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throughout the morning and the "today" show is next. >> that's what's happening "today in new york." good morning. the final showdown. michael phelps and ryan lochte grab the top spots in the 200 i.m. final setting the stage for one last duel in the pool tonight. for a golden comeback in the 400 meter free relay. in beach volleyball a close call for kerri walsh jennings and april ross. but escaping with the win. as the leaders of the final five simone biles and aly raisman get back to business for the shot at all-around gold,
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2016. >> the u.s. women win gold in the 4x2. >> that was beautiful. >> that's a gold medal for kirsten armstrong. >> announcer: this is a special edition of "today" at the olympic games with matt lauer live from rio de janeiro, brazil, and savanh good morning, everyone. welcome to a special split edition of "today." i'm matt lauer along with hoda kotb. savannah is in new york. we refuse to do a show without medal winners. look at who we have today. that is alison schmidt part of that gold medal relay team in
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is alongside her. >> michael hickson and sam dorman took silver in synchronized diving and we'll ask what it is like to compete in what is a big story here. the green water in the pool. it's so much fun to watch athletes and the crowd get to hang out a little bit. >> by the way, their parents are all hanging out over here by the way, you know who else is joining us on the beach this morning? it's going to feel a little bit like tennessee because the band perry is coming down here to rio and they'll put on a live concert on the beach a little later in the show. savannah, back in new york and i know there's a lot going on in your world as well. >> good morning to you. good to see you. the presidential race as hot as ever here.
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yet donald trump leveled against his opponent yet. he accused president obama of founding isis and naming hillary clinton as a can he founder. we'll have the latest on all of that coming up. for now, back to you in rio. >> savannah, thank you very much. we always begin with the biggest olympic moments and highlights from natalie. good morning to you. >> good morning, guys. big night tonight. the duel michael phelps and ryan lochte will go head to head tonight. with swimmers, cyclist and divers racking up gold medals, team usa is on the cusp of a big milestone. team usa is approaching a major
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ledecky. ledecky turned in a powerful performance trailing which bun second when she hit the water coming from behind with incredible closing speed to win by close to two seconds before hitting the pool the team, which included alison schmidt and lee smith took a pre-swim selfie. a stunning win defeating josh pernot. >> biggest shock of these olympic games. >> first ever swimming medal for kazakhstan. michael phelps and ryan lochte took first and second when they compete for gold.
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at the olympics and lochte's final race of the games. >> we bring out the best of each other. we've been doing it since 2004. every time i race him, it's the best. >> for olympians outside the aquatic center, it was a battle against mother nature. armstrong wins her third consecutive gold. armstrong now the oldest woman to medal in the sport winning just one day before her birthday sharing an emotional and tearful embrace with her young son moments after her victory and drama in beach volleyball. americans kerri walsh jennings and april ross facing tough competition from the switzerland. the match taking a turn when one of the players smashed into the sand hurting her neck. it was a nail biter for the u.s. men's basketball team.
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australia came within striking distance in the last 30 seconds of the game. but superstars kyrie irving led the team to victory. and a quick check of the medal count. u.s. team still leading by a lot beating out china and japan so far and to look out for. golf returning to the olympics after 112 years. >> matt is excited. >> in gymnastics, of course, women's all-around finals. simone biles and harrison tries to make it back to back gold in judo and michael phelps and ryan lochte facing off in 200 i.m. >> busy day. thank you very much. >> can we say hello to a few of
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alison schmidt part of that gold winning relay and first time olympian josh pernot. how does it feel. you have a gold medal around your neck along with a silver, how does that feel for you, alison? >> i'm speechless. taking in the w the journey has its ups and downs. and to have a gold around my neck again, an amazing feeling with three other girls. >> how much pressure were you feeling on the deck knowing it's your job in the relay to get that team off to a very strong start. >> knowing that you have katie ledecky there's not much pressure. >> is it nerve-racking at all to
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and wringing your hands making sure it works out. >> i had complete faith in the other three girls. like i said, having katie anchor our relay, i wouldn't have any other swimmer anchor our relay. >> josh, first time olympian. you sit there with the silver medal around your neck. is the way you played it out in your mind for the last ten years? >> yeah. it's absolutely a dream come true. it feels awesome to represent >> kazakhstan got the gold. it was a touch. did you realize how close you were at that moment? >> that dude was super far away from me. i could only see two surrounding me so i had no idea. he's a good kid. i'm happy for him. >> as we were talking about families a second ago before we went on the air and just briefly talk about what this has been like for your families to go through this. >> a lot of tears.
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being in rio, and there were a lot of tears. happy tears. knowing that everything we've been through together, they are there every step of the way. >> they are standing right over there. >> i feel like my family has been loving every minute of this. every day i get a text from mom or dad saying this is sick. we love being here. i'm happy for them. >> we would like to give you a chance to say hi to folks at home. you're from >> josh? >> what's up, berkeley? >> guys, congratulations. >> thank you. >> congratulations. now more on team usa's dominance in the pool and the big races to look forward to today. mike tirico is daytime host of nbc's olympic coverage. good morning to you. let's talk about the duel in the pool. what are you expecting? >> my neighbor over there.
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how can you beat one more time phelps and lochte in the pool in this race. these two guys have either one gold or world championship for a decade in this event. one more time a showdown. >> they swim side by side. how do you think that affects the race? >> they have a great sense of where the other guy is at this point after competing in the same event for so long. you just look at lochte and you look at his career and it's great. the will history remember him? in an event phelps won three times in a row in the olympics, if lochte can get this, that will add to the specter of his greatness. >> let's talk about katie ledecky. >> magnificent. >> i used that one. >> give me the list, matt. give me something to work off of. a second down as she gets in the
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were talking about. you had the sense it was going to be no chance for anybody else from australia or canada to hold her off or catch her when she took the lead. now the 800, we're looking at a great gold haul for her. >> we don't expect anything but that? >> we learned in sports there's no guarantees. that one feels good. >> i'll ask you and i'll lean back here and ask these two to weigh in as well. could katie ledecky -- she holds as allison will tell me that's 8:06.68. could katie ledecky become the first person to swim 800 meters under 8 minutes in her career? >> that would be a lot given the toll of the week. >> in her career? >> why not? i'll defer to the person that's done it a few times more than me. >> if somebody is going to do
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katie. >> money holders here. what else are you looking forward to? >> you mentioned golf starting which we're excited about. over a century but gymnastics with the great success of women we saw them with you yesterday on the show. the opportunity now in the individual to have their success. can you win the all-around the title americans have won before. biles is good but keep an eye on raisman. >> i like how that's the rivalry. bi >> they can't wait to travel as a team around america and inspire more dreams. >> america can't wait either. mike tirico, as always, thank you. folks, congratulations again. we'll have more on what to expect in that gymnastics competition coming up. you can catch the showdown between michael phelps and ryan lochte during nbc's prime time coverage of these games.
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york. in the presidential race this morning, donald trump stirring new controversy as he labeled president obama the founder of isis and hillary clinton its co-founder. this as we learn more about the man that captured a lot of attention on wednesday when he scaled the side of trump tower. nbc's hallie jackson is in florida for us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. all eyes were on that trump tower climber on fifth avenue. here in florida, it's donald trump in the ot accusing president obama of founding isis. in florida late wednesday at one of his rowier rallies, donald trump on the attack with a new line against president obama. >> isis is honoring president obama. he is the founder of isis. he's the founder of isis. >> reporter: and on defense for controversial comments suggesting gun rights advocates could act against hillary clinton.
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judges, nothing you can do, folks. although the second amendment people maybe there is. you look at the power they have in terms of votes and that's what i was referring to obviously. >> reporter: trump you pushing back against a report the secret service talked to his campaign about those remarks for the first time hillary clinton responds. >> that donald trump simply does not have the temperament to be president a chief. >> reporter: clinton under fire herself. an e-mail leak from a conservative advocacy group has questions whether access was purchased to the state department. >> it's called pay for play. >> reporter: bill clinton has defended the foundation with hillary clinton's campaign telling nbc news the new e-mails
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skyscraper standoff in new york city. suction cups and all. police busting glass to try to stop a man scaling trump tower. the climber quickly becoming a media spectacle on air and online requesting a meeting with donald trump before police hauled him in. donald trump again hit clinton after the father of an orlando nightclub shooter attended one of her rallies. even as one o raised eyebrows in the sunshine state. mark foley sitting directly behind trump in his camera shot. foley telling nbc he is a trump supporter and they've been friends for 30 years and this new magazine out from "time" shows trump with the simple caption meltdown. savannah? >> hallie jackson on the campaign trail for us. thank you. breaking overnight, at least
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after an explosion rocked an apartment building outside washington d.c. the fire in silver spring, maryland, started just before midnight. more than 150 firefighters were called to battle those flames. they were fueled by a natural gas line. firefighters were able to rescue several people who were trapped inside their apartments. nearly 100 people have been displaced by that fire. and what a bizarre story out of england this morning. police are investigating allegations that a british player a poisoned. taylor was midway through her quarterfinal match in the junior tournament last month when she became sick and was forced to pull out. her mother tells "the daily telegraph" that her daughter was diagnosed with a rare bacterial disease and believes it's not an accident and that she could have been targeted by a rival player or coach. we'll follow that one. we'll send it back to rio.
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morning. >> we are, savannah. nice to see you. the sea is less angry in rio here today. you're talking about a rare event back home. >> we saw a tornado in connecticut yesterday. another one in long island. look at the video from connecticut. this is north haven. ef-0 tornado going through knocking down trees and splintering trees and debris. a real mess. thankfully nobody injured and no serious damage. still enough of a problem. talking about right now. we're talking 70 million people under some sort of heat advisory. 22 states stretching from the midwest and plains all of the way into the northeast and new england. heat advisories for boston and new york city. look at the temperatures what they're going to feel like today well over 100 thanks to this bermuda high pushing up oppressive humidity. air temperatures near 100.
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today into tomorrow northeast into the mid-atlantic states and the gulf coast as well. we'll get to your local forecast . heated advisory in effect for the five borough, today, tomorrow and saturday. feels-like temperatures could climb to over 100. 82 in elmhurst. central park, 80 degrees. mid-70s for the northwestern suburbs. everybody heads close to 90 this afternoon.
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clouds. isolated thunderstorms this afternoon. we repeat that tomorrow and saturday and sunday. saturday, we peak at 95. low 90s on sunday. more of the same, upper 80s by monday. >> that's your latest weather. guys? >> al, thanks so much. we'll get to the bottom of that big olympic mystery. why is the water in some of the pools turning green and we're going to ask silver medal winners michael hickson and sam romans what it's like to dive >> kerri walsh jennings opens up about going for a fourth straight gold medal in beach volleyball this time with brand new partner, april ross.
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good morning. 7:26. it is thursday morning. we're following breaking news. a multicar crash in east harlem. news 4's katherine creag joins us with the latest. kat? >> reporter: darlene, the super of the building tells me that he heard a loud boom. we want to show you this video. three vehicles in all crashed into one another. one of them went into the building. or just about into the apartment building here on madison avenue and 118th into the glass at the front doors. this happened at 6:00 in the morning. paramedics rushed the three drivers to the hospital. madison avenue, it was closed for quite a while. it has reopened. as you can see, the sanitation department here, darlene, trying to clean up the debris. back to you. >> thank you so much. let's look at the morning commute with lauren scala. >> speaking of that, we have big problems for staten island commuters. kai simonsen is over the scene of an accident on the staten
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and a fuel spill. there's a lot of fuel on the roads much this is eastbound by highland boulevard. delays go all the way past bradley avenue. only the left shoulder is open. take clove road if you can to highland and narrows road as an alternate option. extensive delays. avoid the area. back to you. >> lauren, thank u we'll be right back with chris' forecast. hot, quite humid today. starting out at 80 degrees in the city. mid and upper 70s in the suburbs. we top off near 90 this afternoon. again, the heat and humidity will persist throughout. look for temperatures and scattered showers and thunderstorms to stay in the same category over the next several days. probably topping off at 95 by
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coming up on the "today" show, superstar gymnast aly raisman since down with natalie as she prepares to compete for the individual all around gold.
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we're back now on a thursday morning. 7:30. take a look at the view. that's sugarloaf right there. we were up there on the cable car. that's taken from a co the left. you'll start to see part of rio in the background now as the camera reveals the curve the copacabana beach coming up right now. and i want you to take a look down in the notch of the hill dun below. that's our studio. >> everybody wave. >> turn around and wave, folks. that's studio 1a rio style here on copacabana beach home of the 2016 summer games. >> that was beautiful by the way. nice tour.
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live concert from the band perry here on that beach in just a couple minutes. >> love them. right over there in the orange room hanging out. excited for that. >> we have a lot to get to in this half hour. let's go right to your olympic headlines. another night, another gold for katie ledecky in the 4x200 meter freestyle relay. swimming last. entered the pool in second place and touched the wall nearly two seconds ahead of the competition. she's unreal. lochte qualified first and second for the 200 meter i.m. final setting up one last duel in the pool and that happens tonight. >> that's going to be a thriller. in men's gymnastics, japan repeated as gold medal winner in men's individual all-around. women get their turn today including the final five simone biles and aly raisman. we'll have more on that battle
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>> and after 112 year absence, golf returns to the olympics this morning. it's a traditional 72-hole tournament over the next four days. team usa represented by pro golfers bubba watson, ricky fowler, patrick reed and matt kuchar. >> we welcomed one of the olympic diving pools had turned green and now other pools have done the same. what's with the color change? what's that all about? into that and is he over at olympic park. hey, keir. >> reporter: good morning. i don't know whether to laugh or cry here. athletes spend years preparing for the olympics only to compete in water the same color as the paving here. olympic officials admitting they ran out of the right chemicals. it appears that allowed algae to spread to two pools now and now competitors are complaining that in trying to make it better they seem to be making it worse.
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aquatic center. >> reporter: a stunning admission by olympic officials. the unsightly color caused by their own water tanks running out of some of the chemicals used in the water treatment process. >> would you dive? >> you bet i would dive. this is the olympic games. >> reporter: and now new accusations from athletes that the water is being overtreated to compensate. team usa's water poo captain saying i could bear open my eyes for the final quarter. there's so much chlorine in the water, people can't see. despite the irritation, competition moves forward. american divers sam dorman and mike hixon winning a silver medal in the green tinged water. to be clear the no so clear water in outdoor pools normally blue like this instead it looks like this. >> i have no idea what the green
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the pool for a swim. >> reporter: another pool used for water polo competition turning green wednesday one day after the neighboring pool used in diving and synchronized swimming did the same. >> there is absolutely no risk whatsoever for the health of anybody, especially for the athletes and anybody. an independent group confirmed our assessment. >> reporter: is someone playi tweeted or are we celebrating st. paddy's day early in rio? olympic officials say the water will be back to blue soon. i tried to take a look. i couldn't get in to check. the irish side on my family are delighted saying they never had so much support at the olympics. >> that's your story and you're sticking with it.
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they won silver in the springboard competition. get this. this is the second time they've competed together in a major competition. michael, sam, good morning to both of you. congratulations. how are you feeling? >> feeling great. >> we'll talk about the green water thing in a second. how have you guys managed to mesh so quickly and form this kind of chemistry with so little time together as a team? letting each other know how each other compete, what we need to do in competition and how to manage that. >> you guys have such different personalities. who is the gregarious one? >> outside of the pool i'm energetic. in the pool i'm very mellow, zen-like. >> 180 in the pool and outside of the pool. absolutely. >> do you have an unspoken thing
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seconds or however long it takes to go from the board and into the pool. what do you do with each other? >> so say we're doing 109. walk up and say let's go. that's all the communication we have when we're competing. >> that's for 109c. what about 109a? >> it's our favorite dive. >> before your last dive, which enormous pressure because you guys want a medal, there was this wait while the mexican divers challenged a ruling. they wanted to dive again saying you were distracted. you waited for, like, five minutes. in football, that's how you ice a kicker. you make him more nervous by making him wait. what affect did it have on you? >> it was perfect. that was perfect for me at least because i needed distraction. on our previous dive i was too
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it and went over. going into that sitting in the hot tub prior and having that happen and distracting me and throwing me off completely was perfect to get my mind off the competition. for me i have to go into autopilot. >> probably the opposite. it built the moment up for me. there's a huge pause and crowd gets into it and really anxious for the next dive. i was loving to the moment. >> you get to the end of the springboard. you're looking down. used to crystal blue water and it's green. what's the impact >> kermit the frog had a bath the other day. what can you say. >> did it bother you at all? >> it didn't. it's out of our control. we can't do anything about that? >> it doesn't affect depth or what you're thinking or any of that stuff. >> under the lights, the green water is bright so visual cue is even better. >> most positive two people i met in my life. no wonder you have a silver medal around your neck.
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thank you. we appreciate it. >> let's go to mr. roker for a check of the weather. >> thanks so much. a great group of folks here hanging out. a family over there. let's show you what we've got going on where you are right now. and we're talking about more wet weather along the gulf coast from panama city into new orleans and in fact rainfall amounts going to be tough over the next several days. some areas may pick up especially in new orleans about 8 inches of over on saturday. al, thanks very much. it's a sauna today. heat and humidity building as we go through time. heat advisory in effect, not only today but friday and saturday as well with, again, the heat index reaching 100 to 105 if not higher by the time we get to saturday. muggy and murky this morning. isolated showers this afternoon. warm overnight. more of the same tomorrow and the weekend. we peak with 95 on saturday, 92
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cooler by the middle of next week. >> and that's your latest weather. guys? >> all right, al. thank you very much. coming up next, beach volleyball superstar kerri walsh jennings and april ross escape a scare in the sand. >> we'll talk about their rowdy fans right after this. 2 pages long. did you read every word? no, only lawyers do that. so when you got rear-ended and needed a tow, your insurance company told you to look at page five on your policy. did it say "great news. you're covered!" on page five? no. it said, "blah blah, blah blah blah blah blah..." the liberty mutual app with coverage compass? makes it easy to know what you're covered for and what you're not. liberty stands with you.
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kerri walsh jennings and april ross. they were challenged by a team from switzerland last night they won it but it was a third set tie breaker. kerri walsh jennings is going for gold but this time with a new partner. >> kerri walsh jennings the most dominant force in beach volleyll her partner misty may-treanor they ran as queens of the sand. follow the london games, misty decided to retire but kerri had other plans. >> i love what i do with all my heart and plan on getting better for the rest of my life. i don't have a shelf life. when i go to heaven, i'll keep getting better. >> even in the moment of winning
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to her olympic opponent, april ross. >> april goes back to serve. game over. misty and i win. we celebrate we do our thing and shake hands and give hugs to the opposing team. i go over to april. i give april a big hug. i say now let's go win gold in rio. >> it shocked me. that's not what i was expecting her to say obviously. yeah. let's do it. >> with the line in the sand erased, april joining kerri on the same side of the net to form the next superstar team. and so far the duo has dug in not missing a step. >> she puts it away. >> going 3-0 in group play after defeating switzerland wednesday night in a three-set thriller. i caught up with them in rio where they've not only been taking care of the ball but also each other. look at you two.
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still holding hands and arms. that's good. >> this is how we do it. >> any moments in the first couple matches for you. you got a little bit off your game or felt uneasy? >> i feel like we've kind of been -- our coach likes to say he likes to hold us back at the gate and once competition starts he lets us go. we get in the stadium and let it rip and let's go. >> who has more pressure on them you or her? >> i don't think we look at things that way. we made this choice to go this dream and pressure stems from that. what a beautiful thing. so the pressure i think is equal because we're in this together. >> it's a team thing. >> this is what we've chosen to do. this is what we've worked so hard for for 3 1/2 years. it's up to us and starts and ends with us. >> i was at the game last night with your teammates on the women's side. they played brazil. just about every time lauren or brooke served, they got booed.
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>> i have heard smattering of this. they're afraid. >> have you allowed yourself to look down the road a little bit at what could be the gold medal game here? >> we have five more matches to win. we'll be ready. >> april ross and kerri walsh jennings come out victorious. >> when she said they're afraid, she talking about the fans they think are afraid of them winning again for a fourth time so they're trying to rattle anybody that competes against the brazilians. >> tough road ahead. >> no question. we watched them play the other night. they're very good. very good. they're going to play again tomorrow. we'll have much more ahead including -- >> team usa's superstars before they became the greatest athletes in the world. >> and billy bush has the other thing that's changing color in rio.
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good morning. 7:56. 80 degrees out. it's thursday morning. it's august 11th. i'm darlene rodriguez. at least a dozen people were hurt when a fire broke out in the bronx. the injured includes one person who jumped out of the two-story building while it was burning.
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are minor. one firefighter is in serious but stable condition. three drivers were injured in an multicar crash in east harlem. it happened at madison avenue and 118th street. three vehicles were involved. an suv and two cars. one car smashed into a building. the accident shut down part of madison avenue. it has since reopened. an accident and a fuel spill has shut down the eastbound lanes in richmond. right now only the left shoulder is getting chopper 4 was overhead a short time ago while they cleared the scene. one person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. lauren scala has a look at the commute. there are a quite a few bus detours on the staten island expressway. for an alternate route, use clove road to highland boulevard and then to narrows road to get to the verrazano bridge. you can see lengthy delays into this area.
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bound l trains for subway commuters. let's check the weather. another hot, steamy day. scattered storms. 90 is the high. warm, muggy and uncomfortable tonight. tomorrow, warmer. more showers are possible. saturday, the heat continues to rise. 95 is the high. could feel like 105 degrees. coming up on the "today" show, we will have a preview of women's gymnastics individual all around. we'll have another local update
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it's 8:00 on "today." powerhouse performances. katie ledecky brings home yet another gold in the 4x200 meter michael phelps and ryan lochte take the top spot in 200 meter individual medley ahead of what's likely to be their final showdown and in beach volleyball, a close call for kerri walsh jennings and april ross but the americans snag the win. plus, going for the gold as team usa gymnasts simone biles and
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in this highly anticipated event and rocking in rio. the band perry joins us for a live performance on copacabana beach as our summer concert series goes global "today," thursday, august 11th, 2016. >> i'm here to see the band perry on >> we're here to see the band perry. go hoda and matt. ?? >> we welcome you back to a special split edition of "today" on a thursday morning. how's that for a way to come
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christ the redeemer now in the beautiful sunshine. when we were there the other day, not so much. couldn't really see a thing. we have a monitor below the camera. here we go. there. welcome back to the beach. we have copacabana. we have nice people. >> we have the band perry behind the official song of team usa. it's a great song. they're going to perform that right here for us live. >> and we have another star with us. camile alves. >> i miss that brazilian
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trouble a baseball fan got into going for a foul ball holding a plate of nachos. >> savannah, thanks. let's get into the morning's big olympic headlines. nbc's peter alexander is up at olympic park with everything. peter, good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you, phelps, lochte, ledecky all in action tonight. katie ledecky has more gold than most armstrong setting records as the oldest female cyclist and the only one to win the event three times in a row. the closer golden girl katie ledecky getting it done again. an incredible come from behind win anchoring the 4x200 freestyle relay.
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ledecky has her third gold of these rio games. >> reporter: on the men's side, teammates who are also rivals. michael phelps and ryan lochte dominant and dynamic for more than a decade. >> two of the best in history. >> reporter: last night in 200 meet individual medley semi, the duo going one, two. phelps coming in just ahead of lochte. >> the stars have aligned once again. >> reporter: setting up what could be their final olympic >> we've been doing it since 2004. any time i get up and race him, it's the best. >> reporter: in gymnastics, the superman flying high. >> the legend goes on. >> reporter: widely considered the greatest male gymnast of all time. >> you want to have the routine of your lifetime here and that could have been his. >> reporter: winning the men's
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consecutive olympic gold. in cycling, armstrong turns 33 today getting an early birthday present. a gold medal in her third consecutive games. >> that last 5k i knew it was coach. my coach said decide what color medal you want. >> if fencing, homer took silver in men's sabre. >> just happy to kind of the jump i wanted to and i'll be back next time for gold. >> reporter: an emotional victory in double trap. the army officer taking the first ever gold for an independent olympic athlete after his country, kuwait, was banned from the games. the soldier dropping to his knees and kissing the ground after reaching the final and
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argentinean golfer's clubs went missing because of an airline mistake. he asked for help on social media tweeting where do you think my clubs are? fortunately the search had a happy ending. he tweeted this photo with his clubs writing i'm never letting you go again until next flight. one heck of an embrace. golf returning to the olympics for the first time since 1904. more than a century. the clubs were found just in time. the tournament already teeing f here is your medal count right now. team usa take a look. way out in front with more than 30 total medals ahead of china, japan and russia. more than 20 medals will be handed out including the women's gymnastics individual all-around. simone biles, aly raisman your favorite. and back at the aquatic center,
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individual medley. they get one more chance to go head to head this evening in prime time. >> that is going to be so much fun to watch, peter. thank you very much. let us now go back to new york. savannah has some other top stories. savannah, good morning again. >> we'll start with politics. donald trump out with a new line of attack against president obama calling him the founder of isis. he made that accusation at a rally wednesday night in florida. he also called hillary clinton group. trump has previously blamed the president and clinton for middle east policies that allowed isis to gain power and traction. as for his overall campaign strategy, trump told cnbc this morning that he plans to stick with it because "in the end, it's either going to work or i'm going to have a very nice, long vacation." trump is praising new york city police for safely capturing a virginia man who climbed nearly halfway up trump tower on
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the outgoing commander of the u.s. led war against isis says the enemy is retreating on all fronts in syria and in iraq. lieutenant general sean mcfarland said numbers have been reduced to 15,000 but he did warn that isis will remain capable of committing terrorist attacks around the world despite its losses on those battlefields. the night for possible victims of an explosion and fire at an apartment fire in silver spring, maryland, outside of washington d.c. part of that building collapsed. 30 people were injured. several others reported missing. the fire started just before midnight. it was fed by a natural gas line. and we have seen it time and time again. probably not a good idea to try to catch a foul ball with food in your hands. here's our latest example. this is from pittsburgh.
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cheese nachos. the pirates fan wearing the stadium snack all over his face and his once clean white t-shirt but all was okay in the end because he got a free replacement t-shirt for his efforts. hate to see a good set of nachos go down like that, guys. >> thank you very much. coming up next, will it be a second golden moment for simone biles in could aly raisman pull off the upset? plus, we saw a leo look alike in archery competition. check it out. now it looks like the duchess of cambridge has joined in on the olympic action. we'll explain right after this. ??
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poor foster kid black immigrant cancer patient small muslim the only label that matters is olympian. hi! hey! i've made plans for later in case this date doesn't go well. likewise! but, funny story. on top of that? my mom is my best friend. uh oh. yeah. oop! there's the rescue text from my roommate saying she needs me. wouldn't it be great if everyone said what they meant?
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>> please welcome to the tees the players of group ten. >> welcome back to rio where history is being made right now. >> as we m the first time in 112 years golf once again an olympic sport and i'm loving it. you're looking live at the action on the course. we're waiting for bubba watson to tee off. let's bring in nbc's sports golf analyst david. good to see you. let's talk about the team. we have bubba and ricky fowler
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>> we have great chance. there was pat reed who loves to play with flag on his back. he has nasty in him, which is what you need to win a huge event like this. >> we haven't seen golf in the olympics for 112 years. what does it mean for the sport itself? >> it's been around since the 15th century. it means a tremendous amount because there are so many developing countries and countries that don't or haven't haven't had any government funding. when it becomes an olympic sport, that money comes from governments. >> take a look at the monitor, david. nobody calls a swing better. here's bubba on the first tee. >> left that one a little to the left. not too bad. a little into the tough.
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these guys are all competing for an individual medal. some people have said why not make put a team element in this so you can make it feel more like a ryder cup. how do you feel about that? >> i think for the first time back the 72-hole stroke play, it might be the way to go. they'll look at it again after these olympics and maybe go to something different for the first time it's the way to determine a champion and best way to do that. >> a bunch of not to come because of zika concerns. do you think they're missing out? >> absolutely. it's such a festival atmosphere and an amazing event to take part in. my hat is off to the ladies. nine of the top ten in the world, top four in the world are here. they decided they were going to be all in. you know, there are americans
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flag on their uniform that are getting shot at so i think for an athlete to be able to wear it is a tremendous honor and if anyone gets a chance to do it, should. >> fun to watch. golf back after 112 years. david covered the last time it was in the games. really good to see you, david. >> you can catch golfing right now on our sister network, the golf channel. david, thanks again. >> ann sponsored by coca-cola. open a coke, enjoy the games. >> all right. we move on. this morning on "today's" rio, gymnastics once again in the spotlight. >> that's right. last night was disappointing for the u.s. men's team missing out on medals in the individual all-around finals. tonight the women get their turn led by american simone biles and aly raisman. here to talk about all of it,
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gold medal winners. a bummer for guys last night. what happened, tim? >> just disappointing. what it came down to was sam had a shot but he's got to be great and he hasn't been great. hasn't been able to put together six rouroutines. he started sluggish and went to vaulting and put his knees down. when you do that it's a full point off. >> i didn't get to see it live. a lot of person this morning were talking about max from great britain winning bronze. whas >> he's been great since london four years ago but the first time that great britain has been on the podium in over 100 years. a huge moment for him. >> can we move to women? a lot of people will have eyes trained on what we're going to see. we have seen them do all-arounds before. will we see something different tonight? >> not anything different. they'll do the exact same thing they've been doing here in rio and for the last few years.
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easier said than done. they'll definitely get the gold and silver if all goes according. >> how would you like to be a gymnastics headline writer this morning trying to figure out what you're going to write about simone biles that you haven't already written. >> they could write a whole front page of adjectives. she has every quality you need to be a tremendous gymnast. she's physically amazing. she's coordinated. she has great air sense. she's quick. she's strong. sh final five because it's marta's last time coaching them. what do you think she's meant to the sport? >> she's created this legacy. i had the honor to compete under her as well. nothing but amazing memories. specifically martha being her last one. >> who will take her place? >> it could be her father.
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i don't know anything. >> i'll take that as a maybe. >> thank you. you can see the action tonight on nbc. >> i think we have mr. roker with a check of the weather. hey, al. >> you bet. thanks so much. the cat that swallowed the canary. very nice. let's show you what's going on with your weather. we're looking in rio. it's been rainy but things maracana stadium. men's volleyball. usa versus brazil. a big one tonight. clear skies. 66 degrees. let's look at your weekend outlook. we're looking at wet weather through the gulf coast. heavy showers and thunderstorms moving through the plains today. it's going to be toasty in the midsection of the country. you can see plenty of sunshine making its way through the mid-atlantic states. more monsoonal moisture in the
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spectacular today with plenty of sunshine and the plains look good as well. that's what's going on around al, thanks so much. a steamy morning already out there. 80 in the city, most of our suburbs, look at they feels-like temperatures. feels like 102 in the city, 102 in south brunswick. tomorrow even more peaking at 106. 95 saturday, 92 sunday, scattered showers and thunderstorms possible each afternoon. a better chance on monday with highing in the upper 80s. >> if you're on the go, don't forget to check us out on sirius xm channel 108. >> mr. roker, thank you very much. you know what it's time for in rio? almost as if i told them to say that. let's start with this. the french cyclist turning heads on the streets of the city.
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check this girl out. this is pauline ferrand-prevot. she's 24. last year she was the first person in the history of cycling to hold three big titles at the same time. but have a good look at her, billy. do you notice any royal resemblance? >> more pippa to me. i know what you're thinking. >> look at that. >> it's in the dimple. >> drawing comparisons to duchess kate. same features especially those dimples. >> definitely. the smile. >> would you like throwback thursday? why don't we do that? all right. we're looking athletes before they were olympians. >> so cute. >> he added to his collection of
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before becoming a final five. david boudia back in the day made moves on dry land on his tricycle. and here's aly raisman. i love those. >> aly raisman, not only a great gymnast. she's good at seeing the future. 13 years ago ali was at summer camp with a cohna. ali was on point with her prediction about the future. aly said in 20 years she would be an olympic gymnast. too humble to mention the gold medal but i will be in the olympics. mr. roker, what did you write in your book? what was your prediction? >> i hope to have extra servings of ice cream. >> that worked out.
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>> is it time for billy bush's "pop start"? >> who is having more fun at the games? last night matthew and camila were at the pool. americans managed to get the win and by the way, and to taylor swift, she's taking a break from her feud with kim and kanye to support team usa and send love to the women's gymnastics team. taylor tweets this. sending my biggest congratulations to simone, aly, laurie, gabby and madison. you did it, girls. #finalfive. and reese witherspoon on vacation in croatia.
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i'm no katie ledecky but i tried and as far as i can see it looks like video was shot in 1927. looked amazing then and amazing now. that's your "pop start." for more pop culture news, check out "today's" facebook page. >> that was her grandmother's video. >> looked terrific. >> my son is great at those filters. i have no idea. none whatsoever. just ahead, we've got a special treat. we've got the we're looking forward to them. first, some images from our friends at getty.
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good morning, 8:26, it is 81 degrees looking at the tappen zee bridge. we could learn later this afternoon if charges will be filed against the man who attempted to scale trump tower. he used suction cups to climb the building for three hours. he reached the 21st floor before police were able to pull police say he wanted to meet donald trump and had no intention of hurting anyone. he's now undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. police are releasing new video of a man suspected of setting trucks on fires. and an accident with a fuel spill is tying up traffic on a staten island bridge. a truck overturned.
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the fire department says one person was taken to the home with minor injuries. lauren assist the commute. >> we still have a few bus detours with the accident. delays go back for miles. you can take local streets to try to get around it, expect extra congestion or if you'd like head back over to new jersey to head back into the city, but i know that's a trek as well. that blocks two lanes. have it -- back to you. thank so much, lauren. today another hot and steamy day, 90 is the high. tonight warm muggy and uncomfortable. even warmer tomorrow. more showers are possible, saturday looking like 95 is the high. the band perry performing the official song of team usa.
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the band perry gearing up for a live concert from our home away from home on copacabana beach. >> also our good friend camila alves is here to help us indulge in the best street snacks out there. her native brazil has to offer and we'll talk to her about why her husband, matthew mckun hay is a super fan.
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straight -- good morning to you. you made history, girl, right? >> did i really? >> i think you did. >> i saw my medal on my bed stand. all right. this really happened. >> as i read, the only athlete in the history of the sport to win it three times. how does that measure up? >> each have been a different journey. this has been journey for a lot of different reasons. mainly we don't get any younger. i'm all about pushing the envelope and setting high goals and show the world it doesn't matter how old or young, if you believe in yourself, you can make things happen. >> i heard something and i want you to expand on this. toward the end of the race your coach was trying to drive you harder and said you have to decide what color medal you want. >> wow. >> so in time trial up against
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off every minute and a half and there was about five kilometers to go. he got on the radio. he said, all right. here's the deal. it's up to you what color medal you want to bring home. at that point i think i went from 48 kilometers an hour to 53 kilometers an hour and put almost ten seconds on the people that i was close to before and so it was the >> words at the right time. you just mentioned we don't get younger. >> we don't. you have a birthday, am i right? >> i do. that, too. >> happy birthday. >> thank you. >> i get to eat my cake too. >> you get your cake and get to eat it too. >> do you want some? i'm a bad influence. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> hoda, have you smelled this? >> look in the monitor here.
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you. >> it's kerri walsh jennings. i'm so proud of you gold medallist. happy, happy birthday. i hope all your dreams keep coming true. i can't wait to watch you keep doing it. great job. >> moms getting it done. >> you're 43 today? >> i am. >> happy birthday. are you ready? >> it's time now for al and natalie's kristen, you can help us with this. we have a special guest. camila alves. >> camila is portuguese as well. >> you and your husband, matthew, a power couple. we wonder how you might say that in portuguese.
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than what you had up there. you went with it. >> that's what i have to do because camila is right. here's a question you must get asked a lot. can we take a selfie? how do we say that? >> the trick with those kind of words in portuguese you have to put extra e at the end. >> okay. and an expressionou a lot, all right, all right, all right. >> many different ways of saying that. if you're from rio. valeu, valeu, valeu.
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al, thanks very much. it's all about the heat here. obviously height advisory stays in effect through saturday. they could reach to 105 to 110 by saturday. maybe an isolated shower storm. then sweaters steamy heat and stormy weather possible into the weekend. high today 90s high tomorrow into the low 90s. we climb to 95 on on sunday, still showers and storms on monday. timely a bit cooler middle of next week. >> announcer: "today's" gold moment is sponsored by coca-cola. open a coke and enjoy the games. >> guys, the olympians have their eyes on the gold, we are working with our sponsor coke to highlight gold moments in people's every day lives. robin writes when you walk in to
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book instead. #that'sgold. kate writes reuniting with best friends in my new city after months of being apart. kate, bring them to rio and share your special moments big and small using #that'sgold. guys, back to you. >> announcer: "today's" olympic moment is sponsored by walmart. save money, live olympic moment? this involves sweet revenge in table tennis. take a look. it was a rematch four years in the making. the battle for gold. china going head to head for olympic gold. the top two table tennis players and teammates have been here before when they faced off for
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in rio, the pressure was on. 75 minutes of intense back and forth play. >> great inside out shot. >> huge forehand. >> amazing how both these athletes able to execute at the highest level with all the pressure on. >> as both women fought to take home gold in their country's most beloved sport. and then finally the moment of redemption. >> she she wins olympic gold. >> this time the match ending in tears of joy after being runner-up in london, she waits four years for the rematch against her teammate and finds a way. she wins olympic gold. >> wow. there is nothing about table tennis and the olympics that resembles ping-pong. >> intense.
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for the early mornings... long days... and late nights. for the love. ?? we're back with "today food" in rio. camila alves is here and us to try. >> so good to see you. >> we've been waiting for this. look at the stuff you brought here. do you want to take us down the table? >> growing up in brazil as a kid, in the states you have a lot of cupcakes. basically these are very sweet. they're not that healthy for you. this is one of my favorite made
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much. coconut, strawberries. it's good, right? >> delicious. >> it's like a better kind of peanut brittle. it's really good. >> now if you're walking on the street -- we're going to talk street food. if you walk on the streets you have the popcorn carts. they pop it fresh for you and it's half salt and half sweet. you mix it up all together. >> what do they use for sweet? >> melted sugar. >> exactly. variations of it. this is my favorite right here. i was trying to find some yesterday so bad. they sell it on the streets. they walk around with little carts with a pot of hot water and boil the corn. the corn in brazil tastes different than anywhere in the world. >> you hold that. we're having mike troubles. >> can you hear me now? >> hoda, you try it so you have corn stuck in your teeth.
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>> it's sweet. >> the corn is salty. >> very different than anywhere in the world. >> make way. look at what's next. check this out. explain what these are. >> hot dogs. in brazil on the street we have the hot dog carts. the difference from united states to hot dog in brazil is we put a different topping. >> check them out. >> we have green olives and quail eggs. >> on the hot matt? >> this one is ice cold but really good. >> you called me over to do the lesson over there. >> the olives taste great. corn tastes great. the egg. >> and potatoes is traditional as well. shoe string potato. >> how about drinks down here? >> i grew up drinking this when i had tests in school and had to stay up late. you can only find in brazil from the amazon.
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really good. it tastes really bad. >> oh thanks for that. >> so we make it into a juice to make it taste better. >> nice. >> it's good, right? >> it wakes you up. really natural and good for you. i have to give this to you as a gift. my favorite almond oil. maybe you can find a use for that with mr. hoda. >> my god. >> you knowha she met the tonga athlete, don't you? >> you can catch much more of camila on e news on our -- >> i'll do it. on our sister network e throughout the olympic games and online. it's concert time from the band
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> every word. we've been waiting patiently for this. the band perry has been cranking out multiplatinum hits since the release of their debut album in 2010. >> the sibling trio performed at usa house last night. we're happy to have them with us this morning on the beach performing the official team usa, "live forever." ladies and gentlemen, the band perry. ?? ? i was dreaming of war ? ? saw that i wouldn't die ? ? i was dreaming of shores ?
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? i was dreaming because it made me feel so alive ? ? but i was dreaming this all from my bed last night ? ? you will be my only one ? ? won't you hold my hand so we can run ? ? you and i we're staying young ? ? yeah ? ? we're going to live, we're going to live forever ? ? this time i want it all ? ? fall ? ? go, go crazy, go, go, go cr craze ? ? we're going to live forever ? ? this time i want it all ? ? i want to feel the fall ? ? go, go, go crazy ? ? we're going to live, we're going to live forever ? ? i was feeling a storm ?
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? i was feeling a force i'm electrified ? ? i was feeling my heart ? ? there was thunder inside ? ? i was feeling this all from my bed last night ? ? you will be my only one ? ? hold my hand so we can run ? ? you and i we're staying young ? ? we're going to live forever ? i want it right now i want to feel the fall ? ? go, go, go crazy ? ? we're going to live, we're going to live forever ? ? this time i want it all ? ? want it right now i want to feel the fall ? ? go, go, go crazy ? ? we're going to live, we're going to live forever ?
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? we're going to live, we're going to live forever ? ? all the things that i don't know ? ? all the dreams that i've been shown ? ? all the ways that it could end ? ? tonight let's eyes ? ? we're going to live, we're going to live forever ? ? this time i want it all ? ? i want it right now, feel the fall ? ? go, go, go crazy ? ? we're going to live, we're going to live forever ? ? this time i want it all ? ? i want it right now, feel the fall ? ? go, go, go crazy ?
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>> the band perry. they've got more music ahead from copacabana beach on a
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>> just another thursday morning
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our road group this morning. >> the band perry have five platinum singles and they are on the way to another one with their newest hit. it's called "comeback kid." guys, take it away. ? they like to kick you when you're down ? ? they like it better when you're there on the ground ? ? and up until now i've never made a sound ? hey, hey ? ? i bet they never had a broken heart ? ? but they sure know how to beat the hell out of one ? ? sometimes i think they do it just for one ? ? hey, hey ? ? but, no, i'm not leaving even though i'm bleeding ? ? even though this nightmare makes me wish i was dreaming ?
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? until i win ? ? cause i'm a comeback, i'm a comeback kid ? ? don't know why bad things happened but they did ? ? i don't think i deserve the hurt i get but i'm made for it ? ? it's not the end, no, it's not the end ? ? i'm a comeback kid ? ? down for a minute i'll get up again ? ? looks like i'm breaking but it's just a bend ? ? it's not over y ? i'm a comeback, i'm a comeback kid ? ? i'm going to finish what i started now ? ? you interrupted me with all your doubts ? ? how you dare ? ? even though this nightmare
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? even though i hate it ? ? i'm going to take it ? ? until i win ? ? cause i'm a comeback, i'm a comeback kid ? ? don't know why bad things happened but they did ? ? i don't think i deserve the hurt i get ? ? but i'm made for it ? ? it's not the end ? ? no, it's not the end ? ? i'm a comeback kid ? ? down for a minute i'll get up again ? ? it's not over yet ? ? cause in the end ? ? i'm a comeback, i'm a comeback kid ? ? i believe in what i am ? ? i believe in what i was ? ? i believe in losing you ? ? i've never been given so much ? ? i believe it's been a year, the worst one i've ever lived ? ? i believe i'm better now than i have ever been ?
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>> hear more from the band perry and all our summer concert artists at applemusic.com/today. >> we have more music. we have more athletes. more medals. more fun from beautiful copacabana beach in rio de janeiro on a thursday morning.
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live look here many we're slow going getting on the parkway by jfk. good morning. police are trying to track down the man who threatened a 12-year-old girl in the brngs, police releasing a sketch of the suspect this morning. he allegedly flo into a elevator. police say he threatened to hurt the girl if she didn't follow him, but she was able to run around banging on apartment doors and yelling for help sdpoo the reward for information that leads police to the killer of vatrina, her father set you have a gofundme page. he hopes the money will be an incentive for anyone with
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looking for a boater wanted for a hit-and-run crash. a 50-year-old woman on that smaller boat was seriously hurt. right now let's look at the morning commute. here is lawrence. >> good morning. we have still big prong on the staten island expressway. all lanes remain shut down eastbound, so about a mile or so before the bridge, just the left shoulder gets by. there are also quite a phi bus detours because of this. there's, there's an dent, and now one on the connecticut turnpike. two lanes are blocked there. you can see it's backing things up. back to you, michael. >> lauren, thank you. another hot, steamy day, chance for scattered storms, 90 for the high. tomorrow even warmer.
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natalie sits down with aly raisman. more news in 30 minutes
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from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales and billy bush live from the olympic games in rio de janeiro, brazil. >> welcome to welcome to "today" on this thursday morning, august 11th, 2016. al, you have our morning jam this morning. "we are one." >> world cup song, right? >> 2014. we just kind of get into the mood a little bit. >> our audience can't hear it.
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they feel it. >> natalie, without natalie, we wouldn't eat down here. we would starve to death. >> we spread berries all over your face. today we'll go easy. this is one of my childhood favorites as a kid. if you want to take something back from brazil,ou these. they are called serenade of love. if you take a bite, it's like having a serenade of love. get in there, al. >> a little crunch. a little thing in the middle. >> some kind of nugget or something. >> it's like a wafer. >> a small brazilian girl running around for job well done. you get one of these. >> serenade of love.
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it was a reuniting of sorts and there's love between me and two-time olympic figure skater known for his over the top dramatic fashion. a couple years ago you may remember at the winter olympics in sochi, we went fishing amongst the 95-year-old russian dudes that sit out there and fish for hours at a time. he goes out wear to fish with you this time? you fished right off the rocks here, right off of our set. >> it's about a 35-foot drop. there's johnny's outfit. gale force winds. torrential rains coming down. did it stop johnny and i? absolutely not. >> looked like a scarlet big bird. okay, billy. let's go fishing.
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he's got a record to uphold here. he actually caught a fish in sochi. >> did he catch one here? >> that remains to be seen. >> we'll find out tonight on "access hollywood." >> this show is becoming one big tease for "access hollywood." impressive. by the way, to tease our show tomorrow, johnny will be here. >> he will be here. >> the crowd favorite. >> right now he's probably changing out of that scarlet big bird outfit. >> he's coming in an oscar the grouch outfit tomorrow. >> if he jumps into the pool, it will be a green one. olympic teammates phelps and lochte went head to head in the semifinal yesterday. phelps came in first. lochte came in second. finals is tonight. we're into that.
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everybody's high. >> we were talking about that. we were saying he dyed it that silvery blue color and you're in that chlorinated water and air turns green. >> he looks like the joker now. he looks like a young but still old paul newman. new the hair because of the chlorine has turned green. >> it's like a minty color. >> it's to match the water in the olympic >> amazing their bodies haven't turned green. >> that's a big story here is the green water in the pools and what they're trying to do to overcompensate for the algae problem that they have. >> they say it's safe. i got to tell you -- >> it's overnight it turned green. >> that doesn't look so good. >> it would be great if everyone died their hair a different color every day. >> i'm no biologist but i got to
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it looks soupy. which is not great word. >> water polo guys say by fourth quarter in their match they couldn't see. >> they couldn't open their eyes. >> again, that doesn't seem like it's great pool conditions. >> side by side there you see it. >> they tested it and say it's safe. >> officials came forward and said, all right, there's something wrong with the water. >> that's why they're officials. >> wow. >> do weav two olympians. >> silver medalists. sam dorman and mike hixon. when i talked to you guys earlier, you said you were probably the only guys who didn't mind jumping in. it didn't bother you. >> didn't bother us.
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>> i think we have jenna bush's microphone on while we're doing this before jenna says something. >> says something she might regret. >> you're in the water for a second. you probably jumped into worse or you haven't? >> i don't think we have. we had no issues. something we didn't focus on. we focus on one dive at a time. water wasn't really an issue. >> it helped us bright under those lights that it helped visual cues a little bit. >> the water was brighter than normal, which was nice. >> florescent almost. >> i saw you guys before the show. you were each with your parents and it was the first time -- you guys hadn't seen them before the competition. this was the first time this morning you got to see them. >> i tried to go in the stands yesterday and they told me no. last night we were doing interviews all night long. first time seeing them this morning was great.
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>> special. >> are you going to get to spend time with them? are you still competing? >> we get to hang out with them. i'm done competing. we're going to head to the u.s. house in a bit and hang out there. i'm free. >> hit the nightclub while you're at it. >> why not. >> have fun. you're looking great. >> when you stand on that podium, what did that feel like for you guys? >> i was so -- i felt so raise and to know that we represent that. that was huge. to share that moment with my coach and my family was amazing. >> there are so many people that go into that. so many people that contributed to our success so grateful for all that. >> congratulations. you make us so proud. >> sam, a little zac efronish. >> i was thinking that exactly. >> who do you get?
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>> yeah. >> absolutely. >> this is the celebrity olympic games. >> you and tirico. >> that's the best i can do. the best tirico can do. best i can do. >> the cyclist that looks like kate middleton. >> all right. speaking of olympic champions, also somebody who inspired so many armstrong was here a little while ago with us. she won gold in the women's individual time trial making history. she's the oldest female cyclist but makes history because it's her third consecutive gold. she's turned 43 today. you saw at the finish she apparently didn't know she had won and asked the official. did i win? and the minute she heard she won she sort of collapsed off her bike. but the paramedics thought she
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nose bleed during the race. they came to her. they were trying to treat her. she is just relieved and exhausted at that point. she has a 5-year-old son, lucas, who is just adorable. >> earlier on our "the suze orman show" she said the last leg her coach called her on the radio and said what color do you want? what color do you want to mote -- motivate her. >> as is with tradition, she after beijing's gold she retired to have a family. after london she retired to have three hip replacement surgeries and now she'll retire again and maybe this time go -- >> i think we'll see her in tokyo. what the heck? >> don't count her out. she did say i hope i continue to inspire others that age is not a number that defines you. i was talking about her 5-year-old son. that picture of her with lucas
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when she was crying with the medal around her neck, such a proud moment, mom, what's wrong? why are you crying? didn't you win. i have to explain that now sometimes you cry even when you're winning and in those moments the joy that you're crying. >> the irony. the greatest name in cycling. armstrong. kristen armstrong. >> nicely done. let's show you what's going on as far as your weather is concerned. we're looking again at weather here in the beautiful rio de janeiro area. it looks like our graphics are stuck. nothing is moving. here we go. there we go. today, partly cloudy, 73. isolated shower or two tomorrow. 72 and gorgeous day on saturday with a temperature of about 74 degrees. heat is the big story back in the states. 70 million people under some sort of heat advisory from the plains all of the way to the northeast and new england. heat advisory and warnings in philadelphia, new york city, on
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bringing up that oppressive humidity. temperatures will come close to 100 but the feels-like temperatures over 100 both today on into friday and part of the weekend. that's what's going on heat advisory stays in effect today through saturday, affected temperatures anyway over 100 degrees possible, so you want to slow down crier it makes the heat feel worse. here's the ten-day forecast. looking at temperatures today 90, the 1 tomorrow, 95 seared, but still low 90s. that lasts into monday, finally cooling down middle of next week. >> that's your latest weather. coming up, the u.s. continued its dominance in the
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[heartbeat] another rio evening. allison schmitt, way first-time olympian josh prenot took home his first medal. you are the team captain. what do you say to girls when you're gathered around before the race. how do you pump up the team? >> let's go. there's not much more you can say. you are swimming for america, swimming for that cap on your head and it's exciting every time you get to dive in. when we have that black cap, we know that we're fighting for a
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night? >> media and laying in the bed in my village. i didn't sleep. i haven't slept since 9:00 a.m. yesterday morning. i'll be cheering tonight at finals and hopefully after that i'll be sound asleep. >> a big one to cheer tonight because you have phelps/lochte. you have a soft spot for phelps. you're best friends. >> he's been there every step of the way and nicole and boomer this year has been an absolute blessing. i'm so excited to watch him swim. >> they call you aunt schmidty. >> are you a godmother for boomer? >> i'm auntie schmidty who also gets peed on and pooped on sometimes. >> that can happen. >> hands on. >> i love it. never thought i would say that. >> josh, how does this feel for you? >> it's been awesome.
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these guys are providing meshed the team really well and i've been enjoying every moment. loved it. >> josh, you got silver by 0.07 of a second. a lot of people are like who is this guy? he came out of nowhere. did you know he was slightly ahead of you the whole time. >> he was super far away from me. i couldn't see him. i had no idea where i was in the race. i was super stoked to look up and see a two on the scoreboard. breaststroke, do you think could you have had him? >> i'm not sure. i don't know if i want to hedge like that. >> studying to be a physicist. this is the first time in over a decade a man has medaled in this. is there a formula? can you come up with a formula for this? >> that's why i think swimming is really cool. it's just kind of the process of learning how to get better.
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using that as information just to push yourself forward. >> how did you do in chemistry? >> it's been a long time since i took that. he's all right. >> i was asking you what was going on in the pool. you might have insight into the green water? >> i don't know if i'm the guy to fix it. >> who does he look like? >> i heard young matt damon. >> with a narrower nose. a younger, i can see that. >> and a little ann hathaway here. >> i've heard that before. >> we'll do that with everybody. celebrity look alike game. >> one thing i have to say is i've been so impressed by your positivity. you're one of the most positive people i ever met. >> thank you. i love to laugh and be happy. other people like to be happy. let the sun shine. >> as it is now.
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the pool. phelps, lochte. >> you'll be there? >> we'll be there. >> how does the rest of the team that's supporting, how do we choose? we don't? >> you cheer for usa. >> it used to be more tighter competition. now they're more friends, right, because they're old men at 32. >> as a team. just like we are. >> you're awesome. coming up, athletes that will keep you glued to the olympic >> just like these guys. so proud of you guys. so proud of you guys. congratulations! clean food. words you don't often hear. words we at panera live by. because clean food is food as it should be. with no artificial flavors, preservatives, sweeteners, and no colors from artificial sources. we think clean food tastes better, feels better, does better.
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as today's events kick off, let's check out where the medal count now stands. look at that. usa way on top. my gosh. just take the bus back to the dorm. >> another action packed day ahead. we want to share with you some olympians you ought to know. >> these are great, great stories. first up, we have david smith. 6'7" member of the u.s. men's volleyball team who reminds us of the power to achieve. born with 80% to 90% hearing loss. never let that stand in his way. during matches he takes out his
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perspiration causes them to malfunction. he relies on hand singles and lip reading to communicate with the team. you can catch him tonight when the u.s. men's volleyball team takes on brazil in the preliminaries. that will be a very heated match. u.s./brazil. two great big volleyball stars. >> another athlete to check out. ashley johnson. first black woman to play for the u.s. olympic women's polo team. she grew up with her mom in miami, florida. she's the only member on the u.s. women's water polo team who is not from california. 6'1", a standout star on the team. her coach says she plays the position of goalie unlike anyone has ever played it before.
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in a sport with little racial diversity, hard work can get you anywhere you want to go like the olympics. everyone knows football and famous manning brothers. we've got some sisters to tell you about. female fencing duo at the london games made history as part of the bronze winning team. both sisters competing in their se o one of seven sets of siblings competing in the games this year. grew up in a fencing family. they say the sport is in their blood. parents even met at a fencing club. girls have a chance to medal at the competition later on today. and still ahead, we've got much more for you. the two words that go together.
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in this event. what a great story. you were born in the u.s. virgin islands. grew up in the bronx. saw a picture of a fencer in a kids' dictionary and decided i want to do that. why? >> the chic outfit. told my mom i wanted to check it out. she laughed at first and then saw two african-american guys games and that was hit. that's where i started. >> when did you realize i could be an olympian? >> i always had delusions of being an olympian. i would say actually probably when i was 16. i medaled in world championships and then i made the senior team. going through the ranks ever since. >> amazing.
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called the flunge. could you demonstrate? >> i'm sore from yesterday. we have a standard move just a lunge here. mine is a flying move forward. obviously i cover a lot more distance when i pick up momentum. it's kind of my claim to fame, yeah. >> the flunge. sounds like something you don't want to catch. >> exactly. >> a bad case of the flunge. congratulations. glad the flunge is working for >> that's what's going we crank up the heat and humidity again today. the feels like temperatures between 95 and is 00. we may get some isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon in the evening. warm, uncomfortably muggy again, overnight low 78, tomorrow low 9 09s. scattered showers and storms in the afternoon and even hours.
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and finally a little cooler middle of next week. >> that's your latest weather. >> they're some of the most beautiful women on earth from one of the most beautiful places on earth. >> we asked our own beauty, jenna bush hager, who else, to get to the bottom of what makes brazilian supermodels so super. >> many of the most famous and highest paid faces in fashion come from right here in the supermodels i sat down said it's more than just being long and lean and gorgeous. it's something that comes from inside. they've been called angels on earth. sexy. sassy, and sophisticated. brazil's beauties. talk to me about what makes brazilian woman so beautiful?
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are brought up here. our culture. >> an attitude of the brazilian makes us stand out in the world. >> members of brazil's supermodel squad. a group that includes the likes of cover girls, some of the highest paid and most famous faces in fashion from one of the world's top model producing countries. >> they took the supermodel to another and people get interested in models and fashion. >> show me a couple of your moves? >> sure. >> one in front of the other. >> what does it feel like to be the first supermodels from your country? >> it's pretty special. girls come to us all the time and ask how do they become a model? it's really like you have to fight hard for your dream and believe in yourself and it
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especially opening the doors all over the world because people didn't know brazilians. >> with all of this exposure that we have comes responsibility because you become an example for girls. >> their following on social media, 15 million combined. at agency kids, a modeling school, more than 500 children a day apply to be part of their training program. an indication the director says brazil. when you think about the celebrity that modeling has brought you, are you overwhelmed? is it something that you can't believe? >> modeling definitely brought us a lot of success. that's not the reason i do my job. the reason i do my job is
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>> when you're a young model, you have no idea how far can you go. it's definitely a dream come true. >> okay. so they are as lovely on inside as they are on the outside. they say that brazil women and we can see this in our own natalie, have a spirit in them that brings that beauty out. >> is it confidence? >> it doesn't hurt they have a lot of brazian >> how would you say in portuguese the joy of life? >> they definitely have that. one of them was discovered, adriana was discovered in a contest that she came in second. >> who was first? >> where is number one? >> thank you, jenna. >> up next, from the best dressed to the most team spirit,
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>> even if you're not necessarily a sports fan, there's something for everyone to love at the olympics. we're getting into the spirit with a segment we're calling as good as gold. >> almost as good as gold. we're joined by social media expert beth troutman to give out athletic awards in nonsporting categories. >> best dressed. happiest to be here. beth, good morning. >> good morning. >> let's get to it. social med you say your favorite facebook follow is usain bolt. >> he has 17.5 million followers. he's doing a really great job of posting from here at the games. he's done some great photos from his press conference. there's one that's spectacular doing a selfie and it looks like thousands of cameras behind him. giving him that kind of attention is so much fun. he has a really colorful personality and he's back from that hamstring injury. he's a world record holder in
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down here. he seems on social media really excited to be here. >> we'll go with bolt on facebook. what about the happiest olympian in rio? a chinese swimmer fu yuanhui breaking the internet with this video. take a look here. >> great reaction. >> she got fourth place but she got third. tied for third with a canadian swimmer and she didn't know it until this reporter told her. this is when she found out that she was in fact an olympic medalist. >> team spirit. japanese commentator
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>> i'm not sure what he's doing. >> this is what's great. a lot of people haven't seen this video yet. he's watching the 4x200 that michael phelps and ryan lochte won. the japanese team got bronze which is huge for japan. he was swimming along with them. he was in that press area called the mix zone and he could not get enough. people aren't talking about this one yet. coming up next, we're talking to the band perry about performing for team usa in rio. plus, we've got a performance that you are going to love after
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(whispering) what are you doing up? (whispering) mom said i could have a midnight snack. well, i say it's late, and you need to go to bed. why? because i am the boss. you're not the boss, mom's the boss. om's the boss. mmmm. shhh. the family favorite. yoplait. >> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi.
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perry has been a music powerhouse for the last decade churning out platinum hits after platinum hits. >> we're excited because they're here to sing another big hit on our rio concert stage this morning. >> siblings kimberly, reed and neil perry, take it away with "done." >> let's hit it. ?? ? you've been wearing that crown and tearing me down ? ? it's been a while since you treated me right ? ? you strung me around for far too long cause i forever gape you have the fight ? ? until now it's going to hit you hard until you see stars ? ? it's going to put you through a world of hurt ?
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even but giving what you deserve ? ? oh my ? ? 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 would like to burn ? ? bottle up the ashes, smash the urn ? ? i'm through with you ? ? i don't want to be your just for fun ? ? don't want to be under your thumb ? ? all ? you cross the line too many times ? ? i'm going to put you in your place ? ? you play with dynamite don't be surprised when i blow up in your face ? ? oh my ? ? mama always told me that i should play nice ?
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she gave me that advice ? ? don't want to be part of your fun ? ? don't want to be under your thumb ? ? all i want to be is done with your of selfish ways ? ? let's do it ? ?? ? mama told me that i should play nice ? ? but she didn't know you when she gave me that advice ?
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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 snoeft ? i don't want to be your just for fun ? ? don't want to be under your thumb ? ? all i want to be is done ? ? all i want to be is done ? ? ? all ian ?? >> come on. everybody go crazy. let's do it. ?? >> hear more from the band perry
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artists at applemusic.com/today. the band perry. thank you, guys, so much. we're back in a moment after
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?? our thanks to the band perry for rocking our rio stage. >> we are rea olympic competition. >> that's right. with your favorite person in the whole world. >> daytime host, tirico! watch him. >> tirico!
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a live look outside. it's 9:57 on this thursday. good morning. nearly a dozen people were hurt when a fire broke out in the bronx. it happened on east 202nd street in bedford park. one resident had to jump out of the building. a firefighter was taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition. we could find out if charges
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who climbed trump tower. he spent three hours getting as high as the 21st floor, before please yanked him through a window. police say he just wanted to meet donald trump. for a look at the weather, here's chris cimino. >> another steamy one today. into the 90 degree range before the day is through. watch the sky for scattered showers and thunderstorms. first half of uncomfortably muggy overnight, bad sleeping weather. not much cooler in the suburbs. ten-day forecast even warmer tomorrow. 95 by saturday, with feels-like temperatures approaching 110. scattered showers and storms low 90s, more of the same into early next week. up next, live coverage of the rio olympics. join us again for news at 5:00,
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you here again tomorrow morning.
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michael phelps is going to do it again as they reach for gold. he did it! ?? ?? a look from high above the olympi park, the biggest hub of activity at these games and about 15 miles to the east another busy day on the sands at copacabana beach on day six of the rio olympics. and from our daytime home on the beach where the sunshine has returned, good morning, welcome along i'm rebecca lowe, now last night in rio, katy ledecky took the women's 4 x 200-meter relay

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