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good morning. breaking overnight, more storms across the south. hail, high winds. >> oh, my gosh! >> and nearly a foot of rain. tornadoes spotted in oklahoma. the storm set to intensify today. closing the gap. our new national poll shows the race between donald trump and hillary clinton is tightening even more. just three points between them. as clinton does her best trump impersonation at a trump rally. >> i'm going to do it, i know how to do it, i'll get it done. >> this morning, the trump game plan. insiders telling nbc news he'll go after her character, her e-mails and her husband's infidelity. cause revealed. the engineer of that amtrak train that crashed
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people, was distracted while at the controls. this according to a new ntsb report set to be released today. and what were they thinking? two yellowstone tourists put a baby buy sison in the back of t suv to try and keep it warm. the tragic result. warning to all visitors today, tuesday, may 17th, 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 "today". it's a tuesday morning. that is a sad story out of yellowstone. >> it's an involved story. confusing in some areas. the bottom line, don't put a baby bison in the hatchback of your car. our top story, the weather. severe storms hammer the region by a new round of powerful storm
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kerry sanders is in oklahoma city. good morning. >> good morning, savannah. it was another sleepless night for residents in the area. violent wind north of here, oklahoma city, registered 69 miles an hour. in felt and durham, oklahoma, two suspected tornadoes touched down. the damage assessments from those tornadoes is yet to be fully calculated. >> reporter: this morning, residents in texas and oklahoma are waking up knee deep in water after a severe weather system walloped parts of the southern plain states. in oklahoma, thunderstorms spawned several tornadoes reported in the oklahoma panhandle. in parts of texas, forecasters say more than 11 inches of rain fell in a 24-hour period in the corpus christi area. the creek cresting over 24 feet. more than four feet above the flood stage. police blocked off major roads, but despite repeated
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stubborn drivers tried to make their way through. only to get swallowed up by rivers of water in the streets. >> the flooding does not evnd. >> reporter: in houston, residents stranded in their homes posted videos on social media. >> no, i'm not on the bank of a river. i'm on the curb of my street. >> reporter: fighting hail and violent winds gusting up to 70 miles per hour, pounded residents in texas. back in oklahoma, heavy winds and rain kept many hunkered down in their homes, as the region braces for yet another cluster of storms today. >> it's been especially violent hail season so far this year. insurance companies estimate they've paid out more than $1 billion in claims. mostly damage to roofs and cars. yes, forecasters are expecting more hail later today in this part of the country. matt and savannah? >> kerry sanders, thank you. >> we were talking,
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awful lot in the last year or so. >> they're going to deal with more this week. we're looking at more strong storms along the texas-oklahoma border. it's going to continue today. we have 16 million people at risk for strong storms today. especially in the late afternoon into the evening hours. large hail, two inches in diameter, damaging winds. storm system after storm system moving across. the flood threat will increase over the next several days. tomorrow, we have a risk of severe storms. heavy rain for the hill country of texas. look what they've been dealing with. for example, houston in the last 12 months, almost 75 inches of rain. that's 24 inches more than they should see. since march 1st, dallas, 9 inches. 20 in houston. 15 in corpus christi. anywhere from 5 to 10 inches above normal. by the next three days, they're going to pick up another 3 to 5 inches. flooding is going to be a
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problem, besides the severe weather threat. >> we won't be complaining about the chilly temperatures in the northeast anymore. al, thank you very much. two more states hold primaries today as the likely showdown between trump and clinton is taking place. that matchup is getting tighter. our team has it covered. let's start with nbc's kristen welker. she's at clinton campaign headquarters in brooklyn for us. good morning. >> savannah, good morning to you. the race is the closest it has ever been according to our latest nbc news/surveymonkey online poll out today. it shows donald trump cutting hillary clinton's lead down to three points. look at the numbers. 48% to 45%. all this as clinton is still fighting to clinch her own party's nomination. oregon and kentucky weighing in today. >> reporter: clinton campaigning, lookingo
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clinton is looking past the primary in the bluegrass today. >> i am hoping and really looking forward to debating donald trump in the fall. >> does donald trump really speak for you? >> reporter: bracing for what donald trump has promised will be an onslaught of attacks, a super pac is set to release $6.5 million in ads hitting trump in battleground states. as clinton paints herself as the steady leader on the economy. >> it's heartbreaking that people running to be president today, most particularly the presumptive republican nominee, want to go back to those failed policies. >> reporter: touting her husband's policies from the '90s, clinton saying she'll put him in charge of revitalizing the economy. the former president telling nbc news -- >> i'll do whatever i'm asked. >> reporter: it's a strategy that's already opened her up to attacks. >> i think hillary is in
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impossible box. you know, you can't imagine bill over there in the east wing, in the spouse's quarters, licking stamps and addressing envelopes. what are you going to do with him? >> reporter: trump is previewing his strategy. top aides telling nbc news he plans to confront clinton on her e-mails and her husband's infidelity. he's opening up tonight on an interview on the fox broadcast network. >> i view myself as a messenger. this is a massive thing going on. these are millions and millions of people that have been disenfranchised from this country. >> reporter: while some republicans looking for a third party candidate, another brash billionaire, dallas mavericks owner, mark cuban, saying he's not interested. >> there's not enough time and it wouldn't work. >> and a majority of gop voters, according to our surveymonkey online poll, trust trump over house speaker paul
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the party. 58% to 39%. and we're learning this morning that trump is hiring a pollster, something he resisted during the primary, and underscoring his shift to the general election. matt and savannah? >> thank you. let's bring in chuck todd. good to see you. >> good morning, matt. >> let's talk about hillary clinton's idea. if she's elected president, she'll bring in her husband, the former president, to revitalize the economy. it's that two for one deal that we've talked about in the past. when it comes to voters, is there an upside to this and a downside? >> i don't know what the upside is. i think for some, they have positive memories of the '90s. think about what the campaign has been about the last six months. bernie sanders and donald trump, in particular, have been running against the '90s on economic policy, those trade deals, nafta being the biggest one. including wall street deregulation, a major portion of that which happened during the
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sword. in talking to people close to the clinton campaign, she didn't mean she was going to hand off half the presidency to him and say, you have the economy. apparently, she was trying to say, he was going to be focusing on distressed communities. in kentucky, that's coal country. places there have been a lot of distressed unemployment. >> let's talk about this. the clinton campaign, as well. donald trump plans to confront clinton on the debate stages on things such as her reaction to her husband's infidelity, the e-mail scandal, benghazi. is there any potential downside for him? >> look, there is. i mean, but this is what worked for him during the primary. i don't see why he would go any other way on this front. and if you look -- when you're going after her, character is her weak spot. that's her vulnerabilities. we know the way trump works. he looks for a
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exploit. i think he may succeed in, say, sidelining bill clinton a bit, but i think it raises the importance of barack obama as a surrogate for hillary clinton. i think over the summer when she's looking for a character witness, she's not going to turn to bill, it'll be barack. >> let's continue with hillary for a second. though the numbers are clearly in her favor, she's still locked in a primary battle with bernie sanders. yet, she's starting to look and vet possible vice presidential running mates. a couple names came up. sherrod brown, the senator from ohio. tim kaine, senator from virginia. are they the front runners? >> i think so. you lock one of those down, the republican path isn't there. and they're do no harm candidates. they're disciplined and very good. from what i understand, hilalar clinton is looking for a governing partner.
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supporters. >> former massachusetts governor, and senator corey booker. >> booker is sebody hillary clinton has become comfortable with. likes him. deval deval patrick, somebody she doesn't know well but close to obama world. >> what about elizabeth warren and julian castro? >> i think they get attention in the grassroots. i'll be shocked if they're among the final two or three. >> thank you very much. on monday, we talked about the report from the "new york times" detailing donald trump's history with women. a former model who dated trump for several months in the 1990s and whose story was at the center of the article say her words were mischaracterized. she spoke about it to peter alexander. >> i was promised so many
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myself, just over and over again, that it was a positive article that i was giving them, and that's how it was going to be depicted. it was not a hit piece. it was just each person's rendition of their experiences with donald trump. and mine was -- >> as you say, they spun it into a negative. >> they absolutely did. i don't have a negative story to give about donald trump because i don't have a negative, you know, account of anything. >> spokesperson for the "new york times" responded to the accusations saying she was quoted fairly, accurately and at length. the ntsb is holding a hearing today on last year's crash of an amtrak train outside of philadelphia. killed eight people and injured more than 200 others. we've learned investigators believe the engineer became distracted and didn't realize he was approaching a dangerous curve. tom costello has been following this from the start
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situational awareness. you may recall, this was train 188. it'd just left a north philly train station when it went into a turn at double the posted speed limit and derailed. originally, the engineer said he didn't remember what happened. now, investigators say he was distracted by radio traffic from a regional train that had just reported being hit by some sort of an object. a rock or a bullet. much as a driver might be distracted by a phone call, the engineer forgot where he was and blew right through the signs warning him to slow down into the curve. the train was traveling at more than 100 miles per hour when it went off the tracks. eight people died. more than 200 people were injured. amtrak has since added automatic braking technology to the northeast corridor, but it's not in place in much of the rest of the country. back to you. >> tom costello in washington, thank you. the senate is kexpecto
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request for money to fight the zika virus. lawmakers are considering three plans. the one with the greatest chance to address is a bipartisan plan to cut the president's $1.9 billion request to $1.1 billion. separately, the house is expected to vote this week on a $622 million plan. zika can cause serious birth defects. it is expected to spread more widely during the summer mosquito season. southwest airlines flight forced to return to boston earlier this morning due to turbulence. the flight was on its way to chicago when passengers say the plane started shaking. two flight attendants were injured and taken to the hospital. two passengers also suffered minor injuries. eventually, the flight took off again and has landed safely in chicago. an upcoming meeting is getting a lot of attention. facebook founder mark zuckerberg will sit down with conservative leaders amid claims the
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news from its trending topics list. miguel almaguer is at facebook headquarters in menlo park. good morning to you. >> morning. it'll happen tomorrow. a handful of conservative leaders meeting with mark zuckerberg. an important step, say those involved, in getting to the bottom of some serious accusations. >> reporter: the meeting at facebook headquarters is private, but this morning, an emerging profile of those planning to attend. conservatives like glen beck, dana parrino and senior adviser to the trump campaign, barry bennet, will all have face time with facebook co-founder mark zuckerberg. >> no one else in the world has the ability to reach as many people as they do. they have a responsibility to play down the middle. >> reporter: it comes after fallout that facebook suppressed conservative stories from its users on its popular trending topics list. >> even the
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can't compete with facebook in terms of influence and reach. >> reporter: they say the list is identified by algorithms and only reviewed by facebook employees to make certain they are tied to a current event. but gizmodo says a former facebook employee came forward claiming news curators prevented conservative stories from appearing on the site. >> this was something that facebook wasn't forthcoming about and was actually quite misleading about for the course of a two-year span. >> if they were juicing the algorithm in any way, people have a right to be very angry about that. >> reporter: launching an internal investigation, zuckerberg says the tech giant never aims to suppress political perspectives. he invited conservative leaders for the round table after some say he took a veiled spot at donald trump. >> instead of building walls, we can help people build bridges. and instead ofiv
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we can help spribring people together. >> reporter: coming together this week, facebook and conservatives. an open dialogue that may also soon be trending. >> zuckerberg says facebook has found no evidence that the claims are true and says he remains committed that the social media site will remain an open platform for all ideas. matt and savannah, back to you. >> miguel, thank you very much. there's troubling news this morning on sunscreen. consumer reports tested dozens of water-resistant sunscreens with spf numbers of 30 or higher. here's what they found. nearly half did not meet their spf claims. nearly 3/4 of natural sunscreens also falling short. if you don't have one of the top-rated products, consumer report says to use a chemical sunscreen with an spf of at least 40. that way, you should get the minimum protection needed. other news this morning. i want to show you a frightening close call caught on
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surveillance camera. it happened in oklahoma. there's an employee helping a customer when suddenly, a pickup truck crashes through the wall, narrowly missing them both. they were hit by debris but walked away uninjured. the customer believes her guardian angel was by her side. the driver wasn't intoxicated but will be ticketed for inattentive driving. let's start with basketball. one of the western conference finals between the golden state warriors and the oklahoma city thunder. westbrook led the points for the thunder, who ended up with the win. now the nhl. the penguins and the lightning. crosby broke a 2-2 tie in overtime, that gave the we think w -- penguins a win. the series is
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game one of the eastern conference finals is tonight. >> i love when you do the sports. >> i love the sports. >> it's fun. now you do the weather. >> that's my wheel house. ious side, we're looking at wet weather stretching from the mid-atlantic states all the way down to the gulf. of course, that enhanced risk of severe weather down through texas. west coast looks spectacular. into the plains, we have g gorgeous weather and plenty of what's it like to be in good hands? like finding new ways
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good morning. it's currently just about 7:20 a.m., if i can just get it out. it's cloudy skies and raindrops moving into the region already. have your rain gear ready to go. mid-50s across the area right now. temperatures won't move much over the course of the day. it's likely to be raining by recess and dismissal time. highs today only in the 50s. tomorrow, a little improvement later in the >> that's your latest weather. >> al, thanks. when good intentions go wrong. why two tourists at yellowstone say they loaded a baby bison into the back of their car, and the urgent new warning to all park visitors. and the new ways that hackers could be targeting your home. why your television, refrigerator, even your doorbell could be putting your safety at risk. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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double the speed limit when it rounded a curve and went off the tracks a year ago. eight people died. more than 200 were injured in that derailment. melissa mollet has the traffic. >> inbound 50, we're still really slow because of an earlier problem there. inbound 14th street bridge, a crash there is blocking some lanes. inner loop at rockville pike, overturned tractor-trailer. it's on the shoulder. all lanes are open. state highway will be coming out later. clopper road. yo a look at
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will be released from jail this week. a judge decided to reinstate his bail after it was revoked in march over occur view vcurfew v. labrie will have to wear a monitor. a baby bison loaded in the back of a car by two tourists at yellowstone national park. tamron has the story behind that photo. >> good morning, everyone. park officials say that calf had to be euthanized after rejected from its herd. the tourists thought they were doing the right thing, trying to protect the young animal. their actions ignored the park ru rules, intending to keep wildlife and people safe. >> reporter: this picture snapped by a witness is not photoshoped and not something to laugh about, say officials at yellowstone national park. two tourists came across this road and brought it to a ranger station.
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worried because the wacalf was near cars and looked cold. >> the rangers took the calf back where the tourists found it but the herd wouldn't accept it. >> we made numerous attempts to put it back with its herd, but the newborn calf kept coming back to the road, chasing cars, trying to get close to visitors. >> reporter: bison, also known as american buffalo, are a huge draw in yellowstone. last week, president obama passed a law to make the bison the country's official mammal. no all tourists are getting the message. viral videos and social media showing people petting wild animals and posing for selfies. sometimes with near disastrous results. >> there you go. >> reporter: federal law prohibiting disturbing or petting animals in the national
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visitors are supposed to stay 25 yards away from all wildlife, and 100 yards away from bears and wolves. >> yellowstone national park is not a zoo and not a petting zoo. it's a place for people to come and experience wild animals in their natural environment. >> reporter: the tourists in this case have not been identified, but they were fined and could still face more charges. >> park officials tell nbc they did not have any good options in this case. the calf could not be shipped out of the park because of an ongoing quarantine involving a contagious disease. the park doesn't have the resources to take care of a young calf that long. officials want to get the word out about not getting too close to bison, especially ahead of the summer tourist season, also mating season, when the animals are the most dangerous. >> so they tried to do something smart, but it would have been better if they'd picked up the phone, called a park ranger and said, we have concerned over this baby or calf. >> it's clear from the reports, it kept wandering away. it may have been already
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in the car. >> head lyline from tamron, can put it in your car. >> cameron. >> calf and tamron all together. >> i'm call thad aed that all t. guess what, it's not quite done with winter yet. in new england, this is vermont, waterbury, vermont, picking up snow. caribou, maine got over 5 inches of snow yesterday. i know you may be whining about the chilly temperatures, but it's worse there. the jetstream dipping to the south. from denver to baltimore, temperatures way below normal. tallahassee even cooler than usual. same in new orleans. tomorrow we'll see those temperatures a little on the chilly side. we don't see things starting to
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by friday, you'll see temperatures starting to moderate slowly. and then we start to flip the switch as we get into the beginning of next week. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. clouds skies for everybody and raindrops for many now. these raindrops will eventually overtake the entire region. temperatures are in the cool 50s now. we'll stay mostly in the 50s for the remainder of the day today. another pretty good chance for some rain, especially early tomorrow. should taper off. we might get a peek or two of sunshine late tomorrow afternoon. nice sunshine for thursday and friday. and the weekend looks like the rainiest day will be saturday, could be a sunday shower as well. >> get that weather any time you need it. weather channel on cable. weather.com online. elite athletes are just like the rest of us. they have good days and bad days. >> where is this going? >> tiger woods, for example, bad day. found nothing but the water. >> oh. >> during aol
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there's a good chance it came with a wi-fi connection. >> those products can open your house to hackers. tom costello is back with a firsthand look. tom? >> we've all become accustomed to protecting our home, computers and laptops from hackers. we may not be thinking about protecting the fridge, the tv, the baby cam. all through the in-house wi-fi. >> reporter: it's a wired and wireless work out theld out the more homes connected to the iot, internet of things. from the refrigerator and oven to the tv, thermostat, baby monostomon monitor and doorbell. >> there are poor security on these than we expect from the traditional computer. >> reporter: the global head of resear research, and you heard right. a hacker is looking for these targets. >> the challenge with these
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devices is that most of them are connected to the same wireless network where your computer resides. >> why would anybody want to hack my doorbell, fridge or thermostat? >> they can use it as a means to access more interesting sources of information. >> reporter: including bank documents, e-mails, everything could be vulnerable. the problem? most homes use wi-fi routers that come with default passwords that are easy to hack. homeowners often don't bother changing them. >> you'll see password, no password, 1234, default. >> reporter: to prove how easily routers can be hacked, i drove to a colleague's home outside of boston. by the time i got to the doorbell, he'd already hacked in. then watched my every move on the in-home security cameras he'd broken into. >> you say you've hacked this house. prove it to me. >> if you just turn to your left a little bit, give the camera a wave. >> you've hacked this camera because the default password was
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weak? >> that's exactly it. we've been able to use the fact that it automatically connects to the internet, to get to it from the outside. you have a nice security alarm there. >> you've hacked the alarm system? >> reporter: more concerning, once into the wi-fi, james targeted the computer, tracking all my movements on the laptop. from online shopping to e-mails and bank accounts. >> and the password, denver broncos win 2016. >> so you're seeing everything i type in on my password. >> we can see anything you type, anywhere on your computer. >> reporter: the open back door for the entire house, that wireless router with the weak password. >> so the moral of the story is to make sure your password is not easily hackable? >> make sure you update your devices. keep them up to the latest software version. last but not least, set good passwords. >> yeah, as a reminder, experts recommend at least a 14-character long password. many suggest running words together, like the
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song, that only you would remember, and an automated hacking program wouldn't figure out. even better, mixing languages. you're multi-lingual, right? mix up the languages, put in numbers and it'd be difficult for a hacking program. >> i'll change mine to something i can barely say. tom, thank you. ahead on pop start, your look at new music and videos from a few of the biggest stars in the business. coldplay, adele and justin timberlake. the headaches caused by the long screening lines.
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we're back at 7:49. this is the scene this morning at dallas-ft. worth international airport. passengers there and, frankly, at airports across the coup tnt facing long screening lines. dylan is in the orange room with more. people are taking to social media to vent. >> why wouldn't they? it's what you do. we've been hearing about the airport horror stories and the never ending security lines. there is a picture from one tsa checkpoint that is terrifying. fair warning, it's gruesome, but i promise, it is 100% fake. here it is. possibly the strangest thing at a tsa checkpoint, a dead body prop from
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massacre" movie. this brought on jokes. joey said he was alive at the start of the tsa security line. jokes aside, the airline for america group says to share pictures of lines with #i hate the wait. this one is from lax. another from atlanta. now, airports are trying to find creative ways to cope with the frustrations. in san diego, travelers are being entertained by clowns. >> that's supposed to help? >> no, this is more terrifying than the actual line. in cincinnati, they've enlisted the help of therapy ponies to bring down the tension. i don't know why you wouldn't pay for the actual tsa people. anyway, the reaction to the strategy sums it up well. okay, now things are just getting weird. that's all i got, guys. i don't know how you follow that. >> isn't the story of the dead body prop that couldn't fit in an overhead, so they had to buy a seat?
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sitting in a seat? >> people were arriving on the plane, like what just happened? >> you don't want to be next to that. >> the joys of air travel. dylan, thank you. the new conversation sparked by the meteorologist and the so-called sweatergate. what is appropriate to wear at work and who decides? simon cowell on judging talent, twenty more years of this job? yikes. my kids say go for it, mom. be that woman who does what she loves.
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7:56 is your time now. good morning, i'm eun yang. a rough commute, melissa mollet has been busy. >> it has been a busy tuesday morning. inbound 14th street bridge, a police response on the left side, folks trying to get around that one. it is very slow there this morning. outer loop at university, a lane blocked because of a disabled vehicle there. otherwise i would say overall looking pretty typical. again, all of the green is our radar showing that rain falling this morning. inband suitland parkway, a vehicle stopped in the left lane right n. we'lowl
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we're dealing with raindrops and temperatures in the 50s right now. there's more rain where these drops came from. it will be range during the course of the day. we're in the 50s now, we'll stay in the 50s most of the day. sunshine returns late wednesday and into thursday and friday. the weekend does look a little wet. >> thanks, chuck. back to the "tod" show. ay
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♪ talk to my girl it's 8:00 on "today". coming up, giving birth on facebook. a california couple broadcasted the happy event live online. raising the question, how much is too much to share when it comes to social media? ♪ my love more here comes the judge. we'll talk to simon cowell about fatherhood, fame and finding himself back on tv on "america's got talent." >> are you still the same tough judge judge? a little of the harsh critic? >> when you're judging talent, and they can't sing a note in tune, it's cruel to say you're good. ♪ can't stop the feeling new tune tuesday. some of the biggest stars releasing new music this morning.
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hits from coldplay, justin timberlake and adele. today, tuesday, may 17th, 2016. ♪ i love a country girl ♪ i love a friday night ♪ i love this life ♪ do we drove 24 hours to new york. >> good morning, texas. we love y'all! >> who is your nana from indiana, turning 70 today. >> today is my 10th birthday. >> hello and good morning. nice to see you. hi, hoosiers. like your shirt. >> thank you. it's 8:00 on "today". it's tuesday, may 17th, and it's a nice day out on our plaza. we have a nice crowd. loud and proud. quite a few 70th birthdays i see. happy birthday to them. >> 70 is the
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>> indeed. >> we've been making faces at the hoosier hotties here. >> who is your hotty? >> exactly. we have a lot to get to this morning. yes? oh, okay. >> we're still on. >> not quite done. let's go inside for a check of the top stories of the morning. natalie is off today. tamron is doing that for us. >> good morning. storms unleashed tornadoes and flash flooding in texas, oklahoma and the gulf coast and could grow more violent today. kerry sanders is in oklahoma city for us this morning. kerry, good morning. >> good morning, tamron. it was a rough night. violent winds. a short distance from here, 69 miles per hour. it's the tornadoes that have been the real focus here. as yo cu can see the video of t tornadoes, two suspected tornadoes touched down indurham. it appears the tornadoes touched down in mostly rur
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not much damage reported, at least thus far. to the south in texas, relentless rains have caused flooding. corpus christi area, 12 inches of rain in 24 hours. now, it's drying out and people are finding they have a mess on their hands. now, finally, the focus on hail. hail falling and predicted again in forecasts for today. that's hail thus far that's caused an amazing $1 billion in damage to both roofs and cars. as i said, the fear is, we may see more of it again today. tamron? >> kerry, thank you. donald trump is now almost even with hillary clinton in our new nbc news/surveymonkey poll released overnight. trump closed the lead to three points. clinton is trying to regain momentum after a string of losses to bernie sanders. trump aides say if clinton is the nominee, trump will hammer her on
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e-mail controversy and over her own response to her husband's infidelities. the u.s. coast guard released dramatic video. three brothers rescued monday after their yacht capsized off erie, pennsylvania. the trio were in rough waves for nearly two hours. they were pulled to safety by the coast guard. they've been hospitalized for thigh hype therm hypothermia. "star wars" fans, there was a luke skywalker sighting in ireland on monday. the jedi and his cast mates arrived ahead of filming there later this week. the movie franchise is using irish locations along the west coast of the country during what is expected to be a three-week shoot. "star wars" episode viii is due to the released in the fall o
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not matt. >> reminds me, i have to see "star wars." thank you, tamron. just ahead, you're not going to believe the new selfie stick we're going to show you. >> it's the mother of all selfie sticks. >> it is. plus, a california couple shares the birth of their son on facebook live. people are asking, is that taking sharing on social media too far? simon cowell gets personal in an exclusive interview. is the famously tough judge becoming a big
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latest on this. it chemkeeps going. >> they're calling it sweatergate. more people are sounding off on social media. some infuriated at the dress that liberte chan wore on air. others are jumping to her defense. it begs the question, what is appropriate for work and is there a double standard? we went to a career expert to find out. >> reporter: moments before the camera started rolling, liberte chan was excited about her dress for her upcoming weather report. suddenly, live on air, an off-screen arm hands her a sweater. >> what's going on? you want me to put this on? why? because it's cold? >> getting a lot of e-mail. >> what? >> reporter: social media erupted. some upset by the cover up. can't believe liberte chan had to cover up a sleeveless dress. women are attacked for being too sexy and not sexy enough. whoa, ktla, i didn't like the dress either but you didn't have to make her cover up on air like that.
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inappropriate. her co-workers reading comments from angry viewers. >> does she look like she stayed out late at a party and came dressed the same for work? >> reporter: what is appropriate for professional women in the workplace. >> you're not going to wear this to work? >> why? >> it's one shoulder. you definitely do not want to have a shoulder revealed. >> reporter: nicole williams is a career expert who says it is more difficult to gauge appropriateness in the summer. but she believes professional women should never wear tank tops, flip-flops or shirts more than two inches above the knee. >> jeans? >> sometimes. >> sleeveless shirts? >> sometimes. i'd bring a jacket. bring a jacket just in case. >> spaghetti straps? >> not even maybe. i see a lot of young women wearing clothes that don't represent their best professional selves. the problem is, people make assessments based on what you're wearing. >> reporter: even a scientific
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study from lawrence university indicated women in high-level positions who dress in attire emphasizing sexy are perceived as less competent and intelligent. what about the men? >> it's harder for women because we have more options. for a man, it's a suit, a tie. there's so few options for a man, that they can't get it wrong. >> reporter: for now, liberte chan is only addressing the dress on her blog. writing, there is no controversy at ktla. my bosses did not order me to put on the cardigan. it was a spontaneous moment. at the end of the day, experts say it's not about how your co-workers perceive you. it's about how you perceive yourself. >> liberte chan was back at work on monday and wearing this dress with her shoulders covered. this time, the only hot topic had to do with the weather. >> is that the last of this? >> we don't know yet. we are watching to find out. >> wow. >> culotte gate. >> that's ne
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stories that are trending today. >> facebook live, as we know, is all the rage these days. we've been doing it around here. even president obama took part in a live stream on monday. one california couple took it a little further. they live streamed the birth of their child. the video shows mom there in labor. dad is behind the camera and, at times, narrates the action. the video is not really graphic. at the end, you hear crying and see a beautiful baby boy. in one hour, the 45-minute video got more than 2,000 views. wow. what do we think? >> looks painful. >> i would not put my birth on facebook live. >> the shot you see her leg at some point, the knee shot, maybe if it were -- i don't know. i'm not a director. >> i have great pictures of annette giving birth all three times, but i wouldn't be doing it -- >> publicly. >> -- publicly. >> no pictures on facebo
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>> that's a video, to me, that is -- >> a lot of people take video. >> it's private. >> for you, exactly. how about this question: have you ever thought about how you would like to go? i mean, would you like to -- >> you mean die? >> yes. surrounded by family and friends. surrounded by nature. in the middle of doing what you love doing. which you ever thought about it? >> family and friends. >> sleeping. i don't want to wake up. just sleep. >> yeah, probably sleeping. >> okay. little was the world's largest serving symphony player. on sunday, she died on stage in the middle of her performance at age 87. playing the song, "there's no business like show business." on facebook, the symphony said she was fortunate to do what she loved doing, right up until the end of her life. >> wow. >> it's a nice thought, i think. if you love being on stage and that's your passion -- >> and that's it
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game, still able to do encore, right? >> it was? >> i believe that's what it was. >> i didn't know we were going to go so deep. >> not exactly what i was looking for, but her friends said this is exactly what she would have wanted. >> how would you want to go? >> not in the middle of this broadcast, i can tell you that. >> some daiys, it felt like tha. >> we've all done thought it, y. you win some, you lose some. definitely proven true on monday with two of the biggest sports stars. first, tiger woods, incredible golfer. let's remember, he is one of the best athletes in the world. but his comeback hit a snag. he was promoting his upcoming tournament and things didn't go
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second shot in the water. and the third shot hdid land on dry ground, but it ended up in the water. >> it's such a bummer. it really is. >> he had two back surgeries last year. he says he's progressing nicely. i mean, it's hard to be mounting your comeback and the whole world is watching you. >> he wants to get back to top form. not sure whether he can do it. it's been a tough couple years for him. someone had a better day, steph curry. his warriors lost their game against oklahoma city, but check out what happened before the game. he's warming up at half court. he showed why he gets so much attention. he hits, count them, one, two, three -- >> oh, my gosh. four. >> in a row? >> in a row from half court. five in a row from half court. >> he's not
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>> he's just a mystery. >> he extended all his energy because they lost. >> do it during the game next time. new music from some of the world's biggest stars. and mariah carey takes you inside her world. >> let's start with the new music coming out. justin timberlake, releasing a new music video for "can't stop the feeling." it debuted at the bill debuted 100 list at number one. adele is teasing the video for her latest single, called "send my love to your new lover." she posted this short video on monday. the video premiers this sunday. i love this song, it gets stuck in my head. there's coldplay playing with per aspective and releasing
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trip trippy music video. coldplay goetting ready to kick off its tour in july. >> old joke. old, old joke. >> never mind. >> i'm so confused. >> let's talk about giselle. the supermodel says life wasn't always so good. she tells is in the new york times" that during her childhood she was bullied for being too tall and skinny. gisselle said the experiences helped her deal with the rejection that comes with modelling. finally,
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docu-series. >> hi, i'm mariah carey. hey, it's mariah carey. >> i'm not not cinderella. my life has not been a fairy tale. forget the image. i'm wearing these glasses because we're in fluorescent lighting and i have a rule which states that i will not be seen in fluorescent lighting without sunglasses. i know it's very '90s. >> that's maria's world. it debuts later this year. that's our pop start. >> her world is just like our world. >> it has the same rules. >> let's get a check of the weather while we're at it. >> we should go online and tell the joke online. >> anyway. so we have been talking at tamron has, the strong storms firing up. and again, they're doing it
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oklahoma and texas. we're watching this very closely. we have a risk of strong storms today from corpus christi, midland, dallas, shreve port. we've got 16 million people under the threat of large hail and a few tornadoes. rainfall amounts going to be generally 3 to 5 inches of rain throughout central texas. some places could pick up 6 inches or more before it's all over. the rest of the country, we look for that wet weather extending to the mid-atlantic states. plenty of sunshine along the west coast, temperatures flirting with 80 degrees in portland, oregon. sunshine, and temperatures finally starting to moderate just a tad in the northeast. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning. storm team 4 radar shows moderate rain moving over the dmv early this morning. temperatures are in the low to mid-50s across much of the area. 58 now in washington all the way up to 60 now in st. mary's county where the rain is almost ready to move in. fo
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day, clouds and rain for much of the day. we'll be off to a rainy start again tomorrow. gradually some clearing out la >> that's your latest weather. >> that was good. >> we'll do it another time. >> there's a guy named plenty wingo. he was mr. backwards. he got mugged in a park and died because passersby ignored his cries of pleh. >> that's a good one. leads us to our exclusive sbh interview with simon cowell. >> he's joined the panel on "america's got talent." natalie sat down with simon to talk about his return to tv and whether being a dad turned him into a big softy. >> the reality is, there is not a single person on planet earth who would ever pay to hear you sing. >> reporter: he's not always nice. >> you just killed every cat in er
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usually right. >> it sounded like two 3-year-olds who got flu, trying to sing. >> reporter: now, he's back. >> this first season on camera, simon cowell! >> reporter: after ten seasons executive producing "america's got talent," simon is joining hei heidi, howie and mel at the judge's table. >> you are co-creator of this show. why did it take 11 seasons for you finally to sign on to be a judge? >> i had to hire myself. that's the advantage of running the show. >> great mix of judges with such incredible chemistry. do they make fun of you? >> yeah, they stole my seat. >> who is sitting in your seat? >> howie. >> howie has your seat. is that the front seat? >> the main seat. >> head of the table. >> i'm in fourth place at the moment. >> i do believe we didn't get any buzzes. >> never too
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style? >> are you still a tough judge, a harsh critic? >> i think when you're judging talent and they can't sing a note in tune, i think it's cruel to say, you're good. >> what's the worst you've seen? give me an example. >> just weird stuff. >> people rejugurgitateregurgit last season? >> that's kind of what always happens when i do auditions. i attract the crazy. >> reporter: off screen, simon settled down, crazing his 2-year-old son eric with girlfriend lauren silverman. >> you're loving being a dad? >> you can't not. what i realized was -- because i've always had dogs. when you have a puppy, they respond to you. when you have a baby, the first six months, i literally haven't got a clue what to do. i said to lauren once, i think he hates me. there's no response. then one day, bang, it
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clicked. we were communicating. then they become like part of you. >> does he spend time on set? >> i think he'll be taking over the company. >> you're grooming him already, at 2 years old. >> i want him to get used to it. he sits in my chair. introduced to the judges. >> going to wear the v-necks. >> he started that already. and the sunglasses. >> oh, my. >> he's adorable. >> reporter: backstage, simon gave me a sneak peek at some of his pre-show rituals, like canned air. >> l.a., the air isn't great. i want to wake myself up. >> canned oxygen? >> $500 a bottle. it's cheap. >> reporter: eye drops, quick blow dry and it's show time. >> i get to walk out with simon cowell. >> reporter: as his lucky side kick, i was about to get a taste of what being simon cowell really feels like. >> make
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for the "today" show. >> reporter: trust me when i say, it's a thrill. >> i can't believe i just did that. that was crazy. my mind is blown. >> reporter: for "today", natalie morales, pasadena, california. >> looks like she had a good time out there. >> i love simon cowell. he's so mean, but i love him. >> the little baby, so cute. >> love the new season of "america's got talent." premieres tuesday, may 31st, here on nbc. dylan? >> how lucky am i? the lonely island crew is in the house. we'll catch up with andy, jorma and akiva, and find out why they'll never stop never stopping. after your local news. did i say it right? >> you did. >> i'll let you talk now.
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good morning, it's 8:26 on this tuesday, may 17th. i'm aaron gilchrist. let's get right over to melissa mollet, problems on 395. >> 395 inbound at the 14th street bridge. we lost that camera. 210, a crash blocking the right lane. outer loop at university, one lane blocked. inner loop as you're crossing he emergency legion bridge and
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raindrops have returned to the dmv. they'll be with us for the remainder of the day. temperatures are in the mid-50s across much of the area now and won't move a whole lot for the rest of the day. today's high, 58.
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66s. we'll update it for you tomorrow. sunshine not back for sure until thursday and friday.
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first, let me take a selfie. >> it's 8:30 now on a tuesday morning. it's the 17th day of may, 2016. there's a really good reason for this musical choice of #selfie. >> our friends have come up with the ultimate selfie stick. matt, yes, your dreams have come true. comes with all the bells and whistles you can imagine. we'll give it a try. >> even a wind blower. >> yes, a fan. >> yeah! >> doesn't fit in your purse though. >> it doesn't fit in my pocket either. >> there's a lot of wires. >> that is a serious deal. >> yeah. >> we have the lonely i
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sorry. i got distracted by the selfie. >> need help? >> i'll take those. >> they'll hang out with us. poking fun at today's pop start. mr. roker, how about a check of the weather? >> everything is awesome. let's show you what is going on out there. for today, the risk of strong storms through texas. wet weather through the gulf coast and mid-atlantic states. northern states looking pretty darn good. tomorrow, we continue to see wet weather through texas. they do not need that. more rain in the pacific northwest and some showers down through florida. that's what's going on on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. rain again. the 18th out of the last 21 days with rainfall here. and rain stretches all the way down into the carolinas and out into parts tennessee, all coming in our direction. we are stuck with the raindrops for today, tonight, and at least the first half of the day tomorrow. there are some indications that later in the day tomorrow we could get the rain turned off just briefly, righter
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as sunshine comes back for thursday and friday. also concerns for rain as we head into the weekend. and no warm weather >> don't forget to check us out any time on our sirius xm channel, 108. we'll have some fun here. this lady looked at the selfie stick and said, whoa, my god. tamron, what is this? >> okay. this is pretty much amazing. if you're a fan of selfie sticks, and we are, right, guys? our friends at the viral video fr pranksters create add one of a kind version that put your average selfie stick to shame. it's not a prank, and we got to test it right here. savannah, you love selfies. don't play me, girl. >> look at this. >> here we go. >> what is it doing? what's different? >> reporter: extended by
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lights. and a fan for that windblown look. they call it the amazing electric selfie stick. it's designed by the wizards at think moto, the creators of the devil baby, and the amazing lift-up taxi surprise. >> let that be a lesson to you. >> reporter: here on our plaza, our guests couldn't get enough of the souped up selfie stick. >> want to take a selfie with us? >> yes! >> even has a fan to make your hair blow. >> let's give them some love. do i get one of these? >> do i get one of these? guess what? it took three months to create this. they only have two and they
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aren't for sale. we'll do the fan. ready, ladies? >> ready. >> we're all beyonce over here. my favorite part -- i've got to go over with you for a second -- >> awe! >> everybody loves the selfie. >> i love the backlight. fabulous. ladies, look at us. oh, my gosh. anyway, this is promoting the sixth premiere of lifetime show "unreal." no plans to sell these. based on the people crying for me to take a selfie, nand the d is high. >> market this, guys. >> who wouldn't want to buy a $700 selfie stick? >> come on. here we go. this is the easiest way to get friends. >> this is not tamron's first selfie, i can tell you that. up next, the lonely island boys on their hilarious new take on pop stars taking a selfie. first, these mes
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we are back at 8:36. the guys from lonely island have racked up more than a billion views online for digital shorts like yolo, i'm on a boat, jack sparrow and a song about a body part in a box. that's all we'll say about that. they have a new movie, called "pop star," never stop, never stopping. it's about a star on a comeback mission after his latest album flopped. nothing says comeback like an on-camera proposal. >> will you marry me? ♪ please freaking say yes, girl ♪ >> the wolves are loose! >> oh, god! >> run, now! >>
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>> seal, come on, hurry. >> are you okay? >> i'm fine. >> lonely island is here. adam samberg, akiva schaffer and jorma takaccontaccone. tell me seal is okay. >> he's okay. >> he'll make it. >> you play a boy band known as the style boyz, with a "z." >> it's not a real band. >> connor goes out solo, and do you leave these guys behind? >> jorma becomes the dj, and akiva's character is bitter and moves to a farm. >> being his dj isn't a good gig. you have to wear a robot helmet. >> was it heavy? >> it was heavy, yeah. >> did you wear it? >> i didn't wear it all the time because it was heavy. i was trying to co-direct. >> so this is kind of
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mocumenta mocumentary. it's the musical documentaries we've seen lately. did you have anybody in mind, like justin bieber, for example. >> he had "never say never." this is never stop, never stopping. >> i can see that parallel, now that you said it. >> you said zblit. >> exactly. >> we watched bieber. love bieber. katy perry, one direction, j.lo, beyonce. we watched everyone's doc. there's a lot of rappers, too, it's based on and pulled from. they do a lot of -- we watched the lil wayne documentary. >> we weren't singling anyone out. >> they're composite characters? >> yeah. >> like any huge star, conner 4 real, numeral 4, has an entourage, dj, and perspective manipulator. explain .
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conner to public events that is shorter than him, so it makes conner look taller on camera. >> it's awesome when you think about it. if you have an entourage, and i'm sure you do, what would be -- >> i would need a perspective manipulator. >> you are the manipulator in the group. >> i make them look average height. >> it's ably played by danny strong, co-creator of "empire." >> i would have everybody wear glasses. so you can't be like, that's the nerdy one. >> oh, over time, we're totally on the same cycle. >> you think that. >> you wrote the music. as i said, getting critical acclaim. >> thanks for saying that. >> i'll quote from the song, "i'm so humble." i poo poo it when girls say i should model. belly is full from all the pride i swallow. it's
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>> it's poetical. >> it is. did you have the greatest time doing this? you've been friends for years. >> we went to junior high and high school together. to do this is a dream, not ironically. >> now, we have an office and a microphone in the office. we used to have a microphone in the office at "snl." just sort of switched offices. >> did you guys get to boss around andy? you're all producers of the film, but you guys were the directors. >> yeah, that was the main reason for us to actually co-direct. we wanted that title. primarily, to boss around andy. >> being a producer, i could fire back. >> okay, good. >> i think you should take a longer pause there. i'd go, i'm a producer! you take a pause there. there were a lot of hats. >> any more digital shorts coming? we named the greatest hits, the ones we could on morning television. >> we're hoping to get something going in anticipation of the film. >> that seemed like a hint. >> it's cryptic but hintful. 'm
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8:44. this morning on today food, the surprising ingredient making its way into almost everything these days. erica hill is here to explain. we are talking about? >> seaweed. >> yum. >> my kids have been eating it as a snack for years. we'll win you over, matt lauer. it's been a staple in some diets for centuries. sushi rolls, other than that, there hasn't been a huge appetite for it in the u.s., until now. >> reporter: seaweed is no longer just a way to roll up sushi. today, it's making its way into y
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like this green tea waffle in las vegas. topped with black sesame chocolate ganache and coconut ice cream. >> people are blown away with the different, complex textures. >> reporter: the kcosmopolitan' bar serves it in cocktails. the mother club uses a house made paired with whiskey and sherry. seaweed topped orange blossoms. >> seaweed grows in different tidal areas. >> reporter: the nutritionist has been singing its praises for more than a decade. >> it has more minerals than practically any other plant. it's healthy in nutrients hard to get, like iodine. >> reporter: seaweed has been a staple in asian diets for
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it was used in dpregreek and ro times as medicine. in scotland, it's been used as fertilizer and food for thousands of years. the salty, sustainable sea plant is gaining new fans today. look no further than social media. it's mention was up 20% over the last year according to foursquare. mentions inspired, no doubt, by the seaweed offers at more than 15,000 restaurants across the country. >> it can be found on the streets of seattle. >> reporter: seaweed on a hot dog. >> at first, it might be sweet because it'st onions. then edema amameedamame, japane tastiness. >> reporter: further proof, the options for this tasty trend are
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endless. >> jennifer adler, who you saw there walking on the rocks, leads seaweed 101 classes in the san juan islands near seattle. she teaches people to find and use seaweed. savannah asked for the hot dog. sorry, i didn't bring it. >> looked good. >> we had some in vanvancouver. really good. >> seaweed bacon. >> it's like a health food. >> thanks for bringing all these things for lunch. up next, the coach who helped michael phelps become the greatest olympian of all time. bob bowman's tips for success we can all use. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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this guy here, bob bowman, is a legend in the world of swimming. he's coached olympic legend michael phelps into the record books. now he's taken the lessons he learned on the pool deck and put them in a new book, "the golden rules," ten steps to world-class excellence in your life and work. good morning. >> morning, matt. >> will this work with average joes? you're used to dealing with athletes with enormous talent. does it translate to work and business? >> it does. that's why i wrote the book. through any career, i knew people who seemed to
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i think it didn't have anything to do with their vision, but a plan of getting there. i think the ten gnants in the b give nemthem a plan. >> for the sake of timing, let's talk about the few of the steps. one is short term goals lead to long term success. give an example. >> the most important decision you'll make is what you're doing right now. i think these great achievements you might see down the road are really just an addition of small decisions made every day. >> should people write goals down? michael phelps is famous for writing down goals, keeping them private but checking them often. >> you should write it down. commit to it and have a road map. >> adopt an all-in attitude, not a get-out attitude. >> attitude is probably the most important part of the process. a lot of the things you're going to do to achieve
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really money date aundane and o things. it's the attention to detail that's important. >> what about risk? people think the best way to be successful is slow and steady wins the race. other people take risks. what are you a fan of? >> expanding comfort zone. no growth takes place in your comfort zone. when you're uncomfortable, it's when you'll grow the most. >> you talk about something i love. a lot of people in the work world are put through reviews. they do business or performance reviews. you don't like to look at it that way. >> yeah. >> when you talk to people, you like to do performance previews. explain the difference. >> you're kind of looking at where you are and decide where you want to go together. to me, that's the most important thing. you're obviously going to learn from your past, but you're going to look ahead more. >> i sit down with you as an em ploim y employ y employee and say, where will we go from here? >> exactly. >>e
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made you stronger. >> no question, the best example we give, you know, is michael and the beijing olympic games. 200 meter butterfly, goggles fill up with water on the first lap, and he uses lessons we'd learned before, practicing without goggles or broken goggles, to count his strokes and finish on the right stroke. >> you've had a famous up and down relationship. you're a great team, but there have been strained times. how is it standing right now? >> it's never been better. we have a new addition to the family, boomer. actually has my middle name. it's been exciting, and we're very, very close right now. >> lastly on this book and the lessons people in the average world can learn from it, what if they say, the rule s sound grea but michael phelps had a guy like bob bowman standing there, pushing him on. do people need someone to drive them? >> they need someone to mentor them. you can always find somebody in your life who
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need it. >> see you in rio, which we look forward to. my best to michael, as well. >> thanks. >> the book is called "the golden rules." we are going to have much more as we kick off the olympics coming up in august. >> matt, thank you so much. if you've dreamed of social media fame, you're in luck. this morning, we're launching a new series, today's social star search. the goal is to find a new crop of fresh faces looking to make it big online, and find out what makes the big business boom. >> reporter: move over, hollywood, there's a new breed of celebrity in town. they're taking the internet by storm. tweeting, gramming, snapping, recording and vining their way to social media stardom. innovative creators now the voice of a new generation. capitalizing and monetizing free digital spaces, where anyone with a voice and vision can be seen and heard. the big question, how do they do it? we are on a mission to
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"today" is on the hunt for the next youtube beauty blogger, vine comedian and instagram fitness guru. looking to make their mark in the social stratosphere. we'll follow three lucky up and comers all summer, as they find out what it takes to build a personal brand and achieve digital domination. >> if you think you have what it takes, go to "today".com. certain rules and restrictions apply. the deadline is next friday, so get going and get creative. speaking of big announcements -- >> time for birthdays. i'm going for instagram couch potato. we love these great friends of ours at smucker's. first of all, happy 100th birthday to marion henry. >> 107. >> i'm sorry. this lady worked on wall street until she was 99 years old. amazing. >> wow. >> sherman of florida, 100 years old. better known as honey. enjoys gardening and spending time with her
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>> paul reiser. >> and my tuesday trend inspired by something you wore. >> really? 8:56 is your time now on this tuesday, may 17th, 2016. good morning, i'm eun yang. let's get right to melissa mollet, tracking a crash on the bw parkway. >> at 32, we're talking about the northbound lanes, have a crash there. also seeing some delays southbound. folks are sort of looking to the left to see what's going on. eastbound toll road at hunter
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mill, accident there blocking the left lane here this morning. inbound 14th street bridge looking a little bit better but still fairly slow. then green/yellow delays due to an earlier problem at shaw howard. >> we'll
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cloudy skies and raindrops, sounds like a broken record, i know. right now the heaviest of the rain is south of the district. southern arlington county, down through the mount vernon section, towards fredericksburg, stafford, and quantico. moderate rain towards charlotte as well. this will be with us for most if not all the remainder of the daylight hours. temperatures have dropped a little bit in washington as the rain has gotten steadier. we'll stay in the 50s all day today. rain tomorrow, drier weather thursday and friday.
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this morning on "today's take," mad about you. paul reiser is here with big news for fans of the hit show. plus, talking on air. some wild video of the powerful winds at mount washington. and brighter is better. we're turning up the color volume for tamron's tuesday trend. 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 tuesday morning, the 17th of may, 2016. i'm willie alongside tamron and al. natalie is out on assignment. tamron has your morning jam. >> okay. the story behind my song.
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even though it was 3 degrees in new york. i was listening to a little music, which i normally don't do, and this came on. i probably pedalled faster than i ever have. it gives me -- like doesn't it? >> he was good on "snl" the other night. >> al is looking at me like -- >> wow, doing that on the bike? >> there was a line out there. i'll go back. >> you watch it on tv. >> i can't hear you. >> i think of the taylor swift commercial when she falls on the treadmill and goes backward. >> i love this song. >> college road trip song. >> really? that's the fear i saw in your eyes when i started dancing. >> it was going to be lucas graham, 7 years old. >> thank you. >> it's going to be -- there was one other one.
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oh, sei oh, zayn malik, "pillow talk." >> i'm stretching this out. >> it's drake. >> let's keep talking to hear the whole song. >> so good. >> drake and future, so good. let's see what you think of the first story. >> making life, perfect transition. >> beautiful thing every time. see what you think of the way they spread the word. everyone seems to be streaming on facebook live these days. a woman live streamed the birth of her child. this happened yesterday. california couple broadcasting a 45-minute, real time birth video. >> vikes. >> it's the leg that gets me. >> yeah, a bit much. >> baby boy, healthy. it's a beautiful moment. no getting around it. >> lovely. >> as good as it gets there. maybe they could have started the video at that point. >> or just, you know, tighten it in, zoom in more, like that shot from the side.
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her leg -- listen, and this is not being critical, but it looks like a chicken wing. >> that's the way it works. >> i've been in that room. >> i hope to join the party one day, and clearly, i need more yoga. that's amazing. >> it is. >> yeah. >> i mean -- >> the sound effects. >> you know what? it's a free country. they can do what they want, if that makes them happy. the thing strange to me, it wasn't just a private account. anyone could get on and watch it. >> was it for educational purposes? >> you did learn something? >> i am the person who -- >> chicken wing. >> -- watches "i didn't know i was pregnant." >> tv show. >> sometimes, i'll confess, i looked at birthing pictures and videos, just because i want to learn more. >> yeah. >> but is it wrong she did it? this is educational for people like me, seeing her. i didn't know your leg had to go like that. i did not know. i swear. >> dad holds one, nurse holds
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>> exactly. >> look, it's a baby! >> and you get your wish. it's a beautiful thing. >> i think it's a -- >> bam. >> earlier today, you know, it's educational. >> they could have made money by putting a logo there or something like that. >> see how he does that? >> might get me in the parenting game. speaking of strange places to put logos, is it strange the philadelphia 76ers have become the first team in the four major sports to sell ads on the jersey? this was all over social media. stubhub, right there, will have its logo on the 76ers jeer srse. the patch is two inches. part of a three-year, nba pilot program they're doing. before you say no, a lot of european teams sponsor. >> sure. and nascar. >> it's everywhere. >> i think it reminds sports purists of how corporations --
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changed to u.s. cellular field. >> people get over it. >> yeah. >> by the way, you're in the stands and can barely see the logos. even watching on tv. >> but does it show we're all owned? what if we had to wear, every day, a little -- >> i think it shows the reality, that that's the way it is. al's point, every baseball stadium has a sponsor. you get used to it. i don't love it as a fan, but every european basketball team, soccer teams, nascar. our four major sport leagues are outliers in the world. >> does it bring down ticket prices? >> if they say stubhub, and i get a cheaper ticket. >> crazy. >> crazy lady. when you buy your jersey for your favorite player, do you wear it on you? >> ones they sell in the arena, probably will have it on you. >>
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with -- >> if it's the favorite player, i'm okay with it. >> why did y'all have me talk about this? >> they're like, it's going to be good. can we hear "jumpman" again? >> logo on your jersey. >> let's say you have this logo on your jersey. would you be thrilled if you're a sponsor, if somebody denigrates you in the jersey? detroit tiger's manager had a meltdown. he confronts the home plate umpire, who ejects him, then he goes nuts. if he had had a logo on there, it'd be blocked off. >> forgive me for some knowing. what does covering the plate do? >> they used to kick dirt. you can't even see the plate. better off without a plate. that whole thing. >> i mean, there were some epic ones before. billy martin. >> i remember martin. kicking the dirt is more
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dramatic than taking my jacket off. show you. >> yeah, right. >> you sports people. if you've ever been in a good head wind when walking around, you struggle to walk. check this out. this guy is standing up in winds of 100 miles per hour. >> how do you stand in that? not at the titethered? >> no. >> look at that, wow. this is the top of the mount washington. >> where's the bottom? >> normal wind speed for may is 30 miles per hour. windy days, 50 to 60. mount washington is the highest peak in the northeast. >> that's 100, you say? >> 100 miles per hour. >> that has to hurt, right? >> dangerous. reminds me of that time when -- roll the video -- 2005. hurricane wilma. >> great. >> oh! >> down goes frazier. >> do you remember what you were thinking about that moment? >> i remember thinking, i just wanted to stand upright. i also had just had back
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>> when i went down, i was hoping, deborah isn't watching. >> was she? >> yeah, she was. >> you got in trouble? >> yeah. >> do you remember roughly how high the winds were? >> 100 miles per hour. >> wow. >> i remember thinking, i wish i was still 300 pounds. i could have stayed up. >> amazing. >> amazing. we have been asking you for your best roller -- oh, you weren't here. >> no. >> so basically, there's this new roller coaster -- >> the joker? >> in new jersey. jill martin is going to go on the roller coaster. the team asked me to go on the roller coaster, but my doctor wouldn't clear me. >> oh, okay. >> by doctor, the fictitious one. i can get a note quickly. jill martin is brave enough. she'll go to this in new jersey. we're picking a wonderful fan to go with her. we're going to send you wit
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roller coaster face. elaine from arkansas. >> elaine, is that a roller coaster after drinks? >> oh, that happened. >> anna and baby jacob. three months. >> oh! >> hams it. >> sabrina from virginia. >> oh! >> girlfriend. >> i woke up like this. >> and upsidedown dorothy. >> impressive. >> see, this is getting you in the spirit. >> amazing. >> it's good. >> enter at facebook.com/"today's take." post your photo andfacebook.com. post your photos and tell us why you deserve to ride the joker. >> best face gets a ride on the joker. >> how do you pick? >> i don't know, that's a hard one. let me see your best roller coaster face. >> ready? >> this is going to go bad. >> remember that woman on the
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log plume? with the mom in the back. >> remember the dad, the guy was, i'm so sorry, i'll never do it again! the crying dad. >> one, two, roller coaster face. that's all you've got? >> let's see yourself. >> i already posted it. >> oh, okay. >> i got it on the hair. >> whoa! >> roller coaster hair. >> you had that coming. >> do you know how long it takes to get this perfect? bruno mars, at least once a day someone says i look like bruno mars. >> i was going to say janelle monet. we've been worried about our friends in texas. they've been getting strong storms. oklahoma is going to get involved for today. we've got 16 million people at risk for some sort of severe weather today, especially this afternoon into this evening.
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flood threat is going to increase. tomorrow we've got, again, the risk of those strong storms. hill country, texas, going to be under the gun. look how much rain parts of texas have gotten. houston, since the last 12 months, they've picked up almost 75 inches of rain, almost 25 inches above normal. and look, since march 1st, san angelo, 9 inches. 9 plus in dallas. almost 20 in houston. 15 in corpus christi which is way above normal, as you might imagine. then you put on top of that, anywhere from 3 to 5 inches. locally some places could see upwards of 6. that's what's going on around the country. here is what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning. we're dealing with raindrops, nowhere near that much to deal with. our rainfall amounts, between a half and a quarter inch of rain. steadier rain farther south. temperatures courtesy of raindrops have been lowered now, mostly into the low and mid-50s. even southern maryland, the rain has started, it's back into the
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our bedroom? >> you run the shower and make the coffee. i think i'm pregnant. just kidding. make the coffee. >> there you have it. paul, good morning. >> good morning. >> that was the very first episode. >> it was so long for you to reenter our lives in this form. >> i really didn't know episodes weren't available. i've been doing standup and people are saying, why can't we get these seasons? he said, what do you mean, i have them. i didn't realize not everybody had a set. it turns out there was some legal complication. we made some phone calling, shook out the tree, and got out the dvd. it was interactive. people said, can you get us the shows? and now here they are. >> instant joy. >> you can watch us age slowly,
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incrementally. he looks a little more tired this season. >> that was the era in the '90s, you had you, "seinfeld," "will and grace." >> there was something in the water at nbc. it was an idea that was universal. people watched it because they went, oh, that's exactly what's going on in my house. and helen hunt is fantastic. from like the first time we met, we had this kind of -- we saw things the same way, the same sense of humor. equally neurotic in different ways, in different times. it kind of looked like a perfectly married couple. >> you co-created the show. i didn't realize you co-wrote the theme song as well. >> every other word i wrote. he wrote this note, i wrote that note. that's how you get equal pay. >> you say you want to score a film at some point. >> i would love to score a
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the drummer is jim celter, who played with the beatles, and the late, great andrew gold singing that. i still compose, and some day i want to write a movie, music to a movie. when you hear good music in a movie, you go, okay, that's good, that kind of stuff lasts. these jokes come and go. >> no, they don't. and your standup continues. >> i'm having fun doing the standup. i missed it. when "mad about you" started, i stopped because i got busy and i forgot to go back. >> where were we? >> what was the impetus to go back? >> the kids said, get out of the house, it's good to see you but enough. i really missed it, i hadn't realized.
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changes every night because of the audience. i'm having a great time doing that. >> you obviously came up in standup. >> i did. >> how did you make the leap to acting? because that's not always an easy thing for standups to do. >> i don't know. "mad about you," i was very clever, i said let me write the character to be exactly like i am so i don't have to act too hard. i'm kind of like that guy, isn't that funny? i don't want to hurt myself. >> if you had to write the pilot episode now, in this time, where facebook, live baby births, and all of that. >> the show was '92 to '99. in some ways it seems quaint when you see a show that doesn't have cellphones or somebody knocks on the door. it's changed. technological has changed the way people write movies and tv, because you wouldn't show up at a door, you text. it looks kind of antiquated. i don't know the answer.
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>> if the show were still on today, what would your characters be like? >> exhausted. we would be exhausted. you can't talk that fast for 20 years. i don't know. in the finale we tried to give a glimpse of where they went over the years. they kind of went through ups and downs. a woman came over to me in an airport and almost physically assaulted me and said, why did you do the ending where they broke up? i said, did you see the ending when they got back together? she said, no, i was too upset. >> to the lady who didn't see the ending, the complete series of "mad about you" is available now. >> you can watch it at your leisure. >> next, tom cavanaugh is speeding buy studio 1-e after this. after this. >> there you go.
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go to facebook.com, dawn saves wildlife. good morning, it's 9:26 on this tuesday, may 17th. i'm aaron gilchrist. the engineer in that deadly philadelphia amtrak derailment a year ago was distracted by radio dispatchers. sources say that's what federal safety investigators will announce today in the final report on that crash. the train was going more than double the speed limit when it rounded a curve and went off the tracks a year ago. eight people died there. more than 200 were injured. today is the funeral for claudine in a molina, the second person killed in the maryland shopping center shooting. her funeral mass will be held at a church in rockville. we'll have a look at your forecast after a quick break.
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rainy weather continues across the region this morning. most of the rain is pretty much from the metro southbound, it's even raining towards hagerstown as well. take your rain gear out the door this morning. temperature will stay in the0
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tomorrow. 70s are back for thursday and friday. big concerns for rain on your saturday, aaron. >> chuck, thank you. keep an eye on the forecast and the news of course with the nbc washington app.
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taking a look at the headlines. the taking a look at the headlines, the ntsb is holding hearings on the crash in philadelphia that killed eight people and injured 200 others. ntsb investigators say they believe the engineer was distracted by radioed traffic from a regional train who just reported being hit by some sort of object. they say the engineer forgot where he was and blew through signs warning him to slow down into the curve. your sunscreen might not be giving you as much protection as the label says it will. consumer reports tested sunscreens with spf numbers of 30 or higher. it found nearly half did not meet their spf claims. and nearly three-quarters of natural sunscreens fe
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if you don't have one of the products that tested well, consumer reports says use a sunscreen with an spf of 40 or more, and you should get at least the minimum protection needed. more evidence this morning on the benefits of exercise. researchers from the national cancer institute say higher levels of leisure time, physical activity, can lower the risk of dying from 13 different cancers. the main exception is skin cancer. they say you should shield your skin from uv rays as much as possible. letting students use laptops and tablets at school may hurt their test scores. one group of cadets was allowed to use tablets or laptops. the other went technology free. those who used devices had a 2-point drop in test scores on a 100-point scale. researchers believe the devices may cause too much distractions for some students. the world's
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ship docked today after its maiden voyage to france. the harmony of the seas is longer than theive eiffel tower tall. the 16-deck vessel cost $1 billion to build. hmm. let's see if al roker is going on a road trip. is it a road trip if you're on a boat? >> i guess that would be a water trip. an ocean trip. as far as today is concerned, wet weather stretching from mid-atlantic states into the southwest. we've got the risk strong storms in texas. out west, gorgeous weather extending into the plains. tomorrow, wet weather in the east. that's going to be basically kind of flying down to florida. we're looking at wet weather continuing in texas, maybe even mountain snows in the northern rockies. beautiful weather continues in the northwest with a few showers
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southern california, 78 tomorrow in l.a. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. rain clouds and raindrops across the region early this morning. this is not going to change for the remainder of the day, so have your umbrellas and rain gear ready to go. rain-cooled, low to mid-50s across the region right now. that's pretty much where we'll stay. moderate rain at lunchtime. rain showers late afternoon into the evening. for tomorrow, we'll started out with raindrops once again. there could be a little clearing lately in the day tomorrow as the rain tapers off and skies should clear out tomorrow evening leaving us with sunshine for your thursday. tom cavanaugh's big break came in the year 2000 when he landed the title role in the sitcom "ed." >> now he's traded his legal degree playing a doctor in the series "the flash." >> he went from evil to good guy to help team flashr
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now his own daughter may be becoming a villain herself. >> ooh. >> what you are is a young woman with a genius level iq that we could use in our fight against this new wave of meta humans. >> okay. all right. fine. >> fine. >> whoops. tom cavanaugh. >> that's a daddy/daughter conversation. >> i am a huge fan of this show. >> i know, it's tremendous, i'm honored by that. >> you drop your voice in this show and start talking like that. >> i do. >> was that a conscious decision? >> no. when you sign on playing the reverse flash on this show, when you sign on to put on like a bad guy suit or a super suit in general, if you talk to
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afleck or christian bale, you might notice those guys talk across the room, can i get the sushi bar, they can't hear me. i'm fine with the water. you know, that's the problem with being one of those bad super hero guys. >> not a lot of range. >> not a lot of range. >> you're good now. let me just say, i can tell when al roker loves someone sincerely, he'll lean in. >> i felt bad, al is like this. >> i'm a fan boy right now. >> for all the people watching the show, you know you have to commit to the full lean-in for everybody. you've been outed by your co-hosts. >> we're not here. go on. >> is it better to play good guy or bad guy? you miss the spandex as the bad guy. >>
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title for an auto bye-bying on are an if i -- autobiography. i like make the bad guy. the nice thing about wells this season, for those who haven't seen it, is he's a bit of a malcontent, a bit of a problem, has no social graces. >> he's a grump. >> he's a grump. he's antagonistic. that's been enjoyable to play. at the same time, he's proven to be very helpful when it comes to like helping team flash. which is good. >> from your childhood, much like al roker, flash was a very important part of this, you've always loved this series. >> i liked the people, the superheroes that have semiattainable powers. a superhero show is essentially, bad guy with a power fights a good guy with a power. a good guy with a
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never do that, i can't do things with my eyes. >> bend steel in your bare hands. >> but everybody can run. maybe if i worked hard and went on a diet, i could run like the flash. >> attainable. >> if there's one super power you could have, what would it be? >> an easy question, al. the ability to eat pizza nonstop with no deleterious effect. it's like, great, i'm on the pizza diet and i'm fine. >> you have this podcast called mike and tomorrow eat snacks. we brought out a couple of snacks. these are our favorite. >> our favorite snacks. you're going to judge us. >> which one is yours? >> gummy bears, that's my favorite. >> this is interesting. you can go to the mike and tom eat snacks show and look at the ratings for most of them. this is interesting, al, becau the very first episode of mike
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not familiar, we play to our strengths. one thing that we're good at. and cheetos was our number one snack. >> i'm old school, i like chunky peanut butter on saltines, i'll eat a whole sleeve of saltines with half a jug of peanut butter. >> everything here is tremendous. homemade chocolate chip cookies is beyond our rating. >> don't forget the snacks. >> watch "the flash" tonight on the cw. next, go bright or go home. tamron's tuesday trend coming up next. >> we want you to wear cheeto bright, a color like this cheetos.
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lifestyle editor. >> i love yours, bright, bright. >> we're not talk neon '80s. >> no, but we're seeing bold, saturated colors. you broke the internet with that pink last week, we loved it. but if you don't want to wear a full pink suit, what can you do? >> accessories. always your most affordable wa to get in on the trend. >> even a handbag. >> even a handbag can completely give a new attitude to your entire wardrobe. it's easy. >> a lot of people say i'm a blonde, i'm fair, my skin is too brown, that's nonsense, you can find the right shade. >> the brighter, the better, just go for it this season. >> this is one of those things
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don't like to wear bright colors because i'm a size 14. nonsense. >> nonsense. >> you do not have to wear black, black they say is slimming but it's boring. let's bring in our first model. >> tamron, it is all about the jumpsuit this season. >> let's be honest, this is a high fashion look. >> high fashion, high wattage. as you said, we need shades to even look at this. but i love the idea of this bright sequins. we've got the reds and the primaries mixed in with metallics and neon orange. >> this is jovery rihanna. >> very rihanna. we took red and went with this great fun lip bag, $34 from go on jane. with the shoes we went simple, $30. >> you look amazing. but i get it, that's a risk. >> this is a
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a rabbi with bl a rabbi with a black belt in karate is the unlikely hero of an organization called kids kicking cancer which teaches martial arts and breathing techniques to patients as young as 3 years old, helping children battling life-threatening diseases. this is the amazing story. >> reporter: power and purpose, words that lexi chants weekly in her karate class. this isn't your typical martial arts lesson. it's made especially for seriously ill children. >> it really helped me, when you have a needle and they poke it in your finger. >> reporter: lexi was diagnosed with leukemia in 2013. for two years,
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pokes and painful procedures. >> having all different procedures, having surgery, she used the power of breathing to help her deal with anxiety. >> it's something that makes the poke not feel like -- you don't even feel it. >> reporter: today not only is lexi a yellow belt. >> my goal is to get every single belt. >> reporter: she's also cancer free. >> we'll be forever members of this program. >> karate helped me kick cancer. >> reporter: the rabbi's daughter passed away from leukemia in 1981. after her death hecology camp, s breathing techniques. >> we change them from being a victim to a victor. >> reporter: in 1989, he founded the nonprofit kids kicking
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the power of the breath to get through the pain. >> we don't do any contact, because children have very brittle bones from therapy. martial arts becomes a metaphor for their energy to battle disease. >> reporter: today three classes are offered at the michigan headquarters and at hospitals and clinics around the world. diagnosed with cancer at age 10, michael hunt was one of the very first students. >> i was able not to take as much pain medication. i wasn't as stressed out at times. >> reporter: now michael is a cancer survivor turned karate teacher. if students are too ill to attend a class, he visits them at the children's hospital in michigan. >> i feel more relaxed when i get my blood, and i'm not all -- >> karate makes me feel stronger and more powerful.
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>> the children are teaching, no matter what we think in our lives, we can respond with greatness. that's an incredible message. >> what an awesome program. kids kicking cancer also offers classes to siblings of children fighting cancer and other diseases. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. .
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we want them to grow up stronger. 9:57 is your time for you on this tuesday, may 17th, 2016. good morning, i'm eun yang. this just in, wilson high school is closing for the day because of a power outage. staff will remain in the school until parents. again, wilson and deal high schools are closing. the trial begins today for a husband accused of murdering his wife in ashburn in 2014
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prosecutors say he killed his wife and trying to make it look like a suicide. let's check in with storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. people are walking in with umbrellas. >> they better be because they'll need them for the way in and the way out later this afternoon. all rain, all the time from this point forward for the remainder of the midday and afternoon hours. current temperatures are only in the low to mid-50s. they also won't be moving much. so 50s today with the rain. 60s tomorrow with rain tapering to showers, then coming to an end late tomorrow. dry thursday and friday and more rain saturday, eun. coming up on midday, activities happening at this weekend's kids to the park day.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to boozeday tuesday may 17. still feels like february. we're listening to "georgia clay" by country star josh kelley. he's getting ready to play one of his new tunes and talk about a power couple, his wife katherine heigl directed the video. she's a great cook. >> she is! and star of the new

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