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good morning. game on. clinton and trump gear up for their likely general election showdown. >> i think he is a loose canon and loose canons toned misfire. >> i think hillary will actually be easier to beat than many of the senators, governors, et cetera. >> two of the most up popular candidates in recent history. major obstacles facing both campaigns. flight from hell. passengers in a panic as severe turbulence hit ace plane. at least 31 people injured. new twist. the u.s. attorney joins the investigation as new details surface about prince's death and the man who called 911. >> andrew heard the screams and went to the elevator, where he
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>> is there a chance that man could face criminal charges? and rollover. no winners in last night's powerball drawing, the jackpot the largest in history, nearly half a billion dollars "today," thursday, may 5th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on tuesday. savannah finally waved the white flag of surrender. she's been sick for a while. >> battling some sinus thing and i hope you buying tickets for everybody will make her feel better. >> half a billion dollars, nothing to sneeze at. we'll talk about that later. first, donald trump training his
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election and hillary clinton. is he the last man standing in the republican race. we have complete coverage, beginning with our nbc national correspondent, peter alexander. peter, good morning to you. >> hi, matt. good morning. republican race now officially over. donald trump focused on his next prize, the white house. he says he will not be completely self funded in the general election, telling nbc news he wants to raise at least $1 billion for the gop. >> and once that -- >> reporter: donald trump unrivalled and unplugged speaking to nbc's lester holt, previewing his strategy to beat hillary clinton. >> we need strength in this country. she's not strong. she's not going to be strong at the brd border or military. she's not going be strong with isis, no matter how you look. >> reporter: the candidate, who ev evicerated his opponents with insults. >> if they treat me properly, i'm going to treat them properly. it would be beautiful
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battle with the new national poll that shows trump trails clinton, his harsh rhetoric fueling his high unfavorable rating, majority of americans saying they have a negative view. >> i don't know what you're talking about negatives. i won with women, african-americans, hispanics, at every single level. >> as i suspend my campaign today -- >> reporter: with his last rival, john kasich, suspending the race, the party is divided. both past president bushs will sit on the sidelines, not endorsing anyone. newt gingrich says trump has the upside and downside of any candidate he has ever seen. >> more likely to be crushing hillary. >> mike
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trump train and john boehner vowing to vote for him as well. the rnc tweeting, thank you tore the entire republican field for a hard-fought race. the party is better for your efforts. nebraska senator staunchly anti-trump applying i assume this is a parody account? preceding to go on a twitter tirade, pushing for a third-party candidate, why are we confined to these two terrible choices? this is america. if both choices stink, we reject them and go bigger. that's what we do. matt and natalie? >> peter alexander, thank you very much. hillary clinton finds herself in a challenging position for preparing for a showdown with trump while still dealing with bernie sanders in the democratic primary. kristen welker is in los angeles with that part of the story.
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>> reporter: natalie, good morning to you. that's right, clinton is fighting on two fronts now but the battle against trump is her top priority, underscoring that point, nbc news has learned this morning that for the first time, the clinton campaign is expanding its general election team at its brooklyn headquarters, adding new staffers and giving some of their standouts bigger roles. those headquarters now ground zero for taking out the presumptive gop nominee. it's the fall fight in sharp focus, hillary clinton and donald trump. no holds barred. >> this, to me, a classic case of a blustering, bullying guy who has knocked out of the way all the republicans, because they were just dumbfounded. >> reporter: trump, flooding the airwaves after clinching the nomination wednesday. >> i think hillary will be easier to beat than many of the senators, governors, et cetera, that we just were victorious over. >> trying to make voters fear the businessman. >> he is a loose
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canons tend to misfire. >> reporter: she's ramping up for the general election, deploying staffers to top battleground states, sending out fund-raising e-mails, including one on wednesday which warned the whole world is counting on us to win this thing and making sure voters remember every controversial comment. >> he is the one who has run the campaign insulting people, demeaning women, degrading people with disabilities, talking about keeping muslims out of the country. >> reporter: the clinton team is also reaching out to independents and even republicans. this new ad showcasing top gop officials lamasting trump. >> is he a phony. >> a con artist. >> a know nothing candidate. >> donald is a bully. >> reporter: and she's bracing for the onslaught coming her way, trump with an anti-clinton biographer this week, and already taking shots at bill
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clinton's past indiscretions. >> she's married to an abuser, a woman who claimed rape. >> if he wants to go back to the playbook of the 1990s, i'm more than happy to have him do that. >> reporter: and the former president made a joke while campaigning in san diego wednesday, when a young woman said he, quote, looked good. >> it's been a long time since a girl said that to me. >> reporter: now, president clinton quickly clarified that usually people tell him he looks good but for his age. secretary clinton will campaign in the los angeles area today as he fights to officially clinch the nomination. natalie, matt, back to you. >> kristen welker in los angeles for us. thank you so much. say good morning to mark halpern, managing editor of bloomberg politics. good morning. good to see you. >> good morning, matt. >> donald trump talking to lester holt said when he comes to the campaign for the general election he wants to see a policy oriented campaign. >> i wouldn't bet on that. both of them are interested
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putting forward negative things about the other side. hillary clinton has talked more policies than donald trump. name a policy she's talked about that really broke through to you, i usually ask people. i don't think she's done it so far. i don't think donald trump will want to make it a referendum on hillary clinton or bill clinton. >> in terms of try iing to coalesce and get the republican party to back him up, has it been that lukewarm acceptance or now with our nbc news/wall street journal poll, trump is within 11 points, perhaps, of a hillary clinton matchup there. as that gets closer, do republicans need to back him up? >> he needs to coalesce the republican party. peter alexander reported since the two bush presidents are not for him, that's not good. but reach out to people in the general election. coalescing the republican party doesn't get you to the white house. those are two tough things to do for a guy who has never run before. >> as you look to the
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let's go back to 2012 and talk demographics here. see what happened in that race and what does it tell us about what trump needs to do this year? >> underlying the electoral votes you need and look at what mitt romney did against president obama. can trump do better with white voters than that? maybe a little but hard to do. african-american vote, maybe a little bit better. obviously, an african-american president will do better with african-american voters. and latino vote, he has to do better than what romney did. a lot of people say he will do worse than that, given some of the statements he has made that haven't played well in the latin community. >> as he told lester, he doesn't see that as a problem. that was the primary. here in the general election it could be more of an issue. >> it will be difficult for him to turn this around but those who say it's impossible
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the nomination. we're not in a normal year. donald trump will run against hillary clinton the way he did against jeb bush and say business as usual won't work and hillary clinton will say this guy is not acceptable to be president. >> on one side of things, mark, there's the demographics. let's talk about the geographics. again, let's go back to 2012 and put the map up of what happened. talk to me about how you see donald trump having a path to win the general election? >> there's the map from last time, the baseline, president obama 332 electoral votes, well over the 270, governor romney, 206. donald trump has to find -- i'm not great at math but about 64 additional electoral votes. blue states, where can he go? florida and ohio is where you always start. republicans used to win those two big states. democrats today say no, mitt romney lost those states soec s. so will
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those states on the west coast, northeast, those won't change. so florida, midwest, maybe colorado, where donald trump will have to find enough to overcome. electoral college is all that matters, 270. a lot of discussion between now and november about anything else. that's ke that's the key right there. >> put that map back up. will he find a vice presidential candidate there? >> first big decision in the spotlight, pick somebody the country says that would be a great president if the time came and that person had to be president. >> mark halpern, thanks for being here. this week's firefight during an isis-led siege in iraq in which a u.s. navy s.e.a.l. was killed. chief foreign correspondent richard engel joins us now. >> good morning, matt. u.s. may be calling them advisers bhi
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in this fight and in combat. this video obtained by the british newspaper the guardian reportedly shows the pitch battle north of the iraqi city of mosul this week in which american navy s.e.a.l. charlie keating was killed. u.s. military officials say dozens of isis fighters in 20 vehicles broke through a kurdish front line in a well-planned and executed attack. american forces were advising the kurds. under fire, more americans were called in for backup. while their faces are blurred -- >> run! >> american-sounding voices can clearly be heard. what is described as a u.s. helicopter flies ahead. nbc news has not authenticated the video. >> this is a large fight. no question about it. we think there are at least 125 enemy fighters involved in this fairly complicated, complex
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nearly 60 isis militants were killed in the hours long battle near in mosul near the capital of erbil. the third american to die in iraq since u.s. sent troops back to fight isis. this is the video that u.s. has tried to prevent coming out. this is supposed to be an advisory war, not a combat war. >> and that word "adviser" can be very misleading when you see video like this. >> absolutely. a lot of troops are on their bases but are also pushing off their bases and, at times, right in the firefight. >> it shows you how much our armed services are still very much there on the front line. richard, thank you. >> thank you. now to that raging wildfire, it's forced more than 80,000 people to evacuate their homes in the canadian city of mcmurray. it'ses
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estimated 1,600 structures and burned more than 20,000 acres. the province of alberta has declared a state of emergency. ft. mcmurray's downtown area has been spared so far. the fire chief says it's being held through some herculean efforts by firefighters. now to the north carolina controversial transgender law. saying the newly enacted law violates the u.s. civil rights act and cannot be enforced. it requires transgender people to use public bathrooms that conform to the sex on their birth certificate. the justice department says north carolina has until monday now to respond. a big story out of california right now. starting next month, you'll have to be 21 years old to buy cigarettes in that state. california is the second state in the u.s. to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21. hawaii was the first. california governor jerry brown signed the l
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and health officials are applauding that move. the institute of medicine says 90% of daily smokers began using tobacco before turning 19. back to that frightening video we showed you at the top of the show, that severe turbulence sending an airplane full of passengers into a panic. more than 30 people were injured on that flight from abu dhabi to jakarta. you can see some of the passengers praying there. the plane landed ten minutes later. 30 people were taken to the hospital. thankfully, everyone expected to be okay. frightening moments on board. >> if you live thud turbulence on a plane, that is no fun at all. >> scary. powerball jackpot on the rise. no big winner in last night's drawing, pushing the top prize to an estimated $415 million, the next drawing is saturday. as you probably remember, powerball fever ged
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nation back in january when the jackpot reached a record $1.6 billion. the odds of winning the top prize, one in more than 292 million. the people who won that $1.6 billion looking at this jackpot saying, amateur. >> exactly. >> nothing. >> odds of kerry sanders being outside a convenience store, probably one in -- >> one in one. >> exactly. i think i can predict that one pretty well. the other thing we can predict, unfortunately, is this soggy, cool wall weather here in the east. remember, we've been talking about this omega block. the weather is not really moving. boy, look at this. we are socked in all along the eastern seaboard. and it's going to stay that way for at least another 48 hours. got a couple of areas of low pressure making their way, meandering up the coast. as it does, that will help to enhance the rain that's out there.
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. >> good morning, i'm meteorologist chuck bell, steldier light rain showers in the winchester area around i-81. everyone has a chance of getting more rain today, nothing in the way of sunshine and points east toward the bay. current temperatures are only in the upper 40s and low 50s. there's a view from our tower him sockled in the with the clouds and >> that's your latest weather. matt? >> thank you very much. just ahead the u.s. attorneys office joins the investigation into prince's death. could the addiction specialists who were called in to ask the music icon actually face possible criminal charges? and on "where are they now," ca
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years after being acquitted of murdering her daughter. her attorney and the judge in the case speak out. first this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back now 7:30 on this thursday morning, cinco demayo thursday morning. crowd outside on a chilly -- sounds like a broken record -- chilly morning here in the northeast. >> but they have cinco de mayo to look forward to. donald trump is focusing on a general election and bringing his party together. during an interview with lester holt, the gop's presumptive nominee opened up about the road ahead. >> i would like to see a very high-level,
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campaign. if they treat me right, i will treat them right. i would like to see it. >> in a show of support, president obama took a sip of filtered tap water to show that it is, again, safe. former cleveland browns quarterback johnny manziel makes his first court appearance one day after being booked on a domestic violence charge. he was indicted last month on domestic violence involving an alleged incident with his then girlfriend. father and son addiction specialists who were asked to help prince shortly before his death as more federal officials join that investigation. stephanie gosk is in minnesota with the latest. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. u.s. attorney and dea are now helping out in this case. in a statement the u.s. attorney says their combined expertise in prescription drug crimesil
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meanwhile, a doctor who specializes in addiction out in california is telling his attorney here, he wishes he could have gotten prince help sooner. overnight, the california clinic recovery without walls received an urgent call about prince the night before he died, responded to questions about the work it does. stating in a facebook post that the facility is an outpatient clinic that provides treatment for chronic pain, chemical dependency and prescription management issues. but addiction specialist, dr. howard kornfeld, who runs the clinic, got the call, couldn't have known that prince had less than 24 hours to live. he acted quickly. the first step, booking an appointment for prince with a local doctor. >> he set into motion a plan to deal with what he felt was a life-saving mission. >> reporter: then kornfeld put
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an overnight flight to meet with prince the next day, april 21st. when andrew kornfeld arrived at paisley park, no one could find the musician. >> one of the staff members started screaming. andrew heard the screams and went to the elevator, where he saw that prince was unconscious. >> reporter: andrew placed the 911 call. when investigators arrived, his lawyer says he turned over a small amount of buprenorphine that he had in his backpack. a drug used to treat opioid withdrawals. >> there was no pills, any type of medication given to prince by andrew or by howard. >> reporter: after being questioned by police, andrew flew back to california. i asked the kornfelds'attorney if he was worried he might be
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he said he was, but didn't specify what those charges might be. we reached out for a former attorney for prince who said in the past that prince had no addiction, but he didn't get back to us. matt, natalie, back to you guys. >> stephanie gosk, thank you very much. let's bring in our nbc chief legal correspondent. ari, good morning to you. what are the possible charges? >> under state law transferring or distributing controlled substances or federal law the interstate investigation of that. >> we talk about the scenario that his attorney is now presenting, that his father said take this. give this to the minneapolis doctor, who is going to administer this to prince. that's the story that they are saying. but where is the legal jeopardy here in that story? where do you see the questions and issues surrounding this? >> an investigator will have the same question that anyone at home would have. well, couldn't you get any prescription from your local doctor? in fact, shouldn't you? because they're t
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initially treat iing you and making that assessment. this young man, although he says he was there to help, wasn't a doctor. so, that would be the big question. >> the attorney also says, look, minnesota has good samaritan laws and that should shield my client, whether it's the doctor or the son, from any prosecution. let me read you a part. the law state ace person acting in good faith who seeks medical assistance for another person who is experiencing a drug-related overdose may not be charged or prosecuted for the possession, sharing or use of a controlled substance. it's pretty clear there. is there wiggle room? >> not a lot of wiggle room. as you read, matt that, is the exact fact pattern we appear to be in. and this has a good rational. government, even when pursuing drug charges have said, look, if someone's life is in danger, we don't want people holding back on contacting the authorities because they're worried about themselves getting in trouble. that would be the situation here. another thing investigators may look at is was this person part of the drug problem or part of the potential drug solution? if you were just outside of the
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drug problem, not deal drugs, you're much less likely be of interest to the authorities as long as you told the truth throughout this inquiry. >> as this case now is a federal case, does that law even continue to hold ground? >> it would not be a bar to potential federal charges. >> thank you. appreciate it. let's get a check of the weather now from al. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by kay jewelers, the number one jewelry store in america. every kiss begins with kay. >> and our weather begins with the omega block. we've been talking about it. it not only affects the precipitation but the temperatures as well. the big dome of high pressure in the
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7:42 on a thursday. we're back more with our special series "where are they now: case closed." it's been nearly five years since a jury acquitted casey anthony in the killing of her 2-year-old daughter, caylee. >> she's still dealing with the fallout of the case even as her life becomes gradually more normal. it was a death that horrified. >> her name is casey anthony. >> accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter,
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quickly became a lightning rod for online debate, backlash felt strongly by cheney mason. >> i guess the main thing was confronting and dealing with some of the crackpots that are loose on the street, threatening and so forth, for doing my job. >> and the burden that wore on the trial's judge, melvin perry, memories that still hold strong for both today. >> in retrospect, it's something that i would not want to do again. >> caylee went missing in june 2008 but had been gone over a month before her grandmother, cindy, contacted police. casey anthony was charged and police later found caylee's skeletal remains in a wooded area near the family home. conflicting stories over an abduction or accidental drowning increased suspicion and outrage against anthony. >> news media had tried to convict and sentence casey long before there was ever a jury picked. >> the trial produced tensions inside the courtroomet
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prosecution and lead defense attorney jose biaz. >> he can get up here and lie all he wants and dance around the truth. but the truth is the truth. >> and outside, among people clamoring for a coveted ticket inside the courtroom. >> hey! >> the prosecution pointed to forensics, to argue caylee's death was not an accident. >> there is no child that should have duct tape on its face when it dies. >> while the defense called those forensics a phan fantasy, asaying the prosecution could not prove how the young girl died. a jury dleliberated for 11 hour before reaching a decision. >> when i first saw it, i read it twice to make sure i was reading what i saw. was i surprised? yes. >> we, the jury, find the defendant not guilty, so say we all. >> the acquittal just increased the division over anthony, still exists five years later. >> she was a good
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loving mother. >> on one hand i viewed someone who was very sweet, someone very in control, somewhat manipulative. those were the two faces of casey anthony. >> in 2014, judge melvin perry left the bench and entered private practice. here in 2013 to discuss the case and his opinions on anthony. >> i think his decision to go on television and talk about the case was nothing less than reprehe reprehensible. judges don't do that. >> several of the attorneys wrote books about the case, including mason. >> even good people sometimes make bad decisions. >> caylee anthony would have turned 11 this summer. since the trial, her mother, casey, has stayed completely out of the public eye. mason still represents her in ongoing bankruptcy proceedings, a fallout from the trial. >> it'iv
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she now has a driver's license. she's in the process of buying a car. she has a full-time job. >> while he still thinks about the trial, perry is happier looking to the future. >> you move on. because if you stay back in the past, you get drug into the past. >> we were saying it seems like it's been longer than five years. >> it has. >> since the case played out in the headlines. >> no question, that was as dramatic as it gets in this country. tomorrow, a closer look at the murder of jonbenet ramsey. avate investigator who has been on that case for nearly 20 years shares his suspicions and points his finger at a suspect that he thinks fell through the cracks. >> fascinating. this morning, prince harry's u.s. visit, including a candid comment about loodsi ilosing hi, princess diana, at a young age. and the polo talents he's displaying. carson isac
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that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. >> monumental footage there. back now 7:50 with the first moon landing because today is the very first national astronaut day. >> love it. >> love that. >> picked today because may 5th, 1961, alan shepherd became the first american to travel into space. >> and it took them all this time to come up with a national
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>> i know. >> they should be celebrated more. >> 1961 also the last year that carson appeared on the "today" show. >> oh, wow! >> where have you been, buddy? >> that's three reasons to drink tequila today. i'm glad my security card still works. janet jackson reports she's pregnant with her first child a few weeks shy of her 50th birthday. nbc news has yet to confirm this pregnancy. reaction rolling in online. cara, a baby at 50 sounds exhausting but i'm thrill for the record janet jackson. proud of women who live their dreams. liz writes janet is pregnant and almost 50. hope she has a healthy birthday. ike child at 50? don't know if enough people understand the risks to the child and the mom at that age. we'll talk more about those risks and have more on janet's reported pregnancy in our next half hour. >> c
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>> it's one small step. >> we want to give you a hug. >> and see your beard up close. wrap around look right there. all the way around. >> can't wait to talk to you. so many things going on. >> kiss your beard for good luck. >> coming up, did somebody say lunch? >> the woman who will never forget her visit to a safari park right after your local news. >> someone get carson a chair. >> i know. >> i can sit on laps. i've been doing yoga in l.a. this is my sister, gracie. she's a planner. this is my sister, annie. she goes with the flow. gracie's always trying to get me to eat green things. annie's always trying to get me to try new things. we've both been on weight watchers... and now they've totally changed it up. i like that this new plan encourages me to eat healthier. i like that it lets me eat my favorite foods. smartpoints has really helped me. i'm now down 37 pounds. it's helped me too! i'm down 40 pounds. just sayin'. all new smartpoints. join for free by may 16th and get one month free.
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>> 7:56 is your time now. good morning to you. let's check on your morning commute and your first word traffic. >> the inner loop after the toll road him we have a tow truck on scene. inner loop and outer loop on the pellway, we had a couple different issues there that have cleared. still slow through that spot. the inner loop delays, you can see i was showing you there for a couple of miles. 270 southbound, very normal right now. >> thanks,
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>> a drizzle around the metro now. light rain in the shenandoah valley and part of virginia. temperatures are barely 50 degrees now. they will stay in the 50s all day today, tonight and tomorrow. we will get back just in time for the weekend him mother's day afternoon is looking very nice. >> very good, thank you.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, harry in america. the popular prince arrives in florida for a major event, including a special cause near and dear to his heart. >> i felt a profound connection to these children. we shared the loss of a parent and that ever-present emptiness that could never be filled. plus, janet's joy. pop superstar janet jackson reportedly pregnant with her first child just days before her 50th birthday. as she releases a not-so-subtle new music video. is this the answer fans have been waiting for? and making an impression. >> want to do something bold ou
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got to breathe. everybody's got to breathe. >> that is funny, funny stuff. >> you can't take your eyes off it, can you? >> very funny dana carvey stops by studio 1a to talk about his very funny show. "today," thursday, may 5th, 2016. ♪ >> all the way from boise, idaho, we love you, al. >> from alabama to beaver creek, ohio, roll tide roll. >> in the house! whoo! ♪ >> i'm 55 on 5-5 and "today's" number one fan! >> i'm 30 today!
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♪ we're back now, 8:00 on a thursday morning. it's the 5th day of may, 2016. it's cinco de mayo. we have a nice crowd outside on another chilly morning. al will be on our bad list after a little while. >> only if i don't tell you about it. >> that's true. meanwhile, love the song, natalie "east coast girls." >> "california girls." >> right. you chose that for a reason. >> we'll explain that coming up in trending. >> is there a little message behind it? >> always a message behind the music, carson. sweet treat for mother's day perhaps. the guys are here to share one of their mom's favorite recipes. always fun to have those guys here. tamron is inside with the top stories. tamron? donald trump is promising to avoid insults and stick to the issues if his opponent in the november general electiooe
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the same. trump became the presumptive republican nominee after john kasich suspended his campaign on wednesday. he told nbc's lester holt his strategy for beating hillary clinton. >> she's not strong. she's not going to be strong at the border or with our military. she's not going to be strong with isis, no matter how you look. >> on wednesday, hillary clinton called donald trump a dangerous loose canon. and, she said, she's bracing for personal attacks from his campaign. the connecticut woman who survived an attack by her friend's pet chimpanzee is back in the hospital. charla nash experienced a moderate rejection of her face transplant, trying to be weaned from powerful drugs. that's designed to help wounded veterans. doctors say her transp
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britain's prince harry is in florida for some fun and sun but also taking part in serious competition and charity events. janet shamlian is in orlando for us. good morning. >> tamron, good morning to you. prince harry is here for the invictus games, which he founded. what a gathering. 14 nations and 500 competitors. much of the attention focused on one very eligible young man. at the polo match, tickets going for an estimated $50,000 a piece, helping raise money for children affected by hiv in africa. battling the spread of aids was also an important cause for his mother, princess diana. he was just is it when his mother was killed in a horrific car crash in paris. he said seeing children who lost their parents due to aids touched his heart. >> i felt a profound connection to these children, we both
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emptines that could never be filled. >> he said all i want to do is make my mother incredibly proud. the arrival of the handsome and still very eligible prince harry for a royal visit has single women in florida literally atwitter, one posting operation mary harry is in full effect. this is not a drill. today, harry heads to orlando for the invictus game, international paralympic event he started. >> hey, prince harry, remember when you told us to bring it at the invictus games? >> careful what you wish for. >> boom. >> even enlisting the help of his grandmother, the queen. >> you want to watch it together? >> yes. >> boom. >> oh, really? please. >> boom. >> and what a sport the
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that field was rain soaked. there was a storybook ending in the last few seconds. the prince scored to win the match for his team and a lot of money for charity. >> all right. did he say boom after he scored, janet? that's the question. >> boom! >> okay. we will have -- that was a good laugh. have an interview, by the way, with prince harry right here on "today" on monday. ye yes. who could blame these hungry giraffes for poking their head into a tour bus? veggie stacks are easy picking at the safari park in north carolina. despite their initial alarm, visitors from denmark, who shot this video, seemed to appreciate the on-i
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matt and natalie -- >> that is cool. >> how is the departure, though? >> i got a crick in my neck. now to a report that carson mentioned early er. janet jackson is reported to be pregnant. >> she suspended her tour and it looked like the 49-year-old just dropped another hint. >> is this the latest clue that janet jackson is expecting? the pop star releasing a new video for her song late wednesday, coming amid new reports that jackson is pregnant. that began after the 49-year-old pop star announced she was po postponing a tour. >> we're in the second leg of the tour and there's been a sudden change. i thought it was importantt
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my husband and i are planning our family. >> the rhythm nation responding on twitter. such a wonderful blessing for you and your partner. you're going to be an awesome mommy. sending love and well wishes on this great news #mamajanet. the singer, who turns the big 5-0 in just two weeks is married to a successful qatari businessman who she secretly wed back in 2012. pregnancy past 40 is nothing new in hollywood. halle berry, rachel zoe and kelly preston have all had children in their 40s. >> i don't know that we should be surprised that women who are 50 years old are becoming pregnant. >> i have to rest up. doctors orders. >> while the five-time grammy winner hasn't come out and confirmed she's expecting, doctors warn having children later in life can pose risks during pregnancy, including high blood pressure, diabetes and risks of a premature birth. >> i think it's really important that women who are
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be seen and evaluating to make sure they're in good health to withstand a pregnancy. ♪ cause privacy is my middle name ♪ >> while jackson has always kept her private life private -- ♪ no my first name ain't baby >> i always wanted a family. if it's meant to be, it will happen. >> we reached out to jackson's team, who did not deny or confirm that she's expecting. i was at my doctor's office a couple of days ago who told me he has a patient who is 48. it was a surprise pregnancy but, obviously, a beautiful surprise for them. >> keep our fingers crossed. >> exactly. dealing with bullying, a new approach. should you be fined if you're the parent and your kid is the one bullying others? plus a special mother's day surprise for a teacher who devoted her life toer
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welcoming back carson to the table. good to have you back. >> thanks, guys. ever find yourself bored at work? >> no. >> never? >> back in the day, summer jobs, yeah. >> okay. let's move on then. >> a lot of people are bored at work. >> for those of you who have, you can probably identify with this baseball player. texas rangers infielder alberto just trying to pass some time on wednesday, a utility player. doesn't see a whole lot of action on the field. instead, he practices his bubble gum skills, blowing up massive bubbles, even tries to put a baseball hat on it at one point. >> no. >> saving that for later? >> i guess he is, yeah. you never put it behind your ear? boredom doesn't just happen to baseball players. a guy in france is suing his employer for, yes, being bored at work. >> what? >> his bosses gave him so little to do at the fragrance company where he worked he
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a, quote, bore-out. he made $4,000 a month. now he's suing his former bosses for mon than $400,000. >> that is ridiculous. viva la france. >> get rid of him and let him be bored on the street. >> please, sign me up for that job. >> right? >> what took him so long? zblefs enj >> he was enjoying it for a while, until he wasn't. how about this question? should parents have to pay up if their child is caught bullying? according to one city in wisconsin, yes. they just passed an ordinance, allowing parents to be fined for their bullying behavior. for the first offense, parents receive a warning. then they have 90 days to correct their kid's behavior. if the bullying continuing, they'll be fined $366. if that doesn't curb the bullying, that fine goes up to $681. no word on what happens after that. the new policy is
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mixed responses from the community. how are you feeling about this? >> interesting. >> i like it. >> you do? >> i think parents need to know what's going on. >> if quloyour child doesn't go school, some cities fine the child if it's a repeated offense. where is it coming from and -- >> help with counseling for the kids. >> clearly that's what they need. it is so devastating for the kid who is being bullied. you've got to be doing something. >> there could be a disconnect between the parents and the kids. how many families can afford a $700 fine when there could be an issue there? >> in the end, as matt pointed out, there are kids taking their own lives. >> for sure. >> we have to do something. >> some parents don't even know. >> they should alert them. >> in this case, it will definitely be a wake-up call to pas parents. we started with baseball, didn't we? >> yes. >> let's head back to
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arizona diamondbacks, amazing catch. sends him flying over the wall by first base. catches the ball. slow in getting up. is he hurt? doesn't make a difference to the guy in the black polo shirt. what does he do? come on. >> hey, brendan, are you okay? no, just stand there so i can get some selfies. there's a time and a place. there you go. welcome to the world. >> by the way, do you know what else is trending? i should say who else is trending. natalie morales. we've got exciting news. this summer, natalie is moving to los angeles to become the "today" show's west coast anchor. but, wait, there's more. she's going to become the host of "access hollywood" and "access hollywood live" and will continue her duties on "dateline." >> more? >> you get to move where the swaerth great. you just won't have time to enjoy it. >> i'll be working. >> are you excited? >> we are excited, yeah.
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moving to the west coast. so, the sun is always shining. >> that's right. >> and so i think we're looking forward to it. it will be a good change of pace, good lifest
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good morning. i'm meteorologist chuck bell. cloudy skies, a heavy mist and drizzle. steadier rain in the shenandoah valley. it's chilly, too, temperatures in the low 40s right now. fought going to see a big rise if temperatures, thanks to the persistent rain chances. rain comes more likely in the evening and overnight hours. tomorrow looks to be a rainy
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morning hours >> that's your latest weather. matt? >> thank you very much. a little reminder, mother's day is this sunday. now we're back with more -- carson's writing it down. more with our "mom's the word" series in honor of mother's day. >> paying tribute to a woman beloved by both her family and her community. sheinelle is here with her community. >> i'm excited about this one. you're about to meet an extraordinary mother and teacher, beth holand. it's a tough job. even in the face of budget cuts and fewer resources, mrs. holand always puts her kids and school first n honor of mother's day and teacher appreciation week, we are surprising her with some gifts of gratitude. no one deserves a great surprise more than beth holand, family, colleagues and students, she's simply an angel. >> mrs. holand is probably the most
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>> at home she's a loving wife and mom to her kids, j.j. and jessie. >> the definition of a super mom. my go to. i can trust her with anything going on in my life. >> at work, she's a second mom to students with special needs. here at the middle school outside los angeles. >> she's kind. she helps us a lot with our work. she understands us. >> it's not easy. her kids struggle with autism, anxiety and learning disabilities. how do you get to your students? how do you reach them? >> you have to be patient with them. we're teaching the whole student not just the math student or english student. we're teaching the whole child. >> 13-year-old megan came into her class withdrawn and hating school. now, her mom says, she can't wait to get there. >> somehow mrs. holen has
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that classroom so relaxed she's raising her hand, participating, making friends. it's been a tremendous blessing in our life. >> and she does more with less. your classroom is one of the few without computers and you do this all with a smile. what keeps you going? >> my students. they're great kids. they keep me going. they keep me motivated. >> her generosity goes beyond her kids. recently she applied for a teacher appreciation award given out by socal honda dealers. it asked them to award not just one teacher but all teachers at the school by renovating their rundown faculty lounge. >> we laid off 40 teachers and staff. i want it to make that everyone is seen for the sacrifice and input they're giving. >> her submission actually won. over the weekend, the teacher's lounge was secretly renovated from top to bottom. we're about to reveal the big surprise. >> oh, my gosh!
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dealers presented mrs. holen and the staff with their sparklingny gnu lounge. >> it was my pleasure to write in for them and thank you so much for granting our wish. >> but we had more surprises up our sleeves. >> oh, my gosh! >> for her big day, we flew in her daughter, jessy, from college, along with her son and husband. >> we were happy you guys were able to make this a family affair on a day when we're appreciating teachers and all you do. and for a teacher who gives so much, one more special gift. >> our friends at google teamed up with us. do you want to take it off with me? this is for you. 20 new chrome books for her students, furnished by google. >> wow! >> to celebrate a teacher and mother at the top of her class. >> how are you feeling in this moment? >> thoroughly enjoying it. it's great. it's perfect, bringing everybody a smile. >> i am humbled and grateful. >> ahh. >> there were a lot of tears,
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we spoke to her fellow teachers, students and parents, all of them touched by her spirit and compassion. we want to give another big thank you to socal honda dealers and google for their gifts. that morning, she put this long post on facebook about she wasn't going to see her daughter who was away at college for mother's day. we were like, well -- >> amazing. >> a lot of tears. >> so nice. >> such a great story. >> really great story. >> kudos to teachers. >> and moms. >> yes. my mom's a teacher. i know how it is. sometimes they're buying supplies. >> out of their own pocket. >> yep. coming up, the guys
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>> good morning, it's 8:26 on this thursday, may 5th. we have a check on the morning commute. >> good morning, inner loop at the dallas toll road, that is looking better, as far as the crashes out of the way. we have big backups there. the action reported there. pretty slow inner loop and outer loop in prince george's county. left lane blocked both directions. >> a check on the [ soft music ]
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>> clouding drizzle, cool temperatures outside this morning. it doesn't look like much on radar. that's a heavy mist on metro right now. take your umbrella, temperatures in the upper 40s, not much of a change in temperatures today or tomorrow. heaviest rain out of the next two days lik
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should dry out over the week. it will be nice and warm as we get into next week. >> you can get the
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we're back now 8:30 on a thursday morning. it's the 5th day of may, 2016. and we have got a great crowd on the plaza. we've got broadway performers on the plaza. we've got some cooking coming up in this half hour. and we've got a great comedy icon back at his old stomping grounds. dana carvey is here. we'll get to see if he can do some of his more legendary impressions, because he has a brand new show that deals all about impressions. >> the whole interview in different characters? >> every question. >> that will be fun to watch. >> different character. >> he doesn't mind doing
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hits. also the guys are here from sorted food back in our kitchen. this morning a sweet treat that's guaranteed to impress mom if you're doing a mother's day brunch. plus, jane krakowski is back, "she loves me." they'll grace us with a live performance in a bit. congrats, guys. >> thank you. mr. roker, it's freezing out here. it's now raining a little bit. >> but we're wearing coats. jane and her co-star are just hanging out in shirt sleeves and a dress.
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>> it's not a pretty day to be outside today. there is an abundance of cloud cover across the washington area, now there will be no sunshine today or tomorrow. temperatures thanks to all the low clouds and rain chances are stuck in the 50s. it will stay in the 50 all day, invisible is quite low out there. could be localized airline delays. temperatures staying in the 50s for today and tomorrow, even though our average high is now >> that's your latest weather. now back inside to mr. lauer. >> mr. roker, thank you very much. dana carvey is behind some of the most
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""saturday night live"," including the special church lady. >> look at her. >> and schwing garth on wayne's world, also regarded as one of the best impersonators. now back with a new show called "first impressions," contestants competing on a series of impressions with dana as the in-house expert and sometimes host. take a look. >> barack obama, you say you created a lot of jobs while you were in the white house. what's the worst job you created? >> first off, thank you very much. there's a lot of great jobs in america. >> talented kid. that was kind of a
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host of this show, how would he describe what goes on? >> go right at it. this is for your viewers over the age of 50. you know, matt, there's a lot of -- i haven't done this impression in 25 years. thank you. thank you for a trip down memory lane, he would say. that was the first impression i ever did basically. >> how does this show work? >> i have no idea. >> come on. >> well, whatever. three people come out and do their impressions and we give 10 grand to whoever is the winner. i said i didn't want to be a judg judge. >> would george burns be surprised by the level of -- >> george burns? we're going back to the '40s now. >> we're in my era here. >> george burns? i haven't thought of that anyway long time. i'm just going back in time. grandma moses. what would --
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time. anyway, it's impressionists, yeah. >> what would johnny carson say? >> now that makes me laugh. >> is the secret to a good impression? >> a lot of it is in the jaw. if you want to do johnny carson, for those of you who want to do johnny, wire jaw shut. what i do with johnny now for my friends, this is johnny getting pulled over on the pch in 1970. he tells the officer what kind of drink he had and where he had it and that is the joke. it will be kind of dry. i assure you, officer, i didn't know i was speeding. i had two -- two slippery giraffes at the hook & crook. >> just makes me laugh. >> are we losing viewers? >> no, no, no. what is the secret? when you start to try to impersonate someone, do you hook on a word? or a gesture? what is it? >> i have no idea actually.
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was the word that's not true. you just sort of go that's not true. you just don't quite get that last word. that's not true. >> and with bush 41? >> gotado it. that thing out there. gotado it. education. that took me a year. after reagan -- well, here we go -- we thought there was nothing to do. it took a year to get bush. in that area, there he is, button down, green tie. beautiful. fitted. banana republic. i don't have a tailor. i certainly don't have a hairdresser. >> donald trump and hillary clinton, you certainly can't wait. >> here is the thing. with trump you just do this mouth. go ahead. try it. just make this sound. eh, eh. that's trump. i don't know why -- let me tell you something, i would be so fab -- if he does start world
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and still get close circuit with him and he'll still be selling it. we had a fabulous nuclear war. let me tell you. our bunkers are so good. their bunkers are a disaster, terrible, terrible. >> can you do hillary? >> now i can, since she got hoarse. i always do bill behind the scene. bigg dog to little hill. bigg dog to little hill. slow down, slow down, hill. slow down, baby. and she's like, we will do the things that we do when we do 'em! that's not an applause line, baby. that's not an applause -- you can't emphasize every word. peaches and cream. peaches and cream. >> favorite guest in the last five years, dana carvey. well done. >> that fast? >> well done. fantastic. great to see you. >> so what happened five
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ago? >> who was the last one? >> it might have been dustin hoffman. you're in good company. >> yeah, yeah. of course, he's very funny. that's not dustin hoffman. >> thank you for the george burns. >> boom. >> my pleasure, taking you back. he will be back in our next hour. catch the premiere of "first impressions" next tuesday on our sister channel, usa. up next, we're revealing the summer's hottest toys to help you survive the long, hot months to come but first, say it, in any voice you want. >> but first this is "today" on nbc. it's very good. it's very good. don'tatch the w
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welcome back. every year, amazon releases its big holiday toy list. for the first time ever it's unveiling a summertime list. olivia
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a few things on amazon's list of toys to get parents through the summer vacation. >> yes. >> are you ready to have fun? ready to play? take us through. first this great little set. melissa & doug, right? >> yes, very popular. >> for the beach time? >> don't think of this as indulgence. you're investing in your sanity. >> bubbles are everywhere, aren't they? >> walker, want to try? catch. >> one more time. here we go. throw it back. >> so cute. there you go. >> perfect and adjustable for those tiny little paws. >> good for all ages, i imagine. little ones especially. >> super soaker. >> these are incredibly powerful. the most compact powerful models ever. they have a 36-foot stream. >> there's no water in it? >> no, no -- >> oh,
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>> who is going to get it? sorry! >> perfect aim. >> i didn't mean to get you that badly. i love you, corrigan. i love you. >> very powerful. >> he can attest to that. >> this is a lot of fun. >> for the car ride maybe. >> right. because kids love to draw. you don't want them to get the crayons and markers everywhere. watch this nothing comes out. perfect for the car or the plane. when you draw inside the actual lines, then the colors do start to appear. >> that's great. fantastic. are you having fun here, buddy? you have been coloring up a great job. that's wonderful. over here, have you to love toys that allow kids to invent and create. >> exactly. >> this is k'nex introduction to simple machines. it shows you how to create a couple simple machines. th
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great way for kids to learn a little bit about engineering and build something. >> robotics and all that. great. you built something really cool there. bubbles. >> who doesn't love bubbles? kids are captivated by bubbles. is there something soapy, sticky in there that my kid is going to put in their mouth? look at these guys. >> they're flavored? >> no dye. >> what do they taste like? the baby is loving the bubbles. >> totally safe to eat. >> power racers. these are amazing. >> one of the best things about these -- >> you want to give it a go? go ahead. put your foot on the pedal. go. there we go. whoa! not reverse. >> are you okay? >> okay. maybe not so much. >> she has it in reverse. they're very cool. they work for kids who are on the track and off road. >> we're out of time but really quick, they're
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it has a rock wall that kids can climb. best of all, they will assemble it for you. >> thank you so much, olivia sterns. coming up next, the stars from sorted food, they're here with a mother's day treat. y"rst this is "toda on nbc.
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>> thanks for being here. >> great to be here. >> it was a few weeks back. >> so you're well versed in these. >> what do you call these? we call them cinnamon buns. >> it's like a cinnamon roll or bun but there's no cinnamon. we're changing that to ginger. >> take us through it here. >> very simple bread dough, flour, yeast, like a brioche and the middle will be caramel, nut, salted caramel. >> you're making everything from scratch, including the dough. some ingredients in the mixer. >> bread flour and yeast. ginger is a fantastic flavor in our bread. little bit of salt. mix it up. and go in with sugar. sweetened dough and all of your liquid. you can stir this by hand but with the mixer it takes the labor out of it. after five minutes with all of this mixing
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with this. >> and as we like to say around here, through the magic of television we're going to pretend that's done. >> mixing away. >> what you're looking for is something like that. it's soft, elastic. that is your basic brioche dough. place it into a greased bowl, cover it with cling film and leave that in a warm place for a couple of hours and it doubles in size. >> as i've been told, this is the sexy part. >> this is the sexy part. we live on the internet. salted caramel reigns supreme. an array of nuts, walnuts, pecans and almonds. use whatever you want. dark corn syrup, ginger syrup, lovely rock salt there. we'll put all of this in. the thing that we love is you can mix this up. if you fancy pistachios or hazelnuts, go for that. caramel in there. if you want to use -- this is dark corn syrup. you can replace that with
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>> by the way, do we have our tasters downstairs? >> oh, yeah. >> oh, yeah? >> oh, so good. >> i want more caramel. >> need more caramel. >> you mix that up. how long does that take? >> as long as it's taking me now. 30 seconds. >> okay. here is what it looks like when it's done. >> yep. that's that. in a couple of hours with your rested dough, it's doubled in size, roll it out to a nice rectangle. you spread that nutty mixture all the way over. it's pretty sticky. give this a couple of seconds in a microwave. like a sausage roll, roll it out. and you get -- >> put it in the fridge overnig overnight, right? >> yes, saturday night. out of the fridge, into the oven, glaze with egg wash. >> this is what it looks like when it's done. scale of one to ten
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>> 11. >> 10. >> 12. >> 11 out of 10. only here can you get that. get all the recipes for mother's day work -- or week from today.com/food. up next, we'll talk to jane krakowski about her new emmy nomination and a performance of her new broadway hit "she loves me." first this is "today" on nbc. thank you so much. did you say honey? hey, try some? mmm that is tasty. is it real? of course... are you? nope animated you know i'm always looking for real honey for honey nut cheerios well you've come to the right place.
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>> announcer: concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. we are back with more of the best of broadway. this week "she loves me" receives not one, not two, but eight tony nominations, one of them for best revival of a musical and one of our favorites, jane krakowski, who is here with one of her co-stars, gavin creel. congratulations. >> thank you. we're happy to be here this morning. >> and you got a best actress nom. congratulations. >> thank you. >> does it make it worth it? >> of course. the applause every night makes it worth it, natalie. >> that, too. >> what's it like working with her? we love when she comes here. >> she's a dream. "today" show loves her and america loves her. we're having a great
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>> go ahead, guys. take it away. >> all right. come on, ilona. let's go to the rat cellar. you always love it. ♪ come with me ilona i've missed you so much how i envy you each evening when work is through for i have only me to be with you while you have you ♪ ♪ without you ilona how cold my lonely life has grown are you happy alone
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ilona we'll know them once more ♪ ♪ if it were only up to me guess who i would hang upon the christmas tree ♪ ♪ this is where i came in amen the fox and the chicken are a team again ♪ >> oh! oh! oh! ♪ together ilona >> help me! ♪ we generate a spark that's rare ♪ why deny that it's there ilona you feel it i know let's
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>> spectacular! jane krokaowski, gavin creel, 8:56 is your time on this thursday, may 5th, 2016. good morning to you, i'm eun yang. we continent to follow an amber alert in virginia. this is zion williams, police say he is in extreme danger. he was last seen yesterday in spotsylvania county. the man you see on the right side of your screen, police tell tuss man
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this morning on "today's take," ethan hawke brings romance to the modern screen. he's here to tell us about it. then, in the ultimate carpool karaoke. and dana carvey on why you never get a second chance to make a first impression. all that and more, next. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today," thursday morning, cinco de mayo, 2016. celebration out on the plaza. i'm willie, along w
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natalie and tamron. and jane krakowski. my morning jam, "juicy." >> i thought for sure it would be notorious b.i.g. going back to cali. >> i chose it yesterday before we knew about this stuff. so, as you may know, cinco de mayo, victor over french forces, may 5, 1862. remember those gold leaf donuts? >> yes. >> the chef at it again, patron platinum. >> there is tequila in the filling? >> i would imagine. >> cream and spicy ginger jalapeno margarita jelly. >> i taste that jelly. >> covered in sweet tequila frosting, topped off with sheets of
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>> how much alcohol did they put in this? >> i don't know why -- >> i only taste tequila. >> it will cost you $150 each. >> they usually say it cooks down. i can taste it. and i can taste the jalapeno jelly. >> patron platinum donut was inspired by patron's margarita of the year. >> to celebrate cinco de mayo, one of our favorite chefs here. >> we love him. >> traditional mexican tostada. >> one of my favorite things as a kid growing up in texas, tostada. >> a mix of chicken and pork. >> so good. >> heaven. >> he's a great chef. >> enough about platinum donuts. let's talk about our platinum star going hollywood. >> oh, my. >> tell us about it. >> it's exciting. i'm looking forward to
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lifestyle change. we're going to be out in los angeles. i'm going to be the west coast based anchor for the "today" show. i'm not leaving you guys. i'm going there, going to report on the big stories and i get to work with the loveliest person in the world, kit hoover, on "access live." >> we love kit hoover. >> so you'll be seeing in the mornings me, there, so in the evenings i'll be doing "access hollywood," working nonstop. >> and "dateline." >> and "dateline." my kids are looking forward to beaches and palm trees. >> i'm sure. yeah. >> and we're looking forward to parties at natalie's. >> come visit. >> so tell us, what are you looking forward to most, hiking, biking, running? >> oh, the hikes. the hikes out there are unbelievable. actually, one of the big selling points for the "access hollywood" -- from "access hollywood," rob silverstein was saying you're going to want to go out and hike with kit hoover every day after t
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i was like okay. >> so the opposite of donuts? billy and kit give you hiking. we give you tequila donuts. >> it will be a good lifestyle change. you always have a place if you want to come visit. >> our wonderful l.a. bureau, which you get to work with. >> they're incredible. >> sent a little message. >> oh. >> so excited to have you. >> whoo! >> can't wait. we're starting to celebrate. >> yes. >> oh. >> wow! >> i like this l.a. lifestyle already. >> boozing it up while hiking. >> i like the way they roll. >> awesome. i'm very excited. >> it's the happy hour hike. >> we like it. >> notice they each conveniently had one, unrelated to your news. >> there are other reasons why i was all into this. >> i know. >> i've been to our l.a. bureau. but we usually leave before
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>> now you see what happens. >> they're such a great group. we're really excited. >> very happy for you. you're going to kill it out there. >> i'm not leaving yet. it will be sort of mid july maybe. >> still have time. >> still have to stick with me a little bit longer. >> we have time to put together dark natalie's greatest hits? >> oh, my. >> that's my dream. >> that's a whole hour. >> an hour-long "today's take," dark natalie's greatest hits. i was going through mine this morning. i was crying but crying laughter. we need dark natalie. please? >> tell dark natalie i said hey when i was at the airport. that's your brand out there, that there's a darkness to natalie. >> i've been told by mission control. >> mission control? >> they're already assembling the greatest of dark natalie. >> i'm afraid and you should be afraid, too. >> that's one day you get a babysitter. get them out of the house. we'll show you the stuff that didn't make it on
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wow! >> get a babysitter for that day. oh, gosh. i don't know how we transition from anything else. because this is the biggest news. but carpool karaoke, with james corden, we love him. i have not seen this yet. gwen stefani joined him, then a parade of other surprise star. >> i'm in the car with gwen stefani on my way to work and we just hit the -- you know this hov four-lane thing where you need four people in the car? oh, are you sure? oh, you are a sweetheart. >> you owe me big time for this. >> hey, man. how are you? hov four lanes. that's what i just said i need four people. >> you didn't say four. >> i absolutely just
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four people in the car. >> hey. >> hey. >> had to drop off the kids. >> how are you? >> hi! >> okay. >> hang on. >> okay. >> really appreciate it. >> yeah, whatever. >> all right. do you guys mind if we listen to some music? it's sort of a rule of being in the car with me. is that okay? >> i think you should put some music on. >> yeah? should we do it? >> uh-huh. >> let's go. ♪ >> that might be the best. >> that's it. >> it gets better. ♪
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>> how many more people can they pile in that car? that's so fun. >> you could pile a million. that's the crew. >> unbelievable. >> to see george clooney singing "holla back girl." >> look at that. gold. >> it's gold, jerry, gold! >> we love it. >> something simple in a meeting that someone pitched. carpool karaoke. >> i don't know how you top that. >> you bring in jane krokakowsk. that's how you top that. >> i b
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it's a little on the chilly side, temperatures stuck in the 50s, we're going to have showers for the ret of the day and take these temperatures into the mid- to upper-50s, 70s, >> and that's your latest weather. >> any last words, jane krakowski? we love her. go see "she loves me." eight nominations. coming up, he created some of the most memorable characters in history, from hans and frans, now getting us pumped for his new show "first
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>> oh, my god! oh, my god! oh, my god! >> came out of the darkness. >> definitely, and no one knew he was coming out. a classic thing. i used to do it with george bush sr., charity events and you make it more osteopathic and more -- and he's looming in the background. so the woman -- the contestant just went -- but jay looked menacing, didn't he? i do jay leno fly fishing? jay leno fly fishing. not getting many fish. wee! not getting many fish. >> norm mcdonald is an alarm clock? >> oh, it's morning. i can't say it. wake up there. wake up there.
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i say it on seth meyers. >> through go, tonight on seth. >> what are "first impressions"? >> i have no idea. it is six half-hour episodes on usa, in competition. have you three young impressionists come out. i said i didn't want to be a judge. i'm like a mentor off to the side and john lovitt and his dog, jerry brookheimer, steve carell came in. we're trying to make it like the gong show, very loose. >> we're like the gong show around here, too. >> you remember that? >> of course. >> dancing machine. >> oh, my goodness. i might pull out george burns again. >> do you have a favorite impression? how many do you have? >> i don't know. i never consider -- i see kelly do morgan freeman like i literally get frightened like that cannot be. i
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like me to do? i do both the presidential ones. not gonna do it, w. or clinton, hey, da, da, da, or perot. w. is, ha, ha. >> have you worked on trump yet? >> oh, yes. i just do this you make this face. let me tell you something. you are so fabulous. you're so good. he's a disaster. you're terrific. >> it's all about the hand gesture. >> sorry, you were in the line of sight. >> he has literally said that to me so that's perfect. >> has he really? i will be so fabulous with being fabulous. i can tell you that. i can promise you that. of all the shows i know, i know -- you can do t i could teach you. >> dana carvey has not done any of these beforehand. let's see if he can do it. >> seth roegen. hi. i have no idea. no idea. let me tell you, i take o
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he has cooked for me and my family. today he is making to ochltost >> there's cold weather so we need to heat it up. >> even though it's may. we're starting with onions? >> caramelized onions that we put with a little olive oil. we will have some sugar. little bit more sweet and not overcook it. we just put some. and then, you know, with the magic of television -- >> end up looking more like that. what are you putting in now? >> we'll add some chipotle to give some heat and smokiness. >> but not a lot of heat? >> not but the sweetness helps to balance. then over this we will put tomatoes. >> right. >> we want to make it like a soup. right? >> uh-huh. >> you're going to let that cook down. >> cook down so we get something like
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this is what tinga is, onions -- >> so basically here we have some pork or chicken. >> right. >> or anything you have. so we just put it on over here. add some cilantro for seasoning. >> cook that down? >> yes. we want the chicken to get all the flavor from the onions and the tomatoes. >> and eventually that will end up going on to the tostado? >> absolutely. and very fresh and -- >> what kind of fish? >> fresh fish. grouper, snapper, anything you find as long as it's fresh. so we put some salt on the onion. we want it to sweat and get like cured. >> as you cook that up, we'll finish it up and we'll have this on the website as
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hi, good morning, everyone, it's 9:26 on this thursday, may 5th. we continent to follow that story of an amber alert in virginia. this is zion williams on the left. police say he's in extreme danger. he was last seen yesterday in spotsylvania county with the man you see on the right. police tell us that man assaulted zion's mom, took the baby, put him in the car, wearing only a diaper him if you seen him, please call police. an armored truck accident made a mess of the morning compute on route 50 in hyattsville. two people were inside the truck within it flipped on its side. the good news is they weren't seriously hurt.
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break in the pattern. we have temperatures in the 50s. that's where we will stay today. plenty of rain today and
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>> it's the same thing that's been happening the last ten days him we got some rain in the forecast. we got chili temperatures. lower 50s today. we're only going to top out in the mid- to upper-50s the normal the time of year is 73 degrees. no way are we making it there you can see rain showers. that's the way it will be. we continue into tomorrow him sunshine returns for th
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that's your latest weather. willie, tamron came down who are so it will be a while before she gets up to you. >> i was down there, too, al. thank you so much. in the new movie "maggie's plan," a woman who is ready to have a baby until she falls for a married professor named john played by ethan hawke. ethan and gretta are both here. >> i like the way you phrased that. >> thank you very much. >> a little bit of the backstory of these characters and the relationship between you two. >> the script was written by rebecca miller. she directed the film. it's about the complications of love and marriage and children but it's also really funny and really romantic. and, i don't know -- when i read the script i loved how humid it -- human it all was. >> it was all very humid. >> it was actually freezing but it was human and generous. >> your
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going through some stuff. let's put it that way. married to julianne moore. what does he see in greta's character that makes him want to head in that direction? >> sometimes when people get depressed, it's like i think he sees daylight. you know? what makes a good comedy, to my mind, is when it's rooted in real behavior. i think sometimes john is stuck in a marriage where he's just extremely depressed. and so this young woman is just like daylight to him. it can't be wrong because it's everything healthy, you know. >> greta, you have to then contend with john's wife, played by jewulianne moore. as an actress, i imagine that's a little daunting. >> yeah. she's tremendous, as is ethan. i mean, everyone in the movecy great. >> who is the best? >> you are. >> just wondering. >> you are. you are. no, but she pla
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professor who seems very cold but is actually very -- kind of a mess herself. she's so funny. i think people don't think of julianne moore in comedies. she's so funny in this movie and has such impeccable timing. it was very intimidating to work with her. working with great actors just makes you good. >> is it true that at some point you kind of forgot your way, lost your lines a little bit around her? >> yes. i would watch her -- and ethan, too. i would watch them act and i was so drawn in by what they were doing, i would forget that i had a line next. it was so bad. >> there's a scene in the movie, snow shoe scene that i understand takes place in an actual snow storm. >> yeah. >> what was that day like? >> movies, they have their own life. sometimes everything absolutely goes wrong. you don't get the cast you want. if it's supposed to be rainy, it's the warmest year in 25 years. this movie, everything went perfect. we had the best
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that was supposed to take place anyway snow storm. we had a huge snowstorm that day and got to go outside and film it and tromp around in these snow shoes and three days later it's spring. >> that's a pretty good omen when you get snow. >> the gods were shining on us. unfortunately i was drunk all day. >> drunk in the snow with ethan hawke. that's a movie i would watch. i want to talk to you about your direct orrial debut with "lady bird." how is that? >> i'm super excited and nervous and have terrifying dreams about it last night. i had a dream last night that i didn't have a monitor look at the shots. so, anyway, i'm excited and scared. >> guys, congratulations on this movie. ethan and greta. "maggie's plan" opens may 20th. keith urban drops some new music and hats will be out at the
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julianna margulies says the series finale is very controversial. there will be a special guest star and rumor has it it may be josh charles. he's dead. unclear how they would -- >> maybe it's john snow. anyway -- >> exactly. >> the season finale of "scandal," any twists or turns we're expecting? >> no, never. we're going to find out who the presidential nominees are for both parties and the vice presidential nominees. now kerry washington is pregnant. so, get your olivia in while you can, because they are going to shorten the number of episodes for next season and may even start the season later to accommodate her pregnancy. >> i was wondering about that. next friday is friday the 13th. so george clooney and julia roberts have a new movie out called "money monster." >> directed by jodie foster. all-star team. george clooney place an over-the-top financial
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three days to go till mother's day. if you are panicking right now because you don't have the perfect gift, we have some ideas for you. >> that's right. meredith is here. the best gift is the one made from the heart from your kids. >> that's right. you
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day. >> cool. >> starting with taking a traditional box of tea. moms love a little tea in the afternoon. we've taken the tea bag tag and we're replacing it with little pictures of kids throughout the year. >> that's so sweet. >> it's a glue stick. on the back, a little backing on it. have the kids write a little note. i love the way you read to me with silly voices. my boys did this for me one year. it was the sweet thing to pull out one a week. little tea sets for sunday brunch with your mom. >> your boys are so thoughtful. >> they had help from my husband. >> amazing. >> next up, really silly, fun thing to do. we're making chia kids. what we've done is just take a photograph, photo copy this. cut out your child's face. we put them on with mod podge. it's easy to do. put a fluffy hair plant in there for your mom. and you could even do the
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>> good idea. >> next up -- >> pillowcase. >> every mom need ace good nap, right? simple idea. taking plain, white pillowcases we got from the dollar store but they're lovely. you're going to write a fun message on it, shhh, mother sleeping on this one. have your kids write a message then decorate. they won't come off in the wash. henry down here and ryan. easy color project. your mom will see it every time she goes to bed. >> love this. >> so beautiful and so easy. these are simple cardboard letter. >> right. >> we got flowers from the dollar store and craft foam. go ahead and start making that one, girls. you're going to clip them on with wire cutters and shove them in there. you can do their initials, monogram or mom. small ones or giant ones like this. >> you're cutting the letter
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this letter and you're left -- you put the foam in and flowers in. done and done. >> super easy. you could put that on the mantle or on your door. >> keep it forever. >> these are really cool. >> we're making marbleized coffee mugs. i did evething inexpensively. dollar store mugs. you're going to do just a swirl of warm water. >> nail polish? >> yes, warm water. swirl it. dip our mug. do it quickly. you can double dip. look at that. >> that's neat. >> dishwasher safe modpodge over it so it will keep. stickers. you can peel off the stickers for their initial. >> love that. >> this is so easy. citrus stamped tea towels. everyone needs more tea
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first to get the excess paint off. squeeze out a little bit of the juice first to make it easier. and same thing, it washes. >> you can put it in the washing machine. >> you can do fabric paint. it's really simple. you have these tea towels that come out like this. >> before you go, though, we have one more thing. ryan? >> ryan, we hear it's your birthday. >> it's your birthday! >> happy birthday. >> wave at the camera. wave. >> birthday girl! meredith sinclair, thank you so much. great ideas. ♪ go, ryan it's your birthday ♪
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hi, good morning, everyone, it's 9:57 on this thursday, may 5ing. we continue to follow too breaking news of an amber alert in virginia. zion williams, who you see on the left. police say he is in extreme danger. he was last seen yesterday in spotsylvania county on the right. police tell us that man assaulted zion's mother, took him, put him in a car. the three-year-old was only
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the police officer say he's made threats to harm the three-year-old in the past. if you see either one of them, are you asked to call the police. we will get a check of your forecast. >> we got the rain. it will continue the next 48 hours or so some drizzle. some rain showers in the area. it will move off the coast. we will have rains for tomorrow as well. we see temperatures. we will top out in the 50s. that is it. and the 50 tomorrow. the good news is by the time we get into the weekend, a small chance of rain, though, on saturday or
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♪ from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody. yeah, you are listening to "jt like fire" by pink. this is thirsty thursday. but it's also cinco de mayo. we are excited about that. >> everybody a fun time. not too fun. >> uh-huh. >> only running on a few hours of sleep, fresh off his late night show, seth meyers woke up early to hang out with us. >> is this the first time he's been on with us? >> i think one other time. and

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