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good morning. state of emergency. florida braces for the worst with tropical storm hermine expected to become a hurricane as it bears down on the gulf coast. evacuations now under way there and then it's set to slam nearly the entire eastern seaboard. how will it affect your labor who's telling the truth? donald trump meets with the president of mexico and then says this about that wall he wants to build. >> we did discuss payment of the wall. >> the mexican president says it not only came up, he told trump mexico isn't paying for any wall. back in the states, trump is back to his biggest applause line. >> mexico will pay for the wall. >> did trump's high risk venture
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string of new polls showing a much tighter race. we'll ask clinton's running mate tim kaine. promising breakthrough. a new drug delivers tantalizing results in the fight against alzheimer's. this morning how it works and why researchers are hopeful but cautious. and britney is back fresh off her performance at the vmas and with her new album just out, we're catching up with britney spears andhe us "today," thursday, september 1st, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a rainy thursday morning. >> remember earlier in the week
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labor day weekend. not looking so good. >> we're going to confront al. i mean, talk to al. it's our top story. the weather. a state of emergency in florida. tropical storm hermine expected to make landfall later today. it's already brought heavy rains to the gulf coast. could strengthen into a category 1 hurricane and, yes, the entire east coast is now looking at a wet holiday weekend. let's go right over to al. he's following the storm's path. we'll get to him in let's start with nbc's gabe gutierrez who is in florida this morning. gabe, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. we've already seen some rain on and off here throughout the morning and as you mentioned hermine is strengthening. the national weather service now saying it's expected to make landfall here in florida either later tonight or in the overnight hours as a hurricane. now, dangerous storm surge is expected and overnight we've already seen some flash flooding and over the last 24 hours north of tampa.
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effect for where we are at in franklin county. mandatory evacuations are also in effect. storm surge expected up to seven feet in some places and hermine is expected to bring up to 5 to 10 inches of rain in some areas even 20 inches in isolated spots. if hermine were to make landfall as a hurricane here in florida, it will be the first hurricane to hit the state in nearly 11 years. savannah? >> all right. gabe gutierrez, thank you. >> al is here and he's going to talk about this storm now what millions of people up and down the coast. >> that's it exactly. it's been 11 years since a hurricane has hit florida. this could strengthen as gabe mentioned to a category 1. latest on hermine, 270 miles south/southwest of florida. looking at the path right now, we expect landfall sometime late
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of and then continues inland until early saturday morning and comes out around the carolina coast but look at this cone of uncertainty that widens out. washington, d.c., philadelphia, new york, parts of connecticut, providence, all of the way up to boston all have to worry about this system. now, for the first time in four years, we've got a hurricane warning in effect along the gulf coast from panama city down to spring hill. warnings as well and we also have to worry about the risk of storm surge. that's when all these waves, this wave energy piles that water up against it and we get flooding moving its way inland. right now we've got storm surges that will peak 1 to 3 feet around tampa. 4 to 7 feet as you get to big bend on top of high tides. we also have to worry about the possibility of tornadoes from
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still we have to watch it. the other big problem is going to be the rainfall. anywhere from 10 to 20 inches of rain especially in northern florida but as you get up into the carolinas and georgia, could be upwards of 7 to 8 inches of rain and coming up in the next half hour, rip currents are going to be a very big problem stretching from florida all of the way into nantucket by the time the labor day weekend is over. >> we talk about plans for the labor day weekend. nothing compared to wt >> absolutely. let's turn to politics now and headlines there. the long awaited speech on immigration that donald trump delivered to a roaring crowd in phoenix wednesday even after conflicting reports emerged from that surprise visit earlier in the day with the mexican president. in a minute we'll speak to tim kaine to talk about his thoughts on that speech when he joins us. first, let's go to nbc's hallie jackson. hallie, good morning to you.
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now to donald trump's tough talk on immigration. some of his most conservative supporters are applauding what sounded like a speech trump might have given during the primaries but even some of trump's open surrogates say they feel disappointed with hillary clinton calling it trump's darkest speech yet. in front of a fired up crowd, a fiery donald trump trying to clarify his immigration stance. >> anyone who has united states illegally is subject to deportation. >> reporter: for the roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants living here, no legalization. >> you can't just smuggle in, hunker down, and wait to be legalized. not going to work that way. >> reporter: the gop nominee promising a new deportation task force. trump going after hillary clinton. >> maybe they'll be able to
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building a border wall. >> and mexico will pay for the wall. 100%. they don't know know it yet but they're going to pay for the wall. >> reporter: that confidence coming despite a disagreement just hours earlier over who would cost the cost of the wall after a surprise sit dowth mexico's president. i made it clear that mexico will not pay for the wall. a dramatic and diplomatic shift in rhetoric from the gop nominee. just one year ago. >> they're not our friend. believe me. >> reporter: now -- >> i call you a friend. thank you. >> reporter: hillary clinton calling it a photo-op. >> it certainly takes more than trying to make up for a year of insults and insinuations by dropping in on our neighbors for a few hours.
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nbc news the candidate insisted his visit happened the same day as his big immigration speech. both trips showing two types of trump in mexico a softer touch. >> we had a very direct and constructive exchange of ideas. >> reporter: in arizona, a harder line. >> we will bring the cycle of amnesty and illegal immigration. >> reporter: and this morning trump is making even mor tweeting again, mexico will pay for it. not backing down even as he makes some new overtures to the country with his surrogates showing off new swag. you know those hats that say make america great again. we saw hats saying make mexico great again also. matt, savannah? >> hallie jackson, thank you. tim kaine is the vice
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clinton's democratic ticket. good morning. good to see you. >> good to be with you. thanks. >> i want to start with this meeting with mexico's president. afterward, there were conflicting reports of whether or not they talked about who in fact would pay for this wall on the border. mr. trump said it didn't come up. the president of mexico said, yes, it came up early in the meeting and he told mr. trump that mexico wouldn't pay. both can't be righ in your opinion? >> well, i think this is kind of a diplomatic amateur hour by donald trump. what are the odds, matt, that he has been telling the american public for months now we're building a wall and mexico is going to pay for it, but then that did not come up in the meeting? i find that kind of ridiculous. even if it didn't come up, he choked and forgot to say that to
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for the last many months? so i find his statement that he didn't bring up even if it's true, it shows that he sort of folded under pressure and didn't have the backbone to say to the mexican president what he's been saying over and over. >> donald trump stood there with the mexican president. he was toned down. no outrageous rhetoric. he seemed to be on his best -- behavior. is that one of the difficult things for you running against a donald trump that you never know exactly which donald trump you're going to get? >> you know, i think the important thing about leadership is you have to be consistent. you can't say different things to different audiences. and so, you know, he came back across the border and it's about mexico is going to build a wall. mexico is going to pay for it. he was divisive. he says america is going to be
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of mexico in the eye, he can't bring himself to say it. that tells me something about his backbone and his resolve and so it's an interesting -- yesterday was an interested display of, i think, kind of a diplomatic lack of resolve and then this language of division deportation that shows that donald trump is not changing anything. >> back to optics for a second. if you look at the side by side of this week, donald trump went to mexico. he sat he had a dignified meeting with a foreign leader. hillary clinton spent most of this week scooping up money in the hamptons for fundraisers. doesn't trump come out on top on that? >> i don't think so. do the contrast in 24 hours yesterday. donald trump choked on the fundamental promise that he's making in this campaign when he had the opportunity to talk to the foreign leader about it by his words he didn't bring it up. by the leader's words.
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i told trump we're not paying for your wall. so that just shows that i think kind of not ready for prime time but then back over on this side of the border, he just doubles down on this divisive deportation nation strategy. >> let's talk about the state of the race. most national polls we're seeing battleground polls show a tightening race. that's the trend. and if you look into some of those polls, what you see really it's a matter of hillary clinton's actually going down. the question is if trump is as weak a candidate as you portray, why isn't she putting it away? >> i encouraged secretary clinton to run in april of 2014. i gave a speech in south carolina and i said i hope that she runs, and we talked about it. i said make no mistake, this is going to be incredibly difficult. i think it will be hard. you cannot assume anything.
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before. i always assumed this race would be hard. we feel good about our position in a number of true battleground states. we don't feel any sense of complacency. we're organizing and making our case to voters every day because we felt from the beginning this would be very, very difficult. >> senator tim kaine, thank you for your time this morning. i appreciate it. >> you bet. thank you, guys. good to be with you. we turn to a possible game changer in the fight ast researchers announcing an experimental drug produced results in slowing memory loss in some patients. dr. natalie azar is with us now. explain what's going on. >> we want to say we want to temper the enthusiasm. previous drugs have shown promise in early phase one trials and gone on to not show significant improvement in patients clinically. that's kind of important.
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these abnormal plaques of protein in the brain. patients given this drug for a year and in a time and dose dependent manner had a significant reduction of these plaques which means people that got highest dose had almost complete disappearance of these plaques. i want to say again does that translate something meaningful in terms of cognitive function. >> just because you have a reduction in thero production of memory and thinking problems or even halt the progression. >> exactly. here's where the important thing is that we do know that these plaques can start to surface years, even a decade before symptoms start so imagine if you could take a population of people who are at risk, either by screening or genetic risk and give them this drug that early and prevent the plaque from ever developing, could that translate into a truly meaningful treatment for alzheimer's?
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that speaks to prevention or stopping it before we get to this terrible situation. >> can you imagine? right now there are two phase three trials ongoing. >> small study. >> right now 165 patients of phase one trial. we're hoping to have data by 2020. if we can show halting in memory decline and improvement in cognitive function, cautiously optimistic. >> let's get caught up on other news. >> president obama will make a very unusual visit to today. land halfway between airborsia north america. it's the next stop on a whirlwind ten-day trip.
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china's president. hundreds of protesters smashed windows of downtown businesses. the protests turned violent after the new president addressed the nation in a televised message. he promised to revive brazil's troubled economy. to an example of what goes up must come down in spain. teams were competing to build the tallest human tower. members of one team reached an amazing 45 feet but ran into big trouble when they tried to get back down. that tower collapsed in a heap. as frightening as it looks, no one was seriously hurt. >> wow. >> i see a "today" show segment in the future right there.
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let's see what we have going on as far as your weather is concerned. we are looking at a risk of strong storms down through florida. we've got wet weather, monsoonal moisture through the southwest. cooler conditions making their way through the northern plains and the western great lakes and looking for beautiful sunny skies through southern california. we'll get to your local forecast >> chris: good morning, everyone. we are tracking a few showers
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island, and into southeastern mass. even a couple showers across western mass at this time. i do expect this afternoon to be mostly dry aside from a shower or two still lingering across from southeastern mass. 76 to 82, warmest north and west of boston. all eyes on hermine. expected the stall out south of new england somewhere off the mid atlantic coastline. how close it gets to new england will determine how much wind and rain we get out of it. if we this get some r >> >> always nice to have a dr. seuss reference. >> you'll get to it. >> i'll google it at the break. coming up, cruise ship cocaine bust and it's a biggy. how a dream vacation documented on social media led to a $22 million drug arrest. we'll hear how andrea yates
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7:30 on a thursday morning. it's the first day of september, 2016. big hello to a nice crowd starting their day with us out on the plaza. a if you umbrellas. al will talk more about that in a couple we're listening to some classic britney spears and just ahead, natalie will catch up with ms. spears. she's treating us to a performance of her new single, "make me." >> a state of emergency in effect across much of florida this morning. now bracing for tropical storm hermine to come ashore. as another hurricane is heading toward hawaii.
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ahead the holiday weekend. donald trump is back on the campaign trail this morning after a quick trip south of the border before wednesday night's big speech on immigration in arizona. he emphasized he's not softening his stance on immigration. differing accounts of his conversation with the mexican president quickly emerged with trump reiterating his claim that mexico will pay for the wall he wants to build on the border while the mexican presi such thing. restoration work on the u.s. capitol dome is almost finished on time and under budget. house speaker announced a two-year $60 million project will be ready before the president inauguration. the last time the dome was spiffed up was back in 1960. let us start this half hour with the story of two women that documented almost every detail of their lavish dream vacation
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one detail they didn't post how $22 million worth of cocaine managed to get into their suitcases. now they're facing life in prison and nbc's keir simmons has their story. keir, good morning to you. >> good morning. this is one of the pictures that the two women posted of the cruise ship they apparently made their home for almost two months. it is stunning. so was the outcome of their trip though not in the same way. the two women and a third man all from of smuggling around 200 pounds of cocaine. it was a memorable vacation. the women posting pictures on instagram and facebook in stunning locations drinking from coconuts recording video selfies by the ship's luxurious pool writing next to this picture in the tropics i respect animals
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points of call. but their trip ended in jail. the women accused of drug smuggling. >> this is the biggest seizure of narcotics through airports or cruise ships. >> the australian border force warning international drug syndicates we know all of the different ways you try to smuggle drugs. the women facing a life prison term according to reports. leaving england. a picture from inside the lavish sea princess cruise ship. this shot god save the queen and then new york visiting times square and then according to instagram it's to bermuda and columbia isabelle posts a picture and writes in spanish shopping trip. there was four wheeling in peru. they even appeared to get
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and dumber. when it docked in australia, around 200 pounds of the drug were seized. reports valuing it at $22 million. >> a lot of work went into this particular operation. it's not the sort of operation where you turn up to a cruise ship and wander on and happen to come across 90 kilograms of cocaine. it's beautiful out the women had written and now looking at the inside of of a prison cell. the third man is reportedly in his 60s. all will appear again in court in october and nbc news did reach out to the women's family. we have no word from them. we weren't able to contact them or their legal advisers so far. matt? >> long time until they take another cruise. keir simmons, thank you very much. let us check in with mr. roker and there's so much going on in your neck of the woods as we say.
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that we want to talk about is the rip currents. even if you're not directly affected by hermine, the impact for most of the east coast stretching from port st. lucie into connecticut and could affect nantucket. a danger for all levels of swimmers. pay attention to your lifeguards if the beach isn't guarded by a lifeguard, be careful. we have to watch hurricane lester in the pacific. right now hilo, hawaii. 110-mile-per-hour winds. it's moving west at 14. right now it looks like it will move north of much of the hawaiian island chain but they are going to see rain and winds before it's all over and as you can see on the day today, a risk of strong storms down through florida. hermine threatens there. wet weather through the southwest. rainy and cool up into the pacific northwest. >> chris: good morning, everyone.
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island, and into southeastern mass. even a couple showers across western mass at this time. i do expect this afternoon to be mostly dry aside from a shower or two still lingering across from southeastern mass. 76 to 82, warmest north and west of boston. all eyes on hermine. expected the stall out south of new england somewhere off the mid atlantic coastline. how close it gets to new england will determine how much wind and rain we get out of it. if we this get some >> get the latest on hermine. you can go to the weather channel on cable. >> coming up next, 15 years after she was at the center of one of the most disturbing stories we ever covered, we'll find out what life is like now find out what life is like now for andrea we could tell you that the designer color collections from hgtv home by sherwin-williams make your decision easier. are you sure those colors go together? yes, all these colors go together. or, about our reputation...
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15 years ago the nation was shocked to hear about this case. rusty rates returned home from work to a nightmare. his five children had been drown in the bathtub by their own mother, his wife, andrea yates. nbc's janet shamlian shaat down with one of the few people that remains in contact with andrea yates as she lives out her days in a mental hospital. the crime horrified the nation in june of 2001. children in the bathtub of her houston area home. she then called 911 to report what she had done. >> do you need an ambulance? >> no. i need a police officer. >> noah, john, paul, luke and baby mary. seven years to just six months old. her husband, rusty, was working at the time. he returned to a scene of shear terror. >> cops were crying. there was a lot of emotion
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into that house and had to recover the bodies. >> kprc was the first on the scene. >> they brought andrea out and her clothes were still wet and her hair was still wet from the bathtub. they brought her out. she looked like a zombie. there was a sort of wildness in her eyes. >> even with a long and documented history of mental illness including suicide attempts, she was charged and convicted of capitalur and in a subsequent trial she was found not guilty by reason of insanity. she testified she believed her children's deaths would save their souls. andrea yates was committed to a texas mental hospital where she remains today. now, 52 years old. you talk to andrea on a weekly basis? >> i would say probably about every seven or eight days. >> how is she doing?
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she has excellent care. >> george parnham was was and is still in andrea's attorney. >> there isn't a day that goes by where she doesn't care for, talk about, is happy about her children's lives before june 20th and grieves for her children. >> parnham says she makes her days making crafts unanimously to charity and she also spends time watching videos of her children. >> the hospital where she is, there are no wires or bars, there's no armed guards, no fences. >> for the most part it's a life of solitude. she never leaves the hospital and has few visitors. while the case comes up for review yearly, andrea has never sought to be released.
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now eight. according to recent court documents, his second wife filed for divorce last year. in a 2015 interview with oprah winfrey, he spoke about his grieving and where his acceptance is now. >> for some reason when i think about them today, i think of them as being teenagers or young adults. >> your oldest son would be 20 now. >> it's easy to get caught up in how they suffered or the fact that they're gone and what i not going to let these events steal that joy. the joy that we had for those seven years. >> maybe with the exception of sandy hook, the added element here, of course, is that the children were killed by the one person that should have guaranteed their safety. >> five beautiful lives lost. 15 years later a tragedy that still resonates.
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videotapes of those children. >> 15 years does not make it any easier to think about and tomorrow we're going to wrap up this series and talk about one of the most infamous crimes in recent history. you probably remember this. two wealthy children in beverly hills gunning down their parents inside their home. we're going to have the latest on the menendez brothers tomorrow morning on "today." coming up, we're going to take a much needed turn and we're going to find out how so-called perfect face. >> speaking of perfection, we're not the only one who thinks charlie is the most perfect and cute puppy ever. carson is in the orange room
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we're back. it's 7:50. i heard carson singing to charlie in the orange room.
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cheering up charlie. he's sleeping. it's okay. this will cheer you up. we can't get enough of our puppy with a purpose but what could be better than this little guy? how about two puppies? the first identical twin puppies in history. they are the same gender, very similar markings and several dna tests confirm they are indeed identical. hard to know just how rare this is because dna tests are not often conducted on dogs first ever twins documented. i give them ten out of ten on the adorable scale. i'm not the only one. there's a wildly popular twitter feed that rates people's dogs. it was started by a college student in north carolina called we raise dogs. he posts dog photos and whitty captions. this is calvert. forgot to clear his google search history. nine out of ten rookie mistake. we normally don't rank
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flawlessly posted so i would make an exception. guess what, charlie. you made the feed. let's read charlie's caption. he works at "today" show. super sneaky tongue slip. as for charlie's ratings. drum roll, please, you got a 12 out of 10. that's awesome. congratulations, charlie. >> he's so excited. >> there you go. that's all i got for you >> thank you very much. charlie, thank you as well. still to come, when kids are being a handful and you just can't handle it. why one mother's meltdown is going viral. and what brought the black eyes peas back together? we're going to tell us about their star studded new project. they're right there. after your local news and weather.
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hillary clinton: i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message.
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over sixty people here making shirts labled made in america. but donald trump's brand of shirts come from china, his suits from mexico, his coats from india. trump's products have been made in twelve other countries because he says there's no place in america that he can make them. well there is. you know donald trump says he'll make america great again while he's taking the shirts right off our backs.
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>> this is 7news now. >> sarah: good morning, everybody. happy thursday. 7:57 as you take a live look over boston. let's send it over the chris lambert now with a check of your forecast. >> chris: sarah, cloudy skies in the city. i want to show you the 8:00 a.m. update. where it stalls out will affect how much rain and wind we get late sunday into monday. rain on the board now. scattered showers working on through. most this afternoon continuing across southeastern mass with temperatures in the mid to upper 70s to the low 80s northeast of boston. >> sarah: now for your top stories. an 11-year-old boy in abington is recovering after he was shot in the face. police say the boy and a friend
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afternoon. the district attorney says the gun is legal but has not yet said who owns its. police are searching for a suspicious person who allegedly forced a woman off the road in shirley. investigators say a man driving a van followed a woman who was jogging and offered her water. the woman told police that the man then trapped her in a ditch. we're back in 25 minutes narrator: funded by kelly ayotte's special interests backers, the ads attacking maggie hassan on the heroin crisis have been called "despicable," "a vile smear," and "trash." the truth... david dubois: maggie hassan has been hands-on working with local police and community organizations. narrator: working across the aisle to secure millions in emergency funding for treatment and recovery. susan mckeown: maggie hassan. mark mitchell: to governor hassan, i know this is about
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, labor day weekend washout as hermine gains strength overnight. millions up and down the east coast brace for what could be a soggy holiday weekend. al has the latest on the growing threat. that's the message from a single mom that shared her meltdown moment with her kids online. the show of support from other parents now going viral. she did it again. the one and only britney spears is back and better than ever as she opens up to natalie about life, love and her return to the limelight. but that's not all. >> i have a special performance for you today, thursday
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? >> happy 30th birthday to me! >> celebrating sweet 16 in new york city. >> celebrating my 40th birthday on "today." >> celebrating 50 years of marriage on the plaza. >> celebrating eight years of marriage on "today." >> first day of school but we're welcome back to "today." happy september. it's the first day of september. got a great crowd on our plaza. we've got a little bit of drizzle. we've got some -- hello. good morning to all of you. happy to step outside. looks like we might have a soggy labor day weekend. you know what? a holiday is a holiday. our thoughts, of course, are with florida and what's going on there absolutely.
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>> charlie is making a splash. isn't he cute? >> coming up, katie lee is here. she's digging into our garden on the go and she'll be preparing a colorful recipe that you're going to want to try. >> very, very excited. a lot of meat. meat and meat over there. can't wait. >> let's get a check of the news at 8:00. good morning. this morning we begin with campaign 2016. i'm hallija where donald trump's big immigration speech here struck a very different tone than the one he took in mexico during that high stakes face to face with mexico's president. >> are you ready? >> reporter: defying suggestions he would soften up, donald trump talking tough in arizona. >> i want extreme. it's going to be so tough.
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illegal immigrants here. >> zero tolerance for criminal aliens. zero. zero. >> reporter: taking on hillary clinton directly. >> she doesn't know what she's doing except open borders and let everybody come in. >> reporter: adding -- >> she didn't go to louisiana. she didn't go to mexico. she was invited. she doesn't have the strength or the stamina to make >> reporter: raising eyebrows in phoenix, this promise. >> and mexico will pay for the wall. they don't know it yet but they're going to pay for the wall. >> reporter: hours earlier after his surprise sit down with the mexican president, trump said this -- >> we did discuss the wall. we didn't discuss payment of the wall. that will be for a later date. >> reporter: clinton's campaign taunting he choked and lied about it after the mexican president tweeted i made it clear that mexico will not pay for the wall.
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failed his first foreign test. diplomacy isn't as easy as it looks. her running mate tim kaine earlier on "today." >> i think this is a diplomatic amateur hour by donald trump. >> reporter: vice president joe biden will be out on the trail campaigning for hillary clinton in ohio. donald trump also in the buckeye state battleground as a new national poll shows he is closing in on clinton's lead in a four-way race only two points >> all right. thank you. now to tropical storm hermine threatening florida's gulf coast. today it is expected to become a hurricane that could affect people up and down the east coast over labor day weekend. let's go right to nbc's gabe gutierrez in florida on the front lines. gabe, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. hermine is strengthening. we've seen rain on and off here throughout the morning. we're expecting wind and rain here to pick up throughout the day. national weather service now says as you mentioned that
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as a hurricane. we've already seen flash flooding near the tampa area and dangerous storm surge is expected up and down florida's gulf coast. hurricane warning in effect for the area. where we're at right now, mandatory evacuations under way for parts of franklin county. if it does make landfall as a hurricane, this will be the first hurricane to hit florida in almost 11 years. >> all right. gabe gutierrez, thank you. researchers are hopeful about a possible breakthrough the fight against alzheimer's disease. in a preliminary trial, patients with that disease who got an experimental drug showed slowing down in plaque buildup in the brain. the protein plaques cleared up. experts say they are cautiously optimistic about the trial. they call it promising but say more work needs to be done. coming up, we're going to do "trending" and tell you the real story behind what has to be one
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ever seen on tv. >> i love bob ross. plus, why the black eyed peas are returning and reuniting and asking once again where is the love? they'll tell us about that. britney exclusively. natalie catching up with the pop superstar fresh off her big return to the vma stage. we're back with that and more right after my sweethearts gone sayonara. this scarf all thats left to remem... what! she washed this like a month ago
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hugo and princess aren't morning people. princess isn't even people, but he hasn't told her. still, they wake up for new meow mix brushing bites, tasty treats that help care for teeth. no wonder it's the only one cats ask for by name. ?"all you need is love" plays? my friends know me so well. they can tell what i'm thinking, just by looking in my eyes. but what they didn't know was that i had dry, itchy eyes. the moment i went to bed. so i finally decided to show my eyes some love,... ...some eyelove. eyelove means having a chat with your eye doctor about your dry eyes because if you're using artificial tears often and still have symptoms, it could be chronic dry eye.
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welcome back. 8:09. time for trending. we have a mom's message. i think it's going to strike a lot of people. definitely hit a cord with she was at the grocery store with her two little sons. 3 year old and 1 1/2 year old and they were being a handful as kids sometimes are. the reaction i get from other shoppers pushed her to tears. she posted this photo to facebook saying she sat in the car and just started crying and then she wrote. i know these days will pass. the tears will stop. so if you see a parent
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ing tantrum, say something nice. don't glare with judgment. you're strong and you're doing just fine and i think we felt like this was a good reminder for everybody. >> we talked about this in the makeup room. i've seen a child meltdown and you get embarrassed and walk away instead of saying anything i can do to help or everything is going to be okay or we've all been there. something reassuring. >> people are struggling th confidence. >> no matter how good a parent you are, kids are kids. they're just going to act out. >> they have candy there at the checkout at the market. kids want that stuff. it can all come to a head right there. >> a lot of times folks with 2 and 3 year olds, i've been there. you get to the other side. >> she was a single mom. >> only 22. >> i'm doing it alone. it's hard. >> good reminder. >> let's talk about celebrities. people idolize them for talent,
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apparently want their facial features. a cosmetic surgeon from london said this is what women are asking for. are you ready? kate middleton's nose. >> i'll take it. >> jennifer lopez's eyebrows. penelope cruz's lips. and angelina jolie's cheeks. >> smash them all together. it's weird science. if you wonder what the most desirable those features were compiled into this one image. >> nobody is asking for my double chin? >> finally, speaking of works of art, who did not love joy of painting with bob ross.
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>> use blue and white and black, we can make effective very clouds. >> beautiful clouds right over here. >> so peaceful. so relaxing. >> what do we do with the cabin? your choice. i thought he was painting nothing and a couple strokes and boom. incredibly beautiful. >> made it look so easy. >> and that hair. >> the hair is the thing. quite the story this morning. apparently bob ross did not like his signature do and in fact this is even more hair. >> really? >> no. this is -- that's bob ross' actual straight hair. we've all been living a lie, people. he left the air force. he was a starving artist. he said that he saved money on haircuts and decided to go for the perm but then really never left it. i guess then it was -- >> it stuck. >> it was his trademark. wow. >> pretty cool.
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>> let's make a couple little waves. >> i used to fall asleep. right out. >> what does carson have going on? >> maybe "pop start" right over here. >> let's go. we'll start with john legend. the singer calling the national anthem weak. he said this in support of nfl quarterback colin kaepernick who caused quite the stir for sitting during the national anthem. for those defending the current anthem, do you really truly love that song? i don't and i'm very gd singing it like one of the best. my vote is for "america the beautiful." john then linked to an article that argues the anthem is a celebration of slavery because of a line in a rarely sung third verse. others argue that the word slave is referring to the british enemy of the war of 1812. we'll move to hoda kotb up late last night with seth myers. she told seth about how she got her big break in news business
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local station in greenville, mississippi. she was not on the air. she wasn't an anchor. just a writer. here's how she ended in front of the camera. >> as i was typing away, my boss ran in and says who has a blazer? i said what? he said who brought a jacket. i have a blazer. it's hanging up over there. good. you need to anchor the news because ann is sick. okay. so the litmus test for who anchors the news in mississippi is who shows up for a good morning. i'm hoda kotb. ann martin is out sick. good evening. i'm ann martin. i just said i wasn't my own name. >> hoda, are you down there? hoda says that it was funny. you did great job. immediately after that you went into a supermarket and were so embarrassed and met a nice lady. >> she walked up to me. i was looking for ice cream
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had blown it like that. oh my god. i just seen you on tv. i felt so sorry for you. burst out into tears. by the way. look at the magic happening right here. >> bob ross term going. >> finally, the black eyes peas it's been 13 years since in light of recent events. the band reuniting for a remake of the song and the music video.
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black eyes peas. good morning, fellas. tell us about this project. >> this project took place online. people were asking us we need a new version of "where's the love" after the paris attack and after brussels and turkey and orlando and all of the things that were happening in inner cities with law enforcement and civilians everyone else and went out in the studio and reunited the group and answered the call and brought our friends along and we made this song "where's the love" again. >> powerful video. >> i don't know whether it's a good thing or a bad thing that the song sounds so current because the problems are still so real. >> we were talking about that earlier. we actually released the first version in 2003 on the heels
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all of these great people that were affiliated with the video and movement means a great thing because even though it's such a crazy situation that we're dealing with, the fact is that all of us got together for a great cause as human beings and it wasn't just celebrities. it was actually people. everybody joining forces for this great cause. >> what can people do? you have a great organization and people can go on this. >> go to where's the 16 charities there. you can pick through all of the -- it's like bringing all of these charities together and wherever your heart leads you. you go to itunes and download the song, every single dime goes to education and apple in the u.s. is matching the donation. we feel that protecting the
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sets to create jobs in the future so we don't repeat the same mistakes. >> when you guys get together after a little bit of a hiatus, does that get your creative juices going. >> fergie is in the video. i worked on her new album. this was a call asking us to spread love out there and so we're doing our part. >> unfortunate this but it was needed to ask that question again and to raise awareness for the kids to pay attention and spread the word of love. >> we were talking before it was 2010 last time you guys were out on our stage. >> it rained then. >> open invitation if you guys want to come back. >> thank you. >> where's the plaza booking? >> i've been putting these stickers up. can i give you a couple.
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out of that now. >> at 5:00 in the morning, that's where the love is in the coffee cup. thank you so much. >> thank you so much. >> good to see you guys. >> congratulations. >> thank you so much. >> thank you, everyone. >> mr. roker, check of the weather? >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by camping world. get one stop shopping for everything rv at your nearby camping world rv so the latest on hermine, this just in from the hurricane center. 195 miles south-southwest of a lat a a lash -- merge out along the carolina coast saturday morning and then hang a left and head up the coast so we'll have to
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monday morning puts it boston, new york, washington, philadelphia, providence, rhode island. we're going to have to watch this system as it continues. we've got surge warnings out. we have to watch that for surges above high tide and we're also got to watch out for the possibility of tornadoes through tonight from savannah down to tampa and of course the rain is going to be a big deal as well. upwards of up to 20 inches of rain in the panhandle of florida. heavy rain georgia. >> chris: good morning, everyone. we are tracking a few showers down through connecticut, rhode island, and into southeastern mass. even a couple showers across western mass at this time. i do expect this afternoon to be mostly dry aside from a shower or two still lingering across from southeastern mass. 76 to 82, warmest north and west of boston. all eyes on hermine. expected the stall out south of new england somewhere off the mid atlantic coastline. how close it gets to new england will determine how much wind and
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if we this get some >> don't forget you can always take us with you. "today" show radio. >> we go from black eyed peas to britney spears time. >> fresh off her big return to mtv video music awards. she's back performing in las vegas and natalie got to catch up with her. good morning. >> guys, good morning. las vegas is britney'se years her show her at access to planet hollywood is one of the city's most popular attractions. now with the release of her ninth studio album "glory" britney is back and she says busier than ever. >> britney spears making her return to the vma stage on sunday night telling the world
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>> we caught up with britney backstage before her special "today" show concert. do you see this as a comeback in your career? >> i never really left. i've always been here. maybe a reinvention of myself and just a different time in my life. a good, glorious time. >> at 34 years old, britney spent more than half of her life in the limelight and now she's proving that she still is the reigning princess of pop debuting her ninth studio "glory." showing off her silly side and extending her hugely successful past. this show has been going strong for three years. are you still loving vegas? >> i honestly do. it's like my second home. i've been here for six weeks and i go home for six weeks. it's amazing. >> 90 minute shows three times a
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packed house, britney's top priority is spending time with her family. to stay cool and unwind, these california kids like to hang ten las vegas style in planet hollywood's surf simulator. are you going to show me how to do this? i hear you guys are pr performance at the vmas? did she rock it? >> we didn't see it. >> is mom pretty cool. are you guys ready? let's show them what we can do. >> is this what you guys do preshow to blow off steam. >> sometimes. >> look at his hair. >> sean's new hair color clearly not a concern. >> blue hair and all. i don't know if i can do it.
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no sweat. you're a pro. look at her. >> it really is fun. >> do you want to do it? >> i'm going to try it. >> you go a couple more times. i have to see the pro do it. >> after the pros gave it a try, it was my turn. >> catch me, britney. >> you're going to grab my hand. >> should we try it again? >> i'm scared to go. >> i won't be seeing that video again over and over. of course britney makes it look easy.
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i on the other hand cannot say i had that much success. coming up in the next half hour, that great performance from britney from here. >> i wish you would hurry. no. look, there it is. >> we have to rerack that video of natalie on the cruise ship. >> or natalie at the gym. >> not my friend. >> you did better than we would have done. no question about it. thank you. >> see you next hour. just ahead to katie lee's kitchen, a recipe for a super fresh pie aya. first your local news and
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>> this is 7news now. ism good thursday morning, everyone. 8:27 as you take a live look over boston. let's send it over the chris lambert with a live check of your forecast. >> chris: a mile and muggy start. a few showers and sprinkles showing up on the radar. we'll continue to track them through this morning. most of t maintaining themselves across southeastern mass. the pike northbound, breaks of sun this afternoon. that's where temperatures jump up into the low 80s. mid to upper 70s to the south and to the east. over the weekend, all eyes will be on her mine. looks like it will stall somewhere just off the mid atlantic coastline. how close it gets to us will impact us in terms of how much wind and rain we see either late sunday into monday itself. we'll have more on that coming up at 9:00. >> christa: now to a top story, police are searching for a suspicious person who
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road in shirley. investigators say man driving a van followed a woman who was jogging and offered her water. the woman told police the man trapped her after she fell in a ditch. a vigil will be held for the woman shot and killed in manchester, new hampshire, one year ago. 62-year-old denise robert was shot and killed while taking a walk last night. she was a long-time employee at the "union leader" newspaper. her killer has never been caught. plastic bag ban is starting in somerville. the city are now prohictded to offering plastic bags to
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we're back. 8:30 on a thursday morning. september 1st, 2016. with a great crowd of people out on our plaza this morning. slightly dreary weather. apparently this is right? >> i'm not saying the weekend is going to be a washout here. but for our friends in florida, it will be horrible. rip currents are a big deal up and down the eastern seaboard. >> we have to be careful. crowd listening to britney spears music. she'll hit us one more time this morning with an exclusive performance from her new hit song. >> all right. and in just 24 hours, another
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the labor day weekend. alicia keys will perform live on our plaza as our final summer concert is going to be a great one. can't wait. >> we have some great news this morning. you may remember last week i teamed up with shake shack for our "today's" original. we created the roker burger. for every sale $1 was donated to no kid hungry. nonprofit that fits childhood hunger. we soldlm burgers in over half their locations and shake shack decided to kick in extra. that makes our donation to no kid hungry for $20,000. >> good job. >> we're really excited. we want to thank our friends at shake shack. i want to thank all of you. >> people are still talking about that burger. >> when we talk about the roker burger, i expect and hope that there will be a roker burger. >> with a shake. >> all right. how about a check of the
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let's show you what we have for you this weekend starting off with saturday. rip currents along the eastern seaboard. wet weather through the plains into the southwest and the pacific northwest. gulf coast as well. sunday, temperatures warm up. look for those rip currents to continue in the northeast. more wet weather through the gulf coast and showers through the plains which will continue on labor day. look for sunshine through the midwest into the mid-atlantic states and maybe we'll squeeze england. that's what's going on around the country. >> chris: good morning, everyone. we are tracking a few showers down through connecticut, rhode island, and into southeastern mass. even a couple showers across western mass at this time. i do expect this afternoon to be mostly dry aside from a shower or two still lingering across from southeastern mass. 76 to 82, warmest north and west of boston. all eyes on hermine. expected the stall out south of new england somewhere off the mid atlantic coastline. how close it gets to new england
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rain we get out of it. if we this get some >> i'm sorry. that's what's going on. now let's go back inside. >> hello, al. all right. as kids across the country face back to school jitters it can be a stressful time for parents from juggling those hectic schedules to planning meals and helping out with homework of course. here to help us get the family organized is jason. i love when you tell us about cool new apps and all of these are supposed to help not just kids but parents too. >> family time is always precious and going back to school is rarer and rarer. the idea of apps is to get all of the busy work out of the way to focus on quality time with your family. >> we have five apps. the first one addresses the problem getting out the door. are we do it here? >> we're doing it here.
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and you know, it's always the worst time of the day is the morning. kids are fighting. there's a power struggle. and no one gets out of the door in time. it sets up a schedule of different activities. you can set the timer and give it to them. so they'll have a minute to make their bed and brush their teeth and when they're done, they can get stars and awards and basically it means the phone does all of the nagging for you. you can concentrate on having good conversatioit >> gives them control over their own schedule as well. >> we're out the door. let's talk about the commute. kids like to fight over the radio. you have a solution. >> it's time to get the brain working on the way to school. podcasts are really a great thing to listen to on the way. the one we like is called pocket cast. this is an app that cost $2.99. easy to subscribe to things.
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we like podcast called story pirates where kids write stories and then these really funny comic actors act them out. gets creative juices flowing and hit school with their brains activated. >> homework time. another struggling situation for a lot of parents. >> one of the struggles is sometimes your kids ask you for help and you don't remember -- >> google it. >> and now schools teach math in different ways you may not understand. khan academy is the gold standard. it's a series of videos and exercises that can help kids stay up to date but also parents can use this maybe while their kids are at school so when kids come home, they know what they're dealing with and they can look brilliant. >> it's true. for some of us, a long time since we studied those subjects. okay. meal planning.
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what am i going to make? you have an app for that. >> you either do the same go-to things again and again and again or you spend hours looking through recipe books and online. so this is a subscription service called gathered table. for seven or eight bucks a month, they'll suggest meals for you and plan it out on a calendar and you can actually import your favorite recipes and organize it all on a smart grocery list a >> are there degrees of difficulty for these things? >> they are all makeable things. >> nothing fancy. and then your final app. tell us about this. it justifies giving your kids screen time. i know a lot of us -- >> i'm uptight about screen time. sometimes what are you going to do? you have to go do something. at least you can make sure that your kid is being active and working on something opposed to just passively receiving stuff. this is the everything machine.
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programming. what you can do is there are icons that you can move around and make your phone do things. so for instance in this one if you get your face on the camera, the light lights up. when you talk to technologists they talk about when they were kids they learn they could control the computer and a mind-blowing experience that was. it's letting kids do things with the phone and be creative. >> i like that it has a appreciate it. coming up next, we'll cook papaya next with katie lee's magic touch. on a thursday morning, this is "today" on nbc. the roast looks good dad. how good? 162 likes. did i get any retweets on those green beans? yep! and they're blowing up on instagram. honey, your rump roast just broke the internet!!!! as it should. life is family mealtime and everything you need to make it picture perfect. now be sure to tag your mother
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the roast looks good dad. how good? 162 likes. did i get any retweets on those green beans? yep! and they're blowing up on instagram. honey, your rump roast just broke the internet!!!! as it should. life is family mealtime and everything you need to make it picture perfect. now be sure to tag your mother because she needs more followers. ok. all right. we're back now with more garden on the go recipes. it's the gift that keeps on
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nearly two does different herbs and veggies and katie lee will make the most out of the bounty. good to see you. summer wrapping up. you're making one of my favorite dishes. it's good for the summer dish. >> i love it. you buy this stuff and bring it it now. >> let's look at the ingredient grid. you have two kinds of sausage here. >> bacon, zucchini, all stuff at its peak. first step is the meat. i have chicken legs.
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it has a higher smoke point so it's good for the grill and garlic salt to give it more flavor. toss it around in there. chicken you should grill at medium heat so it doesn't dry out. it will cook for 20 or 25 minutes until it registers 165. >> i'll be back with you in a second. talk about vegetables. >> same thing. zucchini, squash, tomatoes, oil on there, garlic salt and pepper. they cook for a lot less time. only a couple minutes. you want tomatoes to get blistered and yummy. and next step is the rice. this is really the base. >> can i stop you for a second? >> i don't like it when rice is mushy. i like a crunch. >> that's the best part. i'm using already cooked rice
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onions and bacon. bacon will help it crisp up because it has that fat in there and it's going to give it a lot of flavor. you can even use leftover rice. you know when you have those containers from the chinese takeout. a great way to use it. i'm actually doing this in a cast iron skillet instead of a pan so you don't have to have a special pan for this. >> you know what's amazing, we have our tasters at the table. they began eating this dish in our 7:30 half hour. >> crispy rice is >> the two sausages, chicken and vegetables are perfect. >> awesome. >> i want to know where charlie is. don't you think he would like some? >> he gets the leftovers. >> there won't be leftovers. >> you are pressing it down. >> i press it all of the way in. you want that rice to have good contact with the bottom of the pan so it gets crunchy. you can put this right on the grill at high heat for 20 to 25 minutes. it's not going to burn. that's how you get the crunch. you can scrape it.
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tomatoes and lemon zest. i'll hold that for you. you will add fresh herbs. a lot of fresh herbs and lemon juice. use whatever herbs you have. i'm using basil, cilantro and parsley in this one. one time i did lemon basil. that tasted great. add the protein. chicken and cooked. you don't have to take it off the bone. you can slice sausage if you like. shrimp is really good. there's all kinds of things you can do with it. put that vegetable in here too. >> okay. >> guys, what's your favorite kind? >> this. >> do you like seafood? >> seriously though. >> do you like it? >> you nailed it.
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the shrimp. >> even the vegetables are good. >> whenever you put stuff on the grill it takes on such a good flavor. it's really easy the cleanup is nothing then. >> did you try it, matt? >> i'm going to try it. katie, we'll walk over there to the tasting table. there isn't a dish for me. never mind. >> too bad. >> we'll take it right out of here. >> look at this. >> you get a big boy spoon there. >> perfect. all of the crunchy rice. >> get the crunc there. >> how great is that? >> really good, right? >> you have to have crunchy rice. it's everything. >> best thing you ever made. >> katie lee, rave reviews. thank you very much. this recipe e-mailed to you sign up for the "today" newsletter. go to or text food 66866. up next, an exclusive
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we've had a lot of music this morning and tomorrow alicia keys performing on our plaza. we'll close out our summer concert series. can't wait for that. let's get birthdays. >> we'll find out who is on the smucker's jar today. happy 100th birthday to agnes from south haven, mississippi. she's constantly on the move. loves to walk everywhere. happy birthday. and ann davis.
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of columbia, south carolina, celebrating 104 years. you do not want to play this lady in scrabble. she's unbeatable. happy 100th birthday to robert from farmingville, new york. he said the secret to longevity is using his five-pound dumbbells to exercise every day. happy 104th birthday to helen. she enjoys showing she has of family and friends and ruby is 104 years old. she has 22 grandkids. 70 great grandchildren. >> how keep that straight? >> one busy grandma. happy 100th birthday to edward. this cubs fan is from eau claire, wisconsin. sold real estate until he was 90 years old. you know someone turning 100 today, head to tell us all about them and
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>> we have olivia and charlie here. how's it going? >> wonderful. >> he looks so happy. >> he's met so many amazing people on the plaza today. >> they go nuts for charlie. >> he's checking out that paella over there. >> what do you have coming up? >> we'll have david spade. a new show out and we talk about what happened last night to all
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"they are models of inspiration." with "impressive results" and "eye-catching educational gains." it's turned my son's life around. narrator: "charter schools amount to hope" for kids all across massachusetts. question 2 will give parents more choices and result in more funding for public education. vote yes on 2. for stronger public schools. >> tropical storm bearing down on two states. hawaii bracing for impact and florida getting ready for the rain and the wind from a storm that could be coming our way.
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police investigating what they are calling a terrible accident in abbington. a murder unsolved a year later. how the community is gathering to honor this victim in new hampshire. donald trump sounding off after visit south of the border. what he had to say just hours after meeting with the mexican president. tracking a few showers out there today. out ahead of a cool front. also tracking the tropics and what hermine means to the
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>> storms swirling and bearing down on the u.s. preparations under way in florida for a system that's headed for the east coast. an 11-year-old rushed to the hospital shot in the face. this accident under investigation in a stranger. why residents are so concerned after a murder just a few towns away. >> good thursday morning everybody. thanks for joining us. it's 9:00 a.m. i'm sarah french. i'm christa delcamp. we're keeping a close eye on the tropics. two storms people are keeping an eye out fors. two state bracing for impact. hawaii has a tropical system its


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