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good morning. breaking overnight. an up close look at massive tornadoes as they rip through oklahoma. >> hold still. >> at least 19 twisters reported across that region. some neighborhoods, entirely wiped out. this morning, the devastation left behind. not taking the bait. >> i'm going to let him run his campaign however he chooses. >> hillary clinton refusing to engage donald trump after he, once again, brings up her husband's past infidelities. marco rubio wants no part of being on the trump ticket. censored by facebook?
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conservative stories. this morning, how facebook is responding. sight to behold. >> that is a nine-hour flight sunrise right there. every minute of it. >> matt and al take in the natural beauty of new mexico's stunning white sands. the next stop on our celebration of 100 years of national parks. today, tuesday, may 10th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to a special split edition of "today" on a tuesday morning. matt and al are at the breathtaking white sands national monument in new mexico. natalie and i are camping out at studio 1a. thank you for bringing us the "star wars" set. >> yeah, it is. it's like something from another planet. it really is. it's going to be one of the most beautiful sights on this p
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sun comes up and hopefully warms things up around here. >> that's right. and this is actually the star of this show. it's gipsome, covering 275 square miles of incredible landscape. >> we're going to show you around. the sights, the sounds. which, by the way, there are few of. perfectly quiet here. al will take you deep underground to carlsbad caverns in a little while. >> very cool. >> looking forward to that. we'll see you in a bit. our top story, the powerful tornadoes that cut a path of destruction across the plains overnight. gabe gutierrez is in wynnewood, oklahoma, 60 miles south of oklahoma city. good morning. >> savannah, good morning. this home, obliterated, ripped from the foundation. debris everywhere. at least two people were killed in oklahoma, including a man in his 70s. you don't often get to see the explosive power of a tornado outbreak quite
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>> reporter: it is a rare, intense glimpse at nature's fury. a deadly, monster tornado, almost a mile wide, captured up close on camera, chewing through everything in its path. this morning, wynnewood, oklahoma, is assessing the damage. no structure spared. brick homes, mobile homes, wood-framed barns, ripped apart. >> it blew off of its foundation and is pretty much parked in the driveway. >> reporter: at least half a dozen twisters. >> right there! you need to back up. >> reporter: hammered the state all evening. >> hits another structure. >> reporter: across the country, at least 19 reported tornadoes, including touch downs in nebraska and iowa. >> dangerous, dangerous situation here. >> reporter: some in oklahoma didn't left the hail stop their golf. other weather watchers were amazed at what they
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holy cow. wow. this is an ef-4 tornado. no doubt about it. >> ripping the town apart. >> reporter: today, it is the small things in wynnewood that loom large. >> anniversary card. but we're okay. >> reporter: lisa buckner survived by racing to her emergency underground shelter. >> it was scary. very scary. especially by yourself. >> reporter: her home is shredded, but her will is not. >> never in my life. i don't want to do it ever again. it was horrifying. >> the weather is expected to be drier today, which will help the cleanup effort. they're bracing for another round of potential severe weather tomorrow. savannah and natalie, it is, after all, the height of tornado season here. >> terrifying images. gabe gutierrez, thank you. we have a new look this morning at the likely matchup between donald trump and hillary clinton in the general election. this as trump prepares to meet th
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thursday. we'll begin our coverage with nbc national correspondent peter alexander. good morning. >> good morning. ahead of the pivotal meetings in washington, donald trump faces a real challenge, trying to unite this fractured republican party. paul ryan's latest comments about trump may leave both men at least a little wiggle room over the party's convention, if they still don't see eye to eye. >> hillary clinton. >> donald trump. >> reporter: the fall fight coming into focus. donald trump trailing hillary clinton nationally by five points. according to the latest nbc surveymonkey online poll. paul ryan is deferring to his party's presumptive nominee, saying he'd step aside as chair if trump asks. >> he's the nominee. i'll do whatever he wants with respect to the convention. >> reporter: ryan with a reality check ahead of his thursday meeting with trump. >> if we pretend we are unified without unifying, we'll go into the fall election at half strength. that means we'll
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to win. >> reporter: what does ryan want? >> i want to know him and understand him better because i really don't know him. >> reporter: also on trump's docket, visits with leading republicans, whose sources tell nbc news want to discuss trump's tone. as voters head to the polls in nebraska and west virginia -- >> i'm ivanka trump, and i want to remind you to vote for my father, donald trump. >> reporter: chris christie is heading up the transition team. the new jersey governor is promising to best serve the elect and the nation. a policy adviser says it'll be challenging for trump to attract top talent. marco rubio is stamping out speculation that he would be trump's running mate. reiterating his concerns with trump's policies remain unchanged. >> also this morning, ben carson, now one of donald trump's allies, requested
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take place ahead of trump's visit this week. the goal, to help warm the room for the trump-ryan meeting. >> interesting. >> to be a fly on the wall. peter, thank you. while trump gears up for thursday's meeting, he's stepping up attacks on hillary clinton. she's not taking his bait. andrea mitchell is covering the campaign this morning. good morning. >> morning, savannah. donald trump, surprising observers in both political par t -- parties by launching deeply personal attacks on hillary and bill clinton. it is likely to be a vicious campaign. >> reporter: hillary clinton courting independent women in suburban very, very. focusing on issues like equal pay. >> i raise it all the time and, you know, i'm accused of playing the gender card and all of that. the fact is, it is a real problem. >> reporter: after donald trump's toughest attacks yet, repeatedly raising bill
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clinton's sex scandals from the 1990s. calling her an enable ler. >> she was an enabler. she'd go after the women and destroy their lives. she was an unbelievably nasty, mean enabler. what she did to a lot of those women is disgraceful. >> reporter: trump getting even more personal about the man who was once his golf buddy and wedding guest. >> hillary clinton's husband abused women more than any man that we know of in the history of politics, right? >> reporter: clinton responding monday. >> donald trump has really gone after your husband, and even you as an enabler, for the scandals of the 1990s. >> i'm going to let him run his campaign however he chooses. >> reporter: what is trump's evidence? no doubt, she did help rescue her husband's first white house campaign. after jennifer flowers' accusations of an affair. >> i'm not a little woman sitting here next to my man. i love him and i respect him. >> reporte
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accusations that president clinton lied about an affair under oath first made headlines, hillary clinton gave this now famous response about the incident to matt on "today". >> the great story here for anybody willing to find it and write about it and explain it is this vast, right-wing conspiracy that has been conspireing against my president since the day he announced for president. >> reporter: monica lewinsky said clinton had an impulse to blame the woman. >> are his claims accurate? do you feel a need to change the record? >> i have nothing to say about him and how he runs his campa n campaign. >> women heavily favoring clinton over trump. it remains to be seen whether voters in 2016 will care about the scandal decades ago, or perhaps blame trump for resurrecting them. >> thank you so much. we should mention, tda
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president dan quayle's take when he joins us for an exclusive, live interview. we have breaking news overnight. a deadly stabbing attack at a train station just outside of munich, germany. keir simmons is following that story for us. what can you tell us? >> good morning, natalie. europe has been on edge since the attacks in paris and brussels. security services on alert. an assailant shouted "god is great" as he stabbed passengers, according to witnesses. the attack leaving bloody fo footprints. a 56-year-old man killed inside the car and other injuries outside of the train cars. discarded, a cell phone and pen. these were commuters on board the first train of the day. two more men were outside the station. the attacker is arrested. a 2
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knife. the munich prosecutor says it is too soon to know whether the attack was motivated by islamic extremism. train personnel are praised for being courageous and preventing further attacks. >> keir simmons, thank you. we are getting our first look this morning at theravaged massive wildfire. the flames move ad away from fo mcmurray. 80% of homes in one neighborhood burned to the ground, and the wreckage of melted cars remains on the road. fire officials say almost 90% of the buildings in fort mcmurray survived. justin trudeau vowed a multi-year commitment to rebuild the city. one of the nation's top safety traffic organizations issuing a warning about a growing danger on the roads. driving while high. aaa says in some
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legalized marijuana, fatal accidents involving drivers who consumed pot are on the rise. nbc's tom costello is in washington, d.c., where pot has been legalized. tom, good morning. >> morning. 13 more states considering whether to legalize marijuana. aaa research suggests that people high on pot -- let me start again. people are seeing a double in percentage, in the number of people high on pot, who then were involved in fatal accidents. >> reporter: driving under the influence isn't just about drinking and driving. >> so you smoked 30 minute ago, and you're saying that i'm not going to find any weed in this car? >> reporter: it can also mean driving while high. >> why are you driving around smoking? it's not a good idea, right? >> reporter: legal marijuana is spreading across the country. 20 states allow medicinal use.
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pot, including d.c. it is a growing danger on the nation's roads. >> driving is already a tough task. when you add a drug that impairs our ability to manage that task, it's a recipe for disaster. >> you are impaired. you are impaired. i have seen impairment. i have seen what impairment does. >> reporter: it's been two and a half years since mary waved good-bye to her 23-year-old son blake at a suburban seattle restaurant. seconds later at this interaction, he was hit by a car. the 33-year-old driver now in prison, admitted he was high on pot. blake died right in front of his mom. >> it was a very traumatic death. it was very -- it was a very horrific death. >> reporter: washington state legalized marijuana in 2012. this morning, aaa reports the percentage of drivers who had smoked pot and were then involved in fatal crashes in washington state more than doubled between 2013 and 2014. from 40 to
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was a brother, son, musician, student, computer wiz and so much more. >> he had lived a life that was way, way too short, but he'd lived a hell of a life. >> some states set legal limits of exactly how much thc, the marijuana chemical, can be in your blood for you to be considered legally impaired. the new aaa research suggests those are meaningless. it doesn't accurately reflect real impairment. they think it's better for police to be empowered to determine whether somebody is impaired. back to you. >> tom costello, thanks so much. now this troubling accusation leveled against facebook that's getting a lot of attention that morning. a former worker is claiming it censored politically conservative content from the trending news sidebar. >> reporter: this morning, facebook a scrambling to respond to accusations of political bias. after a report released monday
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says a team of employees had intentionally surprised articles from conservative news sources. they say they were coming forward to show they were to artificially inject trending stories into the module. in interviews, the curators describing grueling work conditions and humiliating treatment. according to a former journalist who worked on the project, they prevented stories about mitt romney, rand paul and other c conservative topics. facebook boasts hundreds of millions of monthly active users. this story itself, a trending topic all night long. during facebook's april keynote address, mark zuckerberg touched on politics. >> we stand for connectingry
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person. for a global community. for bringing people together. >> reporter: in response to the allegations, a spokesman for facebook says it follows rigorous guidelines to ensure consistency and neutrality, and it works to be inclusive of all perspectives. we take allegations of bias very seriously. facebook is a platform for people and perspectives from across the political spectrum. the republican national committee released a statement on its website saying, in part, it is beyond disturbing to learn that this power is being used to silence viewpoints and stories that don't fit someone else's agenda. >> and other former curators interviewed denied consciously suppressing conservative news. the outlet was unable to determine if left-wing news c topics were suppressed. a lot of people will see if there is truth to it. >> already trending on facebook. let's go back to al, who is in new mexico with the
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>> that's right. a little brisk right now. >> yes, it is. >> but it is going to warm up a little later. let's show you what's going on. unfortunately, severe weather is going to start heating up again. you can see,
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4 meteorologist chuck bell. another cloudy day with rain chances across the area, most of the rain right now is south of the metro area, those showers are headed on to the eastern shore. more light rain showers towards hagerstown and winchester, your rain chance for today stands at 80%. temperatures in the mid to upper 50s now, thanks to the clouds and rain chances won't move much, up into the mitd 60s for highs this afternoon and anoth >> big temperature changes coming, not just here, but across the rest of the country. we'll have that story comg
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in the next half hour. guys? >> thank you. coming up, a surprising new report tied to the tragic christmas day fire that killed three young sisters and their grandparents. why the man who initially took the blame is now pointing finger at the girls' mother. we'll have her exclusive response. matt? savannah, plus, the beauty that makes mexico's white sands one of the world's natural wonders. we'll show you around. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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and windows is doing that. 7:26 is your time on this tuesday, may 10th, 2016. good morning to you. >> it is a meeting that hasn't happened in the history of metro. today all of the transit agencies, 650 managers, are being called in to address safety. general manager bob wiedefeld plans to bring up his massive maintenance plan to repair 15 critical areas of metro rail, he's also trying to reverse the safety culture at the agency. a source tells our reporter that could include major staff changes. be sure to follow news 4 transportation reporter for more throughout the day as we continue to learn about the giant repair plan. it is do or die
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they are playing the pittsburgh penguins in a must win game six, if the caps lose the team is eliminated from the stanley cup playoffs, tonight's game gets under way in pittsburgh at 8:00, go caps. you have to win. >> yes. a traffic check now melissa. >> good morning. go caps, that's right. outer loop here near the mormon temple we have a crash that is slowing things quite a bit there sort of in the georgia avenue range here this morning, really quite slow. westbound a little over turnpike and braddock westbound lanes are blocked because of a bad crash there. taking a look at bw parkway northbound/southbound a little slow as well. >> a look at the forecast is next.
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good morning, cloudy skies, temperatures in the upper 50s to right around 60 degrees right now, no heavy rain out there, but there are pockets of moderate rain in southern maryland. your rain chance today stands at 80%. temperatures won't move mu
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we're back now. 7:30 on a tuesday morning. it's the 10th day of may, 2016. we are coming to you from a spot that is like no other place on earth. new mexico's white sands national monument. dunes of pure gypsum make it one of the most beautiful places on earth. 275 square miles. >> this is the mineral gypsum. it's in the mountains all around here. it flakes off and creates this incredible landscape that only exists, at least in this size, here in this place. >> it's a baby in geological terms, only about 4,000 or 7,000 years old. >> just a teenager. >> yeah. >> matt and i will show
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celebration of 100 years of the national park service rolls on. savannah? >> al, i heard matt picked up a shiny black rock yesterday. can you tell me about that? >> well, it wasn't quite -- it wasn't quite shiny. he said, oh, look at this stone. picks it up and realizes -- oh, my gosh, that's a terd! as we all know our friend, he immediately starts wiping his hands on my jacket. >> i thought i had found a new desert mineral. >> oh, it was fantastic. >> turned out it was left by something else. >> we miss everything good. >> that's the best. >> have your matt. >> i have my sources, matt. >> have your fun. >> yeah. >> i have it in a bag, and i'm bringing it home for you. first, a check of your headlines this morning. violent weather produced
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at least two people were killed in oklahoma during monday's outbreak. there is widespread storm damage in parts of nebraska, as well. hillary clinton is campaigning in kentucky today. she spent monday in virginia, where she was asked about personal attacks by donald trump. >> i'm going to let him run his campaign however he chooses. i'm going to run my campaign, which is about a positive vision for our country. >> there are two primaries in the presidential race today in west virginia and a republican-only contest in nebraska. and the u.s. justice department is now suing north carolina over its controversial new law restricting the use of public restrooms by trand gender people. it was filed hours after the state's governor filed his own lawsuit, claiming the federal government's effort to stop the law is a blatant overreach. new developments on a story we've covered expensively. a deadly christmas
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2011 killed five family members. joe fryer has the latest on this. good morning. >> when madonna badger lost her three children and both parents in the fire, it was her boyfriend who took blame for leaving ashes in the mudroom. according to a new report, he said he misled investigators and is now pointing a finger at madonna badger. this morning, she is responding. >> reporter: newly revealed court papers show the battles are still smoldering from a christmas fire. >> cause of a deadly christmas morning fire. >> the emotional funeral for three young sisters. >> it is impossible to describe how it is, you can't go in and save your own children. but i couldn't. >> reporter: that morning, madonna badger lost her three children and both parents. >> tragedy. horrific. >> reporter: investigators said the most likely cause was fireplace ashes left in a bag in the house's mudroom.
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taken the blame. according to partial court documents obtained, he said during a recent lawsuit deposition, it was badger who left the bag of ashes in the room. he said he lied to protect madonna and to spare her from carrying the burden that maybe she had done something to hurt her family. now, madonna badger is responding to the allegation in an exclusive statement to nbc news. she said, i feel sorry for him. i feel incredibly sad for him. badger did not want to say any more because there is so much pending litigation. in 2012, she acknowledged but downplayed his initial claims about what he did with the ashes. >> i don't believe that the ashes caused the fire. so i don't believe that mike is responsible for starting the fire. >> reporter: she told matt she believes the flames were sparked by an electrical problem at the home, which was being renovated. >> so how is it
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enormous fire that spread so quickly? >> reporter: the girls' father, matthew badger, is battling subcontractors and the city of stanford in court. his attorney says he won't rest until he gets answers about why his precious girls died. the badgers questioned why the city tore down the house after the fire, making it hard for investigators to find a cause. >> michael was the contractor for the project. he and his insurance company agreed to pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the children's father. we reached out to the attorney for comment about the new revelations from the deposition but, so far, we have not heard back. >> a sad story. joe, thank you. let's go back to matt and al in new mexico. al has another check of the weather for us. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by disney's "alice through the looking glass," i
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may 27th. >> you like the idea that the temperature here with shift about 50 degrees in a given day. it's amazing. we're going to see temperature shifts coming up, as well. the jet stream is shifting. you'll be looking basically at good morning. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. a cloudy and wet start this morning. radar shows a little
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in prince georges county and southern maryland, a few showers up along the pennsylvania border. more rain chances coming our way this afternoon. not a lot of heavy rain but i'd lake the um blah with you. temperatures are in the upper 50s now, we will gradually get up into the low and mid 60s today. another cloudy cool day tomorrow, lots of clouds >> that's your latest weather. every remote i've ever been on, it cools off a degree or two just before sunrise. >> no question. we can see that the sunrise is approaching. coming up next, white sand without the surf. we're going to show you what makes this remarkable national monument one of the nation's best treasures. th (vo) if you have type 2 diabetes, you may know what it's like to deal with high... and low blood sugar. januvia (sitagliptin) is a once-daily pill that, along with diet and exercise, helps lower blood sugar. januvia works when your blood sugar is high and works less when your blood sugar is low, because it works
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probably should be. in fact, we're standing in the middle of a desert, about an hour and a half from el paso, texas. it's one of the great things about the national parks, you expect the unexpected. >> reporter: at first, it may look like an optical illusion. snow in the middle of the new mexican desert. marshmallow-topped peaks as far as the eye can see. but this isn't snow, it's sand, white sand. 275 square miles of it. an ocean of rippling white waves. >> beautiful. >> it's really pretty, isn't it? >> reporter: naturally blank canvas reflecting a range of dazzling colors. >> wild. >> reporter: white sands national monument is the largest gypsum dune field in the world. gypsum
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plaster and dry wall, sparkle like diamonds here. the sand is as soft as talcum powder and cool to the touch, even in the hottest desert sun. >> it's like the most perfect beach you'll find anywhere without the ocean, but the temperature of it is unbelievable. during the heat of the day, it can get to be 100 degrees here. the sand remains as cool as we can. >> reporter: it is a land constantly in motion. newly formed dunes can advance up to 30 feet in a year. it's also a land of history. nearby white sands missile range wasn't only the site of the first atopic bomb test in 1945, it's also home to the only emergency space shuttle landing on march 30th, 1982, when space shuttle columbia had to land here because of flooding at edwards air force base. >> touchdown. >> reporter: h
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national monument every year. for some, they're here to take in the views of this natural wonder. but for many, it's to have a little fun. >> this is our first time here, and it's really fun. >> reporter: sledding down the dunes is actually encouraged. as are bare feet, so you get the full white sands experience. but where does all this white sand come from? >> it comes from the surrounding mountains. that's gypsum rock. >> reporter: chief of interpretation here at white sands, becky. >> you can easily scratch them with fingernails. it's soft, and it breaks down. you can see what you have in your hand, al. it's starting to make sand. >> reporter: now that we know where the sand comes from, we need to know how to navigate it. using something called desert markers. >> becky, why are these so important when you're hiking this trail? >> if we look around, it is a
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we had high winds a couple days ago, and it would wipe out any physical trail we put on the ground. like hiking through the forest, there is the trail, we know where to go. we don't have it out in the dunes. we have these red posts that show you where the trail is. >> do you have situations where people will be walking on what they think is the trail and then they'll see something beautiful and say, let's look at that. next thing you know, they can't find one of these? >> it happens. we get people lost out here. beautiful sunset. i see the marker, i'll go over here and get this perfect shot. they turn around, it's getting dark and they don't know where the trail marker is. >> reporter: al and i set out to try it using the park ranger's suggestion. always make sure you can see the desert marker ahead and behind before continuing. >> there is the next one. >> reporter: good advice because it's easy to forget how something so beautiful can also be so perilous. but the preparation is well worth the trip. a
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unusual and stunning places on earth. >> look at that. wow. >> because it's an unusual environment and landscape, it's very popular with photographers. they shoot the swimsuit model editions, it's freezing here. >> they come in the middle of the winter to shoot swimsuits and come in the summer for the winter scenes. it's versatile, but difficult temperature wise. >> we're about to be treated to a gorgeous sunrise in 10, 15 minutes, guys. it is worth the trek out here just to see it. >> starting to see a peak of it. >> it's like a canvas, for sure. the white sand contrasting with the sky. so beautiful. >> we'll see you in a little bit. they'll have more ahead. including al's awe-inspiring trip to the carlsbad caverns. first, these messages. if yoe to severe rheumatoid arthritis,
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good morning to you. i'm eun yang. let's check on your morning commute. >> still slow top of the beltway outer loop near the mormon temple is where the crash s crash actually just cleared out of the way but we still have the delays. outer loop at clara parkway we have the lane blocked because of an earlier car fire. 66 inbound before 123 you can see those slow downs as well. 95 in maryland, 95 in virginia overall okay, 270 southbound a little slow. >> thank you, mel
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yet another cloudy day, areas of light rain across the area right now, we're going to continue off and on throughout much of the daylight hours, keep your umbrellas handy, temperatures will be in the mid to upper 50s, if you're headed down to the nats game tonight, likely will be able to get the game in, we should have another one tonight, there could be a rain delay and more rain
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it's 8:00 on "today". coming up, facelift in a bottle. the scientistic break through that promises to turn back the clock and reverse the signs of aging in minutes. is this one step closer to the fountain of youth or too good to be true? ♪ welcome to my house plus, double trouble. drew and jonathan scott stop by with easy diy projects to help you transform your ordinary backyard into a dream space, just in time for summer. below the surface. >> i am so excited. we're going into the caverns. let's do it! >> al heads into the depths of carlsbad caverns, but not before taking in the
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>> largest pistachio in the world. >> as our celebration of america's national parks moves on today, tuesday, may 10th, 2016. >> hello! >> we love "today". >> we're celebrating her 10th birthday in the big apple. >> love from texas. >> hi from washington. >> celebrating our 46th wedding anniversary. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today". it is may 10th. it's tuesday. we are celebrating 100 years of the national park service. matt and al are at the stunning white sands national monument. as promised, the sun has
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>> it has. >> not quite over the horizon or the mountains yet, but it's really amazing. this sight, you look back here, this is r dunal area. there's two feet under the sand surface here. >> ten inches of rain a year here. if you dig down, you can find moisture here. there are beautiful flowers that grow in this area. speaking of beautiful, you're going to be taking us to carlsbad caverns. >> 750 feet below ground to show you amazing sights. matt and i are going looking for the world's largest pistachio. >> oh. >> the wonders never cease here in new mexico. >> so many national treasures, guys. thank you. we'll check in with you in a bit. let's go inside to natalie for the top stories of the morning. >> good morning to you. while the destructive power of tornadoes has rarely been witnessed or recorded expensively as it was on monday night in oklahoma, at least two people were killed when twisters torese
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foundations. oklahoma was hammered by at least a half dozen tornadoes. one of them, a mile wide. funnel clouds also touched down in iowa and nebraska. a new round of violent weather is in the forecast for tomorrow. al will update on that shortly. the rift between donald trump and house speaker paul ryan is getting wider. ryan says he will step aside as chairman of the party convention in july if trump wants him to. the two plan to meet on thursday to discuss ryan's refusal to endorse trump as the republican presidential nominee. trump has chosen a former rival, new jersey governor, chris christie, to head his white house transition team, should he win the election. trump pulled within five points of hillary clinton within the new nbc news/surveymonkey poll. clinton is refusing to respond to his personal attacks. in virginia on monday, clinton was asked about trump calling her a mean
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husband's sex skand candalscand. >> i've been very clear. a lot of his rhetoric is not only reckless, it's dangerous. >> clinton is in kentucky today for more campaign events. an 11-year-old boy is facing arson and hate crime charges after a school bus fire that was caught on camera. police say he and several other boys carried cardboard on to the empty bus, which served jewish students in brooklyn. the cardboard was then set on fire and eventually the entire bus went up in flames. nobody was hurt. a fugitive georgia prison inmate has been recaptured after 48 years on the run. u.s. marshals found robert living in connecticut under a phony name. he was serving a 17-year sentence for robbery when he escaped from a prison work camp in 1968. on monday, a connecticut judge ordered hi
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determined if he'll be sent back to georgia. heat star dwyane wade was living on the edge during the semi-conference finals. the ball landed on the rim, refusing to roll in. talk about getting robbed. the heat tied the series with toronto, 2-2. come on, that should be worth more. >> i agree. that should be a five-pointer. coming up next, sign us up. so-called facelift in a bottle. the new break through that can make your wrinkles disappear without surgery. >> we're so in. plus, meghan trainor explains why she's pulled her new music video. we'll hear from her on pop start. ald discovers a wor you know when i first started out, it was all pencil and paper. the surface pro is very intuitive. with the pressure of my hand
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the science behind the break through that is sparking excitement in the medical community and online. it could provide more than just cosmetic benefits. leaving a lot of people wondering, is it a miracle or is it too good to be true? >> reporter: turning back the hands of time to reverse the effects of aging. now a possibility thanks to a scientific break through dubbed to some as a facelift in a bottle. >> what we found is if you put the cream under the eye, it helps make skin look younger. >> reporter: daniel anderson, mit associate professor, just one of the scientists behind second kskin, a new innovation helping those searching for the fountain of youth. >> it lasts a day. >> reporter: it involves a two-step process that begins by applying a clear, liquid polymer to the skin. then add a second cream containing a catalyst that causes a chemical reaction to create the invisible coating or second skin. >> it actually contracts a tt
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it provides structural support. it also gives back a little of the elasticity that we all lose over time. >> reporter: he says the creams can reduce the look of wrinkles and under eye bags in less than a minute. a dramatic before and after published along with the research, potentially changing the face of the highly lucrative anti-aging industry. a recent survey projecting the worldwide market to be worth more than $190 billion by 2019. anderson and his team who have a vested interest in the product hope to bring it to consumers in the next couple years. >> this will be a game changer for a lot of tepeople. >> reporter: it may be an alternative for those who want to avoid the injectables and plastic surgery. beauty doesn't come without a price. >> the downsides are, it's temporary, it's not going to be a $5 product, and you know, the bottom line is that, you know, you should test anything before you put it around your eyes,
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sensitive. >> reporter: second skin took nine years to develop and could have medical applications. >> we're hoping it can be used cosmetically, but also to treat a range of diseases, like eczema, psoriasis and other skin disorders. >> reporter: another use potentially proving it is no longer a waste of time to save face. >> out of the 190 subjects studied, not one person reported irritation or allergic reactions. you can also wear makeup and sunscreen with second skin. it blends in well with almost all skin tones. it is not expected to hit the market for a few more years. it'll likely cost a pretty penny. only lasts a couple of days. >> we'll take it. >> it's the spanks argument. you wear it. when you take it off, you let it hang out, but it's all right. >> we volunteer. >> use it as a daily moisturizer. >> every two days. it looks like it works. >> incredible. >> i would like to nominate him for a nobel prize. thank you for doi
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>> we sign ourselves up to be research subjects. >> will you stay for trending, hoda? >> all chicks. yes. >> ladies' table. hoda, you are the perfect person to ask this. how often do you clean out your makeup bag? >> is that a question? >> yes, for you. >> all right. here's mine. >> i was going to guess never because you and i are the same. >> never. >> in a new study, women are coming clean. >> oh, my gosh! is that a dog bag? >> i literally -- >> your ex-boyfriend. what's in there? >> looks like my doggy -- >> everyone has one in the makeup bag. >> what is this? >> foundation. >> hoda, that is a biohazard. >> no, it's not. >> i'll take the money. >> so this is perfect. 20% of women confess they don't throw out their makeup. for example, mascara, you're supposed to replace it every
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>> 25% of people kept it up to a year. >> yeah. >> i keep it until it's gone. >> lipstick, throw out after a year. 10% still had it after three years. guilty. scientists tested makeup kept beyond the expiration date and found bacteria that can lead from acne to meningitis. >> give me back my foundation. >> the thing is, we need to put the makeup bag in this. >> cosmetics don't have an expiration date stamped on them. they need to remind you when you purchased it. like milk, i need the date. >> most do have the month on the bottom. >> they do? >> never noticed it. >> you said mine is gross. i've seen yours. >> remember the bonnie bell lipsticks from the '80s? still have them. this is a video guys typically like. >> what's that? >> implosion video. we call it man vi
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they draw crowds because of the incredible sight. in scotland recently, one spectator had his perfect view ruined by the perfect timing of the bus driver. >> just sat there. >> the bus blocked the shot. you can see the smoke billowing above it. by the time the bus driver pulls away, it's gone. magic. if you're curious, for those who like implosion videos, here's what it looked like on the other side. >> oh. >> perfectly crumbled. >> i wish matt and al were here. >> we need the audio from the guy who shot this. >> it'd be like, [ bleep ]! >> i guess it's fascinating? i don't know. this is fascinating. this is incredible. the baseball helmet that defied the laws of physics. this was monday's game between the astros and the indians. jose ramirez flies into second base. you know where the helmet was, right? look where it goes. it lands right back on his
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>> was he safe? >> it ricochetted. he was safe, but the helmet was not. helmet was determined, wanting to get back to the right owner. >> i don't see how that works. he seemed to kick it in the other direction. >> must have flipped it. >> boom rane eerangboomeranged. >> let's consult experts, matt and al. matt, i don't know if you know this, but ellen is reviving the old prank war between you guys. monday on her show -- >> oh, no. >> yes. she doctored video of you at the met gala. there's ellen, and there's you. that's the way we're used to seeing you here around the studio. what are you going to do? >> come on! >> i find this to be a rather disturbing development. we had a well choreographed truce. >> ,
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>> truce over. >> are you threatening a comeback? >> are you making those moves or did they digitally -- >> no, i didn't make those moves. if you're tweeting me, why did you do that? i did not do that. >> oh, my gosh. people will believe that that was him. >> the only thing that could have been worse is if she'd done me. >> i could use your
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good morning, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. a
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in the mid to upper 50s across the area. tracking light rain across prince georges and charles county. more rain chances coming our way later on this afternoon. not expecting a lot of rain today, but there is an 80% chance you will need your umbrella today. another 50% chance you will need it tomorrow. a lot of clouds on thursday, temperatures getting back into the 70s, a risk of some thunderstorms coming our way on fr >> that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. one of the great things about our national parks, there are so many to choose. al discovered, with a little planning, you can visit more than one on the same trip. >> 160 miles from here, white sands monument, is carlsbad caverns in carlsbad, new mexico. this is an awe-inspiring sight if you're willing to travel below the surface. >> reporter: beneath this landscape lies a
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world that's being explored and discovered. carlsbad caverns national park is home to the largest cave chamber in the entire country. there are 118 caves below the desert surface and 180 miles of known passageways. for the last half million years, carlsbad cavern has decorated itself drip by drip by drip. moisture, minerals and time have turned droplets of water into works of art. some of these impressive cave formation s have just as impres impressive names. stalagmites. stalactites. others sound adorable. like popcorn, soda straws and draperies. half a million tourists every year come here to carlsbad caverns. >> yes. >> reporter: and i wanted to be
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>> i'm so excited. we're going into the caverns. let's do it! the first thing you notice down here, the temperature drops up. up there, it's 100 degrees. here, it's in the 50s, humidity is higher and cave swallow droppings. it's like ambrosia. >> reporter: your eyes soon adapt to the dimness. the first people to explore the caves marvelled at structures that towered above their heads. they gave them names like fairy land, witch's finger and rock of ages. this is the whale's mouth. you can see pinocchio if you look close enough. >> reporter: and the impressiveness of the size of these caves heeded equally impressive names. like king's palace and the queen's chamber. >> what is this? >> this is the queen's
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known for its spectacular draperies. look to the right. >> wow. >> reporter: a cave specialist here in carlsbad caverns. >> so many other places, everything is known about the caves. there are still a lot of unknowns here. >> absolutely. caves are one of the few places in the world we can actually go and be the first human to go there. to make the first footsteps in its passage. it's an exhilarating feeling, when you walk into a room that's never been explored before. don't know what you'll find around the next corner. just always a wonderful mystery. >> reporter: and wonderful mysteries abound at the caverns. around every corner in carlsbad cavern, there is a surprise. for example, 750 feet down indoor plumbing. that's what i call the wonder down under. while humans are visitors here at carlsbad cavern, many animals call this place home. in the late spring and summer, swarms of
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bats emerge from the depths of the cave, in search of a meal. and every night, park visitors are invited to watch. the largest chamber in the caverns is called, appropriately enough, the big room. it is large enough to house six football fields. >> wow, we made it to the big room. this is truly amazing. wow. >> reporter: it's all amazing here in carlsbad caverns. everywhere you turn, a different picture-perfect painting by mother nature. a cave worth the climb. a park worth the trip. >> it really is awe-inspiring. also awe-inspiring, the elevator is broken. >> right. >> you have to walk down and up. our crew of abe and dave brought all their equipment back up. and our producer, jen long.
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and i was whining after one. >> they've been lugging things here in the dunes, as well. >> the entire crew. >> here's what we're going to do. we're about to take our flying saucer sleds. we'll do dune sledding. also, we had a side trip here in new mexico, in search of the world's largest pistachio. >> yes. >> are you pistachio fans? >> ice cream is pistachio, i love it. >> is it really a pistachio? >> well, you'll have to wait and see. >> okay. >> you've never seen as many pistachio flavors as we'll show you. >> pistachios, lemon lime, barbecue. >> i love it. >> just saying. >> come on! guys, see you in a couple minutes. from here in new york -- >> you know what is nice? people just tuning
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referenced. >> we'll explain later. we're on our best good morning. 8:26 on this tuesday, may 10th. take a look at this, fairfax county police say westbound little river turnpike is closed now between braddock road and pine crest, a car hit a pole there. no word on any injuries. let's take a look at the roads now. >> outer loop at clara barton parkway have the right shoulder blocked from the earlier car fire this morning. top of the beltway still a tad slow, 66 inbound before 123 have that crash on the shoulder so slowing things, and 270 at montrose main and local lanes slow as you're headed southbound to the spur. k > a checon the forecast is
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8:30 now on this tuesday morning. it's may 10th, 2016. as we say hello to our happy crowd out here on rockefeller plaza. matt and al are in new mexico all morning at white sands national monument. i guess the spirit of adventure has taken hold, guys. >> you remember our former "today" show producer, jen long, savannah? >> former? >> she's out here with us. she told us we were going to do a little sledding. then she walked us over for the first time a second ago to show us where we were going to do the sledding. >> look at the angle of this thing. >> go for it, guys! live on the edge. >> wile e. coyote? >> 60 feet straight down and goes right into the parng
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which is not smart. >> this will be fun. >> we want the play by play as you're sliding down. >> al, you go first. >> good idea. >> jen says to us, no, no, you can control your speed toward the end. you'll be fine. >> okay, ready? >> go! >> oh, no! >> another elegant arrival. >> oh, gosh. >> thank you very much. coming up from here, we've got the hunt for the world's largest pistachio. we're going to hook up with our buddy tim mcginn, the pistachio man in these parts. >> pistachio king. >> awesome. al, you'll be finding sand in places you didn't even know existed. >>
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good morning, a very cloudy start outside this morning, temperatures are in the 50s, radar shows areas of light rain across the panhandle of west virginia, that's going to track across northern maryland and some more light rain showers south of the city, these are going across southerry
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will probably need it a couple times today. temperatures will stay in the upper 50s, low 60s for much of the morning, rising into the high 60s this >> remember, if you're heading out the door, don't forget, you don't have to miss a moment of "today". tune into our 108 channel. right there is jen long, right there. she's the one that made us do it! savannah? >> there she is. zoom in on her. al and matt, thank you so much. as you know, this week, we're celebrating our national parks. jenna bush hager was in florida on monday with natalie. this morning she's here with her mother, former first lady laura bush, to talk about their new book that honors the park service, "our great big backyard." mrs. bush, your daughters got together to share your family's national park memories and why they think you are special, as ll
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>> my mom loves the outdoors. she loves being around her friends. she still spends time with all her childhood friends and they go hiking in national parks every summer together. she loves nature, and we love, as a family, spending time together at our ranch, being in nature. >> one of my favorite memories with my mom was travels we took together. once, she took me rafting down the grand canyon. for six nights, we shared a tent. that shows you how much we love each other, that she'd share a tent with me for six days. >> i would describe my mom as lovely and kind and graceful. she has a calmness about her that's very refreshing and makes you feel calm, also. >> i am always astonished when i think back to the way that she raised us, which was, she never really pushed us. i think she wanted us to be curious and outspoken. i look
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how she led us to be ourselves. and totally accepted us as who we are. i hope i can make mila and poppy feel the same way. >> i hope our mom knows we're so grateful that we have such a smart, funny, loving mom. >> i hope my mom knows how much she's impacted us. how much she showed us every single day, even when she was the first lady, that we were her top priority. and that she taught us the love of being outdoors, the love of reading, the love of really everything that i love comes from my mom. >> so sweet. >> cue the waterworks. >> made myself cry. >> you two, we have to pull it together. you've written this great book, "our great big backyard." how did this come about? >> i guess we both thought of it. we wrote
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"read all about it," and we wanted to do another book. the centennial of the national parks was the perfect time to write a story about a little girl who was always taking selfies or looking at her tablet or playing video games. >> i was going to say, your protagonist, jane. there is an evil villain, the screen in this case. >> technology doesn't have to be used for bad things. i wrote the book when i was on maternity leave. we'd be in the car driving, new york city, seeing all these funny, fun things out the window, and all mila wanted to do was watch shows on the ipad. i want to live in a world where my girls look up. my mom -- what is wrong with me? my mom taught me and barbara to look up because our world has all of this magic in it. if you're constantly looking down at things, you'll miss out on the beauty of life. >> you probably remember when jenna and barbara were le
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looking out the windows? >> they didn't have the screens to look at. we tried to show them places we thought were beautiful. jenna and i got to go on the grand canyon colorado river trip and hike out of the south rim, ten mile hike. >> my mom goes with her best friends every year. they took daughters one year and never again. >> they got to go with us once but that was it. >> too much mother-daughter drama. >> the guys are definitely not invited. >> just my friends that i grew up with in midland, texas. we hike every year in the national park. we have 30 years. the first year we hiked together, we did the same colorado river trip. then hiking out of the south rim of the grand canyon. we did that for a second time with the girls. >> the first night, there was a crazy sandstorm and my mom wears 1980s hard contacts. she had to wear goggles. i remember dust and me leading my mother
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of tequila. no longer drinks but there was an opioen bottle of tequila. >> you are national park nerds and get your passport stamps every time you go. >> i was the national park nerd, wearing goggles at the national park. >> we probably hold that title. >> it's a great book, and kids will love it. great message. tell them to look out and see all the treasures our country has to offer. >> absolutely. thank you so much. >> mrs. bush, thank you. jenna, thank you. >> thank you for making me cry. or myself. >> your mom said, you made yourself cry. >> of course. >> the book is called "our great big backyard." up next, the quest for the largest pistachio. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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welcome back to "today". matt and al are spending the morning in beautiful white sands national monument in new mexico. matt, we understand, you took a little detour. >> well, here's the deal, we've been cruising around this state for the last couple days. let me ask you guys a question. if you saw a sign on the side of the road that said, world's largest pistachio, you'd stop, wouldn't you? >> of course. >> absolutely. >> yes. >> so did we. we are driving down the highway in the middle of alamogordo, new mexico, in our mini van, and we see the sign. >> that's right. it's mcginn's pistachio land. this is the home of the world's largest pistachio. >> largest pistachio in the world. we have not seen said nut yet, but there are other things to do here. you like pistachios? >> i love pistachios. >> do you love them, or do you enjoy them? >> let's go find
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>> we're in the middle of all these pistachio trees but still haven't found the giant nut. >> no, but we have the owner of the place, tim mcginn. tim mcginn, really? >> tim mcginn. >> so is this the nut mobile? >> yeah, this is the nut bus. >> nut bus, okay. >> there's already a nut mobile. >> where is the big nut, the world-famous nut? >> i promise, it's just around the corner. >> now we've saddled up to the pistachio buffet. i'm on the candy side, and al is on the nut side, appropriately. what do you have? >> barbecue. >> i got pecan brittle. >> pumpkin pie. >> allergins, tree nuts. >> can't have a nut allergy here. you're in the wrong place. oops, i have a nut allergy.
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>> everybody, epipen me! >> what do you have, friend? >> feast your eyes. >> sweet mother of nuts. >> time for a nut selfie, baby. >> sweet mother. that was funny. >> thanks, again, to tim mcginn, mr. nut. >> it was awesome. >> we ate so many pistachios yesterday. and brittle and everything else that you shouldn't eat at 11:00 in the morning. >> and we're bringing you some home. >> we were hoping you'd say that. >> hope the nut allergy is all right, al. >> it's all right. it's all good. again, we want to thank -- >> nobody got hurt. >> there were no problems. coming up in our next hour, we're going to see you during the 9:00. tomorrow, we're going to take our celebration of national parks to california. we're going to be live in san francisco. we'll take you to the rock, alcatraz island. plus, my 17-year-old
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leila joins me to check out the dramatic landscape of sequoia national park. could i get her to camp out in the park? the girl who is affrayraid of b pooping on her. it was a major deal. >> great job. have a safe trip and we'll see you manana. >> all right, thank you. just ahead, i love a good s'mores. fun, summer projects that'll transform your backyard into a relaxing paradise. first, this is "today" on nbc. look at that sight. gorgeous. >> sweet mother of nuts.
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each day to the fullest, one project at a time. who better to kick it off than drew and jonathan scott, the brothers scott. they are host of hgtv's hit show "brother versus brother." this morning, they have easy -- they say it's easy, do it yourself ideas to create your ideal backyard space, just in time for summer. hi, guy sz. >> we're trying to up the party game. don't have a boring yard. we'll create things that'll make your yard wow. >> exactly. >> what have you done with the picnic table? >> this was an old picnic table. no one uses them these days. we turned it into a hammock for two. will you like to join? >> i thought you'd never ask. will it hold me? >> look at this. >> so romantic. >> we have the double wide. all we did, we put the picnic table upside down. >> hi, honey. just working. >> you need a little
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you assemble, hang the hammock and snooze. >> isn't it setting the mood already? >> i don't know if i can get up. >> i'll help you. >> thank you for making my dreams come true. >> this is romantic. we have to make s'mores. >> can you do the s'mores feed into the mouth? everyone likes a fire feature. i love water features, fire features in a yard. all you have to do is if you cut out a space in the lawn and pour gravel so the fire doesn't go into the sod, build the frame with the stones around it. you can build the fire rings you can drop in and fill it. then you have a fire pit to make s'mores, enjoy the heat. >> this put 20 minutes to put together. >> these stones are piled one on top of the other. >> fantastic. >> do whatever shape you want.
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doesn't matter about the fire pit. >> is that the only thing you can cook? >> no, i'm good. >> you are good? >> yeah. >> that's how it looks before. >> the fire ring makes sure it's safe and fire won't spread. we try to come up with fires th -- projects that you can disassemble in the winter. things like this aren't permanent. >> i can't take you serious with s'mores on your face. >> for your final project -- >> over here. >> this one, three palettes and an old door. we got these behind a grocery store and picked up the door at a dump. >> if you're a grocery store and missing pallets, sorry. you can see with the second pallet, we stain them darker and filled in the gaps. >> we put an angle on the side for detail. dark stain onop
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you don't nail it together. you can clamp it together. >> coolest thing. people are giving these as wedding gifts. if you have leftover materials, frame out your cooler. we have the bottle opener. stuff for draining the ice. it's cool. >> by the way, we have the step by step on how to do the cooler on today.com. >> exactly. everything. >> drew and jonathan, thank you so much. >> want to go back on the hammock? up next, the world famous rockettes will give us a sneak peek of their spectacular new show. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> no matter the season, we can't get enough of the world-famous rockettes. they're here to celebrate their summer production, called new york spectacular. mia michaels from "so you think you can dance" returns as the director and choreographer. >> good morning. >> this seems like it is an annual thing. last year, you did the spring show. >> yes. >> now the rockettes are back, summertime. >> yes. >> tell me why this is becoming an annual thing. >> this show is speck ltaculsped it is like a celebration of new york city with the rockettes. lots of
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it's cool and edgy. it is a big celebration of new york city. >> you've choreographed the opening number again, as well. you said the technology, some of the things we'll be seeing -- >> last year, doing the opening number and this year, being the director, it's like, i can dream so big on this iconic stage with the iconic rockettes. anything is possible. it's the only show like this in the world, and you have to come see it. >> sign me up. i will be there. >> it's fantastic. >> tickets go on sale today. when does the show run? >> we open june 15th and run through august 7th. >> great. i'll let you get to the performance. >> great. >> here you go, ladies. take it away. mia, thank you. >> thank you. ♪
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8:56 is your time on this tuesday, may 10th, 2016. good morning. i'm eun yang. let's check in with melissa malloy, tracking a problem on 95 right now. >> good morning. right now southbound 95 near 212 we have a crash in the middle of the road. as you can see the green that is radar showing rain so that is not helping this equation this
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southbound b to b parkway. right lane blocked by a disabled vehicle. >> will take awe
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it's a cloudy sky out there this morning, a little bit of light rain coming down across the area as well. temperatures run from 50 degrees in hagerstown to 59 in manassas, 56 annapolis. tracking the light rain across northern maryland, a few light showers moving through the metro area as well. there will be more opportunities for light rain coming our way later today. the rain chance is 80%. temperatures low to mid 60s, mid 60s tomorrow with more showers likely tomorrow. lots of clouds on thursday and friday maybe a risk for some thunderstorms. ♪ music plays ♪ music plays ♪ music plays ♪ music plays i can't believe after all these years... people are still listening to this song! dragon: me neither! (laughing) ♪ music plays
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this morning on "today's take," russell crowe on his intimate dinner with ryan gosling. you'll never believe who showed up. then matt and al's sandy adventure at one of the most stunning places on earth. let the countdown to summer begin with the best barbecue hacks for memorial day. all that and more coming up now. >> 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" on a tuesday morning, may the 10th, 2016. if i may say, phil geist's birthday, my dad. happy birthday. 71 years young today. i'm willie alongside
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natalie. matt and al are in new mexico for our national park series. our friend john cena is back, wwe champ. >> very stylish today. >> we got a couple e-mails yesterday about your dress. >> i was fashionable. >> you can't see waist below. he was wearing a dress. >> no, your suit. >> thank you very much. appreciate it. >> natalie -- >> there are people out there with no sense of style. >> come on. >> i like your jam. we talked about this yet when we had thomas rhett giving the nominations. it was one of these. >> really? >> video of the year. >> i love this song. keith urban. "john cougar, john deere, john 3:16." a great verse. i love this song. it reminds me of getting in a car and driving to a national park. >> doesn't it? >> checking out the scenery. one of those get in the car songs. >> traveling music. >> turn the tunes up. >> very cool. >> love it. >> we're going to talko
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speaking of national parks. first, see what you think about this story. could you, should you be liable for texting someone if it causes that driver to get into a car accident? there is a court case in pennsylvania testing this idea. pennsylvania driver is being sued for wrongful death and negligence by the state of a motorcycle rider killed by a woman distracted by incoming texts. the judge was asked to determine if the men sending the texts to the woman who got in the wreck could be liable. texting and driving is a huge problem. each day, eight people in the u.s. are killed. 860 injured in crashes involving a distracted driver. no question, it is a huge problem and we have to do something about it. i don't see this one though. if i'm an attorney, i'd love that as a client. you're going to slam the guy who sent the text? you don't know they're driving. >> how do you know where they are when they're receiving it? the only way i know some
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brilliant -- when she is driving, the -- her text messages are disabled. i get a message that says, i'm driving right now. please text me later. >> there's an app for that. >> a lot of bartenders, there were different lawsuits in the past where they were sued for overser serving someone. they'd say, how did i know this man or woman was intoxicated? when i was a reporter in texas, one of the first big lawsuits of its kind was filed after there was a fatal accident. the bartender was sued for allegedly over serving that person. >> there, you have the person in front of you and you can see their behavior. >> but you can't gauge who is over the limit. >> right. >> i mean, that was why the bartender won. you can't prove that. >> there's no way. first of all, if you're driving, put the phone in the glove box or somewhere you can't reach it. this is on theso
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the vehicle. i'm from florida. a lot of the roads are flat and long. it's really easy to do this. i see people swerving all the time. huge, huge problem. it is the person driving the vehicle, their responsibility. hey, it can wait. i'm only in the car 15, 30 minutes. do you need the information that fast? no, you don't. whatever it is. if you know you're going to be talking to someone urgently, pull over. if not, text them when you get to the destination so you get there safe. no way the person on the other end with the liable. >> it's a reflex to reach for the phones. >> it's social media notifications and all that. no way for your phone not to go off all the time. know that, put it away from you or where you can't get it and just drive. you're in a vehicle that can get you where you need to go, but can also cause harm if you operate it in the wrong way. >> honest conversation. i was in a car and someone answered their phone. >> while drivin
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i had that moment of, do i say, can you put the phone down? i chickened out. i've done it a couple times, where the driver has -- the person driving the car texts. in this case, got on the phone. >> were they driving? >> checked in motion. if you're in a car with a friend -- >> i always say something. >> i will straight up say something. nicole every once in a while -- sorry to put you on blast, nicole. i love you. >> real talk. >> what you're doing is illegal. what you're doing is illegal. okay, all right. >> i admit at a light when it is red, i'll take a look. >> you're not going to harm somebody. >> even so, the light changes in a second. if you're not paying attention, then you get the honk. not to mention -- >> somebody can go barrelling behind you. you have to know what's going on. >> christina catches me. the kids say, dad, put on this song. she always says, i'll do it. g
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>> message to auto manufacturers, come up with a way for us to, hey, man, i'm driving and it goes through the car. >> they have that now. >> there are, yeah, certain features now. auto makers are already on board with this. >> wow. >> it's going to be, i think, hopefully, the car of the future. very near future, that they make that -- >> or we don't drive them anymore. the driverless cars. >> the google car. take me here. another thing that got our attention this morning, russell crowe was on ellen's show yesterday. talking about his new movie with ryan gosling. he told a story about the first time he invited ryan to his house for a dinner party. working together, want to bond and get to know each other. he invites him over for dinner. things didn't go as planned. here's what happened, he said. >> an intimate dinner. me and the wife i was with at the time, you
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he said, that'd be gorgeous. the four of us. i told the wife, you know, on this date, we're going to have dinner with ryan gosling. she goes, cool. didn't say much. on the day i was talking to her, she'd invited 12 of her girlfriends. i told ryan he'd be having this intimate dinner, but now my wife and 12 girlfriends and her mother is now coming to the dinner. i'm like, no, no, you can't do that. >> balancing that out. >> he said he invited a dozen guys. all the girls wanted to see ryan. tried to cut them off at the pass and invited a dozen guys to ended up the score. there were 30 people at the intimate, getting to you know co-worker dinner. >> i love that russell's wife wanted to turn it into an episode of the "bachelor." >> he's not a bachelor though. >> do you have anything like that? anything like that ever happened ou
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>> i don't live the celebrity dinner party life because i don't cook well. i don't want to run people off. i did tell our team, i was at a charity dinner a couple week ago. i'm sitting next to larry david. he's talking, and he has a southern accent. i was like, i thought larry david was from new york. he has a southern accent. he's talking and talking. i'm like, larry david, he's been faking this new york accent this whole time. he's letting loose at this dinner party. the guy who was sitting next to me goes, you have no idea who you're talking to. it's larry david. he goes, no, it's jimmy buffet. >> all right. >> i'm vindicated. jimmy buffet has always worn a hawaiian shirt, my whole life. that's the jimmy buffet i know. >> that's joe biden, isn't it? back up, it's biden. >> he's like, yeah, i'll be playing soon. i'll take this band on the road. i was like, larry david has a band and is a secret
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i was humiliated. >> on the record should have been your first clue. >> that's my most awkward story. i'm sorry, mr. buffet. i love you. i just thought you were larry david for 20 minutes. >> wear the hawaiian shirt so we can always identify. >> he had a denim shirt on, and it threw me off. whe're celebrating the national parks, 100th anniversary. this morning, matt and al are in white sands national monument, new mexico. it's beautiful there. >> they're joining us now. hey, guys. >> guys? >> yeah, it is now finally starting to warm up. >> it was a bit brisk earlier. >> mid 40s earlier in the day. not until the sun starts coming up do you finally start to feel a little warmer. >> but the landscape here is like lunar. it's unbelievable. we arrived here in the dark, the sun comes up and you get all these hues of pink and
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all of a sudden, they set off these dunes that go on for as far as the eyes can see. 275 square miles of nothing but white, pearly white sand. >> it's this gypsum, material in your plaster board, in food, in fact. it creates sand that's unlike any place else. what is amazing is the temperatures get to like 90 to 100 degrees, and the sand is upwards of 40 degrees cooler. >> unbelievably cool. we were walking yesterday on one of these pristine dunes. you know how the wind makes the beautiful pattern in sand if given the chance? we were walking along, and i saw this beautiful -- what i thought was a piece of, i don't know, desert mineral in the sand. so i just reached down to pick it up to show al that i was of nature and i could stop and appreciate things. i picked it up and we looked and realized it was a dung ball. we put that immediately down. >> he dropped it. you all know what a germaphobe
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this guy is. >> yeah. >> he's literally going like this on me. >> the problem was, there were no footprints around it. it's like, i don't know how it got there. >> it wasn't me. i know that much. >> oh, al. >> the other neat thing here in new mexico, we're only about 140 miles from carlsbad caverns. if you guys have not been, it is unbelievable. it's 750 feet down. the most amazing rock formations you will ever see. this thing is over a million years old. i got to tell you, i was just stunned. i was also exhausted because you have to go down -- the elevator is broken. it's 75 stories down. 75 stories
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good morning. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. another cloudy day, not expecting a lot of rain today but nothing in the way of sunshine. current temperatures low 50s out towards northern maryland, mid to upper 50s around town. it's the coolest up here, you have a little light rain from hagerstown to frederick, maryland, eastbound showers, sprinkles and drizless around the metro area. showery weather today and tomorrow, warmer by >> park opens up at 7:00 a.m. we've got folks coming who
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we're going to talk to them coming up in our next weather, guys. they're all coming. they're all wanting to say what matt picked up. >> what are they? >> roaming the sands for dung balls. >> awesome gps. how did they find you? that should be a segment. amazing. >> al and his people a little later. up next, writer, comedian, actor michael ian black is here to talk about his special "noted expert." since he is an expert on things, we want to see if
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>> i ask my husband that question all the time. it's all on you. >> i do the same thing, yeah. >> because what -- what -- what am i supposed to say? >> how do you respond? >> i respond by saying, you're so young and skinny. that, i think, is the only correct answer. am i lying? sure, i am. >> michael! >> no, no. >> noted expert, by the way. >> whole hour is like that. >> she's not watching right now. she's walking the dog. >> you found some zen though in all of this? >> i did find zen in all of that, yeah. >> it's not just your wife, your kids. you go after your kids in this, too, which is fair game, i think. >> but in fairness, kids are the worst. right? they're just -- >> they can be. >> they're just the worst. >> yours or kids in general? >> i've only had experience with mine because i don't pay attention to anybody else's children. my children are
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beings. i will say this, this morning -- now, my daughter was having teen drama. about to turn 13. she was upset, door was close and had wasn't talking to my wife. however, this morning, i walked in, i took a photo for her with mr. john cena. she responded by saying, yay! >> you're back. >> i'm back. >> do you know what that means for a teenageteenager? >> she replied and said yay, so you're king dad. >> i'm in her good graciouses f -- graces for at least the next three minutes. >> the cena card. >> i played it. >> let's get specific and drill it down. are your kids atrocious? >> i think -- if i had to really identify it, the pain problem is they take after me. they're just genetically flawed. as a result of taking
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>> oh, no. >> i'm not, as they say, a good person. >> you know. >> but i understand, after all the going after your son, your son did get you back on the tilt a whirl, right? >> well, yeah. >> what's the story there? >> very briefly. my son wanted -- when he was 7 or 8 years old, he wanted to sort of graduate to the big boy rides at the amusement park. i said, i will do this for you as a good father does. i took him to the amusement park and took him to the tilt a whirl, the gentlest of the big rides. long story short, i nearly unconscious on the ground. >> geez. >> my head nesting in the used band-aids that you find at amusement parks. because i could not handle the tilt a whirl. >> the special isut
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reven revenge. >> i can't deal with the tilt a whirl. >> i didn't know. >> you can't relent in front of your child. >> well, i just kept saying, hey, this is great, buddy. isn't this great? as i'm sort of lowering myself to the ground. we're having a great time, aren't we? >> this is so fun. >> we're having a great time. >> your son has the last word on that one. michael ian black, this gives you a little example. "noted expert" appears this friday. coming up next, want to know the secret to the perfect barbecue sauce for your memorial day cookout? stay tuned for justin chappell's
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hillshire farm. because it's worth doing right. good morning. it's 9:26 on this tuesday, may 10th. i'm aaron gilchrist. all of met trees 650 managers are being called to a safety meeting today. a source tells us major organizational changes could be coming. a second police officer is about to go on trial in the death of freddie gray, there will be hearings today to nail down what information and evidence can be presented in the trial of officer edward nero. the trial will begin today. investigators say gray died from injuries he sustained after officers put him in the back of a police van. we will have a lo at your okfo
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cloudy skies and pockets of very light rain across the area, a few showers in the northern frederick county and a few more headed into southern maryland. not expecting a lot of rain today, you may want to have your
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umbrella at almost any time. temperatures will eventually climb up to the low and mid 60s today. to have a brief rain delay at the game tonight.
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taking a look at the headlines. an important recall to tell you about. munchin is recalling lightweight pacifiers because they pose a choking hazard. a cover over the clip can detach. no injuries reported. the company says parents should take the clip away from young children and contact munchkin for a replacement. regular exposure to pesticides is linked to a risk of als. researchers at the university of michigan studied blood samples from people with and without the disease. als patients were more likely to have been exposed to pesticides. and had higher levels in their blood. probiotics like those in yogurt, dnk
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supplements may not be as beneficial as you think. danish researchers reviewed seven clinical trials and found probiotics had little or no impact on the gut bacteria in healthy adults. there was some evidence that they can benefit people with imbalances in their gut. americans spend an estimated $1.5 billion a year on probiotic supplements. more americans than ever are choosing foods labeled natural over those labeled organic. according to a new consumer report survey. the use of natural is not regulated by any government agency. by comparison, organic is backed by hundreds of pages of standards and regulations. why do shoppers buy natural? they believe organic foods are more expensive and incorrectly think natural means no artificial ingredients, pesticides or gmos. that is not the case. truck and suv sales are soaring, up 10% over last year. car sales are down. because of that, car
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seven years, especially on smaller model cars. that means there are good deals to be had. auto makers are resorting to steep discounts and lease deals, especially with models that haven't been updated in a few years. just in time for the fourth of july, the makers of budweiser are looking to replace budweiser with america on the labels this summer. budweiser filed papers for approval with the alcohol and tobacco tax and trade bureau. if approved, the changes are not likely to be permanent. just for now, fourth of july. let's head back to al in new mexico. he has a check of the weather.
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good morning. temperatures mid to upper 50s around the metro area right now, just a few areas of light rain pushing through the immediate metro area, a little more light rain in northern maryland. 80% chance of more very light rain showers coming your way later today. another high chance of a small amount of rain for tomorrow, cloudy skies on thursday, highs back in the 70s, warmest day out of the next seven will be friday, that does come with the risk of forms friday afternoon and friday night. have a good week.
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>> that's your latest weather. guys, i'm getting out of here. heading to the san francisco area. we're going to look at sequoia national forest tomorrow. we'll also be at alcatraz and the gateway national wapark. #find your park. help us celebrate 100 years of the national park service. say good-bye, everybody. >> thanks a lot, al. we'll be following you to san francisco tomorrow. memorial day is around the corner, the beginning of summer barbecue season. >> justin chapple is here with time-saving hacks for your next cook up. justin, what do we have here? >> starting with avocadoes. nothing is worse than buying them and they're rock hard. we have a trick we tested in the food and wine kitchen. take a firm avocado. stick with the dark ones. wrap it tightly in tinfoil. when avocadoes ripen, they release a natural gas. the foil is going to
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degree oven for ten minutes. comes out ripe. perfect for memorial day avocado. >> you're ripening it, basically. >> exactly. >> what's next? >> corn. >> shucking corn. >> hate it. >> it's a hassle, especially if you have a lot for a barbecue. >> not a manual labor guy. >> really? i don't know about that. >> not at all. you're going to boil it in the husks. it is crazy. >> never heard this. >> i know. it's crazy. it adds flavor and actually makes the silks peel off super easily. they pull away from the kernels. you get perfectly shucked corn. >> why haven't we been doing this since the beginning of time? >> i think people have. we got away from it. >> ah-ha. >> get it back, and throw the whole thing? >> michael ian black had a barbecue sauce recipe that probably was
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>> definitely illegal. >> how will we do it right? >> we'll hack the barbecue sauce. homemade barbecue sauce is delicious but can take an hour. we'll start with a base, your favorite barbecue sauce. we'll add preserves to it. i'm adding blueberry preserves. strawberry,apricot, if you'd like. this is adding fun flavor. you can add some pepper. you get like this almost homemade barbecue sauce. >> picking it up a little bit. >> brush it on chicken, on fish. >> wow. >> and burgers. >> let's go burgers. >> at the cook out, nobody wants a hockey puck. how do i get a juicy burger? >> start with the patties and put an indention in with your thumb. it keeps the burger from puffing up on the
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if you had crushed ice, 1 tablespoon, and you cover it. you'd close the grill if it's outdoors. the ice will slowly melt and keep the burger juicy. it's smart. what you do is when ice melts, it's time to flip it. we tried this at food and wine many times. >> it works? >> genius. >> little ice, cover it up and you won't eat a hockey puck. >> and the water doesn't affect the taste? >> the burger has natural water content, so you're adding a little. >> genius. >> incredible. >> right on. >> see you on the barbecue trail. tamron? >> other than my burger obsession, i'm obsessed with fashion. prince is what i prints is what i'm talking about for the spring and summer. the tempur-breeze makes me, not cold, but not hot... it's amazing! ah, it's like a summer breeze cracked window. it's that perfect cooling effect when you sleep. i can sleep the way that i sleep, and he sleeps the way that he sleeps,
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a few weeks back, i got a lot of sweet compliments on a dress from a friend of mine. i've been wearing her collection a lot, themed aroundette mi eth prints. we can experiment away from the jean jeans, blue jeans, white jeans. i have to tell you, al roker, who has a fashion eye, i wore that dress and he's like, you should do a tuesday trend on how to rocket ethnic prints. it caught his eye. >> they're gorgeous. exotic prints and patterns are the perfect summertime staple. girls can't wait to whip it out in the spring and bring it into the summer. >> you see it at the coachella, people rocking out. you'll show us how to do it right. >> i am. >> our first model -- i like the
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all right, this is a simple way to pull it off. for people not ready to launch fully in, what is she wearing? >> this is katie. she is wearing a ethnic print pant with two patterns. it is so easy to wear with a t-shirt and slip-on shoes. the you're going on vacation and doing a quick, easy summer get away and you want to look chic, this is the way to do it. the earrings are amazing. all about statement earrings. >> i like this because the pants are simple. as you pointed out, pull them on and go about your way. if you want a black blazer with it later -- >> you do that. >> layer it. take it up levels. it looks good. >> yeah. >> thank you so much. this is a festival look, for sure. next up, we have? we have? >>ty y tiara. >> i love this look. >> i love this because it's so fun if you're going out for date night with your husband,
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dinner? i hope not either. here to make or break your day is "diet" food editor, madelyn. >> good morning. >> let's start with red meat. here's the myth or maybe not a myth. eating red meat is bad for your heart. we asked your viewers online. 59% believe it is a myth. >> that is a myth. it all comes down to the amount you're eating and also the cut of beef. red meat is a good source of zinc, vitamin b12, iron. you need to have a small serving. that's about the size of a deck of cards. you're cringing at that. >> i love red meat. i had a tomahawk steak last night. >> this is a serving size. >> is that how much you had? >> no, it was not. >> back on earth when people have larger pieces of
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don't be fooled by organic. they're eating organic feed but it doesn't have to be leaner. grass fed can have a better fat profile. the flavor is good, little pricey. portion matters. >> i've never come here and only ate a deck of cards size. >> baby steps. i'll shake the bone off the ribeye. >> potatoes promote weight gain. viewers said it is a myth. >> extra calories promote weight gain. the potato is a carrier for fat and all kinds of things like cheese and bacon that add calories. a small baked potato, about the size of a baseball or tennis ball, is about 100 calories or so. topped with a reduced fat sour cream, or some reduced fat cheese, only adds 30 calories. you'll be increasing the calories by increasing the size. we're used to these giant restaurant ta
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the restaurant. potatoes can be part of a healthy diet, lot of fiber. >> not that guy. >> don't be fooled by sweet potatoes. they have a lot of nutrients. frying sweet potatoes don't make them better for you. >> we need some time on this. >> okay. ready? drinking red wine is good for your health. >> glass a day. this is my glass. >> 10% of viewers believe it is a myth. >> that is a myth. what john said is red wine is good for me. the more, the better. only if you stick to health guidelines, two servings a day for men and one for women. it's 5 ounces. this looks skimpy for people. most will fill up the glass twice as much. it's not just red wine. maybe there is a component in it, like red grapes. new studies say that alcohol itself can be a health plus. the jury is out about what red wine does. you don't want to add it
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health plus. >> interesting thing to talk about. things we already kind of know but want to convince ourselves. this fatty steak isn't bad. this bottle of wine isn't so -- we all know anything in excess is bad. it's just about getting people to make good choices and consistent, correct choices. >> be a smarty. pay attention and enjoy everything. >> this has been a devastating segment for us. >> pay attention and enjoy everything. >> madelyn, thank you so much. >> welcome. >> check out today.com for more on how alcohol may affect your health. this is "today" on morning noon or night there's always a moment to discover
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look at this. >> again, john cena. >> i want to know what size john cena's suit is, but he won't reveal. >> two bed sheets pressed together.
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9:57 on this tuesday, may 10th, 2016. good morning. i'm eun yang. this morning a judge could sentence former d.c. mayor vincent gray's adviser and friend vernon hawkins to up to five years in prison. hawkins admitted lying to fbi agents who were investigating an off the book shadow campaign that spent about $653,000 to help elect gray as mayor. gray was never charged. let's check the fas
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chuck bell. no good news right now. >> as long as you like clouds and drizzle drops the forecast is filled with good news. temperatures in the upper 50s to around 60. radar shows a little light rain in northern and southern maryland and a few showers across parts of the northern virginia. not going to get any heavy rain today but a brief shower anytime. more of the same for tomorrow. more clouds on thursday, should be mostly dry on thursday, then thunderstorm chances friday and saturday and turning cool and sunny on your sunday. >> coming up on
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hello, everybody, it's boozeday tuesday. it's tuesday, may 10. it's also spanky tuesday. >> oh, i forgot. >> and this is "love stick" by jacob whiteside. we have a great show today don't we, hoda woman? >> we have a fun mother/daughter duo in the house. we're talking about first lady laura bush and her daughter jenna bush hager. >> the badly naughty behaved one. >> they've written a children's book together and it's all about something that they l v

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