a look. i couldn't get in to check. the irish side on my family are delighted saying they never had so much support at the olympics. >> that's your story and you're sticking with it.
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dorman didn't seem to mind the green water. they won silver in the springboard competition. get this. this is the second time they've competed together in a major competition. michael, sam, good morning to both of you. congratulations. how are you feeling? >> feeling great. >> we'll talk about the green water thing in a second. how have you guys managed to mesh so quickly and form this kind of chemistry with so little time together as a team? >> communication has been huge. letting each other know how each other compete, what we need to do in competition and how to manage that. >> you guys have such different personalities. who is the gregarious one? >> outside of the pool i'm energetic. in the pool i'm very mellow, zen-like. >> 180 in the pool and outside of the pool. absolutely. >> do you have an unspoken thing
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it's all about that quick 1.2 seconds or however long it takes to go from the board and into the pool. what do you do with each other? >> so say we're doing 109. walk up and say let's go. that's all the communication we have when we're competing. >> that's for 109c. what about 109a? >> it's our favorite dive. >> before your last ve enormous pressure because you guys want a medal, there was this wait while the mexican divers challenged a ruling. they wanted to dive again saying you were distracted. you waited for, like, five minutes. in football, that's how you ice a kicker. you make him more nervous by making him wait. what affect did it have on you? >> it was perfect. that was perfect for me at least because i needed distraction.
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it and went over. going into that sitting in the hot tub prior and having that happen and distracting me and throwing me off completely was perfect to get my mind off the competition. for me i have to go into autopilot. >> probably the opposite. it built the moment up for me. there's a huge pause and crowd gets into it and really anxious for the next dive. i was loving to the moment. >> you get to the end of the springboard. you're looking down. used to crystal blue water and it's green. what's the impact >> kermit the frog had a bath the other day. what can you say. >> did it bother you at all? >> it didn't. it's out of our control. we can't do anything about that? >> it doesn't affect depth or what you're thinking or any of that stuff. >> under the lights, the green water is bright so visual cue is even better. >> most positive two people i met in my life. no wonder you have a silver medal around your neck.
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thank you. we appreciate it. >> let's go to mr. roker for a check of the weather. >> thanks so much. a great group of folks here hanging out. a family over there. let's show you what we've got going on where you are right now. and we're talking about more wet weather along the gulf coast from panama city into new orleans and in fact rainfall amounts going to be tough over the next several days. some areas may pick up especially in new orleans about 8 over on saturday. >> chris: good thursday morning. high heat, high humidity. heat advisory in place for much of the commonwealth. heat indices above 100 degrees. air temperatures this afternoon running into the lower to middle 90s. there is an isolated shower across southeastern mass, most likely back into rhode island and connecticut. increasing the rain chance into the weekend. more so on sunday versus saturday. we keep the heat and the high humidity through the weekend.
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kerri walsh jennings and april ross. they were challenged by a team from switzerland last night they won it but it was a third set tie breaker. kerri walsh jennings is going for gold but this time with a new partner. >> kerri walsh jennings the most dominant force in b her partner misty may-treanor they ran as queens of the sand. follow the london games, misty decided to retire but kerry hi other plans. >> i love what i do with all my heart and plan on getting better for the rest of my life. i don't have a shelf life. when i go to heaven, i'll keep getting better. >> even in the moment of winning
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to her olympic opponent, april ross. >> april goes back to serve. game over. misty and i win. we celebrate we do our thing and shake hands and give hugs to the opposing team. i go over to april. i give april a big hug. i say now let's go win gold in rio. >> it shocked me. that's not what i was expecting her to say obviously. yeah. let's do it. >> with the line in the sand erased, april joining kerri on the same side of the net to form the next superstar team. and so far the duo has dug in not missing a step. >> she puts it away. >> going 3-0 in group play after defeating switzerland wednesday night in a three-set thriller. i caught up with them in rio where they've not only been taking care of the ball but also
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still holding hands and arms. that's good. >> this is how we do it. >> any moments in the first couple matches for you. you got a little bit off your game or felt uneasy? >> i feel like we've kind of been -- our coach likes to say he likes to hold us back at the gate and once competition starts he lets us go. we get in the stadium and let it rip and let's go. >> who has more pressure on them you or her? >> i don't think we look at things that way. we this dream and pressure stems from that. what a beautiful thing. so the pressure i think is equal because we're in this together. >> it's a team thing. >> this is what we've chosen to do. this is what we've worked so hard for for 3 1/2 years. it's up to us and starts and ends with us. >> i was at the game last night with your teammates on the women's side. they played brazil. just about every time lauren or brooke served, they got booed.
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>> i have heard smattering of this. they're afraid. >> have you allowed yourself to look down the road a little bit at what could be the gold medal game here? >> we have five more matches to win. we'll be ready. >> april ross and kerri walsh jennings come out victorious. >> when she said they're afraid, she talking about the fans they think are afraid of them winning again for a fourth time so they're trying to rattle anybody that competes against t brazilians. >> tough road ahead. >> no question. we watched them play the other night. they're very good. very good. they're going to play again tomorrow. we'll have much more ahead including -- >> team usa's superstars before they became the greatest athletes in the world. >> and billy bush has the other thing that's changing color in rio.
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welcome to the wonder of the olympic games. one day, the world came together. a dog, talked. we're decedent from the mighty wolf. a voice was heard. if you build it, he will come. a girl discovered magic.
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wonders that happen, everyday. welcome, to it all. comcast. >> this is 7news now. >> sarah: good morning, everybody. 7:57. let's send it over the chris lambert for a check on your forecast. >> chris: temperatures already near 80 degrees. dew point levels in the very muggy outside. near 100 later on this afternoon. could be an isolated shower across southeastern mass. much of the day is dry, focused on the heat and humidity. isolated storm tomorrow, more likely over the weekend, especially on sunday. >> sarah: here's a look at our top stories coming up this morning. take a look at this first story. all right. this is some breaking news that we've been following.
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roll. sorry. i have to follow this story here. there we go. all right. police are investigating after a man is stabbed at a home in dorchester. no word yet on the victim's condition or if any arrests have been made. all right. we'll have more updates coming up in 30 minutes. hope to see you then.
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it's 8:00 on "today." powerhouse performances. katie ledecky brings home yet another gold in the 4x200 meter michael phelps and ryan lochte take the top spot in 200 meter individual medley ahead of what's likely to be their final showdown and in beach volleyball, a close call for kerri walsh jennings and april ross but the americans snag the win. plus, going for the gold as team usa gymnasts simone biles and all
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in this highly anticipated event and rocking in rio. the band perry joins us for a live performance on copacabana beach as our summer concert series goes global "today," thursday, august 11th, 2016. >> i'm here to see the band perry on >> we're here to see the band perry. go hoda and matt. ? >> we welcome you back to a special split edition of "today" on a thursday morning.
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christ the redeemer now in the beautiful sunshine. when we were there the other day, not so much. couldn't really see a thing. we have a monitor below the camera. here we go. there. welcome back to the beach. we have copacabana. we have nice people. >> we have the band perry behind the official song of team usa. it's a great it's called "live forever." they're going to perform that right here for us live. >> and we have another star with us. camile alves. >> i miss that brazilian
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trouble a baseball fan got into going for a foul ball holding a plate of nachos. >> savannah, thanks. let's get into the morning's big olympic headlines. nbc's peter alexander is up at olympic park with everything. peter, good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you, phelps, lochte, ledecky all in action tonight. katie ledecky has more gold than st armstrong setting records as the oldest female cyclist and the only one to win the event three times in a row. the closer golden girl katie ledecky getting it done again. an incredible come from behind win anchoring the 4x200
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ledecky has her third gold of these rio games. >> reporter: on the men's side, teammates who are also rivals. michael phelps and ryan lochte dominant and dynamic for more than a decade. >> two of the best in history. >> reporter: last night in 200 meet individual medley semi, the duo going one, two. phelps coming in just ahead of lochte. >> the stars have aligned once again. >> reporter: setting up what could be their final olympic duel in the pool tonight. >> we've been doing it since 2004. any time i get up and race him, it's the best. >> reporter: in gymnastics, the superman flying high. >> the legend goes on. >> reporter: widely considered the greatest male gymnast of all time. >> you want to have the routine of your lifetime here and that could have been his.
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consecutive olympic gold. in cycling, armstrong turns 33 today getting an early birthday present. a gold medal in her third consecutive games. >> that last 5k i knew it was coach. my coach said decide what color medal you want. >> if fencing, homer took silver in men's sabre. >> just happy to back next time for gold. >> reporter: an emotional victory in double trap. the army officer taking the first ever gold for an independent olympic athlete after his country, kuwait, was banned from the games. the soldier dropping to his knees and kissing the ground after reaching the final and
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averted. argentinean golfer's clubs went missing because of an airline mistake. he asked for help on social media tweeting where do you think my clubs are? fortunately the search had a happy ending. he tweeted this photo with his clubs writing i'm never letting you go again until next flight. one heck of an embrace. golf returning to the olympics for the first time since 1904. more than a century. the clubs were found just in time. the tournament already teeing here is your medal count right now. team usa take a look. way out in front with more than 30 total medals ahead of china, japan and russia. more than 20 medals will be handed out including the women's gymnastics individual all-around. simone biles, aly raisman your favorite. and back at the aquatic center,
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individual medley. they get one more chance to go head to head this evening in prime time. >> that is going to be so much fun to watch, peter. thank you very much. let us now go back to new york. savannah has some other top stories. savannah, good morning again. >> we'll start with politics. donald trump out with a new line of attack against president obama calling him the founder of isis. he made that accusation at a rally wednesday night in florida. he alsoal group. trump has previously blamed the president and clinton for middle east policies that allowed isis to gain power and traction. as for his overall campaign strategy, trump told cnbc this morning that he plans to stick with it because "in the end, it's either going to work or i'm going to have a very nice, long vacation." trump is praising new york city police for safely capturing a virginia man who climbed nearly halfway up trump tower on
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the outgoing commander of the u.s. led war against isis says the enemy is retreating on all fronts in syria and in iraq. lieutenant general sean mcf mcfarland said numbers have been reduced to 15,000 but he did warn that isis will remain capable of committing terrorist attacks around the world despite its losses on those the night for possible victims of an explosion and fire at an apartment fire in silver spring, maryland, outside of washington d.c. part of that building collapsed. 30 people were injured. several others reported missing. the fire started just before midnight. it was fed by a natural gas line. and we have seen it time and time again. probably not a good idea to try to catch a foul ball with food in your hands. here's our latest example.
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cheese nachos. the pirates fan wearing the stadium snack all over his face and his once clean white t-shirt but all was okay in the end because he got a free replacement t-shirt for his efforts. hate to see a good set of nachos go down like that, guys. >> thank you very much. coming up next, will it be a second golden moment for simone biles in could aly raisman pull off the upset? plus, we saw a leo look alike in archery competition. check it out. now it looks like the duchess of cambridge has joined in on the olympic action. we'll explain right after this. ?
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poor foster kid black immigrant cancer patient small muslim the only label that matters is olympian. hi! hey! i've made plans for later in case this date doesn't go well. likewise! but, funny story. on top of that? my mom is my best friend. uh oh. yeah. oop! there's the rescue text from my roommate saying she needs me. wouldn't it be great if everyone said what they meant?
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>> please welcome to the tees the players of group ten. >> welcome back to rio where mi history is being made rightno the first time in 112 years golf once again an olympic sport and i'm loving it. you're looking live at the action on the course. we're waiting for bubba watson to tee off. let's bring in nbc's sports golf analyst david. good to see you. let's talk about the team. we have bubba and ricky fowler
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>> we have great chance. there was pat reed who loves to play with flag on his back. he has nasty in him, which is what you need to win a huge event like this. >> we haven't seen golf in the olympics for 112 years. what does it mean for the sport itself? >> it's been around since the 15th century. it means a tremendous amount because there are so many developing countries and countries that don't or haven't had any government funding. when it becomes an olympic sport, that money comes from governments. >> take a look at the monitor, david. nobody calls a swing better. here's bubba on the first tee. >> left that one a little to the left. not too bad. a little into the tough.
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here. these guys are all competing for an individual medal. some people have said why not make put a team element in this so you can make it feel more like a ryder cup. how do you feel about that? >> i think for the first time back the 72-hole stroke play, it might be the way to go. they'll look at it again after these olympics and maybe go to something different for the first time it's the way to determine a champion and best way to do that. >> a bunch not to come because of zika concerns. do you think they're missing out? >> absolutely. it's such a festival atmosphere and an amazing event to take part in. my hat is off to the ladies. nine of the top ten in the world, top four in the world are here. they decided they were going to be all in. you know, there are americans
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flag on their uniform that are getting shot at so i think for an athlete to be able to wear it is a tremendous honor and if anyone gets a chance to do it, should. >> fun to watch. golf back after 112 years. david covered the last time it was in the games. really good to see you, david. >> you can catch golfing right now on our sister network, the golf channel. david, thanks sponsored by coca-cola. open a coke, enjoy the games. >> all right. we move on. this morning on "today's" rio, gymnastics once again in the spotlight. >> that's right. last night was disappointing for the u.s. men's team missing out on medals in the individual all-around finals. tonight the women get their turn led by american simone biles and aly raisman. here to talk about all of it,
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gold medal winners. a bummer for guys last night. what happened, tim? >> just disappointing. what it came down to was sam had a shot but he's got to be great and he hasn't been great. hasn't been able to put together six routiroutines. he started sluggish and went to vaulting and put his knees down. when you do that it's a full point off. >> i didn't get to see it live. a lot of person this morning were talking about max from great britain winning bronze. >> he's been great since london four years ago but the first time that great britain has been on the podium in over 100 years. a huge moment for him. >> can we move to women? a lot of people will have eyes trained on what we're going to see. we have seen them do all-arounds before. will we see something different tonight? >> not anything different. they'll do the exact same thing they've been doing here in rio and for the last few years.
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exact same thing. easier said than done. they'll definitely get the gold and silver if all goes according. >> how would you like to be a gymnastics headline writer this morning trying to figure out what you're going to write about simone biles that you haven't already written. >> they could write a whole front page of adjectives. she has every quality you need to be a tremendous gymnast. she's physically amazing. she's coordinated. she has great air sense. she's quick. she's st. >> they call themselves the final five because it's marta's last time coaching them. what do you think she's meant to the sport? >> she's created this legacy. i had the honor to compete under her as well. nothing but amazing memories. specifically martha being her last one. >> who will take her place?
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i don't know anything. >> i'll take that as a maybe. >> thank you. you can see the action tonight on nbc. >> i think we have mr. roker with a check of the weather. hey, al. >> you bet. thanks so much. the cat that swallowed the cana canary. very nice. let's show you what's going on with your weather. we're looking in rio. it's been rainy but things maracana stadium. men's volleyball. usa versus brazil. a big one tonight. clear skies. 66 degrees. let's look at your weekend outlook. we're looking at wet weather through the gulf coast. heavy showers and thunderstorms moving through the plains today. it's going to be toasty in the midsection of the country. you can see plenty of sunshine making its way through the mid-atlantic states. more monsoonal moisture in the
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spectacular today with plenty of sunshine and the plains look good as well. that's what's going on around >> chris: good thursday morning. high heat, high humidity. heat advisory in place for much of the commonwealth. heat indices above 100 degrees. air temperatures this afternoon running into the lower to middle 90s. there is an isolated shower across southeastern mass, most likely back into rhode island and connecticut. increasing the rain chance into the weekend. more so on sunday versus saturday. we keep the heat and the high di so that florida-like feel in the air lasting until sunday. cooler by next week. >> if you're on the go, don't forget to check us out on sirius xm channel 108. >> mr. roker, thank you very much. you know what it's time for in rio? almost as if i told them to say that. let's start with this. the french cyclist turning heads
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moves. check this girl out. this is pauline ferrand-prevot. she's 24. last year she was the first person in the history of cycling to hold three big titles at the same time. but have a good look at her, billy. do you notice any royal resemblance? >> more pippa to me. i know what you're thinking. >> look at that. >> it's in the dimple. >> drawing comparisons to duchess same features especially those dimples. >> definitely. the smile. >> would you like throwback thursday? why don't we do that? all right. we're looking athletes before they were olympians. >> so cute. >> he added to his collection of
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free. here's simone biles as a baby before becoming a final five. david boudia back in the day made moves on dry land on his tricyc tricycle. and here's aly raisman. i love those. >> aly raisman, not only a great gymnast. she's good at seeing the future. 13 years ago ali was at summer camp with a cohna. ali was on point with her prediction about the future. aly said in 20 years she would be an olympic gymnast. too humble to mention the gold medal but i will be in the olympics. mr. roker, what did you write in your book? what was your prediction? >> i hope to have extra servings of ice cream.
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>> is it time for billy bush's "pop start"? >> who is having more fun at the games? last night matthew and camila were at the pool. americans managed to get the win and by the way, with us in the next half hour and to taylor swift, she's taking a break from her feud with kim and kanye to support team usa and send love to the women's gymnastics team. taylor tweets this. sending my biggest congratulations to simone, aly, laurie, gabby and madison. you did it, girls. #finalfive. and reese witherspoon on
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i'm no katie ledecky but i tried and as far as i can see it looks like video was shot in 1927. looked amazing then and amazing now. that's your "pop start." for more pop culture news, check out "today's" facebook page. >> that was her grandmother's video. >> looked terrific. >> my son is great at those filters. i have no idea. none whatsoever. just ahead, we've got a special treat. we've got we're looking forward to them. first, some images from our friends at getty.
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>> this is 7news now. >> sarah: good morning, everybody. let's send it over to chris lambert with a check of your forecast. >> chris: soupy air mass in place. you can see that to be skyline shot of the city of boston. close to 80 already early on this thursday morning. look at the dew point levels into the m0s when you're talking about dew point levels mid-70s and above, you see them steamed over, fogged up, a little dew dripping out there. a couple scattered showers working into connecticut. an isolated shower or storm. it's hot and humid today. temperatures low to mid-90s. >> chris: now to our top stories. >> sarah: a stabbing in east boston this morning. boston ems says one person suffered serious injuries. a second person was taken to the hospital. there is no word yet on any
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man is stabbed at a home in dorchester this morning. it happened on millette street. investigators say someone was stabbed six times in the stomach and chest. no word yet on the victim's condition or if any arrests have been made. and police are looking for a bomb or rather a mob of teenagers after they reportedly attacked the young woman in the back bay. police say tuesday night a man punched the victim and another stole his cell phone. she was walking her dog on the street at the time. "today in new england" returns
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the band perry gearing up for a live concert from our home away from home on copacabana beach. >> also our good friend camila alves is here to help us indulge in the best street snacks out there. her native brazil has to offer and we'll talk to her about why her husband, matthew mckun hay
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straight -- good morning to you. you made history, girl, right? >> did i really? >> i think you did. >> i saw my medal on my bed stand. all right. this really happened. >> as i read, the only athlete in the history of the sport to win it three times. how does that measure up? >> each have been a different joy. journey for a lot of different reasons. mainly we don't get any younger. i'm all about pushing the envelope and setting high goals and show the world it doesn't matter how old or young, if you believe in yourself, you can make things happen. >> i heard something and i want you to expand on this. toward the end of the race your coach was trying to drive you harder and said you have to decide what color medal you want. >> wow. >> so in time trial up against
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off every minute and a half and there was about five clikilomet to go. he got on the radio. he said, all right. here's the deal. it's up to you what color medal you want to bring home. at that point i think i went from 48 kilometers an hour to 53 kilometers an hour and put almost ten seconds on the people that i was close to before and me. >> words at the right time. you just mentioned we don't get younger. >> we don't. you have a birthday, am i right? >> i do. that, too. >> happy birthday. >> thank you. >> i get to eat my cake too. >> you get your cake and get to eat it too. >> do you want some? i'm a bad influence. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> hoda, have you smelled this?
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you. >> it's kerri walsh jennings. i'm so proud of you gold medallist. happy, happy birthday. i hope all your dreams keep coming true. i can't wait to watch you keep doing it. great job. >> moms getting it done. >> you're 43 today? >> i am. >> happy birthday. are you ready? >> it's time now for al and kristen, you can help us with this. we have a special guest. camila alves. >> camila is portuguese as well. >> you and your husband, matthew, a power couple. we wonder how you might say that in portuguese.
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very good. >> i love that it's different than what you had up there. you went with it. >> that's what i have to do because camila is right. here's a question you must get asked a lot. can we take a selfie? how do we say that? >> the trick with those kind of words in portuguese you have to put extra e at the end. >> okay. and an a lot, all right, all right, all right. >> many different ways of saying that. if you're from rio. valeu, valeu, valeu.
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>> chris: good thursday morning. high heat, high humidity. heat advisory in place for much of the commonwealth. heat indices above 100 degrees. air temperatures this afternoon running into the lower to middle 90s. there is an isolated shower across southeastern mass, most likely back into rhode island and connecticut. increasing the rain chance into the weekend. more so on sunday versus saturday. we keep the heat and the high humidity through the weekend. air lasting until sunday. cooler by next week. >> announcer: "today's" gold moment is sponsored by coca-cola. open a coke and enjoy the games. >> guys, the olympians have their eyes on the gold, we are working with our sponsor coke to highlight gold moments in people's every day lives. robin writes when you walk in to
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favorite tv show and reading a book instead. #that'sgold. kate writes reuniting with best friends in my new city after months of being apart. kate, bring them to rio and share your special moments big and small using #that'sgold. guys, back to you. >> announcer: today"today's" ol moment is sponsored by walmart. save money, >> are you ready for "today's" olympic moment? this involves sweet revenge in table tennis. take a look. it was a rematch four years in the making. the battle for gold. china going head to head for olympic gold. the top two table tennis players and teammates have been here before when they faced off for
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in rio, the pressure was on. 75 minutes of intense back and forth play. >> great inside out shot. >> huge forehand. >> amazing how both these athletes able to execute at the highest level with all the pressure on. >> as both women fought to take home gold in their country's most beloved sport. and then finally the moment of rede she wins olympic gold. >> this time the match ending in tears of joy after being runner-up in london, she waits four years for the rematch against her teammate and finds a way. she wins olympic gold. >> wow. there is nothing about table tennis and the olympics that resembles ping-pong. >> intense.
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introduce us to favorite local treats. on a thursday morning, this is "today" on nbc.
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miss a moment, ? ? miss a minute, miss a medal. ? ? why settle when you can have it all? ? ? soccer to wrestling. track and field to basketball. ? ? fencing to cycling. diving to balance beam. ? ? all you have to say is, ? ? ?show me,? and boom it's on the screen. ? ? from the bottom of the mat, ? ? to the couch where you at? ? ? "show me the latest medal count?" ? ? dang they even got that! ? welcome to it all.
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we're back with fo"today fo" in rio. camila alves is here along favorite local treats for us to try. >> so good to see you. >> we've been waiting for this. look at the stuff you brought here. do you want to take us down the table? >> growing up in brazil as a kid, in the states you have a lot of cupcakes. basically these are very sweet. they're not that healthy for you. this is one of my favorite made
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much. coconut, strawberries. it's good, right? >> delicious. >> it's like a better kind of peanut brittle. it's really good. >> now if you're walking on the street -- we're going to talk street food. if you walk on the streets you have the popcorn carts. they pop it fresh for you and it's half salt and half sweet. you mix it up all together. >> what do they use for sweet? >> melted >> exactly. variations of it. this is my favorite right here. i was trying to find some yesterday so bad. they sell it on the streets. they walk around with little carts with a pot of hot water and boil the corn. the corn in brazil tastes different than anywhere in the world. >> you hold that. we're having mike troubles. >> can you hear me now? >> hoda, you try it so you have corn stuck in your teeth.
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>> it's sweet. >> the corn is salty. >> very different than anywhere in the world. >> make way. look at what's next. check this out. explain what these are. >> hot dogs. in brazil on the street we have the hot dog carts. the difference from united states to hot dog in brazil is we put a different topping. >> check them out. >> we have green olives and quail eggs. >> on the hot matt? >> this one is ice cold but really good. >> you called me over to do the lesson over there. >> the olives taste great. corn tastes great. the egg. >> and potatoes is traditional as well. shoe string potato. >> how about drinks down here? >> i grew up drinking this when i had tests in school and had to stay up late. you can only find in brazil from
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not bad for you. really good. it tastes really bad. >> oh thanks for that. >> so we make it into a juice to make it taste better. >> nice. >> it's good, right? >> it wakes you up. really natural and good for you. i have to give this to you as a gift. my favorite almond oil. maybe you can find a use for that with mr. hoda. >> my god. >> y she met the tonga athlete, don't you? >> you can catch much more of camila on e news on our -- >> i'll do it. on our sister network e throughout the olympic games and online. it's concert time from the band perry.
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> every word. we've been waiting patiently for this. the band perry has been cranking out multiplatinum hits since the release of their debut album in 2010. >> the sibling trio performed at usa house last night. we're happy to have them with us this morning on the beach performing the official team usa, "live forever." ladies and gentlemen, the band perry. ? ? i was dreaming of war ? ? saw that i wouldn't die ?
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? i was dreaming because it made me feel so alive ? ? but i was dreaming this all from my bed last night ? ? you will be my only one ? ? won't you hold my hand so we can run ? ? you and i we're staying young ? ? yeah ? ? we're going to live, we're going to live forever ? ? this time i want it all ? i want it right now, feel the fall ? ? go, go crazy, go, go, go cra craze ? ? we're going to live forever ? ? this time i want it all ? ? i want to feel the fall ? ? go, go, go crazy ? ? we're going to live, we're going to live forever ?
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? i was feeling a force i'm electrified ? ? i was feeling my heart ? ? there was thunder inside ? ? i was feeling this all from my bed last night ? ? you will be my only one ? ? hold my hand so we can run ? ? you and i we're staying young ? ? we're going to live forever ? i want it right now i want to feel the fall ? ? go, go, go crazy ? ? we're going to live, we're going to live forever ? ? this time i want it all ? ? want it right now i want to feel the fall ? ? go, go, go crazy ? ? we're going to live, we're going to live forever ?
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? we're going to live, we're going to live forever ? ? all the things that i don't know ? ? all the dreams that i've been shown ? ? all the ways that it could end ? ? tonight let's eyes ? ? we're going to live, we're going to live forever ? ? this time i want it all ? ? i want it right now, feel the fall ? ? go, go, go crazy ? ? we're going to live, we're going to live forever ? ? this time i want it all ? ? i want it right now, feel the fall ? ? go, go, go crazy ?
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for the road. for the ride. for the early mornings... long days... and late nights. for the love. ? >> just another thursday morning
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our road group this morning. >> the band perry have five platinum singles and they are on the way to another one with their newest hit. it's called "comeback kid." guys, take it away. ? they like to kick you when you're down ? ? they like it better when you're there on the ground ? ? and up until now i've never made ? hey, hey ? ? i bet they never had a broken heart ? ? but they sure know how to beat the hell out of one ? ? sometimes i think they do it just for one ? ? hey, hey ? ? but, no, i'm not leaving even though i'm bleeding ? ? even though this nightmare makes me wish i was dreaming ?
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going to take it ? ? until i win ? ? cause i'm a comeback, i'm a comeback kid ? ? don't know why bad things happened but they did ? ? i don't think i deserve the hurt i get but i'm made for it ? ? it's not the end, no, it's not the end ? ? i'm a comeback kid ? ? down for a minute i'll get up again ? ? looks like i'm breaking but it's just a bend ? ? it's ? cause in the end ? ? i'm a comeback, i'm a comeback kid ? ? i'm going to finish what i started now ? ? you interrupted me with all your doubts ? ? how you dare ? ? even though this nightmare
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? even though i hate it ? ? i'm going to take it ? ? until i win ? ? cause i'm a comeback, i'm a comeback kid ? ? don't know why bad things happened but they did ? ? i don't think i deserve the hurt i get ? ? but i'm made for it ? ? it's not the end ? ? no, it's not the end ? ? i'm a comeback kid ? ? down for a minute i'll get up it's just a bend ? ? it's not over yet ? ? cause in the end ? ? i'm a comeback, i'm a comeback kid ? ? i believe in what i am ? ? i believe in what i was ? ? i believe in losing you ? ? i've never been given so much ? ? i believe it's been a year, the worst one i've ever lived ? ? i believe i'm better now than i have ever been ?
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everything went south ? ? i believed in every word that ever came out of my mouth ? ? i believe you missed me mu don't have to miss me cause i'm not leaving again ? ? cause i'm a comeback, i'm a comeback kid ? ? down for a minute i'll get up again ? ? looks like i'm breaking but it's just a bend, it's not over yet ? ? cause in the end, yeah i'm a comeback, i'm a comeback kid leaving ? ? i'm not leaving, i'm not leaving ? ? i'm not leaving ? ? i'm not leaving ? ? i'll save you a spot at my big parade ? ? you're all inviteded on my comeback day ? ? i'll serve you ice cream and lemonade ?
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>> hear more from the band perry and all our summer concert artists at applemusic.com/today. >> we have more music. we have more athletes. more medals. more fun from beautiful copacabana beach in rio de janeiro on a thursday
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? with simply right checking from santander bank, or payment each month to waive the monthly fee. and there's no minimum balance. you're alright... with simply right checking from santander bank. ? are you feeling alright, baby? ? >> this morning a women said she was mugged by several teenagers >> breaking news outside washington, d.c. as many as 7 people still
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we're headed to the olympic zone. ali raisman looking to take the all around golds. a gold medal battle tonight in rio. >> get ready.
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>> eastern attack in east boston sending two people to the hospital. >> donald trump turning head with another controversial comment this one about who founded isis. >> big poppy in pain. david ortiz helped off the familied after this injury to his leg. good thursday morning everybody. thanks for joining i'm sarah french. i'm chris vallero -- i'm going to send it over to chris lambert. stay cool and hydrated and avoid strenuous activity. heat advisory for most area with the exception cape and island buzzard bay. it won't be as hot out there as rest of us. 83 in boston. 83 norwood. you look at the humidity.

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