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the canopy, and the poles started falling the other way. and then i saw the whole tent had fallen over. and from there, it was just chaos. >> i was really scared. i saw all these ambulance coming and the thunder was just so terrifying and the lightning. and i was really, really afraid. and then it just all happened, flashed before my eyes. >> reporter: the dangerous storm systems across the midwest also brought tornadoes to the region. a huge twister touched down in iowa, near nephewenville sunday evening. the tornado picked up debris and reportedly destroyed a few barns but no reports of injuries. in grays lake, illinois, another tornado may have touched down, high winds and hail, littering streets with toppled trees and power lines. the severe weather extending to greenville, michigan. emergency crews working overnight to remove fallen debris. back in chicago's grant park,
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the popular locala palooza festival shutting down. organizers ended the final day of the festival 30 minutes early when another storm hit the area. here in grays lake, illinois, a day of cleanup. parts of this building across the street. you can see that truck turned over. carson, savannah, back to you. >> what a night. jong yang in grays lake, illinois, thank you. meanwhile, in california, thousands of homes are being threatened by a wildfire that nearly tripled in size over the weekend. emergency officials stepped up evacuation orders. joe fryer has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carson. this fire now at 54,000 acres, growing at a rate that's unprecedented. the flames have moved into a more remote area, which is good news. but in these conditions, they know things can change in an instant. the rocky fire is an unpredictable monster still growing this morning, even veteran firefighters say they have never seen anything like it. at one point, the flames tore
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through 20,000 acres in just five hours. >> the challenges the firefighters have been getting is that erratic winds and wind shift have been moving the fire in other directions. >> reporter: this single fire has consumed 84 square miles. that's an area larger than the city of st. louis. two dozen homes are already gone, and thousands more have been evacuated. >> this is alarming. it's a little surreal. and just kind of keeps you on your toes. >> reporter: crews are intentionally setting backfires, burning up dry brush before the fire can get to it. national guard helicopters and air tankers are now on the scene after the governor declared a state of emergency. >> the purpose behind using this aircraft is to put retardant down so our firefighters on the ground can get in there and actually put the fire out. >> reporter: a new brushfire moved quickly through los padres national forest. 20 large fires are now burning. making things worse, mother nature keeps sending in storm
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clouds that produce lightning but little to no rain, sparking hundreds of smaller fires. >> it's a little frightening, but we can get through it. >> reporter: temperatures are a little bit cooler today, which should help. the rocky fire is still only 5% contained. that shows just how hard it is to get things under control. about 2,000 firefighters are now on the scene here. carson and savannah? >> scary stuff there. joe fryer on the story for us in california. thanks. >> meantime, this is a big weekend, the presidential race, the republicans holding their first debate on thursday. and on the democratic side, a bit of a bombshell this weekend. speculation and reports that the vice president once again is seriously considering a run for president. nbc's andrea mitchel he will has all of it from washington this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. vice president joe biden's aides say he will decide by late summer. amidst that new speculation, he might run against hillary clinton in the democratic primaries. it is a decision possibly born in tragedy.
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a dying wish from his son, bo. >> my father, my hero. the next vice president of the united states. joe biden. >> reporter: a wish also endorsed by biden's surviving son, hunter. their hope, that their dad would challenge front runner hillary clinton, for the democratic nomination. >> he's been a heartbeat away from the presidency for eight years. i think he thinks he's qualified, and anybody in that position would be thinking about it. >> reporter: biden aide steve rickety is sounding out democratic regulars, including some who already signed on with clinton. clinton has huge advantages. >> almost all the biden donors have gone over to hillary clinton already. so i think it's too late to man a serious campaign at this stage. >> reporter: biden has run for president twice before, and stumbled. and as vice president, he has occasionally been prone to gaffes. >> we both have something in common. we both married up. >> reporter: and at times, excessive exuberance. but biden has proved his loyalty
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and become a key adviser to the president. while clinton, although pulling way ahead of the other democrats, has recently suffered a sharp uptick in people saying they don't trust her, possibly a reaction to controversies like her private e-mails. the campaign says it's not concerned. >> there's a lot of views in the democratic party, and, you know, we'll be prepared to handle whatever comes our way. >> reporter: in fact, tomorrow clinton starts airing her first tv ads in iowa and new hampshire. aides say costing $2 million. >> i believe that when families are strong, america is strong. >> reporter: a biden run would certainly put president obama in the awkward position of having to choose between his vice president and his former secretary of state. savannah? >> all right, andrea, thank you so much. david axelrod worked as a senior white house adviser and top strategist for both obama-biden campaigns. david, good morning. good to see you. >> good morning, savannah. good to see you. >> all right. how real is this? do you think the vice president is seriously considering a run?
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>> well, look at it through his eyes. he was a united states senator for 36 years. very distinguished career there. he was one of the -- he's been one of the most constructive vice presidents in history, very close relationship with the president. the middle class issue that is now the meme of this campaign has been the theme of his whole political career. and so he's probably looking at this and saying, why not me. but then there is the other side of the equation, which is what it takes to put a presidential campaign together against a very formidable opponent. and i think that is a real big reality check here. so i'm a little skeptical about -- the bombshell of the weekend. >> sometimes the speculation is just that, it's out of thin air, comes from nowhere. sometimes as you well know as a former white house top adviser, it is deliberately planted in the press. it's a trial balloon, to see if the support is there. do you think that's what we're seeing here? do you think the vice president or those close to him have let
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this kind of float out into the ether to see what people think of it? >> well, someone let it out into the ether. the question is whether it was him. you know, there's no doubt in my mind that he believes himself to be a peer of secretary clinton's, and probably feels that he would be a stronger nominee. but whether he wanted it to come out in this way, i have some doubts. and he really has to measure, savannah, a cost benefit analysis. he has attained a great stature as a senior statesman within the democratic party. and does he want to risk all of that in a battle that he would be very uphill. >> it's very personal. the vice president has told close aides, close associates, that his son, bo biden, from his hospital bed, urged him to run. in fact, the "new york times" wrote about it this weekend in some detail. bo was losing his announce and the right side of his face was partially paralyzed, but he had a mission. he tried to make his father promise to run.
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how much of this renewed consideration do you think stems from that, from the emotion of the loss of beau biden and his request that his father run? >> i spent some time with the vice president and i think anybody who has knows just how hard that loss has hit him and how close he was to his son, and what a loss this has been. but again, i think the other side of him, this is a guy who has been a presidential candidate or touted as one since 1972. he's run twice. he knows what it takes. and i think that discussion has to be had yet. the emotion is powerful, but it's not enough to make a decision to run for president. >> i'll put you on the spot before we go here. you're a strategist. would you advise him to run? >> i would not. because i know what it takes to put a presidential campaign together. and it is late in the game. secretary clinton, for all her problems, some of them self inflicted, still has a very high
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rating among democrats. and that, of course, is what determines who the nominee will be. and a big head start. so, you know, i really have such a high regard for joe biden. i think he has been a great vice president, great public official. i would hate to see him risk it all on a campaign that likely wouldn't succeed. >> david axelrod, always good to get your perspective. thank you very much. >> okay, good to be with you. meantime, police in memphis are stepping up the manhunt for a suspect accused of killing an officer during a traffic stop. let's get more from nbc's kerry sanders in memphis. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. police say that officer sean bolton was shot and killed by a man who is a convicted bank robber. why did he allegedly shoot the officer? well, that is unclear. but detectives believe that the officer was approaching a car where the suspect had less than two grams of marijuana. of that's about enough to make three joints. this morning in memphis, a manhunt is under way for the killer of officer sean bolton.
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sunday night, friends and colleagues in tears brought flowers to the street where he was gunned down. >> when you look at this individual, you're looking at a coward. >> reporter: memphis police and u.s. marshals are combing the city, looking for this man, tremaine will bourn who they say shot officer bolton at a traffic stop saturday night, apparently, police say, after he interrupted a drug deal. >> to show how senseless this is, we're talking about less than two grams of marijuana. >> reporter: as the officer lay more totally wounded, a bystander grabbed his police radio. >> please, please hurry up. >> reporter: taking the desperate measure, because neighbors say the 911 lines were busy. shot several times -- >> call an ambulance! >> ambulance is already en route. >> reporter: officer bolton was rushed to the hospital. a bulletproof vest he was wearing, unable to save him. sunday, police recovered a gun in a nearby field which they believe could be the murder weapon.
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>> we as a community must come together and remember that all lives matter. not just black lives. not just white lives. but all lives matter. >> reporter: there is a reward being offered of $10,000 leading to the capture of the suspect. meantime, the other man who was in the car turned himself in, spoke to police, and was released. carson? >> kerry sanders, thank you. >> such a sad story. natalie is here with the top stories of the morning, including a bad accident overnight. >> terrible story in new jersey. several people were injured, including a police officer after a chain reaction crash that sent a car flying on to the sidewalk. this happened in jersey city. and witnesses say a speeding minivan lost control and slammed into other vehicle, sending that car into a group of pedestrians. multiple people were taken to the hospital, including the officer who is expected to be okay. the driver of the minivan was arrested, but there is no word
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on what charges he faces. investigators in new mexico say explosions at two churches sunday morning were deliberate and meant to harm. a mailbox at a baptist church in las cruise he is exploded and another one about three miles away near a catholic church. no one was injured, fortunately. authorities are now following several leads but cannot link the attacks to any one group at this time. this morning, a kansas community is remembering a 9-year-old bat boy who died overnight. kaiser carlile was accidentally struck in the head by a baseball bat during a weekend game. >> reporter: the liberal bee jays announced that their bat boy, kaiser carlile, passed away after being struck in the head during a game saturday. witnesses say kaiser, who was wearing a helmet, ran on to the field to retrieve a bat when he was accidentally hit by a player
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taking practice swings. >> he was swinging, and it hit him in the helmet, knocked him down. he got back up, but he went right back down again, and everybody came out and helped him. >> reporter: pair ramedics responded immediately, but kaiser remained in critical condition over the weekend before passing away. tributes flooded social media overnight. one photo showing the team kneeling together in prayer after learning the tragic news. one player, caden simmons, posted online, knowing your last moments were on the baseball field makes it easier through this whole process, because you were doing what you loved. another teammate, easton johnson, wrote, you are a special, amazing boy, and heaven has opened its loving arms for you. we'll be seeing you up there, buddy. >> meanwhile, the bee jays honored kaiser during their game sunday, writing his initials on their hats and even on the scoreboard. they credited their 8-0 win to their beloved bat boy. such a sad story.
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a pilot was killed sunday after a helicopter made a crash landing during an air show in russia. four military helicopters were performing a maneuver when you see the one chopper started spinning out of control. it went down quickly and then burst into flames when it hit the ground. the cause of the crash is now under investigation. well, if you thought it was dangerous to be a nascar driver speeding around the track at 190 miles per hour, try being part of the pit crew. take a look at what happened sunday at the pocono raceway. driver brad keselowski came in just a bit too fast, and he hit two of his crew members, one of them, as you saw, went flying. so did that tire. the two crew members both got up and finished their jobs. they are both okay. apparently he's come in a little too hot before when he comes into the pit. right. glad everybody is okay. >> yeah. continue his job. >> they went right back at it. everything matters, right? seconds count. >> exactly. natalie, thank you so much.
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we've dot got dylan here for al this morning. >> the line of severe storms that moved through illinois yesterday is now moving into the eastern part of the great lakes. this storm system produced six reported tornadoes yesterday, most across illinois. also 97 reports of wind damage. now it's bringing some heavy rain, lots of lightning through southwestern ohio. the good news is, as this front moves east, it's not going to be as powerful as it was yesterday. now we do still have a threat of stronger storms from louisville, kentucky, all the way up into northern new england. large hail, damaging winds a possibility. we might see a tornado or two, and then tomorrow we're going to see this push a little bit farther to the east, mainly affecting right along the coast from northeastern north carolina all the way up into eastern maine. so something we'll keep an eye on this afternoon and again tomorrow afternoon too. that's a look at the weather across the country.
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your local forecast is c good morning everyone. sunny start out there. it's mild already. temperatures well into the 70s. we're heading back to 90 degrees later on today. yes, it's hot and also a bit more humid than it was over the weekend. so feeling a little muggy on this monday. lots of hazy sunshine out there. scattered storms possible later this evening, especially north and west of new york city. low temperature of 74. it's a mild night ahead. and we're going to keep the heat going tomorrow. the high temperature of 89 degrees for tuesday. still hot and dry on wednesday. cooling down by thursday and friday. and that's your latest forecast. >> all right, dylan, thank you so much.
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coming up, a second american hunter accused of killing a lion in africa while a woman in iowa is sparking outrage online with pictures of her controversial kill. we will talk to her. and on an exclusive rossen reports, a new crackdown on toy guns that look very real. could you tell the difference? could police? the information you need to see. the but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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good morning everyone. 7:26. it's monday morning. it is august 3rd. 75 degrees out. i'm darlene rodriguez. today the city is kicking off a gun violence awareness campaign in brooklyn. it comes after a very violent weekend. brynn gingras is live where five people were shot. >> reporter: yes, crime is up 500% from last year. take a look at this surveillance video. police are looking for these two suspects who opened fire at that house party as you said injuring nine people. in response the community is
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calling for action, calling for a casket to be open outside of borough hall. we'll look at the morning commute. here's lauren scala. you may experience check-in delays this morning at jfk airport because of some overnight power issues. leave yourself extra time for that. trains have delays in service changes o o downtown a and c trains. if you're getting on the roads, accident on the new jersey turnpike in the truck lanes northbound before exit 14. that's in the right lane causing delays and causing delays up to 15 minutes on nj transit buses commuting through this area. back to you, darlene. we'll be right back with rafael's forecast. feel like a kid again with dunkin's new cookie-flavored iced coffees. for a limited time, dd perks members can enjoy any sized iced coffee for $1.99. america runs on dunkin'.
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nchs good morning everyone. hazy, hot and humid as well. temperature of 90 degrees. isolated storm possible north and west of town as you're heading towards the evening commute. otherwise dry and hot today. 89 tomorrow, couple storms possible for tuesday. wednesday ask dry. and cooldown is coming thursday and friday, temperatures finally below average in the upper 70s to low 80s. all right, thank you. coming up on "today" show, the revealed. industry. stay tuned.
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great crowd out on the plaza. they're all cutis. nice to have you along on monday morning. what's making headlines this morning. thousands of homes are being evacuated by a wildfire north of san francisco. 24 homes already destroyed. it's one of at least 20 large fires burning across the state. and an intense storm is being blamed for a deadly tent collapse at a festival near chicago. a 35-year-old man was killed when he was hit by flying debris, and 15 others had to be treated at area hospitals. and an investigation is under way to find whoever planted explosives outside two churches in las cruces, new mexico. the blast caused minor damage to buildings but no injuries reported. we'll begin this half hour with another american under fire this morning, accused of hunting and killing a lion in africa. willie is here with the latest on all of this. good morning. >> good morning, savannah. good morning, guys. the death of cecil the lion has ignited controversy around the world. the doctor behind it now in hiding.
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and wildfire officials in zimbabwe are now claiming another doctor, this one from pennsylvania, has killed a lion illegally. according to a statement by zimbabwe national parks, jan seski illegally killed a lion during a hunt in april. his guide, who since has been arrested and is cooperating with authorities, hunteded without a quote or permit. seski appears in several photos online with other trophy killings, including with an elephant. he could not be reached for comment and there was no answer at his house. seski is the second american doctor accused of killing a lion illegally in a week, following the death of the famed lion, cecil. zimbabwe is seeing the extradition of walter palmer, the minnesota dentist accused in the death. palmer has not been seen. he stated, to his knowledge, everything about this trip was legal and properly handled and conducted. over the weekend, a tribute to cecil was projected on to the empire state building.
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on sunday, cecil's brother, jericho, was confirmed to be alive after false reports surfaced that he too had been killed. a field researcher snapped a photo of him sunday morning. >> things are going to be hard for him, but he's a mature lion, he's 11 years old himself. >> reporter: the two lion killings are sparking a heated debate over the practice of big game hunting, both illegal and legal. two avid hunters from idaho are among those drawing backlash online after posting photos of giraffe. some commenters calling one of the hunters human garbage and far worse for killing a giraffe. the hunter previously has fanned the flames, posting a meme challenging her critics to stay tuned. you're going to have so much more to be upset about. officials in zimbabwe have promised to crack down on illegal hunting in the area, and just this morning, all hunts of lions, leopards and elephants are being suspended near the national park where cecil the lion was killed. carson?
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>> willie, thank you. sabrina and aaron nielson who posted those photos of their african hunting trip are now africa. good morning to you both. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> sabrina, let me start with line here. when you posted those photos to your facebook feed, were you aware of the story of dr. palmer and cecil the lion in zimbabwe? >> i think it happened about the same time. i think i heard about it the day after that i got my giraffe. >> reporter: and just to be clear, what you are doing in south africa is totally legal. let me ask you a question. if dr. palmer is charged with taking part in an illegal hunt in zimbabwe, do you support him being extradited back there to face justice? >> you know, aaron is the one to talk about it the lion issue. he has followed it a lot closer than i have. what's your opinion? >> well, look, i would say this. i would say if the man is, in fact, charged with a crime, i think it's something to consider.
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but i also believe that when a hunter -- when a foreign hunter travels to a foreign country, he is at the discretion of the guide and outfitter that he puts his trust in. and so to start charging foreign people under crimes like this in a place where he likely was completely unaware of most of the circumstances, i think would be a very slippery slope. >> all right. let me point out what you guys are doing in south africa is entirely legal. the south african government is aware. sabrina, i think it was your posting about killing the angry. a giraffe sunday a predator, it's a plant-eater. and you wrote, quote, my emotion after getting him was a feeling i will never forget. why did you put it just that way? >> because it's not just -- to animal. it's the hunt, it's -- there is a lot of personal things that happened in my life recently that has added to that, and i won't get into that or disclose those feelings.
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but when you -- when you hunt an animal, it's not -- everybody just thinks we're cold-hearted killers. and it's not that. it's -- there is a -- how do i want to describe it? >> there is a connection. >> there is a connection with the animal. and just because we hunt them doesn't mean we don't have a respect for them. but giraffes are very dangerous animals. they could hurt you seriously very quickly. >> sabrina, there has been a lot of backlash on social media. you posted the photos seemingly taunting people with what you guys are doing in south africa. somebody posted your job, the name of the president of the organization, where you work. are you worried about some sort of retribution at work? >> well, you know, i am in a way. but everything i've done, i have approved time off, i've been on vacation. and everything i have done here is legally. so how can you fault somebody because of their hobby? you're always going to have employees that you don't agree with what they do on their spare time.
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but how can an employer chastise you for something you do on your personal time? >> right. >> if it's legally done. >> all right. sabrina, aaron nielsen, thank you for your time this morning. >> thank you. the images are stunning to look at, that is for sure. we'll take a turn and get a check of the weather from ms. dylan in for al today. >> how are you guys feeling about the heat? >> okay. >> lots of it this weekend. but not for long. >> i know. we are going to see the humidity build back in today so your low 90s will feel like low to mid 90s across the northeast. if you like it, enjoy it while you can for the next couple of days. because by the end of the week, temperatures are really going to start to drop. down south, that's where the humidity is much, much higher. your feels-like temperatures are over 100 degrees in memphis, down near jackson, mississippi, 102 is your feels-like temperature for today. we have this dip in the jet stream, though, that's going to start building by wednesday and then into thursday and friday. temperatures will struggle to even get out of the 70s in chicago.
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78 degrees by friday. cleveland only in the mid 70s by the middle and end of the week. in the northeast, we'll drop down into the upper 70s for thursday and friday. so that will feel much cooler than how it has been. even washington, d.c., 78 degrees by friday. today, though, it is still warm across most of the country and we do have a slight riskf stronger storms today, especially later on this evening in the eastern great lakes and interior northeast. that's thanks, dylan. good morning everyone. lots of sunshine out there already. it's a warm start. temperatures in the 7 0z. and you will notice that humidity is back a little bit on this little bit of a muggy monday ahead. 75 right now, up to 87 by lunchtime. today's high muggy 90 degrees. isolated storms possible north and west of town, otherwise about the dry heat today. a chance for a few more storms on tuesday. hot and sunny for wednesday. cooler finally by thursday. and that's your latest forecast. >> all right, dylan. thank you so much. coming up, okay, this is a strange one.
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to the team rally cruisers, to the touchdown dancers, and the long distance chancers, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah be yourself. kohl's we're back with the rossen reports exclusive. this morning, the new crackdown on toy guns that officials say look far too real and puts lives in danger. jeff rossen has this story. good morning. >> savannah, good morning to you. police say they see kids with these toy guns all of the time. but in the heat of the moment or darkness of night, cops cannot tell it's a toy. it looks like a real gun, as you can see. and they're easy to get, sold at this country's biggest retailers.
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this morning, officials here in new york are taking action, punishing some of those retailers, and banning these toy guns that look real. if you're thinking, look, they're just toys, what's the big deal, check this out. >> hey, what's going on? >> reporter: i'm face-to-face with police. >> drop the weapon! >> reporter: is my gun real or just a toy? >> let me see your hands! >> reporter: in this demo, they only have a second to decide. what would you have done just now? >> shot you. i actually pulled the trigger. >> reporter: police say toy guns like this confused for real guns on the streets. even used in real crimes to scare victims. >> we have had 63 people shot in new york because law enforcement officers thought the toy gun was a real gun. eight fatalities. that's not acceptable. that shouldn't be acceptable to anyone. >> reporter: so today new york attorney general eric schneiderman reaching a landmark settlement with some of the country's largest retailers, including kmart, walmart.com and amazon, fining them for selling toy guns that look real, and getting them to agree to stop
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selling them statewide. this is one of the toy guns you've been talking about. and it does look like a real gun from here. it has an orange point on the end, so this meets the federal standard, but this would be illegal in new york. >> what we do in new york city is require that the entire gun be brightly colored. this is an example of a gun under our agreements with these companies you could sell in new york. no one is going to hand over their wallet because they're getting held up with this. and no police officer is ever going to mistake this for a real gun and shoot someone in a tragic incident. >> reporter: but even with this new settlement, we were still able to go online and buy the real looking toy guns. getting them shipped to other states, including michigan, arizona and new jersey. where it's still legal. so how dangerous can these toys be? we set off a bold experiment with the rochester police, bringing out officers one at a time. we don't tell them why they're here or what's about to happen. just to react. they're using training guns, so i stay safe.
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just so you know what's about to happen, i'm holding one of those toy guns in my hand now and we know it's a toy gun because it has this orange cap on it. i'm going to stick it in my belt and turn around. then i'm going to pull out the toy gun and point it at them, only for about a second. that's all it takes for an officer to have to make a split second decision. will they shoot? how will they react? we're about to see. >> how are you doing. of sir, let me see your hands, let me see your hands! drop the gun, drop the gun! >> reporter: was that a real gun or a toy gun? >> i believe it was a real gun. >> reporter: let me show you. take a look at this. toy gun. >> at a glance in the waistband from a distance, could not tell. >> reporter: you would have shot me. >> yes, sir. >> reporter: in fact, one after the other -- >> hey, what's going on? >> let me see your hands, let me see your hands! >> reporter: shoots me, thinking my toy gun is real. >> i didn't see the red until i was squeezing the trigger so it was too late. >> reporter: and watch what happens with this officer. i don't point the toy gun, i just wave it. >> drop the weapon! drop the weapon! >> reporter: it still ends with shots fired. would you have shot me just now?
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>> yeah. >> you know this is a toy gun? >> no, it doesn't look like it from where i was. >> reporter: couldn't tell. >> couldn't tell at all. >> reporter: how dangerous is that? >> very dangerous. that's why they shouldn't be out there. >> we reached out to all of the retailers. amazon didn't get back to us. kmart and well mart telling nbc they news they are glad they resolved this issue with the attorney general of new york, but will they continue selling toy guns in other states where they are still legal? that means these toy guns with the orange-looking tips are still on the market now. and one other thing officers point out, it comes with an orange tip, but look how easy it is to take off on a lot of guns. so people are walking around just like this and now it looks completely real. >> you can't tell it's plastic. >> the whole thing should be painted fluorescent. >> that's what they want in new york. new york city standards, they want that everyone. >> real eye-opener. jeff, thank you so much. come up, remember the pro surfer who was attacked by a shark? well, guess what he saw on his first trip back to the water? >> wow. and have you heard of
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guys, through canada and parts of europe. and was clearly excited to take his trek through america. but all of that came crashing down in philadelphia friday. take a look at this. after just two weeks in the states, and not much progress toward the end goal of san francisco, he was vandalized beyond repair. so this was his little trek. da, da, da. and it stopped in the city of brotherly love, a place i lived for four years. i love philly. i don't know what happened to hitchbot. but don't worry, he made the most of his short time here in the states. fenway park, radio city music hall. the creators have confirmed this is not over. they tweeted out, my trip must come to an end, but my love for humans will never fade. >> aww. >> i know, happy monday don nash. this was his idea. i'm calling don out now. i need comfort food after that. >> what happened? was he wearing an ipad? >> that's the thing.
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from an suv at webster avenue and east 178th street in mt. hope. let's look at the morning commute right now. here's lauren scala. heavy delays southbound on the connecticut turnpike because of an accident by exit 14 in norwalk. those delays go back to exit 19. a slow ride there. also a slow ride on 287 southbound because of an accident with a fuel spill out by exit 66. that blocks the right lane. and you have delays on the throughway as well because of this. back to you, darlene. let's check the weather. today mostly sunny, hazy, hot, turning more humid with 90 degrees. tonight, partly cloudy, isolated storms, tomorrow mostly sunny, possible thunderstorm high of 89 degrees. coming up on the "today" show, meryl streep stops by.
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all-natural sunscreen is getting the thumbs down from some consumers. then, plastic surgery secrets revealed. >> this is like test-driving a ferrari. >> that's exactly what it is. it's kind of like try before you buy. >> a new first of its kind procedure for those hesitant to take the permanent plunge. plus, it's a summer full of stars in studio 1a. oscar winner meryl streep on channelling her inner rock star. and we go back in time with the super hero cast of "fantastic four." they're all here live today, monday, august 3rd, 2015. >> checking off our bucket list on the "today" show! >> all the way from atlanta to celebrate our 16th birthday! >> all the way from texas to celebrate my birthday on the "today" show! >> hello, ohio!
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>> we're from oklahoma city! >> having a blast at the "today" show, before we're heading off to college! woo! it's 8:00 on "today." it's monday, august 3rd, 2015. beautiful day out here on our plaza. we've got carson in for matt, dylan in for al. we have to him tamron in for carson. wrangler in for wrangler. >> it feels great out here this morning. >> meantime, guys, we need your help. jason aldean here last week. we've got the great keith urban here on friday. you get to help pick one of the songs he's going to perform. >> so his choices are "long hot summer," "good thing" or "once in a lifetime." head to today.com. those are all great. win-win. >> how about all?
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let's go inside, natalie has a check of the top stories. >> good morning once again. and one person was killed and more than 20 injured by violent weather across the midwest. a storm flattened a large tent at a music festival in suburban chicago on sunday, killing a man. witnesses said tables and chairs were also blown around. the event had to be cancelled, and funnel clouds were also spotted in the area. in downtown chicago, rough weather there for some popular lollapalooza festival to shut down a half hour early. every man made item that washes ashore in the indian ocean is being examined for ties to missing airlines flight 370. the discovery of an airplane part last week touched off the search. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. from a stormy coastline that will make any new searches here very difficult. the hunt for debris, though, has widened from this island with an alert now right across this part
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of the indian ocean. the coast of reunion is long, but now all the countries and islands in this part of the indian ocean are being asked to look out for aircraft debris. that would mean searching more than 4,000 miles of coastline. over the weekend, people have been giving police objects they found on beaches, but none of them is related to the missing plane. the beaches here are littered with metal and rusting junk. any debris from mh-370 will now have scattered across a vast area. >> it's an enormous band. and there isn't very much debris anymore, because a lot of it probably has sunk down. so we're really searching for a needle in a haystack here. >> reporter: the aircraft part that has been found, a wing flap from a boeing 777, won't be examined at a specialist lab until wednesday. a suitcase found nearby will be analyzed to try to match it to the dna of the missing passengers and crew. for their relatives, like steve
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wang, who lost his mother, it's another agonizing delay. >> this is the only way to find the result. but it takes time. >> reporter: it may be late this week before we know if the debris found is from the missing plane. there is quite a storm here. the ocean very rough. and you can see how any aircraft debris could easily get smashed up or sink. local people, though, hoping that these currents, these huge swells, will bring more debris on to the beaches here. back to you. >> bill neely and reunion island, thanks. with the first televised republican debate just days away, donald trump has surged to the lead in a new nbc news "wall street journal" poll. trump is the first choice of 19% of the republican primary voters polled. he's followed by wisconsin governor scott walker, with 15%. jeb bush, surgeon turned politician, ben carson and texas senator ted cruz. australian surfer nick
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fanning is already back in the water just weeks after being attacked by a shark. in an interview with "60 minutes" on channel 9 in australia, he says he just had another close encounter on his very first time back surfing, six days after that attack. he says he came within feet of another shark. fanning made headlines across the globe after he was attacked in jeffees bay in south africa back on july 19th. you know, yogurt, of course, can be a very healthy snack, unless you get your head stuck in the container, as it happened to this guy. a police officer in michigan spotted this baby skunk running in circles, blinded by the yogurt cup. the brave officer then carefully removed the caner and then did what he had to do, jump away, possibly not aware that baby skunks can't spray like adults do. but i think we would all have the same reaction, get out of there as fast as you can. back over to you, savannah. >> all right, natalie. yeah, take no chances, right. a popular brand of sunscreen is feeling the heat from some
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consumers this morning. sheinelle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the honest company is getting a thumbs down from people who complain the company's nontoxic sunscreen doesn't work. many people used the products because they don't want harmful chemicals. but with that, are they sacrificing the effectiveness of the product? >> overall, our dream -- >> known for their safe and ecofriendly products -- >> we created the honest company, because we had to. >> reporter: the honest company, co founded by jessica alba is now under fire by some customers, claiming the brand's sunscreen has failed them from the scorching rays. angry customers taking to twitter, posting pictures of themselves showing serious sunburns after using the product, described on the company's site as an spf 30 sunscreen, having a broad spectrum protection. frustrated reviews on the product's amazon page claimed it does not work, and warned others to not use. mom greta sabler says she bought the sun screen on a recent trip to costco. >> i trusted the brand and i
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trusted the product. >> reporter: the results? after applying it early and often as directed, she said -- >> she got really burned on her shoulders, her arms, her legs and her face. so she was burned everywhere. i was very angry. >> reporter: the possible reason for the negative feedback could be attributed to a recent change of ingredient. our nbc chicago station reporting that just this year, the company dropped the amount of zinc oxide from 20% to 9.3%. to put it in perspective, a majority of other sunscreens using zinc oxide as the main ingredient contain around 18 to 25%. when it removed the zinc, the company says it did add other ingredients to keep it effective. in a statement to nbc news, the honest company said after the product was tested pi a third party, the results show that our product is effective and safe for use as an 80-minute water-resistant, fda's highest rating, spf 30 sunscreen lotion. and when used as directed, adding that the number of
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complaints received on our own website about our sunscreen lotion constitute less than one half of 1% of all units actually sold at honest.com. >> all-natural isn't necessarily good and chemical isn't necessarily bad. >> although not all reviews of the sunscreen are unfavorable, there have been more than 100 complaints online. the company says they, quote, stand behind the safety and efficacy of this product. savannah? >> sheinelle, thank you. so what should you be looking for in a sunscreen? dr. deborah watten berg is a board certified dermatologist here in new york. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> we don't want people to take away from this, oh, those natural sunscreens don't work as well, unless that's what you're saying. i mean, should you be worried about that? >> no, absolutely not. zinc oxide based sunscreens are actually great products, which deflect the sun, and they have been around for years and they're safe and effective. what happened with this particular product only a chemist is going to be able to tell us, if it became deactivated, if there wasn't
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enough product in there. and they need to do testing and try to figure that out. >> that's interesting, because there were some reports that perhaps the company had lowered its formula, that there was less zinc in some formulations. is that alone an issue? like, should people be reading the label just to see zinc, but how much zinc is in it? >> people should read labels, of course. they should know what they're buying and looking for products if they want a chemical-free sunscreen, use one that has zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. but if you're not particularly sensitive, you can also use products that contain other active sunscreen ingredients, like benzine or some of the other products available. >> so what's your bottom line? >> so the bottom line is that all-natural is not necessarily better. organic is not necessarily better. and those are often just labels that are on the products in order to help sell the product. a natural product should be something that's plant-derived. an organic product is certified by the fda. but you have to be sure that it's a better ingredient. synthetic products can be just as good.
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>> thank you so much. appreciate it. coming up next on trending, who needs a surfboard? the rider taking on big waves on a dirt bike. plus, we're exploring breakthroughs in cosmetic surgery, including something for women who don't want to go under the knife. and oscar winner meryl streep live in our studio.
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checkout counter near you. "cosmopolitan," of course, one of the most popular magazines. carson is a subscriber. >> that's my coffee. >> i'll give it back. >> two major retailers plan to partially cover it up. rite aid and food lion say they're doing it not because of the cover photo but because of the often racy cover headlines. we've all seen them like 151 ways to make him go wow. stuff like that. retailers want to keep blurbs like that -- they don't want the minors to see it. of at the checkout counter, what you're going to see now is what you see on the left. so they leave the cleavage. >> wow. >> this will increase the sales of this magazine if they do that. >> that's so funny. i just thought it would be a blinder that covers up the whole thing. >> i think it makes your eye go right to -- >> that's not under a lock and key. i mean, could just pull it out. >> i guess it's just so the kids aren't saying, hey, mommy, what does this mean? >> i think they might want to take the language and dial it back a bit.
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this one says a few things you -- okay, page 151. let me see it. >> i did, exactly. >> this was a revolutionary magazine for women. >> on the cover three times. one, two, three. >> i think that's exactly why. but they leave the boobs, which is interesting. where are you on the personality spectrum? most people tend to think of themselves as introverts or ex tree averts. one group you don't hear about the ambiaverts. they're in the middle. these are the people who have the best of both worlds. they're socially flexible. they're comfortable being around people. they're comfortable being alone, even tempered. you know when to talk, you know when to listen. you're perfect. >> ooh. i'm just listening to you say that. >> i was talking. now i know when to listen. so i'll throw it out to you guys. >> i like that there is another category. i would never call myself an introvert introvert.
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but i'm not totally ex tree averted. i like to be alone. what do you think? >> i'm the same way. i'm fine being alone or with people. >> same. >> okay. we're all boring. now to some crazy video. a lot of people are saying how do they even do this? check out stunt rider robbie maddison. he starts off on dry land, as you see there. but just keeps on going, cruising right on to water on a dirt bike. how did he do it? if you look closely, there are some water skis. this is in tahiti. robby has been practicing this stunt for two years. a lot of people are saying it can't be real. apparently it is real and awesome. >> if you're going to have a shark encounter, you want to be on that thing. >> there you go. >> that's for sure. >> get out of there fast. >> press the gas. >> all right. >> now to tom cruise and another mission accomplished and the epic mashup you just must see. carson. >> all right. let's get to it. let's start with "mission impossible" cruising to the top of the box office.
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>> yeah. shout out to wesley. tom cruise and rogue nation scoring $56 million. it's been nearly 20 years since the first movie came out. that is very good news. the bad news, that went to the vacation movie remake, the foul-mouthed comedy finished second but only made a disappointing $15 million. all right now to the latest on the ghostbusters movie. patients at tufts medical center in boston knew it was filming nearby so they put a sign up in the window that said "who you gonna call" and the ladies answered and did the right thing. they showed up and in full costume. bringing smiles to all the patients. they even checked under their beds to make sure no ghosts were around. >> cute. >> very cool. finally, if you've been waiting for uptown funk to be sung by hundreds of movies, well today is your lucky day. take a look.
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>> wow. >> amazing! >> that's a mashup that took three months to make. it includes 280 movies, everything from "the breakfast club" to "pulp fiction." >> that is good. >> a lot of time. >> labor. >> locked themselves in a little edit bay. all right. dylan has a check of the weather. >> yes, we have a lot of rain down through florida, where we've actually had this little disturbance off the west coast of florida that is being investigated as it could possibly become a tropical system. it's not likely, but it is still producing a lot of rain. we've had several reports of flooding down near tampa. we also have a line of storms moving through southern ohio right now. we'll see some more storms fire up later on this afternoon. it is hot down south, and humid too. temperatures well above 100 degrees when you factor in that humidity in the northeast. it's going to remain warm today. a little cooler through the rockies in the 60s and in the southwest temperatures up around 110 degrees or so. today we are looking at a slight risk of stronger storms across the eastern great lakes and interior northeast.
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we could see large hail, isolating damaging wind gusts and a tornado or two is possible in this area in yellow from kentucky right up into northwestern new england. that's a look good monday morning, everyone. hazy, hot, a bit more humid later today. another sunny and hot day with a high temperature of 90. could be a pop-up storm well west of town as you're heading home, otherwise, a dry hot one. a low of 74. partly cloudy skies. ice solated storms possible. tuesday, high near 90. isolated storms possible again tomorrow afternoon. dry and hot on wednesday. and that's your latest forecast. carson? all right. dylan, thank you very much. it is cosmetic surgery on our summer series summer of secrets. we'll look at the latest treatments, how some are helping our veterans and the perils of procedures gone wrong. andrea canning is here to get us started.
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good morning. >> if you stick around, i'll tell you what i've had done, as well. meantime, people all around us are having work done, from the school drop-off to the workplace. it's becoming less of a secret, and more common place for women and men. and today there seems to be something for everyone and every body part, whether you want a subtle change or a big one. jay lo's glow. kate hudson's tummy. they're the most envy ied looks in the world. >> top culture and celebrities, are they driving your need to have bigger lips? >> now that it's more of a trend now with die will he jenner and her lips, i wanted them even more. >> reporter: whatever you want to change, there seems to be an injectable, chemical, scalpel or laser to achieve it. and the $12 billion business is showing no signs of slowing down. recent cover of "time" magazine declared nip tuck or else. >> you stand out more now if you don't have it. >> right. the people who aren't doing it are going to become, you know, a
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little bit more obvious. >> reporter: so what's in and what's out these days. we asked dr. jennifer levine. >> what's hot with butts? >> bigger, fuller, higher. >> boobs. >> smaller and more natural. >> lips. >> full. >> face? >> not too tight. >> time even broke down the most popular procedures by region. in the northeast, nose jobs rule. southeast, liposuction. and in the south, the west, and the midwest, it's all about the cup size. but not ready to take the permanent plunge just yet? dr. norman roe created the instabreast. he injects saline right into the body, building a fuller breasts that lasts just 24 hours. >> this is like test-driving a ferrari. >> that's exactly what it is. it's kind of like try before you buy. >> i've always been curious about how i would look with actual permanent breast implants. >> in 20 minutes, sheena went from an a to a c cup. >> it feels like just a little squishy, like i said, natural.
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and not too overwhelming. >> reporter: one of the biggest trends doctors are seeing is younger patients. kathryn fagen opted for botox at just 25. you don't have any wrinkles, barely. >> i kind of want to prevent the small lines that are forming. >> reporter: kristen ingersoll started treatments in her early 30s to ward off aging in her late 40s and beyond. trying everything from botox to alt therapy which uses sound waves to build collagen. >> it's just like the apple, we put the lemon it to try and keep it from getting brown. so i'm trying to find a way to just stay as fresh as possible. >> i hear you. as a 42-year-old mom of five girls, i've made the choice to try some procedures too. started in my early 30s with a little botox and i also just tried alt therapy, the procedure that you just saw on the piece. it's the only fda-approved procedure to lift, tighten and tone skin using ultrasound. and carson, this is where you're supposed to announce to the world that i look like i'm about
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25. >> you do. why did you start in your 30s? reverse aging for later? >> it really was. i was thinking ahead. also, i do have lines in my forehead that i don't love. gone. so it felt like such a nice, quick fix. and i really was thinking down the road. because here i am, now i started in my early 30s, and here i am now 42. so it creeps up on you fast. >> well, you look great, andrea. let's bring in sara ecenberger. good to have you here. >> absolutely. >> this is obviously a very personal decision, the idea of going under the knife for plastic surgery in general, is that right? it's different for everybody. >> exactly. and it's a personal choice. some may choose to age gracefully and love the wrinkles that give you the experience. some may want to take away some years. >> let's walk through some of the decades. in your 20s and 30s, you think you have nothing to worry about. >> right. this is when prevention is key here. so what you're going to do is use different fillers, different injectables, which are really going to slow the aging process down.
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and so what an injectable is, you use around the eye area, the forehead area, and that's going to constrict the muscle movement. so you're going to slow down the aging process. where fillers are exactly just that. they're going to fill in the hollows or fine lines and wrinkles. so you see that last -- under eye circles and also the nasal labial fold. >> is there a lot of 20 and 30-year-olds having fillers and injectables. >> yes, because it prevents wrinkles from forming on your skin. >> wow. moving down the line here. >> so working into your 40s, this is the age where you start to see aging first appear. it could be lifestyle related. a lot of people, if applicable, after you have children, you start to see things change. so what you're going to do here is in your 40s, two different things will happen. your face is going to lose fat, where your body gains fat and it stores pockets of fat, as well. so for your face, you'll do injectables, especially the nasal labial folds, as you lose fat and start to lose that form. and it really gets deep. so injectables to use that. and fat transfers, which is
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interesting, because you take fat from your body, like your thighs or your stomach, places you don't want it. and do a lino suction and move it somewhere else. then it fills in the hollows. liposuction, the more traditional method to help to shape and contour the body. and different skin tightners, an ultrasound technology to firm the skin. and lasers, a magic wand of light therapy. >> a lot of options in the 40s. 50-plus is where you really start to see the aging take effect. >> this is where your skin starts to sag. your best solution for those looking for more extreme results are your face lifts. and it's not the face-lift of yesteryear that had a tight, pulled look. it's actually going to be more about reconturing the skin and working with the muscles and tissue and then neck for the jowls. >> thank you so much. we'll have much more on this, of course.
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fantastic forecast good morning, everyone. looking at manhattan there. 77 degrees on a nice monday morning. it is 8:26. i'm darlene rodriguez. this morning several pedestrians including a police omp are recovering from a chain reaction crash in jersey city. exclusive video at ocean and myrtle avenues. a speeding car slammed into several vehicles sending one flying on to a sidewalk. we hear around a dozen people hit including the police officer.
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their conditions haven't been released. the driver of the car that started it all was taken away in handcuffs. no word on what, if any, charges that driver may face. the morning commute with lauren scala. southbound, exit 14, delays go back past 19 now. and another one on 287 southbound by exit 66. that's causing delays on the thruway heading into this area as well. we have a new accident on route 80 eastbound by the garden state parkway also causing delays. a check of weather. mostly sunny, hazy, hot, more humid, high 90. tonight, partly cloudy, isolated storms low of 74. coming up on the "today" show, the hottest movies, music and television for you to check out this month. stay tuned.
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it is 8:30 on "today," monday, august 3rd, 2015. a beautiful morning out on our plaza. and look, there that is the cast of "fantastic four," miles teller, michael b. jordan, kate mara and jamie bell, greeting fans. we'll talk to them in a few moments. >> yep, and we have another movie star in the house. we all know that. the one and only meryl streep is here, worked with her own daughter. she plays a rock star. so we've got that -- >> she is a rock star. she is literally a rock star. >> fun, fun movie. guys, are your bags packed? because a year from now, pretty soon, we're headinging out. we're counting down to the 2016 summer olympics. so to get everybody ready, we're devoting the week on "today" food to the best of brazil.
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guess who was doing the cooking today? yours truly. yes, i made some this weekend. the dish of brazil. a porka palooza. >> smells amazing upstairs. >> it is not light. and if you have a great idea, and have a dream to pitch your idea to the world, don't miss the details for something we are calling "today's next big thing. . if you have something you think will change the world, we'll let you pitch it. >> we're partnering with qvc. let's get a check of the weather. >> humidity will start to build this afternoon, but down south in western florida, that's where we're seeing some really heavy rain today. flooding has been reported all across tampa. we're looking at an additional 1 to 3 inches of rain likely today, perhaps even some areas picking up 3 to 6 inches. so flooding still a major concern down there. we also have a slight risk of
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stronger storms across the eastern great lakes and the interior northeast. hail, damaging winds, can't rule out a tornado. those are all possible today. but that front will eventually start to cool temperatures down as we go into the middle and end of the week. also looking at a chance of some monsoonal moisture in the southwest. finally, we're starting to see things cool off in the northwest, though. and i see you're turning 12 where are you from? >> florida. >> florida, where it's raining. but you're up here where it's nice and sunny. there. that's a look good morning, everyone. getting ready for know hot day out there. high temperature, 90. hazy sunshine throughout the day and humidity a little higher than it was over the weekend. you will notice mugginess out there. isolated thunderstorms are possible later this afternoon well north and west of new york city. overnight, down to 74, low. again a few scattered storms are a possibility. a mild and muggy night ahead, and then the heat stays with us tomorrow. 89 tuesday, a couple of storms. drying out and cooling down by the end of the week.
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and i love finding bucket lists on the plaza. you visited new york, you checked out the "today" show live. that's happening right now. and now you're officially on national tv. >> yay! >> so we will give you a big check on that one too. >> woo! >> and there you have it. savannah? . >> all right, dylan, thank you so much. we are so happy to have hollywood royalty in studio 1a. the very great and beautiful meryl streep. over the last four decades, she has proven she can take on any role with versatility that is unmatched, winning oscars for her roles in "cramer versus cramer" "sophie's choice" and "iron lady." 19 nominations to her name. and in her new movie "ricky and the flash" plays the rocker mom of her real-life daughter. take a look. but no one stood in my way
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and no one asked me to stay i like you you're not like me >> meryl streep, good morning. do you like watching that? >> yeah. >> first of all, i feel i should check your hands for calluses. you actually learned to play guitar. >> they're gone. i've been an opera singer for five months now. >> meryl streep goes to all these great lengths to get into the role, but learning guitar in a matter of a few months has to be one of the biggest things you've taken on. >> whoa. more confused, yeah. yeah. it was a challenge, but, you know, i was working with some great musicians.
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rick springfield, joe vitale. they're veterans of our business. they have been -- i mean, they're extraordinary musicians. the so i felt like in this -- to respect them, i had to do my best to learn. >> and just in case people think this is learning c, d and g and they'll just cut around it, you actually did live performances. >> yeah, we did. we did do live performances. and that was jonathan demi, who is a great music-lover. and he has a little -- almost theory of authenticity. it has to really happen. it has to really happen in front of you. and so we performed in a little fake club in the docks in brooklyn. and we would play and -- for the movie and the extras would say, man, i wish this was a real club, i would come here. >> and there are several songs we hear you sing. you have that great raspy kind of bonnie raitt voice we just heard on tape.
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and you play in what the "wall street journal" calls genetically perfect casting, across from your daughter mamie gummer. she plays your daughter in the movie as well. what was that like, because you have some very intense scenes with her. she is very mad at you in this movie. >> well, that's happened before. and i don't know where she pulled it up from, but she really enjoyed railing at me. and i think they would all like to do a movie with me. >> work out some issues? >> but actually, you know, we're very close. and it was -- and she is nothing like julie and i'm really nothing like ricky. so it was -- it was acting. >> yeah. >> you know? and she's really good. and so, you know, i was really proud of her. >> you must be. i was going to say, this is not your first scene with your daughter. we actually have some video of your very first scene with ms. mamie gummer. >> you do? >> circa -- i think she must have been the age of 1 or so there.
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there you are. >> she was playing 1. >> but she was very good. we could see then she had the bug. did you encourage her to go into the profession? did you have any choice in the matter? >> you have children, right? you don't have a choice much. i mean, yes, i was -- i was very thrilled that she and her sister grace both want to be actresses. and are actresses. and are going to support me in my old age. and i no longer -- do it. but no, she's -- she's always been sort of dramatic. i don't think i'll get in trouble with her for saying that. but she's always been fierce and fearless, and had no trouble expressing her feelings. and that's sort of the job description. for an actor. >> the director, jonathan demi also told you guys not to talk to each other onset to try to keep the tension real. how did that work out?
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>> that worked for about a week. >> you're very close. >> well, we pretended not to talk to each other onset, but we rode home every night in the car. >> meryl streep, it's always great to see you. >> great to see you. thank you. >> very fine movie "ricky and the flash" opens on friday and she is amazing. coming up, the cast of "fantastic four." and next, today's next big thing. this is your chance to pitch your big idea to millions, and you may just land with a deal on qvc. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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and we are back at 8:41. we have an exciting announcement about a special collaboration with qvc. >> here is jill martin, good morning. >> good morning. >> do you ever see a product and think why didn't i think of that? >> all of the time. >> that's what this is all about. this is going to be big.
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in fact, we're calling it "today's next big thing." have you ever watched qvc and thought i have this great invention, if only i could get it on there? well, here's your chance. you are looking at some of the best-selling products ever sold on qvc. and they all have one thing in common. they started out as just a kernel of anned idea. and now your idea could make it beyond these stores featured in one of these studios, seen by millions around the globe. we're calling it "today's next big thing." and you are going to have the chance to sell your product live on qvc, just like me. >> and then just a neckline so you see a little bit right here. >> but get ready, because it's a whirlwind. >> i'm here! >> with 22,000 guests arriving every year to qvc, the guest check-in is more like air traffic control. >> so here is your pager. >> when the host is ready, it
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will beep to meet with me. >> there are seven dressing rooms where guests prepare for their segments. >> how would you describe coming here? >> organized chaos. >> now, amanda has taken medium blue, and we popped it with a color. >> what do you think is the biggest thing that people wouldn't know about qvc? >> that it's live and not rehearsed and not scripted. >> that's right. qvc is live 24/7. no commercial breaks, no scripts, no cue cards or teleprompter. the only real prep work is a brief conversation with the show hosts, moments before air. >> so how about we'll show them the choices in colors and go through the size choice and then i think we should tie it right away. >> remembering any detail is an impressive feat, because there are over 300,000 products currently being sold. and samples of every single product, past or present, are all stored here at product central. for example, christmas lights, sunglasses, even a pony.
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each product is featured for roughly six minutes. and on qvc, that's more than enough time. when the late joan rivers debuted these sequin scarves, 88,000 were sold that very same day. once on the air, every minute counts, with the help of a producer giving you second-by-second feedback in your ear. >> we started with 1,600. >> we brought in 1,600. >> 600 remain. >> just 600 to go around. >> black, medium large. >> black, medium large. fewer than 100. that's the next one to go. >> and the rest is up to you. >> this is going to change somebody's life. if you would like to submit your invention as "today's next big thing" head to today.com. you having in august 21. we'll bring nine finalists here to "today" next month to pick their product and the winner will sell it live on qvc that very same week. >> no pressure. they're live all of the time. >> yeah. live all of the time. and -- >> like a machine. >> sometimes 1:00 in the morning.
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sometimes i'll go there and come straight here in the morning. i mean, you walk in there, and like the bronzing girl is in the corner, the samsonite person is there. >> an amazing opportunity to get your product out there. you have this line, and having it on qvc, really ups the sales, right? >> this gives our viewers the chance who have a product out there to really make it big, who don't have the opportunity. we have three categories. home, fashion and accessories. and gadgets. and we want everyone to submit now. >> okay. >> the hardest part is having a way in. i have the idea, i just don't know what to do with it. now they have an opportunity. >> it took me six times before i was turned down. this is their way in. >> thanks for that. up next, four stars for the price of one. we've got the cast of "fantastic four." there they are. we'll chat. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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and we're back now at 8:47 with the stars of the new "fantastic four" movie. it takes a look at the superheroes before they got their special powers, and it all starts with a trip to another
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dimension. >> all right, gentlemen. hands and feet must remain inside the ride at all times. >> you need to come to the lab. >> don't blow up. don't blow up. >> oh, yeah, that's what i want to hear before going into another dimension. >> 3, 2, 1. >> don't do it! "fantastic four." michael b. jordan. kate mara, jamie bell, good to see you guys. every time a reporter or someone says, i love that show. i say, listen, there is great singers but there is an intangible between our "fantastic four," our four coaches, when we put them in a room, something magical happens. that is exactly what i saw when i watched this movie last night. there is something very special about the four of you. >> thank you. that's really nice. >> we feel that way, too.
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>> did you guys know each other before? people assume everyone in hollywood hang ought owl of the time. >> yeah, well, we really got to know each other and kate and jamie have known each other a long time. it wasn't hard to build the chemistry. >> did you feel the chemistry day one of shooting? >> we had a screen test together, the three of us. and that was just sort of the start of feeling how natural we all sort of vibed together, which was nice. >> hugely important. i'm sure it doesn't happen all of the time onset. >> no, sometimes you hate the people you work with. >> shows how good of an actor you really are. >> tell us the character and super power you have. >> ben grim, also known as "the thing." in this version of, he's really just a regular kid, directionless, in high school, one friend always gets him in trouble. but he's very loyal to this friend and protects him. and then he becomes something very different. >> very cool. kate? >> i play sue storm. and she is the sister of johnnie storm.
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she is pretty shy. very smart and very passionate about science. and she becomes the invisible woman. >> very cool. >> johnnie storm. you know, little bit impatient, not really knowing exactly what path he wants to go down. sometimes, you know, kids and teenagers, they don't do exactly what their parents expect of them, especially if it's not as cool for them. so -- this accident happened and he kind of embraces the powers and there is kind of a sense of purpose. >> maybe a little too much. >> i play reid richards, obviously extremely intelligent, super genius, and obsessed with -- >> you're so humble. >> it's reid richards. we're making a movie! you're acting crazy. reid richards, super genius, obsessed with dimensional travel and wants to invent the quantum gate. >> and very stretchy. >> yes. >> the other part of the movie that is so good, for you guys, you act in different environments.
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this has to be tough with the special effects. the green screen, that's another part of what i think can save a movie like this, with so much special effects, the pure acting chops you all four have. was that difficult, michael? >> the green screen, you have to trust the director, you have to trust that, you know, what you're doing, the movements you're doing is matching exactly what they're going to put in post. so that was probably the hardest thing. >> but kate has to talk to you as you're on fire. can you turn that thing off? >> wait, you're on fire? he's on fire. >> you're on fire. >> i'm on fire. >> you're all on fire. weenkts all on fire. >> guys, it's a great movie. i know there is a loyal fan base. when it comes out on friday, i know you're going to make them proud. >> thank you. >> the movie "fantastic four" is out on friday. coming up next, one year to rio. natalie is cooking up a special brazilian treat. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we are back at 8:53. you know that song. all this week on "today" food, celebrating the best of brazil. because the 2016 summer olympics in rio de janeiro, just one year away. and natalie is going to tempt us with a traditional brazilian dish sure to be on the menu. and you know what i'm cooking, right? because you know how to pronounce it. feijoada. >> she took two years of portuguese.
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so you know the deal. >> and you know how to cook in brazilian style. >> it really is the national dish of brazil, okay? it involves black beans and a whole lot of pork. in brazil, typically, there are things like pig ears and pig hooves. we're not going to do that. of the i made it a little bit easier. i think more our american audience will like. here we start with the black beans, dried black beans, bacon, pork shoulder, beef short rib, chorizo, onion, peppers, a lot of beef. did i mention? and pork. garlic, chicken stock. ham hock. more pork. >> wow. >> we've got cider vinegar, salt and pepper. >> meat and meat. how do we do the beans? let's talk about the beans. we used dry beans, because this is a slow-cooker recipe. the dry beans, by soaking it first overnight, it allows the beans to rehydrate. now, there is a speed soak you can do, as well, if you're somebody who maybe didn't think to soak them overnight, which happens all of the time with me. what you can do is you can put
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them in a pot in hot water, or in water, boil it for two minutes, speed soak it, then by letting it sit in the pan of hot water for about an hour later. okay? so we're taking our beans, putting them in our slow cooker here. >> are canned beans a no-no? >> you can make canned beans, but they'll probably get mushy and fall apart. here's a secret ingredient. >> where do you get that? >> anywhere. any spanish food section, you'll see it. so the beans are set in there. in the pan already, i've cooked two slices of bacon in this pan. you want to keep that bacon fat, it's delicious, okay? and then we put our pork shoulder in there. it's already brown. our meat. here. >> as you do that, i'm checking in with our taste tester. >>. >> this is like pork palooza. >> okay. no hooves in here.
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>> no hooves, no ears. >> we're going to braise our short ribs. and we have a minute left. while these braise, i move over here to the short ribs. these short ribs into the pot. >> wow. >> it's a lot of steps, as you see. but very worth it. once you get everything in here -- >> once you get everything in the pot, then you're letting it sit for six hours. meanwhile here i'm going to do some onions. >> you saute first. >> saute the onions, keeping the fat in there. as i mentioned, not a light dish. people eat feijoada on saturdays, first of all, because it's a labor of love. then also saturday you can take a nap afterwards. >> i'm thinking you go to church the next day and confess. >> here we put our chicken stock. okay? if you want the ham hock, it's optional. adds more smokiness and flavor. >> okay. >> the chorizo. >> that is not optional. sausage. >> you're going to cover that up for me, my dear. >> yep. >> we're going to get it going. we've set it for six hours. so moving over here --
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>> five seconds! >> here's what it looks like, guys. and you love it, right? >> delicious! >> we're back after your local news. yu good morning, everyone. 8:57. it is 77 degrees on a monday morning. august 3rd. i'm darlene rodriguez. all right.
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looking at the tappan zee bridge there. good morning, everyone. federal officials say another plane had a close call with a drone at kennedy airport. the faa says the late effort incident happened to a shuttle america flight from richmond last night. the pilot reported seeing the device off the plane's left side as it approached the runway. just last friday the pilot of a delta flight spot add drone as well. both flights landed safely. faa rules do not allow drones to fly above 400 feet. a check of weather. sunny, hazy hot. turning more humid with a high of 90 degrees. storms. low of 74. the "today" show's coming back. just ahead, do you have a compulsive career disorder? stay tuned.
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this morning on "today's take," blue seal is back. we have an early look at the zoo lander sequel. and the surprises and celebrities for jon stewart's final week on "the daily show."
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and the doctors are in to answer your questions about plastic surgery. all that and more, coming up now. from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall. live from studio 12 a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." of it's monday morning, august 3rd, 2015. just a beautiful day outside. inside, i'm willie along with natalie and tamron. al has the morning off. so while i was gone i guess you started doing your own jams. >> i love this song. >> yes. >> here is one playing "cheerleader" by omi. every time we stepped in the car, the kids had my phone and this song came on. probably 50 times in five days we heard this song. >> my kids' favorite song right now too. >> song of the summer. you got a haircut. your hair is so short on the side. >> i actually got it cut ten
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vacation. >> did you go to boot camp? >> high and tight, baby. this is grown out. >> marine cut. >> can we talk about -- i'm sorry to switch subjects. >> we didn't get a chance to talk about it. >> natalie did a cooking segment at the end of the last hour. it was the most delicious meal -- the best that you've -- you prepare a lot of tasty things. that's my favorite. >> feijoada. black beans and pork. >> then she made a cocktail that was in front of the meal and i said oh, it must be lemonade. i did this -- >> and you took a big sip? >> it's like fire water. >> what's in it -- >> it's called fire water? >> it's basically the rum of brazil. so -- but it's super powerful. >> my lips are numb. this is going to be a great hour. >> everybody stay tuned. >> what's in it? what's in this? >> what's in it is muddled limes
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>> a lot of those. flames. when i walked into the studio, tamron said here, take a sip. and i thought, like you, it was lemonade -- >> i didn't think it was that strong. >> natalie? -- >> mine -- let me try. >> this is like -- this runs through my veins. >> yours is stronger. this one. >> right? >> welcome back. >> this is how we welcome you back from vacation. >> it's going to be a good hour. stay tuned. >> keep the vacation rolling. >> speaking of rolling, this -- robot, hitchbot. >> oh. >> he was supposed to roll through the united states. here's the story. hitchbot was created, they said as a test of human kindness. to see if people would help this little thing -- >> hitchhiker robot. >> travel across country. so hitchbot rides through canada and parts of europe, including germany, no problem.
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hitchbot was in the u.s. for only two weeks, he visited boston's fenway park, amazing, made his way through the big city of new york. >> oh, good. >> the goal was to get to san francisco. beautiful, right? come on, everyone's goal should some point be to get to san francisco. however -- >> radio city. >> yes. on friday, though, hitchbot was found like this. vandalized beyond repair in the city of brotherly love. philadelphia. the creators say the experiment is not over. they tweeted, my trip must come to an end for now. but my love for humans will never fade. >> makes me so sad when you see his arms ripped off and leg is off -- >> i know. it's like r2-d2 found beat up. but i lived in philadelphia for four years. the only thing you need to know about philly, order your cheesesteak right. and don't have a cowboys logo on your vehicle. it's like i'm not letting you
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get gas. troy aikman will tell you that as well. that's it. so what did the robot do wrong? >> philly, don't play to stereotypes. this is what people think you're going to do and then you do it. >> amazing. i mean, they boo santa. >> yeah, that's old. >> i love the whole social experiment of this. i mean, the fact they had gotten around europe and gone all over the place and then in the u.s. -- >> he made it through times square, which if you can make it through times squares with those creatures wanting you to take pictures. >> fake elmo. >> fake elmo and fake elpha. >> i hope they rebuild it and bring it back. >> would you pick up pitch bottom? >> no, because i would think he was spying on me. >> i think now people will know so i think if hitchbot 2 comes around, this thing will travel the world. it's going to make it up to the iss. >> international space station,
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but couldn't make it through philly. >> people saw the video of this week of this nascar -- nascar driver brad keselowski made a dramatic pit stop during a race in pennsylvania yesterday. so take a look. he misses his mark and he barrels in to his crew members and sends a tire flying, as well. the tire carrier and the jack man were okay. in fact, they got right back up, tools in hand still and got right back on the job. but -- >> dedication. >> yeah. i've read that he's come in hot before in the past, so, you know, it's clearly -- it's a hard thing to do. you've got to get in and get out as fast as you can. but -- >> yeah, but -- >> and that's a tight turn. >> but you don't want to take out the pit crew. >> he actually had trouble with his front left brake, i think, too, part of the problem. if you watch that full clip, though, it's funny. he takes off and you can hear the mic in the car, and he goes "sorry about that, fellas." like he just ran over three guys. sorry about that, fellas. >> we'll take you out for beers after this. banged up -- >> so they hopped right up.
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>> loyal, dedicated. >> you guys like "zoo lander" the first one? >> how many years? >> 15, at least. >> 15 years. 2001. so we're ready for the sequel. >> yes, we are. >> and we're getting our first look at the trailer, okay? >> have some more drink for the trailer. >> if you say so. >> it opens with an amazing lecture on the great mysteries of the galaxy. >> the one question that has puzzled mankind since the beginning of time. >> if god exists, then why did he make ugly people? 200 lander? >> no, derek, zoo lander. it's like a pun. >> but i don't spell my name with a 2. >> fine. how about -- >> "zoo lander i-i"?
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>> no, zoolander 2 but with roman numerals. >> but i'm not italian. >> "zoolander ii" february 12th, 2016. >> how do these movies -- ghost busters, visiting the hospital. star wars next year. >> they're getting you ready. >> no one likes 2015? rio, next year. it's going to be a big year next year. >> the cliffhanger. >> all right. let's get a check of the weather. from dylan, who is in for al this morning. hello, dylan. >> hey, guys. we are watching the pacific where we have a category 1 hurricane, winds up to 75 miles per hour. this is going to be an area of concern for the big island of hawaii. now the storm is going to weaken as it makes its way over some cooler waters. so it is just going to be a tropical storm. but look how close it gets to helo and we are looking at the potential for flash flooding with some higher amounts. also high surf and rip currents likely as that storm passes to the north of the big island. we also have a chance of storms today, especially up across new
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york, up into new england and stretching down into northeastern kentucky where we could see some stronger storms develop later on today. we'll see some heavier rain, also the possibility of some hail and damaging wind gusts. can't rule out an isolated tornado, but i think those would be few and far between. also some moisture towards the rockies, typical monsoon. and in the northwest, temperatures cooling back down thanks, dylan. good morning, everyone. lots of sunshine out there. quiet on storm tracker. beautiful morning. temperatures in the 70s, on the rise, and humidity up as well. 78 degrees outside right now. hot by lunchtime. up to 87 degrees. today's high temperature, 90, feeling more muggy than over the weekend. tomorrow's still hot. 89 degrees, a few storms especially the afternoon. wednesday, hot and sunday pip . cooler on thursday and friday. . that's your latest forecast. >> thank you very much.
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your calendar. sirius xm radio host and good >> good morning. >> let's talk about the finale of "the district attorney now here it is. >> it's here after 16 years. jon stewart is leaving. this is his final week. we know some of his guests will be louis ck and amy schumer who once met with jon about taking over the show, ultimately decided against it. i know you guys are deep asleep by 11:00 p.m. don't worry about it. of comedy central is going to air a marathon all day thursday leading up to the one-hour series finale. >> the saddest thing, the night. friday. >> i know, i know. >> he's got to move it back, one day, please. >> he's like, vacation! >> wow. jon, think about it. >> one more day. >> is there any talk, because this would be genius and i bet they're thinking about this, to bring all the great
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kill club and they get in touch -- really obsessed with true life crime and get in touch with this woman played by charlize theron, and they try and figure out what happened. a lot of people are very confused because cristina hendricks from "mad men" was cast as her mother. don't worry, it's all told in flashbacks. >> new music by luke bryan. >> yes, his fifth album. it's called "kill the lights" and he decided to release on tinder. because luke bryan is married, he released something -- a video ahead of time, hey, guys, i'm not on tinder for me, but you can listen to the song, but i'm happy, i'm in love. >> what does caroline, his wife, think about that? >> interesting marketing. wow. >> that's "today's take". >> you know how to swipe. >> no, a friend taught me how to do that. >> august 14th, new guy ritchie, a lot of people talking about this, the man from uncle.
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yeah, the man from uncle, based on the cult 1960s tv series. stars superman himself, an army hammer and they play this cia agent and kgb operative who work together to take down this criminal organization. this was once going to star tom cruise who had to back out because of "mission impossible." it looks really good. >> very good. august 16th, ed sheeran, one of our favorites, has a special on nbc. i can't wait for this. >> yes, an hour-long special, three nights at wembley stadium in london. a lot of his hits along with a very special duet with elton john. so cheer -- set your dvrs. >> let's jump ahead to august 28th, a new movie, zack he have efron "we are your friend. ". >> he apprenticed with a deejay for months to he would learn how
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to look authentic and then the trailer came out and these deejays were upset, angry how they were presented so you can add deejays to the list of people who feel they have been wronged by hollywood. >> just quickly, another album coming out, the weekend. he was on our show, amazing guy. >> amazing, "the weekend" second album, most anticipated. hard to believe five years ago this guy was folding shirts at american apparel and now tom cruise is lip syncing his songs. >> i preordered that two weeks ago. let's get it out already. thank you so much. >> thank you guys. watermelon day. we have the hacks to keep you want bladder leak underwear that moves like you do? and move, groove, wiggle, lift, shift, ride, glide, hit your stride. only always discreet underwear barriers to help stop leaks and a discreet fit that hugs your curves,
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right down to the rind. >> that's a good idea. >> oh, i see what you're doing. >> super easy, exactly. and flip it around and do the exact same thing on the other side. we're just going to make a salad with it. and then face the watermelon toward you. >> that's a great hack. >> and then all you do -- >> scoop it out into the bowl here. you see that? >> that's brilliant. >> perfect cubes. >> very little juice on the board here. >> very good. >> okay. this next hack is for getting rid of the seeds. the first thing we're going to do is remove the skin. >> the rind. just like that. it's already pretty much done for us. we've got this extra piece. and then you've just going to make vertical slices like this. slice all the way down. and then what you're going to do is you're going to take a slice -- i'm going to take the middle one here. what you can see is, there is a vein of seeds. you see that? and just break it gently right on the sides just like that. and then what you can do is take a spoon or knife. and look at that.
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>> get them all at once. >> oops. there you go. a little bit of work. but at least you're not spitting seeds. >> that's true. okay. >> this is a perfect way to serve watermelon at a party for many reasons. one is, it's really easy. so all you do is take a watermelon half and make vertical cuts like this and rotate it and do the exact same thing this way. >> right. so you're getting that basket effect. >> so you get this grid. >> and this wedge. >> exactly. serve it at a party. and an awesome thing about this, you don't have the bugs so they're not landing on your watermelon. >> just like that. >> cheers. >> cheers. >> watermelon. >> now, this tip is to prevent all that sticky juice that gets on your face when eating a regular watermelon wedge. what you're going to do is take a wedge and cut off the rind, leaving a two-inch handle so it almost looks like a christmas tree. just like that. >> that's funny. >> now you can eat all the way to the rind without getting it all over your face. >> natural watermelon.
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stork craft for a free barrier cover. mission accomplished. mission impossible rogue nation was a dominant number one at the box office this weekend. taking in an estimated $56 million. "vacation" was second and "ant man" third. police officers train for a range of situations but sometimes you have to i am mprovise. this michigan officer spotted this baby skunk running in circles with a yogurt cup stuck on his head. the officer carefully removed the cup, be then quickly backed away. maybe he didn't realize baby skunks don't spray yet. but could you blame him? i think we all would do the same thing. get out of there as fast as you can. let's get a check of the weather now from dylan. >> hey, natalie. not sure he knew he was caught on camera either. not -- >> clearly not. >> let's take a look at the weather going on across the country where we do have some heavy rain down near florida. we have a slight risk of strong storms in the eastern great lakes and interior northeast. this extends down into kentucky where we will see large hail, damaging winds, but also the heavier downpours, and the frequent lightning too.
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this cold front is going to finally start to cool things off, both through the plains and also into the northeast by the time we get into wednesday, thursday and friday. in the meantime, we're staying in the 80s and 90s for one more day across the northeast. down south, it feels above 100 degrees when you factor in the humidity. tomorrow we are looking at a chance of some storms right through the midwest and also some storms up and down the east coast. there could be an isolated severe storm or two, and the pacific northwest down in the lower 80s but it is hot and dry in the thanks, dylan. good morning, everyone. system sunny out there. temperatures on the rise. already well into the 70s. in fact in fact, warming up nicely. back to the 80s over the next hour or so and 87 by lunchtime. feeling more muggy than over the wchbd. weekend. tomorrow, a chance for showers and storms late in the day tomorrow. dry and sunny wednesday and a cool down comes thursday and friday with temperatures that are below average.
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and that's your latest willie and tamron? >> all right, dylan. thank you very much. we are kicking off a special week on summer of secrets, all about plastic surgery. industry. >> and we have invited three board certified plastic surgeons about different procedures. dr. michael jones, dr. hida herman and dr. steven davis. before we get started, a reminder, always best to check with your primary care physician before making any serious decisions about your health. but meanwhile, good morning to all of you. thank you so much. >> good morning. >> so we've actually took to twitter, social media, the plaza for some questions. i want to get to the first one. let's -- we have -- what is this -- >> irl makeup. >> asks, i have bags under my eyes but i'm in my 30s. what options are there to fix this? dr. herman, what do you think? >> that's the most common complaint i hear in my practice, actually. and bags can make you look tired. >> is it hereditary? >> absolutely, it's genetic.
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and actually, it's a young person with bags, it's best to do earlier than later. and we now have surgical options with no scar and minimal downtime. the most important thing to realize, there could be some volume loss, hollowness. and now we have nonsurgical options to complement surgery to combination. one of my goals is to get aesthetic synergy, which is how to put surgical and nonsurgical options together in 2015 to get the best result. >> so even in your 30s, it can be a good idea for some people. >> that's the one time if you have bags in your 30s you may want to think about surgery. that's just going to get worse. >> we brought in some friends from the plaza to ask a few questions. kenny from oklahoma is with us. i can't imagine a good-looking guy like you would have any questions about plastic surgery. but try them. >> oh. what is the success rate for liposuction in men over 50? >> well, wow, that's a great question.
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>> here to divulge some decorator secrets is lori deinard. good morning. >> hi. >> how are you doing? >> great. >> you've got some great tips and we have broken them down to different parts of the home. we start out with the area rug, which can be a fortune, depending on the size you need. >> yes, exactly. let's say you found an area rug you love but it's designer. those rugs cost thousands of dollars. this is a way to get the same look at a fraction of the price. >> okay. what do we do? >> what you could do is go and buy that designer rug but really, really small. like a runner size or a 3 x 5 size. and then you get a woven sea grass rug, and tamron, if you can do that with me. so you get a woven sea grass rug underneath from retailers like overstock.com, wayfair.com. >> and this is what it looks like in a room. >> so you still get that expensive designer look but for affordable prices. >> that looks great. let's come over here and pillows, and they can be so expensive. >> so expensive. >> you found a way to do this for a lot less. >> yes, exactly.
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i went online, went to the clearance section, got a little bit overa yard of fabric for literally $6. if you want to do this with me. >> you call this pillow origami. >> origami for pillows. you fold just like this and then you take the ends, just like this. almost like swad willing a baby. and then at home, you can iron the creases to make it look really polished tie it up. >> you are doing a great job. >> tuck in the ends. and then i do the designer karate chop at the end which likes it look -- and you can't even tell. >> i was stunned by how much the throw pillows cost. that's smart. >> and a project i can do. >> you did great. >> lamps and you say that it may just be about our shade. >> exactly. so these are discount bargain basement lamps. and you know what, you can't tell from the base. this could be a $400 lamp but the give-away is the shade. so if the shade is super inexpensive, it can look inexpensive. >> so we swap out the shade?
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>> and actually, do you mind -- >> no, not at all. what i did is i went on to google, you know, custom lamp shades. look at this look. >> super cute. >> this could be a $400 lamp. you would never know. >> so you just do a little research and find the right shade. very nice. let's talk about furniture. and the legs of furniture can be a tell-all, if it's a cheaply made piece. >> so much discount furniture has the same boring leg. here is a before. so what i did is just swapped out the furniture legs. this is a really classy look. again, you can just google replacement furniture legs. but these are from pretty pegs.com. >> look at that. yeah. and look at this. with the gold. >> very chic. >> and then here i have an upholstered stool with the pink legs on the bottom for a kids' room. the idea is to make your discount stuff look custom.
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percent of germs. and prevent plaque, early gum disease and bad breath. complete the job with listerine . power to your mouth ! also try listerine pocket packs to kill bad breath germs on the go. classic. willie's favorite. we've heard of ocd, but there is a new compulsive disorder affecting far too many of us, ccd, career compulsive disorder. >> according to a survey conducted by harvard business review, half of professionals put in a 65-hour workweek and check work e-mails on the weekend. >> sounds familiar. where do you fall on the ccd spectrum? sasha is deputy editor of "women's health" magazine, and we have the author of "your next big thing." good morning to you both. sasha, start with you. this is a real thing. career compulsive disorder. actual condition. >> it is.
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this is a term we coined at women's health. it's a new work phenomenon. not just the old workaholics. this is about work creeping into every aspect of your life. and the twist is, that you can get hooked on a very behavior that's burning you out. so it's sort of a vicious cycle. >> and ben, you say this is practically lethal. you say it's a wake-up call for all of us. >> it's harmful to our physical health, our emotional health, to our relationships. it's really something that is fraying many of our social ties throughout our country. >> so obviously people are home wondering, do they have this disorder or condition. you created a survey, sasha, and people can take the quiz, and there are varying degrees of ccd. >> absolutely. now, everyone who takes the quiz on our website is able to see where they fall. because you're right. a lot of people are sort of like, do i have it, do i not. chances are, if you're a hard worker you probably do. i know you guys all took the quiz. and you all fell within our militants middle category.
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that is our warning category. >> failed. >> so you're not full-blown ccd. but i know willie, you in particular were kind of up there. so your job is sort of starting to take over your life so you want to take some steps back. >> but can you succeed without a little bit of this or a lot of ccd? it seems to me if you want to make it in this world, you've got to put in, you know, what do they say, 110%? >> i think it's about balance. you know, you have to live your values in some ways. yes, we have to work hard in order to do well. but it's also important to have boundaries. so, for example, at the end of a workday, if i need to do patient notes, i will leave an alarm so i know when it's time to leave to go home, so that i can be with my kids. >> just to give an idea of some of the questions and areas we struggled with. at any one moment, i'm on the phone, checking my in box, updating my to do list, instant messaging, et cetera. also we struggle with, i feel guilty if i don't reply to work e-mail asap. the question is, sasha, how do we start scaling back? you say the key is to start small. >> start small.
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schedule a workout class. schedule a dinner with a friend and then stick to it. here is the mantra, do not cancel. repeat that in your head. at work, you can start small. we started a lean into lunch initiative at "women's health." everyone takes half an hour, maybe more, and gets out there. does not eat at their desk. >> so ben, this is good in theory, but if i get an e-mail from work and there is an expectation i'm going to reply to get business done, how do i not send that e. nail? >> it's a question of what is truly an emergency. i think because we think we have access all of the time that we think that everything is an emergency. take a beat and say, is this really an emergency? do they really need to know this information right now. >> wow. that's a great point. >> sasha, ben, thank you. this is really fascinating. to find out if you have career compulsive disorder, take the quiz yourself. at today.com. thanks so much, guys. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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>> oh, my gosh! >> hi, kids! >> thank you! great to see you. >> some watermelon hacks, you can get those online. >> today.com. >> look at you. >> you can see online today.com, i'm doing brazilian week. so we did a piece at my house. >> you're going to show that? >> yes. >> no, not that kind. >> i was thinking it, you said it. >> all right.
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9:57 right now. george washington bridge. it's monday august 3rd. good morning. i'm michael gargiulo. new york getting set to repave a good chunk of the palisades parkway. last year new jersey repaved its side. the work begins this september from the bear mountain circle and south to the rockland border, and when that's completed the work shifts south to stony point and havastraw. this fall nj transit will no longer run late-night trains to certain areas. the mta should provide bus service from secaucus or manhattan. a check of weather. mostly sunny, hazy, hot, turning more humid with a high of 90 degrees. tonight participately cloudy. isolated thunderstorms. low of 74. tomorrow, partly sunny, and 89 degrees.
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coming up on the "today" show, with kathie lee and hoda, bishop t.k. jakes talks about his new book.
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[ laughter ] oh, boy! hey, everybody. go big or go home >> american author. you're an american author, so am i. >> so are you. >> we're glad you're with us today. we have big stories everybody's talking about. >> yes, also social media star, you'll know her it's dolce candy. she'll tell you how to clean up your makeup bag, tips to make you look good. >> she's adorable. >> and "time" magazine has called him america's best breecher, he's a lovely man. he says every single person has their unique true destiny they can fill on the planet. he's such a good person. >> went to rehoboth beach this weekend. >> your pictures, hoda, you're
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always busy. >> we had some fun. we had the whole family there and they had -- my birthday is a week away but since i won't be able to see them around then we did a little surprise so when i walked into my mom's beach house, this is whey got. >> surprise! >> are you kidding me? what are you doing? >> and then blake got in on it, too. so we had a fun little family get together, joel's taping, he's like "look at me in the back." anyway, we got a selfie stick, thank god, because that's the only way you can get the whole family in. >> your family is growing. >> it looks like an inferno. [ laughter ] that's the cake. it looks like you could burn the apartment down. but we got everybody in and it was fun and the girls decided the most fun they were going to have was not the birthday but playing in the dog bed with blake. built for three. >> building a gozillian memories.

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