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this morning, authorities trying to piece together what fueled his rage. what went wrong? investigators on the scene of the plane crash in egypt that killed all 224 abhordoard a russian airliner. authorities say there's no evidence isis was involved. flights are halted over the area. is it el faro? wreckage found 15,000 feet below the surface of the atlantic. today, the ocean vehicle may make its way there to see if it was the ship lost last month in hurricane joaquin. miami miracle. the miami hurtricanes lateral the ball eight times to take the kickoff back for a touchdown. some people saying this is the greatest college football play in history. today, november 1st, 2015.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm carson daly alongside of sheinelle jones and dylan dreyer dreyer. >> i can't get some of the eye liner off. >> social media is still feeling it. >> it was a lot of fun yesterday. certainly was. >> you owned up maybe a little too much. >> i got that comment a lot. maybe too much. >> so great. >> more on that coming up. hope you got the extra hour of sleep, as well. let's get to the top story. the deadly shooting spree in colorado. three people are dead, and so is the gunman after a wild shoot outsaturdayshootout saturday. questions remain on what triggered the shootout. >> this is the spot where the violent scene ended on a busy saturday morning downtown. today, investigators are trying to figure out what caused the
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gunman to open fire on three people in three different locations. >> reporter: the suspect began his murderous path down the street of a quiet colorado springs neighborhood saturday morning. >> i heard four gunshots, louder than any i'd ever heard. >> reporter: police received reports of gunshots and a basement fire in a nearby home, where the first victim was found. witnesses say the suspect made his way from the house to the street, where he came face-to-face with a woman. out of nowhere, a young man on a bicycle came between them. >> she told me he had saved her life. she had just come out of her house, and the gunman looked her dead in the eye. >> reporter: witnesses say the gunman, instead, shot the cyclist multiple times, killing him. the suspect then shot and killed a third victim before police cornered him a half mile away. >> i saw someone being chased by the police. that's when they yelled, "put
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the gun down," and he turned around. that's when they shot him. >> reporter: police say the gunman fired several rounds. one shooting out the back window of a police cruiser. officers returned fire, hitting the gunman, who later died at the hospital. one neighbor who knew the suspect said she never would have expected this. >> he waived and said hello, and i had hi. i would have never thought this was anything wrong with the man. >> reporter: police are trying to piece together what set the chain of deadly shootings in motion. >> we are going to be looking at all pieces of evidence. we will be interviewing multiple, multiple witnesses, to see what led up to these events. >> reporter: identities of the victims and the gunman have not been released. the officers involved have been placed on administrative leave, following department protocol, while the sheriff's department investigates that part of the case. carson? >> thank you. turning now to the crash of a russian commercial airliner over egypt, killing all 224 people on board.
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emirates, the middle east's largest airline, says it will join several other carriers, changing flight patterns to avoid the area where the plane went down. this, amid growing concern over just what caused the tragedy. nbc's chief global correspondent bill neely is in cairo this morning. good morning. >> good morning, erica. this was the worst plane disaster in russian history. here in cairo, slowly, they are assembling the clues that might tell us how this happened, and they are gathering the dead. >> reporter: from the tangled wreckage, nearly 200 bodies and 2 black box flight recorders have been removed. russian investigators joining egyptians, examining the fuselage. the air bus was 23 minutes into its flight when it slowed and dropped dramatically. most on board were russian tourists, 25 children. their bodies brought to a morgue
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in the country they just finished a country. forensic experts here, too. most of the dead have been brought here to be identified, many through dna samples. it is grim work. identifies the cause of the crash that killed them may take longer. among the dead, this man and his 3-year-old, photographed by her mom, ready to board. the airline says the plane was in working order, the pilot experienced and human error wasn't to blame. investigators will look at everything. >> the weather, the way the airplane was fueled, the cargo, everything about it. >> reporter: the plane crashed in an area where militants are fighting egypt's army. allies of isis claim they shot down the plane. officials dismiss that, saying the militants don't have the missiles to do it. the airline metro jet has been grounded by russian authorities, who have had serious concerns
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engine trouble being reported recently. the co-pilot revealing her husband complained about the plane's condition. russia today is in shock. it's a day of national mourning after a tragedy they will not forget. >> investigators will start working on the black box flight recorders today, listening to the last words and sounds from the cockpit. some airlines now have security worries. they look at the isis claim. remember, there is no evidence that isis shot down that plane, but some of the airlines, half a dozen, are saying they won't fly over that area, just to be on the safe side. >> be kneeill neely, thank you. now a possible break through for the search of the cargo ship el faro. it sunk during hurricane joaquin. >> officials say images from
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high-tech sonar suggest the ship is standing upright and in one piece. as early as today, a remote controlled deep ocean vehicle will be sent down to confirm the find. turning to politics on what is likely to be a busy day in the race for the white house. representatives for the republican campaign meeting face-to-face to talk about last week's contentious debate, while jeb bush tries to save his floundering campaign. nbc's hallie jackson is traveling with the candidates. >> reporter: fresh off a cattle call in iowa, fed up campaigns will meet in washington to air out complaints about their debate debate. the frustration, a new talking point on the trail. >> what a train wreck. >> if you have never voted in a republican primary in your life, you don't get to moderate a republican primary debate. >> reporter: while ted cruz is on the hunt in iowa, it's jeb bush aiming to hit his next target, a better standing in the race. looking fired up, fighting back
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and focus on the positive. >> what we need to do is unite, not just conservatives, but all of us around the belief that we can fix these things. >> reporter: set to start a jeb can fix it tour through florida, bush remains dogged by questions about whether he can fix his campaign after stagnated at single digits in recent polls. now, in an exclusive sit down with chuck todd, he denies having seen the leaked memo circulated by his own staff, that included a tax against marco rubio. >> you don't know this memo? >> i read about it when it was leaked, for sure. i didn't know about the power point. >> is that what you want your campaign involved with? >> i want them to focus on winning new hampshire, south carolina, iowa and nevada. that's our first mission. >> reporter: bush, far behind front runners trump and carson and trailing rubio, too, who is riding high, swarmed by supporters after his well-received debate performance. two fellow floridians hoping to build more momentum, and the
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it, now fighting for it. hallie jackson, nbc news, des moines, iowa. >> chuck todd is moderator of "meet the priszess." you have an interview with jeb bush. let's look at another clip. >> my focus and in the debate, i will change the whole conversation. someone asked about fantasy football, which was bizarre, and i'll talk about the people i've met that are really worried that they have declining income. they're worried about their children having more opportunities. i'm going to change the conversation on my terms. >> chuck, sitting down with him, how shaken was jeb bush by the cnbc debate? >> look, he was -- i guess i would characterize it this way, carson, he was trying very hard to show that, yes, he knows it was a bad performance, but that he's up off the mat. he really does want this. he does have the fire in the belly. to hear him essentially volunteer to say, boy, i even
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know exactly how i'm going to correct myself the next time i debate, to me, that audience is to donors. carson, he's trying to convince these guys to give him another chance. we'll see if it works. i'm spectacle, only because so far in this campaign, any candidate that started high and fallen hasn't been able to get back up. yes, it's happened four and eight years ago. we haven't seen examples of that this time. scott walker started high, fell and couldn't get back up. >> marco rubio at 9% after a strong debate performance. he challenged jeb bush. >> yeah. >> is he the alternative candidate for the republican establishment? >> he could be. he got a big endorsement from a major billionaire donor. a man named paul singer in new york. if more of them come along, and that's what's going on behind the scenes. bush and rubio are fighting for the same big donors. if rubio is going to take advantage of the good debate performance, he has to get some substantial financial support in
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order to build the infrastructure he needs for a competitive campaign. he has a big one, but he needs more if he wants to prove this will last. >> chuck, i have to switch gears. your miami hurricanes, number 22 duke, scores a touchdown with six seconds left. think you have the game in hand. eight laterals, 48 seconds later. what were you thinking? >> i couldn't believe it. i assumed there would be flags. you're sitting there -- the hardest part was the ten-minute review, and i couldn't believe they pull td flag,ed the flag, carson. i've never seen that. we were wrong about the block in the back. >> on the side, yeah. >> university of miami has had a rough week, new coach, one of the captains, his mother passed away this week. it was -- we have to remember, they're 20-year-old kids, it's nothing more fun than watching college kids have a good time at the end. >> we were thinking about you yesterday.
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they're calling that the greatest play in college history. >> until next week. we've had amazing endings this year in college football. >> you're right. chuck, thanks. see you in a little bit for more on your interview with jeb bush, as well as a sit-down with paul ryan. turning now to sheinelle, making a turn with a tough story. >> this is a sad one. trick or treating turned into a halloween nightmare in one new york neighborhood. a car plowed into a costumed group of children and parents before becoming airborne and slamming into a front yard. a young girl and two adults were killed. four others were injured, including a 3-year-old child. there's no word yet on what caused the crash. it was a deadly crossing for a group of migrants trying to land in greece. at least 11 people drowned after a boat carrying 30 refugees sank in high seas. the greek coast guard says the victims included two children and four babies.
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prince harry greeted wounded afghanistan veterans. he was at buckingham palace after members of the walk with the wounded finished their journey. they're raising awareness of the needs of wounded warriors. the royals rallied to beat the mets, 5-3. they're ahead, 3-1, and leaves them one game away from the championship. the fifth game of the series will be played tonight in new york. finally, the legend of the great horse, american pharoah, keeps growing. the winner of the triple crown took on the field in the breeders' cup for his last race before retirement. look at this, he blew away the competition. he led from the start to go out on top. american pharoah becomes the first horse to win racing's grand slam. as a fitting finale, he did it in record time. i love he went out on top. >> good time to retire.
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>> sheinelle, thank you for that. in texas, the death toll is climbing following a weekend of deadly storms. authorities say six people were killed in flash flooding. at least two others hurt after tornadoes tore the area saturday with the storm system that's threatening neighbors to the east. dylan has more on that. >> texas has been getting so hard-hit. it's a typical pattern for texas, to see flooding rain during el nino. yesterday, with this storm, we picked up nearly 16 inches of rain in some areas. we also have reports of about six tornadoes in the area, as well. we'll lose the severe threat today, though we'll still see heavier rain. right now, it's moving into new orleans and eventually make its way to the southeast, weakening as it does. we have flash flood watches from louisiana to the southern parts of mississippi and alabama, with rainfall rates of one to three inches per hour. that's what leaves the potential of flash flooding. into monday morning, the
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the atlanta area. by monday afternoon skpechb ing >> and that's your latest forecast. >> adam levine, thank you. coming up next, put down the halloween candy and get ready to hunt for bargains. the biggest retailers starting the holiday shopping season today.
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maybe with the next story, you'll think, the extra hour of sleep can allow me to sleep off the halloween candy hangover. this is not a bad dream. >> the holiday shopping is starting already. >> reporter: halloween, it's so yesterday. today, the nation's largest retailers are moving on. all the way to christmas. it may only be november 1st, but they are making no apologies. walmart putting out these online ads to show halloween is over, and the christmas shopping season has officially begun. in stores, sales start today. walmart offering discounts on thousands of items, like toys and electronics.
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plab plan planning on line price matching and its own movie. changed. the earlier they start, the more they'll be able to get the people in the stores and online shopping. >> reporter: the next two months account for 20% of the retail industry's annual sales. competition into high gear. some stores are also offering in-store pickup, even curbside online. whatever it takes to get shoppers to spend. so how do shoppers feel about christmas in november? for some, it's a gift. >> i think that when you start early, people come out early, and it's less people in the street closer to christmas. >> reporter: but for others -- >> november 1st? that's absolute madness. how many people are you shopping for? a whole platoon? >> reporter: the christmas creep has them just a little creeped out. >> it's too early to think about
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what i want for christmas. >> reporter: nbc news, los angeles. >> i was in the gap last week, before halloween. they had christmas music already playing. >> already? >> granted, i was tapping my foot along and singing in my head, but it's still a little early. >> as much as i love christmas music, too early. look at this picture. are they brothers, twins, at the least, cousins? how about complete strangers? so jill, i know the markets have taken a hit lately. mm hmm. just wanted to touch base. how did edward jones come to manage over $800 billion dollars in assets? huh. okay. here's our latest market outlook. two things that i'd like to point out... through face time when you really need it. so that's intesting, you know we had spoken about that before. it's how edward jones makes sense of investing. you get a cold. you can't breathe through your nose. suddenly, you're a mouthbreather.
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he told us he's a photographer traveler in ireland for a wedding. he noticed someone was already in his seat, and the guy turned out to look just like him. of course, they took this selfie and moved on. end of story. right? no. neal found out his twin checked into the same hotel before he arrived. later that night, they ran into each other at a pub. so they took another picture. what's funny is we don't know the other guy's name. they were distracted and never said, what's your name? >> no way. >> that needs to be a sitcom on nbc. crazy. >> good idea. still to come on "today," is one direction done for good? we'll take you to what might have been the boy band's final farewell last night. sorry, ladies.
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you light up my world like nobody else the way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed it was an emotional night for one direction fans as their tour wrapped up in england. some are speculating they could
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>> much more on that in a moment. we're back on a sunday morning, november 1st, 2015. the crowd a little more refreshed than normal. the only downside, it's going to be getting very dark very early coming up. how do we cope with that? >> we'll catch you up on headlines. several international airlines changing flight patterns to avoid the air space where a plane went down on saturday, killing all 224 people on board. isis saying it was behind the crash. authorities say there is no evidence to support that. in colorado, three people are dead after a shooting cam inging rampage on saturday. the gunman was shot by police when investigators try to discover what triggered the killing spree. a make or break for the mets after losing game four on saturday. the royals lead the series, 3-1, meaning the mets need to clinch
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of course, to win the series. there are folks in the plaza to my right who are excited. we have kansas city fans here. >> oh, boy. we better move on. it's ugly. we begin this half hour with a heartbreaker for many of your teen daughters and granddaughters. one direction wrapped up their world tour last night. there is speculation 1d could be done for good. ron mott is on top of it from london. good morning. >> good morning. could be water works today. tissues might be a required accessory for millions of young girls and teens around the world. as one of the most popular boy bands ever assembled is taking a break with unanswered questions about whether they'll ever get back together. the story of my life >> reporter: like so many bands before them, the time has come for one direction to go their separate directions. before a sold out show last night in england, three hours
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fans lucky enough to get tickets, screamed with anticipation. after the con ert, tearsoncert, tears and regret. >> it was amazing. >> best experience of my life. >> reporter: one direction shot to fame after capturing the attention of simon cowell during a 2010 audition for "x factor life." their debut single "what makes you beautiful" rocketed to number one on the uk singles chart and a sensation was born. the group became a hot ticket item, making their u.s. tv debut here on "today," packing rockefeller plaza with $15,000 fan s -- 15,000 fans. they released successful albums. michael jackson's "this is it" was the fastest selling concert film video ever in the uk. one direction made lots of money and history. the only act whose first four albums debuted at number one on
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the billboard 200 chart. >> it broke the beetles record for the most number one debuts. >> reporter: over time, aspirations changed, and the group announced it would go on hiatus in 2016 to pursue solo careers. this followed the departure of zane in the spring. >> a lot of incentive to bring it back together. >> reporter: after a phenomenal run, the guys are splitting, for now, to see if they can keep going in the right directions on their own. >> emotional night last night. to be clear, the band is calling this a hiatus, a pause, a break, not a curtain call. for all you 1d fans, stay hopeful. >> there's hope. >> our 1d expert, ron mott, thank you for that. dylan has a final check of the weather. it's a nice day out here. >> very pleasant. especially with the marathon going on. we also have a huge crowd.
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this is hurricane pink, from louden county, virginia. you guys all took a bus up here. you were here last year. you're huge on social media. what are you here to spread awareness about? >> for a local non-profit organization, the louden health network, they help those struggling with breast cancer. >> how many are here today? >> 55. >> all took a bus? >> correct. >> welcome. we love having you in new york, as always, on the plaza. the weather for the marathon today, we could see a sprinkle or two this morning, but then we'll see increasing sunshine. temperatures actually not all that bad. lower 60s. it's going to be a really nice first week of november all across the northeast, with the jet stream well up to the north. cooler temperatures through texas, louisiana and the gulf coast. that's because of the rain. everywhere else, 10 to 20 degrees above normal. this feels more like september
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to >> that's your latest forecast. with the end of daylight savings time, that's true, getting the extra hour of sleep, but it'll get dark a lot earlier. keir simmons has tips on how to manage the change. good morning. >> good morning. it's a simple fact the days get shorter and the nights get longer. it's a fact a lot of people don't like. >> reporter: good morning,
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sunshine. now that daylight savings time is over, you'll probably feeling nice and refreshed, with the extra hour of sleep last night. but it's not all good news. while your mornings may be brighter for now, it's going to get darker a lot earlier, as well. so instead of 15 hours after daylight at the peak of summer, get ready for 9 over the winter. critics say falling back is a why? we use more heat and electricity when we lose the hour of light. crashes with deer, at least in some places, go up. and when the sun goes down earlier these days, crime goes up. there's another culprit that affects 5% of americans. >> you might feel fatigues, you might lose interest in doing thick things that normally make you happy. your sleep might be affected, your appetite affected, your concentration might be affected. >> reporter: the national institute of mental health estimates 1 in 20 americans suffer from seasonal affective disorder, also known as sad,
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>> more irritability, more sensitivity to rejection, feeling particularly tired. even craving carbohydrates and weight gain. >> reporter: how can you beat it? when the sun is out, get as much natural light as you can. take a walk, even just sit near a window. regular exercise alleviates stress and anxiety. and light therapy can mimic the sunlight we lose in winter. these products cost $40 and up. of course, if you can afford it, escaping to sunnier destinations isn't a bad idea either. >> if you are affected by it and the symptoms stay longer, speak with your doctor. guys, i think i need a little more sleep last night. >> we all need that. >> i think we all do. >> thanks. it is a perfect day here in the big apple to run a marathon. today is the new york city marathon marathon. craig melvin, as well as one of our supervising producers, sarah
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along with 50,000 of their closest friends. craig, you're doing it for a very good cause. good morning, my friend. >> good morning. you know the guys very well. it's a group that does this every year. they've raised millions of dollars over the past decade or so for the fight against cancer. i'm running for my niece. we lost her to cancer more than two years ago. she was just 3 years old. yeah, we're running for a cause this morning. i am not a marathoner. i am a casual runner, i guess you would say. but it's tough not to be inspired when you look around and you see 45,000 or 50,000 people here on a sunday morning. weather is nice, too, dylan dreyer, thank you very much for that. >> you're very welcome. >> we saw a beautiful picture of your niece, jasmine. you may say you're not a marathoner, but when you cross the line today, for the rest of your life, you're a marathoner
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and provideing hope for so many people. crush this. >> i'll be at the hydration station with a cheese pizza for you. look for me. >> i'll look forward to that as the end, too. thank you, guys. >> good luck and tell sarah we say hello, as well. >> will do. still to come with our sunday stories from a mets usher who has been greeting fans for five decades, to how one company hopes to help detroit make a comeback. and the moving tribute to a young nypd officer you tuck here... you tuck there. if you're a toe tucker... because of toenail fungus, ask your doctor now about prescription kerydin. used daily, kerydin drops may kill the fungus at the site of infection and get to the root of your toe tucking. kerydin may cause irritation at the treated site. most common side effects include skin peeling... ...ingrown toenail, redness, itching, and swelling. tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away. stop toe tucking... and get the drop on toenail fungus.
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the largest municipal bankruptcy in history, detroit's downtown is rushing to reinvent itself. on the fifth floor of a former general motors research building, workers toil on a different type of assembly line. >> it's a time of change right now for detroit. >> reporter: willie holly's father and grandfather were auto industry lifers, struggling to find a job after college, holly was a security guard in this building. until shinola came along. >> i thought about moving from the city a couple times. i think what shinola did to me is show me there is hope to create a career in the city and be proud of what you do. >> reporter: he was one of the first nine employees on the line. now, the company has grown to more than 450, more than half in manufacturing. >> we have nine stores today. we just opened a flagship in d.c.
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potentially eleven, stores. this is the chief operating officer, and she's trying to renew a brand that was known for a less than flattering phrase. >> you don't know [ bleep ] from shinola. >> reporter: what is old is new and now it's chic. they make $600 watches and other high-end leather goods. even bikes. >> has it been difficult to change the image people have of detroit? >> i think people are looking at detroit for a place of hope. >> reporter: many of the parts are swiss, and the brand is owned by a texas investment group. john is a detroit blogger who says shinola overrelied on opportunistic opportunistic brands. >> it really profits from
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struggling for jobs, it's good timing. lisa chandler was born and raised in detroit. after 17 years working for chrysler, she took a buyout. >> did you think you'd end up making watches? >> no, i didn't. but i'm so glad that i am. >> reporter: with her new unexpected career path, she can now provide for her teenage daughter. >> it's not just the motor city anymore. >> no, it isn't. it's our city. >> reporter: time might not always heal all wounds, but in this town, it sure is trying. for "today," gabe gutierrez, nbc news, detroit. >> great to see these stories about detroit making a comeback. >> yes. >> people are so invested in making it happen. probably not the last we'll see. >> hopefully not. let's go over to dylan with today's plaza fans of the day. >> good morning, guys. we have marry andy and nettie from west michigan.
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>> we'll be cheering on sue. >> sue is their friend running the marathon. you'll be at mile 18 and the finish line. it's wonderful, among of people who support those running the marathon. still to come, the world war ii veteran who isn't quitting his day job yet. as an usher for the world series playing to the car that just survived hours of reconditioning... sorry, we know that was a bit... invasive. but, if we didn't hoist you up in the air and poke around a little, we wouldn't be carmax. we expect a lot from our cars and we need to make sure that you'll make the grade. you have to admit, you're looking awfully nice. oh just relax. it's gonna be a long time before anybody peeks at your undercarriage again. lowe's presents "how to be good at math" how much money do you think we saved today? a lot. now get his troy-bilt 24-in snow blower
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jeb bush was a very strong governor, probably the strongest governor in the history of the state of florida. he was a young guy and i think there were some folks in the legislature that thought they might be able to run over him. that didn't happen. one tax cut wasn't enough- he had to do more. it wasn't enough to have 15,000 kids with school choice in florida, he wanted to have 100,000 kids. if he didn't like a project, it was going to be vetoed. it didn't matter if you were a republican. it didn't matter if you were his best friend. he said: 'this is where we're going, this is how we're going to reform state government...' every politician comes in talking about making change, and generally there's not much change. but governor bush made a lot of changes. he got the nickname veto corleone. if he saw something in the budget that he thought violated his conservative principles, you could guarantee it was gonna get whacked. he vetoed a bunch of my stuff and i was the senate president. the message to washington, d.c., is 'get ready...' because there will be change.
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right to rise usa is responsiblefor the content of this message. it is do or die tonight for the mets at the world series. after the tough lossgainst kansas city saturday in new york. >> one fan in the stands tonight hoping for a miracle in game five witnessed the team's highs and lows over the last five decades. >> he's not a member of the team, but 91-year-old luke gasparre may be one of the most recognized men at citi field. he's been an usher since 1964, and if he has his way, he's not stopping any time soon. >> reporter: luke gasparre has seen it all as a mets usher since the stadium opened in 1964. >> one game is more exciting than the other and the cheers go on. one year, i made 81 games. >> luke is the man! >> reporter: he loves the game, and the fans love him.
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>> luke is the man. [ . >> opening day of this year, i had around 9 to 11 people around me. my boss comes up to me and says, hey, luke, any problem here? i said, no. there's no problem. these are all my friends. they all come over to say hello to me. >> reporter: with a purple heart and a bronze star pinned to his uniform, he has quite a life story to tell. >> in 1944, i was in the battle of the bulge, and i was wounded in france. in a town called mets. here i am, working with the new york met organization for 52 years. whoever would figure that one out? >> reporter: gasparre remembers as a teenager in the 1940s, moving to his neighborhood in new york, where he still lives, and becoming friends with a young singer named anthony, later known as tony bennet.
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they begged the club owner to give him a shot to perform. >> he says to me, what could you do? i said, i could tap dance. he said, let's see you do some. >> i know that. >> so i did. he said, come tonight at 9:00. tony, what could you do? he says, i could sing. it'll be a good show. >> reporter: in addition to all the big mets games in years past, he's been an usher here during huge concerts, like the beetles. >> that was a big, big, big show. at that time, the whole stadium was filled up with standing room. >> reporter: gasparre and his wife had three children. she passed last year. they were married 66 years. his apartment full of priceless pictures and memorabilia. no matter what though, he says, as long as he can, he'll enjoy
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>> i love every moment of it. enjoy life, every day. every day. have a smile on your face. >> i have to say, i asked him to give us a piece of wisdom. he has this spark about him, that you love him as soon as you meet him. he seems again yungenuine. he says to smile every day. >> thank you for that. ahead, a powerful sunday story from look at you, saving money on your medicare part d prescriptions. at walgreens, we call that "carpe med diem." that's almost latin for "seize the day to get more out of life and medicare part d." from one-dollar copays on select plans... ...to now reward points on all prescriptions, walgreens has you covered. so drop by and seize the savings! walgreens. at the corner of happy and healthy. johnson's believes that bath time
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if you think we can grow our economy while ignoring climate change, think again. america's most innovative companies are alreadmoving to cle eney using existing technology to improve their bottom line. now we need a plan to help businesses and families across america to save money on electricity and create millions of new jobs. it all starts with 50% clean energy by 2030. so, what are we waiting for? this morning on sundays with harry, remembering a fallen officer. harry smith is here with more. >> good morning, guys. this one, as sundays with harry go, this one is a littl differt.
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the pice inmericaas bee inhe adlis lot and not in a good way. 47 were gunned down in the line of duty last year. this year, more than two dozen so far. wednesday here in new york, police commissioner eulogized one of the fallen. we wanted you to hear what he said about officer canrandolph holder and what it means to be a cop. >> what makes a police officer? is it courage? is it compassion? is it the calling? i would say to you, it's all of these. all these things make a cop. but one thing, most of all, we keep people safe. it's what we do. it's what police officer randolph holder did, so proudly throughout his all too brief career. most people avoid the evil ones
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as cops, we seek them out. they knew what they were approaching that night. a shootout, a robbery, a man with a gun. they went towards that danger. they didn't pull back. why? it's what we do. randy's father and his grandfather before him were cops in their native country. randy's father were shield number 9657. he wore it with pride, and it pushed randy to follow his dad's example. today, shield number 13340, we issue him shield 9657. at some point, every cop has gotten the question, why do you do it? why do you want to be a cop?
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it certainly isn't for the long hours, the last-minute assignments, the missed holo dais -- holidays, the dangers. the anxiety loved ones people when we leave the home. it isn't for glory and recognition, which often comes only on days like this. the city, indeed this country, doesn't know its cops, oftentimes, until it's too late. detective randolph holder, you are relieved of your duty as a new york city police officer, guardian at the gates of new york city, and we send you on your way to your new assignment, to be a guardian angel at the gates of heaven. >> the people out there every night, so many of these difficult places, and they're the ones who literally are walking into harm's way. not giving it a second thought.
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say, the story we've been storying so much over the last two years, there's many different parts to it. that's for sure. >> beautifully done. >> powerful. harry, thank you very much. appreciate that. quick reminder to tune into "meet the press" this morning for chuck todd's interviews with presidential candidate jeb bush and new speaker of the house, paul ryan. >> that'll do it for us on a sunday morning. carson, thanks for filling? >> thanks for having me.
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