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good morning. heading wes good morning. heading west in a hurry. hillary clinton cancelling an event in new jersey to get to california a day earlier than planned. a clear reaction to sanders gaining ground there. and our new national poll just out this morning with more bad news for the democratic frontrunner. flooding emerges. the death toll in texas climbs to at least nine people. rivers rising to historic levels. entire neighborhoods evacuated. there's more rain on the way today. fighting back. the mother of the little boy who fell into the gorilla exhibit at the cincinnati zoo depends her actions. she tells critics don't be too
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13 years after a vicious shark attack, stephanie hamilton wows the world at a major championship. she is stoked, today, tuesday, may 31st, 2016. good morning, everybody, welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. >> can you believe that, 13 years after the accident, now she's competing. good for her. >> first, our top story. new drama in the presidential race. hillary clinton is making changes in her campaign schedule to deal with a surging bernie sanders in california. take a look at results from our new nbc news/surveymonkey poll. it shows a
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clinton and trump in their likely matchup. kristen welker is at clinton campaign headquarters in brooklyn, new york. >> reporter: good morning to you. secretary clinton is upending her campaign schedule to add events in california, a sign that she's concerned about losing the state and its 475 delegates that are up for grabs. secretary clinton spent her memorial day in chappaqua, her adopted hometown. she'll cancel an event there to get to california sooner than expected. meanwhile, senator sanders had been in the state virtually nonstop. he's poured his resources into trying to win california. mathematically the state is nearly out of senator sanders' reach
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>> we're trying to run a campaign here in california which to the best of my knowledge is literally unprecedented. we've spoken to 137,000 californians. by the time this campaign is over, that number will be well over 200,000 people from one end of the state to another. >> reporter: polls show a tight race in california. secretary clinton leads but only by 2 points, 46 by 44%. secretary clinton will likely win the nomination whether or not she wins california. remember, president obama lost california in his race in 2008. but losing look at could leave her looking
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donald trump is expected to get specific today, talking more about that money he says he raised for veterans on the campaign trail. hallie jackson is at trump tower in manhattan. >> reporter: good morning, matt. donald trump says he will account for those donations today, for some, a test of his ability to keep promises he's made. meantime he's lashing out at a protective challenger. this morning one of his rivals is making headlines. donald trump in the hot seat this time after a fundraiser for veterans earlier this year. now questions about how much money was raised and where the cash really went. >> we're announcing on tuesday all of the groups that we've put up this money and raised this tremendous amount of money because we love the
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>> reporter: claiming he's raised $6 million in vets when he skipped a debate in january to hold a charity rally instead. he's promised today to detail the contributions. conservative writer bill crystal dropped hints on twitter about a third party challenger. other sources say an update could come in the next few days. mitt romney, paul ryan, ben sasse, all batting down speculation it could be then. trump flirted with his own independent run during the primaries. >> i don't want to do the independent thing. i do keep it, it is leverage. >> reporter: most analysts agree a conservative third party challenger could hand the victory to the democrats in fall. tw
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shielded senator sanders from animal rights protesters who hopped a barricade. other agents can be seen rushing to demonstrators, one using a baton to keep them away with the crowd cheering. sanders continued to rally less than a minute after the altercation. >> we don't get intimidated easily. >> reporter: new this morning, our poll is revealing more about divisions within both parties. registered voters, 38% of them, predict the democrats will still be divided come november. for republicans, that number is more than half. nicole wallace, good morning to you. >> good morning, guys. >> let's start with this tantalizing tweet from bill crystal saying there will be a third party candidate. does this seem risk, feasible? who could it be? >> listen, anything is
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bill countrirystal is a smart g. anything is possible. we've talked about the crummy debate performance which didn't weaken trump, outrageous statements about muslims didn't weaken trump. i question at this moment whether someone getting in would weaken him at all. >> we've already heard some people say, it's not me. who could it be? give me a couple of names. >> i'll tell you the kind of names, there are generals that people would love to see come in, the kinds of people that would be difficult to attack from someone like donald trump, someone like stan mccrystal, people like mitt romney, who is alone in the wilderness. he's is a person who stood on principle and said i wil
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>> there's the question of could they get on the ballot, and if that we get on the ballot, what's the point? >> this theory hinges on someone simply depriving donald trump from getting 270 electoral votes. >> then what? >> it goes to the revered house of representatives, and each would have one vote. it's hard to imagine the congress, elected every two years by the voters, would go against the will of the people. >> let's talk about california. should hillary clinton lose to bernie sanders out there, what does it do to this race? >> we've also been talking for many months now how much damage bernie sanders is doing to hillary clinton by staying in beyond the point where it's mathematically possible for him to be the nominee. kris
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clinton has the nomination locked up. this is zero sum now, everything he does is good for bernie sanders and bad for her. winning california for bernie sanders would be very damaging for hillary clinton. >> she would still get the nomination. >> it's a huge and diverse state. if he bests her there, he sort of limp into your own convention at a time when you're supposed to be gathering strength. >> stanley mccrystal is on line 1 for you. >> i'm sorry, sir. another major story we're following this morning, people in texas are dealing with a new flooding emergency. days of rain once again taking a deadly toll. nbc' dave gutierrez is in rosenberg. gabe, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. this is one of the n
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under water this morning as the brazos river is expected to crest today. the death toll in texas is now up to at least eight after a 16-year-old boy was killed when a tree branch fell on him. this morning parts of texas are preparing for historic flooding. rivers expected to reach their highest levels in decades. overnight, authorities in austin recovered the body of a woman who drowned while tubing in the floodwaters. >> just goes to show how dangerous the water can be right now. >> reporter: high water rescued were under way in symington. >> we decided to sit it out. obviously not a good idea. >> reporter: some wharton residents are refusing to following mandatory evacuation orders. >> we don't want to leave anymore. >> reporter: the water in humbolt reached 7 feet in some homes. >> i don't know what s
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>> reporter: this is much worse than you expected? >> yeah. we didn't think it was going to hit us this hard. >> reporter: in rosenberg, residents scrambled to grab what they could. >> i grabbed my dogs. i can't leave my dogs. >> reporter: she wasn't the only one holding on tight. this alligator got stuck in a trapper's car as residents throughout the region hold out hope flooding will finally come to an end. >> it's frustrating. at the same time, i have enough faith to believe we're going to be all right. >> reporter: again, the brazos river is expected to crest at its highest level in 60 years. parts of texas are expecting more rain in the forecast later this week. matt and savannah? >> gabe, thank you. >> more rain on the way. >> that's right, and a lot of it, which is what they do not want
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strong storms today to brownsville, to presidio. 41 million people at risk for these storms. the southern plains under the gun. we've got this meandering cold front, damaging winds, hail, can't rule out a tornado. look at what's going to be hitting houston. thursday through saturday, this slow moving front continues to push up the gulf moisture, heavy rain over really saturated soil. the rainfall amounts right now, we are talking through saturday, 7 to 8 inches of rain, parts of central texas. guys, i really don't think it's out of the question that we could see up to 10 inches of rain in parts of central and southern texas through the weekend. a year ago this time we were talking about drought for them. >> not anymore. we're learning more about a
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natalie joins us with that. >> good morning, guys. the main suspect killed by police was an army veteran. his family claims he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. >> reporter: a gunman unleashed a hail of bullets on an unsuspecting community. when a s.w.a.t. team finally ended the onslaught, the shooter and others were dead, and others including police officers wounded. our nbc affiliate in houston, citing local police sources, has identified him as an army veteran who served four tours of duty in afghanistan. nbc news has not independently verified his identity. garz f
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police have not officially confirmeds sho s the shooter i son, he thinks it likely, saying his son was suffering mentally. >> this is a ptsd thing. >> reporter: garza was honorably discharged in 2014, and since then, his father says, became disillusioned with the government. >> he was rambling on about the economy. when i look back now, there were signs. >> reporter: the chaos broke out sunday morning. as garza reportedly opened fire with an ar-15 style assault rifle and a handgun. one man was killed getting his car washed. stray bullets likely setting off a blaze at this gas station. investigators recovered a military style
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at the gas station. police are hoping the backpacks reported reportedly containing bullets and other items will provide clues. police are working to confirm whether that backpack belonged to garza. we'll keep you posted. >> natalie, thank you. north carolina's test launch of a mid-range missile failed again according to south korean officials, reportedly exploding on the launch pad. it would make it the fourth failed missile launch by the north. surprising comments by former u.s. attorney general eric holder making news today. holder said that edward snowden performed a public service by stoking a national debate about secret domestics surveillance programs. but he says snowden harmed am
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the nsa and should still be punished. snowden now lives in russia and faces u.s. charges that could land him in prison. now to dramatic video of an apparent road rage incident in florida. it got completely out of control. this silver car suddenly takes a hard right turn and runs right over the top of the motorcycle in the next lane. it knocked the male required and his female passenger to the ground. the car speeds off. the driver was later arrested and faces aggravated battery charges. the two people on the motorcycle had only minor injuries. the golden state warriors are headed back to the nba finals after knocking off the oklahoma city thunder in game 7 of the western conference finals. the depending champs coming back from a three games to one deficit to win the series. curry led the way for golden state. final score, 96-88.
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and the cavaliers in a rematch of last year's finals. game one is thursday night. to the ice now, game one of the stanley cup finals. in this ca nick benino lifted pittsburgh to a win. watch game 2 on the nbc sports network. al is back with a look at the weather. >> we've got a fairly nice day in the east and west as well. in between, as we've said, big problems. we'll take a look at what's best of bonnie. plenty of sunshine along the west coast. we'll be looking at some record set heat toward the end of it week. we'll check that out coming up. first, to your local forecast in the next 30 seconds.
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good morning. a little sunshine breaking out in the metro area. a live view from our capital army on tuesday morning. some patchy dense fog, shenandoah valley and the panhandle of west virginia for another hour or two. then some sunshine breaks out in much of the region later today. there's a small chance of an isolated storm late this afternoon, early this evening. then on wednesday, it will be a little less humid, into the mid-80s. cooler toward the end of the week, an increasing chance of storms. >> that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thank you very coming up, the mother of the boy who fell into that gorilla exhibit at the cincinnati zoo, taking on her critics. why she says, don't judge her
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7:26 is your time on this tuesday, may 31st. good morning, i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. let's get a check on your commute. >> reporter: good morning, reports of a track problem outside of rosslyn. the blue line train was offloaded for inspection, nothing was found. howard county, i-70 eastbound to 497, police activity is now cleared. red line should begin to ease quickly. back to you. today we'll find out how prince georges county schools will protect students from
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we want them to grow up stronger. good morning. mostly cloudy, rather humid around the immediate metro area. there's a live view of capitol hill. breaks in the clouds elsewhere, and patchy, dense fog in the panhandle of west virginia. then the fog will dissipate. afternoon sunshine, small chance of a late afternoon thunderstorm popping up, 5 to 7:00 p.m. after that we'll clear out tonight. tomorrow, partly cloudy, mid-80s, less humid. small chance of an afternoon storm on thursday, a greater chance on friday. over t
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storms late on sunday, high the in the mid-80s. >> tom, thank you. another news update in 25 minutes. [ explosion ] nothing should get in the way of the things you love. ♪ get america's fastest internet. only from xfinity.
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7:30 now on a tuesd 7:30 on a tuesday morning, may 31st, 2016. going to be a hot one in new york city today. a nice view from the top of the rock looking south at the empire state building. we're inside studio 1-a right now. stories making headlines, the death toll has risen to at least nine people in texas following several days of heavy rain that's flooded neighborhoods and washed out bridges. tense moments during a bernie sanders rally in california. people rushed the podium. the secret service quickly intervened. the
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high marks for its performance over the weekend. wait times were not as bad at most airports. there are some new developments to report tied to the cincinnati zoo's decision to shoot and kill a 400 pound gorilla after a 3-year-old boy fell into the animal's exhibit. blake mccoy is at the zoo this morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. zoo officials are on defense, defending their security measures and their decision to shoot this animal. while critics take aim at the child's mother, the zoo is refusing to place any blame. this morning, zoo keepers posted a video they say shows an agitated 400-pound gorilla putting a 3-year-old's life in danger after it fell into the animal's closure. the zoo's director made the difficult call to shoot the animal. he says he would do it
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coconut in its hand and crunch it. you can't take a risk with a silverback gorilla. >> reporter: anger grows towards the child's mother, an online petition demanding she be charged with child neglect has millions of signatures. she posted, "as a society we're quick to judge. i keep a tight watch on my kids. accidents happen." a subsequent statement thanked the zoo for its actions. the file video close the enclosure. a metal railing with wires underneath, four feet of bushes, then a 15-foot drop into the moat. that's where the boy fell in. >> the barrier is safe. that said, any of us in this room could climb barriers if we choose. >> reporter: this morning we're hearing from the zookeeper who
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>> how intelligent he was, how inquisitive he was. how playful. he was a big boy. he grew up to be something else. he was very special. >> reporter: harambe was one of 11 western low land gorilla the at the cincinnati zoo. the zoo is planned to use him in their successful breeding program. the refuses to second-guess the decision. >> the people who worked there had a terrible decision to make. >> reporter: a similar incident outside of chicago in 1996 when a 3-year-old was picked up and protected by a female gorilla. the mother in the 1996 case was not charged. the mother in this case is not being charged either. police say there's no evidence of any crime. they're not even launching an investigation. while the mother's identity is
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morning, she is an administrator at a local day-care here, helping to take care of other people's children. >> blake mccoy, thank you. >> you were out over the weekend, that seemed to be the topic of conversation at pool parties and dinner parties. >> very heated discussion going on for sure. now to something we told you about earlier. 13 years after nearly killed by a shark, the so-called soul surfer, bethany hamilton, turned in an impressive performance at a major competition in fiji. keir simmons has more, hi, keir. >> reporter: matt, good morning. what an exert beth competitor by hamilton is in surfing and her life. her performance incredible and
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unexpected. the soul surfer stunning everyone in fiji. the 26-year-old eliminating some of the world's best surfers, taking on wave after monster wave, making it all the way to the semifinals, after entering the competition as a wild card. her breathtaking run, the latest triumph in a career that was nearly cut short. in 2003, at the age of 13, she went surfing off the coast of hawaii. a massive tiger shark attacked, biting down on her left arm. at the time she described the experience on "today." >> there was time to scream at the moment. after that i was focused on getting to the beach. >> reporter: her arm was completely severed. but the horrific attack didn't stop her fromt
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helping conquer her fears. >> all of us have passion for different things, it may not be surfing, but whatever your passion is, go for it. >> reporter: since then she's won several major competitions and dedicated herself to causes large and small, her passion becoming the basis of a movie, "soul surfer." now back on her board, bethany hamilton is doing what she loves, riding the waves again. her son has had his first birthday tomorrow. i'm just trying to get the surfing language right, that's awesome. >> i have a friend who is wired into the surfing world, he was
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believe what's happening here in fiji. >> at the top of her profession, it's cool. we have tornadoes to talk about. this is in colorado, where we don't normally see them. this is 150 miles from denver. we're talking about the three tornadoes that set down. luckily very little damage. that was awesome looking video. the remnants of bonnie over the weekend, our second tropical storm of the season. it is just meandering, slowly making its way up the coast. for a while they closed i-95 in south carolina. look at the rainfall through thursday, some areas picking up to 3 inches of rain near greenville. a real mess from
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charl charleston. we continue to see that rough weather in texas. the heat is starting to build in the southwest. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning. some sunshine breaking out around much of the region. fog lingering in shenandoah valley by 10:00. mid-70s and partly cloudy, mostly early afternoon. that strong may sun, definitely respect that and wear your sunblock. small chance of a thunderstorm late afternoon, between 5 and 8:00 p.m. tomorrow, the mid-80s, partly cloudy, a little less humid. a small chance of an afternoon storm on thursday. greater chance friday, then again on sunday. >> don't forget, we are portable, take us along, "today" show radio sirius xm. ahead, the rudest holidays to get married on. and a summer
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we're back at 7:43. this morning on rosse this morning we're launching a special summer survival guide. >> jeff rossen is here. what do you have against fun? what is your problem? >> reporter: look, i let you enjoy your weekend. but now it's back to business, it's tuesday. summer is here. i've got to ruin matt's fun. our kids can't wait to get into the water. but now the cdc is the one ruining the fun. thousands of pools across the country had to be shut down because bacteria counts are off the charts. more people than ever getting sick. this morning we're breaking out our germ kits again. before you jump in, you've got to see what we found. it's pool time. families across the country diving in. and hitting water rk
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today, so am i. but ever wonder what germs are lurking in the water? to find out, i'm going undercover, taking samples, tending them off to a certified lab. this time it isn't the visual dirt down under or clumps of hair floating on top. we're testing for the bacteria you can't see that can actually make you sick. let's start at this public pool. occi, or simply put, fecal matter. before i get too comfortable, our test reveals shocking results. total coliform and e. coli, doctors say that's the perfect cocktail to m
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and we found that same disgusting bacteria in these two pools as well. >> that means someone went to the bathroom and didn't clean themselves properly or actually went in the biological. >> reporter: i always thought the chlorine and chemicals killed the bacteria. >> it it cleans some of it but not all of it. actually the heat in the pool allows the bacteria to thrive. >> reporter: to bacteria thrives best in a heated pool? >> exactly. >> reporter: even the lazy river also contained something dangerous called pseudomonas. >> these are bacteria that cause a significant rash and get into your bloodstream, making you very sick. >> reporter: only one pool we tested came back completely clean. but we found a different problem when we pulled out our chlorine test strip. >> on a scale of zero to 10,
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3 is ideal. so it's way over. >> reporter: yep, sky high chlorine levels. doctors say that can be just as bad. what's the problem with chlorine? >> an excess of chlorine can cause breathing problems and burns in children with sensitive skin. >> savannah is over here saying, you would rather have chlorine than e. coli. >> if it's a choice. >> matt, you said you used to work in a pool. you pull out the test strips like these, a couple of dollars, not bad. >> so what do you have tomorrow? >> tomorrow, we're focusing on beaches. we've ruined pools in our vifor we're going to the beach. just kidding. tomorrow morning, they're tossing me into the ocean, something you guys wish you could do, and i'll show you how to survivelo
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the coast guard will pluck me from the ocean in a rescue chopper. you'll see how hard these guys work. tense moments not even i expected. you'll see it all. >> the public library will be all we'll have left by the time you're done. >> jeff, thank you. still ahead, the stars speaking out about sexism in hollywood toward men. and carson on adele calling out a fan. do you often consume fruit, fruit juices, coffee or soda? acids in everyday foods and drinks may weaken and erode your tooth enamel over time. damaged or lost enamel can lead to yellow, dull and thinning teeth. that's why there's pronamel and pronamel for kids. designed to strengthen enamel and help protect against acids in your diet. start protecting your enamel, with pronamel. the #1 dentist-recommended brand for strengthening
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we're back now at we're back now at 7:51. >> adele was on stage in verona, italy over the weekend when she paused her performance to call out a fan filming the concert. le here is what adele has to say. >> can you stop filming me with the video camera? because i'm really here, live, enjoy it live. [ cheers and applause ] >> so let's break it down. people obviously supported adele on line. o
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another says, it's not a dvd, there was a huge crowd outside the venue to catch a glimpse of adele. some people wrote, well, a lot of people couldn't come in, why not record the show to let them see? but i think, guys, we get the idea she was making, i was with billy joel at the garden, i didn't set up a tripod and recording equipment to capture the whole show. how many times do we see people just living through the lens? adele's point was put the phone down and enjoy me, i'm here. >> not to see your billy joel and raise you a pope, when the pope comes up to you, do you videotape the moment or put the camera down and try to remember it? >> you confess. go ahead and confess. >> you want, later on, to say, i was there. >> not t
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>> leave the tripod at home, everybody. coming up, those sell-by labels on your foods. we'll eliminate the confusion. i'll be right back. be good. text mom. boys have been really good today. send. let's get mark his own cell phone. nice. send. brad could use a new bike. send. [google] message. you decide. they're your kids. why are you guys texting grandma? it was him. it was him.
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7:56 is your time now, good morning, i'm eun yang. let's heck in with jack taylor with a look at your morning commute. >> reporter: big headaches unfortunately in virginia into maryland. a crash in the inner loop of the beltway, in local lanes, telegraph road has one lane getting by. a fire truck on its side. the through lanes are completely unaffected. expect it very heavy and slow. inbound river road at boggling borrow road, a crash hopefully being cleared out of the roadway. eun? storms could be moving back into the region today.
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sunshine breaking out, temperatures climbing into the low 70s, hitting mid-80s this afternoon. a passing thunderstorm late this afternoon is a small chance. the panel handle of west virginia, fog should be dissipating by 10:00. small chance of a storm sunday afternoon and evening. another news update in 25 minutes. for now, back to the "today" show.
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it's 8:00 on coming up, clearing up the confusion. congress steps in to step consumers with those puzzling sell by, best by, and use by on food packages. plus melissa mccarthy dives into the new "ghost busters" debate. what she says to fans who aren't happy with the reboot of the classic. and dream team. >> you look so beautiful. >> you are the sweetest canadian. >> someone ate a hot dog. >> maya rudolph and martin short make their return to 30 rock with a new variety
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sneak peak today, may 31st, 2016. >> happy birthday! >> celebrating an anniversary. ♪ >> just graduated and celebrating in new york. thanks mom! >> we graduated! [ cheers and applause ] >> it's 8:00 on "today." it's tuesday, everybody. might feel like monday. it's may 31st. the long holiday weekend is over. we've got a great crowd, still partying out here on our plaza this morning.
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have you along with us. >> we've got a nice section of the crowd here, lots of smiles, very enthusiastienthusiastic. we like that. coming up, starting tomorrow we'll take a look at deals, things you should go out and buy during the month of june. >> first let's go inside with natalie. good morning to you guys. hillary clinton is under new pressure this morning, facing a strong challenge from bernie sanders in california. and leading donald trump by just 2 points in a general election matchup. nbc's kristen welker is at hinton's campaign headquarters in brooklyn. >> reporter: we're learning today secretary clinton is adding extra campaign events in california later this week, a clear sign she's concerned about the state and its 475 delegates that are up for grabs. she spent
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in a parade to chappaqua. she's heading for a five-day swing through california. senator bernie sanders has been in the state nonstop, pouring all of his resources into trying to win there. polls show it's shaping up to be a tight race. secretary clinton is leading by only by 2 points, 46 to 44%. the reality check, secretary clinton is poised to win the nomination whether or not she wins california. but a loss in the most populous state could leave her bruised heading into what will undoubtedly be a brutal general election battle with donald trump. >> thank you, kristen. republican donald trump promised to clear up questions today about money he raised for veterans groups. trump claims he took in $6 million for vets when he skipped that debate back in january to appear at a charity rally instead. he has called a newson
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details about how the proceeds from that event have been distributed. neighborhoods are underwater this morning in part of texas where heavy rain has some rivers reaching their highest levels in decades. mandatory evacuations are under way and emergency crews are making high water rescues across the state. at least nine deaths are blamed on the flooding. funnel clouds on monday caused damage but no injuries on the border of colorado and nebraska. sometimes it's better to hire a pro. michael ledlow found bees plaguing his florida neighborhood were building a hive. he got himself a beekeeper suit and started vacuuming up the bees -- until the filter got clog. he had to be treated for 150 bee stin
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stings. a hard lesson learned there, but he will be okay. a baby elephant fell into storm drain in sri lanka. workers cut through steel bars . the elephant was finally pulled out. poor baby elephant. >> natalie, thank you. next, what's being done to help you better understand those confusing sell by, use by, and best by dates on food. and a guy who did just what you always wanted to do to pay off the traffic ticket. and sexism in hollywood, a conversation being taken in an unexpected direction. if you have allergy congestion,
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we're back at 8: we're back at 8:09. when you go grocery shopping, you probably check the use by and best by dates. >> what do they really mean? sheinelle is here to tell us. >> some say date stamps are confusing and misleading to consumers. >> reporter: when it comes to wastin
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way. >> contrary to popular belief, the dates on food are not telling you the food is bad or it will make you sick. they're really just the manufacturer's best guess for when the product is at its freshest. >> reporter: 90% of food will hit the trash when it goes path the date, costing a family of four upwards of $1500. now congress is introducing a food labeling act to help consumers figure out the system that some argue is subjective and baseless. >> the reality is that the dates are not an exact science. every state has a different law. there's no uniformity or consistency across the country. this just adds to the confusion around these dates. >> reporter: the bill, if passed, would establish a uniform national date likeabeli system that indicates to consumers when food is unsafe to eat.
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fine for weeks after the suggested date. archeologists have found honey in egyptian tombs that have not spoiled. trust your nose and trust taste. if you see mold on your bread, get rid of it. with vegetables, if they're starting to get wilted, throw them in an ice bath and most of the time they'll come back to life. >> reporter: the act is a quick fix to a growing problem. >> one of the solutions in the future for this is smart packaging, packages that monitor what's happening with the food. this bill is a great start to reduce waste. we'll start a conversation around the fact that we waste 40% of what we produce. >> the bill will also make it easier for businesses and individuals to donate food to charity, helping fight the war against hunger. >> all right,
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very much. >> i like the idea of smart packaging, if it could tell you when it was off. how many times have you wanted to fight back against speeding tickets? a man in texas did just that. he was ticketed, in his mind unfairly find 220 bucks. he decided to pay it in pennies. that's 22,000 pennies. he dumped them on the counter at the municipal court center. but the court got the last laugh because he overpaid by 7.81 dollars. >>
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it doesn't make her day miserable. >> remember rolling the pennies? >> a little passive aggressive. at least he was aggressive aggressive. >> who online shops a lot? >> guilty. >> natalie keeps the whole online system up and running. there's always a risk. you never really know if something is going to fit. ask one customer who ordered jeans. he wanted a pair that would be 32 inches inseam. when his package arrived, the waist fit great about the legs were almost like flippers and went way past his feet. the company hasn't responded to a request for comment. on social media other customers posted their own pics of really, really long jeans.
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really, really short jeans. >> of course you could wear of them as shorts. >> oh, they are from the same company. so they have a history, there's something going on there. >> they're losing a fortune in denim there. >> are you asking if he was diminutive? >> 32 inches inseam, that's very normal. >> do you get these altered or send them back? >> you have to get the same jean hem at the bottom. >> otherwise it looks weird. we're coming off a three-day weekend. lots of people decided to get married on a holiday weekend. but the folks at "usa today" say depending on the holiday, it can be very rude. they have ranked which holidays are okay and which are not. the holidays that are okay to schedule your wedding. new year's eve, president's day,
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>> why not arbor day? >> "usa today" says there's no good reason to get married over fourth of july weekend, labor day, thanksgiving, christmas, clearly. memorial day was rated borderline rude. >> isn't one of the reasons people do this is because you get a better deal? >> it allows people to actually go somewhere. >> we got married on the 23rd of december because the family was already in town. the family's going to be there anyway. >> sometimes you do get a better deal. >> it's hard to give up a holiday day weekend. >> maybe if you don't want anyone to come, go ahead and schedule it on the fourth of july. >> that's true. how about this. melissa mccarthy has a wish for critics of her "ghostbusters" movie and the actor who says hollywood is sexist against
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>> that trailer was rated the most disliked in youtube history, which i can't figure out. some speculating all because of sexism against the female leads. melissa mccarthy says, i have a visual of them spewing hate into the internet. i hope they find a friend. dan aykroyd just saw a screaming and said on facebook, it's got more laughs and more scares than the first two films. plus bill murray is in it. i feel the need to turn it over to you. >> i think you're absolutely right, a lot of sexism. >> it's a great trailer. >> i think it's a funny trailer. >> tell them about the twinkie. >> for months people agonized whether kit harrings
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was dead. he said, i like to think of myself as more than a head of hair or set of looks, it's demeaning. in some ways you can argue i'm employed because of the looks that i have. he said, at some moments when i'm asked to trip down on a photo shoot, i feel like it's sexism. the star of "jane of virgin" won her very first golden globe. on twitter jessica, a fan, asked gina if she could borrow the dress for her prom in high school. to her surprise gina wrote back and said, jessica, it's yours. jessica says because of gina she will never forget that night. nice gesture there. >> a nice
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>> how about a check of the weather? >> i've been asked by producers to keep as much clothing on as possible. as we talked about, we've got the risk of severe weather into the panhandle of florida. some 41 million people are at risk for heavy storms. the area until the southern plains upgraded to a slight risk possible by saturday. another 4 to 6 inches. some areas of central texas could see upwards of 10 inches of rain. and out west, 11 million people in the southwest will be dealing with record setting heat. look at today, portland 98 degrees. las vegas, 99, where it's cool in the plains. wednesday, the temperature is climbing. los angeles, 3 degrees above normal. moving into thursday, those temperatures continue to climb. on friday, the heat builds out east. pueblo at 90, 107 in tucson.
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degrees. that's what's going on on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. increasing sunshine on this tuesday morning. good morning, a live view of capitol hill. patchy dense fog in shenandoah valley and the panhandle of west virginia. that may linger for another hour or so. most of the region will have sunshine in the afternoon. there's a small chance of an isolated thunderstorm popping up, 5:00 p.m. to as late as 8:00 p.m. highs in the mid-80s before that. on wednesday, into the mid-80s and partly cloudy. another day with a small chance of an afternoon storm on thursday, greater chance friday, again on sunday. >> that's your latest weather. >> thank you very much. this morning we're beginning a brand-new series, can-do kids. >> jenna, good morning. >> kids can do some incredible things. first up, a little girl who was tired of not reading books about kids like her. she started a campaign to make change. >> she
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down. >> i've been to england, ireland, africa, china, japan, india. >> reporter: 11-year-old marley has been all over this world. >> i've been stuck in a tower and had a dragon help me escape. outer space, in a galaxy where i saved a lot of people. when i get lost in a book, you could say it's magical. >> reporter: she read her first book at 9 months old. >> anyone who walked in the house would have to read to me. >> reporter: it was just her thing. >> oh, we had to read that for book club. >> reporter: a year ago she noticed a tired theme in her school books. >> all the books i was reading had white boys and dogs as the main character. i was pretty sick of it. i'm pretty sure my other classmates were too. i was the one to speak up about it. >> she was like, i want black girls to be
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characteristic, and everyone should read them. how many books? a thousand books. okay. sure. there's your book. >> reporter: marley's campaign was born. her idea, collect a thousand books about black girls and donate them to libraries and schools in need. >> i want them to understand that these voices matter. it's not just one experience that people can learn from. >> reporter: a lot of little people and a few prominent big ones loved her message too. donations have been piling up. >> how many have you collected? >> in total, about 7,000 books. >> does that feel good? do you feel like you've reached your goal? >> there's obviously more to do. i can do a lot more and sock the people around me. >> reporter: last march she delivered over 1600 books to her mother's former school in jamaica. her mom said she
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like her until college. >> we thought it was a marley issue. it was everybody. >> reporter: she's become something of a local celebrity and book fairy for libraries and schools back home. >> and she actually pointed to an issue that in america, we don't have diverse books. >> reporter: how do you explain your mission to 5-year-olds? >> imagine a world where people were only allowed to eat one food and one day you saw there was another food out there. i'm bringing them to your school and make sure you can read them every day that you like to. it's fun wearing dresses that spin while i twirl. i love being a little gill. >> reporter: this summer marley is partnering with the white house and department of education to launch her own book
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tour, bringing diverse stories to young readers across the country. >> i was able to add one crazy summer by rita williams garcia. now that's a black girl book and one of the books they'll be reading next year. >> reporter: all thanks to a little girl who read between the lines and took a stand. >> it's just me doing what i think is right. >> marley hopes other kids who don't feel represented will also speak out so all races and religions will have a voice. in case you couldn't tell, marley gets her skills from her mom, who is awesome, but this was her idea. she says, i wish adults listened to kids more because we have some pretty creative ideas. >> i'll say. >> it's important that all kids read about kids like them. >> how do you top that one? >> pretty good. >> i'll tell you this, this person tomorrow might be
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>> good tease. okay. jana, thank you very much. let's go over to carson. >> maya and marty are bringing the party here to nbc. they've got a brand-new variety series. they'll tell us what they have planned. what a great combination. tell us after the break. >> it was a bar. >> your local news and weather.
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good morning. it's 8:26 on this tuesday, may 31st. i'm aaron gilchrist. a check on the morning commute with jack taylor. >> reporter: aaron, good morning. beltway, telegraph road, on the local lanes, stretching back into maryland before branch avenue. they're rubber necking, only the right lane is getting by. they've gotten the vehicle back on its wheels. thankfully a crash now cleared but the delays should begin to ease. aaron? a check on the forecast is next.
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good morning. temperatures now climbing into the 70s. the sunshine breaking out. still some lingering fog that should be gone no another hour. the latter part of the afternoon, a slight chance of a thunderstorm. before then, the mid-80s.
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tomorrow, partly cloudy, small chance of a storm, mid-80s. greater chance thursday, friday, and again sunday, aaron. >> tom, thank you. get the latest news and weather any time on the nbc washington app.
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♪ you've got your hands up ♪ rocking in my truck we're back now, 8:30 on a tuesday morning, the 31st day of may, 2016, heating up here in new york city. just one more chance to take a nice look at the people who come from all around the country. if they stick around until friday, which is a long time from now, they'll get to check out country
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bryan, get down here early for that one. >> loving that. coming up this morning, a homecoming of sorts for maya rudolph and martin short, they've got a brand-new variety show. they're looking very snugly there. >> are you in the market to buy a new home? the new hassle-freeways to get a mortgage in minutes. are they too good to be true? >> we've done all of the bargain hunting for you and we're give you a list of items that you should buy in june. al? >> we've got this young lady down here. she had a sign that says windsor, will you marry me. who is windsor? >> my boyfriend. >> hey, windsor, are you on the phone? >> caller: yeah. >> angela wants you to marry her, what do you say? >> caller: of course i will.
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[ cheering ] >> you guys aren't pranking me, are you? where are you at, windsor? >> caller: i'm sitting at home waiting to go to work, watching the show. >> i guess you better get to work because you have to buy that ring, my friend. congratulations, young lady. bringing people together. all right. let's show you what's going on as far as your weather is concerned. for today, we're looking at wet weather from the plains to texas. you'll send us a picture once he proposes? >> yes, sir. >> very nice. beautiful weather here in the east and out west continues tomorrow. gorgeous weather from portland down to san diego. here in the northeast, we're looking good. our friends in texas looking at wet whether tomorrow. here is what's happening in your neck of the woods
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sun slight, the cloud cover breaking up rapidly. still a little bit of fog around. later today, into the mid-80s. strong chance of an isolated thunderstorm later this afternoon, to as late as 8:00 p.m. tomorrow, a slight chance, in the low to mid-80s, of a storm. likelihood friday afternoon and evening, highs 70s both of those days. chance of storm sunday evening. >> that is your latest weather. remember when hoda crashed a remember when hoda crashed a bunch of parties? our girl is at it again. this time hoda is going to surprise folks by helping them cross off an item on their bucket list. if you know someone who puts others before themselves, let us know. make it's singing the national anthem, backing up a famous band. the sky is the
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hoda just might grant their wish. remember, it's a surprise, so don't tell the person you're nominating. matt? >> good idea, al, thank you very much. maya rudolph, martial inshort, two of the biggest stars in the history of "saturday night live." they're joining forces. >> how are you, matthew? >> i'm fine, thank you, martin. >> you can call me maya. >> ms. rudolph. you described it for me, it's like the 15th hour of the "today" show. >> you know you're taking over. >> sooner or later. does this fit neatly into the variety show genre? >> to me it does, because that's all i've ever done. i think people get this notion that variety is something you
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it's what we've always done. it's a today's version of it. it's what we're doing today. >> i don't think variety has actually really left. jimmy fallon does it every night on this network. certainly "america's got talent" is variety. >> it's a what i miss most when i left "saturday night live." after i left that show, i really wanted to do a variety show and laugh with the people who make me want to laugh harder. >> i understand this pairing came up because of the 40th anniversary of "snl." >> we had met through the years casually but never worked together. for the launch, the two of us kind of spearhead the musical and comedy section of the 40th. we had so
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dinners and hangs and you kind of instinctively know. >> did he say hey, what about? >> he said, you should do your variety show with marty. if he would ever be on it, that would be great. he said, you should do it together. he's a comedy matchmaker, he knew we would be lovable goof balls together, that we would love each other. >> the easy of it is fantastic. you guys know just about everybody in the business. can we go through some of the guest stars in just the premier episode? we've got larry david, jimmy fallon, tom hanks, miley cyrus. you must have a great elevator pitch. you must have that great moment, you say, hey, i have an idea. >> i just
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polaroids. and i expose them. >> it's blackmail, and it works. >> people often overuse the term "multi-talented," but you're both multitalented. >> well, i cook. >> you have more talent than that. we wanted to find out who is the most talented. raise your hand if you have the talent. singing. dancing. whistling. [ whistling ] >> i can only do this. >> for extra credit, can you do it with fingers in your mouth? >> no. >> can you? >> no. >> limericks. >> there was a young man from -- who planted an acre of -- i can do a crow. >> go ahead. [ cawing ] >> i can do cats mating.
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>> i can do cyclops in "the seventh voyage of sinbad." >> can you rap? >> if i can think of a clean one. >> it's like a limerick. you can't think of a clean one when you need it. >> i can, sort of. >> thank you. thank you. >> the tiebreaker here, promoting your show, who does it best? >> i can do it in song. >> let's hear it. ♪ watch our show guys ♪ you can do it if you put your thumb on the remote ♪ >> you lost your point. >> we follow "america's got talent." maya and marty, what's better than that? >> that was pushing. >> it was pushing. i feel like my song was
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>> this is what we can expect every week. great to have you guys together, fun to see you in the building. >> isn't it nice? >> it really is. again, maya and marty. was it ever considered marty and maya? >> by my people. >> okay. >> tonight, 10:00, 9:00 central time on nbc. this is "today" on nbc. to ke you go for a so-called quickie mortgage. first, this is "today" on
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we're back at we're back with important information if you're in the market for a new home. a new kind of mortgage is taking the industry by storm. jean, good morning. >> good morning. >> this is the quickie mortgage. what do we need to know? >> it's not exactly a new loan. it's a new process, where
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largely automated so it takes you a lot less time. you do it online, ten minutes or less. rocket mortgage, lenda, which does mostly refi. >> this is a good time for particularly a quickie mortgage? >> it's a good time to have your financing locked in before you go shopping for a home. it's not only spring but it's a seller's market. we're low on inventory, making everything a little more competitive. if you can go to a seller and say, hey, he's already got financing, you're in much better shape. >> it's not a new mortgage, it's a new process of getting a mortgage. how does it work? >> you go online, create an account, give it enough personal information about you so it can reach out and get all your documentation, things like your birthday s
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you know getting all that paperwork is what takes the most time. this is where the secret sauce is. you get an initial offer, maybe they'll say we'll give you 4% on a 30-year mortgage. you can play with the tool and figure out how much it's going to cost you. >> how quick do you really want it to be? >> if you're thinking about the downsides, i don't necessarily have a local person to talk to. you'll get a loan officer eventuality, but it may be someone across the country. >> had >> what about putting financial information on line? >> it's bank level security. but you don't want to be doing this on a public wi-fi, there could be people looking over your
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it's very nice as far as accuracy. >> i did the debbie downer side of things, give us the upside. >> mortgage can be a big game of telephone where you send documents in, somebody loses them. everything is there, so you don't have to worry about it, ut a real quote in realtime. it does enable you to close faster, which in this seller's market is an advantage. >> i think it's really interesting, i did think of the recession, the lending problems that went on. even the consumer financial protection bureau tweeted, when it comes to mortgages, take your time and know before you owe. >> they did that right after rocket mortgage put out an ad on the super bowl. the way to think about this is it's one quote. this quickie mortgage is one quote. you still have to do your research and shop around. so get that financing but go out and see what you can get from other lenders, talk to your local bank and credit union. do a big search, then locko
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>> good information, thanks so much. next, more ways to save. the big bargains you can take advantage of in the month of june.
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welcome back. welcome back. from wedding season bargains to kids, what to buy in the month of june. our lifestyle expert is a today.com contributor. she's done all the bargain shopping for you. dates are important. explain that. >> dates are very important for all of these deals. they all take place in june. the deals start and end at different times. go to today.com after the segment to get the exact dates. >> it's the month where every starts to think about the beach. they've gotten themselves in shape. we're starting with revealing items. >>
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fitness stuff. we're seeing deals up to 50% off on this. for example, macy's, spend these products and get $50 back. or jcpenneys, select bras, get one for a penny. 20% off all full price fitness apparel. >> it's also wedding season, great deals on housewares. >> we're seeing up to 50% off on housewares as well. macy's, 40% off of select glassware. jcpenn jcpenney, 30 to 50% off of pots. williams sonoma, 20% off of all their brand pots and pans. dates do matter so read the fine print. >> this next one, all the kids aret
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start thinking about back to school purchases. >> that's right. or get dad a gift. electronics, savings of up to $250. best buy select apple watches are $200 off. bose headphones, 20% off at kmart. >> you mentioned father's day. it's also the time of year we like to do projects around the house. talk to me about the tools. >> tools don't go on sale often. but now is the time to buy, up to 70% off. lowe's, seeing 30% off of this great cordless drill. $40 off of a great screwdriver set from craftsman. 70% off this set from craftsman, available at sears.
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a lot of ladies like these two. entertaining your kids over the summer. i almost don't believe this deal. >> an awesome deal. lots of different theaters across the country have kids' movies, pg and g rated, some have tickets for as little as a dollar for the kid and adult companion. harkins has this where it's less than a dollar per ticket. you can check your favorite local theaters to see the deals. >> even though you've gotten yourself in shape for the lingerie and workout, we've got food and it's on sale. >> it's national dairy month. i love dairy. ice cream, milk, cream, cheeses, can be on sale at your local stores. check those circulars. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> find more about these bargains. go to our website, today.com. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. no spoons?
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we are we are back, time for birthday wishes. >> cannot wait, time to celebrate great folks along with our friend at smuckers. this social butterfly is from albany, new york. she says the secret to longevity, a cocktail every night, yes, honey. from flushing new york,
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years old. when she's not reading the good book, she loves watching "judge judy." ricky ricardo, lucy, i'm home! long beach, california, 100 years old. he loves doing some explaining. happy 100th birthday there. a busy grandma, josephine prince. and happy 75th anniversary to these two love birds. they met in an outdoor movie. they say the secret to a long marriage is having a strong commitment to one another and not forgetting to take the speaker off the window. hid to today.com/celebrate.
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life than being known as the person to go see when someone is in need. >> i also like the cocktail every night idea. what's coming up? >> martin short is sticking around with us to talk more about their variety show. >> and what to do with memorial day leftovers. >> what do you do when you eat too much watermelon? >> put it on salads. >> make a cocktail out of it, obviously. >> all right. >> i need gallagher to come by. >> coming back in a moment after a check on your local news and weather.
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8:56 is your time now on this tuesday, may 31st, 2016. good morning, i'm eun yang. let's begin with a check on your commute with wtop's jack taylor, jack, good morning. >> reporter: eun, we've had so many trouble spots this morning. accident activity on the inner loop of the beltway, almost done. the left lane still
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before branch avenue. very slow traffic rolling in maryland, delays near middlebrook road. thankfully the crash is moved over to the shoulder. we'll check your forecast. stay with us.
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sunshine just about every around the region, including reston town center, the reston parkway. live view there. later today we'll be in the mid-80s. small chance of an isolated storm late afternoon. tomorrow, partly cloudy, mid-80s, greater chance thursday afternoon, evening, on friday, again on sunday. into the 80s over the weekend. get the latest news and weather any time on the nbc washington app. see you in 25 minutes.
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this morning on "today's take," martin short is wit this morning, martin short is with us as he and his buddies from "snl" debut a new show. plus natalie gets a behind the scenes tour of "america's got talent." all that and more coming up next. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist, and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. i'm willie along with al, natalie and
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tamron has our morning jam. >> beyonce's freedom. bay. i remember that last week. with kinder kumar. you need to follow beyonce's mother, tina knowles, on instagram. she's almost better than b. she was singing beyonce's song. she said, i had a bad day and listened to my daughter's song, a winner never quits on themselves, that's the lyric in there. tina knowles, amazing. >> when i hear iga, i think of supermarket. >> no, "ig." >> i was thinking iga too. >> i have to go to the iga and get me some chips. >> a lot of parties, barbecues, a good time. al, we know you were
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>> the sacrifice of many small farm animals. barbecued chicken. we made that pulled pork on friday, we did that on the big green egg. this thing blew up. i've never had as many views, almost 15,000 views. >> how delicious it looked. >> how long cdid it sit on the grill? >> about five hours. >> did you have it wrapped in the foil? >> i did, but i opened it a little bit. i didn't want to get it too brown. >> what did you season it with? >> he did this whole hawaiian relish. >> pineapple salsa. >> this is the part of the show where it's rolled out. >> you guys weren't here on friday. >> natalie went healthy. >> i was packing all weekend, getting our house ready for sale. we didso
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meantime. i was like, i've got to get out of the boxes, let's go hiking, be one with nature. my boys had a good time. so many gorgeous areas. i loved that rock in times square. that couldn't be the furthest thing from times square. my friends hiking in the background. >> growing up in new york city, we used to think harriman state mark was so far away, you have to pack a lunch. it was a big, big deal. now, wait a minute, this was nothing. >> you can go shopping on the way home. we actually didn't even go near the stores. >> hike to macy's. not far from the city, i was at clive davis's house. >> another weekend with tamron. >> that's me and don
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this is when don took the ball and i was banned from the court. clive davis does a wonderful barbecue. >> clive davis doesn't ever take his shirt off. >> because they're all good looking. >> we got out of the pool. >> i get in the pool with my shirt off. >> do you really? >> nobody wants to see that. >> do you do that with a tank on? >> i have an mansiere. >> it's spanx in the pool. >> no shirt? >> how did we have that ready?
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you had that standing by. >> look at your itty bitty waist. >> that's because that's not me. >> how did you guys have that ready? they said it's in their wallet, somebody carries this around. >> that's right, i forgot, i gave that to matt. crazy. do you play volleyball? i guess at the beach. >> you hang around the pool. >> willie had the best weekend. you were in napa. >> i was in l.a. for work. we snuck away. you're up so early just watching the sun come up over the vines in napa. >> how much vino? >> oh, constant,
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and night. >> is it sunrise or sunset? >> i don't know what it is but it looks beautiful. >> who can say, really? it all blends together up there. >> whether it was going in or waking up. >> there was a chance it was the other way. before the drinking starts, you rent a car, get up early and drive those roads. you can't beat it. >> that's on my bucket list, i want to go. >> to me it's like the south of france but closer and much more convenient. >> a lot of celebrities enjoying the holiday weekend as well. amy schumer hitting the pool, she kept her shirt on. she's sharing this picture. that pink flamingo, they're impossible to get out of. you just plop into the water. amy decided to show you how to
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paparazzi are around. you roll yourself off over the edge. you do a stop, drop, and roll while you're at it. >> luckily it wasn't too sunny out, because that could burn. >> i love the hat stayed on. the most adorable little angel, take a look, that's little luna simone wearing angel wings, just so sweet. we can't get enough of her. >> oh, my gosh. >> we gave her the piano. >> john legend gave her a customized piano. >> he broke into a little song. >> he started playing on it. >> which is also -- remember? >> you know, outside of things that make you smile, this incident involving this gorilla and the 3-year-old child in cincinnati, people are talking
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many reasons, obviously. the little boy is okay, no critical injuries. this gorilla, 400-pound male, 17-year-old old. his name is harambe. the child told his mom he wanted to go swimming, according to the witnesses. at some point the child slips either under or over, and there have been conflicting reports about that as well, right now zoo officials think he went over something and fell 10 to 12 feet into the moat. harambe called the splash. he did not leave and then took the child. ten minutes, people were helpless for ten -- we've been on this show now eight minutes. so two or three more minutes longer than what we've been on with you right now, that's how long that child was in there with the gorilla. >> we have video of the
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>> the enclosure where they believe the child slipped through the vegetation. there's even a change.org petition, some 200,000 people have called for the mom to be charged. investigative authorities have indicated that will not be the case. there are also questions about the cincinnati zoo when your major clientele are children, to make sure there's nothing that a 3-year-old can slip through. zoos around the world, i worked at the ft. worth zoo, they are held to a strong standard. they have people who come in and investigate. they do a lot of things to ensure these enclosures don't have this problem. the family released a statement, they thank god for the child's safety. i don't know, what do you guys thing? harambe was shot, the gorilla was shot, and some people have questioned, couldn't they have tranquid
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>> zoo officials have said they could not have tranquilized because that would still take time and the animal could have been agitated and been even more aggressive. >> we have the zoo director defending the decision to shoot harambe. here is what he said. >> we're talking about an animal with one hand that i've seen take a coconut and crunch it. you can't take a risk with a silverback gorilla. the barrier is safe. that said, any of us in this room could climb over barriers if we choose. >> they made the call. they had to. >> the correct call. it's easy for everybody to attack this mom. but nothing had happened like this before. mea culpa, my kids have gotten away from me. you turn away. it happens. you try to be an attentive parent. sometimes things happen. for people to turn on this woman
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we don't read the comment sections, it's just not healthy for many reasons. half the time people write things they don't mean. but there was a viciousness i saw in some of the headlines directed at this monthly. and we have yet to hear what happened. you guys know, you know, i always say the fastest thing in the world is a 3-year-old boy or a gazelle. you've got boys as well. >> they have a way of being able to sneak around and hide and play hide and seek. they think they're playing and things happen. >> as parents, we know it doesn't take much, you turn around to one kid for 15 seconds, you turn around and the other one is gone. we're happy the kid is okay. by the same token, dragging this mom through the mud is not productive. >> there you go. so we've seen this happen on our plaza where people are
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there's a great star performing. and we can see tons of people holding their phones, videotaping it for the whole -- >> we all do it. >> i like to take a few seconds, maybe a photo. but take a look, adele was performing in verona, italy sunday night. she calls out a concertgoer for filming the entire show. ironically, the moment was caught on camera by somebody else. here is what adele had to say. >> can you stop filming me with the video camera? because i'm really here, live. enjoy it, we're live. i would really like you to enjoy my show because there's a lot of people outside who can't come in. >> she had a tripod set up with a video camera. >> was she boot legging it? . >> this wasn't
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>> in a sea of thousands, adele sees you. >> the woman had kleig lights, with a boom and a jib going. she had one of these over here. she had this, is what she is, right here. one of these. she didn't really. i'm just kidding. she had a steady cam. we're looking for steady rain to continue in texas. we've got the risk for 40 million people seeing severe weather today. especially in the southern plains. this is a slow moving front pushing through. isolated storms. by the afternoon, dallas, houston will start to see it on wednesday. more flash flooding a possibility. thursday through saturday, this slow moving front, all this moisture coming up. we know how much rain they've
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there could be another 6 to 8 inches of rain from dallas down to san antonio. we cannot rule out up to 10 inches. flooding still going to be a big problem. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. there's small chance of an isolated storm, late afternoon or early evening. tomorrow, partly cloudy, into the mid-80s. as we get into thursday, cooler, highs mid-70s. more clouds around. perhaps a mid-afternoon thundershower. on friday, greater chance of afternoon storms. your weekend, saturday looking partly sunny, highs mid-80s. sunday, a greater chance of afternoon storms. highs, mid-80s. coming up next, two distinguished "saturday night live" alums proving variety is the spice of life. >> hello,
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>> time to cut the caulk. comedy icon martin short has teamed up with fellow "snl" alumni maya rudolph for a new variety of variety show. >> what are your names, boys? >> i'm tanner. >> i'm todd. got you. i'm just kidding. i'm todd. >> i'm tanner. >> we fooled you. >> you called up all your frienfrien friends, you called up all your friend. >> larry david, interviewed by
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>> with larry david as bernie sanders, how does that go? >> no, he's just larry. >> so many people want a good variety show, they're hungry for it. is this the time to do this? >> i actually think when you really analyze it, variety has never left. "america's got talent" is the sullivan show. i think the looseness of what that provides is what's most seductive. >> you and maya were paired together at the "snl" 40th anniversary show. is that where this was kind of born? >> i had met maya -- i have a slight rain man memory, april 16th, 2005, it was sunny. but we never worked together until the 40th
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lorne michaels had put us in charge of the musical section. there were a lot of dinners, fun hangs in rehearsals. on stage together we had this very natural, loose chemistry. i think that was kind of the pilot, even though we didn't know we were doing a pilot. >> the spontaneity of our show, can we have the fishbowl? >> what are you people up to? >> we have a variety of talent in this bowl. we're asking you to go into the bowl and i guess do -- >> do what it says. >> 30 seconds on the clock. >> and you're saying i'm getting fish after that? >> we're feeding you fish. >> read someone's mind. >> okay. i'm sure there's another one. let's see. so far, so good. slam poetry. >> slam poetry? >> just start
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>> we're not live, are we? an irish dance. >> can't you just interview me? >> yes, we can. of all of your characters, what would it be like doing this show? >> it's so exciting to sit, because normally i sit with celebrities. this is a nice change. >> coming in hot. >> i mean that not negatively. i mean that with ultimate love. >> i went down a jiminy glick rabbit hole this morning. and he comes back for this show. >> we love you, martin short. >> what a triumph. >> it's television history. >> it was adam miller's idea. >> speak in
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>> "maya and marty" premiers tonight on nbc. coming up, i get to go behind the scenes of "america's got talent." first these messages. you've got talent. >> yodel. call me tomorrow? i'm gonna send a vague text in a couple of days, that leaves you confused about my level of interest. i'll wait a full two days before responding. perfect! we're never gonna see each other again, will we? no-no. wouldn't it be great if everyone said what they meant? the citi double cash card do. it lets you earn double cash back. 1% when you buy and 1% as you pay. the citi double cash card. double means double.
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taking a look at the headlines. nearly 40,000 verizon employees are returning to work on wednesday after a 45-day strike. the contract deal reached on friday includes nearly 11% in raises over four years. verizon also agreed to add 1300 new jobs at an east coast call center. the deal makes health care plan changes to save the company some money. when you do your grocery shopping, you probably check those sell by, use by, and best by dates. what do they really mean? congress is taking a track at solving the problem, introducing the food date labeling act to help consumers figure out the system which some say is
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useless. the bill calls for a universal system. planet earth had a close encounter with mars monday night, the two were closer than they've been in more than a decade. a mere 47 million miles apart. normally ty're 140 million miles apart. that distance can grow to as much as 250 million miles. the rare celestial event gave stargazers the opportunity to get a good look at the red planet. an arizona man trapped in this wrecked vehicle for three days is alive thanks to a couple of sightseers. he was riding his suv on a mountain road when he lost control and tumbled more than 350 feet down a steep embankment. three days later a couple pulled off the remote road to take pictures when they noticed the vehicle laying on its side in thick brush. they called 911 and emergency crews came to the scene to
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he was taken to the hospital and is listed in good condition, that's very good news. what an amazing story, natalie, wow. so glad those folks found him. today, strong storms are stretching from the plains down into texas. out west, spectacular weather. temperatures will heat up towards the end of the week. in the east, remnants of bonnie will hang around. another 2 to 3 inches of rain possible there. otherwise we're looking at gorgeous weather in the east, wet weather for the central great lakes, into texas. then out west, more spectacular weather. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. we're dealing with material from bonnie. temperatures are climbing into the 70s. reagan national at 75 degrees. later today jumping into the mid-80s. a chance of an
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thunderstorm late in the afternoon. wednesday, highs in the mid-80s, small chance of an afternoon storm on thursday. a greater chance into friday. over the weekend, into the 80s. perhaps some afternoon storms on sunday into sunday evening. that is your latest weather, nat. >> thank you, al. "america's got talent" is a hit and simon cowell is now joining the judge's table. i got to join the team in california. >> the first season on camera, simon cowell. >> reporter: brace yourselves, america. si simon cowell is back to make season 11 the best one yet. >> you've got simon as part of the judging panel. what is it like?
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>> he doesn't like to be called the boss. >> reporter: we got the scoop from co-stars howie mandel and nick cannon. >> give it up for your judges! >> you've seen simon in action for quite a while now. is he the same tough judge that he always was? >> sometimes he's tough. sometimes he says things, i'm like, uh-oh. >> the most surprising thing about working with simon is how funny he was. i think i'm falling in love with you. >> sometimes he hears something in a person and says, can you sing another song? he gets things out of people and i change my mind in my head from a no to a definite yes. >> they're loving the boss. >> i'm on the edge of my seat. >> it's been a love fest. let's talk
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who is most annoying in terms of a habit they have? >> mel when she humps, like a dog when it gets on your leg. that's nothing. >> i am not a humper. >> i know that you secretly love him. >> nothing has happened between the two of us. >> there's sexual tension. i don't think it's ever come to fruition. i'm talking about what's happening to me by myself. you're not involved. >> reporter: sexual tension aside, they say expect the unexpected this season. >> my name is nathan. >> are you married? >> no, i'm only 6! >> reporter: bigger talent, bigger flops, and the most original acts yet. like this drone flying dance troupe from japan. >>
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an incredible performance with these young ladies. you can see it was very emotional. was it something simon said? simon made you cry, right? but it was a good thing? >> tears of joy? would i have no idea what they're saying. >> reporter: co-host nick cannon sayings the favorite acts are the kids. he has two of his own with wife mariah carey. >> are your kids going to be out there? >> no. mine will be nuclear physicists. >> reporter: on this show, don't count anything out. >> 11th season. why do you think it's such a hit? >> because of the variety. >> there isn't that much television where the entire family, every age, every gender, can gather around and it will be something new. >> don't miss the season premier of "america's got talent" at
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favorites. willie geist has agreed to be the judgmental man in the dressing room. >> yes. >> he's playing the role, he claims to own it. the scenario is we've gone out shopping and i've come out of the dressing room and i say to my man who is with me, what do you think? >> you say, is it haute or not, while i'm watching warriors highlights. >> we're enacting what happens when i go shopping. here we go. what have we got? >> the first trend is off the shoulder top. we saw thousands of these this weekend. here we have divya showing us how to rock this look. three things we like about this, willie, it's sexy and cool. it's not form fitting so all people can wear it, it looks gr
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and ruffles are involved. i love ruffles. i'm sure willie does too. >> i've noticed the off the shoulder thing too. >> the sexiest part of a woman's body is the shoulders. >> totally haute. >> i love it. our next trend is -- wait, it's on vivia. a beauty trend. it is the fabulous braids. tamron, we've seen it on all sorts of celebrities. >> let's roll the celebrities we've seen. >> all ages. kim kay. regina king. and this is the freshest. >> that's me. my hair is flatter today. i've got to grow my hair longer. i'm getting braids, i'm wearing braids on the "today" show. willie, what do you think? >> i totally love it, especially forth
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>> it will require me to get hair weaves. it's not going to be my hair. i'll get this length and will wear the lemonade beyonce picture. >> i'm in on that, 100%. >> parted down the middle, french braids down the side. >> summer sexy. >> you look amazing. >> okay. >> next up? >> our next trend, i can tell you might like it, it's the flight suit. >> i love a jumpsuit. >> you're not alone. we've got gwen stefani, so many celebrities out there rocking this trend. $99 for this jumpsuit. it's street style at its coolest. >> it takes two seconds to put on and you're out the door. >> zip it up. you may see "top gun"
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mechanical. we see total chic. >> i love it, it looks great on both of you. i'm not sure everyone can pull that off. you have to be cool enough to wear that. >> you mean like attitude. >> if you can carry it, it works. and it works for both of you. >> i wore my glitter sneakers on air yesterday, everybody went crazy. these are so hot. >> the fashion sneaker. we've seen the top designers make these embellished sneakers. biggest trend, $89. >> i love in my hot tops. these are my favorites that i have there. >> love the air force ones. you had said no more heels when you're off duty. pop on a great pair of high tops. >> easiest call of the morning, i love these, on women, men, anything. that looks so cool. jordans, air force one. >> i see you in a glitter. >> there you have it, willie
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my man friend that i've been syour man friend. like, as i was leaving i was like, "goodbye, i love you," and like... (laughs) what'd he say? i said, "don't say anything!" oh god! (laughs) 'cause now like, this is the cliffhanger, so we don't know if he loves you. what's gonna happen if he doesn't? how many times has it happened to how many times has it happened to you, like this weekend, you probably have some leftovers from a cookout? our guest has some of the most spectacular and creative hacks for hamburgers and hot dogs that are sitting in the fridge. >> exactly. it's great to be back. thanks for having me. >>i iv have a bunch of hamburge from this weekend. >> and they're cooked. you made enough for everyone to have two but they only had one. we're going to m
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you chop it up, a rough chop. then you add it to your favorite sauce which we have here. you can add some more if you like. we can use store bought, some homemade sauce you might have in your freezer. add your chopped hamburger patty. >> if you've got some vegetables left over that you grilled, you can put those in their as well. >> exactly, eggplant, zucchini. you serve it over your spaghetti, whatever you like. and you have a cheater bolognese. >> pizza. >> pizza is a catchall, it's like a frittata. i hear you made some pork this weekend. >> pulled pork. >> i'm making a barbecued chicken pizza. i have chocked up cooked chicken breast. i'll mix it with barbecue
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i have my dough here that i've stretched out. you can find -- >> store bought. >> store bought, anywhere. >> or your local pizzeria. >> exactly. or you can buy the ones that are precooked. you sprinkle your chicken on top. >> you're recycling what you have. >> exactly. you'll go ahead and cook that. i like to top it with arugula. >> watermelon. >> you have your watermelon wedge, take off the rind, at that vinegar, and you have this beautiful soup. top it with a little dill. >> i've got right now about two packages of hot dog buns. >> french toast. mix your eggs with milk, sugar, vanilla, add it to your hot skillet. we all know how to make french toast. >> you are on fire,
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justin, thank you so much. love it. we'll be back. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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hello, hello, ladies. >> who's coming? >> we're so excited. >> the new "maya and marty" show. >> and artist of the moment, laura moreno. >> he just knows how to pick 'em. >> he really does. >> and what else? >> i don't know. >> other stuff. >> i'll be here to hear about the hoda woman's debauched weekend. >> she was with her mom. >> take a look, tamron's trend.
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9:57 is your time now, good morning to you, i'm eun yang. be prepared to pay for when you park on the street in d.c. starting tomorrow, parking meter fees will increase by more than 200% in somew?areas. parking in normal demand parking areas will jump from 75 cents to $2.30 an hour. meters in premium zones and commercial loading zon
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let's check our forecast with tom kierein. >> temperatures are climbing into the 70s. reagan national up to 76. some clouds are in and out. later today there's a small chance of an isolated storm in the afternoon. and then tomorrow, partly cloudy, into the mid-80s. mid-70s on thursday, perhaps an afternoon shower. a greater chance on friday, near 80. over the weekend, high in the mid-80s, chance of showers and storms, eun. coming up, a previous of awesome con coming to the washington convention center.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> like anybody cares, hello, everybody, it's spanky tuesday. >> oh, my gosh. >> may 31st. and becky g. >> becky g is in this one. all right. >> we have such a funny guy with us today, you came to the right place for a laugh. hello. >> good morning. >> what are you up to today? >> i'm prepared a

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