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be prepared for wet weather tomorrow afternoon, tomorrow night, departing friday. saturday looks good. starting out with sunshine, few clouds, 65. sunday during the day is dry, increasing clouds during the afternoon. watch out for rain later in the day and at night. monday could be soggy. we need the rain. today by the afternoon turns nice. >> you'll be going out for dinner at 4:00. back in bed at 8:00. >> exactly. happy birthday to our friend. the "today" show is coming up next. >> that's what's happening "today in new york." good morning. done deal? >> i consider myself the presumptive nominee. >> donald trump with a clean sweep. hillary clinton taking four of five states. the general election matchup now one step closer to being set. >> the only card she has is the woman's card. she has nothing else going. >> if fighting for women's
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leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me? >> a traditional nomination all but impossible for cruz and kasich and sanders. will they step aside? breaking overnight. tornadoes tornadoes tornadoes, hail and flooding. the severe weather threat is heading east today. rio ready. the summer olympic games is 100 days away. this morning, the preparations, the athletes and the issues. bob costas is live on copacabana beach. we're throwing a celebration on our plaza today, wednesday, april 27th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. welcome to "today" on a
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big crowd out on the plaza. the countdown is on in rio. the first south american city to host an olympic games. >> they're playing the song. rio is bound to be spectacular. there have been challenges. we'll talk about them when we check in with bob costas later. >> one of the biggest stories will be the return of michael phelps, already the most decorated olympian in history. he hopes to add to his 22 medals in brazil. we'll hear from phelps about his readiness for the games. we'll also talk about the personal obstacles he's had to face recently, including battles with his long-time coach and drun ch k driving. >> we'll also introduce you to other olympic hopefuls. we'll have a performance on the plaza from the band perry. big night for the front runners in the presidential race.
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five-state sweep. in his victory speech, he declared himself the republican's presumptive nominee. with the lion's share of the delegates last night, trump is more than 3/4 of the way to the 1,237 needed to avoid a contested convention. >> on the democratic side, hillary clinton took delaware, pennsylvania, connecticut and mireland maryland. bernie sanders won in rhode island. she's 90% of the way toward clinching her party's nomination. >> we'll have more on the democratic race in a moment, but we're going to start with the republicans and peter alexander. good morning to you. >> matt and savannah, good morning to you. donald trump didn't just win big last night, he won in a landslide, winning nearly every county that voted and every single congressional district across the five states. a senior aide to donald trump tells nbc news now the campaign
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general election. that begins in earnest today. he has a speech, expected to include teleprompters and all. >> reporter: donald trump crushing the competition. >> i consider myself the presumptive nominee. >> reporter: out performing expectations, he's unleashing attacks on hillary clinton, saying he'll easily defeat her in the fall. >> if she were a man, i don't think she'd get 5% of the vote. the only thing she has going for her is the woman's card. women don't like her. >> reporter: bold words for a candidate with unlikability among women. hours after walking the red carpet at a "time" magazine gala, trump brushed off advice that he be more presidential, discussing cruz and kasich. >> as far as i'm concerned, it's
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why would i change? >> reporter: "the art of the partnership. on kasich. >> he's 1 and 46. why is he here? >> reporter: and on cruz, who says he's vetting vps. >> wasting his time. >> reporter: cruz now facing intense pressure to post a victory in indiana last week, is trying to turn the page. >> tonight, this campaign moves back to more favorable terrain. >> reporter: still, while one leader of the stop trump movement says it's indiana or bust, the senator refuses to call it a must-win. >> important state. >> reporter: casting himself as the underdog, cruz trying to recreate this famous scene from a film. >> i think you'll find the exact same measurements as our gym. >> reporter: cruz tripped up, calling it a basketball ring. >> the amazing thing is, that basketball ring here in indiana, it's the same height as it is in
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place in this country. >> noticeably absent from the campaign trail yesterday, john kasich, though he finished a distant second in four of the five states that voted. one statistic from voters in the exit polls, particularly in pennsylvania, a state donald trump says he'll turn red this fall, 69% of democrats say the campaign has energized them. 58% of republicans say it's divided them. >> peter, thanks so much. let's turn to the democrats. the finish line is now in sight for hillary clinton after decisive wins in four of the five states up for grabs last night. andrea mitchell has more on that and where bernie sanders' campaign goes from here. andrea, good morning. >> good morning, savannah. the clinton campaign pursuing a general election strategy. after the big victories, they think it all but nails down the nomination. >> reporter: hillary clinton taking the stage in the city of rocky.
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>> reporter: striking what could be the knockout blows in the race, winning maryland, delaware, connecticut and pennsylvania. now aiming her punches at the republicans. >> we will have to stand together and work hard to prevail against candidates on the other side. the other day, mr. trump accused me of playing the, quote, woman card. well, if fighting for women's health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in! >> reporter: for bernie sanders supporters, a call to unite. >> i applaud senton ator sanders and his supporters to challenge us to get unaccountable money out of politics. >> reporter: speaking from west virginia, a state that doesn't vote for another two weeks. >> with your help, we're going to win here in west virginia.
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directly to democratic delegates that he's the one to take on donald trump in november. >> almost every national poll and every state poll has us defeating trump, and that margin is significantly larger than madame secretary clinton. >> reporter: after the "new york times" quoted a senior sanders adviser saying they'll reassess strategy after tuesday's primaries. a comment denied by sanders' wife and closest adviser, jane. >> we're not talking about reassessing anything. >> reporter: with sanders needing an insurmountable amount of delegates in the primaries to come, hillary clinton was sharpening her message against the republicans for november. this is my fight song >> sanders congratulated clinton at the end of the night in a written statement and seemed to concede he doesn't have a path to the nomination. he's staying in the race until the end to go to the convention
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agenda in the party platform. much. joined by nicolle wallace and msnbc host and political correspondent steve kornacki. good morning. trump is calling himself the presumptive nominee. is this over? >> it's so over, we need a new word for over, like mr. big says. these campaigns are over. on the democratic side and the republican side. there are not three examples where they're going to trip up the national dynamic. >> you like to crunch the numbers. do you agree, if you're a gop member of the house of the senate, you wake up and put the trump bumper sticker on your car? >> there are dead enders out there. saying, if we win this state, pick off this delegate. i mean, we're at the point where donald trump's lead, it's not the -- we're not talking so much about the states he might be
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on out, it's the cruz states he might win and sweep this thing. >> do your math thing, steve. i think the prospects of the contested convention, trump not being able to get to 1,237, was greatlyed last night. >> the state of pennsylvania, there were 54 unbound delegates, free agents. this is the hope of the stop trump movement, getting them to flip against trump. at least 2/3 of the unbound delegates will be for trump. that's a huge bunch of delegates that changes the math significantly. >> you don't hear this often. talk about the democrats, nicolle. hillary clinton has 90% of the delegates she needs to get the nomination. bernie sanders says this is about politics, ideas, getting to the convention and getting my side across. is there anything that's personal? >> may be a blind spot but i
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attacks against her that have been telegraphed by donald trump. on sunday on "meet the press," he talked about all that divides them on big banks. donald trump on monday was echoing the sanders a i tak ttack. >> who is going to pull in the leash? >> he's not going to win. there's no path to the nomination. this is not about self-esteem. >> who does he answer to? >> himself. you would presume someone has loyalty to the team you're playing for. the jersey he put on this cycle was for the democrats. trump is picking up the sanders attacks on clinton. >> steve, we're pivoting toward the general election. last night, trump said that hillary clinton is playing the gender card, the woman card, and in his view, she'd be at 5% in the polls but for the fact she was a woman. is that an argument that's going to play well in the general election? >> i have to say, i'm surprised i'm saying i'm surprised trump
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on a big night when the focus turns to the general election, that's the message he played. the biggest obstacle he faces in the general election is this huge, huge gender gap and the kinds of comments last night only seemed to reinforce it. >> mike murphy said, it was like trump was built in a lab to blow the general election. steve and nicolle, thank you. severe weather still pounding the heartland, with more tornadoes, high winds and large hail. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer is in oklahoma, south of tulsa. what is it like there? >> the fire chief isn't sure if a small twister touched down or it was just powerful winds that brought down the power poles and trees. nearly 100,000 people across the area are without power. this wasn't the only area that was hit hard. >> reporter: warning sirens in the tulsa area as severe thunderstorms swept through oklahoma.
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down trees, blocking roads and damaging homes. in sherman, texas, high winds and rain-soaked roads causing 18-wheelers to flip over. >> it hits ya. >> reporter: while in kansas, golf ball-sized hail pounded much of the state. in neighboring missouri, record rain. police blocking roads to keep drivers away from flooded area. >> 60, 70 miles per hour winds. nothing new here. you hear a boom, the house is >> reporter: in the last 24 hours, more than 300 reports of severe weather. five reported tornadoes. 155 reports of wind gusts over 58 miles per hour. 263 reports of hail over one inch in diameter. back in oklahoma, the city took some of the worst blows. trees down, windows blown out. no injuries reported.
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under a thunderstorm warning this morning, as the region braces for more to come. >> if there is any good news here, only a handful of small tornadoes touched down overnight. forecasters had called for potentially catastrophic damage over the last several hours. while there is some destruction here, it could have been so much worse. back to you guys. >> miguel, thank you very much. turn to dylan, in for al. what are we going to see today? >> it's going to move to the midwest. yesterday, we had just the right ingredients that we were able to forecast some of the stronger storms. today, we don't have the ingredients in place. we'll see stronger storms but they're not going to be widespread. we don't have a huge risk of large tornadoes or very large hail. we have severe thunderstorm warnings through houston. you see the line of showers and heavier downpours moving to the south and east. they'll move to the gulf of mexico. a lot of cloud-to-ground lightning. could see hail and damaging wind
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we're not seeing p widespread tornadoes though there is a warning near houston. the storms will occur this morning, we'll get a break and see spotty storms into this afternoon. it's the cold front moving eastward. there is the line that's moving through houston right now. then as we go to this afternoon, you see the spottier showers. they're not going to be as widespread. still, they could produce some moderate sized hail and damaging wind gusts. the lightning is dangerous. >> see in a couple minutes. belgian prosecutors say a suspect in the paris terror attacks has been handed over the authorities. salah abdeslam told them he had arranged logistics for the paris attacks that killed 130 victims and had planned to blow himself up at a sports stadium, but backed out at the last minute. united states issuing a new warning to its citizens today about credible terrorist threats at tourist areas in turkey.
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its website the terror groups are seeking opportunities to attack popular tourist destinations throughout the country. turkey has been hit by six deadly suicide bombings since july that were either claimed by kurdish militants or blamed on the islamic state group. investors are keeping a close eye on wall street this morning after bad news tuesday for two big companies. apple says quarterly revenue fell for the first time in 13 years, as iphone sales fell compared to one year ago. analysts expect sales to rebound when the company releases its next iphone. in the meantime, chipotle reports its first ever quarterly loss since going public in 2006. the chain struggling to bounce back after foodborne illnesses last year. >> that hasn't helped. let's get another check of the weather from dylan. >> most of the country is actually not looking like a great day. scattered showers through the mid-atlantic, stretching to the carolinas.
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the northeast, temperatures are arting to drop off a little bit. highs up in boston, in the 50s today. that's a look at the weather clouds working up to the north. temperatures in the low to mid 40s. cloudy in the city. you can see we have a few hours to get through to get the clouds out of here and we'll see sunshine increase during the course of the afternoon hours but in terms of temperatures, looking for high today back to the lower 60s which is
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showers arrive in the after, continuing on and off friday night. sun is back to start the weekend. saturday's high 65. increasing cloud by sunday. forecast. >> dylan, thanks. now to a big milestone in the countdown to rio. the opening ceremony of the olympics is 100 days away. >> we're going to mark the occasion with a party on the plaza in a little while. first, bob costas, host of nbc's primetime olympics coverage, is already in rio near the beach. bob, good morning to you. >> hello, matt. hello, savannah. we are at the famed copacabana beach. dylan might be interested to know it is a rarity, at least at the moment, a little drizzle. it should clear up as the day moves along. 100 days from now, the olympics gets underway. your set will be down the way here on copacabana beach, which should be an ongoing party. it's where they'll contest beach volleyball, among other things.
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usain bolt. of course, all the issues surrounding these games. political turmoil, possible impeachment of the president, water quality, zika, whatever you want to talk about in the next hour, i'm up for it. >> thanks very much. we'll check back with you in a little while. you mentioned michael phelps. we'll have an exclusive interview with michael phelps. the most decorated athlete in olympic history. he talks about how close he came from walking away from swimming and why he says he is a changed man heading into rio. and the black box from the ill-fated ship el faro finally discovered. will it show what happened when the ship when down in the storm? first, this is "today" on
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good morning, everyone. we continue to follow breaking news in the bronx where early morning raids took place targeting alleged gang members. sources close to the investigation tell us that more than 100 people across the burrough were arrested. they say it's the result of a several-year investigation into two rival gangs. officers, homeland security, u.s. marshals, dea and atf took part in the raids. the gangs involved are believe to bed connected to murder, robbery, counterfeit operations. the rails look good this morning but we still have bergen light rail operating on a modified weekend schedule. open the roads, heavy delays because of a disabled vehicle
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on route 3 we have a disable vehicle on meadow lands parkway. slow ride as well. back to you, darlene. we'll be right back with chris's forecast. starting out on the gray side again. mostly cool from chelsea to the island. it's 48 in hoboken. east end of long island, upper
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trying to get rid of the clouds. that will happen by noontime. we see breaks. temperatures go from the 40s to upper 60s this afternoon. clear ton. 40s in the city. watch for showers in the afternoon. showers tomorrow night, into friday. drying out to start the weekend saturday at 65. increasing clouds sunday. maybe a little more rain to start next week. coming up on the "today" show, look how things are
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there's a shot. 7:30 now on this wednesday morning, 27th of april, 2016. if you're counting down, 100 days until rio. that is a beautiful view of copacabana beach. there'll be our home for the rio olympics. we cannot wait. we're celebrating in a big way
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we'll talk about the athletes to watch. we'll talk about michael phelps coming up. >> we'll see the men and women on the plaza firsthand. volleyball. >> i'm wearing my gold medal, so i'm ready. >> very nice. headlines. donald trump says he now considers himself the republican party's presumptive nominee after a clean sweep of two states' primaries and five states. he took direct aim at hillary clinton in his victory speech. >> i think the only card she has is the woman's card. she has nothing else going. frankly, if hillary clinton were a man, i don't think she'd get 5% of the vote. >> today, trump delivers a major speech on foreign policy in washington, d.c. before heading off to the next state up for grabs, indiana. >> with four wins last night, hillary clinton appears to be a lock for the democratic nomination nomination. she held a rally in
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this summer's democratic convention. >> let's go forward. let's win the nomination and in july, let's return to the party. >> bernie sanders vowed to stay in the race until the end. he appears to be conceded defeat, saying he hopes to win as many delegates as possible in hopes of influencing the direction of the democratic party. overnight, another round of powerful storms hit the nation's midsection, including at least five reports of tornadoes. one in north texas injured at least four people. also this morning, we've got new developments on the cargo ship el faro that sank seven months ago during a hurricane. the ntsb says it has found the ship's black box sitting on the ocean floor nearly three miles down. tom costello has been following this for us. good morning. >> you may call the ship was lost off the bahamas last october 1st. that's the debris and that's the ship, sitting on the ocean floor there.
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puerto rico, when it lost power and was sitting right in the path of a category three hurricane. >> reporter: three miles below the ocean's surface, el faro's black box, the voyage data recorder, the ntsb hopes will answer the question why it went down. investigators have only had the chilling phone call from the captain to go on. >> the clock is ticking. can i please speak with a qi? >> reporter: the captain, davidson, said his ship was taking on water. 33 crew members on board. >> i have a marine emergency. we had a hull breach. we have water down in three hulls. we've lost the main propulsion unit. >> reporter: a short time later, silence. everyone on board, lost. the hope now, that the black box holds the recorded conversations from the ship's bridge during the emergency. el faro left jacksonville for puerto rico in the midst of a tropical storm.
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sank in 15,000 feet of water. underwater vehicles found the wreckage a month later. among those who died, an electrician electrician. >> he was a great guy. give the shirt off his back type of guy. >> reporter: his mother has followed every turn in the investigation. >> we've been praying for this, and i cannot tell you how happy we are they found it. hoping the black box will tell them what happened and why in el faro's final hours. >> doesn't make any sense. we're just all looking forward to it being over. >> the next step is to bring the data recorder to the surface, then get it to the ntsb labs here in washington. many experienced navigators have questioned why the ship ever left jacksonville with a monster storm in the region. facing lawsuits, the company that owns el faro said it would never jeopardize a crew to rush a delivery. back to you. >> a lot of families asking that question, tom. thank you for the update.
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weather from dylan, in for al. >> we are in the stormy season. while we did have a round of storms move through yesterday, we have our next big chance of seeing some strong storms on friday. here's this area of low pressure. as this moves east, it's going to create basically the same setup we saw yesterday. it digs into the central plains. we're looking for severe storms to develop, especially down near texas, up into oklahoma. this is thursday night into friday morning. then lasting throughout the afternoon on friday. some of our biggest threats still being large hail, isolated tornadoes, dangerous cloud-to-ground lightening and torrential downpours, as this continues to move through the ft. worth area. also, this time around, we're looking at a good chance of heavy rain over the next five days. we're looking at an additional four to up to five, six inches of rain, especially through north central louisiana. most of texas could end up with three to four inches of rain, with the ground already saturated. there is a chance this could
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we're s ing out with cloudy sky this morning. temperatures in the 40s. much better finish to the day with sunshine expected especially from the city on north. it will happen quicker there. high temperature of 63. clear sky tonight. 44 in the city. 40 in the suburbs. tomorrow, increasing clouds quickly in the morning, probably need the umbrella tomorrow afternoon. upper 50s for friday. good looking start for the weekend. mid 60s. more rain by monday. >> that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. just ahead, what are their secret indulgences? one of the questions we had for the world's most influential people at last night's "time" 100 gala. first, a "today" exclusive. michael phelps opens up in one of his most candid interviews ever about his time in rehab,
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more of our countdown to the rio olympics with the opening ceremony in 100 days. you talked to the most decorated olympian of all time. >> michael phelps. 22 medals. >> amazing. >> 18 gold. he hopes to compete in his fifth olympic games this summer. possibly even become the oldest male swimmer to win a gold medal. the road from london to rio has been a bumpy one. when we sat down, he was candid about the demons he faced during his career. he told me it wasn't long ago, he was sick of swimming. >> didn't want anything to do with the sport. >> going into london? >> yeah, i was over it. personally, i had a lot of struggle getting through the four years after '08. i don't think i really knew what i wanted to do. >> history for michael phelps! >> reporter: with no other choice, phelps tried to put up a good front, but the truth was he had lost interest in swimming and began to miss practices. a lot of them.
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with long-time coach bob bowman. >> i was rather surprised to pick up a copy of "sports illustrated" magazine and there you are on the cover. it told a story in the magazine about how in the months leading up to london, you and bob were not getting along all that well. one time in particular, you had a brutal fight. he said, we go at it. world war 3. i smash my watch against the wall, get to the parking lot, i peel out, flips him the bird and he flips me the bird. he doesn't come back for ten days. >> sounds about right. >> this is leading up to london. >> yeah. >> the prime of your training for the olympic games and you don't show up for ten days. what's going on? >> i didn't care. honestly, i didn't care. >> says, came back on day 11 because matt lauer was in town to interview him for the "today" show. >> had something to do. >> they had no idea that's what our preparation was like for london. >> no one did. that's why when i say i almost
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>> you never -- i remember talking to you about your training. >> i was pretty good. >> a lot during that interview. you said it was going well. >> i was pretty good at that. >> here comes phelps to the wall. >> reporter: phelps walked away from london with six more medals, four gold, but his demons were catching up with him. after leaving a casino on september 29th, 2014, phelps was pulled over and arrested for dui. >> let's go back to september 29th. that's the night you were arrest arrested, dui. not your first run in with the subject. what led up to it? >> i was on a downward spiral. i think it was more of a sign than anything else, that i had to get something under control, whatever it was. i look back at that night and everything happened for a reason. >> it was a cry for help? >> i believe so, yeah. i really do. >> i read something your mom said. when she found out you got arrested for dui, it struck me.
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very much. she said, her first comment was, how terrible is the world going to be to my son? >> i think my mom was happy that i was alive. i think she saw the sort of path that i was going down. i think a lot of people close to me saw it. i was going fast. fast. honestly, at one point, i just -- i felt like i didn't want to see another day. felt like it should be over. >> reporter: with mounting pressure from family and friends, phelps would eventually check himself in to a rehab clinish clin ish en -- clinic in arizona. >> reading things people close to you said about the incident, nobody uses the words "alcoholic" or "drinking problem." are you an alcoholic? >> i don't know. i honestly don't know. i know i have probably moments where i have gone off the deep end, where i shouldn't. i would say binge more than anything else.
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>> no. because like, i mean, you can put a beer in front of me or alcoholic drink in front of me and i won't feel the urge to drink it. >> you checked into the meadows for 45 days. you said you don't know if you're an alcoholic. maybe have a binge problem. did you check yourself into treatment because you had a drinking problem or a public relss s relations problem? >> i was at a point in my life where things needed to change. i thought of myself as a swimmer and nobody else. i don't know if it was like afraid of just letting go and showing who i am or what it was. i finally was just like, you know what, screw this. i'm not hiding behind anything anymore. i am who i am. if you don't like it, it's not my issue and not my problem. >> reporter: since completing 45 days in rehab, phelps says he's a changed man. ready to do what it takes to compete in his fifth olympic games.
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what's the difference? >> i want to be here. that's the difference. i had no desire to go to workout before. i want to retire how i want to retire. i have a great opportunity to do that. i mean, i haven't trained like this in decades. >> every time we do one of these interviews prior to an olympic games, i ask you to write the headline for me. what would it be after rio? >> something along the lines, i finally gave 100%. or i'm happy to turn the page to the next chapter. i'm happy to move on from my swimming career and go out how i wanted to. >> he really is a very different guy. >> yeah. >> than the guy we talked to in the past. he went on to talk about how excited he is for some of the things to come in his life, especially the birth of his first child. a boy due in a couple of weeks with fee iance nicole johnson. you can see the interview on a primetime series called "on
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premieres sunday, may 8th, 7:00/6:00 central time on nbc. >> it's interesting to hear him open up. i bet athletes can relate to being at the high of the olympics and coming back and thinking, how do i adjust? who am i, if not an olympian? >> he said he had no self-confidence. this is the most decorated olympian in history. >> he said, i was just a swimmer. not just a swimmer. >> decorated. >> looking forward to seeing him in rio. we brought the fun and excitement of rio to our plaza. we'll get the party started with salsa dancers and some of the biggest u.s. athletes after these messages. for something utterly unique... ...go to your jewelry wardrobe. jared the galleria of jewelry. for levian. only levian makes chocolate diamond jewelry... ...and only jared has a levian selection this amazing. levian. that's why she went to jared. it's the jared diamond jewelry spectacular. featuring our best prices of the season storewide. from mother's day gifts
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we are back at 7:50. dylan is pulling some double duty with al and carson away. she's over in the origin ange room. >> nobody showed up for work today. the "time" 100 gala honors the most influential people in the world. we'll look at the red carpet fashion from last night's event. >> dylan, thanks very much. we were there. got guests to share their one go-to clean joke, among other things. we'll have that coming up. >> can never remember those. plus, a live concert on the plaza from the band perry.
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good morning, earn. 7:56. 47 degrees. it's a wednesday morning, april 27th. i'm darlene rodriguez. happening right now, police are searching for a thief preying on subway riders in lower manhattan. police say he struck three times in lower manhattan and little italy in the past month. he took wallets from two men. police are searching for the man in this surveillance photo in brooklyn. he used a white marker to draw swastikas in a park. let's take a look at the monday morning -- wednesday morning commute, lauren.
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>> the rails look good. 22 still a mess because of this disabled vehicle out there before route 27. another problem, an accident on 287 northbound after exit 2. that's in the center lane. we have delays in both directions because of that. >> let's check the weather. today, clouds moving out. the sun comes in. high of 63. tonight, clear to partly cloudy, chilly, low of 44 degrees. the "today" show is coming right back. biggest names of sports talk about how they are preparing for
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it's 8:00 on "today". coming up, star-studded night. >> in 2016, politics is -- >> very confusing right now. i'm having a hard time figuring it out. >> if you weren't doing what you're doing career wise, what would you be doing? >> if i wasn't doing what i'm doing, i would probably be a slightly chubbier indian man
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>> i sit down with some of the world's most influential people at the "time" 100 gala. what they said about their career and a higher power. >> if you could ask god one question, what would you ask him? >> why am i on the "today" show right now, god? plus, let the countdown begin. it's 100 days until the rio 2016 olympic games. we'll kick things off with team usa joining us live on the plaza, with a look at some of the athletes to watch. we're going to live forever family affair. the band perry joins our celebration, as the grammy award-winning sibling trio performs their latest hit live on our plaza. today, wednesday, april 27th,
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>> all the way from minnesota to see the band perry. my mom told me i should play night she didn't know you when she gave me that advice i'm through with you >> we came to see the band perry. >> 100 days until rio! >> usa! all i want to be is done [ cheers and applause ]. we're back at 8:00 on this wednesday morning. take a look at the crowd we've gathered out on our plaza for a free olympics party. >> very exciting. a lot of them wearing their olympic finery already. busy day this morning. the band perry is here for a concert as part of our festivities, celebrating 100 days to rio.
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the i love the '90s tour is swinging by. vanilla ice, salt n pepa, all performing their biggest hits. >> by the way, it's freezing out here. >> yeah. >> it's not spring like. >> natalie has a check of the top stories. donald trump looking ahead to the general election after crushing his republican rifle vals in five state primaries on tuesday. the front runner calling himself the presumptive nominee and taking aim at hillary clinton. on the democratic side, clinton took delaware, pennsylvania, connecticut and maryland. she was denied a sweep by bernie sanders, who won in rhode island. nbc national correspondent peter alexander joins us with the latest. peter, good morning. >> natalie, good morning to you. you said it right, donald trump crushing the competition. out performing expectations. sweeping across the five states.
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more significantly, the lion's share of the delegates puts him closer to wrapping up the nomination before the convention in cleveland. trump calling himself the presumptive nominee, insisting this race is over. taking aim at hillary clinton, accusing her of playing the woman card. he picked up on that line again this morning on "morning joe." >> well, i haven't quite recovered. it's early in the morning. from her shouting that message. i know a lot of people would say, you can't say that about a woman because, of course, a woman doesn't shout. the way she shouted that message was not -- oh, i just, it's the way she said it. i guess i'll have to get used to a lot of that over the next four or five months. >> as a senior operative within the stop trump movement told nbc news, it's now indiana next week or bust. ted cruz is already there. what's significant is that without indiana, the path for cruz to go forward is going to
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donald trump looking forward, natalie, today, a major foreign policy speech. teleprompters and all. >> we'll look forward to that. peter alexander, thanks so much. today, another 24 million people in the bull's eye as a monster spring storm heads east. the severe weather outbreak spreading from the plains into mississippi and the ohio valleys and parts of the south. at least five tornadoes reported across the heartland, along with multiple accounts of baseball-sized hail and heavy rain. 90,000 people in ten states are waking up without power. dylan will have the forecast in a little bit. a girl goes the distance after making a marathon mistake. when she showed up for a 5k in rochester, new york, on sunday, a race had already started. the 12-year-old thought she was late. she decided to join the pack. turns out, it was the wrong race she'd signed up for. she was now running a half marathon. >> asked a woman i was running
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she said it was about 13 miles. that's when i realized i was in the wrong group. >> what did she do? decided to go for it with her family at the 5k finish line. they were frantic when she didn't cross. a police officer tracked her down. she became one of the youngest to run the race. you're my kind of girl. >> i know. i would have sat down and cried. >> two choices. sit and cry or finish the race. finish the race! >> i love it. last night's "time" 100. it's an annual event in new york to celebrate the influential people in the world, according to "time" magazine. >> i caught up with some of the honorees and special guests, asking them all the same questions. >> reporter: 100 pioneers, titans, artists, leaders and icons. their contributions having an impact across the globe.
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most influential people in the world. >> complete this sentence. >> okay. >> in 2016, politics is? >> very confusing right now. i'm having a hard time figuring it out. >> politics is? >> something when i was watching it from space, i was thinking, what is going on down there? >> julia, can you complete this sentence? in 2016, politics is? >> no, i can't complete that sentence. >> that's the answer, isn't it? >> yes. >> politics is? >> madness masquerading as a process. >> in 2016? >> why did i think -- >> what year are you living in? >> if you could ask god a question, what would it be? >> why can't we all get along? >> am i doing the right thing? hopefully, his answer would be yes. >> if you could ask god a question? >> what's going on? why am i here on this "today" show right now, god? >> if you could ask god a
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>> can i come back as a puppy next time? >> i think it would be, god, we were all meant to get along. why did you make us so different? why do we hate being different? >> if you could ask god a question, what would it be? >> what's our son doing? >> is that something you would think about a lot? >> of course. every day. every day. >> if you weren't doing what you're doing career wise now, what would you be doing? >> i'd be a medical student. following in my dad's footsteps. >> if i wasn't an actress, i'd be a teacher. >> i'd be standing in the unemployment line. >> i don't know. maybe i'd like to be -- i don't know. >> if i wasn't doing what i was doing, i'd probably be a slightly chubbier indian man living with my parents. unable to figure out what i want to do with my life. >> if i wasn't doing this, i'd be playing music. i'd be in a band. i think i'd be in a, like, wedding cover band.
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wouldn't i? scratch that. >> what's your secret indulgence? >> for the first time, being able to be myself. waking up in the morning, just being happy. >> my secret indulgence is being able to forget the negative. >> the shower. i didn't have it for a whole year. >> it's a long list, but dark chocolate is at the top of it. >> chocolate and wine. >> frozen yogurt. >> the classic vanilla and chocolate swirl with resee's pieces. >> secret indulgence. >> etsy. >> salted caramel treat. >> tell me a good, clean, quick joke. >> oh, man, i'm the worst at jokes. >> nothing clean? nothing quick?
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>> you're criticizing my hair. >> i love criticizing you. i feel that in and of itself is a great joke. >> a clean joke? i don't think i have any i can tell on camera. >> save your dirty jokes for yourself. >> why does the policeman stink? >> why? >> he fell asleep on duty. >> tell me a quick, clean joke. >> oh, what do you call a pile of kittens? a meow-tain. it's one of my favorite jokes. >> what's blue and creamy? smurf blood. there's a really dirty version of it. >> i was like, no! not like this. >> oh, my gosh. >> i didn't ask what the dirty version of that one was. no interest in knowing. >> tell us your good, clean joke.
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>> dirty ones? >> there are no clean ones in the repertoire. >> that was good. >> i want to thank the people at "time" magazine for giving us access to the influential people. we enjoyed it. have you heard of #self feet? the story behind the newest instagram craze. wait till you hear from prince harry said if a kid asked if he'd ever be king. we'll celebrate 100 days to the olympics with bob costas live in rio. and a host of team usa hopefuls. plus, a live concert from the band perry.
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pro-health advanced. mom's right...again! we're back at 8:13. time for trending. brace yourselves for this video. i think a lot of people who watch this will find it disturbing. look at this. something you would never think of, probably, as you were walking along. here's what happens. security camera footage. a woman and her child walk in, followed by a dog. the leash doesn't make it all the way into the elevator. the doors close, the elevator starts to move, pulling the dog with it. the dog dangled in the air for a scary few seconds and dropped back down. the dog was not seriously injured. >> you would never, ever think about how dangerous that can be. that's, by the way, not a small dog. >> no.
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>> lucky the dog wasn't hurt worse. >> she was concentrating on pushing the buttons, trying to get the door open, which wasn't going to happen. luckily, it released at the same time. >> so scary. summer around the corner. new instagram trend you might start to see more often. these are called self feet. it's an image of your feet against some kind of interesting backdrop. >> pretty. >> even an instagram account dedicated to photos. it's called, i have this thing with floors. over 650,000 people follow that account. >> interesting. >> you have a lot of free time on your hands. >> good sidewalks in rio for selfeet. black and white pavement. >> good to know. >> way to bring it back to the olympics. >> bring it in there. matt, this is a trend for
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with you, one never knows. a japanese fashion company has offered a solution. take a look. these look like normal stockings. in fact, look closely. the tights have printed designs right over your toes. it gives the appearance of a flawless pedicure. they slip over each toe, making sure each design lines up perfectly with your toes. >> i love that. >> do you really? >> it's brilliant. >> isn't the idea to be bare legged and barefoot? >> sometimes your legs don't look that good. >> it's cold in the winter. >> who has time to make your toes fit in each pocket? >> having a bad pedicure day, it'll come in handy. >> i should have stayed out of it. 100 days out from the start of the olympic games in rio. before we get to the opening ceremony, we want to give you a preview.
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outfitter of the u.s. olympic and par limb alympic teams. we have ryan lochte modeling for us. nice to have you here. >> hi. >> ryan, you're known for a sense of style. how has ralph lauren done? >> i mean, take a look. >> you like it? >> it's fancy. i love it. >> i like the shoes. beachy. >> yeah, beachy chic. >> need a yacht now. >> very, very cute. >> trying to picture what they will look like, the outfits, with medals hanging around your necks. think it works? >> we'll be like this because they're so heavy. >> absolutely. especially in swimming, you get so many opportunities to win one. multiple gold medals. as a wrestler, you get a chance to get one. i'll have one and you guys will have six or seven a piece. >> you'll all look good. thank you so much. >> thanks for having us. >> they'll be part of the preview for the olympics in a
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also, another preview of the sunglasses the athletes are going to be wearing during the game. each of us has a different style of the oakley sunglasses, the official sunglasses for the team. >> yours are cool. >> like the matrix. >> on the race course, winning a medal. looks good. >> i like that. doing something. >> whatever it is you do. >> the glasses are cool on her. now to a new chapter in the beyonce lemonade saga. and prince happen rry on a question of whether he'll ever be king. five days since beyonce released "lemonade." five days of agony for beyhive members wanting to know, who is becky? becky is the name beyonce drops in one of her songs, implying this is the other woman jay-z
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rachel roy was once thought to be her. she said, there's no truth to the rumors. many were quick to call out rita ora's name next. ora tweeted, the rumors are false. i have nothing but the utmost respect for beyonce. let's continue enjoying lemonade. we may not know who becky is. i thought becky was the girl's name. shows how much i don't know. >> can i ask you, if there is this kind of game going on, trying to figure out, why doesn't beyonce put it to rest so she doesn't have other people dragged into these headlines? >> she's making money off of "lemonade." made an album. >> still has people talking about it. we have more now on the annual "time" 100 gala. quite a few of the attendees stood out. ariana grande wore a beautiful blackball
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signature ponytail. karlie kloss added color, wearing a purple dress in honor of prince. lindsey vonn wore a yellow dress with crystal beading. everybody was beautiful. prince harry paid a visit to an elementary school. he was taking the children's questions. one question caught harry off guard. that being, are you ever going to be king? take a look at harry's response. >> that's the question everyone wanted. let's be honest. you'll be glad to know, probably not. >> i feel like he's okay with it, too. >> so cute. >> upon hearing his response, the young boy looked disappointing. harry gave him a high-five for asking a great question. >> cute. >> that's your pop start. >> adorable. >> dylan, thank you so much. now to more of our 100 days of rio celebration. it will be the -- oh, no, the weather.
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>> so many hats today. >> i got confused. thanks very much. starting with some cloud this morning, getting back to the low 60 this afternoon, not a bad day eventually. tomorrow early sun followed by clouds. by tomorrow afternoon, we may need the umbrellas again. showers are likely tomorrow night, on friday. upper 50s. clearing out for saturday. clouds roll in on saturday, more showers sunday. rain is likely on monday, low 60s, leftover shower on tuesday. everyone, more for our 100 days till rio celebration. the first olympics held in south america. >> let's welcome back bob costas. he is in rio, checking things out. good to see you. >> good to see you guys, too.
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as you know, predicting the failure of an olympic games has almost become an olympic event in and of itself. in the case ofhee rio de janeiro, there are issues facing the city. it's not certain they'll all be solved by the time the callan dran is lit. >> awarded to the city of rio danger . >> reporter: 2009, the announcement set off a celebration in copacabana beach. the economy was booming and the first olympics in south america seemed like the perfect opportunity. much of brazil's economic strength was fueled by the discovery of oil off its coast. as that commodity's fortunes turned, so, too, has brazils. inflation is rampant and the economy shrank by 4% last year.
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it had a big and booming population. the commodities were surging. then oil prices crashed. tran frankly, the economy is in one of its worst recessions in 25 years. >> reporter: in addition to the financial difficulties, the country's leadership is in turmoil. >> brazil's president faces being thrown out of office. >> reporter: the president is caught up in a political pry sis crisis that could lead to her itch impeachment. >> we don't know if the president will be in power for the opening ceremony. it's with a lot of apprehension that brazilians look at the olympic olympics. >> reporter: in addition to ongoing concerns about the zika virus, there is the question of water quality at olympic venues, such as sailing. >> we haven't seen the government deal with things like basic sanitation in rio add equate adequately adequately.
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that things will be significantly different from den dengue with zika. >> reporter: nearly all fen yous s -- venues are complete. major transportation projects are, in fact, on track. >> at this stage, we are in advance, regarding many operations. >> reporter: what's certain is rio remains one of the most visually spectacular and welcoming cities in the world. this august, we'll see if it serves as the lasting impression of these olympic games. >> you "today" show folks will have quite the view this summer. your set will be just up the beach from where we are now at the famed copacabana beach. it is also where beach volleyball will be contested. that'll be one of the most exciting venues. they hope, if they can get past all the logistical problems and the rest of the issues, which we've mentioned, they hope this will be one ongoing nearly three-week long party. >> you -- that's the second time
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ongoing party, bob. you've been there a couple days. do you have firsthand experience? >> yup. well, i've spoken with the ambassador and the olympic organizing committee. they are not the leading party animals in brazil. we may have to leave that report to ryan seacrest, who is uniquely qualified. >> indeed. you're not too shap bby yourself. talk about the athletes you're watching. what will be the big story lines? >> michael phelps returns. matt had his interview with him. he told us flatly in london, i am done. i'm never jumping in a pool again. he did a 180 and now here he comes to try to add to the medal hull, already a record, of 22. then the remarkable usain bolt. the fastest human in the history of the planet, trying to do it three times in a row in the 100 and 200 and running the anchor
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you can't take your eyes off usain bolt. then symone imone biles, the young u.s. gymnast, who won the last three world championships. >> nobody does it better than bob costas, the traveling olympic historian and enkick lo paid -- encyclopedia. thanks for the preview. >> see you in 100 days. >> you've got it. still to come, our olympics beach party on the plaza, including team usa hopefuls, and a live concert from the band if your family outing is magical for all the wrong reasons. you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec for powerful allergy relief. and zyrtec is different than claritin . because it starts working faster on the first day you take it. try zyrtec . muddle no more
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. live this is news 4 new york now. >> good morning. 8:26. it's wednesday morning, april 27th. 49 degrees out. i'm darlene rodriguez. a long island man in a dispute over an airplane in the town of hampstead is due in court. this is 70-year-old harry goretzky. last week police took his single-engine cessna plane and dismantled it. they vow to fight the case all the way to the supreme court. >> because of track inspections right now there's bus service in place in both directions on the lirr.
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plaza. we have got a brazilian dance group, as well. they're doing the samba. natalie, are you a samba expert? >> i know the samba. oh, yeah. i'm not an expert, but anybody can samba. you'll learn to samba by the time rio is here. >> that's the deal. we'll catch up with the great athletes hoping to make team usa, and that we'll be seeing in rio. >> savannah is changing and here she is. >> i love it. >> the band perry will also be performing in a live concert coming up. you guys might -- we're standing in the sand. this beach volleyball court. you going to play? >> we'll work on the set and spike. >> you set and i'll spike. >> let's get a check of the weather from dylan. >> i'm regretting the heels in the sand thing right now. we have weather across the country that'll produce stronger storms, especially through the midwest today.
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looking good, dylan. temperatures cloudy back to the low 60 this afternoon, starting in the 40s. a lot of grate y out there. for the game tonight for the reds and mets, a temperature about 50 degrees as we go through game time. 44 the overnight low. showers in the afternoon tomorrow, likely showers on friday, drying out on saturday and clouds return by sunday. now, we have something we've never done before. we're announcing the 2016 u.s. olympic women's basketball team. coach gino is here to lend us a hand. congrats to everything you have going on. can't not mention the huskies and the u.s. women's basketball team. a string of success.
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going into the olympics, too? >> we've won six gold medal five gold medals and we're hoping for six. some of the best basketball players play for the united states. this will be another opportunity for them to show how great they are. >> what is the secret to your success? >> surround yourself with a lot of unbelievable women and let them do what they do. >> do what they do. >> basketball players on the 2016 women's basketball team. winning five straight gold medals. joining the team, two ladies making their olympic debut from delaware, elaina. and brianna stewart. three returning, charles. from georgia, moore.
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next, two-time -- medalist. foul. finally, your captain, four-time to pick olympian, sue bird. and camika. four other players are joining but they're unable to be with us because of overseas commitments. brittney griner, mcmoug tri. augustus. good luck this year. nice to have you here. awesome and good luck. >> thank you. >> savannah? >> announcer: this portion of "today"'s 100 day celebration on the plaza is sponsored by p&g. proud sponsor of moms. our plaza is filled with athletes to watch. stars like this pair of u.s. gymnast gymnasts. gabby douglas and simone biles. good to have you.
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>> are you getting in the spirit with our set? >> a little bit. it's cold but -- >> for sure. >> gabby, you're doing something nobody has done in 50 years. coming back to the olympics and trying to defend gold. what's your strategy? >> i think it's the same as before, take one step at a time and one day at a time. not put the added pressure on myself. to have fun and enjoy every moment. >> you're four years older now. you grew three inches in the last four years. is that a plus or minus for a gymnast? >> it's a plus for me because i feel stronger this time and a little faster. >> simone, you have been dominant, bursting on the scene and this b will your first olympics. how will you prepare? >> the same as i did for worlds. take it meet by meet and see what happens. >> gabby has given you advice. teammates and probably rivals a bit. >> not so much. keep it fun. >> absolutely.
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in rio. great to have you with us. we'll send it to natalie. i have another p&g athlete. four-time olympic gold medalists and one of the fastest american sprinters ever. this is your fourth olympics. of course, besides winning possibly another gold medal, what makes this special for you? >> i think just having so much experience now, being able to put that into play. it's always an honor to represent your country. so much pride. >> this time around though, you are also going to make history, perhaps, going for the 200 and 400 meters. they changed up the olympic schedule just for you to accommodate your schedule. i mean, it's incredible. only three women have done this before. what would it mean for you, to be able to add to that? >> i'm so grateful for the schedule change. it'll still be a difficult double, the events overlap. if i'm able to make the team in
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>> won the world championship last year. ninth gold medal. the fastest woman alive, man or woman at this point. >> thank you so much. >> looking forward to seeing you compete. matt? ryan lochte, five-time gold medalist but saying he's going to rio as an underdog. do you expect me to buy that? >> of course. >> why? >> michael phelps is back. haven't had the best couple years. i'm the underdog. >> swimmers are famous for setting goals for themselves going into competitions and equally as famous for not revealing what the goals are. can you give me an idea? >> you know, i definitely have goals in mind, what i want to accomplish in rio. you know, those are my goals, and i'm going to keep them to myself and keep all you guys guessing. >> you mentioned michael phelps. you have missy franklin and other great names. how is the team in general
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>> i think this team, i mean, we're team usa. when the time counts, we know that we're going to be there. we're going to be ready to race. put on a show for everyone. >> we can't wait to see the show. you've always put on a good show for us, ryan. underdog, nah. not buying it. good to you here. >> thank you. >> see you in rio. >> you got it. coming up next, we'll take advantage of all the sand on the plaza for a little beach volleyball with some of the members of team usa.
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back now. counting down on the road to rio with two beach volleyball players who are on the road, as well. guyings, guys, nice to see you. >> already olympic gold medalist from 2008. nick, this is your first
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>> how are you feeling about rio? >> yeah, feeling pretty good, coming off a win in china. get a little momentum. looking good. >> talk about this game a little bit. we've become accustom to watching it. how does it differ from the person watching at home? >> indoor is six on six but it's two on two on the beach. you're touching the ball every play. it's all about control. obviously, it helps being tall. you don't have any ball control, you're going to be pretty bad. >> who is your toughest competition, do you think? >> so many tough teams. brazil is usually a favorite. they're the number one team in the world right now. we have them. >> by the way, we should mention, it's one of the best parties at any olympic games. it's a really fun time. show us the basics. the two most important things. the set and the spike. also, the serve, though, i would say. where should we start?
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how to serve. >> i'll put my mic down. >> jump serving today? >> whatever is easiest, nick. >> right-handed or left-handed? >> lefty. >> all right. underhand -- >> no, left-handed. doesn't have to be underhand. >> whatever we want. step forward, bring the elbow back. firm wrist and swing through it. >> you do it, and i'll copy. nice. >> okay. step. >> try again. >> i'm sorry. i knew it would be like that. one more time. >> the building up there. >> there you go. >> nicely done. >> thank you, nick. matt, to you.
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ladies spiked up? savannah, hold this. >> okay. >> the set or the spike? >> up to you. what would you rather do? >> i'd rather set. you spike. >> all right. >> you hit one to me. throw one to the ladies, i'll set it and you spike it. [ applause ] >> one more time. one more time. i'll try and set it to you. >> nice. >> that's all you got? >> taking it easy. >> we can't wait to see you all in rio. ladies, thank you so much. we appreciate it. coming up next, the band perry is going to take our plaza live. first, this is "today" on
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. celebrating 100 days to the rio olympics. >> the grammy-winning sibling trio the band perry turned out hit after hit since bursting on the scene? 2010. >> they're at it with their newest hit, "live forever," the official team usa song of the rio games. kimberly, reid, neil, good morning. >> good to see you. >> first time you're going to the olympics? >> first time ever. we watched every single olympics religiously. we'll be in rio this year. >> you'll also be doing performances with us while we're there. we're thrilled. >> we are, too. we're excited. to play music and be at a place like the olympics, the energy around that, we're really excited. >> and with you guys. >> for your song to be the song of the olympics. >> yeah, it's special. the song we wrote six to eight months ago.
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know, we would write it, end up recording it and allow it to be a part of the u.s. olympic team. >> it's about the moments that make you feel like you're going to live forever. that is the spirit of the olympics. we're just really honored to bring that song to the guys. >> that all happens in 100 days. today, don't you do another performance in time square here in the city? >> that's right. >> busy day for us. >> hopefully you get to warm up at some point. let's hear your song. >> all right. "live forever." >> the band perry, everybody. >> thank you. oh, oh i was dreaming of war
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was dreaming of shores that my ship would fight i was dreaming because it made me feel so alive i was dreaming this all from my bed last night you will be my only one won't you hold my hand so we can run you and i, we're staying young, yeah we're gonna live, we're gonna live forever this time, i want it all i want it right now, feel the fall go, go crazy, go, go, go crazy we're gonna live, we're gonna live forever this time, i want it all i want it right now, wanna feel the fall go, go crazy, go, go, go crazy we're gonna live, we're gonna live forever
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but it wasn't outside i was feeling a force i'm electrify ied i was feeling my heart there was thunder inside i was feeling this all from my bed last night you will be my only one won't you hold my hand so we can run yhiou and i, we're staying young we're gonna live, we're gonna live forever this time, i want it all i want it right now, feel the fall go, go crazy, go, go, go crazy we're gonna live, we're gonna live forever this time, i want it all i want it right now, wanna feel the fall go, go crazy, go, go, go crazy
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>> get your hands high, come on! oh, oh, oh, oh, oh we're gonna live, we're gonna live forever all i the things that i don't know all the dreams that i've been shown all the ways that it could end tonight, let's just close our eyes we're gonna live, we're gonna live forever this time, i want it all i want it right now, feel the fall go, go crazy, go, go, go crazy we're gonna live, we're gonna live forever this time, i want it all i want it right now, wanna feel the fall go, go crazy, go, go, go
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we're gonna live, we're gonna live forever [ applause ] >> the band perry. we'll see you in rio. we'll have more of our countdown to the olympic games on a wednesday morning. first, this is "today" on
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gonna live forever on a wednesday morning, our friends at nbc olympics and the u.s. olympic committee are announcing a very exciting new program this morning. it's called "gold map," a way to encourage kids to get more active in their community. >> four-time olympic gold medalist alison felix is here to tell us about it. nice to see you. >> nice to see you. >> how does it work? >> larger organizations from usa track and field to smaller ones like table tennis, 30 organizations have come together to give more information to kids. lots of kids are going to be inspired by the olympics. they're going to want to do sports that they may not know about. this is a place where they can get information for their parents, so they can try out the new sports. >> i think things got into a rut. baseball, basketball and soccer. but there are so many other sports. 10 years old, what were your interests?
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and i was fascinated by gymnastics. i found my sport later. it's great for kids to try everything and see what they're into. >> the idea is, they see a sport they like, use this gold map and they can find somewhere in their community where they can get involved in that sport? >> exactly. parents can check it out. they can try these new sports that they see the amazing team usa doing. >> a new gold medal is handed out this year for photo bombing. we have the winners right here. congratulations. some of the best performances i've ever seen. happening at the back of my head. >> we have gabby and simone, our u.s. gymnasts. thank you so much for telling us about the program. nbc map is where you can find the program. have you heard? the opening ceremony, 100 days
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live this is news 4 new york now. >> good morning, everyone. 8:57. it's wednesday morning. it is april 27th. i'm darlene rodriguez. today officials will be detailing what they say may be the largest gang takedown in new york city. federal prosecutors and police will be speaking to reporters at noon about this morning's raid across the bronx. 120 alleged members and
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gangs were arrested. the gangs are connected to murder, robbery and counterfeit drug operations. tonight clear to partly cloudy, chilly, lo 44. tomorrow clouds with rain later in the afternoon. friday morning rain is pop high of 60.
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this morning on "today's take," grammy winning trio, the band perry, getting our party started when they rock our concert stage. then your first look at the highly anticipated new film "snowden." we're 100 days from rio, so join us as we take you there live. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al
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geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hello and welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning, april 27th, 2016. or 100 days to rio. >> 1010 0 days to rio. >> the song is going in honor of that. >> duran duran's "rio." i've been waiting for this moment to play it. >> little known fact about dylan. she's about ten years younger than me. she's like, what song should we pick? i'm like, you have to go with "rio" by duran duran. she's like, what? i don't know that. >> took me a minute but then i figured it out a little bit. thank you for -- >> thank you for sticking around with us. willie is out today. he's not feeling well. we hope he's feeling better. tamron is out, as well. al is away. dylan is holding the fort. >> and you're leaving at 9:30.
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>> hey. we're glad to have you here. this is cool from ellen did. >> we're huge chris hemsworth fans. leave it up to ellen to take a celebration further and surprising a staffer with the ultimate chris hemsworth surprise. >> so good. >> hi. how are you doing? >> oh, my. are you kidding me? >> no, we're not. happy administrative professionals day. >> how are you? >> oh, my gosh. this is amazing. >> how is it going? we knew you like chris because -- >> yup. >> i snoop around at night. i do a lot of cleaning at night. >> oh, my gosh. >> he's going to actually take care of you today since you're so used to taking care of other people. have a seat. he's going to massage you. >> want a massage? >> yeah.
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>> oil? anything? >> he's married. >> and you have beautiful children, by the way. >> thanks. >> when you said, can we get naked, did you mean me? >> oh, sure. >> keep it down out here, we're trying to do some stuff. very, very busy in here. >> i'm naked. >> yes, we're all naked. >> take this off, too. >> there. >> shorts are coming off. >> taking the shirts. >> catch the full surprise on "ellen" today. check your local listings. is that not the ultimate surprise? >> you could get a bouquet of flowers for your assistant. >> but chris hemsworth. >> can't top that. >> i would die. you and i have been star struck around him. just sitting here and he walks around the corner -- >> the one time he was on the plaza, they laughed.
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he is 6'3" or something. just towering. you know, he looks -- >> he does. >> i'm just staring at him like this, the whole time. i couldn't get a word out. >> gaga, googly eyes. >> just looking at him, you have to look up. everybody was like, yeah, right. >> no thoughts in your head. you're so pretty. >> the thought bubble. this is a great story. you're going to love this one. what do you do when you sign up for a -- what you think is a 5k and end up going to wrong way and doing a whole half marathon? >> oh. >> this is what a 12-year-old girl actually ended up doing. she ended up running ten extra miles after mistakingly ran a half marathon instead of the 5k race she was planning to run on sunday in rochester, new york. she thought she was late. she got to the starting point, saw people were already running. what did she do? just joined in and said, i better get going.
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somebody the middle of the race, wait, what mile are we at? she's like, it's about the fourth mile. >> still going. >> she had two twois choices. turn around and go back or keep going. >> the fourth mile, i asked a woman that i was running with how long it was. she said it was about 13 miles. that's when i realized i think i was in the wrong group. i was like, i'm going to finish this. i'm going to keep going. the police officer came on a motorbike motorcycle and said, your family is looking for you. they're leaving. i said, i know but i'm going to keep going. >> isn't she amazing? >> good for her. >> my hero. >> you have to train for a half marathon. 5k is 3.2 miles. >> she rocked it. after 15 minutes after the half marathon, she ended up -- or i guess the race was supposed to
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her parents were waiting at the 5k finish, waiting and waiting. what had happened to her? >> thought she was a slow runner or got mixed up. >> she gets a gold medal for that. >> the fact she finished it. i'd like to know her time. >> doesn't matter at that point. >> true. >> she finished. cool thing, this new movie, "snowden," coming out in september. this morning, we have an exclusive sneak peek at the highly anticipated film. it's called "snowden" and stars joseph gordon left don don-levittgordon-levitt. >> deputy director of the nsa offered me a new position. >> can you tell me anything about it? >> you know i can't. >> find the terrorist in the internet haystack. >> something is going on inside the government that is wrong, and i can't ignore it. i just want to get this data to the world. >> hey. >> hey.
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if i don't do it, then i don't know anybody else that can. this is everything i have. they're going to figure out what i've done. >> did you access an unauthorized program? >> wow. >> you can see the full trailer on hits theaters september 16th. he looks -- >> joseph gordon-levitt, amazing. he had the look and everything. the voice. that's difficult to capture that. really, really good. can't wait for that. >> yup. we are counting down, 100 days to rio officially. the countdown clock is on our plaza. it's coming right now. >> no stopping it now. >> that's right. we've been celebrating all morning long. we're not the only ones who have been celebrating. bob costas has another 100 days in rio to celebrate longer. he's joining us from rio. hey, bob. >> how are you, natalie? hi, dylan. they asked me to run down a list
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that would take about an hour. among the headliners, michael phelps will return. we saw matt's interview with him earlier this morning. he told me in london when he picked up his last medal, record 22, he was absolutely done. he's done a 180 and is coming back. usain bolt will return, trying to do something completely unprecedented. win the 100 meters and the 200 meters in world record time yet again. he is the fastest human in the history of the planet. simply electrifying to watch. leaving his competition in the dust. then as we turn our attentions to the always popular sport of gymnastics, two of the so-called fierce five -- and here's usain doing push-ups -- two of the so-called fierce five successful in london will return. gabby douglas and ally race y raisman.
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who won the last three world championships. she'll be among those to washington watch. something else, assuming rio can overcome the issues they're facing, is the simple beauty of the setting here, including copacabana beach, right behind me. dylan, you'll be interested to know, right now, little drizzle, 79. in honor of al and his absence, that's what's happening in my neck of the woods. >> you did it so well. >> that's good. >> i can't wait for beach volleyball there, right behind you, bob. that's going to be amazing. 10:00 p.m. games to midnight. >> it'll be great. >> all night party. >> what's all the mention of parties recently? >> rio is known for that. they have carnivale every year. i think tlail hey'll do it well, after they get past everything else. >> few issues. >> you're doing everything today, dylan.
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>> do the weather for al, too. bob mentioned drizzle and 79 in rio. that's okay. it's when it's drizzling and it's chilly like we'll see in the northeast, not so great. stronger storms moving through louisiana. severe thunderstorm warnings, even tornado warning right now, as this line of storms continues to move to the east. lots of cloud-to-ground lightning. rotation within some of the cells. we have to keep an eye out for strong storms this morning. entire area, kansas city, st. louis, memphis and houston, we could see the strongest storms today. not just the threat of hail and isolated tornadoes, but also we could see heavier downpours, too. we've already picked up some of -- two to four inches of rain in areas. as this next storm system continues to move east, from wednesday into thursday and eventually into friday, this is going to be the next line of storms to keep an eye out for. same area, oklahoma down through texas, into louisiana.
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st we're going to start with a cloudy sky but they should break up for sunshine. clouds could linger in central and southern new jersey. 44 in town, 30s in the suburbs north and west. tomorrow increasing clouds. by afternoon and into the evening showers will be returning near 60. showers likely through friday, tapering friday night. saturday looks good, few clouds, 65, increasing clouds, maybe rain by sunday night. >> that's your latest forecast. >> thank you, dylan. up next, from the author who brought us "gone girl" is the new thriller "sharp objects." we have a preview of that film
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"jurassic world 2." >> this one, michael fassbender and alicia vikander, a real-life couple, stars in the next one. >> it's a tragic love story. what we're looking at is the australian author, her debut novel, the movie comes out october 2nd. what it does, the book and the movie tackle a larger level question here. what happens to good people when they make bad decisions? the story here is mainly about a couple who is desperately trying to have a child. by good fortune, they discover a baby on a shipwreck. their decision to keep the baby ultimately comes back to haunt them. >> interesting. >> the next one, the debut novel for gillian flynn, who wrote "gone girl," this is "sharp objects." this is darker? >> it's a dark story. hbo is doing this movie. it's not a movie, more of a tv series.
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getting you guys to this point in your careers, right? >> for sure. my mom makes me strong and i draw strength from her. i am excited to be here for the thank you mom campaign as a p&g athlete. >> natalie, how has your senior daughter changed four years now since london? how is she different as an athlete and competitor? >> so much more fierce. i'm like, that's what i'm talking about. i love her courage. it's so amazing that, you know, again, i just piggy back off her, that we can be here. just to be able to do this campaign, you know, with p&g is so amazing. i tell her, the way you say thank you to me is go out there and have fun. go accomplish your goals. >> simone, yours is a name we'll be hearing a lot of in rio. we have been hearing it a lot already. are you excited? nervous? you have to live up to the hype now.
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to live up to. gabby and the 2012 team put it in the spotlight. i'm excited to be here. it's really exciting and an honor. >> nelly, tell me about seeing your daughter at this point in her life. did you ever imagine that you would be watching her compete perhaps at the olympics? >> i remember simone talking about this, but that is really a dream any gymnast would have. she was about 7 years old. never thinking this day would come, when i know simone is preparing for the olympics. very proud. >> you know it takes so much work to get to that point. allyson, this is your fourth time going to the olympics. i know your mom has many proud moments. perhaps the proudest yet to come in rio. you'll be competing in the 200 and 400 meters. what goes into this olympic preparation for you? >> so much work. a lot of hard work. i think the coolest thing is that my mom has been the constant for me.
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lose, if i never run again. i know that she is there for me. so that's the coolest thing about being a p&g athlete and bounty athlete. they allow us to say thank you to our moms, who have been there every step of the way. >> i've been to the p&g house, marlene, and i know how they look out for you guys as a team and a whole. what is it like for you to see your daughter in her fourth olympics. she's incredible. >> she keeps surprising us. by god's grace, she's been given this talent and ability. going through the journey with her and supporting her. p&g, the thank you mom campaign has been an extraordinary experience. we're grateful and excited. don't know what's next, but we're looking forward to it. >> we know a lot of these pants always smelled like yoga-aroma. i'd wash them, and it'd be back before i even got to class. finally, i discovered the new tide and downy odor defense collection.
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slammed to the sidewalk as he fell to ground. police arrested a 19-year-old and other teen-agers may have been involved. chilly tonight, down to 44. tom clouds, late rain in the afternoon. friday rain possible, just 60 but saturday up to 65. coming up on the "today" show, ricky gervais talks about his new film.
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impact the spinal cord. only about 1/3 of the nation's high school seniors are prepared for the entry-level college math and reading courses. the national assessment of educational progress is out with its latest nations report card. it reveals 12th graders have slipped in math and reading scores have not changed. last year's average math score was a point lower than in 2013. as for reading scores, they were flat compared to 2013. they were down five points from the early 1990s. new data suggests yoga may provide health benefits for patients with asthma. studies of more than 1,000 adults with mild to moderate asthma showed yoga led to small improvements in their symptoms and overall quality of life. researchers say it is not yet clear if yoga helps boost lung function or reduces the need for asthma medications. investors keeping an eye on wall street this morning after bad news for apple on tuesday. the company says quarterly revenue fell for the first time
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apple a o posting its first ever drop in iphone sales as it faces an ever-saturated global market for smartphones. analysts expect sales to rebound when the company releases the iphone 7, presumably in the fall. welcome news if you struggle to remember passwords. wells fargo will use eye scans to verify customers. by july, the bank will roll out security technology which verifies mobile users through their eye prints. customers will use the iphone cameras to take a picture of their eyes. software in the bank's mobile app will translate the image into digital code to match a stored template. very cool. this morning, there is word hershey has plans to make something else. dried meat bars for the health conscious. last year, hershey acquired the beef jerky line krave. a i cording to the wall street
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in argue, along with dried meat. they'll serve a combination of other ingredients, as well, such as quinoa, mangos and cranberries. interesting. wait and see what that tastes like. let's get a check of the weather from dylan. >> good morning, everyone. we're watching an area of stronger storms possible, especially near houston. this extends to st. louis where we could see stronger storms develop. this is moving eastward and eventually we'll see showers by tomorrow in the northeast. the northwest, still an unsettled day with more rain moving through the rockies. we also have mountain snow. by tomorrow, risk of storms moves back to texas and oklahoma. very scattered showers and storms. nothing severe expected tomorrow. still unsettled up and down the east coast back to the great we're starting out in the chilly 40s this morning, back to
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more sun north and that's why temperatures could be in the upper 60s. more clouds south. tonight fair skies, 44 in the city, 30s in the suburbs north and west. tomorrow clouds developing, 60. showers tomorrow night and friday. a nice start to the weekend with sunshine. mid 60s. forecast. may is just four days away. if you're planning on doing entertaining or sprucing up your home for spring, we're going to tell you what to buy this month to get the best deals. we have a retail analyst -- wait, i mixed my box. i knew it wasn't going to be as graceful as we practiced. retail analyst, good morning. you didn't want to ride the conveyer belt? >> i tried to. it was best you were just on that. >> i went past my box i was supposed to step off. let's talk products we should buy in may. first up, kitchen accessories. >> right. everyone is starting to entertain in the springtime.
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over and stuff. a lot of the stores are starting to discount everything from cutlery, house wear and things like the kitchenaid, coming down the conveyer belt. it was originally $400 at best bay buy. now, $199. as you get further into may, if you use promotional codes, it's going to give you another 20% off. >> wow. >> you're getting a massive discount on something like that. >> huge. next, we have any kind of spring accessories, which i would find counter intuitive going into spring. >> according to retail me not, people are spending around $213 updating their wardrobes. things like this. this is a cardigan here. we have it from old navy. this one is a poncho from old navy. they're about $32, discounts to $14. they want to move the spring merchandise out because the summer stuff is coming in. >> may the force be with you.
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that is "star wars" day. so the 4th is "star wars" day. amazon is doing this promotion. 40% off "star wars" merchandise. wag mart walmart, every day low price on the figurines that, i think, are right here. $12.83. they're only exclusive and available at walmart. it's a whole day you can celebrate your nerdiness. i like "star wars," too, for the nerds out there. >> my husband is looking forward to may 4th. >> mine is, too. >> i'm a little too short for this, but we have carpet coming by. >> so the little wall of carpet here. may is the best time to negotiate prices on carpet. what happens is that there is a low turnover. between may 15th and june 10th, it's the best time to get your prices down. let's say you're looking to replace carpet in your house, this is the best time to negotiate that. >> okay. we'll go from the carpet in the living room over now to the kitchen.
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purchasing refrigerators. >> who would think? refrigerators go on massive sale during the month of may because they're turning over. again, they're restocking. the manufacturers are getting the new models in. you can potentially get a $1,500 refrigerator down to $500. >> wow. >> same with office furniture over here. let's say you're looking to update the office, furniture in your home office or office in general, a lot of manufacturers turn over the manufacture. you'll see discounts on that. that happens the day after taxes. starting april 18th way into may. >> this all makes sense. now i want to go shopping. thank you for being here. >> thank you. one of brazil's most famous kellogg's frosted mini-wheats ... 8 layers of wheat... and one that's sweet. to satisfy the adult and kid - in all of us.
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giving a nice flavor and color. >> okay. every other ingredient, the onions, peppers and foe tomatoes. >> very familiar. >> you've made this recipe more practical than when your mother made it. >> exactly. hold this for me? >> sure. >> i grew up eating this and never learned. i was like, i want my mom to always make it for me when i go home. then when i had it for the women of "today", i had to make it in a practical way. heat it up before you get the chicken, nice brown. >> bone in, adding flavor. >> add this spicy salt, bay leaf. let it brown for a minute. >> okay. that's why you preheat it first, >> exactly. if you have a slow cooker that won't brown your meat, what you want to do is brown in the pan. >> then put it in there, okay. >> this step will cut the prep time by half.
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>> remember that. >> put it in a blender. onions, garlic. >> lots of garlic. >> cilantro, red bell peppers and tomatoes. put the lid up there for me. >> puree in here. >> exactly. >> i turned it off. >> there we go. do it for a minute. put water in there. two cups of water. blend it up. >> keep going? >> yes. >> put the lid on tight. good? >> perfect. what you want to do, pour this mixture in the slow cooker. grab the lid for me. actually, before the lid, put the two cups of water on top. >> smells good. delicious. >> cover it and cook it for four hours or so. until the chicken is tender. >> on high. >> exactly. this is what you end up with.
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this cool off before you shred. all you'll do, shred your chicken. >> with two forks? >> or use your hands. we on tv, so we have to keep it, you know, clean. if you're at home, do it with your hands. once shredded -- >> is this the juice in the pot? >> exactly. strain all the juices from the meat. you'll end up with a great broth. you're going to mix this up. the shredded chicken right there. mix it up. put it in the refrigerate or so this gets a little harder. corn, green olives. >> i love green olives. >> a little bit of the broth. get a nice consistency. you're just going to warm it up. don't want this to boil. do not let it boil, guys. after you mix this up, this is what you're going to end up with. serve over rice. >> i love it. >> shoestring potatoes adds a
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the leftovers, you eat it the next day and tastes even better. >> amazing. >> fantastic. >> olive in there gives it a little pop. that is delicious. the crunch and everything. oh, i can see why it's your favorite. camila, thank you so much. recipe is at next, the band perry keeps the party going with their number one single "done," after this. i'm through with you olay regenerist renews from within... plumping surface cells for a dramatic transformation without the need for fillers. your concert tee might show your age...your skin never will. olay regenerist. olay. ageless. and try regenerist micro-sculpting eyeswirl. it instantly hydrates to plump and lift. introducing the fusion of exceptional taste with the benefits of our probiotic yogurt.
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you've been wearing that crown an and d tearing me down it's been a while since you've treated me right you strung me along for far too long cause i never gave up the fight until now it's gonna hit you hard till you see stars it's gonna put you through a world of hurt oh, i don't believe in getting even but giving what you deserve oh, my, oh my, huh mama always told me that i should play nice she didn't know you when she gave me that advice i'm through with you you're one bridge i'd like to burn bottle up the ashes, smash the urn i'm through with you, la dee da i don't wanna be your just for fun i don't wanna be under your thumb all i wanna be is done done you crossed the line too many
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i'm gonna put you in your place you play with dynamite, don't be surprised when i blow up in your face oh my, oh my, my mama always told me that i should play nice but she didn't know you when you gave me that advice i'm through with you you're one bridge i'd like to burn bottle up the ashes, smash the urn i'm through with you i don't won that be part of your fun don't wanna be under your thumb all i wanna be is done with your selfish ways and all the games you play i'm through with you and everything you say
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mama told me that i should play nice she didn't know you when she gave me that advice mama told me that i should play nice but she didn't know you when she gave me that advice i'm through with you you're one bridge i'd like to burn scatter the ashes, smash the urn i'm through with you la-dee-da don't wanna be your just for fun don't wanna be under your thumb all i wanna be is done all i wanna be is done all i wanna be is done
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let's get it. come on! come on, come on! come on, come on! come on, come on! [ applause ] >> the band perry will be back in our next hour with another song. we'll be back in a moment. first, this is "today" on
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where is everybody? >> i showed up for work today. >> we did, yeah. >> we have a fun show. guess who is with us? >> i don't know. >> ricky gervais. >> so happy. >> we love him. also, as you know, it's the 100 days to r rio. we'll have samba dancing. >> are you going to learn?
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>> the band perry is here.
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chopper 4 is over fire at a recycling facility in wood bridge. first on scene with chopper 4, ed, what's happening? >> this is a large recycling facility. we spotted the smoke over the top of newark airport, came racing down here. fire through the roof right now. there were initial reports of people trapped. right now we understand everybody is out of the building. you will see the fire department has been on the scene now for a while trying to get those flames extinct guished extinguished. 37 -- 75 prose mill road here in wood bridge. imed hughes, back to you in the studio. >> coming up, it's kathy lead
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